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Mass Alex

Mass Alex: Mass Effect 2 - Part 11

Commander Shep Shep strikes out to find an old friend and then has to have serious talk about trust with her new friend.

There are billions of stories in the universe, so why not play the best one?

Apr. 9 2019

Cast: Vinny, Alex

Posted by: Vinny

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Mass Effect 2

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This is my favorite shop on the Citadel!

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The audio sounds kind of blown out on this one.

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are you guys ready to probe?!?!?!

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@vinny I believe if you miss the upgrades in a mission you can buy them from a shop later.

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aaaaw this audio

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The only right way to start the morning!

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you might want to hold off doing the reaper iff mission until towards the end.

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Oh good, Adam Baldwin in this episode...

...

Fuck that guy.

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C'mon Alex, you get new guns and don't even try 'em?! Take a chance on assault rifles and mo' biotics

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GETH ROGAN

The only bad thing about this feature is the long, painful wait between each installment. Oh well, good thing I have Giantbomb to help me through it.

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Spend too long on that planet and you will wind up like my favourite kind of pizza - thin, and crispy.

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RIP Geth Rogan.

you might want to hold off doing the reaper iff mission until towards the end.

Who cares? In the grand scheme of things it's merely the Legion recruitment mission, there's still more main story content to get through before end game cut off point.

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"I'm going to go yell at Martin Sheen"

If that isn't the American dream, I don't know what is.

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@lobben85:He coined the gamergate term, and is a huge alt-right asshole, defending white supremacists on twitter etc.

He fucking sucks.

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So heads up, the IFF mission kinda sets the ball rolling on the endgame.

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@flstyle said:

RIP Geth Rogan.

@seventytwotransformations said:

you might want to hold off doing the reaper iff mission until towards the end.

Who cares? In the grand scheme of things it's merely the Legion recruitment mission, there's still more main story content to get through before end game cut off point.

Once you do the IFF mission, you can only do two missions before bad things start happening. If you want to do things right you need to do as much as possible before the IFF mission.

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@flstyle said:

RIP Geth Rogan.

@seventytwotransformations said:

you might want to hold off doing the reaper iff mission until towards the end.

Who cares? In the grand scheme of things it's merely the Legion recruitment mission, there's still more main story content to get through before end game cut off point.

Well, the IFF mission sort of forces you to do the final mission pretty quickly after that. If you don't want the standard Normandy crew (including Kelly) to die, that is. Otherwise you don't have to worry.

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I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favourite Giant Bomb series on the Citadel.

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Alex for the love of god let the two engineers by Tali finish their conversations!!! They're cool and you can't get to know them through normal conversations.

Also might wanna hold of on the iff mission.

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Legion! Best character voiced by D.C Douglas coming up, yay.

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@alex Han Olar is the Volus you find in the Hot Labs, who closed the door on his collegue and let him get ripped to shreds in case you are wondering.

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Excited for Thane Krios!

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@flstyle said:

RIP Geth Rogan.

@seventytwotransformations said:

you might want to hold off doing the reaper iff mission until towards the end.

Who cares? In the grand scheme of things it's merely the Legion recruitment mission, there's still more main story content to get through before end game cut off point.

Well, the IFF mission sort of forces you to do the final mission pretty quickly after that. If you don't want the standard Normandy crew (including Kelly) to die, that is. Otherwise you don't have to worry.

Alex would probably want to avoid that solely because he's mostly playing paragon, yeah fair enough that makes sense.

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If I were to revive the argument to have taken Vanguard over Sentinel again, it might be to say that you'd get Shockwave, which is the ability Jack has that you were pretty pleased with. You're not as reckless as I am, so the Biotic Charge might not get the play it needs if you went that way, but Shockwave is pretty dope.

Probe Uranus.

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Alex and Vinny already said at the end of the video that they're going to hold off on the IFF mission to to do the rest of the recruitment and loyalty missions so I don't really think we need to worry about him doing it too soon.

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"Geth Rogan" --Vinny Caravella, who belongs in prison

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Edited By ruken

Few videos on the site lately have had this blown out audio.

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Tali's "go for the optics" is a reference to Minsc's battlecry from Baldurs Gate, "go for the eyes Boo!"

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I'm glad @vinny enjoys how Quarians titles adopt their home ship names. One of the BEST underrated jokes in the whole ME series involves a prominent Quarian with a really goofy ship name. The other options he considered changing his name to are on the same level of humor of Geth Rogan.

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The music in Tali’s level is by far the best in the game

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I'm glad @vinny enjoys how Quarians titles adopt their home ship names. One of the BEST underrated jokes in the whole ME series involves a prominent Quarian with a really goofy ship name. The other options he considered changing his name to are on the same level of humor of Geth Rogan.

TWO really goofy ship names, even!

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@alistercat: I'm not really hearing it but I see a couple of people have mentioned it. What version are you watching? Is the audio actually distorting and breaking up or just sounds different? Thanks for the help.

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Come in base camp!

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Oh good, Adam Baldwin in this episode...

...

Fuck that guy.

Blegh, yuck. Thanks for reminding me that Adam Baldwin voiced Kal'Reegar.

A pretty cool character and a compelling voiceover performance, but like you said - Adam Baldwin is a garbage trash person.

Fuck that guy.

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@alex Also keep using the Mattock, it is definitely the best assault rifle in the game. Also, it's a damn shame Alex didn't bring Garrus on this mission as he has the best lines. "And here I thought I'd had my betrayal and attempted murder for this year..."

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Please make sure to make loyalty missions priority number one! They're very important.

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Who set Garrus's verbosity to bubsy?

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There is a letter missing from the episode description. 'a' or 's', depending on your style.

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Glad they were finally able to spend some of that Iridium and Palladium.

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Man, this is a great game. Maybe Vinny is right. This is definitely the best Mass Effect game and high on the top 5 of best games of last gen (underneath Dark Souls which is the best). It makes me sad for whatever EA and Bioware is now. If only they stuck to just making great games.

Anyway, be careful Alex. I do not want to say much more, but be careful. There's a lot of great content in this game and you don't want to miss any of it O.o

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@flstyle said:
@loafofgame said:

@flstyle said:

RIP Geth Rogan.

@seventytwotransformations said:

you might want to hold off doing the reaper iff mission until towards the end.

Who cares? In the grand scheme of things it's merely the Legion recruitment mission, there's still more main story content to get through before end game cut off point.

Well, the IFF mission sort of forces you to do the final mission pretty quickly after that. If you don't want the standard Normandy crew (including Kelly) to die, that is. Otherwise you don't have to worry.

Alex would probably want to avoid that solely because he's mostly playing paragon, yeah fair enough that makes sense.

If I remember correctly, however, the game does a bad job at foreshadowing the fate of the crew if you don't hurry up. I mean, I believe it only vaguely hints at it through some dialogue after the crew has already been abducted (and up to that moment the game has given you the sense that you can take forever doing whatever). So the game does very little to prepare you for it and if you still have major (loyalty) missions to do at that point, you're basically screwed. But I'm sure Alex will be notified in time.

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Alex man let the engineers talk, just stand there and the ambient dialogue happen

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We're making sure that Vinny doesn't let Alex go over The Point Of No Return without having everything squared away, right?

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The Claymore shotgun is a special shotgun that only Grunt can use. You even researched it just for him. You should equip it on him every time.

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Oh jeez the IFF Mission is on the table. Vinny please make sure he doesn’t do it until all optional missions are done.

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@vinny said:

@alistercat: I'm not really hearing it but I see a couple of people have mentioned it. What version are you watching? Is the audio actually distorting and breaking up or just sounds different? Thanks for the help.

It sounds the same on all quality versions. It was only noticeable on the intro and your voices (not gameplay). Just listened to last weeks and it isn't present. I don't have the vocabulary to describe it but the bass is a little crackly and your voices sound flatter and louder. It's not quite as bad but similar to that one episode in the first game where the audio was bad.