Operation - Drunken Age: Origins

So I begin Dragon Age with a couple shots and a couple beers streaming through my veins. 
 
More than less, a High School way to announce that I am beginning this fantasically reviewed game - but that is the honesly the state I am in. Obviously - good enough state to communicate through the generous thing we call the intertubes and share my journies. Whether or not I am persistent enough to continue this - the future shall hold, but my hope is that after every little session, I give an honest write up on what I experience - ranging from battle, story, right onto how I intend to rob everyone NPC I come across. 
 
So my first journey shall be a..... 
  
Difficulty Level: Hard
 Human Noble Rogue 
Stats: Str12 Dex16 Will12 Magic11 Cunning16 Con12 
Talents: Dirty Fighting (Pre-assigned), Dual Weapon Training, Dual Striking 
Skills:  Poison Making (Pre-assigned), Combat Training (Pre-assigned), Coercion 
 
There's the basic set up. I have actually planned him out a bit, at least up until level 8. But we'll see how much my pre-determined outlook on him shall go - and what the game requires on him reflects. Wish me luck chums. I'll update with my takes and the total time at the end of each session. 
 
Let it be known, right off - that I play very methodically and probably more frustatingly patient than most folk - so my "total time" result may be a lot longer than most. Also, I poke around and linger - talking to NPCs and companion and alike - this will not be reflective of a speed-run AT ALL. I soak up the environments and get every value from my game ^_^  - I will be divulging my full opinion on all I do in my session - nothing will be held back - spoilers may certainly follow! In the same, though, in the same - please do not post comments of spoilers. I plan to do 8 play throughs total, and wish to be unspoiled!
 
I'll probably post that little bit above preceding each run, just hoping to warn folks of spoilers as well as hopefully keeping folks from ruining my own! That is assuming anyhow pays attention to this.. and truthfully, if I even keep this up! We shall see.... oh, so wishing many good things from this game ^_^!!! 
 
Stay tuned!

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Posted by DeviantJoker

So I begin Dragon Age with a couple shots and a couple beers streaming through my veins. 
 
More than less, a High School way to announce that I am beginning this fantasically reviewed game - but that is the honesly the state I am in. Obviously - good enough state to communicate through the generous thing we call the intertubes and share my journies. Whether or not I am persistent enough to continue this - the future shall hold, but my hope is that after every little session, I give an honest write up on what I experience - ranging from battle, story, right onto how I intend to rob everyone NPC I come across. 
 
So my first journey shall be a..... 
  
Difficulty Level: Hard
 Human Noble Rogue 
Stats: Str12 Dex16 Will12 Magic11 Cunning16 Con12 
Talents: Dirty Fighting (Pre-assigned), Dual Weapon Training, Dual Striking 
Skills:  Poison Making (Pre-assigned), Combat Training (Pre-assigned), Coercion 
 
There's the basic set up. I have actually planned him out a bit, at least up until level 8. But we'll see how much my pre-determined outlook on him shall go - and what the game requires on him reflects. Wish me luck chums. I'll update with my takes and the total time at the end of each session. 
 
Let it be known, right off - that I play very methodically and probably more frustatingly patient than most folk - so my "total time" result may be a lot longer than most. Also, I poke around and linger - talking to NPCs and companion and alike - this will not be reflective of a speed-run AT ALL. I soak up the environments and get every value from my game ^_^  - I will be divulging my full opinion on all I do in my session - nothing will be held back - spoilers may certainly follow! In the same, though, in the same - please do not post comments of spoilers. I plan to do 8 play throughs total, and wish to be unspoiled!
 
I'll probably post that little bit above preceding each run, just hoping to warn folks of spoilers as well as hopefully keeping folks from ruining my own! That is assuming anyhow pays attention to this.. and truthfully, if I even keep this up! We shall see.... oh, so wishing many good things from this game ^_^!!! 
 
Stay tuned!

Edited by eroticfishcake

It'll be a lot more interesting if you played this all the way through without stopping. Can't do anything but take a shot of alcohol every time you see blood. And play Jenga at the same time while you're at it.

Posted by DeviantJoker

Endurance Alcohol Run! 
 
Unfortunately, I really haven't mastered the whole - critiqueing critically/taking shots/not expelling dinner in a bucket thing. 
 
-PS: I did look for Jenga, but all I found were Pogs and old Lincoln Logs. My life is a sham!

Posted by ahoodedfigure

Since you tend to spend more time, maybe you should let people know how rewarding that is in this game.  Like the banter and hidden things that most reviewers don't have time to find; are they worth poking around for?

Posted by Khann

Good luck playing it on Hard with a rogue..

Edited by SmithSyndicate

I was about to make a similar post, but not in blog-form.  I don't have the time or resources to get drunk everytime I want to fire up the game.  
 
However, I did play quite a bit last night while drunk.  I'm going to honestly tell you it's not that great of an idea.  I ended up choosing things because I didn't think the game would actually go that far, or I wanted to see what on earth the cutscene for choice ____ would be.  Part of me wants to reload back, but I played a good 3 hours ahead already. :(
 
None the less, I wish you luck!

Posted by eroticfishcake
@SmithSyndicate said:
" I was about to make a similar post, but not in blog-form.  I don't have the time or resources to get drunk everytime I want to fire up the game.    However, I did play quite a bit last night while drunk.  I'm going to honestly tell you it's not that great of an idea.  I ended up choosing things things because I didn't think the game would actually go that far, or I wanted to see what on earth the cutscene for choice ____ would be.  Part of me wants to reload back, but I played a good 3 hours ahead already. :(  None the less, I wish you luck! "
Heh. Even in a videogame environemnt, alcohol can seriously fuck up your choices. Well on the flipside this gives you another incentive to play it again to see what you missed should have you been sober at the time.
 
No Jenga, DeviantJoker? Your life truly is a sham! Get Twister if you've got that! You HAVE to have Twister at least!
Posted by SmithSyndicate
@eroticfishcake: The real reason I regret not making the choice is because it was class specific to a Mage, I believe.  At the time I was drunk, however, it seemed like too much work and the easy choice sounded more entertaining.
Posted by DeviantJoker
@ahoodedfigure:  
 
Good idea! I will definitely try to strike up on things folks don't touch. I imagine, since I will be playing it in bite-size chunks -- there will be time to comment on all of that! 
 
@Khann:  
 
I've only gotten so far as past Lothering and then decided to stop and restart to respec - since I found my employed strategy would much more fit down the Dual-Strike line than the Dual Weapon Sweep line. As far as that very brief run went - I only found 3 battles in the battle of Ishal to be tough (though all the others were still exciting and I never felt bored or did not pause and click and order about every miniscule action). Particularly, the Ogre one of course. I reloaded that damn battle five times. I wish the mage they provided you with would freaking have a heal spell. Ah well! 
 
Anywho - I'm going to do a block of play in a few hours and then get to writing up my thoughts on my first play through.
Posted by jakob187
@DeviantJoker said:
"I did look for Jenga, but all I found were Pogs and old Lincoln Logs. My life is a SHAM-WOW!!! "
FIXED! 
 
Also...Pogs are beast.