b-mommy:

kris-annds:

trilliumg:

lacewhimsy:

eldritchdreams:

tapsterstavern:

paragadeshep:

mygamingconfessions:

Dragon Age: Origins will always be better than it’s sequel to me. The Warden was my character, the Warden was me. I am not Hawke, and BioWare can’t force me to be.

 Agreed.

This is also true for myself. 

The main thing that kills immersion into Hawke as a literal projection of the player into the game world (for me at least) is the inability to make some decisions that the Warden would have been able to make in Origins. Want to kill Petrice after Shepherding Wolves? Nope, we need her for plot-related reasons later. Want to kill Sebastian before he has a chance to raise an army against Kirkwall? Nope, sorry, but thanks for preordering the Signature Edition! My Warden would have slaughtered both of them before you could say “MAKER NO!”

That, and also the way Hawke just has a “character” already. There might be differences in how the lines are said, but all three choices portray the same sort of person: s/he is bold, s/he is agressive, s/he is immediately a leader. What if I don’t want to be so frigging in everyone’s face all of the time? /rant

There are many reasons I’ve stated in the past, but I honestly hope that DA3 is at least a hybrid of the first two. Otherwise I’m prolly outta here.

All of the above.
Do you know, I love my first PT, a female human mage warden so much that I feel weird playing that role again?  Even though she kept the default first name, I still love her to pieces.  She’s my warden.  I don’t feel anything similar for any of my Hawkes.
That said, DAII didn’t get everything entirely wrong.  As mentioned above, a hybrid of the two would probably be best.  Bioware claims to be learning from the criticisms of both hardcore fans and reviewers alike.  Let’s hope it’s all for a really bad ass DA3.

You kids <3

i suppose i can understand this mentality re: personal preference in the types of games you prefer playing, because you’re certainly allowed to prefer games that allow you to create a character to significant degree (tho don’t make the mistake of thinking dao’s possibilities were even close to infinite or even particularly diverse) vs games with a set protagonist, but if you’ve ever played and enjoyed a game with a predefined protagonist at all, how is da2 particularly inferior?
i swear i’m not picking a fight or declaring the above opinions invalid or anything, nor does the following really apply to any of you considering how polite you’ve been about it… but after spending months on bsn i just have to wonder why there’s such an outcry against the semi-subjective protagonist system of da2. is it because fanboys and girls felt shortchanged? they were never promised another origins-like game; they knew what they were getting as soon as voiced protag and single backstory was announced early on.
why is it so damn important to have a character be yours? you didn’t create the game, you didn’t write the rubric of dialogue possibilities or the setting to give the character context. you’re writing fanfiction, because everything was always bioware’s. you’re not your warden, and the warden isn’t yours. you just picked choices and interpreted them into a narrative.

b-mommy:

kris-annds:

trilliumg:

lacewhimsy:

eldritchdreams:

tapsterstavern:

paragadeshep:

mygamingconfessions:

Dragon Age: Origins will always be better than it’s sequel to me. The Warden was my character, the Warden was me. I am not Hawke, and BioWare can’t force me to be.

 Agreed.

This is also true for myself. 

The main thing that kills immersion into Hawke as a literal projection of the player into the game world (for me at least) is the inability to make some decisions that the Warden would have been able to make in Origins. Want to kill Petrice after Shepherding Wolves? Nope, we need her for plot-related reasons later. Want to kill Sebastian before he has a chance to raise an army against Kirkwall? Nope, sorry, but thanks for preordering the Signature Edition! My Warden would have slaughtered both of them before you could say “MAKER NO!”

That, and also the way Hawke just has a “character” already. There might be differences in how the lines are said, but all three choices portray the same sort of person: s/he is bold, s/he is agressive, s/he is immediately a leader. What if I don’t want to be so frigging in everyone’s face all of the time? /rant

There are many reasons I’ve stated in the past, but I honestly hope that DA3 is at least a hybrid of the first two. Otherwise I’m prolly outta here.

All of the above.

Do you know, I love my first PT, a female human mage warden so much that I feel weird playing that role again?  Even though she kept the default first name, I still love her to pieces.  She’s my warden.  I don’t feel anything similar for any of my Hawkes.

That said, DAII didn’t get everything entirely wrong.  As mentioned above, a hybrid of the two would probably be best.  Bioware claims to be learning from the criticisms of both hardcore fans and reviewers alike.  Let’s hope it’s all for a really bad ass DA3.

You kids <3

i suppose i can understand this mentality re: personal preference in the types of games you prefer playing, because you’re certainly allowed to prefer games that allow you to create a character to significant degree (tho don’t make the mistake of thinking dao’s possibilities were even close to infinite or even particularly diverse) vs games with a set protagonist, but if you’ve ever played and enjoyed a game with a predefined protagonist at all, how is da2 particularly inferior?

i swear i’m not picking a fight or declaring the above opinions invalid or anything, nor does the following really apply to any of you considering how polite you’ve been about it… but after spending months on bsn i just have to wonder why there’s such an outcry against the semi-subjective protagonist system of da2. is it because fanboys and girls felt shortchanged? they were never promised another origins-like game; they knew what they were getting as soon as voiced protag and single backstory was announced early on.

why is it so damn important to have a character be yours? you didn’t create the game, you didn’t write the rubric of dialogue possibilities or the setting to give the character context. you’re writing fanfiction, because everything was always bioware’s. you’re not your warden, and the warden isn’t yours. you just picked choices and interpreted them into a narrative.

  1. blank-slate-blues reblogged this from mygamingconfessions and added:
    PREACH!
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  5. aerodaltonimperial reblogged this from rhiannon42 and added:
    i actually really agree. with hawke, i feel like i have a lot more of an identity. my warden was me but it just sort of...
  6. rhiannon42 reblogged this from carmensandiejager and added:
    Same. I loved the Origins party, but I was never as attached to my Warden as I am to my Hawkes (or, to jump series, my...
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  8. carmensandiejager reblogged this from likefrodo and added:
    I love them both, but I found the Warden really hard to get attached to. My Surana was like a blank slate. I didn’t feel...
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    I actually like both games but this is not a completely valid reason for disliking DA2, DA2 has many things that should...
  12. a-hero-of-ferelden reblogged this from tapsterstavern and added:
    I agree up to the point about the Warden being me. If she was she’d sit around in a small hut doing nothing but play...
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  16. thesunfloweramazon reblogged this from b-mommy and added:
    What is this confession? Ummmmmm I am pretty sure you are not your warden, buddy, unless you are a noble who had their...
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  18. rhaegarfrey reblogged this from ademska and added:
    i’m jus gon rebungle this bc of feelings
  19. ademska reblogged this from b-mommy and added:
    i’m a dirty witch and i need to be punished lol no i mean i get that some people really dig the more personal aspect,...
  20. b-mommy reblogged this from ademska and added:
    We went back and changed it right before we saw this. You have some kind of filthy witch powers.
  21. weirdtakoyaki reblogged this from b-mommy and added:
    “You’re not your warden” I AM QUEEN OF FERELDEN GDI >:’(
  22. vakarians reblogged this from tapsterstavern and added:
    Yup.
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  25. w3djyt reblogged this from officialsnaff and added:
    I don’t know, I think I can really see this argument. I played DA:O … um way too many times. Just ask Gali. :P I loved...
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