Tidying Up January 14th, 2019, 12:30 am
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I started replaying DAI during the holidays and it was very satisfying to finish up with all the little quests around the Hinterlands. Unfortunately, I did this before heading off to Orlais and thus had not recruited a whole bunch of characters. Characters with personal quests that would require me to go back and tackle bears. Again. And again.
I just want to be able to check a region off my To Deal With list, ok? Especially when the game takes a long time to load damnit.

Posted @ January 14th, 2019, 12:30 am

Posted @ January 22nd, 2019, 3:52 pm

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oh god I feel this in my soul. JUST LET ME BE DONE.

Posted @ January 14th, 2019, 1:16 am

All except for those requisition table quests... I always flinch a bit when I open the map or walk past a camp because of those...

Posted @ January 14th, 2019, 4:12 am

This might interest you Ser.

Posted @ January 14th, 2019, 12:33 pm

Finally done with all the inane side-quests!

Companions looming around the corner:
Hey Inquisitor, we need to go hiking at the place with the people so we can get the thing for the shenanigan holding that doo-dad.

Posted @ January 14th, 2019, 3:00 pm

If the map's sections were clearly delineated and future quests were listed like a bunch of question marks on the legend, it might not be so bad.

Posted @ January 14th, 2019, 3:15 pm

My skin crawls every time I hear a character say "Inquisitor, I have something for you!"

I like to imagine my Inquisitor quickly walking away without ever making eye contact while muttering 'oh no oh no oh nooooo' under her breath in barely contained horror at the thought of another minor fetch quest.

Posted @ January 14th, 2019, 3:35 pm

As a perfectionist in the subject of mini and side quests, the Hinderlands often occupy my nightmares.

Posted @ January 15th, 2019, 10:03 am

Hinderlands. The region I have to explore because of roleplaying reasons and only because of them. The backtracking even without companion quests is ridiculous. The only map I disliked more is the one with shard temple in it (because of boring fetching of them). For some things I liked about the DAI world to not be too negative I can say I really liked the Fallow Mire and Emerald Graves (I think, it's been a while). Emprise du Lion map was also engaging when I wasn't farming for crafting materials (thank God for mods in my later games that helped with my obsessive hoarding).
And after first few games I didn't have a problem of Blackwalls backtracking quest simply by not recruiting him :-)

Posted @ January 17th, 2019, 2:51 pm

The day that map was clean I was a happy person.

Posted @ January 17th, 2019, 5:15 pm

That is the main reason why I never finished DA:I, it completely burned me out. There's just so many unimportant "gather X quest"-sidequest, that keeps piling on. For some it's fine, for one with semi completionist-tendencies about quests and map-exploration (mainly because I don't want to miss any content) it's a nightmare. In the end I managed to completely clear the Hinterlands and was also so exhausted and bored I just didn't care about playing any more. I still haven't touched the game for like 3 years, never got to act 3. :(

Posted @ January 18th, 2019, 6:57 am

@jicklet: Very much agreed T_T

@Guest: They don't count anymore. If the requisition wanted me to do their fetch quests they would have a limited amount of them.

@Sharp-Claw: Well you are wrong! Very wrong! Pleasejustletmebedone

@Deonis: You know, the worst part was that I was so damn pleased to be done with the Hinterlands? And then I go and progress the main story and now all the new recruits pop up all at once and... and apparently they hate me. Only explanation I've got.

@Broseidon: If I was able to pick up that book before Vivienne gives me the quest, that would have made it ok. But no. No we can't have that... Because backtracking is... fun...

@Guesty Guestface: I don't even say "Not right now" anymore, I just keep walking.

@EloriaNekoi: It is the Fade and Deep Roads of DAI.

@mamiser: I'm not super excited about the endless waste of desert where you have to travel for fifty years before you get to a new thing, but yes. Hinterlands and the shards. I have never finished the shards quest. I doubt I ever will.
Hahaha, that is one way of doing it. And, yes, I did consider it... but then I remembered that he offered to carry heavy things when I gave him compliments, and that means he's a man that gets me and my twig arms, you know?

@Anon: I'm not going to lie. Now when replaying it I finished the Hinterlands, did a little main plot, and had to go back to the Hinterlands. I have not returned to the game yet. I absolutely get you. I wish it had Skyrim's level of open world, instead of the illusion of an open world that is just frustrating to navigate because you can't see the only allowed path and it looks like you should be able to just climb that mountain but no.
But the Hinterland is the worst, so if you ever get the energy and don't mind not remembering too much of what you did, you could always try to go back to your old save file and continue now that you're past it?

Posted @ January 21st, 2019, 10:35 am