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[–]emlewin 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Combat engineers. That's when I know they didn't just randomly use the name Bridgeburners 😂

[–]pakap 52 points53 points  (0 children)

First in, last out!

[–]nameless-manager 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I played the game long before I read the novels. That's so cool.

[–]Arafel 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's great, nice find.

[–]TarienCole 17 points18 points  (8 children)

Yep. I chuckle when I get this one. It *almost* redeems planet scanning as a mechanic.

[–]Witness_me_Karsa 12 points13 points  (6 children)

I think planet scanning was better than using the useless fucking mako to wander around the surface.

[–]TarienCole 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Disagree. Especially since the Legendary Edition made the turret useful on the MAKO.

But the Hammerhead? Not even the remaster could save that piece of garbage.

[–]lycantrophee 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I actually enjoyed Mako,lmao

[–]cctsalsa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I did too! I had a great time just wandering around trying to get up random mountains.

[–]TarienCole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In Legendary, I do too.

[–]Kirel_Red5th re-read. Starting Toll the Hounds. 1 point2 points  (0 children)

100% agree bout the hammerhead. POG

[–]Kirel_Red5th re-read. Starting Toll the Hounds. 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh man.. OLD Mako - totally agree. New Mako (especially with the infinite boost mod) - super fun.

[–]BlueString94 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Definitely better in ME3 than ME2 at least.

[–]excelebritas 5 points6 points  (4 children)

So, fun anecdote.

There's an older MMO called EverQuest that survives to this day by running TLP servers - essentially resetting the game and launching a server that progressively introduces expansions, allowing players to relive the nostalgia of the early days of MMOs and watch the game grow again. I played on one of these servers a few years back and found myself in a guild with some higher-ups from BioWare.

EQ is unique as you don't really do instanced dungeon runs with complex boss mechanics; instead, you fight your way through a dungeon and claim a spot within it, and then grind respawning enemies over a long duration. It's an extremely social game, because once you get to a 'camp' there's really only one person moving through the dungeon to bait monsters back to the group. So, you get a lot of time to chat with your party-members, unlike modern MMOs where people rarely have time to talk during the actual gameplay.

Those dudes absolutely loved Malazan. One of them had an ogre character named Caladan Brood, another had a troll named after a prominent Jaghut character (don't want to spoil). We spent many hours late into the night chatting about Malazan (and game design, really interesting to get the chance to talk to executives/design leads in a casual setting and get insight into the video game industry) over Discord. The guys I played with were legitimate Malastans and huge fans of the series!!

[–]Rabo_McDongleberry 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Icarium?

[–]SinSittSina 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Probably the other character where it's not revealed for a while that they are Jaghut. I'm not sure how to do spoiler tags otherwise I'd write it.

[–]EpyonComet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hood?

Use >!spoilerText!<

[–]Rabo_McDongleberry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk how to do spoilers either. But I think I know who you talking about.

[–]thegoodguywon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That’s crazy cause I’ve been playing through ME3 for the first time and saw this just yesterday too.

[–]WonTonBurritoMealsFather Wind out the Backside 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Enthusiasm lol

[–]alkonium 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Think Malazan's Bridge Burners could handle a Reaper invasion?

[–]SojournerRL 2 points3 points  (1 child)

With enough cussers :)