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#27 Mar 06 2012 at 4:15 AM Rating: Good
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And the twitter is now deleted.
Huh? It's still coming up for me when I paste in the link.
#28 Mar 06 2012 at 6:20 AM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
For those of you who can't wait, Emily Wong is currently tweeting the Fall of Earth, giving us a play by play from her vantage point in South California. It's framed as the normal communications systems going down right before the Reapers attack, limiting them to text-only communication.

Guess I know what I will be spending my first hour or two at work doing.

Edit

OK.. With work interruptions it was closer to 20 minutes of reading but it was still kind of neat.

Guess I'd better hurry up and finish 2. All that's left is getting Legion and then I can continue with the rest of the story.

Edited, Mar 6th 2012 1:50pm by MrTalos
#29 Mar 06 2012 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
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Listening to the ME2 soundtrack whilst writing this paper sounded good at the time. Now I just want to plaaaaaay.
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#30 Mar 06 2012 at 10:32 AM Rating: Good
I got it all downloaded and prepped to go last night then promptly fell asleep like an old man... (In my defense I was going on 4 hours of sleep from the night before)

Now I got to work today and can't play yet. Smiley: frown

Can't wait for tonight!
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#31 Mar 06 2012 at 11:12 AM Rating: Good
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Just a quick note in the thread, remember spoiler tags! I'm guessing even saying this is unnecessary, but better safe than sorry. The thread is still worth reading while playing, or before playing, because we can talk tactics and abilities outside spoilers.
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#32 Mar 06 2012 at 11:17 AM Rating: Good
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#33 Mar 06 2012 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
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I'm going to wait until it's cheaper, the DLC available before release kind of ****** me off.
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#34 Mar 06 2012 at 12:55 PM Rating: Good
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Iamadam wrote:
I'm going to wait until it's cheaper, the DLC available before release kind of ****** me off.


Same for me. I had first figured that I'd at least wait until the discounts just recouped the cost of the DLC, but now I might just wait for a bigger drop. Busy with Syndicate and SSX right now.
#35 Mar 06 2012 at 12:59 PM Rating: Good
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I should have waited, but I'm just gonna cut my food budget in half for the next month to recoop the loss. Smiley: lol
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#36 Mar 06 2012 at 1:09 PM Rating: Good
Origin prompts you to buy the CE, I had to dig around the menu to find a place to buy it normal. /sigh EA Smiley: disappointed

Edited, Mar 6th 2012 11:09am by Shojindo
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#37 Mar 06 2012 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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They did that to me too... when Origin opened to install ME3 from my disc. Smiley: lol
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#38 Mar 06 2012 at 2:41 PM Rating: Good
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I started playing the series a few weeks ago. I've played through ME1 on Vet and am half way through a Hardcore run.

What happens if I start playing ME2 with the same character ID when I'm technically only 50% done with ME1? Does it use my choices from the Vet run?
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#39 Mar 06 2012 at 2:44 PM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I should have waited, but I'm just gonna cut my food budget in half for the next month to recoop the loss. Smiley: lol
I was considering doing the same if my OT wasn't as much as I expected. Then my roommate, who had agreed to loan me the money for it, just flat out bought it for me.

Apparently he was tired of me not taking gas money from him when I drive the three of us anytime all three of us need to go somewhere. Smiley: yippee


Now I just have to fight the urge to stay up all day and play(after finishing 3 remaining missions on my ME2 replay) instead of getting enough sleep for work. Smiley: laugh
#40 Mar 06 2012 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
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Iamadam wrote:
I'm going to wait until it's cheaper, the DLC available before release kind of ****** me off.


I concur completely. I am still upset at the DLC fiasco but it is not entirely BIoWares fault so I will be purchasing ME3, just going to be farther down the line when it is cheaper. Besides I am swimming in various games at the moment so I really shouldn't add to the pile.
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#41 Mar 06 2012 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
And the twitter is now deleted.
Huh? It's still coming up for me when I paste in the link.


Yeah, the link was dead for me for a bit, but it seems to be back. I'll just assume Twitter derped.
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#42 Mar 06 2012 at 5:35 PM Rating: Good
Game arrived about 2pm. I had finished my 2nd play through of ME2 in the AM, removed the ME2 physx driver & re-installed the new physx driver for ME3. It took an hour to install, do to various errors on the disk. Then, after alternating pausing/restarting the install with ejecting the disks over and over it was finally at 100%. As it finishes up "installing", I get a .cab error. Some googling, I figure out the game installs a bunch of extra files you need to delete to let it finish installing. I do so, it finishes installing.

Another 20 minutes to figure out how to redeem my code for the DLC that came with the CE & I'm off.

First impression: Everything got...prettier? Like, not just the overall graphics, but now Ashley's a model & my custom femshep's more glamorous. Enjoyed the first part, poor kid, & got through the next mission only to hit a game breaking crash at the end. (Although, Anderson shouldn't be on Earth since I made him the representative on the Council, WTF?).

Updating my game, hoping it fixes it. If you're having problems, check this link.

I dunno whats worse, the fact that I remember a time when games just generally "worked" at launch or that I'm now used to these types of issues & I pretty much expect it. I have resigned myself to struggling to get the games I buy to even work nowadays.

Edited, Mar 6th 2012 6:48pm by Omegavegeta
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#43 Mar 06 2012 at 5:53 PM Rating: Good
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Game arrived about 2pm. I had finished my 2nd play through of ME2 in the AM, removed the ME2 physx driver & re-installed the new physx driver for ME3. It took an hour to install, do to various errors on the disk. Then, after alternating pausing/restarting the install with ejecting the disks over and over it was finally at 100%. As it finishes up "installing", I get a .cab error. Some googling, I figure out the game installs a bunch of extra files you need to delete to let it finish installing. I do so, it finishes installing.

Another 20 minutes to figure out how to redeem my code for the DLC that came with the CE & I'm off.

First impression: Everything got...prettier? Like, not just the overall graphics, but now Ashley's a model & my custom femshep's more glamorous. Enjoyed the first part, poor kid, & got through the next mission only to hit a game breaking crash at the end. (Although, Anderson shouldn't be on Earth since I made him the representative on the Council, WTF?).

Updating my game, hoping it fixes it. If you're having problems, check this link.

I dunno whats worse, the fact that I remember a time when games just generally "worked" at launch or that I'm now used to these types of issues & I pretty much expect it. I have resigned myself to struggling to get the games I buy to even work nowadays.

Edited, Mar 6th 2012 6:48pm by Omegavegeta


Granted I did the Origin install, but I've had 0 issues with installing or drivers, running whatever the current release if from nvidia on a 250 GTX in both games this week with no issues. Maybe older cards work better? (Assuming your running something newer) Also been playing 12 hours today without a single crash/bug/frame rate issue (I'm screwed now though Smiley: lol ) Heck even load screens are only up 2 seconds on average, haven't had time to read a single one yet. I'd type more but hooked, told wife I'd see her after I take back earth... she mumbled something about papers?
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#44 Mar 06 2012 at 5:57 PM Rating: Good
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Honestly, it's not surprising. There are just WAY too many PC configs out there to deal with. Horrible, debilitating bugs on consoles are harder to stomach, at least where it has to do with hardware. But devs have no control over PC components, and there's way more variety in systems now than there was even 5-10 years ago. I can think of 5-8 different types of CPU structures, before we even begin to think about the differences between chips using that model. And I'm sure there are more.
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#45 Mar 06 2012 at 8:38 PM Rating: Good
Selecting "repair install" by right clicking on ME3 in Origin did the trick.

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#46 Mar 06 2012 at 10:03 PM Rating: Good
Mine fired up right away and I immediately began sucking at being a vangaurd. Hmm is that my vangaurd charge button? *Charge into a swarm of mobs Oops, I only have a pistol right now and there are 5 of them. Splat. Also was the camera always this close to the character in the other games? I don't remember but having just suffered through the bad camera for a while in KoA I can't say I am liking the camera atm.

It's coming back to me now. I don't have any of my old saves so I just chose the options that seemed close to what I did and so far there are no bad surprises like: "Hey buddy you killed the council!" Like what happened without my saves at the beginning of ME2 no matter what I chose. I could probably find the saves I need to match my stuff online, might do that next play through.

For now I'm just rolling with it. And next time I rebuild my rig I will save my saves, maybe. >.>
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#47 Mar 06 2012 at 10:05 PM Rating: Good
As much as I hate Origin, they do offer cloud saves for Mass Effect Smiley: wink

or maybe its only for ME3... Now I have to check later
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#48 Mar 07 2012 at 9:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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Shojindo, I'm guessing you aren't too far. In that case, you can still get a save file to use. Click Mass Effect 2 in the top-left corner, then 3 Fem shop options on the right, 3 on the left for Male Shep (Paragon, Renegade, Mixed). After that you choose your LI in the center, and it'll show the relevant saves' choices in detail.

IMO, it's worth doing, since one of the things I'm most excited about is seeing what happens according my choices. And default Shepard is an *******.

And, if you don't want to use someone else's Shepard, you can recreate your own using this.
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#49 Mar 07 2012 at 9:34 AM Rating: Good
Cool man, thanks for the links.
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#50 Mar 07 2012 at 12:49 PM Rating: Good
Broke down and installed Origin, bought ME3.

I keep telling myself I hate EA's whole Big Brother thing they have going on, and I should've just pirated, Bioware or no.

But in the end I bought it because multiplayer.
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#51 Mar 07 2012 at 4:10 PM Rating: Good
idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Shojindo, I'm guessing you aren't too far. In that case, you can still get a save file to use. Click Mass Effect 2 in the top-left corner, then 3 Fem shop options on the right, 3 on the left for Male Shep (Paragon, Renegade, Mixed). After that you choose your LI in the center, and it'll show the relevant saves' choices in detail.

IMO, it's worth doing, since one of the things I'm most excited about is seeing what happens according my choices. And default Shepard is an @#%^.

And, if you don't want to use someone else's Shepard, you can recreate your own using this.


So I found a save with most everything correct to my First Paragon Vanguard play through on the first site. Then I oppened it in the Gib Editor to confirm the settings and make a couple of minor changes. Recreated the ME2 save folder and dropped it in. The save had default male Shep face, but when I imported the save it allowed me to change it in ME3 to the same guy I had. So no need to mess with the phase morphing out of game.

Pretty slick really. I'll let you know if I run into any issues during play.
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