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@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I don't know why we're even bothering; there's no way in hell a GOP-controlled congress would listen to common proles like us.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

Yeah, so did I.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Okay, so I just got a pop up telling me I need to call congress about the FCC killing net neutrality. Anyone else get that?

@  Dracula : (17 October 2017 - 09:45 AM)

I'd probably use a primer coat on either of them.

@  unluckiness : (17 October 2017 - 07:21 AM)

Wonder if Overboard or Crashbash would be easier to paint over. Generally dark colors are harder but then again, screaming fuschia seems like it'd be difficult to cover too.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Damn, the shoutbox won't accept those characters. I mean "open-mid back unrounded vowel" on Wikipedia.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Λ

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:45 PM)

@Bass X0 Ha, I think some Asian accents of English, that mispronunciation would be considered standard, as those accents lack [ʌ].

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2017 - 12:08 PM)

She's the last thing you hear before your doom.

@  Noideaforaname : (15 October 2017 - 07:34 PM)

The cat can talk?!

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2017 - 06:30 PM)

TMM's first cat was Cookie b/c that's the first word he said when he saw her

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:34 PM)

Reminds me of when my nephew was one year old and my sister got him a puppy. He couldn't say puppy properly and it sounded like poppy, so Poppy is what they called her.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 02:36 PM)

Yeah. I thought it had some interesting informational articles too.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 01:59 PM)

does anyone else miss the ToyFare magazine? I just read it for the pictures and jokes rather than using it as a serious guide for buying and selling toys.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Uncle Bobby Peach, baby! Uncle Bobby Peach!

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Last night, playing Mario Kart with my daughter, I misread Baby Peach as "Bobby Peach".

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 09:03 AM)

Yeah, I might've forgotten that the Beast is pretty much just a mindless killing machine. That's pretty much what I get for going off of the TFWiki summaries without having actually read any of it.

@  tffan01 : (15 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

@Onyxstrike Well, to be fair, the quality of the story aside, Beast Within illustrates the fact that Dinobots are feral in nature, with what would happen if they actually lost control. That's a character flaw in a way, correct? 

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:21 AM)

Send me a PM if you need help getting to the true ending, also.

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:15 AM)

Thinking about quirky robots occupies 30% of my brain's daily processing power. I can't remember birthdays and I never know where my phone is, but it's totally worth it.

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:03 AM)

Yay, I look forward to your dealings with quirky robots!

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:01 AM)

Definitely, I started setting aside funds a month ago for the inevitable Black Friday digital sales in the Playstation and Xbox stores. Going to be ready this year, and that's one of the many games on my list!

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 07:30 AM)

Hey Strafe will you ever play Nier: Automata?

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

Plus, The Beast Within is overall not a very good story.

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

The problem is is that Victory's dreams are meant to prey on the Dinobot's character flaws. For instance, Grimlock downing every Decepticon in his path, but falling for Starscream's begging for mercy schtick, preys on his arrogence. What character flaws does The Beast Within prey on? Nothing. The entire premise of the book was to please the many fans who posed the many hypothetical "What if the Dinobots combined?" scenarios way back when, with a gratuitous death count to boot.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:51 AM)

What's wrong with wanting it to be a canon dream sequence?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 01:14 PM)

go home bass you are drunk

@  Bass X0 : (14 October 2017 - 12:15 PM)

My fanon is that The Beast Within is a follow up the Marvel UK annual story Victory. In Victory, the Dinobots are trapped within a dream world, unable to wake up - each one having dreams, ending in the Dinobots having another dream then waking up in a comic issue. My fanon is that The Beast Within is their final dream that finally pushes them into waking up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 10:25 AM)

As long as that means The Beast Within is still non-canon, I'm fine with it.

@  Locoman : (14 October 2017 - 09:29 AM)

When everything is canon, nothing is.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2017 - 09:25 AM)

The TF multiverse is an arbitrary concept. Whatever an author thinks, goes.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 05:59 AM)

Trypticon vs Deathsaurer. Make it happen!

@  tffan01 : (14 October 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Going by AVP, is Spider-Man and Zoids comic canon to the TF multiverse???

@  D Immortalis : (14 October 2017 - 12:37 AM)

stop that! we shall never speak of the "Embarassment", 'lest we be punished with more like it! =]

@  Pennpenn : (13 October 2017 - 08:23 PM)

Would the mutant heads have been on the headmasters or on the bodies (sort of like TR Galvatron's "helmet")?

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 08:05 PM)

Alternate reality: Beast Wars mutant heads really took off. Nearly every Transformers since '96 has featured them. The big complaint against the line-wide gimmick in TR isn't being headmasters, it's the lack of mutant heads.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 07:03 PM)

Car TF molds get made all the time; bat TF molds don't. I feel like that justifies making a new Convobat from a mold configured highly unlike the original.

@  Bass X0 : (13 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

and yet Mindwipe is good enough to use as Convobat.

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 03:19 PM)

I'm okay with that.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM)

Takara seems to have decided that the TR Chromedome mold is unsuitable for anyone else besides Chromedome.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM)

*shrug* No 21st century (Macromaster) Nightbeat toy seems to have satisfied a decent number of people, from what I understand.

@  Locoman : (13 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

You could probably finagle a pretty good Nightbeat body from TR Chromedome, or even a heavy retool of Cogman.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 October 2017 - 02:44 PM)

Nightbeat in particular. Hasbro seems to love him.

@  Shrug : (13 October 2017 - 12:21 PM)

Yeah, they seem to be exploring every possible avenue of G1 now.


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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.

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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.

Numbers 24:17

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato


#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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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?

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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?

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#60 Esser-Z

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:23 AM

Destroy ending: HIGHLIGHT to view:
Shepard survives

Edited by Esser-Z, 12 March 2012 - 10:24 AM.