• Mass Effect Megathread: I'm Commander Shepard, and I never leave the Normandy without my N7 jacket.
    10,001 replies, posted
[QUOTE=BreenIsALie;35699820]But isn't that section prerendered though, So there would be no need to have it in the actual released game[/QUOTE] Bugger
[QUOTE=dogmachines;35699833]I think it's probably a server issue, when I launch the game it tells me to log in with the account that owns From Ashes but all I have to do is click "downloadable content" and see that I'm on that account. It makes my saves unusable so I'm kind of pissed right now.[/QUOTE] Go onto the DLC, click check for updates and then run the game. It should work.
[QUOTE=BreenIsALie;35699742]Just looks like a smudge, But yeah, i could see that being Pillar of Autumn [B]Hold the fucking phone[/B] The Forunners were early Protheans and the Flood was a bioweapon created by The Reapers (Flood are mentioned to be from outside the galaxy in one of the novels, i know this shit) Halo and the other installations were prototype Crucibles or using the same tech Javik said that the galaxy was united under a strong Prothean rule in his cycle Several spicies united in a civilization = Covenant Grunt = Volus Engineer = Hanar Elite = Turian [B][U][I]MY GOD[/I][/U][/B][/QUOTE] It's scary how close to plausible this is.
Javik is starting in an hour, for now playing Skyrim to warm up. livestream.com/jechtman
[url]http://www.amazon.com/Mass-Effect-3-Xbox-360/dp/B004FYEZMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335291858&sr=8-1[/url] ME3 for 30 bucs on all platform today only!
[QUOTE=Goldenboy;35695703]Banner? [img]http://i.imgur.com/O2xhj.png[/img][/QUOTE] Thank you very much!
[QUOTE=Delta616;35700722][url]http://www.amazon.com/Mass-Effect-3-Xbox-360/dp/B004FYEZMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335291858&sr=8-1[/url] ME3 for 30 bucs on all platform today only![/QUOTE] Pretty damn good deal, though EA seems to be getting pretty good about slashing the prices of games about a month and a half after they release. Might be a response to the sales figures though; as of a week and a half ago the game has "only" sold 1.5 million units worldwide.
Later today, I'll post pictures of my N7 Hoody that finally arrived here (after a lot of legal loopholes).
Anybody figure out what the hell the point of the second barrel on almost all the guns is?
[QUOTE=N7;35701029]Thank you very much![/QUOTE] ♫ [I]For doin' the jobs nooooobody wants to[/I] ♫
Javik fights the Rachni livestream.com/jechtman
[QUOTE=Arachnidus;35701274]Anybody figure out what the hell the point of the second barrel on almost all the guns is?[/QUOTE] I'm not sure, but the barrel the Avenger fires from has changed from ME1. Don't remember if it changed first in 2 or 3 though.
i think the secondary barrel is for shit like concussive shots, isn't it?
[QUOTE=Lankist;35701435]i think the secondary barrel is for shit like concussive shots, isn't it?[/QUOTE] I don't know, guess we'll have to speculate more about it. It's funny though because when you have a sniper rifle and you use a flashlight, the flashlight comes from the primary barrel.
mass effect fields
[QUOTE=GetBent;35697996]Omni-tools have an auto-translator built in.[/QUOTE] This doesn't explain why their mouths move in sync.
[QUOTE=TehDoctorz;35701717]This doesn't explain why their mouths move in sync.[/QUOTE] Because if their mouths didn't move in sync it would be the single most annoying thing ever. It would honestly drive me up a wall if a game like Mass Effect had people who's mouths would move out of sync with what they're saying.
[QUOTE=TehDoctorz;35701717]This doesn't explain why their mouths move in sync.[/QUOTE] I can allow sketchy and bad explanations like that as long as it makes the experience more enjoyable.
[QUOTE=BreenIsALie;35699742]Just looks like a smudge, But yeah, i could see that being Pillar of Autumn [B]Hold the fucking phone[/B] The Forunners were early Protheans and the Flood was a bioweapon created by The Reapers (Flood are mentioned to be from outside the galaxy in one of the novels, i know this shit) Halo and the other installations were prototype Crucibles or using the same tech Javik said that the galaxy was united under a strong Prothean rule in his cycle Several spicies united in a civilization = Covenant Grunt = Volus Engineer = Hanar Elite = Turian [B][U][I]MY GOD[/I][/U][/B][/QUOTE] except dont the forerunners turn out to be human?
[QUOTE=JeanLuc761;35701057]Pretty damn good deal, though EA seems to be getting pretty good about slashing the prices of games about a month and a half after they release. Might be a response to the sales figures though; as of a week and a half ago the game has "only" sold 1.5 million units worldwide.[/QUOTE] Considering they have the worst ending in the history of gaming, and literally cut a third of the game out to make ship date, not terribly surprising. Ironic that MP, which was screamed at as destroying the game, is the only thing making it draw revenue.
[QUOTE=Mr. Scorpio;35701937]except dont the forerunners turn out to be human?[/QUOTE] Forerunner were suspiciously Human-looking (with notable differences, most prominently was the fact they [url=http://images.wikia.com/halo/images/5/50/1221711016_Forerunner_hand.jpg]had six fingers on each hand[/url],) all they did was meddle with Human DNA before leaving the Galaxy after surviving activation of the rings. The reason 343 calls Humanity "Forerunner" is because of the whole Mantle philosophy, where one race watches over developing ones then hands the torch to the most prospective race. Forerunner in that case is less a race and more a title. Actually after looking at the Halo Nation wiki on Forerunner I'm not even sure, since I've heard evidence that points to each possibility (in fact the site's saying prehistoric Humanity was on-par with the Forerunner in terms of technology, which is odd.)
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;35702158]Forerunner were suspiciously Human-looking (with notable differences, most prominently was the fact they [URL="http://images.wikia.com/halo/images/5/50/1221711016_Forerunner_hand.jpg"]had six fingers on each hand[/URL],) all they did was meddle with Human DNA before leaving the Galaxy after surviving activation of the rings. The reason 343 calls Humanity "Forerunner" is because of the whole Mantle philosophy, where one race watches over developing ones then hands the torch to the most prospective race. Forerunner in that case is less a race and more a title. Actually after looking at the Halo Nation wiki on Forerunner I'm not even sure, since I've heard evidence that points to each possibility (in fact the site's saying prehistoric Humanity was on-par with the Forerunner in terms of technology, which is odd.)[/QUOTE] Allow me to explain. Needless to say, heavy new Halo spoilers ahead. Forerunners were the successors to the Precursors. The Precursors were believed to be truly godlike, having long ago left the galaxy after the Forerunners rose up and tried to break free of them. The Precursors did leave, but in the few million years after, they...well, this is unclear, Primordium was kinda hard to figure out, but they either [B]became[/B] the Flood or created the Flood. Regardless, the Flood exists to test the current cycle (hence, Mass Effect and Halo are now effectively conceptually similar, though it's unclear as to whether it's simply coincidental or ME influenced Halo- the former would require this to have been the plan all along, the latter being a new development around the time Primordium was written/343I took over) for which species shall inherit the Mantle, which is sort of a birth right to rule and protect the galaxy. Humanity earned the mantle by not only fighting the Forerunners, but fighting the Flood at the same time, and beating the Flood back (via attrition). They were chosen to take the Mantle, and the time of the Forerunners had come to the end. Then the Flood-Forerunner War/End War/Halo War/whatever the fuck you want to call it happened, culminating in the activation of the Halos and decimation of all life in the galaxy, effectively restarting the cycle and cementing humanity's deevolved position. The Forerunners and Protheans were basically the same- militant, highly advanced, culturally amazing and ancient. Beyond that, cliches bind them- they left ruins as evidence of their passing, ruins which were vital to saving the galaxy (for the Protheans, it was the Crucible and the beacons, and for the Forerunners, it was the Sword and Shield [Halo installations, the Arks, and the Shield Worlds]). [editline]24th April 2012[/editline] A lot of that is interpreted from the latest Halo book, so some details are the product of my interpretation. [editline]24th April 2012[/editline] Also, fun fact: the name Prothean is really, really self gratifying. Pro meaning in place of, thean meaning "beings of gods", from the greek theos (ex: theology). At least, that's how I see it. In place of the gods. [editline]24th April 2012[/editline] And I should add that the Flood was created to find a successor for the Mantle, as the Forerunners had been deemed to be unworthy of it.
I'd say 'wat', but let's be honest, the ME storyline isn't much clearer
Almost everything in Mass Effect has a good name. They've taken old Greek and Latin words and mashed them together, or modified them slightly. Like Asari or Prothean and it sounds fairly natural and not as sci-fi-y. Like almost our entire current vocabulary. Note to self: To create good names for things in fiction - do that. [editline]24th April 2012[/editline] Any name with a legit etymology.
[QUOTE=Arachnidus;35702463]Allow me to explain. Needless to say, heavy new Halo spoilers ahead. Forerunners were the successors to the Precursors. The Precursors were believed to be truly godlike, having long ago left the galaxy after the Forerunners rose up and tried to break free of them. The Precursors did leave, but in the few million years after, they...well, this is unclear, Primordium was kinda hard to figure out, but they either [B]became[/B] the Flood or created the Flood. Regardless, the Flood exists to test the current cycle (hence, Mass Effect and Halo are now effectively conceptually similar, though it's unclear as to whether it's simply coincidental or ME influenced Halo- the former would require this to have been the plan all along, the latter being a new development around the time Primordium was written/343I took over) for which species shall inherit the Mantle, which is sort of a birth right to rule and protect the galaxy. Humanity earned the mantle by not only fighting the Forerunners, but fighting the Flood at the same time, and beating the Flood back (via attrition). They were chosen to take the Mantle, and the time of the Forerunners had come to the end. Then the Flood-Forerunner War/End War/Halo War/whatever the fuck you want to call it happened, culminating in the activation of the Halos and decimation of all life in the galaxy, effectively restarting the cycle and cementing humanity's deevolved position. The Forerunners and Protheans were basically the same- militant, highly advanced, culturally amazing and ancient. Beyond that, cliches bind them- they left ruins as evidence of their passing, ruins which were vital to saving the galaxy (for the Protheans, it was the Crucible and the beacons, and for the Forerunners, it was the Sword and Shield [Halo installations, the Arks, and the Shield Worlds]). [editline]24th April 2012[/editline] A lot of that is interpreted from the latest Halo book, so some details are the product of my interpretation.[/QUOTE] I thought the Forerunners created the humans and dropped them on Earth, because I specifically remember reading that they were placed in Eden (more specifically the garden of Eden), but that was in a Halo 3 Terminal, so I dunno.
[img]http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/115/6/0/me3___touch_by_lornet-d4xjnuw.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=The_J_Hat;35702819]I thought the Forerunners created the humans and dropped them on Earth, because I specifically remember reading that they were placed in Eden (more specifically the garden of Eden), but that was in a Halo 3 Terminal, so I dunno.[/QUOTE] Eden's probably referring to the Ark. Before firing the Rings the Forerunner put all sapient species they could get their hands on there. Or it's referring to when the Forerunner put Humanity back on Earth after firing the Rings.
[QUOTE=Arvuti;35702896][img]http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/115/6/0/me3___touch_by_lornet-d4xjnuw.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] That looks Indian thanks to the patterns. Javik Malik.
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;35702955]Eden's probably referring to the Ark. Before firing the Rings the Forerunner put all sapient species they could get their hands on there. Or it's referring to when the Forerunner put Humanity back on Earth after firing the Rings.[/QUOTE] Likely the latter. That's another thing the Forerunners and Protheans have in common- they both tried to preserve humanity and the lesser species. But that's a bit of a broad thing for a beneficent empire to have in common, and their motives weren't exactly the same. They both did it to shield the races from destruction, but the Protheans did it out of self preservation as much as they did altruism. The Forerunners did it because the Librarian would've felt like a bitch.
I have to say though, Halo had something that Mass Effect didn't; a massive space engagement where the Rings fired [I]during the battle[/I], with the Mendicant Bias and Offensive Bias basically throwing ships at each other with the express purpose of either smashing into one another, or just detonating them. It's like those times in multiplayer when you'd use nothing but rocket launchers.
Sorry, you need to Log In to post a reply to this thread.