Mass Effect walkthrough

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  1. Puck

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    well, my favorite escorts so far are Liara (Biotics) and Tali' (Tech / shotguns)
    I trained Garrus fully in Assault Rifles and he does OK, but the combination of an Biotics expert and a Tech expert trained in Shotguns is working well (I gave Liara the best Pistol I have)

    I have the squad power usage set to 'ON' as opposed to 'Defense Only', so when I engage a fight, they start blowing things up and Lifting / Singularity (ing) enemies ... kinda cool

    \I think BioWare dropped the ball her on the Power Wheel assignment
    I like the fact that the action is now real time (gives it more of a Half-Life/Halo feel), but I really liked the turn base where you almost had to select attacks.
    I'm basically heading into a fight blasting with shotguns and letting my squad do there thing ... I haven't used a Power Wheel assignment yet
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  2. Puck

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    I'm assuming you mean 'Love....sweet Love.......'

    I was faced with the choice of Ash and Liara after the Feros Mission


    I chose "Why do I have to choose?"
    funny situation
    Ash stormed off and Liara said to meet her for a more 'private' discussion
    we didn't get it on just yet (I'm still working on both of them)
    Ash asked me out for a drink ... but we didn't go ( I wonder why, I did it right), and Liara was almost there, but balked because she's 'inexperienced'


    I wonder, If I had just chose Liara instead of being passive, if it might have happened already..... or do you have to work it a little more ?
    I hear Ash is harder to get in the 'mood'
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  3. Puck

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    ok, so I've read that once you return to the Citadel (automatically) after completing the Virmire mission, that once you leave there is no return ....

    so I thought I might finish up some sidequests by traveling back to Citadel prior to going to Virmire

    working or completed:
    X-Done ....... ? working .... * not doing
    ? Hostile Takeover - Helena Black wants you to off 2 crimelords
    X Asarian Diplomacy - find her sister
    X Missing Marines - Kahoku doesn't like Thresher Maw's .. me either
    ? The Fan - first a sig, now a pic ? what's next (seen twice, 3rd completes)
    X Family Matter - the pregnant woman and her brother in law argue
    X Planting a Bug - I got a story for ya Emily .... :grrhee:
    X 4th Estate - REPORT THIS !!!! aced her though... even slammed Saren!

    * Worst Enemy - choose a candidate ? i dunno
    * Negotiators Request - "Just Say No" - not doing

    supposedly, this completes the sidequests from Citadel either started on the second visit, or requiring more than one pass at

    did I leave any Citadel quests out? (second visit)
    (i'm pretty sure I got all of the 1st visit quests complete_
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  4. PhiSlammaJamma

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    slight spoiler....


    I was a girl, and need I say more. I ended up with the Blue girl. But I wanted the other girl. The other girl went after the dude in my crew, and so later in the game I took care of the dude and got my revenge.
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  5. Puck

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    I am aware that a choice between Kaiden and Ash is forthcoming
    -I'm not using either really anyway
    so in the meantime, I'm doing UNC and Unaffiliated sidequests
    for instance
    Missing Marines
    Prothean Artifact
    Missing Survey Team
    Espionage Probe
    Wrex's Family Armor
    Dr. Saleon
    Cerberus
    Hade's Dog
    Lost Module
    Distress Call

    Finally sold off a bunch of gear and ammassed $1million credits, which appears to have opened up a new class of weaponry - the Spectre Master Series.....damn, and I thought the Tornado VIII was an awesome shotgun ... pffft

    I like how they got different manufacturers in the weapons/armor markets, but what's with just showing the cases and not the actual item ?
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  6. KTOWN TITAN

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    go to flux. you should get a gambling sidequest. not much to it. id explore the citidel before leaving. You can and will play through again. I found quite a bit going a second time. I'm concentrating more on side quest this time. I skipped many on my first run.
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  7. Puck

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    thanks K
    if you look, I mentioned that I did all the 1st visit sidequests already
    and went back to the Citadel on my own to pick up a few that need more than one visit (The Fan) and or 2nd visit quests that require a 3rd visit (Asari Diplomacy)
    I;m aware that once you do Virmire, you are automatically recalled to the Citadel and it is the last visit - you cannot return once you head to Ilos (?)

    al I need to do is finish the Hostile Takeover (crimelords/Helena Black)
    Asari Diplomacy (got the disc, need to confront her), see my Fan one more time and maybe the to Paragon/Renegaqde quickies for the Candidate (Worst Enemy) and the Druggie (Negotiators Request)

    all 1st visit quests like the Quasar machines, the Keepers, the Asari Cosort, etc... are (or should be) complete

    but thanks for the heads up
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  8. Puck

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    the entire game or just the Citadel ?

    I'm going for 100% completion on this run
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  9. KTOWN TITAN

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    the game. I didn't try to go back to the citdel once I was done with the last visit. If you got to the last planet you are pretty much stuck. You pretty much play out the rest of the game.
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    well, i decided to go on to Ilos and initiate the EndGame
    the only thing I missed is one rare element and one League of One Medallion, other than that I completed all the elements , Turian markings, asari writings and all other collections .. what seems odd is that I got alot of extra elements (24/20 Heavy etc..) and every planet I scanned and landed on, I searched extensively
    thankfully, there's no achievement for the collections (that I know of)

    I don't think I'll be playing this again for quite some time
    it has basically consumed an entire week of my life
    but it was worth it
    gameplay experiences like this are few and far between
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