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The site is entirely run by Amazon AWS cloud services. This means it will be accessible 24/7 with minimal downtime and should have a great response time. The minimum support will be 3 years and if the project goes well, we're prepared to take it as far as possible.

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

New version of the builer available:

  • Available skill points are now calculated according to character's rank (I to XX)
  • Character level is now calculated according to available skill points
  • Share your builds with shortened URL
  • Adjusted Burst DPS for Shorty and single shot weapons
  • Adjusted Tips for Kishock, Lanat, Cryo Ammo, Ammo Capacity Mod, Assault Rifle Amp

Quality of life improvements:

  • Lower site header's footprint on mobiles to fit more information on screen

Increasing our revenue:

As indicated at the top of this page, our site is entirely run by Amazon AWS cloud services.

While this gives us 24/7 accessibility, minimal downtime and better response time, it also comes at a cost.

In the spirit of being completely transparent, we need around 20$/month to keep us afloat. If we don't reach this target, the money is going out from our own pockets. Every decision about ads, affiliate, etc. are made to keep us around this target. No more, no less.

With that said, we've introduced a new way to earn us a bit of cash by mining Monero coins (XMR) while you're on the site.

Let's make this clear, we're not trying to bleed you of your precious electricity and burn your hardware...

We've set it up to take around 1 to 3% of your CPU, no matter how many tabs are opened. The 3% is on a cheap tablet, so it shouldn't have any noticeable performance impact. Donors won't be subject to this as their contributions are more than enough.

For the moment, this is an experiment. We're trying to find the best way to hit our target revenue without causing trouble to our users. We feel a bit of CPU usage is better than increasing the ads as it's safer and doesn't interfere with what you see on-screen.

We're available to answer any question you might have, be it on Reddit, BSN or by email (see our contact page).

2017-09-22

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

New version of the builer available:

  • Latest balance changes added
  • Added Human Juggernault (with builds), Silesh and Sovoa (unreleased yet)
  • Added character rank and Veteran bonuses

Quality of life improvements:

  • Reduced latency for weapon selector (load weapon selection faster)
2017-09-08

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

New version of the builer available:

  • Latest balance changes added (patch 1.10 too)
  • Weapon variants have been added
  • Batarian Vanguard (with builds) and Shorty shotgun added

Quality of life improvements:

  • Reduced initial data transfer (more data friendly for mobile experience)
  • Reduced latency for ressources (load page faster)
2017-08-11

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

New version of the builer available:

  • Patch 1.09 data integrated (except weapon variants)
  • Added an indicator when there's no selection made for boosters, equipment, mods and weapons
  • Adjustments of various Tips for patch 1.09

Quality of life improvements:

  • Better management of evolutions' tooltips for mobile
  • Reduced initial data transfer (more data friendly for mobile experience)
  • Reduced latency for ressources (load page faster)
2017-07-28

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

New version of the builer available:

  • Added units for characters and skills stats
  • Added Weapon Mod feature
  • Weapons are displayed on 2 columns when possible for better readability
  • Adjustments to Tips following the patch 1.09 (Notably a Human Soldier build for Platinum)
  • Added a section on how you can do a free contribution

Quality of life improvements:

  • Reduced initial loading time
  • Reduced initial data transfer (more data friendly for mobile experience)
  • Special instructions in tooltips (TAP, HOLD, TAP AGAIN) are now hightlighted for better readability
  • Sign In will redirect to your current build instead of the default one

Data for patch 1.09 is NOT integrated, the "data" department is on holiday until July 19th.

2017-07-14

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

Weapon Mods have been released.

Data for patch 1.09 is NOT integrated, the "data" department is on holiday for 2 weeks... We'll see what we can do meanwhile.

2017-07-07

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

New version of the builer available:

  • Many adjustments to Tips following the patch 1.08
  • Now display a Primer and a Detonator icon on the appropriate evolutions
  • Fix skill tree display for mobiles (was way too big)
  • Many optimizations in page loading and page size

Character builds from Tips are now available for everyone.

2017-06-30

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

Patch 1.08 has been integrated into the builder (loads of changes).

Tips have been adjusted for the patch 1.08, except builds due to a lack of time.

Tips have been added to Weapons, Equipments and Boosters.

There's also been many changes to loading performance and data transferred.

2017-06-17

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

New features available.

Equipment, Boosters and multiple Character Tips (builds) were included.

Ads have been changed for US/UK. Now signing up for a free trial on Amazon will earn us a bounty. It's an easy way to contribute to this site without having to donate.

2017-06-04

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

Tips feature is now available.

This feature is meant to give you all the information needed to build your character properly.

Many things have changed since patch 1.06, build Tips will start to appear in the coming weeks.

2017-05-19

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

Patch 1.06.

All the new data from patch 1.06 has been integrated in the builder.

Weapons are now available with a filter by tier. Given the new method, old URL builds won't load their weapons in the builder, you'll have to select them again.

2017-05-13

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

Beta version of the Mass Effect: Andromeda builder is now available.

Most of the data presented is already good. We're still in the process of integrating the data, but at this point the builder allows to share builds (copy/paste url) after selecting your character, your skills and your weapons.

2017-04-12

Mass Effect: Andromeda builder

Alpha version of the Mass Effect: Andromeda builder is now available.

At this point, the builder will only display information (fillers until we finish importing the data), the remaining features will come later. We just wanted you to have a sneak peak at how things are gonna work.

2017-03-20

Donations

It's now possible to donate thru PayPal.

Donations serves a few purposes:

  • They help keep the site afloat
  • They will disable ads beside a couple specific/targeted instances
  • Unlock some features faster than their normal rate

We recommend you read about membership on the donation page for a thourough explaination on how donations affect your user experience.

2017-02-21

Ads

Nobody likes ads, but it is a necessary evil to keep the site afloat. Since there's no good way to talk about ads, we'll just be transparent...

US, Canada and UK will only see ads from Amazon. The Amazon "affiliate" program is really simple:

  1. Click on the ad and it will open a new tab to the product's page on Amazon
  2. Buy whatever you want, doesn't even have to be the product you clicked on
  3. We get a small percentage of any sale concluded (physical goods must be shipped)

The biggest advantage is that the products are "real", relevant and can be bought at a trustable retailer (Amazon).

As for the other users, we serve normal ads from our ad provider. We try to be as discreet as possible. If you have an issue with any of the ads served, please contact us and give us as much details as necessary. It's not ideal, but if the number of visitors from any country grows enough to warrant an affiliate program, we'll gladly try to offer that solution instead.

If you don't want to see any ads, consider becoming a member and donate 1$. It will disable all ads beside a couple specific/targeted instances.

If you use an ad blocker, be aware that some features on the site will take more time to unlock for you. Be sure to read all about it on the Donation page.

2017-02-21

Become a member!

It's now possible to become a member on TheThirdRace.com. While it won't change anything right now, in time this will allow you to access different functionalities on the site.

2017-01-27

TTRSO - TheThirdRace Skill Overhaul

My biggest mod to date is now available on the site. Enjoy!

2016-12-03

Oghma Infinium - A Training Station

Hermaeus Mora's Book of Knowlege is now a portable training station. Work mostly like regular trainers without the nonsense associated with them...

2016-11-16

Ziil Los Dii Du - Your soul is mine to devour - Miraak

New lesser power for our Dovahkin brothers and sisters

2016-11-10

Master Trader SE - Merchants Never Run Out Of Gold

My new mod replacing Master Trader is up. This is a complete rewrite of my original idea without most of the limitations and downfalls.

2016-11-10

New Dark Souls 3 builder

What's better to kick off the site launch with my basic builder for Dark Souls 3?

2016-11-04

TheThirdRace.com official launch!

The first steps are to build up a bit of content by relocating my previous things here. Then I'll begin to add a couple options here and there. If all goes well, you should have good surprises over the coming months.

2016-11-04