How to play as a soldier.
Buy a liter of vodka. If you don't have a shot glass, buy one of those too.
Start game. Pick the default Shepherd.
Do the prologue bit.
Once you actually get to start playing the game, pick up the gun. Now pick up the thermal clip.
Take a shot of vodka.
Shoot the mech. Continue forward.
If there's a thermal clip, pick it up and take another shot of vodka.
Keep going. Shoot. Shoot. Shoot. Shoot.
Pick up thermal clip. SHOT OF VODKA.
Do a shot every time you pick up a thermal clip.
Wake up on your couch stinking of vomit and urine.
Yup, that was you. You vomited all over yourself and wet your pants after you fell asleep.
Well, there's only one thing to do - take another shot of vodka and get back too it.