A complex backstory is revealed to the player, and one can experience many events beyond simply a scripted adventure to fight a dragon and save the world. It takes place throughout Thedas, providing players with an enriched environment to interact with the game. With the backstory that unveils during play, players can change the world and influence the course of events, and the rewiring of events is as dynamic as the player's decisions lead the story on. Many side quests and dungeons are host to opportunities for players to interact with the world and change how the story plays out. This system is not simply a series of journeys of a predetermined course, but instead a living place filled with fully defined roles, rules, factions, relationships and an inspiring story. In a new VRMMORPG with this freedom and direction, one can create their own story.
The Divinity of the Maker plays into the story from the beginning of the game. In the intro cinematic, the dragon is referred to as God (Sarafen), and in the game itself, a note can be read in the mage academy to refer to the Maker as "our god".
The development team has a very close connection to fans of the game who are able to learn and contribute to the story in real time as it develops. Fans interact with the team throughout development, on the Live Beta forums, on Twitter and retweets, and on Reddit. Real life fans of Dragon Age: Origins are already working with the team to contribute to the story, from fan art, to fan lore, and to the composition of story missions, dialogues and NPC traits.
With the exception of the introduction cinematic, all of the dialogue is completely scripted and completes the story. Content that cannot be found in the game or old save games is not included. All of the quests and dungeons, environments and time of day settings are dynamically generated at each playthrough. In addition, all of the user's actions dictate the events that unfold in the game. The changes made for each playthrough are made permanent at the next save game. It is a dynamic, living world, that changes with your actions. d2c66b5586