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knight-enchanter:

This month, PC Gamer UK’s cover feature is DA:I. They got exclusive access to the game for an extensive, hands-on preview.
The digital copy came through for subscribers today. Subscribe here, or get it via the iTunes store or Google Play.
ElitePinecone of the BSN was kind enough to share some of the best bits on the BSN. I’ve quoted it below for those of you who don’t want to access the forums:

About Skyhold:
"It’s detailed, cavernous, but more importantly, there’s more stuff you can do in Skyhold than on Commander Shepard’s ship. Past the tavern, stables, courtyard, kitchen, and dungeon (for imprisoning people, not slaying rats, I learn), I step to the War Table. Here, a dozen or so operation markers populate a world map: scouting missions, a task to gain the friendship of the dwarven kingdom of Orzammar or to recruit an arcanist. You complete these micro-quests entirely through the menu, and they grant modest benefits: gold, loot, resources, or adding more ‘agents’ who join the Inquisition."
"… part of playing Inquisitor means decorating Skyhold manually: everything from the windows, throne, banner, and heraldry to the drapes can be swapped in a menu."
There’s also a long section on how the Inquisition can “pass judgement” on certain people as a result of quests - the example they gave was dealing with a barbarian tribe [Knight-Enchanter’s note: I would guess these are Avvar!] after defeating their leader in battle. The judgement sequences come after some story events and offer the player a way to reflect on what just happened.
"Laidlaw underlines the value on getting players to look backward rather than simply anticipating the next quest. “Inquisition, moreso than many of our other games, takes a moment to just ask ‘how you feeling?’ and have characters dig into why you did what you did. And to try to understand the Inquisitor’s mind. And they’re some of my favourite moments in the game,” he says."

"Some operations, like this one, are instantly resolved, but others ask you to pick which of your three advisors – Josephine (political), Cullen (military), or Leliana (spying) – is the right fit for the job, making them temporarily unavailable. You can visit with all three of these support characters inside Skyhold.


Also nestled into the War Table (but separated from operations) are Inquisition perks, which draw on influence that you gain from exploring Thedas and completing quests. (If power is “Inquisition gold,” as Darrah puts it, influence is Inquisition XP, effectively.) There are four perk types: Forces, Secrets, Connections, and simply ‘Inquisition’, the first three of which are tied to the aforementioned advisors. A Forces perk might increase your potion capacity by four; a Secrets perk might increase the XP you earn from picking up codex entries; one Connections perk grants better merchant offers on rare items. Skyhold changes as a reflection of which perks you favour, although I wasn’t told how.

knight-enchanter:

This month, PC Gamer UK’s cover feature is DA:I. They got exclusive access to the game for an extensive, hands-on preview.

The digital copy came through for subscribers today. Subscribe here, or get it via the iTunes store or Google Play.

ElitePinecone of the BSN was kind enough to share some of the best bits on the BSN. I’ve quoted it below for those of you who don’t want to access the forums:

About Skyhold:

"It’s detailed, cavernous, but more importantly, there’s more stuff you can do in Skyhold than on Commander Shepard’s ship. Past the tavern, stables, courtyard, kitchen, and dungeon (for imprisoning people, not slaying rats, I learn), I step to the War Table. Here, a dozen or so operation markers populate a world map: scouting missions, a task to gain the friendship of the dwarven kingdom of Orzammar or to recruit an arcanist. You complete these micro-quests entirely through the menu, and they grant modest benefits: gold, loot, resources, or adding more ‘agents’ who join the Inquisition."

"… part of playing Inquisitor means decorating Skyhold manually: everything from the windows, throne, banner, and heraldry to the drapes can be swapped in a menu."

There’s also a long section on how the Inquisition can “pass judgement” on certain people as a result of quests - the example they gave was dealing with a barbarian tribe [Knight-Enchanter’s note: I would guess these are Avvar!] after defeating their leader in battle. The judgement sequences come after some story events and offer the player a way to reflect on what just happened.

"Laidlaw underlines the value on getting players to look backward rather than simply anticipating the next quest. “Inquisition, moreso than many of our other games, takes a moment to just ask ‘how you feeling?’ and have characters dig into why you did what you did. And to try to understand the Inquisitor’s mind. And they’re some of my favourite moments in the game,” he says."
"Some operations, like this one, are instantly resolved, but others ask you to pick which of your three advisors – Josephine (political), Cullen (military), or Leliana (spying) – is the right fit for the job, making them temporarily unavailable. You can visit with all three of these support characters inside Skyhold.
Also nestled into the War Table (but separated from operations) are Inquisition perks, which draw on influence that you gain from exploring Thedas and completing quests. (If power is “Inquisition gold,” as Darrah puts it, influence is Inquisition XP, effectively.) There are four perk types: Forces, Secrets, Connections, and simply ‘Inquisition’, the first three of which are tied to the aforementioned advisors. A Forces perk might increase your potion capacity by four; a Secrets perk might increase the XP you earn from picking up codex entries; one Connections perk grants better merchant offers on rare items. Skyhold changes as a reflection of which perks you favour, although I wasn’t told how.
gamefreaksnz:

Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed to NovemberBioware’s Dragon Age: Inquisition has also been delayed by a month for extra fine tuning and polish.
View a gameplay trailer here.

gamefreaksnz:

Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed to November

Bioware’s Dragon Age: Inquisition has also been delayed by a month for extra fine tuning and polish.

View a gameplay trailer here.

leagueoflegends:

A New Dawn


"The righteous stand before the darkness, and the Maker shall guide their hand…"

"The righteous stand before the darkness, and the Maker shall guide their hand…"

mtv:

nominee 3 of 6
like or reblog this post to vote harry potter for best fandom forever!
scope out all the other nominees and see who’s in the lead. then watch the mtvU fandom awards on sunday, july 27 at 8/7c on mtv to see which o.g. fandom takes the crown!

mtv:

nominee 3 of 6

like or reblog this post to vote harry potter for best fandom forever!

scope out all the other nominees and see who’s in the lead. then watch the mtvU fandom awards on sunday, july 27 at 8/7c on mtv to see which o.g. fandom takes the crown!

jacklalonde:

things that I need to learn to draw

  • clothing folds
  • perspective
  • detailed backgrounds
  • lighting
  • characters interacting

things that I know how to draw

  • 3 quarter view of a boy smiling
  •  

Sword Art Online II → Episode 01

↳ Food (n˘v˘•)¬

nurdsite:

My buddy Tom baked a cake for his Argentinian friend to cheer her up after the world cup loss.
…they are no longer friends.

nurdsite:

My buddy Tom baked a cake for his Argentinian friend to cheer her up after the world cup loss.

…they are no longer friends.

samssamulet:

the last one though lol

whisper-s-of-the-heart:

No Face helping Zeniba requested by anonymous

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Destroying myself with drabbles of the otp’s I have. Go me.

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TRACK: A Reading of Zevran's Letters to the Warden

flawlesspenis:

totorotori:

lifeisacollage40:

spicyshimmy:

lightgetsout:

I stumbled across a picture of a letter romanced Zevran sends the Warden in Awakening, and with it a lovely and hilariously written collection of additional letters from Zev. All of which written by the always wonderful spicyshimmy. The original post along with the written letters can be found here. —-> (x) Please check it out and read along!

(and seriously, go follow spicyshimmy)

So here is my Zevran impression as I read these letters for you all! Complete with ambient music and campfire sounds. Drunk!Zevran is probably the only good thing I have contributed to society.

I hope you enjoy listening!

Yours always,

Z.

this is without a doubt the most heart-shiveringly perfect zevran you will ever hear short of the original voice acting itself. lightgetsout keeps zevran arainai alive and well. maybe we could team up and do something for zevran fans regarding his time during inquisition? meanwhile, seriously, put in your headphones, and let this amazing talent consume you as it did me. i am still beaming.

This is fantastic!!!

I am fangirling over here with a dorky smile on my face.

NO WAY. THIS IS NOT AN IMPRESSION. YOU ARE ZEVRAN. WHAT THE ACTUAL SHIT THIS IS AMAZING.

mr pond