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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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 ...
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Is it possible to prevent the connection attempt to EA online when starting the game?

Whenever I start Mass Effect from the Xbox 360 dashboard it takes 15-30 seconds trying to connect to the EA servers. However, if I disconnect my ethernet cable it loads instantly. I am not interested ...
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Can I use DLC weapons in multiplayer?

Since I preordered on Origin, I have both the A-12 Raider shotgun and the M-55 Argus Assault rifle. I kinda like them. Does unlocking them as DLC make them available in multiplayer as well?
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What are the major differences between the Combat Drone and the Turret techs?

The Engineer has access to a Combat Drone and a Turret. There seems to be some minor differences between the two but they share a cooldown. Is there a reason to spec one over the other? Should ...
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Who wants my alien medi-gel formula?

While raiding a Cerberus base, I came across a medi-gel formula that they ignored because it doesn't help humans. My mission log tells me someone on the Citadel will be interested, so when the mission ...
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How do I complete the mission “Eden Prime: Resistance Movement”?

The From Ashes DLC has you returning to Eden Prime. While there, I picked up some data about Cerberus troop movements that Liara said would be good to send to the resistance movement. Well, I've ...
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How do I keep my fish from dying?

Commander Shepard is a busy spectre. Running around the galaxy, shooting reaper scum, and trying to save the day. So I don't begrudge her buying some fish to at least make her quarters look a little ...
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Is it possible to respec in multiplayer?

Say I spent my points in a manner I now regret, is it possible to reset and respend the points for a particular multiplayer class?
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Is there any meaningful way to affect the Cerberus agent chase scene?

From this answer I understand that you can't actually catch her. However, at the end of the chase I think I was awarded experience. Is there anything you can do during the chase scene to increase the ...
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Do I need to conserve ammo?

Is ammo conservation a relevant concern during most of Mass Effect's game-play or will I generally be stocked up before the larger encounters?
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Does improving weapons make them heavier or lighter?

In the shuttle bay, Shepard has the option to pay credits to upgrade his aresnal from, for instance, Avenger I to Avenger II, etc. The improvement is listed as "improves damage, ammo capacity, and ...
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How does weight affect the cooldown of my abilties?

I know that carrying more guns around increases the cooldown times on my skills, but what is the exact relationship? Does it influence every skill the exact same way or are some more susceptible to ...
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Can I cure the Genophage without losing a Salarian?

I've just finished the mission: "The Shroud" which involves distributing the Krogan Genophage cure. Unfortunately, this mission ended with the loss of Salarian life Is there a way to complete this ...
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Are there time-limited objectives in the game?

When I left Earth, things were going... poorly. It doesn't seem like I have much time to rally the troops before the situation is completely hopeless. There's precedent in the series for giving you ...
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What's the difference between armor, barrier, and shields?

I can't keep straight what kind of weapons and ammo are good against what type of enemy. What's the difference between armor, barrier and shields? What weapons and tactics should I use against each? ...
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How do weapon upgrades work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify my weapons? I have found several weapon upgrades and a weapon upgrade bench. I presume that I add the upgrades to weapons I already have in my ...
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Where is the Kassa Fabrication shop on the citadel?

From my ship, I can purchase things that are available for purchase on the Citadel, but there is a 10% markup. Right now I can purchase from Sirta Supplies, Kassa Fabrication, and Spectre ...
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How can I tell when a power is ready to use?

I'm playing the PS3 version of Mass Effect 3 and for the life of me I can't find out whether my Tactical Cloak is ready or not without opening the Skill menu (hold R2) or just using the Cloak and ...
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Hanar quest broken [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I go to investigate the Hanar Diplomat? I was doing the Hanar diplomat quest when somehow I got the first terminal then activated the specter thing now I can't ...