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Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Tuesday

The BioWare Blog announces the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be released on Tuesday as free DLC for all owners of the action/RPG sequel, except most PS3 players, who will have to wait until July 4th:

The Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut is a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Extended Cut will include deeper insight to Commander Shepard’s journey based on player choices during the war against the Reapers. The Extended Cut will be available to download at no additional charge for Mass Effect 3 game owners starting on June 26 for PC and Xbox 360 customers worldwide. Playstation 3 customers in North America will be able to download the Extended Cut DLC on June 26 and the rest of the world on July 4.

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37. Re: Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Tuesday Jun 23, 2012, 22:26 NegaDeath
 
Enahs wrote on Jun 23, 2012, 18:02:
How is it far off? It is spot on.

etc etc

The speed you travel in the game is irrelevant as it is a gameplay consideration. Is it logical to assume that the time it takes to land a shuttle from orbit to the ground is a few seconds as well? It's just how like how you only take 2 people with you on every mission, or why you have to buy your own equipment, or why a pistol can penetrate armor in one shot in a cutscene. If FTL really was that fast then they wouldn't be so dependant on the relays. Remember from ME1 that the Reaper's greatest advantage was locking out the relay network to all non-reapers with the citadel, cutting off planets from each other. If FTL was an adequate substitute that would not be as devastating a blow as the Protheans found it to be. The whole point behind the conduit was to prevent that from happening to the next cycle to give them a chance.

fromm the Mass Effect wiki:
"The exact FTL speeds at which starships of the modern galaxy travel are unknown. It is noted, however, that Reapers are believed to be capable of traveling nearly 30 light-years within a 24-hour period, and that this rate is roughly twice what Citadel starships are capable of traveling."

So for citadel ships that makes it roughly:

15 light years per day
0.06 light years per hour
0.001 per minute
0.0001 per second

So that is a difference from your estimate by a factor of 10000.

This doesn't take into account the need to refuel, the areas of unexplored space that house unknown dangers and contain no refueling stations, that you have to take the long route around the deadly galactic core, and that you have to continually discharge the drive core in a planets gravity well or you'll kill the crew.
 
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