You will have Legion with from the start of the game. You can do the same for every follovers, but I don't know how it will be to have Tali with you, for rescue Tali.
It's just one way to find out, test it.
there's this one time i played it where i managed to save everyone till the very end. no one died. but during the last 3 play-through's someone or the other dies during the last mission. i can't understand y. i have everyone's loyalty. i have everyone upgraded fully. its either Legion or Jack or Samara. i can't seem to save everyone during the last mission.
team that goes with you while the rest hold the line - weak characters that are loyal...eg jack tali mordin
tip1 dont pick the same person twice unless its for them to go with you
tip2 use mordin for escort, and bring both tali and jack with you on the final fight...those three are most likly to die on "hold the line"
tip3 get ALL upgrades and ALL loyalty, without both these there is a very good chance SOMEONE will die
my choices were
all loyal all upgraded all missions already done...ALL of them
vents - tali
fireteam1 - jacob
escort - mordin
barrier - morinth
not hold the line - tali and jack
I just can't keep my other crew members alive(Chambers, gardner, etc.)
yea..u're right. so what combo would u recommend? because i need to have a save-game with the entire team alive at the end of the suicide mission. i can't seem to remember who i picked as team-leaders during the play-through where i did manage to save everybody.
Garrus is always the first team leader,
Legion always goes through the vents,
Miranda is always the second team leader
Grunt is always the escort (all but one time at least, when I used Zaeed and that worked too),
Used both Samara and Jack for barrier,
And I always choose the "we have to hurry" dialogue option.
I've also used a combination of Tali, Garrus, Miranda and Legion as my final team to go against the boss.
Never had anyone die on me, except for my very first playthrough when I went and did most of the loyalty missions AFTER my crew got abducted.
[Edited by Skyheart, 3/9/2010 10:03:37 PM]