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As many of you are (or were) hardcore gamers, I’m certain that you’ve had gaming sessions that have left you so mentally drained that you start seeing silly things. This has happened to me a ton while playing Heroes of Dragon Age. I’ve been playing the hell out of the game since October, initially for work, eventually for fun, and currently out of habit. Over the last three months, I’ve spent dozens of hours farming the “Dalish Challenge” node in order to add Merrill to my party — she’s really difficult to obtain (without spending money) and crazy powerful. After thousands of attempts, I finally have Merrill. Along the way, my eyes played tricks on me and I saw some really stupid things.
Tevinter Laetan Mage: This pesky character goes through a comical transformation after I’ve played too much Heroes of Dragon Age. For whatever reason, my brain transforms her name to Tevinter Lactating Mage…which causes me to giggle. In my head, instead of casting her annoying time-slowing spells, she douses her enemies with breast milk.
Guard Commander Aveline: One of Hawke’s most loyal and capable companions in Dragon Age II, this character has become funny to me through the power of auto-correct. In the Heroes of Dragon Age forums, a poster had the character’s name “corrected” to Guard Commander Vaseline. Now I can’t stop seeing that when I battle her in the game. Instead of an awesome tank character, I see a knight imbued with the power of petroleum jelly.
Bhelen Aeducan: Another character from Dragon Age II, he’s one of the default names for players that can’t be bothered to come up with their own. Thanks to Ali G, I see Bell End Aeducan. Booyakasha.
So yeah, those are some of the silly things I see while I’m playing Heroes of Dragon Age at 3:00AM. Considering that I’ve tackled the “Dalish Challenge” node thousands of times to get a single Merrill and it’ll take thousands of attempts to level her up to tier four, I expect to see these stupid things again in the future.
Now that this confessional post is out of the way, I wanted to see what stupid things you’ve seen after you’ve played a game way too much. Kindly share some stories in the comments section.