Unofficial Q and A With Patrick WeekesOver the weekend at PAX East a fan managed to get some face time with Bioware writer Patrick Weekes in order to talk about ME3's characters, endings, and the little things some fans might have caught while going through ME3.Unofficial Q and A With Patrick Weekes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the interviewer's original post.
"Okay, here is what I asked Patrick Weekes, and his answers as best as I can remember them. I've paraphrased but I'm doing my best to stick to what he said rather than introduce any interpretation.
THESE ARE NOT DIRECT QUOTES.
-Is there still a setting to explore after the ending? Is everything ruined?
The setting is definitely not ruined. We still have a big, lively galaxy.
-Will long-distance superluminal travel still be possible post-Ending? (will Tali or Wrex or Garrus see their homeworlds again? Will everyone starve?)
Galactic civilization will rebuild. The mass relays were not necessary for interstellar flight. Remember, what does it say in the Codex about the speed of ships? That's right, 12 lightyears per (day? hour?
Character Feature: Shyla ShepardThe seemingly indomitable Shyla Shepard has lived a harsh and tragic past. After losing her family at sixteen to a bloody Batarian pirate attack on an Alliance colony, the young fighter joined the Alliance military only to lose her entire squad in a deadly thresher maw attack. In the years since, these early scars have forged a new identity out of the shattered ruins of the child whose family died on Mindoir. Known for her “tough but fair” approach, Shepard’s fight against the geth incursion broke new grounds for humanity when she became the first human Spectre on the galactic Council’s elite forces. But recent rumors have put in question Shepard’s loyalty to the Alliance forces. Our investigator setup an exclusive interview to delve into the truth behind the legend.Character Feature: Shyla Shepard4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Was the destruction of the Normandy part of an elaborate undercover setup, or an encounter with an unk
Publishing Opportunity no.3Hello ladies and gentlemen (and other), time for this week's opportunity feature – it's quite a fun one, and we've got a cute little bonus for you at the end.Publishing Opportunity no.33 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Used Furniture Review are now accepting submissions, and are also in the process of looking for some new columnists. Now bear with me here, I know it sounds like I'm sending you to write for a niche magazine about futons, but they're an online only literature magazine that features a plethora of writing, including Kate Eisenberg's Famous Battle Cries column.
The webzine can be found here, with a handy top bar for navigation so you can see what kind of thing they have available to you.
There is no deadline for submission or columnist applications, all they're looking for is, well, everything. From the columnist side of things, they're looking for:
Huge Multiplayer DLC confirmed for next week!Major Nelson's Xbox Live Marketplace release guide first alerted me to this, but I did a little digging and discovered the mother lode of the details.Huge Multiplayer DLC confirmed for next week!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Remember that Earth DLC pack I talked about a few weeks back? http://masseffectclub.deviantart.com/journal/Mass-Effect-3-Extended-Cut-DLC-information-leaked-307726439
Well, that's completely accurate.
Coming next Tuesday, on the 17th (for North America at the very least) will be the Earth Multiplayer Expansion. Featuring new characters, male and female, for each of the six classes, three devastating new weapons, three new maps and a new Platinum difficulty level for the Krysae people to sink their kill-stealing mitts into.
Uber-Kasumi- I mean the N7 Fury Adept
Powers: Throw, Annihilation Field, Dark Channel
"Fury operatives use implants to fuel biotics and their incredible
movement speed. These operatives wind an unpredictable path on the
battlefield, moving in and out of combat before returning
Mass Effect 3 Campaign and MultiP/ Beta LeakedYes, if you had not been like me, and had remembered to get up early this morning, you might have actually had the chance to download the Mass Effect 3 beta from the Xbox Live Marketplace before it was taken down.Mass Effect 3 Campaign and MultiP/ Beta Leaked4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Still, we have an absolute bevy of new content, information and screenshots over which to pour.
Let's get to it.
On the multiplayer side of things, we this video which pretty much shows the stuff we've seen talked about in interviews and such in previous weeks.
Get it quick before the EA Youtube police find it.
And on the single player side of things, well, I am trying to avoid story spoilers, and most of the single player videos have already been taken down, but I do have a ton of new screenshots.
If I diecoped from :icondimegod217:If I die2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't care: stop reading.
If you'd come to my funeral: fav this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
Mass Effect 3 Music Teaser, Composer ListOne of the things that I have so far been anticipating the most about Mass Effect 3 has been the music. And that is a front that has been rather quiet (pardon the pun) since it was revealed that Clint Mansell would be taking on ME3.Mass Effect 3 Music Teaser, Composer List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sure, we've had great examples of fan imaginings, like Zorah's Fire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBOwP2RFDhA , this singularly puzzling "leaked" track http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x68THI0pL0M&feature=related and, of course, my personal favorite; the talented Draco Nared's imaging of the Mass Effect 3 theme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLu9Q3SRGMg
And we've also had the haunting, plaintive piano theme pulled from the leaked beta, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWA2rJEhmNs . (Don't mind the sound; there are no spoilers.)
Plus, I also talked previously about how I thought the Mass Effect music was generally going in the direction of more overt orchestral styles, and it seems I was right.
Bioware recently had a bit of a press release on their Facebook pro
gslkfasdk love you all i'm sorryI didnt mean to scare you guys tHAT MUCH OMGLKJSDFSDfdsafljks so i deleted the journalgslkfasdk love you all i'm sorry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i just thought it was funny
anyways yeah my tablet pen is dead, and i have to order a new one. I'll work on ACEO coms for now, but sadly there's not much i can do till i get my pen, so Commissions are now on hold till it arrives
I need your help, guysI'm kind of at my wits end. Youtube has banned me again for reporting a legitimate infringement on this video:I need your help, guys11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is absolutely disgusting behavior on the part of the youtube staff, they request more evidence for my claim and then ban me when I give them what they want. No strikes, no warnings.
follow me on twitter or something and help me get the word out, #freetrollface
Follow me on twitter, my new home. twitter.com/teamwizdev
MAKE IT STOP! Also, ME3 Live Action Launch TrailerWell, first of all, let me bring to your attention the newest, and most likely the last, trailer for Mass Effect 3; the live action "Fight" trailer.MAKE IT STOP! Also, ME3 Live Action Launch Trailer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen a lot of good live action trailers, the "We Are ODST" and "Deliver Hope trailers from the Halo promotional machine, as well as the live action Skyrim trailer from last year. This one is definitely one of the good ones.
Short, but sweet.
Now, as to this next thing, I honestly didn't know how to react when it landed on my desk.
Picture it; a Mass Effect 3 comic released from --what I hear to be-- a legitimate source in Japan outlining the basics of the Mass Effect series and Mass Effect 3, focusing on Tali and Liara as schoolgirls at the "Citadel High School".
I kid you not. And before you ask; no, tentacles are not involved in any way.
Here's the translated version:
(Note: this is in manga format, so you read the speech bubbles from right to left.)
Moar Comics, Faunts Returns, More SatuettesI really need to get around to reading the second two issues of Mass Effect: Invasion before ME3 comes out. That, or just spoil myself.Moar Comics, Faunts Returns, More Satuettes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or read it online... and buy it later, of course, I'm no pirate.
Anyway, the last two characters for the last two issues of the Homeworlds series have been announced. We already have James Vega, and the quarian heartthrob Tali, but who else will be given an ME3 back-story?
Well, the third issue will be focused on the one and only Archangel of Omega and, possibly, Shepard's heart, the singularly sensational sniper; Garrus "Von Callibratour" Vakarian.
Don't believe me? Fool! I know all!
That's right, people. It. Is. Happening.
Of course, you fangirls had better hope that it's not about his turian military days, otherwise there's a good chance it'll feature Garrus' hatemance wit
I have made a new account!A stock account that is!I have made a new account!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be posting resources there. Free stock images, I will try making some screentones, colour pallets and photoshop/sai brushes too! All images, tones and brushes will be free for use without crediting etc. ( because its just so tedious OTL) New Zealand has some breathtakingly beautiful skies and sceneries so I will be doing a ton of those too :iconsmilieplz: Stock account can be found here! http://moni158stock.deviantart.com/ Still in the process of uploading stuff but I should have a bunch up very soon
Ohhh! and I am still compiling my feature list! I am so happy with the amount of suggestions you guys gave me! Hopefully some under loved deviants will be getting the love they deserve soon :iconkissyplz:
Finally Leaving DA :) So long my friends!Looong happy journal ahead!Finally Leaving DA :) So long my friends!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone and happy holidays, I hope your year has been a good one and if not, I hope next year will bring good tidings to you and your family
Now then, onto other things. I just want to say that the following journal has been well thought out and is meant to be a positive thing.
As most of you know, I rarely come on DA anymore. I have all but left, and now it's time I say goodbye. The reason I am writing this journal is because so many of my friends and artists I watch just delete their account or disappear off DA. But I don't want to be like that; I have had a wonderful experience on DA and this site deserves more than that. I have made too many good friends on here.
So, here is the history of Drayok (me) and my time spent on DA and finally, why I am leaving.
DA is the entire reason I got into art. Before DA, I might have occasionally drawn. Like once a year, but never knew what art could really be, never knew what art could do to a person. I found
No Extended Cut News for the Bioware show at E3Sure to be a downer to many readers, there will be no coverage on the Extended Cut DLC shown at this year's E3. As it stands, it simply isn't ready yet.No Extended Cut News for the Bioware show at E33 years ago in Personal More Like This
In response to some agitated posters on the BSN, Chris Priestly said:
"If the Extended Cut was ready to have an announcement on a date or similar the PR team would likely want to announce, However, since the Extended Cut is not yet ready to be announced, there is no date for E3. It is that simple."
Going on, in another post;
"The Extended Cut is being worked on. The team has been listening to what fans have asked for and are using suggestions to help create it. It is too soon to talk about it yet. I have seen some early work (no I will not give details) and what is being done is very good. When the product is ready to be discussed (as decided by the team making it), then there will be details, release dates, etc."
Although I haven't seen any official statement, I assume Bioware--and possibly Mass Effect-- will be featured at E3 to some
rant at own riskmy newest piece......rant at own risk3 years ago in Personal More Like This
in 11 minutes ive got 2 comments about how they remind you of something else.
do all of us a favor, keep those comments to yourself. when experiencing a new property, thats the last thing a new project needs, to be told how alike it is to everything else before it.
or anytime somebody is doing new characters period. you dont understand how backhanded that is.....and if you shouldnt think its any major bother for us to hear it, just know you're wrong. and step back and think for 5 minutes.
maybe before you comment, get to know them instead of making it sound like we've copied somebody elses creation/
TL;DR respect the art that it is, dont say it looks like something else.
The Pony Icons I've Made.:thumb257778216::thumb257781389::thumb259974810::thumb261155178::thumb261155187::thumb261155239::thumb261156845::thumb262229484::thumb262415853::thumb262419925::thumb265120951::thumb265126352::thumb265132608::thumb265145337::thumb265153803::thumb265160921::thumb265300381::thumb265311504::thumb266138284::thumb266147241::thumb266165049::thumb266489426::thumb259966407::thumb267537836::thumb267816122::thumb269254961::thumb269260551::thumb269438102::thumb269726578::thumb269726659::thumb269744763::thumb269752916::thumb270606393::thumb271468094::thumb271474299::thumb276004868::thumb280599492::thumb280432154::thumb281153743::thumb281364984:The Pony Icons I've Made.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Want one? Send me a reference of your pony, and tell me what kind of icon you want it to be:
| Trot |
| Fly |
| Flapping Trot |
| Baby Trot |
| Baby Fly |
| Baby Flapping Trot |
| Dancing |
Musings about the Mass Effect SagaYou know, all this Marauders Shield/Hold the Line/Rewrite the end of the saga things...Actually gave me some reflexion about what I think went wrong with the trilogy's end ; and I always end up to the same conclusion : it's all Mass Effect 2's fault.Musings about the Mass Effect Saga3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dont get me wrong, I like this game. The gameplay is a blast, atmosphere/graphics are neat, the characters are compelling, and it's epic. I can't even say the story is crap, because in itself, it's a good opus.
But - story wise - it fails completely at being the "2" of a trilogy. It feels more like a spinoff, a Mass Effect 1.5.
If everyone blames the ending, maybe look before that : at a game where the story holds on a post-it, and the story of the last game had to be squished into one opus (and possibly lead to a rushed mystical ending).
I could also say that it's "the trilogy"'s fault, because this damn habit of making everything a trilogy nowadays is very annoying. Of course it prevents bad stuff from spawning too many sequels, but if y
New Fanpage... For my Boobs!I have finally caved... All this peer pressure and people threatening to make this page for me... I thought, if there must be a fanpage dedicated to my breasts, shouldn't at least I be in control of it?New Fanpage... For my Boobs!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here it is: The Yaya Han's Boobs page - please go ahead and Hit LIKE if you appreciate my chestal region, in or out of costume.
................................................................. If any of you think I'm serious even for a second, I'm gonna smack you. Happy April Fool's Day. Please do feel free to LIKE the page if you got a laugh out of it. I'm deleting it at midnight and am curious just how many LIKES my boobs could garner in under 24 hours... Thanks for laughing with me!!
StarfieldsSo I've noticed recently that a lot of artists have different appearances and techniques for the star fields they provide- Hand-painted, textures, noise filter, or other. Regardless of the method, its the content and quality of the field that counts.Starfields4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many artists have a genre or a scheme they are shooting for in a piece. For example: Dark images that are planetary focuses and what not. But what they tend to do then, is just throw stars in the background to add that last "feel" for realism. This should NEVER be the case. Many space artists don't realize (at least in my mind) that no matter what you are perceiving in the image, stars are a KEY aspect.
A good starfield will ultimately define the mood and depth of your image. Even the amount of stars will show the viewer if you are closer to a saturated nebula, the galactic core, or farther away towards the rim. I also see a lot of heavy saturation of stars in bright images. The brighter the image, the less stars you should see.
Drell female officially revealed - Irikah Krios...Drell female officially revealed - Irikah Krios1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Drell female officially revealed - Irikah Krios in ME Foundation
Do you remember lieutenant Abrudas from ME:Evolution comic? Yes, that was the first Turian female even shown during the cycle of Mass Effect trilogy.
And now a preview of a new issue of ME: Foundation #12 has appeared... and inside... First official appearance of a Drell Female.
This time they showed Thane's wife that is known to the players through Thane's tales about his past.
So for the time being I'll upload the screens from the preview:
What do you think?
Abrudas was shown several months before Omeda DLC and the official design for Turian females didn't stray far from the comic version.
Maybe that means ME4 will have Drell Females. Who knows. If so, they probably will be similar to Irikah.
The Deadpool Movie test footage(I know this came out a while ago, but better late than never right?)The Deadpool Movie test footage11 months ago in Personal More Like This
For anyone who managed to miss it, a few weeks ago the CGI test footage (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) was leaked to the internet!
Haven't posted anything in a while sooooooooooo thought I would share.
Shepard VI'sShepard VI (Male Version)Shepard VI's3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Shepard VI (Female Version)
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
Art thieves/Jewelry resellers ( + musingsBreaking the self imposed hiatus to rant! I've been on DA for quite a few years (this isn't my first account) and I've never really been bothered by art thieves or suchlike, but recently I found out that someone actually ripped all the pictures and descriptions off my Etsy site (without my knowledge or permission, obviously) and relisted them on his own website for a tidy profit. I'm not the only person whose jewelry was up there, and I've already contacted them to let them know about the site, as well as asked the owner to take them off, though I don't know yet if he will. A screenshot (edited out the address/links as there's no need for anyone to harass him, I've already contacted the other people involved) with comparison to the original price:Art thieves/Jewelry resellers ( + musings3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I guess art thieves don't just stick to images nowadays. The saddest part of this is, he's someone who makes jewelry himself and I actually watch