Damn game has completely locked up my PS3 twice now. I hate having to turn it off without shutting it down properly. Plus, it did it last night right in the middle of saving, so hopefully I didn't lose much progress.
I chose to align with the mages over the Templars. I'm a mage, so of course I did! Cassandra seems pissed, though.
Time to get back to side quests.
Yeah had that happen to me a few times while I was playing on PS3. The few times it crashed while I was saving, it turned out fine, but it was annoying when I had several in a single day.
And you chose poorly. :p You should have gone with the Templars because their leader (post recruitment quest), Ser Barris, is a complete bad ass, which is much better than Fiona the stupid who you sadly never get the opportunity to judge for her part in causing the deaths of thousands of mages.
later you find out hawke had nothing to fear from cassandra. cassandra wanted the hero of ferelden or hawke to lead the inquisition its why she was looking for hawke. and i'm sorry i cant hand wave dissapearing when the world is in danger. the hero of ferelden has a much better excuse for being no where near this game. given what the antagonist can do to wardens.
Hawke was investigating the red lyrium that the Templars were using before anyone else even knows that the Templars were taking the stuff. He just went off the radar so that the Red Templars wouldn't find him (at least in the DA2 Templar ending, don't know what he says if you side with the Mages).Hawke was investigating what he thought was the most significant threat relative to the Mage-Templar war (Templars going crazy and gaining god like powers), and then he gets called in by Varric when Varric thinks that the Inquisition needs Hawke's help.