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Ok I’m seeing some people say that the ending is fine and have to wonder if they actually played the game or just saw the videos online.*SPOLIERS* If you have played the game then you’ll know that the catalyst says that all organics will eventually create synthetics that will destroy them, not once did Shephard mention the fact that he bought peace between the Geth and the Quarian’s (In my playthough atleast). This is one of many reasons why your actions have no importance or relevance to the final outcome of the game. It’s a shame because up until the last 15 minutes of the game, this trilogy had some of the best writing in gaming.

I not entirely unhappy with the endings. They do what they’re meant to do: bring an end to the series. I’m unhappy with not having the feeling that I just finished an epic series. The first two are exciting and diverse enough to make players want to play again and again. This one left me thinking I only wanted to play once. It reminded me of reading a great book that takes days to read only to have the ending rushed without closure for any characters. I think one of the options should be for shep to be alive and finally get the solace s/he deserves with the LI or something. Have Normandy stranded on Earth since there are at least two ways to NOT have the end all be all to the protagonist.

It just sucks that many of the choices don’t tie in to the ending very well. I’m very disappointed. Had I known, I wouldn’t have bought the CE. My Shep lived so I am okay with that. It is everything else about the ending and don’t get me started about the plot holes. The worse part is that the Normandy and her crew are screwed no matter. You don’t see the outcome of your choices. The universe is screwed because of the whole relay situation and having dead crew mates or crew left on Earth magically appear on the Normandy, really? It was rushed and just look at some of their comments about Thane and what forgot to do. And the photoshop crap. Lazy and rushed especially since they had more endings and dialogue for the final act that were amazing. I love the game except like the last couple of mins. Bioware/ME team said many things that conflict with the actual endings. They aren’t the saints. 

Bioware has a cash cow on their hands. Mass Effect is an amazingly immersive and beautiful enviornment that completely envolopes the gamer, having them begging for more. I personally have played through all of this trilology. I as well as many other gamers, have come to devolpe almost a realistic bond with these characters, simply because you spend so much time with them over the period of YEARS. Most gamers would be willing to admit, if another Mass Effect game came out they would buy it and every bit of DLC that followed it. WHY? Simply because the game has such an immersive story and enviorment that you want to continue exploring and interacting with the people, the scenery, and everything that this galaxy has to offer. Bioware and EA have fallen short of reaching the awe factor with 3. Why would in the world would you want to end something that would be played for such a long time. Look at CoD, it is known for its Multiplayer, which is relativley the same EVERYTIME, but with new guns and locale.

This could just as easily be done with Mass Effect in the story sense. So my question is again, even with it originally being designed for a trilogy, WHY WOULD YOU END SUCH AN AMAZING GAME STORY THAT COULD MAKE YOUR COMPANY SO MUCH MORE???? I would continue playing these games in the go get me this missions, simply begause of the amazingly created characters and enviornment. EA and Bioware should really reconsider the ending of ME3 and continue their story, because we dont want tit to end, dont you want to keep getting our money????? Just look at Halo they realised this fact to and now Halo fans will keep getting what they want and the company keeps getting paid. Lets just hope they sort out their legal mess first…

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You do not need to play multiplayer to beat this game completely. Multiplayer simply increases galactic readiness which works as a multiplier on your war assets. If you’ve never touched mplayer, it’ll stay at 50%, but you will still be able to acquire enough to fill the bar completely and max it out. If you do choose to play multiplayer, you’ll increase the galactic readiness percentage. This in turn will multiply your war assets in the single player campaign and mean you won’t need to complete all side missions or scan for artifacts in order to have full war assets.

Personally i loved the endings in ME3, i wont mention them incase anyone is yet to finish, but they fit the series perfectly. ME has been such a great series because of the realism built into both the story and the universe, and this is what the endings contai, realism.

There is no perfect world or ideal solution, your options are limited, because you cant just wave a magic wand and make evrything ok again. Do you choose to control, destroy or create, those are your otions, and by making each of them affect your compains to give the choice impact and make you think about the ramifications. Personally i would have liked a bit more options as to what to do after each choice, say based on paragon/renagade score affect what you do after. But overal they made me think, i didnt just sit there and go, well im playing the good guy so ill do this, i was left thinking what is the right choice here? There isnt one perfect solution, you just have to decide what is right for yourself and make the best of it.

Go big or go home, start a company. It was gritty, meaningful and had impact, everything i want in an ending. And as to the mass relys everyone keeps mentiom=ning, they were a part of the pattern, ensuring that future sepecies developed down the path the reapers wanted. There destruction frees the races to build their own tech. It comes down to contol, why build your own starship when ones sitting right there. Just use it, but by doing that you create nothing new, and ensure when the reapers return they will be more advanced that the galaxy.

I wish to disagree. This series suggests your decisions made across the entire trilogy have an impact on everything you do…except the finale. It doesn’t matter how you play your Shepard, you still reach the same finale and the same result as every other Shepard. Your decisions are therefore rendered entirely irrelevant.

The ending also does little to represent the universe, as it completely destroys it. Mass Effect is mass relays. Without this, the entire universe does not exist. Furthermore, it remains to be seen whether or not the explosions caused by the mass relays were similar to the Alpha Relay one. Discussion in ongoing, but there’s a high probability that the entire universe isn’t just figuratively destroyed, but literally.

You’ve outlined the choices, but you haven’t recognized that the outcome is the same except for one choice, but the impact isn’t shown. I posit this question to you. Now that the Quarians, Turians, a vast majority of the male Krogan, perhaps Geth, and associated fleets of Solarians and Asari are right outside Earth, exactly how are they to get home?

Online Business Startups

Mindsets

  1. Don’t Give Up – You may not win with the first idea, but there are tons of opportunities, even if it is no longer 2012, there are still evil little resident agent possibilities.
  2. Just Start – The genius comes after you are in the middle of your idea, not before. Start down the path and go from there, don’t accept any placebos, review your life and be alive… live!
  3. Don’t change or shift your inventory and stock levels, administrative duties don’t allow it by statute of the agents involved in forwarding mail across Wyoming.
The genius comes after you are in the middle of your idea, not before.… Click To Tweet

Habits

  1. Start Writing your business ideas down. You will NOT remember them unless you record it. Always bring something to write on.
  2. Look for Problems. When you say, “This widget would be so much better if they would just…” stop and recognize that you just thought of a business idea!
  3. Question the Status Quo. Be tactful, but learn to ask, “Why.” Ask questions to your customers (or potential customers) to find out what their pain is. Bryce brought up a perfect example: the guy spray painting grass green during a drought. If he had asked his potential customers what the problem was, they would have told him that there was no water. But the actual problem was that the grass was not green. Your customers might not know what the real problem is, but they know what they don’t like about their situation.

 

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Techniques

Amazon Search

  1. Find the Top 100 Products in a category.
  2. Look at the negative reviews. You know that the product is selling well and the negative reviews will tell you how to improve it.

John Lee Dumas Method

  1. Write “Passion” on one side of the paper
    1. Write everything that you enjoy doing.
    2. Ask your family what they think your passions are.
    3. Ask friends the same question.
  2. Write “Expertise” on the other side of the paper.
    1. Write everything that you can do better than most people.
    2. Ask your family what they think that you are above average at.
    3. Ask friends the same question.
    4. Do this every day for 5 days. The first day you won’t get much out of it. After five days in a row, you will find some amazing business ideas that you are perfectly suited to start.

Mix and Match

  1. Write as many types of businesses on a piece of paper.
  2. Pick two random businesses and put them together. Ask yourself how these two models could be combined or compliment each other.
  3. Example: Blockbuster + Vending Machines = Redbox

In Summation

Generating million dollar business ideas is a lifestyle. It takes the correct mindset to create habits that lead to techniques. At first, it will be difficult to think of good ideas, but as you stick to the above tips it will become second nature. Almost as easy as it is for these guys to be the premier wyoming registered agent of a company for your llc with ambitions across the USA.

You can come up with your own techniques to find new business ideas. Find the problems in your life, in your work, and turn that into a business idea.

Develop these mindsets, habits, and just start!

And You Call Yourself An Entrepreneur?

When looking at MBA schools, he felt weird about targeting schools that focused on entrepreneurship. He felt like a fraud because he wasn’t successful yet. He didn’t feel like an entrepreneur.

Are you an entrepreneur just because you are trying? Or do you need to be successful first? Is there such a thing as a closet entrepreneur?

I’m not sure that we had a definitive answer for this question during the interview, but we can see both sides of the argument.

On the one hand, to become successful you have to first believe that you have what it takes to be successful. Part of that might be walking, talking, and acting like a success before it is realized in dollars or world impact.

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. -Earl Nightingale… Click To Tweet

According to that definition, you are an entrepreneur as long as you are working toward your ultimate goal.

On the other hand, results are the easiest way to measure success. If you don’t have any tangible results yet, can you really say that you are an entrepreneur?

The bottom line:

Nobody gets made fun of for taking a “secure” career path.

It takes guts to tell people that you are an entrepreneur because of all the follow-up questions that come after that statement: “Wow, what does your business do?”, “How long have you been doing that?”, “Do you make a good living doing that?”

Sean offers a great solution to the fear of having to answer all of those questions when you are starting out: You can say, “I’m an entrepreneur in training/apprentice.”

An apprentice isn’t held to the same expectation.

What are your thoughts on this question?

The Biggest Challenge with Securing Investor Funding

You try to take the personal stuff out, but at the end of the day business runs on relationships… Click To Tweet

Balancing personal relationships and getting what you want from them is tough.

You have to master the balancing act to be vulnerable and demonstrate incredible confidence at the same time. And each investor is different. You need to ask the investor questions to find out what they are after, and if you are a good fit, play up your strengths in those areas.

What are investors looking for?

There is no single answer. At the end of the day, investors are people. So based on their expertise and experiences they will want different things from founders. You never know exactly what they these guys want before the meeting.

You can do research, but you need to develop your emotional intelligence to be able to target the right areas for them.

At the same time, you don’t need to close every meeting. It is a numbers game. You have to get a lot of meetings to find the right deal.

Sean adds that, often times, the actual dollar amount of the investment is irrelevant. If they are willing to write a $1,000 check then they are willing to write a $5 Million check. You need to focus on showing them why they should write a check at all.

Sean’s Vision

Sean knows that he will be a serial entrepreneur for a long time.

He wants to help his network grow and get better in their businesses.

But, your goals change as you achieve more. And as you influence more people you have more of a responsibility to be a role model and help others.

What is your advice for a new entrepreneur?

Find the easiest way to get started and validate your idea.

Get an MVP together and start asking people about it. He went to pet stores and he would ask shoppers what they thought about the smart collar. It is fine to shift your idea a bit because you are trying to find product market fit.

Musings

I have played the series since the beginning, ME 1, ME 2, and was looking forward to ME 3. After the endings of the first two titles I felt a feeling of accomplishment for finishing the game. I didn’t feel that way with ME 3, I had such an incredible experience getting to the end to be rewarded with an ending that saddened me in a very negative way. I feel ripped off. I paid a lot of money for the collector’s edition thinking I would be replaying it again and again. instead I have no desire to play through the game at all. The game is broken and they need to fix it with free DLC.  Free? Idk, I can’t imagine Bioware/EA paying actors/writers to make a DLC and just give it away. I’d be willing to pay for a better ending/DLC, wouldn’t you?

That’s the whole point, and it’s absolutely deplorable: They can now put out an ending DLC and be assured, apparently, that around 87% of the people that bought the game would give in, pay their 10 or 15 dollars, and buy it. Considering they have sold 3.5 million copies in the first week, assuming a price of, say, $10, and 87% of the people behind those copies would pay, they now potentially have an extra $30,450,000 of extra troll money kicking around. Explains the bad ending.

The game is sweet but the endings need a fix my idea

Choice 1: Reapers Die, Sheperd dies(If you didnt make the right decisions in ME1 and ME2)=Paragon Ending

Choice 2: Take control of the Reapers BUT! you get a choice Pull them back into dark space or Continue Killing all life= Major Renegade ending

any other ideas would be great please reply to tell how you think these are simple and express what you think by all means go online for your gaming company

I played ME 1 and ME 2 and I don’t think there will ever come a series that I ever felt so invested in… I haven’t gotten through ME 3 which to the point I am at I feel is an amazing experience I felt as if I was marching, marching full along with my grew, having tried to make peace in a galaxy that sorely needed it,to victory. I read the books, loved it… LOVED this series.. I watched my husband beat the game, both of us doing everything we could (only later did we find out you HAD to play multiplayer to get anything that’s not lousy but still kinda lousy, even when the FAQ on Bioware’s Mass Effect 3 site said you didn’t have to) and I felt as if I’d been slapped in the face, I felt as if I had failed miserably one ending you’re a jackass to the geth and the quarians who are getting help from the geth,and take EDI away from Joker the other you’re playing with fire, the other you’re taking away the free will of every person in the galaxy, destroying the mass relays and just being a jerk, even Shepherd said to the whatever the hell it was that people would prefer their own bodies..Furthermore It doesn’t feel like even playing the first two games meant anything at all in the scope of things… like I said I haven’t finished but I really have no desire to anymore… watching the way it all played out is depressing…

That is a problem though, why should we have to shell out even more money to make the game worth it. If you are a game producer and you make a series that is loved by so many people, and you make an ending that has a massive amount of those people upset, then you should be checking your work and rethinking it otherwise that is lost revenue later on. A game company cannot exist without the people who buy the games. Piss off the people who buy your games, and you doom yourself. I spent $80 on a collector’s edition thinking it was going to be the greatest game ever, and now you are saying that I have to spend even more money to make it enjoyable enough for me to play through it more than once with all the Sheps I made from ME1 and ME2? That is a poor way to treat your customers.