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Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer DLC Brings New Classes, Races?
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Looks like Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode will be on the receiving end of a substantial DLC pack.

A leaked image reveals that upcoming downloadable content will unlock six new MP characters, including new classes and races. They are Geth Engineer, Geth Infiltrator, Batarian Soldier, Batarian Sentinel, Krogan Battlemaster and Asari Justicar. 

Geth and Batarians are new multiplayer races, while Battlemaster and Justicar are new class types.

All of this comes from “test DLC” unlocked from the game’s developer server, by a chap who promptly uploaded the image to Facebook (via Reddit). No official word from Bioware yet.


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Comment #1 by VeteranDemon
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:26:34 AM
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WOW---More money grabbing bastards.

Thank you EA in helping crush the economic climate...A+

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Comment #2 by xduderx
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:26:35 AM
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I like it

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Comment #3 by Kroesis
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:27:24 AM
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Geth, Awesome! The MP is surprisingly fun, if only in short bursts. Frustrating though when you want to customise your character and you have to purchase numerous packs to enable it!

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Comment #4 by TheSletchman
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:31:10 AM
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Hopefully those Geth look substantially different to the ones you fight (somehow?), otherwise it could get confusion on Gold with it's hectic pace.

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Comment #5 by Earth Djinn
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:33:52 AM
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I would totally play as a Geth.

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Comment #6 by Earth Djinn
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:36:14 AM
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Oh, and they need to fix the fucking face import issue so I can actually play the god damn campaign mode.

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Comment #7 by left4dead23
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:45:39 AM
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more dlc? lol I haven't beat the game yet, but hey more mass effect is effing awesome

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Comment #8 by DarthTrakd
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:51:54 AM
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the MP is surprisingly fun, Although prolonged play time leads to frustration, mostly with noob teammates. lol.

I can't see what the new pack will add, except new skins, and maybe a new map or two, and possibly some cheevies, I really hope they don't start instigating MP only cheevos, I'm too close to 100% for them to ruin it now!!!

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Comment #9 by The Bum-Mobile
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:52:04 AM
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And people will STILL refuse that there's something a little dirty about this DLC.

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Comment #10 by ademlakey
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:52:52 AM
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I thought they might do something like this. I think it's a great idea.

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Comment #11 by Rocky4455
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:53:52 AM
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I think they should fix the bug where you can't import your ME2 characters face in ME3 first before thinking about DLC

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Comment #12 by littlejay
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:56:51 AM
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dunno how legit a krogan vanguard is...we shall see

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Comment #13 by JuSt BLaZe
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:58:35 AM
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Comment #14 by Ashes in Fall
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:05:32 AM
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Asari Justicar

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Comment #15 by Aussie27Legend
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:05:56 AM
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Geth infiltrator? Sign me the fuck up.

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Comment #16 by Hansathan
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:06:07 AM
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I'm gonna take the high road here and not complain...playing as a Batarian? Cool! Hopefully there are some extra achievements. That would make playing the MP even more fun...whenever I get around to trying it out that is.

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Comment #17 by Ashes in Fall
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:07:12 AM
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I absolutely love the co-op in ME3. I would really skeptical at first but I enjoy is more than any wave based game type.

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Comment #18 by Kailon791
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:10:15 AM
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Happily surprised at how much I'm enjoying the MP. This pack will be a definate buy for me. A batarian and an Asari Justicar? I'm definately onboard.

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Comment #19 by TheEngineer
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:12:04 AM
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Actually I'm pretty sure the Krogan Battlemaster and Asari Justicar aren't new because those are the names one of the Asari Adept/Vanguard and Krogan Soldier/Sentinel's passive skill like how humans have Alliance training and they all have Fitness except Krogans who have Rage.

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Comment #20 by Ashes in Fall
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:17:48 AM
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Maybe it's something unlocked after promoting a class?

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Comment #21 by ZLU CORONA
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:20:47 AM
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@1...don't buy it then you cheap bastard!

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Comment #22 by Weirdy Beardie
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:21:45 AM
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For the record: Despite myself I'm really enjoying the MP - the combat is much smoother than in the regular game IMHO because you don't have to worry about controlling a squad etc, and I felt it did actually add something to the game overall. In short, it's good, and I hated the idea. Glad I gave it a go. MP DLC really top of the list at Bioware, given the current, ahem, controversy? Let's hope not.

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Comment #23 by Blue Thunder28
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:25:31 AM
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Comment #24 by MoshFish
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:25:47 AM
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I'd give anything for a Drell Infiltrator.

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Comment #25 by Wreckon Dracgon
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:27:39 AM
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Can't wait... I have all of my classes up to 15-20... I just hope the Asari comes with Singularity and Throw... Can't believe those two powers aren't on any character. I'd really like it if they allowed you to create your own character that would be an awesome bit of DLC. Sabatoge, Singularity and Throw OMFG how sweet would that be :D

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Comment #26 by Master Charlton
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:35:05 AM
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Bioware, i really don't think multiplayer DLC should be your concern right now. Everyone who has played the campaign knows what i mean...get it done Bioware.

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Comment #27 by scott.m
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:39:02 AM
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@8 agreed having noobs does become frustrating. 1 game i just did i had 2 idiots who had no clue. Running around instead of hacking. By this point i had to get into a firefight & died. No1 healed. But that was the only bad game iv had so far.

I was not skeptical about MP to begin with, i love it. Plus on another post people were bitching about the fact u can buy the packs. I had 5000 points spare. Other than shoot many robots. I went crazy on the packs.

Anywho. Back on topic, the MP is awesome. Bring on more species & classes.

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Comment #28 by XxStuartxX 1990
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:41:21 AM
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@12 Wrex was a Vanguard, granted that class has changed alot since ME1 but he was a Vanguard.

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Comment #29 by shooterking69
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:42:56 AM
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Geth infiltrator fuck yeah.
The only way to make this sound any better is to bundle it with a single player mission also

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Comment #30 by IVIR BLOBBY
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:44:07 AM
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Only worth it if you can play as Elcor

Walking Tanks !

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Comment #31 by PRxBeasT
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:50:14 AM
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@everyone bitching about getting camaign issues fixed first. They they are looking into it so who's to say they wont fix it? I mean maybe they will just worry about the money they make from the dlc first THEN patch the campaign issues but hey at least give them some guys do remember older news on how a patch costs devs $ 40,000?

OT I am also pleased with the multiplayer and happy to hear about this. If new achievements are added def first day buy for me though if at a reasonable price I would consider getting it anyways new cheevs or not :)

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Comment #32 by MoshFish
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:50:47 AM
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Needs more Volus Biotic Gods.

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Comment #33 by Opiate42
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:58:13 AM
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@ 12 An entire species evolved to get in your face and fuck you up with shotguns.

Sounds like a Vanguard to me.

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Comment #34 by ninjachicken
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:00:00 AM
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If they are adding new races then I want hanar.

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Comment #35 by The Stig
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:00:02 AM
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32 Agreed.

As well as Hanar Infiltrators (Blasto)
Vorcha soldier? Maybe weaker compared to other soldiers, but with regen health?

Maybe an Elcor with a mounted gun controllable by a squadmate?

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Comment #36 by iflashhbackz
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:03:14 AM
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owners of mass effect expect tons more of dlc hope the purchase was worth it.

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Comment #37 by allusiveturtle
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:07:01 AM
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I have to admit that I got it wrong with the ME3 multiplayer - it is really enjoyable. I am looking forward to the new characters, but wouldn't be surprised if we don't get Prothians as well at some point in the future.

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Comment #38 by martdude16
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:18:19 AM
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Damn. I like the ME3 MP but I was hoping for single-player DLC that also adds some things to MP. Not just straight MP DLC.

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Comment #39 by ThrustfulSteve
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:22:31 AM
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Elcor ftw. that would be epic if you could play as an elcor...volus...or hanar.
Yet to delve into mulitplayer yet...gonna save that until just before i complete the game to get my readyness to 100%. I hope it doesnt dissapoint like so many have said.

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Comment #40 by strawberry
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:40:36 AM
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It's already on the disc also.

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Comment #41 by hotdogenigma
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:47:06 AM
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Wow Bioware you really don't give a shit about your loyal fans anymore do you? Fuck off with your MP garbage.

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Comment #42 by the emcee
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:50:31 AM
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Fuck paying for characters, money grabbing cunts

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Comment #43 by francisrossi
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:52:45 AM
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@41 - All EA care about is the shooter fans that they've been so desperate to attract. What do you expect?

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Comment #44 by the emcee
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:53:36 AM
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The fact that #1 has 18 thumbs down says a lot about the gaming world, paying real
Money for fucking characters that should be in the game anyway. Bioware are having a fucking laugh, but there's enough mugs stupid enough to spend money on this to make it worth their while.

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Comment #45 by Leynat
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:56:00 AM
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Come on Bioware what about the Volus and Hanar?

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Comment #46 by Mikado
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:10:45 AM
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Krogan Battlemaster better be a biotic. Have no idea why they aren't in the game. In ME1 and in the first book Krogan biotics existed and in the book, Skarr was made out to be an unstoppable force.

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Comment #47 by FuriousAli007
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:12:15 AM
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This is off topic but has anyone's Gamerscore been reset while playing ME3 ? I just finished the Asari Monastery mission and my gamerscore has been reset to 15G

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Comment #48 by SG1 Stelson
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:19:36 AM
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Who knows, maybe it will be free DLC...hopefully... or even part of a larger pack that has SP elements

On the extra character note, since they have the BF3 Soldier does anyone else think it would be cool if they cross promoted other games eg A Dead Space themed engineer or a Crysis themed Infiltrator?

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Comment #49 by SilentAaron94
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:26:08 AM
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@47 Yes my friends just did. Reset his 49,000 gamerscore to 0 whilst playing Mass Effect 3. Also you can't compare games anymore. Now its just blank. Weird

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Comment #50 by SilentAaron94
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:27:33 AM
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@48 Yes a Crysis Infiltrator would be awesome...

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Comment #51 by FuriousAli007
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:31:41 AM
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Thanks Aaron, I hope it's just a hiccup that's fixed soon.

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Comment #52 by DJConnelly
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:31:51 AM
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How about some new God damn endings.

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Comment #53 by XxStuartxX 1990
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:33:22 AM
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@47 & 49

Mine has just done it now..... i am not happy.

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Comment #54 by 3Lions
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:49:09 AM
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To those losing your GS, redownload your profile, that will fix the problem.

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Comment #55 by Vampire Psycho
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:00:09 AM
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@ #6 Earth Djinn

Import your character adn then just choose the option to re-edit the face. I did. It's really a easy work around.

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Comment #56 by DarkGin87
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:00:23 AM
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Yaya more held back stuff

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Comment #57 by Vampire Psycho
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:04:17 AM
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The if you would read news and reports the first day dlc wasn't held back dumb ass. The process was get the game done frist and then work on the dlc. they had the game done months and months ago they were just making the tweaks and polishing it up for the final realse. they had another branch of the company off working on the day one dlc. So no this isnt held back stuff. Since they are a large company than can have other branches working on this stuff way before hand to come out when ever they get it done.

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Comment #58 by PsycoSaurus
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:15:59 AM
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I wanna play as a Volus :(

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Comment #59 by Jay Leon Hart
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:17:42 AM
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So many ignorant people whinging - no change there then. HUZZAH! More Geth :P

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Comment #60 by PRxBeasT
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:22:10 AM
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Ooh look im cool I can thumbs down you -_-

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Comment #61 by Jesuit007
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:32:50 AM
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Now the real question is whether or not it's worth 10 bucks...

Looks cool, and I'd like to get it, but 400 MSP would be an instant purchase whereas 800 and I might wait for a sale.

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Comment #62 by Poisonheadcrab
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:54:12 AM
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Geth do not intentionally infiltrate.

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Comment #63 by voidreaper21
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 11:06:31 AM
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hope theres more maps

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Comment #64 by Grimm Tim
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 11:31:39 AM
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Does it come with an ending to the game?

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Comment #65 by RedFux
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 11:37:23 AM
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Where's Hanar? Totally want to play as Blasto!

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Comment #66 by Infomouse
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 11:45:30 AM
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Very thin ice BioWare. I hope you have a better financial strategy for the future than "all the new fans from Mass Effect 3 will keep us afloat". All the hardcore dedicated fans are signing petitions, boycotting, raging your forums, and lighting the torches and grabbing pitchforks in the streets. Change your fucking ending or you can bet your ass you won't be around much longer.

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Comment #67 by Vindicator51
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 11:53:02 AM
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Looks like this is where their focus is going to be. Dissapointing, but not surprising.

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Comment #68 by Rodeo Legend
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 12:00:22 PM
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Batarian eh, I would play that.

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Comment #69 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 12:34:44 PM
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While I enjoy little coop in ME3 every now and then, I doubt I will invest any money into it. It's ashort affair and really has not much depth or variety IMO. By the time they release this, I will most likely get bored with the game mode....

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Comment #70 by Bulby33
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 12:49:31 PM
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Day One buy for me. Geth? Hell yeah!

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Comment #71 by Primal Tiger
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 03:59:02 PM
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I wish they put Issac from dead space as a engineer character.

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Comment #72 by AzureHaseo
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 04:29:20 PM
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To the guy that said Wrex is a vanguard. He is a Battlemaster not a Vanguard. Limited biotic power based on tech or weapon damage.

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Comment #73 by Dark Knight1990
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 06:38:51 PM
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I despised the Multiplayer at first, but it's grown on me. I'm probably going to pick this up on day one. I'm enjoying playing it quite a lot. I swear if they let me play as a Hanar I will never talk shit about Bioware again...

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Comment #74 by StormedKestrel
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 03:28:25 AM
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2 words - Krogan Battlemaster :D

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Comment #75 by General Boredom
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:22:12 AM
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I want a Volus Vanguard.

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Comment #76 by Neomalysys
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 02:50:17 PM
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I claim fake due to the fact that all Asari classes list Asari Justicar as the racial class skill. Why would they make a Justicar class when they technically have them already.

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Comment #77 by RHP SAUCE
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 04:27:24 PM
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I'll be very happy if the dlc comes with new maps and some nice g, I like the idea of new characters and everything but after finding most of the 'ashes' dlc was on the disk and that I paid for an unlock code more or less I can't help but feel this is something planned from the start but not introduced, I feel this is too early to have had time to make anything new other than a re-skin of characters that are already in the mp and mix the powers a bit to get a 'new' character

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Comment #78 by Death shrimp X
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 05:11:25 PM
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@12 Wrex was a vanguard and geth are my favorite race and engineer is my favorite class so jackpot

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