1. Post #6081
    jp_rsardeto's Avatar
    March 2011
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    I wonder if Bring Down The Sky will have any impact on ME3.
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  2. Post #6082
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    December 2009
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    He is not story relevant and it's just a side mission, nothing more or less. Just like Kasumi if want to put it that way, it also comes with new weapons and outfits.
    To be honest, a lot of people seem to be missing that this is the biggest problem with the whole thing.

    And I've not seen anyone yet present evidence that he's actually -in- the base game, with this being the 'recruitment' DLC.

    Edited:

    I wonder if Bring Down The Sky will have any impact on ME3.
       It does. If you let Balak go, there's a sidemission featuring him.   
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  3. Post #6083
    DFC
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    September 2011
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    Galaxy map preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb_WX_Osgk4

    Reapers chasing you around the galaxy map? Does anyone else find this extremely silly?
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  4. Post #6084
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    July 2007
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    Yeah, considering that the Normandy could easily have been doing Mach 20 in space since it was casually cruising past a planet, we're talking re-entry speeds of over 10,000mph.

    I mean consider that the Normandy can do FTL travel, the speed of light in a vacuum being Mach 908,462, and we could even be talking about the Normandy doing like Mach 500 or Mach 1000 very easily, which is 660,051mph.

    I mean He/she would have slown down to terminal velocity, sure, and the kinetic barriers or suit would maybe absorb a lot of the impact, but the sheer friction from the atmosphere if Shep hit it at 660,051mph would surely destroy any suit.

    Really the plausibility of Shepard's survival depends almost entirely on how fast the Normandy was going.
    Maybe it's a perspective thing, but to me, it seemed like the Normandy was dead in space (more or less) when it was destroyed. Or, at the least, had slowed down enough to appear dead in space.

    Edited:

    Galaxy map preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb_WX_Osgk4

    Reapers chasing you around the galaxy map? Does anyone else find this extremely silly?
    Not really, it's a war.
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  5. Post #6085
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    September 2008
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    That's a pretty awesome Normandy picture. Where is it from?
    9 hour late reply:
    http://media.pcgamer.com/files/2011/...t_Normandy.jpg
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  6. Post #6086
    mercurius's Avatar
    March 2010
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    To be honest, a lot of people seem to be missing that this is the biggest problem with the whole thing.

    And I've not seen anyone yet present evidence that he's actually -in- the base game, with this being the 'recruitment' DLC.


    This is from the PC demo. These files will most likely be missing from the base game, since the Prothean was cut to be turned into a paid DLC. They are only in the demo since it's an updated port of the E3 console presentation, which was never changed much.
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  7. Post #6087
    27X
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    I wonder if Bring Down The Sky will have any impact on ME3.
    Yes. Quite a bit.
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  8. Post #6088
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    December 2009
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    This is from the PC demo. These files will most likely be missing from the base game, since the Prothean was cut to be turned into a paid DLC. They are only in the demo since it's an updated port of the E3 console presentation.
    Agreed. And even if they aren't, Kasumi & Zaeed have a bunch of files in ME3's base game anyway.
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  9. Post #6089
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    June 2011
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    Yes. Quite a bit.
    Like? Does letting Balak live cause him to live up to his reputation and do even further damage to the Alliance or something?
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  10. Post #6090
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    December 2009
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    Like? Does letting Balak live cause him to live up to his reputation and do even further damage to the Alliance or something?
       There's a mission with Balak. Killing him, persuading him to join the Batarian fleet, or ignoring him all have different outcomes.   
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  11. Post #6091
     
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    May 2006
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    Like? Does letting Balak live cause him to live up to his reputation and do even further damage to the Alliance or something?
    I think he    sabotages some ships   .
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  12. Post #6092
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    July 2009
    961 Posts
    This game is too expensive, hope they got enough content to justify this price.

    also hate it when people say that if you get the collectors edition for $80 you get the DLC for "free", its not really free if you pay $20 extra on the game.
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  13. Post #6093
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    January 2005
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    Stole this from Kotaku. It's a very good, no-nonsense graphic of how and why day-1 dlc is made. People may not agree with it still, but it is the truth.

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17ei...g/original.png
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  14. Post #6094
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    Saza's Avatar
    July 2009
    19,031 Posts
    I haven't preordered today but I got $100 today for no real reason from a friend so I'm going to head down to GameStop tomorrow to pre-order it.

    Edited:

    This game is too expensive, hope they got enough content to justify this price.

    also hate it when people say that if you get the collectors edition for $80 you get the DLC for "free", its not really free if you pay $20 extra on the game.
    you ALSO get a BUNCH of other shit, not just that DLC so it's not $20 for the DLC. I'd say the value of everything in there is at least $80.
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  15. Post #6095
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    March 2010
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    This game is too expensive, hope they got enough content to justify this price.

    also hate it when people say that if you get the collectors edition for $80 you get the DLC for "free", its not really free if you pay $20 extra on the game.
    Too expensive? It's the standard price of $60 and if it's approximately as long as ME2 (30-35 hours), then you're paying about $2 per hour of entertainment. And that assumes you only play the game once.

    The extra $20 for the Collector's Edition pays for the $10 DLC, digital soundtrack, appearance pack, weapon pack, lithograph, robotic dog, and fabric patch.

    I don't see how the game costs too much.
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  16. Post #6096
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    June 2011
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       There's a mission with Balak. Killing him, persuading him to join the Batarian fleet, or ignoring him all have different outcomes.   
       So there's a chance to kill him later? What was the point of killing him in BDtS then?   
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  17. Post #6097
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    May 2011
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       What was the point of killing him in BDtS then?   
    Saving the hostages I imagine.
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  18. Post #6098
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    December 2009
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       So there's a chance to kill him later? What was the point of killing him in BDtS then?   
       I'm assuming there's a chance to kill him; if you do nothing, he sabotages Alliance ships, if you convince him to help, he joins the fleet. I'm guessing that if you can't convince him, you can kill him then. I'd have to re-read the War Assets leak   

    Edited:

    Saving the hostages I imagine.
    They die if you try and kill him.
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  19. Post #6099
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    August 2006
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    Pshh, I don't fear Atlases on my Asari.

    Even with their shields up Warp->Throw = biotic explosion and they get knocked back. It also does a good amount of damage.

    However, I have yet to do Gold. So maybe when there are more than 1 of them I would run.
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  20. Post #6100
    I was nice to a hobo once and he bought me this title
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    May 2010
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    Pshh, I don't fear Atlases on my Asari.

    Even with their shields up Warp->Throw = biotic explosion and they get knocked back. It also does a good amount of damage.
    Oh damn, I forgot about biotic explosions.
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  21. Post #6101
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    May 2010
    4,321 Posts
    Revenant is utter crap at long range, thankfully I have my widow for long range.
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  22. Post #6102
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    August 2006
    6,961 Posts
    Revenant is utter crap at long range, thankfully I have my widow for long range.
    Revenant AND Widow? How long do your abilities take to recharge?
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  23. Post #6103
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    June 2011
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       I'm assuming there's a chance to kill him; if you do nothing, he sabotages Alliance ships, if you convince him to help, he joins the fleet. I'm guessing that if you can't convince him, you can kill him then. I'd have to re-read the War Assets leak   
       So you don't get the chance at more War Readiness if you kill him? Might as well have let him live if that's the case.   

    So what conditions in the files are there where a renegade decision offers more War Readiness then a paragon?
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  24. Post #6104
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    June 2008
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    Pshh, I don't fear Atlases on my Asari.

    Even with their shields up Warp->Throw = biotic explosion and they get knocked back. It also does a good amount of damage.

    However, I have yet to do Gold. So maybe when there are more than 1 of them I would run.
    Gold is so hard. I've never made it past wave 8 on Gold. It always sends like 5 Phantoms. At the same time, and on top of that send 3 Atlas' that are so close to one another they're practically dry humping one another
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  25. Post #6105
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    December 2008
    11,359 Posts
    Quick question: what was the general consensus on Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station? Are they worth the download?
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  26. Post #6106
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    May 2010
    4,321 Posts
    Revenant AND Widow? How long do your abilities take to recharge?
    I use one of those recharge time boost thingies that reduce the recharge time so not very long.
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  27. Post #6107
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    March 2010
    7,911 Posts
    Quick question: what was the general consensus on Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station? Are they worth the download?
    Bring Down the Sky is good, Pinnacle Station isn't worth your money.
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  28. Post #6108
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    August 2006
    6,961 Posts
    Why must people with terrible connections always be the Leader? I'm tired of lag causing my abilities/weapons to do no damage 50% of the time.
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  29. Post #6109
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    July 2011
    72 Posts
    I don't know how many more assignments I want to do in Mass Effect 1
    i hate driving the Mako.
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  30. Post #6110
    Connoisseur of Maple Syrup, Guns, and Sex Toys
    Dennab
    August 2008
    5,053 Posts
    SMGs sucked in both me2 and me3
    Uh... no?

    I use my SMG a lot on my Infiltrator. I have the one that has a 50 round magazine and holds like 800 extra rounds. Put it on Tungsten/Inferno or Disruptor ammo and it RIPS through armour/shields like nobody's fucking business.

    Edited:

    I see really only one ridge in that grip so I guess it could work for either race.

    Edited:

    oh and that purple glow is the mass effect core that reduces the recoil

    basically it works the same was as drednaught mass accelerator cannons (the recoil dampening anyways), just smaller, less powerful, and for shot force to recoil force is different.
    The idea of a mass effect core in a gun large enough to glow through it gives me funny ideas.

    Like overloading the core and throwing the gun in a group of enemies.
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  31. Post #6111
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    March 2010
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    I don't know how many more assignments I want to do in Mass Effect 1
    i hate driving the Mako.
    I LOVE driving the Mako.

    I feel like such a minority :(
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  32. Post #6112
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    August 2006
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    I LOVE driving the Mako.

    I feel like such a minority :(
    I never had a problem with it. Just keep holding forward, it will drive over anything.

    The Hammerhead is a weak piece of crap and I can never tell if I'm actually taking damage.
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  33. Post #6113
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    Dennab
    August 2008
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    If I am to get a news reporter on my ship it'd be Emily Wong. Hell, I'd even take Khalish bezine jablahblah aboard.
    Me too. So I could use her as my personal punching bag.

    God I hope we get to punch Kalish ba sin again in ME3.
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  34. Post #6114
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    Dennab
    February 2012
    8,769 Posts
    I think I have a crush on Jack.

    Is that odd?
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  35. Post #6115
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    Pretty sure she does the crushing. Literally.
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  36. Post #6116
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    August 2006
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    Me too. So I could use her as my personal punching bag.

    God I hope we get to punch Kalish ba sin again in ME3.
    Apparently punching her    reduces your Galactic Readiness

    ID=215 Khalisah Bint Sinan Al Jilani Type: Military SubType: Fleet StartingStrength=5 ConditionalDescription="Paragon interrupt when meeting her, ME3"
    ID=266 Never Punched Reporter Type: Modifier - StartingStrength=0 ConditionalDescription="Never Punched her in ME1 ME2 or ME3" 
      
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  37. Post #6117
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    November 2010
    5,687 Posts
    I think I have a crush on Jack.

    Is that odd?
    considering her clothing, I wouldn't say so
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  38. Post #6118
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    Dennab
    February 2012
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    Pretty sure she does the crushing. Literally.
    I... I finished her loyalty mission today. I feel so bad for her. I just wanna give her a hug and tell her it'll be okay.
    I actually find her more interesting than Miranda as a character, although many people will disagree with me, but I like Jack a lot.
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  39. Post #6119
    One sexy lumpy man
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    August 2010
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    Apparently punching her    reduces your Galactic Readiness

    ID=215 Khalisah Bint Sinan Al Jilani Type: Military SubType: Fleet StartingStrength=5 ConditionalDescription="Paragon interrupt when meeting her, ME3"
    ID=266 Never Punched Reporter Type: Modifier - StartingStrength=0 ConditionalDescription="Never Punched her in ME1 ME2 or ME3" 
      
    Worth it.
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  40. Post #6120
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    Dennab
    February 2012
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    Bitch can't go around making disingenuous assertions and not expect to feel the consequences.

    Edited:

    I LOVE driving the Mako.

    I feel like such a minority :(
    I saluted it when I saw it on the crash site.

    I loved that fucking thing. It may have caused me a few problems, but I loved it. And it deserved a burial.

    Little shit just had to get stuck in a rock one last time....
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