There’s this line in Mass Effect 2 where Tali says something like “we’re a very social race, we have to be due to being locked inside in environment suits all the time.” I hadn’t thought about it like that even if it makes sense — if you can’t touch or see or even smell another person, you’d have to talk and listen. Logic, not my strong suit as I’d have pegged them more reserved.
But then again, this means the Quarians and their homeworld could be seen as a metaphor for Internet. Deeply personal strangers and then there’s the big botnet…
I still think that if I had been in a containment suit, I’d be even more of a shut-in — just more loud. Not sure if it would be an exile or stuck out there on a never-ending pilgrimage looking for a way back. Probably the last.
Another thought: wonder what the Quarians would think about the cheap pull down the pants-gag?