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Mass Effect 3 Challenge Weekend

EA announces this is an N7 Challenge weekend for Mass Effect 3, offering the chance to earn rewards in the action/RPG sequel. Here's what's happening in the Windows and Xbox 360 editions of the game between now and Monday at 8:00 am EDT:

Operation Goliath

  • Any player who is part of a squad that beats the Reaper faction on Silver difficulty or better will unlock one Commendation Pack. This means that at least one member of the squad must be extracted at the end of the mission – this will earn all squad members the reward. Each player can earn a maximum of one pack and each pack contains a random N7 Arsenal Weapon. Originally only available as single-player weapons via the N7 Collector’s Edition, these multiplayer variants will be exceptionally rare and are NOT obtainable through regular purchasable Reinforcement Packs. The Commendation Packs will contain one of the following guns at random: (1) N7 Crusader Shotgun, (2) N7 Eagle Pistol, (3) N7 Hurricane SMG and (4) N7 Valiant Sniper Rifle.
  • Destroy as many brutes as possible – if the multiplayer community kills a combined 1 MILLION brutes within the hours of the challenge, ALL players will receive a Victory Pack as a reward.

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54. Re: Mass Effect 3 Challenge Weekend Mar 18, 2012, 14:43 Creston
 
Bhruic wrote on Mar 18, 2012, 13:30:
Honestly, I don't know why this one bothers people. It's got such a simple explanation that it doesn't seem worth even considering. You'll note the codex refers to "rupturing". 3rd party destruction of relays does result in a huge explosion. However, it's perfectly conceivable that the race that designed the relays knows how to disable them without causing them to destroy the system.

Perfectly conceivable. Of course, the relays were designed by the Reapers, and the Crucible was designed by unknown amounts of the Reapers' victims. NONE of whom had the capability to create new relays. (They say the Protheans were close.)

So I'm not really sure why the people who designed the Crucible would have the ability to make the Relays explode "safely."

That's even more likely when you consider what is happening at the end - each relay is beaming their "energy" to the next relay. So rather than have the energy on hand to explode, it's all getting redirected. Hence no system destruction.

If we ignore the likely problem that energy wouldn't be able to be Mass-Effected like that, it'd sure suck to live in the quadrant where all that energy winds up. Because then you're talking enough energy of several thousand supernovas worth detonating at the final gate. That's enough to probably sterilize a quarter of the entire galaxy of all life.

With such a simple and logical explanation available, and so many other plot holes available, I don't know why people have got hung up on this one.

Because not one year ago, they specifically made a whole DLC about what happens when you blow up a Mass Effect gate. But I guess Walters and Hudson had forgotten about that.

You want to talk a real plot hole? Ok, how about: Why the hell was Saren/Sovereign after the conduit in ME1? Think about it - the only thing the conduit was, was a "backdoor" relay on to the Citadel. The very Citadel that Saren, as a Spectre, could go to any time he wanted to. There was absolutely nothing special about the conduit beyond that ability. So why were they chasing it down? They could have just done exactly what they did at the end - go to the Citadel to manually activate it - without wasting all the time looking for the conduit, and almost certainly been successful, because they would have had the element of surprise. No beefed up Citadel defenses. No Alliance cruisers on standby.

The entire plot of ME1 was completely pointless. Now that is a plot hole.

Yeah. It sure sucks when you have to write an ending a month before the game has to go gold, and you just scribble a few notes on a piece of paper and expect everyone to just swallow your bullshit. Poor Mac Walters.

If you liked that plot hole, how's about this one: The star child dipshit says that their goal is to save organics by harvesting the advanced civilizations before they create an unstoppable synthetic race that murders EVERYTHING, right? So in the Reapers' minds, they're being very altruistic. Big, bad AI is coming, so we save you by Ascending you into a Reaper. Okay.

So how does that explain what the Reapers did to the Geth? The Quarians were WIPING THE GETH OUT. (which in itself was already bullshit, but okay.) In a panic, the Geth turn to the Reapers, who evolve them into a much more dangerous version of the Geth, who then in turn are about to commit genocide against the Quarians.

Errr... I thought the whole point of you Reapers was to SAVE ORGANICS FROM THE AI. So why are you HELPING THE GETH WIPE OUT THE QUARIANS?

And here's an even better one: The Protheans had already WON their war against their AI-the Metacons. So why did the Reapers bother showing up? For that matter, the Protheans were UNABLE to be harvested due to something with their DNA, yet the Reapers just decided to fucking wipe them out anyway?? So much for their whole little "We're here to save organic civilizations" spiel.

Damn, Mac Walters, it REALLY SUCKS if you have to write an ending that makes sense with what you've written before, huh? Fuck, this whole writing thing is hard...
(Of course, he's just going to say "Well, the star child doesn't necessarily tell you the truth! It's a very 'high level' conversation." The cunt.)

Creston
 
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