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 confirmed2 years 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
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!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
Neddy the Woodpecker Needs you!Okay, so I am making a online web series called "Neddy's Frenemies" and I need Writers, people who like to draw (Beginners or Pros) and storyboard artists! I am not looking for professionals, just people who are interested in helping out, and possibly making a name for themselves! So please don't be so modest! Any drawing style is accepted, because we can make it work!Neddy the Woodpecker Needs you!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's about Neddy the Woodpecker who is insane and crazy, and his best friend, Gregory the Bluejay:
Neddy works at the fast food restaurant Senor Spicy's Taco Shack. Beluga Beth likes to eat there:
He goes to school at Gardendale High, with many enemies he will encounter at times.
Beluga Beth Launda Loudmouth Neddy Gregory Barney Linda
Barney the Bear and Linda the Lizard are als
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
COMMISSION INFO AND SLOTSMAIN INFO:COMMISSION INFO AND SLOTS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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 Leaked3 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.
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 List3 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
Echo SquadEcho Squad10 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
PAYPAL COMMISSION!!OPEN!!PAYPAL COMMISSION!!OPEN!!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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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 Trailer2 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.)
Commissions OPEN: Several slots left!!Hey guys, several slots still left! So please consider buying one and helping me out, I would appreciate it so much!!!Commissions OPEN: Several slots left!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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
[***!!] Anti-Bullying CollabImage by Fullmetalpipsqueak2[***!!] Anti-Bullying Collab1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You must be fed up and sick of all of the anti-bullying journals that go around by now... I hope not, because bullying is such a serious matter. More serious than some seem to realise and understand. I really don't understand why there is so much bullying going on, especially online and especially in the MMD Community.
I must admit, I was bullied a lot when I was younger. There was this one girl and her group who would always try and bring me down and they scared the hell out of me. All I wanted was to be left alone and get on with what I needed to do to get through school, but they would always be there at every corner making it harder and harder for me. At first it was just words, "Why do you dress like that? You're such a goth. Freak!", just because I was into different music and had a different dress style and preferred darker and more Victorian gothic clothing (Long skirts, tailcoats, etc.)
But it then started to get wor
Unofficial Q&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&A With Patrick Weekes2 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?
Story of Putting on Kneesock and Limo Prank***WARNING: THIS IS A SUPER LONG AND DETAILED POST!***Story of Putting on Kneesock and Limo Prank3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I get a lot of questions on how waselreins and I did the body makeup for our demon sisters cosplays. So here I'll tell ya'll how we did it, in addition to the whole story about the limo entrance. With pictures!!
On Saturday morning, I woke up at 5 AM to get ready for Kneesock. The limo was going to pick us up at 12:45 PM and I had to help the others get ready so I woke up the earliest to do as much of myself as I could. After the necessary prepping (shower/wash face/brush teeth/moisturize) I put in my contacts and wig cap first.
I used Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint in red for my face and ears. I was told afterwards it's pretty bad for your skin so next time I'm gunna use Kryolan or Mehron, but for Fanime Ben Nye worked perfectly fine for me. Here's a bit more info on it here: http://stageandtheatermakeup.com/bnmagiaq.htm
Instead of water to spray onto the red makeup I used LiquiSet and a foundation brush to apply it to my face.
Shepard VI'sShepard VI (Male Version)Shepard VI's2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Shepard VI (Female Version)
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 Satuettes2 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
Mini MMO GuideHopefully this will help people who totally don't know anything about MikuMikuOnline.Mini MMO Guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know much, but I know a little useful information gathered with help from other deviants c:
Public Server: server.angeart.net
When you open up Client, it should have '127.0.0.1' typed in. Erase that and type in the above. It should lead you to the public server... I've tried it a couple times and I only got it to work once, I think.
If you get on the server, to change the name in the chat box type in
'/nick [Selected nickname here with no bracket thingies or quotes]'
How to add models
Copy + Paste a model folder from your MikuMikuDance folder into the MikuMikuOnline models folder. This can be found by opening the MikuMikuOnline folder, going to resources and then models.
Once you've pasted it in, make sure of these things:
- Make sure the folder/model doesn't have punctuation in the name.
- Make sure there is only ONE PMD FILE in the folder!
- It cannot open PMX models.
ME3 Gets Free Ending DLCNo, this is not a joke.ME3 Gets Free Ending DLC2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to whomever may have posted a link to this in the club page comments, although credit goes to jasonbehnke as the one whose blog post brought this to my attention.
Anyway, I'm fairly certain ninety percent of you were in the camp of disliking the endings to a supreme extent and wish for an alternative.
I know this has been said before, but you're getting it.
The details released are as follows.
The Mass Effect Extended Cut DLC will feature new dialogue, cinematics and epilogue scenes that will expound upon the game's different endings, which will be working to satisfy issues people have with them cirrently. It will be available for free on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC from its release this summer up until April of 2014.
This was agreed upon as the ideal compromise to appease the fans dissatisfied with the end of Mass Effect 3 while still retaining the artistic integrity of the product the team worked so hard on.
In Ray Muzyka words, "Since launch
Unusual Apocalypse Competition - Update.This one is open to all visual artists and writers, and is designed to push your creativity - that's what comps are for, right? At least, that's the reason I enter them.Unusual Apocalypse Competition - Update.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The theme for this comp is: 'Unusual Apocalypse'. How you interpret this is completely up to you, but here a few guidelines:
Writers - I'm looking for an original story, but fan fiction writers are welcome to use characters and settings from your fandom - as long as you introduce them into an original story; an alternative universe, if you like.
1500 words max.
Visual artists - as above, and make sure your picture explains what your unusual apocalypse is.
To enter just link me to your piece. Please make sure you have stated that your piece is for this competition, with a link to this journal.
There will be two categories of visual art (including comics) and written art (all forms), and you may enter a maximum of one piece in each category.
In each category the winners will receive an
CONTEST~ (121 point prize!-closedGuys!! The winner of 121 points is :devBanana-Baa2012 : Congrats!!CONTEST~ (121 point prize!-closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Mass Effect 3 Launch TrailerAlright, I was wrong, as it turns out there is another new trailer.Mass Effect 3 Launch Trailer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And if you're still reading these, I'd assume you're not adverse to me pointing out a few things I believe to have gleaned from the trailer.
Note, these are still speculative.
1. Audio from what was probably Garrus' death scene.
2. Underwear for everyone.
3. Sweet bajeezums, space battles!!!
If you're following the official spoilers from the leaks coming from everywhere and have spotted official spoiler stuff, I'll please ask you to refrain from commenting about them without a spoiler warning tag on your comment.
Seriously, I mean it this time.
"This is it.... isn't it?"
The 101 Guide To Marketing For ArtistsSlowly I get to catch up with deviations on here, now I just need to make use of the journals more oftenThe 101 Guide To Marketing For Artists3 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are some things I would be glad, someone would have told me earlier...
Marketing is such a thing - since I´m freelancing 5 years now it is save to say that is no accident that I´m happily blessed with the "just right" clients and it all boils down to be due to authentic marketing. Honestly- I embrace everything that has to do with it, below you find my write up to get a better understanding of what it is all about.
I always found interest in psychology and marketing but when I jumped on the freelancing train 5 years ago I especially embraced anything that I could find to help me understand, use and practice marketing as a way to keep myself busy with work that I love to do and to collaborate with people who respect what I do.
In the process I learned much from many different experts and in this post I will forward what I´ve learn