Well, Gamespot posted this video about the Mass Effect multiplayer a few hours ago. While I agree with some of its points, I really disagree with two of them. The first is that Mass Effect should have more playable protagonists in the single player mode. This would be a huge mistake. Mass Effect is the only RPG where the playable character is the favorite character for the majority of the players. I think allowing you to play as a bunch of different characters in the game would be a bad idea because the connection formed with the playable character wouldn't be as strong and the story would suffer because of it. Too many people fall into the idea that the more characters you have, the better the story is. Personally, I think that is false. …Read more >
I'm not dismissing the thought that it was good, I'm just disappointed that it has no real effect on ME3 other than War Assets. Does anyone think that it was important?Read more >
I have an imagination and I like using it, but I admit I needed inspirations to make some of squadmates I'd like to have in ME Next. I have no ideas for names, so I'll use nicknames.
- Jackal - A vorcha hunter with sleeveless jacket full of old knives and poison darts. He's a notorius hunter, not bounty or head hunter, he hunts for beasts. He eats meat of his prey and sells their bones as trophies, but the most unique ones he keeps for himself. To hunt them he develops various traps and that's his favorite method of hunting. He joins N7 hero to hunt new beasts.
- Bomber - An alliance male Engineer specialized in explosives. He enjoys blowing up his targets, more powerful explosion then more spectacular and more memorable. He works with N7 hero f…
So, I've been seeing stuff about this new BioWare IP called Shadow Realms. Does anyone know much about it? From what I've seen it doesn't look like my kind of game, but I'll withhold judgment until I know more.Read more >
Hi all, and welcome to the first (and possibly only) blog of me, the writer, of this blog. As I was casually browsing the internet looking for suitable mods for Star Wars: Battlefront II, I discovered a wonderous and quite frankly exciting mod by the name of Mass Effect: Unification. I haven't seen many of you mention it, being ME-related and whatnot, but sweet bejeebus does it look rather amazeballs. And before I go any further, NO I am not the mod-maker in disguise shamelessly plugging his creation on an unrelated wiki (actually, now that I mention that, I've questioned whether there is any point in me writin- yes there is) and NO I am not affiliated with him/her or any team members of the mod. I just thought it deserved the attention of…Read more >
Rules from my last blog post apply here since this about the news: be civil and excellent to each other. No name-calling, complaining, insults, flaming, resorting to racist/sexist/-ist slurs, etc. And that includes speculation. If you don't want to follow these rules, look somewhere else.
Quoted from Polygon:
BioWare executive producer Casey Hudson has left the company after 16 years, according to a post on the BioWare blog, to move on to "a new stage" of his career.
Hudson was the executive producer of the Mass Effect series at BioWare. He started his career at BioWare as a technical artist on Neverwinter Nights and MDK2, and served as project director on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
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Its been bugging me for years and I really have no one to talk to about this. I want to talk about one of the more, controversial topics of Mass Effect: The Justification of the Genophage.
On forums, the wiki and even in fanfictions, I hear a lot about how the Genophage was wrong and that the Citadel Council should have never used it in the first place. Let's flashback several hundred years in the past to a certain event called the Rachni Wars. Near the end of the Rachni Wars, the Salarians uplifted the Krogan, a violent species that turned their own homeworld to a desolate wasteland, in order to fight the Rachni. Soon after that, the Salarians let the Krogan loose in the galaxy unchecked. Not long after, the Krogan started overpopulati…Read more >
Well, in case you missed it, Casey Hudson left BioWare today. I doubt that this really affects the next game at all, especially since it seems that they are taking the series in a different direction and really have little need for advice from the "old guard". I do think this change does open the door for something that would be great for a potential rerelease of the ME trilogy on the new consoles. Everyone knows that Casey Hudson was one of the masterminds of the ending of ME3. Now that he is gone, it is possible for a rerelease of the game to have a new, more satisfying ending. This would be the ultimate slap in the face to him and it couldn't have been done if he was still with the company. I know that a new ending would be incredibly u…Read more >
Bioware hosted an exciting Mass Effect 4 panel at this year's San Diego Comic Con. The company unveiled new concept art, video, and details.
You can view the full panel below. Also be sure to check out Nord Ronnoc's awesome "What We Know So Far" Blog!Read more >
Decided to make this after Nord's insults to my maturity.
I know it's been a year since the last DLC came and that it's a big "if" over whether they can make rereleases in a few years, but I've been thinking if they had taken into account every possibility over the whole series. Take Virmire for example. I know they wanted to make a serious scenario, but I mostly prefer having a balanced squad throughout the series. Seven in ME1, thirteen in 2, and nine to eleven in 3. My idea is that at the same time Ash and Kaidan were in trouble, Saren's central command at his base was discovered and Shepard had an opportunity to ignore to save one their friends or divide their squad in three if Wrex was kept alive. While the aliens go in pairs to rescue…Read more >
After some thinking, I decided to share what has been on my mind lately. I know it's very speculative to the point of being nearly wild, but I've seen and heard of a lot of Science fiction stuff doing crazy stuff before.
The game starts concurrently with the first attack on Eden Prime. While the Normandy heads to fight the geth, an Alliance dreadnought carrying a lot of Alliance Marines, captured criminals of diverse races, like a krogan (from the commentary), and at least one former Alliance Marine turned aligned mercenary (the playable character) to either the Citadel or Arcturus Station for a trial when some unexpected wormhole appears sucking their ship in.
Emerging from the other side, the dreadnought and it's passengers find themselves…Read more >
Ever since the panel at San Diego Comic Con has started, we haven't gotten much information lately. However, sites like Reddit and Twitter have been leaking out information. Slowly but surely. Here's what I found so far. I'll add more in time, so keep an eye out for any information.
- @masseffect #SDCC - Bioware Edmonton and BioWare Montreal are both committed to making a great game -MG
- @masseffect #SDCC - There have always been challenges (going game to game) - (attempting to make) a spiritual successor -MG
- @masseffect #SDCC - Frostbite engine has allowed the team to do a lot more than ever before.
- @masseffect #SDCC - on multiplayer - It was born out of the idea of playing as various races in the ME universe.
- @masseffect #SDCC - gender…
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Can someone some up mass effect 3 for me and what happened to everyone I played 1 and 2 but never got 3Read more >
Ok now here's question that I've been wondering ever since I learned that you can bypass wrex when he finds out you sabotaged the genophage cure using Mass effect leviathan terminals. The question is if you successfully bypass Wrex as outlined on the quest page for Priority Citadel III, do you still keep the krogan war assets you would normally lose by sabotaging the cure with Wrex as leader?
Without actually testing it myself it would seem plausible since he still appears before you on Earth and since Wrex isn't dead, it would seem like krogan forces don't fragment and weaken your total war assets.
the second question is if you bypass wrex using this method and he appears before you on earth as if the genophage was actually cured does it af…Read more >
Mass Effect: Next is comming and I wish there were some improvements.
- If the protagonist has to be N7, then may each class has various power sets like N7 characters in ME3 Earth DLC.
- Volus companion or drell companion or batarian companion, but I still like quarians
- Interrupts present in ME2 and ME3 replaced by dialogue wheel with time limit, so I could know what am I going to do. When I used paragon interrupt in Zaeed's mission I expected just to scold him, not to hit him.
- Negotiations as proper choice of words not just charisma vel reputation. It would make conversations more realistic and seeking middle ground harder but more satisying. Of course not enough charisma would still result negotiations unavailable.
- Return of neutral 3 opinions in…
Engineers don't usually get to spray the room with bullets a la Rambo, but they can win battles in their own sneaky way. This post is just a personal collection of my favourite Engineer moments, taken from ME, ME2 and ME3, on Insanity mode. Updates will be on-going.
Tech powers didn't play as much of a part in my playing style in Mass Effect as they did in the later games. It was satisfying going through mostly with a pistol and (on later playthroughs) a sniper rifle, although Electronics and Damping certainly got used a lot in close quarters. In ME2 especially, however, I went through several missions without firing a single shot. Other missions, containing enemies that tried to flank me, required the occasional single headshot to fin…
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Just thought I'd post this here, Mike Gamble and some other devs are doing a panel on the next Mass Effect game at SDCC in late July:
Saturday, July 26 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charting a Course: Developing the Next Mass Effect
Mass Effect developers from the Edmonton and Montreal studios discuss what it's like to expand on a well-established and beloved video game franchise. Panelists Carl Boulay (lead animator), Fabrice Condominas (producer), Mike Gamble(producer), Noel Lukasewich (senior artist), and Jessica Merizan (community manager), share their experiences in shaping the next Mass Effect game with new possibilities while staying true to t…Read more >
OK so here's the deal.according to the released trailer,we'll be having another N7 associated character.now, by the end of ME3, we see a break down of all galactic synthetic technologies, which we can assume will lead to a break down of governing systems. so if we're having N7 again,what does it mean for game's timeline? is it in the past,or some future when damages are repaired and a galactic society is restored.and if so,how is it that the N7 program has survived? Ideas people?Read more >
As I said before, I think I like Mass Effect out of all the RPGs I know for it's good story, music, direct combat, tasteful romances, clear morality guide, and the possibility to find favorable options. To me, Fire Emblem is okay, The Witcher among other things is interesting, Fable is good, while Mass Effect is great. What do any of you think? Please be civil.Read more >
Mass Effect (Spoiler Free)
Hello and welcome to my mass effect review for xbox 360, now i got this game in December 2013. Yeah im very late, however i have finished all the mass effect games and i absolutely love them.
Beginning: Mass Effect starts of with with ambassador Udina and Anderson talking about the new spectre candidate Shepard, in one of the most amazing intros i have ever seen. You start on board the Normandy and interact and find information by having conversations with other Characters, which is a very cool feature.
Story: The story is about Shepard and her/his depending on which gender you choose to be,is about a rouge spectre called Saren, a turian hell bent on destroying humanity and releasing a ancient race called the reape…Read more >
OK i think we have reached this conclusion many times over that mass effect universe's wiki deserves a lot more attention and much more activity, and since I'm too lazy to think about ideas! or too short on time to follow any of the ideas I don't actually have,I'd say let's put our heads together,and think of a few ways that we can try to give mass effect the attention it deserve,and see how we can carry them out.so don't be shy,let's hear what you guys think and what you think we can do for our wiki.
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- A good, compelling story.
- A compelling premise. ME3 was the first and only game that I stood line for at a midnight launch. I did that not for graphics or gameplay but to experience the Reaper War. By comparison, my biggest problem with Dragon Age II was that there was no real impetus tying everything together. Have a real purpose that goes beyond just being a day in the life.
- Emotion. Mass Effect has made me laugh, given me goosebumps, and almost made me cry. I want more of that.
- Great characters. One of the biggest draws about Mass Effect and Dragon Age is in the interesting characters that you fall in love with.
- Dialogue. Mass Effect is full of great lines from the funny, to the badass, to the epic, to the touching, to t…
- A good, compelling story.
See here. Note that the video also includes footage from the new IP as well. What do you think?
Some things I've noticed:
Prothean pyramids? They certainly don't look like Egyptian pyramids (other than shape. This is the first time I've seen three Prothean pyramids together. There's also light coming from them. I get the feeling this is a new world or at least a new part of an existing world.
"To go somewhere new." Also a shot of an updated version of system navigation. I really like how the navigation looks in terms of movement, placement of celestial bodies, etc.
Our new hero? Note the N7 logo. This seems to contradict the statements that you will not be a military character. This also really narrows down the timelin…Read more >
E3 2014 begins Tuesday. Wikipedia has a list of games that are supposed to be showcased. Which one's are you excited about or at least interested in? I'm interested in the following games:
- Mass Effect 4 (not listed but rumored)
- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- Quantum Break
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Mortal Kombat X
- Batman Arkham Knight
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Update: Teaser trailer for Mass Effect 3 has been released. See my blog.
Really good article here on the topic Why Mass Effect Is The Most Important Science Fiction Universe Of Our Generation. I'm down with that! Also, I love the term "pop bioethics". PlasmaVentingInProgress (talk) 21:10, June 1, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
Although the actual interest in a collective reading of the novels didn't reflect the impression from the initial blog and chat responses, the MEBC still draws breath! The discussion of Ascension took place in chat only, but we would like to announce the start of Retribution in case anyone would like to hop on board.
Retribution introduces Kai Leng and deals with events directly referenced in Mass Effect 3, such as the gruesome Reaper tech implantations we get a glimpse of in Priority: Horizon. Retribution also offers insight into the (master)minds of Aria T'Loak and The Illusive Man, and further expands on Anderson and Kahlee's history.
The first passage comprises everything up to chapter 7, i.e. the prologue and chapters 1 through 6. We wil…Read more >
Greetings Mass Effect Community,
Wikia is excited to announce our E3 2014 coverage. All week long, Wikia and several Wikia Stars will be representing you the fans at the most exciting video game show in the world. We want to include you every step of the way, starting with bringing your fan questions to the show along with us. What are you excited to see most at E3? If we get a chance to speak to the developers and publishers of your favorite games, what do you want us to ask them? We can't promise we will be able to ask all of your questions, but we will do our best to get you heard by the creators themselves. Let us know your questions in the comments below and be sure to let us know what you want to see most at this year's E3.
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Enter Shepard, who, sometime during two shuttle flights and a chat with TIM, has apparently utterly forgotten how to fight.
"Urgh! Argh! Eeeaarrgh!"
"Do you hear that?" Jacob asks, displaying a finely-honed sense of both timing and mockery. "Sounds like FENRIS Mechs."
Shepard does not, in fact, hear anything through the red haze of impending death, but gets the gist through subtitles.
"Please cease your hostile behaviour," a LOKI mech requests politely, shooting Shepard several times.
"Urgh! Argh! Eeeaarrgh!"
Shepard zooms in, fires Overload at the LOKI mech, then fires her heavy pistol until the clip runs out. There is progress: she is sure the red crosshairs appear once or twice.
The LOKI mech stu…Read more >
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki I got this address from Wikipedia articles so you can use similar things to this address to create your very own wiki!!!Read more >
As the discussion winds down for the Mass Effect: Evolution comic it is time to turn our attention to the next item on our reading list. Mass Effect: Revelation, the first novel in the Mass Effect series by Drew Karpyshyn, serves to expand upon the shared history of David Anderson and Saren Arterius while introducing characters and themes vital to Alliance history and Council politics.
This post will serve as the discussion space for the initial readings, the prologue and chapters 1 through 3. Hopefully everyone is as excited as we are to delve into the backstory of the Mass Effect series. Happy reading!
- Mass Effect: Revelation – Prologue + Chapters 1, 2 & 3
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
Since there was some discussion about a full week being to…
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Since we are doing the works in chronological order for the regular MEBC, we decided to launch a special edition dedicated solely to the treatment of the ongoing Mass Effect: Foundation comic series.
The 9th issue was released a couple of days ago, leaving readers everywhere perplexed: can an adult salarian's cranial horn grow back once it's been broken off (only for it to be nicked again not much later), or did Mac Walters reckon history needed rewriting? Put simply: what the hell did we just read?
The STG mission where Mordin loses his horn was supposedly already detailed in the Shadow Broker's archived report, which makes it impossible for these mission accounts to be valid simultaneously. The discrepancies entail implications in regards …Read more >
People on reddit/or on this wikia take this seriously:
Reddit Page About Cat Liara
I wasn't the first to do that as if you take a look at my profile pic, which I found on Google image search, is a cat liara...
It's a dumb joke thing based on boredom. And fyi it's category is under user images, it's not an actual thing. I'm just messing/joking around.
And I've explained my wikia name before.
Shepard because I was joining the ME Wikia, and cat because I'm really dumb on names so I thought of one of my favorite animals, thus this.
But anyways I only found out about it due to some on my friends here on the ME chat. lol..
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Whether from a dusty bookshelf or long-lost folder on a hard drive, the time has come to pull out the novels and dig up the comics. Originally an idea by YamiX0, the Mass Effect Book Club brings together seasoned devotees and sprightly newcomers for a chronological readthrough of the series – and you are invited!
Starting with Mass Effect: Evolution, the comic providing an outline to the Illusive Man's background along with a peek into the fabled First Contact War, each participant will individually read a certain work or passage in a pre-determined period of time. The group will then assemble to exchange views on the selected reading through comments on the respective blog post, and possibly in Chat.
This post serves as the discussion space for…Read more >
I only got into Mass Effect recently (okay, a year ago) and I only beat ME3 for the first time three months ago (I went near-full paragon, synthesis ending, if that matters to anyone). I was not as disappointed as most (mainly because I knew what I was in for ahead of time), and actually liked the majority of the ending(s), but that part with the catalyst just pissed me off. So this is how I'd fix it:
1. Replace the Star-Kid (I refuse to call him the Catalyst, as I believe Shepard was the actual Catalyst) with Harbinger in hologram form (similar to the end of Arrival). Harbinger has already been established as the leader of the Reapers. We don't need to have a last second new reaper leader thrown in. Even if Harbinger said the exac…Read more >
I'm just wondering if there are any other Xbox players out there willing to join me on Mass Effect 3's multiplayer?
I'm thinking of doing a full run through of every map in the game in campaign order at some point in the future, varying the difficulty as we go, and I'm looking for a group of experienced players to join me.
If interested then reply here and we can start getting something sorted.Read more >
http://www.mmobomb.com/ultimate-f2p-showdown-round-1-recap vote for your #1 game guys theres other game too and Vote for SMITE vote against LoL its too old to mean anything for LoL. SMITE AND WARFRAME. Pharuan Undearth (talk) 17:11, March 11, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
Did anybody else see the beginning of the show with Tyson looking at the Sol, was it just a coincidence that he look like TIM, or do you now believe he is the current head of Cerberus? :D GRPeng (talk) 04:50, March 10, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
Pretty nifty article that suggests they may release remastered games to help tide us over until mass effect 4..or whatever they'll call it. I for one would deff play through the trilogy again on the xbox one to see what's up. How about all of you? One more bout with Shepard and the crew before moving on to a new storyline?Read more >
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I was just wondering what peoples favorite species were and why, My favorite would be the Turians I think, as I like their ships (bit of a stupid reason I know) and I like the idea of their culture, I like the militaristic lifestyle of how they live and they're also a large part of the galactic community. what do you guys think?Read more >
The trilogy has concluded 2 years ago with another addition to the story being on the way in the near or distant future, yet I can't help but feel that quite a few questions have been left unanswered in the story.
So I asked myself what seems to be the most reasonable explanation to these unanswered questions, to both me and the rest of the Mass Effect community.
How exactly did Cerberus find about Bakara on Sur'Kesh and the turian bomb on Tuchanka? The female krogan is being kept on a top secret salarian base and the bomb has been buried for over a thousand years and kept just as much of a secret, yet Cerberus just happens to know where to look for them? Yes I know that there was a passing mention of a salarian traitor that contacted them, …
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Man, this was some time ago...
Anyhow, as you might have guessed, this blog (surprises me they haven't removed this) is about Origin, the revered software thingy made by The best company in America, EA. What im wondering here is, how is it? Im planning on getting it becuse reasons and considering how much crap i've heard about it (on sites like youtube mind you) it seems to be absolute shis. So is it something worth using? Or will it just help thy devil span EA to conquer the world and all that?
I was going to make a poll, but i forgot how to do it.
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Since Wikia offers a blog, may as well use said blog right? XD
The number one thing that has been on my mind whenever I think of Mass Effect is likely the same as everyone else's: What is Mass Effect 4 (Which, for simplicity's sake, is what I'm calling it here.) going to be? I have read many a forum, blog, and whatever else I can find speculating on it. All we really know is four things:
1) It is likely not to be called Mass Effect 4
2) Shepard will not be in it, as his story is over according to BioWare.
3) The game uses Frostbite's graphic engine.
4) It will take some gameplay cues from Dragon Age.
So, as I'm sure you can imagine, and probably even know, speculation has ran quite rampant. I have heard 4 possible choices for what the next Mass …Read more >
I know the thing I am asking you for was probably debated over a lot in the past and well , it is kind of important issue for many people. None of the ME games on PC have controller support , a fact that I learned after my recently purchased ( Yesterday :D) XBOX 360 controller did not work with ME3 . And honestly , I have no problem to play with a keyboard and mouse , but this laptop that I have (HP Envy 15 jo48tx) has a very weird mousepad. I can't use the KB and the mousepad at the same time while playing a game and it's also very problematic. Therefore, I am asking here , on the ME wiki , whether someone knows about third party software which would allow me to use the controller
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I looked at all three games and to me there is only one answer to this question, the illusive man. To me he seems like a very well thought out character, and by that I mean I get why he does what he does, it’s not just random to drive the story, which it does, but it does so in a way that makes sense. I got the four mass effect novels for Christmas and have started reading them and so far I’m very impressed and can’t wait till I get to the part about the illusive man.
I loved him as a character because he wasn't a fighting type guy, his real weapon was mind and I liked that, and he was trying to do the right thing just using the wrong way to go about it, but to be fair, the entire galaxy was about to be under siege by sentient machines, so …Read more >
Hey everyone, ever since I completed the series for the 4th time I've really been looking for another Sci-Fi game to play until the next Mass Effect comes out, which could be in a long time. I've found some games that look pretty awesome, but unfortunately they're not out yet and some of them could possibly be coming out at the same time as the next Mass Effect (already know I'm taking that week off). Despite the fact that they're not coming out for awhile, it's still fun to see how the development of these games are doing. The first game I'll talk about is probably the most well known, Star Citizen. Star Citizen, to me, has a very Star Wars feel to it. It has the option to play a campaign mode as a fighter pilot, or go straight into the o…Read more >
so I have been making a new power class system or my ME4. all thought I will not tell all of the ideas now. I would like to share some ideas for new powers I had to understand them just think that they might as well be ME3 powers:
1. biotic focus its is not the same power as then one existing in the multiplayer. what is does is that it removes cool down on biotic powers an the instead of the user taking barrier/heath damage. this is of cause because the fact that the use cannot concentrate on holding the barrier up at the same time as overusing his/her powers . if the use continues he/her will take nerve damage thuds heath damage. use this power also adds a lot of cool dawn after use it.
rank 1 biotic focus rank 2 duration rank 3 …Read more >