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Mass Alex

Mass Alex: Mass Effect 3 - Part 10

We're off to tackle some missions before our big push on Tuchanka and apparently, so are Cerberus!

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

May. 13 2020

Cast: Vinny, Alex

Posted by: Vinny

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Mass Effect 3

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I think if you don’t do the turian mission on tuchanka it’ll disappear So make sure you guys do that before going on to the big main mission on tuchanka

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we be space trecking

that thumbnail 👀

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@seventytwotransformations: They should do it now because I think it makes story sense, but the wiki says it will stay available WAY longer than I thought. The followup is timed however.

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Remember to do scanning early since I believe reapers reset after certain story beats.

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It’s been established that Alex will be forced to play Andromeda right?

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That was a solid set-up episode for all the Tuchanka content!

Regarding the max leveI Overload perk, I personally always go for the 100% bonus to shields for single enemies with large shields, but watching this the other perk that Alex picked it seems very useful for crowd control.

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The Mass Effect 3 multiplayer is still working if you wanted to try out a match or two.

Also you should give the Prothean Particle Rifle a try with a piercing mod. I think you will like it.

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Welp, they ignored it so they can't do the mission on the Citadel I was trying to get them to do, but for anyone curious: If you talk to the bartender you find out that it is Liara's father. She talks about Liara's nickname as a child and comments on a few things and you find out that she has been keeping track of her daughter through the years making sure she was ok and makes a few funny quips. It was just kind of a cool moment.

Other than that man Alex doing the N7 missions really gives me the urge to go play that multiplayer again. With a good crew you could really wreck stuff.

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Another short one, bummer. 7 more days.

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@humanity said:

It’s been established that Alex will be forced to play Andromeda right?

Oh man I hope so. I waited about 6 month to play it, and other than a bit of awkward writing here and there, I loved it. It was dramatically better several months out than it was at launch, so imagine it's just improved more now, especially if there is any modding for it.

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Here's my go to strat for scanning. Go into a system and just scan the hell out of it until you find what you need then when the reapers show up just let them kill you. That will send you back to before you scanned and now you already know where you need to scan and can do it without alerting them too much.

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@mrsmiley: I've only started watching this entire series since the covid lockdown. In the early episodes of ME 1 they state that they are doing a play through of the original trilogy.

During game of the year '17 Vinny stated he had not even finished Andromeda, remember he has played all of the original trilogy twice.

He compared Andromeda to Crystal Skull ie as far as he is concerned there are only 3 Indiana Jones movies and there are only 3 Mass Effect games.

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@mrsmiley: I played it last year and it was fine. It definitely lacked the cinematic feel of the original trilogy. A lot of it felt like Dragon Age Inquisition except for some reason I liked Inquisition a whole lot more. Also gotta say that your crew isn’t especially memorable.

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Shrikes are the birds that catch bugs and impale them on thorns or other sharp points for later uses.

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@humanity said:

It’s been established that Alex will be forced to play Andromeda right?

Oh please no, Alex doesn't deserve that.

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Andromeda's story is just okay but it has the best gameplay in the series, so I hope he does check it out eventually. Being able to jump and air-dash in combination with the biotic charge just feels great. Mix-and-matching all the combat abilities is excellent, and the bonuses for doing so are reminiscent of Kingdoms of Amalur.

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The way Alex was listening to conversations it made me think he had his headphones on backwards.

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@pinkcrayon32: Don't know what you are talking about, Vinny and Alex are known for their perfect situational awareness and sense of direction.

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Hey Alex probably should swap out the weapons of his squadmates on the weapon selection screen. It's kinda infuriating and probably will lead to a couple of needless deaths s in later missions, at least do it when your not recording.

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@Alex @Vinny I know I say this annoyingly every week but get Flare as a bonus post so tucan do biotic detonations trust me duder they’re the shid!! Like it makes Kaiden, Liada and Javik so awesome and Flare is the best detonator in the game

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@alex@vinny Just so you know, Euler is pronounced Oiler. That system is named after the Swiss mathematician, engineer, etc. Leonhard Euler, and "eu" is pronounced "oi" in Deutsche.

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@alex@vinny People have mentioned it but there was a certain Asari bartender/TRUCKER that you met on Illium on ME2 that is near Liara in the Presidium in ME3. It would be good to talk to her before you get to the Tuchanka mission.

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Screened was amazing. All of the content was so well done. I was never a huge movie buff but I watched every video and listened to every podcast, and it got me to expand my horizons when it came to movies. @rorie and @alex and Joey did some damn fine work that they should be proud of. If only it didn't disappear into the fringes of the internet.

Also, I love the idea that Liara would make a contingency plan to help the next cycle if they lost. It's a small touch that shows how her thinking goes beyond a soldier waiting for the next mission, and how the other characters are keeping busy with independent objectives when you're not hanging out with them.

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@n7_jt: the multiplayer on PC still has lots of folks playing, possibly as a result of the quarantine. Some friends and I have fired it back up with controller mods, and it holds up!

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@humanity: During one of the We Be Truckin’ streams, Alex mentioned they currently have no plans to play Andromeda as part of Mass Alex. He didn’t rule it out for the future, but it sounds like it would only be if they didn’t have anything else kicking around. Sorry.

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The Multiplayers still going, and on top of that you can easily (and freely, theres nothing that penalizes you form doing it anymore) cheat to give yourself as many credits as you want to open crates so the leveling curve is easier than ever in it.

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@allthedinos: Hah I didn't realistically expect them to play it and honestly it wouldn't be all that interesting to watch as that game is a lot less cinematic and a lot more checking off boxes on a list - but it's good to know for sure, thanks!

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reminiscing about screened during Mass Alex is like a perfect storm of giant bomb content for me, specifically.

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As a mathematician, smdh at "You-ler".

@alex@vinny Just so you know, Euler is pronounced Oiler. That system is named after the Swiss mathematician, engineer, etc. Leonhard Euler, and "eu" is pronounced "oi" in Deutsche.

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@lucidquasar: About the same as figuring out the power lock on/ability to curve around cover or how biotic detonations work. Love them but it is frustrating at times. Just have to remember this is once a week for an hour or two. Think a lot of us would forget things in those circumstances.

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Wow, as soon as I saw that map the N7 Reaper artifact mission was on I had a flood of memories of loving that map on multiplayer.

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Regarding the reapers on the galaxy map, there's no need to worry about triggering them. It's a dumb bolted on thing you can mostly ignore. If you trigger them you just run away, come back and cheese it over to where you want to be, repeat. Not one of Bioware's best thought out gameplay mechanics for this game. No penalty if you get caught either other than having to reload.

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I am so pumped for next week!

The climax of things on Tuchanka is very high on the list of being one of my most favorite and most impactful gaming moments so far of any game I've ever played. I'm super excited to see Alex see it for the first time! Whether he gets to it all next week or the week after it's coming soon! :)

Thanks so much for this series

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@cuuniyevo: Yep...Andromeda's story & characters & such were pretty forgettable but the gameplay is the best in Mass Effect/pretty fun in general.

TBH I'd rather replay Andromeda than ME1.

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Mass Effect 3's multiplayer ruled.

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Massive Alexios

I've never seen ME played this way. He is literally Ramboing around, walking without even considering cover and positioning and just wrecking shit.

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I understand this game was made in somewhat of a rush, but it's hilarious that they didn't change the Cerberus Abduction dialog after the Citadel coup, because they're still "playing it close to the vest" after they tried to overthrow the Council.

I mean I could say it actually fairly accurately parallels 2020-2021 with an attempted coup now being shrugged off as "just some bad-faith, overzealous players," but I doubt that was their intention.

@thomascro: Games have a lot of different ways to beat them. Sentinel is OP in these games, and on Normal the whole thing is a stroll, especially with DLC weapons.

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'Ey, I'm scannin' here!!!