So I finally got around to finishing the Massacre Playthrough. Original Plan: to have all team members die, except Garrus, Tali and Mordin. What changed: During the process of playing, I decided to have Thane survive too. Also, to retrieve Legion but leave him in the AI Core until after I've taken on the Collector Station. How it turned out: I actually ended up having to restart the Suicide Mission because I was wrong about one part of my strategy. I upgraded no major systems, Jack died from no armor, Kasumi died from no shields, and Thane died from no weapons. I thought taking Thane with me to the Cargo hold would keep him alive and have Zaeed die. Whoops. So I reloaded, upgraded the weapons, so by the time I get to the Collector base, only Jack and Kasumi are gone. Jacob Volunteered to go into the tubes and since he was the only one on the list whom I didn't want to survive, in he went. Samara led the 2nd team, but she doesn't get killed, just embarrassed for being behind schedule. Jacob dies, and it had been more than 3 missions since the Collectors took the crew, so it's Chakwas.... and 2 random colonists, who were never referred to again. Tali watches their backs on the way to the Normandy. Tali and Chakwas survive. Time to go through the seeker swarms, Thane's my biotic for this and I realized at this point that Zaeed was loyal, since I thought it'd be him killed if I didn't upgrade the weapons, I didn't think it was a problem to get him loyal, I wanted the renegade points. So my Team was Miranda and Zaeed, which was pretty obviously a very unpleasant demise for Zaeed. Grunt is m next strongest defender, he leads the 2nd team. Zaeed and Grunt die. For the final leg of the mission, Mordin and Garrus are my team, leaving only Thane, (loyal) Samara and Miranda (not loyal) honestly at this point I thought they were all doomed, even Thane. Miranda gets killed, Shepard, Garrus, Mordin, Thane and Samara make it back to the Normandy. I knew that Loyal squad members could save unloyal squad members, but given how there were only the 3 of them defending, I thought that wouldn't matter. I was really surprised that Samara didn't die. We come away with a very empty ship. The Cerberus crew, gone. Miranda, Jacob, Grunt, Zaeed, Kasumi and Jack are dead. Deck 2 only has Joker and Mordin on it, and the Engineering Deck might as well be Talis Private Condo, since there's nobody else down there now. I wanted a more realistic result, I think I got it.