Re: Dragon Age Origins.
Posted: January 8th, 2015
Well the talking in the party camp can speed things up, but handling NPC's who need help the correct way can improve the approval of one or more companions. And at the same time lower it for other companions so it is not a reliable option. There are also the gifts, and with those you can raise the approval of companions. Like yesterday I bought a gift for Morrigan from the feastday gift mod ( That you get with DAO Ultimate Edition. ) and her approval of +31 suddenly jumped to +81. The problem with the Feastday gifts is that you do not know for which character it is and what will happen. It could also have happened that Morrigan lost all approval. As for the normal gifts, well those are specific for each companion so if you can find out for who it is then it will raise there approval beyond any doubt. But ... you never know when you find a gift, either as loot or with a merchant.Maigrets wrote:I get the reason for approval since that works in any situation, real life or in a game, except I hate having to up to someone to get them to do what I want.... But having to romance someone for it....seems ingenuous to me. I believe in treating followers with respect and earning theirs, so we'll see I guess. Depends how "cheesy" the romance thing is if it's forced on me. I always talk to NPC's anyway so there's that.
Just wait and see. each companion has there own attitude and view on life. And the banter between companions is quit often funny to very funny. ( In my opinion that is. )Maigrets wrote:EDIT: I think not having played a game that requires you to have followers to complete it is one of the things I can't yet get my head around. There seems to be no choice to do anything solo and you have to rely on your companions. It will also depend on how well done these followers are, but I believe they are very good from what I've read. From experience with TES games in particular, I could care less about any of the NPC's and can't remember half of their names because they are so boring, lifeless and obviously scripted. Vanilla followers in TES games are just robots and most other NPC's still insult me even when I saved the world.
I want choices to matter and what I do to have an affect which I'm hoping will happen. Anyway, I'll find out soon...
Sorry to hear that but shjees yeah that is Skyrim for you.Maigrets wrote:I don't mind lag. I put up with a lot of that in some games. It's just that I get so annoyed with TES games and their high potential for crashing and other problems, so I don't want it again because if there's anything that puts me off a game it's crashing for no good reason that I can see. My current playthrough of Skyrim was perfect until recently when it started to freeze instead of crash....in a conversation with the mage at the College. Stupid things like that aggravate me. We had just fought a dragon with all my companions, the mages at the College and some soldiers and it was fine, but later when I talked to Tolfdir it froze...Not even in an intensive fight or something, but a conversation.