“I side with the Geth every time. the Quarians started this war with the Geth all on their own, and when I gave them a chance to back down and live equally with this other race they were blinded by power and revenge. they killed themselves, and I’m ashamed at Tali for not realizing this.”
So, I reblogged this with my other blog, but I’ll do it again here: The person that made this confession must not have listened to the dialogue very well.
-Han’Gerrel started the hostilities. Which put the quarians in a very awkward position—because with the actual military punch aimed at the geth, the geth are going to fight back. And there go peace talk ideas
-Tali mentions she misses Legion at one point. She also mentions not wanting to do this. At all. The other Admirals (Koris most vocally) point out that they’re now stuck in a suicide run, because what geth would believe offers of peace? Especially with Legion out of the picture until Shepard saves him/it, the quarians—because of one faction—are now screwed.
-See above for the theme of over half of the Priority:Rannoch missions.
-Dorn’Hazt even mentions the civilians on the Fleet didn’t want war.
People—why you no actually play game before making statements like this? Of course, there is the very strange 360 Tali did with the Reaper codes, but I’m chalking that up to the largely lackluster writing present in ME3. Up until then, she was all in for rescuing Koris and trying to not go any farther down the species-wide suicide path. In fact, Bioware makes it quite clear only one section of the quarian population want to go to war (see Dorn’Hazt…). *sigh*
I find it amusing that this person claims that the confessor didn’t listen to the dialogue, when they appear to have completely ignored the lore around quarians. I understand where this person is coming from, but there is a severe problem with this argument; the quarians are all about ‘for the whole’ and if it doesn’t benefit the whole, then it doesn’t happen. And if a majority of the quarian race did not want this, then the other Admirals would have overruled Gerrel and the attack would never have happened. And if Gerrel had continued to attack regardless, he would have been branded a traitor, exiled, and left to his fate.
One quarian can’t make the quarian race go to war in the same way one quarian couldn’t make them not go to war. It is said, in game, that the only Admirals that rejected the idea of going to war were Tali and Koris, meaning that Xen, Gerrel and Raan were all supportive of the idea. Also, if the quarian race was so against the war, the Conclave could have decided simply not to go. The only way the Admirals could have had their war was if they overruled the order of the Conclave, in which case the entire Admiralty Board would immediately have to resign, as is stated in-game. The new Admirals could simply choose not to go to war. But no. The Admirals wanted to go, and everyone followed blindly. I mean, even Tali didn’t seem to put up more than a token protest. Shouldn’t she, at least, have gone ‘SHEPARD! COME SORT THIS SHIT OUT BEFORE WE DIE?!’ And Koris is in charge of the liveships, and he let Gerrel arm them. The entire quarian race, at this point, is full of morons. And yes, I am even talking about Tali, at this point, who even though she has come leaps and bounds, decided to remain silent and let the quarians throw themselves into war instead of taking a stand, in case it divided the fleet. And even if, somehow, this could be validated, the entire point is rendered moot when you consider the fact that the galaxy is at war with the Reapers, and they think now is a good time to pick a fight with the geth, you diots.
The bottom line is that the quarian people either chose their ancient hatred toward the geth, or chose to be silent in their objection to the war, which caused Gerrel to strike so hard and so brutally against the geth that the geth turned to the Reapers for aid, which is the one thing that the geth would never normally do, considering they want to find their own way. In the end, the quarians chose, and the get did not. And not only that. My Shepard did everything in her power to get them to safety, and THEY STILL ATTACKED. When she was ON THE DREADNOUGHT. Now I don’t know about you guys, but when some idiot puts my crew members (and LI) in jeopardy, Shepard goes a little bonkers!
And, the final reason why I did a massive facepalm at what the quarians had done? Because all it would have taken was for them to look Gerrel in the face and say ‘no’. But they didn’t. One quarian, with his selfish ideals, led them into death, and they let him.