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OOC Mass Effect 4: The FAQ/OOC/Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Role Playing Resource' started by Saintheart, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Saint, I need a catalyst. PM me something weird.
  2. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Saint, that info was VERY helpful. Thank you! :)

    Now I just need to figure out what kind of character I want to play. At this point, I think I'm going to stick with human, but there's so many possibilities. Hmm...
  3. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Welcome to my world. Right now I'm thinking a Salarian author with a serious case of writer's block, simply because it'd be so easy to relate to (well, the writer's block part).

    I think I'll just go smoke and listen to Plastikman. That usually helps.
    Last edited by Reynar_Tedros, Dec 5, 2012
  4. Saintheart Chosen One

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    First suggestion: find a role, and make it the quintessential of that role. For example, a lawyer. Atticus Finch. A killer. Hannibal Lecter.
    Then give him feet of clay, and see what happens from there.
  5. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Well, clearly he loses the ability to walk.
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  6. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    THANK YOU!
  7. BLemelisk Force Ghost

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    Great writeup Saint, but if I can make a minor alteration, humanity hasn't known about other galactic civilizations for 150 years, more like 40 by the time of Mass Effect 4.

    EDIT: Which if you ask me is entirely too short of a timeframe, I've thought so since ME1.
    Last edited by BLemelisk, Dec 5, 2012
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  8. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Hmm...I think I have an idea I'm going to run with. Thanks for the advice! I should hopefully have a CS to you sometime tomorrow! :)
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  9. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

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    Thanks Saint :)

    *goes to ponder her CS*

    Should be able to send you a CS tomorrow at some point
  10. Saintheart Chosen One

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    In terms of when we might get the ball rolling, I was looking at mid-next week so y'all don't lose your weekend off :D D Also gives me time to write all the introductions [face_hypnotized] So no big, big hurry.
  11. Mitth_Fisto Force Ghost

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    Well, mine is up, and Red :D
  12. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I think that puts our start date precisely when I get my first final. So hey, my reply will take a week, here's a head's up. :p
  13. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Ergh. Okay, I'll try and sort something out for you...

    Otherwise, I do rather like TSG and Sirak's little "mirror image" characters in the two threads. It brought home to me something I realised only when playing hardcore Renegade on ME 2 recently: all the Paragon moments have so much more significance -- echoes, different foci, you name it -- if you've played Renegade as well. It really is a case of "if you play it differently, your enjoyment of your first run is even more enhanced." Man, the writers on that thing were devoted.
  14. Mitth_Fisto Force Ghost

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    That sounds like about the time I have all my finals. Give me a moment to reply ;)
  15. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    Hey you guys a quick note re asari characters - they grow up really slowly compared to humans. remember that Liara is basically the equivalent of an early-20s human at age 104 (in great own words, she's considered "little more than a child").

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
  16. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    I'm home for the holidays that week, so if I can tear myself away from my new guitar, works fine :p
  17. SirakRomar Force Ghost

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    Red and Blue . . . Aleena is game again! My second character around here who I do reprise under a different GM . . . when do we actually start?
  18. Mitth_Fisto Force Ghost

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    Next week, I shall find, if it ever happens, intereacting with identical characts in very different galaxies to be most interesting. :D
  19. SirakRomar Force Ghost

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    I think ten years change . . . a lot. So they won´t be that identical, will they? I am looking forward to my first try in dual character play with the same character, too.
  20. BLemelisk Force Ghost

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    I've been writing out Thane-esque flashback sequences in the first person of my character to tide myself over until this comes out, it's like I'm waiting for the actual release of a computer game :D
    Last edited by BLemelisk, Dec 9, 2012
  21. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Quick update: Blue Thread is almost done, since I'm working dedicated on one before I do the other. Probably I'll put Blue out soon as it's done on the off chance that people heading for finals can get a quick post or two in -- maybe tonight, tomorrow. Red Thread should be out on or before Wednesday.
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  22. Saintheart Chosen One

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    I can see it now:

    Laser dot trembles on raised skin. Golden eyes defiant in the scope. Calibrations are incomplete.

    :D
    Last edited by Saintheart, Dec 9, 2012
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  23. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Blue update is up. Have fun, you guys!

    Red Threaders: hang in there. Like I said, Wednesday latest! :D
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  24. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    eeeee it liiiiivesssss :D
  25. Saintheart Chosen One

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    There will be no Extended Cut. :D
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