I take pride – I mean, real, ‘goeth-before-a-fall’ pride – in creating characters that I’ll be playing as for the next 50+ hours . Because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t like looking at hot avatars? I try to make my characters sexy and attractive, so I’ll enjoy watching cut scenes with my character throughout the game.
It can be a lengthy process. Sometimes it takes me longer to create my character than it does to play through the intro. Yeah, I’m that obsessed.
I was pretty content with Avaline, my human noble rogue (”noble rogue”…is that an oxymoron?) character for Dragon Age: Origins. Check out a screencap of her below (by the way, I’m taking pictures of my TV with my cell phone, so the quality might not be the best).
Now, if you’ve played Dragon Age, you know there’s a character in this game named Leliana. You first meet Leliana in Lothering, if you go into the tavern Dane’s Refuge. Some of Loghain’s soldiers are there and want to fight you, and suddenly Leliana pops up and wants to help, and then wants to join.
Leliana, the human rogue.
Leliana, the red-haired woman.
Leliana, the red-haired woman who has almost the exact same hairstyle as my character.
Needless to say, when Leliana first appeared on the screen, my mouth dropped open at her almost identical appearance to Avaline.
So you can see how I might be upset. After spending so long on making my character, I find out I have a companion who is basically my twin.
…but if Leliana is my character’s twin, then Avaline is definitely the hotter one.
At least I think so. I might be biased. Compare the two pictures below – Avaline is on the left and Leliana is on the right. Now let’s take a vote. Who’s hotter?
BioWare has recently released another new character for Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening. Velanna is an angry Dalish Elf Mage who has the ability to bring trees to life. I can’t b
So the expansion pack for Dragon Age: Origins has us positively giddy with excitement. As you may have guessed from…well…everything so far, we have a “thing” for Bioware. When they announced an expansion for Dragon Age: Origins we pretty much squealed with delight.
With a little squeak thrown in for measure.
This meant to us that we would once more be pitting ourselves against the darkspawn to rid the land of….the taint. Lets be honest, who really wants a taint everywhere they look?
They have been slowly releasing new character information and we have here Velanna:
This video fails to provide me with the information that I am really interested in; can I tent her? Now I know that fails to appreciate the work that was done in creating the “person” that is Velanna, but come on, I want to know.
In Dragon Age, half the fun of the game is the building of relationships, romances, and friendships. That’s ultimately what gets a player hooked. The camp is a pure delight and the rampant flirting is both comical and intriguing. In a day where the balance of power in the world rests on the top of a sword, the reflection of that can easily be seen in the relationships between compatriots. Should the main character say the wrong thing they can lose all they have worked to build.
It brings back every emotion that stirred in me when I met my soon to be wife. Is it too soon to say this? Will she get offended and slap me? Will she laugh, or even know it’s a joke? I wonder what she’s going to say? Oh boy I can’t wait to talk to her.
But they have yet to let us know if Velanna is going to be one of these exciting and enticing trysts or simply a party member.
But what does this video tell us about Velanna:
- Velanna has (or had) as sister
- Velanna can make trees come to life
- I know who’s gathering firewood!
- Velanna is kind of bat-shiz crazy
- Velanna will attack anyone to protect or exact vengeance for perceived wrongdoing
- Velanna is an Elf Mage
- Presumably Dalish
- No face tattoo
- Makes her more appealing to tenting
- Velanna is just plain angry.
- Velanna has the same hair stylist as Morrigan.
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening isn’t out until March 16th and I’m already hooked…and not just for the tenting.