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Old June 24 2010, 04:32 AM   #706
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I haven't downloaded any of the post-release DLC packs that you have to pay for, yet. I'm trying to decide if I want to pay for each individual episode or wait and see if they'll eventually package them all together when ME3 gets closer to release.

I almost broke down and started DLing them and had decided to treat them as adventures Shepard had after...


...but then I heard that you still receive the missions from a certain someone, no matter how you chose to end the game, which doesn't make any sense to me. And since I prefer my character's storyline to make at least a little bit of sense, I'm a little hesitant to play the DLC packs now.
Apparently the Bioware devs figured that people would take forever to finish the main campaign, since the DLC they've made has been designed with a halfway completed campaign in mind. That said, it's worth it to download the DLC, especially if you have multiple characters and/or deal with New Game+.
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Old June 24 2010, 04:48 PM   #707
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I haven't downloaded any of the post-release DLC packs that you have to pay for, yet. I'm trying to decide if I want to pay for each individual episode or wait and see if they'll eventually package them all together when ME3 gets closer to release.

I almost broke down and started DLing them and had decided to treat them as adventures Shepard had after...


...but then I heard that you still receive the missions from a certain someone, no matter how you chose to end the game, which doesn't make any sense to me. And since I prefer my character's storyline to make at least a little bit of sense, I'm a little hesitant to play the DLC packs now.

I haven't got them yet either (Either the desktop or the game is acting up a little at the moment) but I'm going to justify it as him still needing you for the future, not matter how much you piss him off now (and my primary Shep has done quite a bit of that)
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Old June 27 2010, 03:45 AM   #708
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I only just now bought this game and played it all the way through over the last week and a half.

Sweet.

Although, I have to say I was a bit pissed off at everyone's reactions when I decided not to blow the Collector base to kingdom come and instead saved it for research. Even the Cerberus cheerleader herself Miranda thought I might have made a mistake? What!?!?

Sure it will make Cerberus and humanity more powerful/dangerous but the freaking Reapers are knocking on the door. We don't have time to be nice and balance the power in the galaxy. We need that technology!

The Illusive man better not screw me over in Mass Effect 3 or else I will hunt down his secret base and kill him myself. Why do I get the feeling that will probably be a mission?

I have to play the end again anyways. Garrus died and he was one of the people I didn't want to lose. It's that disloyal psycho SOB Jack's fault. Should have never picked her to maintain the biotic field.
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Old June 27 2010, 04:11 AM   #709
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/\ Sometimes they die even if you do everything right. I picked Jack for my biotic and everyone survived that part...
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Old June 27 2010, 04:53 AM   #710
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It's about the loyalty missions, if you failed to get his loyalty or skipped over the Garrus Loyalty mission, it's nearly certain death.
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Old June 27 2010, 09:28 AM   #711
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Going into the last mission everyone but Jack was loyal (cause I sided with Miranda during their catfight).

Maybe it was random death but I figured for whatever reason cause she wasn't loyal her biotic field wasn't as strong and poor Garrus got hung out to dry.

Jack ended up dying anyways. Which is ok by me cause I don't need psychopaths serving on my ship. If there was a choice I might have blown her out the airlock early in the game. B!tch is crazy!
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Old June 27 2010, 09:34 AM   #712
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I think it is actually possible to unlock the final mission with out actually recruiting some characters at all, though I'm not sure if Jack is one of them.
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Old June 27 2010, 12:41 PM   #713
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There is one character who you can recruit, but unfortunately, is loyal straight away. That one I could have happily seen die during the end mission. I only recruited that one on one of my playthroughs to see what would happen.
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Old June 27 2010, 04:47 PM   #714
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Although, I have to say I was a bit pissed off at everyone's reactions when I decided not to blow the Collector base to kingdom come and instead saved it for research. Even the Cerberus cheerleader herself Miranda thought I might have made a mistake? What!?!?

Sure it will make Cerberus and humanity more powerful/dangerous but the freaking Reapers are knocking on the door. We don't have time to be nice and balance the power in the galaxy. We need that technology!

The Illusive man better not screw me over in Mass Effect 3 or else I will hunt down his secret base and kill him myself. Why do I get the feeling that will probably be a mission?
The whole millions of years old dead Reaper turning the Cerberus research team into husks thing probably had something to do with that.

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There is one character who you can recruit, but unfortunately, is loyal straight away. That one I could have happily seen die during the end mission. I only recruited that one on one of my playthroughs to see what would happen.
Who are you talking about? As far as I know, no one is loyal to you right off the bat.
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Old June 27 2010, 04:50 PM   #715
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Yeah, I'm unaware of anyone like that either.
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Old June 27 2010, 04:55 PM   #716
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Who are you talking about? As far as I know, no one is loyal to you right off the bat.
I'm guessing the person is loyal because you don't get another mission for said person.

Now if I can get the spoiler to work, the person would be

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Old June 27 2010, 10:36 PM   #717
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Here's a question,

Is the guy that does the voice of the Codex the same guy that did the narration in Starship Troopers? I'm learning about the Krogan and half expect it to say "Would you like to know more?"


Edit: No it isn't. However the guy that does the voice also did the voice of the Biff Tannen Museum in Back to the Future 2 (among many other things). Would you like to know more?
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Old June 28 2010, 12:04 AM   #718
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Who are you talking about? As far as I know, no one is loyal to you right off the bat.
I'm guessing the person is loyal because you don't get another mission for said person.

Now if I can get the spoiler to work, the person would be

Yeah, basically. Technically that is her loyalty mission though... you just gain her loyalty before recruiting her.
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Old July 4 2010, 12:37 PM   #719
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Decided to get the Kasumi and Overlord packs yesterday. The Kasumi pack was a little short, but it had its fun moments. I'll have to replay it as I didn't get chance to study one of the artifacts. (I'm just hoping for a certain quote if you do examine it)

Still got to try the overlord package though.
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Old July 4 2010, 06:17 PM   #720
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Just completed it with my 2nd character from ME 1 a female shepard and I tried the new DLC "Overlord" while I was playing and thought it was far far better than the previous one top notch IMO .
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