[Edited by XxDrunkSniperxX, 2/9/2010 11:53:59 AM]
i have loyal legion but he didnt have good enough hacking (i guess) skill so he get a bullet in the head before door were closed
Then I picked Samara to be on my team then I picked Miranda.
And For my Two team members I picked Tali and Legion.
I also picked Thane to escort the saved crew members.
All my team members survived.
I have all planets at 100% and have all upgrades.
Illusive Man was ****ed at me cause I destroyed the Collector's Ship.
Mass Effect 2 Rating 10 out of 10 FREAKIN AWESOME GAME!!!!!!
No one died and all the Collectors' base were belong to us, but we set them up the bomb.
I hate Cerberus 💛
Followed your picks for leaders / mission and got a 100% survival rate. Thanks!!
2nd team leader: Garrus
Shield: Samara (also used Jack on another playthrough)
Distraction team leader: Miranda
Apart from the times I've used Jack for the shield, I've used that combination in 5 playthroughs and never lost anyone. I've also taken a couple of combinations of people into the final battle with me - Mordin and Legion, Tali and Garrus, Tali and Mordin.
Made sure to have the three main upgrades to the Normandy. All weapon/armour/prototype upgrades I can possibly find (for the most part everything is fully upgraded).
Also had everyone's loyalty and chose "paragon" options in every speech (I say paragon options, but they're not shown as paragon... it just makes more sense to call them so since they're the "hold the line" kind of speech, while the other option is basically a "they ****ed me off so let's go kick some ass" speech).
Not sure if these speech options make a difference to the outcome of who dies or not though - there's quite a lot of discussion as to the possibility, but no one's been able to confirm or deny it yet.
As for timing wise, in order to get everyone's loyalty, do their loyalty missions asap, then go for the reaper IFF. After that mission you'll be able to do Legion's loyalty mission before the Normandy crew is taken. I've also found that you can actually do two missions before the crew is taken - I left Tali's mission so I could take Legion with me to the flotilla and I actually got to do that AND Legion's mission before the collectors came. So maybe Legion's loyalty mission is the trigger... I'm not sure.
[Edited by Skyheart, 2/11/2010 9:54:00 PM]