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Old January 24 2010, 05:05 PM   #31
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From what I've read, I think that when you create a character from scratch it randomly chooses you "past decisions" for you. That or it makes an educated guess based on the traits you choose. A "ruthless" reputation for instance might be more prone to renegade choices. Though, to be honest I don't think they've full explained that side of things to date.
This contradicts what I've read - my understanding is that at certain points it will ask you what you would have done in certain situations.

I'm just going to carry on my Evil Bastard Shepard save.
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Old January 24 2010, 05:35 PM   #32
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I've started an "Insane" playthrough now as an adept: should be interesting as the my last playthrough was as a soldier (and my first was a Vangaurd). But watching all of the ME2 class videos has made me want to try the other classes.
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Old January 25 2010, 01:09 AM   #33
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From what I've read, I think that when you create a character from scratch it randomly chooses you "past decisions" for you. That or it makes an educated guess based on the traits you choose. A "ruthless" reputation for instance might be more prone to renegade choices. Though, to be honest I don't think they've full explained that side of things to date.
This contradicts what I've read - my understanding is that at certain points it will ask you what you would have done in certain situations.

I'm just going to carry on my Evil Bastard Shepard save.
There are canon decisions (and a couple based on your gender) that have been made. It's kind of strange because the canon decisions definitely weigh more toward one side than the other.
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Old January 25 2010, 01:28 AM   #34
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I'm surprised BioWare didn't take a similar route Obsidian did in Knights of the Old Republic II, where the events of the prior game were decided by dialogue choices.
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Old January 25 2010, 01:31 AM   #35
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There are just too many to account for I guess. The game starts much like the first game though, with a prologue that explains everything before you even play the game... so in that sense, they just needed to pick something and stick with it.
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Old January 25 2010, 02:16 AM   #36
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Someone on GAF made some Scribblenaut Avatars:


http://g.imagehost.org/view/0709/Scr...aper_1280X1024
Actually, you probably shouldn't click on it if you're afraid of spoilers... hrm.
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Old January 25 2010, 03:20 AM   #37
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I've started an "Insane" playthrough now as an adept: should be interesting as the my last playthrough was as a soldier (and my first was a Vangaurd). But watching all of the ME2 class videos has made me want to try the other classes.
Okay, I gave up on that once I got stuck on the assasin's outside of Chora's Den. Even the bartenders kicked my butt.
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Old January 25 2010, 03:41 AM   #38
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Yeah, without leveling up before hand, I'm not sure how an adept could go through the game on insanity.
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Old January 25 2010, 04:49 AM   #39
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I'm surprised BioWare didn't take a similar route Obsidian did in Knights of the Old Republic II, where the events of the prior game were decided by dialogue choices.
I'm glad they didn't. Obsidians approach forced the KOTOR1 player character to one extreme or the other and invalidated every other variation the first game offered.

Besides that, most of the fans were too dumb to figure it out, despite the dialogue being as subtle as a sledgehammer to the face. The forums were flooded with threads asking why the game was talking about the KOTOR1 player character one way when they'd played him/her another.
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Old January 25 2010, 06:33 AM   #40
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This is why I wish BioWare would start doing developer commentaries - the system here is similar to KoTOR2, but not as specific. It'd be nice to understand what is effected by your choices.
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Old January 25 2010, 08:14 AM   #41
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I've been playing this since Friday (the PC version) and I gotta say I absolutely love it. I loved the first one, but this one is even better.
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Old January 25 2010, 08:16 AM   #42
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http://paste2.org/p/631303

Get the ME2 Pre-order DLC for free - the links still work as of this posting.
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Old January 25 2010, 08:28 AM   #43
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http://paste2.org/p/631303

Get the ME2 Pre-order DLC for free - the links still work as of this posting.

You rock. Thank you.
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Old January 25 2010, 08:44 AM   #44
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Hehe, thought I'd spread the love.
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Old January 25 2010, 09:00 AM   #45
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Hehe, thought I'd spread the love.
And well, they're free right from Microsoft so it's not like we're stealing. Better than having to pre-order from nine different places.
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