he110ne0 asked: Thank you so much for doing this, you are a hero amongst us fans. Is your name Commander Shepard by any chance? I am supporting you on every "front" and I know thousands of others will do the same.
The Council and Alliance have requested that I keep my identity a secret to avoid any potential scandal.
Now, if you’ll excuse me I have to go check on Garrus and his… calibrations.
lerew-deactivated20130213 asked: Just some advice for those being trolls. You can tweet @masseffect about your opinion, NICELY. I did so, I wrote a simple "I loved the game, it was practically perfect, but my complaint was the end" and BW responded with a "thanks for the feedback :)" It's allll about being nice :). This is such an amazing blog, hopefully the trolls won't ruin anything for us.
It is the director of ME3 speaking out about the people and their reactions to the endings:
‘It’s in the realm of possibility’ let’s hope that they do something.
Good evening. I have been following the Retake Mass Effect movement for a few days now, even before I finished the game. The claims you and so many others made with regard to the game’s ending registered vividly with me to the point that I wished to finish the game simply to see if they were true. Sure enough, the unrest and disgust among players remains significantly valid as both fans and as readers - since all players of the Mass Effect franchise are investing in a story as much as the gameplay.
The ending as a whole unnerved and disappointed me. From the time Shepard was ‘hit’ by the Reaper laser to the final cinematic of the ‘perfect’ ending with the Stargazer and Child. I will honestly admit that the scene between Shepard, Anderson, and the Illusive Man was a genius stroke, but that’s the only thing I would leave unaltered. Otherwise… I’m forced to believe the current theory that Shepard was the target of some heavy indoctrination.
Everything else - the personification of the Citadel, the mass relays being destroyed, the unexplained ‘flight’ of the Normandy, how your party members ended up on board when they were supposed to be with you the whole time, the unexplainable wormhole and crash landing, and Shepard drawing breath in a place that shouldn’t even have oxygen… Nothing makes sense if taken at face value.
So that leaves only a few other possibilities: Shepard actually experienced that very scene, destroying the Reapers and saving countless worlds only to have them shatter with the mass relay explosions (in which case he’d be dead anyway, wouldn’t he? So why is he breathing at the end?), he was the target for indoctrination and either became so twice over or broke free and woke up under london rubble… or Bioware intentionally made one of the worst endings in modern video game history. I’m disinclined to believe the latter option.
I’m hoping beyond hope Bioware has a plan for this. If not, then there will be few buyers for Dragon Age III when it is finally released - especially if they make a post-ending DLC rather than a patch. If not… well, now is their chance to make things right. You can count my voice in amongst the rest. Thank you for your eloquence, your patience, and your dedication as a Mass Effect fan, and here’s hoping that this will yield something better for all concerned.
“Continuing from the end of the main game…” and the shitty ending of Alan Wake is rewritten.
“Broken Steel has the largest effect on the game, altering the ending and allowing the player to continue playing past the end of the main quest line.” And the shitty ending of Fallout 3 is rewritten.
It’s been done.
(Source: whydidntyoulisten, via giantfuckbots1)
myotherrideisachocobo asked: This is what happens when you upset a very loyal fan base. I'm glad you've been handling everything and everyone so maturely. Keep it up! In the mean time I'll keep my eye on the BSN too and let you know if I find anything as soon as I do.
superninfreak asked: Not sure if you know about this, but in addition to FO3, there are some other examples of an ending being changed because of fans. Sherlock Holmes' death was retconned in the novels as a result of fans hating how he died and Great Expectations got a new ending as a result of outcry. All of those are generally regarded as improvements to the works. And don't even get me started on how fan feedback affects comic books.
uninhibitedandunrepentant asked: Hi there. I'm a university student doing a thesis on head canon, focusing on the head canon relationship between Commander Shepard and Garrus Vakarian. I'm also a writer, a huge fan of Mass Effect and a supporter of this cause. The reason for this is I was wondering whether or not you would be up for some questions, and having this blog and your Facebook page be a part of my thesis?
I would be more than happy to answer any questions you have and you have full permission to use my blog in your thesis. However, my jurisdiction is over only this blog and the things I say. The facebook page is not mine, I’m just the Tumblr leader of the movement. The person who did make the page is very friendly, just shoot them a message and I’m sure they’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Also I am a leading expert in Garrus/Shepard, you have come to the right place for that.
millilicious asked: Can I just say that I love how mature you guys here are? You respond to some very snippy people and the way you do it is quite refreshing. Even though I'm a supporter of this blog and the movement, it's nice seeing different opinions being responded to in such a nice manner :)
Thank you! I want to make sure I set an example for how any individual that acts for the movement should behave. Anything less than courteous, mature, and open-minded behavior is unbecoming of us and will not be tolerated. How can we expect to be treated seriously if we don’t conduct ourselves in a professional manner?
I like to call it “Taking The Paragon Approach”, because I’m a dork.