The weapon unlock system is so fucking stupid. There should be weapon-type specific crates so if I want to get a new assault rifle I could just get an assault rifle crate instead of wading through piles of smg and sniper shit that is no use to me.
Weapons should level up and unlock attachments as you use them, so you don't get lots of things you don't want. Same for classes, if you want a character for a class you should be able to buy a character crate or a class crate. Anything to make it easier to get more of what you want and less of what you don't want.
Instead of a new assault rifle I get tons of SMG's, every character in the soldier class (which I haven't even touched the entire game), and upgrades for weapons that I haven't touched. I'm still stuck with the default assault rifle with no attachments even though that's my most used weapon.
We're being influenced by everything in our closed system. Beyond that there is no artificial intervention. If an alien race were to suddenly change our evolutionary course or provide us with advanced technology, then that would be intervention from outside our closed system, and thus artificial.
They should've stuck with Drew's original writing where it was all about the Dark Energy. It made a lot more sense and it was much better than this.
It's essentially the "Magic *snort snort*" of sci-fi to me.
Same for cows, pigs, sheep etc. I consider these "Artificial" species due to the fact that we've altered their evolutionary course.
When the Catalyst, or heck, when the entire Mass Effect series say synthetic, they SPECIFICALLY mean AI, robots, technological beings created from scratch by organic beings. There is no ambiguity.
Sure, in the real world you can argue semantics like this, but there is no arguing in the Mass Effect universe, synthetics are synthetics, and organics are organics.
So at the part in the ending where Shepard Lives, what part of his body are we seeing when he gasps?
We selectively bred them, which is an artificial form of evolution. It's still evolution, of course, but I wouldn't consider them "Natural" species compared to wild animals.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/201...etic-life-form this is the only artificial life we have created, key word created. We steered dogs to be our perfect companions using natural methods, we naturally (being part of nature) selected aspects we wanted and bred them. We didn't do anything unnatural that nature (which we are part of) doesn't do itself.
Our breeding of cows and chicken doesn't make them artificial species, nor does it make their evolution artificial.
Our breeding doesn't have a natural destination, what is happening is exactly the same as in nature.
We want the animals to be as useful to us as possible, and in nature the eventual result is that the animals are as useful to their environment as possible.
The only difference is timescale, which I wouldn't consider a point.
What the fuck are you guys even talking about