A battle gone wrong – Julie replays Dragon Age Pt. 2
Ostagar has always been the part that annoys me most in DAO. It’s the actual prelude and feels just so… loooooooooong. I like the part in the Korcari Wilds but the rest ist just. I don’t know. Kinda boring?
My first playthrough of DAO did not last longer than Ostagar and after failing the damned Oger fifteen times I just quit.
This time I actually know how to play and changed the setting from “Easy” (for a more story-oriented play) to “Normal” (because there are too many fights for them to be boring) and managed to kill the Oger quite easily.
I love using the tactics setting in DAO, something I never thought I’d say – but it’s awesome to be able to “program” your companions so that you don’t have to pause every few seconds to rearrange everyone and not worry about the mage being slaughtered because you know your tank will taunt enemies away.
A few words towards my OCs view of the whole thing – including pictures.
What surprises, irritated and confuses Fian the most ist how everyone calls her “mylady”. She’s not used for humans to ‘see’ her and every insult and dismissive comment is something familiar and nearly welcome. That she can answer correctly to by insulting them back directly. She also likes the respect she has earned just by being with the Wardens that she can use to direct humans to better treatment of elves.
She still doesn’t quite know what to think of Alistair – so eager and funny and human. She liked Jory – he didn’t seem to have one bad bone in his body – while Daveth was just the next human. She was pretty sure he’d never even looked at her had they met in Denerim.
Morrigan however she liked. What a weird pair, her mother and her but Fian had a feeling that there was more to both of them than they let on. Morrigans attitude she can cope with, she knows people worse – and Fian likes it when people speak their mind. Less deception.
The Joining was horrible but the most horrible part was not the pain and the nightmares but seeing Duncan murder poor Jory for wanting to go back to his pregnant wife. It made her realize she was right about Duncan: to him, the ends always justify the means. She, however, is not yet ready to go that far.
The battle and it’s desastrous end was kind of confusing to her. She realized how stupid Cailan was but for Loghain to actively betray him… Her little audience with him hadn’t prepared her for that.
For the moment she’s glad she’s alive and – for lack of a better plan – she’ll do what she can to defeat the darkspawn. She has an obligation to her family and having seen and fought (and feeling!) the darkspawn, she knows they MUST be stopped.
So, off we are to Lothering and beyond!
I already know I’ll leave Sten behind – it just doesn’t make sense to me or Fian to take him with us and I never use him in my party anyway. But I’m so looking forward to Leliana! 😀