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How are you guys finding your money? I can't afford to buy all the items that I want despite doing almost all of the side quests ; ;
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Meredith is too easy! The High Dragon was harder than her. I was expecting her to turn into some crazy Abomination when she loses control, but she just dies. Still, pretty epic fight. I wish the story was more epic though, this feels like a medieval GTA, where you just rise to the top from the slumps. I thought this would be like DA1 where you have to fight the Blight invasion. If they ever re-release DA1 with the tweaked gameplay of DA2, I would definitely play that. Overall, I love this game.
Have to agree with you normal High Dragon was 10 times harder then Hard Meredith i just plowed her with out anyone dieing


Who else thinks rogues are ***** INSANE and op felt like i could kill pretty much everything solo np on hard difficulty in act 3. Once i got enough gear 100% hit vs bosses 80% dodge vs bosses 40% armor vs bosses. Playing normal would be unfair if you played it with more then 1 person assisting you! :O.
And is it me or there are no real weapons for mages and warriors, since i started mage first and nearly at the end of act 1 i found only rogue weapons, and decided to play as one.
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Who else thinks rogues are ***** INSANE and op felt like i could kill pretty much everything solo np on hard difficulty in act 3. Once i got enough gear 100% hit vs bosses 80% dodge vs bosses 40% armor vs bosses. Playing normal would be unfair if you played it with more then 1 person assisting you! :O.
And is it me or there are no real weapons for mages and warriors, since i started mage first and nearly at the end of act 1 i found only rogue weapons, and decided to play as one.
DW Rogue and 2H Warrior are both pretty broken. I came across loads of Daggers and longswords but not very many good greatswords 9/10 what you had was better than what you could buy.
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To whoever mentioned armor for warriors I never had an issue with finding stuff. I bought my stuff from the Black Emporium and later used the Armor of the Champion. The Champion armor is so OP. And I also got the plans to the rune that adds attrib points so I point one in each of the pieces. My biggest complaint was weapons for my main. I used 2H swords and the selection was pretty crappy. I ended up using the same sword for most of the 2nd half of the game.

I did just about every side quest and all companion quests, even then it only took me like 20hours to beat it. JD beat the game on release day, but he only did the main quests. I miss the length when compared to DAO. That being said, I really liked the story in this one. Very subtle compared to DAO. And I agree with what others have said, Merideth is way easier than the high dragon. I'm still amazed I could keep all of my people alive throughout that fight, but Merideth was a simple rinse and repeat as an earlier poster said. I actually used that same combo lol

One of the things I really liked about the game is that for the final mission there is no right and wrong. It's a shade of grey. I really, REALLY liked that because, for myself at least, it made for some really hard decisions and added replay value.

I thought it was pretty funny when Zevran and Liliana showed up. Zevran actually helped in the final mission because I didn't kill him in the earlier mission where you first meet him.


PS: I did the entire game in Hard mode. I tried nightmare and couldn't figure out why my guys would instantly die. Then I realized I was killing them in my opening combo, Cleave-Holy Smite-Whirlwind. I lol'd and went back to Hard.
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Armour of the Champion is very good. Whats particually good as well is a a chest piece I picked up from the Emporium. "The Armour of King Something the Forgotten." Looked a lot like the chest piece from king Calins armour in DA:O and that was very good except for that it lacked any rune slots which was a shame as it was 111 gold
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seriously, were are the WHQL nvidia drivers? I have the game downloaded and the high res texture pack and i cant play because even the beta drivers give me shoddy frames

i think i see a return to the red team in my future...
It's not the drivers, there's a patch incoming.

http://www.softsailor.com/news/62488...s-of-bugs.html

We'll have to run the game at High settings or DX9 for now. Bioware teamed up with AMD on this one as can be clearly seen.
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It's not the drivers, there's a patch incoming.

http://www.softsailor.com/news/62488...s-of-bugs.html

We'll have to run the game at High settings or DX9 for now. Bioware teamed up with AMD on this one as can be clearly seen.
Best News I have read today...
can't wait to do my new comparison shots then

I hope it also fixes the way Very High graphics appear... if you remember I said that the walls look more realistic with jagged edges... but what I have noticed and failed to put into text was that you can still see the original "edges" of the graphics... with a faint dotted line. Its not artifacts, every corner seems to have it that has been upgraded to the more realistic edges.
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How many hours did it take you
I'm 12 hours in and if turns out to be like I'm predicting I'll be kinda kinda sad
My character. I was too lazy to create so i just went with the preset Hawke


some ugly guy with horns but they didn't have horns in DA:O
Maybe Sten wasnt really a Qunari... haha... but a fake...
or maybe its like Klingons... they didnt have head ridges... then suddenly they did.
    
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Disappointed with the range of areas you could visit in this game. Felt like I was confined too much. Going back and forth between the same areas all the time.

What got me the most though, is that many of the cave systems you visit are exactly the same. They just recycled the map and called it something different and locked some of the doors.
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Disappointed with the range of areas you could visit in this game. Felt like I was confined too much. Going back and forth between the same areas all the time.

What got me the most though, is that many of the cave systems you visit are exactly the same. They just recycled the map and called it something different and locked some of the doors.
This i noticed... and this i hated.
explains the smaller install size compared to DA:O
    
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