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Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #2475 on: March 14, 2011, 02:20:51 PM »
The customization bit doesn't make any sense to me. You can't customize pre-built Hawke ... not even things like eye color. It's odd. Especially considering Lady Hawke's ... strange eye color. Everyone in her family has brown eyes, she has blue. I have bad news for her.

Why restart, though? You can go to the Black Emporium and change your looks. If you have it, anyway.

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« Reply #2476 on: March 14, 2011, 02:36:58 PM »
The customization bit doesn't make any sense to me. You can't customize pre-built Hawke ... not even things like eye color. It's odd. Especially considering Lady Hawke's ... strange eye color. Everyone in her family has brown eyes, she has blue. I have bad news for her.

Why restart, though? You can go to the Black Emporium and change your looks. If you have it, anyway.
Now eliminate option A, and you're left with why, grasshopper.

On the eye color thing. You never see the other half of the DNA so it is entirely possible. Ad in traits that skip generations and you've got why Hawke can look like anyone.

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« Reply #2477 on: March 14, 2011, 03:13:42 PM »
On the eye color thing. You never see the other half of the DNA so it is entirely possible. Ad in traits that skip generations and you've got why Hawke can look like anyone.

It's more fun my way.

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #2478 on: March 14, 2011, 03:20:55 PM »
Now eliminate option A, and you're left with why, grasshopper.

On the eye color thing. You never see the other half of the DNA so it is entirely possible. Ad in traits that skip generations and you've got why Hawke can look like anyone.

Now, if everyone in Hawke's family was blue-eyed, and she had brown eyes, you'd have a problem.  ;)

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #2479 on: March 14, 2011, 04:18:10 PM »
Hmm.

Having played through large parts of the game twice, I've taken a somewhat different approach, and ... well, my character is a warrior, using a two-hander. My first time, I had Aveline as a more or less permanent member of my party, as a tank. This time, I rarely use her at all. I have to say ... bringing a tank didn't really make it any easier. If anything, I'm finding it easier now, with two mages, a rogue and a warrior with a two-hander.

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( Spoiler for the quest Faith )

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... Leliana? I ... did not expect that. It made me feel fuzzy inside. I love Leliana, despite her views. You know, chatting with the Maker and all. I hope I won't have to kill her. I'd be sad.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2011, 09:16:39 PM by Hemingway »

Offline Wolfy

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« Reply #2480 on: March 14, 2011, 09:33:30 PM »
Oh, I have sad news for you, Hemingway.


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You don't. :D Turns out she's part of the people that's tracking you down.

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #2481 on: March 14, 2011, 09:50:24 PM »
When I'm done with my first playthrough of DA2, I am so starting a new character in Origins. I might not get sucked in, but ... I do feel the urge to play it again.

Now something completely different. Is it just me, or are all the romance options bisexual?

Offline Wolfy

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« Reply #2482 on: March 14, 2011, 10:09:34 PM »
Yup, they all are...though I think only the Hetero ones actually take off their clothes during the sex scenes. :/

Offline Brandon

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« Reply #2483 on: March 15, 2011, 03:24:25 AM »
When I'm done with my first playthrough of DA2, I am so starting a new character in Origins. I might not get sucked in, but ... I do feel the urge to play it again.

Now something completely different. Is it just me, or are all the romance options bisexual?

Yes, all of them are (or at least all the ones Ive found so far) and it should be that way. DA2 is supposed to be a roleplaying game and without the options to romance whoever you wanted no matter the sex of your character and partner it would have felt like the romance pigeon holing in DA: O. It was one of those rare instances that hurt the DA:O experience so Im pretty happy they put it in

Offline Nyarly

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« Reply #2484 on: March 15, 2011, 03:41:10 AM »
Mostly Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age 2. In-between a bit Lighning Warrior Raidy.

Not exactly the best time to return here, but whatever.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #2485 on: March 15, 2011, 10:29:56 AM »
Wow, 100 pages... we all need a life xD

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #2486 on: March 15, 2011, 10:35:34 AM »
Wow, 100 pages... we all need a life xD

B/s.

Offline Brandon

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« Reply #2487 on: March 15, 2011, 01:13:34 PM »
Wow, 100 pages... we all need a life xD

Hey I have a life, it just so happens that my leisure time is often spent playing video games (sometimes with my loved ones too).

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« Reply #2488 on: March 15, 2011, 03:02:16 PM »
Yes, all of them are (or at least all the ones Ive found so far) and it should be that way. DA2 is supposed to be a roleplaying game and without the options to romance whoever you wanted no matter the sex of your character and partner it would have felt like the romance pigeon holing in DA: O. It was one of those rare instances that hurt the DA:O experience so Im pretty happy they put it in
Eh... yes and no. Is it more realistic that Hawke can hit on every companion in the game? Yes. Is it more realistic that every character is bisexual so that Hawke can hit on them in the game? No. I have nothing against bisexuals or anything, it's just when it comes to it realistically you're going to have some people who are bisexual, some who are homosexual, and some that are heterosexual.

So as much as it ticks off story people or metagamers or whatever having everyone bisexual actually detracts from the actual role playing. It just seems like a cheap patch to stop people from yapping.
Again, I feel I must stress. I've got no problem with having homo or bi options for romance. I just don't think having everyone bi is the right solution.

Offline Wolfy

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« Reply #2489 on: March 15, 2011, 03:19:31 PM »
Eh... yes and no. Is it more realistic that Hawke can hit on every companion in the game? Yes. Is it more realistic that every character is bisexual so that Hawke can hit on them in the game? No. I have nothing against bisexuals or anything, it's just when it comes to it realistically you're going to have some people who are bisexual, some who are homosexual, and some that are heterosexual.

So as much as it ticks off story people or metagamers or whatever having everyone bisexual actually detracts from the actual role playing. It just seems like a cheap patch to stop people from yapping.
Again, I feel I must stress. I've got no problem with having homo or bi options for romance. I just don't think having everyone bi is the right solution.

But...we're talking about a Fantasy world. :D...Maybe everyone really is bisexual, deep down. :P

Well, Except for Sebastien, from the Exiled Prince. He's full Hetero, apparently.

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« Reply #2490 on: March 15, 2011, 03:28:51 PM »
But...we're talking about a Fantasy world. :D...Maybe everyone really is bisexual, deep down. :P

Well, Except for Sebastien, from the Exiled Prince. He's full Hetero, apparently.
I don't think they mean that kind of fantasy, Wolfy. :P

Offline Nyarly

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« Reply #2491 on: March 15, 2011, 03:35:03 PM »
I don't care about the romance options. I made Hawke have sex with Isabella, but romance with her... no, not interested.

The only one, I'd romance would be Bethany and she isn't romanceable for a reason. Or, in my case, for two reasons. The circumvention for the first would be incest and the circumvention for the second would be necrophilia.

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« Reply #2492 on: March 15, 2011, 03:39:03 PM »
Necrophilia works better with guys.  After all, you want them stiff.

*flees*

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« Reply #2493 on: March 15, 2011, 03:44:16 PM »
Necrophilia works better with guys.  After all, you want them stiff.

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Well what can I say? Dead girls think I'm sexy.

Offline Brandon

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« Reply #2494 on: March 15, 2011, 03:44:54 PM »
I still think the option to romance whatever character you want should have been included. I think it helps with the roleplaying aspects of the game (sadly RPGs need more roleplaying these days). It is a bit unrealistic but Ill spare some realism for better roleplaying opportunities

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« Reply #2495 on: March 15, 2011, 03:51:53 PM »
I still think the option to romance whatever character you want should have been included. I think it helps with the roleplaying aspects of the game (sadly RPGs need more roleplaying these days). It is a bit unrealistic but Ill spare some realism for better roleplaying opportunities
Yeah, I don't think you can offer up something like that and still call it good role play, not bad but not good. Role playing is all about the realism your character brings into the game, and part of that is character interaction. After all having characters who don't react to what Hawke does in believable ways is just as bad as not having Hawke act in believable ways. Having everyone bi just because does not strike me as good role playing. Now the option flirt with them and get rejected because they're not bisexual. That's real role playing.

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« Reply #2496 on: March 15, 2011, 04:05:32 PM »
Look, Maybe Magic and the Darkspawn made everyone Bi-sexual. :P

Though..Is there a reason why you never see a female Qunari? I can't remember if there is...

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« Reply #2497 on: March 15, 2011, 04:20:56 PM »
Look, Maybe Magic and the Darkspawn made everyone Bi-sexual. :P

Though..Is there a reason why you never see a female Qunari? I can't remember if there is...
They stay in Par Vollen and are basically breeding stock I think. That is their place in the Qun.

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« Reply #2498 on: March 15, 2011, 04:35:27 PM »
According to TV Tropes, some people were disappointed that there are no female Qunari warriors in the game. Even though female Qunaris aren't even allowed to become warriors. Apparently, it's because the concept art promised "amazonian beauties".
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« Reply #2499 on: March 15, 2011, 04:41:36 PM »
According to TV Tropes, some people were disappointed that there are no female Qunari warriors in the game. Even though female Qunaris aren't even allowed to become warriors. Apparently, it's because the concept art promised "amazonian beauties".
I think people have plenty of other places to find horned amazonian women on the internet. :P