Mercy for all January 28th, 2013, 1:07 am
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This... is pretty much what happens every time. It's not that I don't try to be friends with Fenris, it's that apparently I don't try hard enough. Or we're not serious enough on the rival side. The advantage is that the moment the convo is over and he's put his foot down about it... you can just ignore it and go ahead and equip the sword of mercy anyway.
Stats over pride, Fenris, stats over pride.

Posted @ January 25th, 2013, 2:10 pm

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Killing is always more important

Posted @ January 28th, 2013, 1:16 am


@zenat: What's worse is Aveline's (well, Wesley's) shield... when the game actively guilts you for doing this.

Posted @ January 28th, 2013, 3:19 am


@Norgrath: Well, I kinda like it. And damn do I keep that sheild after the first scolding D: But then I'm the person who played a city elf and refused to sell my mother's boots and never took off my wedding ring even though it did absolutely nothing.

Posted @ January 28th, 2013, 3:47 am


I had no idea he did this since I always get his friendship (and love). Definitely funny.
I am sentimental when it comes to items too, as a Dalish I never took off my parents amulet. Zevran also always wore his mothers gloves. Lucky for me, I accidentally forgot to switch Aveline's shield so I didn't get the whole brunt of her fury.

Posted @ January 28th, 2013, 11:35 am


Ha bitch just got HUBED

Posted @ January 28th, 2013, 1:26 pm


The stuff I did in the first game, while maybe not as much forcing, as hilariously dressing up. I loved putting Armor of the Legion on big people like Sten, or armor that fit my human champion moments ago on Oghren. Also, all the special DLC gifts from the first game like Sten's butterfly Sword, or Zevran's chastity belt.

Posted @ January 28th, 2013, 11:07 pm


They get mad at you about Wesley's shield? When does that happen? I've never gotten any comment or hate from the guys about his shield... Maybe it's because I keep it in my stash, and haven't sold it. (I never sell my companion's old weapons, I think they'd be nice mementos.)

Posted @ January 29th, 2013, 1:21 am


@Sabine: When you give Aveline the "shield of the knight herself" she has a different line based on weather it's equipped, in inventory, or in stash/sold, whichever way she's not too happy (of course going futher into the conversation you realise that it's not really about the shield but still)

Posted @ January 29th, 2013, 3:39 am


@Griffen: Haha yes, that XD It was one of those moments when I just sighed deeply, truth be told. The mere concept that an armor that fits Sten would fit Oghren was just... well... no. Just no. Of course, it's easier for the player and all but... hrm :I

@Sabine: In a private talk with Aveline, when you give her the shielf of her namesake. If you are not carrying it/if she is not equipped with it, she will be Angry. It's not something you forget in a heartbeat XD

Posted @ January 29th, 2013, 4:46 am


Hehe, Fenris will never learn. You don't just throw a gift if Hawke gives it to you, oh no. You have to keep it... or else.
I remember when he always got mad at my character for giving him that sword... and letting dozens of mages go free. xD

I like Fenris, he's a great character and I have every female Hawke go for him. But damn, since I discovered Rivalmance, I just love annoying him for some reason. :3 Probably because I like mages and being silly, while he's grumpier than an old man (and dresses even more preposterously).

By the way, I love how you did his "Okay." face. It's priceless. :D

Posted @ January 30th, 2013, 3:38 pm


@Bansheebot: Personally I am forever looking whistfully at Aveline, and settling for someone else (though Fenris is so far a favorite) XD
I love doing meme faces for the characters XD First Zevran's trollface, and now ok guy Fenris, and one day... ALL the memes!

Posted @ January 31st, 2013, 3:06 am


@zenat: Ooh, yes, that'll be great! Maybe one of the Grey Wardens saying "kill ALL the darkspawn" or some such. Anyway, I'd love to see some version of that meme. It's one of my favorites for some reason. :)

Posted @ January 31st, 2013, 3:49 am


@Bansheebot: I personally always liked Fenris as a character, especially since he said "To Hawke, the only mage I'll follow". I never got the fact that EVERY GIRL seemed to romance him. Maybe its because I'm a guy, or maybe its cause the broody character romances bug me, but I never saw it.
I think his constant arguing about how mages are evil or will be possessed by demons got annoying after a while, especially when he himself fell for a demon's power.

Posted @ February 2nd, 2013, 11:57 am


@Griffen: I think Bansheebot said that all their female Hawkes go for Fenris, not that all females who play DA2 go for him.
Personally, I prefer Fenris (barely) over the other romances, but none of them appeal to me the way Morrigan and Zevran did. The man of my DA2 dreams was always the Arishok :I

Posted @ February 2nd, 2013, 5:57 pm


@Griffen: Like zenat said before me, I didn't exactly say that Fenris is a good romance option. Compared to those in Origins, he's not, but compared to the other male (or even the female to some extent) options in DAII, he's slightly better, at least in some aspects. For personal preference, I had my female Hawkes choose him, because I know what Anders does in the end and I can't accept it. And Sebastian is severely underdeveloped as a character (and for some reason creeps me out).

What I find interesting is Fenris as a character, not strictly as a love interest. His background is both heartbreaking and horrifying, and he himself seems almost bipolar and can come off as both sympathetic and cruel, which makes him somewhat unpredictable. Which is what I would argue makes him effective as a character, as there were times when I pitied him and times when I was appalled and intimidated by what he did.

At any rate, I highly doubt every girl has their character romance him, considering what I've seen of fangirls on the Internet. I myself don't always like broody romances, because good ones are hard to find and most of them often come off as too unrealistic (or I get bored if I come across too many of them). As far as romances in DAII go, I think they all come short in some way compared to those in Origins, who are easier to connect with.

Posted @ February 3rd, 2013, 3:43 am


@zenat: Unfortunately for you and many other people who wanted to romance a Qunari in either game I doubt that'll ever happen. Although considering how David Gaider protected the bisexuality of the romances in DA2, its not exactly like they're closeminded about romances. I loved me some Morrigan, but the fact I couldn't get me some Oghren or Varric makes me sad.

@Bansheebot: I just think Sebastian was too close to a typical priest to be too appealing as a character. The way he sounded before he joined the Chantry sounded more interesting to me (and Isabella). It did make his threat of being pissed at me for forgiving Anders not a big deal.
Fenris is an interesting character for sure, and like I said before, when he came to terms with my Hawke even though he was a mage it felt like a big step for him.

Posted @ February 3rd, 2013, 9:47 am


@Griffen: Yeah, Sebastian's background was definitely more interesting than what he himself was or did in the game. Seeing that would have been better, I think. It's a shame he was the character that evolved the least.

As for his threat at the end of the game, at first I didn't take him seriously too, but after that I started to. It's subtle in the game, but I think there were some indications that he's somewhat psychotic (especially if you rival him), which made me not take any chances if he ever gets back his throne in Starkhaven. I think he's crazy enough to keep his word about burning down Kirkwall otherwise.

Posted @ February 3rd, 2013, 11:03 am


@Griffen: Well... I think it depends on your definition of a romance. Sexual romance? No. Nonsexual? Maybe. And I'd prefer a nonsexual qunari romance than a sexual tal vashoth romance, truth be told.

... Oghren? Dear lord XD That's got to be the first time I hear anyone wanting to romance him XD

Posted @ February 3rd, 2013, 11:06 am


@zenat: For the Sten in DAO there actually was a romance. Someone asked the guy who wrote Sten's character why there wasn't a romance option for the Qunari, he said there was, it just went unnoticed because it wasn't so obvious. In all honesty, I wouldn't mind a non-sexual romance with a Qunari in-game, given the Qun's stance on physical affection and all... After gaining Sten's respect and trust in Origins it just seemed rather fulfilling in a strange way(however, some sexy time would have been nice as well but meh...)

Posted @ February 3rd, 2013, 3:34 pm


@Jay: I think the fact that 99% never picked up on the Sten romance, and that it wasn't an achievement unlike the others, is part of the reason why it doesn't feel like a romance. I want to know him in one, damnit XD

Posted @ February 4th, 2013, 12:45 am


@Jay: Actually that comment about there being a Sten romance was a joke by the woman who wrote him. She was kidding, because a lot of fans were complaining Sten wasn't an option. :D I think it's kind of funny.

Now I wonder if there will be an actual romance with a kossith in DA3 and I'll just laugh to tears if they somehow mention Sten's comment about wearing armor during the romance. xD

Posted @ February 4th, 2013, 1:32 am


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Posted @ February 20th, 2013, 9:53 am