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30 Days of DA: Reference post and Day One

I like these 30 Days memes. Something about answering questions posed by another gets me to thinking about things in new ways. Also, it forces a regular posting habit, which is always a good thing for me. I've wanted to do the Dragon Age one for awhile, but I was holding off until I finished my second time through DA2, to give me a more rounded picture of that game and its possibilities. That happened a couple of weeks ago; then I decided to wait for the new year. Now that time has come, so here goes!

Cross-post note: I will be posting shorter versions of most of these answers to Tumblr, then linking back here for the full-length entries.

Day One: Favorite Dragon Age game (ie: Origins, Awakening, Dragon Age 2)
My favorite game in the series so far is Origins. Awakening was fun, but not substantial enough for me to consider as full a game as the main titles. Dragon Age 2 was probably a better and more complex story than DA:O -- I love how it deconstructs the fantasy and heroic tropes that Origins plays pretty much straight. But in terms of the game as a game, Origins wins for me, hands down. I found it more fun and more engaging. I also appreciate the greater variety in the kinds of missions and characters and places -- and I don't just mean the repeating maps, but the epic sweep of the story and the settings. I'm particularly fascinated by the Grey Wardens: their history, the lore, the outsider culture they have created for themselves.

But even if that weren't true, I expect Origins would still get the nod for sucking me into the world of Thedas so quickly and completely. I haven't fallen in love with a source this hard and fast for a long time -- for a game, not since Final Fantasy X. If I had played DA2 first, I don't know that I would have been quite so compelled by the series. As it is, I have my first new fandom obession in six years, and my life is definitely the richer for it.

The Questions

  1. Favorite Dragon Age game (ie: Origins, Awakening, Dragon Age 2)

  2. Favorite character

  3. Least favorite character

  4. Favorite Love Interest

  5. Least favorite Love Interest

  6. Your Warden’s story

  7. Favorite quest

  8. Least favorite quest

  9. Favorite class (ie; mage, warrior, rogue, assassin, healer…)

  10. Favorite party banter

  11. Favorite song from the soundtracks

  12. OTP

  13. Mages or Templars?

  14. Character you wish was a romance option

  15. Your favorite “Bro”

  16. Your ultimate team from all games

  17. Favorite Origins story

  18. Character you are most like

  19. Character who’d be your best friend

  20. Character you wouldn’t get along with

  21. Favorite villain

  22. Favorite NPC

  23. Scene you wish you could change the outcome of the most

  24. Most shocking scene

  25. Scene that made you cry

  26. Crack OTP

  27. Best part of the games

  28. Worst part of the games

  29. If you made a deal with a demon what would your bargain be?

  30. Hopes for Dragon Age 3

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Tags: 30 days of, dragon age

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