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[Mass Effect: Freelancer]

PonyPony Registered User regular
edited August 2013 in Critical Failures
[READ THIS BEFORE YOU POST]
What is Mass Effect: Freelancer?
Mass Effect: Freelancer is a text-based adventure game I will be running on this forum, in this thread. Set seven months after the events of the first Mass Effect game, Freelancer follows the adventures of the titular mercenary created by the players, whose decisions will be made based on consensus opinion of the people who post in this thread. If you post in this thread, you're a player. Think of it similar to the old "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels, with everyone who posts in this thread getting a chance to yell suggestions as to what course of action to take next. If you're familiar with "Adventure Quest" type games on other forums, you'll know this style of collaborative storytelling.

How many characters are there?
There is only one protagonist, the Freelancer, who is created and run by the decisions of the players. There are other characters who will show up over the course of the story, but these are non-player characters run by the Game Master (me).

Who are the players?
You! You, and anyone else posting in this thread are the players. When I make a post, you'll see options in front of you, usually with an accompanying image and a Mass Effect-style dialogue wheel. When you see a new post by me with options to choose from, post a selection. The selection that is the most popular is the one that the Freelancer will choose.

What if I don't like/understand the choices?
If you don't understand the options available, feel free to ask questions and I'll try to clarify. Often, "Investigate" will be one of the options available to you and will open up other avenues for information. If you don't like the options currently available to the Freelancer and want to think outside the box and offer a new solution, feel free to do so, but know that 1. the majority of other players will still have to support you and 2. I, as the game master, retain final veto on non-standard suggestions, to prevent silliness and de-railing the game. On that note.

Don't de-rail the game
This is a game thread, in CF. That means it goes by CF's normal rules for game threads. Even though it's got a very open attitude on who can be players (anyone who wants to participate), people who are being disruptive to the game, constantly posting silly and trying to de-rail the game will get reported for it. Don't be a dick!

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Male Quarian! Good luck romancing now, foo'

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    Oh brilliant
    Corehealer
  • 21stCentury21stCentury Call me Pixel, or Pix for short! [They/Them]Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Where's the "Hanar" option?

    This one's vote would be Female Turian, in the absence of the Hanar option.

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    Male Salarian

  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    I vote salarian. Probably male, considering that females seldom leave the major colonies, but not too partial either way.

    I just think that mad science and backstabbing are the foundation of any good career.

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    Let's go with a Female Quarian

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    Female Human

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  • CheeselikerCheeseliker Registered User regular
    Female Krogan

  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    male salarian

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Male Salarian

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  • Ravenhpltc24Ravenhpltc24 So Raven Registered User regular
    Female Quarian.

    (V) ( ;,,; ) (V)
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    The chosen species and gender is Male Salarian

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  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    Hard-edged

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Call me Pixel, or Pix for short! [They/Them]Registered User regular
  • Rear Admiral ChocoRear Admiral Choco Registered User regular
    Hard-edged!

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    Hard edged

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    oh, uh... life of plenty

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  • AarsethAarseth Registered User regular
    I vote for Hard-Edged.

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    I am out for dinner and a movie with my in-laws and my woman, be back later tonight with more updates. Up next is class selection

  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Hard Edged. Sounds more like STG material than the rest.

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  • BoozerBoozer Registered User regular
    While tragic survivor sounds cool, I vote for Hard Edged as well.

    Bobby 'Bulldog' Lenko - [PBP] [Vampire] The Restless City
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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Yes, but how do we pronounce Halegeuse?

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Origin selection is Hard-Edged

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  • BoozerBoozer Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    It's great how tough these choices are. While being the rare Biotic sounds great, a solo game screams Infiltrator to me.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Note:
    The adventures of the Freelancer will not necessarily be solo in and of themselves as a whole, simply that the Freelancer is the only playable protagonist. You will acquire other party members as the story goes on.

    Boozer
  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    Engineer. Bet that's going to open up some interesting options with tech.

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    But think of the options you have when you can move stuff with your mind as a Biotic Commando (Sentinel)

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  • AarsethAarseth Registered User regular
    Engineer is my vote.

  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited July 2013
    Engineer for life motherfucker

    Pony I know you will probably never play it but there is a great bit in the Omega DLC where
    you have to turn off a reactor to depower some force fields around bad guy HQ

    and the lead bad guy calls you and is like LOL HAVE FUN WITH THAT IT WILL ALSO TURN OFF LIFE SUPPORT TO OMEGA'S WARDS

    and Aria is like do it! do it! and the other person in your party is like REROUTE THE SYSTEM! FIND A BETTER WAY!

    and the bad guy is like THAT WILL TAKE HOURS THAT YOU DON'T HAVE!

    and usually if you go for that paragon option your party get shot up by waves of enemies and nearly die

    but if you're an Engineer Shepard goes "it'd take hours...if I was a grunt" and hacks it instantly

    best class choice: validated

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    Biotic!!!

  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Engineer ain't STG. And if it ain't STG, it ain't worth bothering with.

    Biotic Commando

  • Rear Admiral ChocoRear Admiral Choco Registered User regular
    Infiltrator!

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Engineer

    Tech tech tech.

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    Engineer

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Class choice is Engineer

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  • Rear Admiral ChocoRear Admiral Choco Registered User regular
    Thousand Light Year Stare

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    Presidium Down!

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    Presidium Down

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Call me Pixel, or Pix for short! [They/Them]Registered User regular
    Thousand Light Year Stare sounds badass. be the badass.

  • BoozerBoozer Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Presidium down for the paragon point

    Boozer on
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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    Anticitizen Zero

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