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Game News Dragon Age II: Timeline of Thedas

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    <p>Gameinformer continues to inform us. This time you may learn something about the <a href="http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/14/dragon-age-ii-timeline-of-thedas.aspx" target="_blank">epic historical events</a> in the Dragon Age Universe.</p>
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    <p>Dragon Age II has gamers wondering what the future holds for BioWare's fantasy epic, but some answers can be found by examining the past. The developer has mapped out centuries of history for Thedas (the continent where the Dragon Age series takes place), and these excerpts from BioWare's timeline contain several clues as to central themes and key locations you'll explore in the series' next entry.</p>
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    <p><strong>1195 Ancient Times:</strong> By magic and steel, Darinius seized the great city of Minrathous and declared himself Archon &ndash; both king and high enchanter.&nbsp;Those who supported him became Magisters, mage-lords of the realm. At Darinius&rsquo; command, they conquered all neighboring lands and the rise of the Tevinter Imperium in Thedas began.</p>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/98764-dragon-age-ii-timeline-of-thedas.html">GB</a></p>
     
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  2. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    I like this bit.
     
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  3. Quilty Magister

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    I still can't believe this. It's so fucking ridiculous a monkey on crack wouldn't come up with it.
     
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  4. dragonfk Erudite

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    Spot on comments. How did you come up with these? :M
     
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  5. KalosKagathos Prestigious Gentleman Learned

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    It's like Gaider can't decide which culture he's planning to rape.
     
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  6. Phelot Arcane

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    This is what millions of dollars can come up with: First nothing happened then someone with a mighty name conquers the world and establishes the Roman Empire...

    Then every 200 years something else happened that was epic.
     
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  7. ScottishMartialArts Self-Ejected

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    Gaider just needs to choke on a hamburger and die so that his shitty writing can't ruin any more computer games.
     
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  8. Phelot Arcane

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    I don't think it's his fault. At least not entirely. Bioware games are just simple story wise. They always have clear, solid writing, but it's always just completely boring. I tried out both DA and ME and it was just simply boring. You know what? Maybe they just shouldn't of had that much writing, I don't know. Never tried ME2 nor do I think I'll try DA2. Just don't like their games and that's a shame...
     
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  9. ScottishMartialArts Self-Ejected

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    ME2 is a substantial improvement over 1 in the writing department. There are still facepalm moments, but they are far, far less common. Plus I found Miranda's Aussie accent absolutely intoxicating.
     
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  10. Phelot Arcane

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    Nope! Not gonna happen. I'm done with that company. I've heard far too many times that their games are "actually not that bad!" and I ain't falling for it again.

    Last one of their games I enjoyed was BG2.
     
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  11. Achilles Arcane

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    obvious fix.
     
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  12. markec Twitterbot Patron

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    After BG2 only two things really worth checking out is HotU and ME2, seriously try them.
     
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  13. bhlaab Arbiter

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    When in the timeline do all the environment textures disappear between Dragon Age 1 and 2
     
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  14. Sceptic Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Not really, they both have the same amount of facepalm-inducing writing. It's just that ME1's is all over the place whereas ME2's is concentrated into everything to do with the main plot. The good thing is that you go through large portions of the game thinking to yourself "Gee, the writing's pretty good". The flip side is that, once you reach the scenes with the Collectors, the sheer concentration of dumbfuckery will break your brain.
     
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  15. Ruprekt Scholar

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    What's the closest historical analogue to Dragon Age? e.g. how Dark Sun is the Sumerian city states or Tamriel is the Roman empire.
     
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  16. Annonchinil Scholar

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    I was hoping the sequel would be more planescapy and focus on the Golden city and such and such.
     
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  17. Konjad High on potatoes Patron

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    No, you're wrong. It's HotU and Witch's Wake worth checking out. Bioware made shiny, small gem called Witch's Wake and then collapsed into the black hole of retardation.
     
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  18. Konjad High on potatoes Patron

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    THATS BECAUSE OF MY SUPERINTELLIGENCE I GOT AFTER CONSUMING MASTER :M IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN BRO
     
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  19. Texas Red Whiner

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    I'm glad someone is finally making epic games. I'm so fucking tired of non epic games.
     
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  20. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Jebus SMA, did Gaider also rape and kill your entire family like he did to Warden?
     
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  21. Tycn Savant

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    That accent is the most annoying and out of place thing ever and it made the horrible writing even more noticeable.
     
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  22. Gay-Lussac Arcane

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    DA has way too much writing and it's all boring fluff about a world and character you don't care about, that's what sucks. ME 2 hasn't bored me so far.
     
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  23. Drakron Arcane

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    Well I have to agree,

    ME2 writing is "safer", there is barely anything you do not expect but its well pulled unlike ME1 that had terrible writing.

    But ME2 did rape ME1, Liara despite being a 10 second romance with cringe dialog (it even managed to make me gag reflex) was a cute innocent librarian and ME2 turned her into a revenge seeking psycho as it seems ANOTHER character had to fill that archetype (guess who?) and the Krogan that looked to be the "proud warrior race" in ME1 ended up exactly that in ME2 (Grunt was such a boring character).

    Dragon Age was just BORING, at least ME1 managed to make me want ti throw up with the god awful dialog, not make me wonder why the fuck I even playing it as Dragon Age did.
     
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  24. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    What's hialrious is that you'll be whining about the same thing after DA2 just like you did with NWN, JE, ME, DA, and ME2. LMFAO

    See a opattern here?

    Stop playing fuckin' shitty BIO games. FFS
     
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