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Old February 8 2010, 07:31 PM   #316
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I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite thread on the TrekBBS.
Now you need to go and post this in every thread on the board for accuracy's sake.
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Old February 8 2010, 08:24 PM   #317
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I rotated my squadmates a lot to make sure they'd all be levelled up for the last mission (I didn't realise until later they keep pace regardless) but Tali was a favourite, even back in ME1. I'm just finding having Grunt and Jack around can be fun for a Renegade with the little comments they make when you do something nasty.

Actually, one of the very few niggling things that I was disappointed about with ME2 was the overall lack of the squad mates commenting or interacting. In ME1 you'd occasionally have the two people with you spontaneously have a unique little conversation. It added a nice sense of depth as if your character isn't the centre of the universe.

What class is everyone favouring btw? I just looked at the Bioware website and noticed a poll right there on the homepage. So far out 69399 people, 42% voted soldier, 22% for vanguard, 16% for Infiltrator and just about everything else is in the 5 - 10% zone. Seams as though the powers aren't as useful as the preview clips made them look. That or most people are simply for comfortable with an out and out shooter.
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Old February 8 2010, 08:26 PM   #318
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I didn't use Mordin much (though he does have his funny moments)
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My teams vary by mission. Miranda's usually a mainstay because she has strong attacks against tech and organics. I haven't really utilized Thane and Samara as much as I'd like to because they come so late in the game and Grunt mostly gets left on the Normandy because I'm a soldier and I don't want to waste a biotics/tech slot.

Garrus is usually a good choice when I don't know what I'm going into plus the nostalgia factor (Miranda/Garrus are an absolute killing machine on the final boss of the Tali recruit mission). I really wish I could justify bringing Tali out more but she's really been crippled against anything that isn't tech. I was hoping a maxed out combat drone would be useful but it's a complete waste of skill points.
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Old February 8 2010, 08:56 PM   #319
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What class is everyone favouring btw? I just looked at the Bioware website and noticed a poll right there on the homepage. So far out 69399 people, 42% voted soldier, 22% for vanguard, 16% for Infiltrator and just about everything else is in the 5 - 10% zone. Seams as though the powers aren't as useful as the preview clips made them look. That or most people are simply for comfortable with an out and out shooter.
I've been favouring the Engineer class, but that's just my personal preference.

As for squad mates, I rotate, but my personal favs are Garrus, Tali, Morden, followed by Miranda and Grunt. Now that I've unlocked Legion, I want to use him more, pity he only appears so late in the game
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Old February 8 2010, 09:46 PM   #320
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I'm all about the infiltrator, though I rarely use the infiltrators powers
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Old February 8 2010, 10:10 PM   #321
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MaleShep: Soldier. FemShep: Infiltrator. Infiltrator is harder to play as during the combat, especially since I don't have the weapons I became accustomed to as a soldier. One day I'm going to go back and play all the way through ME1 and ME2 as an adept and see how different the combat feels with no military training.
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Old February 9 2010, 12:19 AM   #322
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Anyone get this bug...

even if Grunt is loyal, Fortification will not be unlocked. This issue is also present on the PC version; however, you are still able to learn this ability.
Allegedly this issue has to deal with the Pyjack sidequest. If one does this quest before Grunt's loyalty mission, there is no skill lock.

This better not get him or me killed in the suicide mission.
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Old February 9 2010, 01:46 AM   #323
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So what are everyone's favorite two squad characters? I always use Miranda for her Overload ability and Samara once I got her, unless I'm fighting the Geth then I use Tali.
Garrus is my Shepard's buddy and right-hand man, so he's always on my squad, especially if I'm playing a Vanguard or a Sentinel. The other role was usually filled by Miranda.
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Old February 9 2010, 02:26 AM   #324
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I'm playing Paragon FemShep as a Soldier. I've become an expert at slowing down time and shooting a bunch of people in the face with a sniper rifle. It's pretty bad ass And once I finish a couple more N7 missions I will have done EVERYTHING and be ready to start the endgame with the Reaper IFF mission!
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Old February 9 2010, 03:18 AM   #325
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I played as a Male Adept and it was awesome. I barely fired my gun in the last half of the game. And I usually had Tali and Grunt/Garrus on my squad.
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Old February 9 2010, 03:38 AM   #326
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Anyone get this bug...

even if Grunt is loyal, Fortification will not be unlocked. This issue is also present on the PC version; however, you are still able to learn this ability.
Allegedly this issue has to deal with the Pyjack sidequest. If one does this quest before Grunt's loyalty mission, there is no skill lock.

This better not get him or me killed in the suicide mission.
Strange bug for sure. But having it locked shouldn't effect the end game. It's arguably his most useful skill though.
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Old February 9 2010, 04:01 AM   #327
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^ I have no prefered team really not found a balanced yet but not having his final ability makes me want to use him less for the suicide mission.
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Old February 9 2010, 04:08 AM   #328
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So, I finished the game on Sunday. Is it just me, or is the plot maybe half the length of the original Mass Effect, with more side quest padding?

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Old February 9 2010, 04:18 AM   #329
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I'm not sure I'd call the loyalty and recruitment missions "padding". It's more like the game had an A story (Collectors) and a B story (building your team) and the two are interrelated... whereas ME1 only had a main story.
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Old February 9 2010, 04:21 AM   #330
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I haven't started the end game yet but I definitely feel that ME1 had a vastly superior story. The geth were mysterious and cool and interesting and Saren was neat whereas the Collectors completely boring. Even the revelation of their true identity was only somewhat cool/shocking. The endless recruiting character missions just feels completely separated from the main story. Hopefully the ending is cool. I definitely prefer the gameplay and mechanics of ME2, just not its story.
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