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Old 2011-06-02, 16:09   Link #441
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Bioware releases a game early? People complain. Bioware releases a game late? People complain.
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Old 2011-06-02, 16:10   Link #442
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wrong ... this annoyed me.

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Mass Effect 3 might be about big-scale battles and the fate of all worlds, but there's still time for love. There's an epic battle for Shepard's heart, after all. If you were suave in Mass Effect 1 and 2, then you have two love interests, both vying for you as worlds are about to end. This love triangle will be resolved by the end of Mass Effect 3, so look forward to walking off into the sunset with Liara. I mean, seriously, who else would you want to be with -- Kaidan?
the guy who did this artical needs to be beaten to a pulp.. because oh yes.. we ALL want to bang the bi sexual alien race. I mean because we all perfer to play as a female shepard too right?
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Old 2011-06-02, 18:02   Link #443
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a) Almost everyone goes for Liara in ME1, because she's the callback to all the green-skinned space babes Kirk boned during Star Trek TOS.

b) Literally everybody I know who has played ME played a female Shepard.

So yeah, don't get your panties in a wad. Shepard may be canonically male but most of the fanbase plays a female Shepard.
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Old 2011-06-02, 18:43   Link #444
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a) Almost everyone goes for Liara in ME1, because she's the callback to all the green-skinned space babes Kirk boned during Star Trek TOS.

b) Literally everybody I know who has played ME played a female Shepard.

So yeah, don't get your panties in a wad. Shepard may be canonically male but most of the fanbase plays a female Shepard.
http://www.1up.com/news/bioware-deta...effect-2-stats

In regards to point B.
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Old 2011-06-02, 19:38   Link #445
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a) Almost everyone goes for Liara in ME1, because she's the callback to all the green-skinned space babes Kirk boned during Star Trek TOS.

b) Literally everybody I know who has played ME played a female Shepard.

So yeah, don't get your panties in a wad. Shepard may be canonically male but most of the fanbase plays a female Shepard.
heres your "fanbase" of femsheps

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agreed, the male shepard is a tard, female shepard is hotz
Posted: Sep 07, 2010 12:00AM PST by IWillViolateYourPrecious

why anyone would want to play a male version over a female character is beyond me.

I prefer more boobage than sausage-ness
I'm dissapointed in the rest of my gender....

I said it before, Female shepards VAer isnt so much better than male shepards. and its sad that people choose over that.

i mean no offence to those who pick female shepard. only the ones who are like the twit in the quote.

I do wish male shep did a better job like he sounded on the trailer..



we have to give it everything! .. even if that means our lives.. We will stop At NOTHING.. we will FIGHT.. for the lost...

then THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the rest of the game....
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Old 2011-06-02, 20:23   Link #446
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So for the battle for Sheperd's heart, that will require the person to have both Mass Effect 1 and 2 I suppose?
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Old 2011-06-02, 20:32   Link #447
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So for the battle for Sheperd's heart, that will require the person to have both Mass Effect 1 and 2 I suppose?
na just the desisions. if you romanced Ash in 1 and tali in 2, those two will fight over you in 3 or something hehe
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Old 2011-06-02, 20:44   Link #448
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na just the desisions. if you romanced Ash in 1 and tali in 2, those two will fight over you in 3 or something hehe
I doubt that. Though it would be interesting. If anything they might both confront you like in ME1 and force you to make a decision or you end up with none of them. I really hope it won't be anything THAT simple and predictable though.

Now if you get the chance to have them BOTH be okay with sharing you than HELL YES!!
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Old 2011-06-02, 23:01   Link #449
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yea i missed that.. sure you get a little bit in 2 with michael j- Maranda vs Jack. but no tali V miranda or jack.
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Old 2011-06-02, 23:18   Link #450
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Wow, 80% played a male Shepard?

Maybe Bioware's fudging the stats so the model who was the male Shepard's base doesn't get mad.

Action game heroes are almost consistently canonically male OR they're sexually-objectified sluts with ginormous tits.

Need more badass non-sexualized women like female Shepard. And female Hawke. Fer realz.
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Old 2011-06-02, 23:42   Link #451
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Wow, 80% played a male Shepard?

Maybe Bioware's fudging the stats so the model who was the male Shepard's base doesn't get mad.
I think it's more like the vast majority of FemShep players might have turned the "Upload my Gameplay Data" option off in the options menu.
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Old 2011-06-02, 23:48   Link #452
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Or played while not connected to the EA servers, which is what happened to me for 90% of the time I spent playing ME2. It kept kicking me off repeatedly.
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Old 2011-06-02, 23:49   Link #453
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I don't see how that's not plausible. Male, soldier Shepard seems to be common as water. If anything, what you think is the majority is really just the most vocal.
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Old 2011-06-03, 01:01   Link #454
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No offense, but I would trust Bioware's stat tracking system over personal opinion - first-hand or otherwise - on what is the "majority". Personal experience is a good guide, but it falls flat against a more extensive and objective system if you try to push it as empirical evidence, even if you do account for all manner of variables that could skew the results, ex. the aforementioned option to turn off gameplay data sharing, etc.

Assumptions like "they must've fudged the numbers!" strikes me as cynical and biased, and while we cannot discount such a malicious possibility, to leap towards such a conclusion as if it is the definitive explanation is unscientific at best. Presume Innocent until proven Guilty is the adage, and until we have concrete, non-biased proof that Bioware is lying with their numbers then I would better believe their stats stating that 80% of all ME2 players went for male Shepard rather than female, despite any personal opinions to the contrary.
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Old 2011-06-03, 01:07   Link #455
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Pretty much.

Honestly, the loudest of forums are not a representative of the larger community.

Generally, the loudest ( and most constructive of the loudest ) normally represents the more hardcore and critical fanbase, the kind that replays the game 10 times, gets all the merchandise, and puts on their 'Rocket Science' cap everytime Mass Effect physics are brought onto discussion... but those are minorities.

For us, some of the marketing decisions and approach that Bioware does for its game advertising makes us facepalm due to how cliche and blatant it is... but it works for a lot of people.
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Old 2011-06-03, 01:47   Link #456
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No offense, but I would trust Bioware's stat tracking system over personal opinion - first-hand or otherwise - on what is the "majority". Personal experience is a good guide, but it falls flat against a more extensive and objective system if you try to push it as empirical evidence, even if you do account for all manner of variables that could skew the results, ex. the aforementioned option to turn off gameplay data sharing, etc.

Assumptions like "they must've fudged the numbers!" strikes me as cynical and biased, and while we cannot discount such a malicious possibility, to leap towards such a conclusion as if it is the definitive explanation is unscientific at best. Presume Innocent until proven Guilty is the adage, and until we have concrete, non-biased proof that Bioware is lying with their numbers then I would better believe their stats stating that 80% of all ME2 players went for male Shepard rather than female, despite any personal opinions to the contrary.
Pretty sure you misunderstood me. I was saying the players of the female Shepard are more likely to be of the more hardcore variety, who would not like DRM or being spied on and would obviously turn off that stat gathering option. That's still a minority. I feel those stats are slightly skewed a bit off and that four fifths of the player base playing male is not quite correct and that maybe three quarters would be a better measurement.
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And I was just being a smartass.

Edit: I'm a girl who's tired of game heroes not being girls, or if they are girls, being oversexualized whorebags. And don't say "hurr go play jRPGs" because seriously, I don't really like the jRPG game mechanics. I find them dull and repetitive...

... despite the fact that I am totally buying Atelier Rorona as soon as I get a PS3...
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Old 2011-06-03, 02:25   Link #458
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a) Almost everyone goes for Liara in ME1, because she's the callback to all the green-skinned space babes Kirk boned during Star Trek TOS.
I wonder if I should feel ashamed by the fact that I don't get that referrence, having watcing VERY little Star Trek

Romanced Liara and proud of it though .
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ME1 is a big ole Shout Out to classic sci-fi serials of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

ME2 is a Shout Out to 90s sci-fi, easily identified by the grittier, darker 90s-anti-hero feel.
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Old 2011-06-03, 02:35   Link #460
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ME1 is a big ole Shout Out to classic sci-fi serials of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

ME2 is a Shout Out to 90s sci-fi, easily identified by the grittier, darker 90s-anti-hero feel.
Hmmmmm.... So, what'll the third one be supposed to be a shout-out to?
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