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So the EC came and went...

It wasn't anything else than what I expected. Slides and some more cheer cinematics.
I'm still sticking to destory being the most logical outcome. The whole reapers will be our friends yay yay yay just dosen't sit well with me. And it raised more questions and akward situations than the old endings did.
Overall it was better than nothing of course, but it's just a shame they felt like nothing could use a lil change, even if it's clear they eased up the pew pew of the Relays and Citadel.
There's some rumors about what the comming DLC will be about aswell, but it just feels really daft as the in-game motivation behind it seems to be "EMS". And we all know how that's gonna work out \o/

Might make a lil take on the extended cut myself, if I get around to it! Been a while since I've done anything.
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NT-121784 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Always choose destroy!
It's what Anderson would have done!
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Lady-Whyte Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
What? Diablo 3 is all used up already? Shocked. Shocked an appalled I am.
Your summary is more or less accurate- and we're in agreement re: Destroy.
You and Mallyxable should seriously consider pooling your skills.

Now go make more...I need the source material.
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neehs Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Mhh yeah, D3 was a flop more or less, was good the first weeks before the 'mehness' settled in. So I've been rather restless the last weeks.
If nothing else the EC injected some more ME inspiration in me. Don't get your hopes up though! I'd hate to disapoint :p
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Lady-Whyte Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Y'know that happened to a friend of mine as well.
Rather glad I just avoided the whole thing.

As for hopes, well, you do what you do- you're good at the art angle. I'm good at words and stories. As long as you don't object and I can think of something, I'm pretty sure I can make a story with it.

You...didn't mind your material being used in my video, yes?
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DeathxNoteX Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I only liked the slides, Samara's was lovely~

But your own take, ohh FemShep maybe? ::o
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Koralika Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Yeah...
Though the beam run and that little smile Liara had when she felt that her girlfriend is alive. <333

Wait, wait, what. There's another DLC on the works? Already? O.o
If so, please let's hope it's not for MP.



And yay, more FemShep/Liara.
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KWGoD Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Please to god use Male shepard this time
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neehs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Well my point is the EC didn't really add much. Nor did I expect it too so it's not like I was disapointed, but atleast the ME3 ending battlefield can be laid to rest.
That said I still think they could run with their own ending but both explained and shown it off alot better than what they did if they just went all out the first time around, instead of some halfarsed bucket of 'who knows?'. I'd gladly taken a late '2012 release for some serious fixxering uppin', and I mean the whole game in general, not just the outcome.
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DuskFalling Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I'd have liked that too. The end wasn't the only lazy or badly written part (mostly referring to ME2 squadies with this) but I guess whether people are still upset or not, this will quiet much of the outrage. I have to admit though, the goodbye with the LI running to the beam was wonderfully heartbreaking :P

Anyway, I'm sure I'm not the only one that would love to see your take on it :D
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Kraidy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
The beam run goodbye... <3
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IsThisTea Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Considering that they lowered EMS requirements to get the "best" ending... I don't really see much point in adding EMS DLC. If you're happy with the EC and want to experience more stories from bioware, then that is a fine reason to play any upcoming DLC. But there is NO reason to give a flip about more EMS. Anyway, I'm a tube shooter myself. The other endings are fraked. Synthesis, lol.
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CastilloRA Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Even with all the fancy bells and whistles the EC provided, I still made a bee-line to the red tube and shot it up to hell.

While I was sorry to sacrifice EDI, Shepard did what he set out to do - destroy the Reapers. Not only that, signs are good that my Shepard will eventually be reunited with Kaidan. Yeah, I wanted a happy ending. My Shepard has suffered enough for the galaxy. It's about time the galaxy did something for him.
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asaziel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I still think the EC is pointless. They should not have listened to the "fans" and left the ending like it was.
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suicidebyinsecticide Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh darlin', have you been smoking copious amounts of crack? Ha, ha. I mean really, the DLC being pointless? Not at all. Let's think about it for a second here.

I wasn't a fan of the original ending(s) because nothing was clarified in the slightest, and left a whole bunch of unnecessary plot holes open that made no sense. THAT is what pissed me off; I couldn't care less about a happy ending (Shepard living and having little blue children or whatever) because there's always your head-canon for that. Even though depending on how you played the game, Shep can live.

The ambiguous and unnecessary plot holes I'm referring to included the Normandy randomly escaping whatever coloured blast you chose (because Joker wouldn't up and leave out of the blue), the ME relays completely exploding (which has already been determined not to be correct via prev. ME universe logic), your LI and remaining party member at the end randomly ending up on the Normandy with Joker, etc. If you were CONTENT with those ridiculously "wtf how does that make sense?!" questions, then be my guest. Ignorance is bliss after all.

So I think either a) the original ending(s) should have been clearer in the first place, or b) adding the DLC was needed for clarity more than anything, not because I wanted a happy ending, but because it was just plain ridiculous. I just wanted to know what the fuck was going on, and let's be honest, the ending of LOST was shit because it ended in a similar fashion as the original ME3 ending(s). And ME deserves more closure than LOST in the first place.

Now if you mean Bioware shouldn't have listened to the fans complaining they should have included a happy ending blah blah, then yes, I agree. However, how they left the original endings made both the players choices as well as all of the previous ME events leading up to the ending completely arbitrary. Ultimately the DLC gave the whiners some LI time prior to Shepard hitting the beam and closure to what the hell your choices actually do (such as what happens with the Krogan, Quarians, etc.).

Without the DLC, the lack of clarity in the endings themselves were ludicrous and all felt excessively rushed for a franchise that incorporated so much of the players' choices.

So that's my two cents.
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asaziel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The original endings were more than okay. That's how the developer wanted it and that's good.Granted they should have been clearer in the first place.
I have seen games with worse endings and no one ever cared. They were angry (understandable), but no one ever asked that the developer change it. I think they overreacted. All of them.
I for example would never change the ending of my stories because some people don't like them. That's how I've written them and that's how it happens.
Bottom Line: I STILL think the DLCs were pointless. It's like giving in to a mob.
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suicidebyinsecticide Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think what truly happened was whoever had the last say on the original endings, realized they rushed the shit out of it once fans started ripping them apart. A few of the producers/creators said they didn't exactly feel the original endings were the best choice when people started whining about it anyhow - so that in and of itself is something.

Let me put it to you this way, just because the creators "gave in" to the CONSTRUCTIVE criticism (I'm not talking about the "OMG WHY NO HAPPY ENDING BIOWARE YOU'RE STUPID!" nonsense) - doesn't make it any less valid or within reason to point out shit that just doesn't make sense. And that's exactly what much of it was - constructive criticism. Just as art teachers do with their art students. Are you telling me if you wrote a story, and an English teacher looked it over and corrected the spelling mistakes, run on sentences and so forth - that you wouldn't keep the adjustments? I'm pretty sure you would if you wanted to be taken seriously and have your work considered when applying to different schools. Same idea here really.
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asaziel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think, we can leave it like this.^^
I agree.
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suicidebyinsecticide Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank my FemShep/Liara EC lovin' for that, haha.

Speaking of FemShep/Liara EC - [link] <3
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