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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: December 12, 2014, 11:40:50 PM
Hawke when to Weisshaupt, I think its a perfectly legit reason for him not to stick around. There can only be on protagonist that represents the player so Hawke sticking around would be very awkward.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: December 11, 2014, 09:22:04 PM

Actually, once you beat the game you can't get any new inner circle quests (and I'm not sure if you can continue any that you have already started or not). So best to wrap those and any conversations with companions or advisors before beating the game as they become considerably less chatty once you beat the game (one unique dialogue based on one ending event and then nothing) up prior to beating the game.

Ah, but thats just your companions personal quests. Not sure why Bioware did it like that, wouldn't it be better to allow chatting with companions after the game was beat...weird.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: December 11, 2014, 03:20:13 AM
Err, just so you guys know, you don't miss out on anything by rushing the main story. You can continue playing the game after beating the main quests just like in Skyrim. There are no side quests that you can miss. Just like in Skyrim, I tend to only complete side quests on my way to completing main story and faction quests. You can do the same with DA: I.

I feel like the game would be quite a choir to play if I focused on completing all the side quest in an area before moving on. All you'll do is over level yourself. I find it best just to hop between areas to keep exploration fresh. Feel free to skip a lot of those boring fetch quests, you don't have to actually do them. They are like the radiant quests from Skyrim, not necessary at all.

@Blace

Wow, I hope you went threw the main quests at least enough to get your extra companions. I really hope you didn't spend 75 hours with only Cass, Varric, and Solas. Have you not even reached Skyhold? Did you spend 75 hours without your specializations? God, I hope not. As I said, there are no miss-able quests and you can keep playing after you beat the main story.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: December 07, 2014, 02:32:46 AM
Its quite subjective if its better than origins. I'm a big Skyrim fan so DA: I is right up my alley.

Just like with Skyrim, I focus on main quests and hunting down dragon shouts and only do some miscellaneous quests when needed. The game is far more enjoyable that way. DA: I is the same way, I focus a lot more on the main story line and big secondary quests and as a result the game has a much better pace.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: December 02, 2014, 12:44:40 PM
The trolling........so strong. :P
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 30, 2014, 08:34:33 PM
I'm doing the Redcliff mages quest. Love it.


I know right, In Hushed Wisphers is one of the best missions in the game. Everyone should play that mission at least once just for the experience.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 26, 2014, 12:28:01 AM
ok so I just discovered a glitch that basically gives Sera infinite focus and made a youtube video about it.

Ah, could post the youtube video here so we can actually watch it? :P
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 25, 2014, 12:46:05 PM
i got some glitch where if you customize a certain character your voice changes if it isnt the default for your race and bioware seems to be dragging it's heels about fixing it =/

Apparently your new to Bioware patches. Don't expect one until several months from now.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 25, 2014, 12:02:03 PM
Sadly, there is no weapon swapping in DA: I.

For anyone who wants to know how to use the Tactical View correctly, check this reddit post out:

http://www.reddit.com/r/dragonage/comments/2n6fsb/tactical_ai_and_you_getting_your_party_to_do_what/
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 23, 2014, 03:22:04 PM
Just got to Skyhold. Loved the mission immediately prior to Skyhold.


Yeah, that mission's name is "In your heart shall burn". I love how your troops are so loyal and willing to lay their lives down for you. The game does a great job of showing how you earn the right to be the leader of the Inquisition.

@Parn If your playing a gay elf then who are you planning on romancing? If its Dorian than you'll want to do the mission "In hushed whispers" to get him asap. Though Iron Bull is a really funny romance. Freddie prince jr hits the ball out of the park with Iron Bull. Yes, it IS that Freddie prince jr. who is the VA for Iron bull, believe it or not.


As for the combat, I feel like its most similar with DA 2 with its cross class combo system. However, the skill trees are a lot less restrictive in how you level up and unlike DA 2 there are no useless skills. So I'd say the skill trees have been improved over DA2.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 22, 2014, 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.

12  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
13  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.
14  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.
15  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
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