A new Mass Effect 3 checklist, by 287Blue!

/u/287Blue on reddit was kind enough to reach out to me to let me know they’d updated and refined the existing Mass Effect 3 checklist by ZimmMaster.

Without further ado, here’s the Mass Effect 3 Galactic Checklist – version 1.3 by 287Blue – with interactive checkboxes!

If you have any questions or comments, it’s best to forward those to 287Blue on reddit, as I had nothing to do with this version.


A different kind of checklist!

I recently received an email from a fellow Mass Effect fan, asking if I’d be interested in sharing his take on a checklist – unlike the Mass Effect checklists currently hosted here, his version helps you keep track of and calculate your Total War Assets and Effective Military Strength in Mass Effect 3.

Check it out here!

Thanks to DeJuan for reaching out to me. If you have any questions about his work, his contact information is on his site.

ZimmMaster to the rescue!

ZimmMaster sent me a checklist, in the style of my previous Galactic Checklists, to share with you all. So, without further ado, I present ZimmMaster’s Mass Effect 3 Galactic Checklist.

As I didn’t make the list myself, I can’t provide any support or feedback for any corrections or suggestions, so please keep that in mind.

A big thanks to ZimmMaster! Feel free to leave him your thanks and thoughts in the comments below.

UPDATE (August 6th, 2014): ZimmMaster has updated his list to version 1.2 to address some of the comments pointed out below. I’ve updated the link above and in the sidebar. Thanks, ZimmMaster!

I get more e-mail!

Hey guys,

I just wanted to say that I really appreciate everybody taking time out of their days to inquire about the future of the checklists or even just to let me know that the lists were appreciated – it always brightens my day to hear that someone out there had a better experience with the Mass Effect games because of my lists!

And now the elephant in the room, the Mass Effect 3 list. I wish I had better news than “not right now,” but that’s where it stands. It’s something I’d like to do, but at the moment it’s a goal for the not long-term, not short-term. Middle-term? It’s on my list of projects, but it’s not at the top of the list. I’ve been getting quite a few e-mails recently about it, and I promise I do read them all (even if I don’t always respond right away) – as always, this blog is the best place to check for updates, though. If there’s nothing new here, there’s no need to e-mail me asking.

Thanks again for your understanding, and I promise – the first thing I’ll do when the list is significantly underway is post here, so check back if that’s something you’d be interested in.

Not the place!

Hey guys,

So I’m still not 100% committed to a checklist, but like I said, it’s looking likely. I’m playing around with layouts still, but at least some of it is starting to come together.

I’d like to address a few comments I’ve received, specifically about the ending of Mass Effect 3 – this is not the forum for discussion of that topic. I understand there are strong feelings, and I do have feelings of my own, but this isn’t the place to discuss them. BioWare has an official thread on the BioWare Social Network looking for change advice.

Let’s keep the discussion here applicable to the list, spoiler-free, and fair to everyone.

Thanks for your understanding.

On another topic entirely, Narida has created a nifty checklist for the multiplayer portion of Mass Effect 3, and I’ve gotta say that I’m a fan.

An update on Mass Effect 3!

Hope everyone is enjoying Mass Effect 3. I finished my first playthrough a few days ago, and I’ll confess – I don’t yet know where I stand on the checklist.

I took notes as I played, and I’ve been updating, correcting and amending during my slower-paced New Game + playthrough. At this very moment, I’ve got my notebook open and I’ve been toying with list layouts and trying to figure out what information to convey on the list and how to set it all up in a way that doesn’t take up a bajillion sheets and flows better than my list for Mass Effect 2 did. As of yet, I’m not 100% decided if I’m moving forward with this, but it’s safe to say it’s looking likely. Just don’t get your hopes up quite yet.

Enjoy your playthrough, and I’ll update again, soon.

I get e-mail!

So I’ve been getting quite a few e-mails asking about my plans for Mass Effect 3.

All I can say is I’m going to wait until I actually finish the game before deciding. So I appreciate the e-mails, but as it is right now – my answer is still we’ll see. I will let you guys know when I do!

Thanks, guys!

Having problems accessing the lists?

I’m getting sporadic reports of people being unable to access the checklists today. I can’t find anything wrong on my end, so there could be some server wonkiness going on. If you can, try a different browser or machine. If not, just try and be patient, and if you still have a problem in an hour or so, please let me know. I’ll update if I see anything or something changes!

Current plans!

Mass Effect 3 is currently less than 3 weeks away, and the demo is dropping today. Quite a few people have been asking me whether I plan to do a checklist for ME3, or whether I plan on revising my first two lists with the ME3 connections.

As of right now, I can’t say. I’m going to wait until I actually play the game, and see how it’s structured, before I decide one way or another. I’d like to, but as of right now, my answer is a very firm… maybe!

Either way, I’ll post here when I’ve decided, so stay tuned!

Mass Effect 2 Galactic Checklist v1.7 – Released!

And it’s out, fixed, tweaked, and containing the Arrival content!

Enjoy, folks!

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The galaxy's a big place.

Good thing there's a handy checklist to help you keep track of your assignments, upgrades, the visited planets and more in Mass Effect.


Mass Effect Galactic Checklist
pdf | Version 2.6 | September 25th, 2010

Mass Effect 2 Galactic Checklist
PDF | Version 1.7 | January 24th, 2012

Mass Effect 3 Galactic Checklist by 287Blue
PDF | Version 1.3 | March, 2016


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