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So, I am a massive looter. This may have come up in the past. No spoon is safe, no boot will be left behind.

But I am also, yes indeed, the WORST at spending all the money I gather through all that looting. That dreaded "I might need it later" mentality kicks in and there I am. At the end boss. Pockets full of gold, ok armor but not great, half the trinkets I could have, and still refusing to use the best potions because... I might need that later...

Posted @ March 4th, 2019, 12:34 am

Posted @ September 22nd, 2019, 10:00 am

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I always imagine health potions to be little sacks of money people just consume. (good method to stop smoking, btw XD)

Posted @ March 4th, 2019, 6:50 am


I have a friend that obsessively hoards all the healing potions. I'm with you and the money hoarding. I'm sure this says something about us psychologically.

Posted @ March 4th, 2019, 9:49 am


i find if i have too much money while reaching end game it becomes pointless to have it. i'm fine with spending money on expensive shit if i know i won't be too poor after.

heck first playthrough of dragon age 2 i didn't have enough to fund the expedition xD

and in inquisition i bought the mystery box on the first playthrough. which was totally worth it, nuggalope mount bitches! =D


@Guesty Guestface: that you are cheap bastards? =P

Posted @ March 4th, 2019, 9:51 am


I'd be fi- well, I wouldn't be fine with it but I'd tolerate spending my gold on fancy shit if I could cheese a game mechanic to get it back. Like Quasar in ME1.

Posted @ March 4th, 2019, 11:12 am


Then there's that one ultra powerfull one-time item I'm never gonna use.

Or one better - getting "powerfull" charm/item/armour-enhancer and not using it in fear of wasting it on current armour only to find out that in a few more levels it's as common as it can be and I purposefully made my game harder for few hours.

Posted @ March 4th, 2019, 1:28 pm


Remember money is only for making the game easier either that or blowing millions of gold into some player house because it looks nice.

But forget magic trinkets we need to buy 200 stacks of elfroot because of reasons. As time goes on I realize my first playthough of dragon age from back when multiple install disks were a thing I remember how hard it was before I could research and buy the ultimate edition and have access to the best loot form the dlc.

Also who is the ginger elf?

Posted @ March 4th, 2019, 4:49 pm


It took me about, what, four playthroughs? Let's go with that. Before I unbent enough to actually spend my gold and start buying those unique weapons, armors, and accessories you find in certain shops.

I coveted that one dagger in Orzammar for so long, but no, I told myself, I might need it later...

And then I was standing in front of Sandal with a couple hundred gold and more supplies than I could possibly use.

Posted @ March 4th, 2019, 5:04 pm


There is at least one point in the game where it actually behooves you to spend down your gold prior. Mostly dealing with Goldanna. If you agree to let Alistair give her money, if you have more than 10 gold or so, somehow that comes from YOUR pocket, not his (otherwise, he pays it). Thanks, Alistair.

Posted @ March 4th, 2019, 5:57 pm


DA:O had poultices, not potions. They even made a joke about it in Inquisition with Bull and his band of misfits.

Also, relatable RPG problems.

Posted @ March 5th, 2019, 12:35 am


Cheap cheap cheap

@Blazypika2: I feel so called out right now. hahaha

Posted @ March 5th, 2019, 11:23 am


@Guesty Guestface: happy to help ^_^

Posted @ March 7th, 2019, 6:16 am


@Sharp-Claw: Little sacks of money, sounds about right. It needs to be a reeeeeally dire situation for me to start chugging potions, even when I'm sitting on a pile of them.

@Guesty Guestface: Well... irl I always go "but do I really need this?" when I'm shopping. Except for... like... books and games... because... the answer is obviously yes... always...

@Blazypika2: It IS absolutely pointless at the end of the game, and *yet* :I I even do it when replaying a game and knowing full well that the end is approaching.

@Broseidon: I was not aware that was an option. But then again, I usually feel like I'm ruining the challenge of the game if I exploit things like that. Because apparently I need the challenge of acquiring a hoard.

@mamiser: The ultimate one-time-only weapon is going to keep gathering dust. No way I'm wasting that kind of power, what if I'll need it later? After... the games is over...

@wildmageguy: That would be the Dalish Grey Warden. She's made an appearance in the past a couple of times, and generally been a bit of an ass. Because of course she was. I played her, and it wasn't my first playthrough.

@Guest: Four playthroughs sounds about right to reach the point of "ok, MAYBE I can buy that really expensive trinket after all, what with the end being close and whatnot"

@Ardruna: As far as I can remember, I always paid Goldanna. I mean, Alistair's sister or not, she had like a thousand kids. She needed the money. But then again, I will happily give money to the beggars, it's just... buying things for myself? No, no no no, can't waste money like that.

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