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Skyheart  posted on Mar 05, 2012 11:41:27 AM - Report post

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This is a bit late, but I keep having issues accessing the site. Anyway...

You've just knocked a nail on the head for me. More than finishing the trilogy, more than finding out what happens with Shepard, Earth, the Genophage, the Raccni, etc etc, the single largest hope I have for ME3 is finally getting a solid explanation for why the Reapers do what they do, and who they really are.

I mean, okay, they allow life to progress to a certain level and then wipe them out after 50,000 years... but why do they do it? And why every 50,000 years? Why not 10,000, or 100,000? Drakonis' explanation makes some sense, but I feel like it has to be more than that.

Also I want to know where the Reapers came from. They're artificial lifeforms, so someone way back when must have created them. Who were they and what was the Reapers' original purpose? Were they like the Geth - mechanical slaves who evolved past their original programming? Or were the Reapers their own creators - organic lifeforms who artificially evolved through the use of technology? But again, that comes back to what would be their purpose of wiping out life and then partying in dark space for the next 50 millennia.

I'd say the snippets of information about dark matter in ME2 are something I hope to be expanded upon, but I think they were dropped specifically to whet our appetites and makes us curious about it, and that it'll play a large part in ME3 (maybe it's even the way to defeat the Reapers?). I hope.

It's sad to say I actually lie awake at night thinking about these things... I suppose that's what single life does to a guy. But seriously, I really hope these kinds of questions are finally answered by someone.

Also, I add my apologies. As some of you may have noticed, I tend to ramble a bit.

 
Monkey007  posted on Mar 05, 2012 11:50:21 AM - Report post

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This is a bit late, but I keep having issues accessing the site. Anyway...

You've just knocked a nail on the head for me. More than finishing the trilogy, more than finding out what happens with Shepard, Earth, the Genophage, the Raccni, etc etc, the single largest hope I have for ME3 is finally getting a solid explanation for why the Reapers do what they do, and who they really are.

I mean, okay, they allow life to progress to a certain level and then wipe them out after 50,000 years... but why do they do it? And why every 50,000 years? Why not 10,000, or 100,000? Drakonis' explanation makes some sense, but I feel like it has to be more than that.

Also I want to know where the Reapers came from. They're artificial lifeforms, so someone way back when must have created them. Who were they and what was the Reapers' original purpose? Were they like the Geth - mechanical slaves who evolved past their original programming? Or were the Reapers their own creators - organic lifeforms who artificially evolved through the use of technology? But again, that comes back to what would be their purpose of wiping out life and then partying in dark space for the next 50 millennia.

I'd say the snippets of information about dark matter in ME2 are something I hope to be expanded upon, but I think they were dropped specifically to whet our appetites and makes us curious about it, and that it'll play a large part in ME3 (maybe it's even the way to defeat the Reapers?). I hope.

It's sad to say I actually lie awake at night thinking about these things... I suppose that's what single life does to a guy. But seriously, I really hope these kinds of questions are finally answered by someone.

Also, I add my apologies. As some of you may have noticed, I tend to ramble a bit.

I'm curious too. Bioware has a lot of explaining to do in ME3, possibly more so than in ME1 and ME2 combined.

Let's hope their lore writers don't leave us guessin'.

 
Drakonis  posted on Mar 05, 2012 11:57:42 AM - Report post

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Some spoilers follow


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I have heard the ending dialouge. The Reapers were created by a being that lives in the Citadel but you do not see. It explains to Shepard that he prevents chaos. Each Reaper is a species that had its whole essence made into a reaper. Just like they were doing with the human reaper in ME2. That is how reapers are made. So each Reaper you see was a civilization that was destroyed in the past. Humans were left alone when the Protheans were wiped out because they were not advanced enough. Apparently it takes around 50,000 years for a species to develop enough to create an AI that could threaten all organic life. That is why Harbinger would come back and watch civilization to help determine when the time was right. The Reapers only purpose is to destroy advanced organic life and choose a civilization to "ascend" as they call it. This was hinted at in ME1 and ME2.

From what I understand about the dark matter issue is that the writer who was writing for ME left after ME2 and the new writers dropped that for whatever reason. Shepard is told he is the first person to get as far as he did in finding this being on the citadel. Shepard is told that the way current cycle will no longer work and gives Shepard three options to end things. The control ending, merge ending, synergy ending.

Now I have not played the full game so there might be some other information out there but that is what I know so farm from reading on the Bioware forums. Not sure if that helped any but I tried Spoiler:

[Edited by Drakonis, 3/5/2012 2:28:27 PM]

 
Skyheart  posted on Mar 05, 2012 11:58:54 AM - Report post

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Now I need to scroll really quickly down the page every time I come here to make sure I don't read any of that.

I'm also not quoting it to make sure it disappears quicker.

 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Mar 05, 2012 12:04:53 PM - Report post

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originally posted by Skyheart

Now I need to scroll really quickly down the page every time I come here to make sure I don't read any of that.

I'm also not quoting it to make sure it disappears quicker.

Quote Quote Quote. 100 times just for you Sky with love

 
Skyheart  posted on Mar 05, 2012 12:47:34 PM - Report post

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originally posted by ServiusTheBear

quote:
originally posted by Skyheart

Now I need to scroll really quickly down the page every time I come here to make sure I don't read any of that.

I'm also not quoting it to make sure it disappears quicker.

Quote Quote Quote. 100 times just for you Sky with love

Haha

Only... four... more... days...

 
Lizml86  posted on Mar 05, 2012 1:00:33 PM - Report post

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Lol poor EU people 8 hours of wait here!
 
Monkey007  posted on Mar 05, 2012 1:02:25 PM - Report post

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Lol poor EU people 8 hours of wait here!

Wow, my first true smiley spam... and it sums it up quite nicely!
I have to wait until the 8/9th.

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