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  • Bioware in 2007:

    Hey look we have developed a Sci-fi-RPG named Mass Effect, where you as the player shifts the future of the galaxy as Commander Shepard. Where you have free choices of and where result grave consequences from your actions. It's a trilogy. So buy it perhaps?

  • Me in 2007:

    Cool, sounds good. I play it. ....Wow, I can play as woman, never had that before. Awesome.

  • Bioware:

    Yes, free choice is important to us in games.

  • Me:

    And... there are even romance options?

  • Bioware:

    Yep, as a Femshep you have two, in fact. It is your choice.

  • Me:

    Great, since I kind of like this biotic lieutenant --

  • Bioware:

    But what about Liara?

  • Me:

    Liara? The blue chick? She is somewhat cool, but I prefer Kaidan, who is--

  • Bioware:

    Y U NO romance her?

  • Me:

    Err...noo? Do I have to?

  • Bioware:

    No, but we will try to convince you for the rest of our trilogy that SHE IS THE BEST! LIARA IS SO AWESOME AND SHE IS SHEPARD'S TRU LUV. ...But of course it is your choice who you romance.

  • Me:

    Err...okay? *hides behind Kaidan*

  • TWO GAMES AND MANY HOURS LATER

  • Bioware:

    Choose your ending. Destroy, Synthetic or Control. It is your choice.

  • Me:

    Okay...in which one Shepard survives?

  • Bioware:

    Destroy... but all synthetic life will end, too. The Geth and EDI will die. Do you really want that?

  • Me:

    ...No?

  • Bioware:

    In the Synthetic-Ending, EDI and the Geth will survive and everyone will live happily ever after. The Reaper threat ends and will never ever happen again, since they have reached a mutual understanding and even help all people to rebuilt the galaxy. IT IS REALLY AWESOME!

  • Me:

    Sounds cool. So Shepard is reunited with Kaidan after all?

  • Bioware:

    No, Shepard dies. BUT IT IS STILL THE BEST! THINK OF EDI AND THE GETH!

  • Me:

    Meh. I don't want to leave Kaidan behind a second time. My Shepard deserves a bit of egoism after all she has been thr--

  • Bioware:

    BUT THINK OF THE GETH AND EDI! Synthetic is the best compromise for all!

  • Me:

    Except for Shepard...

  • Bioware:

    Yeah, but there have to be sacrifices, and hey... the Galaxy is safe and the Geth and EDI LIVES!

  • Me:

    Still not what I want. To be honest, all three options are kind of...meh. So what when I don't want to choose ANY of them?

  • Bioware:

    Then...fuck you.

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Mass Effect MMO Teased

BioWare co-founder, Dr. Greg Zeschuk has hinted that the company may look into a Mass Effect MMO once Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3 are released.

He said that making an MMO revolved around the Mass Effect universe would be easy to do thanks to all the lessons they have learned and are still learning from Star Wars: The Old Republic development.

You never know, I think once The Old Republic is done, we’ll take a fresh look at the market. And we’ll have learned a lot. While making it, you learn an enormous amount. It’s one of the nice things about having these properties in our back pocket… If we want to use something we own as a source for a game, it’s easy to do. So yeah, you never know. We’ve got this giant product to launch, but once that’s done we’ll consider next steps.” —Dr. Greg Zeschuk, BioWare co-founder

This hasn’t been the first time someone from BioWare has hinted a possible Mass Effect MMO. Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson said this recently:

A lot of people say that they want to see an MMO, I think that kind of makes sense for this universe. Part of what you’re trying to do is save the universe so you can live in it. That’s part of the promise, I think, for any great IP. It has to be a world worth saving.

What do you think? Would you be excited for a possible MMO for Mass Effect?

(via: gamefreaks)

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