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i did everyones loyalty quest but grunts and legions. In the end mission i lost Samara Jacob Jack and legion. That end mission was freaking amazing!!! I am definitely thinking this is the best game ive ever played! I still plan on doing 2 more run throughs. My first one was more of a "just finish the story" run through and my next 2 will be finals on both renegade and paragon.

Does anyone have a renegade save where they saved wrex and let kaiden and the council die? I want to have a pro human renegade.
    
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There is another one on the other side by the "Men's Room" and Thane.
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I couldn't get in there either.
Ahh yes, that one is for Zaeed. The DLC party member.
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So I just bought the game and started installing but there was a file missing so there was just one file missing from the disk so I ignored it but now after a few hours of gaming for some reason I can't land on planet Illium... when i click land it goes back to the galaxy map and my screen goes black but I can escape out of the galaxy map but all the textures/characters look black. I think its associated or has something to do with that file. Could you be kind enough and send me the missing file from your installed folder, please.

File name : BioP_TwrHub.pcc

I think its located in the folder CookedPC.

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I'm doing every loyal quest.
Its a good way to have a background on the characters you recruited.

My favorite crew members are Jack, Grunt & garrus.

Im not really bothering much with sidequests, but when im at the right place I just tend to finish them. I think ive actually done a whole lot of them just because I happend to be at the location anyway.

The only thing that grinds my gears really really bad is the mineral farming.
I want to upgrade some of the stuff, unlock those heavy weapons but farming minerals is just so goddamn boring, takes ages and you barely get any good ammount of it.

Even with the advanced mineral scanner it still goes slow as hell.
Leaving out the "Probe launched" along with the animation where it hits would save a hell lot of times already. After seeing it and hearing it for 60x in a row you really start to get annoyed.

Anyway i found a forum with a few tips on this subject:

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What you need:

1. Recruit Mordin first.
You need him to unlock the tech compartments.
2. Ask Miranda about upgrades to Normandy.
Advanced Mineral Scanner will be unlocked which allows you to scroll faster while scanning.
3. Recruit Thane and ask him about upgrades.
Modular Probe Bay will be available. You'll gain more probes.

Optional:
4. Recruit Samara and ask about upgrades.
Extended Fuel Cells allow Normandy to gain 50% fuel cell capacity.

Tips on scanning:

1. Don't bother using probes on spots where the signal is 3 bars or less.
There are tons of planets to scan and you'll save time.
2. Only go scanning/probing when you have an upgrade available.
Don't probe every planet unless there's a side quest available. You'll end up with tons of minerals and nothing to upgrade in the end.
3. Don't bother scanning "Poor" planets
They have very little minerals even if the signal "peak" is high. EDI will say "Really?" in a sarcastic tone.
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Tip 1: scan intermitantly

Your scanner moves 5x as fast when you're not scanning (holding LT). Try repeating the following instead:

Scan for a half second


Stop scanning and move your scanner



Tip 2: rotate the planet for additional speed

You move your scanner with the Left Thumbstick. You rotate the planet with the Right Thumbstick. You can combine these movements by moving your scanner to the left or right edge of the planet, and then pushing both thumbsticks in that direction. Combined with Tip 1 you can scan a large area quickly.


Tip 3: 'moderate' means 'move on' soon

Watch the mineral indicator (rich, good, moderate, poor, depleted). Usually it's a good idea to focus on planets that are more minearly heavy (rich, good). Once the mineral content gets low (moderate, poor) it's usually more efficient to move on to find new planets rather than try to squeeze every last mineral out of this one.

You may want to ignore this rule if you're looking for a specific resource (like eezo) and you find a planet that has it, in those cases mining a planet out could be the right choice.

Tip 4: resources are not random

Resources tend to be found on areas that are visually similar. If you find a big resource deposit look where you found it and try scanning areas that are visually similar. You can find resources faster that way then simply "scanning everything".

Tip 5: upgrade your scanner

Your scanner will move twice as fast if you upgrade it and you can upgrade it as soon as your research lab opens. Talk to your squad and ask them about Normandy upgrades.

Tip 6: Only send a probe when the resource graph is showing a spike

You'll always get some resources when you launch a probe, but unless the resource graph is showing a significant spike you wont' get much. Save your probes for big spikes, and you'll be making less trips to the fuel depot.

Tip 7: take an anomaly break

When you find an anomaly, take a break from mining and investigate. Who knows what you'll find?

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So I just bought the game and started installing but there was a file missing so there was just one file missing from the disk so I ignored it but now after a few hours of gaming for some reason I can't land on planet Illium... when i click land it goes back to the galaxy map and my screen goes black but I can escape out of the galaxy map but all the textures/characters look black. I think its associated or has something to do with that file. Could you be kind enough and send me the missing file from your installed folder, please.

File name : BioP_TwrHub.pcc

I think its located in the folder CookedPC.

Much Appreciated

guess all you can do is reinstall?
    
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I beat the game and everyone survived yet the "starboard observation deck" is still unacceptable.

Also I chated up Miranda, did her mission, was always nice and took her side over jack's and I still didn't get any lovin?
I'm guessing it's for the DLC ally.
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Such a shame I need to complete the first game before I get this Probably a good thing as it will be on sale somewhere by the time that I have.
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Such a shame I need to complete the first game before I get this Probably a good thing as it will be on sale somewhere by the time that I have.
you'll probably end up liking the first one and hating the 2nd one by the time you're done. hell i know i have.
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They are both good imo.
The only thing that really sucks in ME2 is the mineral farming.

Despite the things they removed compared to ME1 they still managed to balance it out a little.
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yeah Im still glitched on the mission with Samara. Can't talk to her even though the mission requires me to it. that means Im stuck unless I start a new game and I really dont feel like it.
So guess Im done.
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