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    I mean I suppose it's not technically the fourth game if you count the spinoffs (Galaxy and Infiltrator) but I don't count any but the main line of "big" games. lol

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    http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/to.../15702171&lf=8

    Pretty much how I interpreted the comments made and a further explanation by the head of the studio developing the new game. Any new Mass effect came will take place in the universe but not really be a sequel (or prequel). It is just a new game with a new story that may or may not reference events that happened in the first 3 games. His WW1 and WWII examples are perfect.
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    Weren't there some lines in the game about humans being really diverse genetically and that is why there was so much interest in them from the collectors, reapers, and other races? Could have sworn it was something Mordin said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moontalon View Post
    I mean I suppose it's not technically the fourth game if you count the spinoffs (Galaxy and Infiltrator) but I don't count any but the main line of "big" games. lol
    Yeah I was only counting the 3 main games, I consider Galaxy and Infiltrator to be "side" games, if you will.

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    Weren't there some lines in the game about humans being really diverse genetically and that is why there was so much interest in them from the collectors, reapers, and other races? Could have sworn it was something Mordin said.
    Yep, in the hospital during Mordin's loyalty mission after coming across a human corpse.

    I've played ME2 too much . . .

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    Yeah, in ME2 at Mordin Loyal Mission thingy if I remember well...

    edited: damn you adam.
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    Whatever ME4 will be, I'm more excited about DA3 at this point because it's way closer than ME4. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moontalon View Post
    Whatever ME4 will be, I'm more excited about DA3 at this point because it's way closer than ME4. lol
    I'm curious what they'll do with the frostbite engine...
    Don't expect them to get any of the actual game right :\

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    Honestly I don't even care at this point I'm just jonesing for more Dragon Age. lol I've been playing DAO and DA2 again and I'm falling in love with the universe all over again. If I had friends that were on island and into gaming I would totally get the Dragon Age tabletop RPG and play the shit out of it with them. lol

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    Since I can't or am unable to work the reply with quote system.

    The universe has hinted that Sovereign first attempt at invasion was during the Rachni Wars. And the fact there remained a great deal of Mass Relays still not explored. I am inclined to believe that he had indeed indoctrinated several people to spy on the galaxy after the events of the Rachni Wars. As the other races had said as well, Humanity was the new kid on the block and in a very short amount of time they had amassed a huge amount of power. The industrial strength of Humanity was overcoming that of the Turians.

    At the speed of progress Humanity was making, it would make sense that they target them first. Considering the ambition that drove them, it would of only been a matter of time before Humanity became the dominant force in the known galaxy.

    Just like in Star Trek. The Vulcans were more advanced than the Humans. But in a very short amount of time, the Humans overcame them in technology despite them holding back research.

    Edit: I think we can argue that once the humans arrived. It became an entirely different ball game. The defining part of Humanity was their relative medium life span and ambition compared to that of the other races. The known galaxy was afraid of ambition, because it had brought them the Krogan Rebellions, or at least for the over-ambitious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakobro View Post
    I'm curious what they'll do with the frostbite engine...
    Don't expect them to get any of the actual game right :\
    I just want destructible environments that I can tear apart with biotics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/to.../15702171&lf=8

    Pretty much how I interpreted the comments made and a further explanation by the head of the studio developing the new game. Any new Mass effect came will take place in the universe but not really be a sequel (or prequel). It is just a new game with a new story that may or may not reference events that happened in the first 3 games. His WW1 and WWII examples are perfect.
    Yeah Yanick Roy explained that well. It will definitely not take place in an alternate timeline because that would be bullshit and would actually make no sense other than mix up the current trilogy and the lore behind it.

    An alternate timeline without Reapers would also not work because then it would not be Mass Effect as there would not be any Relays and no Citadel both of which is an important part of the franchise or if they brought an alternate timeline without Reapers but the known Relays and Citadel it would destroy the existing lore as we all know that they were build by the Reapers.

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    Hi guys,

    It’s my first time posting on the forums, so I hope I’m going to do it right!

    What Chris is saying is that thinking of the next Mass Effect game as Mass Effect 4 would imply a certain linearity, a straight evolution of the gameplay and story of the first three games. But because we are switching to a new engine and need to rebuild a bunch of game systems, we have an opportunity to rethink how we want these systems to be going forward instead of just inheriting them from the previous games. Story-wise, the arc of the first trilogy has also been concluded, and what we will do is tell a new story set in the Mass Effect universe. That doesn’t mean that events of the first three games and the choices you made won’t get recognized, but they likely won’t be what this new story will focus on.

    In other words, because the game takes place before of after the first trilogy does not mean it necessarily is a straight prequel or sequel.

    I’m not a big fan of analogies because the images you use always mean something different to different people, so they are inherently flawed. But let me use one anyway.

    If you had three games centered around a group of key soldiers in the US army during World War I and then decided to make a game about another group of people during the second World War, the games could have many points in common and feel true to one another, and you likely would have to recognize how the events of the first war influenced the ones of the second, but you would not necessarily think of it as a sequel. Again, the analogy is
    not great, but what I’m trying to say is that the ME universe is so rich that we are not limited to a single track when coming up with a new story.

    I apologize for being cryptic right now, but it’s early enough in development that we don’t have much to share – things still fluctuate quite a bit. As I have posted on Twitter though, the overall feeling of what you are discussing and asking for is very much aligned with what the team intends on delivering, and that makes me feel very good about where we’re heading!

    I hope this helps clarify why we’re not thinking of the next ME game as ME4 internally!


    Edit: Yanik is the Studio Director of BioWare Montreal by the way !! So this guy knows what´s up as BW Montreal develops the game (see http://blog.bioware.com/2012/11/12/a...ware-montreal/)

    I also prefer to call it MENext instead of ME4 because I am certain that it won´t be named ME4 as the current trilogy is over !! ME4 would mean that it is the 4th part of that Shepard trilogy which is wrong.

    MENext
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Illusive Man View Post
    I also prefer to call it MENext instead of ME4 because I am certain that it won´t be named ME4 as the current trilogy is over !! ME4 would mean that it is the 4th part of that Shepard trilogy which is wrong.

    MENext
    Eh, until it's real title is announced, I'll continue calling it ME4 as it is the fourth major ME game.

    *shrug*

    I know it is detached from the Shepard arc and might be before or after Shep's story. ME4 is just convenient.

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    Just did the Weekend Challenge by playing my Male Quarian Engineer for the first time and oh my god...Arc Grenades on Geth is the most hilarious thing ever.

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    I'm playing through ME3 again and as much as I LOVE it, especially that Leviathan DLC, I still get so depressed as I approach the ending; especially knowing this is THE end to Shepards story..and knowing the extremely unsatisfying and disharmonious end..Does that extended cut really make sense? Last time I ..played through it I was still left feeling unsatisfied.

    Let me live out my days in peace with Liara please..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny212 View Post
    I'm playing through ME3 again and as much as I LOVE it, especially that Leviathan DLC, I still get so depressed as I approach the ending; especially knowing this is THE end to Shepards story..and knowing the extremely unsatisfying and disharmonious end..Does that extended cut really make sense? Last time I ..played through it I was still left feeling unsatisfied.

    Let me live out my days in peace with Liara please..
    Well . . . it makes more sense

    But yes, it is much improved after the extended cut. And Leviathan helps it make sense.

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    I just recently played another play-through as a full renegade shep. started ME2 and went to ME3. I was an infiltrator and my sheps name was D-bag Shepard. And he is.

    ME2 isn't too brutal, I still got tali and Legion to agree. Miri and Jack went out without a hitch. Although I did give the overlord kid, David to cerberus. And gave TIM the base. But I didn't feel like a raging sociopath in ME2.

    Now..... ME3 is a whole other ball game. After playing my shep I felt like I needed to take a shower every-time. Renegade playthrough on ME3 is BRUTAL. Killing Wrex, killing Mordin- that's the worse. Killing Legion, Killing the VS (Udina deserved it). Letting samara blow her brain out, then killing her daughter. yuck. After that I felt like sh!t. ME3 renegade playthrough is full blown Sociopath, it's just awful.

    I really don´t know who wrote ME3 but not only Renegade Shepard seems completely crazy also Cerberus went from the shadowy but somehow "good" Organization that tried to defeat the Reapers at all costs to a full blown Sith-empire that had Husk troopers and lures refugees to death camps (Sanctuary) in ME3.

    Renegade Commander Shepard acts like he just broke out of a psychiatric clinic right before the game started. I wonder how Tali and the others can work with such a crazy person.

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    wtf is wrong with this weapon packs?!
    Venom Shotgun X.... 200% Cooldowns, one shooting brutes, 3-4 shots per Atlas...
    It felt like insane was already a little to easy, but damn, it has became a joke with this gun >.<

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    Yeah . . . when I do a renegade Shep in ME3, I don't go that far lol.

    I don't shoot Mordin, I refuse to shoot Mordin. I don't kill Legion, I let the Geth and the Quarians work together. And I don't let Samara commit suicide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    Yeah . . . when I do a renegade Shep in ME3, I don't go that far lol.

    I don't shoot Mordin, I refuse to shoot Mordin. I don't kill Legion, I let the Geth and the Quarians work together. And I don't let Samara commit suicide.
    My ren shep has a question.... whos Samara?

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