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 651 CPF Mfan, Sat, 4th Jan '14 9:13:45 PM from A Whale's Vagina
I am serious. This is my serious face.
@Garcon: in the first game, the turian councilor states that any incursion into the Termius systems will be a cause for war, and will cause all of the Terminus factions to unite against the Council. He seems to imply that the combined factions of the Terminus would be a real threat to the military might of the three Council species- so obviously humanity alone would have to be very foolish to consider intervening there.

But then again, the Blue Suns, Eclipse, and Blood Pack have a lot of power in what is essentially Council territory as well, with the former even managing to smuggle a small army on to the Citadel in the second game and openly raid turian supply lines in the third, so I don't know what's going on here. But it's not like PMCs this powerful have no basis in history.

edited 4th Jan '14 9:16:26 PM by CPFMfan

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 652 Kiefen, Sat, 4th Jan '14 10:03:01 PM from Germany Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
MINE!
Who governs the Terminus Systems anyway?

 653 Le Garcon, Sat, 4th Jan '14 10:04:45 PM from Skadovsk Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
The Batarians live in the Terminus Systems right? They're the only government I think of.

Aria maybe?
Oh really, when?
 654 Ninety, Sat, 4th Jan '14 10:10:27 PM from Land of Quakes and Hills Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
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Nobody. That's kind of the point.
math792d: "If there was a tagline to the Aesir beyond 'war never changes, ' it would be 'alcohol was involved.'"
 655 Mukora, Sat, 4th Jan '14 10:10:41 PM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
Uniocular
The Hegemony isn't actually in the Terminus, I don't think. But yeah, there are a lot of batarians there.
 656 Meta Skipper, Sat, 4th Jan '14 10:22:48 PM from right behind you.... Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Your argument is invalid
Governs may be the wrong term, per say. Perhaps it is less governs, and more who holds hella power.
Artificial Inteligence is no match for Natural Stupidity.

HvsME
 657 CPF Mfan, Sat, 4th Jan '14 11:14:46 PM from A Whale's Vagina
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Who governs the Terminus Systems anyway?

"The Terminus systems" is just a name for that general area. The various planets there are independent.

edited 4th Jan '14 11:14:57 PM by CPFMfan

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 658 Le Garcon, Sun, 5th Jan '14 3:39:53 AM from Skadovsk Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
So what's beyond the Milky Way in the Mass Effect universe?

Cause I'm just imagining some aliens in the Andromeda Galaxy peacefully going about their routine blissfully unaware of the crazy shit going down the next galaxy over.

edited 5th Jan '14 3:40:10 AM by LeGarcon

Oh really, when?
 659 Spooky Mask, Sun, 5th Jan '14 3:56:50 AM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Yeaaaah, Reaper's goal sounds kinda dumb since they only target one galaxy tongue
Time to change the style, for now
 660 CPF Mfan, Sun, 5th Jan '14 4:12:18 AM from A Whale's Vagina
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[up][up]It doesn't matter what's beyond the Milky Way, since no one is high tech enough to travel between galaxies.

[up] On one of the old threads, Archeon(?) hypothesized that the Reapers actually were doing this in more than one galaxy, and simply traveling very slowly in the million year gaps to the next galaxy over to initiate the cycle there. I suppose that's possible, but not likely.

Anyway, 1 game down, 2 to go. Looking forward to replaying 2, but not 3. Also, you kill less than one thousand enemies in Mass Effect 1... or at least I did, and I did most of the side quests. Kills in direct combat, that is.
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[up]Unless you count every Geth program as a single kill. Then you should get easily over a thousand kills.

How came the Terminus Systems to be actually? Who settled them? Are there species who are not part of the Citadel (I guess the Vorcha could count) or are the Terminus Systems mainly colonized by Turians, Asari and so on?

 662 Ninety, Sun, 5th Jan '14 9:28:56 AM from Land of Quakes and Hills Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
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Aren't individual Geth programs non-sapient, though? I'd only count the platforms.
math792d: "If there was a tagline to the Aesir beyond 'war never changes, ' it would be 'alcohol was involved.'"
He didn't say he only counted sapient enemies. Varren, Husks, Combat Drones and Thresher Maws are not sapient either. But it was meant as a joke anyway.

 664 Very Melon, Sun, 5th Jan '14 11:36:38 AM Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
 665 Ninety, Sun, 5th Jan '14 11:39:26 AM from Land of Quakes and Hills Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
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Sad but mostly true.
math792d: "If there was a tagline to the Aesir beyond 'war never changes, ' it would be 'alcohol was involved.'"
 666 lrrose, Sun, 5th Jan '14 11:45:41 AM Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Is that supposed to be a blank image?

 667 Ninety, Sun, 5th Jan '14 11:51:26 AM from Land of Quakes and Hills Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
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I can see it just fine.
math792d: "If there was a tagline to the Aesir beyond 'war never changes, ' it would be 'alcohol was involved.'"
 668 Spooky Mask, Sun, 5th Jan '14 11:54:51 AM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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^^Its pic of path to left and right which both lead to same spot in linear pathway

edited 5th Jan '14 11:55:02 AM by SpookyMask

Time to change the style, for now
 669 lrrose, Sun, 5th Jan '14 2:13:08 PM Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Thanks. Strangely enough, it suddenly started displaying for me. I find the lack of impact of your decisions made in earlier games on the later games a necessary evil though: I'd be rather pissed if my sparing the rachni queen resulted in the Reapers killing half my party and the only way to prevent this from happening was to replay the entire trilogy from Noveria.

I've found my decisions usually had a decent impact in the game they took place in.

edited 5th Jan '14 2:17:59 PM by lrrose

 670 CPF Mfan, Sun, 5th Jan '14 3:03:35 PM from A Whale's Vagina
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[up]Unless you count every Geth program as a single kill. Then you should get easily over a thousand kills.

I was strictly only counting the amount of in-game enemies Shepard and his team directly kill from a game mechanics standpoint. If I was counting how many enemies they kill in-story, then the destruction of those two geth dropships plus the detonation of that bomb on Virmire would definitely shoot their kill count to over one thousand, assuming you're counting by platforms disabled instead of programs 'killed' (it takes nearly 1, 200 programs to apparently form a human level intelligence, so I'm not sure how fair it is to count that way).

For the record, on all of the plot worlds + UNC: Geth Incursions, Shepard and his team directly destroy 520 geth platforms, 38 of which were Armatures/Colossi.

Aren't individual Geth programs non-sapient, though? I'd only count the platforms.

Each platform is by itself non-sapient as well.

A brief summary of the Mass Effect Trilogy.

Yeah, pretty much. I find that I enjoy the series more now if I think of it as a TPS action series with some choices rather than a straight role playing game. Shepard is too predetermined of a character and the plot is too linear.

edited 5th Jan '14 3:51:00 PM by CPFMfan

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At no point in the game, however, do you destroy one solitary, isolated platform or program.

Sure you do, after you kill all the others in the group.
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 673 The Airman, Mon, 6th Jan '14 10:05:08 AM Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
So, inspired by CPF Mfan, I just started a Fem Shep Sentinel run (second run, first run was Male Shep Infiltrator).

Fucking Hell, does she have giraffe DNA or something?

BioWare, please give 4's protag a proper neck.

Her neck gets better in 2.
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 675 Mukora, Mon, 6th Jan '14 3:09:16 PM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
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