What James Vega hatin' says about youThere are many factors that make a particular character resonate with a particular type of person. I find it fascinating when a character, especially one that gets so little actual story time in the Mass Effect games like James Vega, inspires such vitriol in an engaged audience. Everywhere his story is discussed, someone posts a nasty comment that they hate him or call him names.What James Vega hatin' says about you2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm not arguing that the game creators didn't drop the ball on his story. He could have been much more interesting. But the qualities that Vega's fans see in him don't go skin-deep. Even his physical appearance hints at a hidden depth, which almost always affects other areas of life and character development. This is the reason why I started writing the James Vega origins story, The One That Got Away, to show how these shallow elements, hinted at in the game and the boring Homeworlds comic, could have been made into a really interesting story and likeable character.
Contest: Challenge to James Vega HatersThe Grand Experiment has reached a new stage.Contest: Challenge to James Vega Haters2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As some of you may know, I've been actively testing the sentiment of Mass Effect gamers about the character James Vega, a new addition to the Bioware Family. I was not a lover at first, but I grew to like him and was really surprised when I saw the volatile response this character engendered in many ME fans. I wanted to know why.
It started with an Opinion Piece "What James Vega Hatin' Says About You" on the Bioware Social Network (here on dA), followed up by a poll, which currently looks like this:
I don't know why it didn't occur to me until right now to post the poll here too, so here it is: http://abstract1106.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3020504/
Now that I have a better idea about where people stand on this oddly controversial charac
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.
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod2 years 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 )
To all the Mass Effect FF writers and OCs' ownersRecently, :iconezri-krios: has been running an interesting competition. The rules were simple; you just need to create an OC, write a short snippet about them, or create a visual snapshot. The comp became quite popular. There were many enteritis of rather interesting OCs. From guns for hire to veterans to officers, From cannon species to hybrids to new races. All of those characters offered new opportunities; All of them screamed for their story to be told.To all the Mass Effect FF writers and OCs' owners1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, there can be only one winner.
But that doesn't mean the other characters are less interesting or enjoyable. They all are very good, and the winner is the one who fits Ezri's story, Resolution, the best. It saddened me to see many of those characters gone. Many of them might be scrapped and never see the light again. Ok, some will come for a small cameo in Resolution, but will it serve them justice? No. Creating a character that's deep and interesting isn't an easy thing. It is fun, but it's also tiring. And, I can
What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My femshep's fav songs
009 Sound System
Space And Time
With A Spirit
Don't Stop Believin'
Wheel in the Sky
Anyway You want it
Your Love is My Drug
Takes It Off
You Took the words right out of my mouth
All Revved Up and no place to go
Paradise by the dashboard Light
The Grass Roots
Let's Live for Today
Sooner or Lather
Survivor-Eye of the Tiger
Toto-Hold the Line
Tina Turner-What Love Got to Do With It
The O zone-Dragostea Din Tei
Faunts-M4 part 2
The Mass Effect OC team Competition!Oh it is on like Donkey Kong! We have quite the large list of talented contenders already and are still looking for more!The Mass Effect OC team Competition!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The challenge? To create your own team of original Mass Effect characters and display them using a medium of your choice. You can draw them, make them using 3d models, write character dossiers or upload an interpretive dance with yourself acting out all your characters. First Captain Planet gave you the power, now I'M giving you the power to choose as you will how to display your kickass team!
The prize: 1000 DA POINTS!!!
The deadline: 31st of October 2013
- You cannot use characters from the games. They can be related but must otherwise have all original character stories
- Your characters must have names. Backstory to each would be nice but not compulsory
- One team per entry
- The minimum number of characters for a team is three. The maximum is seven million, twenty eight thousand and two.
- You must be prepared for the community to comment on you
The Vega OP: Round 2, FIGHT!A few days ago I posted a piece here on dA called "What James Vega Hatin' Says About You". After some people put their two cents in, so I decided to go ahead and put it on the Bioware Social Network too: http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/13171004/8#13209471The Vega OP: Round 2, FIGHT!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well. Eight pages later, the comments slowed down so I decided to finally post a response. The whole thing was an experiment, really. I experiment with content a lot, just to see what will happen. This was really interesting, I have to say. People get so volatile about fictional characters. I mean, I would never go out of my way to insult something somebody loves just for the hell of it.
Interestingly, I even got a few insults. I'm pretty pleased with them, really. I hadn't even considered that I would be attacked, because the OP was about a fictional character. So yeah. Kudos to me and a notch on my belt. I can take it.
Anyway, here is the response, wherein I gathered, gro
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
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 References3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
209 Points Giveaway :closed: winners announcedEdit3:209 Points Giveaway :closed: winners announced1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The giveaway is over! The winners are
I hope you had a lot of fun in this giveaway, I had. I'll make another soon :3
Edit2: Changed the deadline to the 7th of July.
Edit: Since there are more than 150 participants I'm glad to announce that there are more prices now.
I will add 100 to that, so there will be 2 winners and there are 209 .
Hey guys. I just bought a few points for deviantART and I have around 109 left so I wanted to make a giveaway with them.
You have to fav this journal.
If you want, you can make a journal and tell other people of it.
A comment would also be nice and I'd appreciate every watch but you do not have to watch me in order to participate.
The giveaway ends in on the 7th of July.
The winner is selected with random.org.
If there are under 20 participants the giv
JACK'S FACE MODEL DISCOVERED!!!!Hey guys, great news for us Jackolytes!JACK'S FACE MODEL DISCOVERED!!!!1 year 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
Anniversary + 3 months premium giveaway!Exciting news, dear raiders! Exactly one year ago this group has been brought to life and today we celebrate our very first annivesary! This year was very eventful and we hit quite a few milestones including this one! Read on because it's time to get nostalgic, and even better, time for presents!Anniversary + 3 months premium giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why is this important for us and what have we accomplished with your help?
Thanks to our awesome members and your responsiveness we managed to hit 2000+ members in less than just a year. Thank you so much for that, you guys are really amazing
We launched our special „Challenge games“ project which started only as a test idea and you seemed to have loved it – we had 2 games so far ( I, II
SMILE ARMY recruitment open (free pic if you join) CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK IF YOU WANT TO JOIN!!! HERE YOU WILL ONLY FIND THE LIST OF AGENTS FROM 01 TO 31!! ON THIS LINK YOU CAN FIND THE NEW LIST OF AGENTS FROM 32 TO 61! http://001-jester-100.deviantart.com/journal/NEW-SMILE-RECRUTIMENT-SECTION-337914949SMILE ARMY recruitment open (free pic if you join)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IF YOU'RE A FAN LOL IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS SMILE THEN A LOOK AT THIS ----> http://001-jester-100.deviantart.com/gallery/32814863
Group :iconsmile-hq: Don't forget to join it or watch it if you're an Agent! or you simply like SMILE.
while I was talking with my dear friend Sierra-Echo She asked if she can be part of this army..mentally! XD So I thought, maybe i should open a journal with a recruitment section |D
GOODBYE MONEY commissions ;__; XDDD lol Welcome free drawings! My commissions are still open though...and points are still welcome teheh
Soooo..If you want to be part of SMILE (It's my project, if you don't know it, or don't like it or anything else don't eve
The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive***FINAL UPDATE**The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The day has arrived, and users are now able to download the ThaneMOD from nexusmods , and moddb . *Remember: the Installation Guide included with all packages is your friend.* There is yet one more surprise....Ottemis, one of the original creators of the Thane inspired Hoodie, has graciously extended her Texture library by creating brand new (and exclusive for the ThaneMOD) Thane-centric HR Hoodies. These are available for BOTH genders. Currently they are being offered through the nexusmod site, along side of the ThaneMOD. We will eventually include them directly with the "packages", in our next version release. Thank you for this wonderful addition.
Over the past 10 months, the ThaneMOD team has had Eurekas! and set backs. We
XPS 10.9.6 - Reboot Edition ReleaseUpdated OctoberXPS 10.9.6 - Reboot Edition Release9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lovely image done by Binso
Hey dear watchers!
Long time no new version of XPS i see. But don't worry here's a new one!
This is also a kind of needed update for evryone using the previous versions since they will expire tommorrow...
Expire? What does that mean?
- It means that your version of XPS will not start anymore. You will get a error message on startup.
But i liked my version, why upgrade?
- New features have been added and old ones are still working! I tested the version myself and saw nothing that doesn't work anymore.
Wait, you said 'New Features'?
- Yepp! Here they are:
- > No expiration date anymore. This program will work as long as you want it to!
- > Save as 'old Generic_Item' as an option is now available under 'Modify> Save Generic_Item'. Old Generic Item just means that these exported models will also work in XNALara. This works most of the times but not when
XPS 10.8.7b BLOOM EFFECTLo Zio XNAaraL:iconXnaaral: sta sfornando una serie di migliorie per XPS.. ma gran parte del lavoro per ora č top secret..XPS 10.8.7b BLOOM EFFECT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
in questa release "ancora in fase di beta test" ci propone un effetto aggiuntivo: il BLOOM EFFECT
Chi si intende un pň di queste cose sa di cosa parlo..
si tratta comunque di un effetto post processing per dare un effetto particolare alle nostre immagini spesso presente nei videogiochi.
Essendo una versione ancora in fase di test potrebbe avere dei bug vi spiego cosa FARE e NON FARE:
- estrarre il rar di XPS
- lanciare XPS e caricare un modello
- andare sotto la voce OPTIONS- POST PROCESSING
- impostare il BLOOM sui valori predefiniti BLURRY, SOFT ecc.. oppure manualmente settando la voce USER
- salvate le vostre immagini
- le scene salvate memorizzano anche le impostazioni del bloom
UPDATE 13/07/12 ==>
- Risolto il fastidioso problema quando passando ad altre applicazioni la camera di xnalara ruota seguendo i movimenti del mouse..!
Mass Effect 4 - first info from E3...Mass Effect 4 - first info from E31 month ago in Personal More Like This
EA conference on E3 confirmed the existence of ME4 here is the first look.
Link to the clip:
And several screenshots:
And? What do you think?
Is there a future after Mass Effect 3?-- SPOILER WARNING --Is there a future after Mass Effect 3?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
-- DOUBLE EPIC SPOILER WARNING --
So I just finished Mass Effect 3. :iconimhappyplz: Basically, it was one hell of an emotional roller coaster. The final arc of an amazing game trilogy. The end of the Reaper's harvest cycle. The end of Shepard's story. Possibly, even the end of Shepard him/herself. But it just leaves so many questions unanswered...
:iconharbingerplz: Can organic civilisation survive without the mass relays?
Part of the sacrifice of using the Crucible to stop the Reapers involved the destruction of all the mass relays. Unfortunately this makes new problems:
All the fleets you gathered to fight the Reapers are now effectively stranded in the Sol System. There is no way Earth can feed the galactic armada, considering how beat up it is right now. Also, the other races are left completely helpless, no supply lines, no reinforcements, their fleets trapped over Earth with no way of getting back within the next century. Unless they make mass
600 total point giveaway//20 WINNERSRules:600 total point giveaway//20 WINNERS6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Must be a watcher
Must fav this journal
Must make a journal about this :3
You can only enter once
Link me the journal in a comment and Ill give you a number afterwards ^^
I'll pick 20 random winners with www.random.org
Ends on jan 12th ^^
2 people will win 100
EDIT //omg already made already an edit xD
2 people will win 100
4 people will win 50
4 people will win 25
10 people will win 10
THERE IS A TOTAL OF 20 PRIZES SO IF I DONT GET A MINIMUM OF 20 PARTICIPANTS THIS GIVEAWAY WONT CONTINUE
Voice Acting Auditions - CLOSED! + ANIMATIC!My gosh you guys are impatient, I still needed time to illustrate and compile the thing! You can now watch the animatic of all three auditions the voice actors sent in here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXozbLlDArA&lc=mSF_hHagrIh81PjKgfRddOOdr9c93KvV58EVRmMzUBY Enjoy!Voice Acting Auditions - CLOSED! + ANIMATIC!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now that my animation course has resumed I may as well update you all on the progress of my search for Voice Actors for the rolls of Louis, James, and Santiago for my upcoming film 'Honour Amongst Thieves':
Auditions are now closed, and three "finalists" have been selected as the voices for the characters. Congratulations to:
as Louis Despatis
as James Hunter
as Santiago de la Cruz
All three sent in terrific voice clips with very good quality, and I hadn't expected to find such suitable voices for all three characters, especially on such short notice for such a small production! Thank you all for spreading the word
XPS 10.9.5 - 4 Anniversary EditionXPS 10.9.5 - 4 Anniversary EditionXPS 10.9.5 - 4 Anniversary Edition1 year ago in Personal More Like This
XNA Model Viewer
Model outfits_xna_compleanno_trtf http://forum.tombraideradventure.it/4_compleanno_TRTF_2009/outfits_xna_compleanno_trtf.rar by :iconc0vi:
The latest XNALara/XPS version http://xnalaraitalia.deviantart.com/art/XPS-10-9-5-4-Anni-Edition-356218440
Suggestion thread with the new alpa version 10.9.6a5 http://xnalaraitalia.deviantart.com/journal/Vi-domando-un-parere-XPS-LAB-333144557
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 Shepard3 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
January 2014 Giveaway - Happy New Year! [CLOSED]Happy New Year! After nursing this and my fiance's hangovers, it's time to put up the January Giveaway!January 2014 Giveaway - Happy New Year! [CLOSED]6 months ago in Personal More Like This
January 2014 Giveaway
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Giveaway Ends January 15th, 2014.
How is your new year going?
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