1. Post #1
    jwk94's Avatar
    February 2010
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    So, you've just completed Mass Effect 3 and you're not too happy about the endings, what do you do? Well, you could complain on the Bioware forums, sign the petition for new endings, or read the rest of this post and get excited. You see, the recent outcry for entirely new endings, or at least some sort of closure and clarification, by many members of the Mass Effect community sparked a debacle that has some taking sides. On one hand you have those that appreciated the endings for what they were, and were gracious that Bioware was able to craft three games that took Western RPG's to a new level. Then you have the people who didn't like the endings. Because of obvious spoilers, I won't go into detail about what those endings contained, but just know that if you didn't like them, you're certainly not alone. Bioware knows that people didn't like the endings, and it seems that we now know why those endings were chosen, and what is being done to correct that "mistake".


    The image above was leaked across the web a few days ago, it shows new multiplayer classes that are coming to Mass Effect 3, there's apparently more to the story though. The image below shows what appears to be the rest of the screen cap (which looks to be taken from Facebook), that reveals that this DLC is available on the Developer servers, and it unlocks everything? Ok, that's sort of odd I suppose, but the most intriguing part of the post comes from an anonymous user from some website (maybe 4chan?). The user sheds some light on the DLC, dubbed "The Truth".



    The ending was half-assed because of the leak. They changed it at the last minute so they could have more time to prepare the real ending via DLC.


    It’s called The Truth and it’s being released in April or May. You WILL be able to continue the story if you picked any of the endings. Your decision during that sequence will have a big effect on your ending of The Truth. The Truth adds two new sets of enemies, new classes, and multiplayer maps including “Firebase Hive”, which is a small area of the last remaining collector ship included in the DLC, which, by the way you should definitely bring Javik the Prothean along if you have him.


    The picture here shows some of the leaked multiplayer classes and races. One race that isn’t shown is the Prothean Adept and Vanguard. This DLC also enables the ability for owners of the preorder and From Ashes DLC to find their DLC weapons in reinforcement packs.


    All that content, and this might as well be labeled an expansion pack.


    And it’s free.


    You’re welcome.
    When asked about the DLC, Bioware said "Do you really think we would really name something "The Truth?" While they didn't outright deny the existence of the DLC, it might not be named "The Truth".

    If what the anonymous user stated is to be believed, then this would certainly explain why Bioware delivered those "half-assed" endings in the first place. If released, "The Truth" could ease the players that felt "betrayed" by the endings. Personally, I thought they were ok, there were some plot holes, but it did leave slight room for future sequels, so I don't mind. If we do get additional endings, then that's even better, and if they're free, you can definitely sign me up! Remember guys, this is still a rumor, so please, take this with a grain of salt until more information is uncovered.


    Rumor: Mass Effect 3 "The Truth" DLC Brings Along New Endings, Multiplayer Classes, and More.
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  2. Post #2
    You had me at meat tornado.
    Cl0cK's Avatar
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    Please be true, please be true.
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  3. Post #3
    ask me for a rust key :~)
    LordCrypto's Avatar
    December 2008
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    fixing the colored explosions for only 14.99!

    now with more colored animations!!111
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  4. Post #4
    beep
    codemaster85's Avatar
    January 2006
    7,472 Posts
    if it is true, Bioware are geniuses at marketing by making fans pay for the true ending.
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  5. Post #5
    Jewish Paladin's Avatar
    October 2009
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    Oh fuck, we fucked up.

    Well, we can still milk their anger for more money.

    DLC EFFECT 3
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  6. Post #6
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    I want a pink ending
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  7. Post #7
    Valor
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    September 2008
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    Aside from the endings playing as the geth will be MY DREAM.
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    November 2006
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    hilarious if people actually BUY the proper ending for a game
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  9. Post #9
    jwk94's Avatar
    February 2010
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    hilarious if people actually BUY the proper ending for a game
    I assume you just skipped the OP.
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    March 2010
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    I thought it was supposedly free...?
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    Dennab
    August 2011
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    hilarious if people actually BUY the proper ending for a game
    Bioware is more respectable than that, they wouldn't dare

    I hope...
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  12. Post #12
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    August 2006
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    This is stupid, it's supposedly free, but it's still stupid that (if this is accurate) Bioware mauled the endings purposely as "payback" for the leaked script which rained on their parade when everyone said it was bad.


    Never buying a Bioware game ever again if this actually turns out to be even somewhat true, Javik being on the disc was a big enough insult.
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  13. Post #13
    jwk94's Avatar
    February 2010
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    how would this be somewhat true?

  14. Post #14
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    August 2006
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    how would this be somewhat true?
    The world is strange enough sometimes to give you that answer
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  15. Post #15
    I'm different!
    Doctor Zedacon's Avatar
    July 2006
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    This is stupid, it's supposedly free, but it's still stupid that (if this is accurate) Bioware mauled the endings purposely as "payback" for the leaked script which rained on their parade when everyone said it was bad.


    Never buying a Bioware game ever again if this actually turns out to be even somewhat true, Javik being on the disc was a big enough insult.
    Imagine if Valve had done that with Half-Life 2. They'd pretty much have sunk their company.
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    Please be true, please be true.
    You get no cake.....it's the truth.
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  17. Post #17
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
    June 2006
    19,112 Posts
    It'd better be fuckin' free; they have a debt to us. Fuck the notion that their commitment to you ends once they have your money; they have to uphold their honour by apologising for their misdeeds with a free DLC pack, regardless of how many guns EA are being pointed at their heads.

    If it's free, i'l probably be able to try and forgive them, but i'll still never forget how they removed Javik from the main game for monetisation.

    Also, if my copy isn't here by the afternoon, i'll likely be having words with Amazon, because this is getting ridiculous.
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  18. Post #18
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    November 2009
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    I love how they put the proper classes like Geth infiltrator and Krogan Battlemaster in the DLC rather than able to get normally.

    I still doubt them actually making it though. I saw that screenshot on /v/ a few days ago, looked pretty fake then and it still looks fake. That kind of self-awareness is long lost in Bioware.

  19. Post #19
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    October 2008
    270 Posts
    Bioware is just another cog in the EA's money laundering machine. I doubt the devs really care or listen to fans anymore.

    I doubt this "The Truth" dlc is completely real, it could be that someone got ahold of a upcoming Multi-failure DLC and they sure as hell are not giving anything away for free. Only gaming company that care do such things like that.

    All this said however, there is enough flame-wars and rage going on that they might just make a changed ending DLC because they see that the foolish drones will pay for it. Not because they know the F'd up but because money > Fan Respect
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  20. Post #20
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    November 2006
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    I assume you just skipped the OP.
    i don't believe in EA giving free dlc

  21. Post #21
    World's Okayest Comic Guy
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    February 2005
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    Good thing friendly fire doesn't exist in this game or Geth players will sometimes be downed by their teammates.
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  22. Post #22
    jwk94's Avatar
    February 2010
    593 Posts
    i don't believe in EA giving free dlc
    battlefield 3
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  23. Post #23
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    November 2006
    13,626 Posts
    battlefield 3
    all right let me fix my post

    i don't believe in EA giving free dlc that matters
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  24. Post #24
    I ROLL THE NICKELS
    CodeMonkey3's Avatar
    October 2008
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    Welp, now I have to replay the entire ending and change my squad selection so Tali and Garrus die and instead Fathead McStrongdick and Cerberaus Cheerleader die instead.

  25. Post #25
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    Dennab
    September 2010
    8,080 Posts
    Bad company 2 had free dlc. Then again, the pc version didn't get some gamemodes.
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  26. Post #26
    World's Okayest Comic Guy
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    February 2005
    17,334 Posts
    battlefield 3
    Back to Karkand doesn't count, but I think you're referring to the preorder pack.
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  27. Post #27
    jwk94's Avatar
    February 2010
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    all right let me fix my post

    i don't believe in EA giving free dlc that matters
    Whether it matters or not is subjective.

    Edited:

    Back to Karkand doesn't count, but I think you're referring to the preorder pack.
    Why doesn't BTK count?
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  28. Post #28
    I make sexist and racist jokes all the time yet,i still support the feminist movement and the rights of blacks.
    znk666's Avatar
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    Now featuring:
    3 new custom colors for the end game explosion!
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  29. Post #29
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    June 2008
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    People getting hyped off of rumors and images. Surprise.

  30. Post #30
    World's Okayest Comic Guy
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    February 2005
    17,334 Posts
    Why doesn't BTK count?
    Free to people who bought the game when it first came out, but when the Limited Edition version sold out, then the standard edition purchasers will have to pay $15 for the expansion

    Content should be free forever, though it shouldn't be as big as that expansion. perhaps if we were given a new gamemode or new dog tags, then either of those will be fine
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  31. Post #31
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    March 2007
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    I wouldn't doubt that the multiplayer classes are real... but changing the endings has to be fake.

  32. Post #32
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    February 2007
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    Not buying into this until I hear it straight from the horse's mouth.
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  33. Post #33
    I'M A SHAAARK!
    Lambeth's Avatar
    October 2009
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    Will probably buy it just to play as the geth. Assuming it's real and this isn't clever photo editing and wishful thinking
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  34. Post #34
    Sickle's Avatar
    November 2009
    6,600 Posts
    This needs to be free.

  35. Post #35
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    Recurracy's Avatar
    August 2009
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    So the ending only let you choose from three colored explosions, right? If so that is outright lazy.

  36. Post #36
    Movie quote goes here, because...
    Dennab
    October 2008
    8,076 Posts
    Imagine if Valve had done that with Half-Life 2. They'd pretty much have sunk their company.
    What? They did a distinctly yellow ending and they even moved it to EP1 to boot!

    Edited:

    So the ending only let you choose from three colored explosions, right? If so that is outright lazy.
    People aren't even exaggerating when you say that!

  37. Post #37
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    October 2008
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    One does not simply fix an ending because the fans didn't like it.

    Just imagine Star Wars Episode 1 getting re-released with an altered ending in which the old guy doesn't die at the end as an attempt to make the fans like the movie more. Or some book that got it's ending altered in the 2nd edition to make it more popular.

    Bioware has already screwed this up and they won't fix it this easily.
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  38. Post #38
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    August 2005
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    if it is true, Bioware are geniuses at marketing by making fans pay for the true ending.
    Asshole geniuses

    Edited:

    One does not simply fix an ending because the fans didn't like it.

    Just imagine Star Wars Episode 1 getting re-released with an altered ending in which the old guy doesn't die at the end as an attempt to make the fans like the movie more. Or some book that got it's ending altered in the 2nd edition to make it more popular.
    If George Lucas listened to the fans (redlettermedia) and released an altered Episode 1 it would be the best thing ever.

  39. Post #39
    I CAN LITERALLY NOT STOP SUCKING HORSE DICK

    August 2007
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    [SPOILER]Now, I haven't played any of the ME's, but this text seems to make the endings have a deeper meaning than what you saw. Like I said, I have no idea what the hell he is talking about because I've never played this.
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  40. Post #40
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    February 2007
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    [SPOILER]
    So instead of shipping with a bad ending, they shipped with no ending.

    That's fucking stupid.

    Gotta love the comment at the end, "This ending is amazing"? No it isn't. It's people grasping at straws because Bioware gave us shit. Their main argument basically boils down to, "Even Bioware couldn't have fucked it up this badly, it must've been intentional!" Even if it is somehow true, we're now assuming Bioware shipped the game with no ending and intend to release it months later, which is fucking bullshit.
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