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The Ultimate Sacrifice (Happy N7-Day)

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During the Reaper invasion in 2186, the Fifth Fleet helps defend Arcturus Station. When the Reapers begin to overwhelm Alliance forces, Admiral Hackett sacrifices the Second Fleet to allow the Third and Fifth Fleets to escape.

This image is part of my personal N7-Day Celebration.

Rendered in 3d Max 10
Post Work in Paint Shop Pro 7
Lighting Effects in Adobe After Effects CS4

Mass Effect is (c) by Bioware & EA

HAPPY N7-DAY! :salute:

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Fantastic render of one of the battles we never got to see. 
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Thank you very much!!
megadolon013's avatar
  It is very hard to find a art like this.  This is not picture.  This is art.  And you could not have pick a better diorama.  it is like being there.  Better still from camera footage from there. WOW!!!!
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Thank you very much for the kind words!!
catbox117's avatar
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tuye to save the unves or die tuying
derlich's avatar
They died trying to stop the Reapers from saving us from synthetics.
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They do not want saving us. They want to preserve what we were.
derlich's avatar
A species being converted into a Reaper is not preservation. It's an exercise in taxidermy.
rarcher25's avatar
OMG The reapers ARE Taxidermists! I never thought of that haha! *mind blown!*
derlich's avatar
They're certainly not the means to preserve anything, that's for sure. Reapers are murder machines and that is all. The ending to Mass Effect 3 sucks beyond the telling of it. Rage 
aries123456's avatar
Oh my god more endless whiners complaining about the ending. The ending was good you illeterate fuck. You just couldnt understand it. Mass effect is not some jj abrams action flick. Its a game about deep themes and focus
derlich's avatar
Deep themes yes, but it is still at heart a space adventure. Shepard must stop the Reapers. That's the story. Throwing in a convoluted, boarder line metaphyical group of "choices" in the last 15 minutes doesn't fit the tone of the series. These same "choices" are not affected by anything you've done through out the trilogy. The decisions you make through out the series don't change the course of the story, but help immerse you more in it. Using a magic device to alter everything in the galaxy or doom organic and/or synthetic life doesn't make any sense. Complicated is not always better. This is definitely one of those times.

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alright let me clear this once and for all: It was an acceptable ending because The whole point of Mass Effect 3 was finding the catalyst, which was 'The Intelligence' in the Citadel. How could any decision made by the character affect the Catalyst (created by the Leviathans) besides one's readiness affecting the efficiency of the crucible. Anyone who says the ending was senseless, they were only mad the ending wasn't all 'sunshine and rainbows'. Though, the epilogue after the decision could have been better done(reaction to Shepard's decision), along with decisions made in previous games better represented. The decisions made in previous games have little to no direct impact on the Catalyst. Why? Because the Reapers are superior in power and numbers to the organics so a head on battle would be pointless. The only option given and available was the Catalyst options or the conveying of information to the next cycle.  A lot of people have an issue with the fact that life isn't always clear cut and events don't always end "tied up with a bow". Events are open ended, cause and effect. Also, the decisions made by the player weren't great enough to affect change to the catalyst, so the player's choices were ignored when it came to the catalyst. But wait!  One can argue that Shepard's presence and interaction with the Catalyst is the culmination of all those choices made but what most people want to see is their personal input making a direct impact not the writer's pre-described ending. Unfortunately there are restrictions when it comes to making a videogames such as money, story cohesion, time, and hardware technology which limit that optimal outcome of individualized endings. In this case, the Catalyst couldn't be influenced except by Shepard at the last moment. The player was influenced by their journey through the series by their interactions with characters and events during the series which ultimately influences one's option choice. (ex. You liked Edi and the Geth: the options that destroyed synthetics would be eliminated as choices. etc etc.) But most people see this> Shepard dead. Sad ending = stupid ending=bad. Totally disregarding the outcomes of the decision. Taking into account the outcome of that decision, it would make the ending look like this>Shepard sacrifices self = save galaxy = saves life = good ending. Also the other characters live on without Shepard...shocking!
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very nice; the coast of war put on display.
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Thank you very much!
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(Vigil voice) Happy N7 Day.

Don't know why I hear him when I was writing this :?
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Thank you!
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Thanks!
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Nicely done! Happy N7 Day!
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Thank you!!
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Dude! This battle scene is sick! Awesome work!
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Thank you very much! One of my better images.
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