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28th Feb '17 5:20:49 AM manofwarb
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** This experience is most likely why Kaidan's barrier is that much more potent in 3. And he worked on reaving. He figured he might have to deal with something similar soon.


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* TIM's sexual habits, clothing choices and alcohol preferences are useless fluff. TIM probably ''leaked'' that info himself to the Broker, so the Broker would think he has deep intimate info and sit there feeling pleased with himself. Meanwhile, actually useful info about Cerberus operations remain completely hidden.


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*** No, the Hammerhead does use air cushions to hover. Notice how it bounces when you leap from an elevated ledge to the ground - that bounce is indicative of an air cushion. With a mass effect field only, you would gracefully glide down. Also, the Hammerhead sinks into either lava flows or acidic lakes. This is again indicative of its reliance on an air cushion - a sturdy one can't form on soft surfaces made of liquid. If only a mass effect field was being used, the Hammerhead would be able to hover there too.
9th Feb '17 11:52:25 PM Atha
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** I pretend that translators don't exist in the ''Mass Effect'' universe (since Mass Effect is EXTREMELY realistic, and translators are, well, just not) so it's even more mind-boggling for me.
** How are they unrealistic, considering the setting? We, as basic dirt-grubbing, barely space-capable earthlings, have the basic rudiments of automated translation technology today. The Citadel has had ''thousands of years'' to develop translation technology. It would be ''less'' realistic if they ''didn't' have the technology to smoothly and effortlessly translate languages that quickly, considering the computer technology that they have been demonstrated to possess.
20th Dec '16 12:09:49 PM Zaptech
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** Krogan utterly ''despise'' the idea of cloning their own species. The conservative krogan - which is most of them - think that they're an abomination and unnatural, and even Wrex admits that tank-bred krogan are killed very quickly because they are viewed as "clan-less." Okeer and his tank-bred were widely considered insane by even the korgan standards.
20th Dec '16 12:07:17 PM Zaptech
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[[folder: If Okeer was able to mass-produce Krogans like that, then how come that didn't become the primary method of Reproduction on Tuchanka?]]
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[[folder: If Okeer was able Plague on Omega? Why is anyone even surprised?]]
* So why is everyone so convinced that the Omega Plague has
to mass-produce Krogans be a bio-weapon? I know, it actually is, I'm talking about people jumping to that conclusion and not even considering it could be natural. "There's a Plague, SOMEONE MUST BE RESPONSIBLE" seems like that, then how come quite the jump in logic. The surprise shouldn't be that didn't become there is a Plague, but that there aren't Plagues appearing ALL THE TIME. Think about it for a second. Omega is heavily populated, has people coming and going from all over the primary method galaxy bringing who knows what with them, is said to be home to many narcotics and addicts, has old busted up technology controlling it's life support systems, has no government oversight, and is easily the filthiest place in the galaxy. Perfect conditions for plagues to evolve naturally. It's a wonder anyone ever takes off their airsuits when they land there.
** If you paid attention while talking to ''anyone'' in the plague district, they'll point out that the plague is jumping across species from entirely different planets. That is ''not'' a natural thing when you've got a dozen different biologies and opposite sides
of Reproduction the chirality spectrum getting infected. Viruses and microorganisms that infect living creatures are extremely selective in their targets and have difficulty infected across species. The Black Plague, for example, infected and killed humans but did nothing to various carrier species - and that's on Tuchanka?]]
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two animal life forms that evolved on the same planet. You do ''not'' get a naturally occuring plague that infects and harms multiple species who evolved on different planets unless its engineered.
** The fact that '''humans''' of all species can't get infected, lends more evidence. Nobody cares that the vorcha can't get the plague, due to their extreme adaptability, but humans are just as vulnerable as any other species, to disease. Something that jumps across chirality but spares humans has to be bio-engineered. And this isn't that bad an assumption to make, given the evidence. What they don't know is that the humans are being singled out for AFateWorseThanDeath.


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* If Okeer was able to mass-produce krogan like that, then how come that didn't become the primary method of reproduction on Tuchanka?

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20th Dec '16 12:08:22 AM skadooshbag
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[[folder: Plague on Omega? Why is anyone even surprised?]]
* So why is everyone so convinced that the Omega Plague has to be a bio-weapon? I know, it actually is, I'm talking about people jumping to that conclusion and not even considering it could be natural. "There's a Plague, SOMEONE MUST BE RESPONSIBLE" seems like quite the jump in logic. The surprise shouldn't be that there is a Plague, but that there aren't Plagues appearing ALL THE TIME. Think about it for a second. Omega is heavily populated, has people coming and going from all over the galaxy bringing who knows what with them, is said to be home to many narcotics and addicts, has old busted up technology controlling it's life support systems, has no government oversight, and is easily the filthiest place in the galaxy. Perfect conditions for plagues to evolve naturally. It's a wonder anyone ever takes off their airsuits when they land there.
** If you paid attention while talking to ''anyone'' in the plague district, they'll point out that the plague is jumping across species from entirely different planets. That is ''not'' a natural thing when you've got a dozen different biologies and opposite sides of the chirality spectrum getting infected. Viruses and microorganisms that infect living creatures are extremely selective in their targets and have difficulty infected across species. The Black Plague, for example, infected and killed humans but did nothing to various carrier species - and that's on two animal life forms that evolved on the same planet. You do ''not'' get a naturally occuring plague that infects and harms multiple species who evolved on different planets unless its engineered.
** The fact that '''humans''' of all species can't get infected, lends more evidence. Nobody cares that the vorcha can't get the plague, due to their extreme adaptability, but humans are just as vulnerable as any other species, to disease. Something that jumps across chirality but spares humans has to be bio-engineered. And this isn't that bad an assumption to make, given the evidence. What they don't know is that the humans are being singled out for AFateWorseThanDeath.
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20th Dec '16 12:04:07 AM skadooshbag
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[[folder: If Okeer was able to mass-produce Krogans like that, then how come that didn't become the primary method of Reproduction on Tuchanka?]]
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3rd Dec '16 9:57:52 PM Zaptech
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* So the thermal clips are supposed to be universal. That's why you can pick them up from enemies and use them in all your guns. So why a)do you not loose reserve ammo for all your guns when every you reload one of them. and b) why does 80 shots from a machine gun produce the same amount of heat as 15 from a basic pistol?
3rd Dec '16 4:26:02 PM dcutter2
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*So the thermal clips are supposed to be universal. That's why you can pick them up from enemies and use them in all your guns. So why a)do you not loose reserve ammo for all your guns when every you reload one of them. and b) why does 80 shots from a machine gun produce the same amount of heat as 15 from a basic pistol?
21st Nov '16 6:39:29 PM Sunburst223
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** I don't believe it's ever canonically stated how old Garrus is, but writer Patrick Weekes guesses he's about 2 to 4 years younger than Shepard. That's not really definitive, of course, but it is a guess.
18th Oct '16 3:17:05 PM dlchen145
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** To me, it seemed less a limp and more a more casual walk. Shep's not a military man anymore. He walked like a soldier in the first game. Now he walks much more casually. With a bit of a swagger, if you like, because he's [[BadAss Shepard]].

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** To me, it seemed less a limp and more a more casual walk. Shep's not a military man anymore. He walked like a soldier in the first game. Now he walks much more casually. With a bit of a swagger, if you like, because he's [[BadAss Shepard]].Shepard.



* Whose idea was the Human-Reaper Larva? The Collectors raided enough colonies to attract attention, and as a result they ended up with a BackFromTheDead BadAss getting in their base killing their dudes. It's true that they were attacking primarily in the Terminus Systems, where people disappear all the time without anybody (or at least The Council) caring; it's true that Shepard could not have been a factor in their plans. But is that why they decided to go about their business so brazenly?--just marching up to colonies and walking away with everybody? The slow way is the safe way, and the Collectors have been around for 50,000 years, there's no reason they couldn't wait a thousand more and kidnap humans ''slowly'', in a manner that doesn't draw attention. Instead of, you know, [[WithCatlikeTread jumping in the window screaming]]. (Not to mention, what did they hope to achieve with just a single Human Reaper? They had a single ''normal'' Reaper in [=ME1=] and Shepard stopped ''it'' too. Yes, HumansAreSpecial, but not special enough to invoke ConservationOfNinjutsu against ''the entire galaxy''.)

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* Whose idea was the Human-Reaper Larva? The Collectors raided enough colonies to attract attention, and as a result they ended up with a BackFromTheDead BadAss badass getting in their base killing their dudes. It's true that they were attacking primarily in the Terminus Systems, where people disappear all the time without anybody (or at least The Council) caring; it's true that Shepard could not have been a factor in their plans. But is that why they decided to go about their business so brazenly?--just marching up to colonies and walking away with everybody? The slow way is the safe way, and the Collectors have been around for 50,000 years, there's no reason they couldn't wait a thousand more and kidnap humans ''slowly'', in a manner that doesn't draw attention. Instead of, you know, [[WithCatlikeTread jumping in the window screaming]]. (Not to mention, what did they hope to achieve with just a single Human Reaper? They had a single ''normal'' Reaper in [=ME1=] and Shepard stopped ''it'' too. Yes, HumansAreSpecial, but not special enough to invoke ConservationOfNinjutsu against ''the entire galaxy''.)
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