The reapers have returned from dark space. With Earth under attack and the mass relays in a state of chaos from refugees and the councils fleet engaging reaper forces the galaxy is a mess. The outcome is unknown, the warfare is devastating. The galaxy will never be the same.

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Hey everyone just a brief news update and fun poll.

Posted by Reaper_Armada on May 20th, 2012

A lot of people have been asking for a poll to ask the public what their favourite faction is, well this is your chance to state your factions dominance against the others.

State your most desired and beloved faction and give a reason as to why YOU think it's better than the others.

Reapers

Cerberus

Council


Update: For the Reapers it has been decided that the Sovereign class capital Reaper will have its arms semi-open. As stated before it is a very hard and long process to make movable parts for models in Sins of a Solar Empire and so as a compromise, the Sovereign class Reapers will have their arms semi-open.

Stay tuned for more info, pics and vids coming up in the future.

Turian Councilor: [the council refuse to believe Shepard, despite the truth of his past claims] I believe there is a saying amongst you humans: "even a broken clock is correct two times a day."
Commander Shepard: Here's another saying: *go to hell!*

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Zig92
Zig92 May 21 2012, 7:55am says:

Council, All the Races working together, filling in the strengths and weakness of each other

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Bladelord
Bladelord May 21 2012, 8:07am says:

Council...why Normandy SR2

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]BlackPhoenix[
]BlackPhoenix[ May 21 2012, 9:24am says:

Whatever side has me.

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KaptenHaddock
KaptenHaddock May 21 2012, 10:05am says:

As I've stated previously; Council, but only because of the Systems Alliance's inclusion in that faction. The design of their ships catches my eye :)

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liberty_wings
liberty_wings May 21 2012, 10:28am says:

Alliance,because they have the Normandy and Normandy's crew is badass (expecially Thane)

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nooobie117
nooobie117 May 21 2012, 10:38am says:

Cerberus FTW!!!

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Spudman619
Spudman619 May 21 2012, 11:05am says:

Council: I like the diversity of races that the Council has. Also, they're sort of like the League of Nations that was around after World War One, they have good intentions but take a long time to decide what to do.

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raul123alin
raul123alin May 21 2012, 11:16am says:

council. awesome ships (my opinion),and they always find a way to get themselves out of trouble.

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Gear54
Gear54 May 21 2012, 11:47am says:

Cerberus (mainly because I think their ships are badass).

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Hentheden
Hentheden May 21 2012, 12:02pm says:

Council. Because once they get their act together and actually deploy, they can pwn anything. Even the Reapers. With massive ships like the Destiny Ascension to tiny high-powered frigates like the Normandy (and Normandy SR2) they use every tactic because of the diversity that the different races bring. And of course because Turians are amazing generals.....

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IceBlade09
IceBlade09 May 21 2012, 2:16pm says:

Is it okay to say all? ... I intend to play all the factions thoroughly so, not going to pick sides here.

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Roboute-Guilliman
Roboute-Guilliman May 21 2012, 2:25pm says:

Reapers

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grunt563
grunt563 May 21 2012, 3:21pm says:

Reapers, mainly because the invasion of earth at the begining of ME3 was freakin amazing

And lasers, who doesn't like lasers?

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kdx
kdx May 21 2012, 4:36pm says:

Council because they have humans and turians who both feature in space battle scenes in ME3 which is just awsome.

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tigerace1945
tigerace1945 May 21 2012, 7:57pm says:

Reapers

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Reaper_Armada Author
Reaper_Armada May 22 2012, 6:27am says:

Wow, did not expect such a massive response from the community. Everyone who said Reapers are correct, everyone else is wrong. Just kidding. All good answers and I hope to be playing against and with all of you. Keep it up.

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Wolf186
Wolf186 May 22 2012, 11:41am says:

From a moral standpoint, the Council, but I do prefer Cerberus. Great ships, amazing view pint, and their just badass!

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Azaren
Azaren May 22 2012, 12:39pm says:

I vote for cerberus! Humanity first!
Cerberus have the best ships, classy and comfortable but so powerful

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Shockmatter
Shockmatter May 22 2012, 10:05pm says:

Why, Cerberus of course. Who else can avoid detection by hiding behind a star like a boss? I'll tell you who, The Illusive Man!

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GamesBond97
GamesBond97 May 23 2012, 4:47pm says:

I think the Alliance fleet because they're the good guys and what they lack in firepower compared to the Reapers they make up for (a little at least) in numbers and in general they're just awesome! They've managed to hold together as a team against all odds. They deserve the best.

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Shockmatter
Shockmatter May 23 2012, 11:14pm says:

I'll step on a kitten every time I see a comment that supports anything else but Cerberus.

Think of the kittens...

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Reaper_Armada Author
Reaper_Armada May 24 2012, 3:33am replied:

Have you killed the 30+ kittens yet?

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willyTHERAVEGER
willyTHERAVEGER May 24 2012, 11:29am replied:

yeah. i want to know too

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Shockmatter
Shockmatter May 24 2012, 10:58pm replied:

As of now they're locked in a cage in my dungeon of a basement. With every post that says anything else but Cerberus, I take one out, put some cat food in front of it as to lure it's defenses, put on my cleats, and...stomp!

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willyTHERAVEGER
willyTHERAVEGER May 27 2012, 10:02pm replied:

nice man! ^^

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*MaGoo*
*MaGoo* May 24 2012, 3:09am says:

The Council. Cuz I figure trillions of beings with thousands of ships threatened with extinction is a Damn serious force to be reckoned with. And common, the reapers can only do this "purge" for so long before they start making serious underestimates and mistakes.

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willyTHERAVEGER
willyTHERAVEGER May 24 2012, 11:28am says:

TURIANS!!!!.. i wish they had a seperate race for turians... OH MY GOD I FORGOT ABOUT QUARIANS!!!!! QUARIANS!! deffinetly quarians!

(I Vote the Counsil...)

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UnendingFailure
UnendingFailure May 25 2012, 11:12pm says:

I would have to say Council. I (and I would presume everyone else seeing this) spent a bloody long time piecing together that grand alliance, so it would be nice to see it in action, especially given its lack o facetime ingame.

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arthurb12
arthurb12 May 26 2012, 8:21am says:

alliance just cuz the normandy and other ships that look awesome!!!!!

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TheArkatect
TheArkatect May 26 2012, 3:42pm says:

The reapers...because "We are the vangaurd of your destruction"

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Joccaren
Joccaren May 27 2012, 9:19am replied:

*I am the Vanguard of your Destruction.

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TheArkatect
TheArkatect May 27 2012, 3:17pm replied:

Does not matter, still the destruction :D

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AdamMc66
AdamMc66 May 26 2012, 4:38pm says:

The council because they have Shepard and that means that they are the best.

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Joccaren
Joccaren May 27 2012, 9:17am says:

Ok, I'm going to ask: For the combat in this, are you going to keep it true to ME combat, or SOASE combat more?

In ME, there is varying ranges at which fights occur. Large Dreadnought weapons fire over long ranges and deal large damage, whilst the smaller ships engage at closer ranges.
If this idea was followed, Reaper Capital Ships and Titans would have a large range bonus over that of any other ship in game. The Destiny Ascension would likely be the next longest range, with the other Titans coming in after than. Combat Capital ships would then have slightly shorter ranges than the Titans, whilst Cruisers and non-combat Capitals would have a fair difference in range between them and the other ships. Frigates would probably be 3/4 of engagement range of Cruisers, and fighters would have a tiny range.

The Sins method is to have all ships have the same range, except LRMs, resulting in what is basically two lines of ships firing on each other. Capitals have the same range as Cruisers, same as Frigates, and dependent on the Weapon generally same as Titans. Strike Craft move, so its harder to tell their range, but the battles all occur in a relatively small space.

Personally I'd prefer for the ME style. Keeps true to ME more, and makes the fights a bit more interesting than just lines of ships [Though you guys are putting in Dynamic Combat, which will make things a bit better] firing on each other. The AI would probably have some issues due to that, however, and it likely wouldn't play quite the same as Sins.
So, thought I'd ask.

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RaGod
RaGod May 27 2012, 11:07am replied:

The dreadnoughts didnt really fight at range in many of the cut scenes from Mass Effect.

Youtube.com

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Joccaren
Joccaren May 28 2012, 2:48am replied:

The cutscenes are made to look cool, not to follow Mass Effect Lore. Read the Codex entry for Space Combat: General Tactics in Mass Effect 1.
Masseffect.wikia.com

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Reaper_Armada Author
Reaper_Armada May 28 2012, 4:47am replied:

Haha, funny you should ask as I was looking at all the details of Mass Effect space combat recentely. So this is how its gonna work:

Frigates: These, well at least most of them will have the dynamic combat abilities shared with interceptors and fighters. They will zip about the battlefield fending of squandrons and attacking the bigger ships up close and personal. They are also very useful for screening your fleet.

Cruisers: They will be the infantry of your fleets. They can protect your flanks and usually fire in a nice orderly line as they close upon the enemy (you will have to order the movement of them to use the broadside guns). They are useful for absorbing damage and dishing it out. Bassically your stock standard troops with a few variations amongst each class.

Dreadnoughts: These are your biggest and baddest ships. They can fire the furthest with their main cannon and deal the most damage with it. As they close to the enemy as well, they can unleash broad side batteries which will most likely scare of the opposition (unless they are Reapers). They will be the flagships of your fleets and should be protected as well as utilised to best efficiency.

Fighters and Interceptors: These will come from mostely your carriers. The carriers are big but are not very handy in a fight. Keep them back from the action and let their interceptors and fighters engage the enemies interceptors and fighter as well as other larger ships.

I hope this has answered your massive question. If you want to ask any more, feel free to ask, perferably on the main page.

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Joccaren
Joccaren May 28 2012, 5:43am replied:

Sounds good. Thanks for letting us know :)

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RaGod
RaGod May 27 2012, 11:03am says:

I would have to say...Reapers, with Cerberus a very close second

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Agent_John
Agent_John May 27 2012, 4:58pm says:

CERBERUS WILL WIN THIS! GO CERBERUS!

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Reaper_Armada Author
Reaper_Armada May 28 2012, 4:39am replied:

How dare you! Your a Reaper, not a Cerberus agent! Blasphemy. Burn the pagan!

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Agent_John
Agent_John May 29 2012, 1:56pm replied:

xD

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DarkSajuuk
DarkSajuuk Jun 1 2012, 11:27pm says:

Reapers: Just because they can destroy just about anyting and the fact that it takes pretty much a entire fleet to destroy just one of them.

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jaffacakeN7
jaffacakeN7 Jun 3 2012, 5:58pm says:

Reapers - *SPOILER ALERT* it took the entire galaxy to even stand a chance against them, and they still needed the crucible to have a chance of taking them out P.S **** the "god child"

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tokmak333
tokmak333 Jun 5 2012, 3:35pm says:

reapers I like deadly beam gun

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Otters34
Otters34 Jun 9 2012, 8:11pm says:

I think the Council races are the 'best', as in I like their wide variety of peoples, religions, goals and abilities. That plus they are astoundingly kind to new members, even humans who pretty much the moment they join start whining about how they ought to be making decisions on a galactic scale. They have a vast array of ship types that each have a dedicated task that together makes for a powerful force, not in the service of any one leader or a speciest ideology like Cerberus, or for obliterating and harvesting all organic life in the galaxy like the Reapers, but for the uplifting and strengthening of all to build a better universe.

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Reaper_Armada Author
Reaper_Armada Jun 9 2012, 10:47pm replied:

I think we have an Asari here! Banshee her down.

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Joccaren
Joccaren Jun 10 2012, 8:21am replied:

Only if she's an Ardart Yakshi [Or however you're meant to spell it :P]

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Lunantishess
Lunantishess Jun 16 2012, 5:29pm says:

Council.

While I rarely show my opinion about anything here are my two punt. The council could win but only if the they employed the Parthian shot and kept falling back. War against the Reapers is winnable but it requires three things, 1. Every victory the Reapers gain, ensure that it is a Pyrrhic victory for them, if it is is defense of a world, scour all life from it as you retreat so you insure that they have no additional units to collect.2. If out numbered and about to lose, charge the Reaper and foil you drive core to maximum mass, I don't care what else the codex says, any cruiser sized or above object that can get close enough to a Reaper will hurt it if it can get there with four others. 3. Make them pay for ever inch of space they take from you in blood, for every world they take make them lose a hundred ships to do it.

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hakn
hakn Jun 30 2012, 10:59am says:

council because multi-cultural plus dey gots a Crucible thats kill all reapers in one shot i mean come on one shot all dead

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