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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: Today at 11:57:32 AM
I guess I could take a look at what quest is actually the main quest (does it say?) but I haven't looked at the quests. I find myself running around exploring. And that is not a bad thing, but I could get on with the main story a bit more and come back and explore later.

Yes, your quest menu lists main story mission in its own section as well as companion missions in another. Its well organized.

2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 21, 2014, 11:52:15 PM
The funny thing is that the main story quest will quickly send you back to the hinterlands so theres no need to explore it immediately.

I suppose its a testament to how fun the exploration is in the game that people don't want to leave the hinterlands once they get there. lol
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 21, 2014, 07:09:52 PM
the problem is the games narrative makes you think building the inquisitions infrastructure is super important.

It is, you need to do quests in order to gain power to unlock different areas and access story missions. However, the beginning missions don't need much power and once you do the first few missions you'll be able to recruit 4 more companions! You can get to skyhold and start accessing your class specializations at lvl 8. As I said, I'd suggest just following the story till you get to skyhold.

Then again, some people just like to ignore the story and randomly wonder around but even in this case I would still suggest at least getting to skyhold. You specializations can change a lot in how your class plays. For example, Knight Enchanter and Reavers offer large changes in playstyle for mages and warriors respectively.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 21, 2014, 06:22:26 PM
I've said this before and I'll say it again as many times as needed. If you want a more structured traditional Bioware story focused experience then get the *bleep* out of the hinterlands and focus on the main storyline quests. The storyline is as fantastic as you'd expect from Bioware but you need to actually do the storyline quests and not just wonder around aimlessly in the hinterlands. Seriously, sometimes I think this game is too big for its own good. lol

Also, if you want a tanky frontline melee mage, play a Knight Enchanter. Its SO much better than playing as an Arcane Warrior from Origins. You can easily cast a lot spells, have an infinite barrier, and constantly spam your melee energy sword attack. It also has the only heal in the game. Laugh as you solo tank Dragons.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 20, 2014, 11:36:19 PM
the map in this game is horrendous especially in the hinterlands. theres mountains all over the damn place. so sometimes a quest marker that looks like its a stobnes throw away requires you to trek half across the map then double back...wtf....

Yeah, the maps can be a pain in the ass. I miss the spell from skyrim (clairvoyance) which gave you a trail to follow while completing a quest.

I'd also suggest following the main story till you get to skyhold. This will unlock your specialization missions and the spec trees add a lot of fun to your characters build. You can run around the hinterlands for 20+ hours and not make any story progress. While your free to ignore the story if you want, just like skyrim, this game does have a good storyline so its worth following, unlike skyrim. lol
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 20, 2014, 02:33:13 AM
The AI is decently smart this time around. Dagger Rogues will try to get behind enemies to flank them, companions will set off Combos if they have a skill available to do so.

So you're saying trust the AI a little more?  I could try that.

I'd also like to go on record saying that Cassandra is one of the most tsundere-type of characters I have seen in a long time, but in a good way.  Tough as nails, takes no crap, and highly focused, yet she has the most adorable tender side.

Indeed, Cass is getting a lot of love on the Bioware forums (BSN). It takes effort to get her to show her softer side but its worth it.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 20, 2014, 02:31:44 AM
i feel like i'm doing something wrong cause i'm just dying too much and i dont want to have to go a camp every single time i run out of potions. it feels like enemies hit harder and are more durable than my characters. and i dont have the healing to make up for it. im level 6 at the rescue the missing ferelden soldiers mission and i can easily get wrecked there by undead.

No wonder you are getting wrecked. That area is probably a bit too hard for a level 6 party. There is no level scaling in this game. You can and will meet enemies far too hard for you to beat. Come back latter at a higher level.

Another TIP, make sure to make use of cross class combos. Just like in DA 2, cross class combos do massive damage and will make killing tough enemies a lot easier. Read the tutorial codex's for the entry on combos. A simple one is using Mighty Blow on a frozen enemy. This shatters the enemy doing a lot more damage.

Read this thread for all the info you need on the combo system in DA: I:

http://forum.bioware.com/topic/520838-how-do-detonations-work/



8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 19, 2014, 05:48:17 PM
The AI is decently smart this time around. Dagger Rogues will try to get behind enemies to flank them, companions will set off Combos if they have a skill available to do so.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 19, 2014, 11:58:44 AM
I want to play a mage because I'm always a mage but I sort of want to be a rogue because I know there'll be a ton of locked chests and doors (I'm guessing)

There are now secrets that only warrior and only mages can unlock. So you'll need 1 of each class to unlock every treasure you find.

And yes, shield enemies have a ton of health. They are tanks. Another strategy is to have your tank keep the shield enemy distracted while the rest of your team kills softer targets like archers.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 19, 2014, 02:55:05 AM
i got really annoyed in the hinterlands. those guys with shields are really hard to kill and i found myself far from camp with no potions. is there some kind of map? i mean theres a compass ype thing but it doesnt show boundries and such.

Yes there is a map you can pull up. What button it is depends on the system your playing on.

As for the shield guys, note that if you attack them from the front (where they hold their shield) they will block 90% of attacks. The key to killing them quickly is to expose their back. One way to do this is to send a warrior behind the shield enemy and use a taunt ability like warcry. The shield enemy will turn around to face the taunting warrior and the rest of your party can attack the shield enemy's exposed back. Also, try casting a spell to freeze or otherwise incapacitate them so you can hold the shield enemy in place while its back is exposed to your party.

If you can attack the back of a shield carrying enemy then you will kill them MUCH MUCH faster.

Also, Alisha, what class/weapon combo are you playing?
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 17, 2014, 09:52:25 PM
Theres a ton of codexes in the game but it will certainly help a lot of you played the previous games and read the codex entries.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 14, 2014, 11:55:58 PM
I'm rewatching the stream now because I missed some stuff do to lag and I have to say the stream loads pretty quickly. Is that because its not full quality. I find that the high quality HD streams take far too long to load. So thank you for putting up a lower quality video because it loads a lot faster than most twitch streams.

Also, the reason I liked your Inquisitor is because he reminded me of my Shepard. He wasn't as dark skinned but he look Hispanic and stylish. That said I will be playing a Qunari because of those horns so I understand Rob's love of his Qunari. lol
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 14, 2014, 09:55:23 PM
MM, Divinity Original Sin. Co-op campaigns.

drool.


Also, latest podcast is up, featuring talk of DAI, as well as an interview with the producer, Cameron Lee!

http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2014/2190.html

So the podcast makes it official. Your a fantasy racists, especially vs Qunari. :P
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 14, 2014, 09:10:17 PM
Yes, you will be able to listen to the soundtrack after downloading it. Heres a taste of the music with a combat theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvX1qlhP_X8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvX1qlhP_X8
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 13, 2014, 01:07:27 PM
Nah, I'll just tell them about how Rob has bad tastes in character creation. :P
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