A 2012 sci-fi role-playing third-person shooter by BioWare, and the third installment of Mass Effect series. Commander Shepard's ongoing battle against the Reapers comes to a conclusion in this final chapter of the N7/Spectre operative story.

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After repelling the Citadel attack, can I complete quests where the quest giver is missing?

After repelling the Citadel attack, I am unable to find Barla Von and Sellea in Presidium Commons to return their respective quests. Am I too late to ever turn these quests in, or will the quest ...
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How do i promote from multiplayer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does it mean to “promote a multiplayer character”? In Mass effect 3 there is this achievment for promoting a multiplayer character, i have been trying ...
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Does my multiplayer Galaxy at War progress count towards all my single player saves?

If I've got substantial Galaxy at War progress via the multiplayer mode, does that carry over to each different playthrough or save I might make? For instance, right now I'm doing a Paragon run. ...
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Why can enemies see me when I'm cloaked?

I am currently near the beginning of the game (Mars Archives), and I'm at the point in the area where I ride a tram. Soon after, a fight ensues. To reposition myself to a better spot during the fight, ...
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Where does the From Ashes DLC mission start?

I haven't been able to actually play Mass Effect 3 too much yet and was wondering how to start the From Ashes DLC so when I jump back on I can. I've never actually been able to start DLCs on the the ...
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Can I use Mass Effect 3 DLC while offline?

Every time I open Mass Effect 3, it connects to the EA network with the message "Validating DLC". For something like the pre-order guns, I don't see this as being a big deal, but for something bigger, ...
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Can I play Mass Effect 3 in First Person Mode?

It bugs me that my character covers part of the screen. Can I play this game in First Person Mode or in a less annoying Third Person Mode? How?
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Is it possible to save the ventboy?

I've played the demo for Mass Effect 3 and was a tad upset when the ventboy died. I was wondering if there was a certain choice that actually lets you convince him to come with you? I had put my game ...
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What is the effect of weapon weight? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does weight affect the cooldown of my abilties? Does weapon weight affect anything other than recharge time? How does it affect recharge time (cool down periods get ...
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Change a Mass Effect keybinding for vault?

I find it very annoying that the run, hide, and vault are all the same button. I can't tell you how many times I have been trying to unhide so I could backpedal to a different cover position, when ...
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How do I interpret the “grenade warning” indicator?

When someone lobs a grenade in my direction, I get a little warning icon on my HUD. However, I've never been able to determine how severe the danger is - sometimes I lose almost all my shields and ...
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I accidentally said “no” to the reporter in the Citadel, can I change my mind?

I was approached by a reporter in the Citadel who was asking to join me aboard the Normandy and report what was going on. I don't remember her name, but I think she was wearing a white tank top. On ...
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Where is the Krogan DMZ?

One of the side missions has the goal of rescuing mercenaries from the Dranek system, inside the Krogan DMZ. None of the clusters in the galaxy map show that mission under the name, so which ...
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How do item qualities work for items purchased in the store?

In the multiplayer store, there are two item qualities mentioned; Uncommon and Rare. Are there other qualities above or below these two? How do you know qualities the items in a pack are after ...
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Can I do anything about a grenade in Mass Effect 3?

Every time I see a grenade fall near me, I try to pick it up and throw it back. This leads to a badly overcooked Shepard pie. Is there anything I can do about a nearby grenade other than run away? ...
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What is the perfect squad status at the end of the game

Everyone deep down wants to make sure their entire squad survives. So assuming that you go through the minimal losses throughout the series as in: Only losing Kaiden/Ashley on Virmire (Wrex ...
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When should I go for which grenade?

Since it sounds like grenades are in relatively short supply, I want to make good use of them. It seems clear to me that grenades are mostly useful against large numbers of enemies that are ...
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How do I unlock the Battlefield 3 soldier in multiplayer?

My friend has a fifth option available for his soldier class in multiplayer called "Battlefield 3". It looks similar to the human male model, but features the characteristic glowworm look as well as ...
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How is score calculated in multiplayer?

What factors into the score you receive at the end of a multiplayer mission in ME3?
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What are all the possible power combinations for detonation?

I know that biotic powers can detonate each other if one has a duration, but what about bio/tech combinations or ammo combinations?
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Is there a weak point on an Atlas?

Do they have a weak point? Generally headshots do more damage to enemies, and an Atlas is a pretty fearsome foe. I know using biotic/tech powers can speed up the destruction by chewing through shields ...
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What affects whether I get an elemental “hit” or proc?

Elemental ammo can "Proc", meaning they have a random chance of causing major effects like freezing/burning an enemy, in addition to the different damage they deal. What determines the frequency at ...
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How can I get my grenades to land where I want?

My Shepard is a soldier and I love lobbing grenades around. I love grenades so much that I make sure my teammates have their grenade skills maxed out too. However, I feel like I've failed as a ...
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What situations call for what weapon types?

I can pretty well understand the difference between say, a situation that calls for the sniper rifle or the shotgun (one is better at long range, and one at very close range), but in what situations ...
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How do you unequip a weapon?

In the loadout menu, the interface makes it pretty obvious how to equip your weapons. But since having additional weapons increases your weight and power recharge time, how do you actually unequip ...
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Who are the numerous that died?

When I started a new ME3 game, it asked me to choose if Ashley, Kaiden, or Numerous died. Who are the numerous? I chose numerous because I hoped that meant some no-names, but if numerous is the entire ...
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Should I buy my girl flowers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I gift my squadmates Chocolates or Tennyson? There are quite a few stores in Mass Effect 3, but not all of them seem useful. For example: I noticed that the ...
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Why are quest items not showing up in the Spectre terminal?

There are at least two quests where I'm supposed to buy something from Spectre reqs and they don't show up in the terminal. I just got finished with N7: Cerberus Abductions and I'm trying to finish ...
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Which Merc group is the best for the Aria T'Loak quests?

I'm trying to decide which group to help out, Blue suns, Eclipse or the Blood Pack. Which group is the best overall for help and supplies?
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How many endings are there and what will it take to see them all?

With all the possible permutations between choices in ME3 and in previous ME games, how many different endings are there in the game and what is the most effective playthrough method to see all the ...
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Do enemies scale?

Since one may import a character from ME2, this led me to think that if one starts with a fresh character, the enemies are most likely 'scaled down' to your level. Is this correct? Are there other ...
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What are the rewards for playing multiplayer on each difficulty?

Are there differences in the amount of credits, experience and galactic readiness earned between bronze, silver, and gold difficulties?
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Who wants the banner of the first regimen?

I picked up that artifact on a planet somewhere. Now there's a mission in my journal saying that I should find someone on the citadel who can use it. I've been running around the place a long time, ...
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Do I need to have played Mass Effect 1 or 2 to understand Mass Effect 3's storyline?

I have never played Mass Effect 1 or 2. Do I need to play the first and second installments to understand the third? Are there enough story recaps to fill in some of the back story? Will I be lost? ...
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Slam it all! (imported character abilities missing)

I just imported my character from ME2, and was operating under the assumption that when one imports a character the abilities from ME2 remain. While that is true for some of my abilities (like ...
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How fast does Galactic Readiness decay?

I've read that the Galactic Readiness, the multiplicator you get for the multiplayer part of Mass Effect 3, decays in real time. So if you don't play the game for a few days, this multiplicator ...
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In the Aria: Eclipse mission, what can I do besides releasing that crazy woman from jail?

I talked to the Eclipse leader in the C-Sec office in the Presidium Commons, but she does indeed sound very dangerous, so I chose to find another solution. Unfortunately for me, I decided to go off ...
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Are there any visual indicators that tell a player they are about to earn Experience Points?

There seem to be an inordinate number of ways to earn experience including reading data logs, finding medi-gel, pacifying enemies, dialogue options, etc. Is there anyway to know whether or not an ...
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How can I play Infiltrator effectively?

In Mass Effect 3 I chose Infiltrator for the ability to snipe and Cloak, but so far I've found that I run out of Sinper Rifle ammo fairly quickly and Cloak doesn't seem to help that much aside from ...
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Is there any reason to NOT use my ammo mods? How can I use them to greatest effect?

So I've been running around with level 5 incendiary ammo turned on and it's giving me that warm feeling where I want to roast marshmallows over a smoking Reaper corpse and sing Row, Row, Row Your Boat ...
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Do classes excel with different weapon types, or are they all the same?

In Mass Effect 1, each of the classes had a few weapon types that they specialized in and could get better with. Mass Effect 3 has done away with weapon skills. Does this mean that weapons will ...
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When can I start the “From Ashes” DLC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does the From Ashes DLC mission start? At what point in the story can I begin the From Ashes DLC? I don't want to buy it before I can use it, so I want to know, ...
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Where do I have to go to find my promotional weapons?

I've gotten as far as the citadel, and I haven't found my promotional weapons from playing the Kingdom of Amalur demo. Where should I go to find my Chakram Launcher and Reckoner Knight armor? If ...
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What advantages are there to high reputation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Reputation work in Mass Effect 3? So in Mass Effect 3 Paragon and Renegade points go into a single Reputation meter. I also noticed most classes have a skill ...
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Where can I find a copy of the manual for Mass Effect 3?

I ordered the digital edition of ME 3 from Origin. Origin does have a 'Download Manual' button for it's games, but when I used it for Mass Effect 3, it downloaded a 1.5 MB Zip file named Manuals. ...
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How “ready” do I have to be to get the different endings?

I've been lead to believe that there are several endings in the game, and that getting the "best" ending hinges on how much Galactic Readiness I collect before finishing. If I'm about to finish the ...
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What is the install size of Mass Effect 3 on the PS3?

I have an old 40GB PS3 ( I know ), and it has a ton of game installs, games, dlc, etc on it already. I'm running low on space and need to know if Mass Effect 3 will require me to move some things ...
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Which class is capable of dealing the most damage?

I remember reading in Mass Effect guides that the infiltrator class was capable of dealing the most damage in a given amount of time (DPS) in the first game. I think that has probably changed by now, ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of each choice for ships doctor?

After arriving a Huerta Memorial hospital, I have a choice. I can bring my old friend Dr. Chakwas aboard the Normandy, or I can ask her to enjoy her retirement for once and bring aboard Dr. Chloe ...
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What are the differences in plot and possible endings between the Story, Action and RPG modes?

In Mass Effect 3 you can choose to play campaign in Story, Action or RPG mode. I know the difference between them is that Story focuses on plot while ignoring FPS elements; Action removes dialogue ...