Apr. 2nd, 2015

andraste: The first official screenshot of Lady Hawke, female protagonist of Dragon Age 2. (New Worlds)
Dear Self,

Do not read any threads on the Pillars of Eternity forums that mentions BioWare or any BioWare games in the title. Just stop. No good will come of it. In fact, just stop reading a post as soon as the words 'BioWare' 'Dragon Age' or 'EA' appear. You will be happier for it.

Love,

Your steadily rising blood pressure.

Today BioWare sent Obsidian a box of cookies to celebrate the release of their new game. So of course the thread instantly degenerated into BIOWARE ARE EVIL AND THEY MAKE TERRIBLE GAMES THE COOKIES ARE PROBABLY POISONED. *sigh*

I am willing to add a 'actually, I love PoE AND Dragon Age!' verse to my 'actually, I've been playing CRPGS since 1994 and I still love Inquisition!' song on the BioWare forums, because I live there and feel that I should be able to express my opinions the same as anyone. But I need to avoid the whole subject of Dragon Age on the Obsdian forums.

If there is one thing that drives me up a wall about the CRPG community, it's the weird conviction so many people have that you can only like one style of game and all the styles you don't like are terrible and shouldn't get made.

I mean, there are styles of CRPGs that I don't like - but that doesn't mean they're bad games. I've given up on Bethesda, for example, because I get bored with their stuff after a few hours and it seems like a waste of time and money to even start. And I played The Witcher and Gothic for a grand total of one hour each before realising I loathed everything about them and uninstalling them forever. I've never even considered buying Dark Souls or any of it's kindred. And yet, all of those games have enough devoted fans to make me think that they're probably pretty good if you like that sort of thing. And I somehow manage to restrain myself from going to video game forums and yelling about how much I dislike them.

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