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Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition

Mikhailovich Inspection

By
Ben Chard

This Assignment takes place during your second visit to the Citadel once you have completed any main mission off-world such as Liara’s Dig Site. This Assignment will never appear in the Journal.

(1 of 2) Return to the Citadel after completing a main mission

Return to the Citadel after completing a main mission (left), you’ll find Rear Admiral Mikailovich who wants to inspect the Normandy. (right)

How to Begin

Once you’ve completed any main mission once you become a Spectre and leave the Citadel, return once more to find Rear Admiral Mikhailovich waiting for you at the Docking Bay. He’ll immediately begin a Snap Inspection of the Normandy, however you can outright refuse it and earn +2 Renegade. This is the least desirable outcome provided you have sufficient points in Charm/Intimidate as there are greater rewards to be had.

Normandy Inspection

Once the Inspection begins in earnest, you’ll have to listen to the Rear Admiral scrutinize every part of the Normandy and the operations on it, at which point you’ll get some choices.

When discussing the CIC, you can respond with the following:

  1. Saying “It’s a Turian design.” (6 points of Charm) will result in you defending Turian Logic and count towards your final Charm rating at the end.
  2. Saying “We’re trained for it.” (6 points of Intimidate) will inform him that you’re not inexperienced and count towards your final Intimidate rating at the end.

When discussing the Drive Cores, you can respond with the following:

  1. Saying “It’s useful.” (5 points of Charm) will result in you pointing out how useful the Normandy can be and count towards your final Charm rating at the end.
  2. Saying “Do you read history?” (5 points of Intimidate) will insult him on his lack of knowledge and count towards your final Intimidate rating at the end.

When discussing your crew, you can respond with the following:

  1. Saying “They’re allies.” (7 points of Charm) will result in you pointing out the benefits of your allies and count towards your final Charm rating at the end.
  2. Saying “That’s my choice to make.” (7 points of Intimidate) will inform him that its you’re decision and count towards your final Intimidate rating at the end.

(1 of 3) You’ll get several Charm and Intimidate options for his questions

For your final remarks regarding the Normandy, you can respond with the following:

  1. Saying “We need to build bridges.” (9 points of Charm) will result in you letting him know how good this makes the Alliance look to the other species and count towards your final Charm rating at the end.
  2. Saying “We need to kick ass.” (9 points of Intimidate) will tell him that the Normandy’s innovation will catch the other species by surprise and count towards your final Intimidate rating at the end.

The final outcome is determined on your answers, for maximum morality points and XP, you want to a answer with Charm for all of the questions or Intimidate, doing so will earn +2 Paragon/Renegade along with some XP.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    14 May 2021
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2021
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The guide for Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough containing coverage of all Assignments, detailed breakdown of all the important choices, class builds and much more!

  • Full coverage of all the Main Missions.
  • Every Assignment covered.
  • In-depth look at the major choices and consequences of each.
  • Full details on how to romance Ashley, Kaiden or Liara
  • Class builds to get the most out of your chosen class.
  • Details on every Talent.
  • How to spec your squad.
  • Breakdown of all Paragon and Renegade opportunities.
  • Trophy/Achievement guide.

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