pressly is a straight up pimp
ashley is a bitchtwat and other casually misogynistic words
I'm pretty sure the very opening scene of ME3 is when the Alliance realizes the Reapers have arrived in Batarian Space.
Also, he wasted so much time in jail. The Batarians were not going to wage a war on humanity in six months. Tensions would rise, yes, and there may have been race violence, but that's a small price to pay so that Shepard could have done more to prepare for the attack.
And Shepard had nothing else to do to prepare for the attack. What could he have done?
He could have done a shitload in 6 months.
They're basically space North Korea. Annoying and dangerous, but by no means a threat on a large scale.
Why are you even debating this? Shepard not being in jail for six months would have been far more helpful and productive than him being in jail for six months.
The Batarians may have gone to war, but they didn't have enough military strength to seriously challenge the Alliance. It would have been a pretty easy fight. Also, wars are not fought in six months. The Reapers would have invaded and the war would have ended. It wouldn't have been much of an issue either way.
This means that the Alliance now has to fight against the Batarians, and that weakens both of their militaries. It might have even put the fleets into a position where they wouldn't be able to rally when the Reapers hit.
So instead, they blame it on what is essentially a rogue agent. Then they arrest said rogue agent and call it good. The Batarians would still be pissed, but it's a whole lot less likely for them to go into all out war if the Alliance looks like its taking steps to punish the person responsible.
Also, why the fuck would Wrex help? He is busy unifying and running an entire planet. Either way, it would have failed horribly because the Krogans helping the Alliance would have been obliterated just like most of the Alliance fleets were.
Because if they did they would be immediately annihilated by the combined forces of NATO, because while the US was busy making connections Iran was busy digging it's own grave
Not to mention, like I said, why would the Batarians be appeased by a house arrest? They're fucking crazy.
and wrex would help because he's a fucking bro, you non believing unbro. bros help out when help is needed. that's the bro code.
I find it really weird how the Normandy looks like it's still in the middle of the retrofit the Alliance was giving it but isn't getting any further along. It still has random boxes and those rubber mat things and shit everywhere like it's still being worked on. Kind of annoying.
It's also bro-code not to ask help from a bro who isn't in a position to help. Wrex wasn't having an easy time maintaining cohesion within the Krogan Clans. Trying to form an army to assist the Alliance could have ended any cohesion. It would have been unfair of Shepard to ask Wrex compromise his race for the sake of being a bro. That's totally un-brolike.
who said anything about the alliance
unlike Threpard who thinks earth is the bestest most important planet ever, i think the efforts should have focused on protecting the citadel, the seat of galactic government and off button for the galaxy
just making sure that you have some sort of alliance worked out ahead of time instead of having to deal with it after the reapers have already hit would have saved tons of time and lives
instead we only bother talking to wrex after things have already gone to shit when we could have easily spent those 6 months working out a deal
it feels like they wanted to find some reason to make shepard not do anything for a while so things could happen in the plot, but they couldn't come up with anything good so they just sort of mumbled something about being arrested and then immediately shifted focus off of the subject
<bad writing here>
"This is bad writing, how can I justify wasting time out of my life reading/seeing this bullshit?"
"I know! I'll overanalyze it and figure out how I can make this work out with a semblance of logic to it."
It certainly makes it easier for me to enjoy mediocre writing, but arguing that the writing isn't mediocre to begin with is a lot harder.
Also, as Grim Joker already knows, I don't care too much for the overall plot as long as the character development is good. As long as the plot seems cohesive, I can enjoy the characters.
Aww yeehhhhh, Geth infiltrator and Drell Vanguard in the same pack and I didn't have any of those two.
it was just so nonsensical in every way, every time i think about it i find some new horrible plot hole or logical inconsistency. then I think about the rest of the game with the same mindset, and what was a glazed over situation that really wasn't supposed to matter becomes a completely ridiculous mess
i mean why even have a number to attach to war assets if the ending doesn't tell you what that number does and a lot of the things that contribute numbers couldn't even possibly affect the end
and then there's the whole EDI moonbase thing. How exactly did an overpowered enemy AI system become self aware? Isn't that like a game engine becoming self aware? And why did Cerberus use it to make an AI when the first thing it did was try to kill everyone?
and then you get my point. It's like a sweater with a loose thread I can't stop pulling.
It would have been awesome if we could customize the multiplayer characters in the same way we can customize Shepard.
However, I try not to let the ending sour my experience with the game. I love Thane, I love Liara, I love Garrus, I love Wrex. Seeing their stories unfold is still satisfying enough for me to replay the series a few times.
I was just thinking...
Number of Asari councillors in my Mass Effect series playthrough: 1
Number of Salarian councillors in my Mass Effect series playthrough: 1
Number of Turian councillors in my Mass Effect series playthrough: 1
Number of Human councillors in my Mass Effect series playthrough: 3
We err...we don't have a great track record with these things, do we?
In comparison to the other races, we're going through councillors like Whitesnake goes through drummers.