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05 March 2012 @ 06:18 am
DAY 100: The Arrival  
DAY 100

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!
Mondai Senshi: [AtLA] Momo; Why?mondaisenshi on March 5th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
or are you of the mindset "Hey, I've made it this far, what's another two weeks?"

Fixed it for you. *headdesk* Having a real job is hard, sometimes...
Pretty Princess: Meowthjessieheart on March 5th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Awww, it'll be alright, love. We won't spoil anything for you. Try to cheer up and focus on the good stuff, yeah? ♥
Mondai Senshi: [ffx] Rikku; Csemamondaisenshi on March 5th, 2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
I know. ♥ And I'd still love to multiplayer with you guys starting tomorrow~ But I'd also COMPLETELY understand if you want to rant about the single-player while you play - I can sit out some rounds to work on Elise. I'm starting to figure out her hot buttons, which always makes the run more fun.
seren_bach: Garrus2seren_bach on March 5th, 2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'm with you, friend. Stupid real life, getting in the way.

I've been so good at avoid spoilers tough, hopefully I can keep it up for a while longer.

Have fun guys!
Mondai Senshi: [Firefly] BETRAYALmondaisenshi on March 5th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
I've... avoided... most of them. I'll admit, I indulged into rumors as to who's a romance option. And I stumbled into a spoiler here and there, but even those have been put SEVERELY into question (if not outright disproved). So. I consider myself to be MOSTLY unspoiled. ♥
Steve: Hunta (Halo)anton_p_nym on March 5th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
Yep, I'll be out-of-town for launch day too... though in my case just until Friday or Saturday. I'm off to pay out for my N7 edition tonight and to ask the kind store clerks to keep my copy (preordered since last May! back when it was scheduled for Holiday 2011) until I can return. Unless I can wheedle them into doing a one-man Midnight Madness or opening an hour early for me the next day...

-- Steve wondering how much of the Internet he's going to have to filter out while on business, just to avoid ME3 spoilers.
Mondai Senshi: [Misc] Wally; BOREDmondaisenshi on March 5th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
Wellllllll... I mean, I'll probably be in town until 9 tonight... If I really wanted to, I'm sure I could have driven my own car and stopped by Gamestop for the midnight release....... and... I just realized that I forgot my receipt at home. So. I'll probably pick it up tomorrow on my way home. 9___9; Maybe open it in the car and call my brother and have him punch in my code on Origin, see if it'll let me download it that way... get into the multiplayer ASAP (only with friends as to avoid spoilers)... and then NOT PLAY UNTIL NEXT WEEKEND 'cause I've only got one day off this weekend and I'm sure to pass out at work if I binge for just the one day...

... so yes... stupid first-world complications.

On the plus side: Stalling and making myself not play for two weeks, I'll probably be able to finish another Shepard, if I try. ♥ And I do want to get Elise through ME2 before I start ME3.
Pretty Princess: Charlotte happyjessieheart on March 5th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)

I'M SO FREAKING EXCITED. I CANNOT WAIT FOR TONIGHT. I'm getting the Origin version of ME3, so I'll pretty much be mashing the "INSTALL" button until it finally unlocks. I have it pre-loaded and ready to go... JUST UN-LOCK ALREADY, DAMN YOU, GAME! UN-LOCK! QUIT TAUNTING ME! T-T

Despite the reasonable part of my brain telling me to do otherwise, I'll probably stay up all night playing this game. I'm ready to be Commander Shepard again! I'm ready to save the galaxy! BRING IT ON, REAPERS! I'M COMIN' FOR YA!
Hollieshukuchan on March 5th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
I'm going to work today and then crashing when I get home so that I can get the game at the midnight release and play all morning. XD I requested Tuesday off, and I happened to get Wednesday, too, so YAY! I won't be answering the phone either of those days.
Alix (Tersa): ME - Citadel1tersa on March 5th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
No midnight party for me, since I'm on PC anyway. I pre-ordered from Amazon so I have to wait for whenever it gets delivered tomorrow.

BUT, I took the week off of work specifically to play as much of it as I possibly can in as short amount of time (for me) as possible. I have meals all planned out and very few social obligations, so I am allllll ready. :)

Because, no, I CANNOT WAIT.

Also, let me take a moment to say THANK YOU, JESSIEHEART for running this these past 100 days. It's been a lot of fun anticipating each day's question and reading everyone's answers. :)

Edited at 2012-03-05 05:16 pm (UTC)
Mondai Senshi: [HSM] Evancest; Curtainmondaisenshi on March 5th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)


Jess, love, you keeping this running every day and coming up with the banners and the blurbs and bringing up questions I had never considered and keeping such an amazing atmosphere in this place... You're a goddess! Like Samara! I SHALL REWARD YOU WITH PRESENTS IN........ TWO WEEKS. Yup. Two weeks. ♥ BUT IN THE MEANTIME HAVE A RATHER UNRELATED FANDOM GIF!

Pretty Princess: Severus Lily lovejessieheart on March 5th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwwwww, you guys! Thanks. ♥ It's so good to hear that you enjoyed this little countdown, and now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Thank you so much. ♥
NaturalBornParagon: To the Endnaturalparagon on March 5th, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you jessieheart! ♥ This countdown was awesome and you should feel awesome for running it.
The Vixen of Argentumvixenofargentum on March 5th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
The hardest part for me will be tomorrow. I have no idea when it's coming tomorrow! I've ordered from Amazon, so I have no clue when it will come to my doorstep. :)

It's actually my spring break. (Which doesn't mean much for grad students...but still, no class. Just research in the lab.) But that does mean that I get some time for the game at least that I would have spent in class/studying.

And again, thanks for doing the countdown. I know I only commented a few days, but I read every single one. <3 It was a great way to prepare and reflect upon the games. So may great topics.
NaturalBornParagon: pic#116204206naturalparagon on March 5th, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
I don't have anyone to go to the Gamestop Midnight Launch with me, so I have to wait until my place opens tomorrow morning. ;_____; I'm killing time by watching Emily Wong's twitter feed, playing yet another playthrough of ME2, waiting for Miracle of Sound's new song (WITH A MUSIC VIDEO MADE BY BIOWARE TO GO WITH IT OMFG) to come out, and listening to a forty-song playlist on my iTunes made up of two fan-mixes and some other songs that make me think of Mass Effect.

I might also have some trailers (the ones I know are safe from spoilers) on repeat.

Mondai Senshi: [FMA] Envy; Deviousmondaisenshi on March 6th, 2012 05:30 am (UTC)
The game should have been unlocked on Origin for a good 20 minutes now, and people picking up hard copies may well be home playing. So this is gonna be a farewell for me and a lot of us, and please, for me, play the hell out of your games if you're lucky enough to be midnight-release gaming.

I think it's fair to say that those of us who couldn't clear our schedules and those from other countries with not-so-generous release dates will be thinking of you tonight.

With greatest avarice,
Mondai ♥