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Reference to James Tiptree Jr.? Edit

I suspect the name of this planet is a reference to James Tiptree Jr. (the pen name of Alice Sheldon), a sci-fi author of the late 1960's to 1980's. Is this trivia-worthy? Diyartifact 07:33, March 14, 2012 (UTC)

I think so. TheUnknown285 07:54, April 24, 2012 (UTC)
To extend my comments, I wiki-ed "Tiptree." The only articles that came up were Tiptree, England (which would appear to have nothing to do with the planet) and the aforementioned James Tiptree, Jr. Considering we've speculated before about planet/moon/cluster names (e.g., Hawking-Eta, Armstrong Nebula, Franklin, Watson, etc.) I don't see why we wouldn't add this to the trivia. TheUnknown285 08:01, April 24, 2012 (UTC)
Actually without additional means to connect them, it isn't trivia. Further details are needed to make it trivia. Lancer1289 18:07, April 24, 2012 (UTC)

Picture Edit

It's not what we normally use for planet screen shoots, but after Priority: Thessia, Joker pulls up a hologram of Tiptree. While not that great of a picture, it's better than no picture, and it's all we have. TheUnknown285 07:54, April 24, 2012 (UTC)

You can see it here. Also, would anyone disagree with me in saying that's a moon orbiting it? TheUnknown285 22:42, April 24, 2012 (UTC)

do we really need a screenshot of tiptree? its only appearance yet is the hologram on joker's terminal. i can easily have one up (without shepard and/or joker if need be) after this posting. if not, well, care to remove the pictureswanted tag? T̴̴͕̲̞̳̖̼̱͒͛̎͒ͫ̃ͧeͩ̈̽̈҉͓̝̰̼̦̫̤̀͠m̫̪̪̯̻͎̫̅̇̓̇͌̚p̸̙̝̓̓͌ͨ͆ͣͥ̂̕o͒̽͐̽͏̞̬̻͕͔͕͚̰͍͠͞ṙ̢̞͚͈̹̰ͨ̓ͭ̈́̌ạ̢̧̪̹̺̺̣̹̲͂͆̏ͪͨ͒ͭř̹͈͜͠y̷͍̻̜̹̼̾̽̈́e̵̹̼̟̦͚͐̈́͌͘d͉̲̣̻͉̱͗̅ḭ̷̻̆͋̆̓̔͝t̨͍̦̫̗͂̅̍̋̆ͩ͝ộ̫̟̬̳̝̲̾ͫ̒̿ͮ̑̚rͯ̎ͨͭ̄̿̽͛҉̠̫̱̠̘̘̲́ͅ7̩̻ͤͩͨ͝͡8̜̣̙͇̻ͨ͛͛̆͒̆̽̒͐͜͡ ͥ̍̉̃̇ͥ̓ͨ͏̕҉̥̹͓̗̤̠̖̤ (talk) 05:36, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

I second the motion to simply remove the tag. I looked at the video, and really that's the worst depiction of a planet ever. Squiggly lines in a circle could just as easily be a hologram of some soup I had a while ago. If Joker didn't say it was Tiptree, I never would've guessed. I think a picture of that will add nothing of value to this page. In fact, the hologram would, in my opinion, be a bit of an eyesore. More people are needed to weigh in on this matter, however. Arbington (talk) 05:47, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

Joker's Sister Edit

The lines stating that the Hilary killed by Aeian T'Goni keep getting removed as speculation. I think I have found confirmation that this girl is in fact Joker's sister. An unofficial interview with writer Patrick Weekes was posted on the BioWare Social Network. One of the questions asks,

Who wrote the death of Joker's sister?
The reply states,
I did! We intentionally did not connect the dots. We were very interested to see how fast gamers figured it out.

Here is a tweet asking for confirmation from Weekes that the interview really happened. Note that the link posted in the tweet links to the thread in the BioWare forum I posted above. This is confirmation by Weekes. This Twitter account has been confirmed as belonging to Weekes as evidenced by its linking in a tweet from the Mass Effect Twitter.

So, is this good enough? TheUnknown285 18:08, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

I found it sufficient and added the info. Since the connection cannot be directly made with the info provided in the game, and outside info confirms it, it could only be added as trivia. -- Commdor (Talk) 19:12, July 3, 2012 (UTC)
I have since removed it because nothing is a direct statement and this has been presented twice before and removed twice before. We need definite confirmation and what we have is not something that approaches that. There is a bunch of evidence that is shaky and left open to interpretation at best. A much better source is needed. Lancer1289 02:21, July 4, 2012 (UTC)
How is it shaky? The interview itself was confirmed by one the writers on his confirmed Twitter account. TheUnknown285 02:23, July 4, 2012 (UTC)
Ok what is confirmed exactly? That an interview took place? That those are his exact words? What? Even if it is valid, Weeks states that it is a paraphrase of what he says, and that is so not even remotely a reliable source. Get another one. Lancer1289 02:26, July 4, 2012 (UTC)
A paraphrase is a restatement, in this case, a restatement of an interview that is confirmed to have happened. Nowhere does Weekes say that any of it is fabricated or factually incorrect, only that there was a negative slant. He gives no reason to doubt that this was his response. Also, how about laying off the rude, snippy little comments ("so not even remotely...")? TheUnknown285 02:39, July 4, 2012 (UTC)
Except that even if it is valid, it is not his words, and therefore we cannot confirm anything with this, not then and not now. Either get another, better and more reliable source, or this will not go in. Lancer1289 02:45, July 4, 2012 (UTC)
With the discrepancy this story creates in the schedule of the war, I prefer to believe the mentally unstable asari mixed up the planet name.Omeganian (talk) 17:51, June 5, 2013 (UTC)
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