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  • #485

    Logical Premise
    Keymaster

    Ask anything you like. Spoilers should be expected.

    Purge the alien. Kill the heretic. Suffer not the witch to live.

  • #504

    Himura
    Participant

    In what year will the Reaper invasion(culling) of the Milky Way begin?

    Are you going to give the races more time to prepare, or are we still on the 2186 timetable?

    What’s your take on Tela Vasir? Tragic figure who got tangled with the SB and got compromised or a ruthless opportunist?

    Given that it takes some serious effort for Miranda to die during the Collector Base mission will she survive the coming events or be one of the fatalities during the war? I don’t know why but I’m getting a feeling she’ll die.

  • #511

    mrosera
    Moderator

    What exactly is a lance cannon? Big laser, big railgun?
    I noticed this weapon appears frequently in the stories but it doesn’t seem to be described in the reference works.

    • #512

      Logical Premise
      Keymaster

      Mrosera : A lance cannon is basically a mass-effect railgun that hurls a ‘lance’ of exploding particle packets. It is a very hard hitting weapon, designed to take out heavy armor and krogan.

      Purge the alien. Kill the heretic. Suffer not the witch to live.

    • #513

      Logical Premise
      Keymaster

      No, the year is not the same, it happens a little later, due to things going on elsewhere. Taking out the Milky Way is a real low priority for the Reapers since there are at least two races in other galaxies capable of putting up Inusannon levels of resistance.

      In canon, I think Vasir was used and using the Broker, and she did what she did because she felt it was the right thing to do. Without any hard evidence that the Broker was in league with the Collectors, trying to destroy such a figure must have seemed like lunacy to her. She WAS a ruthless opportunist, but based on what we’ve seen of canon Spectres, she probably had no choice.

      Miranda’s fate is sort of up in the air. The only people GUARANTEED to survive the mission right now are Garrus, Tali, Grunt, and Kasumi. (And of course, Shepard). The only person who DEFINATELY dies is Zaeed. I would think her fate depends on more how I fit things with Cerberus, which is still working out.

      Purge the alien. Kill the heretic. Suffer not the witch to live.

      • #515

        Liethr
        Participant

        Miranda’s fate is sort of up in the air. The only people GUARANTEED to survive the mission right now are Garrus, Tali, Grunt, and Kasumi. (And of course, Shepard). The only person who DEFINATELY dies is Zaeed. I would think her fate depends on more how I fit things with Cerberus, which is still working out.

        I would like to point out that salarians are watching humanity right now out there somewhere, if Mordin dies in that mission expect some retribution from Solus bloodline.

      • #516

        Himura
        Participant

        Zaeed? Really? T-T

        Of all the secondary/tertiary characters of ME2, Zaeed was one of the better fleshed out – if not the best.

        I’m really sad here.

        Thanks for answering my questions, Logical Premise.

  • #514

    metaladdict
    Participant

    Speculation:
    Your answers proof to me again, Vigil’s plan isn’t that great. I know it’s because he lacks the information of reapers from the different galaxy’s, but I think he at the very least needs to make a couple of projections, best case scenario’s etc.

    I think Vasir one of the most interesting canon characters, period. Just because of her grayniss of her job and the reflection she forms with Shepard. It’s why I doubted so much with voting on the latest poll. It also seems to me that, besides helping kill her, Sara doesn’t really have a reason to conflict with Vasir. Since I frankly expect Vasir not to show up for the LOTSB. [hoping this happens] I wonder how Sara and Liara would interact with a Vasir post LOTSB. I don’t really expect anything besides Liara wanting to kill Vasir for it.

    My question:
    What are the nobels their actual plans on the reapers? Udina bluffed he had the backing of the nobles, but why does he need to bluff? Wouldn’t be a simple answer OF COURSE we will build up our fleets! and OF COURSE we will not allow anyone to get in the way of that!?

    • #523

      Logical Premise
      Keymaster

      @metaladdict: Interesting.

      Again, keep in mind that Vigil sadly sees most of the cycles as incrementally important. His overall battle plan is to hopefully destroy more Reapers than are created to the point where the Reapers simply wipe the galaxy, giving him the chance to resurrect in the Inusannon in a location the Reapers won’t be looking for them in. He was not given the longer range and more important elements of the plan and has programming preventing him from seeing it’s flaws.

      As to why the Inusannon instructed him in this fashion…that’s a secret.

      Vasir plays a role, but not the role anyone is expecting. 😀

      The High Lords of Sol are somewhat divided on the issue. Without any counterveiling evidence, and with all current understanding of FTL travel suggesting that if the Reapers left their locations the moment Nazara died it would still require two centuries to reach the galaxy at the soonest, they feel they have sufficient time to deal with things. They are more interested in using the build up to increase control over certain aspects of society and hoping that the increase in tensions will result in conflict between the salarians and the asari. Most of what Hades is up to right now is attempting to stir up that pot.

      Short term the nobles don’t want to build up the fleets TOO big, because they worry a charismatic fleet commander might be capable of turning the fleets against them. That’s the main reason why they have Commissars hidden in every ship, but the second-phase commissar is developing a lot of issues (which is one reason they came up with the third-gen Commissar type) and they are not sure if the commissars can keep the fleet in their control of news like Novensiles ever got out.

      This, by the way, is why they overreacted so badly with Anderson, and why they WOULD have killed Liara given time to do so after Shepard died. The ‘powers that be’ don’t know that Henry Lawson is feeding TIM information (or that Miranda was an actual NOVENSILES prototype and not just a ‘genetic test run’ for Oriana). They think the plan is still intact and secret.

      Purge the alien. Kill the heretic. Suffer not the witch to live.

      • #525

        metaladdict
        Participant

        But wouldn’t at least a serious good part of that fleet be directed towards the Commissars? I mean we know they have a relative extended fleet in any case anyhow. What is to prevent to just have a significant deal of that fleet being build directed towards the Commissars fleet?

        • #531

          Logical Premise
          Keymaster

          The fight at Noveria showed that a Commissar-crewed fleet command was not as viable a structure as they thought.

          The process used to impress Legionaries is not kind on their mental functions and that cuts down on responsiveness. Chipped ex-navy types can be used but aren’t trustworthy. Most of the new construction has command-level cutouts and even hidden scuttling charges at the dispoal of the Commissaars on board.

          But in a larger sense, the High Lords cannot afford to give TOO much power to the Commissars, either. While they don’t know that Chisholm is compromised by Harper, they have discovered at least one of the new-style Commissars was affected by some kind of salarian biowar weapon. Commissars are a limited commodoity and the more they make the less biotics they have for other purposes.

          Purge the alien. Kill the heretic. Suffer not the witch to live.

  • #517

    Himura
    Participant

    How many humans and turians died in the FCW?

    From the supplementary files we can gather that it was a major mess on all sides, but I wonder about the actual numbers.

    And what were the general attitudes in the aftermath within the turian society and across its colonies?

    Was the FCW the effect of asari manipulations?

    Beyond the Legacy Team, Jon Grissom and Kastanie Dreschener have there been other major heroes that emerged in the FCW that we’ll get to meet or have met?

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  Himura.
    • #524

      Logical Premise
      Keymaster

      @himura: A *lot*. Roughly seven to eight million humans and well over a million turians, with millions more wounded, crippled, or otherwise damaged. Another quarter million turians committed suicide due to the death of mates or failure to accomplish missions.

      The general aftermath was muted. The war was mostly fought by the families and the ‘core colonies’ — the outer colonies didn’t participate. Most turians are divided. They understand why the Primarch did what he did, and what he was aiming to do, and they feel it was slightly dishonorable. But they also felt the humans acted dishonorably in the war up until the end.

      On the other hand, the insane defiance of the Solguard, who were at the end willing to kamakaze themselves or eject in battlesuits with bombs strapped on just to stop a single turian ship, impressed them. They grudingly admire humanity for not buckling, and they are sincerely confused that humans attempted to heal the wounds of the war instead of clinging to them like the krogan (and batarians).

      The First Contact War was and was not caused by asari manipulation. The salarians were actually planning to ‘uplift’ humanity (they could not reach the system using the mass relay since it was iced but their FTL ships had explored Sol repeatedly) when their dominion stretched far enough, and the asari discovered hints that the salarians were interested in that region of space. So they had hinted that the turians might want to keep a close eye on relays in the region.

      That being said, the asari did NOT expect anything like humans, and if the turians had managed to subjugate humanity, that would have totally ruined the balance of power as they knew it. Even so, the asari were perfectly willing to allow humanity to die if it meant losing the turians, except for Uressa T’Shora, who suggested that humans did not deserve such a fate. As it turns out, her defiant intercession has resulted in the asari having to change their plans multiple times.

      Aside from the Legacy Team, not really. There are other minor badasses out there but most of the real heroes are already known (or are dead).

      Purge the alien. Kill the heretic. Suffer not the witch to live.

  • #543

    RED78910
    Participant

    Just what exactly is the deal with Uressa T’Shora? By all accounts ((and I do mean ALL of them) she seems to be a truly noble, caring, good hearted individual who actually seems to truly want the best for everyone, and Doesn’t seem too keen on horrible, evil acts in the name of survival.

    Is she one of the few lights flickering in the endless sea of Darkness? Or is there some major reveal planned where it’s shown she is in fact the most Evil character of all?

    • #549

      Logical Premise
      Keymaster

      I’m afraid I can’t answer that question as cleanly as you might like.

      The best way to look at Uressa is that she is exactly what Aria would have become if her mother hadn’t derailed her life.

      Uressa has the capacity for … bad things. At this point in the story, her motivations baffle even other asari matriarchs of the Thirty.

      Anything more would spoil a core piece of the ME3 story.

      Purge the alien. Kill the heretic. Suffer not the witch to live.

  • #901

    Mr.Green
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  • #1131

    ArielFetters
    Participant

    Just realized something. How’s Shepard going to explain to Liara that they have a Krogan adoptee son? And how’s she gonna explain to Grunt that Liara’s his other mother, if that’s even something a Krogan would care about?

    That’ll be an interesting conversation lol.

  • #1136

    Logical Premise
    Keymaster

    Just realized something. How’s Shepard going to explain to Liara that they have a Krogan adoptee son? And how’s she gonna explain to Grunt that Liara’s his other mother, if that’s even something a Krogan would care about?

    That’ll be an interesting conversation lol.

    Sorry I missed this! 🙁

    That will be a very funny conversation, because Joker will be offering useful tips in his own helpful manner. As will Vigil.

    Purge the alien. Kill the heretic. Suffer not the witch to live.

  • #1138

    ArielFetters
    Participant

    “Shepard? Why is there a 2 meter tall Krogan child following you around?”
    “Uh, well, funny story that. See I went to go kill Okeer, you know, that pyjack-humping vorcha warlord fuck that killed Wrex’s son, and well, came home with a thousand-pound bouncing boy?”
    “HEY! I only bounced that one time you gave me a shotgun!”

    😀

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