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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When can I play the Mass Effect 3 DLCs if I've already beaten the game?

I want to get and play the Mass Effect 3 DLCs, but I've already beaten the game and don't want to do another playthrough just for the DLCs. Can I still play the DLCs? If I recall, ME3 has a few ...
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Can the Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC side quests be completed after the expansion is concluded?

I hate having "active" missions in my journal which I can't complete. Thankfully many of the side missions in Mass Effect 3 can be completed for a few credits from the specter room on the citadel. Not ...
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Is it possible to play with only one squad member?

I was just wondering if there was a way to edit Coalesced.bin to play with only one squad member in ME3 I thought it might be cool to go on a few missions with only Tali tagging along.
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How is Shepard supposed to know how to make the final decision in Mass Effect 3? [closed]

Mass Effect 3 has, depending on certain conditions, up to three possible endings. However, when I reached the final decision point, I did not see anything that clearly indicated which actions would ...
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Stuck in elevator after installing DLC?

This is my second play through of Mass Effect 3. The first time it was flawless but during my second play through I have all single player major DLCs installed. I have Javik and Liara as my team ...
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When is the “lock-in” point for the Diana Allers romance?

Generally, in Mass Effect, you're limited to monogamous romance. However, Diana Allers seems (from what I've read) to be a little unique. The Mass Effect Wiki entry for Diana Allers notes that she ...
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Game hangs at the main menu while checking for downloadable content?

I just found there's a handful of free DLCs for Mass Effect 3, including an Extended Cut that supposedly fixes some issues with the ending. So, of course I downloaded and installed them as soon as I ...
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Errors on the Memorial Wall?

In previous Mass Effect games, I lost a few good people. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that a Memorial Wall was erected on the Normandy SR-2 in Mass Effect 3, honoring those who'd fallen in ...
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When did Udina become Councilor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Anderson not a councilor? At the end of Mass Effect (1), I declined to voice an opinion regarding my preference for Human representation on the Council. At the ...
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Do all weapon mods work on all weapons?

Do all weapon mods for a class of weapons work for all weapons of that class? For example, does the Assault Rifle Piercing Mod work on a M-37 Falcon? If the answer is no, is there a list of all ...
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Why can't I start the “From Ashes” DLC?

In ME3, I have From Ashes installed, but I haven't received any e-mails on Priority: Eden Prime. Is there a 1-time appearance or is it all the time? BTW I have an Xbox 360, so is it Disc 1 or Disc 2? ...
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How can I change Thane's fate in Mass Effect 3 with 'Gibbed Save Editor'?

In Mass Effect 3 I've missed the meeting in hospital with Thane and now the Salarian Councillor is dead. What should I change with the Gibbed Save Editor to save him? I didn't romance him.
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Which planet is Leviathan on?

Ok so I'm a bit of a wimp and didn't want to fry Ann Bryson's brain after she was so willing to let Leviathan take control of her. I stopped at nose bleeding, which has given me a variety of different ...
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Did Bioware ever refute indoctrination theory? [closed]

Being the real ending or not, indoctrination theory is somewhat one thousand times more interesting than any other ending in Mass Effect 3. Did Bioware ever belie this theory? I'd love this theory to ...
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What does the red Arrow in multiplayer weapon select mean?

I was looking through weapons on my Geth soldier and noticed some had a red arrow-ish thing in the background and wanted to know what that meant. My first assumption was it were weapons that ...
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How to start the Omega DLC?

I have just got the Omega DLC for Mass Effect 3 and it isn't particularly obvious how to start it. I have checked the Galaxy map for any markers and all that is left on my map is the final mission and ...
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Can I tell Cortez I'm gay, but not date him?

Basically, my ManShep is going after Kaidan. I want to tell Cortez that "I'm waiting for the right man..." but that man isn't Steve. Can I do that and then turn him down gently, or will it lock me ...
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Why am I unable to enable the FlyCam in cutscenes?

I have followed all the directions correctly from the page Mass effect 3 Tweaks Page. My mapping key is "K" (without shift). I did the following: ( Name="K", Command="ToggleFlyCam" ) in ...
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Will playing Mass Effect multiplayer from one account affect every profile on the console?

My husband and I are using one Xbox 360, but different profiles. I want to play multiplayer in Mass Effect 3, but the Xbox Live account belongs to my husband. The only thing I want from the ...
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Characters with good synergy in ME3 Multiplayer

Yesterday I happened to play with my N7 Fury and one of my teammates had his Drell Adept, with both characters at, or close to L20. I have to say that the game had never been this fun! :) Those two ...
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How can I romance Samantha Traynor?

That Traynor girl is fine. I'd like to check a private message from her console... If you know what I'm saying. Is it possible to romance her? If yes, how? Is it possible if I'm a Femshep?
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Which Mass Effect 2 DLCs are relevant for Mass Effect 3's story?

I'm just playing through Mass Effect 2 for the first time and loving it, and I was wondering which of the (tons and tons) of DLC for ME2 might actually be relevant for Mass Effect 3's story? I ...
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How can I use shotguns effectively in multiplayer?

I have been playing ME3 for a while now, and I have been trying out different classes and different builds. So far I have to say I can't really find any use for the shotguns, even as vanguard an SMG ...
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Does morality have any effect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Reputation work in Mass Effect 3? So I've been working towards paragon at every turn and I don't want to have to play through 1,2 and 3 to find out. Does ...
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What do the new blue and orange symbols mean in the multiplayer lobby?

I've noticed some new additions to the UI in the multiplayer lobby since the last patch (pictured below). Instead of just showing a player's N7 rating, it sometimes cycles through two other numbers. ...
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What do you need to do to get a First Aid medal in ME3 multiplayer?

What do you need to do to get a First Aid medal in ME3 multiplayer? I know that it is not related to: reviving someone in your party using medi gel to pick yourself up
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How do you complete a challenge multiple times?

Right now, I've completed the "N7 Valiant Use" once. Here's an excerpt from the N7 HQ site: N7 Valiant Use Earn 140000 Points Using the N7 Valiant Current progress: 140000/140000 Challenge points: ...
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Does doing tasks 'more fully' grant additional XP?

For example, clearing out the Reaper infection within the geth consensus grants +75 XP in the first round. If I diligently clear up every little glowing yellow block, will I be granted more XP?
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Can banshees regenerate armor?

I've been trying to wear down the couple of Banshees in the Asari Monastery. Even if I remember wearing down the barriers, the base health, its 'armor' keeps coming back... is that just my illusion or ...
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Do powers 'explode' when re-used?

I have upgraded 'Singularity' and 'Defense Drone' to explode when they expire/get destroyed. Often times, the power gets recharged before even the previous instances self destruct. So if I cast these ...
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Does the final firefight ever end?

In her final stand to protect the missile systems, Shepard is overrun with dozens of Reaper shock troops. Even on 'Narrative' this place is super difficult. I finally found that fighting is futile and ...
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Are squad mates capable of picking up grenades?

I don't remember picking up any during a couple of firefights, but they appeared magically in James' inventory. This would be cool if true, because I can spot some grenades, and without risking loss ...
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Does weapon weight affect power recharge for squad mates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do your squad members have a weight limit? I like equipping squad mates with the heavier, more powerful weapons - and using a shotgun+pistol myself. Does this affect ...
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What is the nature of reaper destroyer weapons?

Are they nuclear? Because the radiation from that can kill/mutate the next cycle of evolution, so they wouldn't want that. Is there any intel on how their weapons work? Is it simply thermal ...
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Why do the reapers need ground troops?

The Capital Ships being sentient and armed spaceships, they can just enter planetary orbits and blast away till the planet is reduced to rubble. It is shown that their Kinetic Barriers are incredibly ...
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What is the plot id/flag for the survival of the grissom academy students in mass effect 3 for the ME 3 editor?

At the very end of Jack's mission at Grissom Academy, you choose whether to send the students on the front lines, or use them as support roles. Sending them to the front line has them killed at the ...
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How much experience is needed for each level?

I've made a list of data I've collected from my own saves, if anyone is less lazy or more smarter than me to figure out the pattern: LVL | Experience -----+------------- 27 | 33,075 29 | ...
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Despoina Leviathan DLC How to get past the enemies?

In Leviathan DLC, on Despoina how do you get past the Brute attack and still pick up power cells from Cortez? I tried running all over the place to get to Cortez, but died as many times. I am in my ...
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What is significance of the red star in the Reputation bar of the Squad screen?

What is the meaning of this red star found in Shepard's reputation bar in the Squad menu?
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What is “Legion's Mission in Mass Effect 3?”

Everywhere I look for help in uniting the Geth and the Quarians, I only see Legion's Mission in Mass Effect 3 only referred to as just that: Legion's Mission in Mass Effect 3. Even here: How do I ...
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Why does Harbinger have only 4 claws?

Most of you who played Mass Effect 3 must have realized that the Harbinger does not have 5 claws. It only has 4: Other Sovereign class Reapers have 5: So why does Harbinger not have 5 claws? ...
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Am I still able to stop the Quarian from going to war in ME3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I establish peace between the Geth and the Quarians? Although its technically spoiling the game I really want to stop the Geth/Quarian war. I've read up on ...
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Which search parameters do I need to get the 'Conspiracy Theorist' achievement?

I'm early on in the Mass Effect 3 DLC 'Leviathan' and I have been asked to search a lab. I have found all of the clues and I'm trying to get the achievement 'Conspiracy Theorist': Conspiracy ...
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When to play Mass Effect 3 DLC?

I know I'm late to the party, but I've just embarked on my first playthrough of Mass Effect 3. As of today, I have the option to get the new "Leviathan" DLC, as well as the free expanded ending one. ...
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Are Phantom's barriers weaker in the back?

According to the Javik/Unique dialogue wiki: During the battle with the Phantoms, Javik remarks that the Phantoms' barriers appear to be unidirectional and suggests they shoot them in the ...
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Is there any way to skip the mass relay cutscenes?

These cutscenes are significantly louder than the rest of the game, so I have to turn down my speakers every time I go through a mass relay. Is there any way to skip these scenes? According to this ...
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Should Mass Effect 3 be played with From Ashes or not?

What is the intended order—play through the story of Mass Effect 3 and then play the From Ashes DLC, or begin the game with the From Ashes DLC from the start? With the nature of the squad member ...
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Does fortification buff ammo powers?

Since fortification is under combat powers, if I pick power synergy which gives 20% power damage, will it buff ammo powers like incendiary or disruptor?
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Should I reprogram the Geth Heretics?

In Mass Effect 2, Legion says I either reprogram the Geth Heretics or destroy them? How does this affect Mass Effect 3?
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What caused Mordin to die?

I took all the paragon options, saved Maelon's data. Eve is still alive. I know how to save him. BUT... My favorite Salarian is dead. What caused Dr. Mordin Solus's death? This was a little unclear ...