Amusing Mass Effect 2 Tidbit


So, i’m doing my second play through of Mass Effect 2 to get me ready for the release in March, and i come across something amusing that i don’t really remember from my first play through. For those that don’t know, on Illiam indentured servitude is legal. Yes, this sounds really bad, especially for the Americans who have a really bad past when it comes to slavery, But this system is different in that the servants aren’t forced into servitude (except possibly by their own bad decisions), and their care and job selection is limited by their contract when they enter the servitude; When i think about it, it’s kinda like if one were to join the military, cept they pretty much own you, yes i suppose you can make requests, buuut the final decisions are up to them.

Anywho, the thing that i found amusing was that when i deigned to help a Quarian (my fav race) to be sold to a certain company. The option i was given, and happily took, for them not taking her was that the company was racist for not taking on a slave that was Quarian, when in fact their objection wasn’t her race, but the fact that slavery made them look bad “Aint i a Stinka?”. The irony of this: that i called a company racist for not taking on a slave. This just really amused me so I decided To share it with the internet.

Now, let me say that despite the way indentured servitude is presented in this game to be not so bad, I don’t think it would be a good idea in real life. Even if we were to ignore the stigma attached to it in this country, the pessimist in me understands that it can easily be taken advantage of in the worst of ways.

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