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[Mass Effect] SPOILER ALL ME3 DISCUSSION. EVERY SINGLE BIT. EVEN HINTS.

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  • JohnDoeJohnDoe Registered User
    The more I think about the
    spamfilter wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Tellerman wrote: »
    Gahhhh
    ME3 romance spoilers
    Spoiler:

    Yeah, that made me smirk when I caught them.

    More ending stuff.
    Spoiler:
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    Yeah. Going through the game all I could of was "That was so awesome/perfect/heartbreaking/badass". Then the ending hits.... Now it overshadows all the good parts of the game.

  • GoodKingJayIIIGoodKingJayIII Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    ending so bad that it made someone hate video games

    oh man, I really need to hurry up and beat this game

    You need to Tal, because then I can show you the greatest thing ever.

    5,000 views and climbing.

    can you tell me how far I am now without spoilers
    Spoiler:

    I want to say something like halfway there.
    Spoiler:

    jesus christ this game is long

    I just clocked in at 30 hours

    You have 30 hours and you're only where you are? What have you been doing exactly? I thought I was taking it slow and I'm only at 21 or so.

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  • CambiataCambiata I'm an alchemist and the beat is my base metal Registered User regular
    Orca wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Takyris said that the writers of the ending weren't part of the regular writing squad. I wonder what that was all about.

    I never actually suspected they would do that, but given the disconnect between the ending and the rest of the game it's not at all surprising.

    But... why though? It makes so little sense. I mean, it'd be akin to Valve outsourcing the final climatic boss fight of the whole half-life series to ..like.. square-enix.

    If i'm playing a bioware game i expect bioware writing. If i wanted Clarke or Asimov i'd be reading Clarke or Asimov.

    The writing was done by members of the Mass Effect team. The problem is that it was a limited number (two) of them, and they didn't bring the other writers in on it, other than to implement what they'd already created.

    Yeah, the specific issue was no peer review, when all the other writing in the game had peer review to shore up the weaknesses.

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  • Renegade WolfRenegade Wolf Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    ending so bad that it made someone hate video games

    oh man, I really need to hurry up and beat this game

    You need to Tal, because then I can show you the greatest thing ever.

    5,000 views and climbing.

    can you tell me how far I am now without spoilers
    Spoiler:

    I want to say something like halfway there.
    Spoiler:

    jesus christ this game is long

    I just clocked in at 30 hours

    wow I didn't realise I had that much left

    I just hit 24 hours and I've done a couple of Rannoch missions, fully maxed out the reputation bar and pretty much filled the war assets bar too because I've done every sidemission I could find

    and it feels like insanity this time around is easier than ME2

    I carry just my graal and N7 smg everywhere my charge cooldown is crazy fast, lots of fun

  • SagrothSagroth Registered User regular
    So I beat the game and ending spoilers
    Spoiler:

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  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    I never actually suspected they would do that, but given the disconnect between the ending and the rest of the game it's not at all surprising.

    But... why though? It makes so little sense. I mean, it'd be akin to Valve outsourcing the final climatic boss fight of the whole half-life series to ..like.. square-enix.

    If i'm playing a bioware game i expect bioware writing. If i wanted Clarke or Asimov i'd be reading Clarke or Asimov.

    The recent Deus Ex farmed out all their boss battles.

    What could possibly go wr-

    Hrm.

  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Fartin' Johnny Treason, at your serviceRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Sagroth wrote: »
    So I beat the game and ending spoilers
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

    Dongs Galore on
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  • Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    So apparently people will kick you out of multi for just BEING a Vanguard. Haha, losers.

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  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
    They don't know the power the Vanguard weilds, and they are afraid.

    It's like the Council, they don't want to admit that Vanguards are a threat so they silence you for bringing it up.

    You are history's greatest monster.
  • Delta AssaultDelta Assault Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Well, just finished the campaign. Overall, I liked it a lot. It's not the quantum leap from ME1 to ME2, but I wasn't really expecting that either. They took what they had from ME2 and just ran with it, making improvements here and there. They tightened up the gameplay and removed some stuff like hacking minigames, which in hindsight wasn't really needed. It's a great game, because they do deliver on the emotional aspect of the series. The reunion with all your past friends and colleagues is fantastic and it genuinely feels like you've formed a close bond with all these different and unique personalities throughout the universe. There's a lot of sacrifices in this story, and some of them left me wanting to cry, while others left me awestruck. There's a bit of an emotional rollercoaster and that's exactly what you'd want in the conclusion to this storied trilogy.

    Of course, I did find a few things odd along the way. Liara was my love interest throughout the series, and I really didn't feel like I got as much interaction with her as I was expecting. Often after a mission, you'll go around to different crew compartments for a chat, and I felt that as my girlfriend, Liara would have a lot to say. But strangely, there weren't all that many dialogue wheel sequences with her. In fact, I actually felt like I got way more sequences with Garrus. And that's a good bromance and all, I love Garrus like a brother, but it seemed strange that BioWare gave me more significant interactions with him then with the girl I've slept with. There were also multiple cutscenes with Liara where she talked about us being friends, which just seemed really odd, as if I were watching scenes meant for a playthrough where Shepard had hooked up with someone else. I mean, I slept with her way back in ME1, I don't think we should really be calling each other friends anymore? Kinda hurt my feelings, just a bit. Of course, I dunno what other people's experiences with Tali or Ashley romances are like, so maybe they get more interactions.

    Now spoilers to talk about the bad ending:
    Spoiler:

    EDIT: Here's a drinking game for ME3. Take a drink anytime someone says the word "Crucible." You're gonna die.

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    I can't stop laughing now that I've replaced Shepard with The Doctor.

    Oh goodness.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Cancel My 2:00 This meeting could get DEADLYRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Orca wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Tellerman wrote: »
    Gahhhh
    ME3 romance spoilers
    Spoiler:

    Yeah, that made me smirk when I caught them.

    More ending stuff.
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
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    Goatmon on
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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    So apparently people will kick you out of multi for just BEING a Vanguard. Haha, losers.

    That happened to me today.

    Then I was high scorer of the match.

    So nya.

  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts JOIN THE NINTENDO FUN CLUB TODAY, MACRegistered User regular
    Basil wrote: »
    I can't stop laughing now that I've replaced Shepard with The Doctor.

    Oh goodness.

    Wait, like a facial code?

    Because I sort of demand that code.

    NOW.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Cancel My 2:00 This meeting could get DEADLYRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Orca wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Takyris said that the writers of the ending weren't part of the regular writing squad. I wonder what that was all about.

    I never actually suspected they would do that, but given the disconnect between the ending and the rest of the game it's not at all surprising.

    But... why though? It makes so little sense. I mean, it'd be akin to Valve outsourcing the final climatic boss fight of the whole half-life series to ..like.. square-enix.

    If i'm playing a bioware game i expect bioware writing. If i wanted Clarke or Asimov i'd be reading Clarke or Asimov.

    The writing was done by members of the Mass Effect team. The problem is that it was a limited number (two) of them, and they didn't bring the other writers in on it, other than to implement what they'd already created.

    Yeah, this is a very bad idea in general, let alone when making the grand finale of a hugely successful three-part story.

    Hopefully, the reception they've gotten will teach them to never do that again.

    Goatmon on
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  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Fartin' Johnny Treason, at your serviceRegistered User regular
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Takyris said that the writers of the ending weren't part of the regular writing squad. I wonder what that was all about.

    I never actually suspected they would do that, but given the disconnect between the ending and the rest of the game it's not at all surprising.

    But... why though? It makes so little sense. I mean, it'd be akin to Valve outsourcing the final climatic boss fight of the whole half-life series to ..like.. square-enix.

    If i'm playing a bioware game i expect bioware writing. If i wanted Clarke or Asimov i'd be reading Clarke or Asimov.

    The writing was done by members of the Mass Effect team. The problem is that it was a limited number (two) of them, and they didn't bring the other writers in on it, other than to implement what they'd already created.

    Yeah, this is a very bad idea in general, let alone when making the grand finale of a hugely successful three-part story.

    Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup

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  • Mild ConfusionMild Confusion Smash All Things Registered User regular
    JohnDoe wrote: »
    The more I think about the
    spamfilter wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Tellerman wrote: »
    Gahhhh
    ME3 romance spoilers
    Spoiler:

    Yeah, that made me smirk when I caught them.

    More ending stuff.
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

    Yeah. Going through the game all I could of was "That was so awesome/perfect/heartbreaking/badass". Then the ending hits.... Now it overshadows all the good parts of the game.
    Spoiler:

  • TOGSolidTOGSolid I don my top hat, and adjust my monocle, Like a god damn sir.Registered User regular
    JohnDoe wrote: »
    The more I think about the
    spamfilter wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Tellerman wrote: »
    Gahhhh
    ME3 romance spoilers
    Spoiler:

    Yeah, that made me smirk when I caught them.

    More ending stuff.
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

    Yeah. Going through the game all I could of was "That was so awesome/perfect/heartbreaking/badass". Then the ending hits.... Now it overshadows all the good parts of the game.
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

  • FightTestFightTest Registered User regular
    spamfilter wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    I actually can totally buy that. In fact I even kind of like it.
    Spoiler:

    MOBA DOTA.
  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    The worst part of doing multiplayer as a Vanguard is when you have to sit in one place hacking something. The best part is every other time.

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  • Delta AssaultDelta Assault Registered User regular
    I do have one question about the ending:
    Spoiler:

  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts JOIN THE NINTENDO FUN CLUB TODAY, MACRegistered User regular
    RandomEngy wrote: »
    The worst part of doing multiplayer as a Vanguard is when you have to sit in one place hacking something. The best part is every other time.

    This was actually why I decided I'd try a Vanguard with just a Phalax pistol.

    Turns out, pretty gorram effective.

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  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    I do have one question about the ending:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

  • Delta AssaultDelta Assault Registered User regular
    Dox the PI wrote: »
    I do have one question about the ending:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

  • SagrothSagroth Registered User regular
    Sagroth wrote: »
    So I beat the game and ending spoilers
    Spoiler:

    Takyris explained some of this in SE++
    Spoiler:

    (are we not supposed to reference things Taky deleted? Because I'll blank this if so)

    Furthermore...
    Spoiler:

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    They don't know the power the Vanguard weilds, and they are afraid.

    It's like the Council, they don't want to admit that Vanguards are a threat so they silence you for bringing it up.

    Vanguards are the new face of warfare. The lesser classes don't measure up. <3
    RandomEngy wrote: »
    The worst part of doing multiplayer as a Vanguard is when you have to sit in one place hacking something. The best part is every other time.

    This was actually why I decided I'd try a Vanguard with just a Phalax pistol.

    Turns out, pretty gorram effective.

    Abslooly. I've been having great fun with my pistol vanguard now that I have half nova. Its not so I can nova twice, not at all. Its so I can take an errant hit before I charge again!

    In my last match I managed to charge four turrets to death while my team looked on in frustration/awe/pants wetting lust. I'm betting lust. One of them kept checking out my swank orange with lime highlight armor.

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  • wakkawawakkawa Registered User regular
    Yeah just finished it, some simpler questions:
    Spoiler:

    I am so tired I have no idea what is going on.

  • mynameisguidomynameisguido Registered User regular
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Takyris said that the writers of the ending weren't part of the regular writing squad. I wonder what that was all about.

    I never actually suspected they would do that, but given the disconnect between the ending and the rest of the game it's not at all surprising.

    But... why though? It makes so little sense. I mean, it'd be akin to Valve outsourcing the final climatic boss fight of the whole half-life series to ..like.. square-enix.

    If i'm playing a bioware game i expect bioware writing. If i wanted Clarke or Asimov i'd be reading Clarke or Asimov.

    The writing was done by members of the Mass Effect team. The problem is that it was a limited number (two) of them, and they didn't bring the other writers in on it, other than to implement what they'd already created.

    Yeah, this is a very bad idea in general, let alone when making the grand finale of a hugely successful three-part story.

    Hopefully, the reception they've gotten will teach them to never do that again.

    It seems deeply insane to not properly vet things or give the proper number of writers, especially when this is the last thing people will see in a universe you theoretically want to continue building upon.

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  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Dox the PI wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    ending so bad that it made someone hate video games

    oh man, I really need to hurry up and beat this game

    You need to Tal, because then I can show you the greatest thing ever.

    5,000 views and climbing.

    can you tell me how far I am now without spoilers
    Spoiler:

    I want to say something like halfway there.
    Spoiler:

    jesus christ this game is long

    I just clocked in at 30 hours

    what the hell have you been doing?

    well I'm playing on insanity, for one

    and I've been doing lots of side missions but I'm not consciously going for 100%

    I find insanity is the best challenge ratio in me so far. Unlike in me and me2 soldier does not auto win by pressing y anymore.

    The game feels really rough though. The camera routinely wigs out and I have had it fail to load and crash to a black screen twice nice. Still love the game though, but it sure loves reminding me it has issues.

  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Fartin' Johnny Treason, at your serviceRegistered User regular
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    Blinks77 wrote: »
    Takyris said that the writers of the ending weren't part of the regular writing squad. I wonder what that was all about.

    I never actually suspected they would do that, but given the disconnect between the ending and the rest of the game it's not at all surprising.

    But... why though? It makes so little sense. I mean, it'd be akin to Valve outsourcing the final climatic boss fight of the whole half-life series to ..like.. square-enix.

    If i'm playing a bioware game i expect bioware writing. If i wanted Clarke or Asimov i'd be reading Clarke or Asimov.

    The writing was done by members of the Mass Effect team. The problem is that it was a limited number (two) of them, and they didn't bring the other writers in on it, other than to implement what they'd already created.

    Yeah, this is a very bad idea in general, let alone when making the grand finale of a hugely successful three-part story.

    Hopefully, the reception they've gotten will teach them to never do that again.

    It seems deeply insane to not properly vet things or give the proper number of writers, especially when this is the last thing people will see in a universe you theoretically want to continue building upon.

    Casey Hudson should be sacked, basically.

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  • JohnDoeJohnDoe Registered User
    wakkawa wrote: »
    Yeah just finished it, some simpler questions:
    Spoiler:

    I am so tired I have no idea what is going on.

    I don't think you should try and put much effort into understanding the endings. Bioware obviously didn't...

  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts JOIN THE NINTENDO FUN CLUB TODAY, MACRegistered User regular
    wakkawa wrote: »
    Yeah just finished it, some simpler questions:
    Spoiler:

    I am so tired I have no idea what is going on.
    Spoiler:

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  • wakkawawakkawa Registered User regular
    Also a question on galactic readiness.
    Spoiler:

  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Fartin' Johnny Treason, at your serviceRegistered User regular
    wakkawa wrote: »
    Also a question on galactic readiness.
    Spoiler:

    Multiplayer is the only thing that changes Galactic Readiness.

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  • Delta AssaultDelta Assault Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    wakkawa wrote: »
    Also a question on galactic readiness.
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

    Delta Assault on
  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts JOIN THE NINTENDO FUN CLUB TODAY, MACRegistered User regular
    wakkawa wrote: »
    Also a question on galactic readiness.
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    wakkawa wrote: »
    Also a question on galactic readiness.
    Spoiler:

    Readyness goes up if you win multiplayer matches. 4-7% per win, if I recall correctly.

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  • EnderEnder Registered User regular
    AWESOME

    hit by a totally cool bug in MP

    which reset all my guns, mods, equipment, and unlocked classes

    wheeeeeeeee

    eahenryii wrote: »

    i've resorted to reading your posts in William Shatner's voice.

    I am now using the Christopher Walken voice.
  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Sagroth wrote: »
    Sagroth wrote: »
    So I beat the game and ending spoilers
    Spoiler:

    Takyris explained some of this in SE++
    Spoiler:

    (are we not supposed to reference things Taky deleted? Because I'll blank this if so)

    Furthermore...
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

    kedinik on
  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts JOIN THE NINTENDO FUN CLUB TODAY, MACRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    There, have the question answered for as many testes as Krogans have!

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