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‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ won’t rely on microstransactions for faction missions

Screenshots from Bioware's 'Dragon Age Inquisition'
Screenshots from Bioware's 'Dragon Age Inquisition'
Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts, used with permission

Since players will be given control over their own army within Dragon Age: Inquisition, fans will be able to visit a war table inside their faction’s base camp to issue orders to their Inquisition troops. These missions will be completed with the passage of real time but there will be ways to speed them up. Thankfully Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw confirmed on Aug. 15 that the missions can be completed faster through in-game methods and it won’t require spending real money on microtransactions.

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts, used with permission

War table missions will be performed entirely by NPC forces and will have a success rate tied to the army’s current strength and grant varying rewards upon completion. Dragon Age fans are familiar with having computer-controlled characters that help fight at their side, but they have never had an entire army at their disposal as they will in Dragon Age: Inquisition. In addition to controlling their own faction, players will still enjoy having a small team of personal followers that will accompany them throughout their adventures.

Sending their forces on missions will be one of the chief ways for players to gain additional resources necessary to upgrade the Inquisition faction in a number of ways. Much like the player character, the player’s army will have its own skill trees so that gamers can customize their troops how they see fit. The Inquisition will have three advisors that will provide different tactics to accomplish many of the faction’s goals. Each advisor will have their own unique skill tree that will represent changes to the Inquisition as a whole.

Dragon Age: Inquisition will let players unleash their armies upon Thedas starting Nov. 18 on the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. The game will feature a larger map than any previous entry in the series. With a larger world size, Bioware is placing a larger emphasis on exploration and filling the lands with more bonus content than ever before.