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Mass Effect / Re: All your Base Belongs to Me.
« Last post by maxbeedo on June 28, 2018, 08:26:54 PM »
End Game Impressions (finished game, 100% on all colonies, all loyalty missions done, 75%-ish achievements so far)

Good
1. Post-Final Battle ending was the most fleshed-out of any Mass Effect game, very similar to DA:O or DA:I.  Apparently there are dwarves on board too, since you get an email from a certain DA2/DA:I character during the ending.  "A great story, pathfinder.  I'll write a book about this one day.  V. Tethras"
2. End-game area looks beautiful.
3. Probably related to the loyalty missions, but the entire crew shows up at the end to help out, plus all the factions helping out before that.  Pretty great job overall of making it seem like a team effort.
4. Was pleasantly surprised by what they did with your twin.
5. Crew as a whole sufficiently fleshed out.  Probably liked Liam the least, but he's not toooooo bad.  Was kinda surprised by the ACTUAL nudity in the love scene with Peebee.  Also "romanced" the reporter Keri and that one Angaran museum lady (you know, for the achievement...), although neither one of those go anywhere.
6. Didn't try "respec"-ing until post-game, but it's actually pretty cheap to do, which is nice since there's an achievement for getting to lvl 6 in each template which require a certain number of skill points in specific trees.  Only 20 credits for the first, 520 for the 2nd, 1020 for the 3rd, etc.. 

Bad
1. Final battle was really, really easy, but it probably should've been since I was lvl 62 with overpowered gear.  Had abilities and mods that regen-ed 25% of my shields every time I killed an enemy, every time I emptied a clip, and the bar starts regen-ing immediately upon using any tech power, and armor with 44 damage resistance.  They could not hurt me unless I just stood there for 30 seconds in the open, and the sequence didn't have any major decisions to make, it was just straight fighting a whole bunch of mobs.
2. A whole lot left up to a sequel that will never come.  Most of the choices don't seem to really matter that much within this game.
3. Pop-in issues got worse and worse throughout the game.  Sometimes the floor on the Tempest wouldn't load and I'd fall through it into space.  Good times.
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General Discussion / Re: Update Lego Thread
« Last post by syn on June 28, 2018, 07:26:26 PM »
doing ok.

older kiddo will be starting 3rd grade this fall. currently enjoying a series of camps during the summer break from school. circus camp this week; get to go to the end-of-camp show tomorrow, and she's super excited to show off. had a major health scare with her last year when she developed a swelling over one eye that we thought was a goose-egg from who knows what, but didn't heal. took her to an appointment for an ultrasound exam and got pretty nervous when i saw the scan. could see significant bony involvement/erosion under the swelling, which had me thinking of the shit prognosis bone cancers i see at work. took about a week to get a report from an MD, possibly the worst week i've ever had. she ended up diagnosed with langerhan's cell histiocytosis (oh yeah, that). technically benign, but locally aggressive. a bunch more medical imaging later: turned out to be the single site, which was very good. we finally ended up with both an ENT surgeon and a neurosurgeon, as the thing had eaten all the way through her skull. they gave her an incision over the top of her head from ear to ear, removed the mass, and placed a bone graft/implant to repair the skull defect. she was very self-conscious about the hair/scar, but she got major cool points at school for being allowed to wear bandannas. 2nd graders. more or less fully healed and back to a full head of hair now, although we've been told to not be scared by a little swelling in a year as the implant degrades.

younger kiddo is doing fine. extremely extroverted, unlike everyone else in the family. swear she's an alien. she's very excited to be starting pre-K this fall at the same school older kiddo goes to (and we're excited to not have to pay for full day daycare anymore).

still working at the same clinic i started at out of school in 2014. it's a love/hate relationship. my supervisor just decided with about 2 weeks notice to not come back from her second maternity leave, to be a full time stay-at-home parent. has left the place in a bit of chaos. my older kiddo has started saying she no longer wants to be a vet since i spend so much time at work and she doesn't want her future kids to be lonely; i can't say i'm not jealous of my boss's decision. can't afford to quit out-right, but have been kicking around the idea of dropping to part-time this fall. probably can't afford that either.

game wise, pretty much nothing going on. fired d3 up for a few minutes for the first time in months when the new season started. thought about doing the weekly challenge, then thought about starting a seasonal character, then exited. have been playing sc2 a fair bit more, as well as some alpha centauri/alien crossfire, of all things. that game may be older than d2.

nice to see updates from people... please keep them coming.
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General Discussion / Re: WTF!?!
« Last post by Orbert on June 28, 2018, 06:45:33 PM »
That's pretty nuts.  The girl almost looks like she could be cute if not making an angry face, though.
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General Discussion / Re: WTF!?!
« Last post by Timinator on June 28, 2018, 06:01:30 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: WTF!?!
« Last post by Orbert on June 28, 2018, 02:36:37 PM »
Got it.  I figured it was a joke, but wondered how Sam figured into it.
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General Discussion / Re: WTF!?!
« Last post by Timinator on June 27, 2018, 08:16:31 PM »
thats why i said it was a joke.  Just some total random loser did that.  No one from here would do that.
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General Discussion / Re: WTF!?!
« Last post by Orbert on June 27, 2018, 06:29:33 PM »
Well, I like cookies, but I'm still massively confused, and I'm stone cold sober.  Maybe that's the problem.  But if someone from here is into 14-year-old girls, then I guess I'm okay with him getting shot by her mother.
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General Discussion / Re: WTF!?!
« Last post by Timinator on June 27, 2018, 04:43:09 PM »
sam_manzanza The guy whose idea it was to get you over 100 cookies. 

I see we (New Zealand) have a US correspondent, who went and visited, talked to the sheriff about it.
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General Discussion / Re: WTF!?!
« Last post by Orbert on June 27, 2018, 12:41:34 PM »
I guess I'm missing something.  Who is Sammy?
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General Discussion / Re: WTF!?!
« Last post by Sssith on June 27, 2018, 09:48:45 AM »
He was breaking into a house with intent of rape?  That he came from NZ to meet a teenage girl he met online?  There are several levels of messed up here.
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