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[Mass Effect 3] Ops over and nobody died. Good job, team.

DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
edited December 2012 in Games and Technology

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@TychoCelchuuu has been kind enough to provide peeks at Commander Shepard's facebook page:
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@GoodKingJayIII provided the following way to skip much of the introduction for the PC version of ME2:
A lot of people don't like the opening 10 minute intro movie, but there is a way to get rid of it. Go to:

C:....mass effect 2\BioGameMovies

Change the extension of the following files to .bak:

Opening_End_Seq.bik

Opening_End_SeqFM.bik

Opening_Seq_INT.bik

ProCer_300_FirstFlight.bik

ME2_Opening_SunMid_INT.bak

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ME2_Opening_SunMid_ESN.bik

ME_EAsig_720p_v2_raw.bak

BWLogo.bak

ProNor_Shepard_Rebuilt.bik

This will not get rid of everything, you still have to watch the non-CGI cutscenes and Save Joker. But it does cut down quite a bit. If you want those movies back just rename them to .bik again. If you're worried your renaming the wrong thing, you can download a BIK palyer and confirm the files.

3. For those who hate planet scanning and hacking, there is an easy ini file edit floating around. This is just a colaseced editor that you guys have already been playing with but this one seemed pretty idiot proof to me. This again needs an external program but is non-excutable.

http://www.mediafire.com/?yjjzlzzzmyj

This has all kinds of stuff like god mode, extra weapons, infinite ammo etc., but if you just want the money, just use it to get your resources, save, then exit the game and revert to the non-hacked state.


@korodullin has kindly offered some R&R with a wonderful game of bingo!

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@Spoit has a far more simple variation:
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@curly haired boy strikes back with awesome wallpapers taken from the ME2:
@Orca has kindly complied all of the shamelessly awful pictures posted in this thread.

@Orca explains how to transfer ME1 to Origin:
From the other thread, enter your info here: https://activate.ea.com/gameactivation.do

then create or link an existing EA classic account. Origin should figure out what's up without you doing anything more at that point.

*If buying ME somewhere other than Origin and it doesn't contain BDTS or PS, contact Origin CS and they can get it fixed for you.


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Massive. End. Spoilers. DO NOT CLICK. SERIOUSLY.

From @Yougottawanna a Brilliant dissection as to why the ending is so bad in Red Letter Media Style:

And a followup:

From @manwiththemachinegun SECRET TRUE ENDING HHEYYYYAAA!!!!!

True Last Boss!

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For a list of your obtained equipment and their respective levels, check your Bioware Social account. Go to "My Games" and click Mass Effect 3 in the pop-up box and then choose Multiplayer Manifest.

Special thanks to @-Tal for putting together an awesome OP.
The OP has been stolen so many fucking times. We're gonna fill up the OP with credits. :D
OP Shamelessly stolen from @forar who stole it from @The Dude With Herpes who stole it from @jdarksun who stole it from @forar who stole it from @jdarksun who stole it from @-Tal
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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Fresh new thread smell.

    So how's the vorcha engineer? I admit the power list seems kinda... janky.

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    Well. If anything he's an excuse to play around with a melee specced Vorcha.

    Submission net is great when you just want to punch things.

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    I remember back when this thread was all about Mass Effect. Just the one game. The OP has gotten so incredibly full since then.

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Cross-posting for everyone not following the Mass Effect twitter:
    New Omega DLC Screen Shot! Nyreen, the fierce Turian leader of the Talon mercenary group. http://pic.twitter.com/V31dnRig

    If that needs to be spoilered (I would hope not), let me know

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    I remember back when this thread was all about Mass Effect. Just the one game. The OP has gotten so incredibly full since then.

    Actually, this OP is a downsized version of the OP we had to cut down on because the mods said it was getting too big. I remember when it happened, a lot of us were heartbroken when it was erased.

    Goodness...the old OP was glorious.

    Also...I cannot get over how female turians look. Like for some reason I find them weirder looking than the males.

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    What are the odds that ME4 will be an MMO?

    Pretty much null with TOR anywhere near memory.

    TOR is actually doing pretty well. It's not WoW levels, but it's a moderate success.

    In fact, the only reason I have a spark of hope that ME4 would be an MMO is because Bioware made me love MMOs via TOR...

    How well it does or doesn't do wasn't my point. They won't put up another MMO until TOR is done because they're not going to convert one of the non-Austin studios to MMO management or deal with the resources involved or put up an MMO competing against their own or worry further about the MMO market saturation.

    ME4 won't be an MMO.

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    Really...I have no love at all for MMOs.

    And I hate TOR for the fact that it means we might never get a sequel to the single player series.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    Eh, After kotor 2 being retconned by lucasarts it would have been a massive disappointment anyway

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    Look on the bright side, that was Karpyshyn's fault and he wouldn't be involved. (Don't think about the dark side.)

    Holding it to KoTOR2's writing would be doom to begin with, though. I'd be satisfied with a good, classic tale like KoTOR and more in Bioware's pedigree. But hey, if Bioware and Obsidian wanted to collaborate like they do in my fantasies theoretically could, I'd be roses.

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  • ShimshaiShimshai Flush with Success! Isle of EmeraldRegistered User regular
    So what does a fresh thread smell like? I never get anything, and I sniff hard.


    Anyway, getting dropped 10 seconds into a game is pretty damn annoying as I had just loaded up on consumables, which I rarely do.

    Oh well.



    Anybody that's still playing multi, please feel free to add me. I've started playing again recently, but I rarely have any friends online.

    I'll even be getting a microphone soon! Promise!

    Steam/Origin: Shimshai

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Chris Avellone working with the BioWare writers to work out a cool Star Wars game, with good game mechanics to boot?

    I don't think I could take it.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    Well the sissification of the exile was karpyshn, yes, but they spent a whole 9 book series retconning the similar ideas to kreia's from one book of the EU

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Kreia's ideas are still canon for me

    EU doesn't count anymore anyway, heh

    Suckers

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    Wyborn wrote: »
    Kreia's ideas are still canon for me

    EU doesn't count anymore anyway, heh

    Suckers

    It doesn't?

    Did Disney say that?

  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    In my heart.

    Also the likelihood of Episode 7 doing anything less than annihilating everything post-RotJ in the EU is next to zero.

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  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    Eh, no more MMOs for me... here's hoping it's not one. :P

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  • FairchildFairchild Rabbit used short words that were easy to understand, like "Hello Pooh, how about Lunch ?" Registered User regular
    A Mass Effect MMO would be like printing money for EA.

    Knowing how much EA likes money, is there any way we are not getting a Mass Effect MMO ?

  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    Fairchild wrote: »
    A Mass Effect MMO would be like printing money for EA.

    Knowing how much EA likes money, is there any way we are not getting a Mass Effect MMO ?

    ...people said the same thing about TOR.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Ugh

    The vorcha engineer is terribad.

    Tried a powers build with maxed cooldowns. Melee damage is terrible, even when it's not dodged the net tends to miss, doesn't do much damage, and incinerate alone is just not very compelling.

    Then I tried to respec, skipped incinerate, and tried for a net, gun & melee build. The melee damage still seems -awful- for some reason, the net is of course still totally undependable, and with nothing to get you that first kill or two seemingly anything can drop you while you're trying to get close enough towards them to melee.

    There's just nothing the vorcha engineer is good at.

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts Great Power Great CostumesRegistered User regular
    I want to believe a Mass Effect MMO could be good.

    I just have no idea on how to make it so, though.

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    I'd say give him a Reegar to get bloodlust going

    But at that point might as well just use the Soldier or Sentinel

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    I gave him the Talon with the melee mod and heavy barrel.

    Works pretty good.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    I still don't understand the reegar

    Like, I see people using it extremely successfully.

    And I know how they equip it and everything.

    Then I use it and it does jack

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Kana wrote: »
    I still don't understand the reegar

    Like, I see people using it extremely successfully.

    And I know how they equip it and everything.

    Then I use it and it does jack

    Umm...

    Usually just give it the magazine mod and the damage mod.

    Or if you don't care about spare ammo just give it the AP mod and damage mod.

    Then melt faces.

    That said it is best suited for classes that can get in close and stay in.

    That said it is one of the best guns in the game.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    That's what I'm saying!

    I shoot at peeps and nothing happens and I don't know why!

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    Only thing I can think of is you're not close enough.

    The Reegar is like...really short range.

    But it kills...believe me it does.

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    Are you getting the hit indicator?

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Kana wrote: »
    I still don't understand the reegar

    Like, I see people using it extremely successfully.

    And I know how they equip it and everything.

    Then I use it and it does jack

    The range is further than the animation would suggest

    But until you get used to that, start using it from vorcha/batarian/krogan heavy melee range.

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  • MetalMagusMetalMagus Too Serious Registered User regular
    Kana wrote: »
    That's what I'm saying!

    I shoot at peeps and nothing happens and I don't know why!

    I'd almost say that the AP mods or ammo are almost mandatory if you're going for big damage on the Reeger. It's absolutely devastating vs. shields and barriers but really nothing to write home vs. armor about unless you've got something to help get through it. Especially if you're playing gold or above.

    It's limited ammo can be a problem, try to keep to burst fires instead of pray and spraying. I mean, yeah, it's tempting to go full-on Raiden with that thing, but the limited ammo of the lower levels can really be a hindrance.

    Headshots are still important, don't neglect them especially vs. bosses and elites.

    Play a kit that has good bonuses to shotguns and weapon damage. A Vorcha with damage specced bloodlust, a Krogan or Batarian specced for shotguns. Use gear that increases shotgun damage.

    If none of that helps then yeah, you're probably not firing it close enough.

  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    I think it's a problem with playing it in 800x600. There's a lot of visual glitches that happen from stuff like visual overlays, and I feel like what's prolly happening is it's not actually firing where it LOOKS like it's firing.

    It especially happens when a dude is really close.

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  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    Wyborn wrote: »
    Cross-posting for everyone not following the Mass Effect twitter:
    New Omega DLC Screen Shot! Nyreen, the fierce Turian leader of the Talon mercenary group. http://pic.twitter.com/V31dnRig

    If that needs to be spoilered (I would hope not), let me know



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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    Kana wrote: »
    There's just nothing the vorcha engineer is good at.

    Canonically this shouldn't be surprising.

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    "I told you to make fans, not break....you know what? Nevermind..."

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  • ShadowhopeShadowhope Baa. Registered User regular

    Vorcha engineering is a lot like Krogan ballet. It's far less interesting than it sounds, and involves nearly as much friendly fire.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    it has kind of an ill-conceived moveset. Any of the passive shield classes have a hard time relying on powers because of the cooldown penalties, and the vorcha engineer doesn't have much it can do aside from submission net/incinerate combos. If you want to use the powers you need a comically light loadout to get even average cooldowns, and it you want to load it up with weapons you might as well play some other flavor of vorcha or a batarian.

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  • Blackbird SR-71CBlackbird SR-71C Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    For the Vorcha Engineer, Incinerate and Bloodlust is what you want to have 6 ranks in. Incinerate is his anti armor ability instead of flamer, and while it does quite a bit less damage it's obviously usable at much longer ranges.

    As for the submission net, I'm not sure myself. If you put six ranks into it and go all-out on damage than it's decent against shields, but that's it. Electric net and incapacitate seem to be the better option - but even then they're very situational so this is where you want to skip points primarely. Armor slowing is pretty hady for Praetorians and Brutes mostly, but also not bat against Atlases and Primes.

    You could actually forgoe Fitness or points in Bloodlust - since this class has no range-dependency for its effectiveness unlike the other two Vorcha - and just be more defensive.

    If anything this class - along with the BatSent - prove that Submission Net could use some love/overhaul aka Singularity. Maybe make it prime multiple tech bursts instead of just one or something, or at least make it slow down all enemies by 35-40%.

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  • ArteenArteen Adept ValeRegistered User regular
    edited November 2012
    He'd work better with more shields. Maybe even the usual 500/500 shield health defaults. I could put 3 points in bloodlust as a heal skill, and toggle it as necessary. Then focus primarily on casting incinerate and submission net with bloodlust off, to avoid the substantial 60% cooldown penalty.

    What I really want is a vorcha vanguard. Bloodlust, charge, and annihilation field would be dreamy.

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  • Blackbird SR-71CBlackbird SR-71C Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    EDIT:

    Bloodlust DOES have a cooldown penalty

    Why did no one ever tell me?!

    I always just assumed Bloodlust = free stuff

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  • StrikorStrikor Calibrations? Calibrations! Registered User regular
    Arteen wrote: »
    He'd work better with more shields. Maybe even the usual 500/500 shield health defaults. I could put 3 points in bloodlust as a heal skill, and toggle it as necessary. Then focus primarily on casting incinerate and submission net with bloodlust off, to avoid the substantial 60% cooldown penalty.

    What I really want is a vorcha vanguard. Bloodlust, charge, and annihilation field would be dreamy.

    As long as it was done correctly. And by correctly I mean charge has a 40% chance to work correctly, 35% chance to charge a different target entirely, and 25% chance to just hiss and gurgle uncontrollably while slamming into a wall.

    I was killing Thresher Maws on foot before I knew it was a Krogan rite of passage.
  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Arteen wrote: »
    He'd work better with more shields. Maybe even the usual 500/500 shield health defaults. I could put 3 points in bloodlust as a heal skill, and toggle it as necessary. Then focus primarily on casting incinerate and submission net with bloodlust off, to avoid the substantial 60% cooldown penalty.

    What I really want is a vorcha vanguard. Bloodlust, charge, and annihilation field would be dreamy.

    The idea of Charge and Annihilation Field together is why we'll never get AF as a bonus power in single player. Charge, Nova, roll, charge, Nova - it'd be the worst massacre of all time.

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