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Dragon Age Thread - Own DA2? Want a free copy of Mass Effect 2 on PC? Check the OP!

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
  • VeeVee Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Keep saying it Basil, just to be safe.

  • YougottawannaYougottawanna Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I vote "[Dragon Age Thread] ...Pancake" for the new thread title.

    And I think you can visit people in the circle, because I believe Leandra mentions she visited Bethany at some point. Maybe she can do that because she's nobility though, and someone bent the rules for her.

  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I vote "[Dragon Age Thread] ...Pancake" for the new thread title.

    And I think you can visit people in the circle, because I believe Leandra mentions she visited Bethany at some point. Maybe she can do that because she's nobility though, and someone bent the rules for her.

    maybe she bent herself over for someone :winky:

    tip.. tip.. TALLY.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • CorehealerCorehealer The Apothecary When has it ever been any different?Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I vote "[Dragon Age Thread] ...Pancake" for the new thread title.

    I need more buckets of lime! There's not enough!

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  • FoefallerFoefaller Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    evilthecat wrote: »
    I vote "[Dragon Age Thread] ...Pancake" for the new thread title.

    And I think you can visit people in the circle, because I believe Leandra mentions she visited Bethany at some point. Maybe she can do that because she's nobility though, and someone bent the rules for her.

    maybe she bent herself over for someone :winky:

    D:

    It's your (PC's) mom, dude!

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  • spencermmspencermm Registered User
    edited March 2011
    .....And the last horse crosses the finish line. Got it. I forgot this was the internet.

    Re: mages, I suspect that the families of mages who were brought to the Circle as adults can visit. Also, even at that early juncture Hawke was making friends in the Templars, especially Cullen, who is second in command to Meredith. But that's just the Kirkwall Circle, which is especially strict. Mages from other Circles are allowed to not only leave the Circle tower, but live elsewhere and have families. An example of this is Wilhelm, from whose home in Honnleath you acquire Shale in Origins.

    Dartboy wrote: »
    Mages wear robes because the Strength requirement means they're too wussy to lift that oh-so-heavy armor, and the cunning requirement means they can't handle all the belts of rogue armor. Whereas the willpower requirement for robes means they can deal with the ridicule of wearing something so silly looking in public.
  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User
    edited March 2011
    How about "Dragon Age Thread: Set Sarcasm Detectors to Pancake."

    Rent wrote: »
    So that's what having no idea what you are talking about looks like
  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    spencermm wrote: »
    .....And the last horse crosses the finish line. Got it. I forgot this was the internet.

    Re: mages, I suspect that the families of mages who were brought to the Circle as adults can visit. Also, even at that early juncture Hawke was making friends in the Templars, especially Cullen, who is second in command to Meredith. But that's just the Kirkwall Circle, which is especially strict. Mages from other Circles are allowed to not only leave the Circle tower, but live elsewhere and have families. An example of this is Wilhelm, from whose home in Honnleath you acquire Shale in Origins.

    Those mages are given special permission to leave and they generally need to have good reasons for it. Most mages live most of their lives inside their towers.

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  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Foefaller wrote: »
    evilthecat wrote: »
    I vote "[Dragon Age Thread] ...Pancake" for the new thread title.

    And I think you can visit people in the circle, because I believe Leandra mentions she visited Bethany at some point. Maybe she can do that because she's nobility though, and someone bent the rules for her.

    maybe she bent herself over for someone :winky:

    D:

    It's your (PC's) mom, dude!

    so what are you saying?
    my mom isn't entitled to a good banging?
    you sir, are what's wrong with today's society!

    tip.. tip.. TALLY.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    spencermm wrote: »
    .....And the last horse crosses the finish line. Got it. I forgot this was the internet.

    Re: mages, I suspect that the families of mages who were brought to the Circle as adults can visit. Also, even at that early juncture Hawke was making friends in the Templars, especially Cullen, who is second in command to Meredith. But that's just the Kirkwall Circle, which is especially strict. Mages from other Circles are allowed to not only leave the Circle tower, but live elsewhere and have families. An example of this is Wilhelm, from whose home in Honnleath you acquire Shale in Origins.

    Also, that one senior enchanter in the mage origin had his family visit

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    evilthecat wrote: »
    Foefaller wrote: »
    evilthecat wrote: »
    I vote "[Dragon Age Thread] ...Pancake" for the new thread title.

    And I think you can visit people in the circle, because I believe Leandra mentions she visited Bethany at some point. Maybe she can do that because she's nobility though, and someone bent the rules for her.

    maybe she bent herself over for someone :winky:

    D:

    It's your (PC's) mom, dude!

    so what are you saying?
    my mom isn't entitled to a good banging?
    you sir, are what's wrong with today's society!
    She doesn't really have good luck with men, to be fair.
    Spoiler:

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  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I think it's worth noting that Dragon Age does contain a few over-the-top stereotypical gay male sluts.

    Though I'm not saying it's a big deal or anything.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen knowing me knowing Yule a Partridge in a Pear TreeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Never did this on my first run, but during the screen loadings it says the mistress at the Blooming Rose offers something special for frequent customers, is there a mission in this or anything worthwhile to try on a second playthrough?

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    They should just make all the female romantic interests in DA3 be exclusively lesbian. But not exclusively in-game lesbian, they should verify the players gender and only unlock the female romances if the player is a woman.

    Then they could have a single default female love interest for guys, and she would have Aveline's face, Bethany's hands, and Carth Onasi's voice actor.

    I bet no one would complain about the romanceable females in DA2 after that.

  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Never did this on my first run, but during the screen loadings it says the mistress at the Blooming Rose offers something special for frequent customers, is there a mission in this or anything worthwhile to try on a second playthrough?

    tip.. tip.. TALLY.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    TexiKen wrote: »
    Never did this on my first run, but during the screen loadings it says the mistress at the Blooming Rose offers something special for frequent customers, is there a mission in this or anything worthwhile to try on a second playthrough?

    Naw, but it's funny.

  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    They should just make all the female romantic interests in DA3 be exclusively lesbian. But not exclusively in-game lesbian, they should verify the players gender and only unlock the female romances if the player is a woman.

    Then they could have a single default female love interest for guys, and she would have Aveline's face, Bethany's hands, and Carth Onasi's voice actor.

    I bet no one would complain about the romanceable females in DA2 after that.

    You only say that because you're gay and gay men have nothing to complain about in DA2.

    You have Fenris, who's dark and brooding and moody and gets angry and snaps at you all the time. And then you have Anders, who's charmless, needy, and obsessive.

    Who wouldn't want them?

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Pancake wrote: »
    They should just make all the female romantic interests in DA3 be exclusively lesbian. But not exclusively in-game lesbian, they should verify the players gender and only unlock the female romances if the player is a woman.

    Then they could have a single default female love interest for guys, and she would have Aveline's face, Bethany's hands, and Carth Onasi's voice actor.

    I bet no one would complain about the romanceable females in DA2 after that.

    You only say that because you're gay and gay men have nothing to complain about in DA2.

    You have Fenris, who's dark and brooding and moody and gets angry and snaps at you all the time. And then you have Anders, who's charmless, needy, and obsessive.

    Who wouldn't want them?

    Well obviously Fenris and Anders overwhelmingly satisfy the entire breadth and depth of male-male relationships, but have you considered that we can't be happy unless everyone else is unhappy?

  • spamfilterspamfilter Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Here is my idea for an DLC/Expansion pack.
    Spoiler:

  • BethrynBethryn Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Pancake wrote: »
    You only say that because you're gay and gay men have nothing to complain about in DA2.

    You have Fenris, who's dark and brooding and moody and gets angry and snaps at you all the time. And then you have Anders, who's charmless, needy, and obsessive.

    Who wouldn't want them?
    And they're still both better options than Anomen.

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Also, the whole thing with hetero dudes getting offended because Anders hit on them.

    Well, it is Anders.

    If they made the male love interests awesome, then people would be less weirded out when they got hit on. They might not exactly like it, but there's a big difference between some creepy neckbeard hitting on you and hinting unsubtly that he is looking for a new place to move into, and oh, I don't know, lets say John Barrowman (feel free to insert whatever attractive gay man who is well outside the league of 99.9999% of the gamers in existence who makes my analogy work best for you) hitting on you.

    Sure, someone will be offended anyway. But they'll be less offended, even if they can't admit it to themselves.

  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    They're only offended because Anders is an awful stereotype of a promiscuous gay man.

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  • YougottawannaYougottawanna Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I was offended when Anders made a pass at me because he didn't even shave first. I mean, put in a little effort at least.

  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Meredith Act 3 quest with the 3 mages.
    Spoiler:

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  • spamfilterspamfilter Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    And all achievements unlocked.

    I did get the Merrill 3rd Act bug this time, and I noticed this is the only time in the end of Act 2
    Spoiler:
    .

    So I'm starting to wonder if the two are related, somehow
    Spoiler:

  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Bethryn wrote: »
    Pancake wrote: »
    You only say that because you're gay and gay men have nothing to complain about in DA2.

    You have Fenris, who's dark and brooding and moody and gets angry and snaps at you all the time. And then you have Anders, who's charmless, needy, and obsessive.

    Who wouldn't want them?
    And they're still both better options than Anomen.

    He wasn't that bad once you were, uh, halfway through his romance.

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    spamfilter wrote: »
    And all achievements unlocked.

    I did get the Merrill 3rd Act bug this time, and I noticed this is the only time in the end of Act 2
    Spoiler:
    .

    So I'm starting to wonder if the two are related, somehow
    Spoiler:

    No, I've had her bug in Act 3 without losing that character.

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Pancake wrote: »
    They're only offended because Anders is [strike]an[/strike] awful [strike]stereotype of a promiscuous gay man.[/strike]

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  • spencermmspencermm Registered User
    edited March 2011
    What is the Merrill 3rd Act bug? I've only had one issue with her, and that's that her quest end cinematic plays the first time I visit her, and then the quest's unavailable until after you
    Spoiler:
    A bug, certainly, confusing and slightly annoying, but not serious.

    I've personally encountered exactly one significant bug, on 360, and that's a quest that doesn't work (Who Needs Rescuing? in Act 3). Other than that, and those mixed up cinematics, I've had no problems. The constantly reused assets is annoying, and there's a lack of depth I dislike (fewer side quests, less interaction with companions, gaps in time I'd like filled), but I imagine a lot of that will be remedied by DLC. Overall, I love the game and think that Bioware managed the EA-directed truncated dev time the best they could. I'd describe their strategy as have chosen to make a Bioware-quality 30-35 hour game rather than a mediocre 50-60 hour game.

    Dartboy wrote: »
    Mages wear robes because the Strength requirement means they're too wussy to lift that oh-so-heavy armor, and the cunning requirement means they can't handle all the belts of rogue armor. Whereas the willpower requirement for robes means they can deal with the ridicule of wearing something so silly looking in public.
  • spencermmspencermm Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Spoit wrote: »
    Pancake wrote: »
    They're only offended because Anders is [strike]an[/strike] awful [strike]stereotype of a promiscuous gay man.[/strike]

    I miss Anders from Awakenings. I get why, from a character development standpoint, he changed so much. But still, I miss funny Anders.

    Dartboy wrote: »
    Mages wear robes because the Strength requirement means they're too wussy to lift that oh-so-heavy armor, and the cunning requirement means they can't handle all the belts of rogue armor. Whereas the willpower requirement for robes means they can deal with the ridicule of wearing something so silly looking in public.
  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Yeah, I figured out my problem.

    Somehow or another quest markers just stopped showing up.

    So Merrill and Meredith's quests were working, I just had to look up where to talk in order to trigger them.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Spoit wrote: »
    Pancake wrote: »
    They're only offended because Anders is [strike]an[/strike] awful [strike]stereotype of a promiscuous gay man.[/strike]

    I'm a bit disappointed in Anders only because at first I got a bit of a
    Spoiler:

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  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Question regarding Act II, Sandal's
    Spoiler:

    Rent wrote: »
    So that's what having no idea what you are talking about looks like
  • spencermmspencermm Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    Pancake wrote: »
    They're only offended because Anders is [strike]an[/strike] awful [strike]stereotype of a promiscuous gay man.[/strike]

    I'm a bit disappointed in Anders only because at first I got a bit of a
    Spoiler:

    That's what Merrill's for.
    Spoiler:

    Dartboy wrote: »
    Mages wear robes because the Strength requirement means they're too wussy to lift that oh-so-heavy armor, and the cunning requirement means they can't handle all the belts of rogue armor. Whereas the willpower requirement for robes means they can deal with the ridicule of wearing something so silly looking in public.
  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    spencermm wrote: »
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    Pancake wrote: »
    They're only offended because Anders is [strike]an[/strike] awful [strike]stereotype of a promiscuous gay man.[/strike]

    I'm a bit disappointed in Anders only because at first I got a bit of a
    Spoiler:

    That's what Merrill's for.
    Spoiler:

    Speaking of Merrill.
    Spoiler:

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    oh for the love of

    act 3 spoilers
    Spoiler:

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  • spencermmspencermm Registered User
    edited March 2011
    kedinik wrote: »
    Speaking of Merrill.
    Spoiler:

    Yeah, I was pretty pissed about that, but:
    Spoiler:

    Dartboy wrote: »
    Mages wear robes because the Strength requirement means they're too wussy to lift that oh-so-heavy armor, and the cunning requirement means they can't handle all the belts of rogue armor. Whereas the willpower requirement for robes means they can deal with the ridicule of wearing something so silly looking in public.
  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Elendil wrote: »
    oh for the love of

    act 3 spoilers
    Spoiler:

    Wow, I never even saw the nathaniel quest in my last run. I'll try and pick it up in my new snarky archer play.

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    spencermm wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    Pancake wrote: »
    They're only offended because Anders is [strike]an[/strike] awful [strike]stereotype of a promiscuous gay man.[/strike]

    I miss Anders from Awakenings. I get why, from a character development standpoint, he changed so much. But still, I miss funny Anders.

    Anders from Awakening wasn't gay, though. He only hit on your female party members. So they figured that while they were making him gay and already offending the homophobes in their audience, they might as well go whole hog and offend everyone else. It wasn't character development. They were consciously destroying everything you loved about Anders.

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