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    *                            Game: Mass Effect 1                             *
    *                   System: Xbox 360 (also for PC and PS3)                   *
    *                        Type: Achievment/Trophy Guide                       *
    *                           Written By: Gamer364                             *
    *                              Copyright 2012                                *
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    Part 1: The Guide's Timeline
    Part 2: Intro
    Part 3: Achievement/Trophy Overview
    Part 4: Your team set-up for your jouney to 100%
    Part 5: The Game's Non-DLC Achievements/Trophies and How to unlock them
    Part 6: The Game's DLC Achievements/Trophies and How to unlock them
    Part 7: How to Contact me
    Part 8: Legal Junk, Special Thanks and Other Guides I've Done
    
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    2/08/2012: The Guide's Birth
    
    2/10/2012: Worked on the guide some more
    
    2/19/2012: Finshed the guide and summited to GameFAQs
    
    2/25/2012: Edited some stuff in the guide, and added some info another Xbox
    Live user gave me.
    
    4/20/2012: Corrected some errors found in the guide and edited some info,
    nothing special about this update.
    
    12/06/2012: Learned that Bioware decided to make this game for the PS3 as well
    via the Mass Effect Trilogy, so this guide has been updated to reflect this.
    What this means is that their are going to be Trophies in this guide as well.
    I also noticed that I somehow forgot to put in the Description for one of the
    achievements when I posted this.  How in the world did that get past my
    sensors and no one noticed it and told me about for the longest time, I'll
    never know.  It has been corrected.
    
    
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    +                              Part 2: Intro                                 +
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    Hey Guys, welcome to my next guide in my series of works.  As you can tell
    from my user name, my name is Gamer364.  This guide is designed to help all
    players playing this game unlock all the achievements (including the DLC
    ones).  I know there's an achievement guide on GameFAQs already, but it didn't
    even include the DLC achievements at the time of writing this, so I figured I
    try to make one.  I know you guys probably don't like long Intros, so I'll get
    on with the guide already.
    
    Update: To those playing the PS3 version, replace the word "Achievements" with
    Trophies, since you guys can play that version of the game now.
    
    Warring: This guide can and will contain spoillers.  I will do my best to not
    spoill stuff from the game, but sometimes it just can not be helped, so read
    at your own risk.
    
    
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    |                     Part 3: Achievement/Trophy Overview                    |
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    Achievement/Trophy difficulty (on a scale of 1 through 5, 5 being the
    hardest): 3
    
    Number of Achievements: 49 (with DLC)
                            45 without DLC
    
    Number of Trophies: 47
    
    Least amount of playthroughs to get all Achievements: 3 (more suggested)
    
    Number of Missable Achievements/Trophies: 11
    
    Details: While the game is not that hard to play, it does have some time
    consuming achievements (Mainly the power related ones like the Stasis, and all
    of the ally achievements, espeically the Asari Ally achievement).  Unlocking
    certain achievements will unlock special perks that you can use in your
    furture playthroughs.  Only your character can use these perks.  For example,
    unlocking the level 50 achievement will give you 5% more Exp. than normal
    for the duration of your 100% journey and beyond.  Other than that, not much
    to say here.
    
    Update: Thanks to the fact that Bioware included this game into the list of
    games that have Trophies, their are other things I should mention.  The PS3
    version doesn't have the Pinnacle Station DLC (as far as I know), so I didn't
    update the DLC with Trophies.  Also, I'm not sure if the bounses you get for
    unlocking some of these achievements also appear in the PS3 version as well.
    
    
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    This is not something I would normally do in my guides outside of walkthroughs
    (which I had one in the works at the time), but I really need to include it in
    this guide.  Over the course of your 3+ playthroughs, you'll want to have
    your character in certain classes, so you can unlock certain
    achievements/trophies.  Two classes have powers that are exclusive to their
    class.  Those 2 classes are:
    
    Engineer - Hacking
    Adept - Singularity
    
    For this reason, we'll need to be an Engineer and an Adept at some point.
    Here are the three classes you should create your characters when starting out
    and what team set up you should use.  Keep in mind, that the team set ups are
    nothing more than a suggestion, and you can use any team set up you want.
    
    Team 1 - Solider
    Tech Powers - Tali
    Biotics - Liara
    
    Team 2 - Engineer
    Tank - Ashley
    Biotics - Kaidan
    
    Team 3 - Adept
    Tank - Wrex
    Tech Powers - Garrus
    
    You generally want to balance your team out as much as possible, but while
    using different ally characters for the sake of the Ally
    achievements/trophies.  For example, let's say that your character's a
    Solider.  You want to pick the ally characters that would cover up your
    weakness as a Solider.  In this example, the Solider is good in combat, but
    can't use any Tech or Biotic powers.  What I have put up for Team 1 is one way
    you can do it, but you could have used Kaiden as a Biotic user and Garrus as
    your Tech user instead (wouldn't suggest it with the latter though).  You
    could have also used Kaiden as your Tech user instead of Tali and Wrex as your
    Biotics user instead of Liara.  If your going for all of the achievements in 3
    playthroughs, I would use these three classes I have listed above.  If you are
    going to end up doing more than 3 playthroughs, then you can use the above as
    your unoffical playthroughs, so  you can hook your real character up with your
    unlocked powers (assuming you are going to go that route of course).
    
    If your going to create a new character as your real one, and your character
    is not going to be one of the 3 classes listed eariler, then you have 3 other
    classes that you haven't picked yet: Infiltrator, Sentinel and Vanguard.
    Infiltrators are good when it comes to Sniper Rifles, Sentinels are just good
    in Botics and Tech and Vanguards are good in the Shotgun department.  Here are
    the team set ups for each class your character can be.  Again, it is nothing
    more than a suggestion, and you can build your team anyway you want.  My team
    set ups are based around having a balanced party.
    
    Team 4 - Infiltrator
    Tank - Wrex
    Botics - Kaiden
    
    Team 5 - Sentinel
    Tank - Wrex
    Tank 2 - Ashley
    Alterative - Garrus (for Tech powers)
    
    Team 6 - Vanguard
    Tech Powers - Kaidan
    Tank - Garrus
    Alteratives - Tali (for Tech Powers), Wrex (as a tank)
    
    Personally, I was a Vanguard with Wrex and Ashley as my allies (from what I
    can remember anyway) so I had to lose Kaiden due to *censored due to
    spoilers*.  I wanted to go into my fights guns-a-blazing, and besides, if you
    train him right, Wrex can be unstopable in battle, so I had to have him tag
    along.  My personal choice of class and my choice of allies proves that you
    can go with a party that can use guns really well, or you can go with a party
    that, oh let's say, are masters of Biotics.  Like I said though, my team set
    ups are based around have a balanced party.
    
    
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    |  Part 5: The Game's Non-DLC Achievements/Trophies and How to unlock them   |
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    This is the Meat and potatoes of this guide.  Here I decided to I was going
    to split this part of the guide into seperate sections.  Here are the names of
    the seperate sections.
    
    A. Story-Related Achievements/Trophies
    B. Character Based Achievements/Trophies
    C. Collection Achievements/Trophies
    D. Misc. Achievements/Trophies
    
    Also, as mentioned eariler, unlocking certain achievements will give you
    special perks that you use with your next character (or with your same
    character for certain perks).  With these achievements, I'll mention what perk
    is unlocked when they apply.
    
    
    A. Story-Related Achievements/Trophies
    
    Note: This section's achievements are story-related like the group name
    suggests, so they can't be missed (although, two of them are difficulty
    based).  Also, I will go in order of I think you will end up unlocking them
    in, but you can unlock these in any order you desire.
    
    1. Distinguished Service Medal
    Description: Complete Eden Prime
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: This one's the first of two achievements/trophies you'll unlock, no
    matter how you plan on going about getting 100% in this game, so don't worry
    about not unlocking this one.  Like the description suggests, you'll unlock
    this when you beat the 1st mission of the game (which takes place in Eden
    Prime).
    
    2. Spectre Inductee
    Description: Become a Spectre
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: This one's the last of two achievements/trophies you'll unlock, no
    matter how you plan on going about getting 100% in this game, so don't worry
    about not unlocking this one either.  Like the description suggests, you'll
    unlock this when you proved that Saren (the game's main bad guy) has gone
    rouge and your given Spectre status.
    
    Note: If you don't bring either Wrex or Garrus with you when you go and see
    Fist, pick up Tali and become a Spectre, one or the other will wait for you by
    the elevator leading to your ship, telling that he knows what happen with Fist
    and that your going after Saren and want to join your mission.  If you turn
    down Wrex, he'll tell you that he'll hang out at Chora's Den if you change
    your mind.  I'm not sure what happens if you turn down Garrus, but since he
    works at C-Sec, I think he would hang out their if you want him in your party
    later.
    
    3. Search and Rescue
    Description: Locate Dr. T'soni in the Artemis Tau cluster
    Achievement Points: 10G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll unlock this one when you've managed to get Liara (who the
    description's refering to) and escape the planet alive.
    
    Note: If you want to Liara to be your love interest and/or your going after
    the Asari Ally Achievement, you'll want to do this mission 1st (before you do
    any side-quests with the latter).
    
    4. Honorarium of Corporate Service
    Description: Complete Noveria
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: Like the description suggests, you'll unlock this when you managed to
    beat the Noveria mission.
    
    Note 1: If you bring Liara to this mission, the boss here will take notice of
    her and will think you are just using her to get the boss to back down and a
    fight happens anyway (well, basicly from what I can remember anyway).
    
    Note 2: After you beat the boss, you will then get to decide the fate of the
    Rachni Queen.  If you opt to spare her, she'll have someone (specifically, an
    Asari) relay a message to you in ME 2, giving you an update of what she's been
    up to.  Sorry if I caused some spoilers from ME 2, but I felt like I needed to
    get that out.
    
    5. Medal of Heroism
    Description: Complete Feros
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: Like the description suggests, you'll unlock this when you managed to
    beat the Feros mission.
    
    Note 1: If you intend on getting the best ending for this mission and/or you
    want to get the ally achievements, make sure you do the side-quests here
    before you head for the Exogeni building.
    
    Note 2: When you beat the Thorian and get the cipher from the Asari, you may
    opt to kill her.  If you don't, she'll appear along with any and all surviors
    at the end of the Feros mission.  She'll also appear in ME 2 with a side-quest
    for you.  If you do kill her, someone else will show up with the same
    side-quest in her place (needs confirmation).
    
    6. Council Legion of Merit
    Description: Complete Virmire
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: Like the description suggests, you'll unlock this when you managed to
    beat the Virmire mission.
    
    Note 1: You'll unlock this mission after doing 2 main-mission planets
    post-spectre status.
    
    Note 2: If you have Wrex in your party when you come here, this is your 1st
    chance at getting the Charismatic achievement (see that achievement for
    details).
    
    Note 3: At some point during the mission, you will have to have one of your
    allies (specifically Ashley and Kadien) join a Salarian team.  At another
    point of the mission, you must decide if you want to save Ashley or Kaidan.
    If your pursuing either ally as an love interest and/or if your going to have
    either ally as part of your team set up, then the choice is crystal clear.
    Otherwise, choose someone you want to see in ME 2, and maybe even use in ME 3.
    Here, while I don't remember my team set up was 100%, I personally saved
    Ashley from Virmire.  Who ever was saved in this game will show up at the
    begining of ME 2 and the end of a mission in the same game.  Not 100% sure on
    this right now, but I believe that the suriving character will show up as a
    select-able ally in ME 3.  Who ever you didn't save on the other hand...  To
    avoid as many spoilers as possible, let's just say that he/she will not show
    up in ME's 2 nor 3.
    
    7. Medal of Honor
    Description: Complete 1 Mass Effect Playthrough on any setting
    Achievement Points: 100G
    Trophy Color: Gold
    Guide: You'll get this when you've beaten the game on either Casual, Normal or
    Veteran (the game's starting difficulty settings).
    
    Note 1: Unlocking this achievement/trophy will let you start with the same
    character you've beaten the game with (New Game+), all stats and weapons in
    all, unlock the Hardcore difficulty (needed for the Distinguished Combat Medal
    achievement/trophy) and make 60 the new level cap (starting level cap was 50).
    
    Note 2: At the end of the game, you'll be given a choice on weither or not you
    will save the Citadel Council.  If you don't, a human council will take their
    place.  If you do, you'll get to see them again in ME 2.  The final boss will
    happen after you make your choice.  I personally saved the Council, and note
    3 will assume you've done just that.
    
    Note 3: After beating the boss (and sitting through the cut-scenes that
    follow), you'll then be given a choice on who should repersent the humans.
    You can choose between Captain Anderson and Ambassador Udina.  In the Xbox 360
    version, it makes no difference here, as you have to choose again at some
    point during the 1st missions of ME 2 anyway (this was corrected in the PC
    version).  I'm not sure about the PS3 version, as I didn't know that Bioware
    was going to give this game a set of Trophies.
    
    Anyway, if you pick Anderson, he'll show up in a councilman's suit.  Likewise,
    if you pick Udina (and if you played the game, why would you) he'll be the one
    in a councilman's suit.  I personally chose Anderson to repersent the humans,
    because Udina is a real son of a ***** (play the game, watch a video
    walkthrough and/or read a text walkthrough and you'll understand what I'm
    talking about here).
    
    8. Long Service Medal
    Description: Complete 2 Mass Effect Playthroughs on any setting
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: Technically story-related, since you have to beat the game at least 3
    times for 100% anyway.  If you were playing on Hardcore when you beat the game
    for the 2nd time, you'll unlock this along with the Distinguished Combat
    Medal achievement/trophy.  You can use New Game+ for this.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you do 10% more damage to your foes
    with your weapons.
    
    9. Distinguished Combat Medal
    Description: Complete 1 Mass Effect playthrough on the Hardcore difficulty
                 setting. Do not change the setting.
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: In order to get this one, you have to have beaten the game for the 1st
    time (and therefore, unlock the Medal of Honor achievement).  Then you need
    to play the game on Hardcore and beat it on the said difficulty.  You can use
    New Game+ for this, just make sure you change the difficulty before you touch
    the beacon on Eden Prime the latest (though, just to be safe, I change the
    difficulty when I 1st get control of my character for this and Medal of Valor
    achievements/trophies).  If you did you 2nd playthrough on this difficulty,
    you'll unlock this along with the Long Service Medal achievement/trophy.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you Insane as an difficulty option
    and a Gamerpic of Saren (Xbox 360).
    
    10. Medal of Valor
    Description: Complete 1 Mass Effect playthrough on the Insanity difficulty
                 setting. Do not change the setting.
    Achievement Points: 50G
    Trophy Color: Gold
    Guide: In order to get this one, you must have beaten the game on Hardcore
    (and therefore, unlock the Distinguished Combat Medal achievement/trophy).
    Then you need to play the game on Insane and beat it.  You can use New Game+
    for this, just make sure you change the difficulty before you touch the beacon
    on Eden Prime the latest.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a Gamerpic with the N7 logo on
    it (Xbox 360).
    
    
    B. Character Based Achievements/Trophies
    
    11. Soldier Ally
    Description: Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance soldier squad
                 member
    Achievement Points: 20G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: What you generally have to do for the ally achievements/trophies (plus
    the Completionst achievement/trophy) is to do a lot of side quests.  It'll
    take up way too much space to list them all, but just do all of the side
    quests you can before doing one of the story-related missions.  If you have
    the Bring Down the Sky and/or maybe Pinnacle Station DLCs (Xbox 360), those
    seem to help out with the Ally achievements/tropies as well.  If you want you
    get a certain ally achievement/trophy and they all show up around the same
    time as anyone else, pick up the character you want their ally
    achievement/trophy for 1st, before anyone else.  Do 75% of the game with any
    of the 6 allies, and you'll unlock any of the achievements based on the
    characters you spent time with.  This one's for Ashley.  She joins you in the
    middle of your Eden Prime mission.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a +10% Hardening Bonus (don't
    ask me what Hardening does, because I don't have even the slightest idea).
    
    12. Sentinel Ally
    Description: Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance sentinel
                 squad member
    Achievement Points: 20G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: Refer to Soldier Ally for details.  This one's for Kaiden.  He joins
    you at the start of your 1st mission.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a +10% Reduced Cooldown for
    Lift and Throw.
    
    13. Krogan Ally
    Description: Complete the majority of the game with the krogan squad member
    Achievement Points: 20G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: Refer to Soldier Ally for details.  This one's for Wrex.  He joins you
    when you pick him up at C-Sec (play the game yourself to know why he's even
    their in the first place).  If you didn't pick him up before you pick up Tali,
    he'll wait for you in the elevator leading to your ship (or at Chora's Den
    if you turn down his offer to join you).
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you Regenerate 1 Health point per
    Second.
    
    14. Turian Ally
    Description: Complete the majority of the game with the turian squad member
    Achievement Points: 20G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: Refer to Soldier Ally for details.  This one's for Garrus.  He joins
    you when you pick him up at Medical Clinc (play the game yourself to know why
    he's even their in the first place).  If you didn't pick him up before you
    pick up Tali, he'll wait for you in the elevator leading to your ship (or at
    C-Sec if you turn down his offer to join you). (needs confirmation)
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a 10% Reduced Cooldown for
    Overload and Damping.
    
    15. Quarian Ally
    Description: Complete the majority of the game with the quarian squad member
    Achievement Points: 20G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: Refer to Soldier Ally for details.  This one's for Tali.  She joins
    you when save her from an ambush.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a 10% Reduced Cooldown for
    Sabotage and AI Hacking.
    
    16. Asari Ally
    Description: Complete the majority of the game with the asari squad member
    Achievement Points: 10G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: Refer to Soldier Ally for details.  This one's for Liara.  She joins
    you when save her in one of the story-related planets.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a 10% Reduced Cooldown for
    Barrier and Stasis.
    
    
    C. Collection Achievements/Trophies
    
    Note: For a good majority of the achievements/trophies here (and I have to get
    this out of the way), your character has to the one that lanches the Biotics
    or Tech Powers.  For the weapon achievements, your character has to be the one
    who makes the kills.  For the power-related ones, you can turn squad power
    useage off, so you'll be the only one who uses the powers to make things
    somewhat easier.
    
    17. Pistol Expert
    Description: Register 150 Pistol Kills
    Achievement Points: 10G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when kill 150 foes using a Pistol.  Of the 6 classes
    you could be, all of them can use a Pistol really well (except for possibility
    the Sentinel, but it's the Sentinel's main gun of choice, so I consider it
    the gun of the Sentinel).
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a +25% Marksman Cooldown Bonus.
    
    18. Shotgun Expert
    Description: Register 150 Shotgun Kills
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when kill 150 foes using a Shotgun.  Of the 6 classes
    you could be, Soliders and Vanguards can use a Shotgun really well.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Shotgun talent tree for
    your new character.
    
    19. Assault Rifle Expert
    Description: Register 150 Assault Rifle Kills
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when kill 150 foes using a Assault Rifle.  Of the 6
    classes you could be, Soliders are the only ones that can use a Assault Rifle
    really well.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Assault Rifle talent
    tree for your new character.
    
    20. Sniper Expert
    Description: Register 150 Sniper Rifle Kills
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when kill 150 foes using a Sniper Rifle.  Of the 6
    classes you could be, Soliders and Infiltrators can use a Sniper Rifle really
    well.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Sniper Rifle talent tree
    for your new character.
    
    21. Lift Mastery
    Description: Use biotic Lift 75 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use Lift 75 times on your foes.  Of the 3
    classes you could be that uses Biotics, all 3 of them can use Lift.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Lift talent tree
    for your new, non-biotic character.
    
    22. Throw Mastery
    Description: Use biotic Throw 75 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use Throw 75 times on your foes.  Of the 3
    classes you could be that uses Biotics, all 3 of them can use Throw.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Throw talent tree
    for your new, non-biotic character.
    
    23. Warp Mastery
    Description: Use biotic Warp 75 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use Warp 75 times on your foes.  Of the 3
    classes you could be that uses Biotics, Adepts and Vanguards can use Warp.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Warp talent tree
    for your new, non-biotic character (or for the Sentinel who doesn't know how
    to use Warp).
    
    24. Singularity Mastery
    Description: Use biotic Singularity 75 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use Singularity 75 times on your foes.  Of the
    3 classes you could be that uses Biotics, Adepts are the only ones that can
    use Singularity.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Singularity talent tree
    for your new, non-biotic character (or for the other two biotic characters who
    doesn't know how to use Singularity).
    
    25. Barrier Mastery
    Description: Use biotic Barrier 75 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use Barrier 75 times on yourself (this biotic
    power gives you some extra sheilding if you know what I mean).  Of the 3
    classes you could be that uses Biotics, All 3 of them can use Barrier.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Barrier talent tree for
    your new, non-biotic character.
    
    26. Stasis Mastery
    Description: Use biotic Stasis 75 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use Stasis 75 times on your foes.  Of the 3
    classes you could be that uses Biotics, Adepts and Sentinels can use Stasis.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Stasis talent tree for
    your new, non-biotic character (or for the Vanguard who doesn't know how to
    use Stasis, which is properly for the best, since only Bastion Adepts and
    Sentinels can hurt someone in Stasis).
    
    27. Damping Specialist
    Description: Use Damping Field 75 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use Damping 75 times on your foes.  Of the 3
    classes you could be that uses Tech Powers, Engineers and Infiltrators can use
    Damping.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Damping talent tree for
    your new, non-tech using character (or for the Sentinel who doesn't know how
    to use Damping).
    
    28. AI Hacking Specialist
    Description: Use AI Hacking 75 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use AI Hacking 75 times on your foes.  Of the
    3 classes you could be that uses Tech Powers, Engineers are the only ones that
    can use AI Hacking.
    
    Note 1: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Hacking talent tree
    for your new, non-tech using character (or for the Sentinel and Infiltrator
    who doesn't know how to use Hacking).
    
    Note 2: To be clear, this tech power has to hit foes that are the geth or
    geth-like foes, and not just any foe.
    
    29. Overload Specialist
    Description: Use Shield Overload 75 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use Overload 75 times on your foes.  Of the 3
    classes you could be that uses Tech Powers, all 3 of them can use Overload.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Electronics talent tree
    for your new, non-tech using character.
    
    30. Sabotage Specialist
    Description: Use Sabotage 75 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use Sabotage 75 times on your foes.  Of the 3
    classes you could be that uses Tech Powers, all 3 of them can use Sabotage.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Decryption talent tree
    for your new, non-tech using character.
    
    31. First Aid Specialist
    Description: Use medi-gel 150 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use Medi-Gel 150 times on yourself (this tech
    power let's you heal yourself and your allies).  Of the 3 classes you could be
    that uses Tech Powers, all 3 of them can use Medi-Gel.
    
    Note 1: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the First-Aid talent tree
    for your new, non-tech using character.
    
    Note 2: Your non-tech using character can also use Medi-Gel just as well as
    the tech using classes, he/she just can't use the First-Aid talent tree to
    make it more effective (unless you hook your character up with the said talent
    tree of course).
    
    32. Neural Shock Specialist
    Description: Use Neural Shock 75 times
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you use Neurtal Shock 75 times on your foes.  Of
    the 3 classes you could be that uses Tech Powers, Engineers and Sentinels can
    use Neural Shock.
    
    Note 1: Unlocking this achievement will let you use the Medicine talent tree
    for your new, non-tech using character (or for the Infiltrator who doesn't
    know how to use Medicine).
    
    Note 2: To be clear, this tech power has to hit foes that are human or
    human-like foes, and not just any foe.  Alien foes count for this achievement
    as well.
    
    33. Rich
    Description: Exceed 1,000,000 Credits 
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: You'll get this when you have 1,000,000 Credits on you at once.  You
    just need to keep killing foes, looting for items to sell during missions and
    maybe even score Credits during missions if your lucky.  Credits is this
    game's form of money by the way.  This will most likely come during the course
    of your 1st playthrough, unoffical or not.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will let you buy Spectre Gear from a couple
    of shops (I believe those two shops are the one in the Citadel near the
    elevator near your ship and in the ship where most of your allies like to hang
    out when not doing missions at).
    
    34. Dog of War
    Description: Register 150 organic enemy kills
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you kill 150 human-like foes.  I say human-like,
    because there are some foes that are not exactly human, but are not aliens
    either.  Any aliens that you kill will count towards this.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a +10% Health Bonus.
    
    35. Geth Hunter
    Description: Register 250 synthetic enemy kills
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: You'll get this when you kill 250 Geth.  I say Geth, because those are
    the foes you'll be (for the most part) killing.  Any hostle robots will count
    for this as well.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a +10% Shield Bonus.
    
    
    D. Misc. Achievements/Trophies
    
    36. Scholar
    Description: Find all primary Alien: Council Races, Extinct Races and
                 Non-Council Races codex entries
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: This one's missable if you don't get all of the races in your log book.
    I don't want to make this guide any longer than it already is, but here's a
    Youtube video walking you through this achievement/trophy below.  It was made
    by PJthePlayer of Youtube.
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3cCQz5FeLg&feature=player_embedded
    
    37. Completionist
    Description: Complete the majority of the game
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: Think of this as kind of an ally achievement/trophy, except you are
    your own ally.  Refer to Soilder Ally for details on how to get this.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a +10% Experience Bonus.
    
    38. Tactician
    Description: Complete playthrough with shield damage greater than health
    damage
    Achievement Points: 25G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: Not as hard as it seems, especially if you play on Casual.  You have to
    make it so you suffer more Shield damage than Health Damage.  Unlocking Geth
    Hunter and/or Dog of War can and will help with this, due to the bonuses the
    game gives you for unlocking them.  Not sure if that would apply to the PS3
    version yet.  Anyway, the bonus for beating the game twice can help, but
    you'll most likely not need it, especially if your playing on Casual.  Barrier
    may help, but I'm not sure if it counts as taking Sheild damage or not.
    There's no way to check to see how much Sheild damage you suffered and how
    much Health Damage you suffered, but you shouldn't have too much trouble with
    this.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a +10% Shield Bonus.
    
    39. Medal of Exploration
    Description: Land on an uncharted world
    Achievement Points: 50G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: This one's insanely easy for 50 points/Silver Trophy, but it's also
    highly missable if you don't land on an story optional planet.  You'll be
    going for the ally and completionist achievements/trophies anyway, so the it's
    pretty much impossible to miss this.
    
    40. Power Gamer
    Description: Reach 50th level with one character
    Achievement Points: 20G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: Refer to Extreme Power Gamer for details.  This is the game's starting
    level cap before you beat the game for the 1st time.
    
    Note: Unlocking this achievement will give you a +5% Experience Bonus.
    
    41. Extreme Power Gamer
    Description: Reach 60th level with one character
    Achievement Points: 50G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: In order to reach levels beyond 50, you need to have unlocked the Medal
    of Honor achievement/trophy.  My best advice for this is to keep killing foes,
    doing missions and do all the side-quests you can until you reach levels 50
    and 60 for the appropriate achievement/trophy.  Having any and all experience
    bonuses will help out here, as well as having any of the 2 DLCs as they give
    you exp for completing the DLC missions.
    
    42. Renegade
    Description: Accumulate 75% of total Renegade points
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: For this one, you'll have to be a total jerk off to everyone.  What I
    mean by this, is that you have to make choices that are kind of on the
    Renegade side.  Those Renegade choices will on the bottom part of a choice
    wheel (or at least, that's where they usually are at).  Using Intimidation
    will net you bonus Renegade points (9 times out of 10 anyway).  Refer to
    Paragon for a way to get infinte Renegade points.
    
    43. Paragon
    Description: Accumulate 75% of total Paragon points
    Achievement Points: 15G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: For this one, you'll have to be a really nice guy (or gal if your
    character's a chick) to everyone.  What I mean by this, is that you have to
    make choices that are kind of on the Paragon side.  Those Paragon choices will
    (most of the time) be on the top part of a choice wheel.  Using Charm will net
    you bonus Paragon points (9 times out of 10 anyway).
    
    Alterative Method 1: Their is a way to get as many Paragon points as you want,
    but I believe it's been patched, so you may have to clear the system of all
    updates.
    
    Update: Xbox Live's Royal Dragon X2 has informed me that this alterative
    method is not patched, so you can use this at any time if you want and/or need
    quick Paragon and Renegade Points without having to remove the patches.
    
    Anyway, while at Noveria, talk to a Turian named Lorik Qui'in and
    he'll ask you to break into his office.  Do the side-quest until you get to
    the point where you get approached by Anoleis's assistant. She'll ask you to
    get Qui'in to testify.  Head back to Qui'in and talk him into testifing.
    He'll refuse, and you'll either have to Charm him, or use Intimidation.  If
    you have enough points in Charm tallent tree, use that and he'll agree to
    testify.  Here comes the glitchy part.  Talk to him about Benezia and he'll
    reply.  Then tell him to testify again.  He'll once again refuse and you get
    to Charm him again.  Each time you charm him, you'll get an addtional 24
    points in the Paragon side of Morality.  You can do the same bug to get the
    Renegade achievement, just make sure you have enough points in the Intimidate
    talent tree before you do this.  Each time you Intimidate him, you'll get an
    addtional 25 points in the Renegade side of Morality.  I'm not sure if this
    would work in the PS3 version.
    
    Alterative Method 2: Their is one more way to get this and get as many Paragon
    points as you want, but I believe that this has also been patched.  Also, this
    will not net you Renegade points as well.
    
    Update: Xbox Live's Royal Dragon X2 has informed me that this alterative
    method is not patched, so you can use this at any time if you want and/or need
    quick Paragon Points without having to remove the patches.
    
    Anyway, start the side quest UNC: Lost Module.  Then find the monkey that has
    the Module.  You must not shoot any of the monkeys, or the glitch will not
    work.  The monkey will be found in and at the end of a cave.  Search the
    monkey to see if it has the Module.  If it does, you'll get 6 Paragon points.
    Save your game here and reload it.  Here's the glitchy part.  Then search the
    same monkey you found the Module at.  You'll notice that you have gotten
    another 6 points for Paragon.  Keep doing this for as long as you desire.
    
    Of the two alterative methods, the 2nd one is the fastest for Paragon points,
    but the 1st one is the best for when you want to get both Paragon and Renegade
    points.  Besides, the 1st method is the only way to get unlimited Renegade
    points (at least, as far as I know anyway).  I'm not sure if this would work
    in the PS3 version.
    
    44. Paramour
    Description: Complete any romance subplot
    Achievement Points: 10G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: This one's missable if you don't go after someone as a love interest.
    If your character's a male, then you can go after Ashley or Liara.  If your
    character's a female, then you can go after Kaiden or Liara.  Yes, you can go
    after Liara, reguardless of gender.  Anyway, you generally want to speak to
    your love interest after every mission.  When you talk to your love interest,
    You'll generaly want to be Paragon, though if you feel that they are wrong
    about certain topics, go Neutral.  If you Love Interest is Liara, then you'll
    want to rescue her before you start any of the other story missions.  Well...
    You don't have to necessarily, but it does help.  If you try to go after both
    Ashley/Kaiden and Liara, they will both confront you about it and will make
    you choose between the two.  Choose the one you really want to be with.  At
    some point during the Virmire mission, you'll have to choose who you want to
    save.  If your character's a guy and your going after Ashley, save her.  If
    your character's a girl and your going after Kaiden, save him.  If you don't,
    the subplot will end at Virmire.  When you are on your way to Illos, your
    love interest will show up in your room and tell you that He/She's worried
    about what will happen at the end of your final mission.  You'll eventrally
    be given the option to, oh let's say, let him/her spend the night in your
    room.  If you opt to do this, a really special, but naughty scene will play
    out, and the achievement/trophy will unlock.  I personally had Liara as my
    love interest and I was a guy character.
    
    45. Charismatic
    Description: Use Charm or Intimidate to resolve an impossible situation
    Achievement Points: 10G
    Trophy Color: Bronze
    Guide: This is missable if you don't have high enough Charm nor Intimidate to
    try to do this with.  You have two chances at this, and I'll talk about both
    of them here.
    
    1. Wrex - He'll only need convincing if you plan on having him in your team
    set up, or if you picked him up for the heck of it.  Anyway, on Virmire, you
    and a Captain Kirrahe will be talking about how we can stop Saren from using
    cure for the Korgen Genophage for his own gain (play the game yourself to know
    what I'm talking about).  Both of you determine that the only way is to
    destory the cure.  Safe to say, Wrex doesn't like the idea.  Confront him
    about this and Wrex tell you that the cure can't be destroyed because it'll
    save his race.  You have 3 ways to defuse this little bomb without having him
    killed and earn this achievement here (one of which is a bit glitchy, see way
    C for details):
    
    A. If you have 8 skill points in Charm, you can select the option that says
    "These aren't your people".  This will get him to back down and you'll earn
    some Paragon points and the achievement.
    
    B. If you have 8 skill points in Intimidate, you can select the option that
    says "Don't be so naive".  This will scare Wrex into backing down and you'll
    earn some Renegade points and the achievement.
    
    C. If you completed the Wrex's Armor side-quest for Wrex, he'll remember the
    events of that quest, but still won't back down unless he know we're
    destroying the cure for the right reasons.  The glitchy part about this is
    that, if you say either "I wouldn't do this otherwise" or "We Are", Wrex will
    back off and the achievement will unlock here.  If this has been patched and
    if you want to get it that way, do the Wrex's Armor side-quest, go through the
    Virmire mission as normal, save your game, remove the patch, reload the game
    and convince Wrex into backing down using way C.
    
    2. Saren - Yes, you can convince him to stand down.  Anyway, you'll need to
    have really high Charm/Intimidate to earn the achievement this way (Max out
    either talent tree seems to be the safest and only way to get the
    achievement).  I'm not sure if it's required for this way to work, but if you
    are able to persuade Saren during your encounter with him on Virmire, it'll
    help.  Anyway, at some point during your conversation with Saren, he'll
    eventrally see the error of his ways, but feels it's too late for him.  Use
    either your Charm or Intimidate to convince him he can still redeem himself.
    He'll do this by shooting himself in the head however.  The achievement will
    unlock after that.
    
    46. N7 Elite
    Description: Acquire all trophies
    Achievement Points: N/A
    Trophy Color: Platinum
    Guide: This is PS3 players only.  You'll get this when you score all of the
    other Trophies.
    
    
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    DLC A: Bring Down the Sky
    Cost: Xbox 360: 400 MSP
          PC: $5.00
          PS3: Comes with the game, so free
    
    Note: If you buy the Platinum Hits version of this game, it'll come with this
    DLC, making the DLC free.  This only applies to the Xbox 360 and possibly the
    PC versions of the game, as this game wasn't on the PS3 at the time of posting
    this.
    
    1. Colonial Savior
    Description: Complete the Bring Down the Sky mission.
    Achievement Points: 50G
    Trophy Color: Silver
    Guide: This is the only achievement this DLC has, and it's story-related, so
    it can't be missed.  You'll unlock this when you beat this DLC.
    
    
    DLC B: Pinnacle Station
    Cost: Xbox 360: 400 MSP
          PC: $5.00
          PS3: Doesn't have this DLC as far as I know
    
    Note: I would not suggest doing this DLC on Insane, it's impossible to beat
    some of the trials on it.  Also, I will go in order of when you will unlock
    this.  Also, I don't believe that the PS3 version of this game doesn't have
    this DLC, so this is the only DLC that's not effected by this update.
    
    2. New Sheriff in Town
    Description: Take first place in any combat scenario on Pinnacle Station
    Achievement Points: 50G
    Guide: Refer to Best of the Best for details.
    
    3. Best of the Best
    Description: Take first place in 12 combat scenarios on Pinnacle Station
    Achievement Points: 50G
    Guide: For this one and New Sheriff in Town, you need to take the top spot on
    all 12 combat scenarios.  The last 4 will not become play-able until you've
    taken the top spot in the 1st 8.  Here are the types of scenarios you can
    play, the locations these scenarios take place at, and the time you have to
    beat.  Any place marked with a "*" means that this place is only play-able
    after you've beaten the 1st 2 places for each type of scenario.
    
    Hunt:
    1. Subterranean - 35
    2. Volcanic - 43
    3. Tropical* - 50
    
    Time Trial:
    1. Tropical - 01:24.67
    2. Warehouse - 01:20.94
    3. Volcanic* - 01:54:.61
    
    Capture:
    1. Tropical - 01:58.67
    2. Volcanic - 02:00.53
    3. Subterranean* - 01:29.47
    
    Survival:
    1. Tropical - 01:46.43
    2. Volcanic - 01:31.63
    3. Subterranean* - 02:20.57
    
    4. Undisputed
    Description: Complete Ahern's survival mission
    Achievement Points: 50G
    Guide: After getting taking the top spot in all 12 scenarios, Admiral Ahern
    will have one more scenario for you.  This scenario is a lot like a Survival
    Mission, except for two things:
    
    A. You have to stay alive for 5 minutes.
    B. If you die in this mission, you die for real (meaning it's Game Over of
    course).
    
    Once you managed to survive 5 minutes in this survival mission, the
    achievement is yours.
    
    
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    *                         Part 6: How to Contact me                          *
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    You have 2 Main ways of contacting me:
    
    1. Send me an E-mail
    2. Send me a message on my Gamertag on X-Box Live
    
    My E-mail address: shadowjohn91(at)yahoo(dot)com.
    My Gamertag is Gamer364.  This can be done only through a text message.
    
    E-mail or Message me if you:
    
    A. See a spelling error: I may have made spelling errors as I was writing
    this.
    
    B. Have a question that needs asking: You may have something that needs
    clearing up or something to that affect.
    
    C. Have a correction to make: I'm not 100% sure on some of the stuff mentioned
    though out the guide.
    
    D. Want to use my guide on your website: I personally have no problem
    letting you use my guide on your website, as long as you ask me first, and you
    give me credit for it.
    
    E. Think you see someone using my guide without permission: I don't like it
    when people steal my stuff (at least, not without asking me first).  I don't
    do it to other people (at least without giving other people credit for the
    idea), so why do it to me anyway?
    
    F. Have something to add-on to this or that/there's something I forgot to
    include: If there something you think I should have included, but I didn't,
    you are encouraged to send me an Email for this or that.
    
    Do note that if you do decide you want to message me, make sure if the topic
    is about Mass Effect 1.
    
    As of right now the only sites that have permission to use my guide:
    A. GameFAQs (I have an account with them, so they don't really need my
    permission.)
    B. Neoseeker (They have advanced permission)
    C. SuperCheats
    More to come (maybe).
    
    Don't even think about email me if you are going to send me:
    A. Hate Mail
    B. Spam
    C. Name Calling mail
    D. Barely readable/Unreadable mail
    E. Mail with mostly creative words (if you get my drift)
    
    Letter A I take offence to, because I don't send hate mail to no one.
    
    I have a Spam safeguard with yahoo, and it'll tell me if I have spam or not
    with Letter B.  Also, if I think your trying sending me spam on Xbox Live,
    don't think I won't write a complaint about you, and/or tell Microsoft on you.
    
    With letter C, I also take offence, because I get name called in school.
    
    Letter D, If your sending me an E-mail, have spell check available to you and
    you’re not sure of your spelling, then why not use it?
    
    Letter E, Unless I messed up that badly, there's really no reason for that
    anyway.
    
    All of these things can and will make me think your a bad person, when in
    reality your probably not.  All in all, just don't do it.
    
    Follow these rules, and if you add-on and/or correct something, I'll give you
    credit for it.
    
    Note: Don't get discouraged if I don't answer you right away.  Sometimes, I
    might be on the Computer and sometimes I'll be on Xbox Live.  Your best bet
    is to send both an E-mail and an Xbox Live message.  That way if I don't get
    one of your messages, I'll still be able to get the other message.  Even
    then, I might still not get your message right away.
    
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    Legal Junk
    
    This guide is copyrighted and written by me.  I wrote this with the help of
    resources used and other people mentioned special thanks portion of this
    act.  It may not be redistributed nor sold for commercial purposes and/or
    profit at all, nor can it to be used in other websites without written
    permission first.
    
    
    Special Thanks
    
    Bioware: For making this game.
    
    GameFAQs: For allowing my guide to be on the website.
    
    You: For taking the time to read my guide.
    
    
    Other Guides I've Done
    
    As mentioned in my Intro, this is not the only guide in my series of guides.
    Here's the link to all the other ones I've done in the past.
    
    Lost Odyssey
    Type: Achievement Guide
    Summited: 10/16/10
    www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/928334-lost-odyssey/faqs/58796
    
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
    Type: Achievement/Trophy Guide
    Summited: 01/01/11
    www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/981370-star-wars-the-force-unleashed-ii/faqs/61570
    
    Sonic Adventure
    Type: Achievement/Trophy Guide
    Summited: 01/26/11
    www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/997574-sonic-adventure/faqs/61723
    
    Mass Effect 2
    Type: Achievement/Trophy Guide
    Summited: 03/09/11
    Xbox 360/PS3: www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/944907-mass-effect-2/faqs/61954
    PC Version: http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/944906-mass-effect-2/faqs/63751
    
    Crazy Taxi
    Type: Achievement/Trophy Guide
    Summited: 04/12/2011
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/997576-crazy-taxi/faqs/62155
    
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Type: Achievement/Trophy Guide
    Summited: 05/02/2011
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/959557-fallout-new-vegas/faqs/62284
    
    The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
    Type: Achievement Guide
    Summited: 05/18/2011
    gamefaqs.com/xbox360/945950-the-legend-of-spyro-dawn-of-the-dragon/faqs/62349
    
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    Type: Achievement Guide
    Summited: 06/02/2011
    www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/927345-the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/faqs/62438
    
    Alice: Madness Returns
    Type: Achievement Guide
    Summited: 07/16/2011
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/958269-alice-madness-returns/faqs/62685
    
    Catherine
    Type: Achievement Guide
    Summited: 12/27/2011
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/605301-catherine/faqs/63564
    
    
    Well, that's the end of my guide.  This has been Gamer364, signing out.
    
    
    The End