See How Your Mass Effect Choices Compare to Everyone Else's

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nodlimax:

Anachronism:

Dislike the ending? Fine. Don't insult those of us who didn't have a problem with it - such as myself. Seriously, legitimate grievances about the ending aside, it's been a year. Can we please stop beating the pile of blood and viscera that used to be a dead horse?

So it is an insult now to say that many people haven't played ME1 and 2? I don't see how I insulted anyone with my post other than maybe EA itself...

Calling the end S*** doesn't mean that the people who liked it are S*** too or does it now?

You actually called people that had no problem with the game ignorant because "ignorance is the only explanation" for not actively hating it.

Irridium:
Not surprised more people saved the Geth than the Quarians. ME3 really made the Quarians look like utter bastards and the Geth like poor misunderstood victims while in reality both did terrible things to each other.

On the other hand, ME 1 tried its best to make them faceless cannon fodder (similar to the androids of the Star Wars prequels) with no redeemable qualities. I think 2 and 3 went a long way into making them a more sympathetic and interesting race with justifiable motivations and turned the 500 years conflict into something more complex than "them bad, we good"... which makes it rather disappointing when Shepard arrives and makes everybody be friends with a few motivational speeches.

OT: I am one of those boring people that played default male Shepard soldier. My reason was not so interesting as some imply; but that, at the moment, all promotional material and trailers used him exclusively and I wanted to identify it (I kept trying to make a custom Shepard and was constantly distracted by the "who the hell is that?" thought); also, the custom character creator in ME are pretty crappy. I choose soldier because I didn't wanted to be restricted to only using a few weapons, none of which included the assault riffle. By the time I reached the sequels some of those issues were corrected (thanks, universal ammo), but I didn't wanted to change my Shepard.

nodlimax:

daibakuha:
You basically accused everyone who liked the ending of not being a fan of the series. So yeah, insulting.

Well, feel free to prove me wrong....

This is so conceited. "Hate the ending or you're not a true fan". I don't believe anybody here is going in any hurry to "prove" anything to you, sir, with a claim that is seeded in such elitism.

Wait, squadmates can die? Permenantly? Since when?
I have done at least 5 playthroughs of each game and never lost a squadmate besides Ashley in ME1. And I always play insanity, if that matters.

Please share how it's possible for them to die. I would love to know, for reasons I cannot say.

The refusal, control and destroy endings make some amount of sense. Synthesis is just a mess though.

82% of people are playing a worse experience, Jennifer Hale does a way better job than old what's his face (couldn't bothe remembering his name). Tried playing as a male shep in ME2, I never finihsed that playthrough if that's telling.

I know women can play as man shep, but does this put the amount of female MassEffect fans under 18% or around that benchmark?

username sucks:
Wait, squadmates can die? Permenantly? Since when?
I have done at least 5 playthroughs of each game and never lost a squadmate besides Ashley in ME1. And I always play insanity, if that matters.

Please share how it's possible for them to die. I would love to know, for reasons I cannot say.

You really have to cock up the suicide mission on ME2 and in ME1 if you dont have enough 'reputation' you can't choose the dialog option that saves Wrex, happened to a mate who saw I had Wrex in my playthrough... he was quite bummed.

I wonder what the other demographical statistics are. I would be fairly interested to find out how many people played a different ethnicity than the standard white Caucasian for example, you rarely see other racial groups in ME related YouTube vids. Info about sexuality and fidelity would be interesting too, like how many people had the mini romances with Kelly Chambers, Diane Allers and Samantha Traynor even though they had a romance with another character.

Mr.Tea:
God people are boring... Of course the vast majority played a Soldier Male Shep! They need to "identify" and shit!

EDIT: And 10 seconds after I post this, I see what this week's Jimquisition is about.
Very seriously, from the bottom of my heart and with all due respect (none): Fuck anyone who somehow won't play female characters. Fuck them up the arse with a rake.

Wow, unnecessarily insulting with that post much? I didn't play as a woman in ME3. Do you know why? Because I didn't want to. Plain and simple. Just because you can play as a woman, doesn't mean you are under a moral obligation to do so.

erttheking:

Mr.Tea:
God people are boring... Of course the vast majority played a Soldier Male Shep! They need to "identify" and shit!

EDIT: And 10 seconds after I post this, I see what this week's Jimquisition is about.
Very seriously, from the bottom of my heart and with all due respect (none): Fuck anyone who somehow won't play female characters. Fuck them up the arse with a rake.

Wow, unnecessarily insulting with that post much? I didn't play as a woman in ME3. Do you know why? Because I didn't want to. Plain and simple. Just because you can play as a woman, doesn't mean you are under a moral obligation to do so.

Nah, my venomous comment is in reaction to Jim's video, not to just choosing Male Shep. I'm just saying, seeing the statistic here, that 82% of players is a lot more one-sided than I would've thought, and that's what I call boring.

The people who can get fucked are those who would reject a game like Remember Me, just because it's from a female POV and that's somehow "Creepy".

DVS BSTrD:
How the fuck does Vega survive more than Garrus?

Well Vegas has more health and shields. Garrus does go down quite a bit for me.

Well if it wasn't already official (to most ME and ME2 players it was) it certainly is now, Kaiden is the most hated of all characters. He was closely followed by the space racist Ashley.
No offense to Mr S'barge (I was fond of both Carth Onassi and Jiminy Kricket) but Kaiden was just a whiny, rod up his arse bitch.

I'm still playing Mass Effect 2 since I started from ME1 a short time ago. But ME3 was an awesome game. Played Sentinel, used my tech and biotics to get through shields and barriers. It was tough in one, because I could only use Light Armor. But after spending a lot of credits I found a groove with certain weapons. Used a rifle as back up.

Then in ME2 I found Tech Armor makes you a tank. I was able to walk into an open battleground and face down anything. Except those Scions. Damn things. Tried to get as much shield bonus armor as I could.

In ME3 I used better armor with shield bonuses and just took on the Reapers, Cerberus, and anything else with my rifle and pistol. I love my character.

Falterfire:

Jove:
It's like the Saints Row 2 and Saints Row 3 debacle. If you never played saints row 1-2, of course your going to think Saints Row 3 is this awesome stupid fun. However, if you played 1-2 (especially 2) before 3, you would know then what was missing in 3 and why 2 is more critically acclaimed.

Actually, if you're a PC gamer Saints Row 3 is significantly better than Saints Row 2 because it's not a horribly buggy totally unplayable mess, but that has more to do with terrible porting than anything else.

also if your a PC gamer you cant even paly Saints row 1, so double failure from saints row creators.

bimon_1234567:

Cognimancer:
82% of the players who finished Mass Effect 3 were playing as Male Shepard, leaving only 18% playing FemShep.

The fact that this adds up to 100% is weird. I finished multiple playthroughs with both female and male Shepards, how the hell do I fit into this statistic?

it probably adds it all up, meanign if you played 3 male and 2 female you owudl be contributing 60%-40% or it jut takes the first/last playthough. when counting percentages you will always get 100% because your counting from the total data you have, in this case game finishes, not the percentage of "femshep per person".

Mr.Tea:

Nah, my venomous comment is in reaction to Jim's video, not to just choosing Male Shep. I'm just saying, seeing the statistic here, that 82% of players is a lot more one-sided than I would've thought, and that's what I call boring.

What if.... 82% of peopel who played ME3 were males, and everyone just played their gender? would that make them worth being raped with a rake? i always play male characters (with few exceptions). you know why? becasue i am male. i like to play the gender that i am in real life. i have nothing agaisnt female characters. if the game has female in leading role i wonjt hold it any lower for it. however if i have a CHOICE, i will choose my own gender.

2clueless:

The Male Shepard Soldier leading statistic is sad. Boring character coupled with uninteresting gameplay. Shame.

Male Shep a boring Character? Aside from very slight different lines of dialogue and the ability to bang straight dudes, FemShep and MaleShep have the exact same personality.

What I think you MEANT to say was Male Shep had a boring voice actor.
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... Which I continue to disagree with. Even though he was rather bland in 1 and 2, Meer was great in ME3, I could see it straight from the beginning, when he talked to the kid in the vent. Plus Meer voice acted for the Vorcha and other roles, so it's not like he's a bad voice actor, he does have good vocal range.

I digress, though.

I agree with the soldier thing though, personally an Infiltrator myself.

I'm suprised that in most people's playthroughs apparently there are more Universes where the Quarrians are extinct than the Geth

So, after barely 36% completed DA:O, DA 2 was "tweaked" to reach to "other audiences" and ending structure itself was... let's call it: "streamlined". I mean, why bother, right?

Now we get to the part that was used by barely 18%, and rather expensive to produce in the first place. I wonder if it's going to be treated with the same approach and standards. It's, after all, business... right?

bimon_1234567:

Cognimancer:
82% of the players who finished Mass Effect 3 were playing as Male Shepard, leaving only 18% playing FemShep.

The fact that this adds up to 100% is weird. I finished multiple playthroughs with both female and male Shepards, how the hell do I fit into this statistic?

Your multiple playthroughs were probably counted as separate data points for purposes of compiling these statistics. That's really the only way BioWare can compile statistical data that make any sense. So, your games with female and male Shepards both contributed to the M/F statistic proportionate to the number of times you played each.

The statistics actually make a lot of sense when you consider that the posters on these boards does not represent the typical Mass Effect 3 player. The majority of players were looking for a game to tide them over until the next Call of Duty/Halo/other generic whitebread shooter game was released (the so-called "bro" demographic). Of course they chose to play a male soldier! It's worked for them in literally every other shooter they've ever played. Even though the information hasn't been released, my guess is that the majority went with the default male appearance; he is, after all, a generic-looking white male with short-cropped brown hair.

Interesting statistics.

It saddens me to see adept so low on the list. My second play through of ME3 (the culmination of a marathon run of ME1 and 2 just before 3 was released) was an adept and she was fun to play. But I guess dashing into the middle of combat with nothing but a shotgun and biotic prowess for protection is too much for all those boring soldiers.

I am surprised at the male/female Shep breakdown. I've played both a male and female character, and if I ever decide to play any Mass Effect games again, it's going to be a female. Jennifer Hale nailed her performance and if I've got to listen to someone again for a hundred-something hours of gameplay, it'll be her.

Is there a feature that allows players to compare all of the different endings they got?

Because that would be really neat.

Bioware should put out some amalgamated statistics, I wonder how many people did things exactly like me, femshep, insanity difficulty, infiltrator etc.

I'm currently doing a run-through as a Soldier and I can see why he's so popular with the majority; it's because he's so god-damn easy to play as. With my other two favourites (Engineer and Adept, take that majority) I have to worry about load-outs, power cool-downs, choosing squad-mates to complement me and most of those awesome power combinations are worth dirt when the Banshees and Atlas' show up.

With Solider, all I need to do is strap the 3 biggest, stupidest weapons to my back, and any opposition is basically a red smear on the wall within seconds.

People are complaining about Vega's high popularity, but that doesn't surprise me at all. He's a good character and he's useful in a combat. I'm personally more annoyed at how unpopular EDI and Kaidan are since I reckon they're two of the best characters in the game.

Anachronism:
My thoughts:

As a male who plays FemShep, I have to say that I'm saddened by how few people play her. Not exactly surprised, admittedly, but Jennifer Hale is a fantastic voice actress, and from my point of view it was nice to see a huge, blockbuster RPG trilogy with a female protagonist. Hopefully there'll be a more even distribution next time.

I'm also baffled by the apparent popularity of Vega. I can only assume he ranks so high because he's around for all of ME3.

I also find it weird that 2/3 of people who played ME3 didn't meet Wrex. I'm surprised that most people didn't play all three games; the experience is so much richer if you do.

I personally dislike Jennifer Hale. Her voice gets on my nerves and causes me headaches (literally). Mark Meer isn't exactly "great" either, but he doesn't sound like nails on a chalkboard. Hale was the only reason I couldn't roll a FemShep, though I wish I could. I like rolling female mains as often as I can if given the choice.

I'm surprised that I'm not completely alone with liking James. He's an absolute tank and dishes out tons of weapon damage and frag grenades. Just give him the Revenant or Typhoon, and he'll kill things quicker than you can. He had a neat character as well, even if he was a little tame when compared to others.

Glad to see that ManShep is the most popular. FemShep just sounds like she is always bored and uninterested in what's going on.

Shocked that the Soldier is the most popular class. I like the Soldier, but Combat Drones are way cooler than Concussive shot.

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