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November 16th, 2010, 14:56
I've got a fan crush on Claudia Black dating back to her Farscape days.

Despite all my rage.
I'm still just a rat in a cage.
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November 16th, 2010, 14:57
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I've got a fan crush on Claudia Black dating back to her Farscape days.
Who hasn't
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November 16th, 2010, 15:37
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I've got a fan crush on Claudia Black dating back to her Farscape days.
Her nose is her most attractive feature, IMHO. She's got a really nice voice, though.
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November 16th, 2010, 17:22
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Her nose is her most attractive feature, IMHO.
Read too much Asterix and Cleopatra ?

Me, I try to keep as many party-members as possible within the party.

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November 16th, 2010, 20:47
Hey! I thought this thread was about Morrigan and I! Hmmm, I think I need to go outside and see the sun again.

Also, I just reloaded an older save game to get Wynne back. I almost can't believe how much stuff you can miss out on by making certain decisions in dialogue. This always bothers me in RPGs. It's a trade off between what I really want to do and how much I will be missing if I do one thing or other. But I suppose that's the thing it's got above real life. You can always load up an old save game.

At least Dragon Age does seem to have cool consequences either way (e.g. Redcliffe's entering the Fade vs. killing the kid outright).
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November 25th, 2010, 09:20
Finished with the Mage tower yesterday. That Fade bit is pretty interesting! Nice little diversion.
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November 30th, 2010, 03:43
Yes, I thought so too. Never understood the hate for the Fade… party being stripped away was the only thing I disliked…
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November 30th, 2010, 09:26
The Fade is the most interesting section of the game, but it can be rather dull once you've already done it. But the first time I was there, I was thoroughly fascinated by the writing and I think the dream-concept of the Fade is pretty great.
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November 30th, 2010, 12:02
I was afraid it would get dull and drag on too long, but it's was really very bad. They did a good job with keeping it interesting and throwing in different characters/dialogue and fights. Morrigan arguing with Flemmeth/demon was classic. I really wish to revisit the Fade with the other characters. What kind of demon would Dog get and how does he respond to it? Must be very funny.
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November 30th, 2010, 12:30
Most people seemed to either love or hate The Fade. I must admit I'm one of the latter. I've never liked dream-like sequences like that in games, and The Fade was no different. My biggest peeve was how many permanent +1 stat bonuses were simply laying around everywhere.
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November 30th, 2010, 12:41
The +1 stat thing forces a min-maxer like myself to use the respecialization mod

Otherwise, it's simply too much of a pain to plan for…

Curiously, I normally HATE sequences like The Fade in a game. I have no idea why I didn't in DA - but I think it has to do with me actually reading and caring about the story for once. I got sort of absorbed into the world, and especially the Fade/Magic concept.

Not looking forward to that sequence again, though, as I feel certain I'd be quite bored the second time.
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November 30th, 2010, 13:19
Originally Posted by Dwagginz View Post
Her nose is her most attractive feature, IMHO. She's got a really nice voice, though.
I could never decide if I was attracted to her. One day, yes, the next day no, but yes, great voice! (I'm sure all the tight leather helped on the yes days!)

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November 30th, 2010, 20:54
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Not looking forward to that sequence again, though, as I feel certain I'd be quite bored the second time.
I'd be bored by the WHOLE game a second time. I'd only play Awakening, and leave it at that.
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December 1st, 2010, 09:35
*nods* I agree too. But then again, I liked Awakening a lot more than Origins, so I guess I'm biased

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December 1st, 2010, 11:26
Well, I'm not bored so far
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December 1st, 2010, 15:42
Me neither, but dark clouds are gathering again. I have New Vegas and I've reactivated my World of Warcraft account anticipating the release of Cataclysm as well. I'm sure Dragon Age will be gathering dust again before long.
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December 1st, 2010, 17:55
I loved my first play through of Dragon Age. And swapped around party members VERY frequently for gameplay and banter variety. Not sure I would get much out of a second play through of Origins, since I also played through all the origin intro options, too…
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December 1st, 2010, 20:17
I played through three, with two beyond after you get taken away with the Warden. I was amazed at how much the game plays into your background and race. I will definitely need to play the rest of the Origins, too.
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December 16th, 2010, 15:25
I don;t think that DAO is in any way a spiritual successor to BG. This statement was made before to game release for marketing only.
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December 20th, 2010, 15:32
Many years ago, there was actually a WiSim in which you had to make and distribute PC games or software in general ?

Its focus was - as a German game, naturally -on the economics part, but it was a nice try nevertheless. I never played it, though.

Today, in such a WiSim the marketing aspect would probably play a much bigger role that years before …

["WiSim" is the German gaming term for "Wirtschafts-Simulation", meaning an "economy simulation".]

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