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Poll Results: Which version of Dragon Age Will You be Purchasing?

 
  • 72% (365)
    PC
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    PC Collector's Edition
  • 0% (4)
    Playstation 3
  • 0% (1)
    Playstation 3 Collector's Edition
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    Xbox 360
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post #141 of 1103
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Anyone got links to specifics on class limitations, armor or weapons requirements, etc?

I'd like to decide exactly how to play my character out, and stuff like general lock pick requirements to open all or a majority of chests / traps in the game. Also when to start saving talent points to achieve max specialization and the such.

With so many decisions, and so much gameplay, the early decisions are best made informed.
Well if you want to pick locks, you have one choice: Rogue.
No other class can pick locks, kind of sucks as a warrior, all that loot left unclaimed.

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22 days till my exams finish...

*rocks psychotically in the corner*

Is the CE worth the extra $20?
Definitely, You get extra quests and backstory which will be amazing I'm sure considering the caliber of this game.

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Nevermind.. My OC wasn't playing nice with the game. I was doing some tweaking earlier today experimenting with low voltages. This game is pretty demanding. I had no problem running different games with those settings. Dragon Age wasn't having it though.

So far its pretty fun. I'm having a little issue getting the hang of combat. Sometimes my guy will just run up to enemies and stand there. lol -- Not good if you fancy staying alive. Fighting a bigger number of foes is proving pretty hard. There's a part at the beginning where you, your dog and your mom have to fight 3 other dogs and 4-5 soldiers. I can't, for the life of me, get past it yet.
Get used to using the pause button and continously cycle all of the characters and utilise their abilities strategically. Little tidbit, your hound's "Howl" ability i believe is golden, use it everytime its off cooldown.
post #142 of 1103
This game is fantastic! I took off work yesterday to play and have about 11 hrs in and didn't want to stop, but decided I should probably go to bed.

Playing as a mage, combat can seem brutal hard at times. I am coming to learn that the tactics options are very useful and can make things run smoothly if you do them right. It always feels great to finally beat a hard fight!

I noticed that when you upload screen shots to the social site, it cuts them down to basically blurry images. Kind of annoying. I will have to see if I can find a screen shots folder.

Anyways, just my 10 cents so far!
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post #143 of 1103
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Nevermind.. My OC wasn't playing nice with the game. I was doing some tweaking earlier today experimenting with low voltages. This game is pretty demanding. I had no problem running different games with those settings. Dragon Age wasn't having it though.

So far its pretty fun. I'm having a little issue getting the hang of combat. Sometimes my guy will just run up to enemies and stand there. lol -- Not good if you fancy staying alive. Fighting a bigger number of foes is proving pretty hard. There's a part at the beginning where you, your dog and your mom have to fight 3 other dogs and 4-5 soldiers. I can't, for the life of me, get past it yet.
You need crowd control and set up ambushes, behind corners. Press H postion your heroes in ambush poistion and then. Use 1 hero as Bait and when they atack you run behind the corner and just single nuke the first ones that come.
Easiest is if you have mage with paralyze, shatter, cone of cold ( breath of cold can't remember the name), terror, sleep, nightmare, blood boil. Any spell that puts them out of combat.
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post #144 of 1103
The photo's are in your user documents

Just go to my documents under your user name and find the bioware folder the select dragon age then select screenshots....thank god we are not limited to the uploaded crap on the social site

The screenshot's look like a bloody movie

This game will definitely be keeping me busy for awhile
post #145 of 1103
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You need crowd control and set up ambushes, behind corners. Press H postion your heroes in ambush poistion and then. Use 1 hero as Bait and when they atack you run behind the corner and just single nuke the first ones that come.
Easiest is if you have mage with paralyze, shatter, cone of cold ( breath of cold can't remember the name), terror, sleep, nightmare, blood boil. Any spell that puts them out of combat.
^^Slowly learning this^^

I think its completely awesome that it takes different approaches for different foes and enemy arrangements. A rush will work fine one set of baddies but you get completely obliterated on the next... but take a ranged approach, then ambush and you mop the floor them. Tactics are huge in this game. Yippee!

I'm enjoying this game thoroughly about 3 hours in. Seen a couple complaints about the extreme RPG nature and rail system. Some games work well that way. Not everything can be Fallout 3. To be honest, although I love Fallout 3, the story was garbage.

Dragon Age is setting up to be one hell of a great story. A lot like Mass Effect were it feels like its a movie that you can play.
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Buying it after work today. Gonna be a fun weekend.
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On the topic of screen shots again:

This happened last night, I only got to play for about an hour, however, when I went to take a screen, it simply wouldn't take. I was hitting the prnt scrn key. I tried to remap it to the same key, but still had no luck.

This has happened the day before also, but only for about 30mins. Anyone else having this problem? Maybe I should map it to a different key altogether.
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This happened last night, I only got to play for about an hour, however, when I went to take a screen, it simply wouldn't take. I was hitting the prnt scrn key. I tried to remap it to the same key, but still had no luck.
Locally or uploaded to your profile?

Maybe the options for uploading screen shots could be mucking with it. Perhaps there are too many people trying to hit the server and it's actually preventing the screen shot from being saved. I'd also try rebinding the key.

I'm excited that my 8800gt and my 720 (at stock!) play the game perfectly fine at 1680x1050 with 2xaa and high settings.
    
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Ugh. How the hell do you get past the Spirit in the Elven ruins that teleports around? If you leave party members in any of the destinations, it won't teleport there. If you leave one on every destination (there are 4), then they'll die since they can't win 1v1 against it.

Game is awesome, but... if I wanted to die over and over again, I'd play Mario.
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Probably you guys will see my post on the forum about SLI not working in this game (or in my case, multi-gpu) but I just thought I'd point it out here ... renaming the .exe to masseffect.exe will enable SLI support ... interim measure until we get a driver update that does so.

I think it's a fairly good game so far ... playing a mage ATM, just out in the Wilds for the first time on my little Grey Warden 'test' with the other three dudes ... I'm def having problems with the combat system though. The tutorial on the tactics menu is severely lacking. Some of the stuff I 'get' like ... if my health is <25% use a health potion, but beyond that ... the friggin thing is confusing as hell. I also have the problem where I run up to enemies and just stand there getting my ass kicked.

So far this game has just been a lot of talking to people, and being confused by the combat. I can't even seem to figure out when I should left click and when I should right-click while in combat. IOW, it's been more 'thinking' than 'fun'.

For someone who's main rpg experience has been hack and slash stuff like Diablo, Dungeon Siege, TQ, and Sacred, the whole combat experience has seemed a bit off-putting. But maybe once I finally figure out some good standard tactics that work so I just occasionally need to cast specific spells and such it'll be more fun.
    
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