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Clean up Edit

All of these pages are full of "I"s and peoples opinions... I have been trying to clean myself, but I havn't really done many of these quests yet... so... help?

Promotional or DLC items will not be transferred over into Awakening. (except for those obtained from Return to Ostagar) Edit

What is the source of this information? The link does not even specifically mention RtO.

The source it gives is the FAQ page, but it doesn't say that... --Jackimole 18:39, March 7, 2010 (UTC)

I've removed the info. 06:06, March 8, 2010 (UTC)

I've corrected and added the references for Return to Ostagar. I have seen it mentioned somewhere that Power of Blood can be imported, but I can't seem to find the link. If anyone can find that reference please add it in. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 06:48, March 8, 2010 (UTC)

There seems to be an entry describing how items recieved in the Stone Prisoner Questline are also carried over. Has anyone verified that?Madasamadthing 03:15, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

There is a plethora of threads on BioWare forums describing various experiences with DLC import. For some people, Warden's Keep gear transfers, for the others - The Stone Prisoner. It is speculated /override folder has something to do with that, but the mechanism is still unclear. For me, the SP items impoted. IN 05:59, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

I was able to keep all of my The Stone Prisoner items. I'd also point out that when talking with Woolsey, she mentions Soldier's Peak and the events of the DLC. 00:51, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

Well, for the PS3 version at least, Soldier's Peak items do not transfer over, as proven when I imported my main character, who was wearing the Griffon Helm, and nothing else when he arrived at Vigil's Keep. (He was previously wearing the Warden Commander's armour). Keening Blade was in his left hand, Starfang was not present. Will try to confirm if the Stone Prisoner items will transfer on the PS3. Madasamadthing 01:20, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

The link currently in place to the Awakening FAQ is broken. The new one is Could a registered user please update this? -- (talk) 17:05, January 27, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the info. The links are now updated. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 23:52, January 27, 2013 (UTC)

Wish Lists and Happy dances Edit

  • New customization options, including new spells, abilities and specializations. A whole new expansion anyone filling out their "Wish Lists"?
    • Mage: Summon Demons or Demon Form Specialization (crossing fingers, I was always more of a warlock at heart)
  • Thank the Maker, for Respec for sure tho :P
Hollowness 13:04, January 8, 2010 (UTC)
  • Does anyone have any info on the new sepicalizations
Coroxn 11:51, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
  • Please, Please, PLEASE, No more of The Fade, I hate it! It's the worst part of the game, i always play alone @ night and having no company going through The Fade alone is Horrible! At the very least, if you are gonna have The Fade again, Please let us bring in other companions with :( I have my main as a healer, maxed-out Creation spells and it was such a Horrible experience in there!
Fycan 08:46, January 28, 2010 (UTC)
  • Ability to Romance with pretty girls in the game, hey i know we have different views on who's hot & what not, but I'm sure I'm not the only one here who find Leliana's face very repulsive.
    • I went through all Conversations possible with Lanaya (cute elf girl next to that bald elf who curses ppl and stuff) and Kaitlyn (the cute girl who cried in the church about her lil brother), but there's no Romance options! These are the 2 Hottest girls in-game yet! They are so cute! After failing that I still tried clicking on them 10 times each hoping some dialogue might pop up but no0o0o0o :*( And the fact that Kaitlyn went on and marry Bann Teagan just broke my heart! In my 2nd palythrough, i tried everything possible to kill that Bann Teagan, but i cant coz he pussed-out and stayed in that damn church with women and children, and miraculously lives eventhough that whole town is wiped out. :( Man I made sure he had it Good when i was beating him up in Redcliffe Castle, but he still lives!! It's as if they were meant to be together And. I. Cant. Take. That! *cries
  • Let us carry our Soverigns and Loot into The Awakening! I saved all the money I got, stole from every NPC possible, please Dont take that away from me.
    • According to this thread Money does indeed carry over. Would someone else care to add that to the main page. I don't quite know how to phrase it or get the [1] code going.Bstanley52 23:18, February 21, 2010 (UTC)
    • I had all my money and bagslots but why can't you have the new respec book and new talents/abilities in Origins? :( --Bl4ckSh33p 13:14, March 23, 2010 (UTC)

Speculation on returning party member Edit

"And now we have a dog. And Alistair is still the stupidest member of the party." -- Morrigan
This article contains spoilers for Dragon Age: Origins. There might be information that will reveal the plot and storyline.

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We should probably leave out this speculation since that's all it is until we have more info. Many people have also claimed to see Oghren in the trailers and others feel Morrigan is being saved for a sequel while Alistair, as King, will not be in a position to play alongside you.

Hollowness 03:49, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

I don't believe this is a speculation, I think it is taken directly from the Bioware Dragon Age: Origins offical site. Though I am sure, due to the plot decisions from the original game, it will be interesting factor, how Bioware goes around your imported game's decisions is basically what we will see in the expansion, when it comes out. I believe this page is all from reliable references.

Sir Moose 16:29, January 16, 2010 (UTC)

My money is on the dog returning.

Eledhrim 16:44, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

On the Awakening page, besides the 'Origins Favourite Returning' something-or-other thing is Oghren in brackets. It may very well be Oghren, but because it hasn't been confirmed, should it be removed?

Fycan 12:37, January 28, 2010 (UTC)

Here's the thing, the ONLY character who Can be in The Awakening is the one that Must be Recruited and Cannot be Dead by Any circumstances during The Origins. That leaves us with only 1 person, Morrigan.

Loghain? No, i chopped his head off meself.
Wynne? Nope, I killed her right off the bat since her pwn Tower quest. I told her I will do it with my group, but she just kept insisting.
Shale? No, i killed him coz he wouldnt stop callling me "it".
Zevran? No Way, I stab him while he's still asleep Every playthrough.
Sten? No, he was Left 4 Dead in Lothering just as he wishes.
Leliana? No, she dies in Lothering, her claims about the Maker just didn't come through...
Alistair? No, the Princess executed him for being childish.
Dog? No, he can be Left 4 Dead in Ostagar also. Hence, it is possible for some people that Doggy never joins the party. And if he never joins the party, How can he possibly "Return"?
Oghren? No. Apparently, he can be killed. If you piss him off so bad, he will duel you, and you can execute him yourself. Reference:
Morrigan? Yeap, She's the ONLY human character that CANNOT be dead no matter what you do with her. You can lie to her about her mother, you can kick her out of the group,
but as we all know.. She Keeps Coming Back! Heck, maybe the new Morrigan who will join you in The Awakening will be her mother in disguised! O.o auuuuuu!

All in all, it's definitely Morrigan, hands down.

Oghren isn't killable during the duel; it says he'll run off and leave the party if he ends up dueling you.

Agreed upon Morrigan (although I personally hope/suspect she won't play a role as prominent as in Origins). However, I was wondering if Flemeth may be a good candidate for a return to the stage. On one hand, if you let her run away during Origins, she says she will return (but doesn't, within that story arc); on the other hand, even if you kill her, we know that Morrigan herself wasn't convinced she could be really put down for good... I suspect we may see Flemeth on Awakening regardless of the choice you made in Origins (alternatively, we may hear about her, and not see her till the next expansion in the series). Thoughts? FR 23:19, February 20, 2010 (UTC)

remember if you slept with morrigan to live than there is a possible chance that she would come back in the awakening with that child and you will have two more party members or the child could have killed her because of all here complaining...

Makoto DK 23:20, January 29, 2010 (UTC)

Nope if u see the last trailer about queen of the blackmarsh you can see perfectly that is oghren, to least that you can choose him depending of your actions in Dragon Origins, (like ME and ME2) I really hope that but in the video you only can see to oghren :(

Fycan 07:40, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

It cant be, that gotta be some dwarf with the same beard then, maybe a PC character who just happened to look like Oghren. Look, in Dragon age Awakening Trailer, there's even a scene where Alistair said "I'd rather miss the whole darkspawn killing things", now does that mean Alistair will be the guy? No. That's coz Alistair can die, if he doesn't he will prolly just have a scene saying that and thats it for him. Same goes for Oghren i think, if he didn't already die in your Origins, he might play a little part there, but aint a companion?

Warden Of The Dales 19:01, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

It is because Oghren's hair style is UNIQUE! --

DarkAger 13:30, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

Well, in an interview I read, they did say that others of the characters would be having cameos in the expansion, so just seeing Oghren or Alistair in a trailer doesn't necessarily mean they're the returning character. But either one of them might be. And it could also be any other of the "possibly dead" party members, too. There are several ways it could go down.

1) "You killed (character)? Sorry, you're screwed, then. It was (character) or no one. No returning party member for you!"

2) "You killed (character)? Non-canonical! Canon is that (character) lives and returns in Awakening. Too bad, so sad."

3) Warden: "(Character)? But you're d-d-d-d-dead!" Character: "Nope. Morrigan patched me up and snuck me to safety, just to piss you off. Also I'm starting off at -100 approval."

I'm guessing that option 1 is the most likely one. I personally would love to see Morrigan back, but I'm afraid it's hardly a given.--

???? They're is a playtrough that Alistar stays a Grey Warden, and that everyone survives, save Loghain. SO he only character forced to leave your party is Morrigan. Unless its Duncan (That would be bad ass cause its never proven that Duncan is dead), there is no other possible compainions to "return". Or unless Riordan survived the fall plus most of your party members claim to stick around, execept for Sten. Anyway I'd love to see Duncan and Riordan back (They're were both pretty awesome).So technicaly Ogrhen is still in your party at the end of origins. But I hope the new compainions are more of the different races, too many humans and warriors in my party

Inconsistant plot with main background of DA:O ? Edit

The plot tells about "Darkspawn that can talk" being talked about. -It's Duncan.

But from beginning we knew from DA:O that Emissaries could talk.

According to David Gaider, the Emissaries are the only ones among the Darkspawn that have been known to possess the ability to speak and communicate to other species, though topics of discussion with non-darkspawn races are rather limited

So is the new canon that Emissaries can't talk ?

It's Hurlock Emissaries who can talk i think.

for AWakeningn it's normal Darkspawn can talk. those non-magic one. =/

  • I think that "Darkspawn that can talk" are darkspawn that can think by their own mind Makoto DK 22:58, January 23, 2010 (UTC)

Importing a DA:O warden into DA:A Edit

When I imported my DA:O warden into DA:A it came with all of the things I had in my inventory minus the specific items that don't transfer over (ie: Blood Dragon Armor, Warden Commander set, Starfang, etc). This actually caused a slight issue for me because I had ~10 free inventory spots to loot things during the beginning of the game. Dmauldin 01:33, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

Import question? Edit

In the recent IGN interview it was stated that once a character is imported into awakening that same character (with Awakening specific talents/spells, specializations etc.) cannot be played in Origins again. Does that mean that if there is any further DLC for Origins that we would have to use our "Origns specific" character or would it be possible if future DLC took into account the talents, specializations etc. from Awakening? It's more of a question posed to Bioware but I thought I'd post it here as an avenue to get it answered

I'm pretty sure the intent here is that a character can go DAO -> DAA, but not DAA -> DAO. Presumably, once Awakenings is released, most of the DLC will be for it. However, if they release DAO-specific DLC, you'd have to use the last save of that character under DAO, and not the one you converted to DAA. Tivadar 20:34, January 29, 2010 (UTC)

I think I can confirm that this means you can't make a new character in Awakening (Orlesian Warden) and use them in Origins. For my first playthrough of Awakening, I used an import character, and I was definitely able to go back to Origins and load my previous saves with the same character. Bllack Falcon 12:47, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

i have a question about that

how do you import your character do you need live or is it manualy?please answer under this question

Renting Edit

Do you think blockbuster will be renting this expansion pack?Polexian ♦♦Talk♦♦ ♠♠Leave Message♠♠ 14:34, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

  • They're not going to rent out an expansion pack seeing as how you could just put it on your hard drive and not have to but it,so no.

The Wizard Thing Edit

Anyone know what the wizard looking thing is that is on the cover of Awakening? I thought he was the architect at first but he is actually the talking darkspawn. Is he some sort of ambomination?

Actually; that IS the Architect...

Expansion game length Edit

Does anyone know if Awakening will have a campaign as long as or at least close to the length of DAO. Because if it's only 3-4 hours of gameplay then i probably won't even bother.

About 15 hours of gamplay

Move this info into a new Wiki?? Edit

Anniceris15:13, February 23, 2010 (UTC)

Should we not set up a new wiki for: Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening? I feel as it is not so much an expansion but a stand-alone game it would be better to create a new place for all the info. When we have a lot of new companions, quests, items it may get really confusing as what belongs into what game. As I understand you will be able to import your PC but not be able to travel back into the country as you visited it?

What a very odd thing to say. The site is called dragonagewiki and covers more than just origins, it covers the stolen throne, the calling, dlcs, why wouldn't it have expansions? Especially when for admins one wiki site is easier to look after than two. I mean this is just a guess but I assume dragon age 2 will be here as well. And mostly alot information will be carried over (spells/talent/abilities, game mechanics, characters and some companions), what people gonna do copy paste articles that do carry over? But basically that I am aware of the admins are not going to make another wiki. And will be using this wiki for the expansion.  Hollowness | Talk | Contr 14:39, February 23, 2010 (UTC)

This is a wikia for the dragon age universe, and the expansion, is a part of it. So, its totally unnecessary to make a new wikia with the content of Awakening. Also, the expansion continues the story that was developed in the first game, its not a stand alone, is a sequel.

Anniceris 11:53, February 24, 2010 (UTC)
Well thanks for your comment, Hollowness. However, I do think that in the end it would be wise to think about and discuss how to properly publish the content of
this expansion. Maybe it could be integrated into the existing wiki, but then I would advise creating banners that are on top of each new page clearly stating if the
content described belongs to the original game, DLC or the standalone expansions. Trust me, I had this before on a NWN wiki. In the end we had
the three expansion packs and we had it all in one wiki. Then there were over 30 NPC's mentioned where the (new) player could hardly estimate whether he could
find that NPC, item or quest in his own game. In the end we did a big overhaul where 'every' single page had to be re-edited with the aformentioned banners. We
could save ourselves a lot of trouble, is all I am saying by planning this ahead.

Thanks to some advice from Ausir (who is an admin of the Fallout Wiki) we have been planning how to display information from different games and we already include information from the two novels. Each infobox has a field stating where it appears in the Dragon Age universe, and on top of this most pages are also categorized in a way that denotes where they are from. If neither of these two options should prove adequate we could also implement a pictorial representation, as seen on Ogre.
If others would like to start a new wiki solely for Awakening they are welcome to, but there are of plenty of wikis that incorporate a lot more information than we do and I think we are prepared and up to the challenge. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 11:26, February 24, 2010 (UTC)

Disappointment Edit

I would hope they can pull their head out of their A**, they should have romance in the expansion it was one of the fun things about the game. At least who ever you romanced should come back in the expansion. why not put some sort of game mechanic in that as you rebuild the wardens she or he has a 65% chance that the when drinking the dark spawn blood they could die. and if they live you get hawt semi sex scenes for the rest of the game :P

Sunnyconger 22:47, May 5, 2010 (UTC) I actually agree 100%. That was one thing that was so addicting about the game! (Pathetic of me, but true). My character married Alistair and became queen. But then what? Nothing. No Alistair. No romance. LAME! I hope that ALL of the old characters will be in number 2 with extra romance. One can only hope!

it was a a writig and development choice, instead focusing on plot not every rpg,let alone an expansion of one,needs romance plots..also I really wish people would show some respect for those who do game development it is not easy.

Sunnyconger 22:47, May 5, 2010 (UTC)Sure, not all RPGs have (or need) romance. But that's what made this game so great.

"Disciples" trailer and Oghren Edit

I've seen people debating back and forth whether Oghren was in an earlier trailer and therefore in the game or not, and can now confirm that he is. Whether or not he's a companion is still unsure, but the new Disciples trailer does in fact show he appears in the second game. 17:36, March 5, 2010 (UTC)

"Disciples" as a new creature Edit

I'm thinking that along with the spectral dragon, an inferno golem, and "The Children", "Disciples" should be added in somewhere as one of the new creatures we face. Or maybe a seperate page for them like what was done for Queen of the Blackmarsh. I'd do it but I just don't feel comfortable with my wikia skills to make a new page from scratch.

Here is a link to the BioWare site that talks about them.

Bandit-Behind-Bars 04:20, March 6, 2010 (UTC)

One "New Creatures" section added, and our industrious editors have already started The Disciples. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 04:46, March 6, 2010 (UTC)
You guys are awesome! Bandit-Behind-Bars 05:58, March 6, 2010 (UTC)

New Info in Demo Edit

I've been trying to update this page with new info found in the live demo they had here: They stated the new level cap, introduced some of the skills, spells and talents, talked about transferring characters, indicated there would be a party chest, and talked about respeccing. There's a ton of info in the video, so if anyone else wants to have a look and add some of the stuff, it would be much appreciated. Tivadar 15:30, March 11, 2010 (UTC)

Master Lyrium potion recipe found Edit

Don't know where else to put this so if you want to move it go for it.

Finally found the recipe for the master lyrium potion (For quest Golem's Might)after you complete the quest It comes from beneath you will have a bunch of keys that you picked up. go back into the basement (On map its the x that says dungeon)you will find a door on your left that you could not get into. Use one of the keys and enter, In this room A bunch of Skeletons will spawn so be ready, if you use the tab key you see 4 more key slots unlock all these.( in one of the avaar sarcophagus you find another key its up on the top walkway on the right. go into the next room and you have to finish the quest the Wraiths vengeance in this room kill the 3 avaar lords and loot the recipe in the sarcophagus Snakeyees

hmmm Edit

now I know this is an expantion, but what I want to know is that, can I play the game without the Original Dragon Age: Origins disk, or do I need it and that to play this new game. I want to know because I want to trade in OriginsBrengarrett 22:20, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

- Unsure about the PC version, but the 360 Disc version does not require the original Dragon Age to be played. R S G 21:19, March 18, 2010 (UTC)

working on sentinel armor Edit

Just added a link, it's kinda sloppy and i'm kinda tired so if someone wants to pick up where I left off go for it.

Epilogue Edit

Is there an epilogue page with endings for awakening? If not, should we start one? Prismvg 19:18, March 18, 2010 (UTC)

You could start one titled Epilogue (Awakening) -- tierrie talk contr 21:01, March 18, 2010 (UTC)
Right, it's out there - my very first article :P. I've made a layout but the content still needs a lot of work, as I've only seen the (my) epilogue once. I'll get back on it after I get some sleep though. Prismvg 22:47, March 18, 2010 (UTC)

FAQ is getting out of hand Edit

I'm not opposed to the idea of a FREQUENTLY asked question section. But, those questions need to be frequently asked. It is beginning to devolve into sometimes asked questions. The responses need to be cited and not opinions.

Here's an example of two Questions:

Q: Is there any Awakening epilogue that will overwrite the Warden's epilogue from The Origins? For example, being a King-consort, Teryn of Denerim.
A: - No there isnt, It seems the Awakening is the last Expansion for the Origins Character,

Q: Will characters who have chosen to be King-consort/Queen-consort/Teryn of Denerim get any extra soverigns or special items at the start of The Awakening?
A: -Not for being a Consort to the King, You receive nothing that I know of.

Alright so for the first question - what's the source stating that the Awakening is the last expansion for the origins character? As for the second question - the answer needs to be conclusive. If there isn't then the answer should be "No. There are not differences between the different epilogue from Origins". If there is then the answer should be "Yes.". If you are uncertain put it in Talk. -- tierrie talk contr 22:08, March 18, 2010 (UTC)

I also think the Q&A is getting out of hand, but for another reason. I mean, ok, we have the article for the game itself, and a few general faq's section fits in nicely. But this has become a freakin' mini-wikianswers page as of late. Maybe it should be trimmed down a bit, then start a topic dedicated to q&a's on the forum, or a separate article... or something. Prismvg 20:34, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

As for Awakening being the "last expansion, it is NOT. Golems of Amgarrak and Witch Hunt both factor into the story. Witch Hunt not having final save is a bug they are working on. AbsolutGrndZer0 (talk) 03:26, September 12, 2010 (UTC)

Stealing Bug? Edit

Does anyone else run into 'Stealing Successful' not placing anything in their inventory or giving them money? I've checked and at least half the people I steal from are apparently holding nothing despite what the game is telling me. Perhaps it's some sort of mixup that should come up as 'nothing to steal' but I get it a lot and it sure is annoying. --Syrant 00:15, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

Same here on Xbox 360. I get many success messages but never get money or any items.--Bl4ckSh33p 13:10, March 23, 2010 (UTC)

This has always been the case on the XBox360. Basically stealing worked something like corpse generation in that about 50-75% of the time, the person would have nothing to steal (though you still succeed). Apparently with patch 1.03, this has become the norm rather than the exception and all platforms, not just the XBox, experience it. Tivadar 13:14, March 23, 2010 (UTC)

Key Locations Edit

In Vigil's Keep there is a room that requires four keys to open. Where are theses keys located? Can someone help me?

I know one of the keys is in the room, have you gone further into the cellars yet? I was :thinking the rest would be found as more rubble was cleared and more areas were opened to :exploration. --Syrant 22:49, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

The Keys are found after the rubble is cleared 00:44, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

I dunno I have been watching walkthroughs on Youtube and it seems to be that they are everywhere in other places in the Arling

- 1 key in the tomb, 3 keys in the Deep under Vigils Keep (after one main quest finished) Kaltric 15:40, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

Can't find Parts of sets can anyone confirm? Edit

Well i've already finished awakening twice and i got full sentinel and hirol's defence sets however for the nimble and blackblade sets i could find up to 3 parts for nimble and only 2 parts for blackblade and according to those items description there should be 4 parts for each set but i've looked everywhere and couldn't find the missing parts for the nimble set i was missing the armor and for the blackblade i was missing the golves and boots. If someone found those items can he tell me plz where they should be so i know if their missing or i realy suck at finding items

ty^^ Kingmor 10:11, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

You can find the last part of Hirol's Defense in the area marked "Tomb" in the thaig, make sure to explore the area thoroughly, a small turn-off before you start heading into the childer tunnels that lead toward the end of the area. --Syrant 07:33, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

You got me all wrong i said i got the full hirol set but i didnt get the full nimble and blackblade sets Kingmor 15:12, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

Initiating Conversations Edit

Right just got my download of DA:O-A when it was released last night in the UK and I've run into a problem with initiating a conversation with the party members. Simply put - I can't initiate one. I haven't seen anything saying it's one of the differences from Origins and was wondering if it is - and probably should be put up on the differences section or am I having a bug here?

If by what I mean by initiating conversation is vague. I mean like when you talk to - say Alistair for instance and ask him whatever you like, like starting up your romance with him if your female (I am aware romance isn't in Awakening it's just an example). Now I do get the pre-determined ones that will start if I click on Andraste's statue an such, I just can't initiate a conversation on my own though. Zf6hellion 19:48, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

You can't initiate them because the game doesn't have them. Not in the way Origins had. There are 1 or 2 for each character which you can start, but only at certain points in the game (after a companion's personal quest is initiated, for example). Other than that, you can click the cask behind Oghren to have some funny conversations with him, similar to the ones you had when clicking on Dog in Origins. Prismvg 20:01, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

I started to wonder if that was the case. Thanks for the quick response, you've been most helpful. Zf6hellion 20:03, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

Page for bugs? Edit

how about that? there are really a looot of bugs in the game, so why not make a wiki-page about them? Kaltric 16:08, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

seconded, there's a 12 page thread with 100+ bugs here: --Anonymous

Yes, that is a very good idea - it would good to be able to confirm that something was a bug and save yourself countless hours trying to figure out a solution on your own! Bllack Falcon 12:42, March 22, 2010 (UTC)


Right i wait months for this but when it finally comes out its for the ps3 network which i aint gt when will it come out for retail?

16:13, March 20, 2010 (UTC) The-loveable-rouge

It's not coming out in retail for the PS3 as far as I know and all news I've found pretty much says the same. Zf6hellion 00:58, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Maximum Inventory Slot: Confirm? Edit

I edited the Q&A regarding the maximum inventory slot. It said 120, but I'm currently at 125. Can anyone confirm if this is the maximum or if there are even more backpack? AndreaDraco83 11:30, March 21, 2010

- havn't seen any backpacks yet (Vigils Keep, Aramanthine). I'm still at 125 with an imported character Kaltric 15:36, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

The maximum you can have with an imported Origins character is 125 but this is only if you maxed your inventory slots during Origins. If you never maxed out your Origins character or are playing an Orlesian Warden then Yurail (or whatever the guy standing next to Oghren in Vigil's Keep is called) will sell some bags - but he only sells enough to reach 120.

Just to clarify, I believe the maximum total you can have (both in Origins and Awakening) is 125 on the PC and 120 on the consoles. Also, when I imported a character with maxed inventory slots I was stuck at 120 for the whole expansion, but when I started with a new character I began at 80 and was able to upgrade to 120 from the merchants at the keep. Bllack Falcon 12:44, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

+100 Approval Bug on PC and PS3 Edit

Not sure if this has happened with the Xbox or PC, but I've noticed that at least one Character in Awakening gets 100 approval when you recruit them on the PS3. First noticed it with my main character when I recruited Justice. I just put it down to me saying I'd help him find his way around the world. But then as my Rogue recruited Velanna, it happened, even though I used the same responses that my main had used. Luckily I had saved just before I spoke to her so I went back and tried it again, and again, and again all with different responses and every time I recruited her I got 100 approval with the Massive bonus also taking affect.

Just wondering has this happened with anyone else when they recruited companions on the PS3?

Madasamadthing 14:24, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

- not PS but PC: after recruiting Sigrun atfer the first dialogue with approval: +100 Kaltric 15:38, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

happened to me, too. On PC. While it clearly is a bug, I wouldn't mind if the companion didn't stay at "neutral" with a 100 approval and thus keeping you from doing the NPCs individual quest. Maybe 'Neutral' is just a display bug? Someone with a clue might wanna check that out via the mod tool, because obviously BioWare can't be arsed to do some testing&patching for at least a week.. :/ --Anonymous

The 100 Approval didn't prevent me from doing Justice's personal quest. That said, after 2 hours of travelling around Amaranthine, I didn't come across the Elven random encounter for Velanna's personal quest.Madasamadthing 15:31, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Same thing happened to me right when I recruited Sigrun, unfortunately, even though her approval shot up to 100, her plot skills didn't kick in, and her status remained 'neutral' so, it's completely impossible for me to get even the basest of approval based skill boosts from her. But that being said, the same thing did not happen on my first playthrough of Awakening. Kind of irritating really...

- affected companions so far: Sigrun, Justice, Velanna (all which you get through the main quests and not in the prolog).

- if you lower their approval and rise it again (i.e through dialogue and gifts) their approval will show correctly

Kaltric 17:42, March 23, 2010 (UTC)

Spoiler Alert!! Edit

Spoiler Alert!!!!What's the deal at the end of the game when EVERYONE exept for Ogrhen dissapears,

Buggy runes Edit

Main page says that Masterpiece Silverite rune becomes an armor rune. This is correct but incomplete:

1) There is at least 2 more types of weapon runes which became armor runes after runecrafting (AFAIR this is Hale Rune and Lighting Rune but I am not sure). So all new runes need to be checked for this bug

2) Bug affects both rune levels added in Awakening: masterpiece AND paragon.

Maybe use this file for testing? 12:32, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

Interesting. I'll conduct some tests today. It may prove to be a major exploit for ranged attackers, if it works the way I assume it works. IN 03:31, March 25, 2010 (UTC)
All right. The list of Masterpiece/Paragon pseudo-armor rune types: Cold Iron, Silverite, Hale, Dweomer. Please note there is a certain logic to these types: both vs. creature type bonus runes, both resistance runes. As far as ranged exploits go: no such luck, Silverite (and, consequently, Cold Iron - though this is untested) do not trigger as active damage-boosters either with ranged or with melee weapons when inserted into armor slots. So it does not open a possibililty for a dual-wielder to have Grandmaster Silverite x 3 in each hand + Paragon Silverite x 3 in armor :) Passive resistance runes do work fine, though. Actually, I think both Hale and Dweomer should have been armor runes in the first place. Makes perfect sense. I'm making the necessary updates to the relevant articles. IN 04:34, March 25, 2010 (UTC)

Gameplay time Edit

I've been getting mixed answers about how long it takes to finish awakenings, it took me about 25 hours to finish my first playthrough of origins, could anyone please tell me how long it might take me to finish awakenings?

Did you ignore all side quests? All companion dialogues? I needed way longer and I died only on very few occasions. Anyway Awakening is a lot shorter than origins. If you run through it like you did Origins... <15?. Kaerendar 10:19, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

No i finished every side mission, and had all companions approval +100 by the end, i have the ps3 version, i didnt have the DLC however, but appart from that i did everything. But if you say it'd take me 15 hours for awakenings then that seems to be worth it, thanks.

Toolset??? Edit

Exist a way to use the toolset for awakening?, for see the items, dialogues and others like in DAO --Makoto DK 16:55, April 23, 2010 (UTC)

No, not yet unfortunately. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 07:35, April 29, 2010 (UTC)


This our first article with a million visits. I felt the need to commemorate that somewhere! Friendship smallLoleil Talk 07:35, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

That's so awesome! *happy face* There should be an achievement/trophy. (Page on Fire, or something?) --rival_grace

If the Wikia supports audio multimedia, I think the perfect commemoration would be the sound of Oghren belching. Smiley Alternatively, somebody else might come up with a sensible idea. Heaven forbid. --vom 11:04, April 29, 2010 (UTC)
I didnt know there were counters. So, where are they? *looks around finding nothing* Would be interesting to see for some other articles too ;-) Kaerendar 11:40, April 29, 2010 (UTC)
There's a list here! I admit I didn't know about it 'til just now. --vom 12:19, April 29, 2010 (UTC)
Yep that's what I use. There are ways to add edit counters to all the pages, but I just haven't figured out exactly how to make them work. Friendship smallLoleil Talk 01:05, April 30, 2010 (UTC)

Alistair and group-How disappointing (SPOILER) Edit

I'm a stay at home mom/gamer. I fell in love with Dragon Age:Origins and spent just about 24/7 of my time on it! Well, when I saw there was a Dragon Age expansion (Awakening), I was STOKED! Come to find out you don't get to group up with your old teammates. -Besides Oghren, that is-.

At the end of Origins, my character was married to Alistair, making me queen. However, in the expansion (Awakening), I saw Alistair only once, in the very beginning. There, he did acknowledge me as his wife, but there wasn't much conversation. You also see Wynne at a point in the game, but only to help her with a quest. Where's Sten? Shale? Morrigan? I understand Alistair was busy with the kingdom, and Morrigan didn't want anyone to find her (at least in the way my story ended). But still.

Sigh, I suppose I was just hoping for too much. This IS only an expansion. I was just disappointed. I found the romances in the game entertaining. I really hope they make a Dragon Age 2 (I've heard rumors of one in 2.1.2011?). I would love it if you could import your character like in Awakening. It would be a d-mn shame you had to start all over. Maybe they'll have more Alistair. More romance. More everything. I'm sure there will be a twist with Morrigan too. I guess I'll just have to wait and see!

Any ideas? Comments? Do you know anything about a possible Dragon Age 2? How do you feel about all of this?

Dragon Age! It's an obsession.

Alistair and group-How disappointing (SPOILER) Edit

I'm a stay at home mom/gamer. I fell in love with Dragon Age:Origins and spent just about 24/7 of my time on it! Well, when I saw there was a Dragon Age expansion (Awakening), I was STOKED! Come to find out you don't get to group up with your old teammates. -Besides Oghren, that is-.

At the end of Origins, my character was married to Alistair, making me queen. However, in the expansion (Awakening), I saw Alistair only once, in the very beginning. There, he did acknowledge me as his wife, but there wasn't much conversation. You also see Wynne at a point in the game, but only to help her with a quest. Where's Sten? Shale? Morrigan? I understand Alistair was busy with the kingdom, and Morrigan didn't want anyone to find her (at least in the way my story ended). But still.

Sigh, I suppose I was just hoping for too much. This IS only an expansion. I was just disappointed. I found the romances in the game entertaining. I really hope they make a Dragon Age 2 (I've heard rumors of one in 2.1.2011?). I would love it if you could import your character like in Awakening. It would be a d-mn shame you had to start all over. Maybe they'll have more Alistair. More romance. More everything. I'm sure there will be a twist with Morrigan too. I guess I'll just have to wait and see!

Any ideas? Comments? Do you know anything about a possible Dragon Age 2? How do you feel about all of this?

Dragon Age! It's an obsession.

I liked Awakening myself, but I do admit to having a bit of the same disappointment upon finding that there weren't as many connections to the characters and events from DAO as I had hoped. Alistair's appearance was indeed somewhat underwhelming. At first I was pleased that my one Warden who had spared Loghain could comment that Alistair seemed disappointed that she had survived the darkspawn attack, but then it turned out that every character could choose that dialogue option, whether they had spared Loghain or not. So I guess he forgave me off-screen or something. As for Morrigan, I would have loved for their to have been at least a brief reference to her, and I don't see why we didn't get to have the letters from Leliana and Zevran for those Wardens who had chosen them as a romance option. In the end, though, I found the game quite satisfying... even if I did have to excuse those areas I had been disappointed in by reminding myself that it was an expansion and not a full sequel. I'm hoping and expecting we'll see a much more complete treatment of our Warden's choices being continued in DA2.--DarkAger 22:36, May 5, 2010 (UTC)
What can I say, they just don't do expansions like they used to anymore. I'm starting to think that BioWare is getting plump and lazy. Compare this stuff to their older games like Neverwinter Nights, that game must be four times as long as dragon age. ~ 23:23, May 9, 2010 (UTC)

Isolde Dead or Alive Bug? Edit

I read somewhere that a person that called on the Circle of Magi noted that his codex in Awakening says Isolde was killed. I seem to have the opposite. I killed her, yet my codex says I called in the Circle of Magi. Anyone else know of this "bug"? Are the two codexes reversed or something? AbsolutGrndZer0 (talk) 03:23, September 12, 2010 (UTC)

I got that once, apparently having Isolde killed when I saved her, but to me I really don't care seeing as how I know what I did and it's just the fault of the game. Lying Memories (talk) 08:49, September 21, 2010 (UTC)

useless tidbit i noticed Edit

So when you choose an Awakening character to be in your party, their, well i don't know what to call it, but I'll call it acceptance animation, it is the same as one of the characters from Origins. Like Nathaniel's is Sten's, Anders' is Zevran's, Oghren's is Oghren's haha, Justice's is Loghain's, etc. And there isn't an Alistair one. He's unique.Lying Memories (talk) 06:36, September 12, 2010 (UTC)

import bugEdit

i imported my origins save and had "king" alistair visit near the start of the game however i never made him king he ran of complaining about not killing loghain before i had the chance) i imported this in the most recent version of the game (released at same time as which hunt dlc which also has import bugs) can anyone else confirm this bug or is it just me? this was on the ps3 version i should mention (talk) 10:53, September 20, 2010 (UTC)

Mac OS X Edit

Q: "Is Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening available for Mac OS X?"

A: Yes, all of Dragon Age: Origins is available for Mac OS X. It was 'ported' to the Mac platform by TransGaming[1] and should be available through GameTree[2].

Is it worth buying? Edit

I have Ps3 and I might buy a game card, is awakening worth buying. I also have wardens keep dlc *and its the only dlc I bought* and I know it affects the sentinels armor and the vigilance bug. Is it still worth buying?

Approval ratings and Alistair Edit

So the entry currently says this, under "Differences Between Origins and Awakening":

Characters approvals from Origins will not be translated into The Awakening. Everyone (including Oghren) will start at 0 approval.[14] The only exception to this is if you married Alistair as a Female Warden in Origins, and even then you will never see his approval rating.

Why do we care that a a female warden could've married Alistair? If that's worthy of a sidenote, we should also mention that you can receive letters from Leliana or Zevran if you romanced them. You don't see their approval rating, either, but apparently this is an ~exception~ deserving of a spot on this list. Loghain, too, can show up in Awakening, but we're not making notes about his approval rating.

Oghren's approval rating is reset to zero, but he still thinks of the Warden as a friend. So does Alistair, if you didn't romance him but still treated him with kindness. Are we going to mention Wynne's approval rating "exception"? WTF, man.

IMO truncate the bit about Alistair. He's not a party member in Awakening. It doesn't matter.

No item set Bonus in Awakening Edit

So I imported a DA:O character into Awakening.The problem is,none of the armor sets I equip are giving me an item set bonus.I tried it with Juggernaut,Effort,Wade's Superior armor,Legion of the Dead armor ,Cailan's armor and none of them are giving me an item set bonus whatsoever. Can anyone help please? (talk) 15:52, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

Hmm so the DAO armor sets don't give you bonuses. What about the Awakening ones? Also, do you use a third-party mod on your game or have you touched the toolset/game file? Can't think of an easy explanation on this... Viktoria Landers 19:17, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

Well,I did add the winter forge mod.But other than that,no.Also, Oghren is wearing the Legion of The Dead armor set(Awkening) and even he's not getting any set bonus.-- (talk) 07:10, November 7, 2012 (UTC)

I don't remember an Awakening version of the Legiong of the Dead set. Anyway, perhaps you might have tweaked something from the TWF. So, try to disable the winter forge and start a new awakening walkthrough (keep the old saves ofc) and create a new Warrior warden in this walkthrough and after you continue into the game check if the warrior warden has his item set bonus in the inventory screen. Viktoria Landers 19:45, November 7, 2012 (UTC)

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