@Liam_mk Have you heard his dialogue when you give him the refund? I think it's more of a pathological thing, I think he might have some kind of mental issue. So he travels around trying to get refunds and the shopkeepers just have to deal with this crazy person. I'm glad you enjoyed the guy trying to get his refund. Patrick got upset at it in last week's Bombcast, raised his voice in anger. Reasonable reaction.
I thought he overreacted to this one in particular but I think his real issue was the structure of those "encounters". Jeff was right, it does make Shepard seem pretty creepy, just jumping into the middle of conversations like s/he does. They should have come up with something else. It's almost Dragon Age II level laziness.
For the "I heard you were looking for fuel cell stabilizers so here they are" I'd agree. For the "these two people are having a conversation about the ethics of law enforcement, or whether or not they should enlist" that's exactly the kind of stuff that lets people feel like they're building a Shepard. My Shepard tells everyone that they need to join the war effort, she tells C-Sec to let misdemeanors go to catch terrorists, she tells refugees that they need to get their stupid ships out of the military docking bay. I thought the Support arguments were some of the best stuff in the game.
Why does everyone gloss over the fact that when you played as the Dovahkiin in Skyrim you did the same thing. So many of the side quests stemmed from overhearing conversations. I just think if people are going to be critical of that mechanic they shouldn't cherry pick when it's suddenly okay.
Yeah it's a pretty ridiculous argument. I mean not just Skyrim, almost any RPG involves you wandering into stranger's houses, talking to everybody you meet, overhearing arguments and conversations, and doing menial tasks for villagers when you should be saving the world. I could appreciate if Jeff was saying "These aren't real side quests, they're just dumb lazy fetch quests.", but the way he's complaining about overhearing conversations and such is pretty stupid, it's a damn RPG trope.
On-topic: I guess this is pretty cool?
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