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by Civil War Man
2017-03-24 06:40pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 82
Views: 1820

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

Yeah, I think she'll be fine having only played ME1. All of the Milky Way races in the game are the Council races and Krogan, so ME1 gives you all the background you need. ME3 definitely isn't required, since the Andromeda Initiative launched before the Reaper invasion started. In fact, the only thi...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-24 04:09pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 82
Views: 1820

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

I wouldn't describe Shepard as celebrity even before they're a Spectre. Who knows about them? Anderson and Hackett? They're in their chain of command of course they know them. Likewise Khalisah Al Jilani only interviews Shepard after yjey become a Spectre and one person knows them because they tie ...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-24 03:22pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HoS Splitoff - Value of Wikipedia
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: HoS Splitoff - Value of Wikipedia

I would only ever use Wikipedia as an informal source, obviously. And I would be very leery of topics that are in any way controversial, since it means in a lot of cases the page may contain whatever goes along with the latest editor's agenda rather than what's actually true. Of course, since there ...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-24 03:08pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 82
Views: 1820

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

Getting away from the Mary Sue conversation for a sec, one of the Three Panel Soul people had a tweet about the ME:A character creator that I got a pretty good laugh out of. Link Some highlights: "No matter what I do I look asian..." "This hair color makes her look like she gets hate ...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-24 12:21pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 82
Views: 1820

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

A) How much of what Shepard does is 'naturally good' and how much is intensive training? B) What is Shepard naturally good at that is outside the realm of being a highly trained operator who kicks ass? I was employing some hyperbole there, but the fact of the matter is is that as much as Shepard ma...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-24 07:29am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 82
Views: 1820

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

I'd disagree as Shepard by background is always at least a multi-year Alliance military veteran and either a A. Solo survivor of a Thresher Maw attack, or B. A legitimate war hero rallied the defenses on Elysium and single handily stopped several attacks by themselves in the finest traditions of Al...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-23 04:20pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 82
Views: 1820

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

My main issue is the fact your almost a literal Mary Sue Is this different than Sheppard? (Honest question). I know the guy paid his dues, but he gets the Spectre title and he's all the sudden Mr. "I am the laaw!" This is kind of a theme among most action oriented RPGs: you are Mr. (or Ms...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-22 01:37pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 82
Views: 1820

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

A joke I heard about DA:I, and now about ME:A, is "You have to work hard to make Frostbite look this bad." Yeah, they definitely don't use the engine to its potential, but it's not really a deal breaker for me. I never play games on their highest graphical settings anyway, even if my comp...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-22 10:00am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 82
Views: 1820

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

Yet to beat the prolog since I've been at work both days but I agree with reviews the gunplay is a lot tighter. Also the fact they say explicitly "How you answer questions determines what kind of Ryder you are". The facial animations are yes garbage but so far I've run across a half dozen...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-21 04:02pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 82
Views: 1820

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

Not to mention that the Quarians had no idea about the Heretics. Even the Quarians with a sympathetic view of the Geth had no idea that there was a schism and that about half of the Geth held no ill will towards their creators. For all anyone knew, all Geth held the same hostility towards organic li...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-21 10:11am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 82
Views: 1820

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

What, exactly, does he think the "Geth problem" is ? The Geth treated organics better than any of the other AIs did. They only rebelled against their creators after their creators tried to exterminate them and were willing to keep to their own space. Compare that to Edi, who turned on her...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-20 09:06pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 82
Views: 1820

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

For me, the part of Andromeda that seems most out of sync with the rest of the ME setting is that the Tempest is apparently equipped with a full AI. Even during ME3, they establish that only the crew of the Normandy and maybe some of the high-level Alliance brass know that EDI is an AI, and they ben...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-20 08:27am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Political Cartoons Thread
Replies: 621
Views: 226251

Re: Political Cartoons Thread

Either it's from the Department of Law Enforcement and the figures are outright wrong fudged Or all the firearms deaths have been changed from murder to 'justifiable homicide' It's more that the chart is flipped over so the higher the number, the lower it is, in order to make it look like the sharp...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-17 12:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: poll: Can the commonwealth replace the EU for the UK's trade
Replies: 17
Views: 614

Re: poll: Can the commonwealth replace the EU for the UK's trade

Voted no. As mentioned in the OP, the Commonwealth is not as big as the EU. And on top of that, it is more geographically spread out and the members are not as physically close to the UK as the EU, so when it comes to trading goods, there are going to be higher shipping costs. But even if all those ...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-16 10:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Second Scottish Independence Referendum Is Go
Replies: 62
Views: 1801

Re: Second Scottish Independence Referendum Is Go

Not to mention that reunification would probably be a much cleaner way to stay in the EU in a hypothetical situation where NI broke away, since they'd be becoming part of an existing EU country as opposed to having to reapply as a separate nation.
by Civil War Man
2017-03-16 04:11pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Second Scottish Independence Referendum Is Go
Replies: 62
Views: 1801

Re: Second Scottish Independence Referendum Is Go

Nobody really wanted the Troubles the first time around, but they still ended up happening. I do recognize that. Hence why I prefaced it with "never say never." Keep in mind, though, that the Troubles did not end all that long ago in the grand scheme of things, and there may still be some...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-16 03:33pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 475
Views: 15634

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)

Going after the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is just... It's like, what kind of political headspace do you have to be in, where declaring war on Elmo seems like a good idea? The same kind of headspace that believes we really need to stick it to those lazy old people who are just laying about...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-16 01:47pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Second Scottish Independence Referendum Is Go
Replies: 62
Views: 1801

Re: Second Scottish Independence Referendum Is Go

So, does this mean we can look forward to another round of Irish terrorism? Never say never, but when I was in County Tyrone about 10 years back, there was a general sense that no one wanted a return of the Troubles. That time was really bad for everyone. I doubt it will come to that again unless L...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-16 01:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 475
Views: 15634

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)

I often find myself reminded of Percy Shelly's "Ozymandias" when I read about the Donald's latest bullshit. The only difference is that Ozymandias actually built something great enough to survive as ruins. Trump and the right-wing death cult he's running only care about maximizing the amo...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-08 07:22am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Logan
Replies: 100
Views: 2335

Re: Logan

The human brain can be quite adept at avoiding that kind of introspection. There are still people who believe that the Earth is flat and the sun orbits it. That's a perspective that only limits those few people and doesn't affect anyone outside of them (or their circle). We don't hate these people,...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-07 03:14pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Logan
Replies: 100
Views: 2335

Re: Logan

I'm not saying "start shit with the illegal alien", I'm saying "we thought we humans were the tippy-top of the mountain. Turns out we're a speck of dust in the wider universe (we won't mention multiverse!) of life, and pretty much on the 'unexceptional and insignificant' end of thing...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-07 02:45pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Logan
Replies: 100
Views: 2335

Re: Logan

In game-mechanics (Marvel Super Heroes RPG!), you had "mutants" (X-Men), "altered humans" (Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Captain America), "high-tech wonders" (Iron Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow), "robots" (Vision) and "aliens" (Thor). But if the con...
by Civil War Man
2017-03-07 11:42am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Logan
Replies: 100
Views: 2335

Re: Logan

To be honest the X-men always fit rather poorly to the greater Marvel universe, it's kind of hard to have mutant oppression when you got 10000 superpowered heroes that don't get oppressed, I mean worst someone like Spiderman got is a bad press in a way that's obvious the writer has something agains...
by Civil War Man
2017-02-16 10:31am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 134
Views: 5977

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thead I)

So, Trump and Israel: "not committed to a two-state solution". The gift that keeps on giving! I think that particular part was lost in the shuffle when his answer to a question about how he would respond to the recent increase in antisemitic incidents in the US could be boiled down to, &q...
by Civil War Man
2017-02-15 04:18pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Michael Flynn has resigned
Replies: 78
Views: 3528

Re: Michael Flynn has resigned

We know that Trump has frequently spoken in favor of Putin, and publicly spoken against NATO. Which are opinions he is entitled to hold, of course, but it helps establish where his sympathies appear to lie. It's not just that he often speaks favorably of Putin. He seems to be almost physically inca...

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