nerevarguideme asked: The biggest letdown of the three original endings for me was that in a series that always emphasized agency and the power of working together, the fate of the universe was left up to an ancient MacGuffin. I know it's more an easter egg than anything else, but my favorite (in terms of dialogue, at least) was the refusal ending. Even if the assembled races lost, even if they sacrificed everything, I wanted to see a fight against the Reapers where the actions of the galaxy's living beings mattered.
I completely get that… And I wish they had gone that route too, but the whole game telegraphed that it would be left up to space magic. Also the refusal option is hilarious.
krigulv asked: i must've missed that part... i thought the destroy ending only killed the reapers, not every synthetic. wouldn't that also kill shepard? his body is kept alive by synthetics.
I never understood how Shepard survives that either. They flat out say that destroy kills all synthetic life.
phobiasoftware asked: My favorite ending to ME3 is the Destroy ending. I saw the others as "so shepard becomes the reapers" or "every living thing becomes vulnerable to geth-level mind control". Do people hate the destroy ending only because we lose EDI and Legion?
People don’t like it because it means you just murdered an entire race of people (the geth) that you just created peace with. EDI is a big factor, too. Legion… If you’ve played the game, you know why legion isn’t a concern. Most people who dislike destroy feel that way because this turns Shepard into, instead of a hero, that person that caused the genocide of an entire species of sentient beings. That’s not particularly heroic.
I don’t know, but I like the word “bandited” ^_^
Bandited: the past tense of the verb “bandit” as in “to bandit”. This verb is very specific because it refers to the doing of bandit activities (namely stealing with an intense amount of killing) specifically done by bandits. If you steal and kill but are not a classified bandit, you have not bandited. Similarly, if you are a bandit, but your pasttime is playing the flute or eating chocolate, you haven’t exactly bandited either. This is close to the word “pirated,” or, “highwaymaned”.
ynohtnamac asked: Well after our convo about ME3 I think I've decided to play through the entire series again. I 1000 pointed the first one on my old lost gamer tag so I might still be burned out on it, and I'm not sure how it'll hold up. Wish me luck.
May the Enkindlers light your way, and the goddess be with you at all times. Also the spirits.
Seriously, have fun. I haven’t been able to bring myself to play it again yet.
Why didn’t anyone tell me that Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an awesome TV series.
We need to talk about Skyrim Dawnguard for a second. As some of you may know, I beat it two days ago, and I was generally very happy with the whole DLC. It was awesome. Cool new maps, cool new npcs, new weaponry, and new puppies.
My main problem was this… there were quite a few quests in Dawnguard that required me to go through dungeons that I had already been through, and were marked on my map as “cleared”. I know that dungeons eventually respawn enemies, so I wasn’t particularly surprised when I returned to them and they were full of new bandits/falmer/dwemer shit/ vampires… but what surprised me was the urns and chests. Especially the burial urns. Between clearing these dungeons and doing Dawnguard, I had done the Thieves Guild questline, including No Stone Unturned, which grants you the superb perk, Pilgrim’s Promise. This allows you to find an obscene amount of money, jewels, and jewelry inside of urns and chests. An urn that would hold 3 gold? It now has 33 gold, 2 flawless diamonds, 2 vigorous health potions and a gold and emerald circlet. For example.
But these urns… I had cleared them out last time I was in these dungeons, and now there were full of tons of fantastic and rare shit. Who refilled them? Was it the bandits? Did the bandits feel so bad about living in ancient tombs that they were like yo, man. We should take all this shit we bandited off of people and put it in the burial urns? What happened? Why?