Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
Seems I have a new gaming forum 'thing' to add to my list of 'Oh god, why does this even occur to them in the first place and why doesn't common sense shut it right back down?"
First there was 'Why can't I play this single player game as a co-op/multi player game?" whine.
Now I can add "Why can't I keep Bethany if I play a mage in DA2?* Whine, whine 'I want an all-mage party. Why can't I have an all-mage party. I like Bethany
's cleavage better than Carver" whine, whine.
It doesn't seem to occur to ANY of them that the twins exist soley for story reasons. Or that it seems likely BOTH will end up out of the story pretty early on. No, no. They just want Bethany. For whatever assinine reason they have.
* not a spoiler, since Bioware has tried to make this VERY clear and it happens in the introduction, for heaven's sake.
If I had a job, I wouldn't have time this much time to hang out on forums....
I started downloading the demo on the 360. Then I forgot that I was and turned it off. And then I forgot that I had even tried and haven't checked on it.
It doesn't bode well to me actually playing it.
|Date:||February 25th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)|| |
|Date:||February 26th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)|| |
Lol...ok, I could care less about Bethany's boobs, but I still like her much better than Carver and would choose her any day. For some reason, I have this opinion that I would torment him mercilessly were he my younger brother.
|Date:||February 26th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)|| |
Did you notice he starts out toward 'rival' while she starts out toward 'friend'?
Also, they both lack a Friend/Rival skill tree (check out Avalline's skill trees) which makes me think neither sibling is expected to be a permanent companion.
But it's easy to avoid Carver - just don't play a mage. ;P
Edited at 2011-02-26 03:11 am (UTC)
|Date:||February 26th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)|| |
Huh, didn't catch that. I'll have to take a look next time I play through. And I can't say that'd surprise me all that much, not with as easily as one of them (and Wesley) is killed off in the demo
|Date:||February 26th, 2011 03:17 am (UTC)|| |
Ooh, ok. And random question...the DLC content...keep it all for the end of Origins or is there some that can be mixed in during?
|Date:||February 26th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)|| |
Get the Stone Prisoner early. Like, maybe even first after Lothering. You probably what Shale around for the last part of the Orzammar quest line (just before the last push in there you get a party picker - you can leave Shale out until then and be fine. But you kind of want Shale in that last fight for Shale's quest. Otherwise it's harder to get.)
You might want to hold off on the Warden Keep until you have a decent lockpicker because there's one chest in there you can't get back to. Not that it's likely to matter, mind... And I think the armor scales with your level, so you get 'better' armor if you hold off. But don't wait too terribly long as you likely want access to the smith you get when it's done. And the party chest.
Keep in mind, even the hardest locks can be picked with 70 total skill. Each point of cunning is one point of lockpicking and each point in the lockpicking skill is worth 10. So, 30 Cunning and all four lockpicking skills is enough to pick any lock. But I don't think you need all that for the chest in the Warden's Keep.
Witch Hunt and Golem's of Angarak are stand alones you can import your character to. BUT, completing them gets you cool gear in your next play throughs of both DA Origins and DA Awakenings. (and Witch Hunt will make references to people and events in both Origins and Awakenings)
|Date:||February 26th, 2011 11:56 am (UTC)|| |
awesome :) I'll do Stone Prisoner next then. I was just headed out of Lothering and the guide I was looking at says to do the Circle Tower next, but they also leave out all of the DLC.
And I'll keep that in mind about the lockpicking. I'm up over 40 at this point anyway since I went the rogue route for myself.
|Date:||February 26th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)|| |
Oh, and a quote from David Gaider, Lead Writer and the writer of Alistair: If you think Alistair would let his ladylove sacrifice herself, you don't know Alistair very well.
Just food for thought, before you batter you heart bloody trying to do something that just can't be done. Been there, done that.
|Date:||February 26th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)|| |
Hahaha...yeah, uh, I've read some spoilers, so I don't totally screw this up (I'd be really mad if I screwed it up at the very end)
|Date:||February 26th, 2011 01:49 pm (UTC)|| |
In which case you know there's a way to sidestep the whole issue. LOL But I have to nerve myself up for that one every single time. "Oh, Honey? Morrigan has this crazy idea...."
|Date:||February 26th, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)|| |
Yeah...that one's a bit...odd. I mean, I get it...but poor Alistair. :D