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The conquering of virgin territory is quite an old fantasy given new life by countless installments of genre fiction. Our very language locks us into a certain mindset when we talk about “colonizing” other planets, an apt word that nevertheless cannot shake off the associations with what it has meant on our own world. Militaristic dominion; slavery; genocide; cultural dissolution. How can sci-fi shed that baggage? Is it even possible to tell a story about brave explorers colonizing new worlds without evoking the conquistador and his terrors? 

The quiet, diffuse imperialism of Mass Effect: Andromeda is offset by innumerable, equally quiet reckonings with that old imperial imagery--and the result is a somewhat confused affair at war with itself.

[SPOILERS FOLLOW]

To deliver the fantasy--always and forever a power fantasy--you have to allow the player to indulge in the unethical. They have to be able to shoot and kill aliens with impunity, they have to be objectively better than the natives, and they have to be the fulcrum upon which all progress is levered. In several ways, Andromeda meets all that criteria. You bring salvation to the native Angara after centuries of stalemate with the vastly more powerful Kett (whose actual name you never learn throughout the hundred-hour long game), you’re treated early on to a member of your squad committing a lesser war crime against the implacably marauding aliens, and your technology is more advanced than theirs; all the ingredients are present. 

But there is a guilty and almost endearingly earnest B-narrative in the midst of it all that contrasts with some of this.

"The game has some awareness of the fire it plays with and it’s to be commended for that."

Games like Andromeda are authored by many hands, and it’s rarely so apparent as it is when one looks at how it deals with the themes of colonization. On the one hand you’re presented with a classically jingoistic tale of spacefaring heroes crossing the ocean of space to beat some implacably evil, ugly alien bad guys. 

On the other, you have something that owes a lot to Star Trek and its sense of peaceful exploration. Your ship, notably, has no offensive weapons. The job of a Pathfinder is to have, as Foster Addison said in her memorably awful line, “path found something.” Inasmuch as that particular Yogi Berra-ism makes any sense, it means that a Pathfinder’s first job is to explore and find habitable planets for the sleepers aboard the Nexus.

The Andromeda Initiative has “first contact” procedures to ensure peace, and a charming, almost dorkily earnest welcome center aboard the Nexus to introduce native Andromedans to the new species who’ve shown up on their doorstep. You’re reminded (and given the opportunity to say) that the colonists, as outsiders, should be respectful to the Angara and recognize that this is their home. One can even say this of the Kett, as a way of explaining their hostility. “How would you feel if aliens with guns showed up suddenly on your planet?” you can ask. The game has some awareness of the fire it plays with and it’s to be commended for that.

Andromeda is at its best when you get involved in the life of each planet you visit, undertaking the necessary work to make them more habitable. It gives an almost miraculous edge to being a Pathfinder, making you a lifebringer among the stars. 

But when you go back to mass slaughter of everything from aliens to colonists to native wildlife, you’re stuck back in that tiresome idiom of progress that undercuts those more peaceful themes. Even this would be somewhat more forgivable if the new alien species introduced weren’t so bland.

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"The attempts to add some degree of nuance always feel dissonant against the Chosen One style fantasy that games like this still try to sell."

Part of what made the original Mass Effect so compelling was the, if you’ll pardon the awkward expression, humanity of its aliens. Classic sci-fi and fantasy tend to make humans the versatile and diverse species, while every alien race is rigidly locked into a very narrow band of stereotypes. In Mass Effect, though there’s a median for each race (Krogan are militarist toughs, Asari cerebral aesthetes, Salarians cunning scientists) there’s ample diversity shown that exceeds each stereotype. You have thuggish Asari and sensitive Krogan, for instance. In so doing, BioWare did an excellent job showing how sapience, in any species, was likely to lead to diversity of thought, personality, and perspective.

There’s none of that here. The Kett are horrifically evil, unattractive, and implacable--indeed, their entire religion seems based on committing the very crimes you struggle against. There are hints of a political conflict within the Kett force, who are also invaders in the Heleus Cluster, subjugating the native Angara. One increasingly vocal group wants to go home, while their maniacal Archon wants to press on. But that’s as close as we come to anything approximating nuance. 

The Angara are a touch better. Their voices are represented with three different English accents, and this is actually explained as being the result of different Angaran languages and dialects being expressed through their lingua franca trade language. There’s a lot to like here; aliens are often portrayed as having one language, an oddity when we humans have literally hundreds. Showing Angarans as possessed of some of that linguistic diversity is a wonderfully humanizing move.

But that’s about all I can say for them. This is important because the portrayal of the alien other whose land you’re exploring and colonizing is central to our predicament.

As critic Dia Lacina makes clear in her scathing take on colonial themes in RPGs:

it's represented in systems that demand binary conflict: player vs. baddies. Games are quick to establish an "other" that must be defeated or subjugated, along with material resources that must be acquired, expended and reacquired.

The Angara are portrayed as sympathetic, themselves the victims of what can justly be described as the Kett’s imperialism. But they are also put in the position of being the technologically inferior species that you, to an extent, have to save from themselves with your superior knowhow and broad-minded views. It’s the Angara who are portrayed as mistrustful xenophobes--not without cause, as the murderous Kett were their first contact with an alien species--but it can leave a bad taste in your mouth as it comes off as an enlightened, soft form of colonialism. ‘We must teach these noble creatures the ways of galactic cosmopolitanism, which they are too backward to come to on their own.’

But then again, those many hands writing this plot all have their say. Some Angara are portrayed as xenophiles, eager to meet and learn about the new creatures in their cluster. Others, like the Moshae, a spiritual leader, are portrayed as wise (though this is a trope in its own right), and can be given the opportunity to assume leadership roles over a nascent political union between the Angara and the colonists. Still, the fact that such a thing is yours to give, rather than in the gift of the people who actually live there, rankles.

This, again, is where the power fantasy runs up against the themes. You’re the mighty Pathfinder, with power over all galactic events. What player wouldn’t want to be that? Yet this is at odds with the realities of diplomacy and the complexities inherent to being a newly arrived species in an already-inhabited cluster of stars. The attempts to add some degree of nuance always feel dissonant against the Chosen One style fantasy that games like this still try to sell.

There is freedom and art within limits, and much to explore in the territory of constrained power. Andromeda would have been better served by delving into that, rather than serving up another cliched guns-blazing conqueror fantasy.

This matters despite all the usual protests. Such ideas and themes invariably resonate with our own very real history; that history provides the context which gives those themes meaning in the first place. A lovely little soliloquy from Suvi, your science officer, makes the point. She romanticizes the intergalactic journey by likening it to the “old days” on Earth when one went exploring on those parts of the map that said “There Be Dragons.” We’re locked into this metaphor, and even though science fiction is supposed to be the domain of imaginative speculation, we keep circling back to this theme, in thrall to centuries’ old history that we can’t escape.

Our mental rubric for space colonization comes, in part, from the definitive template of European colonization on Earth. Andromeda demonstrates clear attempts at challenging and militating with that legacy, but still ends up with a kinder, gentler form of it.

Only when we escape the terra nullius fantasy of colonization can we truly begin to make thoughtful games about the subject.

Katherine Cross is a Ph.D student in sociology who researches anti-social behavior online, and a gaming critic whose work has appeared in numerous publications.


Name John #3 Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-21 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50 Soldier
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Alignment: Full Paragon (maxed out paragon bar, very little in renegade. Chose all paragon dialog choices.)
Completionist run. All Missions and Assignments completed, Completionist achievement earned. Most achievements unlocked, except for Ally achievements, and most Talent achievements. Also no achievements relating to 2nd playthrough or any related to difficulty above Hard.

Bring Down the Sky: Yes
Pinnacle Station: No

Saved the Rachni Queen.
Treated Conrad with Paragon response and sent him on his way home :).
Completed the UNC: Asari Diplomacy sidequest and chose the Paragon response at the end.
Returned Nirali's body to her husband (Had Ashley in the group to talk with him if it makes any difference.)
Completed all of the Feros sidequests. All 16 colonists alive.

Paragon-like Garrus. Chose paragon response at Dr. Saelon
Chose Anderson for Council
Acquired all party members.

Thats all I can think of. I tried to play the "perfect" run so that others would have a good stock jumping off point for ME2.

Huge thanks to TheQuad for this Shepard!

Name Toad Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-22 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50 Vanguard
Background Earthborn / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council No
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Alignment: Paragon 100%, Renegade 30%
Finished: All assignments complete

DLC: BDtS complete

Dialogue Personality: A wise-ass who generally does the right thing. Not a racist.
Mostly played through with Garrus and Liara, with Tali as a substitute.

All party members recruited
Wrex alive to the end
Tali, Wrex, and Garrus side quests complete

Feros colonists all survived/ All Feros side quests complete
Rachni Queen let free
Council abandoned, Capt Anderson for Council seat
Nassana's slaver sister killed
Bhatia's body given back to her husband
Generally neutral to Conrad, but warning him away from idolization
Helped out Emily Wong both times
Punched the tabloid reporter in the face
Scanned all Keepers

Name Chris Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-23 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Vanguard
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Got every single collection item in the game. Every one. Every SINGLE ONE. That's 34/20 Light metals, 36/20 Rare earths, 34/20 Heavy Metals, 10/6 Gas Deposits, 16/10 Asari Writings, 10/7 Prothean Data disks, 12/10 League of One medallions, 4/3 Salarian ID Tags, 17/13 Turian Insignias. I missed the spacer quest, and somehow I was unable to complete the BIG STUPID JELLYFISH quest, and I never bothered with Pinnacle station, but yes, I did every single quest in the game.

Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station are installed.

Saved Rachni Queen

Took paragon path with Conrad

As said above, took paragon path on all quests including the Asari Diplomacy quest. Never talked to her first, instead talked to her after finding out about her sister

Did not allow experiments on Bhatia

Completed all Feros quests. Saved every single member of Zhu's Hope. Did not kill a single one.

Encouraged Garrus to be more paragon

Talked to all squadmates but mostly took Wrex and Tali to compliment my Vanguard.

999 omnigel and 9,999,999 cash (I think)

Name Chris Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-23 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Vanguard
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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100% Paragon
-Got every single collection item in the game. Every one. Every SINGLE ONE. That's 34/20 Light metals, 36/20 Rare earths, 34/20 Heavy Metals, 10/6 Gas Deposits, 16/10 Asari Writings, 10/7 Prothean Data disks, 12/10 League of One medallions, 4/3 Salarian ID Tags, 17/13 Turian Insignias. I missed the spacer quest, and somehow I was unable to complete the BIG STUPID JELLYFISH quest, and I never bothered with Pinnacle station, but yes, I did every single quest in the game.

Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station are installed.

Saved Rachni Queen
Took paragon path with Conrad
As said above, took paragon path on all quests including the Asari Diplomacy quest. Never talked to her first, instead talked to her after finding out about her sister
Did not allow experiments on Bhatia
Completed all Feros quests. Saved every single member of Zhu's Hope. Did not kill a single one.

Encouraged Garrus to be more paragon
Picked Anderson for the Council seat
Talked to all squadmates but mostly took Wrex and Tali to compliment my Vanguard.
999 omnigel and 9,999,999 cash (I think)

Huge thanks to Gvaz for this Shepard!

Name John Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-23 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50 Soldier
Background Earthborn / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Completed all quests except for mineral findings and signs of battle.
Chose Paragon endings to all quests, though I have max points in
Renegade as well.

Both DLC Installed

Saved Rachni Queen
Nice to Conrad
Asari Diplomacy Complete
Released Samir Bhatia's wife
Completed all of Zhu's hope and saved all civilians

Garrus is paragon
Anderson is in the council
All party members found

Let the Batarian Terrorist go and saved the hostages in BDTS. Kept the
Cereberus Data Disc with the Counsil, Let Tali keep a copy of the Geth
Data Disc. Also screwed the Asari Consort.

Many thanks to anti-hero for providing this Shepard!

Name John #8 Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-23 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50 Infiltrator
Background Spacer / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council No
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Ambassador Udina
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Completed all the side quests except the Rachni bases.

Completed Bring Down the Sky - saved the hostages.
Pinnacle Station is not installed)

Conrad Verner (the Fan) - Treat him nicely and sent him home to Earth
Asari Diplomacy - cut a deal with Nassana to get Armali Council License (Bought)
Nirali Bhatia - returned body
Zhu's Hope: Completed the food/water/battery quests. Not sure if I saved all the brainwashed colonist son this save.

Encouraged Garrus to be more paragon
Mixed party
Captain Anderson - Sneak in to Udina Office to release Normandy
Citadel Council - not save (I chose the option to "Concentrate on Sovereign")
Abassador Udina: chairman of the council

Huge thanks to Dire_Shadow for this Shepard!

Name John #10 Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-24 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Adept
Background Earthborn / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Full Paragon & 10-20% Renegade
All Sidequest except the collector quests.
Most with Paragon Ending (Killed a few bad guys (Fist, the gang member, Dr.Saelon, ExoGeni Guy))

Completed Bring Down the Sky - saved the hostages
Pinnacle Station not completed

Saved the Council; Choose Anderson
Rachni Queen is alive
Treat Conrad Verner nicely (Paragon)
Asari Diplomacy - cut a deal with Nassana to get Armali Council License
Nirali Bhatia - returned body

Encouraged Garrus to be more renegade
Saved all Colonists and complete all Sidequests but killed the ExoGeni Guy
Kept the Cereberus Data
Let Tali keep a copy of the Geth Data Disc
Acquired all party members
9999999 Credits
Refused support for Terra Firma
Anoleis arrested
Convinced Corporal Toombs to be taken in for care and arrest Cerberus scientist
Convinced the feuding Petrovsky family to take the gene therapy
Refused Mallene's corporate espionage mission
Saved all civilians in Besieged Base
Convinced Major Kyle to stand down
Killed Helena Blake
Let Shiala live
Helped Parasini San and Quin to arrest Anoleios
Refused to help that Asari spy on the human genetics company
Let the asari scientist live

Name John #9 Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-24 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 55 Soldier
Background Earthborn / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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All sidequests, including "Bring Down the Sky" DLC, and gathering quests completed

Allowed that baatarian terrorist getting away in order to save the hostages in "Bring Down the Sky".
Pinnacle Station not completed.

Saved the Rachni Queen
Treated Conrad Verner nicely (Paragon)
Completed the UNC: Asari Diplomacy
Allowed the Alliance to experiment on Nirali Bhatia's body
Completed all Feros Zhu's Hope quests? No colonist killed.

Encouraged Garrus to be more Paragon-like.
Picked Anderson for a seat on the council.
Picked up all party members, only used Liara and Tali during most of the play.

Addition:
-Gave the Cererbus info to the Shadow Broker, which may come in handy considering ME2's circumstances (Renegade).

Big thanks to GhoXen for sending in this Shepard!

Name John #12 Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-25 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Infiltrator
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Paragon (100%, absolutely -no- renegade)

Extreme Completion - all collectibles achieved, all missions completed, all upgrades/licenses, max credits/omnigel, extremely Paragon.

Bringing Down the Sky: YES (hostages saved, all landmarks explored, batarian 2nd in command released/saved)
Pinnacle Station: YES (all 12 holotrials comlpeted, Ahern's special mission completed, apartment gained/used)

Rachni Queen is alive
Conrad Verner was treated nicely (paragon) and convinced to go home to family on the third meeting.
Nassana's sister was slain, paragon/charm option taken
Nirali Bhatia's husband decided to allow tests (after a paragon/charm option, which was also a paragon choice)
Feros / Zhu's Hope was helped with water/food/power/tunnels, all 16 people saved

Garrus was encouraged to be more Paragon
Captain Anderson chosen for Council
Tali/Kaidan used the most, with Liara as backup.

Major Kyle peacefully saved, his cult unharmed/disbanded
Hanar Prophet (on Citadel) told to leave (paragon/charm, convinced it was giving enkindlers a bad reputation)
Asari Consort's trinket used on the Prothean artifact after clearing her reputation (memory flash from cro-magnon era)
Keepers scanned for Chorban (Jahleed and Chorban were later told to do it legally)
Rita's Sister, Jenna, saved and now works in Flux. Cheater's device turned in to the owner, as well.
Emily Wong helped both times (Fist's data, and C-Sec bug), and she was able to complete her stories.
Rogue AI on Citadel destroyed
Doctor Michel's blackmailer convinced to back off.
Helena Blake's gang disbanded at Sheppard's request (paragon/charm)
Mallene Callis' request on Noveria declined (paragon)
Administrator Anoleis arrested by Gianna Parasini, Lorik Qui'in testified at his trial (and is now administrator)
Helped Dr. Cohen cure the sick scientists of the toxin
"back" entrance used in Peak 15 to preserve the lives of as many people as possible
ExoGeni Manager on Feros convinced to fund the colony using "survived attack by geth ad campaign" paragon/charm option
Shiala, the asari captive of the Thorian, released and is helping Zhu's Hope.
Maximum amount of Salarian's saved from Vermire (including Rentola and Kerrahe) using as many Paragon actions as possible on the assault
Menos Avot, Ganto Imness, and pack of indoctrinated soldiers released from prison cells on Vermire
Rana Thanoptis allowed to live and run on Vermire
Captain Anderson took the "Udina's Office" option during lockdown
Saren convinced (paragon/charm) to reconsider and end his own life
Admiral Kohaku's Cerebus story arc completed, choosing NOT to hand over the data to the Shadow Broker
Chairman Burns saved from Biotic Terrorists, peacefully, and convinced to give reperations to L2 implantee's
Geth Data given to Tali to complete her pilgrimage
Corporal Toombs peacefully saved during hostage situation, and convinved to get help.
ALL scientists saved (no friendly-fire situations) during the Besieged Base incident on Chohe (Paragon-only assignment)
Space Module recovered without a single "Space Monkey" dying
Rear Admiral Mikhailovich fully charmed(paragon-options) upon inspection of Normandy
Zabaleta convinced to give up begging for booze money and go to the VAO (background quest)
Interview with Khalisah al-Jilani in C-Sec flawlessly paragon, with "cannot confirm or deny" to current assignment
Quarrel between Rebekah & Michael Petrovsky resolved with paragon/charm option to convince Michael that it's Rebekah's choice
Gavin Hossle's data recovered on Feros
Dr Saleon (aka Dr. Heart) slain on the MSV Fedele, Garrus convinced to go Paragon during incident, Dr. Saleon resisted arrest and was killed
Researcher's at ExoGeni's Nodacrux facility (with the Thorian Creepers) slain while resisting arrest, bribe not accepted (paragon choices)
Listening Post Alpha defended from Rogue Rachni, and Depot Sigma-23 destroyed
Did NOT support the Terra Firma (Earth First) movement on the Citadel
Fist was killed by Wrex.

Big thanks to Jinxy for sending in this Shepard!

Name Daniel Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-25 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50 Adept
Background Colonist / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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100% Paragon with about 25% Renegade
Full Charm
Earned completionist achievement/ Most of assignments done except for mineral finding, signs of battle...
About 3.000.000 Cr.

Let the Batarian Terrorist go and saved the hostages in BDTS.
Pinnacle station installed

No completed romances - (NOTE: I have been told that this save actually romanced Liara.)

Saved Rachni Queen
Convinced Helena Blake to walk away from syndicate
All Feros side quests complete but i killed one or two colonists
Completed the Asary diplomacy and refused payment
Returned Nirali's body to her husband

Convinced Saren to kill himself
Picked Anderson for the Council
All party members recruited

All keepers scanned
Assisted Emily Wong both times
Kept Cerberus data for Alliance


Name John #13 Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-26 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50 Soldier
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Completed all side quests (as far as I can tell) except as follows:

1. Was missing a few metals for the mineral gathering quest. Mako driving is boring.
2. Didn't manage to do the final step of UNC:Privateers because it would have required going back to the citadel to tell a dude his brother was dead after the citadel was locked down.
3. Somehow missed the 2nd part of the reporter quest where you have the option of planting a bug on the citadel. Just never saw her again after giving her the crime boss's data disc, so missed the follow-up somehow.
4. Did NOT get the little pendant thing from the Asari Consort and use it to unlock the visions on that one side planet, because I didn't know at the time that I needed to talk to the diplomat before talking to her to get it, and didn't want to go back and redo everything. So that's missing.

Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station were both installed and fully completed.

Saved Ashley on Virmire (she was setting the nuke).
Romanced Liara, but played Ashley along to the point where they confront me about it.

Saved the Rachni Queen.
Treated Conrad nicely (paragon)
Completed UNC:Asari Diplomacy before ever even talking to Nassana, because I stumbled across it while exploring the planet.
Did not allow experiments on Nirali Bhatia's body.
Completed all side quests on Feros Zhu's Hope and saved all savable colonsits.
Completed pretty much every quest in the Paragony-ist way (i.e., taking people alive and talking them into surrendering/walking away when possible. Only exception is on Feros... didn't have high enough charm there yet and the head scientist dude had to be shot because I couldn't talk him into standing down.

Encouraged Garrus to be more Paragon-like.
Anderson helped the Normandy escape by punching out Udina.
Picked Anderson for the council seat.
Picked up all party members, but played almost exclusively with Liara and Tali. Talked to them all frequently.
Wrex killed the crime boss in Chora's Den, and Ashley/Shepherd chastised him for it.
Helped scan all the keepers.
Gave the gambler's "cheating" device to the owner of the Flux.
Turned in the smuggler on Noveria AND helped Lorik Qui'in. Administrator Anoleis was arrested. Gianna Parasini owes me a drink.


Name John #15 Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-27 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Soldier
Background Earthborn / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Level: 60, Insanity run, completed every quest with the exception of Banes (which was made impossible due to death of Admiral Kahoku,) including minerals / Insignias / Matriarch Writings, etc.
Achievements: All achievements acquired over the course of numerous playthroughs
Alignment: Paragon max'd out, tiny fraction of Renegade points (gained, as far as I remember, by not criticizing Wrex for killing Fist--picked Paragon endings to every quest)

Bring Down the Sky: Installed and completed, hostages saved, Batarian escaped
Pinnacle Station: Not installed, not played

Rachni Queen: Saved
Liara: Romanced
Conrad Verner: Paragon, convinced him to return to his wife
Asari Diplomacy: Completed, reward refused
Nirali Bhatia: Alliance allowed to conduct experiments
Feros: All colony quests completed, all colonists saved
Garrus: Encouraged to be Paragon
Anderson / Udina: Anderson chosen for council
Party members: All party members brought along

Big thanks to buroja for submitting this Shepard!

Name Donutsftw Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-27 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Infiltrator
Background Colonist / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Maxed Paragon (w/ some Renegade as well)

Completed virtually every quest in the game, including the resource-gathering ones.

Bring Down the Sky installed, Freed the hostages and allowed the terrorist to escape
Pinnacle Station not installed.

-Saved the Rachni Queen
-Was mean to Conrad Verner (I'm not sure about this, as I don't really remember. However, when I met him in ME2, he was kind of pissed at me, and mentioned me "sticking a gun in his face", so I guess I took the Renegade option)
-Completed Asari Diplomacy sidequest, took the weapon license as a reward
-Returned Nirali Bhatia's body to her husband
-Completed all of the Feros Zhu's Hope sidequest, saved all the brainwashed colonists, and let the asari clone remain and help the colony
-Convinced Toombs to testify against Cerberus
-Did not sell the info on Cerberus to the Shadow Broker
-Saved Chairman Burns from the biotic terrorists, and convinced him L2 biotics deserve reparations
-Convinced Major Kyle to give himself up peacefully
-Completed the sidequest on the moon (the one you have to be level 20 to get, where you destroy the three VI cores)
-Completed Wrex's, Garrus's, and Tali's sidequests
-Saved Talatha in "I remember me" sidequest
-Scanned all the keepers for Chorban
-Killed the crimelord for resisting arrest (I don't recall the name of this quest. You get approached by a woman in the Citadel, who asks you to kill two crimelords, then meet her on another planet where you can either kill her or let her go)
-Killed Dr. Saleon after he refused to give himself up (Paragon ending)
-Performed all the sabotage quests on Virmire, kept the Salarian Infiltration team alive

-Encouraged Garrus to be more Paragon-like
-Picked Anderson for the Council seat
-Had lots of credits (at least 200k, if not maxed out)

Big thanks to Donutsftw for submitting this Shepard!

Name Vinco Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-28 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Infiltrator
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Completionist: Nearly complete. Missed a few sides in the citadel doctor chain.

Bring Down the Sky installed
Pinnacle Station installed

Saved the Rachni Queen
Conrad Verner Paragon (Nicely)
Completed the UNC: Asari Diplomacy sidequest?
Chose to allow the Alliance to conduct experiments on Nirali Bhatia's body

Feros Zhu's Hope water/food/battery quests? Completed, no deaths.

encouraged Garrus to be more Paragon-Like
Anderson for a seat on the council
All Party members taken

Thanks to Vinco for submitting this Shepard!


Name Karplusan Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-28 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Soldier
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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(two playthroughs total for this savegame) (2nd playthrough earned the Insanity Achievement)
Max Credits. Loading this on ME2 will give maximum Experience and resources that you can start off with from an imported ME1 save.

Extreme Completion - all collectibles achieved, all missions
completed, max credits/omnigel, extremely Paragon.

Bringing Down the Sky: YES (hostages saved, all landmarks explored, batarian 2nd in command released/saved)
Pinnacle Station: No. Not installed.

Rachni Queen is alive
Conrad Verner was treated nicely (paragon) and convinced to go home to
family on the third meeting.
Nassana's sister was slain, paragon/charm option taken
Nirali Bhatia's husband decided to allow tests (after a paragon/charm
option, which was also a paragon choice)
Feros / Zhu's Hope was helped with water/food/power/tunnels, all 16 people saved

Garrus was encouraged to be more Paragon
Captain Anderson chosen for Council

Major Kyle peacefully saved, his cult unharmed/disbanded
Hanar Prophet (on Citadel) told to leave (paragon/charm, convinced it was giving enkindlers a bad reputation)
Asari Consort's trinket used on the Prothean artifact after clearing her reputation (memory flash from cro-magnon era)
Keepers scanned for Chorban (Jahleed and Chorban were later told to do it legally)
Rita's Sister, Jenna, saved and now works in Flux.
Cheater's device turned in to the owner, as well.
Emily Wong helped both times (Fist's data, and C-Sec bug), and she was able to complete her stories.
Rogue AI on Citadel destroyed
Doctor Michel's blackmailer convinced to back off.
Helena Blake's gang disbanded at Sheppard's request (paragon/charm)
Mallene Callis' request on Noveria declined (paragon)
Administrator Anoleis arrested by Gianna Parasini, Lorik Qui'in testified at his trial (and is now administrator)
Helped Dr. Cohen cure the sick scientists of the toxin "back" entrance used in Peak 15 to preserve the lives of as many people as possible
ExoGeni Manager on Feros convinced to fund the colony using "survived attack by geth ad campaign" paragon/charm option
Shiala, the asari captive of the Thorian, released and is helping Zhu's Hope.
Maximum amount of Salarian's saved from Vermire (including Rentola and Kerrahe) using as many paragon actions as possible on the assault
Menos Avot, Ganto Imness, and pack of indoctrinated soldiers released from prison cells on Vermire
Rana Thanoptis allowed to live and run on Vermire
Captain Anderson took the "Udina's Office" option during lockdown
Saren convinced (paragon/charm) to reconsider and end his own life
Admiral Kohaku's Cerebus story arc completed, choosing NOT to hand over the data to the Shadow Broker
Chairman Burns saved from Biotic Terrorists, peacefully, and convinced to give reparations to L2 implantee's
Geth Data given to Tali to complete her pilgrimage
Corporal Toombs peacefully saved during hostage situation, and convinced to get help.
ALL scientists saved (no friendly-fire situations) during the Besieged Base incident on Chohe (Paragon-only assignment)
Space Module recovered without a single "Space Monkey" dying
Rear Admiral Mikhailovich fully charmed(paragon-options) upon inspection of Normandy
Zabaleta convinced to give up begging for booze money and go to the VAO (background quest)
Interview with Khalisah al-Jilani in C-Sec flawlessly paragon, with "cannot confirm or deny" to current assignment

Quarrel between Rebekah & Michael Petrovsky resolved with paragon/charm option to convince ??? I really don't remember which one was followed. I might have chosen to undergo the gene therapy.
Don't remeber what became of the smuggler's goods from the Hanar Merchant in Novaria. I may have turned them in to Anolais, or I may have turned them in to the Hanar with the Paragon choice for extra
cash.

Gavin Hossle's data recovered on Feros
Dr Saleon (aka Dr. Heart) slain on the MSV Fedele, Garrus convinced to go Paragon during incident, Dr. Saleon took his own life.
Researcher's at ExoGeni's Nodacrux facility (with the Thorian
Creepers) slain while resisting arrest, bribe not accepted (paragon choices)
Listening Post Alpha defended from Rogue Rachni, and Depot Sigma-23 destroyed (Along with all known Rachni hives)
Did NOT support the Terra Firma (Earth First) movement on the Citadel
Fist was killed by Wrex.

Name John #17 Shepard
Date Added 2010-01-28 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 45 Soldier
Background Colonist / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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I did all side quests. And I also did not find every single mineral/insignia/matriarch. To my knowledge I explored every planet, but left some stuff on some planets behind, due to not having a tech savvy party member with me at the time.

Do you have Bring Down the Sky installed? No
Do you have Pinnacle Station installed? No

Saved the Rachni Queen
Conrad Verner treated nicely
Completed the UNC: Asari Diplomacy sidequest
Choose NOT to allow the Alliance to conduct experiments on Nirali Bhatia's body
Feros Zhu's Hope: I did all 3, and didnt kill anyone. A tleast none that i know of.

Encouraged Garrus to be more Paragon-Like
Captain Anderson on council
Took everyone along.

Nothing special about this Shephard.

Thanks to Akhellbinder for this Shepard!

Name John #20 Shepard
Date Added 2010-02-01 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Soldier
Background Spacer / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Ambassador Udina
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100% Paragon with about 15% Renegade
100% Completion (recives all bonuses upon import to ME2)

Bring Down the Sky:
Saved the hostages
Pinnacle Station:
Installed, but did not complete it (only uncompleted sidequest).

Turned Garrus Paragon
Gave Tali the geth data

Noveria:
Anoleis was arrested
Saved the Rachni Queen
Feros:
Completed all quests
Saved all 16 colonists

Other:
Was nice to Conrad Verner
Purchased evangelical permit for the Presidium Prophet
Fist lived
Helena Blake disbanded her gang
Major Kyle was taken alive
Did Asari Diplomacy
Returned Bhatia's body to her husband

Big thanks to Velcro for submitting this Shepard!

Name John #20 Shepard
Date Added 2010-02-01 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Soldier
Background Spacer / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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100% Paragon with about 15% Renegade
100% Completion (recives all bonuses upon import to ME2)

Bring Down the Sky:
Saved the hostages
Pinnacle Station:
Installed, but did not complete it (only uncompleted sidequest).

Turned Garrus Paragon
Gave Tali the geth data

Noveria:
Anoleis was arrested
Saved the Rachni Queen
Feros:
Completed all quests
Saved all 16 colonists

Other:
Was nice to Conrad Verner
Purchased evangelical permit for the Presidium Prophet
Fist lived
Helena Blake disbanded her gang
Major Kyle was taken alive
Did Asari Diplomacy
Returned Bhatia's body to her husband

Big thanks to Velcro for submitting this Shepard!

Name John #20 Shepard
Date Added 2010-02-01 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Soldier
Background Spacer / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council No
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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100% Paragon with about 15% Renegade
100% Completion (recives all bonuses upon import to ME2)

Bring Down the Sky:
Saved the hostages
Pinnacle Station:
Installed, but did not complete it (only uncompleted sidequest).

Turned Garrus Paragon
Gave Tali the geth data

Noveria:
Anoleis was arrested
Saved the Rachni Queen
Feros:
Completed all quests
Saved all 16 colonists

Other:
Was nice to Conrad Verner
Purchased evangelical permit for the Presidium Prophet
Fist lived
Helena Blake disbanded her gang
Major Kyle was taken alive
Did Asari Diplomacy
Returned Bhatia's body to her husband

Big thanks to Velcro for submitting this Shepard!

Name Malcolm #2 Shepard
Date Added 2010-02-02 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Vanguard
Background Colonist / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Alignment: 100% Paragon, ~10% Renegade.

Completion:
-All Missions and Assignments completed
-All Party Members Obtained
-All Codex Entries Obtained
-Best Weaponry & Armor (Some Armor via Console)
-Rich (More money starting in ME2)

DLC:
-Bring Down the Sky: Yes, Paragon Outcome
-Pinnacle Station: Yes, Completed

Feros: Jung was not convinced to fund colony. (Seemingly no affect on ME2)
Shiala lived
-Noveria: Got Lorik to Testify, Anoleis Arrested
-Romance: Liara, Complete
-Rachni Queen: Alive
-Conrad: Completed, Paragon Route
-Asari Diplomacy: Completed, Paragon Route
-Helena Blake: Alive, Dissuaded from crime
-Bahtia: Wife's body returned, Paragon Route (Seemingly no affect on ME2)
-Garrus: Encouraged Paragon Route
-Tali: Retrieved Geth Data
-Council: Alive
-Council Seat: Anderson

Thanks to ShyOblivion for sending in this Shepard!

Name John #24 Shepard
Date Added 2010-02-07 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Engineer
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Partial completionist, did every quest and initiated every dialog that could reward paragon or renegade points, no
collection quests completed.
100% Paragon, 0% Renegade


Bring Down the Sky installed and Balak allowed to leave to save hostages.

Pinnacle Station not installed.

Saved the Rachni Queen.
Nice to Conrad Verner.
Completed UNC: Asari Diplomacy.
Nirali Bhatia's body returned to Samesh Bhatia.
Completed all Zhu's Hope sidequests. Saved all the colonists and saved the colony via Charming Ethan Jeong.

Encouraged Garrus to be Paragon.
Picked Anderson for a seat on the Council.
Played with Liara and Ashley for most of the game with the exception of Wrex's quest and Garrus' quest.

Huge thanks to BarryMc for this Shepard!

Name John #28 Shepard
Date Added 2010-02-13 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50 Adept
Background Earthborn / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council No
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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saren killed self

Achievements:
- Rich Yes

Citadel:
- Dr. Chloe Michel blackmailer: Persuaded
- Asari Consort sidequest: Done. Got the trinket.
- Interview outcome: Apologize ? I had the interview with the reporter who doesn't like you, I used all paragon options
- Had first conversation with The Fan (Conrad Verner): Yes
- The Fan last conversation outcome: Paragon(Stay at home)
- Harkin talked to: Yes (tied in to Garrus recruitment)
- Accepted quest from Chorban to scan Keepers: Yes
- Number of Keepers scanned: 21 (all)
- Jahleed quest outcome: (Chorban) Scared off, continued to do scans.
- Fist outcome Let go
- Old Friends quest (Earthborn background ONLY), talked to Finch: Yes
- Old Friends quest (Earthborn background ONLY), Finch killed: No
- Citadel: Citadel: I Remember Me (Colonist background ONLY), Talitha talked down - Citadel: Homecoming Body returned to Samesh: Yes
- Schnells the Salarian gambler his data. Gave him the data
- Reporter's Request Handed over data to the reporter: Yes
- Helena Blake: (UNC:Hostile Takeover) Convinced to give up crime.

Feros:
- The company man (Ethan Jeong): Used charm to convince him.
- Number of colonists killed: none
- Possessed Asari (Shiala(Thorian plant)): Freed

Noveria:
- Gianna Helped: evidence handed over
- Han Olar talked to: Yes
- Rachni Queen released: Yes

Virmire:
- Geth Flyers disabled: Yes
- Psyrana dead: No (Asari assistant in one of the labs let go or not inside the facility) Alive

Endgame
- Old Council: Killed
- Choice for new council: Anderson
- Game complete: Yes

Sidequests:
- Know about Slaver Asari quest: Yes
- Slaver Asari quest outcome (Killed Sister): Yes
- UNC: Lost Module - the silver sphere you find on that planet that has 3 pages of text: Done.
- UNC: Cerberus Heard of Cerberus: Yes (ie did you do UNC: Missing Marines leading to this quest or not.
- UNC: Hades' Dogs Cerberus files found. Not sure what is tracked, probably if you returned them or gave to the Shadow Broker. Did not give them to the shadow broker.
- UNC: Hostage Chairman died: No Chairman is alive.
- UNC: Dead Scientists Killed: Convinced Corporal Toombs to lower weapon

DLC (Bring Down the Sky):
- Humans rescued: Yes

Note from Annakie: The submitter of this save did not think he did a romance, ME2 considers Liara romanced. Save has been moved to reflect this.

Name John #29 Shepard
Date Added 2010-02-13 01:00:00
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50 Adept
Background Earthborn / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Achievements:
- Rich Yes

Garrus: Paragon
Tali side quest: done, gave her the data

Citadel:
- Dr. Chloe Michel blackmailer: Persuaded
- Asari Consort sidequest: Done. Got the trinket.
- Interview outcome: Apologize ? I had the interview with the reporter who doesn't like you, I used all paragon options
- Had first conversation with The Fan (Conrad Verner): Yes
- The Fan last conversation outcome: Paragon(Stay at home)
- Harkin talked to: Yes (tied in to Garrus recruitment)
- Accepted quest from Chorban to scan Keepers: Yes
- Number of Keepers scanned: 21 (all)
- Jahleed quest outcome: (Chorban) Scared off, continued to do scans.
- Fist outcome Let go
- Old Friends quest (Earthborn background ONLY), talked to Finch: Yes
- Old Friends quest (Earthborn background ONLY), Finch killed: No
- Citadel: Citadel: I Remember Me (Colonist background ONLY), Talitha talked down - Citadel: Homecoming Body returned to Samesh: Yes
- Schnells the Salarian gambler his data. Gave him the data
- Reporter's Request Handed over data to the reporter: Yes
- Helena Blake: (UNC:Hostile Takeover) Convinced to give up crime.

Feros:
- The company man (Ethan Jeong): Used charm to convince him.
- Number of colonists killed: none
- Possessed Asari (Shiala(Thorian plant)): Freed

Noveria:
- Gianna Helped: evidence handed over
- Han Olar talked to: Yes
- Rachni Queen released: Yes

Virmire:
- Geth Flyers disabled: Yes
- Psyrana dead: No (Asari assistant in one of the labs let go or not inside the facility) Alive

Endgame
- Old Council: Saved
- Choice for new council: Anderson
- Game complete: Yes

Sidequests:
- Know about Slaver Asari quest: Yes
- Slaver Asari quest outcome (Killed Sister): Yes
- UNC: Lost Module - the silver sphere you find on that planet that has 3 pages of text: Done.
- UNC: Cerberus Heard of Cerberus: Yes (ie did you do UNC: Missing Marines leading to this quest or not.
- UNC: Hades' Dogs Cerberus files found. Not sure what is tracked, probably if you returned them or gave to the Shadow Broker. Did not give them to the shadow broker.
- UNC: Hostage Chairman died: No Chairman is alive.
- UNC: Dead Scientists Killed: Convinced Corporal Toombs to lower weapon

DLC (Bring Down the Sky):
- Humans rescued: Yes

(Annakie note: A user wrote in to tell me this ME2 considers Shepard in a romance with Liara, and I have updated the character as such.)

Name John Shepard
Date Added 2010-02-21 23:09:12
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Adept
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Ambassador Udina
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I've completed all side quests (except Negotiation (because it requires 80% renegade)), but didn't bother myself collecting stuff.

In Bring Down the Sky I've saved workers.
No Pinnacle Station.

-Saved Kaidan
-Romance Liara
-Wrex survived Virmire
-Have both char files for council
-Saved the Rachni Queen
-Treat Conrad Verner nicely
-Completed the Asari Diplomacy

Saved cloned Asari
Hepled Parasini
Helena Blake retaired

Thanks to Nerevar17 for sending in this Shepard!

Name John Shepard
Date Added 2010-02-21 23:10:36
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Adept
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council No
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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I've completed all side quests (except Negotiation (because it requires 80% renegade)), but didn't bother myself collecting stuff.

In Bring Down the Sky I've saved workers.
No Pinnacle Station.

-Saved Kaidan
-Romance Liara
-Wrex survived Virmire
-Have both char files for council
-Saved the Rachni Queen
-Treat Conrad Verner nicely
-Completed the Asari Diplomacy

Saved cloned Asari
Hepled Parasini
Helena Blake retaired

Name John Shepard
Date Added 2010-02-26 21:05:51
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50 Infiltrator
Background Earthborn / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Almost every side quest completed, Signs of battle and Minerals left open.

No Bring Down the Sky, had activation issues.
No Pinnacle Station.

Saved rachni queen.
Conrad treated nicely (paragon).
Asari diplomacy completed.

Left the Thorian asari (Shiala) alive.
Helped Parasini on Noveria.
Completed Helena Blake quest, left her alive.
Fist died.

100% paragon, a little renegade. Face is default Shepard. The save is on Citadel Exterior Defense Grid, just before you enter the council chambers to fight Saren.

Name John Shepard
Date Added 2010-03-17 09:54:58
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60 Vanguard
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Completed every assignment (including collection assignments).

Bring Down The Sky installed and hostages saved.

Pinnacle Station installed and top scores on every challenge.

Saved the Rachni Queen.
Conrad told to go home.
UNC: Asari Diplomacy done.
Shiala was spared.
Helped Parasini in her investigation.
Helena Blake allowed to go.
Fist got killed by Wrex (he was just doing his job :D)
Nirali Bhatia's body sent home.

This Shepard was submitted by Erdenesaikhan, yours truly from Mongolia.

Name Thomas Shepard
Date Added 2010-03-22 18:45:26
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50 Soldier
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Maxed out Paragon points, none in Renegade as far as I remember (or can be seen in the bar). Took all up-right options, completed all side quests apart from League of One and Prothean Data Disks. No DLC installed or played.

Convinced Garrus to play by the rules, saved the Rachni queen, treated Conrad Verner nicely, completed UNC: Asari Diplomacy, let the Thorian's Asari live, kept the Noveria colony functioning (no arrests), convinced Helena Blake to clean up her act, killed Fist, let the Alliance experiment on Nirali Bhatia, and any other conversations took the Persuade route.

Submitted by Thomas Hoare, on his first playthrough, albeit through some use of Quicksave if I didn't have enough Persuade points at the time.

Name John Shepard
Date Added 2010-05-13 17:23:32
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50 Soldier
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Completionist - All Collection Quests completed. All planets visited and all side quests completed.

100% Paragon. No Renegade points whatsoever.

Encouraged Garrus to be Paragon.

Saved Cptn. Kirahhe and his group on Virmire.

Bring Down The Sky not installed.
Pinnacle Station not installed

Saved Rachni Queen
Treated Conrad Verner nicely.

Asari Diplomacy Quest completed. Found Nassana's sister first then persuaded her to allow me to buy Asari Equipment at stores.

Thorian enslaved Asari clone allowed to live.

Helped Parasini arrest Anoleis (Lorik Qu'in testified).

Let Helena Blake live and disbanded her gang.

Allowed Fist to live.

Released Nirali Bhatia's body from Alliance custody.

Reached Maximum Credits: 9 999 9999

This Shephard was submitted by Paul Sebeikin

Name John Shepard
Date Added 2010-06-26 16:49:03
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 58 Vanguard
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Completionist Paragon Shepard.

All assignments completed, including the gathering ones.

Always chose paragon options, 100 % Paragon and 0 % Renegade.

No DLCs installed.

Rachni queen saved.

Verner treated nicely (Paragon).

Asari Dilpmacy completed.

Thorian Asari alive.

Helped Parasini arrest Anolias.

Helena Blake alive and "set straight".

Fist alive.

Nirali Bhatia's body returned to husband.

No save file, though the last choice doesn't matter anyways since you can correct Anderson/Udina in ME2.

Name Baker Shepard
Date Added 2010-07-22 16:25:43
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 42 Engineer
Background Colonist / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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I was a bit of a "Speed Run" but I did some side quests

Bring Down the Sky installed
- Didn't do it
Pinnacle Station installed
-Didn't do it too

-Saved the Rachni Queen
-Treated Conrad Nicely
-Completed the UNC: Asari Diplomacy sidequest
-Let the cloned Asari at the Thorian to live(felt sorry for her)
-On Noveria, I did not arrest him
-Did not do Helena Blake live's quest
-Fist died due to Wrex's anger I guess
-Gave Nirali Bhatia's body back to her husband

Submitted by Marwan

Enjoy the save :D

Name Maro Shepard
Date Added 2010-07-27 16:34:31
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 52 Soldier
Background Colonist / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Finished every Side Mission and Primary Missions

Bring Down the Sky installed
-Saved the workers and letting Balak escape
Pinnacle Station installed
-Been first in all simulations even the 4 unlocked ones

-Released the Rachni Queen
-Treated Conrad all with Paragon and convinced him to stay home(Paragon)
-Did the UNC: Asari Diplomacy sidequest
-At the Thorian I let the Asari Clone stay alive and DIDN'T kill the colonists(all 16 alive)
-On Noveria, Parasini arrested Analoas(or whatever his name is)
-I let Helena Blake live and convinced her to walk away from her gang(paragon)
-Fist is alive(didn't have Wrex with me this time)
-Gave Nirali Bhatia's body back to Samesh


EXTRA NOTES:
Achievements:
- Rich Yes (has reached ME MAX money which is the 999999999 with no cheats at all!)

Random:
- Full Paragon bar and NONE renegade
- Paragon/Renegade points
- Colonist childhood
- Reputation choice War Hero
- Purchased Elkoss Carbine license.
- Purchased ALL LICENSES

Party Members:
- Garrus recruited Yes
- Wrex recruited Yes
- Garrus is Paragon
- Tali side quest done Yes
- Romanced someone Yes
- Romanced Liara

Citadel:
- Dr. Chloe Michel blackmailer Convinced to leave her alone(paragon
- Asari Consort sidequest done Yes
- Got Trinklet from Consort
- Interview outcome Done interview and all paragon so its kewl :P
- Had first conversation with The Fan (Conrad Verner) Yes
- The Fan last conversation outcome Paragon(Stay at home))
- Harkin talked to (Maybe I did )
- Accepted quest from Chorban to scan Keepers Yes
- 21/21 = ALL
- Jahleed quest outcome (Chorban) Told Jahleed that I am scanning the Keepers with Chorban and he and Chorban are cool again.
- Fist outcome Let g
- Citadel: Citadel: I Remember Me (Colonist background ONLY), Talitha talked down from killing herself Yes and I Convinced Talitha to take the sedative
- Samesh got his Wife's body back and gave Schells the Salarian the gambling data :)
- Helena Blake Alive and treated nicely to leave the gang

Feros: - Joang died due to not having Enough Paragon....
- Number of colonists killed = 0
- Colony outcome Good+
- Possessed Asari (Shiala(Thorian plant)) Freed

Noveria:
- Talked to Parasini first before Lorik and convinced Lorik to testify and got Anloas arrested :D
- Han Olar talked to "Don't Remember"
- Rachni Queen released = Yes

Virmire:
- Wrex left to live :)
- Geth Flyers disabled = yes
- Psyrana the Asari assistant left to live :)
- Rescued Ashley

Endgame
- Old Council = Saved
- Choice for new council = Anderson(Who the hell chooses Udina?)
- Game complete = Yes

Other Notes(must read):
- Shepard's face is the original Mass Effect face
-Character File level is 52
-Save file level is 50
-Save file is before going to Ilos

This save was submitted by Marwan the Egyptian

Name Max Shepard
Date Added 2011-10-27 06:46:10
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50
Background Earthborn / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Finished all side missions including the Minerals/insignia/matriarch writings.

Passed through every planet in the game's universe (yes. one by one, solar system after solar system)

Bring down the sky installed and completed, saved the workers.

pinnacle station installed and completed.

-Saved Rachni queen
-Convinced conrad to go back to his house (paragon)
-Asari diplomacy completed
-Thorian asari is alive
-Helped Parasini arrest Anolias
-Helena Blake is alive
-Killed Fist
-Convinced the alliance to give Nirali Bhatia's body back to her husband

Equipment full spectre weapons

This Shepard was submitted by Maninhell

Name Ben Shepard
Date Added 2011-10-30 15:13:33
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Submitted by: TUHD

WARNING: Bring down the Sky and Pinnacle Station were used, you will need those 2 DLC on your own Mass Effect 1 if you want to import this save.

- Completed every collection assignment
- Explored every system and planet
- Did (except for the Renegade assignment) all the missions and assignments
- Completely Paragon

- Saved the Council
- Saved the Rachni Queen
- Convinced Wrex to see it Shephard's way
- Sacrificed Ashley
- Helped Lieutenant Zabaleta and convinced him to seek help from the VAO

- Helped Gianna Parasini
- Ensured the colonists on Feros stayed alive
- Let Shiala on Feros (the one who was the 'model' for the Asari Clone) live
- Allowed Rana Thanoptis (the asari doctor) to live
- Treated Conrad Verner nicely (Paragon)
- Completed Asari Diplomacy
- Gained the Elkos Combine license
- Gave Tali the Geth data
- Convinced Helena Blake to disband the gang
- Fist was allowed to run away and stay alive
- Returned Nirali Bhatia's body to her husband, no expirements done
- Helped Chorban and Jaleed with scanning the Keepers
- Did all the Cerberus-related assignments
- Convinced Major Kyle to let the Cerberus scientist live

- Helped Garrus with his assignment
- Gave Wrex the armor of his grandfather
- Helped the consort out (2 quests total) without asking any reward, gained and used the trinket
- Dr. Michel's blackmailer got backed off through Paragon persuasion
- Convinced the Hanar Presidium Prophet to gain a license and preach somewhere else
- Helped out Emily Wong - twice
- Convinced Chellick to release Jenna early from her assignment and finished the job without blowing the cover
- Gave Schell's tool to Doran
- Convinced Michael Petrovsky to let Rebekah decide what's best for her (future) baby
- Convinced through Paragon Rear Admiral Mikhailovich of the use of the way the Normandy is build
- Talked to Khalisah Al-Jilani, was Paragonish
- Didn't agree with Terra Firma but was Paragonish in the talk
- Told the alliance negiotiator to get help against his drug addiction
- Saved Chairman Burns from pissed-off L2 Biotics
- Kept all the drugged scientists alive in the Paragon assignment
- Helped the Feros colonists with all their assignments (food, water, electricity, safety)
- Kept Kirrahe's team alive on Virmire

- Saved the engineers on X57, let Balak and Charn go
- Completed Pinnacle Station, did all the challenges and gained a nice retirement house (Shephard, retirement, really?)

Name Bugra Shepard
Date Added 2012-01-01 10:14:18
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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My shepard was a completionist.
All mineral/Insignia/Matriarch Writings side quests done.
All planets explored, all planet sidequests done.
Bring down the sky finished. I rescued the workers.
Pinnacle station installed. I finished all pinnacle quests including special quest.
I saved rachni queen
I treated conrad nicely
I completed asari diplomacy quest
I let the cloned asari near thorian to live.
I helped parasini on noveria to arrest anoleis.
I let helena blake live
Fist died (wrex killed him, before i can arrest him. oops!)
I allowed alliance to experiment on Nirali Bhatia's body

I tried to be the ultimate hero, so i always used paragon routes.

Name Lazarus Shepard
Date Added 2012-01-30 22:30:30
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50
Background Colonist / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Was more of a speed run Shepard, never finished mineral/Insignia/Matriarch Writings gathering sidequests.

On Noveria, saved the Rachni from a second extinction.

On the Citadel, gave Conrad Verner an autograph and nothing more.

On the Citadel, I chose to ignore Nassana Dantius' message.

On Feros, I let the Asari who was cloned live to aid the colonists at Zhu's Hope.

On Noveria, Anoleis was not arrested and Parasini was not killed.

On the Citadel, I never spoke to Helena Blake.

On the Citadel, Fist died.

Niralia Bhatia's body was returned to her husband.

Name Spirit Shepard
Date Added 2012-03-05 10:12:05
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 57
Background Earthborn / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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100% Paragon, about 1% Renegade. Completed every quest,every side quest, including 1 gathering(3 others not completed) quest completed.

Has Bring Down the Sky
Does not have Pinnacle Station

Saved Ashley on Virmire
Saved Wrex on Virmire
Let Rana go on Virmire

Noveria:
Helped Parasini arrest Anolais
Saved the Rachni Queen

Feros:
All Feros quests completed
Let the Asari go


Citadel:
I killed Fist before Wrex
ALL keepers FOUND!
Most of citadel quest completed.

Misc:
Major Kyle, Hostage ended with no losses
Persuaded Helena Blake to disband
ExoGeni Facility scientists, Cerebus scientist killed with Toombs alive
Completed Asari Diplomacy side quest


Saved the Council

Party Stuff:
Got all Companions
Was nice to all Party members

Name Michal Shepard
Date Added 2012-03-16 12:00:38
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50
Background Colonist / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council No
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Ambassador Udina
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Most assignments done, all collections completed. Paragon bar nearly maxed, renegade at 6/16 bars, mixed decisions.

- Bring Down the Sky NOT installed
- Pinnacle Station NOT installed

SQUAD
- Wrex got his family armor
- Tali got the geth data
- Garrus killed dr Saleon; encouraged to be more renegade
- Got "Rich" achievement
- Got Elkoss Combine license

CITADEL
- Conrad Verner intimidated
- Fist killed by Wrex
- Helped the Asari Consort, used trinket on Eletania
- Openly answered questions during the interview, no punching or walking away
- Doctor Michel's blackmailer killed
- Let the Alliance run tests on Bhatia's body
- Talked Talitha down, let her use sedatives
- Scanned the keepers

FEROS
- All Zhu's Hope quests completed
- Ethan Jeong killed
- All colonists saved
- Shiala spared

NOVERIA
- Rachni Queen saved
- Helped Gianna Parasini; Lorik testified against Anoleis
- Talked to Han Olar
- Liara talked to Benezia

VIRMIRE
- Kirrahe and his squad survived
- Rana Thanoptis spared

ASSIGNMENTS
- UNC:Hostage - biotics intimidated to surrender, chairman Burns survived
- UNC:Hostile Takeover - Helena Blake spared, let her run syndicate
- UNC:Dead Scientists - Toombs killed the Cerberus scientist then comitted suicide
- UNC:Asari Diplomacy - talked to Nassana first, killed Dhalia, got Armali license
- UNC:Hades' Dogs - Cerberus files forwarded to Shadow Broker
- UNC:Besieged Base - terrorists killed, all scientists survived

Name John Shepard
Date Added 2012-04-14 16:10:53
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 56
Background Spacer / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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- Standard Shepard face
- Bonus skill: Electronics
- Specialization: Bastion

- Full Paragon, Completionist playthrough:
* 100% quests done (Pinnacle Station excluded)
* All Minerals / Insignia's / Writings / Medals gathered
* Maxed out Credits and Omni-Gel

- Bring down the Sky installed and completed:
* Allowed Balak's Lieutenant to get away
* Saved workers

- Pinnacle stations installed, however not 100% completed

- Saved Rachni Queen
- Treated Conrad Verner nicely
- Completed UNC: Asari Diplomacy sidequest
- Saved Asari clone at Thorian
- Helped Parasini at Noveria
- Convinced Helena Blake to give up her life of crime, after taking down her competition
- Fist died (Wrex killed him)
- Retrieved Nirali Bhatia's body from the alliance
- Convinced Exo-Geni to invest in Zhu's Hope (charm)
- Retrieved Exo-Geni data from the console
- Captain Kirrahe survived Virmire
- Saved all 16 posessed Zhu's Hope residents
- Solved Martin Burns' abduction peacefully
- Got the biotic cult leader to turn himself in peacefully
- Convinced Tombs to take the Cerberus scientists into custody
- Saved all of the drugged scientists
- Killed the Exo-Geni scientist after they tried a bribe to get away from their Thorian crimes (side-quest)
- Sold the Cerberus data to the Shadow Broker
- Allowed Garrus to gun down the doctor
- Convinced Garrus to be more renegade
- Handed Geth data to Tali
- Retrieved Wrex' armor

Submitted by: Weazle83

Name Erik Shepard
Date Added 2012-11-25 15:58:08
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 60
Background Earthborn / Sole Survivor
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Kaidan
Appointed to council Ambassador Udina
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Completed Bring Down the Sky (let Balak go).

Pinnacle Station not installed.

Released the Rachni queen.

Treated Conrad nicely.

Spared the Thorian's cloned asari.

Helped Parasini arrest Anoleis.

Fist died.

Gave Nirali Bhatia's body back to her husband.

Name John Shepard
Date Added 2012-12-20 13:47:56
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class 50
Background Earthborn / War Hero
Romanced Liara
Garrus added to party Yes
Wrex added to party Yes
Wrex killed No
Saved Council Yes
Party member saved Ashley
Appointed to council Captain Anderson
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Full Paragon bar,something in renegade bar,but only a little.
Not Completionsit,i found all matriarch dilinga writings,but that's all,some quest i did,Wrex's and Garrus's quest completed,garrus convinced to be paragon.

Bring Down the Sky: No
Pinnacle Station: No

Rachni Queen alive
Conrad was sent home with Paragon response
UNC: Asari Diplomacy completed,Paragon response
Returned Nirali's body to her husband (Ashley didn't talked to him)
Completed all of the Feros sidequests. All 16 colonists alive.

Chose Anderson for Council
Acquired all party members.
Helped out Emily Wong both times
I didn't scan keepers

I think that is all.

Name John Shepard
Date Added 2012-12-24 02:56:39
Gender / AlignmentMale Paragon
Level / Class

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