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Means testing, copayments and the start of the complete split between rich people’s standard of healthcare and everyone else’s. Beware, the Budget cometh. :(
*tearfully farewells the Australian universal healthcare system*
In a forthcoming AusGamers interview with Aussie expat and BioWare producer Cameron Lee, it was revealed the normally ambiguous approach to in-game romance in the realm of sexuality would be receiving a more specific option allowing for more complex relationships.
"The romances are more complex both in type of romances going forward and how you go through that romance," Lee explained to us. "The different types of sexual orientation of the different kinds of characters around you is also more complex than in previous games. I think there’s going to be a lot more realistic… realistic… you know what I mean — anyway, more engaging and more involved than in previous games. That’s definitely the goal, and we are definitely going to go out there with some characters just being one sexual orientation. And that previously wasn’t the case. The real world reflects that so we’re going to make a game that reflects that as well."
Dragon Age has always been known as an open and ambiguous beast where sexuality is concerned, and romance will continue to play a major role, only in more complex form built from the real-world. Hopefully this speaks volumes of the evolution and maturity of the series where Inquisition is concerned.
We’ll have more from Cameron Lee soon, so stay tuned.
Aaaand there go my hopes for all bi romances.
Because “realism” is what the punters want out of their fantasy games. Especially from a series whose gender-blind romance options might be a point of difference distinguishing it from other run-of-the-mill fantasy RPGs. *headdesk*
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Specifically you fine folks of The Ebon Hawk,
Do you have any advice or recommendations on guilds?
Here’s what I’m running at the moment:
Some of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes strips. Bill Watterson had such an incredible cryptic and philosophical style, and it just makes me excited to read the comics over and over again.
“The Waltzing Mouse” representing “May, vertigo, loss of jewelry, a betise, morbid cravings, disorders of the large intestine, corruption, equivocal symptoms, a hazardous project, brawls, suicide, involuntary seclusion, shriveling.”
From the Fantod Pack tarot deck by Edward Gorey, originally published in Esquire magazine in December of 1966. Wish I could say I had one, but fingers crossed I’ll find that fluorescent green deck pirated by Owl Press in 1969!