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Best DAO Origin

Discussion in 'BioWare' started by v1rus, Dec 19, 2020.

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Best Origin

  1. Human Noble

    27.6%
  2. Elf Dalish

    1.1%
  3. Elf Commoner

    8.0%
  4. Magi

    26.4%
  5. Dwarf Commoner

    2.3%
  6. Dwarf Noble

    34.5%
  1. v1rus Arcane

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    Well, pretty big deal of users likes how origin stories were handled, and I'd like which one could be considered best.

    I played through all of 'em - Dalish when I played the game on release, Dwarf Noble couple years ago when I tried replaying it a couple years ago, and the remaining 4 when i replayed a month ago.

    I lean toward Dwarf Noble. Perhaps I should I replay it and compare it with the rest, but I really loved it the first time I played it. Heck, Im even tempted to make it through fucking deep roads again, this time with Dwarf Noble character, just to see all unique Bhalen reactions.
     
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  2. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik

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    Dwarf noble, no question about it.

    It's sad to think that it originally had even more content already made, but BioWare decided to cut it as for there to not be too much of a discrepancy in the amount of content for each origin.
     
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  3. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Not sure about which origin is best. However, this is the best track of the game:
     
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  4. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    Chose Magi. Honestly, they're all pretty good. Dalish Elf is the weakest though, odd because it is canon for multi media purposes.
     
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  5. Morii Scholar

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    Human Noble:obviously:
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Magi origin, because (1) it allows you to play the best class in the game, and (2) this dialogue:

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    DAO had a lot of good tracks. Here's another one of my favorites:

     
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  7. Erebus Arcane

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    Dwarf Noble, obviously.

    A more difficult question would be : what's the worst origin ? I remember finding the two elven ones really bad, but I couldn't tell which one I liked least.
     
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  8. Blitzkrieg Novice

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    Human noble is my favorite. I think it fits in really nice with the politics of the lands meet and the king and loghain. I also enjoy marrying anora and being racist to elves and killing Howe.
     
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  9. mibbles codex grandma Patron

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    Dalish origin is really underwhelming. As far as gameplay effects I'd say Human and Dwarf Nobles get the most? Granted, it's been a while since I played. Human Noble especially ties nicely with the main plot.

    My personal favourite is the City Elf beginning. I kept that ring on my Warden throughout the game. RIP Nelaros. ;___;
     
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  10. Dodo1610 Magister

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    My ranking:

    Dalish Elf get the more reactions than the others afaik since it was Gaider's favourite.
    Dwarven nobel is the longest origin and has the only one where you actaully get a satisfying resultion for the origin events.
    Magi is of course the only one which affects gameplay and has some cool unique options for quests.
    Human nobel has a strong start but actually matters very little in the rest of the game aside from being able to become king or queen at the end.

    Dwarf commoner and Elven allienage feel like afterthoughts and get basically nothing unique in the main game.
     
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  11. Mexi Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Sad Loser

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    My favorite was the Magi origin. I really liked that twist at the end, and everything that happens with Jowan is a lot sadder since he was a really nice friend to the Warden. Dude was just a fuckup was all. I also like that interaction you get in the Witch Hunt DLC too. I thought that was definitely funny, "... pulling a Jowan" or something they call it now. I have to say that I feel Magi has by far the most interactions throughout the game.

    Dwarf noble is really good too, though. Elven commoner is pretty fucking badass if you're playing as a girl.

    By the way, other than the main theme, by far the best song in the game.



    That main theme when you boot up the game, though, always gives me goosebumps. That one is the best overall song, but the Dwarven Suite is the best ambient track.
     
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  12. Yosharian Magister

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    Dwarf is awesome, cos you get to be a dwarf
     
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  13. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    City Elf. Rape-revenge, what's not to like? Making the king speechless with your story is also fun.
     
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  14. Reinhardt Arcane

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    Human Templar.
     
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  15. ekrolo2 Learned

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    I usually go for either Human or Dwarf noble, mostly because their narrative arcs with the family drama are compelling and tie into the grander settings politics. I do wish the Chasind, barbarian origin got put in though, roleplaying Warden Conan sounds like a good time.
     
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  16. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Dwarf noble. The elf ones are the worst tbh, both Dalish and City. They are short too.
     
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  17. Commissar Draco Codexia Comrade Colonel Commissar Patron

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    Dwarf and Human nobles are best and tie with story line most, Mage was OK same dwarf commoner (cause you still play as dwarf) elven ones were the worst but who plays as knife ear nancy?
     
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  18. v1rus Arcane

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  19. Alex Arcane

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    I thought all daos came from the elemental plane of earth?
     
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  20. Sykar Arcane

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    Magi for me.
     
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  21. Shadenuat Arcane

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    female human noble wrapping royal bastard around my little finger and stealing crown for myself and kingdom > all these other cosmetic dialogue options :shitposting:

    mage is ok too I guess, especially sacrificing the kid for sex with demon of slaanesh. (although then you miss blood magix)
     
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  22. Lacrymas Arcane

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    You don't have to, you can intimidate her to teach you blood magic and get nothing in return.
     
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  23. Shadenuat Arcane

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    oh right, I think I for once decided to play without dumping points into dialogue skill when I did that
    man that skill makes this choice nearly not as interesting :M

    I like the idea of long term planning for my personal ending/gains and that elvish and dwarvish whores (no offense) get nothing instead
     
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  24. Abu Antar Prestigious Gentleman Tweet, tweet Patron

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    I only played the game once, so dwarf commoner is by default the winner for me.
     
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  25. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    A non-noble who becomes Alistair's Chancellor arguably has just as much power.
     
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