The third installment of BioWare's Mass Effect series, which concludes the story of N7/Spectre operative Commander Shepard's battle against the Reapers.

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Is it faster to walk backwards or roll backwards?

I like to BIotic Charge and back up repeatedly to finish off weak enemies without wasting bullets. Pressing Run while moving back does a quick roll but has a slow recovery. Visually, I can't really ...
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Best way to unlock Krogan in multiplayer?

If I'm primarily interested in unlocking new weapons and classes, and assuming I've got 60k or so in credits, am I better off buying 12 Recruit packs for 5k each or 3 Veteran Packs or 1 Spectre pack? ...
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Mass Effect 3 - Genophage Cure, Extra dialog options when saving Mordin?

When trying to convince Mordin to lie to the Krogran about the Genophage (so he doesn't die ), I find that the dialog choices to convince him are blanked out. How do I unlock them? Do I require a ...
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Does the order of missions matter?

Does the order in which I complete missions have any effects, like blocking out other missions? Are there any general mission order rules I should follow, or specific exceptions? Should I always ...
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How do I remove 'heal scars'?

I accidentally enabled the 'heal scars' power which removed my scars. How can I remove this and get my scars back?
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Do the minor conflict decisions on the Citadel have any major impacts?

Running around on the Citadel, I have noticed minor conflicts that arise where you can side with one of 2 people. After siding with them, I have noticed in the corner of the screen "War Asset ...
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What are N7 Missions?

I've seen a few achievements ("Tourist" and "Explorer") that required playing a couple of "N7 Missions". What are these?
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Why did Miranda leave Cerberus?

The first time you talk to Miranda on the Citadel, she mentions she's been "hiding from just about everyone" and that she is no longer involved in Cerberus. I don't remember this happening at the end ...
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Death by a thousand cut(scenes)

So, during the opening sequence, I was out of cover getting shot at when the Normandy came to pick myself and the Admiral up. When the cutscene began, and my camera was locked into watching the ...
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Is it always free to respec?

I've just got my first opportunity to walk around the Normandy and have spotted a Reassign Powers function in the med-bay that lets me respec a character for free. Since this looks like the normal ...
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I've got a bad rep

I just started the game and even though I have chosen only Paragon options, I have some renegade in my reputation. Where did this come from?
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How do you get the Premium Collectible Pack in multiplayer?

I've seen people talk about a Premium Collectible Pack in multiplayer. The mass effect wiki shows it as this: Premium Collectible Pack (Free, single-use) - A special bonus for dedicated Mass Effect ...
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What are the odds of getting a character for multiplayer in each of the item packs?

What are the odds of getting a character in each of the multiplayer item packs? Those packs being; Recruit Pack, Veteran Pack, and Spectre Pack.
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Can I sell unwanted items to earn credits?

I've found some guns and modifications laying around that I don't plan to use. Is there a way to sell them and put the credits toward things that I am going to use? Or are they just worthless to me? ...
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What is the blast radius of enemy grenades?

How far away do I have to be to avoid damage from grenades? I have unfortunately been on the receiving end of them a few times, and they have caused me a lot of frustration every time I get killed by ...
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How exactly does Force translate to Damage?

So, for some reason, the Mass Effect series likes to express the potency of various abilities - particularly biotic powers, in Newtons of Force, rather than the amount of damage they deal. ...
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Where can I find Thane?

After having EDI get settled in her new body, I just got an e-mail from Thane stating that he would be at the Huerta Hospital under an assumed name and encouraged me to visit him before his disease ...
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Do most dialog options have any impact on gameplay?

In SWTOR, dialog options have absolutely no impact except for key light/dark decisions and companion "cheerfulness". Since ME3 can be played in "Action" mode where there is no dialog options, what is ...
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Where can I find all the loading screen tips?

My computer is unfortunately beefy enough to make me aware that there are loading screen tips without actually giving me enough time to read them. Is there a compilation of all the loading screen ...
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Do I earn enough skill points to unlock everything? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many skill points will I have at max level? I'd like to know if I should expect enough skill points to unlock most of the skills, or if I;m only going to get enough ...
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Who are the most foul-mouthed and sexually deviant characters?

I understand that this is an M-rated game and, as such, it was meant to be played by adults. There are a number of characters that use more "colorful" language than other potential comrades. There are ...
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How to get the good ending

I've heard rumors about needing additional war assets to get the good ending even if I made all the right choices in my playthrough. What do I have to do to get the good ending?
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Could I have saved Mordin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I cure the Genophage without losing a Salarian? When curing the genophage, in the last step Mordin sacrifices himself to distribute the cure. Is that an ...
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Does Mass Effect 3 feature a violence or language filter option?

From what I've heard and seen, there is a decent amount of violence and language in this game. I'm referring to things like headshots bursting in a spray of alien blood and some off-color words ...
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Is it wise to trust Aria T'Loak?

I encountered Aria in the bar on the Citadel, and she offered to lend her influence over the criminal/mercenary gangs if I was willing to solve a few problems for each gang or its leader. I'm playing ...
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How powerful is Aria T'Loak?

We know that she ruled Omega, and is probably an extremely powerful biotic, but in ME3 it was shown that even the Asari councilor was at her beck and call despite having lost her seat of power. Was ...
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What weapon combinations keep my biotic cooldowns at 200%?

I'm heavily oriented toward biotic usage, so my current loadout consists of only my pistol and SMG. There are some occurrences, though, where I wish I had my sniper rifle or shotgun with me. ...
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How can I shatter the cockpit of an Atlas? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you need a piercing mod equipped to shatter the Atlas Mech's canopy? I've seen a question about hijacking Atlas after the cockpit is shattered, and I've seen an ...
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How effectively does your squad use grenades?

Reading the answers to this question have me a little wary about investing in grenades for my squadmates. Your squad never had access to grenades in the first 2 games, so I'm unsure as to whether or ...
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Can I lend my copy of Mass Effect 3 to a friend? What are the consequences?

I have a new legal copy of Mass Effect 3, but no time to play it at the moment. I would therefore like to lend it to a friend to play until I have more time available. I will not play the game while ...
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Does the Aquarium VI serve any purpose?

The store Elkoss Combine Arsenal Supplies sells an Aquarium VI for a rather large fee of 25000 credits. I'm curious as to whether or not this Aquarium is an upgrade to the one I already own, or of ...
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Who wants the Cerberus automated turret schematics?

I just found the Cerberus automated turret schematics on Tuchanka and got a corresponding entry in my journal that someone on the Citadel might be interested in those. Who on the Citadel wants those ...
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Will an imported Shepard have a significant advantage over a new Shepard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a major gameplay disadvantage if I don't import saves? This being my first Mass Effect game, I don't have a Shepard to import. Imported Shepards can seem to ...
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Will I be banned if I use a tweaked Coalesced.bin file in multiplayer?

Two answers here have involved tweaks to Mass Effect 3's ini files, and in particular Coalesced.bin. I've seen some unsubstantiated rumors that EA will ban players who use a tweaked .bin file in ...
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Does it matter who I send to repair the tower on Palaven's moon?

I'm doing the mission where you're sent to Palaven's moon to rescue the Turian primarch, you need to repair a communications tower. I have the option to either send James or Liara. Does the progress ...
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How does the Prothean assault rifle trigger ammo powers?

After getting Prothean squad member, I unlocked Prothean assault rifle. I wondering, since it has unique mehanics, how ammo power (in my case, incinerate ammo) is triggered while using this weapon?
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Why am I unable to import my Mass Effect 2 saves?

I just bought ME3 but I don't seem to be able to import any save games from ME2. I even launched ME2 to be sure I certainly finished the game, which I did (and Shepard's alive). I triple-checked that ...
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Where is Kasumi after the Citadel mission?

Near the start of the game, I was working on (but did not finish yet) the Hanar mission with Kasumi (she cloaks and follows you). I then completed the and I cannot find Kasumi anymore. What ...
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Is it possible to control another character besides Shepard?

Throughout the course of the single-player game, do you ever take the reins of any other character besides Shepard? I'm aware that you have up to two squad mates to boss around. I'm also aware that ...
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How can I play Vanguard effectively in Mass Effect 3?

In Mass Effect 2, I read the Vanguard - with the right specs and player skill - could completely dominate close quarters battle with the charge and shotgun/melee. Is this still an effective strategy ...
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What are all the different categories of weapons and what upgrades are available for them?

In Mass Effect 2, weapons fell into six categories: Assault Rifles Shotguns Sniper Rifles Submachine Guns Heavy Pistols Heavy Weapons Are these types the same in Mass Effect 3? Are ...
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What controls the type of melee mode that occurs when “B” is pressed?

Melee mode seems to switch from the new assassinate "hold B" mode to the "rapidly tap B" mode when several of those zombie dudes are in your face? What controls which action will occur when "B" is ...
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Are weapons and mods permanently missable?

In Mass Effect 2, there was a chance that if you didn't pick up a weapon/upgrade during certain missions, then you could miss them entirely if you completed the mission without picking them up. ...
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Does attracting Reapers to a Solar System only affect me?

Scanning too much in a system attracts Reapers which case you. However, does attracting Reapers mean they only care about you or could attracting them to important solar systems actually cause harm to ...
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Is there only one recoverable item per planet?

Whenever I launch a probe and find something on a planet, can I be absolutely sure there isn't nothing else and am I safe to leave orbit, or is there a chance that I might miss something else?
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How do I hijack an Atlas?

How do I hijack an Atlas? I have managed to shatter the cockpit glass but I do not see any option to hijack it when I get in close and it blows if I kill the pilot.
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How can I keep my idiot squadmates alive?

So I tried playing Insanity mode, and I found enemies seem to be more prone to throwing grenades. I also found my squadmates are completely happy to sit on grenades until they explode. Generally, my ...
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How does one pick the two weapons one wants to fast “X” switch between?

First, please confirm my understanding: you can carry up to 5 weapons you can fast switch using "X" between two at a time I am having trouble setting the two fast switch weapons. For instance, say ...
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Is there any way to identify interactive objects from a distance?

To find consoles or people to talk to, I have to approach them and see if I get the circle that lets me know I can interact with the object. Is there a better way than running alongside all the walls ...
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Can I miss any of the “ambient conversation” quests?

Whenever I'm tooling around in the Citadel, I find that I can overhear conversations between other residents of the structure. If I listen for long enough, or I return to the same group of people ...