[uG] Kye: You won’t experience the b/s that all of us experienced with the original ME3 endings.
[uG] Kye: For you it’ll be okay.
Nana The King of Sass: why is that
[uG] Kye: The original endings were fucking terrible, they were made within a vacuum without the writing team’s assertions (Casey Hudson and Mac Walter believed we all wanted an emotionless, A, B, and C ending that was ambiguous and full of plot holes; even though he stated we would never get ambiguous A, B, and C endings in past interviews). I guess Casey Hudson figured that if Gurren Lagann could do it, then so could he? Amirite? :L
[uG] Kye: The Extended Cut simply re-used an older script the writers had on the table since November of 2011.
[uG] Kye: Imo, the real problems of ME3 came down to the way the single-player’s campaign unfolded. And literally the last two story arcs. In particular the last mission. They originally wanted to do some galactic-scale suicide mission, remiscent of ME2 but at a larger scale, in ME3. One that would take your choices for fleet/forces deployment into account.
[uG] Kye: But the execs at BioWare decided they wanted the game out by early 2012. EA reminded BioWare that BW had originally stated they could have the game out by 2012. And investors don’t like hearing about “delays” in their boardroom.
[uG] Kye: And thus the overall campaign got kinda effed in ME3. The game itself is much better gameplay-wise though.
[uG] Kye: And you’ll see that.
[uG] Kye: In essence, it’s a lot more fun. I wouldn’t have put 7 or 8 playthroughs in ME3’s singleplayer if it wasn’t fun.
[uG] Kye: Additionally, the Leviathan DLC was really good and offered a lot of insight into the various backgrounds of things that were largely unexplained.
Nana The King of Sass: Ooo
[uG] Kye: The Omega DLC was cool for the environment I guess, but had some of the worst writing in the ME series that would only become topped by Citadel’s lulztastic quality.
[uG] Kye: And Citadel was like some fanfic “writer’s” wetdream. And I use writer loosely to describe anyone within a fandom.
[uG] Kye: So while ME3 has way better gameplay.
[uG] Kye: Like leagues better.
[uG] Kye: Than ME1 and 2.
[uG] Kye: It’s campaign falls short, but the endings will at least be good for you. Because those of us who beat it on week 1 of it’s release and saw the original endings first hand.
[uG] Kye: We were permanently scarred. That’s never gonna leave our minds.
[uG] Kye: It also affects how we see the Extended Cut. Because we know how it originall ended. And no amount of patching can fix that.
[uG] Kye: But you won’t have that problem.
Nana The King of Sass: that sounds terrible
[uG] Kye: Yeah it was pretty bad. As I said, the series kinda fell apart after ME2 because the co-creator of the ME serries had left.
[uG] Kye: So it was just Casey Hudson calling the shots.
Nana The King of Sass: damn
[uG] Kye: ME4 is definitely going to be a lot better this time around, but time will only tell if they mess up the next trilogy’s ending(s).
[uG] Kye: Yeah there was alot of drama around the endings initially.
[uG] Kye: Patrick W., one of the original writers that’s been around since ME1 (largely wrote most of the script for Mordin Solus himself).
[uG] Kye: Blew up on Twitter after the first week of ME’s release.
[uG] Kye: When everyone was beating it and experiencing the terrible endings first hand.
Nana The King of Sass: christ
Nana The King of Sass: sounds like a warfare
[uG] Kye: He exploded, and ratted out Casey Hudson, and lead writer Mac Walters for literally locking themselves in a room and completely alienating the input from the writing staff for their own “vision” of ME3’s conclusion.
[uG] Kye: Yeah, it pretty much was a bitchfit of lulztastic proportions.
[uG] Kye: Patrick was being truthful, but he was only saying this because the entire “ME community” was having a royal btichfit blaming everyone in BioWare up-to-and-including the janitor for their ruined lives.
[uG] Kye: I mean, you couldn’t go on the internet.
[uG] Kye: Without seeing an article from [insert magazine here] regarding BioWare’s fuck up.
[uG] Kye: CNN had articles on it.
[uG] Kye: BBC.
[uG] Kye: Forbes.
[uG] Kye: The Economist.
Nana The King of Sass: jesus fucking piss
Nana The King of Sass: thats taking shit to an extreme
[uG] Kye: They were all predicting huge stock dives for EA due to it’s subsidiary, BioWare, fucking up so bad.
[uG] Kye: Oh we aren’t done Nana.
[uG] Kye: We still got more drama-llamas to cover.
[uG] Kye: So that all happens.
[uG] Kye: And then people threaten to sue BioWare/EA over false advertising claims.
Nana The King of Sass: my god
[uG] Kye: And here’s the kicker, the BBB (Better Business Bureau) had claimed that technically there was false advertising for ME3.
Nana The King of Sass: damn
[uG] Kye: Developers had previously stated and advertised, that all choices would matter and influence the outcome of the original endings, and that we would have numerous dynamic and very different endings to the Shepard trilogy. With every major decision actually being taken into consideration, and it definitely would not be a A, B, and C ending(s).”
[uG] Kye: On top of that.
[uG] Kye: The back of the box for ME3.
[uG] Kye: Says we can go to Illium.
[uG] Kye: HAHAHAHAHAHA.
[uG] Kye: You never go to Illium, not even in a DLC.
[uG] Kye: It was so funny.
[uG] Kye: So after all that shitstorm, and alleged lawlsuits.
[uG] Kye: Nothing happened.
[uG] Kye: And BioWare basically got away with it.
Nana The King of Sass: thats fucking BULLHORSE
Nana The King of Sass: that IS false advertising
Nana The King of Sass: christ
[uG] Kye: And they even got away with the hilarious “BUY MOAR DLC GUISE TO CONTINUE DA SHEPARD’S ADVENTURES”.
Nana The King of Sass: let me guess
[uG] Kye: Banner that they put up at the end of the original, terrible endings.
Nana The King of Sass: full of horse shit too
[uG] Kye: It was really funny.
[uG] Kye: It was just really bad marketing, we did get the DLC obviously, but the fact that they would tell you to “BUY MOAR OF OUR SHIT” after you just finished the game’s awful endings.
[uG] Kye: Is what sent people off the edge.
Nana The King of Sass: I can imagine
[uG] Kye: I look back now, and it’s hilarious.
[uG] Kye: Because the fandom, was so batshit insane (never be a part of a fandom btw, you should like something, that’s great; but just never get too involved with one) over the original endings that they invented this crazy-ass, Illuminati-level conspiracy theory that BioWare had planned this all along.
[uG] Kye: And it was JUST A DREAM GUISE.
Nana The King of Sass: jesus
[uG] Kye: The original endings weren’t real, and weren’t a fuck-up of epic proportions. SHEPARD WAS JUST INDOCTRINATED BY T3H REPPERZ. IT WAS JUST AN ILLUSION BY MARTIN SHEEN.
Nana The King of Sass: yeah no, dont worry, a friend of mine who dragged me into this game and got me it, told me to keep a distance with the fandom too
Nana The King of Sass: she told me the fandom is fucking full of insane pps
[uG] Kye: And that was the Indoctrination
Nana The King of Sass: jesus christ
Nana The King of Sass: Y’ALL NEED JESUS
[uG] Kye: Oh they do, BioWare had to close their Love Interest RP forums on BSN. Their idiocy and idolatry made Jesus cry.
[uG] Kye: It was hilarious.
Nana The King of Sass: omg
[uG] Kye: I was mostly in the MP sub-forums. So when we heard it happened, we just laughed-and-laughed.
[uG] Kye: Because, I put somewhere near 1,100 hours into the MP.
[uG] Kye: The MP is still really fun.
[uG] Kye: It was a surprising success.
[uG] Kye: Actually made BW moar money than the DLC post-launch.
Nana The King of Sass: lol
[uG] Kye: Yeah, it’s why ME4 is getting an expanded upon multiplayer.
Nana The King of Sass: noiceee
[uG] Kye: Which is why they hired a bunch of Ex-Epic/Gears of War talent.
[uG] Kye: So there you have it, that’s the background of development lulz that occurred in ME3.
Nana The King of Sass: jesus
[uG] Kye: Yup.
Nana The King of Sass: i heard there was a shit storm but that shit aint no shitstorm
Nana The King of Sass: that shit is a shitcolypse
[uG] Kye: It was a bunch of basement dwellers whining and crying on-repeat.
[uG] Kye: Literally, it didn’t end until they crapped out Citadel (which is universally, considered one of the worst-written, pieces of shit that rational people have ever seen. It’s literally written for the fandom. It’s terrible. Even it’s overarching plot is awful.).
[uG] Kye: But “the fans”, LOVED IT.
[uG] Kye: I use fans loosely here.
[uG] Kye: At the end of the day, BioWare fucked up bad.
[uG] Kye: In the interest of getting it out earlier.
[uG] Kye: And we know it wasn’t EA’s fault.
[uG] Kye: Since EA originally gave them 3 years to work on the game (was going to come out in 2013), but BioWare said they could have it out by 2012.
Nana The King of Sass: why rushing it
Nana The King of Sass: i rather wait longer so the game is good
Nana The King of Sass: then getting it early but its shit
Nana The King of Sass: patience gets rewarded
[uG] Kye: They wanted to capitalize on sales by releasing early in-case there were any up-and-coming challengers later that year.
Nana The King of Sass: pfffffffffff
[uG] Kye: And that is exactly why The Walking Dead was GotY that year.
[uG] Kye: So there you have it, this is what happens when egos, bad decisions, impatience, avarice, buttsecks, and obsessive fans become involved in the process of an epic, sci-fi, space-opera, trilogy’s conclusion.
[uG] Kye: There was a plus-side though.
[uG] Kye: It made trolling ME fans even easier. :3
Nana The King of Sass: LMAO