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

 
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post #871 of 1103
I just hope there is a DLC which follows the story at the end of Awakening, where they say that the player leaves to find morrigon...that should be fun...
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Played Return to Ostagar today. Was a little disappointed.

It was odd, it didn't feel like the enemies scaled their levels properly. Granted, I am level 18 or so, but I thought they would match my level and pose a normal challenge. I play on hard, and the small Dark Spawn, the little fat things, died in one hit from an average hit from a 1 handed Sword :/

I put it on Nightmare and they took a few extra swings, but still. The last 10 hours of game play seem to have gotten really easy. Morrigan just lays waste to everything. I micromanage everyone, but tbh, I can kill everyone with just her most of the time. She is an Arcane Warrior, and has Wades Superior Heavy Armour. Using Primal spells with a few Entropy.

Arcane warrior is a brilliant Specialisation. Being able to use Weapons/Armour by having Magic as the pre-requisite. With the skill chain maxed, she can almost tank. Infact one of my tactics with her, is to run her straight into the main group, and have her cast "Mind Blast".

It'd be cool to see some Tournament style multi player. Where by they still keep the strategy element to the game. You could have synchronised pauses for 10 seconds, say, where you could take the time to queue a few moves.

Totally different subject, but does anyone else think this game lacks a "roam" mode. I'd love to have to walk to the different places, and fight whatever comes along. Like on Fallout 3. Sometimes it was fun just to go and kill things, regardless of the missions. I like testing out new equipment and what not.
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post #873 of 1103
Late to the party...

Just bought

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I downloaded the new DLC earlier and finished it in an hour, may have been quicker if it never crashed so often :l I don't know what I think of it TBH, I didn't expect much but I still feel a little disappointed, what I really liked about DA was the story and characters, all the DLC and expansion have lacked that so far. Although I don't think I'll ever get tired of grabbing people and pounding them to death with the ogre
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post #875 of 1103
I just hope they are working on the DA:O sequel. All the DLCs have been too disconnected from what was done in the main game. Like someone else said, when you put 60+ hours in the game with a core group of companions it sucks to have them fall off the face of the Earth in Awakening. Minor spoiler but one thing I really disliked about Awakening was how trivial the Grey Warden joining was. It was a big deal in DA:O but seems to be somewhat of a joke in Awakening. I don't know. Still haven't finished Awakening and recently started another character. Trying to milk this game for all its worth.
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I have a quick question regarding Awakening.

I am close to the end of the game, however I have just started a new Char. Should I wait til I've finished the game the install awakenings and start again? Do I gain new stuff within the main game? I'm not sure how the Expansion works.

I understand there's new Companions, and skills etc. I'd rather use these benefits from the beginning if possible instead of just starting fresh with just the main game.

Cheers. Rep will be given to a good answer. Also, no ending spoilers please!
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Cmon, I'm sure one of you can answer, REP involved

I just don't want to waste time on my new Char if I can start again using Awakening.
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Cmon, I'm sure one of you can answer, REP involved

I just don't want to waste time on my new Char if I can start again using Awakening.
Oh, that's what you're asking. Yes, you can make a new character in Awakening, you can even make one that is unavailable in the main game.

From the FAQ...

1.4 – Will there be new Origin Stories in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening?

There are no new origin stories in Awakening. If you create a new character, there is a new background as the "Orlesian Grey Warden". But you do not play a custom origin story; instead the game reacts at various points to your background, sometimes in dramatic ways.
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Oh, that's what you're asking. Yes, you can make a new character in Awakening, you can even make one that is unavailable in the main game.

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1.4 – Will there be new Origin Stories in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening?

There are no new origin stories in Awakening. If you create a new character, there is a new background as the "Orlesian Grey Warden". But you do not play a custom origin story; instead the game reacts at various points to your background, sometimes in dramatic ways.
Cool, thanks. So even though I haven't finished Origins, I can still start Awakening without spoiling anything?

I know I could have read online, but didn't want to see any spoilers.
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Cool, thanks. So even though I haven't finished Origins, I can still start Awakening without spoiling anything?

I know I could have read online, but didn't want to see any spoilers.
Um, well, there WILL be spoilers in Awakening. I suggest going through and beating the Origins first if you don't want any spoilers.
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