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Mass Effect - 8 days until you already know what happens from the spoilers you read

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  • Tw4winTw4win Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Tw4win wrote: »
    Dashui wrote: »
    So, secret classes. Anyone found out what they are yet?

    Are the secret classes the specializations? As you level up, you'll eventually get an option to choose a specialization class. Basically, it just adds another talent to your list of talents that you can put points into. For a Soldier, I had the choice between Shock Trooper or Commando.

    Shock Trooper is even more of a tank. Putting points into the Shock Trooper talent gives you more health and gives you improved Adrenaline Rush and Immunity skills, which just makes those two recharge faster. Adrenaline Rush recharges all skills, while Immunity increases your damage protection for a time. So in other words, you'll be able to quickly use all your skills quite a bit faster than waiting for them to recharge slowly.

    Commando was described as more of a precision specialization. The Commando talent increases damage with all your weapons, but it gives you improved Marksman and Assassination skills, which are sniper weapon skills. So if you like the sniper rifle, it may be good to go with the Commando specialization.

    What about the Vanguard class? That's the one I wanted to start with the most, but the lack of Assault Rifle just seemed to spoil the whole thing.

    Vanguard has taken me some time to get used to...

    You lack the assault rifle but you do get to specialize in the shotgun, which is badass. The problem I have with it so far is that most of your abilities are close range, however, it seems sort of counterintuitive to let things get that close to you.

    Which is why I'll probably go with a Soldier Shock Trooper when I get the game.

    I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this or not but save games are organized by career, so you can have multiple saves per career and each career gets it's own quicksave. It's a cool feature and I wish more RPGs did this...

    Anyway, I just completed Eden prime as a Vanguard and I'm now going to go back and do it as a soldier. I'll make my final character selection based on that experience.

    For being the first person with the game I seems like I'm taking my sweet time to play it but the truth is, I haven't had much free time since Friday.

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Okay, everybody remember how I dismissed Stasis as totally worthless?

    I just specialized, and that changed completely.
    As an Adept, I was given the option of Bastion and Nemesis as my specializations. The descriptors said Bastion would improve Barrier and Stasis while lowering all my recharge times, while Nemesis would improve Lift and Warp while increasing damage and duration.
    I can now damage enemies while they're in Stasis, and my Barrier is about 10x stronger and regenerates like normal shields.

    For the Fucking WIN.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Tw4win wrote: »
    I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this or not but save games are organized by career, so you can have multiple saves per career and each career gets it's own quicksave. It's a cool feature and I wish more RPGs did this...

    ah, a good thing to steal from KoTOR 2. excellent.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Dont underestimate just how much I am hating you right now.

    Feel that. That slight prickly feeling on your forehead. That is my pure hate manifested into giving you a brain aneurism.



    (I wish I had Mass Effect now)

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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    No one playing Infiltrator huh? I'd like to know the specializations for that class as it's probably the one I'll play first but it doesn't seem like anybody has given it a go yet...

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  • Tw4winTw4win Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Fig-D wrote: »
    No one playing Infiltrator huh? I'd like to know the specializations for that class as it's probably the one I'll play first but it doesn't seem like anybody has given it a go yet...

    I was thinking about it but looking at the two subclasses that comprise it, it looks like something you might want to do on your second run. It seems a bit difficult to play...

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    sentinel will become a superbadass upon specialization

    I know this

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    STOP TALKING ABOUT THE GAME. I CANT WAIT A WEEK

    Man karma is a bitch.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    yeah. I think I said this before, but playing KoTOR while waiting for Mass Effect is like huffing paint while waiting for your heroin to arrive

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    OK this thread has turned spoiler-riffic for me, media blackout time!

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    as long as I don't get any major plot points spoiled for me, I CRAVE INFORMATION

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    as long as I don't get any major plot points spoiled for me, I CRAVE INFORMATION

    The Geth are made of chocolate.

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  • AngryAngry Did you come here to kill Or did you come here to dieRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    as long as I don't get any major plot points spoiled for me, I CRAVE INFORMATION


    Taber sucks.

    there's some information for you.

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  • Alucard6986Alucard6986 Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Tw4win wrote: »
    Fig-D wrote: »
    No one playing Infiltrator huh? I'd like to know the specializations for that class as it's probably the one I'll play first but it doesn't seem like anybody has given it a go yet...

    I was thinking about it but looking at the two subclasses that comprise it, it looks like something you might want to do on your second run. It seems a bit difficult to play...

    How so?

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    august wrote: »
    as long as I don't get any major plot points spoiled for me, I CRAVE INFORMATION

    The Geth are made of chocolate.

    the funny thing is I watched the playthrough of eden prime up until the ship took off so I have already spoiled that bit of the game for myself!

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  • LCDXXLCDXX Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2007
    Fig-D wrote: »
    No one playing Infiltrator huh? I'd like to know the specializations for that class as it's probably the one I'll play first but it doesn't seem like anybody has given it a go yet...

    I went Infiltrator all the way. But I haven't reached the point where I'm offered a specialization yet.

    When does that happen?

    I love the class, but the lack of biotics kinda hurts a little as I was looking forward to trying them out in combat. As it is, my sniper rifle is the hand of death. I have more points in pistol usage, because it's my all-around go-to weapon, but when things get thick, I bust out a few rounds of the sniper and all is well.

    Weapon/armor customization is cool, too.

    I think, right now, my absolute biggest gripe is the Mako. The controls are... not ideal. Steering and managing the camera conflict each other quite a bit.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Does anyone know what the max level is? I hope it's 100.

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  • LCDXXLCDXX Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2007
    Dashui wrote: »
    Does anyone know what the max level is? I hope it's 100.

    I think it's 50. I'm not 100% positive, though.

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  • Rodent242Rodent242 Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Dashui wrote: »
    Does anyone know what the max level is? I hope it's 100.

    50 on the first, 60 on following playthroughs is something I've heard mentioned more then once.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    That is correct.

    50 first playthrough.

    Either take that character and start a new game with them with the cap raised to 60.

    Or start a completely brand new character in the same save slot with the cap raised to 60.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    august wrote: »
    as long as I don't get any major plot points spoiled for me, I CRAVE INFORMATION

    The Geth are made of chocolate.

    the funny thing is I watched the playthrough of eden prime up until the ship took off so I have already spoiled that bit of the game for myself!

    was it worth it?

    Im almost positive i need to have some part of the game spoiled for me before to satiate my hunger for the game.

    kinda like that first hour of halo 3 video gamespot did which was completely awesome.

    is there one of these floating around?

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  • Tw4winTw4win Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    LCDXX wrote: »
    Dashui wrote: »
    Does anyone know what the max level is? I hope it's 100.

    I think it's 50. I'm not 100% positive, though.

    I think one of the achievements is for getting to level 50 but I think there is another achievement for going beyond that.

    MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW!!!
    Achievement list

    * Medal of Honor - Complete 1 Mass Effect Playthrough on any setting - 100G
    * Medal of Heroism - Complete Feros - 25G
    * Distinguished Service Medal - Complete Eden Prime - 25G
    * Council Legion of Merit - Complete Virmire - 25G
    * Honorarium of Corporate Service - Complete Noveria - 25G
    * Long Service Medal - Complete 2 Mass Effect Playthroughs on any setting - 25G
    * Distinguished Combat Medal - Complete 1 Mass Effect playthrough on the Hardcore difficulty setting. Do not change the setting. - 25G
    * Medal of Valor - Complete 1 Mass Effect playthrough on the Insanity difficulty setting. Do not change the setting. - 50G
    * Pistol Expert - Register 150 Pistol Kills - 10G
    * Shotgun Expert - Register 150 Shotgun Kills - 15G
    * Assault Rifle Expert - Register 150 Assault Rifle Kills - 15G
    * Sniper Expert - Register 150 Sniper Rifle Kills - 15G
    * Lift Mastery - Use biotic Lift 75 times - 15G
    * Throw Mastery - Use biotic Throw 75 times - 15G
    * Warp Mastery - Use biotic Warp 75 times - 15G
    * Singularity Mastery - Use biotic Singularity 75 times - 15G
    * Barrier Mastery - Use biotic Barrier 75 times - 15G
    * Stasis Mastery - Use biotic Stasis 75 times - 15G
    * Damping Specialist - Use Damping Field 75 times - 15G
    * AI Hacking Specialist - Use AI Hacking 75 times - 15G
    * Overlord Specialist - Use Shield Overload 75 times - 15G
    * Sabotage Specialist - Use Sabotage 75 times - 15G
    * First Aid Specialist - Use medi-gel 150 times - 15G
    * Neural Shock Specialist - Use Neural Shock 75 times - 15G
    * Scholar - Find all primary Alien: Council Races, Extinct Races and Non-Council Races codex entries - 25G
    * Completionist - Complete the majority of the game - 25G
    * Tactician - Complete playthrough with shield damage greater than health damage - 25G
    * Medal of Exploration - Land on an uncharted world - 50G
    * Rich - Exceed 1,000,000 Credits - 25G
    * Dog of War - Register 150 organic enemy kills - 25G
    * Geth Hunter - Register 250 Synthetic enemy kills - 25G
    * Soldier Ally - Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance soldier squad member - 20G
    * Sentinal Ally - Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance sentinel squad member - 20G
    * Krogan Ally - Complete the majority of the game with the Krogan squad member - 20G
    * Turian Ally - Complete the majority of the game with the turian squad member - 20G
    * Quarian Ally - Complete the majority of the game with the querian squad member - 20G
    * Asari Ally - Complete the majority of the game with the asari squad member - 20G
    * Power Gamer - Reach 50th level with one character - 20G
    * Extreme Power Gamer - Reach 60th level with one character - 50G
    * Renegade - Accumulate 75% of total Renegade points - 15G
    * Paragon - Accumulate 75% of total Paragon points - 15G
    * Paramour - Complete any romance subplot - 10G
    * Spectre Inductee - Become a Spectre - 15G
    * Charismatic - Use Charm or Intimidate to resolve an impossible situation - 10G
    * Search and Rescue - Locate Dr. T’Soni in the Artemis Tau cluster - 10G

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  • WordsworthWordsworth Registered User
    edited November 2007
    That is the sweetest achievement list I've seen to date. Really seems to encourage not only
    multiple playthroughs but exploring EVERY way to play, like achievements should

    On another note, I simply cannot wait to play through as a female captain Shepard and say "yes!" to all the lesbian bits, finishing with...."ready for round 2, blue tentacle-head girl?"

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2007
    So how does the Setinel play? That's probably the class I'm most interested in.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    One of you bastards better know what the Infiltrator specialization classes are. I need to know! :(

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Only 50, huh? I'm almost there already and I've only played side quests. D: You can't max out everything then, so you'll have to specialize. I'm pretty pleased with my choices, I suppose, but I would've liked a few more points. :P

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I've been all over Seattle today. No Mass Effect.

    *sigh*

    FINE! I'LL JUST GO PLAY WORLD OF WARCRAFT! WHO NEEDS YOUR SPACE LESBIANS, ANYWAY!

    *Slams door*

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I love the achievements in this game. I'm not unlocking one every time I enter a menu, but I'm unlocking them at fairly regular intervals as I play through, only occasionally having to go out of my way.

    However, getting 50g for landing on an uncharted world (of which there are, like, 40) seems a little on the "press start to unlock achievements" level of insane.

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  • WordsworthWordsworth Registered User
    edited November 2007
    Taramoor wrote: »
    I love the achievements in this game. I'm not unlocking one every time I enter a menu, but I'm unlocking them at fairly regular intervals as I play through, only occasionally having to go out of my way.

    However, getting 50g for landing on an uncharted world (of which there are, like, 40) seems a little on the "press start to unlock achievements" level of insane.

    I'm just glad all of the achievements seem somewhat possible. No GH3-level "complete Mass Effect without ever getting hit or talking to anybody or turning on your xbox" stuff.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Houn wrote: »
    I've been all over Seattle today. No Mass Effect.

    *sigh*

    FINE! I'LL JUST GO PLAY WORLD OF WARCRAFT! WHO NEEDS YOUR SPACE LESBIANS, ANYWAY!

    *Slams door*

    Just roll a Night Elf and play fantasy lesbians with another lonely teenage boy. :P

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Wordsworth wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    I love the achievements in this game. I'm not unlocking one every time I enter a menu, but I'm unlocking them at fairly regular intervals as I play through, only occasionally having to go out of my way.

    However, getting 50g for landing on an uncharted world (of which there are, like, 40) seems a little on the "press start to unlock achievements" level of insane.

    I'm just glad all of the achievements seem somewhat possible. No GH3-level "complete Mass Effect without ever getting hit or talking to anybody or turning on your xbox" stuff.

    I'm still waiting for a role-playing game to have only one achievement worth 1,000 points.

    "Hail to the King - 1000g

    Do everything in the game.

    Twice."

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  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    The blue girl that everyone keeps talking about would be an Asari right?

    interesting little tidbit about them that I just read in the novel...
    That isnt TECHNICALLY a female.

    Asari are all asexual. They just happen to look quite similar to human females in the body structure.

    The more you know...

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    yeah we all knew that

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  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    LCDXX wrote: »
    Fig-D wrote: »
    No one playing Infiltrator huh? I'd like to know the specializations for that class as it's probably the one I'll play first but it doesn't seem like anybody has given it a go yet...

    I went Infiltrator all the way. But I haven't reached the point where I'm offered a specialization yet.

    When does that happen?

    I love the class, but the lack of biotics kinda hurts a little as I was looking forward to trying them out in combat. As it is, my sniper rifle is the hand of death. I have more points in pistol usage, because it's my all-around go-to weapon, but when things get thick, I bust out a few rounds of the sniper and all is well.

    Weapon/armor customization is cool, too.

    I think, right now, my absolute biggest gripe is the Mako. The controls are... not ideal. Steering and managing the camera conflict each other quite a bit.

    THe Mako's controls are, god, my only big gameplay complaint now. It feels like they tried to simulate Halo's driving but uterally failed. The problem is you can kind of steer with the left thumbstick but you can ALSO steer by aiming the turret. Plus it is all fishy-fishy movement. You eventually adjust to it but it is a pretty lame.

    I went full Engineer. I really like it but a lot of the abilities don't seem very useful in the early encounters. Later on, however, they are great. Great ability to neuter enemies but you don't get much in the line of keeping yourself alive. It feels very strategic, though, because placing my squad to take the hits for me is very important. Only having access to the pistol is a let down but your other skills make up for it, at least I feel they do. Not having Biotecs doesn't bother me because I've got squad members who can handle that.

    The weapon and armor customization is great, I've turned my pistol into a good little death dealer. Sort of makes me want to roll up a Soldier jsut to toy with the other weapons. I gave Wrex a Shotgun and the Carnage ability, wooo boy, he cleans house with that sucker.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    The blue girl that everyone keeps talking about would be an Asari right?

    interesting little tidbit about them that I just read in the novel...
    That isnt TECHNICALLY a female.

    Asari are all asexual. They just happen to look quite similar to human females in the body structure.

    The more you know...
    ME_Les_Ackbar.jpg

    Yes, I do intend to bring that up every time it's mentioned. :D

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I went with Soldier, like I've said, and my party consists of Ashley (Soldier) and Garrus (Infiltrator). It's the perfect party, I think, at least for me. Garrus' tech abilities can rape an enemy's shields and weapons, as well as allowing me to open every item I find, as you need decryption and electronic skills to do so. Luckily, Garrus has both. His combat rating is also high, as he's half Soldier, so that makes my overall combat ability near to the maximum. They all have their assault rifles maxed out, and can use most weapons effectively, so it works out well. It doesn't hurt that I like them both, too. :)

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Ah, dammit.
    Someone tell me something that is wrong with this game.
    I can't afford a 360 right now, I really can't.

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Xagarath wrote: »
    Ah, dammit.
    Someone tell me something that is wrong with this game.
    I can't afford a 360 right now, I really can't.

    They already have. Textures pop-in like in Halo 2.

    And the controls for the Mako are somewhat weird and not that great!

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Xagarath wrote: »
    Ah, dammit.
    Someone tell me something that is wrong with this game.
    I can't afford a 360 right now, I really can't.

    The only thing I can think of is that it's not officially out yet.

    Oh, and some of the plot points made me hate BioWare's writers.
    Virmire. You'll understand when you get there. Holy fuck.

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  • LCDXXLCDXX Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2007
    I'm using Wrex and Kaiden in my party. I still need to find and add the Asari to my crew - I have a clue as to where to look, but I'm not entirely sure where to find her.

    I'll probably ditch Kaiden in favor of Garrus or Tila (Tira? Tina?) the Quarian (the HOT Quarian).

    I love it when your party members chime-in during events in the game. Wrex is a hoot when shit blows up.

    Edit: and to re-iterate and/or drive the point home: the Mako controls fucking blow ass.

    Is it too much to hope that they can "patch" it or something? Because it's that crappy.

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