Don't drink and recruit September 22nd, 2011, 1:03 am
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One thing that I really like about Dragon Age: Origins is that no matter what origin you choose they all take place. The only thing that changes is where Duncan is and who he recruits. The other five origin characters all die, be it execution, darkspawn infection, or starvation.

As I did this I was comparing the various deaths and came to the conclusion that, yet again, the human noble has the best scenario. The highest chance of a quick death. The only chance to take the crown. Best starting gear. Start with the mabari... The list goes on.

Posted @ September 11th, 2011, 7:10 pm

Posted @ April 25th, 2017, 7:04 pm

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I think it's because they assume that on the first playthough people will choose a human soldier type because they're easier. It's the same with Neverwinter Nights.

They didn't seem to realise that its both easier and more fun to play as a rogue (No more stupid locks to get in your way and you do several times the damage just by standing behind the enemy)

Posted @ September 22nd, 2011, 4:18 am


Yeah, the human noble and dwarven noble have it easy, at least when it comes to dying. They die in battle, quite quickly. The other guys are soooo screwed.
The rest are just suffering. Starvation (thus going insane as well), rape and life imprisonment, Tranquil and dying slowly and painfully from Taint.

Posted @ September 22nd, 2011, 5:53 pm


Yeees, horrible. Well, maybe human's death is quick but... it's emotionally more horrible. The fact that you couldn't save your family, your beloved ones...
I always choose a Dalish warrior, since well... I don't play rogues. Never

And there's no actual fact that the mage died

Posted @ September 23rd, 2011, 5:53 am


I have yet to play through all of them.

But yes, that is depressing to think about. D:

Posted @ September 27th, 2011, 8:57 pm


@byarru: Not so much for the Dwarg noble woman. Big change she could be dragged of and made a brood mother.

Posted @ December 27th, 2011, 3:13 pm


I'm always glad that when i'm a dwarven commoner, it says that the DN is a guy, cause then i'd make myself do a femDN next playthrough to many up for the guilt of a Brood Mother. I'd ratehr have the femCityElf death than a femDwarvenNoble...

Posted @ May 25th, 2012, 11:12 am


@RS: That depends, if you are a female dwarven noble, it won't be quick.

Posted @ August 6th, 2012, 10:10 am


Wait.... Don't other possible warden recruits just.... end up not existing in the first place if you don't choose them? ......
It has to be true, the non recruited are never mentioned.

Posted @ March 23rd, 2014, 3:12 pm


@Guest: Actually, you can loot the dwarven commoner's body in his cell (your companion is there, so the events take place whether or not you play the dwarven commoner). The dwarven noble origin is mentioned having taken place, there are hints about the human noble too, the elven uprising is due to the city elf origin, and Jowan has escaped the circle tower. So yes, it's safe to say that all six origins happen, but Duncan is only there to recruit one of them (which I think is absolutely brilliant).

Posted @ March 23rd, 2014, 4:21 pm


@zenat: Oh.... Well that's depressing
Thanks for clearing that up

Posted @ April 7th, 2014, 4:16 pm