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Dragon Age Thread - [Please post in new thread]

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Sten has already been confirmed as not appearing at all.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    maybe he got a promotion and is no longer a sten

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Nine wrote: »
    Actually Varric's crossbow looks similar to a chinese repeating crossbow. Those could fire 10 shots or more without reloading.

    And those generally suffered due to not being as accurate nor having as good penetrating power which meant that the regular kind was favored in China and mostly used against massed troops like regular crossbows.
    The strength of this bow is very great, though not so great as I have been told. It possesses but little powers of aim, and against a single and moving adversary would be useless. But for the purpose for which it was designed, namely, a wall piece which will pour a series of missiles upon a body of men, it is a very efficient weapon, and can make itself felt even against the modern rifle (single shot percussion in those days - geo). The range of this bow is said to be 400 yards, but I should think that its extreme effective range is at the most from 60 to 80 yards, and that even in that case it would be almost useless, except against large bodies of soldiers."

  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Elendil wrote: »
    maybe he got a promotion and is no longer a sten
    Very possible.

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  • ValiantheartValiantheart Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Couscous wrote: »
    Couscous, stop channeling Spoit. Crossbows were wickedly powerful, and one of the reasons why knights started to lose power. Hell, even the Vatican tried to ban them once or thrice.

    They are only useful when you have a bunch of other people with crossbows backing you up. Three shots per minute compared to ten shots per minute with a bow leaves an obvious victor in a fight between a small group of people.

    Sticking a crossbow in a peasants hand and teaching him to use it proficiently in 2 days is better than trying to field an archer who has to have years of experience.

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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Blackjack wrote: »
    Elendil wrote: »
    maybe he got a promotion and is no longer a sten
    Very possible.

    That would be very tricky on Bioware's part.

    Because, the Qunari Formerly Known As Sten would be an awesome person to have around in Kirkwall.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Wait, companions are stuck as only 1 archetype of the class? I could have sworn I saw pictures of Aveline as both a sword and board and a 2H warrior.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Couscous wrote: »
    Couscous, stop channeling Spoit. Crossbows were wickedly powerful, and one of the reasons why knights started to lose power. Hell, even the Vatican tried to ban them once or thrice.

    They are only useful when you have a bunch of other people with crossbows backing you up. Three shots per minute compared to ten shots per minute with a bow leaves an obvious victor in a fight between a small group of people.

    Sticking a crossbow in a peasants hand and teaching him to use it proficiently in 2 days is better than trying to field an archer who has to have years of experience.

    Which is great if it is between two armies. If it is between two small groups, the peasant might as well run away instead of getting brutally killed.

  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    There is an image floating around of Isabela with a bow, but Bioware has gone on record as stating it should be ignored because you can't actually do that.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    to be honest I can't think of much in the way of origins story threads I'm dying to see them pick up

    off the top of my head, the origins stuff sounds fairly localized and likely to be inconsequential

    maybe the ferelden throne and the state of orzammar seem like they'd be the really major things

    the awakening stuff I can't really bring myself to care about too much

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Eh, I'm sure unless their meshes are really weird, that'll be modded out eventually...oh wait. :(

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I kinda want to know what's up with the Red Jenny quest, but not enough to care if it's in DA2 or anything. Probably the big things are the Warden's race (and whether or not he/she was Dalish for elves), who ruled Ferelden, and how you killed the Archdemon/who if anyone died doing it.

    I can assume that based on the three choices you get if you don't have a save.

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  • CarnarvonCarnarvon Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I thought this game was more or less completely removed from DA1 and all their shenanigans?

  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    There's a save transfer and therefore (most likely minor) references. I mean, three of your companions are from DAO, after all. I know Steve Valentine said he recorded some dialog for the game, too, though I don't know if he said he was doing lines for Alistair specifically or a different character.

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I will definitley play a rogue first, as that is the closest I will ever get to a new Jade Empire game.

    That makes me very sad.

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  • aBlankaBlank Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Gotta say I'm pretty hype for DA2. I've been on sort of a media blackout from DA2 other than some screenshots/gameplay, so can't wait and see how shit turns out.


    On a completely random DA1 note, I had no idea Shale's 'ranged' tree was so fucking good. Lots of CC/AoE damage is crazy.

  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    3?

    I know Anders and Isabela...who is the third?

  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Merrill. She's from the Dalish Elf origin.

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  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Carnarvon wrote: »
    I thought this game was more or less completely removed from DA1 and all their shenanigans?

    Not really, even if you don't import a save you still get a choice of three variations the events of Origins. Not to mention the person who taught the Duelist specialization, two full party members from Awakening, Flemmeth, a character from the Daelish origin and your personal salesdwarves are going to be significant portions of the story. Not to mention that Hawke is related to the human Mage Warden and comes from Lothering.

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    3?

    I know Anders and Isabela...who is the third?

    Merrill.

    Edit: You probably don't remember her because she is a non-entity

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Blackjack wrote: »
    Merrill. She's from the Dalish Elf origin.

    But the Dalish are terrible...how could I have been expected to know that?

  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Elendil wrote: »
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    3?

    I know Anders and Isabela...who is the third?

    Merrill.

    Technically you also have Justice.

  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I don't really think we should be counting Justice until we see how that whole thing works.

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  • Foolish ChaosFoolish Chaos Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So I just finished Awakening
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  • XtarathXtarath Registered User
    edited February 2011
    So I just finished Awakening
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  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So I just finished Awakening
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  • Alucard6986Alucard6986 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    What's with the inconsistent nudity in bioware games? Why is it okay to show something horrifying like the brood mothers while they always cover up the love interests in the sex scenes?

    Plenty of other M rated games like god of war or red dead redemption have had non-monster nudity and gotten away with it.

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  • Foolish ChaosFoolish Chaos Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    edit: I was wondering the same thing Alucard. They showed Mothers boobs incredibly often in awakening, and yet we have to deal with really awkward looking sex scenes.
    Z0re wrote: »
    So I just finished Awakening
    Spoiler:
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    edit: It could be that my game was just being weird, because I also got reports of "during the celebration at Vigils Keep". I assumed that they meant the first nights victory or something, it was really vague.

  • finnithfinnith Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Blackjack wrote: »
    There is an image floating around of Isabela with a bow, but Bioware has gone on record as stating it should be ignored because you can't actually do that.

    That's actually kind of disappointing. Would be nice to have a ranged option for your characters if you need to do some sort of pull or ranged attack for some reason.

  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    edit: I was wondering the same thing Alucard. They showed Mothers boobs incredibly often in awakening, and yet we have to deal with really awkward looking sex scenes.
    Z0re wrote: »
    So I just finished Awakening
    Spoiler:
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  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    edit: I was wondering the same thing Alucard. They showed Mothers boobs incredibly often in awakening, and yet we have to deal with really awkward looking sex scenes.
    Z0re wrote: »
    So I just finished Awakening
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

    edit: It could be that my game was just being weird, because I also got reports of "during the celebration at Vigils Keep". I assumed that they meant the first nights victory or something, it was really vague.
    Spoiler:

  • DramDram Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    edit: I was wondering the same thing Alucard. They showed Mothers boobs incredibly often in awakening, and yet we have to deal with really awkward looking sex scenes.
    Z0re wrote: »
    So I just finished Awakening
    Spoiler:
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  • Alucard6986Alucard6986 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Huh
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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Dram wrote: »
    edit: I was wondering the same thing Alucard. They showed Mothers boobs incredibly often in awakening, and yet we have to deal with really awkward looking sex scenes.
    Z0re wrote: »
    So I just finished Awakening
    Spoiler:
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  • Foolish ChaosFoolish Chaos Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Yeah I definitely did everything. The only sidequests I didn't do (that I know of) were companion related. I basically got what Dashui is describing. Just wasn't sure if there was a way of keeping the darkspawn out, because poor Wade :(

  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So I just finished Awakening
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    There's a bug with the journal where it tells you that the keep fell and everybody died when that's not what happened. What did the endgame say about it? I'd stick with what that says.

    I think that the main factors are:
    Spoiler:

    I'm not sure if soldier morale or who you leave behind matters (I know the latter matters in which of your companions survive, though).

    EDIT: Super Ninja'd.

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  • DramDram Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Blackjack wrote: »
    Dram wrote: »
    edit: I was wondering the same thing Alucard. They showed Mothers boobs incredibly often in awakening, and yet we have to deal with really awkward looking sex scenes.
    Z0re wrote: »
    So I just finished Awakening
    Spoiler:
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  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Dram wrote: »
    Blackjack wrote: »
    Dram wrote: »
    edit: I was wondering the same thing Alucard. They showed Mothers boobs incredibly often in awakening, and yet we have to deal with really awkward looking sex scenes.
    Z0re wrote: »
    So I just finished Awakening
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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Dram wrote: »
    Spoiler:
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  • DramDram Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Z0re wrote: »
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