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September 18, 2012


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Before we get into it, I'd like to preface this with the sad fact that both of Bioware's co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck have retired from the company.

On the marginally plus side, I won't have to be constantly double-checking my blogs to make sure I got their names right.

Too soon?

To read both of their personally written farewell letters, please go to here… for Ray's, and here… for Greg's

For those of you who would like to pay their respects to the departing minds which have supporting Bioware through the years with their own thank yous and other supportive messages... do not go to the Bioware Social Network. Really, go anywhere but there. The Dragon Age forums are busy talking about Dragon Age 3 and discussing how terribly they are suffering, and the Mass Effect forums are busy talking about Mass Effect 4... and how terribly they are suffering.

Which leads me to the meat of the potatoes:

Mass Effect 4.

Well, to be specific, it was said that they're "planning another full game" set in the vast Mass Effect universe.

So it could be anything from Mass Effect 4 to a pre-Contact aliens-only game, or even cutting to the chase and making a dating sim...

... oh, who am I kidding; they're just making a James Vega game, aren't they?

What we do know that they will be doing is DLC focused on the issue of Omega. And that's what it'll be called; Omega. Coming this fall to a game platform near you!

(Off-topic, Frostbite 2-rendered Morrigan is going to look swingin'. Just saying.)

Sooooo... predictions, anyone? I don't think anyone's surprised at the Omega DLC, but what about (just going with) ME4? Pre or post trilogy? If post, which ending do you think it will be? (Not Refuse, don't be silly.) If pre, which race would you like the protagonist to be?

And of course, the all-encompassing question; how long until romance-threads for ME4 characters are started up?
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TheShepard256 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My idea for ME4 is based around the original ending: the mass effect making dark matter destabilize the universe and Shepard, their LI and/or their kid(s) have to find some way to stop it. I haven't worked out all the details yet, but here are some of my more specific ideas so far:
1. Conrad Verner in the squad (if he survives, of course)
2. Return of driving the Mako (or a similar vehicle)
3. Having multiple LI's at once
4. Tali being recruited before Garrus
5. New alien species, with at least one in the squad
6. Quarians and/or Geth have a larger part on your side
7. Something to do with Dholen (Haestrom's sun)
8. New enemies that are somewhat similar to the Reapers, but their purpose is to prevent species from using the mass effect
MsCuddlezBunnie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I have a idea on how our beloved commander doesn't have to die. If only bioware would think on the consideration. Okay I think this can go for either ending, but mainly for the paragon or synthesis it could possibly work.

So since Shepard seems to be a strong willed and minded being who the catalyst has chosen pretty much. Maybe juuuust maybe there was just enough Shep particles to recreate Shepard on some distant planet where she/he is safe, plus Anders and thane i think would also be able to come back because Shepard would want it that way soooo the very strong person that he/she is could make it happen while being the new catalyst. Right?? (I have it more organized in my head so I hope everyone gets what I'm trying to throw out
Renegade ending I believe the catalyst could of just teleport Shep or something out of there before the explosions because there's so much more Shepard has to do in the world. :D

It's a thought!
ShantyPAPER Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Artist
after blatantly lying about Mass effect 3's multiple endings

"its not like your gonna choose between A,B, and C" said by Casey Hudson

and the disappointing ending debacle.

I can no longer trust makes me depress that they lied to their fans about the content of the game....

not looking forward to it especially with their DLC's :(

and if they make this a prequel or an MMO ( I hope it does not)

I'll give Bioware a BIG F*** YOU if that happens

for now I'll wait for the review but still disappointing
Deaththroes Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I'm not going to buy it, so BioWare can suck my big fat white dick.
theifkingbakura1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like Mass Effect 4 be about the first contact War leading up to Anderson's story with Saren.
unacceptablee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why not ust continue as Shepard.. i mean Shepard's story needs a better ending.
Akuma-Mitsurugi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
HERE is the perfect POST Mass Effect 1-3 trilogy Game. ready? And I'm being serious. We need to address the issue of life after the relays & DARK ENERGY. WHATEVER, WHATEVER you choose; control, synergy, or destroy, the relays were destroyed. So how can that technology be rebuilt, did society, all the brilliant minds even understand fully how they even worked at all. So yes, we need to address a new galactic travel method and also and more seriously DARK ENERGY

We say it in ME 1 and we saw it even more in ME 2 with Tali's recruitment level. Was that dark energy from the reapers? the geth? Nothing confirmed or denied either. There was NO official stand on both. In the games, all reaper influence was seen as red electricity, but dark energy was always purple. But what if, WHAT IF, it was neither the geth or reapers? What if it was someone or something else entirely? What if it was just an explainable phenomenon? What if you played as GARRUS, or lets make it even more interesting, what if you played as SHEPHERDS child?! you heard me, SHEPHERD's CHILD! Trying to set out on your own and walk in your father's (or mother's) footsteps? You join the military, who has a lead on what the cause of the dark energy is and now, being the child of the legendary (or infamous) shepherd, you have to go deal with it.

That puts room for a new antagonist, a new species if you even want to get into it, one that maybe all of the other alien races tried to keep a secret from humanity because it was embarrassing, or seen as reflection of all the other races failures and mistakes of the past that are NOW coming back to haunt them. What if the aliens are the reasons human fetus were exposed to biotic energy in the first place?!

Then in the game you could have older characters like Liara (who would be my shep child's mother) or Garrus, or some of the other non human characters that could live another 30, 40, or 50 years (child has to at least be a young adult) guide and help your character, but not in a combat way, more in a mentoring way. THIS WAY, you keep the old cast and the familiarity, but you get new combat characters to go from, new Love interests, new personalities and new story line.

So yes, there it is.....Mass Effect 4, you are shepherd's child, and you have to figure out what this dark energy is and where it came from.

What do ya'll think?
Akuma-Mitsurugi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, and whatever your class specialization, that's what your child gets a "boost" in, so say that you are a male shep, you fell in love with liara, then you would be more "vanguard" (i believe that's the soldier/adept combo) biased (i don't like that word in this situation but it's the only one that I can think of for how I want to say, you would lean towards that the most and be better suited for).

What do ya'll think?
SkyPainter0806 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
What's your source on the news of another ME game? I'd like to see this for myself.

As for what could be the content of the new game if it is true... I doubt it would be a continuation of the original ME trilogy. The endings (I'm glad I can say the plural now) of ME3 are so distinct from each other now that making a continuation would be difficult. Possible if they had enough time, but I feel EA might get their hands dirty again and push the deadline. While another Shepard story would be fantastic, since I would really love to see how my crew is doing, I feel it's a slim chance. Maybe it'll be a prequel, like how Halo went for a while.
ClareShepard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
If BioWare do a Mass Effect 4, The histori will continue with Shepard? My Shepard "survived", but.... WT*?

Omega DLC?!! Retake omega?? OH THANK THE GODDESS
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