Originally Posted by SArcher
The fact that the arks were sent out before the events of ME3 doesn't sti well with me. Surely, somebody would have mentioned them ("there is hope for our species in another galaxy") when it seemed like Reapers were about to win in our galaxy. It's a lazy way to sidestep the ME3 ending(s).
I don't think so, really. They have no way of knowing if that project was a success or not, they had to assume the worst and approach things as if it failed. Besides, whether or not the species was still around in an entirely different galaxy doesn't really make any difference to what happened and wouldn't have changed anyone's outlook on the Reaper invasion.