Exploration, shops, etc. * ***************************************************************************** This section is intended as the "junkpile" of all the extra stuff you may want to know. In the future, like next update, I may divide these into there own sections. I'm debating the need for upgrades, weapons, and equipment. The weapons may be needed, I know some are not common knowledge, but the upgrades seem like a nightmare to figure out. SHOPS ( SHO1234 ) *NOTE: For all shops, I assume you speak to the owner first and get each discount.* ===== Omega ===== Afterlife --------- Brandy - for Chakwas, on the upper bar counter Kenn's Salvage -------------- Couplings are a must, and so is the ammo capacity. Other two are for later. Heavy Weapon Ammo - 25000, +15% heavy weapon capacity (grenade launcher, etc.) Couplings - 416, quest item for engineers on Normandy Heavy Skin Weave - 75000, +10% Shepard health Shotgun Damage - 50000, +10% Harrot's Emporium ----------------- Visor is a must, Geth ship is whatever, chest is good, and hack is not needed unless you really suck at hacking (then it's a must). Visor - 1666, +10% headshot damage Model Geth Ship - 1666 Capacitor Chestplate - 3333, -10% shield regen cooldown Hack Module - 25000, x2 time limit for hacking Ordance Packs - 1666, +10% heavy ammo; unlocks later in game Omega Market ------------ As a sniper rifle user and tentacle enthusiast, I bought everything. Stimulator Conduits - 3333, +10% sprint speed Model Turian Cruiser - 416 Sniper Rifle Damage - 50000, +10% SR damage Fornax - 4, in the Publications of your secondary codex items Stabalization Guantlets - 3333, +5% weapon dammage; unlocks later Strength Boost Packs - 3333, +25% melee damage; unlocks later ======= Citadel ======= Citadel Souvenirs Shop ---------------------- These things really add up, and you'll be back later. So skip. Space Hamster - 7666, pretty expensive for a rat Illium Skald Fish - 416 Thessian Sunfish - 416 Model Normandy SR1 - 416 Model Destiny Ascension - 416 Model Sovereign - 416 Zakera Cafe ----------- The quality ingredients for your chef on the Normandy. Rodam Expeditions ----------------- Unless extremely loaded, just get the gun upgrade you use the most, and the two equipment. Sniper Rifle Damage - 50000, +10% SR damage Heavy Pistol Damage - 50000, +10% SR damage SMG Damage - 50000, +10% SR damage Ammo Pack - 1666, +10% ammo capacity Aegis Vest - 1666, +5% health Sirta Foundation ---------------- Medi-Gel Capacity - 25000, more medi-gel is good if you frequently play risky, can't manage your team, or fail at cover, otherwise it's not a big deal Life Supporting Webbing (legs) - 6666, +10% health Saronis Applications -------------------- Tech Damage - 75000, +10% tech damage Damage Protection - 75000, +20% shields, barriers, and armor ========= Nos Astra ========= Gateway Personal Database ------------------------- To get this discount, walk all the way to the Eternity Bar in the first area, speak to Conrad Verner, come to this lady, tell her to back off, and then go turn in the quest to Conrad. However, if you didn't meet Conrad in the first game, no discount is possible. *NOTE: Sorry, only had one import due to DLC corruption, so I had to jot these down at markup price.* Plates and weave are good to grab, but if you need a weapon upgrade get that instead of the weave. Heavy Skin Weave - 90000, +10% Shepard health SMG Damage - 60000, +10% SMG damage Rifle Damage - 60000, +10% rifle damage Amplified Plates - 2000, +5% power Shield Bonus - 90000, +10% shield power; unlocks later in game Memories of Illium ------------------ First, talk to the nearby Asari who is the owner and resolve her love problem for the discount. Prejek Peddle-Fish - 6666, expensive little fish Model Alliance Cruiser - 416 Model Athebasca Class Freighter - 416 Serrice Tech ------------ Biotic Damage - 75000, +10% biotic damage Bypass Module - 25000, x2 bypass time limit Medi-gel Capacity - 25000, +1 medi gel I could have sworn there was one more here later in the game. Baria Frontiers --------------- 500 creds for each new nebula map. Hades Nexus Minos Wasteland Pylos Nebula Shrike Abyssal ======== Tuchanka ======== Ratch's Wares ------------- For the discount, talk and agree to kill som pyjaks. Use the cannon by the Chief Scout and kill three waves of the monkeys. Aim in front, simple. May as well buy it all. Pyjak Meat - 0, used to recruit Urz for the fighting ring below. He'll win at least once; wouldn't try it more but feel free if you don't care. I do care a lot about a virtual pet! Heavy Weapon Capacity - 25000, +45% heavy weapon ammo Stabilization Gauntlets - 3333, arms, +5% health Death Mask - 6666, head, +10% rep increases Asymmetric Defense Layer - 6666, shoulders?, +5% health Shield Harness - 6666, belt, +5% health Fortack's Database ------------------ Again, the discount is for completing Grunt's Rite, and I say get one weapon and the biotic upgrades. You could get all four, never have to come back here if you like. 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