The new site design looks fantastic, I think the giant animated robot was my favorite part.

I understand that it was created for the Mass Effect 3 promotion - but is the majority of the site design permanent, minus the "Mass Effect 3" promotional banner?

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    From what I understand, the Ask Question mothership will fire lazers on hover from now on. However, I believe the rest of the design will revert to its pre-ME3 promotion state after the promotion ends.
    – agent86
    Mar 6, 2012 at 19:58
  • I'm sure the ME3 related stuff like the giant animated robot at the bottom will be removed in addition to the banner itself.
    – Ben Brocka
    Mar 6, 2012 at 20:29
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    I love the guns on top of the tabs (Questions, etc.) that shoot on mouse over as well, they should stay.
    – Mr Smooth
    Mar 7, 2012 at 2:50
  • Another vote for the guns on top of the tabs staying.. We need to defend the site from those evil UFO questions some how!! :)
    – James
    Mar 8, 2012 at 0:35
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    Can we keep one of the Makos?
    – MBraedley
    Mar 8, 2012 at 13:42

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Unfortunately no, a lot of the cool design changes for the Mass Effect 3 promotion were not kept around.

It's also worth noting that Arqade has since had a slight redesign to fit Stack Exchange's unified theming changes, with the default Galaga/Pixels/Spaaace! theming sticking around.

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