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6th Mar '17 8:45:09 AM Heart
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* So according to lore, dwarves have no connection whatsoever to the Fade, which is why they cannot use magic - by extension, this also means they cannot dream, since the Fade is also the dream realm. Yet, evidently, being tainted seems to negate this - a dwarven Grey Warden apparently has dreams, and Hespith describes herself and the other tainted dwarves from Branka's house experiencing "dreams". Or are these taint induced "dreams" not technically "dreams" at all (meaning, they don't actually involve one's spirit entering the Fade), but simply visions projected from their connection to the darkspawn HiveMind?
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4th Mar '17 6:40:03 PM finalfaw
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** For broodmothers, think the Xenomorphs of Alien fame, taking the "doners" most obvious or useful traits and taking them UpToEleven.
4th Mar '17 6:33:14 PM finalfaw
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*** As proven by [[spoiler: Corypheus in Inquisition, it seems powerful darkspawn can bodysurf, and whats more powerful than a darkspawn Dragongod?]]
28th Jan '17 5:35:06 PM Wyldchyld
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* Morrigan and Flemeth live together in Flemeth’s hut, but [[UnfortunateImplications there’s]] [[FetishFuel only]] [[LesYay one]] [[ParentalIncest bed.]]

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* Morrigan and Flemeth live together in Flemeth’s hut, but [[UnfortunateImplications there’s]] [[FetishFuel only]] only [[LesYay one]] [[ParentalIncest bed.]]bed]].
17th Jan '17 4:01:14 PM Oddstar6
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** The old gods of Tevinter were the only male high dragons known in recorded history. That's what made them special, and how they ended up getting worshiped.
6th Jan '17 6:59:29 PM nombretomado
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** ''{{Inception}}'' made the Fade sequence look ''pathetic'' (assuming it wasn't already).

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** ''{{Inception}}'' ''Film/{{Inception}}'' made the Fade sequence look ''pathetic'' (assuming it wasn't already).
3rd Jan '17 10:16:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** There's also the fact that they only recruit {{Bad Ass}}es. How can you tell if an orphan you pick up on the street will be a good Warden? Duncan was recruited off the street, but he was already in his late teens and pretty handy with knives.

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** There's also the fact that they only recruit {{Bad Ass}}es.badasses. How can you tell if an orphan you pick up on the street will be a good Warden? Duncan was recruited off the street, but he was already in his late teens and pretty handy with knives.
3rd Jan '17 10:10:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Given how incredibly BadAss she is, and that she doesn't have the PR baggage Loghain does, why can't you recruit Ser Cauthrien into the Wardens after the Landsmeet?

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** Given how incredibly BadAss badass she is, and that she doesn't have the PR baggage Loghain does, why can't you recruit Ser Cauthrien into the Wardens after the Landsmeet?
25th Dec '16 11:36:06 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** But in this case what would be the in-game reason for the "evil" Warden to return to the village after the attack? For all you know all the villagers are now dead, and the castle is just as inaccessable as before. What, do you get an off-screen "MyGodWhatHaveIDone, we should go back and look for survivors" moment after you leave? Or does [[GenreSavvy GenreSavvyness]] kick in, saying that "the Maker" will not allow this part of your quest to end in a stump no matter what you do? This is why I regard it as glaringly StupidEvil.

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** But in this case what would be the in-game reason for the "evil" Warden to return to the village after the attack? For all you know all the villagers are now dead, and the castle is just as inaccessable as before. What, do you get an off-screen "MyGodWhatHaveIDone, we should go back and look for survivors" moment after you leave? Or does [[GenreSavvy GenreSavvyness]] suaveness kick in, saying that "the Maker" will not allow this part of your quest to end in a stump no matter what you do? This is why I regard it as glaringly StupidEvil.



*** The Human Noble Origin opens with Dad Cousland and Fergus getting called up to fight the massive army of darkspawn, and there's explicitly some time before you reach Ostagar with Duncan. The Qunari probably found out about the massive army of darkspawn assembling before the battle at Ostagar, were more [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] than Cailan, and sent scouts to investigate.

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*** The Human Noble Origin opens with Dad Cousland and Fergus getting called up to fight the massive army of darkspawn, and there's explicitly some time before you reach Ostagar with Duncan. The Qunari probably found out about the massive army of darkspawn assembling before the battle at Ostagar, were more [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] savvy than Cailan, and sent scouts to investigate.
20th Dec '16 3:14:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Darkspawn Chronicles'', you encounter Ser Cauthrien, but she isn't any stronger than any other human soldier, waaaaaaay weaker than the NighInvulnerable {{Badass}} she was in ''Origins.'' Is this just TheWorfEffect, or was Ser Cauthrien deathly sick AND badly injured at the time and thus inhibited to the relative strength of an ordinary person?

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* In ''Darkspawn Chronicles'', you encounter Ser Cauthrien, but she isn't any stronger than any other human soldier, waaaaaaay weaker than the NighInvulnerable {{Badass}} badass she was in ''Origins.'' Is this just TheWorfEffect, or was Ser Cauthrien deathly sick AND badly injured at the time and thus inhibited to the relative strength of an ordinary person?



* Why on earth is Loghain the only person anyone thinks of inducting into the Wardens after the Landsmeet? Riordan mentions that there are too few of you and that he's willing to be pragmatic and fight beside the man who tortured him if it will increase the chances of victory. Alistair [[RevengeBeforeReason doesn't want to do this]], fine, but the thing is at this point you've encountered dozens of {{Badass}}es against whom he doesn't hold a blood grudge that you could use that Joining Cocktail to recruit instead. Sure, some of them (e.g. dwarven Proving fighters, First Enchanter Irving, etc.) may be too far away at the moment, but there's at least one (Ser Cauthrien) who, assuming you didn't fight her, is ''in the same building as you are''. Methinks giving players the option to spare Loghain created more FridgeLogic than the dev team intended.

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* Why on earth is Loghain the only person anyone thinks of inducting into the Wardens after the Landsmeet? Riordan mentions that there are too few of you and that he's willing to be pragmatic and fight beside the man who tortured him if it will increase the chances of victory. Alistair [[RevengeBeforeReason doesn't want to do this]], fine, but the thing is at this point you've encountered dozens of {{Badass}}es badasses against whom he doesn't hold a blood grudge that you could use that Joining Cocktail to recruit instead. Sure, some of them (e.g. dwarven Proving fighters, First Enchanter Irving, etc.) may be too far away at the moment, but there's at least one (Ser Cauthrien) who, assuming you didn't fight her, is ''in the same building as you are''. Methinks giving players the option to spare Loghain created more FridgeLogic than the dev team intended.
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