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  • #33090

    Corgano
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    Here’s a place that has several little tidbits from DRM to DLC stuff.

    http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/dragon-age/

    And here’s something similar on IGN

    http://pc.ign.com/objects/682/682217.html

    I’m really looking forward to this game and I think the release date is set for September 30th 2009. I know I’m going to love this game, too bad it doesn’t have any multi-player. Perhaps they will add some at a later date, but that’s just IMHO.

    Peace,
    Cor

    #57524

    Cayle
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    If it does ont have the same DRM system as Spore, Bioshock and MassEffect, then count me in. Bioware has been talking about DA since they shipped NWN1.

    Then again, considering that EA own bio, I think I’ll be giving it a pass. Game companies don’t get to modify my os…

    #57525

    Corgano
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    It’s supposed to just do a disk check to see if DA is in the drive:

    “According to Community Coordinater Chris Priestly, the only type of anti-piracy that’s being put on to any version of the game distributed by EA or BioWare is a disc check. Moreover, it won’t even require that the disk be checked online for authenticity.”

    So, that sounds like good news on the DRM front for once!

    Peace,
    Cor

    #57526

    Corgano
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    Here’s a new cinematic trailer for BioWare’s forthcoming role-playing adventure Dragon Age:

    http://ps3.gamespy.com/playstation-3/dragon-age/1034290p1.html

    I suggest watching it in high res.

    Peace,
    Cor

    #57527

    BoostNJuice
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    😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

    WOW…. Best game trailer ever….. I thought the HALO ODST was cool, but Damn…….must..have…this…game

    😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

    #57528

    Cayle
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    Having trouble deciding if I want to order it or not. On the plus side, it looks awesome and it is in the same vein and BaldurÒ€ℒs Gate. I loved BG and IÒ€ℒve even pondered buying a more modern widescreen than the one I have now that can mimic the old 4×3 format and I can play BG without it looking stupid.

    On the other hand, I exceed the minimum spec, but donÒ€ℒt match the recommended; having only a 8600GT with 256mg or RAM. This is a recipe for crappy framerates. That and it will take 100 hours to complete, putting me atÒ€¦ oh about April or May for completion.

    And after three years of work, I’m REALLY close to (8-12 weeks) completing my ruleset processing language and engine. Getting sucked into DA would delay it πŸ™

    #57529

    Corgano
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    Heya Cayle,

    Well, if you’re so close to finishing your ruleset and processing language… perhaps you could finish that first and then treat yourself to Dragon Age. After all, you definately deserve it after working on this project for so long, right?

    I know I can’t wait to get my hands on DA because I have no will power when it comes to games, lol. But… I also pre-ordered it so I’ll be at the store November 3rd come hell or high water waiting for my copy!

    Peace,
    Cor

    #57530

    Valgrimm
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    I preordered it too. Looks like this might one of those call in sick to work games.

    #57531

    Opinvu
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    The commercials here on TV have been really good. I might break down and buy it in a few months.

    Time to get a new job. This one sucks now……

    #57532

    BoostNJuice
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    I’m on my way today to pick this bad boy up….

    comments and reviews to follow…

    Boost

    #57533

    Corgano
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    So… did anyone else notice who’s doing the voice over for Morrigan? Anyone? I’ll give ya a hint or two: She’s been on 2 major sci-fi shows in the past few years, and 1 sci-fi movie. (That I know of) And no cheating using the wiki or whatever!

    Besides that, I’m really enjoying the game so far. Not that I’ve gotten far into it yet, but I’m still enjoying it. πŸ™‚ It’s sort of a cross between 3 games: Mass Effect, KotOR, and Baldur’s Gate. Anyone get the message yet that says: You must gather your party before venturing forth…? Hehe a nice little nod to Baldur’s Gate. Oh, and I’m really enjoying the amount of voice dialog that they have and character interactions. Well done so far. Anyways…

    I’ll be interested to see who’s playing what character/class and your tales of adventures to come.

    Peace,
    Cor

    PS: The lady that does the singing for the main theme has a simply beautiful voice. I could listen to her songs over and over.

    #57534

    Valgrimm
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    I wanted to say I am about 10 hours in so far. I’ve complete the background story, a few sidequests, and one of the story sections. I am playing on the harder difficulty (not nightmare) so my party does get hit with my spells, which can be a problem. After I play through it once, I am going to try a dwarf rogue assassin on nightmare. Though an evil bloodmage might be fun too. So far I think mages are vastly superior to the other classes. Often times my party will be wiped out with the exception of my mage. I do set the ai, and sometimes pause the game to dish out assignments. I have been forced to add con points to many of the party members as they seemed to get smoked. I have unlocked 3 other party members in addition to the 2 you start with.

    Here’s my character

    Race: Elf
    Class:Mage
    Level: 10
    Specializations: Arcane Warrior (though I haven’t used it yet)
    Alignment: he’d be good if there was an alignment
    Favorite spell so far: virilent walking bomb (I love seeing the enemies explode) I have not used any elemental spells, I was trying to stay away from them.

    #57535

    BoostNJuice
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    not sure what her real name is, but she was Vala in SG1……

    Boost

    #57536

    Corgano
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    @boostnjuice wrote:

    not sure what her real name is, but she was Vala in SG1……

    Boost

    We have a winner!!!

    Her name is Claudia Black. She played in Farscape and SG1 as well as in one of my favorite movies: Pitch Black.

    As far as my character specs go:

    Race: Human
    Origin: Noble
    Class: Warrior
    Level: 13
    Specializations: Champion
    Alignment: Neutral/Good
    Favorite attack: Shield Bash. I love knocking my opponents over so I (And my companions) can get in some free attacks on them. Of course I hate when they do it to me.
    Current Party Members: Shale, Leliana, Wynne, and myself. Though I do like Morrigan as well.

    My rogue Leliana gets the crap kicked out of her quite often. I’m glad she has some abilities with a bow so she can use that and hang back. I do use the pause & play feature a lot too to give my guys orders.

    Peace,
    Cor

    #57537

    BoostNJuice
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    Race: Human
    Origin: Noble
    Class: Rogue
    Level: 4
    Specialization: Dualist
    Alignment: True neutral

    Just started so not much to tell yet.

    #57538

    Valgrimm
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    Just finished in a shade under 50 hours. Going to do another play through and go evil this time.

    Final Character:

    Elf Mage
    Level 21
    Spec: Arcane Warrior/Spirit Healer

    Best companions: Leliana (Ranger/Bard) with song of courage and a maxed spider companion she survived almost all of my battles. The spider rocks. Wynne (Healer/Arcane Warrior) ran out of magic quickly but was still useful.

    Worst companions: Sten (Champion) this idiot got killed in less than 30 seconds in every fight, even wearing a full set of legion of the dead armor.

    I unlocked 100% of the maps and did all but one sidequest that I know of. After maxing Arcane Warrior, my main char became an unstoppable tank that averaged a total of over 60 damage on a regular hit. Fully buffed he would only receive 1 damage from a common monster, and this was on hard.

    I missed unlocking bloodmage and reaver, but got all the rest. Shapeshifter was crap. I also finished all the companion sidequests.

    Has anyone figured out what you can do with the black vials. I killed 5 revenants (I didn’t kill the one in Denerim). Just wondering what happed if you killed them all.

    #57539

    Corgano
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    @valgrimm wrote:

    Best companions: Leliana (Ranger/Bard) with song of courage and a maxed spider companion she survived almost all of my battles.

    Um.. okay, I feel kinda dumb for asking, but how did you get Leliana to be a split class? I didn’t know you could even do that with the characters, doh! 😳

    #57540

    Valgrimm
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    Your char gets to select specializations at level 7 and 14. If you have your companions for those levels you can pick a second class for them. Some like sten don’t have any. Not sure if you can take two with him, I have him champion. I made the bard a ranger, the assassin a duelist, and the old lady an arcane warrior. Oh and I made Morgainne a healer. I missed bloodmage because my char was a good guy. I’d like to do a play through and have 3 bloodmages, but I doubt that will happen.

    I started a new game with a human noble fighter on nightmare. Currently he’s level 6 and uses two weapon fighting tree. Even on nightmare he cruised through the first few areas. He’s currently stuck on the tower boss during the big battle. I refuse to turn down the difficulty to beat him, so there he sits, having died like 20 times. Was going to go for a Reaver/Berzerker.

    I experimented with a dwarven rogue and just didn’t like it. On nightmare she kept getting smoked. Nothing beats an arcane warrior fully buffed. The replay value of the game isn’t as good as mass effect in my opinion.

    #57541

    Opinvu
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    I hope your jelous… I just picked up Dragon age for Free!

    I won a $50 gift card from work… hehehe So, while I was in Portland this last Wed-Friday I bought it due tot he no tax on sales there. Muahaha! Fate must be telling me something.

    Though I must finish fable before I install it. 20gig of free space? really?

    #57542

    Corgano
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    @opinvu wrote:

    I hope your jelous… I just picked up Dragon age for Free!
    Though I must finish fable before I install it. 20gig of free space? really?

    Yeah Opi, there’s a TON of voice acting and music for this game. The main intro theme is the best in my opinion. That lady has a beautiful voice. Anyways, hope you enjoy the game man!

    @valgrimm wrote:

    Your char gets to select specializations at level 7 and 14. If you have your companions for those levels you can pick a second class for them.

    And, duh! I totally forgot about those choices at level 7 and 14. Think I made the bard a dualist and something else. I don’t remember off the top of my head. But, thank you for your reply Val,

    Peace,
    Corgano

    #57543

    Opinvu
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    Well Fable was a breeze.. beautiful, but a breeze and went FAST! On to Dragon Age! I am glasd I waited for Fale to become a cheap $20. though it was more fun than Overlord, not as silly but cute and evil play was fun. (I like the Fable form of Divorce) Off with her head! HEHEHE no I didn’t kill any wives, I just lured them out into the dangerous lands and let them die behind me. oooops! Oh well.

    #57544

    Opinvu
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    Wow! Dragon Age is a massive game… I am only 3 hours into it and the only fault/frustration I can see is lack of shops.

    The ogre battle was hard. (I am a rogue of course) I have made it to the refugee camp and filled my inventory 4 times over and encountered only 1 shop. Lots of demands for this and that and quests.. but no shops to get any supplies?? Why?!

    #57545

    Valgrimm
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    Once you get into the towns and can move around the map, there are a bunch of shops. Make sure you purchase backpacks whenever you can it adds to your carrying capacity, very important. I had full inventory issues the whole time I played. Supposedly there is a storage area in the downloadable content, but I didn’t bother.

    #57546

    Cayle
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    Tevinter Imperium?

    Arrrrggggggg……

    Now that Bioware has gone and used the word “Imperium”, I’ve got a problem with my old Epoch PnP D&D campaign setting; which I had built as an NWN1 mod and plan to re-use again in a PW sometime. It used “Imperium” in the name of… get this… an old empire of long ago.

    *sigh*

    If I ever use it again, I’ll be accused of copying from Bioware. 😑

    I guess I’ll have to use “Dominion” from now on.

    #57547

    Opinvu
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    LOL No just change your word Imperium to Emperium. ?? But alas I hear where your coming from, that would bug me too. Like Monopoly coming out and naming the Monopoly man Opinvu when I was the one who created that name 10yrs ago.

    #57548

    Aelswith
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    Enchantment? . . . . . . . . . En . . .chant . . .ment!

    He’s soooooo funny!

    Kelly

    #57549

    Corgano
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    @aelswith wrote:

    Enchantment? . . . . . . . . . En . . .chant . . .ment!

    He’s soooooo funny!

    Kelly

    Wait, wait… what did I miss? Who said that? Who’s soooooo funny?

    #57550

    Aelswith
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    In the camp in Dragon Age, there’s a boy who’s standing next to his dad, the merchant, who’ll enchant your melee weapons for you if you’ve found a tome he’s able to use. That’s how he responds if you click on him! “Enchantment? . . . ENCHANTMENT!!!”
    It’s so funny!

    I thought everyone knew about him.

    Kelly πŸ™‚

    #57551

    Opinvu
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    Yes.. the retard that only says enchantment! That little… he won’t enchant aything I bring him! What a stuck up little…. Well his demands on quality are tooo high! hhehe

    #57552

    Corgano
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    Ahh, yeah, that guy. He’s supposed to be a little bit slow… kinda like me figuring out who you were talking about! Doh! Well, it’s all good, lol. πŸ˜†

    Peace,
    Cor

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