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Most people want an EPIC adventure, and to keep some catastrophy from happening. Below are my thoughts, but what direction would you like to see the Dragon Age Series go in? Specifically, what catastrophies/challenges do you want to see? (Please, keep it limited to video games.)
- Dragon Age III: Inquisition (Mage-Templar War, ending w/Qunari Invasion)
- Dragon Age IV: Revenge of Sten (World War Qunari - WWQ)
- Dragon Age V: Blighting Wonderful (Mass Invasion of Darkspawn)
- Dragon Age VI: Full Circle (Unvailing of Flemeth's Plans - Flemeth vs. Morrigan vs Whoever is left)
- --Gutbuster66 (talk) 16:03, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
I quite like your ideas except for 'Revenge of Sten'. I think we will have had enough bloody Qunari invasions by then considering II and likely III.
I want that Morrigan and Flemeth crap resolved. If they do it before the finale (hope not) then they better have something EVEN MORE interesting planned!! Otherwise Flemeth should be in all of them and her story resolved in the finale.
In the finale, I want ALL the gods involved! Whether they are disproven, physically wage war in favour of or against Flemeth, die... WHATEVER! I am one of those people who DOES want Bioware to canonically reveal the truth about all religions in DA. XD -Ccg08 (talk) 16:30, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
- I get why you'd be tired of the Qunari, but to me this would also entail a counter-offensive into Seheron and Par-Vollen, and finding out why the Qunari fled their homeland. It was also my way of getting the entire world to fight to make the Final Blight an enormous threat. This could be done in DA:III if they executed it properly, maybe even a lengthy DLC.--Gutbuster66 (talk) 16:52, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
What about slaves in Tevinter or elves? Many enslaved nations in real world history finally rebeled end won their freedom. Cruelty of slavery was shown more detailical in DA2, North of Thedas is more savage than South. Antiva, Free Marches and Tevinter are full of slavers.
Another major topic can be rebellions of the casteless dwarves. In France and Russia were revolution caused by social injustice. Casteless dwarves reproduce more intensive than nobles or warriors and one day in Kal Sharok or Orzammar will be great revolution, which will cause total destruction and survivors will begin from scratch.
- I can admit when someone has a better idea. Scratch my thoughts on the Qunari Invasion, your premise of the slaves in Thedas revolting, along with the Dwarven Empires, would be fantastic and different to the Qunari Invasion. It would also tie in well to the Mage-Templar war, especially if Mages are successful in getting their freedom. It also gets my Dwarves active, which I love!!! Although, this could all occur after DA:III and the Qunari could choose to invade when all the revolts are occurring, or the revolts occur after the Qunari invade.--Gutbuster66 (talk) 16:52, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
- I am same anon, who wrote this. I thought about elves and slaves, because I'm sick of mages and templars, it's not a fight for freedom but for an anihilation of opponent. Whoever wins, it will be only worse. I care about elves more than about the mages or templars, becuase I see this as more serious, more realistic and more mature problem and besides my nation was enslaved twice, but eventually regained independance. Wars begin and end after years but social problems always are.
Orzammar and Ferelden were lands players had influence on. They made choices and wish to see consequences. I destroyed anvil of the void and put Bhelen on the thore, I expect Orzammar becoming more open to the surface and reclaiming thaig and technical and social evolution as was written in epilogue. I also asked Alistair and Anora to marry and rule together. My boon was a land for Dalish in Ostagar. Ferelden needs competent rulers and elves deserve for own land. I see survive of current war with Orlais in cooperation and social improvements. Evolution is mean to survive.
A lot of you need to sign your posts as this thread is starting to look like a mess... To the topic, if you combine some of the initial games listed by the OP into one game, preferably DA3, as DA3 will need to be good (that means sell games) to ensure a DA4, I think you'd have a good game. Mage-Templar feels like a side issue to many of us, and I don't think it can swing a whole game on it's own. Personally I believe they are all connected anyway, and that the mage-templar junk is a manufactured conflict that will directly tie into Flemeth and Morrigan, and thus the Old Gods and Darkspawn at some point. The elves and qunari are probably linked also in some way, but I don't have the inclination really to spend much time thinking about it. Resolution of some of these topics is required for the next game. Or at least a strong movement towards resolution, combined with the writing team doing a better job of tying it all together into a coherent, and more interesting story. Basically no more game long introductions that feel like one big side-quest with little bearing would be nice. Beginnings need endings (good ones!). And each game needs to do a better job of standing on its own merit and providing a satisfactory conclusion. The future of the series depends on the next game accomplishing this....and being a good game too. The Grey Unknown (talk) 23:08, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
- I for one am really looking forward to the Mage-Templar war and seeing that happens there. And I really hope they really concentrate on that without putting in too much side crap about the Old God Baby and Qunari invasion. The danger there is that they try to make the thing too epic and it will end up being disappointing and un-engaging (much like Mass Effect 3 was). Also - and this might be just me - I think we will need wait for a long time to get some kind of a conclusion to the OGB/Flemeth vs. Morrigan thing. People feel so strongly about this that they'll want to keep it until the very last installment of the series - particularly as it's undobultedly tied to the nature of the darkspawn somehow. On a final note, I persoanlly don't want to see another blight either. We already had one - now give us something new and interesting. Gissur the Sailor (talk) 10:36, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
- I agree that the Flemeth vs. Morrigan thing should take place throughout the series culminating with the final game. However, I would like to see another blight. I believe there are two more old-gods left, and I thought it'd be interesting to see two full on blights occur immediately after or during the Mage-Templar War, Qunari Invasion, or Slave rebellions. This could also give us a chance to play as a Qunari Grey Warden, which I think many people would like. Any story if given time to be done correctly can be good. These are just general themes that I'd like to see, and could entail just about anything relating to the topic such as; Warden Beginnings, the Qunari's exile from their homeland, Black City, Darkspawn beginnings, OGB etc...--Gutbuster66 (talk) 11:20, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
Please, not another blinking blight! A qunari invasion would be nice. Perhaps even a trip to Par Vollen and finally the introduction of the fex. I too want a conculsion to Morrigan and Flemeth's story, it seems to me Morrigan to attmepting to become powerful enough to rivial Flemeth, hence why she wants Flemeth's tome, Flemeth killed for a bit, The OGB, Eluvian... All pieces yet to full into place.Phoenix96 (talk) 14:56, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
- Even if this is how we got to learn about the beginnings of the Wardens and Darkspawn? Or learning more about the Magisters of Tevinter? Or if it was strongly correlated with Flemeth's manipulation??? If it's done right I believe it'd still be interesting, so I will agree to disagree. (I do recognize your fear of it basically being Origins, which very well could happen if they didn't include certain aspects of the world).--Gutbuster66 (talk) 15:36, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
I'd also like to see the big plot threads tie together into a coherent whole at some point (by this I count the Darkspawn/Blights/Archdemons/Wardens, Flemeth's/Morrigan's/Yavana's machinations, Mage-Templar/Andrastian-Black Chantry War and the Qunari conflict - and maybe the dalish/arlathan/eluvian stuff too), as - like Grey - I don't think the M-TW is enough to fuel a full game, nor interesting enough as presented by the writers to keep me engaged in it for that long.
I've even tried to do this myself sometimes - I've toyed with the idea of "reimagining" the DA series in the form of a series of fanfics in the style of A song of ice and fire (multiple POV characters, covering large territoriers and a long period of time), and in most cases my conclusion for the ending was it had to be tied to Flemeth somehow. Now, I could never come up with a good method to do that - in one draft I had her be the Maker and/or Fen'Harel, and her goal was to preserve the old gods' souls so (s)he/it could keep the blights going on indefinetly as punishment for mankind - in another she worked with the old gods to try and kill the maker to remove the taint from Thedas forever. And yet another draft had the qunari coming to Thedas because they believe the whole world must be united under the qun to destroy the darkspawn once and for all (this one was particularly silly - Sten was sent to Ferelden to determine what the blight was, so they clearly don't know much about darkspawn). Curiously, one draft even omitted Hawke entirely...Yeah, I think you can see why I'm not a writer at Bioware :S
Err, sorry for that diversion. Anyway, so long as the M-TW gets resolved in DA3 in a satisfactory manner, I don't really care that much where they go after that. However, I don't know about a Tevinter slave rebellion - it covers pretty much the same territory story-wise as the MTW. I'd rather see a conclusion to the Darkspawn/Warden or Qunari storyline. But as I said, it doesn't matter so long as they write good stories & characters, improve replayability, slow down combat and introduce some non-combat gameplay mechanics. Matt-256 (talk) 19:30, October 4, 2012 (UTC)