The Mass Effect 2 board FAQ of everything you're looking for

#1earvcunananPosted 2/1/2010 12:16:11 AMmessage detail
I will give credit where credit is due. Request a sticky if you find this FAQ topic helpful. Much appreciated!

Table of Contents
1. Planets with Rich to Moderate amount of Element Zero
2. Planets with Rich to Moderate amount of Platinum
3. Planets with Side-Quests
4. Store Locations
5. Weapon List and Locations

1. Planets with Rich to Moderate amount of Element Zero:

Eagle Nebula - Relic Cluster - Planet Preying Mouth
Eagle Nebula - Amun Cluster - Planet Anhur
Eagle Nebula - Amun Cluster - Planet Sekhmet
Crescent Nebula - Lusarn Cluster - Planet Tarith
Crescent Nebula - Zelene Cluster - Planet Helyme
Hourglass Nebula - Faryar Cluster - Planet Daratar
Hourglass Nebula - Osun Cluster - Planet Erinie
Hourglass Nebula - Ploitari Cluster - Planet Thegan
Rosetta Nebula - Alpha Draconis Cluster - Planet 2175 Aeia
Rosetta Nebula - Enoch Cluster - Planet Joab
Rosetta Nebula - Enoch Cluster - Planet Laban
Rosetta Nebula - Enoch Cluster - Planet Mizraim
Titan Nebula - Haskins Cluster - Planet Capek
Valhallan Threshhold - Micah Cluster - Planet Farlas
Valhallan Threshhold - Micah Cluster - Planet Israfil
Valhallan Threshhold - Micah Cluster - Planet Kakabel
The Shrike Abyssal - Urla Rast Cluster - Planet Talis Fia
The Shrike Abyssal - Xe Cha Cluster - Planet Tosal Nym
The Shrike Abyssal - Xe Cha Cluster - Planet Zada Ban
Sigurd's Cradle - Decoris Cluster - Planet Sanctum
Sigurd's Cradle - Skepsis Cluster - Planet Watson
Omega Nebula - Batalla Cluster - Planet Nearog
The Phoenix Massing - Salahiel Cluster - Planet Ekuna
Krogan DMZ - Nith Cluster - Planet Mantun
Minos Wasteland - Caestus Cluster - Planet Invictus
Nubian Expanse - Kalabsha CVluster - Planet Yamm
Far Rim - Dholen Cluster - Planet Gotha
Hades Nexus - Sheol Cluster - Planet Gei Hinnom
Hawking Eta - Schwarzschild Cluster - Planet Etamis
Caleston Rift - Aysur Cluster - Planet Arvuna
Caleston Rift - Balor Cluster - Planet Caleston

2. Planets with Rich to Moderate amount of Platinum:

Crescent Nebula - Lusarn Cluster - Planet Tarith
Crescent Nebula - Ondestre Cluster - Planet Acaeria
Crescent Nebula - Ondestre Cluster - Planet Maisuth
Crescent Nebula - Ondestre Cluster - Planet Zesmeni
Eagle Nebula - Relic Cluster - Planet Rough Tide
Eagle Nebula - Amun Cluster - Planet Anhur
Eagle Nebula - Amun Cluster - Planet Neith
Eagle Nebula - Amun Cluster - Planet Sekhmet
Eagle Nebula - Amun Cluster - Planet Sobek
Hourglass Nebula - Faryar Cluster - Planet Daratar
Hourglass Nebula - Osun Cluster - Planet Erinle
Omega Nebula - Arinlarkan Cluster - Planet Utha
Caleston Rift - Aysur Cluster - Planet Agnin
Caleston Rift - Aysur Cluster - Planet Alformus
Caleston Rift - Aysur Cluster - Planet Arvuna
Caleston Rift - Aysur Cluster - Planet Shasu
Caleston Rift - Aysur Cluster - Planet Shir
Caleston Rift - Aysur Cluster - Planet Tamgauta
Caleston Rift - Balor Cluster - Planet Bres
Caleston Rift - Balor Cluster - Planet Caleston
Caleston Rift - Balor Cluster - Planet Cernunnos
Caleston Rift - Balor Cluster - Planet Elatha
Caleston Rift - Balor Cluster - Planet Partholon
Hades Nexus - Hekate Cluster - Planet Bothros
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#2earvcunanan(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2010 12:16:37 AMmessage detail
3. Planets with Side-Quests:
(Thanks to PennState0411)

ENDANGERED RESEARCH STATION: Found By Scanning
Cluster: Caleston Rift
System: Solveig
Planet: Sinmara

MINING THE CANYON: Found By Scanning
Cluster: Caleston Rift
System: Talava
Planet: Taitus

BLOOD PACK COMMUNICATIONS RELAY: Complete Patriarch And Deliver Assignments To Aria
Cluster: Cresent Nebula
System: Lusarn
Planet: Tarith

CAPTURED MINING FACILITY: Found By Scanning
Cluster: Cresent Nebula
System: Zelene
Planet: Helyme

WRECKED MERCHANT FREIGHTER: Found By Scanning
Cluster: Eagle Nebula
System: Amun
Planet: Neith

ABANDONED RESEARCH STATION: After Neith
Cluster: Eagle Nebula
System: Strabo
Planet: Jarrahe Station

QUARIAN CRASH SITE: Found By Email Or Scanning
Cluster: Hades Nexus
System: Sheol
Planet: Gei Hinnom

ECLIPSE SMUGGLING DEPOT: Found By Scanning
Cluster: Hourglass Nebula
System: Faryar
Planet: Daratar

ESTEVANICO: Found By Scanning
Cluster: Hourglass Nebula
System: Ploitari
Planet: Zanthu

ABANDONED MINE: Found By Scanning
Cluster: Minos Wasteland
System: Fortis
Planet: Aequitas

MSV STRONTIUM MULE: After Joab
Cluster: Omega Nebula
System: Arinlarkin
Planet: MSV Strontium Mule

LOST OPERATIVE: Found By Email
Cluster: Omega Nebula
System: Fathar
Planet: Lorek

ANOMALOUS WEATHER DETECTED: Found By Scanning
Cluster: Pylos Nebula
System: Dirada
Planet: Canalus

IMMINENT SHIP CRASH: Found By Email
Cluster: Pylos Nebula
System: Nariph
Planet: MSV Broken Arrow

ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG SITE: Found By Scanning
Cluster: Rosetta Nebula
System: Enoch
Planet: Joab

BLOOD PACK BASE: After Tarith
Cluster: The Shrike Abyssal
System: Xe Cha
Planet: Zada Ban

BLUE SUNS BASE: After MSV Strontium Mule
Cluster: Sigurd's Cradle
System: Decoris
Planet: Sanctum

JAVELIN LAUNCH: Found By Email
Cluster: Sigurd's Cradle
System: Skepsis
Planet: Franklin

HAHNE-KEDAR FACILITY: After Jarrahe Station
Cluster: Titan Nebula
System: Haskins
Planet: Capek
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#3earvcunanan(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2010 12:17:16 AMmessage detail

4. Merchant Locations:


Omega - 3
Citadel - 4
Illium - 4
Tuchanka - 2

5. Weapon List and Locations:
(Thanks to BTzz)

Assault Rifles (4):
M-8 Avenger
Details: Fully automatic. Effective against shields, armor, and biotic barriers.
Unlocked: Base assault rifle

M-15 Vindicator Battle Rifle
Details: 5 round burst. Effective against shields, armor, and biotic barriers.
Unlocked: During Archangel recruitment mission, nearby after reaching Archangel

M-76 Revenant LMG
Details: Unleashes a storm of deadly high velocity slugs. Less accurate than an assault rifle, but deals much more damage.
Unlocked: Available only to soldiers when choosing advanced weapons training. Not missable, part of the story.

Geth Pulse Rifle
Details: Fires a rapid stream of high energy phasic slugs. Very effective against shields and biotic barriers.
Unlocked: End of Tali's recruitment mission, after defeating the geth colossus. Must be on Hardcore difficulty or harder.

Heavy Pistols (2):
M-3 Predator Heavy Pistol
Details: Reliable, accurate sidearm. Effective against armor, weak against shields and biotic barriers.
Unlocked: First mission, any class.

M-6 Carnifex Hand Cannon
Details: Highly accurate and lethal sidearm. Effective against armor, weak against shields and biotic barriers.
Unlocked: Given by Mordin during his mission.

Shotguns (3):
M-23 Katana Shotgun
Details: Common military shotgun. Deadly at short range, but ineffective at long range. Very effective against shields and biotic barriers, but weak against armor.
Unlocked: Base shotgun

M-27 Scimitar Assault Heavy Shotgun
Details: Rapid fire Shotgun. Deadly at short range, but ineffective at long range. Very effective against shields and biotic barriers, but weak against armor.
Unlocked: During Samara's mission, near Elnora

M-300 Claymore Heavy Shotgun
Details: Rare krogan shotgun. Deals high damage at short range, less at long range. Effective against shields, armor, and biotic barriers.
Unlocked: Researchable prototype usable by Grunt by talking to him, only usable by soldier or vanguard Shepard during advanced weapons training.

Sniper Rifles(3):

M-92 Mantis Sniper Rifle
Details: Powerful Sniper Rifle. Accurate at long range, but has a slow rate of fire. Very effective against armor, but weaker against shields and biotic barriers.
Unlocked: Base Sniper Rifle

M-97 Viper Sniper Rifle
Details: Semi-automatic Sniper with higher ammo capacity. Highly effective vs armor, somewhat effective vs. shields and biotic barriers.
Unlocked: Thane's recruitment mission, near the beginning.

M-98 Widow Anti-Material Rifle
Details: Deadly accurate anti-material rifle. Especially effective against armor, but also against shields and biotic barriers.
Unlocked: Researchable prototype usable by final squad member by talking to him, only usable by soldier or infiltrator shepard during advanced weapons training.

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#4earvcunanan(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2010 12:17:40 AMmessage detail
SMGs(2):

M-4 Shuriken Machine Pistol
Details: 3 round burst. Effective against shields and biotic barriers, weak against armor.
Unlocked: Base SMG

M-9 Tempest SMG
Details: Effective against shields and biotic barriers but weak against armor.
Unlocked: Tali's recruitment mission, near beginning of level.

Heavy Weapons (5):

M-100 Grenade Launcher
Details: Rapid fire grenade launcher.
Unlocked: During first mission, story event.

ML-77 Missile Launcher
Details: Rapid fire missile launcher, seeking missiles.
Unlocked: Researchable prototype.

M-622 Avalanche
Details: Fires a freezing blast within a 5 meter radius.
Unlocked: Researchable prototype.

M-920 Cain
Details: Nuke Launcher.
Unlocked: Researchable prototype.

Collector Particle Beam
Details: High damage particle laser.
Unlocked: Horizon, close to beginning of level.

The end. =)
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#5StRiKel2Posted 2/1/2010 12:18:38 AMmessage detail
Sticky please?
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#6Briar38Posted 2/1/2010 12:20:52 AMmessage detail
nice job, stickey requested.
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#7kylesibertPosted 2/1/2010 12:21:40 AMmessage detail
Sticky
#8Samsonite219Posted 2/1/2010 12:23:53 AMmessage detail
Sticky.

Nice, I'll use the side mission one. Probably the EZ one too... It's good to see a lot of the weapons you cant miss, i was wondering about that
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#9JAB991Posted 2/1/2010 12:25:18 AMmessage detail

Sticky. This is excellent.

#10AnomylousPosted 2/1/2010 12:26:11 AMmessage detail
Sticky.

Does my posting that actually affect the chances of a sticky?
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