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April 28th, 2012, 09:34
BioWare has posted a video of a PAX panel featuring writers Patrick Weekes and John Dombrow discussing the creation and evolution of Mordin Solus:
Part of the reason why the writers of Mass Effect have a great time while on the job is the fact that they get to create and breathe life into so many memorable characters found throughout the series. However, an interesting problem presented itself when senior writer Patrick Weekes was tasked with creating the architect of the Krogan genophage in the Mass Effect universe. This simple concept turned into the genesis of Mordin Solus, and the trick to creating this memorable character, as with others in the series, lay in the depth he had to offer.
In the following video, you’ll be treated to a character discussion of Mordin Solus, as explained by Patrick Weekes and senior writer John Dombrow at the “BioWare and Mass Effect” panel at PAX East 2012. Take a look at how Mordin was created, how he evolved over the series, and of course, how the writers decided to send off the scientist Salarian.
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April 28th, 2012, 09:34
one of the few moments in me3 I enjoyed. Good job writers. If not for this NPC I would've considered me3 not worth the effort of playing it for free
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What does this word mean ?

Probletunity
It doesn't appear within my dictionaries.

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April 28th, 2012, 13:05
It's not a real word. It would make sense if you knew the character.

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April 28th, 2012, 13:09
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
What does this word mean ?



It doesn't appear within my dictionaries.
Problem and opportunity mixed together.

"Chess in particular had always annoyed him. It was the dumb way the pawns went off and slaughtered their fellow pawns while the kings lounged about doing nothing that always got to him; if only the pawns united, maybe talked the rooks around, the whole board could've been a republic in a dozen moves." - Commander Vimes in Thud! by Terry Pratchett
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Ah, okay, thanks.

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April 28th, 2012, 13:55
Mordin was my favourite character from his introduction onward and I was very pleased to meet him again in ME3. Nice job from these writers indeed.
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April 28th, 2012, 16:24
Best Bioware character bar none (and genophage is the best Bioware story arc).
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April 29th, 2012, 05:54
I just wish they had spent as much time discussing the ending . . .
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April 29th, 2012, 22:52
Also tune means someting as well….

As Dhruin says, if you know the character and the story arc it all makes sense…

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April 30th, 2012, 00:27
I thought his last appearance in ME3 was done really well, I was hoping most characters would get that kind of treatment.
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Also tune means someting as well….

As Dhruin says, if you know the character and the story arc it all makes sense…
Ah yes, the whole Gilbert & Sullivan thing … it seem that probletunity is a very fitting word to use about Mordin

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April 30th, 2012, 09:37
Just for future reference (to Alrik especially) and for all of the lingophiles, it's called a portmanteau.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau

Once I finally do get to play ME3, I'm assuming Mordin won't appear if I transfer my savegame, because at the conclusion of ME2 he died a rather ignoble death doing a job he wasn't completely prepared to do.

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Once I finally do get to play ME3, I'm assuming Mordin won't appear if I transfer my savegame, because at the conclusion of ME2 he died a rather ignoble death doing a job he wasn't completely prepared to do.
Indeed. He is replaced with a 'Salarian scientist' to fulfil exactly the same story role.
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April 30th, 2012, 15:06
Mordin rocks. He's one of my favorite characters, along with Legion, Garrus and Wrex. A lot of good dialogues and stories involving those characters.
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I agree I love Mordin. One of my favourite talk/scene in ME2 was Mordin singing (unlike Leliana in DA:O). Like you, Maylander, I also loved Legion and Garrus (but not Wrex….)

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