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Posted by Yummylee (22575 posts) 5 months, 2 days ago

Poll: Choose Your Inquisitor! *Multiple Choice Poll* (275 votes)

Human 45%
Elf 26%
Dwarf 13%
Qunari 23%
Male 36%
Female 36%
Warrior 33%
Rogue 28%
Mage 30%
Harry Hadden-Patton (British Male) 33%
Jon Curry (American Male) 18%
Alix Wilton Regan (British Female) 31%
Sumalee Montano (American Female) 8%

I had initially attempted to create a poll that encompassed every single variable as an available option... but as you can imagine that would have created a ludicrously long list. While I was initially game for the sake of thoroughness, it was starting to mount up and I figured a multiple choice format would make more sense.

Anywhoo, for anyone not familiar with the voice cast selection, Jon Curry should be most recognisable as Zevran from prior DA games, Alix Wilton Regan as Samantha Traynor from ME3 (amongst a couple of minor DA characters from prior games), and Sumalee Montano is probably most recognisable as the Southern Belle Female #3 voice for The Boss in Saints Row IV.

Harry Hadden-Paton I have no idea... This appears to be his first video game credit and his career more so spans outside in TV and Film. Though even in those areas I personally can't say I'm very familiar with him.

As for my own selection, I was initially tempted at the idea of making a female Qunari mage with Alix's voice, because you can't get any more niche than that! However I think I'm still going to roll with my own bias and once again kick off my first playthrough with a male dwarf warrior... maybe a rogue. Jon Curry will be my voice of choice as he's got some awesome cords down that throat of his. Plus, dwarves in this universe seem to all speak with an American accent so it would make more sense.

That said if I enjoy this game as much as I hope I will, then multiple playthroughs will surely be in order! Hell even DAII was able to score two playthroughs outta me. I attempted a third, but... I've had all the Kirkwall I can handle.

#1 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4893 posts) -

My first character is going to be a Qunari Warrior (most likely zweihandin'). Not sure on which voice I'll pick (can we even pick voices?), but I do know that I can't wait to get my slaughter on as a big ashen skinned oxman. Maybe the Qunari folk will have some pitch-shiftin' going on to make the voice deeper. I loved Zevran, but I'm having a hard time picturing that voice coming out of a seven foot Qunari warlord.

#2 Posted by FLStyle (4923 posts) -

Standard British human male warrior first... then an American female...elven... mage? I'm not sure, there's too many combinations!

#3 Posted by FriendlyPhoenix (468 posts) -

I have no fucking clue! I was an elven mage in Origins, and a human(obviously) rogue in II. I doubt I'm going to pick a warrior just because I usually find that a relatively boring class, so I'll probably end up going rogue again. I'm having a hell of a time picking which race I want, and I need to hear the voices before I chose between Curry and Hadden-Paton.

#4 Posted by Yummylee (22575 posts) -

@oldirtybearon: While I'm not certain whether there will be a pitch slider or not, I have at least seen footage of a female Qunari warrior with Alix's voice and she sounded no different than usual.

@friendlyphoenix: While I typically scoff at Warrior/Soldier/Assault classes and find that usually they are the most bland, in fantasy games I always enjoy getting to equip myself with the heaviest of armour alongside a bitchin' shield. Plus, there's all the specialisations on offer that allow some added customisation down the line so you're not just some tank for example.

#5 Posted by GunstarRed (5479 posts) -

I read Harry Hadden-Patton as Harry Potter to begin with. If I ever get this game I will probably choose Harry Potter.

#6 Edited by Corevi (5013 posts) -

Female Human Mage with the British voice and pretend that she's descended from Hawke (who was the granddaughter of my mage in DA1)

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#7 Edited by StarvingGamer (8558 posts) -

Right now I'm leaning towards British Female Human Warrior, mostly because that's what my Hawke was and I was completely enamored with her. I won't know for sure though until I actually start playing the game. Maybe I'll be feeling a bit dwarfish.

#8 Posted by Steadying (1478 posts) -

Human male, dunno about the voice yet.

#9 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12123 posts) -

Probably a human rogue, as was my choice in origins. Boring? Maybe. But fantastic racism is for subsequent playthroughs. (Hopefully it will be good enough to warrant such). Not sure about voices yet.

#10 Posted by JadeGL (975 posts) -

Human Female Rogue, that's how I always roll!

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#11 Posted by Clovin64 (12 posts) -

I'll be playing a female elf rogue, specialising in Archery most likely. That's the kind of character my Warden was in Origins and I'd like to keep the tradition alive.

I think Sam Traynor's British voice would probably be quite fitting for an upbeat Elven rogue too!

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#13 Posted by slyspider (1371 posts) -

I was a 2 weapon warrior in 1, a mage in 2, maybe rogue in 3?

#14 Posted by Elwoodan (868 posts) -

A gruff, kinda dickish but with his heart in the right place Dwarf Warrior. Who has a huge thing for female Qunari, because those bioware 'sex' scenes.

#15 Posted by MetalBaofu (1442 posts) -

My mind might change once I actually get the game, but I went with my gut for the poll and picked male dwarf warrior(can't decide on voice until I hear them more). That is also what my first character was in Origins and DA2(minus the dwarf part, obviously). I could end up going Qunari first since that is a new choice. Who knows, maybe I'll be in some weird mood and decide to go female mage first this time?

Oh, and screw shields, my warriors go with 2-handed axes/hammers/etc.

#16 Posted by Tom_omb (429 posts) -

British human female rogue sounds about right. I'm pretty sure that's what I went with in DA2.

#17 Edited by JohnTunoku (168 posts) -

A British Male Quanari Rogue, because I always go rogue in these games and the Quanari look neat. American Dwarf Female Mage is probably play through 2.

#18 Posted by Yummylee (22575 posts) -

@johntunoku: As neat as it may sound it's unfortunately impossible! Dwarfs in this universe can't use magic.

#19 Posted by JohnTunoku (168 posts) -

@yummylee: Oh right, forgot about that. Probably just an Elf then.

#20 Posted by Herk (198 posts) -

Elf mage definitely. That's like a mix of the two most underdog things in the world that's begging to get some recognition.

#21 Posted by Aetheldod (3735 posts) -

Female Warrior Qunari British accent :D

#22 Edited by TheHT (11802 posts) -

Also I'm totally retconning everything I did and the characters I made in Origins and 2.

#23 Edited by Hunter5024 (5973 posts) -

In the first I was a Female Human Warrior, then in the second I played a Male Rogue. For this one I'll probably be human again, leaning towards female, and I'll either play a Warrior or a Mage. I'll probably change my mind once I get to the character creation screen though.

#24 Posted by Sparklykiss (1983 posts) -

I was a female dwarf warrior in Origins and an accidental-carbon copy of a young Julie Andrews in 2 (again, warrior). This time around I'd like to maybe try being a female Qunari who is learning how to wield a bow.

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#25 Edited by Spoonman671 (4777 posts) -

Always be dwarfing.

#26 Posted by DeadpanCakes (1065 posts) -

Dammit, that's what I was gonna say. One small correction though:

@theht said:

Human American Rogue Warrior

Anyway, probably something like female elf rogue, and then I'd know the voices when I hear them.

#27 Posted by Sterling (2704 posts) -

All of them.

#28 Posted by Schlorgan (258 posts) -

I want a rogue so I can open ALL THE CHESTS!!! :D

#29 Edited by Yummylee (22575 posts) -
#30 Posted by GaspoweR (3518 posts) -

Sumalee Montano since she's Filipino and a great VA! Glad that she got a main character role this time in DA.

#31 Posted by believer258 (12207 posts) -

A British lady elf mage, I think. I dunno, I'll figure it out when I get there.

For the record, I'm an American dude. Race human, class lazy, if you must know.

#32 Posted by Skyfire543 (766 posts) -

Dwarf every day

#33 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3997 posts) -

I really will have no idea til I sit down with the game. I'll go with whatever set ups I like and what looks cool graphically.

Always take my time with RPG character creation.

#34 Edited by Gantrathor (234 posts) -

So many votes for Human. You people are boring. Live a little!

#35 Edited by Karkarov (3291 posts) -

Human Male Warrior, color me generic. Voice wise I will go with the english guy. Why? Because the other guy will remind me of Zevran.... I killed Zevran.

#36 Posted by MEATBALL (3495 posts) -

I'm thinking Human Female Mage, but maybe I'll go with Qunari.

#37 Posted by Veektarius (5025 posts) -

I'm leaning toward a rogue because positional-type fighters ala Zevran or Isabela seem to be in short supply among the companions, unless I have missed an obvious one.

#38 Edited by Yummylee (22575 posts) -

I'm leaning toward a rogue because positional-type fighters ala Zevran or Isabela seem to be in short supply among the companions, unless I have missed an obvious one.

That's a good point actually. Unless there's even more party members that BioWare have decided to keep hidden, it doesn't look like there's any dagger wielding rogue party members. The two rogues available are Varric and Sera, both of whom are long-ranged characters who specialise with a crossbow and a regular bow respectively.

#39 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11406 posts) -

If I play this game (big if), it'd probably be a human dude warrior, because I'm boring.

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#40 Posted by Yummylee (22575 posts) -
#41 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11406 posts) -

@yummylee: At least I played a blue person in the Destiny Beta, so I don't ALWAYS just play human.

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#42 Edited by Brodehouse (10131 posts) -

I think I might go Dwarf Fighter with the American voice. I love how Dragon Age found a way to make their dwarves a little more unique (along with the Hindu caste system and the Ethiopian art and architectural design) and also found a way to take advantage of tons of talented American voice actors. I might go fighter because dwarves can't be mages (I demand they uphold kayfabe in this regard) and Varric is already a dwarven rogue. Also I probably won't like Iron Bull and I don't know who else is a fighter.

I guess me, my buddy Varric, the archer lady and the jazz mage. Romping across Orlais and the Marches.

Or I could always go city elf. My first Warden was a city elf, and I absolutely love the idea of great things from small beginnings. The hood boy who done made the world right is a trope I'm way into. Plus, city elves have American accents in kayfabe.

They really should have given you a French-accented voice. It's difficult to roleplay yourself coming from Orlais (which would be perfectly reasonable) if your character is speaking like Fereldans or Marchers.

@gantrathor said:

So many votes for Human. You people are boring. Live a little!

At this point, I've heard the "don't play human" or "don't play a fighter" stuff so much that I now play the more 'straightforward' options so that I have the unique experience. I feel like I passed the tipping point where the 'obscure' player options always seem to be the most common. Too many D&D games where everyone is the most convoluted race/class combinations and there isn't a 'straight man' for them to play off of. Maybe that just reflects more on the people I talk to.

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@veektarius said:

I'm leaning toward a rogue because positional-type fighters ala Zevran or Isabela seem to be in short supply among the companions, unless I have missed an obvious one.

That's a good point actually. Unless there's even more party members that BioWare have decided to keep hidden, it doesn't look like there's any dagger wielding rogue party members. The two rogues available are Varric and Sera, both of whom are long-ranged characters who specialise with a crossbow and a regular bow respectively.

I just realized that Cassandra must be a warrior because she has a shield. I always figured she was a rogue, because she's got the same gig as Leliana.

#43 Edited by Yummylee (22575 posts) -

@brodehouse: There appears to be three warrior party members: Cassandra, who looks to be the tank, Iron Bull, and then there's Blackwall, who's also a Grey Warden so, that's neat. Our own wiki page details all 9 of the confirmed party members (as well as some of the supporting NPCs) if you want to have a gander at what's on offer.

#44 Edited by Brodehouse (10131 posts) -

@yummylee said:

@brodehouse: There appears to be three warrior party members: Cassandra, who looks to be the tank, Iron Bull, and then there's Blackwall, who's also a Grey Warden so, that's neat. Our own wiki page details all 9 of the confirmed party members (as well as some of the supporting NPCs) if you want to have a gander at what's on offer.

CURLEH MOUSTACHE

Oh shit, that Cole character is a major protagonist in the DA book Asunder. He's like a stealth mage.

#45 Posted by Veektarius (5025 posts) -

@yummylee said:

@brodehouse: There appears to be three warrior party members: Cassandra, who looks to be the tank, Iron Bull, and then there's Blackwall, who's also a Grey Warden so, that's neat. Our own wiki page details all 9 of the confirmed party members (as well as some of the supporting NPCs) if you want to have a gander at what's on offer.

Is Blackwall a warrior for sure? He was the one guy I was thinking of when I said I wasn't sure if I was missing someone.

#46 Posted by N7 (3677 posts) -

I'm not even sure what I will pick. I'll need the character creator in front of me before I decide, but I'm liking rogue. I spent most of DAII playing as Isabella because those backstab crits were off the chain.

#47 Posted by Aegon (5840 posts) -
#48 Edited by Yummylee (22575 posts) -

@veektarius said:

@yummylee said:

@brodehouse: There appears to be three warrior party members: Cassandra, who looks to be the tank, Iron Bull, and then there's Blackwall, who's also a Grey Warden so, that's neat. Our own wiki page details all 9 of the confirmed party members (as well as some of the supporting NPCs) if you want to have a gander at what's on offer.

Is Blackwall a warrior for sure?

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#49 Edited by Zeik (2766 posts) -

I don't know, I think I'd have to get my hands on the character creator before I decide. I had tons of character ideas in Origins, but they often didn't make it past the creation screen, when I realized I couldn't make a character of a given race/gender that I could stand looking at.

Whatever it is, it will most likely be a mage though, as if my past DA experience has taught me anything it's that mages are way more fun to play than warriors or rogues. I kind of like the idea of a Qunari Mage (Saarebas), but from what I've seen the voice options seem way too normal for a good Qunari.

#50 Posted by Veektarius (5025 posts) -

@yummylee: Weird. I don't know why they'd duplicate a character class like that when the Qunari is also a two-handed warrior.