nagia: (avatar; the boulder does not approve)
  1. Not allowed to ask passerby elves if they believe this society is ordered correctly.
  2. Not allowed to ask passerby elves if they believe this society is ordered at all
  3. Not allowed to ask passerby elves if they want more certainty in their lives.
  4. Not allowed to convert more elves to the Qun without building more ships.
  5. Not allowed to commission ships.
  6. Not allowed to refer to that buffoon of a viscount as "the basrashok".
  7. Not allowed to call the viscount a buffoon, even if the Arishok does it.
  8. The Arishok's chair is not the "Parshaara! I've heard enough of your maraas basri!" chair.
  9. The Arishok's chair is not "the Driftwood Throne".
  10. Sitting on the painted chair is not one of the Arishok's duties.
  11. Karasten is not allowed to tell the lower ranks that it is.
  12. Karasten is not allowed to attempt to trade Gate duty for "Arishok's painted chair duty".
  13. Our duties epitomize our roles. No treating assigned tasks as currency when "gambling".
  14. No gambling.
  15. No shouting "You seek to steal my role!" at a Karashok assigned Gate duty.
  16. No shouting "You seek to steal my role!" ever.
  17. No shouting of anything without a reason that will satisfy the Arishok.
  18. No bribing an Ashaad to bring back pastries unless he brings enough for everyone.
  19. No bribing an Ashaad to bring back pastries even if he brings enough for everyone.
  20. No bribing the Ashaad. With anything. For anything.
nagia: (abstract; lullabies or children's storie)
(12:16:52 AM) [personal profile] nagia: "So we agree that it doesn't take a demon for someone to be a vicious killer. Good."
(12:17:06 AM) [personal profile] nagia: Anders. Don't say things like that in front of Arya. She's so disconnected...
(12:17:45 AM) [personal profile] nagia: Her immediate response is a marginally cheerful, "No, but they definitely help."
(12:18:19 AM) [personal profile] nagia: (And that is what I mean by disconnected -- not only does she see nothing wrong with admitting to being a vicious killer, she sees nothing wrong with admitting that she made a deal with a demon.)

(For those playing at home, Arya is my second unique mage!Hawke, and she's a filthy blood mage who made a deal with a Sloth demon shortly after Malcolm Hawke's death. She's been gradually detaching/disassociating from other people ever since. And she and Anders are going to have a rather fucked up "I sold you, and you sold me" destructoromance)
nagia: (da2; adder; built this city)
(5:41:42 PM) [personal profile] nagia: You realize I am now imagining Greagoir as a Templar career counselor/guidance counselor in a high school.
(5:41:54 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: *amused*
(5:42:15 PM) [personal profile] nagia: (I'm imagining Cullen trying to fill in for a day, too, but all he ever tells the long line of mage students is "ABOMINATION!")
(5:42:23 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: "You're a mage. You're going to become a soul-devouring beast."
(5:42:53 PM) [personal profile] nagia: Oh god.
(5:43:05 PM) [personal profile] nagia: That is both hilarious and sad.
(5:43:37 PM) [personal profile] nagia: "But my Meyers-Briggs personality type doesn't say anything about th--"
"YOU ARE A MAGE. That is the only career course available to you."
nagia: (coraline; bel; my eyes are buttons)
(6:19:23 PM) [personal profile] nagia: Apparently
(6:19:26 PM) [personal profile] nagia: It's an alien landwhale
(6:19:32 PM) [personal profile] nagia: With an interdimensional stomach
(6:19:34 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: What
(6:19:45 PM) [personal profile] nagia: The thing that erases stuff
(6:19:55 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: ...
(6:20:00 PM) [personal profile] nagia: Is an alien landwhale with an interedimensional stomach
(6:20:11 PM) [personal profile] nagia: I am fast beginning to love this anime. Just for the sheer weird.

(7:16:42 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: Anders definitely changes.
(7:16:49 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: He gets crazier with every timeskip!
nagia: (dao; sens; </3 sens disapproves -5)
I swear the DA2 crew are worse than Aoshi when it comes to music ninjaing. I listen to a song, look up, and they're carrying it off. (Yuffie approves, though, because these are music ninjas who will at least dance. Unlike Aoshi.)

Fenris needs to get the hell out of that corner with the bottle of Agreggio and "Go Insane." PUT IT DOWN, ELF.

Oh god why do I always write about the gross things in Thedas, like the Arl's corpse larders during the Village Under Siege Quest, or the bodies curled up with their faces in their own vomit during Blackpowder Courtesy?
nagia: (da2; adder; facepalm (adder rivalry +15))
(4:27:14 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: "YOU ARE KIND AND BEAUTIFUL ♥ ♥"
(4:27:26 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: "BUT NO! I WILL BREAK YOUR HEART! ♥ ♥"
(4:27:43 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: ........................
(4:27:55 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: Crazy Chuck learned all he knows about romance from Twilight.

(5:31:46 PM) [personal profile] nagia: True, true. Adam never ever pings people as the big brother who says, "Oh, you think that locket's pretty?" and then three days later mysteriously has an identical locket.
(5:31:52 PM) [personal profile] nagia: "It's not the same one, but it looks pretty close, right?"
(5:32:41 PM) [personal profile] nagia: Even though he uh. Very much is.
(5:32:53 PM) [personal profile] nagia: (He's a sweet boy! Until he kills people at the drop of a hat so Bethany can jack their shit.)
nagia: (da2; adder; facepalm (adder rivalry +15))
One: Jefferson Starship's We Built This City is so the friendship theme for Hawke and Varric. Any Hawke. (Especially a purple option/HumorHawke.)


(5:40:38 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: He is derptastic.
(5:40:58 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: From this day forward it is no longer Dragon Age 2.
(5:41:02 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: It is Derp Age.
(5:41:07 PM) [personal profile] nagia: <3 <3 YES.
nagia: (da2; adder; yarrrrr i r pirate mage yarr)
(4:21:52 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: That's another problem I have with this game.
(4:22:13 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: You get through maybe half the first act and you're like OKAY I DON'T WANT TO SEE ONE MORE TRASH MOB EVER
(4:22:21 PM) [personal profile] leviathanmirror: EVER, YOU FUCKERS AT BIOWARE
(4:24:00 PM) [personal profile] nagia: <3 <3 <3
nagia: (da2; adder; yarrrrr i r pirate mage yarr)
I... I just got ninja rivalmanced by Merrill on my Adder re-roll. How the fuck did this happen? One flirt (because all the other options were just... no), one joke, and they're in bed? Seriously? AUUUUUGH.

Really, if this is the "canonical" RP runthrough, Adder has the shittiest Act 2 closer ever. I mean, Fenris and his whole "I can't. I can't!" thing. And Merrill freaking out over Adder's decision re: her Act 2 quest. The gory end of Varric's Act 2 quest. Then the ninja rivalmance with Merrill and breaking her heart. Then "All That Remains." Then "Night Terrors," which doesn't go well. Then "Following the Qun", which probably isn't going to go well either.

Woohoo, broken Champion.

I really probably should give all of Act 2 a full-sized fic, someday. I've even got the perfect title.
nagia: (da2; adder; all the world's a joke)
HAWKE: So I shouldn't slit my wrists and dance naked under the moonlight just to fit in?
ORSINO: If that's what you intend, perhaps I'll join you after all...

What. What.
nagia: (da2; adder; all the world's a joke)
There's a quote from A Song for Arbonne, by Guy Gavriel Kay, that really describes how I feel about DA2: "You took him for all that he was, which was not inconsiderable, and tried not to lament how much more he could have been."

On its own, with very little connection the DA universe, DA2 is pretty good. The dialogue wheel actually works, I like the gameplay, I don't mind the storyline. Also, I love that now you actually do have something like a family resemblance, since your relatives will change their appearances based on which preset you go for and will match your skin tone. (I suspect that if a toolset is ever released, this will make things very interesting for cosmetic mods.)

Just a few things. For one, that is not Anders. ([personal profile] leviathanmirror and I have decided that he is actually Anders's eerily similar-looking crazy cousin Chuck, who decided to borrow Anders's identity and spirit biffle. And bitch about not being able to have Anders's cat. So if I mention Crazy Chuck, that's who I'm talking about. The crazy hobo impersonating Anders.)

For another, it'd be nice if Fenris would, you know, learn. Maybe a litle. Just a teensy bit. He has a dialogue in which he approves of Hawke or Bethany, but it'd be nice for him to someday say, "Okay, so maybe not EVERY mage is an evil insane awful person out to hurt everyone around them who should be locked up and stuck with hot pokers."

For a third, dear god I hate the redesigns. The dwarves (except Varric, who is just that awesome) all look terrifying. The Qunari look like Orgres. The elves just look like ass (except Fenris and Merrill, who somehow manage to rock the look). And Sandal has become fucking creepy. He was a little unnerving in DAO, but dear god he makes me want to run away screaming.

Also, Cone Of Cold has been turned from a near-game-breaking crowd control spell of awesome... into an incredibly cool-looking and incredibly useless spell of suckitude. On the other hand, now I have Gravitic Ring, Fist of the Maker, and Telekinetic Burst. Suck on that, boss battles!


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