Jump to content

Photo

The Worst Possible Playthrough Import Guide for ME3


  • Please log in to reply
1152 replies to this topic

#1
Ecael

Ecael
  • Members
  • 5,634 posts

Trying to make Shepard the loneliest and most despised Commander in the galaxy to import for ME3, I killed 11 of 13 possible squadmates, with all dying after the Omega-4 relay (except Samara). Now the only remaining people on the Normandy SR-2 are a crippled pilot, an Asian thief, and an Asari succubus.

I had Kasumi and Morinth survive specifically because they are the least likely to show up for Mass Effect 3. Kasumi costs $7 to recruit (technically speaking) and Morinth is... well, Morinth.

All 12 loyalty missions completed. Normal recruitment mission order.

-----------------
Final Squadmates: Kasumi and Morinth
-----------------

Loyals: Jack, Jacob, Grunt, Garrus, Mordin, Legion, Thane, Kasumi, Morinth
Non-loyals: Miranda, Tali, Zaeed (avoid until later)
Normandy Upgrades: None
Chakwas & Crew: DEAD

Before the Omega-4 Relay
----Leave these quests for after the final mission:
----Zaeed Recruitment (*avoid him like the plague*)
----Zaeed Loyalty
-Side with Jack during the Miranda/Jack fight
-Hand over the evidence and traumatize Tali for her loyalty mission
-Bring Kasumi and Tali to fight the Oculus (so Legion dies)
-After the final mission, recruit Zaeed and kill him during his loyalty mission

Assignments
Vents - Jacob (dies)
Fire Team Leader - Any
Biotic - Miranda (bring Garrus and Tali, make sure Garrus dies)
Second Fire Team Leader - Grunt (dies)
Final boss squadmates - Miranda and Tali (both die)
Distraction Team - Morinth, Kasumi, Mordin (Mordin dies)

Deaths, before landing
Samara - Betrayed for Morinth, decapitated
Jack - No Armor Upgrade, laser'd
Legion - No Shield Upgrade, incinerated
Thane - No Weapon upgrade, impaled

Deaths, after landing
Jacob - Died by rocket to face
Garrus - Died by seeker swarm
Grunt - Died while closing second door
Mordin - Died holding the line, preferred to get job done and go home
Tali - Died at final boss
Miranda - Died at final boss
Zaeed - Died in a fire

-----------------
Final Squadmates: Kasumi and Morinth
-----------------

Making the stupid or Renegade choices in Mass Effect 2
-Killed as many NPCs as possible (Kal'Reegar, Sick Krogan, Jorim Talid, Sidonis, Maelon, Ronald Taylor, Forvan, etc.)
-Sent Veetor to Cerberus
-Let the Batarians kill Daniel (Mordin's assistant) so that the Blue Suns could take over the quarantine zone
-Let Dr. Archer keep David and the Overlord Project
-Destroyed the genophage cure (could have left Maelon to complete it, that would have been worse)
-Destroyed the heretic geth (could have killed Legion and left the heretics to infect everyone)
-Cerberus has the Collector base, as well as data from N7: Lost Operative
-Started a romance with Liara in ME1, gave her the wrong Observer target
-Started a romance with Jack in ME2, had her die by laser beam
-Refused to reinstate Spectre status
-Shot Conrad Verner in the foot, had Asari Merchant arrested (using Paragon option)
   -Then guilt tripped Conrad Verner by blaming him for it (using Intimidate option)
-Traumatized Tali and caused chaos in the Migrant Fleet by using the evidence, with her father declared a traitor
   -Also suggested that they go to war anyway
-Destroyed Kasumi's greybox
-Told Captain Bailey to put Kolyat in jail
-Intentionally gave the undercover reporter, Moirall, the wrong password
-Told Patriarch in Omega to die like a real Krogan, and he does
-Punched Khalisah bint Sinan Al-Jilani... again

Mass Effect 1 choices
-All killable NPCs dead (Helena Blake, Fist, Shiala, Major Kyle, Gianna, Captain Kirrahe, etc.)
-Feros colony and Noveria Peak 15 wiped out entirely
-Rachni dead
-Wrex dead
-Original Council dead, Udina for Councilor
-Started a romance with Ashley and left her to die on Virmire
-Denied Tali data for pilgrimage
-Killed Dr. Saleon without Garrus' help
-Refused to help Emily Wong
-Sacrificed workers on Asteroid X57 to kill Balak
-Punched Khalisah bint Sinan Al-Jilani

Other stuff:

Playthrough - Shepard dies:
http://social.biowar...5725/24#2405915

Playthrough - Kill all new ME2 characters:
http://social.biowar...5725/27#2643363

Playthrough - Kill everyone except Cerberus (pro-Cerberus):
http://social.biowar...5725/28#2719340

Playthrough - Kill all Cerberus personnel and biotics:
http://social.biowar...5725/28#2669230

Playthrough - Kill all except Garrus, Tali and Legion:
http://social.biowar...5725/31#2793069


Edited by Ecael, 14 May 2014 - 01:08 PM.


#2
Arcadionn

Arcadionn
  • Members
  • 378 posts
wow... I would not have stomached to go through that, kudos for the effort alone.

#3
DrinkableChris

DrinkableChris
  • Members
  • 24 posts
It's like you are working extra hard to doom yourself in ME3. It's going to be just you in the Normandy versus the Reaper swarm. Good times.

#4
MICHELLE7

MICHELLE7
  • Members
  • 2,763 posts
Nice job...So far I've only gotten mine down to 4 squad mates and Joker surviving.

#5
xmatt9736

xmatt9736
  • Members
  • 51 posts
LMAO that's funny

#6
Invalidcode

Invalidcode
  • Members
  • 646 posts
Good effort!



Looking forward to your ME3 report.

#7
InHarmsWay

InHarmsWay
  • Members
  • 1,080 posts
You- You monster!

:lol:

Edited by InHarmsWay, 12 February 2010 - 08:03 PM.


#8
MrVincent

MrVincent
  • Members
  • 448 posts
How did Shepard survive if both his squaddies died on the boss?

#9
ComTrav

ComTrav
  • Members
  • 2,459 posts
That is awesome.

#10
Grayth

Grayth
  • Members
  • 8 posts
Wow...you are a true sadist.

#11
Rogue-Element

Rogue-Element
  • Members
  • 429 posts
Haha that's actually kinda cool, you should upload your save to masseffectsaves.com. Would be fun to toy around with when ME3 is released.

#12
Barquiel

Barquiel
  • Members
  • 4,934 posts
Well, Morinth could seduce the reaper boss in ME3...

#13
Chineseguy

Chineseguy
  • Members
  • 13 posts
Is it possible to end the game with only 1 squad member left?

#14
Brijenieve

Brijenieve
  • Members
  • 891 posts
Hahaha! ME3 loads and the first scene is just Reapers, culling the entire Galaxy, followed by a huge EPIC FAIL page - and roll credits.

#15
Ecael

Ecael
  • Members
  • 5,634 posts

MrVincent wrote...

How did Shepard survive if both his squaddies died on the boss?

If one member is loyal and survives holding the door, another non-loyal automatically survives. They're already on the ship to help you up.

In my case, it was Thane that magically appeared at the airlock next to Joker to help Shepard up.

#16
Riot Inducer

Riot Inducer
  • Members
  • 2,228 posts
damn...there must've been a ton of coffins in the cargo bay during the last scene. I feel really bad for your shepard come ME3

#17
OH-UP-THIS!

OH-UP-THIS!
  • Members
  • 2,365 posts
You and EDI woohoo FTW

#18
MrVincent

MrVincent
  • Members
  • 448 posts

Ecael wrote...

MrVincent wrote...

How did Shepard survive if both his squaddies died on the boss?

If one member is loyal and survives holding the door, another non-loyal automatically survives. They're already on the ship to help you up.

In my case, it was Thane that magically appeared at the airlock next to Joker to help Shepard up.


Ahh I see...I've always had at least one sqaud memeber survive with me, never experienced that.

#19
Ecael

Ecael
  • Members
  • 5,634 posts

Chineseguy wrote...

Is it possible to end the game with only 1 squad member left?

Nope. If one squad member survives, another one automatically will.

Technically speaking, Mordin can survive fending off all the Collectors at the door by himself if you set it up correctly.

#20
Nozybidaj

Nozybidaj
  • Members
  • 3,486 posts

Ecael wrote...


Final Survivors: Shepard, Joker, Dr. Chakwas, Thane, Morinth


That's awesome.  I want to try the same with Tali/Garrus.

#21
Neo Hex Omega

Neo Hex Omega
  • Members
  • 168 posts
Damn, your version of Shepard makes Saren seem benign.



Hope that effort pays off in Mass Effect 3.

#22
Occams Razor 17

Occams Razor 17
  • Members
  • 214 posts
That...is really depressing. I'm impressed that you managed to go through with that.

#23
Mox Ruuga

Mox Ruuga
  • Members
  • 1,825 posts
This. Is. Awesome!

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

I have to make a playthrough like this myself, now...

Will certainly make ME3 a whole different experience from the super Paragon "No one left behind" run...

#24
Zero9999

Zero9999
  • Members
  • 76 posts
Amazing, you're a stronger person than I..

#25
Chineseguy

Chineseguy
  • Members
  • 13 posts

Ecael wrote...

Chineseguy wrote...

Is it possible to end the game with only 1 squad member left?

Nope. If one squad member survives, another one automatically will.

Technically speaking, Mordin can survive fending off all the Collectors at the door by himself if you set it up correctly.


What if the squad member you send back to the ship is loyal and everyone else is not?