BioWare is inviting fan feedback on the direction of the Dragon Age franchise. Want to make your mark on Dragon Age 3 and the world of Dragon Age in general? Speak, friend, and hope that Lady Destiny smiles upon you.
"Beginning today, we'll do a series of questions and discussions around Dragon Age," writes Jessica Merizen on the BioWare blog. "Consider this a conversation between fans, the community team, and the developers.
"Everyone at BioWare is incredibly excited about the future of the franchise but we're interested in what you have to say. Every month, we will discuss a topic or question about Dragon Age and game development.
"You will have one week to post your thoughts, desires, and hopes before we close the thread for review. Moderators and developers will pop into the thread to chat every now and again, so keep an eye out."
Your input could have implications beyond the next Dragon Age title, which may take inspiration from Skyrim. "These questions and discussions are not only for future games, but other potential products like novels, animated features, pen and paper RPGs, and comics - all of which offer us opportunities to expand on parts of the world.
"However, it's worth reminding that we're not making promises, we're talking about ideas," Merizen cautions. "We won't guarantee that things we discuss will materialize and we're not showing anything until we're ready.
"And as a last bit of housekeeping, the purpose of these exercises isn't crowd sourcing or soliciting your game dev concepts (keep those close in case you want to make a game someday!). This should remain a discussion between BioWare and fans about what you loved about Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age 2-what this franchise means to you.
"BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka has mentioned that we'd like to open up more in future Dragon Age titles, so now we turn to you: What kinds of things would you like to learn more about? Antivan weddings? Orlesian balls? The remnants of the Tevinter empire? Burial customs among the Chaisind?
What kinds of things would you like to discover and learn about the Dragon Age world?"
That's your cue. Here are nine things we want from Dragon Age 3. BioWare reassigned resources to the next big Dragon Age project in March.