Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yet again the Mass Effect Fandom proved that it will not leave the ending in the state it was presented in the game. A certain (fan!) mod was created (and is right now in the testing phase) a Happy Ending Mod for ME3. We can destroy the Reapers, Shepard lives (EDI and Geth too) and most importantly of all we don't have to worry about the Star Child.
Instruction how to install it and the mod itself can be found here:
You can also check how the mod works here on youtube:
And a few pictures:
( source of images-> http://lady-blackfish.tumblr.com )
Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmedBefore we get into it, I'd like to preface this with the sad fact that both of Bioware's co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck have retired from the company.Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
On the marginally plus side, I won't have to be constantly double-checking my blogs to make sure I got their names right.
To read both of their personally written farewell letters, please go to here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-ray-muzyka/ for Ray's, and here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-greg-zeschuk/ for Greg's
For those of you who would like to pay their respects to the departing minds which have supporting Bioware through the years with their own thank yous and other supportive messages... do not go to the Bioware Social Network. Really, go anywhere but there. The Dragon Age forums are busy talking about Dragon Age 3 and discussing how terribly they are suffering, and the Mass Effect forums are busy talking about Mass Effect 4... and how terribly they are suffering.
Which leads me to the meat
The right way to end a storyI'd like to share a few paragraphs from a great book about writing fiction by Nancy Kress, called "Beginnings, Middles and Ends". Boring title, but a very useful book that every aspiring writer should have on their reference shelf.The right way to end a story2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The following passage is from the chapter "Satisfying Endings: Delivering on the Promise". Please note that Nancy expounds at length that not all endings need to be happy, and indeed, many shouldn't be in order to be effective. I was not at all upset that there was no "happy" ending with the new ME3 DLC. The issues were more fundamental, with the way they developed the story arc and in the end, betrayed several of them, mostly in delivery. But the problems weren't unsalvageable to begin with.
"To succeed, a climax must do four things:
" 1. The climax must satisfy the view of life implied in your story."
Nancy mentioned before this about making a promise with your story, that t
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 References2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
What's in YOUR Shepard's bathroom?I found this prompt in one of my writing reference books. Basically, in order to get to know a character better, you go into their bathroom and nose through their stuff. SO, here's what you can find in Dakota's:What's in YOUR Shepard's bathroom?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
pumpkin scented shower-gel
mint green mini-rubber ducky that sits on her sink
lavender bar-soap by sink
pastel green toothbrush
pale pink strawberry flavored lip-gloss
eye drops for tired, over-worked eyes
oversized lavender bath towel
pastel green bathrobe
autumn-scented moisturizing cream
pile of laundry
lavender terrycloth bath mat
The ducky was a joke from one of her ME2 squaddies, not sure who, not sure why. Also-bet you can't ever guess what her favorite color is...
And the EA servers are trolling again.
Mass Effect: The End of an Era (SPOILERS)SPOILERS!!!Mass Effect: The End of an Era (SPOILERS)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So this is the end of Mass Effect. Not just of the last game, but of the trilogy as a whole. Right now, I am of two minds. I am not wholly satisfied with the so called Extended Cut but at the same time it has some redeeming qualities to it that I can not, in good conscience, ignore:
It provides closure: For those who wanted to see what happened to the characters they came to love and the galaxy as a whole.
Injected some measure of reasoning to the actions/words of the God Child: They showed more of the logic behind the Reapers actions and how the Catalyst works.
There is something for everyone: The endings appear to be based on fan input/outcry.
The filled in some of the plot holes and contradictions: Not all of them, but by lessing the impact of the Catalyst, it showed that the damage was reversible.
It brings back some elements of classic science fiction.
Yet, two facts remain. One, the underlying logic behind the God Child is still flawed, although the designers lampsahe
Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.Facts About Garrus Vakarian1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, please enjoy.
*C-Sec labels anyone attacking Garrus Vakarian as a Code 45-11.... a suicide.
*Garrus Vakarian just says "no" to drugs. If he said "yes", it would collapse Omega's infrastructure.
*Garrus Vakarian doesn't shower, he only takes blood baths.
*Scientists have estimated that the energy given off during the Big Bang is roughly equal to 1GVHs (Garrus Vakarian Headshot)
*Garrus Vakarian does not sleep. He waits.
*Garrus Vakarian counted to infinity - twice.
*If you can see Garrus Vakarian, he can see you. If you can't see Garrus Vakarian you may be only seconds away from death.
*When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Garrus Vakarian.
*In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Garrus Vakarian, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.
*Garrus Vakarian is c
The Leviathan and the Death of HopeWarning: contains spoilers concerning the Leviathan DLC, Mass Effect 3 and my notions about what good writing is. Duh.The Leviathan and the Death of Hope2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are moments when I wish I could just turn off my writer's sense at a whim and "just go with it". Ignore that a story in a game, or a movie, or a book, or a TV show is flawed in my opinion, just to enjoy the views, get an adrenaline rush from all the flashing colors and have fun. And truth be told - it usually works that way... Just not for the universes I tend to care about. If you got me invested in your franchise, I will expect you to deliver the goods. 'Tis how the cookie crumbles.
Which brings me to the Leviathan DLC. I've seen a lot of positive reviews and emotions towards it popping up all over the internet before I was even able to check it out myself. My hopes were high, and, initially, I loved it. It had a sense of exploration Mass Effect 3 was seriously lacking and the TGES Mining Base really reminded me of Noveria... It was spot on.
A dream of an endNow I know many many many fans have written their own perfect ending to ME3, but allow me to write a quick overview of an ending with multiple options for the choices you made. I hope to present a reasonable and logical ending to one of my favorite sci-fi series ever.A dream of an end2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nothing changes up to the exact moment when Hacket informs Shepard that the crucible is not firing.
Shepard is then offered both a paragon and renegade trigger option, paragon being disable reapers renegade being transfer control to the citadel console. There is no god child ultimatum.
Shepard will lunge and hit the decided button and collapse to the floor. Shepard will then receive a call from Hacket informing Shepard that the crucible worked. If Shepard's war assets were at a certain level the player will receive one of three endings.
If assets are very low and readiness is 60 percent or lower Shepard will exclaim it's finally over and a montage of all of the player's key decisions will play highlig
Harbinger Is Assuming Control! New MP Expansion!Bioware has announced yet another awesome-looking expansion to the ever-growing Multiplayer component of Mass Effect 3.Harbinger Is Assuming Control! New MP Expansion!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Mass Effect: Retaliation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foFmDj87ltM
What do we have here? This is the largest expansion to the multiplayer to date.
Well, first and foremost, we have an entirely new enemy faction: the Collectors are returning to Mass Effect!
The old faces from ME2 will be coming back with the Praetorian, Scion, Abomination, Trooper and Collector Captain, and these familiar foes will fight alongside the new Dragoons and different Geth drones.
Two new allies will be made available, the Turian Ghost Infiltrator and Havoc Soldier. Jet packs, people.
Just when you thought getting thrown off the map as a Vanguard was fun.
Bioware says "many more" characters will be added on a "regular basis".
Collector Weapons will be made available as well, coming with the assault rifle, SMG, and sniper rifle all in your favorite crunchy buggy flavor!
New ammo types includ
ME3 EC spoilerfree review: Lipstic on a pig~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ME3 EC spoilerfree review: Lipstic on a pig2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ask the Betrayer http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/ATB-cover-124300722
Mess Perfect http://epantiras.deviantart.com/gallery/#Mess-Perfect-parody-comic
Mess Pefect 2 http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/Mess-Perfect-2-cover-216376166
Speardrake - interactive comic http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/Speardrake-001-200210284
Door - A Jack Story (Mass Effect 2) http://epantiras.deviantart.com/art/ME2-Door-A-Jack-Story-01-186016929
Mass Effect 3 NEWS http://epantiras.deviantart.com/journal/44191702/
Dragon Age 2 NEWS part 2 http://epantiras.deviantart.com/journal/36495037/
"You can put lipstick on a pig... but it's still a pig" (sorry if I'm quoting Obama out of its context)
Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut is Now AvailableSpoilers....Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut is Now Available2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The extended cut of Mass Effect 3 did more than just add a slideshow (although there actually was one at one point). BioWare has given players a new ending as well. Shepard can now tell the star child to go to hell and refuse to make a decision.
Here are all "4" endings, in case you don't want to waste your time playing the final 2 missions again.
Extended Cut Destroy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgYYYmzr7_A
Extended Cut Control: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=m5J-QDTM8Zk
Extended Cut Synthesis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFzrRz6Dc0Y
Extended Cut Refusal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czKq9H0tSCo
Extended Cut Evacuation Scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v3n2jEnvQh4
Citadel Wards after ME3 (Possible ME3 Spoliers)...Citadel Wards after ME3 (Possible ME3 Spoliers)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I really have to share how happy I am. I didn't waste two years of my life drawing Citadel Wards. The Citadel survived (damaged) and they rebuilt it after the war. Here you are. The screenshot are in low quality but I had to show them. I'm so happy about this. Ok, Citadel after the war and rebuild one:
Also, if you chose the destroy ending - Shepard is alive and your crew is going to search for him. Which is more good news. Here is the source of this information:
And as a curiosity I give you this. You get this message on the datapad app when you beat the game:
Oh, yeah. My feeling about new extended endings:
Control - oh god, good, crying hard...
Destroy - beautiful, good, crying hard x2...
Synthesis - what the fuck is this shit? this shit never happened. I don't know on what acid was the writer on but I want some.
4th new ending - crying because it's sad... uuu...
Happy Ending Mod (MEHEM) and Tali Photo ModMost of you have probably already heard about it, but I've been made aware that a fan-made mod for the ending of ME3 was recently released, called The Mass Effect Happy Ending Mod.Happy Ending Mod (MEHEM) and Tali Photo Mod1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You can read more about it at this BSN thread: http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/14795358/1
And you can also watch some of the footage here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU7XJdaz08I&feature=g-high-u http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhjNPWrApnI&feature=relmfu
On a related note, there also seems to be a mod that swaps out Tali's photo, which you can see and find download links for here:
Feel free to discuss in the comments of this journal, if you like. Though, don't forget to leave some feedback for the modders if you so choose.
Leviathan DLC gets announced, will add to endingIt's been a really long while, comparatively, since we've heard about new single player DLC, but I'm sure I don't really need to tell you that.Leviathan DLC gets announced, will add to ending2 years ago in Personal More Like This
While it's certainly been fun wreaking six kinds of havoc on the various multiplayer venues (Platinum difficulty, gah!) I'm sure a lot of you are looking forward to new single player content to tackle.
Announced during EA's summer showcase, Leviathan will tell the story of increasing desperation, a quest for vengeance, and will add entirely new avenues of play.
The setup for Leviathan is that humanity is looking for anything and everything to win the war and get Earth back. Admiral Hackett has been running black op missions with the goal of tracking down a mysterious and elusive creature that has been killing Reapers; the Leviathan Of Dis. Vanishing decades ago, no one has been able to come close to locating it again, until a scientist on the Citadel finds a trace that could lead them to the enigmatic dreadnaught, but then --as scientists are w
Thoughts on the ME3 Ending DLC *SPOILER-FILLED*Yesterday I downloaded and played through the ending DLC. While I could only offer a few flailing and inarticulate meeps of protest to my boyfriend after finishing it, a day of gathering my thoughts and seeing other people's reactions on various forums has allowed me to put them down in words.Thoughts on the ME3 Ending DLC *SPOILER-FILLED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was in response to someone on the Bioware forums posting a link to a Youtube video of the Renegade control ending (which I hadn't seen before) that this outpouring finally erupted, so please view the beginning in that light.
*shivers* I already thought control was creepy. Even as a paragon, I can't help but see Shepard as, in tens of thousands of years, becoming essentially the next starchild. There's enough humanity left in her to go mad with that kind of power, that immortality. Paragon or renegade, you're still setting your Shepard up not as a figure of hope and cooperation, or of strength and leadership, but as a hopefully benevolent god with cont
Official Turian Female sneak peak and N7 Day...Official Turian Female sneak peak and N7 Day1 year ago in Personal More Like This
After 5 years, after 3 games and after much speculation we finally have an official in game Turian female. It's shame that Bioware didn't decide to include Turian female models in the main game, because now it feels like a token girl and not much more. Also the fact that it will be featured in the paid Omega DLC makes it even more bittersweet, but hey it's still better than nothing. The DLC will appear on November 27th and will cost 1200 Bioware/Microsoft points. Tell us what you think about her:
For a little comparison I'll hotlink a picture of Lieutenant Abrudas, the very first Turian female shown in the Mass Effect Evolution comic:
In other news - the first N7 Day is coming our way fast. The celebration is schedueled for November 7th. You can find more information about it on the official Mass Effect facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=380737978668258&set=a.259483477460376.58244.256213217787402&type=1
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 Shepard2 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
What Future Brings - the Beacon of Hope.This has been a wild, wild week for me. Never before have I juggled so many things at one time, between work, private life and the stuff I will write about in a second. First things first, let me get the single most anticipated question out of the way, so as not to keep you in further suspense - the next episode of "Marauder Shields" will be up on Wednesday, 16th of May, which basically means that I am skipping a single episode this week. Believe me, the decision didn't come easy, but it was either that or turning in a half-done, cut-up episode, which wouldn't do Zaeed any justice, nor would it present Emily Wong's legacy in the light it deserves. But let's not get even further into spoilerish territory right now.What Future Brings - the Beacon of Hope.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the past week I've been busy like a bee, flying around frantically, organizing bits of stuff I know extremely well and large pockets of stuff I've never even touched before... But knowing that it will be worth it in the end. Allow me to wear my Renegade face for the rest
Echo SquadEcho Squad6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Among the Quarian Fleet Marine Forces the are special forces operatives. These Special Operations are grouped in to small squads to handle things that aren't all quite full upfront fight. Once such squad is Echo Squad. Unlike other squads such as Dagger and Shadow, the four man team Echo manages to find its way in and out of trouble repeatedly.
Dani'Breizh Vas Yaska
Dani'Breizh Vas Yaska is what you might call a hardened free spirit. During her pilgrimage Dani found herself working as a "courier", transporting materials and messages that just couldn't be sent the usual means. After her pilgrimage she went to work on one of the mining ships the fleet has. She had actually settled down and married, contemplating beginning a family but during a mining accident her husband was killed. That was about 7 years ago. After that she just wanted to unleashed that fury on something and joined the
14 Palaven- 2203.2 The Memoirs of Garrus VakarianJane: My shuttle will be in at 19 hundred hours. Get a sitter for the kids and book a room at the spaceport Hilton. We'll spend the night there; you know we have some catching up to do. I'm sure it will be too loud for the house. I thought it would be interesting for you to answer a few questions for my memoir (or at least for me, if your answers are too racy to publish). LOX-G.14 Palaven- 2203.2 The Memoirs of Garrus Vakarian2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Garrus: The room is booked and a sitter is in effect. So glad you'll be home! See you there. Here are the answers. Kisses. Jane.
Why did you play hard to get?
Huh? I didn't! You ignored me! Well, when we were chasing Saren I was just overwhelmed with the responsibility of command and I wasn't sure what to do about you. I think I was fairly flirty. When we were going after the Collectors you played hard to get.
When did you discover you fascination for me?
This is your ego talking right? Ok I'll bite. I think it was the whole Krogan testicle story that initially won me over. I
TDWT:RRR - What Was Planned:iconpinkiepiesmileplz: - "BIG journal ahead, people and ponies! Get your reading glasses out, if that be the case!"TDWT:RRR - What Was Planned1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There are those of you that don't know the starting details, so let me quickly explain: I was going to abandon the TDWT Remake I was working on and try it again, adding the new cast from Revenge into the mix. That way, I could write about the new characters, especially the ones I liked so much. It was to be called Total Drama World Tour: Reducked Redux Redone. TDWT:RRR, my most unnecessarily long of a title ever.
This meant Katie was going to be removed from the cast. I liked having Katie, as she served as a balance to the chaos on Team Amazon. Gwen, Courtney, and Heather were all aggressive with each other, and we didn't want Sierra smothering Cody like in the show, so she was to be a neutral person to balance that (also, the show always annoyed me in that it had so many non-elimination challenges, especially directly after they would
I just had the best idea ever...Like other Total Drama fans, I'd love to see a Total Drama video game. But what kind of video game should be made? Well, I got an idea when I was watching videos of Rune Factory Tides of Destiny. What if the first Total Drama game was an RPG? Allow me to explain how this game would work.I just had the best idea ever...4 months ago in Personal More Like This
When you start the game, you choose 1 of 5 save files to being your game. You have an option of which location the season will take place. You can select Camp Wawanakwa (TDI and TDAS version or TDROTI version), The Film Lot, and the Jumbo Jet. Choosing this will decide different aspects of the season, such as what challenges you'll partake in, how many contestants will compete, how many episodes there are, what the method of elimination will be, ect. After that, Chris McLean will pop in and introduce the season. He'll explain how the game goes down and what twists will occur. Then he'll give you two options: Create a Contestant or Use an Existing Contestant. Create a Contestant will do what the title s
JACK'S FACE MODEL DISCOVERED!!!!Hey guys, great news for us Jackolytes!JACK'S FACE MODEL DISCOVERED!!!!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today I've been informed by this gentleman :icongycee: about the identity of Jack's face model. If any of you guys would like to thank him for making your day, feel free to do so (I've already have and nearly proposed to him... until I realized he was a dude, of course).
Ahem! the model's name name is Candice Neil and as you can expect, she is absolutely gorgeous.
Stand back though! as the founder of this group, I alone reserve the right of marrying her in Vegas first! :iconichaincameplz:
I'm very happy to finally update this group with some good news. This could probably be the very last blog update we might get since ME3 is done and BioWare is moving on, but this group ain't. All the activity and submitting will remain the same until no more Jack artworks exist in dA.
So, with tha