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User Info: LordTrinen

LordTrinen
8 years ago#1
Hello all. I’m making this guide to help new players figure out the best times to do certain missions. This guide will help new players get their Reputation (Paragon/Renegade) bar high enough to unlock as many Charm/Intimidate options as possible. It will also help them get the most out of their war assets to help them reach the 3,100 minimum EMS to see the best version of all endings (provided they have the Extended Cut installed).

Some important notes before I begin: After every mission make the rounds with your crew. Talk to everyone to see if they have something new to say. I recommend several points to visit the Citadel for missions and side missions but feel free to visit more frequently if you so choose, especially if you get an e-mail from someone asking you to meet with them.

Please do not post until I am finished. Happy gaming!

-Prologue: Earth

-Priority: Mars – Be reassuring with your old squadmate. When talking to the Illusive Man be sure to pick the Investigate option and the following Charm/Intimidate option.

-Priority: Citadel I – Recruit Diana Allers on the docks. Visit your friend in the hospital. You can recruit Dr. Chakwas again or convince Dr. Michel to join you. Visit Bailey and, as hard as this may sound, don’t punch the reporter…again.

-Planet Scanning – New star systems open up all the time with new planets to scan for money, war assets and fetch quest artifacts. There are other guides to help you find everything. Get what you can while avoiding the Reapers. If you can’t get everything, do the next mission on the list to reset things and come back.

-N7: Cerberus Lab – Look for the Failed Med-Gel Experiment in the room with the holographic skeleton.

-Priority: Palaven

-Priority: Eden Prime – The first DLC that lets you recruit Javik, a very interesting character. Find the three pieces of unique intel to get a stronger war asset.

-Grissom Academy: Investigation – Must be completed before Priority: Citadel II or there will be consequences. Keep an eye out for the Biotic Amp Schematics.

-Visiting the Citadel – Wander around to pick up various side missions. Check the info terminal at the Spectres office. Talk to everyone who appears on your map, especially Thane. Visit your friend in the hospital. After you talk to Liara on the Presidium move to another area, come back and talk to the asari bartender at the café. Joker and EDI are on the Presidium. Find Kelly on the refuge docks and tell her to change her name. Find Aria in Purgatory. There is a bug with the Eclipse portion of her mission so do not stop once you start it. Meet with the Spectre Jondom Bau and do not leave the Citadel until his mission is complete. Buy any mods you really want and can afford. Listen to the full conversation between the turian and asari on the docks and the two turians outside Purgatory to unlock new options at the Spectre info terminal.

-Planet Scanning

-Meet the Diplomants/Priority: Sur’kesh

-Tuchanka: Turian Platoon

-Tuchanka: Bomb – Once this is unlocked, if you complete three other missions before this one it fails. Badly. Look for the Turret Control Schematics.

-Attican Traverse: Krogan Team – Save the Queen but not the Breeder. I hope you completed Grunt’s loyalty mission in ME2… Also look for a krogan corpse with a final message to his asari wife on the Citadel.

-N7: Cerberus Attack – In the control room look for the Improved Power Grid.

-N7: Cerberus Abductions – In an open area early in the mission there are some dog tags on the ground to pick up. Someone on the Citadel needs them.

-Visiting the Citadel – Make sure you finish any and all active side missions on the Citadel before you begin the next mission. Many of them will disappear once it is over.


Please don't post until I am finished.

User Info: LordTrinen

LordTrinen
8 years ago#2
-Priority: Tuchanka

-Planet Scanning

-N7: Cerberus Fighter Base – Look for the Heating Unit Schematics.

-Priority: Citadel II – Be sure you talked to Thane before this mission becomes available. When meeting your old friend and the Council use the Paragon/Renegade Interrupt.

-Citadel II Aftermath – Lots of new people to talk to and new side missions. Listen to the two smugglers in Purgatory.

-Planet Scanning

-Mesana: Distress Signal – Look for an asari corpse with a last message to her bondmate on the Citadel. Be sure to catch the Paragon Interrupt at the end.

-Citadel: Aria T’Loak – This is the first part of the Omega DLC missions. After this Aria’s fleet will appear near the Citadel to officially start it. Note that you won’t be able to return to the Normandy until the DLC is finished so make sure you are ready.

-Priority: Perseus Veil – Meet with the quarians. Invite Tali up to your cabin after the meeting.

-Priority: Geth Dreadnought

-Planet Scanning

-Rannoch: Admiral Koris – Pick the Investigate option when talking to Xen at the beginning. Rescue the Admiral no matter what. Look for the Jamming Tower Data.

-Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons – Salvage the Reaper Code Fragment.

-N7: Fuel Reactors – Look for the Medical Treatment Plan.

-Visit the Citadel

-Priority: Rannoch – The final Charm/Intimidate option has very specific requirements to unlock. Tali and Legion must both be alive. Tali must not have been exiled. Legion’s loyalty mission must have been completed. You must have used Charm/Intimidate to stop the argument between Tali and Legion in ME2. You must have at least four bars of Reputation. Koris must be rescued. Finish Geth Fighter Squadrons.

-Planet Scanning

-Priority: Citadel III – Talk to the asari councilor. Do any side missions on the Citadel.

-Priority: Thessia – Bring Javik with you.

-N7: Communication Hub – Look for the Cerberus Ciphers.

-Priority: Horizon – For the best result make sure you have done all of the following throughout the game: Talked to Miranda on the Citadel docks. Warned her about Kai Leng after Citadel II in the Spectre office. Meet with her on the Presidium and give her access to Alliance resources.

-Citadel: Dr. Bryson – This begins a series of missions as part of the Leviathan DLC. They best fit here storywise. New star systems open up for you to scan. During the final visit to Bryson’s lab with Ann DO NOT take both Renegade Interrupts or you will lose a war asset.

-Citadel: Shore Leave – Begins the Citadel DLC. You cannot return to the Normandy until the main story of the DLC is completed. Doing this DLC now ensures everyone is available to meet on the Citadel and attend your party. Check the casino bar for unmarked appearances by Joker and Wrex. You can use the Arena to farm credits and buy as much gear or weapon upgrades you want.

-Priority: Cerberus Headquarters – The point-of-no-return.

-Priority: Earth – If you have 3,100 EMS before this mission begins and you have the Extended Cut installed you will unlock the best version of all endings. If you don’t have the EC you need at least 4,000 EMS.


Finished! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

User Info: Smackdowner1

Smackdowner1
8 years ago#3
I have a question.

Did you honestly think anyone would care, when you posted this?

Here's a better guide:

"Do side missions before advancing the main story."

The end.
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User Info: LordTrinen

LordTrinen
8 years ago#4
Smackdowner1 posted...
I have a question.

Did you honestly think anyone would care, when you posted this?


You'd be surprised.

User Info: Smackdowner1

Smackdowner1
8 years ago#5
Surprised that you thought people would care? Nah. I'm sure you thought you were doing the community a great service by posting a list of mission titles.
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User Info: LordTrinen

LordTrinen
8 years ago#6
Smackdowner1 posted...
Surprised that you thought people would care? Nah. I'm sure you thought you were doing the community a great service by posting a list of mission titles.


New players are often unsure what order to do missions in. Sometimes it doesn't matter but other times doing certain missions in a certain order maximizes rewards and story impact. This guide is to help them get the most out of the story, their war assets, etc.

I doubt a lot of people will use this and many will likely be following your train of thought. But if this helps even a handful of new players then I will be content.

User Info: Stormkid5

Stormkid5
8 years ago#7
I've likely seen thousands of crappier topics posted on this site.

Good job on the guide. Pretty helpful for new players, as it's not too heavy on spoiler content.
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User Info: roo10158

roo10158
8 years ago#8
Smackdowner1 posted...
I have a question.

Did you honestly think anyone would care, when you posted this?

Here's a better guide:

"Do side missions before advancing the main story."

The end.


come, now, don't be so negative.


I am upset, though, TC. I recently finished my ME3 Galactic Checklist (I had to make one for myself since Teryx isn't making a true-ME3 Galactic Checklist) and wanted to post it here...
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User Info: LordTrinen

LordTrinen
8 years ago#9
Stormkid5 posted...
I've likely seen thousands of crappier topics posted on this site.

Good job on the guide. Pretty helpful for new players, as it's not too heavy on spoiler content.


Thank you.

roo10158 posted...
I am upset, though, TC. I recently finished my ME3 Galactic Checklist (I had to make one for myself since Teryx isn't making a true-ME3 Galactic Checklist) and wanted to post it here...


Sorry I beat you to the punch.

User Info: ZacTB

ZacTB
8 years ago#10
Thanks TC, gonna use this for my series replay (trying to do every single mission I can in all three games).
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