VIDEO Mass Effect Series (New Game Announced!)

Discussion in 'Games' started by Valyn, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    why... would it only be available for a limited amount of time? that's just lame.
  2. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    well hopefully later on in the future, they will re-release ME3
  3. DarthCane Force Ghost

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    Just to ask, anyone know how to take screenshots on the PC version of the game?
  4. Saintheart Chosen One

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    ...With a camera?

    :D

    Kidding -- doesn't the "Print Screen" key on the keyboard do something like this?
  5. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Double post, but -- had a lot of fun last night. For some reason the teams I got had abysmally high mission failure rates, though for some reason I kept finding it hysterically funny when we did. I think it was someone from over in the UK yelling "****ING LAG!" in a plummy accent that made me lose it.

    But it got funnier, mostly because I wound up on Firebase Jade with a couple of (again) English-accented chaps, facing Geth. Seemed to function pretty well at least to start with; we took up nice positions on either side of the two main approaches and held them pretty strongly. Really felt like a good fighting group.

    It started to go a bit wrong when we had to move out to escort or activate stuff, as you do...I've resumed my spot, plunking missiles down hallways, getting injured...and that's when I start paying attention to the two guys on their microphones.
    "Behind you! Look behind you! Turn around, you ****ing muppet!" I know it sounds abusive, but I just couldn't stop laughing because they were trying to warn me in these really, really funny English accents...
    Anyway, I finally figure it's me the're talking to, so I turn around and there's a Geth Hunter or two. So I dropped a missile at my own feet, and ran like hell. (Which was also the funny part: whenever confronted with an overwhelming force, they tended to howl "Run away! Run away!" in the best Monty Python fashion. Ahhhh, the English. Don't you love 'em?) Although possibly the funniest remark was during the postmortem from one of them: "I got 50 kills, he got 25 kills and 40,000 points, how does that ****ing work?" :D That turned out to be one of the few successful missions that night, even if it took the four of us nearly 30 minutes to finish it all out. We kept all getting killed and nobody around to revive. Sigh...
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  6. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    I think my most memorable multiplayer experience was around wave 8 or 9 in the Reactor level with the Collectors. I'm a Quarian infiltrator and my whole team is down but me, there are about 4 collector troopers, 2 commanders, 2 scions, and 1 praetorian. I've got a raptor sniper rifle and a locust submachine gun. I run around, away from the scions and praetorians, and pick off as many low level troops as I can as I retreat into the reactor. After luring the commanders, 1 scion, AND the praetorian into the reactor I bolt out, health down to nothing and seal the doors for a core breach and kill them all. Then once my shields recharge I hit the last scion with everything I got. And with no shields and the last collector trooper coming and empty my last 20 rounds of my locust into him. THAT was one tense round. I didn't hear any chatter from my teammates but I'm assuming they were pleased with that outcome.

    Though it didn't matter as my game crashed during extraction so I got no credit for it.
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  7. Clone_Cmdr_Wedge Force Ghost

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    That's... pretty tense.

    I remember one time a couple months ago doing Sur'kesh/Firebase Jade vs Cerberus on bronze as the N7 Paladin with three other guys. I don't know how, but everyone but me ended up KO-ed around wave 5 (I think), leaving me alone to face everyone. I went to the lower lab and hunkered down by one of the desks, picking off guys with the Hurricane (I think) or powers as they turned up, and using the omni-shield for extra cover. I managed to beat them, and at least one of the other guys congratulated me, said I was a "hero". Oddly, everything was fine after that. I was glad this happened before the Dragoons were added, otherwise they would have knocked me out of what little cover I could have taken.

    Not really a story, but it made me chuckle. One time, I was waiting in a silver lobby, and I noticed that one of the guys there was new. N1 level new, and playing as a level 1 soldier. I didn't say anything, or have a problem with him being there, but I remember chuckling and thinking that he was going to be in for a world of hurt (especially if it had been Collectors.) For better or for worse though, he did leave the lobby.
  8. I Are The Internets Game Winner

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    So any word on the Mass Effect movie that they're planning on making? I'm pessimistic about it's chances ever since Episode VII was announced.
  9. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    i've been pessimistic about it having even a chance of being good since it was even an idea tossed around.
  10. DarthCane Force Ghost

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    I'll believe it when I see it, but I fully expect that project to be stuck in development hell for eternity. Also, quite frankly I think the fandom's been given enough reason to gripe; I'd give such a project a 99% chance of being a horrid clusterscrew.

    Some epic MP stories there - one of these days I might get tempted to join up. Although if I'd had GenAntilles's experience of getting skunked after that epic-ness I might have punched a wall.

    EDIT: Two pieces of news. The good (hopefully) first, Chris Priestly is tweeted that he's testing an early build of the next DLC. Chatter is guessing it'll be ready early in March.

    Unfortunately, the second is that Robin Sachs (Zaeed) died at his home Feb. 1st at the age of 62.

    [IMG]
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  11. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Perfect selection of image, Cane.

    Although to be honest, unless this DLC is absolutely oh-my-god spectacular and does anything significant to address the game's problems, I'd characterise your news as bad news and worse news.
  12. DarthCane Force Ghost

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    That image was posted to the BSN forums, along with Thane's deathbed prayer. Sadly, he apparently died alone and wasn't found for four days.

    As for the DLC, I'm not ecstatic about the odds, but I can hope. If nothing else it'll close out ME3 and I'll finally start some NG+ playthroughs. So far they've posted one purported screenshot, of Wrex apparently speaking to a human male (perhaps Shepard) in Alliance fatigues in what appears to an entertainment district in the Citadel wards.
  13. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Some news here from people who've been datamining the recent bug fix: apparently the next MP DLC will in some way incorporate single-player game information into your MP game. Interresting.
  14. DarthCane Force Ghost

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    Hmm. I'm also (being a virtual gun nut as opposed to an IRL one) intrigued by the mention of "new ultra-light materials" for shotguns, ARs, and snipers. I'm also quite intrigued to see the suggestion that unlike previous patches this one's been scrubbed of any hints to SP DLC.

    Also intrigued at the speculation that the "story-based" MP co-op missions might involve providing cover for your SP Shep during Priority: Earth.
  15. Clone_Cmdr_Wedge Force Ghost

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    What's scary is that I typed up my latest MP story I thought to myself that I sounded a little like Zaeed telling his war stories. Then I browse around the net a little more and find out about Robin Sachs... :(

    I saw the two released images about the upcoming DLC. The one that Cane described looked more like a concept drawing more than a screenshot (but maybe that was just me?). The other one was an image of a krogan with a large hammer (think gravity hammer from Halo) on what looked like the Thessia/Firebase Goddess map. I suppose it's saying something that I'm more interested in the rumored MP stuff than anything SP related.

    Also, thought I'd share a few more tidbits I found in the datamining thread I mentioned:

    From the looks of things, rescuing Zal'Koris and destroying the AA guns on Rannoch were two seperate missions. And someone was supposed to help:
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    <string>
    <id>529494
    6997
    <data>Shepard! Are we seriously getting into another firefight together? This is gonna be like shore leave without the hangovers.
    <string>
    <id>529529
    7018
    OPTION A <data>Settle down. Celebrations happen after the mission.

    <string>
    <id>529527
    7016
    OPTION B <data>Good to see you again, Kal'Reegar. Who are your friends here?


    <string>
    <id>529495
    6998
    YOU PICKED A <data>Only the most hardcore of the corps, Commander. We're Fire Team Taurash, 8th Planetary Assault Division.

    <string>
    <id>529496
    6999
    YOU PICKED B AND ARE A GIRL <data>She's right, Kal. Commander Shepard, may I introduce Fire Team Taurash.

    <string>
    <id>529497
    7000
    YOU PICKED B AND ARE A GUY <data>He's right, Kal. Commander Shepard, may I introduce Fire Team Taurash.

    <string>
    <id>529498
    7001
    <data>I'm Master Sergeant Nal'Estra. Specialist Syreen here will be the one saving us with her electronic warfare skills.

    <string>
    <id>529499
    7002
    <data>Sergeant Oro'lang takes care of the bomb, and you know Kal'Reegar. I see this mission as a fairly simple insertion.

    <string>
    <id>529500
    7003
    <data>All right, Oro, do a bomb check. Syreen, get us a channel, Bad Luck, make sure nothing comes over that ridge.

    <string>
    <id>529501
    7004
    <data>Encryption suite is running, sir. We can hear the geth and they can't hear us.

    <string>
    <id>529502
    7005
    <data>That's what I like.

    <string>
    <id>529503
    7006
    <data>Commander Shepard, welcome to the family. Fire Team Taurash is ready to serve.

    <string>
    <id>529536
    7025
    <data>I understand your team excels at keeping the geth quiet.

    <string>
    <id>529504
    7007
    <data>We can jam their calls for help, but sooner or later they'll figure out a way around it.

    <string>
    <id>529539
    7028
    <data>I hear a lot of chatter. You got a plan in place for what we're about to do?

    <string>
    <id>529505
    7008
    <data>To minimize contact, we can split into two teams, Taurash and Normandy.

    <string>
    <id>529506
    7009
    <data>We'll get the bomb to its target, the cannon. You eliminate the geth patrols and if necessary, draw their fire. Any orders, Commander?

    <string>
    <id>529507
    7010
    <data>I see this as a two-prong approach. Team Taurash escorts the bomb to the cannon. Team Normandy eliminates geth patrols.

    <string>
    <id>529508
    7011
    <data>This will draw the geth's fire and attention away from the bomb. If all goes well, they won't even know it's there.

    <string>
    <id>529509
    7012
    <data>When Taurash reaches the cannon itself, we plant the bomb, you cover us. Any orders, Commander?

    <string>
    <id>529551
    7031
    <data>Be careful. This place is probably swarming with geth. Don't get into any pitched battles.

    <string>
    <id>529519
    7013
    <data>That's an affirmative. We're not here to fight, we're here to destroy. Understood?

    <string>
    <id>529554
    7033
    <data>If we're certain no alert will go up, I want every geth eliminated. They've had this planet long enough.

    <string>
    <id>529521
    7014
    <data>It's about time we got an order like that. Roo-yah!

    <string>
    <id>529522
    7015
    <data>That's an affirmative, sir!


    Along those lines, there's this from a certain reporter (well, two actually, but we only really cared about one of them.):

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    <id>675590
    <position>38753
    <data>Sad news tonight out of the Horsehead Nebula. The Alliance dreadnought SSV Ararat has been destroyed, killing everyone aboard.


    <id>675591
    <position>38754
    <data>Among the dead... one of our own, war reporter Diana Allers.


    <id>675592
    <position>38755
    <data>I first met Diana in an exchange program between New York University and U. Serrice on Thessia.


    <id>675593
    <position>38756
    <data>Even then, she was driven; a take-no-prisoners attitude she learned growing up on the human colony Bekenstein.


    <id>675594
    <position>38757
    <data>Before working as a war reporter, Diana covered celebrity news with {X} on Earth.


    <id>675595
    <position>38758
    <data>Diana's calling changed after the geth attack on the Citadel on (date). She joined (X) as a junior war reporter.


    <id>675596
    <position>38759
    <data>Her work speaks for itself. Diana Allers has earned the admiration and respect of her peers.


    <id>675599
    <position>38762
    <data>We remember her and her brave crewmates aboard the SSV Ararat.


    <id>675600
    <position>38763
    <data>The dreadnought met its end in tonight at {time}, after drawing Reaper gunship fire long enough for three other dreadnoughts to ambush the Reaper.


    <id>675601
    <position>38764
    <data>The tactic worked, but at the cost of the Ararat and its 7610 souls tonight.


    <id>675602
    <position>38765
    <data>We thank the deceased and their families for their sacrifice, and we here at FCC News say goodbye to friend and colleague.


    <id>675603
    <position>38766
    <data>This is Emily Wong. Goodnight, and stay strong.



    Finally, for now, there's this bit. Most of it deals with the Council talking with Shepard after the Coup. Part of it expands on why Ash/Kaidan wanted to join up afterwards. Oh, and the Council appoints Shepard as Lord Protector of the Galaxy:

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    <string>
    <id>553217
    11033
    <data>[After a fade to black and back, the original Council speak.]

    <string>
    <id>553218
    11034
    <data>We have reviewed the video in question and Commander Bailey corroborates your account.

    <string>
    <id>553219
    11035
    <data>C-SEC, under his command, is bringing a large force to the executive bunker to convince Udina's loyalists to surrender.

    <string>
    <id>553220
    11036
    <data>The evidence is incontrovertible. Donnel Udina plotted to overthrow us by violent means.

    <string>
    <id>553221
    11037
    <data>Yes, when Anderson stepped down, we lost more than we knew. But we still have rather critical topics to discuss.

    <string>
    <id>553222
    11038
    <data>This sort of thing is not unknown to galactic history. What matters now is Cerberus must be defeated wherever they may be found.

    <string>
    <id>553223
    11039
    <data>Indeed. Are you all right?

    <string>
    <id>553224
    11040
    <data>Councilor... say what you have to say. I am irrelevant.

    <string>
    <id>553225
    11041
    <data>Indeed. The loss of Spectre Alenko will be deeply felt, but you had little alternative. Given the situation, you acted justly.

    <string>
    <id>553226
    11042
    <data>Indeed. The loss of Spectre Williams will be deeply felt, but you had little alternative. Given the situation, you acted justly.

    <string>
    <id>553227
    11043
    <data>Now, however, we must deal with the matter of the living.

    <string>
    <id>553228
    11044
    <data>Indeed. I believe we can all agree that the case against the deceased here is sealed to our satisfaction.

    <string>
    <id>553229
    11045
    <data>Yeah. If I'd known anything about this, things would have been different.

    <string>
    <id>553230
    11046
    <data>Yes, Councilor. I was ignorant of his plans. We all were.

    <string>
    <id>553231
    11047
    <data>Then we will deal with the matter at hand.

    <string>
    <id>553232
    11048
    <data>Commander Shepard. Step forward.

    <string>
    <id>553233
    11049
    <data>This incident was not the first time you have come to our aid, at both great effort and personal risk.

    <string>
    <id>553234
    11050
    <data>Even when we have not stood by you, you have stood by us.

    <string>
    <id>553235
    11051
    <data>We had expected humanity to take the role of a child on the galactic stage, instead, we found in you a parent and protector.

    <string>
    <id>553236
    11052
    <data>While we governed in peace, you prepared for war. You never lost focus on the galaxy's enemy, and we need that focus now.

    <string>
    <id>553237
    11053
    <data>Will you, Commander Shepard, take the position of TEMP Lord Protector and serve TEMP Supreme Galactic Command as a specialist?

    <string>
    <id>-2146930410
    11054
    <data>-1

    <string>
    <id>553239
    11055
    <data>Then it is so. You will have full access to the commanders of the Citadel Fleet.

    <string>
    <id>553240
    11056
    <data>They, in turn, will be informed of your progress with the [Crucible] and its capabilities.

    <string>
    <id>553241
    11057
    <data>I may be able to help. There is a Prothean machine on Thessia that mentally contacts those who touch it.

    <string>
    <id>553242
    11058
    <data>The effect seems to vary across species. It is not dissimilar to the beacon you found on Eden Prime.

    <string>
    <id>-2146930405
    11059
    <data>-1

    <string>
    <id>553244
    11060
    <data>This position is not solely advisory. It is to insure that you have unfettered access to the commanders of the Citadel fleet.

    <string>
    <id>553245
    11061
    <data>Put simply, we want you at the table in our war room when we retake Thessia. Or Earth.

    <string>
    <id>553246
    11062
    <data>My homeworld has a Prothean artifact. It bears a number of structural similarities to the beacon on Eden Prime.

    <string>
    <id>553247
    11063
    <data>Its mental effect is much milder, however, and it seems to vary based on the species of those who touch it.

    <string>
    <id>553248
    11064
    <data>Its full function would obviously be intended for other Protheans. It may help your companion.

    <string>
    <id>-2146930399
    11065
    <data>-1

    <string>
    <id>-2146930398
    11066
    <data>-1

    <string>
    <id>553251
    11067
    <data>If you recall, the Prothean beacon you touched on Eden Prime was also hard to summarize to a disbelieving audience.

    <string>
    <id>553252
    11068
    <data>Councilors! The station is secure. Please accompany me to your chambers.

    <string>
    <id>553253
    11069
    <data>We must go, Commander. As must you. We will maintain communication as part of your new position.

    <string>
    <id>-2146930394
    11070
    <data>-1

    <string>
    <id>553255
    11071
    <data>A pity about Spectre Williams. She showed promise.

    <string>
    <id>553256
    11072
    <data>Williams, we will no longer require your services.

    <string>
    <id>553257
    11073
    <data>Am I getting canned?

    <string>
    <id>553258
    11074
    <data>No. You will be reassigned when we find a more suitable mission for your talents. But until then, your time is your own.

    <string>
    <id>553259
    11075
    <data>{The Council leave.}

    <string>
    <id>553260
    11076
    <data>"My time is my own?" I could totally slug that jerk.

    <string>
    <id>-2146930387
    11077
    <data>-1

    <string>
    <id>553262
    11078
    <data>Really. Hadn't quite expected that.

    <string>
    <id>553263
    11079
    <data>All right. Meet you on the ship, and we'll see how this goes.

    <string>
    <id>553264
    11080
    <data>Then consider me reporting for duty, Commander. I'll get my things.

    <string>
    <id>-2146930383
    11081
    <data>-1

    <string>
    <id>553266
    11082
    <data>The galaxy is on fire! Homeworlds are falling left and right, and they think I'm going to sit this one out?

    <string>
    <id>553267
    11083
    <data>Now that's more like it. Meet you there.

    <string>
    <id>-2146930380
    11084
    <data>-1

    <string>
    <id>553269
    11085
    <data>A pity about Spectre Alenko. He seemed an honest sort.

    <string>
    <id>553270
    11086
    <data>Alenko, we will no longer require your services.

    <string>
    <id>553271
    11087
    <data>I don't understand. Am I getting a new assignment?

    <string>
    <id>553272
    11088
    <data>Eventually. You may be asked to appear at trials regarding disloyal C-SEC officers. But for now, consider your time your own.

    <string>
    <id>553273
    11089
    <data>{The Council leave.}

    <string>
    <id>553274
    11090
    <data>Well, that didn't feel like a snub at all.

    <string>
    <id>-2146930373
    11091
    <data>-1

    <string>
    <id>553276
    11092
    <data>Oh. A bunk.

    <string>
    <id>553277
    11093
    <data>I'll meet you there, Commander.

    <string>
    <id>553278
    11094
    <data>Then consider me reporting for duty, Commander. I'll get my things.

    <string>
    <id>-2146930369
    11095
    <data>-1

    <string>
    <id>553280
    11096
    <data>I'd feel better if I knew I could help out somehow. I'm not going to be benched while the rest of the galaxy's getting devoured.

    <string>
    <id>553281
    11097
    <data>Aye-aye, Commander.


    And you thought I was joking about the Lord Protector bit, weren't you? :p
  16. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    star 4
    Good grief... Lord Protector Shepard? Did the writers forget this was Mass Effect and not Dragon Age?
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  17. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    star 8
    the hell... that would have just been really stupid.
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  18. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    star 4
    Yep. Which was why it was cut. Though honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if the Council did such a thing.
  19. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    star 4
    Still the title just seems way off. I could understand SUPREME COMMANDER Shepard, but not Lord Protector Shepard.
  20. DarthCane Force Ghost

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    star 4
    Cut-n-paste from a DA script, maybe? :p
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  21. Clone_Cmdr_Wedge Force Ghost

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    If I had to guess, the "Lord Protector" bit was a placeholder name (notice it says "TEMP Lord Protector"). There's a few others like that as well that I've seen while looking over the original drafts. The Crucible was mostly refered to as "the DEVICE", and Javik was mostly refered to as "the Prothean" or "Prothean squadmate/henchman." Or maybe whoever wrote that just got done playing Dragon Age. Or reading British history.

    I will admit, seeing "Lord Protector Shepard" makes me think of this:
    [IMG]
    :p
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  22. DarthCane Force Ghost

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    May 30, 2002
    star 4
    Maybe he got dimensionally fluxed back into the 1600s by the ending :p

    Speaking of images - seriously, does anyone know how to do screen caps on the PC version? Tried looking around BSN, but my eyeballs wanted to melt after trying to sort through 20+ pages of fanboy/girl posts.
  23. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Seriously this time: I found this thread on BSN which seems to get into the subject. Looks like you have to use the free version of FRAPS or do some sort of alchemy with Steam.

    In other news, it was a nice, pleasant enough couple of rounds on MP last night. Failed a couple of missions on Silver with a couple of dudes who seemed to know what they were doing, but I finally got high score on a failed Reactor mission (I think because I was holding a flank all on my own for one of the waves, around 7 if I remember right. You know how you've got that ammo box on the "far" side of the reactor from the LZ, and you can turn and just shoot downward through the reactor? The Collectors threw a team through there which I was dealing with while my teammates were all off fighting everyone else.) My one-two punch with Concussive Shot/Krysae round still works pretty well; I think I've gotten preeeety decent with it. It's a real "fire, dance while you recharge, fire again" -- sort of skirmishing with an RPG. Put it this way, I've not been kicked by anybody yet in pick-up games and they do come and revive me, so that's telling something...

    But then it got really interesting. Because I went for a Reserves Pack rather than an Arsenal pack.
    "Hmm, okay, Cobra missile reload, Medigel, Salarian Engineer, meh, I don't like to play Gandalf ... oh, hey. What's an N7 Destroyer?"
    *clicks X, stats up character*

    Holy God.

    So apparently I'm roughly half-mech. I decided to use the Piranha that's been sitting unused in my arsenal along with the random Smart Choke upgrades I'd acquired. With my humble little Turian soldier I was always dancing, always sniping. It's all "Aha! Take zat, you silly little Assault Trooper, you!" This thing, it's more like constantlGRAAAAGH GO AHEAD, SHOOT ME WITH THOSE PIDDLING COLLECTOR RIFLES, I STILL HAVE SHIELDS TO BURN, SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND! *kablam, kablam, kablam* WHO'S NEXT? OH, YOU WANT SOME, SCION? EAT MISSILE, *KA-BOOM!* BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

    ...er, yes. Of course, I stupidly picked Hawk Missiles instead of frag grenades so I'll have to restat him when I get a reboot card, but this was stupid fun and awesome. Even if it's close combat, it's a hell of a lot easier than Turian Soldier. :D
    Last edited by Saintheart, Feb 6, 2013
  24. GenAntilles Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 24, 2007
    star 4
    I wonder if Lord Protector Shepard would be referred to as 'My Lord' by everyone from then on. Cause then I would totally wear my Terminous Armor and play as a Darth Vader Sith Lord with my omni-blade being my default weapon.
  25. DarthCane Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2002
    star 4
    That's more or less why I picked Blood Dragon armor for my renegade adept (plus given the shielding, power damage, and power recharge bonuses of the Blood Dragon armor I can essentially play him as a charge-less vanguard with nova). He's not all-out evil (he cured the genophage and had everyone loyal and alive at the end of ME2), but he sure fits in the Type IV Anti-Hero bracket. That, and the fact that he rarely has to fire a shot because he's unleashing a non-stop TK beatdown is pretty Sithy. For his N7 armor I had him with the Death Mask and a gray-and-red paint scheme, or at least I hope that was paint. Only time I've deviated from the classic red-and-black N7 pattern. Reason I asked about screenies is that I was thinking of taking some of my six Sheps. Funny that you have to go through all that trouble - there's a "screenshots" subfolder in the files for all three games, I assumed there was a hotkey for it like some other titles I have.

    Saintheart, I looked at the specs for N7 Destroyer a while ago; the Typhoon and Piranha were essentially designed for that character. Aside from the fact that you can't dodge very well, it's essentially specced as a mini-Atlas. "Stand and deliver!" indeed, if the delivery involves hot shrapnel.