The first time I played Dragon Age: Origins I was a city elf, and it bred a certain... protectiveness of the elves in me. To the point where I would RUN to the alienage to make sure the elves were safe the moment there was any trouble in Kirkwall, before setting out to actually do anything about it.
Of course, Kirkwall elves are the only sane people around. They close their gates when there's trouble. Take that, rich humans living in the better neighborhoods.
Heh, I understand! I feel the same! When I went to Dalish Camp at the SunderMouth I was like... at home. I should be. But I didn't feel it. It was wrong, it wasn't my clan anymore... They messed everything about it, they made Merril loli, killed Marethari, Pol and many more... It was... so horrible...
I wanna play as an elf in DA3. ONLY ELF!!!
P.S. I didn't like playing as a city/mage elf. So I ALWAYS play as a dalish one. In fact, I've tried being all types of elf. I do not wanna play as human. And dwarf... maybe, I loved Orzamarr
WHY did they take the elf option off the suitable players for DA2? I didn't want to be freaking Hawke. He/she had an annoying mother, the siblings kept dying, and the uncle was a total jackass. I wanted to be an elf and go all, "TAKE THAT MOTHERTRUCKERS! Me and Fenris are going to go in the back and make us some broody elf babies. THEY WILL BROOD SO BAD YOU'RE GONNA FEEL IT! PEACE!" But no.. got stuck as a human.. it crushed my dreams like a mofo..
byarru: I know what you mean. It was great to see the clan again... until they started dying D:
Inxerene: On one hand I can understand that it would be much easier to make the entire family human (and thus have actual rights :O) but... yeah, I missed being an elf. But considering how Hawke's family is (annoying blaming mother, twat brother, mage sister, jackass uncle) perhaps it's not so strange that she seems to be very keen on people who are... less than stable themselves.
I agree. The dalish elf OC, Locien I have was my favorite...I didn't even finish it but I had it all planned out. Even down to the very end of Witch Hunt...going with Morrigan, his love. Also...with classes... I posted something like it on your first comic strip. You should read it :D.
I didn't even play as an elf in Origins, and I still tended to have this reaction in both games! XD Something about those elves, man.
@Inxerene Say nothing of Leandra. There is one reason, and one reason only that I will always love her.
"My little girl/boy has grown so strong. I love you. You've always made me proud."
"verythime I'm moved to tears...why did she have to die? *sobs*
I loved my Tabris girl, and I was kind of angry about not being able to play an elf in DA2.
Then I saw the elf racial redesign, and was glad I didn't have to try to make that attractive in the cc.
@rosedotnoire: I was disappointed about the 'human only' thing too at first. But then we got a family and all was ok. Then they killed the family :I
@zenat: I was honestly surprised that Dog was still alive by the end of DA2.
@rosedotnoire: On the other hand, it was at least eleven at the end of the game, and big dogs well... :I
this is why i play as a mage elf as my warden....elves are hellot more braver and smarter then their human counterparts. seriously in da origins they were willing to fight the darkspawn to protect their homes...the poeple of denerim were just held up inside their houses...saved the elves though from fighting....they suffered enough under dumbasses to lose more of their numbers.
Even with the terrible re-design that the elves got graced with in da2, I still think it would have been hilarious to have a played as a snarky elf. Seeing as how much crap the elves got thrown in/at... They really didn't like elves in kirkwall, but having an elven champion would have been ironic and maybe would have given the game a bit more guts along with another storyline to explore instead of the age old mages/templars thing...