Since this whole thing got bumped already…
Originally posted by HappyAlcoholic:
If it’s an all-out war with morality thrown out the window, then mass effect would have a rather narrow window of opportunity to devastate the federation.
If they take too long, the federation will produce a bunch of genesis devices, or make a deal with the borg.
Say, what sort of sheilding do mass effect ships have, anyways? No, not raw power dissipation, sophistication: do they have even a chance of stopping a transphasic torpedo, or did nobody bother to take the technology very far because of how easy it is for another mass effect ship to overwhelm a sheild with brute force (thus relying on mass to survive)