Maybe a game would be an interesting setting to explore that. Combat encounters including negotiations of the terms beforehand.
Whoever designed MEA's new combat system…. WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE THESE EXIST? IT DOESNT FEEL IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM LIKE A MASS EFFECT GAME
does it: * completely replace the combat * replace the game structure * remove all tedious map-icon-finding maybe then I'll think about it