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17th Sep 2019, 6:00 AM in School Raze
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The End is Neigh
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Newbiespud 17th Sep 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
And so we wind back into School Raze, leaving What Lies Beneath behind. It's certainly not my craziest episode-mixing (though I'm curious what y'all think IS the craziest / favorite / most impressive), but I like the simplicity of how these episodes just ended up fitting together to create one longer adventure.

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albedoequals1 17th Sep 2019, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Any stories about an NPC that should have died because the PCs took so long rescuing him/her, but you fudged it and just had them super roughed up because they needed to tell the party plot stuff?
Balrighty 17th Sep 2019, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
This happens to be my biggest pet peeve regarding Mass Effect 2. The game presents a slew of party loyalty missions; side quests to the main mission based on your team mates. Some of them are presented as direly critical, needing to be done right then and there; nevertheless, you may do them whenever you want and the game does not penalize you if you put them off.

But then you get to what is presented as just another mission. You leave, and the Normandy is attacked and its crew taken captive (save Joker). The game tells you that you need to go rescue them, but does nothing to set this as different from the other direly important missions you needed to do right then (that you didn't actually have to do right then).

So by the time I get around to going on that final mission, only Dr. Chakwas was still alive (and only because the game scripted her as the one remaining survivor, no matter how long you put it off).
Spoony Viking 17th Sep 2019, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
Ocellus isn't in Queen Chrysalis' form anymore?
Draxynnic 17th Sep 2019, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Possibly outside the region where that illusion was being maintained.
Guest 17th Sep 2019, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
The screencaps in this comic are from a different episode, so Ocellus wouldn't be.

In-narrative, the way that worked was that as long as Ocellus was in the school catacombs, she could use the Chrysalis form, but she wasn't trapped in it.

So, either Ocellus has chosen to remain in her normal form or, as Draxynnic states, they're no longer in the catacombs where she could use the Chrysalis form.
Boris Carlot 17th Sep 2019, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
Breaking the illusion lifted the form-lock she had on her. She can shift into Chryssy when it's go-time.
GrayGriffin 19th Sep 2019, 1:25 AM edit delete reply
Presumably she's simply not shifting right now, since Spud mentioned being excited to use more Chryssy expressions.
Digo 17th Sep 2019, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
Giving the villain kudos is a double edged sword.
Enigmatic Jack 17th Sep 2019, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
Whereas giving the villain a double-edged sword could be worthy of kudos.
ANW 17th Sep 2019, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Game master Pinkie Pie
That was the most crazy mix of episodes yet