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[Mass Effect] Lay off the DLC arguments. USE SPOILER TAGS

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    -Tal wrote: »
    And Mordin at 50 is another sketchy age. Most Salarians don't go above 40.
    -Tal wrote: »
    Mordin talked about "living out the last decade in peace" so I thought he was early-mid 30's. If he was 50 that would be like a modern human at 120, he wouldn't be fit for combat.

    I looked again and you're right. The wiki page mentions him being born "sometime in the 2150s", so that puts him at about 35ish, maybe a little older. I'm not sure where people got 50 from, it was just the first age I saw when searching :P

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    -Tal wrote: »
    Mordin talked about "living out the last decade in peace" so I thought he was early-mid 30's. If he was 50 that would be like a modern human at 120, he wouldn't be fit for combat.

    I believe Taky explained a while ago that the ages given for the ME2 characters weren't necessary their true age as much as their human-equivalent age.

    Why Grunt is 22 and Mordin is 50 even though that's quite old for a Salarian.

    Thing that still confuses me is Zaeed. Who is only 40 even though he looks older and that would mean he started the Blue Suns when he was like 15.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    Zaeed was the sole survivor of his high school prom

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    Elendil wrote: »
    Zaeed was the sole survivor of his high school prom

    He should have gained the loyalty of the homecoming queen...

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Well...If we were looking to theorize I guess age expectancy for humans in the future is 1.5 times longer?

    So if they were comparing those he would more likely be in his 50s?

    Or maybe someone just messed up.

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  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    Garrus can't have been that green in Mass Effect 1, since he was the C-Sec officer in charge of the investigation into Saren - the Council's #1 SPECTRE.

    That's not a dossier that you give the new guy.

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  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    Garrus can't have been that green in Mass Effect 1, since he was the C-Sec officer in charge of the investigation into Saren - the Council's #1 SPECTRE.

    That's not a dossier that you give the new guy.

    I thought C-Sec was trying to bury the investigation into Saren, which is why Garrus teams up with you in the first place? I can totally see the higher-ups giving the new guy that assignment if they don't want it to be finished.

  • WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    Mordin talked about "living out the last decade in peace" so I thought he was early-mid 30's. If he was 50 that would be like a modern human at 120, he wouldn't be fit for combat.

    I believe Taky explained a while ago that the ages given for the ME2 characters weren't necessary their true age as much as their human-equivalent age.

    Why Grunt is 22 and Mordin is 50 even though that's quite old for a Salarian.

    Thing that still confuses me is Zaeed. Who is only 40 even though he looks older and that would mean he started the Blue Suns when he was like 15.
    Getting shot in the head and left for dead doesn't really do great things for your complexion I would guess. :lol:

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Oh no...I was just surprised since she looks like she's 26-28 to me.

    People seem to think I'm 22-25.

    I'm not.

    Mass effect fields.

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  • joshgotrojoshgotro Bloat much? Columbus, OhioRegistered User regular
    Burnage wrote: »
    Garrus can't have been that green in Mass Effect 1, since he was the C-Sec officer in charge of the investigation into Saren - the Council's #1 SPECTRE.

    That's not a dossier that you give the new guy.

    I thought C-Sec was trying to bury the investigation into Saren, which is why Garrus teams up with you in the first place? I can totally see the higher-ups giving the new guy that assignment if they don't want it to be finished.


    Wasn't Garrus in line to be a Spectre as well?

  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Orca wrote: »
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Oh no...I was just surprised since she looks like she's 26-28 to me.

    People seem to think I'm 22-25.

    I'm not.

    Mass effect fields.

    NO. NO. NO.
    STOP IT.
    STOP IT.
    STOP IT.
    Okay!?

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Mass Effect needs more asians to screw with people's perceptions of age.

    evilthecat wrote: »
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  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    joshgotro wrote: »
    Burnage wrote: »
    Garrus can't have been that green in Mass Effect 1, since he was the C-Sec officer in charge of the investigation into Saren - the Council's #1 SPECTRE.

    That's not a dossier that you give the new guy.

    I thought C-Sec was trying to bury the investigation into Saren, which is why Garrus teams up with you in the first place? I can totally see the higher-ups giving the new guy that assignment if they don't want it to be finished.


    Wasn't Garrus in line to be a Spectre as well?

    He was considered as a candidate, but his dad's pretty high up in the military and hates Spectres so he put the kibosh on it.

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  • XagarXagar Registered User regular
    Why are there no ludicrous hairstyles kept aloft only by eezo?

    Tell me, Mass Effect.

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    Who can tell him what will happen under the sun after he is gone?"
  • Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak Registered User
    I guess the Mass Effect 3 demo is over?

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    I just want to know why Mass Effect has never featured a hoverboard. They have the tech right there!

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  • joshgotrojoshgotro Bloat much? Columbus, OhioRegistered User regular
    Z0re wrote: »
    joshgotro wrote: »
    Burnage wrote: »
    Garrus can't have been that green in Mass Effect 1, since he was the C-Sec officer in charge of the investigation into Saren - the Council's #1 SPECTRE.

    That's not a dossier that you give the new guy.

    I thought C-Sec was trying to bury the investigation into Saren, which is why Garrus teams up with you in the first place? I can totally see the higher-ups giving the new guy that assignment if they don't want it to be finished.


    Wasn't Garrus in line to be a Spectre as well?

    He was considered as a candidate, but his dad's pretty high up in the military and hates Spectres so he put the kibosh on it.
    You don't become a candidate as a green boy.

  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    joshgotro wrote: »
    Z0re wrote: »
    joshgotro wrote: »
    Burnage wrote: »
    Garrus can't have been that green in Mass Effect 1, since he was the C-Sec officer in charge of the investigation into Saren - the Council's #1 SPECTRE.

    That's not a dossier that you give the new guy.

    I thought C-Sec was trying to bury the investigation into Saren, which is why Garrus teams up with you in the first place? I can totally see the higher-ups giving the new guy that assignment if they don't want it to be finished.


    Wasn't Garrus in line to be a Spectre as well?

    He was considered as a candidate, but his dad's pretty high up in the military and hates Spectres so he put the kibosh on it.
    You don't become a candidate as a green boy.

    Nope, Garrus is pretty accomplished and is apparently super-Turianly good with a Sniper rifle.

    He didn't even break the rules, and was a good cop, until the Saren thing.

    Shepard's journey fucked him up something fierce and made him an adrenaline junkie and a pariah to Turian society and his family.

    Z0re on
  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    Orca wrote: »
    Mass Effect needs more asians to screw with people's perceptions of age.

    Let's guess Emily Wong's age :)

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    I guess the Mass Effect 3 demo is over?

    nope, it continues until the 5th for multiplayer

    though those of us who have characters in the teens for every class are kinda tired of it

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    Mass Effect needs more asians to screw with people's perceptions of age.

    Let's guess Emily Wong's age :)

    Anywhere between 16 and 60.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    Orca wrote: »
    I just want to know why Mass Effect has never featured a hoverboard. They have the tech right there!

    tony hawk styled minigame with dual revenants instead of mako/firestorm missions?

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    There's never any indication how long Okeer was working on Grunt, is there? I doubt it would be enough of a difference to overcome even the youngest humans though.
    Is this the conversation people are talking about? I'm not seeing any problems here.

    Nope. For starters, she doesn't mention the sex. 8-)

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    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    evilthecat wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    I just want to know why Mass Effect has never featured a hoverboard. They have the tech right there!

    tony hawk styled minigame with dual revenants instead of mako/firestorm missions?

    Bonus points for doing tricks while headshotting dudes

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • ChaosHatChaosHat Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Orca wrote: »
    Mass Effect needs more asians to screw with people's perceptions of age.

    Secret Squadmate: Emily Wong.

    "I'll be the one conducting this interview. Extreme closeup with Camera 1 *FACE PUNCH* Do you want camera 2? Or are you ready to talk?"

    Also this is true. I'm Asian and 24, everyone thinks I'm 19.

    IT'S AWESOME.

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  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    Orca wrote: »
    evilthecat wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    I just want to know why Mass Effect has never featured a hoverboard. They have the tech right there!

    tony hawk styled minigame with dual revenants instead of mako/firestorm missions?

    Bonus points for doing tricks while headshotting dudes

    with devil may cry styled pop up descriptions and style meter!
    BITCHIN! SMOOOOOTH! HUSK-O-RIFIC!

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  • Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak Registered User
    edited February 2012
    I guess the Mass Effect 3 demo is over?

    nope, it continues until the 5th for multiplayer

    though those of us who have characters in the teens for every class are kinda tired of it

    okay, weird, it seems the latest update must have done something to my memory stick

    (great, I lose all my save files on there ...)

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  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    ChaosHat wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    Mass Effect needs more asians to screw with people's perceptions of age.

    Secret Squadmate: Emily Wong.

    "I'll be the one conducting this interview. Extreme closeup with Camera 1 *FACE PUNCH* Do you want camera 2? Or are you ready to talk?"

    Also this is true. I'm Asian and 24, everyone thinks I'm 19.

    IT'S AWESOME.

    Apparently my mass effect fields have the opposite effect. I'm 25 and most people think I'm 30 to 35.

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  • Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak Registered User
    jeddy lee wrote: »
    ChaosHat wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    Mass Effect needs more asians to screw with people's perceptions of age.

    Secret Squadmate: Emily Wong.

    "I'll be the one conducting this interview. Extreme closeup with Camera 1 *FACE PUNCH* Do you want camera 2? Or are you ready to talk?"

    Also this is true. I'm Asian and 24, everyone thinks I'm 19.

    IT'S AWESOME.

    Apparently my mass effect fields have the opposite effect. I'm 25 and most people think I'm 30 to 35.

    I'm 24 and people often think I'm <16

  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I guess the Mass Effect 3 demo is over?

    nope, it continues until the 5th for multiplayer

    though those of us who have characters in the teens for every class are kinda tired of it
    I'm worried that since unlocks are client side and can be hacked that the player base will dwindle REALLY fast.

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  • joshgotrojoshgotro Bloat much? Columbus, OhioRegistered User regular
  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    I guess the Mass Effect 3 demo is over?

    nope, it continues until the 5th for multiplayer

    though those of us who have characters in the teens for every class are kinda tired of it
    I'm worried that since unlocks are client side and can be hacked that the player base will dwindle REALLY fast.
    More reason to just play with PA people.

    But you're correct, if there are no controls in place, the MP will get hacked to hell and kill the community within weeks, if not sooner.

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  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    oh effing eff!!!! got kicked out in wave 11! Very frustrating.

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  • TOGSolidTOGSolid I don my top hat, and adjust my monocle, Like a god damn sir.Registered User regular
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    I guess the Mass Effect 3 demo is over?

    nope, it continues until the 5th for multiplayer

    though those of us who have characters in the teens for every class are kinda tired of it
    I'm worried that since unlocks are client side and can be hacked that the player base will dwindle REALLY fast.

    Eh, not like we play with pubbies usually. PA will stay strong for a while.

    Apparently the client side coding is laughably easy to alter though. A buddy of mine found out about it and shortly after had like 1000000 credits and he's not any sort of brilliant coder.

  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Is there any chance that's just for the demo? Like, they didn't bother to put the full system in place for it?

    Either way, as long as I have an Origin page filled with PA'ers (I do), I imagine I'll have some quality non-cheaty people to work with, though yeah, if that's the case I could see it becoming an issue months or years down the road.

    Luckily, that's already somewhat accounted for by having the MP be optional, even if skipping it (intentionally or because nobody is around) isn't ideal towards getting the better endings.

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  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    We haven't had any quality posts from the BSN place in a while so I opened up a random thread in the character forum and hey presto!
    Let's make this a game. Someone has to find something recent and more disturbing than this.
    My shep will retreat to a safe, sheltered place, of which only his close friends will know and live there for a few years with Ash, maybe they'll start a family, but he is not a family man so that depends on whether Ash would take initiative. ;)

    After that he'll either want to move up in the Alliance ranks, not frontline stuff, but maybe he'll become an admiral, if it isn't too much for him. Or he might want to help a small colony/a quiet place on earth rebuild. Ashley might have different aspirations though. On the subject of long distance relationship between Ash and Shep, do others think it could work?

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Forar wrote: »
    Is there any chance that's just for the demo? Like, they didn't bother to put the full system in place for it?

    Unlikely. That would be extra work to make the demo easier to break, which would be stupid. It's not final code, but serious security breaches like that aren't something you're going to fix in a short period of time. Those are fundamental architecture problems.

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    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    Addendum: Curly was right like 20 pages ago. Human engineer is awesome. Drone and overload is all you need. Combine it with a phalanx and it's a killing machine. I was doing really well in that bornze round before my crappy internet connection kicked me out in wave 11.

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    Isn't the human lifespan around 150 in Mass Effect? Not like 33/35 is really that old, anyway -- like Kaidan, she's only a few years older than Shepard.

    For Zaeed, not only would he have to have founded the Blue Suns as a teen, but that would be after service in the Alliance military. So yeah, no way that one's right.

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Isn't the human lifespan around 150 in Mass Effect? Not like 33/35 is really that old, anyway -- like Kaidan, she's only a few years older than Shepard.

    For Zaeed, not only would he have to have founded the Blue Suns as a teen, but that would be after service in the Alliance military. So yeah, no way that one's right.

    Most people are born normally.

    Zaeed shot his way out with Jessie.

    He was the only one that made it out alive.

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    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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