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 initially that original of a character. She’s another woman who happens to be…
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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 >
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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 >
After disbanding the Inquisition I directed a music video with Solas. We filmed all over Thedas, some of my favorite locations were on the Storm Coast and the Exalted Plains. Solas never grew tired from all the running, and he performed all of his own stunts like Harrison Ford.
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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.
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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 >
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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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A new pack of items has been released for Dragon Age: Inquisition, titled Spoils of the Qunari. The description of the DLC can be read on their official site as follows:
"Finally, a content pack that satisfies the demands of the Qun has arrived for Dragon Age: Inquisition! With the Spoils of the Qunari item pack, you can now proudly represent your dedication to discipline and bring a touch of Par Vollen style to your Inquisition. Personalize your game experience with new loot, crafting schematics, a massive warrior throne for Skyhold, and an armored war mount!
The Spoils of the Qunari item pack is available to download now on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 for $4.99. Learn more about it here."Read more >
If you are still one of those who did not acquire Dragon Age: Inquisition, or if you own the console version of it and want to give it a go on the PC, BioWare has news for you.
"Dragon Age: Inquisiton Trial" was just made available through Origin for free. The Trial version will let players enjoy six hours of the single player campaign of the game, and unlimited multiplayer, essentially making Inquisition's multiplayer a Free to Play. No news about such development for consoles.Read more >
Hey, guys! As you may have seen in a recent forum topic, the Dragon Age wiki is helping wikia test out a new "flags" system. Read here for the official info.
What this basically is is a replacement for the current templates we use on articles such as , etc. Instead of manually going into an article to add one of these tags, you can just click on the edit dropdown box and select "flags" this will bring up a box with all of the current flags that can be used. Just check the box next to the one(s) you want to add, fill in the fields (like what info is missing, or the name of the article to "see also", and voila! They're added to the article. You can also hover over an existing flag on an article to edit it.
This looks to be a great new addition…Read more >
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New Features have been added to Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer!
Enter the Proving Grounds
If you’re looking to ease your way into Dragon Age: Inquisition’s multiplayer, look no further than the Proving Grounds! Whether you’re trying multiplayer for the first time or want to test out a new character or weapon, the Proving Grounds is the perfect environment to get your feet wet.
The Proving Grounds begin with a guided experience to help you familiarize yourself with multiplayer. A team of AI-controlled agents will accompany you on your mission—at a reduced difficulty level to introduce gameplay mechanics without leaving you feeling overwhelmed.
Once you’ve completed the tutorial, you can come back to the Proving Grounds a…
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"DRAGONS! Venture deep enough into the far reaches of Thedas, and you're bound to cross paths with Dragon Age: Inquisition's apex predators. They're big, they're bad—Maker's breath, they're even in the title of our game—and now they're coming to Skyhold! We've added a new dragon-themed prop set for you to use at Skyhold, but it's only available to the worthiest warriors.
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How can you get this cool new set of items for your Inquisition? Play the Fereldan Castle map in multiplayer mode and defeat one of its three dragons. Easier said than done! Whether you team up with a group of agents or perform this challenging feat by yourself, the choice is yours. Take down a dragon by any means necessary, and you'll be awarded this prop set for your sin…
Don't know why I'm doing this, this is Lazare's job. Or HD3's. Anyway, the eighth patch for Inquisition went live . This one focuses on multiplayer fixes and adjustments.
Detailed changes include:
- Introduced the Save Importer, allowing players to migrate their save games to current-gen consoles. Click here for more details.
- [Multiplayer] Introduced new and rare high level weapons, including some from the Avvar clans.
- [Multiplayer] Introduced one new T4 accessory.
- [Multiplayer] Introduced Proving Grounds, a new tutorial level accessible from the class selection screen.
- [Multiplayer] Introduced Nightmare difficulty, a step up from Perilous.
- [Multiplayer] Fixed an issue that caused the Multiplayer menu to be reloaded after a quick match failur…
BioWare will no longer create Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC for last generation consoles. The link, which can be found here, details how 'existing Playstation 3 and Xbox 360' players will still be able to carry their save files over to current generation consoles, if they stick within the 'same family.' Also, if you happened to have purchased DLC for your last generation version, you will be able to carry them over for free. This news comes after Mike Laidlaw himself talked about the difficulties of creating content for previous generation consoles, which forced some ideas to be cut out, so any future DLC may incorporate these 'ideas.' Nonetheless, you are still expected to buy a new copy of the game--without any discounted price--though the …Read more >
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A new Dragon Age Comic series wil be released this november!
Dragon Age: Magekiller, Dark Horse Comics' upcoming ongoing series set in the world of Dragon Age, is an official addition to the setting that promises to show us some never-before-seen sights from the far reaches of Thedas. But if there's any reason to get more excited about it, it's that it's being written by one of the smartest writers in comics today, Greg Rucka, and he's a big fan.
Rucka is a long time lover of roleplaying games — pen and paper or computer-based — and considers them an excellent storytelling tool, especially for folks who write regular old non-interactive fiction. As far as computer roleplaying games go, Bioware has his respect and affection…
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So, a while back I got Dragon Age II: BioWare signature edition. I have been looking around everywhere and even checking back at the chantry board to see if I can start the Exiled Prince dlc. But nothing happens. Do I have to download it or something? Same with the Black Emporium.
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Hey everyone! Name is Rieza and I am new to the Dragon Age Wikia!
Thought I would become part of the community since I have been playing the Dragon Age series recently and thought it would learn more about the lore!
I have played DA:Origins (but not completed), DA2 and DA: Inquisition. I am now on my second play-through of Inquisition but currently torn between 2 classes: Warrior 2-handed and Mage as my second character to complete the story with!
So with introductions done, I am happy to join in within the community and will start contributing when I come across something new :) in the mean time, I'm always up for a chat so just pop me a message on my wall or say hello in chat :)
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Hey, hope everyone's doing alright.
What I would love to see is a DLC for the Codex Entry: The Black Vials. I feel like there was a massive waste of potential for a very compelling and serious storyline. I would love to know how the Revenants came to be, who they were, and why they were created. They're powerful opponents, and I feel like I'm dishonoring their story by not knowing it. I would also like to meet the people who "Bound" the Revenants, and what their motivation for being a part of the quest was.
If anybody has any thoughts, or ideas about the Revenants and their stories, please feel free to share.
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To celebrate the upcoming release of Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2 BioWare have released a new short story about Calpernia written by Joanna Berry. It is titled Paying the Ferryman.
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I know it has been prolly said to death around here, but I really think the devs should patch the game to allow spaces when renaming crafted items... It's kinda lame that if you want to rename something more than one word, you need to backspace and use the words that are already there... Cap the characters if its a space issue, but please let us use spaces!!!
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Good News Everyone! Bioware has also released a new patch adding some new options and fixing several bug issues for Dragon Age: Inquisition!
Please see below for details.
Dragon Age™: Inquisition Patch 7
- [PC] Added new feature that allows users to sheathe and unsheathe their weapons. This feature can be accessed via the key-binding screen.
- [PC] Fixed an issue which could result in fog looking wrong when running SLI/Crossfire configurations
- [PC] Fixed an issue which would place the AOE targetting reticule to be placed in odd locations when using the mouse look toggle feature
- [PC] Fixed some issues which could cause flickering when alt-tabbing while running the game under SLI / Crossfire.
- [PC][Xbox 360][Xbox One] Fix for Dragon’s Bane Achievement t…
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BioWare (finally) announced that the Black Emporium will be released on May 5th on all platforms for no extra charge.
Some features include new gear/schematics, the Mirror of Transformation (allowing you to change your Inquisitor's appearance), and two new thrones for people who played DAO and DA2!Read more >
BioWare have announced a new expansion for their multiplayer platform which will allow you to test your 'mettle' against dragons! New agents include: Zither, Isabela and the Avvar warrior Skywatcher. The full details can be found here. It is available on May 5th at no additional cost on all platforms.Read more >
To celebrate the upcoming release of Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2 BioWare have released a new short story about Samson written by Joanna Berry. It is titled Paper and Steel.
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'While BioWare is remaining tight lipped about continued work on Dragon Age: Inquisition, it looks like fans of the popular role-playing franchise still have something to look forward to after the title’s first DLC lands on all remaining platforms after releasing on the Xbox One and PC earlier this year as a timed exclusive. Giving fans hope for continued support for the game, Dragon Age: Inquisition creative director Mike Laidlaw confirmed on Twitter that the team still has plans to continue developing content for the title in the future.
Unfortunately, Laidlaw couldn’t go into details about exactly what is being worked on. For now, Dragon Age: Inquisition fans will simply have to take comfort in knowing that BioWare still has something th…Read more >
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Bioware have announced a new DLC character for Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer! They also gave some rather obvious hints as to further mutliplayer characters they're looking to add.
ZITHER!, the Virtuoso, revealed for Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer!
ZITHER! was once a household name in Orlais, playing for packed auditoriums of nobility and commoners alike. But then the Circles rebelled, his templar manager tried to kill him, and he’s frittered away all his gold drinking in a riverside tavern in Cumberland for the past two years, unable to get a gig. The Inquisition is his one chance at a comeback tour, and he's going to grab it with both bejeweled hands.
Mark of the Riff
Can't Stop the Music Icon
A Little Knig…
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