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05 March 2012 @ 06:18 am
DAY 100
REAPER ETA: 1 Day





TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! Congratulations, reaper_eta, you made it!

How will you be celebrating the arrival? Will you be picking up your game at midnight? Attending a release party? Staying up into the wee hours playing and maybe even skipping work or school on Tuesday? What was the hardest part about the wait? Is this last day of waiting going to be the hardest part for you, or are you of the mindset "Hey, I've made it this far, what's another twenty-four hours?"

No matter how you roll in ME3--Paragon, Renegade, manShep, femShep--it's been a real pleasure doing this countdown with you all, and I hope that Mass Effect 3 is everything we've been hoping for! Have fun, everyone!
 
 
04 March 2012 @ 09:57 am
DAY 99
REAPER ETA: 2 Days





Probably the most important element of the Mass Effect series, the Mass Relays allow for quick inter-galactic travel, connecting the entire universe.

Do you believe Sovereign's claims that the Mass Relays were created by the Reapers? Do you think it'll ever be possible for organic races to build more Relays themselves? Do you think we'll discover more hidden Relays and uncharted space in ME3? Will Shepard ever do anything as cool as driving a Mako through the Conduit?!
 
 
03 March 2012 @ 09:28 am
DAY 98
REAPER ETA: 3 Days





As the release of ME3 looms nearer and nearer, I'd like to take a moment to talk about the eleventh hour character announcements: Diana Allers, Steve Cortez and Samantha Traynor! Finally, new people to love!

Do you have any strong thoughts or feelings about these new characters, or are you waiting to experience them in-game before you form an opinion? Do you want to romance any of them? What kind of technical skills do you think they'll bring to Shepard's team? Out of all the new announcements, is there one in particular that you're the most excited to meet?
 
 
02 March 2012 @ 12:18 pm
DAY 97
REAPER ETA: 4 Days





Which of your (undoubtedly many!) Shepards will you import first into ME3? Will you run a "test" Shepard to explore all of the choices and potential Virmires to make sure that your favourite Shepard gets everything right? Will you run your favourite Shepard right away because you just can't wait and consequences be damned? Will you flip a coin? If something goes horribly wrong during your very first run of ME3 (like the death of a beloved character) will you instantly re-load the game and do it over again? Honestly, how nervous are you about that very first run of ME3?
 
 
01 March 2012 @ 07:06 am
DAY 96
REAPER ETA: 5 Days





It's fun to talk about all the neat alien races in the Mass Effect series, but what about everything humanity has accomplished? Do you like this futuristic vision of our race? What do you think of humanity's place in the galaxy at large? Do you really think that we'd make a good "war race" on par with the Turians? Does humanity has some sort of "divine mandate" to stop the Reapers once and for all, or did we just get lucky when the Alliance found the beacon on Eden Prime?

Will humanity survive ME3? Will Earth? Is our race doomed, even if the Reapers are destroyed right along with us? Will the other races remember us fondly, as god-like marvels no unlike the Protheans, or as bullies who only fought to save their own skin? What do you think the fate our our race and our homeworld will be?
 
 
 
29 February 2012 @ 06:56 am
DAY 95
REAPER ETA: 6 Days





A fresh face in the Mass Effect franchise, James Vega is an Alliance soldier and the newest member of Shepard's team!

What do you make of this newcomer? Are you excited to meet him? Moreover, do you hope to romance him? Did you enjoy (or even read) his one-man comic, Mass Effect: Conviction? Does his apparent recklessness amuse you, or are you hesitant to welcome his antics with open arms?
 
 
28 February 2012 @ 06:36 am
DAY 94
REAPER ETA: 7 Days





We're officially ONE WEEK away from Mass Effect 3! Congratulations, everyone, WE'RE ALMOST THERE!

Let's get speculative for a moment. When all is said and done, where do we go from here? What happens to the series? Will there be a Mass Effect 4? A string of novels, comics, or DLC? What happens to the fandom? Will we all fanfic together until the end of time? What will happen to all of our beloved characters, assuming they survive the final fight? Do you have a specific headcanon in mind for what Shepard does after the game?
 
 
27 February 2012 @ 06:28 am
DAY 93
REAPER ETA: 8 Days





To follow up yesterday's ME1 appreciation, today we celebrate the second game in the Mass Effect trilogy!

What's your favourite part of ME2? How do you feel about the changes made to combat and game mechanics, like the introduction of more class-specific powers and Renegade/Paragon Interrupts? Lots of new characters were added to the series in this game--did you enjoy the heavily expanded team, or did you find the choices overwhelming? Do you have a favourite ME2 character?

Which ME2 choices do you hope to see reflected in ME3? Which ME2 characters do most want to see return?
 
 
26 February 2012 @ 11:30 am
DAY 92
REAPER ETA: 9 Days





Today we celebrate the very first Mass Effect game! The journey that started everything, the introduction to Shepard and the galaxy he or she must save!

What do you like best about ME1? What part of the story did you enjoy the most? What made you want to pick it up and give Mass Effect try? Did you go in spoiled or with a loose idea of what to expect, or did you come to the series completely blind?

Is there anything from ME1 that you'd like to see return in ME3, even if it went missing in ME2? What choices from ME1 do you think we'll see referenced in ME3? Not just big choices like the Rachni, but small missions, too. Scanning the Keepers, perhaps? The Consort's trinket? Quasar?! Hey, anything can happen!
 
 
25 February 2012 @ 11:04 am
DAY 91
REAPER ETA: 10 Days





Are you a fan of the newly re-vamped Alliance News Network? Do you find it an interesting bit of world-building, or is it something you ignore completely? If you read it, what's your favourite article? Did you used to read the Cerberus Daily News as well? How cool would it be if the CDN started up again just to combat the ANN in full-out in-character propaganda war?