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 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 ...
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Do I get to keep all of my collectibles from Mass Effect 2?

Last night while working finishing up ME2, I made a trip to my cabin to swap out an armor mod, and it got me thinking: do all of the various collectibles in my cabin in ME2 make a reappearance in ME3? ...
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How do I stop that banshee from eating my face?

Banshees. They rapidly teleport to cover distance quickly and take you out with an instant-kill attack (with no chance of revival) if you let them get to close. Even at longer distances they have a ...
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Do you need a piercing mod equipped to shatter the Atlas Mech's canopy?

I've shot the canopy on the Atlas with the sniper rifle several times, and have not seen the canopy shatter. Do you need a piercing mod attached to you weapons to shatter the canopy?
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Do important people and things look important?

Do primary objectives/people have a visual cue that lets you know you are about to embark on a major event (potentially missing uncompleted content)? I know I can go reread my journal to figure out ...
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What's the difference between a Defense Drone and a Combat Drone

I was reading through the wiki and saw that Tali now has a Defense Drone in addition to her Combat Drone that she's had forever. Unfortunately, the wiki is so vague as to be completely useless as to ...
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Am I supposed to know who James Vega is?

At the start of Mass Effect 3, James Vega comes to collect you for a meeting with the higher ups. The conversation between you implies that there is history, but I don't recall ever encountering him. ...
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Do power upgrade bonuses max out at 100%?

I am trying to upgrade EDI's "Unshackled AI" power to level 5, her power damage is currently at 80% and when I select "Tech Damage - Increase tech power damage by 30%" the power damage bar does not ...
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Do your squad members have a weight limit?

If check your loadouts you see that Shepard has a weight limit - your power levels switch according to the amount of weight carried. However, there is no such thing on squad members. Do they also ...
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Reapers are coming after me in a star system. How do I reset the meter?

After scanning a few planets in a star system, the Reaper bar fills up and they start coming after me. When will that bar resets so I can have access to the system again?
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Does the first rank of “upgrade” skills provide any benefit?

I noticed that the first rank of "Fitness" provides an extremely powerful upgrade: However, the next level provides a much smaller upgrade, but displays a "green bar" showing what is actually being ...
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As a sentinel how to kill a guardian [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I counter enemies with Riot Shields in Mass Effect 3 The playstyle is mostly rushing with the shotgun, and also using melee attacks. Now the trouble is with the ...
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Where can I find the schematics for the improved power grid?

Where can I find the schematics needed for the mission Citadel: Improved Power Grid?
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Where can I find the heating unit stabilizers?

Where can I find the heating unit stablizers for the mission Citadel: Heating Unit Stablizers?
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How can I regenerate health?

When Shepard's shield collapses, she takes damage to her five health bars. I noticed that while partial damage to a health bar regenerates quickly, the health bars themselves don't regenerate. The ...
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How can I upgrade my weapons to level 10?

The description of the Gunsmith achievement seems to indicate that you can upgrade your weapons to level 10. So far I can only upgrade my weapons to level 5, no higher upgrades are available to me. ...
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What's the significance of the sector breakdown on the War Map?

I've played a bit of multiplayer now and whenever I do, the readiness rating bonus that I receive seems to get applied to every single sector. When I go to my single-player game, these values always ...
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What are all the models that Shepard finds for?

I assume that this is some recurring element I don't get, but what are the models for? I've found a handful of them and saw the completed ones in the Captain's Quarters.
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When can I activate EDI?

Title was left intentionally vague. Spoilers ahead. When exactly does this happen?
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Does installing Mass Effect 3 to the Xbox 360 hard drive prevent disc swapping?

I've installed both discs of Mass Effect 3 to my Xbox hard drive, but every time I enter a new mission I am asked to swap discs out. Does anyone know if installing it to the hard drive is supposed to ...
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Where are the experience level breakpoints and current total displayed?

Is there somewhere where I can view the current amount of experience my character has earned? I understand my current level is displayed in the Squad menu, but I want to know what my current ...
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When does the romance occur?

Mass Effect 2 had a very definite trigger point when the romance would culminate with your chosen paramour. If I remember correctly, Mass Effect 1 did as well. Is there a certain mission or event ...
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How does Diana Allers's focus affect your War Assets?

So, even though I'm playing mostly renegade, I was benevolent enough to let a reporter on board, and she's asked me what she should focus on. I told her "Cerberus is lame, report on that" but I'm ...
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How does the piercing mod interact with the piercing ammo power?

Do the piercing ammo power and the piercing mod for weapons stack or does one take precedence over the other?
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Is there enough money in one playthrough to buy everything?

Assuming I wanted all mods, armor, model ships, and powers, etc. Is there enough credits in one play-through to buy everything? In other words, is there a source of credits in the game that's ...
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Can you get reconstructive surgery in Mass Effect 3?

Mass Effect 2 let you permanently reverse the red Lazarus scars being a Renegade gives you. Does Mass Effect 3 have an option to do this? If so, when can I get/unlock the surgery and how much does ...
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Where can I equip weapon modifications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify my weapons? I'm in the Mars mission and I've gotten a pile of weapon mods but I haven't found where to equip them. Do I have to wait until I'm on my ship ...
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Does the color of my shield mean anything?

I noticed as an Infiltrator I had a light blue shield and as a Vanguard I have a purple shield. What are the shield colors for each class and what do they "mean"? I assume it's something to do with ...
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Are DLC codes region free?

My friend just got a copy of Mass Effect 3 in Europe, and it came with a bunch of bonus DLC that we don't have in North America. He said I could have the codes since he isn't going to bother with ...
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Is it possible to disable Kinect support while playing Mass Effect 3?

I've been playing the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 3 and since I have a Kinect attached to the system, the game automatically "uses" its functionality. That is, whenever I or anyone or anything ...
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How significant is the discount for each of the shops compared to the ship?

Cortez mentions that you get higher prices by shopping through him due to shipping (I'd hate to see the shipping cost across a couple of relays in wartime). My question is simple: How significant ...
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How do I associate my Xbox 360 copy of Mass Effect 3 with my EA/Origin account?

Mass Effect 3 on Xbox logs into Origin every time I start the game up, but I never actually gave it my Origin credentials, and (understandably) it does not seem to be associated with my Origin ...
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Does the Prothean squadmate have significance outside of in-quest commentary?

I played through the Eden Prime mission and watched his back story, but is the rest of his inclusion in the main story similar to Kasumi or Zaeed?
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Is there a way to disable the Codex entry pop-ups in Mass Effect 3?

Whenever I stumble across a new Codex entry, the game throws up a big "Codex Updated" message in the bottom-right corner of the screen. It's moderately annoying and distracting as it takes up about ...
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What happens if you run out of fuel?

I'm wondering what happens if you run out of fuel between systems in ME3? I think that in the second one, you just burnt your minerals, but having no minerals in ME3, what happens? Also, I dont seem ...
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How do I take a screen shot in Mass Effect 3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Origin have any built in screenshot functionality? Print screen doesn't seem to work. Is there another way in ME3 or in the Origin overlay that will let me take a ...
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Is there falling damage in Mass Effect 3?

There are a number of tall ledges and cliff faces in the game that you can walk right up to, but the game seems to corral you into the "valid" playing space. Are there any locations or situations that ...
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Do the Illusive Man's eyes mean anything?

Throughout 2 and now beginning 3, I've wondered what is up with the Illusive Man's eyes and why they are so unique. Is there an explanation by the series end that tells us why his eyes are so weird ...
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How can I disable bloom?

I tried looking in the Mass Effect 3 Configuration utility, but there was no option for disabling bloom there. Is there perhaps a setting in a config file somewhere on the PC version that I need to ...
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Will Ashley ever forgive me? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are my romance options in ME3 limited if I cheated on my ME1 romance in ME2? So, in Mass Effect 1, I had a romantic relationship with Ashley (what can I say, blue just ...
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Is there any indicator for squad health on the main HUD?

Looking at the main HUD of the game, there seems to be no indicator of squad health, only their picture (which doesn't seem to indicate anything other than dead) and Shepard's health/shields (for ...
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How and when do I recruit Tali?

I started playing the first few plot missions in ME3 last night, and very early on I recruited Garrus. Both he and Tali survived the events of ME2 (on my save), and I believe they are both potential ...
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How does auto-leveling work?

In the Options screen under Gameplay, there is an option to turn "Auto Level-Up" on or off. I understand the gist of auto-leveling to be that the game decides how to increase the abilities of your ...
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What does Fortification do?

This power is a bonus power from importing a Soldier from ME2. The description is as follows: Reinforce armor using protective Foucault currents. Purge the current and send its charge to your ...
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How does the DPS between Nova's rank 5 evolutions compare?

At rank 5, Nova can evolve one of two different ways, Power Recharge or Half Blast. The descriptions are: Power Recharge - Increase recharge speed of all powers by 25% for 15s. Damage: 385 Force: ...
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Does the Journal update for “fetch” missions?

Mass Effect 3 has a wide array of "Fetch [X] from System [Y]" missions that can be obtained simply by listening to conversations overheard from people on the Citadel as you're walking past. The ...
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Where do I find evidence of what happened to Ambassador Osoba's son?

The mission Benning: Evidence says that I need to find evidence of what happened to Ambassador Osoba's son, who went missing on Benning. However, when I hover over the systems in my galaxy map, none ...
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What does “weapons are easier to handle” mean?

When you switch the difficulty to "Casual" or lower, a description pops up below saying that "weapons are easier to handle." What does this mean? I can think of a few options, but I'd like to know for ...
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How do I save Miranda?

Miranda died in my game, how do I save her? Is it possible to do? I don't have any saves older than the one for the mission, am I screwed?