I love this game more than I shouldDragon Age: Origins is my absolute favourite video game ever (of all time). It's literally the only video game I've ever been emotionally attached to and I'm never going to forget it, or the friend that introduced me to it, kindly allowing me to borrow every variance of the title and work through it, patiently explaining anything I didn't understand.(I'm actually going to see The Avengers with her tomorrow) I seriously love her for forcing this one series onto me, and despite the qualms heard about two, I still love it, only getting sick of the dungeons and the cliché form of story telling.
I'm actually writing this as the credits to Origins roll, right behind me, I thought, in this play through I would attempt to get those few achievements I've missed, as in, recruit every party member in each play-through and unlock every possible ending in each playthrough; which I just did. And you know, Bioware is no master at commanding emotions, but because, even though some of the characters lack depth, I've fallen in love with those I travel with and know the tale back-to-front. So, I went through the tale, this time going with a character I wouldn't normally play a.k.a a dwarf, I found it so hard to go with specific options that would allow me to gain the achievements I intended to draw forth.
For those of us that have played, we know it is required to call upon the dales for help, and for those that sympathised with the Werewolves, we know it's possible to kill the keeper of their camp and all those in it. An attack led by Witherfang that is both brutal and quick if played upon easy. I both doubt and hope that I'm not alone in being torn apart by killing Cammen and Gheyna after helping them get together, or the husband of Dayna not long after meeting and sparing her from pain. Anyway, my original point of this entry is that some options are unpleasant, and though the point of creating a multitude of save files for the one game is to give players the option to go back if they screw up or want to test the variety of outcomes, I just found that some sections are too arduous to repeat before coming to the moment when the consequences of the choice are proven.
I think the one moment Bioware and it's brilliant game actually managed to make me let a tear loose, and those that know me know that it's an incredibly rare sight to see, is during The end of DA: Two just moments after Anders destroys the chantry and those within and you're allowed to decide his fate. Well, if you choose to side with the Templars and Fenris and you allow Anders to go free for whatever reason, you're later forced to confront the mad mage and duel with him. Of course it's obvious who wins, Hawke! But, during the entire battle I was just streaming the words "So Sorry" as fast as possible and hated myself for it for such a long time, even if it was to get an achievement and I immediately went back to the moment before the conversation that elicits the decision.
The only reason I reacted this way was because he, and Alistair are my absolute favourite characters in the games, Morrigan and Oghren coming in at a tied, close second. Which brings me onto another moment I absolutely hated myself for making a specific choice. I promise this is the last and that this entry shall end soon. One of the last chances in Origins to gain a companion (unless you have DLC) is the landsmeet held in Denerim. This is, actually one of the many turning points for the game and quite possibly decides the fate of your character. For those that have played, we know you have to major choices to make, Who rules Fereldan, Anora or Alistair or the both of them, when wed and also, which Warden will accompany you in the final plight to kill the Archdemon, Loghain or Alistair; as far as I know, it's not possible to carry both men into battle. It took me until this play-through to earn Loghain because I simply, never did have the right combinations and often, I would kill him myself or Alistair would protest against his joining and kill Loghain himself. Thing is, should you acquire the tyranic man as a companion, Alistair then leaves. Again, this moment absolutely killed me and I literally screamed at him to come back before I chased after him and pummelled him to death for leaving me.
So, there you have it. Only an eighth of my thoughts and ideas on one of Bioware's two identities that made them who they are at the moment. I'm sure, that once I've played through again, this time going against absolutely everything that feels right (I always want to be a rogue elf. I absolutely have to) and being a human mage, I shall return with another rant about how awesome or stupid or mind-blowing or saddening something is. For now, I shall take my leave and create yet another character to clutter my hard-drive.
One Mini RantI so desperately want to go to RTX and hearing about it and learning about who's going is making me want to go even more. I'm getting so angsty and jittery and jealous of my friends that get to go. Grrr, being British is completely awesome most of the time, but the weather and not being a part of all the epicosity that is found on the internet does suck. I mean, really, every time people talk about meet-ups and cons and meeting epic people such as Jack and Geoff or Toby Turner or Olga Kay or the head of Bungie or something, it bugs me so much. *Sigh* Okay, I have met Gavion once in London somewhere and Tom Felton, but most of the epic stuff does happen in America and I can't go cause of cost and the little fact that I'm still not able to fly out on my own.
Activity For The WinWell, another busy week has gone by and I am eternally exhausted now. I've got some writing to get done. which I plan to finish today. Then, relaxation that I really do deserve after the week I've had. I'm also hoping to become more active on this Rooster Teeth site, perhaps post some of my little one-shots on here somewhere. I'll be up for chatting in the forums and making comments on all the other things on the site. Maybe once I've finished the writing that I've gotta do, I'll improve the fighting styles thing and have a good look at Wash, because I truthfully did find it hard to find him doing much fighting. Honestly, other than the final fight in season eight where he didn't do too much on screen, there's nothing to really go on than what others say (which also isn't much).
I think it may be a good idea to just keep updating it until I have a paragraph or two for each character that we see fight. I'll keep going on through season 10 and 11 and on and on until either, I sicken of these idiots (Which will never happen) or they stop making it (Which I hope they don't for at least another ten seasons).
My mind, honestly has completely blanked right now and I don't know what to write in this anymore. *Shrugs* Oh well. It's 11:15 and I'm British. We all know that means it's time for a cup of tea and some biscuits. That's what I'm off to do right now......Wow, I do know how to improvise and ramble when it comes to text. Try make that happen with actual words coming from my mouth and it won't work. See what I just did there, and am doing with this one or the next sentence? Yeah, I created another entire paragraph just to make this entry seem much longer. Aren't I just so clever? Yeah, not really.
I FOUND IT! So, this is the original version that I made towards the end of Season 9 where the fighting had slowed down. I may update it once Season 10 starts up and I feel like it. Feel free to form any opinions on what I wrote and criticise if you want! :)
Maine prefers powerful punches opposed to skilful ones and is definitely a brawn over brain person. He's also a lot slower in getting up and sorting himself out. He tries to use his size to his advantage but is generally to slow to even get a hit in most of the time. He favours the superman punch and carries too much force in his punches, leaving them carry him forward should they miss.
Wyomingdoesn't even think about what he's going to do and just rushes in with absolutely no idea of what punch/kick to use and hesitates upon reaching his opponent to think, thereby getting knocked down sooner rather than later. He takes the longest to get up, mostly because he hasn't realised what he'd done and is in a kind of shock.
York uses blocking to give himself time to come up with a tactic and realise his opponent's pattern. He's also quickest getting back up after being knocked down, therefore, a lot more agile. Takes advantage of his opponents weaknesses as soon as he finds them and seems to prefer going for the weaker spots when they are available; if not he'll go for the more direct punches that are easily blocked, then suddenly bring in an unexpected, much more discreet punch or kick.
South is sure of her skill and definitely shows it in her fighting. She's all for the showy, bending out the way sort of stuff that shows of her tricks. She works amazingly well with North which could just be a twin thing or she's generally better working in a team. She hits people where it hurts before making the final blow, sort of sadistic. She seems to prefer the smaller, easier to carry weapons. Seems to use elbows a lot. Also seems to use people's bodies against themselves or their team mates. Kicks to the face. Uses what's available well.
North is all about productivity and taking as little time as possible to get the job done. He's very tactical and takes little time to make the kill. He seems to prefer the larger, more effective weapons that will get the job done quicker. He will easily dodge a bullet without showing off. Kicks to the face. Uses what's available well. Equipment in the field was on the ship, using bubble shield.
Carolina likes to improvise and does it well, using her surroundings completely to her advantage and prefers no nonsense. She's fast paced and will easily take others down two at a time. She balances her amount of punches, kicks and elbows out equally. When dodging she likes to use handsprings and flips, but not in a showy way, just a way that's faster than any other form of dodging.
Pilot/four seven niner seems to be one who prefers to continually dodge and wear her opponents out or until they are out of ammo. She tries to use their own equipment against them and do minimal firing herself. She disregards her passengers comfort and will do what it takes to get rid of her opponents rather than be careful of her surroundings.
Tex is fast paced. Get in, show off, and get out. She enjoys causing pain and will show off, but doesn't make it obvious that she's showing off. Her quick to anger personality shows itself off in fights and she will get into them quickly. She can dodge and hit at the same time. Take on multiple fighters of high quality at the same time and not tire after hours. She'll continue to fight even when it's not needed and the fighters are down; she'll continue just to be sure, and for fun. Her punches are powerful, she uses a lot of forearm blocking and punches in the face. She'll use others weapons against them in a stylish way.
I Love You GuysWell, in the midst of my GCSE Mocks (The British (Possibly European) equivalent of the most important exams of your life. What allows you a job and stuff) at the moment and not a single bit of revision (Studying) has been done on my part and you know what? I'm still doing well. Sure if I did revise (Study) I may be getting better grades, but I think a B or above is pretty good any way, right?
Still, the community that backs this wonderful machinima is wonderful! I can't believe how many friends I have made thanks to she stuff Burnie and his friends have been making. I think I wouldn't be as outspoken or as healthy as I am right now if it wasn't for those guys.The Season 9 soundtrack and Burnie's success on the treadmill are both extremely inspiring and helpful. I've actually gotten back into sports, properly after my near two years hiatus from taking them seriously, but now, I'm back in the game bitches!
I still need to have a little scramble through my files to find the word document where I recorded the Freelancers fighting styles, which I shall look for once I finish typing this and, should anyone care to, they can read it and adjust it as the see fit. I'll start a topic on it in the forums or something. I'll see where to post it, find the file and upload it after some tweaking. I haven't really done the Blood-Gulchers either considering we don't really see them fight' just get their asses kicked by better soldiers than them. Still, if anyone wants that, I'll do it too, perhaps update the whole thing actually so it makes perfect sense to everyone else, and not just me.
Uhh, what else to speak of.....? Oh, My friend and I are running a Roleplay on Tumblr known as Waleston. Information can be found on that link back that way <----------- It is still, kinda under construction, but please consider joining? We'll be accepting any applications at the moment. OC's are allowed also. We've got a few pre-made characters ready to be taken up, and a few that just need gifs to be posted. I would really appreciate it if you at least had a look.
I'm gonna stop typing in a moment, it feels like my left arm is about to come off , but mostly because the keyboard I'm currently using is super old and has those super chunky keys that play hell on the wrists.
Always ProcrastinatingWell, it's been a wild few months since I've even been back to this site and had a good look around. Holy cow! The User area has changed. I'm not a fan at the moment, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.
Guess who's improved as a writer? Yeup! That's me! I've begun to take writing seriously and gone in depth with the characters of this wonderful, bountiful series that we all love. I'm still only at fan-fiction level, but I'm getting better. English is clearly my top subject with a glorious A*shining on my report. I've gone as far as building up a psychological profile on each of the characters and gathering information on how they all fight. As in "Maine prefers to use heavy, direct hitting punches that rely on strength and momentum rather than angle. Should he miss, the results would be bad for him and wherever the punch carries him." Sort of. I've got it all down on a file somewhere.
I can't believe it's been almost a year since I first heard about this series and its extreme epicosity; and if it weren't for these wonderful people and the community surrounding the series, I would not be where I am now or have half the friends I do have now. In fact, I don't know where my time would go if I didn't have my Freelancer OC RP Tumblr blog to spend time on. I also wouldn't know Amelia (AvrilFreeman on the site) who is essentially my soul twin. I speak to her almost daily over Skype and we've all ready passed our six month anniversary on the fifth. So, many, many thanks to Jon who will never see this, but still deserves it, for bugging me to watch this crazy thing known as Red vs Blue.
I guess I shan't bore anyone that has decided to read this and just get to my final point. I'm procrastinating at the moment, because math is hard and I don't like it. I have my mocks next week and I'm nervous as shit and should be revising. Still, I got a B in my first official exam ever, 109 out of 140 isn't bad. You know what it took to get an A? Yep, you got it, 110! I was so annoyed, seething actually for hours and hours. I could have had an A if I remembered one more thing or explained something a little better. Ah well.
So, I'm just going to ask for some support from anyone who does read this. Then I shall get back to the volume of Prisms and doing all this shit about Pi*r^2 and whatnot. I've taken on the challenge of writing 130 short stories for one fandom (a.k.a this one) using a pre-selected prompts. I can't combine them and I have to make them at least 500 words in length, and I have three months to do it. So please, any extra support or even some constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. Head over to my fanfiction.net account here or go directly to the story here
Well, well, well.....So, even though no one ever reads these I'm still gonna do my first one in two months....
I've got a hell of a lot of "Holy Cow's" to dish out......
i think the first one goes to every episode in Season 9 so far. The battle between Tex, Maine, Wyoming and York was just :O :O :O Worthy. Although, and I don't want to sound rude here, it was too much like the fight in the warehousse that was also episode ten of the season before.It was pretty similar, no one ever came close to getting the upper hand on her, no one really managed to et a hit on her either; then the opposers supposedly clever idea backfired on themselves and they ended up getting hurt instead of the target a.k.a Tex.
Second goes to the summer holidays as a whole. I met so many more people this year and made a hell of a lot of friends and barely saw any of my usual ones from school. I took up a new hobby and had a hellof a lot of fun whilst doing it too. I learnt a bit of shit about tactics too.
Third goes to school starting again. I forgot just how boring it was in that place, and now that I get double and triple lessons on my timetable, it's worse than ever.....Which reminds me, I have triple eEnglish first thing in the morning. WooHoo! Not. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the subject and the whole theory and book reading and stuff but it's just, when it's taught, I really don't like it. It's worse considering I don't know this years teacher and I didn't get the one I wanted.
Fourth goes to one school subject in particular, Duke of Edinbourgh. A lot of Americans, should they ever see this, will just think "What the fuck is that and how the hell is it a subject?" Well, let me enlighten you, little foreigners. In England there is a city called Edinbourgh and it's like the seconnd capital or whatever you want to call it. Anyway, I have no idea how the name was given, but there is an option to choose Duke of Edinbourgh when you reach the stage I'm at with your education. Basically we get a certificate at the end of this course that is run in various ways across Britain, whether it's with the school, Cadets, or just a general class you take in your spare time.You go on expedtitons and do community work and lots of awesome fun exercises......You know what, just look it up on Google. I suck at explaining things.
And fifth. Now, I'm extremely sorry in advanced if I do offend you, but, What the fuck is up with Americans and the British accent? Seriously. I can't go in game chat with out being ridiculed or mocked by at least one ignorant American, or getting a comment from some weird Russian who wants to marry e because of how adorable my accent is and he wants to listen to it everyday. I'm sorry, but what the fuck is wrong with society? I thought we were past this and supposed to be all for the whole accepting other cultures and countries and treating them as our own and stuff. It doesn't seem like it when I go on xbox and get about a thousand comments every time on me being a Brtiish girl gamer......
:/ Anyway, should anyone have even bothered to try reading my rants thank you. Now stay cool and don't do drugs. Ha, that could be my new catchphrase...... I like it.