Holster your weapon help!?

#1 Posted by BetaMax (130 posts) -

How do I holster my weapon after a firefight. It used to be the Back button. IT'S KILLING ME!

#2 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

You don't.

#3 Posted by BetaMax (130 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish: Why not!? Shepard looks like a moron walking his gun drawn at ALL TIMES. I wanna chill out and explore!

#4 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -
@BetaMax: Because Bioware thought it wasn't important?
#5 Posted by Tonyyj (141 posts) -

You can't, their excuse was something about using too many resources. Doesn't bother me as I rarely holstered my weapon in the previous games.

#6 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish: In the grand scheme of things it kind of isn't but it would have been nice to have a way to do it.

#7 Posted by Turambar (6677 posts) -

It's similar to how I can no longer crouch at anytime, only when I take cover.  Unless the keybindings screen is extremely misleading.

#8 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

@Turambar said:

It's similar to how I can no longer crouch at anytime, only when I take cover. Unless the keybindings screen is extremely misleading.

Man remember Mass Effect 1? Good times. Crouching. A sprint as fast as a leopard.

#9 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

Such a small, pointless thing, but it bugs the hell out of me that you can't do it anymore. Though part of that is probably just because I want the camera to pull back.

#10 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

They replaced the button with a quick save button. I think I prefer the replacement.

#11 Edited by bybeach (4730 posts) -

Boy have I noticed the no-crouch except for cover and what passes for running. Combat is better, but.... 
 
I think he tends to holster automatically? Context sensitive for the most part?

#12 Posted by fox01313 (5064 posts) -

Shepard also looks somewhat silly running while on the citadel too. Something about how she looks while running that just doesn't look natural.

#13 Posted by gla55jAw (2686 posts) -

@Nottle said:

@Turambar said:

It's similar to how I can no longer crouch at anytime, only when I take cover. Unless the keybindings screen is extremely misleading.

Man remember Mass Effect 1? Good times. Crouching. A sprint as fast as a leopard.

Damn, now that you mention it. That sprint was crazyy.

#14 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1724 posts) -
@CL60 said:

They replaced the button with a quick save button. I think I prefer the replacement.

To be honest, that's why we need the next console generation already. Enough RAM for holstering and quicksaves!
#15 Posted by HatKing (5836 posts) -

I didn't know you could holster in ME2. That actually bothered me throughout that game. Now I'm even more bothered know I could and I never did, and now I never can in ME3. GAH!

#16 Posted by deskp (444 posts) -

I miss this aswell, and as far as i can tell there is no automatic thin that does it either.. always gun out.

Is abit anoying when i just want to explore an area after a fight.

#17 Posted by BetaMax (130 posts) -

It kind of bothers me when game designers think they know what is best for me in between sequeled games. Does pushing in the left thumb stick do anything? Would have worked for weapon holstering, just sayin'!!!!

#18 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@BetaMax said:

It kind of bothers me when game designers think they know what is best for me in between sequeled games. Does pushing in the left thumb stick do anything? Would have worked for weapon holstering, just sayin'!!!!

Im quite happy they are using the back button as a quick save. This needs to be a new trend. 
#19 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

It used to bother me a LOT, but then I download a FOV fix (thanks to Tennmuerti) that allows me to pull back whenever I please. Still annoying that his arms are sticking out and there's a crosshair, but it's muuuuch better now: 
 
Default: 

Getthefuckouttamyface Shepard! 
FOV fix (95):
 Love it! Exploration is much more enjoyable now.
Crazy FOV (110): 
Crazy. 
#20 Posted by twigger89 (277 posts) -

How does one do this because that looks much better than shepards arms covering a third of your screen

#21 Posted by GunstarRed (5044 posts) -

The quick save would have been useful if the game didn't already save like every two minutes. I think I would have preferred a holster button.

#22 Posted by believer258 (11681 posts) -

@twigger89 said:

How does one do this because that looks much better than shepards arms covering a third of your screen

If you are talking about:

@AhmadMetallic said:

It used to bother me a LOT, but then I download a FOV fix (thanks to Tennmuerti) that allows me to pull back whenever I please. Still annoying that his arms are sticking out and there's a crosshair, but it's muuuuch better now:

Default:
Getthefuckouttamyface Shepard!
FOV fix (95):
Love it! Exploration is much more enjoyable now.
Crazy FOV (110):
Crazy.

that, then you must be on a PC and he did it with a patch. Or mod. Or whatever the hell you want to call it. It might be possible on a 360 but I doubt it.

#23 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@BetaMax

It kind of bothers me when game designers think they know what is best for me in between sequeled games. Does pushing in the left thumb stick do anything? Would have worked for weapon holstering, just sayin'!!!!

1 of the sticks shows your objective ad the other moves you around corners in cover
#24 Posted by twigger89 (277 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@twigger89 said:

How does one do this because that looks much better than shepards arms covering a third of your screen

If you are talking about:

@AhmadMetallic said:

It used to bother me a LOT, but then I download a FOV fix (thanks to Tennmuerti) that allows me to pull back whenever I please. Still annoying that his arms are sticking out and there's a crosshair, but it's muuuuch better now:

Default:
Getthefuckouttamyface Shepard!
FOV fix (95):
Love it! Exploration is much more enjoyable now.
Crazy FOV (110):
Crazy.

that, then you must be on a PC and he did it with a patch. Or mod. Or whatever the hell you want to call it. It might be possible on a 360 but I doubt it.

Oh I have it on the PC, I was just looking for a link to this mod or adjusted ini file that changes the FOV. I'd rather not go crawling through the internet and get possible spoilers for the game (and I'm kinda lazy).

#25 Posted by Spoonman671 (4565 posts) -

Honestly, the character animation when using a pistol is the single most offensive thing about the Mass Effect series.  I've become so irrationally fixated on it that I simply cannot play these games.

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#26 Posted by believer258 (11681 posts) -

@twigger89 said:

Oh I have it on the PC, I was just looking for a link to this mod or adjusted ini file that changes the FOV. I'd rather not go crawling through the internet and get possible spoilers for the game (and I'm kinda lazy).

Oh. Well, @AhmadMetallic, where did you find this here FOV mod doohickey?

#27 Edited by handlas (2661 posts) -

annoys me as well. Mainly how zoomed in the camera is on your back. You take up more than 25% of the damn screen. Actually having the pistol out...i could careless.

#28 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
#29 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@AhmadMetallic: Third one should be called Gears of Vision.
#30 Posted by Spoonman671 (4565 posts) -
@Tarsier said:

@Slaker117 said:

Such a small, pointless thing, but it bugs the hell out of me that you can't do it anymore. Though part of that is probably just because I want the camera to pull back.

its probly a tool to kepe the FOV small and use shepards body as an excuse to not render half the screen so they can have much better looking environments.

Then why don't they have better looking environments?
 
Zing!
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#31 Posted by FilipHolm (667 posts) -

I have to admit... this was a pretty stupid move by Bioware...

#32 Posted by Jimbo (9775 posts) -

Nice, gonna check out that FOV fix for sure. 
 
The no holster thing is bugging the hell out of me on some of the missions.  The squadmates stand there all chill with their weapons down and Shep is acting like she's jacked up on amphetamines.

#33 Posted by MB (12064 posts) -

I have 16gb of ram and can't holster my gun.

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#34 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

No holstering sounds like the worst thing possible. How the fuck can you actually think that isn't important? It makes the character look like they mind as well be a walking turret.

#35 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1544 posts) -

@Aronman789 said:

No holstering sounds like the worst thing possible. How the fuck can you actually think that isn't important? It makes the character look like they mind as well be a walking turret.

The amount of RAM it takes to render robot camel toe is quite staggering.

#36 Posted by Lukeweizer (2614 posts) -

@BetaMax said:

@LordXavierBritish: Why not!? Shepard looks like a moron walking his gun drawn at ALL TIMES. I wanna chill out and explore!

I completely agree with you. It drives me nuts and you move so slow!

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