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BioWare Takes On A Slew Of Questions In Dragon Age: Inquisition Q&A

Raptr recently hosted a developer Q&A with members of the Dragon Age: Inquisition team. BioWare answered dozens of questions, covering everything from romance, death, crafting, and more.

There's too much to repost here, but here are some of the highlights. Be sure to visit the Raptr page here for the raw Q&A.

  • There are eight characters to romance in the game, two of which will have racial preferences due to the game's story
  • The Inquisitor will be referred to by his or her name by friends, and not solely by the traditional (and clunky) "Inquisitor" title
  • Players who like solving problems through diplomacy will be able to using something similar to the persuades in Origins. They work and are acquired differently, however, and they're based on different areas of knowledge
  • Crafting is still in flux, but players will be able to change the color of their followers' gear by equipping new gear. Characters like mages won't be restricted to flimsy robes, provided they craft the right gear
  • Players will be able to pick between two voices for each gender. The British male voice actor is Harry Hadden-Paton, and his American counterpart is Jon Curry. The American female Inquisitor is Sumalee Montano. That's not counting localized versions. BioWare teased that voice actor Gideon Emery might be in the game, too. Emery voiced more than a dozen characters in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, including Fenris 
  •  Players might learn more about Varric's past. Dagna is in the game, too, but not as a follower. Zevran won't be popping up at all
  • BioWare isn't planning to have any DLC at launch, and plans for post-launch content aren't firm at the moment
  • The game will feature elemental deaths for "many creatures," and the team is working on finishers for elemental spells and weapons as well. They're still working on physical finishers
  • Dragon Age II's minimap is returning, along with the ability to pin custom points of interest on it and set active quests
  • Your relationship to your followers and major characters is similar to the old approval system, but with one significant change: It's more dependent on your deeds and attitudes than the frequency that you give them gifts. Upset a party member enough, and they could leave the group
  • As with the past games, some specializations will affect story moments. BioWare isn't providing specifics, other than saying it varies by specialization
  • Side missions are being written so that they feel like something the Inquisitor would spend time doing. Rather than running errands for anyone who tugs on her tunic, she'll choose to take on additional quests that endear her to the people or increase the Inquisition's power 
  • The mysterious Friends of Red Jenny will make an appearance in the game. Mike Laidlaw says they were included, "Because I've wanted to answer 'who ARE they' for a while now.'"
  • Players can collect different mounts, and choose which ones to ride

If you'd like to see the game in action, take a look at the video below. It's a guided tour that provides a look at combat, navigation, and more.

Dragon Age: Inquisition will be coming to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on October 7. For more information on the game, visit our Dragon Age hub.

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  • I thought Varric was supposedly a follower?

  • Answered most of my questions, my only question is with the name. Will it be like 'Hawke' from 2? Or will they actually call you your custom name?
  • Yeah, this is going to be Dragon Age: Origins on steroids. That's how awesome this game sounds. I wonder though... I played a Warrior in the first game, a mage in the second. Maybe I should go rogue this time? Anyways, I hope to HELL that my parents let me take my newly purchased Xbox One to college, and this along with it.
  • It's not a question of whether I will buy this. It's a question of whether I want to pay $460 for an Xbox One and the game, or just $60 for a last-gen version.
  • I'm glad we can change followers gears. one question tho. Can we have each member including main character be completely disrobed, like in DA:O? And the skimpy loincloth underwear, not the longjohns for Hawke
  • Is dual wielding an option or is it once again limited to rogues?
  • Good info to know, but I wonder if by different mounts it means that there will be a dragon to ride in to battle?
  • So no more repeated dungeon layouts like in part 2??
  • I think you guys made a mistake about Varric and Cassandra in your article here. On the Dragon site and others Bioware has flatly announced that Varric and Cassandra are major characters and followers in Dragon Age Inquisition.

  • No Zevran :( Das guey.

  • So, The VO for Zevran is voicing your character? I like his voice, but it's too used. Zevran uses it, a lot of NPCs from Skyrim use it, and so on. I doubt Zevran isn't in the game because of that. In fact it's probably the opposite. If they wanted Zevran, they would hire someone else. Unless they want his voice that badly. Still, I think of Elves when I hear his voice, so as a human, I might have to go British.
  • She? Overly PC much? Especially considering that vastly more players play as male anyway? Why not write proper English and say he/she, bioware?
  • Glad they got rid of DA2's stupid approval system. Rivalry made no logical sense so it's nice to see that party members will actually leave if you piss them off rather than becoming a rival. Also, I hope they ditched the stupid, stupid, STUPID eavesdrop/fetch quests that were in DA2 and ME3. They were completely pointless and only served to lazily pad the game rather than develop actual side quests. I'm not feeling super optimistic about it though, it seems they featured one in the recent gameplay demo with you fetching the ring for some random widow.

  • So glad they're revamping the point of the side quests, they were pretty dull in DA:2 and ungodly repetitive since the locations were the same. They've done a tremendous job getting this franchise back on track.

  • Wow! As a long time Bioware fan, I was already looking forward to this game. But now, after watching that video, I am super stoked for this game!

  • I'm curious as to how the in game characters will actually refer to you by name... unless you have to pick from a set of generic ones.
  • This game is gonna be great.

  • I'm looking forward to this.

  • It's worth noting that Jon Curry IS Zevran.

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