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Mass Effect 2: How everyone survives the suicide mission



Mass Effect 2: How everyone survives the suicide mission

We explain to you which decisions you have to make in the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition in order to save your whole team and the trophy “Nobody is left behind!” to secure.

As the final mission of Mass Effect 2, the suicide mission sends Shepard and his or her crew into the fight against the collectors. The team’s chances are slim and depending on your choices some of them may even die. But how you bring both the Normandy crew and your comrades home safely, we explain to you in this guide.

Whether all characters survive the suicide mission depends to a large extent on the decisions you make during the course of the mission and how well you have prepared yourself in advance.

Preparations for the suicide mission:

Get all the upgrades for the Normandy

Before you fly through the Omega-4 portal, you should definitely get the ship upgrades and install them. You unlock them by talking to team members after certain loyalty missions:

  • Thanix particle gun: is enabled by Garrus Loyalty Mission
  • Heavy Ship Armor: Unlocked through Jacob’s Loyalty Mission
  • Multi-Core Shield: Unlocked through Tali’s Loyalty Mission

The upgrades are not cheap. The Thanix particle cannon costs 15,000 platinum, the heavy ship armor and the multi-core shield each cost 15,000 palladium. At the time of the mission, these prizes shouldn’t be a big problem if you’ve gathered some resources.

Complete the loyalty missions for all team members

The loyalty missions are no guarantee for the survival of your team, but they are a very important factor. Companions who are not loyal are very likely to die during the suicide mission. To unlock the loyalty missions, you just have to talk to your crew from time to time between the missions until they give you a personal assignment.

Be sure to complete these loyalty missions before starting the Reaper FFS mission. The only exception here is Legion, which you only get after the Reaper FFS. Talk to him as soon as you are back on the Normandy in order to receive his assignment as well.

What’s new with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition? The conditions for the survival of your crew members have basically not changed, however, in the Legendary Edition, adjustments have been made to the Paragon / Renegade system of Mass Effect 2 .

This should make it easier for you to maintain the loyalty of all crew members. Especially the argument between Miranda and Jack (which ends up in you losing the loyalty of either of them if your Paragon / Renegade score is not very high) was notorious for being extremely difficult to resolve. Despite the adjustments, it is advisable to do the loyalty mission from Miranda or Jack as late as possible in order to collect enough morale points.

In this way you ensure the survival of the rest of the crew
The fate of the kidnapped crew of the Normandy will also be decided by your actions. If you want to save the entire crew, you have to hurry. After returning from the Reaper FFS mission, you will only be allowed to complete one single mission: Legion’s Loyalty Mission.

Each further mission ensures that you will only find part of your crew dead. If you complete more than four orders, only your doctor will survive.

Decisions made during the suicide mission

As soon as you fly through the Omega 4 portal and start the suicide mission, you as Shephard have to decide how you use your team at different points. If you choose the wrong or disloyal team member, they will most likely die. Here are all the decisions and the best choices at a glance:

  • Technicians in the ventilation shaft: Tali, Legion, Kasumi
  • Second team leader: Garrus, Miranda, Jacob
  • Biotics specialist for the barrier: Samara (or alternatively Morinth), Jack
  • Second team leader (again): Garrus, Miranda, Jacob
  • Escort surviving crew: does not matter (character is not available for the rest of the mission)

Group of defenders

Right before the final fight, you have to make another decision – which team members to take with you to the final fight and which to stay behind to have your back. The survival of the team that remains behind is decided by a hidden point system. Every character has a defense value, if he is not loyal, this value decreases. For everyone to survive, the average of all values ​​must be high enough.

Garrus, Grunt, and Zaeed have the best stats here, so at least one of them should be on the defending team. Mordin, Tali, Jack, and Kasumi have the lowest values ​​(all other team members are in between), so it makes sense to send one of them back to the ship with the survivors and take at least one more character into the final battle.


Lst Ark: Servers are shutting down today to allow more fans to play



Lost Ark: Tier 1 Island Route

On February 11th the new MMORPG Lost Ark was released in its Free2Play version for all people who just want to try it. That’s a lot though, which is why the game is still struggling with server issues. That should change now.

Update 8:05 a.m.: The servers are now down.

When will the servers shut down? As announced by Amazon via the Lost Ark official website, the servers will go offline this morning, that is, on February 13, at 8 a.m. GMT.

The downtime affects all European servers equally and you will not be able to log into the game in the meantime.

How long will they stay offline? The maintenance work is planned for about 3 hours. So if all goes well, you’ll be able to return to the world of Arkesia at 11 a.m.

We’ll keep you up to date in the live ticker when the servers return and if there will be any delays again.

Lost Ark’s last scheduled server maintenance was scheduled for 4 hours, but ended up lasting over 10 hours, leading to some negative reviews on Steam.

Why are the servers going down? Since Lost Ark was released, the new MMORPG has been struggling with long queues and server problems. At the prime time on February 12, more than 1.3 million people played the action game at the same time.

This also meant that some servers had to be completely closed to new players. Especially the server Asta, on which many German players gather, is affected by long queues.

Sometimes the fans have to wait up to 6 hours just to log in. Incidentally, this only works if you already have a character on the Asta server. New players were completely denied access until the evening hours of February 12th.

To address this situation, Amazon is working with Smilegate to increase server capacity. At this point, however, they are not telling us exactly how this is supposed to work.

Are the queues gone then? No, probably not. In the blog post, the publishers emphasize that they only want to create the basic framework for further updates and more server capacities during the downtime.

We, therefore, do not assume that you will be able to continue gambling directly at 11 a.m. without queues, even if that would be desirable.

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Lost Ark: An exact time when the servers will go online



Lost Ark: Tier 2 Island Route

Today at 6 p.m. the Lost Ark servers should (re)open to all players after the scheduled maintenance. But nothing will come of the official Lost Ark Launch! The launch is delayed due to “deployment issues”.

An exact time when the servers will go online again has not yet been announced. “We hope that this problem will be fixed in a few hours,” the announcement simply says.

We’ll keep you posted on updates here!

Unfortunately, the launch has been delayed due to deployment issues. We hope this will be fixed in a few hours.

Your patience is appreciated and we will update you soon.

Restart Lost Ark Client

We have received important information from the Community Team. Waiting in the server screen doesn’t seem to help. The server list does not appear there automatically. So a reboot is required.

Waiting at the server screen won’t help, as it will require a fresh launch of the client as far as I’m aware.

You can read our guide for Lost Ark here.

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New pioneer package with server change in Lost Ark



Lost Ark guide: List of runes and their effects

Lost Ark has been better received than many thought. Even Amazon did not expect this rush. And so there were long queues on some servers, as was the case with New World. Since a real server change is not possible, many players simply created a new character on a new server. However, some of these players have already redeemed their pioneer package on the first server and thus used it up unnecessarily.

As Amazon has now announced, we will get an additional set of exclusive items on the new server. These items are bound to the character and thus cannot be traded. They can soon be redeemed on every new server.

During the Head Start period for Lost Ark, a massive number of heroes arrived in Arkesia. While we are thrilled to have so many players joining us, we also recognize that this has brought about large queues on our more popular servers, leading to a less than ideal experience for these players.

In an effort to improve the player experience for those who have faced queues, we will be taking several steps to put preventative measures in place ahead of our full launch tomorrow morning, in addition to addressing some of the outstanding issues surrounding Founder’s Pack claims.

Founder’s Pack Redemptions

Players have let us know one of the reasons they are reluctant to switch to lower population servers is because many of them have already redeemed their Founder’s Packs on another server. To help combat this and make exploring new servers a more reasonable choice, we will be granting ALL Founder’s Pack purchasers that redeem their pack by 12 PM PT (8 PM UTC) on Monday, February 14th with an extra set of the exclusive items from the Founder’s Pack they redeemed (e.g., the Founder’s Exclusive Pet and Founder’s Title from the Bronze pack; see full list below) as well as some additional Royal Crystals for Silver, Gold, and Platinum Pack purchasers. These items will not be tradeable, and will be delivered to a player’s Product Inventory so they can be claimed on a new server. Your original Founder’s Pack will not be affected by this, and will remain on the initial server where you redeemed it (or in your Product Inventory, if you have not yet redeemed it).

We are currently working to get these item grants ready to go, and will update players when they are ready to claim — these will be claimable on any new server you choose, so in the meantime we encourage you to find a perfect server to call home.

Bronze Pack
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)

Silver Pack
150 Royal Crystals
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)

Gold Pack
500 Royal Crystals
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)
Northern Lawmaker Skin (Untradeable)

Platinum Pack
1,000 Royal Crystals
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)
Northern Lawmaker Skin (Untradeable)
Founder’s Platinum Skin (Untradeable)
Founder’s Exclusive Mount (Untradeable)
Platinum Welcome Crate (Untradeable)

Founder’s Exclusive Wallpaper*
Founder’s Exclusive Structure
Legendary Rapport Gift Selection Chest
Launch Limited Card Pack
*If the Founder’s Title or Founder’s Exclusive Wallpaper are used on the same Roster where a pack has already been redeemed, you will not be able to use these items.

Please note that this is a one-time grant, and we do not have plans to continue to make additional grants of items available to players in the future. For example, there will be Starter Packs available for purchase at full launch tomorrow (more details to come), and we highly recommend only redeeming them once you settle into your permanent home server.

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