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#7621 Feeni

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:28 PM

After playing through some of the new hazard maps, I have to say that playing ghost in the acid rain is awesome. So much fun. IMO it's the only one that adds is deep layer of strategy while at the same time not feeling unfair. Also the sandstorm on dagger is my least favorite, especially as someone who enjoys playing sniper. Overall I like the map tweaks they introduced, though I'm still a little bummed they closed off the control room in glacier. I understand why they had to do it, but now where are we going to hide man?!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:59 PM

I'm with Ryuu, I'll get the SP weapon pack when Omega comes out. Cool stuff, but I kinda wish they'd do more with squad outfits or new powers for your squad or something. Just to mix it up.

It was nice that all the alternative outfit DLC was available right off the bat this time instead of coming in batches after the game had already been out for months. That said I would not object to even more. :) But given that they stopped releasing ME2's outfit DLC before all of the squad members even had one suggests to me that the response was not great.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

Kind of a bummer. ME2 is one of the few games that I actually ponied up for costume packs in. Thankfully the CE of ME3 added some variety, but I'd never argue with more.

And I would seriously pay 800msp for a Wrex/Grunt skin on James. Hell with continuity. I don't give a shit.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:03 PM

I'm with Ryuu, I'll get the SP weapon pack when Omega comes out. Cool stuff, but I kinda wish they'd do more with squad outfits or new powers for your squad or something. Just to mix it up.


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

Oh hell. That was good, it gave me a good chuckle in an otherwise very boring work day. :)
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:50 AM

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

So I just recently in the past few days finished ME3 and decided to run through it without the DLC endings. Well I hated it and decided to check out the extended cuts on youtube. I just made some observations I wanted to share and maybe get some opinions on.

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I am eager to see where Bioware takes this series with future DLC and possibly future titles. Mass Effect is my favorite series and I love the possibilities for more things to come about in this awesome galaxy they have created.

Thanks for reading that long post. I'd be interested in others opinions.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

Mass Effect 4: 'There will be no more Shepard'

"There is one thing we are absolutely sure of - there will be no more Shepard, and the trilogy is over. So first, we don't want to make 'Shepard 2...


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:35 PM

Mass Effect 4: 'There will be no more Shepard'


Yup, that's what they've said in the past.

The question is, when can they set it? A prequel or side story set concurrently with the Reaper War would be anticlimactic, but setting it after ME3 could create a scenario where the universe is so unrecognizable it may as well not even be Mass Effect.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

Operation BLOODLUST (Oct. 19th – 21st)
The krogan continue to be formidable allies. We will be lending the krogan army assistance in their next series of strikes against the Reapers.

Squad Goal: Earn one gold melee-medal fighting as a krogan on any map at any difficulty.
Squad Goal Success: All squad members awarded a Commendation Pack.


Sounds easy enough, but does this mean there is no allied goal? Also, it sounds like only one person on the squad earns the medal and then everybody gets the pack?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:41 PM

got the Turian infiltrator last night, that class was making gold feel like bronze for me last night

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

Sounds easy enough, but does this mean there is no allied goal? Also, it sounds like only one person on the squad earns the medal and then everybody gets the pack?


That's what it sounds like. I'm just wondering if I can do this solo.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:41 PM

That's what it sounds like. I'm just wondering if I can do this solo.


Should be no problem using Kroguard. He's practically invincible on bronze.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

They bumped gold melee medal up to 50 remember

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:23 PM

Yup, that's what they've said in the past.

The question is, when can they set it? A prequel or side story set concurrently with the Reaper War would be anticlimactic, but setting it after ME3 could create a scenario where the universe is so unrecognizable it may as well not even be Mass Effect.

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In the news story, they said ME4, or whatever it's called, will be set *after* ME3. They made it sound like, "we've set the stage and we have this vast universe to go wild in". They made it clear it won't be a soldier-story, which makes me wonder where their head is at. I don't mean that in a bad way. I'm just really curious, as I'm sure we all are. There are so many places this could go, but I could go for a Turian-centric game.

On a side note, in real-life, they found a Prothean gold tooth on Mars. ;)
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

That's what it sounds like. I'm just wondering if I can do this solo.


Yeah, this is doable with the Kroguard on Bronze/solo. No squad goal, which stinks, but we get our commendation packs immediately. You could always go two players, one the volus and one Kroguard. Then switch and do another bronze match. Keep in mind, it says nothing about extraction, just the gold melee medal.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:41 PM

Yeah, this is doable with the Kroguard on Bronze/solo. No squad goal, which stinks, but we get our commendation packs immediately. You could always go two players, one the volus and one Kroguard. Then switch and do another bronze match. Keep in mind, it says nothing about extraction, just the gold melee medal.


why switch and do it again? Everyone in squad gets a pack for doing it.

Squad Goal: Earn one gold melee-medal fighting as a krogan on any map at any difficulty.

Squad Goal Success: All squad members awarded a Commendation Pack.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

In the news story, they said ME4, or whatever it's called, will be set *after* ME3. They made it sound like, "we've set the stage and we have this vast universe to go wild in". They made it clear it won't be a soldier-story, which makes me wonder where their head is at.

Not a soldier, hmmm. Maybe the main character will be a police officer or a spy or a professional assassin rather than technically being a "soldier," but I'll eat my hat if ME4 isn't a third person shooter. :lol: Maybe they'll be able to put some interesting spin on it like in Dead Space, where Isaac Clarke is an engineer whose "engineering tools" just happen to also be remarkably suited to the task of shooting monsters in the face.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

why switch and do it again? Everyone in squad gets a pack for doing it.

Squad Goal: Earn one gold melee-medal fighting as a krogan on any map at any difficulty.

Squad Goal Success: All squad members awarded a Commendation Pack.


Oh, duh, my bad! Wow, this one will be really easy.

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Not a soldier, hmmm. Maybe the main character will be a police officer or a spy or a professional assassin rather than technically being a "soldier," but I'll eat my hat if ME4 isn't a third person shooter. Maybe they'll be able to put some interesting spin on it like in Dead Space, where Isaac Clarke is an engineer whose "engineering tools" just happen to also be remarkably suited to the task of shooting monsters in the face.


Engineer is an interesting angle. Or maybe a C-Sec type officer story investigating something on the new Citadel that leads to something bigger. Like say, oh....
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

Maybe they'll be able to put some interesting spin on it like in Dead Space, where Isaac Clarke is an engineer whose "engineering tools" just happen to also be remarkably suited to the task of shooting monsters in the face.

Got a laser tool that cuts through rock... not so far fetched that it cuts through faces too, monster or otherwise.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:10 PM

Not a soldier, hmmm. Maybe the main character will be a police officer or a spy or a professional assassin rather than technically being a "soldier," but I'll eat my hat if ME4 isn't a third person shooter. :lol: Maybe they'll be able to put some interesting spin on it like in Dead Space, where Isaac Clarke is an engineer whose "engineering tools" just happen to also be remarkably suited to the task of shooting monsters in the face.

Thing is, if they do set it in the post-ME3 universe and they pick a specific ending from ME3 as the "canon" starting point, there will be factions that bitch about that choice no matter what.

Question is, besides
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, which one would they really pick? That one seems to be the "preferred" ending to the story for a ME4 game. If you went with
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ME4 makes as much sense at this point as Halo 4, mainly since things were wrapped up at the end of ME3 as they were with Halo 3. Prequel makes the most sense to me for ME4, like they did with Halo Reach.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:14 PM

Thing is, if they do set it in the post-ME3 universe and they pick a specific ending from ME3 as the "canon" starting point, there will be factions that bitch about that choice no matter what.

Question is, besides

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, which one would they really pick? That one seems to be the "preferred" ending to the story for a ME4 game. If you went with
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However,
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Unless they decide that it's
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ME4 makes as much sense at this point as Halo 4, mainly since things were wrapped up at the end of ME3 as they were with Halo 3. Prequel makes the most sense to me for ME4, like they did with Halo Reach.


I have to disagree with you on Halo 4. I'm actually impressed with how they're pulling this one off and going deep into Halo lore. I'm pretty excited about it. I do agree that the easiest for us to comprehend would be the prequel stories. There are two handfuls of stories I could rattle off right now. But, I have faith in the team at Bioware and I can see where they would chalk up ME1/2/3 as just the "setting of the stage" for the rest of the series simply because of
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:42 PM

Got a laser tool that cuts through rock... not so far fetched that it cuts through faces too, monster or otherwise.


I know, I'm just poking fun. :lol: I'm an enormous Dead Space fan.

Thing is, if they do set it in the post-ME3 universe and they pick a specific ending from ME3 as the "canon" starting point, there will be factions that bitch about that choice no matter what.

Question is, besides

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, which one would they really pick? That one seems to be the "preferred" ending to the story for a ME4 game. If you went with
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However,
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Unless they decide that it's
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:56 PM

if someone wants a volus to follow them around while they krogan smash everyone I'll do it

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

I have to disagree with you on Halo 4. I'm actually impressed with how they're pulling this one off and going deep into Halo lore. I'm pretty excited about it. I do agree that the easiest for us to comprehend would be the prequel stories. There are two handfuls of stories I could rattle off right now. But, I have faith in the team at Bioware and I can see where they would chalk up ME1/2/3 as just the "setting of the stage" for the rest of the series simply because of

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Though, ME1/2/3 is a completed series with things relatively wrapped up at the end. Unless we go with some other scenario that runs in parallel with ME1/2/3 timeframes though somewhere far removed from the storyline or something so removed from the ME1/2/3 timeframes (First Contact War, Rachni Wars, Prothean Empire), it'll be odd for them to go work something out that doesn't look like Mass Effect Duty 4.

Though, with
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Sure, changing an ending makes so much sense because they have such good history with that. :D

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

Sure, changing an ending makes so much sense because they have such good history with that. :D

Honestly that's the thing that surprises me the most about the endings.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:00 PM

Oh I can see it now, ME4 no Shepard, he's the enemy now. No no sorry I mean Bioware decides to use a Hanar as the main player character,
, nah wait that's still soldier. :lol:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

Quick question...as someone who has never played any of the ME games, would I be wise to start with ME1 or can I just jump in anywhere? Thanks!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:10 PM

Should be no problem using Kroguard. He's practically invincible on bronze.


That would be great but all I have is the Krogan Soldier. I also have to start over as I promoted the soldier class the other day.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

Quick question...as someone who has never played any of the ME games, would I be wise to start with ME1 or can I just jump in anywhere? Thanks!


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