1. Post #23161
    Gold Member
    Devodiere's Avatar
    November 2009
    10,301 Posts
    Alliance military ranks are just confusing. It's a bizarre combination of Marine and Navy rankings.

    ENLISTED

    Serviceman 3rd Class/Private 2nd Class
    Serviceman 2nd Class/Private 1st Class
    Serviceman 1st Class/Corporal

    NCOs
    Service Chief
    Gunnery Chief
    Operations Chief

    OFFICERS
    2nd Lieutenant
    1st Lieutenant
    Staff Lieutenant
    Lieutenant Commander
    Staff Commander
    Captain/Major
    Rear Admiral/General
    Admiral
    Fleet Admiral

    So Shepard and Kaiden are equal in ranks. Shepard's a Captain in the Alliance Navy and Kaiden's a major in the Alliance Marines.
    Does it specifically state that Major is on par with Captain, because normally Colonel would be the equivalent Marine rank.
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  2. Post #23162
    Quite so, ol' chap.
    Dominicus's Avatar
    December 2011
    2,817 Posts
    Alliance military ranks are just confusing. It's a bizarre combination of Marine and Navy rankings.

    ENLISTED

    Serviceman 3rd Class/Private 2nd Class
    Serviceman 2nd Class/Private 1st Class
    Serviceman 1st Class/Corporal

    NCOs
    Service Chief
    Gunnery Chief
    Operations Chief

    OFFICERS
    2nd Lieutenant
    1st Lieutenant
    Staff Lieutenant
    Lieutenant Commander
    Staff Commander
    Captain/Major
    Rear Admiral/General
    Admiral
    Fleet Admiral

    So Shepard and Kaiden are equal in ranks. Shepard's a Captain in the Alliance Navy and Kaiden's a major in the Alliance Marines.
    I'm pretty sure Shepard once corrected a Quarian Captain who called Shepard "Captain Shepard". To which he/she said "It's Commander, not Captain."
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  3. Post #23163
    Lots Of Speculation For Everyone
    Greeneyes's Avatar
    April 2008
    1,832 Posts
    On a ship a Commander will outrank it's equivalent in the army and be equivalent to the army rank above but still make the orders, so on the Normandy Shepard outranks Kaiden. On the ground Kaiden would technically outrank him but Shep is a spectre so it doesn't apply.

    Edited:

    also, for old times sake:

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  4. Post #23164
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    Zezibesh's Avatar
    May 2008
    20,565 Posts
    Shep was clearly pretty unpopular with the brass after the whole mess with the alpha relay and Cerberus. Anderson and Hackett were probably the only higher-ups that backed him.

    Edited:

    Which is why Shep hasn't been promoted.
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  5. Post #23165
    Original 300 elitist.
    MiX-A's Avatar
    January 2005
    1,732 Posts
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  6. Post #23166
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    GetBent's Avatar
    August 2006
    6,987 Posts
    So I was playing Mass Effect 1, used a relay and this happened. Bug, or foreshadowing by Bioware? You decide.

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  7. Post #23167
    [SIZE=6][COLOR="#EE82EE"]Hardcore My Little Pony Fan[/COLOR][/SIZE]
    Arvuti's Avatar
    July 2008
    5,406 Posts
    i should really read previous pages
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  8. Post #23168
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    Whatsinaname's Avatar
    February 2006
    7,328 Posts
    Look just a few posts back.
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  9. Post #23169
    I was nice to a hobo once and he bought me this title
    Dirf's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,562 Posts
    Manguard aims for the stars! Started at wave 4-5, lasted until the end.

    Also no editing was made, was too lazy on this one.
    So this happens to other people as well? I get this glitch very often after I get revived.

    It's pretty cool when you realize you can't die, but then you start falling through the map.
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  10. Post #23170
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    Whatsinaname's Avatar
    February 2006
    7,328 Posts
    You know what I think would be nice?    If, after Shepard gets knocked out by the beam (indoctrination theory etc.), we see his two squadmates carrying him to the beam while he tries to regain consciousness. And after you reach the citadel, your squadmates have to split up for some reason, and you briefly get to play as each of them. Afterwards, Shepard finally wakes up, regains his strength, and you play as him for the final battle.   
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  11. Post #23171
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    BreenIsALie's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,247 Posts
    i should really read previous pages
    Well, When you are away from it for a day and there is 400 new posts when you get back, it's tempting to skip a few
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  12. Post #23172
    Dennab
    September 2010
    3,755 Posts
    Heh, just sided with Tali in the    Geth/Gypsy conflict. Him choking shepard was really fuggen awesome, if you ask me. Really shows that he cares for his species, unlike Tali, who just kills herself and doesn't try to stop Shepurd   

    I reloaded afterwards of course, mainly to see Tali    --------die   

    Such a sweet sight
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  13. Post #23173
    "some of those dragon dildo designs are pretty cool"
    EcksDee's Avatar
    February 2007
    10,173 Posts
    I reloaded afterwards of course, mainly to see Tali    --------die   

    Such a sweet sight
    >: (
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  14. Post #23174
    Dennab
    September 2010
    3,755 Posts
       I just love how she looks into the sky of her homeworld in despair, only to see the last remnants of her species die.   
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  15. Post #23175
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    Canuhearme?'s Avatar
    April 2008
    17,630 Posts
    Udina posted:
    "The new Council has to rule with a single voice, Humanity."
    Why is there a Turian, Asari and Salarian councilor then that hold just as much power as Udina? I thought a huge point about the Renegade ending was that people saw Humanity as a rogue species that conquered the Citadel for political dominance.
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  16. Post #23176
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    marcus's Avatar
    August 2005
    366 Posts
    The music during    grunt's solo fight against the rachni    was simply amazing, sent shivers down my spine seeing him    'go down fighting'   
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  17. Post #23177
    Puddin'
    JesterUK's Avatar
    November 2008
    6,821 Posts
    Why is there a Turian, Asari and Salarian councilor then that hold just as much power as Udina? I thought a huge point about the Renegade ending was that people saw Humanity as a rogue species that conquered the Citadel for political dominance.
    The Councilors don't have much power to begin with. They're just representatives of their species' governments.
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  18. Post #23178
    Dennab
    September 2010
    3,755 Posts
    The Councilors don't have much power to begin with. They're just representatives of their species.
    The council is just the Space UN, so the only thing they do is putting sanctions on stuff.

    And occasionally sending spectres
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  19. Post #23179
    [SIZE=6][COLOR="#EE82EE"]Hardcore My Little Pony Fan[/COLOR][/SIZE]
    Arvuti's Avatar
    July 2008
    5,406 Posts
    Heh, just sided with Tali in the    Geth/Gypsy conflict. Him choking shepard was really fuggen awesome, if you ask me. Really shows that he cares for his species, unlike Tali, who just kills herself and doesn't try to stop Shepurd   

    I reloaded afterwards of course, mainly to see Tali    --------die   

    Such a sweet sight
        the part where legion chokes shepard, that was recycled animation from ME1 where saren chokes shepard in virmire :V    
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  20. Post #23180
    Dennab
    September 2010
    3,755 Posts
        the part where legion chokes shepard, that was recycled animation from ME1 where saren chokes shepard in virmire :V    
    You ruined it for me
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  21. Post #23181
    I survived Camp FP 2010
    Viper202's Avatar
    July 2006
    6,471 Posts
    The music during    grunt's solo fight against the rachni    was simply amazing, sent shivers down my spine seeing him    'go down fighting'   
    8 Shots with a 1 round shotgun


    action alalalalalalala
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  22. Post #23182
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    Swebonny's Avatar
    August 2006
    14,820 Posts
    8 Shots with a 1 round shotgun


    action alalalalalalala
    RAMON FILM PRODUCTIONS - Who killed Captain Alex???

    Edited:

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  23. Post #23183
    Dennab
    September 2010
    3,755 Posts
    RAMON FILM PRODUCTIONS - Who killed Captain Alex???

    Edited:

    It's [media], not [video]
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  24. Post #23184
    Remove anime
    jiggu's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,761 Posts
    Actually it is [video] nowdays? I think both works.
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  25. Post #23185
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    Janus Vesta's Avatar
    May 2007
    15,925 Posts
    You know what I think would be nice?    If, after Shepard gets knocked out by the beam (indoctrination theory etc.), we see his two squadmates carrying him to the beam while he tries to regain consciousness. And after you reach the citadel, your squadmates have to split up for some reason, and you briefly get to play as each of them. Afterwards, Shepard finally wakes up, regains his strength, and you play as him for the final battle.   
    I don't understand why they want Shepard alone at the end. He had a team at the end of both previous games. If he didn't have a team he would fail, it was the entire point of Mass effect 2. Now they want him to be Space Jesus.
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  26. Post #23186
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    BreenIsALie's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,247 Posts
    This game really wants me to die in Multiplayer

    I got like 80+ of any equipment EXCEPT for medigel, which i have Zero off

    And i'v not gotten any in like 20 packs

    Why does it want me to die
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  27. Post #23187
    Remove anime
    jiggu's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,761 Posts
    How come all you guys have such problems with medigel? I got pretty much medigel, but I don't use it very often, I save it to when it's extremely neccesary.
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  28. Post #23188
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    mikester112's Avatar
    May 2010
    4,132 Posts
    How come all you guys have such problems with medigel? I got pretty much medigel, but I don't use it very often, I save it to when it's extremely neccesary.
    When you play on Gold you'll see why medigel is a necessity.
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  29. Post #23189
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    GetBent's Avatar
    August 2006
    6,987 Posts
    I'm going crazy, one more keeper to scan and I can't find it. I've run all over the Citadel.
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  30. Post #23190
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    Swebonny's Avatar
    August 2006
    14,820 Posts
    It's [media], not [video]
    I got taught by a primitive.
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  31. Post #23191
    Gold Member
    Egevened's Avatar
    September 2006
    3,633 Posts
    8 Shots with a 1 round shotgun


    action alalalalalalala
    the canon is proper in that scene. proper weapons maintenance would not let you do what grunt does in that scene, but firing 8 shots where shepard would normally empty the clip after 1 is perfectly fine, if not for the condition of the weapon
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  32. Post #23192
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    marcus's Avatar
    August 2005
    366 Posts
    8 Shots with a 1 round shotgun


    action alalalalalalala
    mass effect fields
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  33. Post #23193
    Dennab
    September 2010
    3,755 Posts
    I got taught by a primitive.
    This hurts me
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  34. Post #23194
    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
    16,289 Posts
    By the way, in the ending cinematic, I wanna know what the fuck this guy was thinking:



    Yeah, shoot at the landing reaper with your RIFLE, that's gonna fuck him up.
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  35. Post #23195
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    Janus Vesta's Avatar
    May 2007
    15,925 Posts
    Maybe he's shooting a husk on a roof.
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  36. Post #23196
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    Whatsinaname's Avatar
    February 2006
    7,328 Posts
    I don't understand why they want Shepard alone at the end. He had a team at the end of both previous games. If he didn't have a team he would fail, it was the entire point of Mass effect 2. Now they want him to be Space Jesus.
    Hell, that was the entire point of all of the games. Seeing his squadmates pick him up and help him finish what he started would have been a very powerful moment.

    But nope. They all get abandoned instead.
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  37. Post #23197
    Remove anime
    jiggu's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,761 Posts
    Every bullet counts.
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  38. Post #23198
    Wow, never heard of THAT joke before
    SekritJay's Avatar
    April 2010
    1,002 Posts
    On other news, having played through again for the 5th time, I have noticed that if you made peace between the Geth and Quarians/sided with the Quarians, they bring in one of their liveships, presumably for supply purposes, thus rendering the argument that the Turians and Quarians stranded on Earth would starve, moot

    Carry on
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  39. Post #23199
    Remove anime
    jiggu's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,761 Posts
    On other news, having played through again for the 5th time, I have noticed that if you made peace between the Geth and Quarians/sided with the Quarians, they bring in one of their liveships, presumably for supply purposes, thus rendering the argument that the Turians and Quarians stranded on Earth would starve, moot

    Carry on
    I doubt one of their ships could supply such a massive fleet plus ground forces?
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  40. Post #23200
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    Egevened's Avatar
    September 2006
    3,633 Posts
    I doubt one of their ships could supply such a massive fleet plus ground forces?
    I thought the quarians are self sustaining, trade is not for food
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