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@  Puny Flesh C... : (05 May 2016 - 02:18 PM)

I actually thought about changing my username to'Captain Friendzone' - cos it's ironic yeah? ;)

@  Smokey : (05 May 2016 - 01:47 PM)

@Paladin: Yep, that's what a friendzone is.

@  Locoman : (05 May 2016 - 01:00 PM)

I knew someone who got put in the calzone by a girl. Tomato sauce burns are no laughing matter.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 May 2016 - 12:57 PM)

If you leave your mass graves open for random people to lie naked in, you're doing it wrong.

@  Paladin : (05 May 2016 - 12:53 PM)

isn't "friendzone" a made-up thing creepers use to comfort themselves when they get shot down by women who wouldn't willingly lie naked with them in a mass grave?

@  The Predaking : (05 May 2016 - 12:49 PM)

"You need to give up climbing that tree. That tree is so far gone, that it is cut down, made into 2X4s and it now a coat closet in Dallas."

@  The Predaking : (05 May 2016 - 12:48 PM)

I was discussing with my co-worker about him getting out of the friend zone with this girl:

@  Smokey : (05 May 2016 - 12:17 PM)

I smell BACON! BACONBACONBACONBACONBACONBACONBACON IT'S BACONNNNN!

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 May 2016 - 12:12 PM)

I'm not. I wallow in your misery.

@  ▲ndrusi : (05 May 2016 - 11:58 AM)

Yeah, so ham I.

@  OrionPax44 : (05 May 2016 - 11:20 AM)

Let me just say ahead of time that I'm suey for the pun

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 May 2016 - 10:44 AM)

I'm sure some are squealing with delight

@  ▲ndrusi : (05 May 2016 - 10:40 AM)

Great, a bacon pun. Now people making pig puns will hog the chatbox.

@  TheMightyMol... : (05 May 2016 - 02:20 AM)

I herd puns in here, what's the situbacon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (05 May 2016 - 01:30 AM)

You've caused a stampede.

@  The Doctor Who : (04 May 2016 - 11:22 PM)

Truly moooving things, Foffy.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (04 May 2016 - 11:16 PM)

What have I done?

@  unluckiness : (04 May 2016 - 11:08 PM)

Don't have a cow, man.

@  The Doctor Who : (04 May 2016 - 11:07 PM)

Dude, calm down! What's your beef man?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 May 2016 - 10:59 PM)

Are you so sure about that? I don't think you've considered what's at steak here.

@  MidnightFox : (04 May 2016 - 10:56 PM)

No need to buffalo anyone.

@  The Doctor Who : (04 May 2016 - 10:54 PM)

Is that all it takes for you to cowtow? Aren't you going to try and milk it a bit more?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (04 May 2016 - 10:36 PM)

On second thought, I'm just going to hoof it out of here.

@  The Doctor Who : (04 May 2016 - 10:32 PM)

What sort of udderance is that?

@  unluckiness : (04 May 2016 - 10:31 PM)

MOO

@  Patchouli Kn... : (04 May 2016 - 10:26 PM)

Can I shepherd us to a different topic?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 May 2016 - 10:19 PM)

Ewe got that right.

@  The Doctor Who : (04 May 2016 - 10:18 PM)

Not to ram the joke into the ground or anything, right?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 May 2016 - 10:18 PM)

Bad jokes abound, wollen you know it.

@  The Doctor Who : (04 May 2016 - 09:55 PM)

Face it, Smokey, there's mutton you can do about it.

@  Smokey : (04 May 2016 - 08:51 PM)

Stop with the baaaad puns.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (04 May 2016 - 08:32 PM)

Positively woolish.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (04 May 2016 - 08:20 PM)

Well now, don't you feel sheepish?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (04 May 2016 - 08:05 PM)

That was meant to be a status update, not a shout. Oops.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (04 May 2016 - 08:03 PM)

Humor is the condiment you use to get the bad taste of life out of your mouth.

@  OrionPax44 : (04 May 2016 - 04:52 PM)

I try to raise my kids right.

@  MEDdMI : (04 May 2016 - 01:15 PM)

:D Nice, OP

@  OrionPax44 : (04 May 2016 - 11:38 AM)

My kids made a desert full of Graboids in Minecraft this past weekend. Including paintings of people in the mouths.

@  Robowang : (03 May 2016 - 08:09 PM)

Put a wombat up ya wanker, moit.

@  MEDdMI : (03 May 2016 - 06:59 PM)

Could be an 3rd stage Graboid, too

@  BlackMax : (03 May 2016 - 06:29 PM)

THe one by Pratchett that flies by rocket fart.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 May 2016 - 04:54 PM)

She Who Must Not Be Named.

@  MEDdMI : (03 May 2016 - 04:48 PM)

Which Errol? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Errol (her name is Turtle b/c we couldn't decide on anything)

@  BlackMax : (03 May 2016 - 04:21 PM)

WHat, is her name Errol or something?

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 May 2016 - 04:14 PM)

She shoots fire from her eyes, and lightning from her arse!

@  MEDdMI : (03 May 2016 - 04:13 PM)

just wait till you see what comes out of her backside

@  Smokey : (03 May 2016 - 12:01 PM)

OW HOLY SHIT SHE BREATHES FIRE OW OW OW

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 May 2016 - 11:27 AM)

You'll have to fight her for it. Be warned, she bites.

@  Smokey : (03 May 2016 - 11:25 AM)

Then I bid the soul of your turtle.

@  DeltaSeeker : (03 May 2016 - 11:25 AM)

I want one! I can't afford it, but I want one.


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#41 Onyx

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:27 AM

Story haters? Not seen any of those yet. Ending haters? Yeah, tons of them, myself included. I mean, those 3 ending are giving to you by the leader of the Reapers! Why would any of those options be good for Shepard? They mean his death, destruction of Mass Relays and just really kill any replay value, because nothing you did mattered!

As it stands, the run to the beam looks like it should be the worst case scenario. As in you failed to save Jack, Miranda, and Samara. Failed to get Aria her army of Blue Suns, Blood Pack, and Eclipse. Failed to cure the Krogen, failed to free and unite the Geth and Quarians, so on and so forth. Let to make that run towards the beam with less then what you could have actually had. If you saved everyone, if you got the help of all of the races and have max everything. The run towards the beam should play out much better for you, as you have you're 3 Biotics, plus Asari commandos, Eclipse commandos, Jake's students and more supplying barriers to protect the troops against Harbingers death ray attacks.

Everyone reach the beam, your forces set us a perimeter around it and then you pick your team again, as well as a secondary unit of your squad mates to go with you up the beam to the Citadel. With it being more then Shepard and Anderson now, a few more missions open up as you now go from floor to floor. Each floor having a ME2 Squad mate with some troops (Alliance, C-Sec, Mercenaries) pinned down and needing saved.

Zaeed at the holding area, with a band of Mercs and C-Sec.
Jacob in the Hospital with Thane's son and some Alliance fighters.
Kasumi in the Commons with C-Sec and Civilian fighters.
Aria in Purgatory with the leaders of Blue Suns, Blood Pack and Eclipse.
Commander Bailey with C-Sec and Specters protecting the Council.

After clearing those levels, you find the research scientist that was studying the Keeper among the survivors. He tells Shepard of something his noticed about the Keepers over the past few days, and leads the squad to a open panel. Showing a passage way that the Keepers went into that leads to the control panel room that can open the Citadel and activates the weapon. Que confrontation with the Illusive Man, shoot him, or get him to shoot himself. Walk up to the control panel, Harbinger's little hologram image comes up and pretty much replaces the god child. (Since if you listen to the god child's voice, you can hear Harbingers voice behind him) He'll give Shepard the same three options, however with your squad alive, Tali and Edi can suggest two more. Tali had a copy of Legions rewriting virus that they can reprogram to work on Reapers. Option one, Paragon, rewrite and control. Sending them back into Dark Space never to return. Option two, Renegade, shut the Reapers down or activate their self destruct sequences. Both endings has Shepard and his crew survive. Shepard and his/her LI embrace as Joker takes the Normandy in close to pick them up.

Follow this up with some cut-scenes, showing each planet as they rebuild. Citadel returned to it's rightful place, show it's survivors, Council former squad mates and NPCs you've helped throughout the game there. See Wrex and Eve holding their child, the Geth and Quarians rebuilding their home world together (if the Geth survived) then see Garrus and Tali standing in front of their new home. (if the player didn't romance either of them) So on and so forth with everyone else, until finally you get a cut-scene with Shepard and his/her LI, months later with their own child.



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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:28 AM

I finally beat it last night. Like everyone else, I'm really disapointed in the ending, as I really didn't like that whatever I did, I would die and the Mass Relays would be destroyed, thus severing everyone from each other.

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#43 Esser-Z

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

Not severing. It just makes space travel like the Honorverse--slow, like the Age of Sail.

#44 Esser-Z

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ Mar 11 2012, 05:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Mar 10 2012, 09:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Mar 10 2012, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Mar 11 2012, 03:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HIGHLIGHT to view:
Wow. That was an incredible ride. In the end, I chose Control. There is absolutely nothing to contradict my idea that Shepard has now ascended. In fact, it seems to be implied--after all, if she's gone, who's controlling them?

She has the Reapers and their tech. She can rebuild the relays, find the Normandy (it still has a QEC, after all), build herself a new body. Shepard is the galaxy's protector. I'm satisfied.

Even before Shepard rebuilds the Relays, galactic civilization can exist. I'll just have much longer travel times, like the Honorverse and similar settings!

Shepard can link to the Normandy via the QEC. Between EDI and her new databases and processing power, she can figure out where they are and send a Reaper for pickup. The Reapers--or their creators--built the relays once. They can do it again. It'll take some time, the network expanding slowly at first but then faster as relays are constructed. Shepard will build herself a new (mostly) organic platform and go off and have those little blue children. It all works.


Sounds like you had to jump through some mental hoops to justify that.

No hoops whatsoever. It's a direct extrapolation.


Except for the Catalyst explicitly stating Shepard will die, and lose everything they were.

...I don't remember that line.

But, fine, yeah, I'm headcanoning. It works for me, and it salvages the end for something I love so much. I'm okay with that.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

Yeah, I might not be at the end of the game but the destruction of the Mass Relays doesn't surprise me in the least. Indeed, it's a logical conclusion of the reveal from the first game that the Mass Relays were Reaper constructs.

If life in the universe really is going to break the cycle of the Reapers, then logically everything associated with the Reapers needs to be abandoned. And besides, after a galactic war against literal harbingers of death and destruction, a little "down time" for every planet to find itself and breathe without pressure of the galactic community isn't a bad thing.

Specifically, I think a period of isolation would be exactly what the Rachni and Krogan especially need. The Rachni to rebuild in peace, and the Krogan to discover who they really are without the outside ideas of the galactic community.

Edited by Rust, 11 March 2012 - 11:56 AM.

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#46 Esser-Z

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:59 AM

Though, the destruction of the relays may not have destroyed the Extranet buoys. They definitely didn't explode like the one in Arrival, or everyone would be dead. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Mar 11 2012, 11:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Though, the destruction of the relays may not have destroyed the Extranet buoys.


Yeah, but the Reapers played merry havoc with the lines of communications as a whole. A handful of Extranet connections and a scattering of QECs isn't going to really effect the galaxy as a whole.

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#48 Esser-Z

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

Another thought. Harvesters. Big cyborg dragons, made from the big dragons that dropped off Klixen in ME2. There's something about them. Namely, every other Reaper minion is made from one (or two, in the case of the Brutes) sapient species.

Doesn't that imply that those dragon-things are sapient?

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:08 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Mar 11 2012, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Another thought. Harvesters. Big cyborg dragons, made from the big dragons that dropped off Klixen in ME2. There's something about them. Namely, every other Reaper minion is made from one (or two, in the case of the Brutes) sapient species.

Doesn't that imply that those dragon-things are sapient?


Don't forget one of them laid an egg, it hatched, and then James Vega trained it to let him fly it. icon-fire.gif

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#50 Esser-Z

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:09 PM

I was entirely unaware of that!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

It's a side conversation Vega and Garrus have down in the Crew Quarters. They're trying to one up each other with stories (that don't involve Shepard).

I loved Garrus' response.

"Does the Alliance teach you to make up crap like that or did you learn it yourself?"

"It's a Gift."

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#52 Esser-Z

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:11 PM

Heee. I love the various conversations the crew has, like Garrus and Joker's racist joke-off.

My favorite crew bit has to be Garrus and Tali hooking up, though.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:15 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Mar 11 2012, 12:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Heee. I love the various conversations the crew has, like Garrus and Joker's racist joke-off.


The Racist Joke Off is one of the greatest things ever, especially the last joke. It's second only to EDI and Joker playing "Hot or Not".

EDIT: Also Donnelly and Gabby when they're installing the new upgrades to the Normandy.

*Donnelly, crawling through a pipe*

"Wait, the Normandy's EDI's body, isn't it?"
"Stop right there Kenneth!"
"Just don't tell Joker. He'll get jealous."

Edited by Rust, 11 March 2012 - 12:17 PM.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:18 PM

Apparently you can improve the ending by getting extra readiness points from multiplayer.

That's kind of horrible, though, because it's been singleplayer the first two games, why punish loners now?

Like if you went to hell, and it was full of blood, and that blood was on fire, and it was raining blood, then maybe that would be enough blood! Eh… but probably not.


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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

I'm solo-ing MP, it's a slow, arduous process, but it feels right to get there all by myself. It seems you get 1% readiness per sector per wave you survive... I might eventually manage to get enough points to pull it off... If I could ever survive more than 2 1/2 waves solo. I loathe MP completely, I'm a lone wolf in every game I play.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

Oddly enough, I've kinda got addicted to multiplayer. If you get a good group it helps a lot. I teamed with a pretty solid group this morning - nobody raging because someone died or anything, just four ME fans having fun together and complaining about how Cerberus are harder then the Reapers. Turret Spamming Engineer bastiches!

My Galactic Readiness state after maybe three hours of MP stands in the mid-to-upper 80s. I was surprised at how fast it can go to 100%.

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#57 Esser-Z

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

I find the Reapers harder than Cerberus.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:47 AM

You just need to max the green readiness bar to get the best ending. It maxes out at 5000. I've been doing every side mission I can and am up to the Horizon mission. My bar is currently over 5200.

The percentage Galaxy at War map doesn't make the ending any better.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:53 AM

QUOTE(JRSBill @ Mar 12 2012, 06:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You just need to max the green readiness bar to get the best ending. It maxes out at 5000. I've been doing every side mission I can and am up to the Horizon mission. My bar is currently over 5200.

The percentage Galaxy at War map doesn't make the ending any better.


What is it there for then?

Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:23 AM

Destroy ending: HIGHLIGHT to view:
Shepard survives

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