Well excuuuse me princess
Thats what I'm talking about. Taking the Citadel first and disconnecting the Mass Relays makes strategic sense. Even if it means they cannot use the Mass Relays either, they can just spend the hundreds of years travelling from system to system. This is completely in line with how the Reapers were portrayed, being eternally patient.
Originally Posted by sandwich eater
The only reason I can think of them not doing that is the loss of the Keepers from their control, and the firewall that Vigil gave Shepard that prevented them from directly accessing the Citadel controls. If Bioware said that, I wouldn't be questioning their strategy. Since they didn't, its all I have to explain why they would ignore such a glaring strategic opening.