"The Inquisition has three main pillars right, they have a military force lead by one particular character,you’ve got a secret facet with spies and assassins lead by Leliana from DAOand then you’ve got a political pillar, which is all about the politics, the backroom deals and the connections you have… not just through nobles but also through merchant houses and stuff like that.”
Please let one of them be Zevran, Bioware. I mean, if Leliana is running a group of assassins and she doesn’t hire Zevran, life will cease to make sense.
Might explain all the crows flying around her? Zevran is part of the Crows…
"On the screen we see two combat-hardened soldiers, men who have fought alongside each other, who have become comrades and friends, and who are now lovers. The moments in which the two finally open up to each other and admit their feelings are played in a simple and tender way. This isn’t about two men being gay, it is about two people who realise they love each other. The interaction is so gentle, it is one of the most touching and beautiful depictions of a gay relationship I’ve ever known in modern media."
duncan:hey wanna get outta this shitty monastery and be a grey warden
alistair:*singing* fOR THE FIRST TIME IN FERELDEN, IM GETTING WHAT IM DREAMING OF! FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FERELDEN~ IVE BEEN NOTICED BY SOMEONE~! and I know it's totally crazy, to dream that I'd ESCAAAAAPE~~!
I’ve been rather heads-down at work as of late, so I’ll admit to not being quite abreast of discussions in the fandom as I sometimes am (even though, at the best of times, I generally only get wind of such things well after they’ve occurred).
So after the excited burbling following the trailer release and subsequent announcements, it was a bit of a surprise to hear of concerns regarding Inquisition’s romance system. I didn’t think we’d actually broached the topic yet, but some comments were made in a recent interview that have been subject to speculation and some alarm. Naturally it’s not something everyone’s interested in for Inquisition, but some people are very interested and also invested in what we’re going to do.
I don’t normally do this, but since I answered a couple of questions on the BioWare forums on the subject—and have had it pointed out to me numerous times that the Tumblr crowd is not always privy to the goings-on of our forums—I’ll repost my answers here. Until we can discuss the matter at length (which will eventually come, even if it feels like it will be never be soon enough), it’s really the most I can do. If you have other questions, feel free to message me…just understand that my blog is not really intended as an “Inquisition information center”, and the questions I can answer regarding things which haven’t yet been revealed is very limited.
I hope it helps, and look forward to the whirlwind of information and speculation (as well as excitement, on our part as well as yours) to come over the next, oh, six months or so.
Good! I think the concept of NPCs as ‘Hawkesexual’ really didn’t work for me personally in DA2 especially when clearly the best romance represented was Avelline who has no sexual interest in Hawke whatsoever and turns you down if you announce your love for her. I prefer to see characters with thoughts, attractions and sexualities separate to the PC, rather than dependent on the PC (in some ways I think they were trying to achieve this with Anders who actively approaches you first romantically as opposed to you making the first move). In my opinion, it makes for a more realistic and better story, rather than the gotta catch’em all attitude of DA2.
Exactly, its important in character creation and establishing a personality with that character it also has a set sexual interest and identity. It might be fantasy and I can understand why people will want to have all options open to them sexually but it really defeats the purpose of even giving the characters personality if the player has 100% control on what the romance npc say do and feel.
In Skyrim you can marry anyone you come across, male or female, but it’s boring. I find it horribly boring.
If an OC’s personality and sexual orientation / identity is important to you and how you allow them to interact with others, why are people so quick to dismiss and shit all over bioware’s decision to create straight / bi / gay romance options?
Personally, as long as the female Inquisitor has the exact same amount of options as the male character, I have no problem with it.
But if they pull some bullshit like Mass Effect where Male shepard could fuck all the things and FemShep had 4 options, I will be right there with the pitchfork and flames.
If you ever think you did something embarrassing just remember that I had a really hot waiter one time and i was gonna order double pepperoni pizza but I looked him dead in the eye and accidentally asked for double penetration pizza in front of my whole family
Dragon Age fans already know about the breach in the sky. It is a giant tear that opens up into the Fade, the realm from which magic and demons originate. However, the trailer reveals that circumstances surrounding its appearance are catastrophic. Not only are thousands of people killed – they are thousands of important people. The blast accompanying the breach’s opening occurs during peace talks between the mages and the Chantry, so it takes out some key players. “The very highest level of both the Chantry and the mages were at these peace talks,” Lee says. “And they’re all dead. Those two factions are absolutely in chaos. Essentially, the head has been cut off of both groups.” [x]
u dont fucking tell me Fiona and Rhys and Evangeline might be dead
Because I know that other people were questioning this:
Lee confirms that the hooded woman (also pictured at the top of the page) is Leliana. Other familiar faces are gathered around the table, like Cassandra, Varric, and Cullen. New allies like Vivienne, Solas, and Sera are also at the Inquisitor’s side.
Also… leaders of the Chantry. Don’t forget that we possibly lost the progressive mage friendly Justinia too. Might explain why Cassandra seems to be so stabbity.
I swear to god if Rhys and Fiona are dead I’m going to flip a fucking table.
Destroy sounds actually like the most wasteful solution
I kinda feel that Synthesis or Control is better.
I can’t decide!
RED ALERT RED ALERT RED ALERT
Yeah, like, nothing more wasteful than destroying all the reapers for good and never allowing them to harvest civilizations that are too advanced according to their parameters.
Instead lets grab synthesis and give the mutilated reaper forces conscience and knowledge of what happened to them and what they’ve done to their own people. As much as I like giving the idea props for giving synthetics life, no one that was turned into a reaper should live like that.
Control - well, Shepard is just an added code bit that “changed” the prime program’s directive. Anyone else can just waltz in and change it again to their own specifications. Let the cycle continue - if the shepard reaper doesn’t get corrupted with the same logic that corrupted the first one.