1. Post #26481
    wad67's Avatar
    March 2011
    54 Posts
    Can someone tell me what the end of mass effect 3 was, I completed the game but it made no sense at all.
    Spoily warning:

    So I shot the sparkly pipe thing then the universe blew up but the Normandy survived somehow.
    What? Was I supposed to do something else, I just beat this game in one sitting, did I miss something?
    No seriously what the fuck was that? Was I supposed to play mass effect 2 or something?
    I thought you stopped the reaper invasion in the first one..
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  2. Post #26482
    Wow, never heard of THAT joke before
    SekritJay's Avatar
    April 2010
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    Welcome to about a month ago
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  3. Post #26483
    wad67's Avatar
    March 2011
    54 Posts
    Torrenting bioware games take a while you know..
    I probably am a bit stupid for now knowing the complex and rich history and plot of a game by "bioware", but in all seriousness I have no idea what it was about, is there like some kind of wall of text I can read that will tell me what that was about?
    Clearly I was unable to understand what the hell bioware was attempting to convey to the audience.

    (User was banned for this post ("warez" - postal))
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  4. Post #26484
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    FloaterTWO's Avatar
    November 2008
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    Yeah, you might want to spoiler tag that.

    I thought you stopped the reaper invasion in the first one..
    Were you actually paying attention to anything that happened in ME1, or did you skip the dialogue?

    One of the lines in the ending is pretty much "we stopped sovereign but the reapers are still coming", i don't think that's hard to miss if you're actually listening to anything anyone's saying.
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  5. Post #26485
    Wow, never heard of THAT joke before
    SekritJay's Avatar
    April 2010
    902 Posts
    He hasn't played the first two
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  6. Post #26486
    wad67's Avatar
    March 2011
    54 Posts
    Yeah, you might want to spoiler tag that.



    Were you actually paying attention to anything that happened in ME1, or did you skip the dialogue?

    One of the lines in the ending is pretty much "we stopped sovereign but the reapers are still coming", i don't think that's hard to miss if you're actually listening to anything anyone's saying.
    Yeah I know that, but I did not exactly understand that either, if the warp gate was stopped, how the hell did they get back in mass effect 3? Fly over?
    I assumed "But they are still coming" would be in a few thousand years..


    I have played the first one and about a quarter of the way through the second one (before my overpriced paperweight called an xbox 360 died for no apparent reason).
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  7. Post #26487
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    Thom12255's Avatar
    January 2009
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    Torrenting bioware games take a while you know..
    Hehe
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  8. Post #26488

    January 2010
    30 Posts
    Yeah I know that, but I did not exactly understand that either, if the warp gate was stopped, how the hell did they get back in mass effect 3? Fly over?
    I assumed "But they are still coming" would be in a few thousand years..


    I have played the first one and about a quarter of the way through the second one (before my overpriced paperweight called an xbox 360 died for no apparent reason).
    Ever heard of the 'Mass Effect Wiki' before?

    In ME2 Arrival, you blow up the Alpha Relay to delay the arrival even more. Reaper FTL drives = quick.
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  9. Post #26489
    Wow, never heard of THAT joke before
    SekritJay's Avatar
    April 2010
    902 Posts
    Okay - In ME1, the Reapers left a single vanguard to ensure that their invasion goes smoothly. The rest of the Reapers are just outside the Milky Way. Shepard put a stop to that, but the Reapers instead decide to go the long route - they would arrive at the galaxy's edge after a long period, and use the Alpha Relay to invade the rest of the galaxy in ME2. Again, Shepard puts a stop to that. So the Reapers decide to invade conventionally, one system at a time. Hence, in ME3, the Reapers don't invade everywhere simultaneously

    EDIT: Yes, the Mass Effect wiki on wikia is probably the only gaming wiki worth a damn there. Binge on that for a while and you'll be up to speed
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  10. Post #26490
    wad67's Avatar
    March 2011
    54 Posts
    Ever heard of the 'Mass Effect Wiki' before?

    In ME2 Arrival, you blow up the Alpha Relay to delay the arrival even more. Reaper FTL drives = quick.

    Oh I get it now, the reapers did just use FTL drives, they did seem kinda slow moving.

    Thanks for clarifying that SekritJay,
    I am now slightly less confused about the ending now.
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  11. Post #26491
    Rust Customer Helpdesk - leave a message on my profile!
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    September 2005
    63,028 Posts
    that isnt garrus he isnt wearing a visor
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  12. Post #26492

    January 2010
    30 Posts
    I've just thought - why bother building the Crucible device, when you could build thousands of fighters and equip them with those Thanix cannons which are highly powerful and effective and send them in?
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  13. Post #26493
    Wow, never heard of THAT joke before
    SekritJay's Avatar
    April 2010
    902 Posts
    Don't worry. People who weren't outraged at the end of ME3 probably didn't understand it

    Also, a free nothing for whoever guesses who I just paraphrased

    Edited:

    I've just thought - why bother building the Crucible device, when you could build thousands of fighters and equip them with those Thanix cannons which are highly powerful and effective and send them in?
    They aren't THAT powerful
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  14. Post #26494
    Mr. Scorpio's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,072 Posts
    Don't worry. People who weren't outraged at the end of ME3 probably didn't understand it

    Also, a free nothing for whoever guesses who I just paraphrased

    Edited:



    They aren't THAT powerful
    doesn't the one on the normandy destroy the collector ship in two hits

    and it's like eighty skyscrapers big



    and thanix missiles can one shot the little reapers if you hit their glowing fuck me light


    actually why didn't they make a giant armada Star Control style?
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  15. Post #26495

    January 2010
    30 Posts
    Don't worry. People who weren't outraged at the end of ME3 probably didn't understand it

    Also, a free nothing for whoever guesses who I just paraphrased

    Edited:



    They aren't THAT powerful
    If one could take down a Collector ship in 2 hits, then a couple of hundred firing at a Reaper could do something compared to 'conventional' weapons?
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  16. Post #26496
    Wow, never heard of THAT joke before
    SekritJay's Avatar
    April 2010
    902 Posts
    The Collector ship was a cruiser. Reapers, particularly the major ones are magnitudes bigger then dreadnoughts, and you have to remember that there were A LOT of Reapers
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  17. Post #26497
    wad67's Avatar
    March 2011
    54 Posts
    A bit more spoily here:

    At the very end when the normandy is crashed, who do you see in the door? My screen just went dark as soon as the door popped open.
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  18. Post #26498
    Wow, never heard of THAT joke before
    SekritJay's Avatar
    April 2010
    902 Posts
    If that happens it means your Effective Military Strength wasn't high enough.

    EVERYBODY DIED DAVE, EVERYBODY DIED

    With a higher EMS, Joker comes out first, with EDI if she survived and you encouraged a romance between them. Then your love interest if you have one, otherwise, the next will be the two squadmates you have the highest relationship with
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  19. Post #26499
    Annotated Reader Lapsed Pacifist
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    December 2008
    11,551 Posts
    doesn't the one on the normandy destroy the collector ship in two hits

    and it's like eighty skyscrapers big



    and thanix missiles can one shot the little reapers if you hit their glowing fuck me light


    actually why didn't they make a giant armada Star Control style?
    I figured that the Collectors relied so much on their weapons that they pretty much said "to hell with it" on thick armor.
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  20. Post #26500
    Mr. Scorpio's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,072 Posts
    I figured that the Collectors relied so much on their weapons that they pretty much said "to hell with it" on thick armor.
    considering it shrugged off those anti ship guns, it seemed pretty tough.
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  21. Post #26501
    wad67's Avatar
    March 2011
    54 Posts
    If that happens it means your Effective Military Strength wasn't high enough.

    EVERYBODY DIED DAVE, EVERYBODY DIED

    With a higher EMS, Joker comes out first, with EDI if she survived and you encouraged a romance between them. Then your love interest if you have one, otherwise, the next will be the two squadmates you have the highest relationship with
    That explains it, I did not do any side missions, I did bone that reporter chick though...
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  22. Post #26502
    your all nerdes
    the_killer24's Avatar
    November 2007
    13,846 Posts
    I did bone that reporter chick though...
    what

    why
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  23. Post #26503
    Quite so, ol' chap.
    Dominicus's Avatar
    December 2011
    4,040 Posts
    That explains it, I did not do any side missions, I did bone that reporter chick though...
    I'm sure the galaxy would be thrilled you did but it won't help you save everyone from the Reapers, I'm afraid.
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  24. Post #26504
    Gold Member
    Zezibesh's Avatar
    May 2008
    18,959 Posts
    EDIT: Yes, the Mass Effect wiki on wikia is probably the only gaming wiki worth a damn there. Binge on that for a while and you'll be up to speed
    The Halo wiki is alright, has a shitload of info on all aspects of the universe.
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  25. Post #26505
    wad67's Avatar
    March 2011
    54 Posts
    Those flabby, double knees were to die for..
    Actually I was just skipping through the thing hitting top right, then random sexytimes.
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  26. Post #26506
    supertribute's Avatar
    March 2012
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    EPIC. EPIC FOR THE WIIIIN!
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  27. Post #26507
    mikester112's Avatar
    May 2010
    4,496 Posts
    Vanguard with a revenant or as I like to call it, THE ANAL RAPIST.
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  28. Post #26508
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    Janus Vesta's Avatar
    May 2007
    12,227 Posts
    doesn't the one on the normandy destroy the collector ship in two hits

    and it's like eighty skyscrapers big
    and thanix missiles can one shot the little reapers if you hit their glowing fuck me light


    actually why didn't they make a giant armada Star Control style?
    Rather than building the Crucible we should have just built a fuckton of ships and outfitted every ship with Thanix cannons. The turians did that, we should have too. Look at the damage we did without Thanix cannons. We also had more ships than the Reapers, we may not be able to take as many hits as them but with enough fire power we could do some real damage.

    But no, let's build the thing that we don't know what it does.

    This FUCKING keyboard!
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  30. Post #26510
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    Janus Vesta's Avatar
    May 2007
    12,227 Posts
    Casey Hudson posted:
    “We have reprioritized our post-launch development efforts to provide the fans who want more closure with even more context and clarity to the ending of the game, in a way that will feel more personalized for each player.”
    FUCK. They're just going to explain the shit we got.
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  31. Post #26511
    Eyes like a god damn hawk
    H4wkeye's Avatar
    March 2011
    4,708 Posts
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  32. Post #26512
    Valor
    Novangel's Avatar
    September 2008
    19,286 Posts
    whatthefuck.jpg
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  33. Post #26513
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    August 2006
    764 Posts
    Adding more shit to a shitty ending.
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  34. Post #26514
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    Rapist's Avatar
    February 2011
    4,713 Posts
    Oh shut up, atleast they're doing something.
    Nobody expected them to do anything anyway.
    Remaking the whole ending would of been extremely difficult with getting all of the voice actors back, changing large parts of the game and so on.
    All we wanted was closure anyway.
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  35. Post #26515
    Lots Of Speculation For Everyone
    Greeneyes's Avatar
    April 2008
    1,832 Posts
    With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we think we have struck a good balance in delivering the answers players are looking for while maintaining the team’s artistic vision for the end of this story arc in the Mass Effect universe.”
    The majority of the writting team had nothing to do with the ending.

    This is balls.
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  36. Post #26516
    Wow, never heard of THAT joke before
    SekritJay's Avatar
    April 2010
    902 Posts
    Give them some credit, at least it's free. Adding in additional cinematics, all of which will presumably be voiced isn't cheap. Not everyone has success with Valve's model y'know
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  37. Post #26517
    Lots Of Speculation For Everyone
    Greeneyes's Avatar
    April 2008
    1,832 Posts
    Just to make clear I am happy with the out come, just hoping they do it well.
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  38. Post #26518
    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
    16,886 Posts
    Why the did you miss this part?

    Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be available for download on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC for no extra charge*.
    It's free till April 12th 2014, apparently.
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  39. Post #26519
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    Janus Vesta's Avatar
    May 2007
    12,227 Posts
    Give them some credit, at least it's free. Adding in additional cinematics, all of which will presumably be voiced isn't cheap. Not everyone has success with Valve's model y'know
    Don't assume anything. Also, they're just going to "clarify" the ending. The problem isn't that the ending is vague, it's that it entirely goes against the themes and story of Mass Effect and nothing made any sense.
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  40. Post #26520
    Wow, never heard of THAT joke before
    SekritJay's Avatar
    April 2010
    902 Posts
    I never said there wasn't the possibility that it would clarify nothing, I'm just not down with knee-jerk negativity
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