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26th Nov '16 3:15:39 PM phoenixrider
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** Also having the turians patrol the frontier is a TERRIBLE idea. The turians only comprehend total war. If any pirates attack, or a Terminus power invaded Citadel space, they would be culturally and psychologically obligated to destroy them till they were no longer a threat. This would immediately led to escalation and war with the Terminus system. The First Contact War was started by a ship commander falling into this veiwpoint.
26th Nov '16 3:08:29 PM phoenixrider
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** A lot of this was probably intentional. The asari had gotten complacent with their slight technological advantage and never pressed harder. [[spoiler: They even had a functional Prothean beacon (kept illegally since that tech must be handed in according to rules they wrote) but only used it to stay a bit ahead of the curve.]] Their long lifespans and culture made them wait things out and take their time too much. One asari points this out and starts pushing to make changes, force young people to get their act together early, make mass relays of their own. The proposal is laughed out if the room.
10th Nov '16 12:02:22 PM Zaptech
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** The do have mouths, they're just weirdly shaped.
6th Nov '16 3:39:52 PM Motherdragon64
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* They don't have mouths, how do they eat?
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12th Oct '16 8:09:01 PM Zaptech
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** According to the codex, fabric armor over kinetic padding, underneath extremely durable ablative ceramic.
12th Oct '16 7:51:50 PM Jebcubed
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12th Oct '16 7:50:26 PM Jebcubed
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12th Oct '16 7:48:43 PM Jebcubed
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* Just what is Shepard's armor made of? In ME3, partially survives a glancing blow from a Reaper beam. A direct hit from that beam can slice an Alliance Crusier in two, and Shep's armor just melts from a glancing blow by this same weapon? To be fair, most of it melted away, still, what is it made from?
13th Jul '16 5:52:06 AM NHunter
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** As long as the aesthetics of the ship don't affect the practicality of it, it doesn't matter. Also, the ships are basically bigger Geth platforms, so they use a familiar shape from the default platforms. The ships are basically the biggest types of the Geth gestalt, having exponentially more Geth runtimes running the platform. When the Geth use the ships, they don't go inside it with their platforms; they transfer themselves into the ship platform itself, only transfering themselves to the default "mobile" platforms on need basis, whether it be defending or boarding another vessel. They make it to be similar to their normal platforms, since they have already mastered them, which is the optimum method for their type of space travel.

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** As long as the aesthetics of the ship don't affect the practicality of it, it doesn't matter. Also, the ships are basically bigger Geth platforms, so they use a familiar shape from the default platforms. The ships are basically the biggest types of the Geth gestalt, having exponentially more Geth runtimes running the platform. When the Geth use the ships, they don't go inside it with their platforms; they transfer themselves into the ship platform itself, only transfering transferring themselves to the default "mobile" platforms on need basis, whether it be defending or boarding another vessel. They make it to be similar to their normal platforms, since they have already mastered them, which is the optimum method for their type of space travel.


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** There are no insects on Rannoch, and I'm pretty sure there aren't any on the Migrant Fleet either. Which means that insects are something alien to the quarians. And organics fear what they don't know. This makes the very design of Geth ships a ''weapon of intimidation'' aimed at the quarians.
6th Mar '16 3:21:35 PM zyzzyvette
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*** Actually Liara ''is'' a pureblood. Asari reproduction doesn't work the same way as us humans; the "father's" DNA is just used as a seed to randomize the asari mother's DNA. That's why asari can breed with anyone of any species. An asari "pureblood"[[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Pureblood]] just means that the "father" was also asari, which is frowned upon because it puts them at greater risk for asari genetic disorders like Ardat-Yakshi. The races of the grandparents don't have any impact on whether an asari is considered pure-blooded.


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*** Actually, the modern economic system was set up by the Volus, who have a ''lot'' of experience with trade (pre-contact they had no experience with war, because they acquired what they needed by trading peacefully with each other instead). The galactic economy was considered very unstable before then. [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Volus#History]]


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** Yeah, the relays are pretty obviously artifical structures, and they had found and reactivated several prior to the First Contact War, so the knew that other intelligences existed (or at least had existed) somewhere. (This is actually the reason the turians attacked; randomly reactivating relays is dangerous and against Citadel law.) [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/First_Contact_War#First_Contact]]
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