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 you3 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.
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 )
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!1 year 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
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
Shepard Wallpaper ID ProjectHi guys!!!!Shepard Wallpaper ID Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am working on a project and would love to offer you a spot on my list if you want too.
I am making Shepard ID wallpapers. Basically it will look something like this... http://belanna42.deviantart.com/#/d5pdgu6
If you would like me to do a wallpaper of your Shepard, I would be more than happy to do one. Now, I am not going to promise you that it will be done in a few days since I will be working on my own Shepards and other things.. but please.. if you want one.. let me know.
Here is what I am asking.
name: (ie) John Shepard
Origin: (ie) Colonist
Reputation: (ie) Ruthless
Class: (ie) Engineer
Paragon, Renegade, or Paragade?
If you want to throw in who your Shepard romanced and the color theme you would like to have.... please do so
So please, post a link to your Shepard here or you can note me..
Please send me a high quality picture of your Shep if you can. If you guys send me a small or low quality one, I can't promise how
Silly coincidencesOk, this is quite silly, but I wanted to share it.Silly coincidences3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of our local pizzerias has a promo until next Thrusday: if you buy a pizza menu, you get an Angry bird plushie. My boyfriend is quite fond of Angry Birds so he suggested to eat there. And poor guy is starting a new diet on Monday, so... why not?
There we went, we ordered the pizza, we ordered our drinks and when we asked for the plushie, the girl at the desk asked us which one we wanted. "Which ones do you have", I asked. "Let me check", she said before leaving. She came back in a minute and informs us "We have the blue one, the green one and the red one".
I was so tempted to check for hidden cameras... but hey, coincidences happen!
Just FYI, I picked up the red one
The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive***FINAL UPDATE**The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive*2 years 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
Mass Effect: The End of an Era (SPOILERS)SPOILERS!!!Mass Effect: The End of an Era (SPOILERS)3 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
Mass Effect 3 Mercer ModFor those of you that STILL don't know why I've not been doing anything productive recently it's because I've been working on a mod for ME3 that replaces Kaidan Alenko with Alex Mercer.Mass Effect 3 Mercer Mod8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is starting to feel like an important thing… so I gave it it’s own tag on my tumblr blog #ME3MercerMod
Check out the progression of the mod there.
I’m attempting to make a link to said tag on my blog… it appears that tumblr needs time to figure this shit out.
in the meantime I had a small realization while working out bits and pieces of the mod…
because of the stupidly inefficient way ME3’s PCC system works, Kaiden’s armor retexture available in the N7 Collector’s edition/Digital Deluxe Edition etc. is actually a completely separate mesh along with the retexture. What does this mean? It means I can replace it with a whole new mesh and set of textures… and I FUCKING D
The Kasumi DLC Shep Dress (text, img heavy)I know that this is a frequently asked question: How did you make your FemShep dress? Can I see your pattern?The Kasumi DLC Shep Dress (text, img heavy)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I had patterns. Had is the key word. I just got done scouring my patterns and came to the horrible realization that when I moved I left them back home in a box---2000+ miles away.
BUT I can remember how the pattern was made. So if you don't mind text-heavy instructions, prepare for some long winded explanations (I will try to go back and edit to cut down).
Honest notes about the dress:
-This was a dress I made 2 days before a con, it is not super accurate
-I don't 100% like my dress due to the gathering on the front, the bagginess, and the width the shoulders and the collar opening
-While I love the fabric I chose, it is very delicate--the vinyl texture can be torn, chewed, and creased in stress areas.
-I ended up shortening the skirt--about 3 inches or so. But please alter the skirt length to what you feel comfortable with!
-I will be remaking it with Simplicity Pattern
Echo SquadEcho Squad1 year 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
ME3 reaction -spoilers!- and stuffHello everyone!ME3 reaction -spoilers!- and stuff3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been checking the site since I finished (? Can I say that?) Mass Effect3 last Tuesday and I'm sorry I haven't answered many comments yet, but I was somewhere along stage 1-2 of http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/critical-miss/9476-Mass-Effect-3-The-Process. But yesterday I landed on stage 3 and I've been lurking the BSN trying to avoid stage 4 and go directly to stage 5.
My usual reaction after playing any Bioware game is replaying it again. But the most I've been able to do with ME3 was to check the net, see what I did wrong and replay the end. In my case, I had not enough EMS to get the 'end' I wanted, so I made up my mind to play the MP. Man, I'm never going there again. Don't get me wrong, nothing bad happened, but I just don't like it. I felt the same way when I played PVP in WoW for the seasonal achivements. Useless. So no MP for me and sorry guys, if I landed in any of your fights.
About the game. It's perfect. Almost anything I could have
Contest: Challenge to James Vega HatersThe Grand Experiment has reached a new stage.Contest: Challenge to James Vega Haters3 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
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 end3 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 3 Extended Cut is Now AvailableSpoilers....Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut is Now Available3 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
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' owners2 years 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
Where do YOU want Mass Effect to go?Hello again, my readers, it is I once more. I couldn't have been more pleased to see that my fellow moderators were willing and able to keep you up to date with the most relevant of Mass Effect news while I've been sadly pulled away by Halo 4.Where do YOU want Mass Effect to go?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And by the way, fun fact; the bad guy in Halo 4 is voiced by the same guy as Harbinger. Go figure.
Now I'm not certain if this is still active, but Casey Hudson is taking a Twitter poll asking fans if they want ME4 to go forward or backward in the Mass Effect timeline.
Now don't kid yourself, the next Mass Effect game is a long ways away, all we know right now is that the protagonist will be radically different and the story will go somewhere entirely new.
So, what do you guys think? Oh, and if it pleased you, tweet your opinion with #MassEffect or just #ME and send out your thoughts.
JACK'S FACE MODEL DISCOVERED!!!!Hey guys, great news for us Jackolytes!JACK'S FACE MODEL DISCOVERED!!!!2 years 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
What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)3 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
N7 Day reveals some details about ME4...N7 Day reveals some details about ME43 months ago in Personal More Like This
N7 day revealed a bunch of new information about fourth installment of Mass Effect.
New Mass Effect title will get a fresh Lead Writer. It won't be Mac Walter anymore like it was during ME2's and ME3's development. This time it's Chris Schlerf who was previously the lead writer for Halo 4.
N7 day also handed us some new concept arts for ME4:
And if you are curious about the back story for those concept arts watch the recorded stream from N7 day. It got some very interesting info and also a confirmation on two new races:
What do you think?
When Voice Meets FaceDear Universe,When Voice Meets Face2 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Role: Teaching Anatomy for ArtistsToday was the first day for me as an instructor in the German Jordanian University. I will be teaching "Anatomy for Artists" during the semester.New Role: Teaching Anatomy for Artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been in the talks since December but communication was cut off during the University's mid-year break and I thought they changed their minds about me, but they contacted me again past Saturday to let me know that the semester has begun and provided me with the schedule for my classes.
Successful people often say "Do what you love and it'll take you places"
I always believed in that and this is a living proof.
I was excited from the moment they told me, and for those who know me, know that the feeling of excitement is nearly non-existent in me. I had two fairs, I booked a booth at MEFCC, I was a finalist in an international contest, I had an interview on TV and a magazine, etc. But I was never excited or ever felt really accomplished.
But I am about this. Thank God.
Maybe it's the act of giving back what God has blessed me with. Maybe it'
Some Words About a Game.Heya,Some Words About a Game.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I know I'm not usually serious, but I'd like to be just for a bit. This is a long post, so feel free to not read if you don't have the time. I totally get it. If you do have the time, please do. It might give you something to think about, especially if you're a female gamer.
I just wanted to take a moment to say that Mass Effect 3 has done something really amazing in my eyes.
I'm a 22-year-old female gamer. I've been playing video games since my very early childhood. Now, I'm attending a school to get a degree in making them.
I've been incredibly isolated because of who I am, and I've refused to change, willingly accepting my own fate of quiet evenings and cellphones that never ring. Other girls my age never understood me and refused to even try. They had their labels for me, and they swore I spoke another language if I mentioned my most favored of hobbies.
Then, I came to college. In my program, there's almost not a female in sight. The few that exist
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?3 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.