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  • 3 weeks later...

Yeah - it is kinda sad that I am only understanding and taking advantage of crafting now. Oh well.

I am also irritated because I killed what I thought was my last dragon today but apparently I missed one - so now I have to figure out which one.

And what sucks even more is that I am pretty sure I am more than three levels higher than it so I won't even get XP when I do find it.

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  • 5 months later...

So I'm playing Dragon Age 2, and we've gone into the Fade to rescue a dreamer. So a Desire Demon offers Isabella (who my character is romancing) a new pirate ship. And right when she's ready to turn the demon down and stay loyal, she comes out with "I like big boats and I cannot lie".

Seriously, Bioware? Just couldn't resist, could you?

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So far, I prefer it to DA: Origins. But I'm only in Act 2. It doesn't feel like the slog that Origins did. I just don't see why Fenris and Merrill haven't killed each other yet. Also, why do all the Dalish Elves have Irish accents, except Merrill who has a Welsh accent? Wales and Ireland are completely different places.

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23 hours ago, AxB said:

So far, I prefer it to DA: Origins. But I'm only in Act 2. It doesn't feel like the slog that Origins did. I just don't see why Fenris and Merrill haven't killed each other yet. Also, why do all the Dalish Elves have Irish accents, except Merrill who has a Welsh accent? Wales and Ireland are completely different places.

Well, there is no Wales or Ireland in Ferelden, so there really isn't such a thing as a Welsh or Irish accent in the game.

Translation:  Because we American gamers are dumb and can't really tell the difference.

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4 hours ago, AxB said:

So far, I prefer it to DA: Origins. But I'm only in Act 2. It doesn't feel like the slog that Origins did. I just don't see why Fenris and Merrill haven't killed each other yet. Also, why do all the Dalish Elves have Irish accents, except Merrill who has a Welsh accent? Wales and Ireland are completely different places.

To be fair the Dalish are pretty nomadic and not all clans are the same, living well apart from each other in different countries. That said, seeing as Merril is from that clan JT pretty much hit the nail on the head.

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9 hours ago, Eivion said:

To be fair the Dalish are pretty nomadic and not all clans are the same, living well apart from each other in different countries. That said, seeing as Merril is from that clan JT pretty much hit the nail on the head.

She wasn't born in that clan, tho. She was given to the clan when her magic revealed itself.

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And I've finished DA:2. Spoilers: Now it was obvious that Meredith had turned to evil and was going to be the final boss... but why did they have Anders commit mass murder as a way of bringing about the end game? I mean, I'd barely used Anders or Aveline as party members during my game because I'd thought they had really important jobs in the game world and taking them away from that to go spelunking with me was selfish and bad for the city. But because of that in my mind he wasn't that involved in the Circle Mages vs Templars feud, he was off looking after refugees and renegade mages, so it didn't make sense that he'd be angry enough to go out and kill a whole bunch of innocent people... to guarantee that there would be no peaceful resolution... which in essence would guarantee that dozens of mages would die suddenly and violently. So basically Anders is the real villain of the game. Shouldn't have given you the option of sparing him.

I think the game on some level betrays the player by making your character have to either be a mage, or have a sister who is a mage. So you're persuaded that even though there are plenty of evil mages in the game, you always have in the back of your mind that mages are innocent until proven corrupted, but the world persecutes them anyway. Makes me wonder what would happen if I played as a Mage, but sided with the Templars at every turn.

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19 hours ago, AxB said:

And I've finished DA:2. Spoilers: Now it was obvious that Meredith had turned to evil and was going to be the final boss... but why did they have Anders commit mass murder as a way of bringing about the end game? I mean, I'd barely used Anders or Aveline as party members during my game because I'd thought they had really important jobs in the game world and taking them away from that to go spelunking with me was selfish and bad for the city. But because of that in my mind he wasn't that involved in the Circle Mages vs Templars feud, he was off looking after refugees and renegade mages, so it didn't make sense that he'd be angry enough to go out and kill a whole bunch of innocent people... to guarantee that there would be no peaceful resolution... which in essence would guarantee that dozens of mages would die suddenly and violently. So basically Anders is the real villain of the game. Shouldn't have given you the option of sparing him.

 

Your character kills many more people than Anders did. If you ever go into the Chantry at all during the game, you see it's basically empty, and one of the Sisters talks about keeping the people of Lowtown/Darktown out.

Also, while it doesn't feel it because the game is so short and the character models don't change, it spans 10 years. Anders spent most of that time trying to change people's minds, despite Ser Alrik and all the mages made Tranquil as punishment. It isn't until Act III, when you can hear in the Gallow's courtyard that Meredith HAS ALREADY SENT for the Right of Annulment (before anything happens!) that he decides the only thing to do is force the issue.

The Chantry is the real villain of the game.

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In Dragon Age 2, I wasn't stuck in the Fade bored out of my mind for six hundred hours. In Origins, I was. So therefore 2 was better. Also, I never really felt like I was in control during combat in Origins. I'd try to do the in and out, hit and run style of combat and get hit while I was massively out of range. And on my abandoned Mage playthrough, My character would die in literally every fight I got into (usually the whole team would as well).  In DA:2, I'd hit the guy twice, they'd wind up a big power shot, I'd backstab, they'd hit air and I'd do a lot of damage or kill them instantly. Which would be what I was trying to do. In Origins, it never felt like what I was trying to do would be what actually happened.

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12 hours ago, El Dragon said:

So, under the radar of everyone, Dragon Age: Origins has been added to the Xbox Backward Compatibility list.

It was in my activity feed.  I am just angry because I traded it in along with a few other games to get some GS store credit, and the bastards announced the new backwards compatibility list two days later.

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