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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    @Dark Raven X Thank you for sharing your first impressions. You're really making me want to replay ME2!

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  • RchanenRchanen Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    Oh my goodness, I just did the specialist training dealie to get an extra skill after doing a loyalty mission? Heavy Energy Drain is like vampire Overload. I've re-specced just to put all my points in it vs Overload, cause it seems better in every way. Still busting shields and bots, but now the juice becomes my shield. I AM A BIOTIC GOD

    on Miranda's loyalty mission right now. Brought Jack. Gonna take Miranda on Jack's too, this is fun. :tell_me_more:
    This is a good decision.

    Another good decision is bringing Grunt on Mordin's, but it doesn't affect it as much. The best is [REDACTED] on Tali's loyalty mission (and vice versa) but you can do that on the next playthrough. Because there will be another one.

    I dunno, Garrus on Mordin has some pretty funny dialogue. And Tali on Mordin is funny for the motivational speech.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    I'm still miffed that Origin can't detect that I already have my Mass Effects installed on my old hard drive on my new computer. Like, I target my origins file, but nope.

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  • KrieghundKrieghund Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    I'm pissed that somehow it doesn't recognize that I actually do have lair of the Shadowbroker already. That is a fun mission.

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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    @Dark Raven X Thank you for sharing your first impressions. You're really making me want to replay ME2!

    I'm literally halfway through Virmire on a 100% playthough with Soldier Shep because of DRX :P

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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    100% playthrough on Mass Effect?

    By the Goddess.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    100% playthrough on Mass Effect?

    By the Goddess.

    It was so much easier to do before Mass Effect 2 came out...

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    By the Goddess.

    Ahem, I think you mean "My God", she said feelingly.

  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    100% playthrough on Mass Effect?

    By the Goddess.

    I cheated with the wiki for planetary exploration but yeah I'm half way through Virmire and all assignments are completed.

    Don't think I'm going to manage to hit 60 this time but eh

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    Sorce wrote: »
    100% playthrough on Mass Effect?

    By the Goddess.

    I've done at least 6 100%s of Mass Effect.

    ...

    I might be a little brain damaged

    Did I mention I came here for the Mass Effect threads?

    Like DarkPrimus though, most of those were before ME2 and 3 came out...

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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    Orca wrote: »
    Sorce wrote: »
    100% playthrough on Mass Effect?

    By the Goddess.

    I've done at least 6 100%s of Mass Effect.

    ...

    I might be a little brain damaged

    Did I mention I came here for the Mass Effect threads?

    Like DarkPrimus though, most of those were before ME2 and 3 came out...
    Oh sure, I've done a handful of 'complete' runs myself, but looking back... man, that was way more investment than it probably warranted. I don't think I'll ever actually do one again at this point.

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  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    I also did maybe 5-6 lvl 60 runs of ME1. I'd love for a re-mastering to make it more playable so I could re-visit it.

  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    Doing a 100% run of ME isn't bad if you really like shooting things from so far away they can't fight back.

    And cheat with maps of the planets of course

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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    Well, every single system has a planet you can land on. Just grid that thing out (since the Attican Traverse is almost-but-not-quite horizontal lines) and hit every single one from top to bottom (or bottom to top). Not every mission needs the dialog permission, either. For example, I've gotten Wrex's family armor without even recruiting Wrex himself.

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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    Sorce wrote: »
    Well, every single system has a planet you can land on. Just grid that thing out (since the Attican Traverse is almost-but-not-quite horizontal lines) and hit every single one from top to bottom (or bottom to top). Not every mission needs the dialog permission, either. For example, I've gotten Wrex's family armor without even recruiting Wrex himself.

    I accidentally did that one this time without getting the mission from Wrex which ended up being kind of funny

    "This is where my father's armor is!"

    "Ok, uh, that's cool we'll totally help you get it back! It's not like were going to open the door, kill everyone inside and then ransack the place before or anything so yeah this is all for you, big guy *double thumbs up*"

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  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    Doing a 100% run of ME isn't bad if you really like shooting things from so far away they can't fight back.

    Isn't that just called "being a sniper"?

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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    Doing a 100% run of ME isn't bad if you really like shooting things from so far away they can't fight back.

    Isn't that just called "being a sniper"?

    Well soldier in this case rather than infiltrator but yeah it works about the same when it comes to ME1. Just with added shotgun hilarity on this run.

    I'm sure I'll miss cloak sniping in ME2/3 but I'm hoping that's countered by assault rifles not being terrible.

  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    @Dark Raven X

    A bit of min/max for the level stuff in ME2, if you're interested
    You cap at level 30, full stop. Shepard gets 51 points for levelling, which works out so that there's 3 Rank 4 skills, 3 Rank 3 skills, and 1 Rank 2. Miranda and Jacob get 31 points, which means Cerberus did something right they max out three skills and have one rank in a fourth, probably their bonus. The other 10 henchmen get 30 points which means BioWare is bad at math you can either max 3 skills and leave the last one empty, or have 1 Rank 4 skill with 3 at Rank 3 (with 2 points left on the table). This rundown also works for Miranda, Jacob, and the Lair of the Shadow Broker squadmate (are we spoiling that?) since those three don't have enough otherwise.

    edit: Fixed a number.

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  • PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    Leftover points are a warcrime, and BioWare should be tried.

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    100% playthrough on Mass Effect?

    By the Goddess.

    There are a good handful of UNC missions that are genuinely interesting. Most of them are just "kill everything once you find the prefab".

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    Sorce wrote: »
    100% playthrough on Mass Effect?

    By the Goddess.

    There are a good handful of UNC missions that are genuinely interesting. Most of them are just "kill everything once you find the prefab".

    That's such a graceless way of saying "wander around and look at the pretty skybox".

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  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Just to drag it out even longer make sure you whittle the enemy down with the Mako then jump out and finish it off with your own weapons just to get that sweet, sweet xp bonus. Or to avoid that sour, sour xp penalty from the Mako. Whichever way you want to look at it.

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  • KrieghundKrieghund Registered User regular
    Screw that, lol. I usually play as if I was making the decisions IRL. So the Mako will cannon guys just walking around, any Geth walker, and basically make my life easier by killing as many people as possible.

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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    Aistan wrote: »
    Just to drag it out even longer make sure you whittle the enemy down with the Mako then jump out and finish it off with your own weapons just to get that sweet, sweet xp bonus. Or to avoid that sour, sour xp penalty from the Mako. Whichever way you want to look at it.

    God damn right

    I will pull up to a group of guys in the mako, hop out and kill them and then hop back in and drive away because lol get rekt Geth

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    my favorite thing was that to hit level 60 in me1, you for sure had to 100% it twice

    no shortcuts

    need all that sweet, sweet conversational xp

    ask tali about her immune system again, please

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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    Aistan wrote: »
    Just to drag it out even longer make sure you whittle the enemy down with the Mako then jump out and finish it off with your own weapons just to get that sweet, sweet xp bonus. Or to avoid that sour, sour xp penalty from the Mako. Whichever way you want to look at it.

    God damn right

    I will pull up to a group of guys in the mako, hop out and kill them and then hop back in and drive away because lol get rekt Geth

    I was killing Thresher Maws on foot before I knew it was a Krogan rite of passage.

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    ''The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules.''
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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Aistan wrote: »
    Just to drag it out even longer make sure you whittle the enemy down with the Mako then jump out and finish it off with your own weapons just to get that sweet, sweet xp bonus. Or to avoid that sour, sour xp penalty from the Mako. Whichever way you want to look at it.

    God damn right

    I will pull up to a group of guys in the mako, hop out and kill them and then hop back in and drive away because lol get rekt Geth

    I was killing Thresher Maws on foot before I knew it was a Krogan rite of passage.

    That's why the Krogan are so tough. They get more XP before they even hit adulthood!

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    Gonna go git this IFF.
    Reapers are bigger than I remember. D:

    Beat Thane's loyalty mission. That was probably the best one. Some good acting right there. Michael Hogan was a nice guy for once too. <3

    So wassup with Drells? They have perfect memory, that's why Thane seems to have flashbacks whenever remembering stuff? I like Thane a lot, wish I'd recruited him earlier.

    BUT HEY, I got everyone recruited now, all loyal. Time to do main story stuff.

    Oh brilliant
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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    Gonna go git this IFF.
    Reapers are bigger than I remember. D:

    Beat Thane's loyalty mission. That was probably the best one. Some good acting right there. Michael Hogan was a nice guy for once too. <3

    So wassup with Drells? They have perfect memory, that's why Thane seems to have flashbacks whenever remembering stuff? I like Thane a lot, wish I'd recruited him earlier.

    BUT HEY, I got everyone recruited now, all loyal. Time to do main story stuff.

    EDIT: Misremembered order of events.

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  • GaddezGaddez Registered User regular
    Gonna go git this IFF.
    Reapers are bigger than I remember. D:

    Beat Thane's loyalty mission. That was probably the best one. Some good acting right there. Michael Hogan was a nice guy for once too. <3

    So wassup with Drells? They have perfect memory, that's why Thane seems to have flashbacks whenever remembering stuff? I like Thane a lot, wish I'd recruited him earlier.

    BUT HEY, I got everyone recruited now, all loyal. Time to do main story stuff.

    Oh you :ellipses:

    Seriously though, all the companions in ME2 are great, probably my favorite team from any BW game to date, though I really do wish that they'd gone further with jack; she was sold to us on being an unstable orb of pure anrachism but for the most part she's pretty stable.

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    But I think the resistance I’m getting more has to do with “rawr! Loklar said it! Rage!” than anything else.

    No, it has to do with the fact that you're done nothing but throw lies, blatant flasehoods, and downright dumb statements at us so far.
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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    @DarkPrimus he hasn't done that yet
    That happens during the IFF mission

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    Thanks for the catch Elf, I edited my post. Was misremembering order of events.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen talk about a hole in one Registered User regular
    Don't forget to upgrade all you Normandy stuff!

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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Thanks for the catch Elf, I edited my post. Was misremembering order of events.

    I had to wiki it to make sure which is sad because I just did this a couple weeks ago :P

    I think this time I'm gonna do the super special version of the Tali loyalty mission again

  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    Also IFF mission to final mission spoilers
    The secret to saving the crew and bringing Legion on Tali's loyalty mission is

    Do everything except Tali's loyalty mission -> Do IFF -> Do Tali's mission -> Do Legion's mission

    ...right?

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  • finnithfinnith TorontoRegistered User regular
    I think you only want to leave legion's loyalty mission for any post iff work, otherwise...

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    finnith wrote: »
    I think you only want to leave legion's loyalty mission for any post iff work, otherwise...

    Incorrect.

    Spoilers from IFF to endgame
    I've played it several ways, and the game gives you leeway to do loyalty missions after IFF. I enjoy bringing Legion on Tali's loyalty mission. The game will delay crew abduction until you've recruited Legion, done Tali's loyalty, and done Legion's loyalty. It will not delay if you go somewhere other than the loyalty missions.

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  • StrikorStrikor Calibrations? Calibrations! Registered User regular
    Hey man some of those skyboxes are pretty gorgeous!

    I was killing Thresher Maws on foot before I knew it was a Krogan rite of passage.
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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    Strikor wrote: »
    Hey man some of those skyboxes are pretty gorgeous!

    The boss area in Kasumi's loyalty mission is incredible.

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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    Personally, I prefer to recruit Tali after the IFF.

    (Spoiler for IFF mission)
    After I get Legion up and running, I take it and Grunt to Haestrom. Legion gets better reactions, and Grunt doesn't even have shields to deplete.

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