Ever since we announced Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition on N7 Day and revealed a first look at it earlier this year, your passion and excitement have blown us away. Today, we’d like to give you more details on what you can expect to see in this remaster. You’ll find the latest information on the Legendary Edition, from gameplay tuning to rebalancing and more. Next week, we’ll provide an additional look at the remastering process with a strong focus on the visual changes across the trilogy.
Let’s get into it. Here’s what this post contains, in order:
Combat in the Mass Effect trilogy has evolved across the series, with each game’s experience being different. We wanted to make the experience better across the board, but we didn’t want to unnecessarily change what our fans have come to love about each game. That proved a unique challenge, as the first game is quite different from the second and third in terms of gameplay and combat. Mass Effect was heavily influenced by traditional RPG mechanics, like the randomness of a dice roll and pen-and-paper stat building. As a result, weapons in Mass Effect often felt less accurate and reliable than the gunplay in Mass Effect 2 and 3.
We heard the consistent feedback that it was pretty frustrating to take a few shots with an assault rifle and suddenly have the reticle enlarge to span a large portion of the screen, so we looked at tuning the mechanics to provide better handling without outright scrapping the spirit of the original games.
In the first Mass Effect, accuracy (including reticle bloom and weapon sway) has been tuned across all weapons to allow players to maintain more consistent firepower while still managing their shots/overheat meter. We’ve also improved th... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Throwaway because I’d like to avoid any potential identifying stuff between this post and my post history on my main account.
I've been working at the same consulting firm as a mechanical engineer now for over 13 years. I got my degree in ChE, but wound up turning what was a temp job doing CAD red lines into a full blown career. I got my PE (in Mechanical), and have been fairly successful at my job. My current position is somewhere between a project manager and a project lead.
It's been a good company to work for. Pay/benefits are good and overall I enjoy my immediate peers.
Towards the end of last year, I lost my wife to a disease she had since childhood. I was able to take a month off work after her passing to getting life sorted out to some extent, but as time has gone on and the stress has ratcheted up, I'm finding myself questioning a lot of things in life, including why I'm still working where I work.
I've never really enjoyed what I do, and while I'd love to find a job that was more engaging/fulfilling, I also realize that it's not the most practical viewpoint.
Now that my wife is gone I'm finding myself simply not wanting to deal with the stress associated with my job (tight deadlines, unrealistic expectations, people/client politics). I won't discount that there's some portion of grief that is likely playing a part in this feeling, but considering I've felt like finding another career path for the last 6 years, I know that grief isn't the only thing driving this.
As I put it to a friend, my "give a fuck" tank is running on fumes.
Considering I really don't have a solid grasp of what I want to do and I'm in a good financial position, I’ve been wondering more and more if a career break would serve me well and at least give me some clarity on whether I should keep doing what I’m good at, or if there’s a new path in life I should pursue.
I'll also say that I know the grass isn't always greener and that no job is without stress, deadlines, etc, but I'm feeling it's all coming to a head and some form of change is needed. Whether it's my perspective/outlook on my current role, a new job, or something entirely different, I'm open to where it takes me, but the idea of removing the stress of work is about the only thing I feel I can do to give myself some freedom to think.
So fellow engineers, I don't expect that there's many of you that have been in my exact same position, but I'm curious about what outside perspective/advice might be. Am I... keep reading on reddit ➡