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Mass Effect 3, Ashley - Armoured - Ref. by Troodon80 Mass Effect 3, Ashley - Armoured - Ref. by Troodon80
Mass Effect 3, Ashley BioWare/EA.

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TheZteam1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Nice
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
I'm glad they told you who this is .. I swear I didn't recognize her at first. :)
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Troodon80 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Neither would I. Which is a shame, really. I'm not a huge fan of her new look, but respect the opinions of those who do.
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Do you know why some things and persons looked so different this time? New game engine or something?
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Troodon80 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
That's part of it, some of it is also to do with simply updating textures and models (i.e. Ashley now having shoulder length hair instead of a bun).

I'm not entirely sure what was wrong with the old Ashley, to be honest.
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Right. I can't believe some of the models is nearly six years old, according to BioWare! I had no idea ... but then again, I only found the games 18 months ago.

Personally, I love the new textures and looks. Then again, I see your point. Ashley's gone from a good old 'grunt' to some kind of sex symbol, hasn't she? And I don't even like how sex is creeping into everything these days, so I shouldn't like what they did with her. But I do for some odd reason.
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Troodon80 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I've always operated on a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," ideal.

But I can somewhat understand them changing it - time has passed, etc. I'm not really annoyed when it comes down to it, I just don't understand the reason for changing it when everyone (as far as I can tell the majority of Ashley's fanbase, at least) liked the previous version.
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Indeed, that's a good attitude. I still don't mind change from time to time unless it's devastating in some way. Her showing up heavily tattoed and bald would have upset me a lot more. ;)

What did you think about Ashley as a Spectre? Perhaps they wanted the new look to go with her new status to show her as some kind of super woman rather than just an Alliance soldier?
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Troodon80 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
I wasn't overly bothered about her becoming a Spectre, it seems fitting since either her or Kaidan was with you in the first Mass Effect game when you defeated Sovereign. That is, as compared to those who think she's not suitable for the job given that death seems to follow her around, as Allers put it.

Purely as an observation, I was surprised with her jumping four ranks from a non-commissioned officer, Gunnery Chief, to a commissioned officer, Lieutenant-Commander, in the course of about seven months. I was surprised they bothered to put that into the story since her Spectre status outweighs her Alliance rank. Same with Kaidan, but his jump was less in that he was already a commissioned officer. His jump was only two ranks from the first game to the second game (two years), then one more from the second to the (seven to eight months) third.

The only reason for the promotion in either case (Ashley or Kaidan), as far as I can tell, is to make them into a sort of icon, or symbol suggesting capability. But I would have thought making them into a Spectre would have done that automatically.

But that's meta-gaming. Shepard wouldn't have known about Ashley or Kaidan becoming a Spectre until they notify him/her about it. As far as Shepard knows, the Vermire Survivor is whatever rank they are when they at the start of the game.

I liked the shiny new armour (this one we're looking at), but the casual appearance (here) just didn't look right. Not for Ashley, at least. Though I can't say I'm upset or annoyed about it, just a bit jarring from two previous games to see her wearing anything but Alliance fatigues or heavy armour. I'm still not entirely sure what to make of her casual outfit, but I do like this one :).
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Sakara-Siluria Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Thanks, very handy!!!!..though the blue tones look a bit too dull and dark. Its more a royal blue(spectre colours) in game and even lighter in CGI
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