Daigo Umehara returns to the USA - CEO 2012 Preview - June 15-17

CEO 2012 - Daigo competes, DIVEKICK returns and playing games in a wrestling ring

We are just over 3 weeks away from EVO 2012 (Evo Championship Series on Giant Bomb) in Las Vegas with two Road to EVO tournament season events remaining. This weekend's event is CEO 2012.

Daigo 'The Beast' Umehara, sponsored by Mad Catz, among other championship wins, is the Evo 2009 Street Fighter IV world champion and the Evo 2010 Super Street Fighter IV world champion. It's a safe assumption that his fame on the internet came from the "Daigo Parry" video from Evo 2004.

His last appearance on US soil was EVO 2011 in which he failed to win a third straight SFIV tournament, swapping his tried and tested Ryu for the then (now nerfed from the highest of fighting game tierland, but at the time was) dominant Yun in Arcade Edition. He has since returned to Ryu (with Yun and Akuma in reserve) and will compete at CEO this weekend (as well as playing exhibition matches vs USA rivals) before EVO (July 6th-8th) to avenge his loss to Americans, Koreans and fellow Japanese players alike.

Other awesome stuff this weekend at CEO

  • The main stage will be a wrestling ring, fucking nuts

Where Can I watch this amazing event?

Team Spooky is handling the streaming once again at http://www.twitch.tv/teamsp00ky

Secondary stream is at http://www.twitch.tv/ceogaming

About CEO

CEO 2010 was put together from start to finish in only 3 weeks and ended with a turnout of over 350 gamers and spectators(125 entrants for Super Street Fighter 4 alone making it the biggest fighting game turnout in Florida's History) throughout the weekend.

CEO 2011 looks to build on that with over 6 months of preparation to become one of the largest gaming competitions in the Southeast USA. Since the first Tournament under the moniker of CEO, there have been over CEO 10 tournaments in the Orlando area with a consistent turnout of over 70-100 competitors at each one for such popular Games as Super Street Fighter IV and Blazblue.

The end result of CEO 2011 turned into one of the most hype EVO Season tournaments with over 650 competitors Entering Super Street Fighter 4: AE, Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Blazblue Blue, Smash Bros, Tekken 6, Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur 4 and Arcana Heart 3 bringing in people representing 22 US States and 9 International countries. Max Attendance was a little below 1,000 people tripling CEO 2010's Numbers.

CEO 2012 Has already been Signed for set at the Wyndham Orlando Resort June 15th-17th, 2012 and with over a year to prepare and the community becoming stronger than ever it will be amazing to see how it's 3rd year does and the amount of people it can bring together.

CEO has become the joint effort of one of the strongest gaming communities around and its sole purpose is to bring together friends and foes with a passion for fighting games.

Source - http://ceogaming.org/about

In Closing

I've been hooked on Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 matches for quite some time now, the tournaments are so fun to watch, but there's just something about SFIV, when you have top players from around the world going up against each other, that makes it special.

Hope you can tune in this weekend, at least during the finals on Sunday night, I can't wait, thanks for reading.

Pictures of relevance!

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Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 Preview (debut of DIVEKICK!)

UFGT8, one of my favourite Road to EVO events is all this weekend, featuring the return of the Mystery Game Tournament and the debut of DIVEKICK!

Just look at the trophies they'll be playing for (which are related to a the post-credits ending in The Avengers)!

Infinity Gauntlet Trophies!

The main reason why UGFT is so popular is because of the extras you get other than the EVO seeding point tournaments that come with the rest of the events. Last year's Mystery Game Tournament (which is by no means limited to fighting games) was my personal favourite event.

MGT 2011

Street Fighter 1, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Pong! The randomness of not having played a fighting game vs making a competitive match out of something like Mario is not only hilarious but just as exciting as any of the main fighting game tournaments (knowledge of the games not necessary!)

This year however, the Mystery Game Tournament has a new rival in DIVEKICK!

I don't even know what this game is capable of, but I'll have a fun time watching.

Where can I watch this?

http://www.leveluplive.tv/ is where you can watch both streams at the same time (and not have the chats up if you don't want those), Stream 1 by Level | Up Series and Stream 2 by FocusFire.

And here's the final day schedule for Sunday:

Hope you tune in!

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$500,000 Capcom Tournament Series post Evo Championship Series

Capcom announced details on the half a million dollars they're giving away in competitive gaming in the form of a 25th Street Fighter anniversary themed tournament series to begin after EVO 2012.

Super Street Fighter IV: AE 2012Street Fighter X TekkenStreet Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online EditionSuper Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

Schedule:

Remaining Evo Championship Series Dates

EventDateLocation
Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8May 25-27Chicago
NorthWest MajorsJune 2-3Seattle
Montreal Annual TournamentJune 2-3Montreal, Canada
East Coast ThrowdownJune 9-10New Jersey
CEO 2012 ChampionshipsJune 15-17Orlando
MidWest Championships 2012June 22-24Nashville
Evo 2012July 6-8Las Vegas

Capcom Tournament Series Dates

DateLocation
July 28-29Austin, TX
August 11-12New York (Location Pending)
August 26Taipei, Taiwan
Mid-SeptemberTokyo, Japan
September 27-30London, England (in conjunction with Eurogamer Expo)
October 13-14Sao Paulo, Brazil (in conjunction with Brazil Game Show)
October 27-28Los Angeles, CA
October 31 – November 4Paris, France (in conjunction with Paris Games Week)
December 8 FinalsSan Francisco, CA

Glad to see that they're putting some effort into supporting the competitive scene, though I have my doubts over their ability to run these tournaments. Maybe they'll get most of the people who have been running the Evo tournaments to do it for them. I'm also curious about the games themselves, the only one of those four that is being played and is liked is AE 2012. I don't recall HD Remix or 3rd Strike Online ever featuring at a tournament recently (if at all ever) and everyone hates Jab X TimeOut.

No Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3?

Yeah it's not technically a Street Fighter game but unless Japanese players participate in AE 2012 then the most exciting game to watch at tournaments is UMvC3.

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Ladies and gents, I present the real Fighting Game Community

Disclaimer: I'm going with the assumption that we all agree that the actions of Aris on the Team Tekken half of Cross Assault was completely wrong and that if you have an opinion on the matter that you want to discuss you have 2 articles by Patrick and various additional articles by many video game journalism websites in which to do so.

So what I'm trying to do with this blog is give an accurate representation of what the Fighting Game Community is all about. Unintentionally or not, coverage by the video game media (including Giant Bomb) has painted the FGC in a very negative light. In the eyes of the average internet savvy gaming culture person, the FGC is the people that are covered in the media. By that logic, Aris is the FGC, because Giant Bomb, Kotaku, Destructoid, Penny Arcade etc. never write about anything else.

What is the FGC?

Yes, the scene is rowdy and uses colorful language. A lot. But that’s just the hard candy shell. It does not define us. Ask any long-time player about their favorite memories and almost no one will tell you about the time a caster yelled some obscenity, or the time someone popped off in another guys’ face. People will tell you about their first event, or maybe a particularly memorable grand finals, or the fun times hanging out with friends after the event, or the fantastic trip to a new place where they met new people and became friends. That is what defines us.

No drama. No popoffs. Just a few thousand or so players from all walks of life who share the same passion. You don’t have to hear what people are saying or understand the intricacies for Street Fighter IV to appreciate what makes this scene special. And this isn’t an Evo thing. This magic happens every week on a smaller scale all over the world.

http://shoryuken.com/2012/02/29/back-to-basics-getting-beyond-the-drama/ Evo co-founder, Tom Cannon

What the FGC does when it isn't involved in controversies with video game media.

Please watch this video, this is the FGC, this is heartfelt and should be shown to as many people as possible. Keep an eye out for the comments from Twitch,tv's own Ben 'Fishstix' Goldhaber.

Final Round is the biggest FGC tournament event on the East Coast, Final Round XV (15 years!) is happening this weekend. The Cross Assault grand final will be held here today (Saturday March 3rd) at 10PM PST. As a Road to Evo event, Evo Championship seeding points will be given. Watch it!

Spooky (of Team Spooky) hasn't been home for 3 weeks, he streamed Winter Brawl, the second Road to Evo event, then he streamed Team Street Fighter and commentated all week for Cross Assault and now he's streaming Final Round XV. And now MLG is hoping he will produce their Mortal Kombat, King of Fighters XIII and Soulcalibur V tournaments at the MLG Winter Championships. He is the hardest working man in the FGC and a prime example of the hard work and passion in the FGC.

After everything that's happened, why is the FGC now hesitant to speak with the video game media?

Patrick at least understands that the FGC sees itself presented very poorly in the media. If Patrick and other members of the video game media don't meet the FGC half-way, then nothing will be accomplished. What do I mean by this? I mean that if Giant Bomb wants to cover the bad, then they have to cover the good too. Now Patrick would tell you that Giant Bomb has covered the FGC, when they ran the story about Noah Solis just after Evo 2011 last year - http://www.giantbomb.com/news/meet-noah-solis-the-8-year-old-fighting-game-wunderkind/3600/

But Noah is no more representative of the FGC than Aris is. The article about Noah is not a FGC article, it's a Noah article, the Aris article is not a FGC article, it's an Aris article. If you want to cover the FGC, then you have to cover what makes the scene what it is, as Tom Cannon put it, what defines the FGC. That is the way sites will build bridges with the FGC.

Thanks for reading. As a fan of the FGC and GB member I hope to see better relations between the two in the future.

UPDATE:

Big thanks to Patrick for checking out Final Round today.

What do the females of competitive gaming have to say for themselves

The issue of sexism in competitive gaming has come to the forefront recently, but it's been a problem for many years. David and James speak with four guests, Monique Mendoza, Kara Leung, Sherry Nhan, and Tricia Sugita, about what it's like to be a woman in a competitive gaming community, how women in gaming are treated, and what can be done to provide a better atmosphere for women gamers.

Sorry for the lack of editing, I just transferred it here directly from Twitch because my download and upload speeds would have made a file like this take forever.

Please subscribe here, follow us at http://twitch.tv/ultrachentv, and like us at http://facebook.com/ultrachentv. Also follow David on Twitter at @UltraDavid, James on Twitter at @jchensor, and the show at @UltraChenTV.

  • Show starts about 3 minutes into the video
  • There's a big loud noise at 5:58 and a few more into the video, watch out for that
  • James and David's volume does vary because they're sharing a mic
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Major League Gaming picks up MK9 (aaaAAAaaa eeeeesports!)

To the Fighting Game Community's amazement, Mortal Kombat was announced to return at EVO 2012 and now MLG now has MK9 too!

  • Mortal Kombat's sales and Warner Bros. on-board has made it a powerhouse with or without a tournament scene that up until now has been on it's last legs
  • Capcom it seems are still being stubborn over letting any of their titles grace MLG, SSFIV: 2012 or UMvC3

Many of the Fighting Game Community of which Capcom games is the overwhelming majority will be divided between disappointment and relief. It's no secret that the FGC have been worried about MLG not representing their games or its community with respect at its events (previous attempts at including fighting games in eSports events have gone pretty badly). Others however have welcomed the idea of bigger audiences and cash prizes.

Mortal Kombat itself won't be the exact same game that debuted at EVO 2011 last July. Back then the DLC characters were banned for releasing too soon (or not at all) before EVO 2011, meaning players couldn't train up their match-ups and knowledge. So Rain, Skarlet, Kenshi and Freddie will all be making appearances. Kratos will still be banned at EVO 2012 as he hasn't appeared on 360 (not that anyone was expecting him to) and I imagine if MLG are planning on doing this properly they'll ban him too.

Tweets and emails are already going around between some of the FGC personalities and MLG big wigs to get this done right, including Team Spooky's "aaaAAAaaa eeeesports" Arturo Sanchez. Whether other Capcom players who tried out MK9 last year will return is up in the air. Even after the EVO 2012 announcement Justin Wong said he wouldn't be entering, will he now?

Keep in mind that this is for MLG's Winter Season, how well they run it and how popular it turns out to be will be factors in whether it stays on or not.

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EVO 2012 / 2k12 Main Tournament Games Revealed Tonight

Where?

http://www.twitch.tv/keits

When?

7PM PST / 10PM EST / 3AM GMT

Info

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - Version 2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 are givens, joining them could be any game from:

EVO 2011 only had 5 games, even if they go for 6 or 7 more than one community will miss out (but will likely have a side tournament off-screen).

I'm looking forward to this, should be good.

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Fighting Game Talk: A look back at EVO 2011 / 2k11

The EVO Championship Series continues to get bigger and better every year. It would be quite the understatement to say that 2011 was no exception. 1.1 million total unique views of an event that capped at 82,000 viewers (50,000 more than 2010). The Fighting Game Community is quickly rising and blowing up the Internet.

Highlights

8 year old Noah beating people left and right at Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Guaranteed to be a future EVO champion, Noah is on a level other 8 year olds could never reach.

I love the quote at the end by Seth Killian.

A pity it had to end but we'll see him again. Later on in the day Noah was given the "Rising Star" award, which I assume was invented on the spot just for him.

Aris commentates with, falls in love with, proposes to and then watches Kayo Police win at Tekken 6

Not many people may have seen this as it was on stream 2 which was doing the pools and semi-finals of BlazBlue, Tekken 6 and Mortal Kombat. But everyone who did agreed it was hillarious. You've got the English - Japanese barrier up front and then you've got the transgender dynamic. Childish people in the stream at the time aside, it was a perfect EVO moment. I certainly couldn't tell until it was pointed out to me. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Trish has manlier hands than Kayo Police does, speaking of which, once you see you can never unsee.

Tournament Finals

My personal favourites were the MK9 and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Grand Finals, but the Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition matches leading up to the Grand final were amazing as the USA and Korea went up against Japan, including Daigo. I also enjoyed Tekken 6 despite the amount of Bob and after seeing BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II here for the first time I'd like to see it again.

Perfect Legend has been part of the MK scene from the beginning and has played Kung Lao from the beginning, never changing even after Kung Lao was nerfed. He took a back seat to Justin Wong's Kung Lao in the PDP MK9 Nationals (in which all players had to use PDP sticks) but at EVO were pads are perfectly legal Perfect Legeng won. His opponent RE0 was also a meber of the MK community and there was a fundraiser just to get him to EVO. Money well spent!

I was heavily emotinally invested in this match, under no circumstances did I want a Phoenix player to win. It isn't Phoenix herself that causes the problems, but the combination of her Dark Phoenix form and Level 3 X-Factor. Thank goodness it has been toned down for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

When PR Rog did what he did with Tron Bonne, wow. That's what EVO is all about. There was so much going into this with Justin Wong being beaten by PR Rog minutes before. And before that even we had friends Justin and Noel Brown havingto face each other. Noel even resorted to Phoenix and had a look of shame on his face when he won the first round using her.

I don't know if this will ever happen again, but as of Sunday, it's possible. Fuudo, Latif, Poongko and Daigo made a very memorable finals for SSFIV: AE. and with a level playing field post-patch, next year's EVO is wide open.

Make sure to check all of the finals matches online, they are out there.

Shout-outs

EVO Staff

Tom Cannon, Tony Cannon, Joey Cuellar and Seth Killian ran an amazing event this year. The new pool system and stream schedule they used worked perfectly, I hope it's used again next year. I don't know who was keeping the evo2k Twitter account running but they did a good job too.

Stream Production

Spooky and Haunts did as good of a job streaming EVO this year as I was expecting them to, was perfect. Team Spooky was who everyone wanted to get the Streaming job for this EVO and it was well worth it. Two groups who may not get too much praise who should are FinestKO and Offcast who ran Stream 2 on Friday and Saturday.

Commentary Team

A FLURRY OF PUNCHES! hahaha, no Adam Sessler wasn't commentating this year, he stayed far away from EVO 2k11, leaving only people who know what they're talking about to commentate. Seth Killian, James Chen, UltraDavid, Ryan Hunter, Aris, Skisonic, Keits, MarkMan, the Tekken community manager, the two dudes who commentated the BlazBlue finals and everyone who pitched in during the pools, consider yourselves saluted.

Giant Bomb Fighting Game Sub-Community!

16,000+ views and 1,150+ posts spanning across 58 pages is the current total for the Official EVO 2k11 Stream / Discussion thread. Not too shabby at all. It makes the 2k10 thread from last year look bare in comparison. The explosions in the Giant Bomb chatroom gave any Whiskey Media livestream a run for it's money. Well done to all. See you all next year!

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How I feel about Mass Effect 3 so far

Negativity surrounding Dragon Age II and Mass Effect 2: Arrival

I don't believe this will have an effect on ME3, it seems to have a longer dev cycle than DAII and the fact that Arrival had so little must mean that they are hard at work on ME3. The consensus in the Mass Effect team is that they hit the sweet spot with Mass Effect 2 and seek to improve upon that rather than go for an overhaul like the Dragon Age team did with DAII.

To say that Dragon Age II worried me when things were shown in its development cycle would be a little strong, but I had concerns and these concerns turned out to be true once I completed Dragon Age II twice. It's proof that changing so much that made one game great may come to bite its sequel in the ass. Fortunately this won't be the case with ME3.

Music: Clint Mansell replaces Jack Wall

If it wasn't someone of Clint Mansell's calibur coming in, I'd be very disappointed about Jack Wall going out. The music in Mass Effect has become one of its strongest points and some of my favourite video game tracks have come from Mass Effect 1 ( Main theme track) and 2 ( Suicide Mission track).

I can't imagine that Clint will do anything other than build upon and create more music that makes Mass Effect as cinematic as it is.

Mass Effect 3

I'm not expecting to get everthing I want out of this game storyline-wise, my list for my ideal Mass Effect 3 crew makes that obvious, but the scene that has already been set with The Reapers has got me ready and waiting with my money.

My Ideal Mass Effect 3 Crew

In ME3 some will turn out to be crew members (some already are), some cameo appearances, some mission appearances and some location-specific appearances. I wish the following were permanent Normandy SR2 Crew.


1. Tali'Zorah nar Rayya

Primary Squadmate (and GF)

2. Garrus Vakarian

Primary Squadmate

3. Legion

Substitute Squadmate

4. Grunt

Substitute Squadmate

5. Urdnot Wrex

Crew member - Would make for some interesting scenes between him and Grunt

6. Jeff "Joker" Moreau

Crew member - Can't not have Joker

7. EDI

Crew member - One of the best new characters in ME2

8. Mordin Solus

Crew member - Comedy value

9. Kelly Chambers

Crew member - Mail, fish etc.

10. Samara

Crew member - Always be picking Samara over Morinth, the fact that she resists Shepard makes her all the better.

11. Liara T'soni

Crew member - Younger Asari compared to Samara, has unique abilities and knowledge.

12. Thane Krios

Crew member - A mission that finds a cure for Thane would be a nice side-quest from all the Reaper activities that'll be going on in ME3.

13. Kasumi Goto

Crew member - Easily the better pick out of the two DLC squadmates. If my Shepard wasn't a paragon I would let Zaeed burn rather than recruit him.

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Thoughts on the DA2 companions (Spoilers)


 Perfect excuse to use this humourous picture I found!
Aveline
  • BioWare's improvements to the combat system make me want to use her more than I ever wanted to use Alistair or Loghain
  • Her companion mission with Guardsman Donnic is my personal favourite of the entire game.
  • Haven't tried her as a love interest yet, will do at some point.
  • Voice actor ( Joanna Roth) does a great job with what I believe are few standout moments. Maybe that's not the point with Aveline, she's exactly what she's there to be, a hard as nails woman who rarely tells a joke outside of sarcastic comments.
 
Isabela
  • Much better design than her Dragon Age: Origins version.
  • Now that the dual-wielding warrior no longer exists I keep a close eye on Isabela for when I play a rogue in my third playthrough.
  • Don't blame her for looking after number 1, was a little angry when she just left a note and never appeared again in Act 2 though.
  • Currently my love interest in my second playthrough, looking forward to anything I might have missed with her in my first playthrough.
  • Voice actor ( Victoria Kruger) is one of the best performances in the game, if she's not nominated for Best performance by Human Female at Spike Awards 2011 I'll be shocked. "Tits and arse," should be right up their alley.
 
Merrill 
  • Had zero opinion of her from the Dalish Origin in Origins, the new design has worked wonders
  • Not being able to use creation spells AKA Healing plus buffs is very damaging when picking a party
  • Liked her innocence regarding Blood Magic but thought she got what was coming to her at the end of her companion mission
  • Felt like an inferior version of Mass Effect's Tali'Zorah. Not sure if they meant to go that direction or not.
  • My first love interest, I suspect the most likely to stay with Hawke longterm considering she has nothing to return to.
  • Hope the eluvian is resolved in DLC, maybe with Hawke and Merrill travelling through and meeting The Warden and Morrigan? I can dream I suppose.
  • I literally just found out the voice actor of Merrill as I'm typing this. Eve Myles who fans of Doctor Who and Torchwood will recognise did a brilliant job bringing an also-ran character from Origins to life in DAII.
 
Fenris
  • Unique design and background story, those are positives right?
  • Complete ass who I don't want following me around moaning about mages and whatever else he's angry about.
  • If I need a warrior I'll use myself as a two handed sword user or Aveline any time.
  • I'll use him more when I go on a evil playthrough, siding with the Templars and other bad descisions.
  • Gideon Emery is the voice actor responsible for me playing through Final Fantasy XII for as long as I did, his performance as Balthier was that good. If I don't use Fenris more in future playthroughs I'll feel like I've done the man a disservice.
 
Varric
  • Best all-round for design, playstyle and party banter in my opinion
  • Brian Bloom is the best male voice performance for me
  • Hope Varric returns in DLC
  • A pity his companion missions fell into the Dragon Age II reuses too many areas for missions flaw.
 
Sebastian
  • For a religious Chantry guy he wasn't as annoying as I was expecting, but that is probably due to his royal background more than anything regarding the Chantry.
  • I'll never pick him over Varric unfortunately.
  • His companion mission was responsible for meeting and chatting with Leliana so thumbs up for that.
  • I wish I had his armour for Hawke, best designed in the game.
  • I'm not familiar with his previous work but for a 36 year-old to be described as a veteran actor/ voice actor as he is on his GB page, Alec Newman seems to be doing well for himself and it shows in his work as Sebastian. Though I wasn't convinced about Sebastian's loss when Anders blew up The Chantry.
 
Anders (+ Justice)
  • Wasn't impressed by the changes made to Anders, his design was better in Awakening I think.
  • The Justice union wasn't really fleshed out enough for me to care that much, maybe if there was a boss fight against Vengence Anders.
  • The underground mage who blew up The Chantry and started the whole mess didn't have to be Anders, the Anders I know from Awakening certainly wouldn't have done it
  • The change in voice actor only cements the dislike I have for DAII Anders, Greg Ellis will always be Anders for me, not Adam Howden.
  • Had we spent more time in the Fade I would've liked to have a chat with Justice, see how he's himself in the Fade, what his opinion is on his Vengence self that's inside Anders. For the little dialogue he had Adam Leadbeater (He needs a GB wiki page creating) was perfectly competent.
 
Bethany/ Carver Hawke
  • No interest in either of these two due to them only being playable in Act 1 which is a pity as it would've added a little replay value.
  • Carver looked a little bland, Bethany looked a bit better.
  • No knowledge of anything Nico Lennon or Rebekah Staton have done previously. They did what they could I guess, wasn't really interested in anything either of the characters had to say.
  • Lots of different choices with their outcomes which was a nice change from everything else in the game which felt as if your choices in situations never really mattered.
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Here's the world I'm importing into DAII, yours? !!!SPOILERS!!!

Combat

Name: Limus FLStyle 
Level: 32
Race: Male Human
 Limus

Origin: Mage
Class: Mage
Specialisations: Arcane Warrior, Spirit Healer and Battlemage
GF/BF: Morrigan
 

Origins Story

Dalish vs Werewolves - Zathrian ended the curse, killing himself and the Lady of the Forest, turning the werewolves back to humans. Recruited the Dalish.
Bhelen vs Harrowmont - Destroyed the anvil, killed Branka, put Harrowmont on the throne. Recruited the Dwarves.
Mages vs Templars - Cleared the tower out of the blood mages and abominations, protected innocent mages (Wynne recruitment), saved Irving. Recruited the Mages 
Ashes and Dragon - Used my wordy skills to convince Sten to follow orders, slaughtered the cult, killed the High Dragon, kept the ashes pure
Connor, Demon and Arl Eamon - I cleared out the Magi Tower beforehand so Irving and some mages gave me a hand, I killed the demon, saving Connor, Eamon and Isolde in the process, sent Jowan back to the Circle. 
Landsmeet and Ritual - Killed Loghain, put Alistair on the throne and Anora in a tower. Did the Ritual with my GF Morrigan who was sad to leave. Asked that the Grey Warden's sacrifice never be forgotten again, got a GW statue.
 
Characters - Recruited everyone, did the missions for Sten, Morrigan, Oghren, Wynne only.
 
 Combat Limus

Awakening Story

Fully upgraded Vigil's Keep, saved Amaranthine. Proclaimed a hero.
Alligned with The Architect against The Mother.
Oghren helped out his kid.
Anders and Nathaniel survived, stayed with the Wardens for a while and left.
Justice was killed
Vellena disappeared into the Deep Roads when she thought she saw her sister.
Sigrun.. did something or went somewhere, didn't care.
 

Golems of Amgarrak Story

No moral choices of note, killed the boss and left, everyone survived. Assume that with some of DAII taking place in the Deep roads there will be a mention of my warden-Commander fighting the monsters here.
 

Witch Hunt Story

Left with Morrigan through the eluvian hopefully to return one day with Morrigan and God-child as trio of powerful mages.
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