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    Playing through Omega on one of my two BroSheps and either I was just oblivious or they use facial expressions they never used before, because every time Shepard squints, his eyebrows meet his cheeks. Never noticed that happening with him before Omega. Boy do I wish there was a way to edit your face so I could adjust them. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megaira View Post
    Why would Leviathan have his Orbs on Earth at that time? That does not make any sense, plus Leviathans have no laser weapon.
    Why not? For all we know the Leviathans could have been hiding on earth during that time period. They clearly can travel through space otherwise you know the Reapers would have just destroyed the one planet they can't move from during the first few cycles. The actual DLC had us visiting remote planets or barely inhabited planets. We also have examples of cave paintings from an unknown primitive culture (though I suppose they didn't have to be primitive but it is implied).

    Why would the consort have the "key" to unlocking a vision about humanities past for a relic on a planet no where near Earth (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Eletania). It should also be noted that it is one of the things imported from a ME1 save game though it doesn't seem to have an effect on me2 or me3. It could be the levithans, or it could just be what it says and be the Protheans.

    There are only two sphere type of devices known to be prothean. This one and the one from the firewalker DLC that adds it to the Normandy. Maybe it was protheans Leviathan controlled? Maybe it was technology the protheans stole from leviathan servants. It really is a mystery that isn't explained by the game. Or it could just be an Easter egg referencing 2001 a space odyssey.
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    Unlocking Turian Saboteur Engineer and challenge

    New hazard maps available this week are Firebase White and Firebase Glacier

    Tactical Cloak (Asari Infiltrator only)
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    - Evolution 2 damage bonus increased from 40% to 60%
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    Quarian Defender Passive Power (Male Quarian Soldier only)
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    Has anyone noticed this bad trend of new MP players joining gold lobbys and just press ready without a any gear and appropriate level?
    They should stay at bronze and silver if they wanna get carried.
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    I don't do golds so no I haven't. XD I just recently started doing silver instead of bronze. >_>

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    Seems like there is a giant difficulty jump from silver to gold, compared to bronze to silver. The problem with cheap players like me is that we don't have a ton of equipment and don't want to waste it on fail groups. And we don't know how good the group is before playing with them. But the group is most likely to be fail if we don't use equipment on a run. Its an odd sort of problem.

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    A "have your cake and eat it too" situation! Sort of! There's a lack of cake, though. So that's a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    Why would the consort have the "key" to unlocking a vision about humanities past for a relic on a planet no where near Earth (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Eletania). It should also be noted that it is one of the things imported from a ME1 save game though it doesn't seem to have an effect on me2 or me3. It could be the levithans, or it could just be what it says and be the Protheans.
    Why would levi's implant chips in the subject when they can read minds anywhere due to the orbs? They have no need for it. They had the mental power to bring down a Reaper ship with the orbs, such a chip for observation would be meaningless and pointless to them. The orbs are what they observe with, they told us this firsthand. Why bother doing all that stuff in the story when they could just drop an orb by a village one night and be done with it.

    As for the disc. It's purpose is not for a human history, I think it's a Prothean memory-recording on how the Reapers observe the planets of lesser species that was created from a dead humans memory. It is also prove the Reapers are out their watching. That is incredibly valuable information to everyone in the Prothean empire, and any species that comes after. There was more then likely more then one copy made but most were obviously destroyed when the Reapers won the war. Eventually someone comes along and finds the one that was hidden in some Prothean ruins well enough but no use can be found for it, it just looks cool. Some rich alien buys it because it's a rare Prothean artifact, who also happens to be a regular of the consorts. He gives it as a rare gift to the consort because he's rich and cool like that who then passes it on to Shep at some point. Maybe she bought it herself because she though it looked cool and it's extremely rare, either way. Shep then later happens upon a hidden Prothean DVD player the reapers missed on some obscure planet with no sentient lifeforms.

    Why do the Protheans hide the relic on a planet with no sentient lifeforms? Because they know from that recording the Reapers won't heavily search a planet with no advanced life as they do not want to interfere with the process of evolution on it. The smartest thing on that planet is a Pyjak. The tech could very well have came into being because of the Protheans studying Levi orbs, but I really think the device itself is solely Prothean.

    ...or it can just be a 2001 reference like you said lol have no real meaning since it was never mentioned again in the next two games. Still can't believe I missed this when I played, I even remember being on that planet.
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    I still haven't even tried Gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shop Ebay View Post
    Seems like there is a giant difficulty jump from silver to gold, compared to bronze to silver. The problem with cheap players like me is that we don't have a ton of equipment and don't want to waste it on fail groups. And we don't know how good the group is before playing with them. But the group is most likely to be fail if we don't use equipment on a run. Its an odd sort of problem.
    Well if you can at least get to wave 6 objective you make just as much credits as a full silver run. I can't remember the last time we didn't make it to at least wave 7 on gold. Am I just lucky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncanîdaho View Post
    Why would levi's implant chips in the subject when they can read minds anywhere due to the orbs? They have no need for it. They had the mental power to bring down a Reaper ship with the orbs, such a chip for observation would be meaningless and pointless to them. The orbs are what they observe with, they told us this firsthand. Why bother doing all that stuff in the story when they could just drop an orb by a village one night and be done with it.
    It could be for the same reason why the took over a mining colony and had thralls mine the eezo. They could have just used their mind powers to smash the rocks and extract the eezo. It could have been thralls of the leviathans that implanted the chip. The same reason why the Leviathans shouldn't need a chip works for the Reapers as well. What would the reapers need to put a chip into a human, when they can just scan the planet and find out that they aren't advanced enough to cull. The Reapers don't need to observe lesser species through the eyes of the lesser species.

    While the planet doesn't have "sapient" life form it does host a ton of symbiotic life. And is also in the same system as the Thorian. We know that the Thorian is 50,000 years old. Perhaps it is Thorian tech? Perhaps the protheans were monitoring the Thorian or bio-engineered it. It could have even been the Asari and not the Protheans. We know the protheans gave knowledge to the Asari.
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    Not sure 7.5% more base weapon damage is worth it for the Quarian Defender...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    Why not? For all we know the Leviathans could have been hiding on earth during that time period. They clearly can travel through space otherwise you know the Reapers would have just destroyed the one planet they can't move from during the first few cycles. The actual DLC had us visiting remote planets or barely inhabited planets. We also have examples of cave paintings from an unknown primitive culture (though I suppose they didn't have to be primitive but it is implied).

    Why would the consort have the "key" to unlocking a vision about humanities past for a relic on a planet no where near Earth (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Eletania). It should also be noted that it is one of the things imported from a ME1 save game though it doesn't seem to have an effect on me2 or me3. It could be the levithans, or it could just be what it says and be the Protheans.

    There are only two sphere type of devices known to be prothean. This one and the one from the firewalker DLC that adds it to the Normandy. Maybe it was protheans Leviathan controlled? Maybe it was technology the protheans stole from leviathan servants. It really is a mystery that isn't explained by the game. Or it could just be an Easter egg referencing 2001 a space odyssey.
    Well the Leviathans hiding on Earth during the Prothean cycle kinda makes sense if I think about it twice. You know those "sea monsters" were always a big part of stories and legends of humanity and maybe those sea monsters were Leviathans. Maybe they were hiding on Earth during the prothean cycle and either observed or used the humans of that time. One thing is for sure: The Protheans were observing humanity and built the Mars archives.

    The vision you see in ME1 (consort) sounds pretty reliable to be honest. We know that the Protheans observed and guided the Asari through Athame who in turn was a Prothean disguised as God. Maybe they were doing some sort of thing with Humanity too? Maybe not guided and changed like the Asari (DNA and stuff) but at least observed.

    We also don´t know how many Leviathans there actually are left as we only see 3 of them on an unknown planet. Maybe there are dozens of them hiding throughout the galaxy or those 3 are really the only left.

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    I'm slowly working my way to gold. I tried it once thinking "It couldn't be that bad" wiping 10 minutes later on wave 4.... one of these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat1337 View Post
    I'm slowly working my way to gold. I tried it once thinking "It couldn't be that bad" wiping 10 minutes later on wave 4.... one of these days...
    If you find gold to be very hard. Try going with a class you feel comftable with(someone with dodge ability is nice). Make sure its level 20 and go with the strongest weapons you have. Having an ammo power equipped helps alot aswell.


    Once you got the "feel" for it you can try going with lower than level 20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post
    TOO LAWNG! Well hopefully Dragon Age 3: Inquisition will help keep me entertained for part of that. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moontalon View Post
    TOO LAWNG! Well hopefully Dragon Age 3: Inquisition will help keep me entertained for part of that. lol
    I honestly think a cryo-stasis business would have excellent times with impatient gamers.

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    What if I don't wanna miss out Dragon Age 3 while in stasis for ME 4? Is there any Time Travel business that's willing to work for me?
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