I’ve been rather heads-down at work as of late, so I’ll admit to not being quite abreast of discussions in the fandom as I sometimes am (even though, at the best of times, I generally only get wind of such things well after they’ve occurred).
So after the excited burbling following the trailer release and subsequent announcements, it was a bit of a surprise to hear of concerns regarding Inquisition’s romance system. I didn’t think we’d actually broached the topic yet, but some comments were made in a recent interview that have been subject to speculation and some alarm. Naturally it’s not something everyone’s interested in for Inquisition, but some people are very interested and also invested in what we’re going to do.
I don’t normally do this, but since I answered a couple of questions on the BioWare forums on the subject—and have had it pointed out to me numerous times that the Tumblr crowd is not always privy to the goings-on of our forums—I’ll repost my answers here. Until we can discuss the matter at length (which will eventually come, even if it feels like it will be never be soon enough), it’s really the most I can do. If you have other questions, feel free to message me…just understand that my blog is not really intended as an “Inquisition information center”, and the questions I can answer regarding things which haven’t yet been revealed is very limited.
I hope it helps, and look forward to the whirlwind of information and speculation (as well as excitement, on our part as well as yours) to come over the next, oh, six months or so.
Anonymous asked : So, in one of those articles posted, it talks about how there is a main antagonist who is causing the tears and chaos. I'm wondering, do you think this main antagonist might be... Morrigan? I mean, last we saw of her she was disappearing into a mirror with a demon god baby. She also is the one who is talking about change coming to the world, and she's clearly an important character but we haven't really seen anything related to what her role in the game is yet, have we?
It might be Morrigan or the Old God child, but Morrigan warned the Warden about the threat her mother poses at the end of Witch Hunt. And she does that regardless of her relationship with him/her. Flemeth, on the other hand, just tells Hawke to embrace the coming chaos.
So I think Flemeth might be a more likely villain, especially after Sandal mentions his fear of her. His prophecy has also been spot on:
"One day the magic will come back. All of it. Everyone will be just like they were. The shadows will part and the skies will open wide. When he rises, everyone will see."
But I’m hoping the main antagonist is something bigger than Flemeth or anything we’ve seen so far.
Anonymous asked : So if Cullen, Leliana and Woman in Yellow are squires/advisors, we're left with 6! male companions and just 3 female companions, right? I hope I'm not the only one disappointed by these numbers... (even if I end up loving everyone)
thedragonrider99 asked : Far now, we have only two LI's confirmed. We have 12 people in the "family inquisition", being 9 companions and 3 advisors. So, how many LI do you think there will be in the game? For each gender? Also... do think that Varric will be a LI or not? :3
Ideally, there would be 6 LIs (Heterosexual male & female, Homosexual male & female, Bisexual male & female), but something tells me that’s not going to happen.
askspncatspell asked : What is this I read about The Inquisitor edition? I already pre-ordered my Digital Deluxe for PC from Origin (though I can cancel it anytime I want before release). Is the Inquisitor Edition like a Collector's Edition or something?
Apparently, the Collector’s Edition is the Deluxe Edition and there’s an “uber” edition to be revealed soon, which is probably the Inquisitor’s Edition that a couple articles mentioned.
We don’t have any details on this “Inquisitor’s Edition” though, sorry!