The joke is that I’m the last one playing this game out there. But in case I’m not, I’ll give the obligatory spoiler alert for the following post here. If you’d like to go back and read the rest of this thread here you go:
Well, I’m in the home stretch. Someone had told me that I was going to have to make a difficult decision on Ilos about my team. Right off the bat it was obvious that it was going to be between Kaidan and Ashley. In theory, you’re supposed to be romantically involved with one or the other. But let’s just be clear here, I did not find either one of them compelling. I’ve mentioned this before, but my peeps were Wrex and Tali all the way.
This said, of the two of them, when the time came, it was an easy choice. Ashley. She had to go. Is it just me, or was that girl mean, and not extremely bright? Every time we had a team meeting, she was always harshing on someone. You, are not an intergalactic expert Williams. This is a group discussion, and you don’t have to be such a rage monster all the time. She was worse than Wrex, and he’s a Krogan for goodness sake. Also, I didn’t find her useful in the least: her profile is one hundred percent fighter, and that’s my character’s loadout.
Ashley was working with a Salarian battle team (I assigned her to that mission, again, choosing between Kaidan and her) trying to distract a Geth attack group while I went through the back of a complex to set a nuclear bomb. Ashley calls for help, and as I was on my way there, Kaidan is left to guard and set the nuclear weapon. When I was halfway to Ashley, I got a call from Kaidan saying that a Geth ship had arrived and is dropping in forces, so he’s set the bomb’s countdown. In heroic fashion, he’s all, “Go get Ashley and get out of here.”
Only one of them is getting out of this alive. But let’s talk about this logically. Kaidan may have set the bomb’s detonation sequence, but he’s facing Geth. Beyond the fact that I like Kaidan better than Ashley, tactically it makes more sense to defend the bomb. You’re fighting a highly-advanced mechanical enemy; there’s a pretty good chance that they could stop the detonation sequence or do something to get the bomb out of range if they could get their hands on it. I knew that’s not what they were going for in the game, but if you think about it the way a character in the game might, it was the right move.
So yes, Ashley died. You heard her over the comm, and never saw anything. Kind of creepier and sadder that way. As I would later say, Ashley died a hero. Rest in peace. I may have found you incredibly annoying and useless, but you were a good kid.