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Logic. This logic makes about as much sense as Theory of Knowledge Logic. Humans join our galaxy can " A '. isaret"." ' iial HEAVY TANK dist, comet mai molt cum

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#7 - mrsecret ONLINE (12/13/2013) [-]
Mass Effect has translators you ignorant swine
User avatar #15 to #7 - Tormound (12/14/2013) [-]
So how come all lips sync up with the english words? To the aliens they should be speaking their own language.
#121 to #60 - berojin ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
But originally mrsecret pointed out the translators, and Tormound brings up a valid point to that, and instead of directing it at mrsecret, you direct it at Tormound... Why? And it being a video-game doesn't really justify the lip syncing.


**** me, I'm going to get plenty of red thumbs.
#127 to #121 - mayoroftownsville (12/14/2013) [-]
The translators explain how communication works in the ME universe, which is plot essential. The being a video game and needing not to look like a ******* anime dub explains the synced lips, which are not plot essential.
User avatar #133 to #127 - berojin ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
But communication is a major part of the game, as well as the plot, so how would their lips not being synced with their speaking not be a major part of it? Is there just something I'm not seeing here?
#135 to #133 - mayoroftownsville (12/14/2013) [-]
Would the extra sense the game would have made without synced lips have outweighed the resulting loss of quality? It's an inconsistency, but it's a minor one, and the game would have been ridiculously annoying to play if they had "fixed" it. In other words, it's a ******* video game.
User avatar #136 to #135 - berojin ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
Whatever, it's fine, **** me, right? I have absolutely not point in this besides that I'm wrong.
#62 to #15 - anon (12/14/2013) [-]
Mass Effect.

(Credit to Awkward Zombie)
#103 to #62 - mayoroftownsville (12/14/2013) [-]
Get out of my head, Seth Green's voice!
#53 to #15 - gevaudan (12/14/2013) [-]
It's space-magic.
I ain't gotta explain **** .
User avatar #137 to #15 - theavatar (12/14/2013) [-]
Same way how the tardis Translates everything. **** thats how
User avatar #138 to #137 - Tormound (12/14/2013) [-]
Why did you reply so late...
Besides it's implied in Doctor Who that either the Doctor or the Tardis has some kind of psychic force that makes whoever they're talking to and translating for not question the all aliens speaking english and probably makes it so in their perspective the lips sync up.
User avatar #139 to #138 - theavatar (12/14/2013) [-]
i forgot i was looking at top comments not the content sorry
#90 to #15 - anon (12/14/2013) [-]
It's a video game.
#61 to #15 - anon (12/14/2013) [-]
Because visually, it makes it easier for people to process the worlds. If you ever go watch a dubed movie, like the old godzilla movies, it can be hard to understand what they are saying if you are looking at the lips and hearing sounds the don't match up.
User avatar #54 to #15 - remsaman (12/14/2013) [-]
its a video game.
#49 to #15 - anon (12/14/2013) [-]
it's a video game, calm your tits
#48 to #15 - bann ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
I assume so it doesn't look like some horrible anime dub
#6 - yoloswagswagyolo (12/13/2013) [-]
Yeah.... Tanks
#83 to #6 - alldaypk (12/14/2013) [-]
You're welcome
User avatar #126 to #6 - demcupcakes ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
Wait... what how did you do that?
User avatar #82 to #6 - harbingerwolf (12/14/2013) [-]
God ******* dammit why wont they bring elephants back, CTF on sandtrap with those things were some of my best gaming experiances ever.
#71 - valorcore (12/14/2013) [-]
Oh skyrim...
User avatar #130 to #71 - nyanfatcat ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
"Nice try, you don't scare me."
User avatar #105 to #71 - heartlessrobot (12/14/2013) [-]
Happened to me as a Flying Vampire Lord. I'm surprised other vampires don't grovel at your feet or something, considering you completely thrash the oldest vampire in Tamriel.
User avatar #10 - FrenzyMan (12/14/2013) [-]
i'm pretty sure in mass effect they all have some kind of implant that immediately translates what they say or something
#52 to #10 - sensitive ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
**sensitive rolled a random image posted in comment #20 at Bright side of Life **

shut up, nerd
#76 to #10 - rymes (12/14/2013) [-]
Hitch Hiker's Guide did it better...
User avatar #91 to #76 - theshadowed (12/14/2013) [-]
Well, Hitch Hikers is a comedy, Mass Effect isn't
User avatar #92 to #91 - rymes (12/14/2013) [-]
...so? i wasn't arguing comedic value, i was arguing... better-ness...
User avatar #106 to #92 - theshadowed (12/14/2013) [-]
Well, the babel fish would only work well in a comedic film. In a Mass Effect game, it would seem out of place and goofish. Genre matters.
User avatar #140 to #106 - rymes (12/15/2013) [-]
as much as i agree with you and your logic, i'm trying to be a smart-arse so...

nah, babel fish all the way
User avatar #141 to #140 - theshadowed (12/15/2013) [-]
Yeh the Babel Fish is the best though. I love Hitch Hikers
#142 to #141 - rymes (12/15/2013) [-]
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User avatar #17 to #10 - srskate (12/14/2013) [-]
Its the omni-tools
#11 - whyunofeellucky ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
Fem-Shepard said in ME 2 that her translator did not pick up Thane's nickname for her "Siha"
User avatar #79 - spankyy (12/14/2013) [-]
In Mass Effect it's revealed on a few occasions that they use universal translators. Commander Shephard even comments at one point (can't remember the exact situation). That he/she thought their translator must be glitching.
#88 - hydromatic (12/14/2013) [-]
They use universal translator chips in Mass Effect. Some have it installed in their omni-tool, others have it as an implant.
User avatar #89 to #88 - listerthepessimist (12/14/2013) [-]
I'd assumed it was some sort of standard trade language
User avatar #69 - sircool (12/14/2013) [-]
mass effect one: Technology: Translation Edit: Human cultures remain linguistically divided. Some converse in Spanish, others in Mandarin, Arabic, Swahili, etc. Every alien race has their own equally broad panoply of languages and dialects.

Most individuals know only their mother tongue, and rely on machine translation. Modern portable computers allow anyone with a few hundred credits of equipment to enjoy seamless real-time translation of alien languages, courtesy of handheld PDAs, computers in clothing or jewelry, or sub-dermal implants. Without fast and accurate translation, galactic trade and culture would not exist.

Governments provide subsidized software, updated through the public extranet "on the fly", often as users approach spaceport customs facilities. Even the batarians, who isolated themselves from galactic society nearly two decades ago, take pains to provide up-to-date glossaries and linguistic rules, though most suspect that this is only so they can continue exporting propaganda.

It is still considered broad-minded and practical to be able to speak without machine aid. Children often take courses in alien language, and most races can speak the simplified artificial "trade tongue" with little difficulty.

Some species must rely on machine translation to interact with the rest of the galaxy. Hanar, for example, cannot reproduce the spoken language of any humanoid species, and other races cannot reproduce hanar bioluminescence without mechanical aid. Newly discovered or obscure races don't have machine translation available until the linguists have had time to study them.
taken from the ******* in game codex.
#5 - bigmanblue (12/13/2013) [-]
the gun recoil is actualy fair enough
its a sudden unbalanced force which causes acceleration
to compensate for the recoil(to not have it happen) you would have to know exactly when to apply force to the gun and the exact amount and the exact direction
which unless you are some god who can predict the future aint gonna happen
User avatar #3 - truffle (12/13/2013) [-]
Mass effect actually states that they have a device translating what they are saying.
User avatar #16 to #3 - Tormound (12/14/2013) [-]
How come the lips sync up then?
User avatar #4 to #3 - truffle (12/13/2013) [-]
at least i think that was what they sayd. heck i don't remember, too lazy to search for the answer aswell
User avatar #9 to #4 - thelastprothean (12/14/2013) [-]
You're right. They all have programs on their omni tools that auto-translate everything from known languages.
User avatar #98 to #9 - truffle (12/14/2013) [-]
well thank you, at least that cleared that up!
User avatar #95 - parcedon (12/14/2013) [-]
I have said this a hundred times before but ill say it again.

In the mass effect universe the omni-tool can act as a real time translator according to the ME 1 codex.

On top of that. the galaxy does speak a basic trade language, just like in starwars, which is portrayed as English for our benefit.
User avatar #97 to #95 - parcedon (12/14/2013) [-]
Oh and I almost forgot, as for the Halo logic fail, Spartans have nearly perfect accuracy as shown by the halo Legends movie and numerous books.

the reason there is recoil in the game is purely for balancing purposes. If you want something more intent on being anal then fun, go play ARMA II
#18 - moofinbanana (12/14/2013) [-]
Heavy Knight Armour offers same protection as Pajamas.
User avatar #100 to #18 - hanabro (12/14/2013) [-]
But they're HEROIC pajamas.
#102 to #18 - fcrocker (12/14/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure the one on the right is the 'Heavy Night Armour'
#39 - randomwanker (12/14/2013) [-]
It's not about the species... it's about sending a message
#116 - linktheherooftime (12/14/2013) [-]
I have problems with my vocal-cords, and all I can manage to say are short grunts. On top of that my Triforce of Courage allows me to over come great fear and impossible odds. So why would I need it when the bitches are lining up at my door for my Master Sword?
#129 - saltyfries ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
To be fair Link doesn't have to talk to girls, they all come to him anyways
User avatar #134 to #129 - psyachu ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
yeah, link gets all the pusseh without even trying!
User avatar #110 - timelordeternal (12/14/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure the omni-tools have translators in tem.
User avatar #113 to #110 - royalwerewolf (12/14/2013) [-]
oh god imagine how horrible it would be if it broke
just squawking, screeching, and other horrible noises
#123 - sanguinesolitude (12/14/2013) [-]
WARNING:

Every comment below is explaining that Mass Effect omni-tools have a universal translator in them.

WARNING:
#120 - oodlesandoodles (12/14/2013) [-]
We've been through this goddamn it. They don't all speak English. Hell, I doubt the Krogan and the Turians even have the mouth parts necessary to form English words. They have universal translators in their omni tools that allow them to understand each other.
We've been through this goddamn it. They don't all speak English. Hell, I doubt the Krogan and the Turians even have the mouth parts necessary to form English words. They have universal translators in their omni tools that allow them to understand each other.
#114 - felixjarl ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
''I think my translator just glitched''   
   
   
~Femshep, mass effect 2
''I think my translator just glitched''


~Femshep, mass effect 2
User avatar #117 to #114 - protomanrulezz ONLINE (12/14/2013) [-]
Glad I'm not the only one that knows Shepard has a translator. Everyone always tells me I'm wrong.
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