Hello everyone, and i'm sorry if this topic doesn't quite belong here. As you can see by my post-count, i am new to Giantbomb(although i am a regular poster on Comicvine)
Anyway, I have just finished Mass Effect 2, and i must say it was a thrilling, epic ride. But now, since i do not YET have Mass Effect 3, I cannot post this thread on those forums, because of my huge phobia of spoiler-central.
I want to share my ending with you, and i hope you'll share your ending with me, so i can read how others differed from myself.
My Shepard completed everyone's loyalty-mission and gained the happiness of about the entire crew....my only issue was with Miranda, when she and Jack disagreed, despite Miranda being infinitely more attractive than Jack, i took Jack's side, simply because i knew Miranda was wrong for defending Cerberus. I was a bit devestated that after I had saved Miranda's sister, that she would refuse to talk to me over a SIMPLE disagreement like that. It seems that her ego had been bruised to a much greater extent than i had previously anticipated.
With that, I had EDI begin installation of the IFF technology. After doing only a few small mining-related missions, the IFF was secured and ready to launch. So we took the shuttle(although i didn't WANT to take the shuttle) and the mission with Joker took off.
When i learned i had lost the entire crew, i was rage-filled, and went immediately to the Omega-4 relay and started the mission.
I was confident that i would succeed, my Ship was upgraded to the fullest capacity. Multi-Core Shielding, Thanix Cannon, Asari plated Armor, Extended Fuel Cells.
We went in, took out the Collector ship(sweet revenge) and crash landed on the base.
We had a quick briefing, and I decided we would create a distraction(blowing up the doors just seemed like an overly loud idea...i prefer stealth)
I chose Legion to do the hacking, since Geth hacking technology is far more advanced than anything Tali could probably dish out...plus i considered Legion to be far more expendable than Tali.
I had Samara lead the 1st Assault team, due to her 1,000 year experience, i decided she would be the best choice to lead.
.....I was glad i had chosen Legion, because he was killed while helping me close the door. Even though i was sad at his valiant sacrifice, i wasn't overly distraught, because i knew his collective consciousness would still exist within the others.
I assigned Tali the lead the 2nd Assault team...this was my biggest error. I should have had either Garrus do it... or Samara continue leading, but i figured Samara was tired, and i didn't want to risk her death....plus i liked having Garrus by my side. So i figured that Tali was one of the most revered Quarian tacticians from my knowledge, and i thought she could handle it.....I was worried about my decision through the entire 2nd wave, and i was devestated when i lost her....I was especially sad, because I had chosen to let her be exiled for her Father's sake....a decision i had regreted then...and now, she would die an exile, with none of her people truly knowing of her great sacrifice. But i pressed on.
We discovered the crew, and i had Garrus lead them back to the ship.
I took Thane and Kasumi with me to fight the Reaper. Leaving Samara, Jacob, Miranda, Mordin, Grunt, and Jack to hold the line....i wanted to take Grunt with me, but i figured the team would probably need a powerful Krogan to defend themselves with....i was worried leaving them there.
Thane, Kasumi and I fought through everything and defeated the Collectors and destroyed the Reaper's organic-tubes.
When the Illusive Man called in mid-battle i was like "What the Hell? I'm in the middle of a War, hold my calls dammit"
Then i hear that he wants me to preserve the base? HELL no, I lost Tali on this damned place. I'm blowing it to hell.
So i told him to shut up and i set it to destruct, suddenly the Reaper appeared, half-destroyed and ready to commit reaper-suicide. I destroy it for the last time, with the help of Thane and Kasumi, the platforms suddenly begin to fall and i barely save Thane from falling to his death.
We get up, and i save both Thane and Kasumi from the wreckage and we make it back to the Normandy in an Epic run.
The base is destroyed, and the Illusive Man is pissed off, just the way I like it......but i learn that Miranda died while holding the line.
So i lost 3 people.
I won't be seeing them in Mass Effect 3, when i import my ME2 game. It felt really empty seeing Miranda's office without anyone in it....but i felt even worse losing Tali, one of my favourite characters.
But it doesn't matter, i'm not re-playing, i'm living with my consequences. No matter how sad it must be.
So.....how did you guys do? I wanna read em all, so throw them at me.