Dragon Race!

Posted by Tiluvar at at 10:06am on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Who will finish first? My money is on whoever is not blastme, since he's already restarted three times.

Although, my only real suggestion is to take your time. Like most RPGs it gets rather stale the second time through, so enjoy it this time around and try to fight against that MMO rush to max level mentality!

Why does one of them not have a colon?

Zackat 2:48pm on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
I actually like my character this time around, sticking with it.
BTW - even on normal, there have been a few fights I've had to try 3 or 4 times before succeeding at....I don't
have any idea how you'd do it on hard without a healer.
(my mage is a healer, and i've seen no sign of Wynne yet)

("skill" yeah yeah i know)
Tiluvarat 10:57am on Thursday, December 31st, 2009
You just have to make optimal use of the stuns and small CC you have available from the normal characters. It's
fairly tough, and I'd often win with one person left alive.. but it was fun!
Stevoat 2:26pm on Friday, January 1st, 2010
I have gaming ADD, i doubt I'll finish it. Though I am playing on easy so that I can finish it, rather than get
stuck or tripped up and then start playing one of the other 2 dozen games ive bought from Steam in the last week.
This sale is crazy.
Mizaruat 3:31pm on Friday, January 8th, 2010
My money's on DrDoak, since he already finished it and it's his 2nd playthrough. He probably doesn't have a
colon because I think he might have purchased on Amazon, though I might be thinking of L4D2.
Tiluvarat 3:59pm on Friday, January 8th, 2010
wow.. I may play through it again, but I think I'll wait a while, as much as the intro story would be new, the
rest of it is pretty samey.
Zackat 12:12pm on Saturday, January 9th, 2010
I think I'm on the home stretch...There is something afoot in the Alienage!

One thing I've noticed later on in the game is that your group members are more silent...at the beginning, they
would always chime in with their thoughts, now they mostly follow me around unquestioningly, and the most
interaction is a random -3 from Morrigan when I do something nice for someone. b****

I gather that the DA:O devs had a similar problem that one runs in to when designing a tabletop D&D encounter - you
want to give your players lots of room and leeway to do whatever they want to, but you can't spend TOO much time
making alternate content just in case they decide not to follow the main plot. Thus you sort of have to funnel them
thru your main story anyway.

I really enjoyed the Jailbreak sequence for example - watching Morrigan and Leilana talk their way past the guards
was great - but I would like to see how different it plays out depending on who you pick for the rescue. This is a
good example of what i mean tho - if you're a dev, do you spend time and resources writing different scripts for
every possible combo of teammates? or just pick one and go with it...
Mizaruat 3:18pm on Saturday, January 9th, 2010
Well, I know they didn't bother double checking alternate ending scripts with the Alistair plotline...I (and Til)
had some bugginess at the end there.I must admit I found myself bringing new characters along because I wanted to
hear them interact...Funny stuff! (esp if you're in a relationship with Al...I don't know if the other romance
options have such funny dialog)
Zackat 7:28pm on Sunday, January 10th, 2010
Finished. Epic! "The Ultimate Sacrifice."

bittersweet, ended really well. time to play thru again!!
Stevoat 11:34pm on Monday, April 12th, 2010
I'm still going.