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#9271 The Ebbtide

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:08 AM

Wouldn't they just be able to get around any issues by saying that it's been 100s of years later, so of course machines have been rebuilt?  Regardless of your choice, different species would have created and crafted machines after a few years.  You could even recreate Geth, as they're a programmed grouping. 

 

As for the green glow, that seems to be something that could easily be a modified choice.  It might even be like Mass Effect 2 asking what you chose at the end of Mass Effect.  Either it flips every characters eyes green or not.  I don't think they'll be too deep with the previous game choices, only slight influence. 

 

Though wouldn't it be impossible to have a Synthesis ending and then have a problem or conflict in a later game?  Wouldn't everyone be aware, and almost shared in mind (including machines, meaning they couldn't even go rogue)?  Wouldn't it be paradoxical to have choices outside the synthesized group?  Doesn't that mean that destroy is the only possible canonical choice, as it allows everyone to celebrate the victory over the Reapers, while slowly beginning to distrust and attack other species over time, in a quest for universal domination, as the Reapers warned Shepard that would occur. 

 

Maybe that's the twist.  Control is the true ending, and at the end of this new series Reaper Shepard comes back with the other Reapers and kills everybody because peace didn't last and no one was worth saving.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:32 PM

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:32 PM

Oh I forgot to share this.

 

It's sooo glorious! I may or may not be indoctrinated haha.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:41 PM

Nice setup!! I thought about getting that vault from time to time.
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:08 PM

That's a good looking vault, though I'm wary of sticking anything like that on a 360 for fear it might overheat. 

 

The Garrus body pillow is a little disturbing, though thankfully, he's still in his armor.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:18 PM

The product page for the body pillow is fantastic. Just try hitting checkout.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:18 PM

That's a good looking vault, though I'm wary of sticking anything like that on a 360 for fear it might overheat. 

It actually increases airflow because with the base it lifts the system off the ground and air can come in from the bottom.

 

Just saw this posted over on Raptr, badass yet subtle:

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:09 PM

[points to the pic in the post above] File that under "F'ing rad - Where can I get dat?!?"


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#9279 shrike4242

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

It actually increases airflow because with the base it lifts the system off the ground and air can come in from the bottom.

Who keeps their 360 vertical these days, anyway?



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:27 PM

That vault is sweet but I keep my 360 horizontal and no way would it work in my tv stand vertical.

In actual game talk, I finally got back to my Insanity playthrough that I left off at the Citadel coup in order to play Second Son, Titanfall, and general work craziness and oh man was I rusty when I played last night....I was dying left and right on some not too difficult missions (Noveria, Jacob's mission)

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:43 AM

Who keeps their 360 vertical these days, anyway?

Well for me Vertical gives me more space, personal preference based on personal situation I guess.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:05 AM

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There was someone who actually sold a Garrus body pillow of their own design, it was drawn anime style.

It's the "Moe Moe Garrus Chan" body pillow. Pic below.. lolz

 

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:10 PM

so, I spent the weekend at PAX East and a good chunk of time at the Bioware panels, one of which provided a BIG spoiler for the next Mass Effect game.  The panels were great and the panelists did signings afterwards (got my ME artbook signed by the lead cinematic animator, lead art director, one of the ME3 writers and a senior QA tester) and I also got to hang out with the voice actors of Thane and Ashley.  All in all a great experience.  I also spent way too much on ME merch...BUT I finally got my crown jewel, a Garrus Play Arts figure!  Paid $120 for it sealed in box from one of the vendors which is much cheaper then the $180+ its going for on Amazon now.

 

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:14 PM

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Kind of reaching.

 

Halo: Reach.

 

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:41 PM

Kind of reaching.

 

Halo: Reach.

 

Done.

Trust me, if youd been at this panel you would think the same thing.  The ENTIRE audience lit up like a Christmas tree when the writer said this and you could see the other panelists all had the "oh shit we said too much" look on their faces.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:50 AM

Some of the asari characters reappearing is not mutually exclusive with ME4 being set in the distant future, depending on exactly what distant means. Liara still has 900 years to live.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:58 AM

Exactly, Ryuu. Wrex and Grunt have a few years on them too. We could be 500 years past ME3 and still have characters known squad and non squad characters around.

While I would prefer this isn't a prequel, like the first contact wars, really? Who would complain? :D
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#9288 Anexanhume

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:45 PM

Exactly, Ryuu. Wrex and Grunt have a few years on them too. We could be 500 years past ME3 and still have characters known squad and non squad characters around.

While I would prefer this isn't a prequel, like the first contact wars, really? Who would complain? :D

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:48 PM

Edi too, right?

 

Depending on the canon outcome of ME3, i.e. whether synthetics still exist.


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#9290 Anexanhume

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:05 PM

Depending on the canon outcome of ME3, i.e. whether synthetics still exist.

Canon outcome affects the others too, right? I've never had a playthrough where I let anyone but Kaidan and Mordin die, since no choice.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:56 PM

If the Destroy is the canon outcome I think the synthetics will still exist. I don't trust that bastard star child. He's just manipulating you into feeling guilt if you choose the Destroy option. Don't fall for the indoctrination, fight the indoctrination!



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:02 PM

Yeah, I think that's probably it-- they'll go with Destroy but say that a a few decades later humans discovered how to create a new different kind of synthetic or somesuch. I can't imagine an ME universe where synthetic/AI characters aren't part of it.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:38 PM

Yeah, I think that's probably it-- they'll go with Destroy but say that a a few decades later humans discovered how to create a new different kind of synthetic or somesuch. I can't imagine an ME universe where synthetic/AI characters aren't part of it.

Yeah, it's such a strong over-arching theme in the first Mass Effect trilogy, it'd be like real life without cars.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:23 PM

Counter-point: But that's Shepard's story.  The next ME will be something different.  I think it's reasonable to consider that Bioware will leave behind all traces of the big synthetic vs organic battle and focus on something new. 

 

Still, I have to agree with you guys.  The ME universe without some kind of AI will be hard to swallow.


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#9295 Ryuukishi

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:27 PM

As long as not-Shepard's story also features blue-skinned femme fatale aliens. Just sayin.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:20 PM

I see what you did there.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:21 PM

Guys. I resubbed to Gold just for ME3 multiplayer. That's a normal thing to do, right? I don't need to see anyone, right?

 

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:19 PM

Where you been, bro?! I hate to say it, but I think I'm finally over ME3 MP. Titanfall and Garden Warfare have filled that spot in my gaming rotation.
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:03 AM

Yeah, we've all moved on lol. Not that I don't think about jumping into it again some days.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:55 PM

Oh, I wasn't posting here looking for games. It's been forever, I expected everyone to be gone. There are actually way more people online and playing than I ever would have expected.

 

If you dudes ever do get the itch though, you just let me know.


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