BioWare have fired up a lengthy survey about the Dragon Age games and your playing habits, in the hopes of getting players to tell them what aspects they find most important. This is presumably so that they can help tailor Dragon Age: Inquisition to the majority of players, rather than so that they can scoff at your party choices.
There are fairly basic questions about what platforms you own and what systems you played the last two Dragon Age games on, as well as queries on which BioWare games you’ve played and what your preferred difficulty settings are… and then they get into the meat of it with questions about how important you find various aspects in the Dragon Age games, what classes you preferred, how you composed your party, etc.
And yes, in the “level of importance” bit, players are asked if “Intimate Relationships and Romance” are Not Important, Somewhat Important, Very Important, or Extremely Important. I remain somewhat surprised that BioWare haven’t released an iOS dating game tie-in, yet.
From there we’re onto questions about the combat. Do you like pausing battles? Do you like zoomed out, overhead views? Do you like setting up custom tactics for your party members? I hope you do, because I’d much prefer Dragon Age: Inquisition to take after Dragon Age: Origins than Dragon Age II. Please tell BioWare this.
Anyway: if you want to help shape Dragon Age: Inquisition, go have a look at the survey, answer the questions, and let them know what you think and what you’re after. That way, when Dragon Age: Inquisition is a hack-and-slash action game that offers in-depth relationships with every character, I know who to blame.