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Yay! Finally! - Tactical Ninja

Dec. 3rd, 2014

09:43 am - Yay! Finally!

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So here is Kestrel, who is third in my line of human mages named after birds.

Her hair is yellower and her eyes greener than they appeared in the character creator, and as usual Dragon Age has managed to produce the ugliest hairdos ever, but I do like the amount of customisation you can do, and am relatively happy with her face. Kind of disappointed my favourite asymmetrical tattoo wasn't available, but this one's pretty cool.

8G of RAM is barely enough, but sooner or later my replacement 16G will arrive and that'll get sorted. Meanwhile, I'm still in the early-game state of confusion where I don't really know what's going on and haven't mastered the controls yet, and am running round going "Whee, sheep!" without any regard for questlines or marauding templars. I guess I'll get over that.

Initial thoughts:

The interface seems a bit more console-focused than I'd prefer. I liked the DA2 inventory system, this one seems overclunky for PC.

They've switched pause from spacebar to CTRL, and spacebar is now jump, and consequently Kestrel is spending a lot of time jumping up and down while I try to work out the controls and use tactical mode.

Sheep! Yay! Although I'm not sure why rams give lambswool, and I'm bummed that if you freeze them they shatter and melt instead of being lootable, cos freezing is fun, yo.

I haven't been able to have a conversation with any of my companions yet. Haven't figured out where/when/how on that one. It could just be that since I'm basically just past the intro, that's not an available option yet.

Still not overly rapt with Cullen's new look. Knowing Bioware, he'll grow on me because personality, but atm Kestrel is perving at Solas mostly, and a bit at Cassandra. But in reality she hasn't found anyone perv-worthy.

I am looking forward to the part where I get the hang of the controls enough so the story draws me in. That should be tonight, since last night I only got to play an hour or so after installing and creating my character, and it was mostly me going I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S HAPPENING.

The graphics are sufficiently pretty that my machine is putting out enough heat to keep my feet warm in winter. WIN!

In other news, I am still recovering from Spinfluence. It's surprising how little I thought I did compared with how much my body's telling me I did.

Also, the official first day of summer in NZ, it was 8 degrees outside and alternating between rain and wind. Welcome to Wellington, we have weather!

Finally, I realised it's only 3 weeks till I get a good long break from work. This makes me happy, and will also make my garden happy. Speaking of which, it now has broccoli, tomatoes, spring onions, peas, beans, courgettes, squash, spinach, leeks, silverbeet, and, um, something else I planted but didn't mark and won't be able to identify till it gets a bit bigger. Also, flowers!

Meanwhile, I'll be in my bunk. Where bunk means computer chair, freezing sheep.


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Date:December 2nd, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
Yaayayayay. Woooo. Hop hop hop. Inquisitionnnn! I look forward to your updates and thoughts! And you getting deeper in, so I can discuss things without spoiling!!

Solas is a fun character. There aren't many characters that I don't like in this! And there's no one I completely hate! They did a good job, in my humble opinion!
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Date:December 2nd, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC)
Ha, so true. Right now all I can discuss is the weirdness of the sheep, and where to find silk. ;-)
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Date:December 6th, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
One of these days I will likely get sucked into this empire. I played Dragon Age Origins while dogsitting, but it seems like something I could fall into for days/weeks xD
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