News: There’s been some confusion about whether you need to participate in Mass Effect 3′s multiplayer to access the single-player story’s “best” endings, but BioWare have clarified exactly how the system works.
Since Mass Effect 3‘s multiplayer component was first introduced, there has been some confusion about exactly how it affects the available endings in the single-player campaign, especially in regards to the concept of “Galactic Readiness”.
Now Bioware’s Jarett Lee has clarified exactly how players can access the “perfect endings” in ME3, and underlined that “you do NOT have to play multiplayer to get the best single-player endings.”
Lee notes that the confusion arises because if you do not play either the multiplayer component or the iOS spin-off game Mass Effect: Infiltrator the Galactic Readiness will remain at 50%.
But in fact Galactic Readiness is not the essential factor that determines your ending but instead the “Effective Military Strength” bar. “Focus on that bar,” Lee says. “That is your indicator of how well you will do in the end-game.”
The EMS can be maximised just by collecting War Assets throughout the single-player campaign, and “there are MORE than the required amount that can be gathered in the single-player campaign,” Lee states, though he won’t reveal the threshold that you will need to exceed.
Galactic Readiness instead acts as a modifier upon your EMS, meaning that if you do participate in multiplayer or Infiltrator, the amount of War Assets you will require for the “perfect ending” in single-player is reduced.
“EMS = success,” Lee summarises, and it”can be maximized via collecting war assets alone, even if your Galactic Readiness is 50%.”
So, I guess all that shitstorm about there being just one ending has finally been clarified. I love it when people who have a pirated game for only one day can create such a huge shitstorm as they did in regards to the endings.
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