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Just finished my third playthrough. Cheated on Liara with Tali.

I just hate how BioWare handled Liara in ME2. Horrible, just horrible.
I don't like what they did with any of your old acquaintances, besides the ones that join you obviously. After everything that happened in ME1, Kaidan just walks away upset on Horizon and I don't see him the rest of the game?

Anderson, the Council and the Alliance were done poorly as well IMO, for such key players in the first game they had almost no presence whatsoever, and the dialogue with Anderson wasn't what I'd hoped after putting him on the Council.

Hopefully there'll be more to each of them in ME3.

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Assuming everyone is loyal, has anyone figured out a surefire way to get everyone to survive?

Tali seemed the obvious choice for the tube and yet she died for me when the doors wouldn't close. I had Zaeed lead the other team at this stage. He and the team were fine.

At the next part I had Grunt lead the "distraction" team and walked up with Samara as the biotic. Grunt died.

I had Zaeed lead the crew members back. All was fine.

It's silly, they were all loyal and I made decisions based on what their profiles made them out to be. People are saying they've had 0% mortality rate, and I'm not sure what I did wrong.
For the two teams you have to pick either Garrus, Miranda or Jacob as leader. No one else is "experienced" enough to lead. All your other choices were right though. Tali or Legion for the tubes, Jack, Morinth or Samara as the biotic.

This could change, I'm not sure if there's any chance involved too, but I've never heard of anyone losing people when they picked the above.
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Yea I wasn't too happy how they handled most of the me1 team, with the exception of Kaiden, Ashley and Wrex everyone else will always be alive in everyone's save. I was glad to have Garrus however, he was my favourite in Me1. Playing my Liara file this time round.

There's an achievement for incinerating 25 hostiles, judging by the fact that flame ammo doesn't work for this achievement I assume you gotta use the flamethrower for it?
You have to use Mordin's Incinerate special ammo power to get it. Either that, or get it for yourself.
    
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Assuming everyone is loyal, has anyone figured out a surefire way to get everyone to survive?

Tali seemed the obvious choice for the tube and yet she died for me when the doors wouldn't close. I had Zaeed lead the other team at this stage. He and the team were fine.

At the next part I had Grunt lead the "distraction" team and walked up with Samara as the biotic. Grunt died.

I had Zaeed lead the crew members back. All was fine.

It's silly, they were all loyal and I made decisions based on what their profiles made them out to be. People are saying they've had 0% mortality rate, and I'm not sure what I did wrong.
Tali died because of your choice of team leader.

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You have to use Mordin's Incinerate special ammo power to get it. Either that, or get it for yourself.
The incinerate power isn't an ammo power, the ammo power is flame ammo. Incinerate just sets things on fire.
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Just finished tonight, only had one guy die and that was thane who I sent into the tubes. Had tali take the survivors back to the ship and had miranda lead the second team in both cases.

I have to say, one thing I liked that I don't think was present in ME1 was how you could just run into a cover position and it automatically went into cover.
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LMAO something I found funny that made me laugh was when Shepard talks to one of the Admirals on the flotilla and asks "You have a ship named Quib Quib?".

That made me laugh out loud a fair bit. Just thought I'd share .
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Assuming everyone is loyal, has anyone figured out a surefire way to get everyone to survive?

Tali seemed the obvious choice for the tube and yet she died for me when the doors wouldn't close. I had Zaeed lead the other team at this stage. He and the team were fine.

At the next part I had Grunt lead the "distraction" team and walked up with Samara as the biotic. Grunt died.

I had Zaeed lead the crew members back. All was fine.

It's silly, they were all loyal and I made decisions based on what their profiles made them out to be. People are saying they've had 0% mortality rate, and I'm not sure what I did wrong.
I don't think Zaeed or Grunt are ideal choices for leadership roles. Zaeed's history as a solo merc and willingness to let innocent people die in order to kill Vido gave me the impression that his abilities as a group tactician were limited and Grunt, while an excellent soldier, has no experience leading a group into battle (he was born during the course of the game after all).

I've beaten the game twice so far and I've used the following without any resulting casualties:
Tali for the pipes
Garrus for the first team
Samara/Jack for biotic barrier
Miranda for the diversion team
Grunt/Zaeed for escort
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LMAO something I found funny that made me laugh was when Shepard talks to one of the Admirals on the flotilla and asks "You have a ship named Quib Quib?".

That made me laugh out loud a fair bit. Just thought I'd share .
If you turn on the subtitles, it's spelled "Qwib-Qwib."
    
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I started Mass Effect 1 yesterday so I can understand what is going on in Mass Effect 2 and the game completely annoys me. The controls are so bad ... I tried mapping them identical to Mass Effect 2 but no joy. I hate the fact that you have such skittish controls for your team mates. Honestly, how can you use the arrows to control them when you aim with the mouse and strafe left right with your left hand? Sorry Bioware but I don't have 3 hands .

Also, The Normandy layout is horrible . Where is EDI to tell me that the male toilets are on the port side of the ship? Where is the witty banter between EDI and Joker? Enough rant atm about how Mass Effect 2 is superior to Mass Effect 1 . Maybe things will get better later on.


What I did in a nutshell to avoid the death of my team :

1. Spent a lot of time on The Normandy and spoke to all of them. Open them up, gain their trust investigate as much as possible. Be a paragon but also a renegade. You need to show that you are in charge. When they tell you about their problems, you don't say if we have time. You say we are on our way. They are all stunned because you will delay the mission for them. Make sure you do the side quests properly so the mates are happy. Insist on talking, to them after every mission and spend time trying to understand their skills. Talk to Kelly about the team see what she thinks. Talk to Joker see how he thinks the team will behave.
2. Spent a lot of time looking for resources in solar systems.
3. Hacked as many pc's and PDA's I could find for technology.
4. Focused on upgrading Armour and Powers for my team
5. Distributed their skill to take advantage of their powers. Miranda, Samara and Jack were killers when it came to biotic usage.
6. Took the team on missions depending on the type of mission : for storming bases and ships, Grunt and Garrus, for other types of missions I alternated, Miranda, Samara, Thane, Jacob and at the end Tali is a must. It is very important to have Tali loyal and to talk to her often if you want her to do everything for you. I never took Zaeed because I did not like him. He came where I had no choice.
7. To avoid Tali's death in the vent, you storm as fast as possible to open the shaft and to get to the team. You don't waste time. You make every shot count and you maximise biotic power.
8. You do the same with Samara's biotic field. You don't waste time, heck I even ran out of the field for ammo and for headshots.
9. You put team leaders that are reliable and team players. You put Jacob because he is respected and Mordin for support.
10. You put Miranda in charge only when Jacob is not available and make sure you get to her fast. From my convos with Garrus, Grunt, Thane, Miranda, Mordin, Samara, I knew they will do their best to follow orders and to get the job done.
11. At the end you take Tali and Miranda because : Tali has the drone and Miranda is injured.



This was my recipe for success. Nobody died. Zaeed hated me but I let him suffer a bit under the cement wall. He started respecting me. Jack was a total *&^ with me but I made sure to pass by every time and tell her : just do your job! Legion was not Loyal either because I did not agree with his format solution but he seemed to warm up when I allowed EDI to let him communicate with the FTL array.
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Alright. I've had three playthroughs to get about everything ME2's story has to offer, and my verdict is: Definitely not as good as Mass Effect 1. The story certainly isn't bad compared to 99.9% of other games out there, but compared to ME1, it reaaally drops the ball. There is absolutely nothing in ME2 that trumps the Illos mission. Just a marvel in all ways. Hearing about the Reaper's destruction of the Citadel from the Protheans themselves as it actually happened. Hearing about their final stand as the final few of a decimated species from Virgil.

Then ME2 comes in, dedicates all of two minutes to say "oh lol btw.... Protheans r Collectors lolololol"

Disappointing.
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