I know that the Mass Effect 2 ending varies depending on the choices you make. I have a few questions about a specific aspect of the ending:
The survival of your crew depends on whom you choose for certain parts of the suicide mission.
1. Only the doctor was saved from the Collector base. Was it possible to save the rest of the crew if I had reached there earlier? Like, not trying to complete the squad and heading there the moment the Omega 4 relay was open?
2. At the last bit of the suicide mission, where you go in to blow up the place, you can choose only two members to accompany you (as usual). The rest stay back to keep the bad guys out. For me, at the end of the game, Miranda and Thane hits the bucket. But who dies is different for different people. But what affects that? We dont get to choose who stays behind to provide cover. So why is it different for different people?