STILL no female turians, quarians, krogran or elcor

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#1 Posted by graniteoctopus (328 posts) -

dammit bioware, i thought you go that extra mile and put in at least ONE female of those races. granted there was one female krogan but you never actually saw her. bloody hell
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#2 Posted by emkeighcameron (1895 posts) -

There's tons of female quarians.

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#3 Posted by Dustpan (1781 posts) -

Tali is a quarian.

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#4 Edited by gosukiller (2340 posts) -

Umm, I saw a female Krogan. She is talking next to the Shaman. She looks male, but you can kind of hear in her voice she is female.
Also, you might have noticed that Quarian partymember, Tali? It had breasts.
 
But yeah, where are the female Turians, one of the citadel races to boot! Also, did anyone see a female Salarian, or are they a-sexual, seeing as they talk about eggs?

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#5 Posted by zudthespud (3332 posts) -

there is a female krogan that has been reduced to a red blob by testing on the Krogan homeworld, you find her during the loyalty quest for mordin.

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#6 Posted by graniteoctopus (328 posts) -

woops quarian was a mistake,meant to say salarian! *suicide
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#7 Posted by ToxicFruit (1913 posts) -

they said on the the krogan home world that no one gets to see or enter the female camp. I think they just stay on their home world under the protection of the males. 

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#8 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1498 posts) -
@gosukiller said:
"Umm, I saw a female Krogan. She is talking next to the Shaman. She looks male, but you can kind of hear in her voice she is female. Also, you might have noticed that Quarian partymember, Tali? It had breasts.  But yeah, where are the female Turians, one of the citadel races to boot! Also, did anyone see a female Salarian, or are they a-sexual, seeing as they talk about eggs? "

 Salarian female aren't allowed to leave Salarian worlds I believe.
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#9 Posted by Buscemi (1125 posts) -
@Toxic: Yeah, that's true. But it still feels like a bad excuse, doesn't it? I mean it fits the story, but I don't think it'd be impossible to show some of them femmes. Not talking about the lesbians. The women. In French.
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#10 Posted by LeBart (307 posts) -

They didn't take the time to design them so they came up with stupid excuses. 
Not seeing the female of one race is a nice touch (it actually makes sense for the Krogan), but all of them except the quarians ? I mean come on ! How lazy is that ?

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#11 Posted by PenguinDust (12994 posts) -

Do you know in some stories/games female dwarfs have beards?  I'm just sayin'...

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#12 Posted by LeBart (307 posts) -
@PenguinDust:  Are you suggesting the female Krogan have 4 testicles ?
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#13 Posted by rhodric (283 posts) -
@LeBart: Or 2 vaginas
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#14 Edited by ahoodedfigure (4568 posts) -
@graniteoctopus: I'm pretty sure the reason is because they want to save space on the disk by not having too many of different models.  They re-use species models, so they'll vary the skin of a Salarian, Turian, Elcor, or whatever, but they'll not have to create a new animation setup (assuming they need to move differently with the different frame).  It's probably the same reason they designed the Asari as all female, as an idea that stems from the limited space.  Since we expect to see diverse humans, they sort of concentrated resources there.
 
Still, yeah, it would be cool to see some.  Did get a new Quarian model, though.
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#15 Posted by Famov (760 posts) -

I know nothing about Mass Effect so I do not know if there is a parallel here, but it reminds me something about Star Trek. 
 
Star Trek has two types of aliens. The ugly kind with lots of face prosthetics (Naussican, Klingon) and makeup and the pretty kind, with cute spots (Trill) or womanly powers of emotion and empathy (Betazoid). Needless to say, the supermodels that constituted many Trek actresses were put in the pretty alien roles, with female 'ugly' aliens ranging from rare (Klingon) to nonexistant (Naussican!). 
  
Of course, in a videogame everyone can be pretty, but I don't think that's Mass Effect's style.
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#16 Posted by Apathylad (3234 posts) -

Now that I think about, are there any male Asaris?

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#17 Posted by jmrwacko (2537 posts) -
@emkeighcameron said:
" There's tons of female quarians. "
He meant you didn't get to see an unsuited quarian in ME2. Even though they hint towards it for about half the damn Tali storyline.
 
Also, yeah I would have liked to see a female krogan, just because. Also, I know that the lack of salarian females is explained by a patriarchal culture, but I was surprised to learn that there are turian females. Why did Bioware skimp out on females of any race? It's not like female characters means instant rule 34. Wait, forget I said that.
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#18 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -
@Apathylad said:
" Now that I think about, are there any male Asaris? "
They're an all female race. 
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#19 Posted by graniteoctopus (328 posts) -
@jmrwacko:
i would post some wrex porn here but im sure it would be banned. and the quarian thing was a typo, meant to say salarian.
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#20 Posted by Veektarius (6102 posts) -

The Turians are the biggest problem, especially since they have no excuse after Garrus' tale about serving on a Turian ship in ME2.
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#21 Posted by Alex_Murphy (1195 posts) -

Maybe they are some female ones, but they look too much like the male ones for humans to notice the difference.

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#22 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1790 posts) -
@XII_Sniper said:
" @Apathylad said:
" Now that I think about, are there any male Asaris? "
They're an all female race.  "
They are A-sexual. If you talk to the matriarch/bartender on Illium she tells you that she was the father in one of her relationships
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#23 Posted by dismalatrophy (18 posts) -

if you read the codex it explains everything

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#24 Posted by Aaox (1713 posts) -
@Veektarius: I'm under the impression that he had reach, whilst she had flexibility.
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#25 Posted by TheOGVandalvideo (154 posts) -

Where all the volus womens at?

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#26 Posted by CL60 (17117 posts) -
@Apathylad said:
" Now that I think about, are there any male Asaris? "
 There is no such thing as a male Asari. They are all female.
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#27 Posted by Apathylad (3234 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @Apathylad said:
" Now that I think about, are there any male Asaris? "
 There is no such thing as a male Asari. They are all female. "
Okay, just checking. I haven't played Mass Effect 2 yet so I'm not too familiar with alien biology.
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#28 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (4123 posts) -

Where are the fuckin' female jellies?

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#29 Edited by bummey (677 posts) -

You know, not all alien species have such stark visible differences in gender like we humans do. Look at nearly any animal on our own planet. Without getting down and looking for their dangly bits (on those species that have visible ones), it takes specific knowledge to be able to differentiate a male from a female. Sometimes males are bigger, sometimes females are bigger, there can be slight or obvious color differences, or outward differences that only an expert can spot under close examination.
 
You very well may have interacted with females of many races on the Citadel and not known for those very reasons.  Or in simpler terms: Softer, higher voices and boobs don't always make a girl.

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#30 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2536 posts) -
@Lind_L_Taylor said:
" Where are the fuckin' female jellies? "
Or talking jellies, for that matter.
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#31 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (4123 posts) -
@atomic_dumpling said:
" @Lind_L_Taylor said:
" Where are the fuckin' female jellies? "
Or talking jellies, for that matter. "
what the fuck. No jellies this time around??  I just got my ME2 CE in the mail today & will be loading the shit up tonight for play.
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#32 Posted by bibledoctor (697 posts) -

I've wanted to see what a female Turian looked like since the first one. Can't imagine they'd look very different from the males.

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#33 Posted by Pinkshley1 (460 posts) -

Turians could be a-sexual.

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#34 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

1 in 10 Salarians are female, so it is very rare to see them off of their homeworld. But yeah, female Turians is a must for ME3.

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#35 Posted by Bubahula (2224 posts) -

in the VIP section of after life there is actually a female Turian.
she just sits there and says random stuff

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#36 Posted by Luccaface (220 posts) -

You never see any children either. I'd kinda like to see what a baby Krogan looks like.

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#37 Posted by CenturionCajun (1573 posts) -

I'm thinking that would be especially unlikely seeing as only around 1 in 1000 children survive due to the Genophage. Therefore any that do live, especially females, would be guarded and sheltered on an extreme level. I don't even know if Shepard with his special status (if Wrex lived) would be allowed around them.

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#38 Posted by TheLegendofLuke (570 posts) -

Female Turians, confirmed for Brawl, I mean ME3.

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#39 Posted by TooWalrus (13391 posts) -

Also: Who fuckin' cares?

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#40 Posted by EpicSteve (6908 posts) -
@gosukiller said:
" Umm, I saw a female Krogan. She is talking next to the Shaman. She looks male, but you can kind of hear in her voice she is female. Also, you might have noticed that Quarian partymember, Tali? It had breasts.  But yeah, where are the female Turians, one of the citadel races to boot! Also, did anyone see a female Salarian, or are they a-sexual, seeing as they talk about eggs? "
I missed that! I'll check it out on playthrough 2.
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#41 Posted by Phaseshift (226 posts) -
@ahoodedfigure said:
" @graniteoctopus: It's probably the same reason they designed the Asari as all female, as an idea that stems from the limited space. "
Fail. If you listen to the bachelor party you will understand. All species see them as alluring to them, like a mind control or some shit. I refer you to an old red dwarf episode. buh bye.
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#42 Posted by Whiz (37 posts) -

Come on guys all this info is in the Codex pages, get cracking =)

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#43 Edited by ahoodedfigure (4568 posts) -
@Phaseshift:  What, are people still using "fail"?  :) 
 
I think you're trying to refer to series 6's Psirens, there. 

I refer to the difference between the reality of putting together a video game, and the writing people do later that's inspired the absence of features that would have taken up too much space.  Whether or not that was the real reason behind their behavior I don't know, but your use of my quote is a bit strange.  Ideas ARE sometimes inspired by limitations :)
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#44 Posted by lucas_kelly (780 posts) -

Its just plain laziness by Bioware.

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#45 Posted by Nigel_sharma (4 posts) -

No children either.

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#46 Posted by Garrus (545 posts) -

Not mentioned if there's female drell as far as I've heard, though the drell are reptilian and it's unlikely there is no females due to that, where as something of a more simple life form may be asexual.
I think Bioware was lazy not to have Turian women around, I understand the society to be very military service imposing on the younger turians but that isn't much of an excuse either yeah.
Hanar I wouldn't be surprised if they were asexual - really I don't want to know about them. 

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#47 Edited by Dany (8018 posts) -
@lucas_kelly: Plain lazy?
 
The game is on two dics. They have added two new species, batarians and vochra to be on the disc, well three if you count the rachni things and male quarians are also in the game, we have a two drells.  They have limited space, its not that they don't want to add that in, its just they are limited to the space they have.
 
I'll be complaining when ME3 comes out and their are no children or any of the things listed...
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#48 Edited by jmrwacko (2537 posts) -
@Garrus said:

" Not mentioned if there's female drell as far as I've heard, though the drell are reptilian and it's unlikely there is no females due to that, where as something of a more simple life form may be asexual.  "

Thane had a drellian wife. Else he wouldn't have a drell son.
 
Also, you can romance Thane as female shepard, so it's pretty obvious Thane's a dude in both name and function.
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#49 Posted by Garrus (545 posts) -
@jmrwacko: Ahh yeah I completely forgot Thane mentioned that. And yeah I never romanced Thane because I failed his mission and he wouldn't really speak to me after.
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#50 Posted by jmrwacko (2537 posts) -
@Bummey said:
" You know, not all alien species have such stark visible differences in gender like we humans do. Look at nearly any animal on our own planet. Without getting down and looking for their dangly bits (on those species that have visible ones), it takes specific knowledge to be able to differentiate a male from a female. "
This isn't true for most mammalian species. The higher up animals have different faces, physiques, sizes, features, and especially behaviors that separate male from female. This is obvious in cattle and deers, but if you spend enough time around cats and dogs you can tell their gender without having to reference the genitals.
 
That said, there's no excuse to not have female or child aliens. DO IT BIOWARE.

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