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#8461 Spybreak9

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:33 PM

I was gonna say like how much the Forbes review stated but yah Raptr told me I played for 3 hours yesterday. It's hourly so 3.5 to almost 4 hours is my guess. I have a few things left just walking around and I barely touched the combat simulator, just because I just did Pinnacle Station's achievements for ME1 like a few weeks ago lol.

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#8462 dualedge2

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:43 AM

With just the simulator alone, it certainly looks like this has a LOT more replay value than Omega and Leviathan put together.

Also, it seems that for the squad interaction and the "one last ride", it's quite worth it.
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#8463 theredworm

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:33 AM

Boy the banner for this weeks op is the biggest eyesore yet.

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#8464 dualedge2

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:04 AM

You know, I was only JOKING about wanting to play Low/High Stakes Quasar again.

Didn't think they'd actually call me on it :applause:
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:48 AM

Haha nooooo, folks called me up so I only got a little bit of my Femshep playthrough with the Citadel. I found out the hard way that my difficulty with that one was a bit harder. Wow, bs, shooting a guy or shocking him, my Vanguard has Energy Drain, and he's still manages to fire off a salvo right into my chest. Well so I played some multiplayer instead, don't think I'll be able to get the Platinum challenges, nope. I think Gold is my threshold.
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#8466 dualedge2

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:31 AM

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"Y-you used me as bait?!"


Can't say this is better than LotSB, but if there's any praise I can give it, it's that it is ME3's LotSB.

And I think that's the highest praise I can give it.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:39 AM

Well, that's it. 4105/4105 for the Mass Effect series. Feels kinda bittersweet.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:30 AM

Haha nooooo, folks called me up so I only got a little bit of my Femshep playthrough with the Citadel. I found out the hard way that my difficulty with that one was a bit harder. Wow, bs, shooting a guy or shocking him, my Vanguard has Energy Drain, and he's still manages to fire off a salvo right into my chest. Well so I played some multiplayer instead, don't think I'll be able to get the Platinum challenges, nope. I think Gold is my threshold.


Plat isn't that bad.

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#8469 Arikado

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

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I am going to miss this series so much.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:44 AM

Plat isn't that bad.


Agreed. And that's coming from someone who just dipped their toe in platinum waters. It's totally doable with the right squad.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:07 PM

Finished up the DLC at 1 AM this morning. What an absolutely fantastic experience for my $15. Anybody on the fence....buy this if you're a fan of Mass Effect at all. I guarantee you'll find $15 worth of enjoyment in it.

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#8472 dualedge2

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:13 PM

I have higher praise for Citadel DLC:


I didn't want it to end.

But I guess that's alright. Because Citadel was the REAL ending.


I'm also really happy for one thing:

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#8473 MSUHitman

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

OK so I wasn't given the option for ANY of the individual invites to the apartment, even though I got the wave of emails of James, Liara, Miranda, Tali, Kolyat, etc. I got the scenes with people on the strip, but none in the apartment. Went around the citadel trying to get stuff to reset and still no prompts anywhere.

Bought the party favors and had the party, do I need to go back to my previous save from before the party?

Kinda interested in when they wrote the storyline for this as it seems a 100% ripoff/omage to The Dark Knight Rises, but it was VERY well done.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:41 PM

OK so I wasn't given the option for ANY of the individual invites to the apartment, even though I got the wave of emails of James, Liara, Miranda, Tali, Kolyat, etc. I got the scenes with people on the strip, but none in the apartment. Went around the citadel trying to get stuff to reset and still no prompts anywhere.

Bought the party favors and had the party, do I need to go back to my previous save from before the party?

Kinda interested in when they wrote the storyline for this as it seems a 100% ripoff/omage to The Dark Knight Rises, but it was VERY well done.


I missed calling up too. There is a call up tab on the computer you send invites on. I went to load a previous save and saw "restart mission: throw party" and that fixed me up and tried different party stuff.

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#8475 Arikado

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

I think Grunt made a strong case for MVP of the DLC.
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all of his stuff was pure gold. Then again, this entire DLC was a quote and moment goldmine.

There has to be a ton of content packed into this thing. I'm really curious as to how conversations change up during the party if you invite certain people.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:20 PM

Review of Citadel on ArsTechnica. Comments are worth a read or two.

#8478 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

Here's a blog post celebrating the one-year anniversary of ME3's release. http://blog.bioware....-mass-effect-3/

One note of importance, the lodestar banner is titled "finalchallengebanner", so I take that as, yeah, Lodestar IS the last weekend operation. That stinks, but what should we reasonably expect from Bioware? I mean, did any of us expect ME3 MP to be this great? I know I sure as hell didn't.
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#8479 Spybreak9

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

Here's a blog post celebrating the one-year anniversary of ME3's release. http://blog.bioware....-mass-effect-3/

One note of importance, the lodestar banner is titled "finalchallengebanner", so I take that as, yeah, Lodestar IS the last weekend operation. That stinks, but what should we reasonably expect from Bioware? I mean, did any of us expect ME3 MP to be this great? I know I sure as hell didn't.


Lol you beat me to it. Was just going to post that and point, seeeeeeee 1% Platinum. Also funny to see Firebase White is still map of choice. I'm so over that one lol. My favorite is Hydro.

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#8480 theredworm

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

My plat extract rate is much higher than 1%. That's even pugging a lot of plat.

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#8481 Lord_Kefka

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:33 PM

Though, I think at this point at Citadel being the last DLC, I guess it's time for the "complete" run in ME3 with all the DLC and not getting thrown back out to pre-Cerberus base at the end of the game?


Another high vote of praise for this DLC. Pure fan-service. The writing got completely silly, lots of funny one-liners which reminded me of LotSB. A little over the top at times with
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but more grins than eye-rolls. It's the most I laughed with this series since ME2. The humor factor there was much higher, which is understandable considering the stakes and setting of ME3 being so serious.

This would be the point where if you completely hate the endings, play this and walk away. It's that good. There is a small additional section of the Citadel to bum around in with the Combat Simulator, Arcade and even more fan service. Didn't see anyone mention it yet, but listen to the crowd conversations. A lot of them refer to multiplayer. The NPC's are even named things like "Engineer" and "Vanguard" and talk about stuff like fighting with randoms and tech armor bursting.

I'm going to see how many more "meet with your friends" type scenario's there are. I've met up with Traynor (hilarious face-off scene, you will know....), Javik (we got our
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sighting), Zaeed, Garrus, Jack, and Cortez. I got the email from Kolyat, but I can't figure out how to trigger it. My guess is that has to happen, there is a scene in the trailer that matches perfectly.

Tons and tons of squad interaction and specialized conversations. I brought Wrex along on the missions and the ground troops kept lamenting fighting a Krogan. Last but not least, the party. More complete fan service, I went drinks, drinks and dancing. Kasumi and Grunt were my favorites in those, and hearing everyone get drunker as the night wore on. Had to save during the aftermath and go to bed. But once I'm done with that, I'll play it out with different choices and try to rack up the arena prizes.

All this love still makes the ending hurt. Not because of the happy ending thing, but because right here...right in this package, they reach out to the fans. They get it. They deliver. The ending was wide-swath to capture the whole market, the players who just picked up the series with ME3. They probably didn't buy this DLC. This was for fans in ways the ending never will be.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:39 AM

Okay, I haven't finished Citadel yet, so I haven't read previous posts, but at the point when
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my Shep suddenly has big old, muppet googly eyes. Seriously, he looks like fucking Kermit the Frog during every conversation. Has this happened to anyone else? It was kind of distracting and detracted from the tone of the scene.


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#8483 theredworm

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:47 AM

The terminal you send invites from has a "call up" tab, he's in there.

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#8484 Ryuukishi

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:53 AM

Okay, I haven't finished Citadel yet, so I haven't read previous posts, but at the point when

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my Shep suddenly has big old, muppet googly eyes. Seriously, he looks like fucking Kermit the Frog during every conversation. Has this happened to anyone else? It was kind of distracting and detracted from the tone of the scene.


Only glitch I've seen like that was the hologram of the salarian Councilor in the archive. He had oversized eyes and teeth. It was truly horrifying.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:05 AM

Another high vote of praise for this DLC. Pure fan-service. The writing got completely silly, lots of funny one-liners which reminded me of LotSB. A little over the top at times with

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but more grins than eye-rolls. It's the most I laughed with this series since ME2. The humor factor there was much higher, which is understandable considering the stakes and setting of ME3 being so serious.

This would be the point where if you completely hate the endings, play this and walk away. It's that good. There is a small additional section of the Citadel to bum around in with the Combat Simulator, Arcade and even more fan service. Didn't see anyone mention it yet, but listen to the crowd conversations. A lot of them refer to multiplayer. The NPC's are even named things like "Engineer" and "Vanguard" and talk about stuff like fighting with randoms and tech armor bursting.

I'm going to see how many more "meet with your friends" type scenario's there are. I've met up with Traynor (hilarious face-off scene, you will know....), Javik (we got our
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sighting), Zaeed, Garrus, Jack, and Cortez. I got the email from Kolyat, but I can't figure out how to trigger it. My guess is that has to happen, there is a scene in the trailer that matches perfectly.

Tons and tons of squad interaction and specialized conversations. I brought Wrex along on the missions and the ground troops kept lamenting fighting a Krogan. Last but not least, the party. More complete fan service, I went drinks, drinks and dancing. Kasumi and Grunt were my favorites in those, and hearing everyone get drunker as the night wore on. Had to save during the aftermath and go to bed. But once I'm done with that, I'll play it out with different choices and try to rack up the arena prizes.

All this love still makes the ending hurt. Not because of the happy ending thing, but because right here...right in this package, they reach out to the fans. They get it. They deliver. The ending was wide-swath to capture the whole market, the players who just picked up the series with ME3. They probably didn't buy this DLC. This was for fans in ways the ending never will be.


I'd pretty much second this 100%.

"tech armor, tech armor, tech armor." lol

I spent a good chunk of time walking around just listening in. This pack is 100% fan service, a joy to experience, and brings out a buddy cop punch in the shoulder raz each other during battles smile fest. DO NOT go into it thinking its another side mission add on looking to add a bunch to it, but be ready to experience the crew back together in a sort or behind the scenes and hanging out while drinking beer special feature.

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#8486 Freemason

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:12 AM

on a side note, i really hope they continue OPS for MP, honestly it is one of the few games i can play all day and night and still have the "one more game." mentality. I enjoy the characters and player combos and weapons... all of it, I just hope the keep it rolling right into ME4.

speaking of which... where do you think it should take place, who should be in it, and what plot lines would you like to see followed?

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#8487 theredworm

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:29 AM

on a side note, i really hope they continue OPS for MP, honestly it is one of the few games i can play all day and night and still have the "one more game." mentality. I enjoy the characters and player combos and weapons... all of it, I just hope the keep it rolling right into ME4.

speaking of which... where do you think it should take place, who should be in it, and what plot lines would you like to see followed?


100% agree about the mp. I just hit 500 hours played in mp.

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#8488 Ryuukishi

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:33 AM

speaking of which... where do you think it should take place, who should be in it, and what plot lines would you like to see followed?

Assuming it takes place 500 years in the future or something like that, I'm hoping there could be a central role for Liara, maybe even EDI, Grunt, or Wrex... I don't know, I hate to think that we've said goodbye to ALL of these characters forever. :cry:

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#8489 Spybreak9

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:56 AM

Ahhhh man wow, Jennifer Hale does such an awesome Renegade Sheppard. Yeah, now that Destiny has been revealed I hope Bioware transitions the Mass Effect series into a "shared world" kind of thing. You'd also be able to pick which race you want to be, not necessarily limited to human.

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#8490 dualedge2

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:24 AM

The terminal you send invites from has a "call up" tab, he's in there.


Surprised at the number of people missing this.

Your private messages terminal has 3 options:

Invite Up - Email - Send Invitations.

All of it is right there. If you got the e-mail from somebody and it doesn't say "Meet me at Y place", then they need an invite. Simple as that.
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