After a long wait, BioWare has released a new teaser trailer for Dragon Age.
Accompanying the trailer is a new blog post written by Mark Darrah & Matthew Goldman. Goldman states "We’ve gathered our strongest team yet and are venturing forth on the most epic quest ever!".
Read the blog here.
Here's hoping it won't be such a long wait until we hear more news.Read more >
Good News Everyone!
The first issue of Dragon Age: Deception has been released!
The comic is available for purchase in print or digital format for $4.99
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Good News Everyone!
Varric Tethras' pulp-noir novella, Hard In Hightown has been released and is now available for purchase. To celebrate please enjoy this excerpt from the text as read by the man himself:
The book is available for purchase at Darkhorse for $19.99
There is also an interview with Varric included below:
Interviewer: Thank you so much for finding the time in your busy schedule for us; it’s truly an honor! And why don’t we just jump off from there: You’re an adventurer, known for your exploits alongside both the Champion of Kirkwall and the Inquisitor — you’re a best-selling writer — and you’re the Viscount of Kirkwall, a major trade city in the Free Marches with p…
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A new Dragon Age comic series will be released in October 2018.
On June 29, 2018, Dark Horse Comics announced that the creative team behind Dragon Age: Knight Errant would return for the three-part Dragon Age: Deception. Writers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, artist Fernando Heinz Furukawa, colorist Michael Atiyeh, and cover artist Sachin Teng are all returning for this new series.
The first issue will be released on October 10, 2018.
In addition, BioWare and Dark Horse have several other collaborations set to release later this year: Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown on July 31, 2018, Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne Deluxe Edition on September 18, 2018, and Dragon Age: The Calling Deluxe Edition on October 17, 2018.
I've just received following email from the Wikia/Fandom support (also available here):
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On May 25th, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European data protection regulation, will go into effect. Unfortunately, in order to comply with this regulation, we will remove the Monobook skin from our network as it is not possible to bring it into compliance.
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First thing first: Given that the DA Wiki has always been one of the few that are actually optimized for Monobook, is…Read more >
I have just made a wiki for the fans of the despised blood mages of Dragon Age...Read more >
As the title may suggest, I'm looking for builds for a rogue character. I'm still early game on Nightmare, but I'll likely be progressing fast. So if anyone could drop a good build for getting the game done on Nightmare and killing the dragons that would be a huge help.Read more >
You can now pre-oreder the deluxe editions of 'The Stolen Throne' and 'The Calling' as well as 'Dragon Age Library Edition Volume 2'.
The deluxe editions of the novels will feature brand new illustrations; foil stamped cover bound in supple faux leather; and a ribbon bookmark.
The 'Dragon Age Library Edition Volume 2' is an oversized hardcover book that collects Dragon Age: Magekiller #1-#5 and Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1-#5 and features creator commentary and behind-the-scenes material.Read more >
Hi all! This is a quick note to inform the community that based on the conversation here, we are moving away from the forums and focusing on the discussions.
Because of this, the forums are now archived.Read more >
Firstly, here is some recent BioWare news you may or may not be familiar with.
Following an unsuccessful launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda, the BioWare studio responsible for the series, BioWare Montreal, was shut down and absorbed by EA Motive. The future of Mass Effect is not clear.
Casey Hudson, the project director for Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3, has left BioWare in 2014, but returned to BioWare some six months ago to replace Aaryn Flynn as the general manager. Recently he has stated that the the production on the next Dragon Age game was completely rebooted to "add more live elements". Naturally, with it being EA, the fans assumed it means EA are adding lootboxes a'la Star Wars: Battlefront II fiasco. But, Hudson was quick to clarify (or at lea…Read more >
Good News Everyone!
In a more bizarre twist, Varric Tethras' pulp-noir novella, Hard In Hightown is undergoing de-fictionalization and will be released as a full book.
Prolific dwarven author and heroic companion of the Dragon Age games, Varric Tethras brings us the collected edition of his breakthrough crime-noir drama, Hard in Hightown (with help from his trusted human confidante, Mary Kirby)! This volume is beautifully illustrated by Stefano Martino, Álvaro Sarraseca, Andres Ponce, and Ricardo German Ponce Torres, with a painted cover by E.M. Gist!
Twenty years of patrols have chiseled each and every stone of the Kirkwall streets into city guardsmen Donnen Brennokovic. Weary and weathered, Donnen is paired with a recruit so green he mi…
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On October 12, 2017, Mike Laidlaw, Lead Designer of Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 and Creative Director of Dragon Age: Inquisition, announced that he was leaving BioWare after 14 years.
It's with a mix of emotions that I'm announcing my time with BioWare has ended. After 14 years and a chance to work on Jade Empire, Mass Effect and all things Dragon Age it's time for me to move on.
In my time at BioWare I have been lucky to work with some of the most talented and hardworking people in the industry. It's been an honor to be part of the Dragon Age team, and I have every confidence that the world we've created together is in good hands and I'm excited for the road ahead.
For the near future, I plan to spend my time reconnecting with all…Read more >
So I just found out that some information on the new DA game has been leaked called Dragon Age Retribution. The following link is a video of all the information that was leaked about the upcoming DA game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2WtWI68Fjs
Personally, I'm really excited for the new game if it plays half as good as this sounds.DhampireHEK (talk) 23:08, October 8, 2017 (UTC)Read more >
According to dorian, tevinter may ignore the horroes they comitated but they are very tradicional Peaple. So....what you guys think? are they a "all evil peaple" or believe what dorian says?Read more >
Its been on my mind for a while, but even though it was already debunked years ago, I still like to think of the Red Lyrium Dragon (in combination with the Elder One) as a de facto archdemon by the name of Razikale minus the darkspawn.
Of course, I'm probably just rambling away these random thoughts before bed, but just bear with me for a little bit.
I mean, yeah it doesn't control a horde of mindless monsters but its master happens to be ancient magister infused with the Taint, and his capability of respawning from one body to another is a recurring ability amongst their kind.
And even though its not really related, I still think Bioware should really consider releasing more books and comics that detail the narratives of characters other tha…Read more >
So Henio0 recently did this post on the hidden lore within the DAI DLC, and I wanted to reply to it with some crackpot ideas of my own, but since he hasn't played Trespasser yet, I'm making my own post.
Obvious spoilers ahead for all three DLC and the main game.
Also, check out this video recounting some of the more interesting bits of lore in the DLC.
Henio0 speculates that seven extremely powerful spirits managed to convince the Tevinters to bond them to powerful dragons, akin to Hakkon, but these dragons were then somehow imprisoned under the Earth and are gradually corrupted by the Blight into the Archdemons.
So, what seven spirits do we know in the Fade who are powerful and angry enough to be willing to incarnate in dragon forms? How about th…
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I have played through the Jaws of Hakkon when it was first released, and I thought it was okay. But I have finished playing The Descent for the first time just recently and I'm sure everyone else was just as amazed when they've beaten it as I was.
Whilst the Descent was a lot more lore-packed, the Jaws of Hakkon also had some interesting things in it.
I decided to write down my thoughts about implications of some of the events that took place in those DLCs. Obviously, there are spoilers for these two DLCs below. I have yet to play Tresspasser, so I would ask that if anyone comments spoilers for it, that you give a warning.
One thing JoH was heavy on were spirits and possession. So we've learnt that the Avvar gods are actually spirits in the F…
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A new Dragon Age comic series will be released in May 2017.
On October 3, 2016, Dark Horse Comics announced that it would expand its partnership with Bioware by creating new content in both the Dragon Age and Mass Effect series. The new Dragon Age comic series is titled Dragon Age: Knight Errant. Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir (Skinwalker, Three Strikes) write the series, while Fernando Heinz Furukawa illustrates it. Sachin Teng (Dragon Age: Magekiller) will create the covers. The first issue will go on sale on May 10, 2017.
In addition to the new comic series, Dark Horse has also announced the Dragon Age Adult Coloring Book, which will be released on February 8, 2017.
Following the announcement of the closure of BioWare's official forums:
"After great consideration, we are closing down the BioWare forums, effective August 26, 2016. The Star Wars: The Old Republic forums will continue to operate; however, our public boards for Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and legacy BioWare titles will no longer be available." Conal Pierse, Community Manager BioWare.
Members of the BioWare community are seeking other forums to continue their discussion of BioWare IP. This list recognises Lady Artifice who created the original list on the BioWare Forums, and Crusty who gave some descriptive color.
BioWare IP forums:
BSN - BioWare Social Network unofficial forums http://bsn.boards.net  https://twitter.com/BSNforums  BioWare I…Read more >
In an official announcement, BioWare informs its users that they will close their Official Forums in August 26, 2016. In addition, the forums will remain in a read-only state until October 25, 2016, then they will be taken down.
Here is the full post:
- After great consideration, we are closing down the BioWare forums, effective August 26, 2016. The Star Wars: The Old Republic forums will continue to operate; however, our public boards for Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and legacy BioWare titles will no longer be available.
- This wasn’t an easy decision.
- Our players are important to us. Your feedback, stories, and love for our games drive and inspire us.
- In the past, our forums were the only way we could speak to you directly. They allowed our developer…
Bioware has announced the closing of their forums. Unofficial sources state this also includes the Legacy Projects, but the Dragon Age Toolkit "should" remain available.Read more >
So I'm not really into the whole fanfiction scene, I just enjoy making my own stories, but I do have some experience in writing and I came up with an idea for a story that, at first, was a suggested game idea. While I was pitching my idea on the spot, my friend said "Why don't you just write your own fanfiction?"
I thought I would come to a place where DA fans tend to linger and ask would any of you be interested in reading the story? I'm going to write it either way I just wanted to ask if anyone thought that I should post it any where. I'm a little wary because I know that there are so many other fanfiction writers and I'm just started to poke the idea a little.
- Sure, I'd read it . Great place to post fanfictions is on ao3.org or on a per…
I had beaten the game a third time, and this time with a Dwarf Noble Warrior, that died when killing the archdemon. So, that was the first time I had ever done that, and it was interesting to see what actually happened in the end. I have an Elf Rogue still...so I'll be posting him in another slideshow, just for him, since he's close to the end of the road.Read more >
I'm about to go kill the High Dragon in the Frostback Mountains to give Alistair some sick Wade Armor...Read more >
I originally posted this here, but I'm in a bit of lull of activity right now and thought it might be of interest over here. Essentially, a brief and somewhat shallow look at how Aveline is presented and how her character ties into her role in combat.
Aveline's tremendous legacy in the Dragon Age universe is forever cemented and eternalised through Varric's series of trashy pulp fiction.
Aveline is a character I particularly love, and I don't know how shared a feeling that is. Oh, sure, when she's mentioned I usually see it positively, but often she seems overlooked in favour of all those crazies Hawke meets and also Varric. It's true that perhaps on paper, she's not init…
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And Dorien, drawn close in the Fade by the calling of Lavellan, came quietly to her and he felt a great weight upon him. When he came to stop beside her, the place she'd conjured around her was one he did not know, he asked.
"What is this place?" And she answered him, uncaring of the tears down her face.
And as she wept the Fade was steeped in her sadness while she shook in subdued sobs. _ _ _ _ Saddest little thing I've ever written and it's so short... right in the feels.Read more >
An email I sent to an acquaintance who is writing a very wish-fullfilling fanfiction.I've tried to stray from speculations because, well that won't give me answers and I really do need them. lol. It would be a long read of information, but I'd be happy to give you what I believe might be going on in truth, minus wish fulfillment of coarse. In short, The blight is Andruil's fault (indirectly) and known Elvhish is what I've based it off. Andruil got bored of hunting men and choose to hunt the Forgotten Ones (creatures of disease, fear and malevolence) in the Void. Each time she traveled there she came back mad. She forged known armor and weapons (A spear with unbearable heat *I think it's that stupid red idol to be honest) from The Void to… Read more >
Some news: I must sadly announce that, after 17 years, today is my last day at BioWare. I'll miss my team, and wish everyone here the best. — David Gaider (@davidgaider) David Gaider's last day as a Writer at Bioware is today.
Gaider had been with BioWare since 1999, where he worked on franchises like Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Dragon Age.
Beyond story, he wrote some of the most memorable characters in BioWare games, including HK-47, Morrigan, Fenris, Cassandra Pentaghast, Carth Onasi and Alistair.
Gaider also wrote a number of Dragon Age-based novels and comics, and was a major influence on the plot and development of the Dragon Age franchise, including developing the breakout character of I…Read more >
Good News Everyone!
Following the release of issue #1 in December, issue #2 hit the shelves today.
For the first time in any Dragon Age game, book, etc., we are getting our first look at the Tevinter Imperium. That alone is enough to excite hardcore fans.
Set in the capitol city of Minrathous, the Magekiller series follows Marius and Tessa - a former slave and a Navarran elite, respectively - as they found a mercenary group that specializes in hunting down and killing mages. As some may know, the Tevinter Imperium is run by a mage-controlled government, so things will probably get dicey for the protagonists before series ends.
As far as where the series fits in the overall timeline, Magekiller picks up just before the events of Dragon Age: Inq…
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So, I posted something I felt was worthwhile on this Wikia and man, does it feel good to get it out. I have been researching Dragon Age history to unlock some hidden things. The lack of answers I had when I began is now crushing, but what I did scrap together has given me a lot to think about. Lyrium, The Fade, The Black city and Darkspawn. Archdemons, Titans and the taint. All so fascinating and consuming when you allow your brain to delve in like I just did for the last three days. 14 pages my friends, 14 pages for only important, canon and non-speculative history. That's just the surface. I found interesting facts, trails that lead me to staying up well beyond what I should have because my brain was unwilling to let it go, to shut down …Read more >
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Good News Everyone!
New Dragon Age from Bioware:
Before we hang our stockings by the chimney with care and settle down for a long winter's nap, we wanted to wish everyone the happiest of holidays. It's been an incredible year, and we're thrilled to have had you on this journey with us.
This holiday season is especially exciting because our friends at Dark Horse Comics have just launched Dragon Age: Magekiller #1, written by the amazing Greg Rucka. Magekiller will give readers a first look at Minrathous, the capital city of the Tevinter Imperium. If you've been itching for more Dragon Age lore, this new adventure in Thedas ought to satisfy your craving.
To celebrate its release, we've prepared a special holiday treat for you. For a limited tim…
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"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him". - Voltaire
I recently read a comment on another site, where one entity derided Corypheus for one line of dialogue from one of his final scenes "Bow before your new God and be spared." Initially I had some degree of sympathy for this position, such dialogue does suggest a certain degree of hammyness and vague aspirations of apotheosis are certainly a path many antagonists have trod before. But the more I think about it, the more I think that Corypheus' true value as an antagonist, and even that line of dialogue in particular is only clear if we understand corypheus as part of religion in Thedas, rather than the typical ego-complex induced attempt to attain divinity.
The problem is, …Read more >
BioWare have unveiled the GOTY edition for Dragon Age: Inquisition. It will be released on October 6, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One! It includes all story and gameplay content released: Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent and Trespasser and more.Read more >
Agents, not since the siege of Kirkwall has Thedas seen such an aggressive display of power from the mighty Qunari. Though we don’t yet know the true motive behind their assault, make no mistake about it: the Qunari pose a serious threat, and they’re here in Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer.
Source: http://www.dragonage.com/en_US/news/the-qunari-have-arrived-in-multiplayer-mode?utm_campaign=da-social-na-ic-fb-social-na-ic-fb-new-mp-faction-prev-site-sust&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&sourceid=da-social-na-ic-fb-social-na-ic-fb-new-mp-faction-prev-site-sust&cid=43890&ts=1442345134067&sf40908783=1Read more >
I've spent a lot of hours discussing with another Dragon Age nerd friend of mine what the various nations, and/or cultures in Thedas are analogous to the "real world," and I thought I'd share what conclusions to which I have arrived...
- FERELDAN - Fereldan, I feel, is very clearly an analogy to England. I think Gaider has even commented on this in the past. But for me, the nail in the coffin on this one was Alistair and Leliana's discussion of Fereldan cooking in DA:O. Alistar's recipe for Fereldan lamb stew is a textbook example of stereotypes of English food.
- ORLAIS - As my friend put it (I wish I had come up with this!): "Orlais is so French that you can practically smell stanky cheese and snails through the screen!"
From here, it gets les…Read more >
1:20 Bojutsu Hey. Are you getting this? 1:20 Aeathel Yeah 1:20 Bojutsu Cool. So, you got banned from the elder scrolls wiki? You naughty girl. 1:21 Aeathel I didn't do nothing :I gosh they just dont get me.. 1:21 Bojutsu The chatmod who banned you claimed you were spamming. Why? 1:21 Aeathel I didn't spam!!!! 1:22 Bojutsu Hey, calm down. I'm just asking what happened. Tell me. 1:22 Aeathel I got into a fight with them about beleives I believe in everything like the loch ness Monster but they dont So I had a fight and telling them the facts but they still didnt beleive 1:23 Bojutsu Lmfao. Wait, really? You believe in the Loch Ness monster? 1:23 Aeathel
- I yes
1:23 Bojutsu That's an urban legend. 1:23 Aeathel
- I It was just an example I beleive i…
Trespasser, the final story DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition has been released yesterday. (Apologies for the delay of this post)
It (seemingly) will finish up the story of The Inquisitor, or at least as an Playable character. The story will be set 2 years after Dragon Age: Inquisition's turbulous end, amidst scrutiny on the Inquisition by Ferelden, Orlais and the Andrastian Chantry while Qunari forces invade through the Eluvians..
Bioware has hinted that Solas makes an comeback as a character while you can utilise the crew you had at the end of Dragon Age: Inquisition (minus Solas).
It is released for the PC (on Origin), PS4 and Xbox One, and costs USD/EUR 14,99.Read more >
The following lists the changes and updates made to Dragon Age: Inquisition in Patch 10: 
Dragon Age™: Inquisition Patch 10
Fixed an issue that caused some creatures to require a higher number of items to complete their associated research.
Fixed an issue where “All New, Faded for Her” could disappear from the journal. Fixed an issue where dying in combat without a full party would not switch the camera focus to a follower.
Fixed an issue where some characters in Skyhold did not have a displayed name.
Fixed an issue where some requisitions tracked incorrect ingredients.
Fixed an issue where some schematics were using incorrect icons.
Fixed an issue that caused mosaic tiles to be offset from the wall in Skyhold.
Fixed an issue that caused the merc…
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The pre-Trespasser patch is now live across the Xbox, Playstation and PC networks. Bioware has fixed some issues, changed some abilities and added some new features. For the offical patch list, view it here
With the patch also the trophies/achievements regarding Trespasser became available, although it (barely) gives away clues regarding the story of the DLC this time (although it seems likely it includes new game-options, akin to trials).
Below a list of the fixes/changes (fixes are official as well as the added new features, changes to abilities are as observed by RShepard227)
Warning: The patch might turn off friendly fire or vice versa. No definitive confirmation yet. If you notice it happens - go to the Menu, Options, Gameplay -> tick or…Read more >
BioWare revealed a few things in relation to Dragon Age: Inquisition at PAX today, with the main feature being new DLC arriving on September 8th for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC with EA Access members benefitting from a 10% discount.
In addition to this, BioWare revealed they will be implementing a system, cutely named the Golden Nug, which happens to be similar to New Game Plus in some ways but different in others. It allows equipment and other items-- for example-- to be synchronised for future playthroughs; things like your 'potion recipes, tapestries, schematics' will be ready to be utilised in new playthroughs. This is beneficial for those who acquire schematics for example, through DLC, but want to exploit those items for their new In…Read more >
We’re reaching out to a few of our top communities, hoping to get you on board with the migration to the new infobox markup. And we have tools to help!
Why we’re doing this
Simply put, most current infobox structure translates very poorly to mobile experiences and any device that doesn’t use desktop-style displays. On desktops and laptops, they often look amazing. The problem is that Wikia’s traffic is trending mobile. There is an important graph on our recent forum post about infoboxes that illustrates this trend.
Mobile is the future, not just for Wikia, but for the web as a whole. Take a look at the recent trends and future growth predictions for mobile traffic. It's staggering.
We partnered with the Wikia community to create this new marku…Read more >
BioWare recently revealed that the Darkspawn faction has arrived for multiplayer in Dragon Age: Inquisition. The announcement includes an interview with producers from the multiplayer team: Blair Brown and Billy Buskell as well as designer: Luke Barrett.
"Note: Adding the darkspawn faction to multiplayer mode requires installing the latest content support patch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Be sure to do that before entering multiplayer."Read more >
A new patch has been released for Dragon Age: Inquisition ahead of the release of the next DLC installment titled "The Descent." Detailed information is here: 
Patch notes are as follows:
- Fixed an issue where resetting options of any category could also reset the game difficulty.
- Fixed an issue which could cause Multiplayer potions to be consumed if target mode was entered and cancelled.
- Fixed an issue which could cause the Yavanalis staff headpiece to not display in Multiplayer.
- Added a hot key for Salvage in Multiplayer.
- Fixed some issues that caused some localized text to not fit in their proper display areas.
- Fixed an issue that could cause XP and other stats to double in Multiplayer.
- [PC] Fixed an issue which could cause on-screen flickeri…
So, I finished the quest for Merrill where the Keeper dies. I got the Questioning Beliefs and now I can't seem to finish it.
(Should note: I have a full Rivalry with her.)
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Upon teasing a new DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare have released a trailer, with a release date of 11 August 2015 for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC; EA Access members will save 10%. "Descend into Dragon Age's deepest dungeon! In this story, a perilous journey through darkspawn-infested caverns awaits the Inquisition. Venture underground to solve one of Thedas’s greatest mysteries." What will be the secret that will shake the world to its core?
The DLC will be priced at $14.99.
Content for The Descent is available anytime after you reach Skyhold and will scale across levels. It is not set post-game.Read more >
Good News Everyone!
The Dragon Age: Inquisition feed is teasing a new announcement, displaying only this image and proclaiming
We're hearing reports of Increased seismic activity around Thedas...
For those who haven't noticed this is one of the cavern areas on the Storm Coast, several of which were involved in the Keeping the Darkspawn Down quest and previous twitter remarks have suggested that perhaps the next DLC is somehow centered around the Deep Roads and or Dwarves/Darkspawn. Hopefully we won't be waiting long to find out the truth behind this as there is a press conference for Gamescom tomorrow at 9am BST.
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