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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2020, 05:38:51 PM »
And I love the Chargers, great group. They never get sacrificed in my games.That would be like sacrificing teh crew of the Serenity - a nogo for me.

That's an interesting decision. Are the lives of the chargers more valuable than what is probably a hundred qunari crewmen ?

If anything the outcome of saving the chargers is a lot more fun: "Oh, this deadly poison ? Don't worry Inquisitor, already took the antidote a few days ago !"

Do you have quests, you really love? I really like In Hushed Whispers, the quest, you do, if you go after the mages in Redcliffe. It has such a nice Doctor Who vibe to it and of course meeting Dorian is great. I do like Felix, Alexius son, too. Such a nice and sadly tragic character.

This quest is so fucking good.

It's a bit of a shame that none of the sidequests (PERHAPS making exceptions on the companion ones) are nowhere near this good. If DA4 has quests like that, inside a tighter, more focused game... then we'll have a new classic on our hands.

In DA2, I love the Mark of the Assassin dlc. IT's a nice, light hearted adventure with fun companion banter.

It's kind of a shame that these type of expansion packs, or even quests in the main game, don't seem to engage a lot of the fandom. Many people want a story about the end of the world with every game but fail to realize that it become redundant over time. That's why I've been a bit skeptical about the whole deal with Solas and the Dread Wolf, it's looking like it might be yet another story with "huge stakes"... we'll see.

I love the 'smaller' stories usually more, than those big end of the world scenarios. I like DA2 the most, because basically, Hawke is a normallass or lad, that gets dragged into political intrigues and fights more or less against their will. Hawke is mostly a relatively normal (in terms of a game hero) person, who tries to survive.

About the Chargers: Their lifes are more important to me, because I know them. I don't know the Qunari, so basically, it's a simple egoistic decision. I always wanted to try to sacrifice the Charagers for the sake of a different story, but the one time, I did it, I felt bad and reloaded. Many player argue, that it would be in the inquisitions interest to help the Qunari and making new allies. But I like to play characters, that are not so versed with diplomacy and politics, the Dalish elf, the Carta dwarf, the human mage, who only knew the Circle before. Those types of characters would help their firends at the cost of an alliance - at least, I see it that way.

DAI has some nice side quests too, for example the one, where you help the scientist to get information about dragons or the Still Ruins or those elven ruins with the riddles. Some of the side quests are tedious though. I don't do the shards anymore. And I only solved the astrariums because of the puzzles, never finished it, I guess.
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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2020, 05:40:22 PM »
Ser Jory comes across as a bit racist, when you talk to him as an elf or a dwarf. He seems to be a very conservative guy, who thinks, only men and humans can fight and should join the Grey Wardens. Which is strange in a world, where women can be everything they want. Elves don't have a good reputation, but from what I get, dwarves have. So he is just being a bigott here I gues. Maybe a really insecure guy, judging by his otehr dialogues.

I really would have loved for Daveth to survive and become a companion, but he seems to share some similarities with Zevran, so maybe that would have been redundant.

Apart from Varric (the best of all), Zevran, Isa and Dorian, I really like the Iron Bull. ANd I thought, I wouldn't warm up to him before playing the game - mostly because of the ridiculous name. But he is such a great character, fun to have around, but he often is the one, saying something porfound and/or comforting to the inquisitor. I must say, I really like his romance. And I love the Chargers, great group. They never get sacrificed in my games.That would be like sacrificing teh crew of the Serenity - a nogo for me.

Do you have quests, you really love? I really like In Hushed Whispers, the quest, you do, if you go after the mages in Redcliffe. It has such a nice Doctor Who vibe to it and of course meeting Dorian is great. I do like Felix, Alexius son, too. Such a nice and sadly tragic character.

In DAO I love the quest with the Dalish and the werewolves. It's nice, that you can bring peace to both groups and I really like the storyteller of the Dalish, despite him being very antagonistic at first, if you not Dalish. But if you talk to him, he warms up and is really helpful later. I like Lanaya and Swiftrunner too.

In DA2, I love the Mark of the Assassin dlc. IT's a nice, light hearted adventure with fun companion banter.

I did not know any of that about Ser Jory.  I've only played as a human male noble and mage.  With the male noble he is respectful, and with a male mage he is frightful.  Now I wanna try a dwarven noble.  Never played as one and I have had this game since 2009.  I also wanna try City elf.  Dalish looks like fun but I don't know how to build rogues effectively, especially archer rogues.

I also liked Daveth and though he would become a permanent party member.  But I also thought the same with Duncan who I also liked.

I agree about Varric he is great.  I felt bad for him after his brother died.  But I have a lot of favorite companions liek Dorian, Solas, Cassandra, Morrigan, Alistair, Wynne, Anders, Carver/Bethany, and much much more.  Way too many to post here.

Favorite Quests?  I agree with you about the Dalish quest.  But I also like the Human Noble and Mage Origins, as well as trying to save Connor from demonic posession.  In DA2 there was a quest where an elf who lives in elven ghetto I forgot it's name.  She tells you her son is posessed by a demon and that he went to the Dalish for help, but has not returned.  I liked that quest.  Oh I like the creepy quest where Hawke has to find his mother.  I also like the quest when we go to the Deep Roads.  It was the first time I lost Bethany.  I had to redo that whole quest and bring Anders with me to save her.  In that game I was a warrior and Bethany was a kickass mage at that point.

In DAI I like the quest in Crestwood I think the name is where you have to close a rift in the middle of the Ocean.  Once closed Crestwood changes from dark and stormy to bright and sunny.  I like the little quests when trying to romance Cassandra.  I like when in the Fade and we first meet Cole.

As for dlc for DA2.  I have a strange bug that only happens to me apparently.  I bought all dlc for DA2, and don't have access to them.  What I mean by that is it does not show up in game.  For example I never got the Marbari or met Sebastion.  It is a reallu weird and unique only to me bug.  I even contacted EA and nothing.

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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #62 on: January 19, 2020, 06:12:58 PM »
Ser Jory comes across as a bit racist, when you talk to him as an elf or a dwarf. He seems to be a very conservative guy, who thinks, only men and humans can fight and should join the Grey Wardens. Which is strange in a world, where women can be everything they want. Elves don't have a good reputation, but from what I get, dwarves have. So he is just being a bigott here I gues. Maybe a really insecure guy, judging by his otehr dialogues.

I really would have loved for Daveth to survive and become a companion, but he seems to share some similarities with Zevran, so maybe that would have been redundant.

Apart from Varric (the best of all), Zevran, Isa and Dorian, I really like the Iron Bull. ANd I thought, I wouldn't warm up to him before playing the game - mostly because of the ridiculous name. But he is such a great character, fun to have around, but he often is the one, saying something porfound and/or comforting to the inquisitor. I must say, I really like his romance. And I love the Chargers, great group. They never get sacrificed in my games.That would be like sacrificing teh crew of the Serenity - a nogo for me.

Do you have quests, you really love? I really like In Hushed Whispers, the quest, you do, if you go after the mages in Redcliffe. It has such a nice Doctor Who vibe to it and of course meeting Dorian is great. I do like Felix, Alexius son, too. Such a nice and sadly tragic character.

In DAO I love the quest with the Dalish and the werewolves. It's nice, that you can bring peace to both groups and I really like the storyteller of the Dalish, despite him being very antagonistic at first, if you not Dalish. But if you talk to him, he warms up and is really helpful later. I like Lanaya and Swiftrunner too.

In DA2, I love the Mark of the Assassin dlc. IT's a nice, light hearted adventure with fun companion banter.

I did not know any of that about Ser Jory.  I've only played as a human male noble and mage.  With the male noble he is respectful, and with a male mage he is frightful.  Now I wanna try a dwarven noble.  Never played as one and I have had this game since 2009.  I also wanna try City elf.  Dalish looks like fun but I don't know how to build rogues effectively, especially archer rogues.

I also liked Daveth and though he would become a permanent party member.  But I also thought the same with Duncan who I also liked.

I agree about Varric he is great.  I felt bad for him after his brother died.  But I have a lot of favorite companions liek Dorian, Solas, Cassandra, Morrigan, Alistair, Wynne, Anders, Carver/Bethany, and much much more.  Way too many to post here.

Favorite Quests?  I agree with you about the Dalish quest.  But I also like the Human Noble and Mage Origins, as well as trying to save Connor from demonic posession.  In DA2 there was a quest where an elf who lives in elven ghetto I forgot it's name.  She tells you her son is posessed by a demon and that he went to the Dalish for help, but has not returned.  I liked that quest.  Oh I like the creepy quest where Hawke has to find his mother.  I also like the quest when we go to the Deep Roads.  It was the first time I lost Bethany.  I had to redo that whole quest and bring Anders with me to save her.  In that game I was a warrior and Bethany was a kickass mage at that point.

In DAI I like the quest in Crestwood I think the name is where you have to close a rift in the middle of the Ocean.  Once closed Crestwood changes from dark and stormy to bright and sunny.  I like the little quests when trying to romance Cassandra.  I like when in the Fade and we first meet Cole.

As for dlc for DA2.  I have a strange bug that only happens to me apparently.  I bought all dlc for DA2, and don't have access to them.  What I mean by that is it does not show up in game.  For example I never got the Marbari or met Sebastion.  It is a reallu weird and unique only to me bug.  I even contacted EA and nothing.

I have the bug with DAO. I can't play the dlcs anymore. Luckily I already had played them a few times before, but it's sad, that I don't have access to Shale or teh Return to Ostagar dlc anymore.

Crestwood is generally a great map, in fact, my favorite one in DAI. I liked every quest there and the creepiness of the whole setting. Totally forgot this.
“They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle Earth.” ― George R.R. Martin

"We are all stories in the end. Just make it a good one."
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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2020, 06:23:41 PM »
I have the bug with DAO. I can't play the dlcs anymore. Luckily I already had played them a few times before, but it's sad, that I don't have access to Shale or teh Return to Ostagar dlc anymore.

WHAT ?!!

That is a fucking scandal... have you contacted technical support ? They fixed a similar issue I had with Origin.

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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2020, 06:36:32 PM »
I have the bug with DAO. I can't play the dlcs anymore. Luckily I already had played them a few times before, but it's sad, that I don't have access to Shale or teh Return to Ostagar dlc anymore.

WHAT ?!!

That is a fucking scandal... have you contacted technical support ? They fixed a similar issue I had with Origin.

I will contact them as soon as I have my new computer. Doesn't make much sense before. But I really like the dlcs back.
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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2020, 08:11:39 PM »
I have the bug with DAO. I can't play the dlcs anymore. Luckily I already had played them a few times before, but it's sad, that I don't have access to Shale or teh Return to Ostagar dlc anymore.

WHAT ?!!

That is a fucking scandal... have you contacted technical support ? They fixed a similar issue I had with Origin.

I will contact them as soon as I have my new computer. Doesn't make much sense before. But I really like the dlcs back.

Don't buy DAO from Origin.  Buy from STEAM or GOG.com.  Both come with all the dlc for a low low price.  The last time I checked it was 10 bucks on GOG.com.  I wish DA2 was sold through GOG, at least then I would know the dlc would work.

Oh there's a rare bug with both the STEAM and GOG versions of DAO.  Sometimes it will not install the dlc.  To fix this just verify/repair your installation, and boom you get all dlc.

Crestwood is a great map, and indeed creepy.  Very atmospheric.

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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #66 on: January 19, 2020, 09:15:37 PM »
I have the bug with DAO. I can't play the dlcs anymore. Luckily I already had played them a few times before, but it's sad, that I don't have access to Shale or teh Return to Ostagar dlc anymore.

WHAT ?!!

That is a fucking scandal... have you contacted technical support ? They fixed a similar issue I had with Origin.

I will contact them as soon as I have my new computer. Doesn't make much sense before. But I really like the dlcs back.

Don't buy DAO from Origin.  Buy from STEAM or GOG.com.  Both come with all the dlc for a low low price.  The last time I checked it was 10 bucks on GOG.com.  I wish DA2 was sold through GOG, at least then I would know the dlc would work.

Oh there's a rare bug with both the STEAM and GOG versions of DAO.  Sometimes it will not install the dlc.  To fix this just verify/repair your installation, and boom you get all dlc.

Crestwood is a great map, and indeed creepy.  Very atmospheric.

I have the physical copy of the ultimate edition of Dragon Age and installed the dlcs like the game from the cds. DAA is still working, I'm playing it right now.

BTW: Sigrun - what a great character, I love her.
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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2020, 01:11:29 AM »
Don't buy DAO from Origin.  Buy from STEAM or GOG.com.  Both come with all the dlc for a low low price.  The last time I checked it was 10 bucks on GOG.com.  I wish DA2 was sold through GOG, at least then I would know the dlc would work.

Best advice. Fucking Origin.

And yes fylimar. Sigrun was amazing. I actually find all the Awakening companions to be a rather excellent and almost criminally underrated cast of companions.

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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2020, 05:59:15 PM »
Don't buy DAO from Origin.  Buy from STEAM or GOG.com.  Both come with all the dlc for a low low price.  The last time I checked it was 10 bucks on GOG.com.  I wish DA2 was sold through GOG, at least then I would know the dlc would work.

Best advice. Fucking Origin.

And yes fylimar. Sigrun was amazing. I actually find all the Awakening companions to be a rather excellent and almost criminally underrated cast of companions.

I love Sigrun, Anders and Nathaniel for sure. Justice is interesting, but I can't get over the fact, that he is basically a rotting corpse. I really don't like Oghren at all. Many fans of the series treat him as the fun character, but to me, he is just a sad alcoholic, who can't get a grip on his life. Velanna is a bit meh. Normally, I would have sent her away, but my thoughts are, that if she is in my group, at least she isn't going to kill innocent people. Since I'm playing a mage this time and have Anders in the group a lot, I won't have much need for Velanna this playthrough though.
My party mainly consists of Nathaniel, Sigrun and Anders with my mage Miya as the lead.
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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #69 on: January 21, 2020, 07:55:57 PM »
I love Sigrun, Anders and Nathaniel for sure. Justice is interesting, but I can't get over the fact, that he is basically a rotting corpse. I really don't like Oghren at all. Many fans of the series treat him as the fun character, but to me, he is just a sad alcoholic, who can't get a grip on his life. Velanna is a bit meh. Normally, I would have sent her away, but my thoughts are, that if she is in my group, at least she isn't going to kill innocent people. Since I'm playing a mage this time and have Anders in the group a lot, I won't have much need for Velanna this playthrough though. My party mainly consists of Nathaniel, Sigrun and Anders with my mage Miya as the lead.

I could never call myself a contrarian if I didn't make a stand for my girl Velanna.

I don't think anyone really likes her but I find her to be a very honestly-written character. She hates humans, city elves and is rather ruthless towards anyone she determines as responsible for her woes. A lot of people in deeply oppresive circumstances react like she does. It kind of makes sense some people would find her off-putting.

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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2020, 08:28:03 PM »
I love Sigrun, Anders and Nathaniel for sure. Justice is interesting, but I can't get over the fact, that he is basically a rotting corpse. I really don't like Oghren at all. Many fans of the series treat him as the fun character, but to me, he is just a sad alcoholic, who can't get a grip on his life. Velanna is a bit meh. Normally, I would have sent her away, but my thoughts are, that if she is in my group, at least she isn't going to kill innocent people. Since I'm playing a mage this time and have Anders in the group a lot, I won't have much need for Velanna this playthrough though. My party mainly consists of Nathaniel, Sigrun and Anders with my mage Miya as the lead.

I could never call myself a contrarian if I didn't make a stand for my girl Velanna.

I don't think anyone really likes her but I find her to be a very honestly-written character. She hates humans, city elves and is rather ruthless towards anyone she determines as responsible for her woes. A lot of people in deeply oppresive circumstances react like she does. It kind of makes sense some people would find her off-putting.

Well, she kills innocent people, so yeah, I find her very offputting.
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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2020, 08:39:07 PM »
Well, she kills innocent people, so yeah, I find her very offputting.

What did you think of Sten ?

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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2020, 10:53:40 PM »
Also fylimar, here's my personal link to download all DLC. Maybe you can try and see if it helps:

https://help.ea.com/en-ca/help/origin/origin/download-dlc-for-classic-origin-games/#dragonage

Please do not play without Shale. Don't deny yourself the joy.

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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #73 on: January 22, 2020, 12:17:03 AM »
I agree.  Shale is great.

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« Reply #74 on: January 22, 2020, 03:46:26 AM »
I agree.  Shale is great.

Morrigan ? Leliana ? Can't compare to this sexy beauty !


 

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