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.
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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.
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Suddenly, the strength of her legs gave way, making her fall onto the hardened snow and ice.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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"Am I near? Please God...", she muttered under her breath.Read more >
While clenching tightly her large fur coat, she struggled to see what was in front of her; the fatigue clearly taking its toll on her small framed body.Read more >
Her plump rosy cheeks had turned white from the journey and her black hair that was tightly bound to the back was starting to strain her.Read more >
Under the cold winter; under the pale moonlight high above, the lights of the lamp post flickered as a young lady trudged through the barren roads.Read more >
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.
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Hello, fellow wikians! Today is the day where Spike has announced the winners for this year at VGX. "But wait, Mr. Ronnoc," you cried, "wasn't it called VGA before?" Well yes, but do you know why? Now you do. But before we get into the winners, Mass Effect 3: Citadel has unfortunately lost for Best DLC. But who won it? Ask, and ye shall receive.
- Best Fighting Game Winner: Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Best Xbox 360 Game Winner: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
- Best Voice Actor Winner: Troy Baker as "Joel" - The Last of Us
- Best Voice Actor Actress Winner: Ashley Johnson as "Ellie" - The Last of Us
- Best Driving Game Winner: Forza Motorsport 5
- Best RPG Winner: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
- Best Action/Adventure Game Winner: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
- Best S…
While most fans have turned their gaze to the next Mass Effect game, some of us are still clinging to old hopes – such as that of a revised edition of Mass Effect: Deception.
The novel's various issues are well known to most fans of the series, and many have likely at least glanced at the google doc that is referred to as a "list of errors" on the novel's page here on the wiki. The purpose of this document is evidently to protect Mass Effect canon, but despite doing an overall decent job of it, the doc itself contains too many inaccuracies to qualify as a valid source of information (which any references here should naturally do). Perplexingly, some of the corrections or explanations provided in the doc contradict canon even more than the v…Read more >
REDDIT POWERS ACTIVATE!
One day, when I was browsing the Mass Effect page on Reddit, I've stumbled upon a webpage so petculuar and so interesting I thought I decided to share. However, take it with a grain of salt, because it's largely rumors and speculations and is run by ITists, Reddit, and NeoGAF. Those shifty bastards, them: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=721736
Or for anyone too lazy to click on this link or just don't have enough time, here's a summary.
- Opened with "What does N7 mean to you?"
- Asked if they'd like to see a sequel, prequel, or something different. Overwhelming majority said sequel.
- "Arrogant" race. Thin and skeletal. Glowing eyes. Necks that "frilled up from their chest".
- "Ancient, advanced, guardian" race. Li…
Hey all! Just posting the link to this gem I found online earlier: http://www.newsarama.com/19661-mass-effect-lead-writer-mac-walters-teases-comics-new-game-more.html
Inside this interview Mac Walters talks about writing Mass Effect Foundation, as well as speaks a little bit about working on the new Mass effect game as well as Bioware's newest IP. There is also some pretty artwork from the upcoming issues.
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Hello everyone, like many people I was Blinded by my dislike of the endings and my dislike and disbelief of them was so bad that i fooled myself into believing this false theory, thus i grew desperate and blind enough to try to defend it. after a week or two of denial on the wiki and people asking me to stop i came to the realization that i may actually be in denial and my take on the endings started to divide as did my beliefs in the indoctrination theory. in the time before that i thought i was being unjustly attacked and in the end after realizing i had written some outrageous stuff, i realized i was the blind one. hear is how i turned from it, i started examining videos of endings and remembering previous endings i had seen, i realized…Read more >
Hey, everyone! Remember last year's contest? Well, Spike's at it again. Here are the nominations, among the Best DLC being Mass Effect 3: Citadel:
Most Anticipated Game:
- South Park: The Stick of Truth
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Game of the Year:
- Bioshock: Infinite
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Super Mario 3D World
- The Last of Us
- Tomb Raider
Best Action Adventure Game:
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- Grand Theft Auto V
- The Last of Us
- Tomb Raider
- Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
- Pokemon X/Y
- Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep
- Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
- FarCry 3: Blood Dragon
- Mass Effect 3: Citadel
Best Nintendo Game:
- Pikman 3
- Rayman Legends
- Super Ma…
wanted to ask a question what is your favorite squad(s) In the 3 mass effect games(squad=combination of the squad mates). you may choose any combination also combination there is not possible in game. your may also tell why you like this/these squad(s).
I can start with my favorite squads.
1. Wrex and Kaidan.
I like this squad because it is impossible to kill and paired with a typhoon and a claymore it also have high weapon damage. it go's very well with my infiltrator to keep enemy of my back.
2. Garrus and Tali
this squad is god against geth thanks to overload and energy drain. is also have armor piercing ammo for well armor. this squad work well with my sentinel. she can draw enemy fire while my squat kill them .
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Wow, it's astonishing that nobody has made a blog yet about this. BioWare, in celebration of N7 Day, released a series of pics teasing the next game. It looks like ME4 is further along than anybody thought, and it's not unreasonable to expect a substantial announcement soon, perhaps at the VGAs.
(Also, yeah, I'm still lurking. No, this doesn't mean I'm back. The community here depresses me, where once it was my favorite online community. I mean, really guys? You're still whining at each other about the ending? What's done is done, move on. Please. ME3 could've brought new energy to this wiki, instead it robbed it of all the things that made this community great. By this point if you were really that upset you could've already made your o…Read more >
There are many different views about the mass effect 3 ending, I'm just going to talk about mine, I'm not here to debunk others, at least not primarily, and remember that this is my opinion, if you have different views then that's fine.
First of all, I was a late-comer to the mass effect party, and by late I mean everyone had passed out or left by the time I got there, I played the first mass effect around March 2013 ( told you I was late) but I did get all three game for £5 after trading in a few older games I didn't want anymore.
I purposely didn't download the extended cut to see what it was like without it, and while I was left with many questions, I felt like they didn't need to be answered, you can use your own imagination to make out …Read more >
HEY ANYONE READING THIS! how are you doing? I'm doing great thanks, I just recently got back int mass effect after I sold my xbox and most of my games including all three mass effects - In retrospect I'm not too sure why I sold mass effect - but I still had an xbox in the lounge and after a few weeks really wanted to get back into it so I bought the mass effect trilogy and after around four weeks I have completed my first play through in a long time. I always choose the control ending because I feel like it's the most heroic thing that Shepard can do, (just my opinion) people it says it shows that Shepard is losing because "he drops his gun", but then if you think about it, why would he need the gun to hold onto two handles? anyway I'm kin…Read more >
On most sites discussing the next Mass Effect game, the discussion is primarily about what people want in the story, but I'm curious to find out what people want in the next game as far as gameplay goes.Read more >
Well. I had the chance today to run across yet another of Lancer's debates - this time on User talk: Cattlesquat. And while I can understand with what Lancer says to a degree, I hardly agree with it. As usual.
This wiki's policy - as Lancer points out - is different to Wikipedia's. Almost every edit here on RC gets patrolled, rather than just major ones. QC is tighter, talk pages are for getting on with discussion, not random discourse or IP address comment.
And that's the reason I write this. There needs to be some closure on this. Some sort of warning to the noobs that they're not diving into what they think they are - for both the editors' sake, and the noobs like us. While Lancer himself has left, plenty others stand by the same rules - …Read more >
Commander Shepard is our stories hero. Wether Male or female you could make him/her however you see fit. To not include Shepard in the next Mass Effect is like Star Wars without Anakin/Darth Vader, or Star Trek without Captain Kirk. They can continue without them but they are never as good without the real hero of the story. You spend 100+ hours customizing Shepard into the character that you want. You could save the galaxy through being paragon, or renegade. Bioware had already betrayed me once with the endings to Mass Effect three, to do it again is disappointing me further. They asked fans on twitter if they preferred a sequel or a prequel with a substantial amount for sequel. If they listen to their fans then even if it's hundreds of y…Read more >
Saw an article yesterday that all but confirmed that Mass Effect 4 wouldn't be connected to Shepard's story. To some this may be the confirmation that they are done with the series, but I see this move an inevitable and in many ways needed. First of all, just the logistics of transferring a save file from your old console to the new ones, which I assume the game will be on, would be a pain. There are a few things that would need to be addressed at the beginning of the next game (i.e. the ending you chose) that could probably be addressed with a beginning comic like were added to Mass Effect 2 and 3 who were not transferring a save file. While I will miss some of the characters that Shepard brought along, Mordin being my favorite, it will…Read more >
Just pulling these off the top of my head... improved loristics and immersion for those who have done it all.
- Mass Effect 2
- You want to complete all missions and assignments, but you
don't want to aid Cerberus any more than absolutely necessary ⇒ you
take every opportunity to put some crimps in their operations.
- Goes without saying: you naturally upload the sensitive intel to anywhere but Cerberus Command in N7: Lost Operative.
- Take Jack and Tali with you for N7: Eclipse Smuggling Depot to "retreive" the smuggled cargo for Cerberus. In reality, you and the other two cerbhaters turn the operation into a gleeful all-destroying party by letting the mechs do their thing and unfortunately fail to recover a single crate. (satisfaction > mission rewar…
Hey guys, thought I'd throw this up here and get some reliable feedback instead of just hoping Amazon reviewers know what they're talking about. I've totally maxed out my playing of the current ME games and the Dragon Age games, and I'm sort of in need of a new series. Given that I adore ME and DA, I thought the next logical step should be to tackle the DS series. However, it's the role playing, action, and storytelling elements of DA and ME that I love, so I was wondering how DS stacks up to that. What are your opinions? If I liked DA and ME will DS deliver the same satisfaction?Read more >
Probably my favorite thing about Mass Effect as a series is how much attention was placed in the overall background story for the galaxy. It would be awesome to be able to see this utilized in the form of a prequel, but I see one glaring issue that really stands in the way of this happening. For many, the attraction of Mass Effect is the feeling that the decisions you make actually make a difference and have weight. When you do a prequel, how can you make it so the player feels like their affecting the galaxy, but also not running into conflicts with the overall story? I haven't read much of the material on the Illusive Man that is set before he was the Illusive Man, but possibly it could be interesting to play as him when he was Jack Harp…Read more >
What makes Mass Effect really special when compared to other RPGs is most definitely the storytelling. However this storytelling comes at a price as Mass Effect does not allow the player the amount of freedom in gameplay as most other RPG franchises. My questions are: do you think Mass Effect should allow more freedom at the cost of the story, or should they keep it like it is? If you picked the first choice, do you think it's possible to add more freedom and keep the great storytelling and characters that we have become used to in Mass Effect?Read more >
THIS IS AN EVOLVING POST AND WILL BE CONTINUALLY UPDATED AND DUE TO MY SCHEDULE WILL AT TIMES BE IN MASSIVE DISORDER PLEASE CONTRIBUTE NEW IDEAS AND POINT OUT MISTAKES SO THEY CAN BE CORRECTED .THNX
THE NEW ENEMY( untill a name can be made they will be referred to as simply "NE") GENERAL OVERVIEW NE were born from the energies that created the universe. At first they fed
on raw universal energies but as the creatures began to evolve throughout the
universe a new energy emanating from the creatures caught their appetite. The NE
began feeding on either the positive or negative energies and were forever changed
by them. as time passed and the NEs hunger grew they created the leviathans to act
as overseers to the various species. As the levi…
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for shits and giggles. why not, we're in a slow patch nowadays.
Dr. Chloe Michel - incompetent ship doc. always a variant of "no health issues to report" whenever you talk to her, meaning she barely does her job right or everyone is always in miraculously good condition after getting shot at, stabbed, or worse at the field. medi-gel orders of magnitude more useful than her. one can technically slog through a whole ME3 game WITHOUT any doctors and the difference is barely noticeable.
Dr. Chakwas - incompetent drunkard ship doc. same deal with dr. michel, except we have onscreen evidence she is slacking on the job.
Kenneth Donnelly - closeted homosexual/asexual. always commenting on women's figures suspiciously close to covering "something" up. i…Read more >
Allow me to begin by clarifying the nature and purpose of this post.
It is not trying to determine what the writers and devs may have intended or implied by doing this or that. This is me attempting to flesh out my conception of the Mass Effect universe, sharing my 'findings' with anyone curious or interested enough to bother reading quasi-adademic speculation.
With that out of the way, I can get to the topic at hand. The question that has always bothered me is essentially, are there any alien characters whose speech is intercepted as such, or is everything translated? Could there be aliens who have actually learned a human variety like any other foreign language, or does everything we hear come through Shepard's high-tech translator? The latte…
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So I’ve been thinking: the Reapers have been at their rather extremely flawed plan for over a billion years and while Mass Effect was a fun series with the ending being the sole exception, I can’t help but feel that the Reapers’ minions seem rather…..lacking in variety.
I mean, throughout the entire Mass Effect trilogy, there have been only 12 kinds of Husks and 5 kinds of Collector soldiers. I can understand if it’s because of the need to save space, but it’s hard to take Reaper ground forces very seriously with such little variety to their soldiers, not even a proper boss fight facing off against the Destroyers.
So I’ve decided, how about we make more minions for the Reapers?
An upgraded version of the husks used by the geth heretics back i…
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I got bored so I went and made a blog where you guys can vote on whether or not a Reaper can take on the most powerful entities in other sources of fiction.
Zeruel, the 14th angel of the series Neon Genesis Evangelion, and one of the strongest in the series.
- Barrier- Like all Angels, Zeruel has a barrier that protects it from incoming attacks. Zeruel's barriers are unique in that it has at least 30 layers that can extend out to a notable range. Not only that but Zeruel is capable of using its barrier to easily throw its opponents across vast distances and even crush them.
- Energy Beams- Zeruel can unleash highly destructive laser beams from its eyes, capable of penetrating deep underground through many countless meters underground through 22-2…
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Playing Mass Effect 3 again recently I got to thinking - exactly how long did the Reaper War last? Does Mass Effect 3 actually end in 2187 perhaps?
MY thinking is along the lines that in-game we are told that Earth fell months ago - this is stated by several people when you return during Priority: Earth, notably Hackett. We know Shepard spent a lot of time flying around the galaxy to stop the Reapers, and we know that as mass relay travel is not instantaneous, that took time (I'm aware the codex says the travel is instantaneous, but look at the opening scene of ME1 - the Normandy is travelling for a while.) We know that Shepard was given shore leave, because the Normandy needed repairs, suggesting the Normandy had been active on the frontli…Read more >
I decided to treat myself to the complete collection for the PS3, and so I had to repurchase the DLC, which is fine. I'd made my way through most of the game (back up to Cronos Station), but am now unable to continue playing. Everytime I try to load the game, it tells me that "From Ashes, Citadel and Extended Cut are not installed". I've re-downloaded and re-installed them 3 times now, but it's still not recognising them. Does anyone know what the reason for this is, or if there's a work around?Read more >
I got the Mass Effect trilogy some time ago and I completed Mass Effect and I am about to move on to Mass Effect 2. Before I started the game, I downloaded the Lair of the Shadow Broker and the arrival dlc, and I've heard that the story flows better if both dlc are played after completing the Mass Effect 2 Campaign. This is where I became worried, because I didn't know how Mass Effect 3 would Import my Mass Effect 2 save game(I'm playing on the Xbox 360, by the way) and was afraid that If I did the dlc after completing the Mass Effect 2 campaign, that the events that happen in the dlc wouldn't carry over into the next game, as they will be completed after the game completed save takes place. I looked on the internet and couldn't find a …Read more >
So here's your new lead designer of ME4 folks... https://twitter.com/tibermoon
Ian Frazier, previously lead designer of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and in certain crowds well known for re-imagining Ultima V in the Dungeon Siege engine, has been named lead designer for ME4.
A few earlier news links about this -  and . These earlier links mention Frazier as "lead gameplay designer" (e.g. combat, systems) but breaking now in social media is his promotion to full lead designer.Read more >