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Dragon Age: Origins: There may be dragons... and rats, too!

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    korodullin wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    I just tried this one. It doesn't work, and the GameFAQs person apparently misunderstood something.
    Spoiler:

    And yeah, I have DLC.

    Part of the exploit said you had to leave the inn and sell to the blacksmith, and that when you went back to the inn she would be restocked.

    She doesn't restock. I even sold my entire inventory to the blacksmith just to be sure. Was the GameFAQs guy on the console or PC? I'm on the PC, so it may be a console-only loophole.

    It was on the 360 board, so I'll assume console. I'll hopefully be able to try this tonight.

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  • TaranisTaranis Every time I hear this groove, It makes me wanna move.Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    Taranis wrote: »
    I'm starting to notice that most of the weapons are massive compared to the characters.

    I wonder if that's why all their hands are so big. Bioware decided that it would be easier to make all the characters hands really big rather than go back and adjust the size of all the weapons.

    I mean, their hands are huge. Clearly they all have cancer...

    Of the hands? /:|

    If your hand is bigger than your face then you have cancer.... :winky:

    You've never heard that before?

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  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Stigma wrote: »
    Anyone with the 360 version want to reassure me that it's still a good game? That the camera is still okay?
    Yes, the game is good. Yes, the camera is fine.

    Now, compared to what you can do on the PC version, the console camera leaves something to be desired.

    But in truth, the camera is really not bad. The ability to zoom out a bit would be nice, but it's not game-breaking. Fights on the consoles aren't as massive as they are on PC, so the fact that you can't see as much of the battlefield isn't as big a deal.

    Things can and do get a bit confused when you've got a roiling melee going - but then again, it's a fucking roiling melee.

    Wait, so they toned down the fights on the consoles?
    You won't find yourself outnumbered 4- or 5-to-1 from the get-go (seriously, ask ED! about his 19v4 fight) in the console version; for big fights the enemies will come in waves. This is because the console UI isn't quiet as robust as the PC version.

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  • Rhan9Rhan9 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Taranis wrote: »
    I'm starting to notice that most of the weapons are massive compared to the characters.

    I wonder if that's why all their hands are so big. Bioware decided that it would be easier to make all the characters hands really big rather than go back and adjust the size of all the weapons.

    I mean, their hands are huge. Clearly they all have cancer...

    I'm not really sure you know how large actual medieval weapons are. The only ones that are oversized are really the 'daggers'.

    When it comes to real medieval weapons, it's not the size as much as the weight that limits their usefulness. A proper European longsword can easily have a blade that's 90-100cm(about 3 feet) long, yet the whole sword would probably weight between 1-2kg, with most around 1.1-1.5kg(2.4-3.3lbs according to Google converter).

    The blades of the swords do look a bit on the wide side though, and a little exaggerated. Some of those 'daggers' seem to me like they were meant to be comparable to scramax, which occasionally were quite large.

    Axes etc. are a whole different matter.

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Taranis wrote: »
    Come on.

    The hilts on the one-handed swords are big enough for two hands, and they're half as thick as most characters' arms. All of the weapons are HUGE.

    Yes, longswords generally had a hand and a half at the very least.

    The two handers in this game are more akin to Zweihander or Claymore.

  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Taranis wrote: »
    Taranis wrote: »
    I'm starting to notice that most of the weapons are massive compared to the characters.

    I wonder if that's why all their hands are so big. Bioware decided that it would be easier to make all the characters hands really big rather than go back and adjust the size of all the weapons.

    I mean, their hands are huge. Clearly they all have cancer...

    I'm not really sure you know how large actual medieval weapons are. The only ones that are oversized are really the 'daggers'.

    Come on.

    The hilts on the one-handed swords are big enough for two hands, and they're half as thick as most characters' arms. All of the weapons are HUGE.
    I gotta agree with Taranis here. I was talking to Alistair last night and I couldn't help but notice that the "one-handed"swords we both had strapped to our backs were freaking HUGE.

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  • UselesswarriorUselesswarrior Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Now that I've gone two handed weapons with my Dwarf Noble, are there any giant axes in this game? Or giant mauls?

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  • JulesJules Registered User
    edited November 2009
    ED! wrote: »
    Stigma wrote: »
    Screw it, I'm off to metacritic to get an idea.

    I played XBOX and PC. If you have the option - get the PC. If not, the XBOX is fine. As someone said - you wont know what youre missing; however having played both the PC is more than superior to the XBOX version. The streamlined UI is worth the swap.

    Only do XBOX if you plan to do a full install of the game.

    It's a night-and-day experience kind of thing.

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  • StigmaStigma Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Jules wrote: »
    ED! wrote: »
    Stigma wrote: »
    Screw it, I'm off to metacritic to get an idea.

    I played XBOX and PC. If you have the option - get the PC. If not, the XBOX is fine. As someone said - you wont know what youre missing; however having played both the PC is more than superior to the XBOX version. The streamlined UI is worth the swap.

    Only do XBOX if you plan to do a full install of the game.

    It's a night-and-day experience kind of thing.

    Deal.

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  • addsbadgersaddsbadgers Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Taranis wrote: »
    Taranis wrote: »
    I'm starting to notice that most of the weapons are massive compared to the characters.

    I wonder if that's why all their hands are so big. Bioware decided that it would be easier to make all the characters hands really big rather than go back and adjust the size of all the weapons.

    I mean, their hands are huge. Clearly they all have cancer...

    I'm not really sure you know how large actual medieval weapons are. The only ones that are oversized are really the 'daggers'.

    Come on.

    The hilts on the one-handed swords are big enough for two hands, and they're half as thick as most characters' arms. All of the weapons are HUGE.
    I gotta agree with Taranis here. I was talking to Alistair last night and I couldn't help but notice that the "one-handed"swords we both had strapped to our backs were freaking HUGE.


    Don't you mean floating like 6 inches behind them? The freakish arms/hands and floating weapons are pretty ridiculous.

  • RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    When you meet the King after the origin story, man thats guys sword is practically as long as he is tall.

    Also this is actually getting pretty hard on hard now. Mostly because there doesn't seem to be much you can do to avoid taking huge damage in a fight with 9 bandits other than chug potions.

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    um

    this game is not a medieval fight simulator

  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    korodullin wrote: »
    The Dragon Age toolset is finally available by the way:

    http://social.bioware.com/toolset.php#downloads
    Countdown to nude mod...

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  • Rhan9Rhan9 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Eh, I like big weapons.
    Swords for everyone!

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The Dragon Age toolset is finally available by the way:

    http://social.bioware.com/toolset.php#downloads
    Countdown to nude mod...

    I can't speak for nude mods, but I know I'm going to attempt to fix the dagger bug.

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  • Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    So, will the Bioware social site be the place to go for downloading mods as well?

  • grrarggrrarg Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The Dragon Age toolset is finally available by the way:

    http://social.bioware.com/toolset.php#downloads
    Countdown to nude mod...

    Nude mods are so cliche.
    Spoiler:

    If you play a game and then are able to spend pages debating with someone on the actions of a faction within that game you probably just played a pretty sweet game.
  • Walrus PeteWalrus Pete Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    korodullin wrote: »
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The Dragon Age toolset is finally available by the way:

    http://social.bioware.com/toolset.php#downloads
    Countdown to nude mod...

    I can't speak for nude mods, but I know I'm going to attempt to fix the dagger bug.

    "Dagger bug"? What's wrong with daggers?

  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    korodullin wrote: »
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The Dragon Age toolset is finally available by the way:

    http://social.bioware.com/toolset.php#downloads
    Countdown to nude mod...

    I can't speak for nude mods, but I know I'm going to attempt to fix the dagger bug.

    "Dagger bug"? What's wrong with daggers?
    Daggers are supposed to take .5 from Strength and .5 from Dexterity for damage, but currently take 100% from strength.

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  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Is there a mod that makes the isometric camera like BG2 yet (EG: not restricted to 2 feet around your character). That's all I want.

  • addsbadgersaddsbadgers Registered User
    edited November 2009
    korodullin wrote: »
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The Dragon Age toolset is finally available by the way:

    http://social.bioware.com/toolset.php#downloads
    Countdown to nude mod...

    I can't speak for nude mods, but I know I'm going to attempt to fix the dagger bug.

    "Dagger bug"? What's wrong with daggers?


    Apparently their damage is not affected by DEX.

  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I wonder if it's possible to mod out that DLC salesman in today's comic. Here's hoping, that is just plain obnoxious.

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  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Jules wrote: »
    ED! wrote: »
    Stigma wrote: »
    Screw it, I'm off to metacritic to get an idea.

    I played XBOX and PC. If you have the option - get the PC. If not, the XBOX is fine. As someone said - you wont know what youre missing; however having played both the PC is more than superior to the XBOX version. The streamlined UI is worth the swap.

    Only do XBOX if you plan to do a full install of the game.

    It's a night-and-day experience kind of thing.
    How much HHD space do you need to install it on the 360?

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  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The Dragon Age toolset is finally available by the way:

    http://social.bioware.com/toolset.php#downloads
    Countdown to nude mod...

    its a bioware game, you meant awkward romance mods.

  • DrakmathusDrakmathus Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Aegeri wrote: »
    Is there a mod that makes the isometric camera like BG2 yet (EG: not restricted to 2 feet around your character). That's all I want.

    I would never leave iso view if I had this mod

  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Also on the swords, all you guys know that "longsword" isn't just a fancy name, they really were VERY large weapons. I'll give you that the "daggers" in this game are OMG huge though.

  • YougottawannaYougottawanna Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The Dragon Age toolset is finally available by the way:

    http://social.bioware.com/toolset.php#downloads
    Countdown to nude mod...

    I can't speak for nude mods, but I know I'm going to attempt to fix the dagger bug.

    "Dagger bug"? What's wrong with daggers?
    Daggers are supposed to take .5 from Strength and .5 from Dexterity for damage, but currently take 100% from strength.

    Once you have lethality it's 100% cunning then?

  • jhunter46jhunter46 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Jesus Christ why am I still at work and not playing this?

  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The Dragon Age toolset is finally available by the way:

    http://social.bioware.com/toolset.php#downloads
    Countdown to nude mod...

    its a bioware game, you meant awkward romance mods.
    1. It can be both!

    2. We don't need a mod for what's already in the game!

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The Dragon Age toolset is finally available by the way:

    http://social.bioware.com/toolset.php#downloads
    Countdown to nude mod...

    I can't speak for nude mods, but I know I'm going to attempt to fix the dagger bug.

    "Dagger bug"? What's wrong with daggers?
    Daggers are supposed to take .5 from Strength and .5 from Dexterity for damage, but currently take 100% from strength.

    Once you have lethality it's 100% cunning then?
    Assuming Cunning is higher than Strength, I believe so.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Space is the Place Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    The thing that irks me the most about the DLC guy in the camp is that you get the quest for the Warden's Keep stuff from him in your log if you talk to him, which just sits in there forever if you don't get the DLC.

  • YougottawannaYougottawanna Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'm strongly considering naming my dog "Barkspawn" now

  • Mike99TAMike99TA Registered User
    edited November 2009
    I'm strongly considering naming my dog "Barkspawn" now

    I named mine "Link".

  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    How easy are the mod tools to use? I'm tempted to download it and have a go at a camera mod myself.

  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Blackjack wrote: »
    Blackjack wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The Dragon Age toolset is finally available by the way:

    http://social.bioware.com/toolset.php#downloads
    Countdown to nude mod...

    its a bioware game, you meant awkward romance mods.
    1. It can be both!

    2. We don't need a mod for what's already in the game!

    One word:

    Saerelith.

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  • JulesJules Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Jules wrote: »
    ED! wrote: »
    Stigma wrote: »
    Screw it, I'm off to metacritic to get an idea.

    I played XBOX and PC. If you have the option - get the PC. If not, the XBOX is fine. As someone said - you wont know what youre missing; however having played both the PC is more than superior to the XBOX version. The streamlined UI is worth the swap.

    Only do XBOX if you plan to do a full install of the game.

    It's a night-and-day experience kind of thing.
    How much HHD space do you need to install it on the 360?

    I don't know honestly, maybe someone else here can chime in.

    Not to be a dickhead, but I bought the big 100+ gig hard drive so I wouldn't have to worry about space, I delete a few games and demos I don't play when I get down to 50 gigs free or so.

    The load times with a full install are almost nil. I have zero framerate issues, and no texture popping.

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  • JulesJules Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Vote we change the name of the thread: Dragon Age: Origins: We split threads here.

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  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I named the dog "Indiana."

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    jdarksun wrote: »
    New thread time? Does somebody already have dibs?

    I think Dashui usually does these.

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  • JulesJules Registered User
    edited November 2009
    I named the dog "Indiana."

    Ha ha! I thought about that too!

    "Indy is named after a dog?"

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