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Mass Effect: Andromeda first reaction thread

It's here! It's here! At least in some parts of the world.

Post your initial thoughts about the game in this thread to save the community's top page. :3

If your comment includes game spoilers, please try to use an LJ-SPOILER tag (see this FAQ article on how to use them) to mask them from casual perusal. Want it more likely to be read as we go? Indicate about how far into the game the spoiler took place and very general information that might help someone knowledgeable identify whether or not they want to read it (location of the spoiler, squadmate involved, LI involved, etc.)

Interested in multi-player? Find the MEA Gamertag Swapmeet thread here!

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Comments which include spoilers but that are not cut by an LJ-SPOILER tag will be screened and a request sent to edit or re-post the comment with the tag. Please try to be courteous to your fellow community members and remember to use it.

As always: no flames, no drama, let's all have fun out there. Go out and explore, Pathfinder!
 
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Casey Hudson returns to Bioware

From Bioware Blog:

From Casey Hudson, Incoming General Manager of BioWare

Almost twenty years ago, I decided to apply for a job as a technical artist at a local video game company in Edmonton. Young, and fresh out of University, I’m not sure what I expected it to lead to. But it was the beginning of a career full of experiences and shared accomplishments I never could have dreamed of. So when I left BioWare three years ago, it was the most difficult decision of my career. I needed some time off, needed a bit of change, and wanted to get involved in the new wave of disruptive technologies that were emerging.

The last few years have been transformative for me, from having time to reflect on what I most want to do, to working with new technologies at platform scale. And now, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to return to lead BioWare – a studio that I think of as home.

I’d also like to wish my good friend Aaryn Flynn the very best in the future. Aaryn and I have worked together from the earliest days of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, to setting the foundation for Anthem. We’ve been through a lot together, and we’re all going to miss his presence at the studio.

I think I speak for everyone who has worked with Aaryn – and our fans – when I say thank you for everything. BioWare continues to hold a special magic – full of profoundly talented people, and an inspiring creative energy. When I look at the stunning progress Aaryn and the team has made with Anthem, and the other projects in the works, I truly believe our best is yet to come.


Link to outgoing message from current GM, Aaryn Flynn.

Any thoughts on what this means for Mass Effect after Andromeda? Personally, I'm hoping he'll address the issue of single-player DLC.
Lady of the Lake

Wayback Machine Question re: Thane Krios

While alas ME:A didn't grab me the way I'd hoped it would, it did make me want to replay the original trilogy. In so doing, I realized I'm still bitter about not being able to have the option to convince Thane to have the operation. I have a vague memory that at one point during ME3 development, that story option was on the table, but I don't know if that's a real memory or just wishful thinking. Does anyone here remember anything about that?

On a tangent - somehow, the DLC I have for Zaeed is broken - when I started me ME2 game I saw it talk about "recruiting the veteran" and yet - nope, no actual mission. Kinda a bummer and not sure why since the other DLC are all here.
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Insanity Round

Wasea Insanity Round Small

In case you're new to the comm, this is just a post of the week where you're given ten prompts and pick one to write a drabble on and post it in the comments. Or have an idea that isn't from a prompt? Post it anyway! (Artwork is welcome too!)

If you'd like to track the activity on today's post, just click on the "track this" link at the bottom.

So read the prompts, write a story, submit a prompt! But most of all, have fun!


(ALso available on Dreamwidth, here)

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  1. Temptation may have beckoned but I always have resisted

  2. Broken promises

  3. Space Hamster’s Grand Adventure

  4. Downward spiral

  5. Just add that to my list of problems

  6. Death magnet

  7. Draw the short straw

  8. At least Humans are consistently stupid

  9. Truth is boring

  10. Catch me if you can

Garrus B&W

MEA Launch Trailer Recreation | Custom FemRyder

Did the prep-work on this when it looked like we weren't going to get a Sara trailer, and now we're more than a month post-release I finally got round to doing something with it.



Originally I was just going to drop shots of my Ryder in where appropriate, but it felt kinda weird given how so much of the pre-release advertising featured way earlier builds of certain scenes, not to mention how certain shots were clearly created just for the trailer (for example one shot of Scott in the official trailer has him taking the place of a squadmate), soooo I ended up recreating the entire trailer from scratch, going as far as replacing the pre-rendered cutscenes with captures of them from the game itself.

Next time I'll do a full-on 100% original fan trailer.