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Please remember that there is no need to credit me when using the XNALara/XPS ports of the Dragon Age models in my gallery.

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"XYZ model extracted by Berserker79" (where XYZ is of course any one or more specific models).

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"XYZ model owned by Berserker79"
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In fact, I did not create any of the models in the first place and I hold no rights over any of them (and I'd like to avoid any allegation to the contrary). All "Dragon Age: Origins" and "Dragon Age 2" models belong to Bioware and EA and these are the companies you need to credit.
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So, this is just to let the world know that, after about seven (eight?) months of time from buying the game on day one and around 180 hours of total gameplay, last friday I finally managed to finish my first playthrough of "Dragon Age: Inquisition" with my mage Trevelyan inquisitor (whom you can take a look at here)! :)

Yes, it took me quite a while since I lacked all the spare time to play consistently the game and I also wanted to explore every nook and cranny of all the areas in the game and complete any quest I'd been able to unlock.

Well, my overall evaluation of the game is positive and I expect to start additional playthroughs with new inquisitors. DAI was not a disappointment, so I guess I'm likely to play more of Bioware games in the future, assuming something intriguing should pop up (I'm not particularly interested in the new Mass Effect game, but a further Dragon Age game is likely to pique my interest).

***Beware of possible SPOILERS in the following***

It's unfortunate I've been stuck playing on an x360, so I couldn't enjoy the graphics at their best. The game really put my console's hardware to the test and I had to endure relatively long loading times (for a console) and the pain of seeing scenes being rendered first with (ugly) low res textures while the higher res textures loaded. Bugs gave rise to a number of annoying issues which apparently were (mostly) fixed only with the latest patch. One of the most annoying problems was that starting conversations with the companions often froze my x360 (I had to avoid talking to Cole for quite a while). Also, I ran into that silly "In Hushed Whispers" quest bug caused by entering Redcliffe for the first by riding a mount: the game hang for a while, I missed whatever custscene was supposed to play at that point and the quest remained marked as "active" throughout the entire playthrough, but luckily it didn't screw up anything else.

For the most part I enjoyed the storyline of the game. I was particularly happy to see Hawke coming back for a part of the adventure: given what many people think of DA2 I thought that Hawke would be simply forgotten. Funny enough, it was actually the Warden from DAO who happened to go almost forgotten by Bioware. The companions in DAI proved to be quite interesting, with Cassandra surprisingly becoming a favorite in spite of my bias due to her role in DA2. Yet, I'm a bit annoyed that not all the companions from the earlier games made a comeback, not even for a cameo, in particular the DA2 companions (yeah, you know my "Bethany obsession", so I will not deny I was hoping he made an appearance in DAI).

BTW, did anyone else feel like the final quest was a bit rushed? I expected to have to fight my way through some nasty demon-infested dungeons before the final fight with the Elder One, so it came as a surprise when upon starting the final quest I was led directly to the final fight.

***END of possible SPOILERS***

Now I'm quite tempted to start a whole Dragon Age series playthrough, starting with new DAO and DA2 campaigns before I play through DAI again! Not sure whether I'll do that with the incoming summer, so in the meantime I should have more time for new XNALara/XPS pictures and model extractions! :)
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: elguitarTom: Unstoppable -see below link to video
  • Reading: Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant
  • Watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEAe6JcyuRA
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Eating: Dinner in a while
  • Drinking: Water

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theromantiquedead Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Hi! I recently got into XNALara and I've been searching the literal depths of the internet trying to find anything on extracting a custom Hawke from DA2, but no such luck so far. I do apologize if asking you this is a big no-no, but you seem to know your way quite well around extracting stuff from DA2, so I figured there's no harm in asking if you know anything at all about extracting a custom Hawke. Just a link to a tutorial or something, anything might help! Thanks in advance! (and, again, sorry if it's out of my league to ask)
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Hi! No worries, really no harm in asking! :)

Extracting a custom Hawke from DA2 is indeed possible. Unfortunately, there's no tutorial available as far as I know: I didn't make one and apparently neither did the other couple of people I know who can extract custom Hawkes. I'll send you a note with further details/comments about this! ;)
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DorianPavus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015   Digital Artist
AHH, you got me at the mention of healthy relationships and Josiana. True, so true. Oh man, thank you for this.

I am planning do do another training that features Josiana. I am struggling a lot with Cullrian because of my medical condition and all, and because the fandom isn't helping at all, but I am almost halfway through, so... Yeah. Once it's finished, I will start creating for them, and then another training. :) So much training...
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Berserker79 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Oh yes, that struck me as a very good thing! I'm happy you are working with characters who convey positive emotions! :)

And I see you're doing a lot of training lately! Guess that's also a good thing, shows you are motivated (or at least that's my feeling and I really hope I got it right)! :thumbsup:
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turtlefire Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Hello! What are the chances of getting some Inquisition models up? Trying to soooooooooooo hard to find a file for the Helm of the Inquisitor so I can make a pepakura file. Is Inquisition possible?
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Hi! I'm not working with the Inquisition models, but other users already got a number of those! :) You can start by taking a look here [link] for some links to characters' models. However, I'm afraid I didn't see any Helm of the Inquisitor model so far...
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turtlefire Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Thanks for your reply. I actually found it after I asked. I looked at one of the groups you admin and then looked at one of its members and he had the helm :-) gonna start working on a pepakura build of it.
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:iconberserker79:
Berserker79 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
You're welcome! I'm glad you found the model you were looking for and hope that it will be useful for working on a pepakura model of the helm! :)
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kennadyxkohai Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Berserker79 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
:happybounce:

And here's llama back all for you! :D
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