[OOC] No Healing Mages in DA:I

I saw a tweet by one of the devs for Dragon Age: Inquisition that said there are no healing spells for mages in that game. Zero.

Sure enough, there’s no Spirit Healer spec:


I like playing healers. In Dragon Age: Origins, my Warden was a healer. Whenever I played a Mage Hawke in Dragon Age 2, it was a healer. I like healing in MMOs. So unfortunately, no healing in DA:I means I won’t be buying it. Which sucks because I had really been looking forward to this game, but I’m just not willing to fork out full price for a game that doesn’t let me play the way I prefer to. I’m just glad I hadn’t already pre-ordered.

[Story] Imralion’s Journal

I got a package mailed to the school yesterday. It didn’t have an address and I wasn’t expecting anything, so I had no idea what it was. Tik had brought it in and left it with Aeramin in the dining room, so I saw it there when I came in. Kes was there too. If I’d known what it was I would have made Tik take it out back and set it on fire! It’s a painting. Of a girl. And nothing else, like no clothes or anything. I was so embarrassed I thought my ears were going to burn up and fall off. They both seemed to think it was funny, which makes me wonder if Lin didn’t buy it in town and mail it to me for a prank. I might have told a few people about her painting, and it seems like something she’d do to get back at me for that. But then I remembered those girls from the blood knights and how the one kept talking about her sword, and maybe one of them sent it? I didn’t exactly get a good look at the painting — the face anyway — so I’m not sure. But I guess it’s possible, except who would do something like that?

Aeramin suggested that we hang it up in the bathroom (NO). If he likes it so much, he can hang it over his sink, but I’m going to put it in the closet and never look at it again. Why would I want a painting like that of someone I hardly even know? Kes said that Ordinicus would like one of her, but that’s totally different. I understand if it’s someone you’re with and have been with for a while. Oh and then Aeramin mentioned the one of me, thanks a lot! It’s weird though he kept asking me about those girls and whether I like any of them or not. I barely talk to them, and they always travel in a pack so it’s not like I could talk to one alone anyway. It almost seems like he wants me to, but I feel like it’s just his way of feeling less guilty about what happened. I really don’t know if it’s such a good idea anymore. I mean, he says that’s what he wants me to do but I have a feeling he’d just be grumpy and miserable if it actually happened. And he says she would just be my girlfriend and not his. It’s not supposed to work like that! Anyway, I can’t think of any girl who would be okay with that kind of thing. I’ll probably just tell them I have a boyfriend already and that should be that.

I mean, I kind of still do, but I don’t know if now is the right time. I think we should get settled into the new house and let things calm down a bit. Also I want a girl who is nice, and not one who sends naked pictures!


[Story] The Ghostclaw – Linarelle’s Journal

I drank too much at the party. Probably at the wedding too. I don’t think anyone noticed, but I have a headache to show for it. The party was pretty boring, honestly, but I went because the food is good and it’s a nice thing to do. It still feels strange watching Gael with her, like somehow it was supposed to be me, though I know it probably wouldn’t have ever been. I can’t help feeling like she took him away, even though he wasn’t ever really mine. Just like Aeramin, and the blood knight. And I guess the Captain too. Xarola and Des are experts on relationships now, they wanted to know everything about Sunashe. I told them he talks about his lizard a lot, and I don’t mean that to stand for something else, I mean an actual lizard. It’s good that he’s so interested in them, but honestly it would be nice to talk about something else sometimes. I guess moths are an improvement?

He’s also taken his care of the old man very seriously. I guess he would, given that people who drink too much are sort of his little pet cause. He makes sure he’s eating and drinking water, and gives him the medicine that Lani gave him. I do appreciate it, as does the captain I’m sure, but I have to wonder about his motives. For one thing, he calls him “Old Drunky” which I think is pretty mean. If he’s trying not to drink anymore, it can’t help to constantly be reminded of it. It does take up all of Sunashe’s time though, we haven’t gone to the market or to look for lizards yet. I honestly thought he’d forgotten about it until he mentioned it at the wedding. Maybe he’d just rather spend his time with old men? I don’t know.

I honestly think that Ty gave him some helpful “advice” and he’s pretending not to be interested anymore. Or he never was, that’s likely too. Des insisted that I’m pretty, which must explain why all the guys I like aren’t interested. Then she said it was because my personality isn’t great. Well, thanks. If Sunashe is going to Ty for advice, I’m not sure that’s such a good idea. And I don’t really feel like chasing after anyone. Though I think Xarola’s suggestion was funny, she said I ought to kiss him if he starts talking about lizards, because it would make him stop. She’s right about that, but I’m not too sure how it would go over. And it would be a lot of kissing, because he sure likes to talk about lizards a lot. Des said he’s just shy, which doesn’t really make sense because we see each other all the time and talk about ranger things. He did talk about how people in Silvermoon treated him badly because of his injury. He could have just been making that up for sympathy, but I’m pretty sure he wasn’t. People in the city actually are like that, even though they wouldn’t even be alive if not for people like him who fought. It’s much better to be out in the woods actually doing something. He said he was glad to be here, and glad that he met me. I’m not sure what to think about that. Sometimes I think he’d be okay, but then other times he doesn’t seem to have the first clue. He didn’t even want to dance until he saw Ty and Vellira dancing, and he didn’t offer me his cloak when it was cold or anything. I don’t know, I guess I don’t really have many options at this point. I could see how it goes. I just hope it doesn’t make things too weird — though it can’t be much worse than Gael, I suppose.

[Story] Fairsong Academy – Maerista’s Journal

[[ I was gonna do a two-parter but my kids got me sick so I just wanna sleep. I’ll do the rest tomorrow @_@ ]]

When I used to imagine what my wedding would be like, it was always very big and luxurious and fancy. My real wedding wasn’t anything like that, but I don’t mind. I don’t think I could have been happier — well, it would have been nice if my parents could have come. We had it in the ranger building and they’d all decorated it with flowers and fall leaves so it looked just lovely. The cake that Orledin made was really nice too, that looked just like a cake I’d have at a fancy wedding! But the most important thing was that I could finally be with Gael, even if it’s just for one night right now. I know the house will be finished soon, and then we can be together all the time. It’ll be so difficult to wait until then!

We had a little party at the school, really it wasn’t much of one but we all sat in the ballroom with pillows and drank wine. I didn’t actually drink any, hopefully no one noticed. If they had asked I think I probably would have just blurted it out right there! It’s awful trying to keep it secret. Gael hasn’t told anyone yet though, I’m not sure when the right time would be. Lani said it won’t look obvious for a few months yet, and even then some women don’t show as much. She said first babies sometimes don’t show much at all! I did write to tell my parents though, they’re already upset so I don’t care about making it worse. They’ll probably accuse Gael of corrupting me or something like that. Or they might surprise me and be excited about it — it will be their grandchild, after all. I guess we’ll see. Also part of the reason was I wanted to sign it with my new last name. It’s a nice name. I don’t know why he doesn’t like using it — I mean I do, but no one out here cares too much about family names.

Gael suggested that I could invite the girls over to our house once it’s finished for tea. I’m not sure about that just yet. I do think it would be nice to invite the Captain’s sister and her baby over, and maybe Nessna and Rylad. Then all of our babies could play together, that would be so cute! I do hope we can go on a proper trip soon, I know it’s not a good time right now because he’s trying to finish the house before the winter. And soon I won’t be able to travel either! Maybe we can go to Quel’danas next summer and walk on the beaches. That would be lovely.

[Art] Lazy Afternoon

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[Screenshots] Box of Rocks

I was trying to get some gear for Kazta, she is a tank which means I have to inflict my noobishness on strangers. We did a hard mode, which is like a heroic dungeon for SWTOR. We did finish though! I didn’t get any gear but I did get a box of rocks for my house. Woo, rocks! Getting house stuff is fun though.

[Story] Imralion’s Journal

In Outland there are vultures that can pick a carcass to nothing but bones in a matter of hours. That’s what these girls in the city feel like. There’s a few of them that always walk around together and I know they’ve been talking about me. They think I’m new, which in a way I am, I guess. They look away and giggle if I notice them watching during practice or whatever. Well, yesterday they wanted to eat lunch with me. I guess all the other tables were full, or more likely they just wanted to find out all the details about me.

It was a little weird. I’m still not sure how to talk to girls, especially after all that happened with the other one. I thought I was doing so well, how could I misread the situation so badly? Plus I don’t want to cause any trouble with Aeramin right now. They can talk to me, but that’s it. I don’t even remember their names, they all ended with “i” or something. It’s like they shared a mind. I explained that I wasn’t really new, that I’d just been in Shattrath for a while training with Captain Sorran and some others. They thought that was pretty interesting, and they also think the Captain is. I really don’t understand girls sometimes! He’s pretty old and he’s also married. So then they started saying how older men are “distinguished”, but a couple of minutes later they changed their mind and said they wanted younger men.

Oh and they don’t want mages. They think all mages are old and stuffy. I told them about the school, and I don’t really think of the ones there are like that. Not even the teachers. I don’t think they believed me, but they did seem really interested in going to one of the balls. Hopefully Hethurin won’t mind that I sort of invited them, at least it would be more girls to dance with. I’m a little worried about Aeramin, though. I don’t want him to think I’m going out and doing anything with them, they were the ones who came and sat with me! Also, if they really don’t like mages I don’t know how that will go over. They asked if I was married, which I said I wasn’t. I wasn’t completely honest about that, but then they never asked outright either. I guess a part of me still hopes I could find a girl who would understand the situation. Mostly I didn’t want them telling all the other blood knights, although the ones who were in Shattrath with me already know. They wanted me to go get drinks with them one night after practice. I’m not sure about that, I think I ought to get home and help Aeramin with the house, although it should be done soon. Maybe after that, I don’t know. I really should ask him what he thinks about it, but I know he’d just tell me to go because that’s what he thinks I want.

One of the girls was really obvious, she kept talking about gripping her sword or something. I mean really.