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Unread 02-02-2012, 12:35 AM   #81
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Doesn't mean they wont include some fanservice in the hopes it will help. I have seen stuff from game developers "women in revealing outfits to attract male customers" does actually appear in design documents and its considered a good move by investors.

Not saying they are doing this, I always thought Mass Effect handled relationships in a mature manner, for the most part. Being able to sit in a strip club less so.

But in marketing "sex sells" is still their mantra.

No. That's silly. You're misconstruing what FANservice is. Fans will, by a huge margin have liked Mordin. A lot. Cutting him from the game is a disservice. But an understandable one if you're low on budget or something.
But to huge that budget. The time, resources and money involved to put a celebrity cameo in your game is dumb. It isn't Fanservice by any means because I whole heartedly believe no fan who wasn't going to buy the game or wasn't excited or Anything of the sort will be very happy to hear about this.
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Unread 02-02-2012, 12:35 AM   #82
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Well Shepard totally is.
Great now I'm going to have visions of a new Mass Effect game where Shepard can seduce the entire Homestuck cast.
I'm aiming for FemShep + Kanaya <3
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Unread 02-02-2012, 12:35 AM   #83
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re: thresher maws vs. reapers: Just because it could make logical sense doesn't mean it makes narrative sense. You may be able to justify it with number crunching, but antagonists are more than numbers. Having a reaper killed by a thresher maw, a foe that is regularly killed in the games on foot, diminishes the Reapers as a narrative force.

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stefan I agree with you for the most part and all but please don't make our side of the argument look fucking terrible with the ad hominem bullshittery
Snake, its only ad hominem if insults are used as a component of the argument, not if they are used alongside it. Otherwise, its just being a dick.

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Unread 02-02-2012, 12:37 AM   #84
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personally I just cared about choice. This is a video game, you dont have to choose between allowing sex with anything that moves or romantic relationships. I say if I want to play a shepard that cant keep it in his or her pants that I should, but if I want to play one that wants romance and a loving monogamy I should get that too.

You know, like real life, but in SPPPPAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEE
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personally I just cared about choice. This is a video game, you dont have to choose between allowing sex with anything that moves or romantic relationships. I say if I want to play a shepard that cant keep it in his or her pants that I should, but if I want to play one that wants romance and a loving monogamy I should get that too.

You know, like real life, but in SPPPPAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEE
Well I wanted the choice to attend Mordin's one man musical show.
But I guess my money didn't matter as much as Aero's money. My hours in ME1 and ME2 didn't matter as much as his. Which is why we get Chobot instead of Mordin.

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I don't give a single floating fuck about sales numbers, you smug self-assured little shitwagon. What I care about is that bioware is compromising the integrity of their work for the sake of maybe getting one or two more units sold, with the double bonus of more or less directly insulting their actual loyal customer base.

Any intelligent businessman is going to tell you that insulting a serial customer is the stupidest thing you can do as a business, and that's exactly what they're doing here. Its a regular symptom of the industry, where companies will ignore and belittle people they know have bought their previous releases in hopes of luring in untested buyers, not caring that when they deliver a substandard product and burn their old customer base in the process, they hurt themselves in the long run.

And no, pandering only gets you sales when its what the customer wants. If its an unasked for addition that diverts resources from the main draw while simultaneously appealing to noone, then it does nothing for sales.

Also, stop trying to pretend that you automatically know more about economics and business practices and integrity than other people, because you're just making yourself look like a shitgrinning morlock with the business sense of a lemming.
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Snake, its only ad hominem if insults are used as a component of the argument, not if they are used alongside it. Otherwise, its just being a dick.

You're a law student, you should know better.
You're right, that was just being a dick!

Have a couple days off to figure out how to not do that anymore.
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What you guys are saying happened with Mordin:

"Oh no, we're running low on time until release, and we need to cut something! Our options come down to the G4 cameo we added on, and a mission involving Dr Solus... well, fuck it, everybody loves G4, but only most people like Mordin!"

What the blind optimist in me says happened instead:

"Oh no, we're running out of time on release, and we still have 10 hours of content planned for Mordin! We can't just cut it... well, we'll have to work on it on the side, and release it as free DLC later on! It wouldn't be fair to charge people for it. But how do we fill the empty space... oh, fuck it, let's do a G4 cameo."
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"Oh no, we're running out of time on release, and we still have 10 hours of content planned for Mordin! We can't just cut it... well, we'll have to work on it on the side, and release it as free DLC later on! It wouldn't be fair to charge people for it. But how do we fill the empty space... oh, fuck it, let's do a G4 cameo."
I just don't even understand how the G4 cameo becomes an option in the first place.
Like if you have enough time to do that, Bioware, do anything at all whatsoever that is not that.

Jack? Jacob? Miranda? Kal'Reegar? Legion? New Hanar character? New female Turian character? New Salarian character? New Collector survivor character? THRESHER MAW SQUADMATE?!?
All of those are better options
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What you guys are saying happened with Mordin:

"Oh no, we're running low on time until release, and we need to cut something! Our options come down to the G4 cameo we added on, and a mission involving Dr Solus... well, fuck it, everybody loves G4, but only most people like Mordin!"

What the blind optimist in me says happened instead:

"Oh no, we're running out of time on release, and we still have 10 hours of content planned for Mordin! We can't just cut it... well, we'll have to work on it on the side, and release it as free DLC later on! It wouldn't be fair to charge people for it. But how do we fill the empty space... oh, fuck it, let's do a G4 cameo."
No.

What I'm saying happened with Mordin/ME3:
"Hey, Call of Duty is pretty popular. Lets be more like that, replacing indepth world building, character arcs and plot with set pieces and explosions."
"Done. What else?"
"Celebrity cameos?"
"Genius."
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Well I wanted the choice to attend Mordin's one man musical show.
But I guess my money didn't matter as much as Aero's money. My hours in ME1 and ME2 didn't matter as much as his. Which is why we get Chobot instead of Mordin.

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And whats this "instead of" why do people think there is some kind of Mordin fund that they cancelled. There is zero evidence that if Chobot wasn't hired that this money would bring back Mordin, there is no evidence that they ever planned to bring him back as a playable character, but that shouldn't be a shock because most of your ME1 crew wasn't in ME2 either. This isn't some binary system where to add one character another has to be dropped.
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