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So I've heard about this Isabela/Sebastion friendship bug, but haven't experiencded it... yet. On this play through, I have never used Isabela except when the game makes you. I got to the point at the end of act II when you have to take Isabela to the foundry, and she left my party for good. Now all of a sudden I always have on my abilities page an icon for Isabela's friendship with the bonus... is this the start of it? Am I going to get slower and slower from now on? Kurli (talk) 22:31, April 11, 2011 (UTC)

Possibly. I am not entirely sure yet with my Hawke, but I am almost at the end of Act III, and all of a sudden my Hawke is slow as hell! Even with equipment that is suppose to help with attack speed, I'm still painfully slow. Also, the last time I checked my bonus stats, I noticed that Isabela's friendship buff is still on my Hawke, even though she is not present. There is a possible fix on this page that may help. I may have to try it myself; being a mage with horrible attack speed is starting to get me killed :( Sevarian10 (talk) 00:17, April 12, 2011 (UTC)Sevarian10

There is a thread on the bioware forums about this. The final answer is: DON'T BEFRIEND ISABELLA/SEBASTIAN. If you unfortunately did, then remember:

  • DON'T SAVE your game when Isabella/Sebastian is not currently in your active party (including Hawke's estate).
  • DON'T LOAD a save game where you don't have them in your current party.

That's it. Good luck ;)Hpa tqn (talk) 00:54, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

Alternatively, you can use this Friendship Bug Fix. This will fix your problem permanently. Hpa tqn (talk) 00:58, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

Its already to late for me it seems... I made an entire playthrough to romance Isabela, the only romance option who isnt insane, and to ensure she didnt leave in Act 2. Ive already got thumbs up... Atleast I can still make Sebastian hate me. They will fix this, wont they? Can they do that for Xbox? Subject 14 (talk) 01:12, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

I've read the threads about the bug which is why I was on the look out for it. I didn't befriend Isabela, she was just a hair to the friend side of the scale, almost dead center. I promised to give her the book, and she took off at the foundry. As soon as she left I had an icon indicating friendship, and presumably stating the bug on this character. THEN, I reloaded and told her to return the book, and she still took off, but I have no icon indicating the friendship... hopefully this fixes it for me this play through, but someone needs to get on this... BIoware, I'm looking at you! this is a game breaking bug as far as I'm concerned. Kurli (talk) 01:54, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

I had this idea that im not sure will work but it seems like it should. if you remove isabella's frienship talent from her tree by typing runscript removetalent 211040 into the Console it should stop her from being able to get the trait in the first place, thus saving you from the isabella bug... not sure if this works yet tho so just be warned.
Friendship small-Teonlight | Dragon Age Polls! - 02:00, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

Just confirmed this works. If you enable the console and take control of Isabella, you can run the command runscript removetalent 211040 and it will remove her friendship talent. giving you the option of re enabling it if you want... i wouldnt... but it wont cost you a talent point to re-enable it when/if they patch this bug.
Friendship small-Teonlight | Dragon Age Polls! - 02:06, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

Any news on whether or not there's an offical patch for this in the works? (talk) 02:03, April 12, 2011 (UTC)