So, the Normandy is pretty cool. Her scanners have been upgraded, and I can check a few planets at once now to see if they have a shiny rock I might be interested in. Unfortunately, those scanners attract unwelcome attention.
I don't like Reapers, and running away from them in between scanning planets is tedious - especially when I have to go running in search of a fuel depot every third system I visit.
In Mass Effect 2, I could upgrade the Normandy's scanners and fuel tanks, to make scanning more efficient and to allow for fewer trips to a fuel depot in between systems.
Are there any upgrades availiable that will improve the Normandy's speed (to run away more better), range (either through higher fuel capacity or more fuel efficiency, to visit more systems before needing to find a relay/fuel), or scanning efficiency/range (In order to send out fewer pings and alert fewer annoying Reapers)?
through scanning you can find upgrades like the thaxis cannon for the normandy. they appear as war assets.
EDIT: they dont affect gameplay outside of war assets. so there arent any ME2 style ship upgrades
No, you can only find war assets and fuel from crashed ships.
I've never bought fuel at a fuel depot, but I sometimes find the Normandy has returned to 1000 fuel. I've found fuel a few times while scanning, but definitely not that much. Are there other actions that cause the Normandy to refuel?
Scanning too much in a system attracts Reapers which case you. However, does attracting Reapers mean they only care about you or could attracting them to important solar systems actually cause harm to any planets/people in the game? Basically, does attracting Reapers have any effect beyond the risk of a Game Over if they touch me?
power grid to keep things running. Find schematics for a new power grid and deliver them. Unfortunately you pick up a lot of random stuff when scanning the various systems in the galaxy (war assets, fuel, salvage, etc.). Is there any indication given via a Journal update to show when this (or any) mission item has been found?
On the system map, I can use the Normandy to scan for interesting items within the system. However, scanning too much draws the ire of the Reapers. They'll chase you back out of the system if this happens. So far I've always ran like hell. What happens if they catch me? Do I get a game over? Do I lose resources temporarily or permanently? Do I get to fight them (and perhaps gain bonus XP or other benefits?)
readiness levels between 50% and 100% in order to see all of the endings. Instead, because of where the mathematical breakpoints are, if I wanted to see every ending on one playthrough, I would need... that accumulates from these activities has a floor or 50 percent, which functions as a .5 multiplier on your troop strength as you prepare for your final assault against the Reapers. At 100%, it's a 1.0 multiplier. Straightforward enough. Interestingly, if you look at all of the available thresholds for the games various endings, they span a range of readiness scores that is slightly wider than a band where
Is there any point in exploring systems that do not have a mission associated with them, besides resource gathering? For example are there any hidden side quests or random encounters to be found? EDIT: To be more clear, are there any quests or random encounters which are not previously referred to or marked in any way, and thus can only be found by scanning planets? I have "found" a couple of missions by scanning planets but in each case the mission location was already marked on the system map.
I've been slowly clearing out all the high value low/medium risk planets in the galaxy via exploration. Do these planets ever regain more resources for me to exploit or do I have to start going after the high risk planets?
I have an old electric train that's been stuck for quite a while. During upgrading I upgraded the electric rail station to maglev while a train was in the depot. However, the train was never "stopped" in the depot. I switched the station back to electric -- but the train is still stuck in a netherland between the depot and the station. It won't go to the station, and it won't go back into the depot either. Here's a screen shot to give you an idea of how it looks. I have no idea how to delete it. It loses me a decent sum each year. What can I do?
How much more efficient is coal as a fuel compared to coal? Does the increase in efficiency warrant switching from wood to coal?