I figure that these will die down for a while now, though.
So, I’m parking my Mass Effect 2 Shepard [SPOILERS AFTER FOLD]……which is to say: filling up the tank on the Normandy, making sure that there aren’t any quests left, putting on the nice uniform, going through the conversation trees to make sure that nothing was missed, and putting the ship into Earth orbit to symbolically represent my turning myself in for trial for war crimes (yeah, that Mass Effect 2: Arrival DLC wasn’t messing around). All the stuff that you do when you’re fiddling with what’s going to be your import character for the sequel. Seven months may have been a little early to do that, but what the heck; I felt like it. Anyway, I’m doing all of this, and it occurs to me that one possible outcome for the game is that your character dies at the end of ME2. And I thought, how are they going to handle that scenario in Mass Effect 3? Or that some characters that are supposed to be in ME3 might end up dying in a particular ME2 run-through?
Then I thought about how you end up dying in ME2, and it’s by letting all (or almost all) of your teammates die. So I thought, Do I really care about the hurt feelings of a player who killed Tali or Garrus?
No. Fuck that guy.
So I saved the game and exited.