1. Post #1
    jwk94's Avatar
    February 2010
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    UPDATE: Well folks that was a short-lived rumor. A post on the Bioware forums has confirmed this to be fake.

    Earlier this month we informed you about a supposed DLC add-on for Mass Effect 3 that would remedy the infamous endings. Well today, more information about a soon-to-come DLC expansion - dubbed Terimator - as well as Mass Shift - the spiritual sequel to Mass Effect - has surfaced. Before we get to the info itself, there's one thing I want to address. These details originated from a post on 4chan by an ex-Bioware employee. We all know that anybody can post just about anything ono 4chan so before everyone gets excited, or even disappointed, by the information below, I highly urge the fact that this is a RUMOR and that you should take this with a GRAIN OF SALT. Now that we have that out of the way, hit the jump to see what all the fuss is about.

    Terminator

    The name of the DLC is Terminator.
    Terminator takes place after the Mass Effect 3 endings.
    Javik was originally from Terminator, but got moved to the full game because Bioware felt that the cast was too small.
    The Normandy crashed on a Prothean planet on the edge of Sol, now they must find a way to contact the rest of the system so they can escape.
    The Normandy and its crew successfully return to Earth which is on the brink of another war.
    Due to the destruction of the Mass Relays, every species is stuck on Earth.
    Earth cannot support the extra inhabitants and thus will run out of food in less than one year unless something is done.
    Certain species are demanding they be given the most advanced ships available so that they may get home.
    Shepard is found on Earth alive, but terribly injured.
    Shepard's sustained terrible burns and has been left in a comatose state following his re-entry into the Earthy's atmosphere.
    Certain synthetic components of Shepard's brain were shut down, leading Chakwas to believe that when he awakens, Shepard will be in a vegetative state.
    You then take control of the Normandy crew and travel to three planets to gather the necessary synthetic components to fix Shephard.
    One of the components is extracted from EDI.
    After a successful recovery, Shepard delivers a speech at the Spacescraper - a piece of the Citadel that fell to Earth - that ends the Sol War.
    Shepard died during the atmospheric re-entry, he is Catalyst, but this is not addressed in the Terminator DLC.
    Nobody is aware of Shepard's true identity they do not find out until Mass Shift.

    Mass Shift
    Mass Shift is the spiritual successor to the Mass Effect series and takes place one millennium after the events of Mass Effect 3.
    Takes place in the same universe, and follows the same characters and plot.
    More action-oriented.
    Space flight plays a big part in Mass Shift, and is said to resemble a mixture of Gradius III and Kingdom Hearts 2's space flight.
    You fly a reaper named Murmur that is controlled by the Catalyst.
    The Catalyst-Murmur relationship is reminiscent of the relationship between the boy and monster in The Last Guardian.
    Xy, a scrapped Mass Effect 2 DLC character, will be introduced in Mass Shift.
    The story revolves around the Catalyst who wants to prevent the galaxy from advancing synthetics.
    The galaxy is quickly forgetting the threat that synthetics pose.
    The Catalyst and EDI will periodically have conflicting moments due to EDI believing that synthetics and organics can coexist.
    Combat will be more tactical but with less cover.
    You will be able to see most of Asad Grim's body.

    RUMOR: Mass Effect 3 DLC and Potential Sequel Revealed
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  2. Post #2
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    June 2008
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    Rumor
    4chan
    Red flags, everywhere.
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  3. Post #3
    Sickle's Avatar
    November 2009
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    Yeah you better fix that ending, Bioware.

    Also what the fuck;

    Mass Shift is the spiritual successor to the Mass Effect series and takes place one millennium after the events of Mass Effect 3.
    Takes place in the same universe, and follows the same characters and plot.
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    Terminator


    You're not even trying to hide it Bioware.
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  5. Post #5
    jwk94's Avatar
    February 2010
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    Red flags, everywhere.
    Which is why I stressed to take it with a grain of salt.

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    Mass Shift is the spiritual successor to the Mass Effect series and takes place one millennium after the events of Mass Effect 3.
    Takes place in the same universe, and follows the same characters and plot.
    how does that work
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    jwk94's Avatar
    February 2010
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    how does that work
    I was wondering the same thing myself.

  8. Post #8
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    I'm liking the sound of Terminator, even if it is from an anonymous source.

  9. Post #9
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    June 2008
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    Which is why I stressed to take it with a grain of salt.
    Should probably advise people to take a brick of salt. Nonetheless, this is pretty silly. A millennium later, but follows the same characters and plot?
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  10. Post #10
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    June 2008
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    Clearly fake, 4chan and numerous inconsistencies along plotlines.

    Although the later sounds more like bioware than not

  11. Post #11
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    May 2010
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    why of all things would you take inspiration from the fucking gummy ship

    that's like taking writing inspiration from episode 2
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    Most likely fake
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    why of all things would you take inspiration from the fucking gummy ship

    that's like taking writing inspiration from episode 2
    so i can fly my cactuar-shaped ship against the reapers!!1

  14. Post #14
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    October 2009
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    Rumors aren't news

    Edited:

    so sayeth sir point-out-the-obvious
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  15. Post #15
    TheJoey's Avatar
    June 2010
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    uhh i thought it originated on the bioware forums by someone who was a "friend" of an "ex-bioware employee".

    in fact i think the original thread on 4chan linked to the bioware forums thread.

  16. Post #16
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    Dennab
    February 2006
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    A sequel...to the end of a trilogy. Yes, this makes perfect sense.
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    The Normandy and its crew successfully return to Earth which is on the brink of another war.
    Due to the destruction of the Mass Relays, every species is stuck on Earth.
    Earth cannot support the extra inhabitants and thus will run out of food in less than one year unless something is done.
    Certain species are demanding they be given the most advanced ships available so that they may get home.
    ...
    After a successful recovery, Shepard delivers a speech at the Spacescraper - a piece of the Citadel that fell to Earth - that ends the Sol War.
    "Hey, we all need food and supplies, but there aren't nearly enough, and even with the most advance spaceships we would die before we got to another planet with enough supplies"
    "I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite wreckage of the Citadel"
    "Oh okay we'll shut up and just starve to death now, thank you Shepard"
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    You fly a reaper named Murmur that is controlled by the Catalyst.
    yeah hi Reapers are fucking gigantic, you would control like a tank floating in jello
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  19. Post #19
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    June 2010
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    uhh i thought it originated on the bioware forums by someone who was a "friend" of an "ex-bioware employee".

    in fact i think the original thread on 4chan linked to the bioware forums thread.

    WELP i was right

    http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/to...dex/10560313/1

    and it's fake.

  20. Post #20
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    Looks like that's the end of this thread.
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    Lock thread, ban OP, 404 facepunch
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  22. Post #22
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    One thousand years in the future?
    How will they get through places without mass relays?


    My mind is shattered

  23. Post #23
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    Good thing this is fake, it sounds terrible.
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    END OF RINE
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  26. Post #26
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    August 2010
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    Red flags, everywhere.
    This is totally fake. Not only is it from 4chan, it's said to be from an ex-bioware employee. The same exact thing was done for GTA IV over at 4chan by an "ex-rockstar employee" who claimed to know a bunch of stuff about the game.

  27. Post #27
    Takes place in the same universe, and follows the same characters and plot.
    that's not what a spiritual successor is
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    Dennab
    February 2012
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    I love dubious reports from ex-employees. Just like the one about GTAV.
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    that's not what a spiritual successor is
    Do you really not see the joke right there in plain view?

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    Even if it is fake it sounds like modern Bioware work
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    Do you really not see the joke right there in plain view?
    No, I don't, care to enlighten me?

  32. Post #32
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    how does that work
    You are supposed to play as a    reaper after shepard becomes the catalyst   

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    "Hey, we all need food and supplies, but there aren't nearly enough, and even with the most advance spaceships we would die before we got to another planet with enough supplies"
    FTL in ME is 10LY/24H

    So no

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    I am an ex-Valve employee. Team Fortress 2 will have more hats.
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    August 2006
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    I am sort of disappointed that this wasn't true, it sounds pretty good.


    Awwh well, im sure Bioware will come up with something.

  36. Post #36
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    April 2010
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    Mass Shift? More like Mass Shit.

    Am I right?
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  37. Post #37
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    November 2007
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    Sounds like shitty fan fiction.... Oh wait.

  38. Post #38
    Dennab
    November 2009
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    A sequel...to the end of a trilogy. Yes, this makes perfect sense.
    Halo 4

  39. Post #39
    Pomf =3
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    October 2008
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    To be fair, 343 Studios is heading that one, not Bungie. They only ended it on Halo 3 w/ ODST and Reach because that was how far their contract went.

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