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Thing is, by using a stock photograph, it takes away from the authenticity of her character. She no longer feels like a unique character explicit to you, but rather a product or cardboard cut out of some person on the internet. Her frame on Shephard's wall is supposed to symbolize that relationship, and instead it feels as if you're looking at someone else's loved one.

It is, just a game, after all. You might be reading too much into it. Honestly the only reason anyone here even found out about it is because someone by chance stumbled upon this image. What does it matter if the got the photo off a free site or if the took the photo themselves? They could have drawn someone, but it would have looked less authentic and less realistic. Movies and games are made this way, I find it somewhat amusing that some people find out and freak out about it. It's like someone finding out "pro" wrestling is fake. Go watch a special sometime on how sounds are made for games and movies, would you believe the bullet sounds they used in mass effect were not made by a human, but instead recorded from an actual gun? How dare they. They may have even got the sound of the gun from a free site. Outrageous!

/sarcasm. And hopefully.../thread
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Somehow I don't care that much and she is my favorite character. I would rather people complain about real broken stuff, like the reaper alert status or commander shepards complete inability to get down a ladder. Haters gonna hate I guess.
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I never liked her as a character.

I never liked her species.

I never liked her following.

I never liked even having to deal with Tali at all.

But I'm just as outraged at this stupidity. It's just one prime example of how Bioware really punched its fans in the balls with ME3. It's obnoxious.
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It is, just a game, after all. You might be reading too much into it. Honestly the only reason anyone here even found out about it is because someone by chance stumbled upon this image. What does it matter if the got the photo off a free site or if the took the photo themselves? They could have drawn someone, but it would have looked less authentic and less realistic. Movies and games are made this way, I find it somewhat amusing that some people find out and freak out about it. It's like someone finding out "pro" wrestling is fake. Go watch a special sometime on how sounds are made for games and movies, would you believe the bullet sounds they used in mass effect were not made by a human, but instead recorded from an actual gun? How dare they. They may have even got the sound of the gun from a free site. Outrageous!
/sarcasm. And hopefully.../thread

Movies and games get away from it because developers must hide the fact that these assets are borrowed. Bioware could have gotten away with this picture and there's nothing wrong with borrowing assets, but someone noticed it and then started the disillusionment. Sure it's just a game, but some people DO form psychological attachments through investment into the series, especially one so story driven. Same phenomenon with people finding relationships in inanimate objects.
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Lol tl;dr if somebody else posted this

On the flipside I would have thought the diehard fans would go nuts. This picture is of somebody in the real world, I half though that some of them would don their N7 suits and fly to that womans house just to go UH MUH GUD IT'S TALI !!!!11! tongue.gif

Or if she had a boyfriend/husband who played ME and after finishing ME3 realises that he knows that Tali in the picture lachen.gif

Meh, perspectives will always be different. biggrin.gif
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This is a symbol of where Bioware is going under EA's suffocating grasp. Minimize expenses by having the least amount of developers crunch the most amount of work while cutting corners in every place possible. Maximize revenue by charging as much as possible for every thing possible. This results in maximum profit with minimal quality. In essence, Mass Effect is identical to how Call of Duty is now: a money making machine, nothing more.

I'm sick of EA trampling my consumer rights. I'm sick of EA treating devs like myself like throwaway tools. I'm sick of EA putting out games of inferior quality.

There are only two things to do. The first is to boycott EA. The second is to make their string of abuses known as much as possible. These actions should be taken until EA collapses or EA changes its ways.
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I get it now! Somebody wanted to post the most stupid, worthless thread ever on OCN!

Congratulations. rolleyes.gif

Thanks for the waste of bandwidth.

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I really cant believe people are crying over this. It takes nothing away from the gameplay . It takes nothing away from the story . They should have just used John Romero's head as her real picture.
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I get it now! Somebody wanted to post the most stupid, worthless thread ever on OCN!
Congratulations. rolleyes.gif
Thanks for the waste of bandwidth.

only way it's a waste of bandwidth is if you took the time reading it all and say what you said. congratulations, thanks for the waste of a post. rolleyes.gif
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This is a symbol of where Bioware is going under EA's suffocating grasp. Minimize expenses by having the least amount of developers crunch the most amount of work while cutting corners in every place possible. Maximize revenue by charging as much as possible for every thing possible. This results in maximum profit with minimal quality. In essence, Mass Effect is identical to how Call of Duty is now: a money making machine, nothing more.
I'm sick of EA trampling my consumer rights. I'm sick of EA treating devs like myself like throwaway tools. I'm sick of EA putting out games of inferior quality.
There are only two things to do. The first is to boycott EA. The second is to make their string of abuses known as much as possible. These actions should be taken until EA collapses or EA changes its ways.

I know exactly what you mean, ME3 shows that EA has control over what Bioware does with it's content. From the requirement of Origin to the day one DLC to the use of photoshoped stock images to the terrible endings to possible DLC to get good endings, it just shows how much this game was rushed and used to make a max profit. They basically kicked us in the balls with the ending as they know this is the end of the trilogy and will do everything to make max profit off of it.
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