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Hey guise

I'm downloading ME1 at the moment and i want to know whether my ME1 Shep. will be identical in ME2 if i import the save file.

First i played ME2 but i hated it because almost all Renegade/Paragon options were locked for me because my Shep. was too powerless. Even though i did lots of quests, missions before main quest i still could not gain enough Renegade/Paragon points to unlock special options in conversations.

So if i play ME1, save Renegade/Paragon points there then would my Renegade/Paragon points will be directly imported to ME2?
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Well, there are many things that impact your Shepard in ME2 when you import a ME1 save.

Paragon and Renegade points do, but you only get to keep a small part of them, iirc as long as you got half the bar up in ME1, you would start with 190pts in ME2.
Another thing you should try to get is over 1mil credits and lvl 60, that way you start with a lot of extra resources in ME2 (but lvl 60 requires you to go through ME1 twice)

You can find a list of what influences ME2 from a ME1 save right here.
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So anything i should know before i play? Any quest that will result with the death of my fellow crewmates? And ways to save them?
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There are two quests involving crew members, one where there's a chance they could die unless you can talk down the altercation, and another where you have to make a choice on who to save and who to sacrifice. That's all the detail I'll go into.

Edit: Both quests will affect ME2 in small ways, although one will do that moreso than another.
 
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So anything i should know before i play? Any quest that will result with the death of my fellow crewmates? And ways to save them?
Honestly, that's a big part of the immersion factor of ME. Unlike most games, your actions and decisions actually have consequences. It just becomes another linear ride-along if you just follow a walkthrough path.
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OK i finished ME1. But my Shep is only lvl40. is there any way to continue after beating main campaign. i wanna do side quests and all.
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You'll be okay without having to level anymore. If you've done all the side quests there isn't really anything left to do unless you want to play through the whole first game again on that character!

Have you finished every quest in your log? A lot of the side quests you just pick up while being places like on the citadel, or on the normandy deck.
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You'll be okay without having to level anymore. If you've done all the side quests there isn't really anything left to do unless you want to play through the whole first game again on that character!

Have you finished every quest in your log? A lot of the side quests you just pick up while being places like on the citadel, or on the normandy deck.
I've done all of them except for tag collecting (i hate collecting items). There were side quests related to Alliance Military, destroying Cerberus and small things here and there.

One of the reasons i've low XP is that i couldn't access all containers because of low decryption skill.

With a lvl40 Shep. how much bonus do you think i'll get in ME2 ?
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i played through the game 3 times. first time was paragon just having a good time learning the game. second time was renegade to see the other side of the story and then the third time i went back in as paragon but did all the quest i could and tried to get as much money as i could.

i ended up with the rich achievement and was lvl 60. it gave me a slight boost in ME2 plus it was just cool to see all the stuff. another option is to go to www.masseffectsaves.com and download different ME1 save games to plug in for different ME2 story lines.
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