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An illustrated guide, with EXACT locations, to every system, war asset, and Citadel fetch quest

Scanning planet systems through the Galaxy Map on board the Normandy allows you to discover additional war assets, artifacts and intel, however scanning too many times in one system attracts the attention of the Reapers who will appear and chase you off the map.... read more

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Postby general-gaming » 08 Mar 2012, 18:35

bioware should had split the scanning as dlc instead of the important crew member. hell scanning is so much fun it could be a totally separate game and still sell at $60. maybe for $60, bioware could add in new scanning features and scanning multiplayer. :roll:
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Postby Lt Fatman » 08 Mar 2012, 20:26

Wow, that's a big guide, nice work! :)
Put a couple of hours into this game so far, fantastic stuff.
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Postby 1982alex » 08 Mar 2012, 22:07

cool!!!
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Postby veato » 08 Mar 2012, 22:55

When I played ME2 I didn't follow a guide for the perfect ending and just played as I wanted. I think that's the best way tbh. That why it's my game.
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Postby The_KFD_Case » 08 Mar 2012, 23:44

veato wrote:When I played ME2 I didn't follow a guide for the perfect ending and just played as I wanted. I think that's the best way tbh. That why it's my game.


I concur. Personally I had no trouble keeping everyone alive as the best choices for the various roles in the "End Game" mission in ME2 were obvious in terms of logic in relation to which team members specialized in what skills. Also, given my penchant for trying to plan for the worst (that way you are often pleasantly surprised and rarely caught completely off guard even when the worst happens though it does happen that sometimes the worst is worse than what one imagined,) it was common sense to upgrade everything well in advance to charging brazenly in to unknown territory against a clearly advanced and dangerous opponent.
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Re: Mass Effect 3 complete scanning guide - and how to get t

Postby gamerthanh » 09 Mar 2012, 04:16

Thanks for the guide. :D
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Postby appyday » 09 Mar 2012, 09:33

The_KFD_Case wrote:
veato wrote:When I played ME2 I didn't follow a guide for the perfect ending and just played as I wanted. I think that's the best way tbh. That why it's my game.


I concur. Personally I had no trouble keeping everyone alive as the best choices for the various roles in the "End Game" mission in ME2 were obvious in terms of logic in relation to which team members specialized in what skills. Also, given my penchant for trying to plan for the worst (that way you are often pleasantly surprised and rarely caught completely off guard even when the worst happens though it does happen that sometimes the worst is worse than what one imagined,) it was common sense to upgrade everything well in advance to charging brazenly in to unknown territory against a clearly advanced and dangerous opponent.


Both of these posts are bang on!
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Postby veato » 09 Mar 2012, 10:32

Only I didn't keep everyone alive :oops:
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Postby humanhand » 09 Mar 2012, 14:33

Thanks, may not use it, but it's nice to know it's there! I just pop back in the area really quickly and let the Reapers chase me again, and repeat process until I've found everything. No need to go do a mission to reset the area.
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Postby wishface » 10 Mar 2012, 08:53

Oh f**k me no, they didn't put scanning into this game as well?
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Postby puscifer91 » 11 Mar 2012, 01:11

whole series was destroyed in last 15 minutes... terrible ending(s) for such epic game...good work bioware...
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Postby budge » 11 Mar 2012, 13:29

wishface wrote:Oh f**k me no, they didn't put scanning into this game as well?


They did but it's a lot easier now (dumbed down?) and in all honestly i prefer the scanning in ME2 because at least you could actually land on planets when you found a side mission. It's a great game and all (18 hours in) but a lot of the streamlining bugs me.
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Postby photoboy » 11 Mar 2012, 14:18

puscifer91 wrote:whole series was destroyed in last 15 minutes... terrible ending(s) for such epic game...good work bioware...


Exactly. This article is about getting "the best possible ending", except there are no best endings, they're all shite!
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Postby Subject J80 » 11 Mar 2012, 22:42

Great guide. Will use this on my second play-through,
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Postby MrPirtniw » 12 Mar 2012, 01:08

photoboy wrote:
puscifer91 wrote:whole series was destroyed in last 15 minutes... terrible ending(s) for such epic game...good work bioware...


Exactly. This article is about getting "the best possible ending", except there are no best endings, they're all shite!


I agree- just finished it and now I'm just wondering wtf just happened. I've bough the collectors editions of mass effect, bought all the DLC, art books and 2 of the books, invested hundreds of hours into the game and although I've enjoyed playing the series I was totally hooked on the story... And then they end it with... That?

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