Dragon Age: Origins--Wardens' Quest Invites Up for Grabs!

How do you feel about putting yourself in with a chance of winning a share of $50,000? Well, that's what is on offer for the winning team at the upcoming launch event for EA and BioWare's upcoming role-playing game Dragon Age: Origins, and we've got three places at the finals to give away to some of you.

How do you feel about putting yourself in with a chance of winning a share of $50,000? Well, that's what is on offer for the winning team at the upcoming launch event for EA and BioWare's upcoming role-playing game Dragon Age: Origins, and we've got three places at the finals to give away to some of you. And for those of you not lucky enough to be selected, we've got a total of 10 download codes for the game's premium digital edition.

If you win, then EA will look after getting you to London for the event and will take care of you while you're here. This includes train travel from your nearest British Rail station, travel within London, and three days of hotel accommodations. All of this--and the game's rating--means that you have to be 18 or over to enter, I'm afraid. If you enter and are underage, you won't get into the event.

Because Dragon Age: Origins - Wardens' Quest is a 24-hour marathon task for teams of four, we need to make sure that you're also up to snuff when it comes to role-playing game skills. Since this is slightly hard to measure, we want you to tell us what your proudest RPG moment is, and back it up with a screenshot or similar picture if at all possible--though this isn't essential. This could be a massively multiplayer online moment--maybe beating a tough WOW hard mode or getting a legendary item--or it might be getting hold of a particularly hard item in a Final Fantasy game. It all depends on what you're proudest of achieving in any sort of RPG you can think of. A screenshot isn't absolutely necessary, but if you haven't got proof, I recommend giving us a bit more background on the moment in question so we believe you.

So, how do I enter, I hear you cry? Well, we've decided to open up all manner of ways for you to do so. You can use Twitter, by tweeting @gamespotuk, you can enter in the comments below, you can e-mail us at competitions@gamespot.co.uk, or you can send us a carrier pigeon--though it should be noted that proof of sending will not count as proof of receipt.

If you want a full copy of the rules for the Dragon Age: Origins - Wardens' Quest event, then e-mail us at the address above, and we'll get them out to you. Normal GS UK rules, terms, and conditions apply to those entering this competition. You have until midnight London time on Wednesday, October 21, to enter.

The event kicks off at County Hall in London--which is in spitting distance of GS UK towers, as it happens--with an orientation session at 2 p.m. on October 27. The competition proper runs from 10 a.m. on October 28 for 24 hours. Team members will take turns playing a single Dragon Age: Origins character of their creation for the 24-hour period, and points will be awarded to each team based on a number of factors, including character level, the amount of exploration you've done, and how much of the game you've completed. Exactly how the scoring will work is under wraps for now, but all will be explained at the orientation event.

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Avoozl
Avoozl

Team Hungary won.

Ryonite
Ryonite

Hmm, My proudest moment in RPG history? Well I'd have to say beating Gannon in LoZ:OOT after playing the game for so long and repeating the first 3 dungeons twice due to cartridge failure. Nothing like finally killing him after escaping that castle. Ohwell, I'm 18 and I hope I win!!

Dingobo
Dingobo

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Metametheus101
Metametheus101

I don't really have a proudest moment in RPG personal history really... I mean grant it I get a great sigh of relief everytime I beat any RPG. Though if I "Had" to actually put a top sigh of relief down, it would probably be the week I designated for Final Fantasy Fever, where I took, played, and beat all the Final Fantasies (Except for Final Fantasy VI for PSX... unfortunately I had, had it with attempting that boss...) but played all the original nintendo, and super nintendo titles, replied the ones on the Playstation with the correct series number, and got all the way upto Final Fantasy XII beat that on the 6th day, and then mellowed out on Final Fantasy XI Online for the last day... course I fell asleep on my keyboard, woke up with a keyboard engravement on my face, and a keyboard drowned in a inch of saliva and monster energy drink. But damn it, that was the proudest day of my life whn i could say I played, beat, and rocked Final Fantasy...

cesare
cesare

Unfortunately I recently lost all my game saves on my 360 ... :( It was about 70-80 game saves and 1000's of hours of gameplay... But it gives me great reasons to play Mass Effect again!! I've already Pre-ordered Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age. Seriously though, thank you so much for making a sequel to Mass Effect!! I LOVE THAT GAME!! I even have a t shirt, book and soundtrack to prove it. I love that the Mass Effect title's weird sound, comes from a anti bear trash can, lol! Thanks

cesare
cesare

Hi, Proudest RPG moment eh? Wow that's a hard one. FFVII really introduced me (like many others) to the world of RPG's. Since then I have saved the world or girl or even collected them all, for years. Some of my greatest moments would have to be: Beating Emerald and Ruby weapon on FFVII (of course) and maxing out everyone to 99. Replaying Vagrant Story so many times that I could defeat the final boss (Romeo Guildenstern), unarmed and with a single punch. Defeating Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts. I remember in Pokemon Blue (man, I use to love taking that to school), I used the Master ball on Articuno. Big mistake!! As I should have saved it for Mewtwo!! However I was very lucky. When I fought Mewtwo, Articuno was first up and I used Blizzard, which actually froze him (The freezing ability hardly ever happens, maybe 5% of the time)!! So I was able to capture Mewtwo with an Ultra ball. I've been addicted to the Monster Hunter games and I love how much grinding they require. I remember in MH1 I fought a Black Gravios and I took him down in like 5 minutes, by myself. He was a gold crown one too!! Just got smack after smack in his head. My friends wouldn't believe me if it wasn't for the guild card stats. Thanks

Jennyt82
Jennyt82

I guess my proudest RPG moment would be when i finally finished every aspect of Oblivion. Now this might not seem much to some but you have to understand what i went through with this game. I bought it on the xbox 360 only to have the four red lights appear and kill the console when i had finally completed the main story quest, the fighter's guild quests, the magician's guild quests and was making my way through the dark brotherhood. So i traded in the 360 for a brand new ps3. 60 hours of game play later the laser goes wonky. I go back to store where he assures me he's transfered all the game data over to the new playstation. I go home and it's blank. No more of this!! I decide before promptly trading the Elder Scrolls in. Almost a year later i back track on myself when the shivering isles expansion comes out and off i go to the shop where i purchase a new copy of the game. Is this the end...No. My boyfriend and i have to part ways for now and he takes the playstation. So now i once again have the game and no console to play it on. I've had enough at this point and throwing my bank balance out of the window proceed to buy the Slim. I've finally finished the game. It only took me 2 years to do it. I know RPG's are meant to be long, final fantasy's have taught me that lesson but Oblivion took the cake. I think i have something to be proud of now that it's over.

Phaselinear
Phaselinear

I suppose "maxing" out points on any "insane" level would be mine. I've done this on only a few games, but then again, I only own a few games! LOL, dedication to the art people, that's the name of the game. Dedication.

bencarps41192
bencarps41192

My prpudest momment on a RPG is probably when I beat my first JRPG. FF10. To bad im not 18 though, just a few more months and i would have been able to.

Admard
Admard

My proudest role-playing moment would be playing through Baldur's Gate II with just my wizard character and no NPCs. Though the NPCs in Baldur's Gate are fantastic, I found that I really enjoyed the tactical experience that playing a single character offered. I remember having to really plot out certain encounters. So the solo run-through of Shadows of Amn remains one of my proudest and most well remembered gaming experiences.

finallyalex
finallyalex moderator

Thanks for all the great entries... when we announce the winner I may well publish a complilation of your best stories, as lots of them deserve to be read!

Calmed_Fury
Calmed_Fury

I'll enter anyways. My proudest RPG moment is finishing Two Worlds with 930 achievement points even though this happened to me http://bit.ly/2gS1Aw

Calmed_Fury
Calmed_Fury

wait do you have to be from UK to enter (I'm a Yank)

Lythiris
Lythiris

Proudest moment in my RPG history was when I defeated Nemesis, the very last optional boss in Final Fantasy X. After several failed attempts thanks to his 1 hit kill move that strikes your entire party, I eventually came up with the idea to summon an aeon as shields before it was his turn and he let off that special move of his. It worked, but I didn't get a lot of hits in and ultimately ran out of aeons and died. Then I realized, I could get more hits in with quick hit before his turn. I used that strategy the next round to much success. I was doing it, I was holding my own with such a cheaply over powered boss. Then it happened, with no aeons left to summon and a dwindling amount of turns, Nemesis went limp and pyreflies gushed out of him. I fell back against my couch with relief. I'd done it, I'd beat the hardest boss in FFX entirely on my own. And I'd formed my "own" strategy (it appears in a number of guides, and I never shared it, so I wasn't the only one to come up with it, of course) to do so. I felt so accomplished, I'd thoroughly beaten FFX.

greywarden326
greywarden326

As cool as this news is, I still can't forget that today was the day that Dragon Age Origins was originally supposed to be released. O well, only 2 weeks to go :P My proudest moment would definitely have to be deleting my lvl 80 on WOW. Yes it was alot of time wasted, but I felt like I unlocked the cage to the rest of my life.

sevenwarlocks
sevenwarlocks

The first time I took down Sin. FFX was the first JRPG I had ever played, and I had no idea how powerful characters typically become towards their endgames, so I was really impressed with myself.

SymonDezyn
SymonDezyn

There are lots of proud moments in my long gaming career - lol - one of which being beating Saruin on Romancing SaGa - that guy is relentless and one might even say... cheap; he has two forms, both of whom have massive amounts of HP, takes multiple turns at once, hits multiple characters, reanimates your dead characters to fight for him, and does massive amounts of damage. The first time i fought him it took me several tries, and had nearly worn my patience thin, but my determination was stronger and in the end, i prevailed... of course.... and went on to replay the game four more times LOL. More recently, since the era of achievements, 1K-ing my very first game was a very proud moment too :)

ThenineGuard
ThenineGuard

DAmnit i'll ind someone and offer them 5 g

Joesocwork
Joesocwork

My proudest moment was getting Jaheira to fall in love with me in Baldur's Gate II without my wife getting jealous! :P

mayatola
mayatola

I think some of my proudest RPG moments are (sadly) mostly WoW-related. The first time we killed Lucifron was a monumental achievement for my old guild (The Sundering - Cenarius), and it was with only 26 people. Also attaining some achievements, like Undying, Glory of the Hero (red proto drake), clearing Ulduar (got over half the achievements for the rusted proto drake), are some proud moments, mostly because they require excellent teamwork, not just outstanding individual effort (for proof, look up Greia - female orc death knight on Whisperwind, though I've been inactive as of Trial of the Champion patch). Generally though, I'm always a top player because I pay attention and give my best effort (i.e. I don't just stare at DPS meters and wonder how I can do better, I actively read up on how to maximize DPS, talents, gear, tanking, healing, everything). WoW isn't the only RPG I've played though. I've played every Fallout, most Final Fantasy games, Vampire Bloodlines, the Ultima games, every BioWare game... If it's respectable, I've probably played it. Even if it was somewhat unpopular, I've probably played it. And I never play those games just to get through them; I played to dominate. Hopefully, many of my WoW achievements will hint at this, and perhaps my XBL achievements (kakugo82), though I'm guessing 1000 points in many of those games (Oblivion, Lost Odyssey, Fallout3, Mass Effect, etc.) are outdated. Edit: I guess just to add some dramatic flair to the epicness of these proud moments, I do remember one particularly good one in WoW. When my guild was first learning to kill Heigan in Naxxramus, we were wiping all night to the stupid dance. On the attempt that we finally downed him, I was the last surviving member as a ghoul (the old DK talent that turned you into a ghoul when you died - now removed) and finished him off with .5% remaining! Then my corpse exploded :( Wish I had taken a screen of that.

dentui
dentui

Well will you look at that, for a very few of those who started complaints about paying on the first day will get their money back and then some.

Neogenic
Neogenic

I remember playing Star Wars Galaxies when it first started. I had never played an MMO or an online RPG before and totally loved this game. I had just mastered my first profession (commando) and was just walking around Dantooine when i came upon an imperial outpost (i was of the imperial faction myself). I found that it was being attacked by three characters. Their names were colored red, which meant they were hostile, and were gaining the upper hand in the fight, so i decided to help out the imperials drive off the NPC's that were assaulting the base. So, i took them on, expecting to die, but defeated each of the three characters. The strange thing was that i couldn't loot them, but i did not think anything of it at the time as i was still being impressed with the first MMO that i had ever played. So as i was healing up, i received a message in which i was being accused of something called ganking (really didn't know what that meant at the time). It turned out that i had defeated 3 actual players in stead of NPC's! That was my first PVP moment in a MMO. I found it pretty awsome. After that, two of them ganged up and defeated me. I still remember what one of the players then said: "Hardy har-har?". The third one was sending me tells about how lame i was. They probably meant to insult me, but i was so impressed that you could actually fight players that i just did not care. The guild name was "GTi" i think, though i do not remember the players names anymore. To be honest i thought at first that GTI was just a rebel faction created by the developers, but later found out about stuff like guilds, buffs, PVP etc. The server i played on then was Bloodfin. My name there was Neogenic Stardust. If anyone remembers me from back then, be it as friend or foe, thank you for the good memories :). Ok, it might not be as epic as some of the great stories that i read below, but it was one of the best moments i had in an RPG, which i wanted to share with you.

DemoWolf
DemoWolf

I ahve two proudest moments in my rpg playing days. beating Kingdom Hearts[3 times] and Kingdom Hearts II[2 times]. Completeing everything on Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion and subsequent additions that were added on[3 times], Completeing Mass Effect[4 times], Star Wars KOTOR[3 times] and KOTOR II The Sith Lords[3 times]. X-Men Legends[2 times], X-Men Legends II[1 time], MUA[4 times] and MUA2[3 times]. So yes i'd liek a chance at a spot in this contest. Though sadly if it means i have to pay my own way and for lodging, then i'm out, if not count me in heh.

krury
krury

My proudest moment in my RPG playing history came in none other than the World of Warcraft. My best playing days came when I was with the guild Conviction it was pretty much a family. We had people with amazing personalities and it was truly a blessing to play with these guys. This was back in the glory days of 40 man raids and the guild had just gotten Molten Core on farm mode so we decided it was finally time to move on to BlackWing Lair. Let's just say Vael caused so many problems for the guild we kept trying and trying for almost 2 months to get him down. As time went on the spirit of the guild became weak even a few members decided to jump ship but those who remained would not give up. Right before the X-mas holidays we had managed to scrounge up 40 people to take Vael on we proceeded with what might be our last attempt as a guild. After a few mins into the battle we had gotten as far as we ever had, Vael was at about 20% health but we were running out of tanks, as soon as the last tank died someone had to take him on and it happened to be my rogue. For 1 min I popped whatever I could to stay alive potions, evasion whatever I could and when I died Vael was at about 1% we had almost got him but he took out half the guild with a fire blast and only 4 people remained. Kiting the beast around the room for a good min the 4 people turned to 1. As Vael attacked our Mage from Ecuador he unleashed everything he had and at the same time they both died and finally we prevailed.

Hey12389
Hey12389

My proudest moment in my rpg playing experience was when I was playing phantasy star online ep. 1 + 2 for the xbox and I was doing some pvp with my level 128 character. I hosted a game and I was just looking for some fun duels when a hacker join the game. He rushed me with the dark flow [best sword the had been taken out of the game] and used it special attack. That is enough to kill just about anyone in one hit, however my months and months of playing paid off and my character just simply blocked it and I hit him with my double cannon. 1 hit ko'ed . It kind of made me happy for those 1,200 hours spent.

Chronikas
Chronikas

I have lots of proud RPG moments, but one that really stands out at the moment is collecting all 108 stars of destiny in Suikoden II. I still love that game, I just downloaded the original Suikoden from the Playstation Network just for a bit of nostalgia. The funny thing is, after collecting all 108 characters, 5 out of party of 6 never changed. The main character (Riou) + Flik, Viktor, Luc, and that Elf archer that made you move twice as fast on the map...don't remember his name.

Elyklord
Elyklord

My greatest achievement: Although I never finished my collection, I became obsessed with the unique armor and weapons in Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G. Not content to focus on one set of equipment that I would actually use, I set out to collect every unique weapon and piece of armor in the game. If the Iron Katana had branching paths that led to 20 other unique weapons, I made sure I collected the hundreds of iron ore needed for those katanas. After dumping ~200 hours into the game, I put my mad quest to rest, after having collected 40+ complete suits of armor, and nearly 150 unique weapons.

Wolfcp11
Wolfcp11

Bleh, I would enter and submit a screenie of my GW titles... but I can't afford to be away that week :(

Reiken37
Reiken37

I'm no told enough to enter, but even through all my achievements in MMOs like WoW and other RPG's, my proudest moment was speed running Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. I don't remember the exact time and, I admit I did have to get tips on how to do it. But it was so incredible, I was so amazed and happy. The first thing I did after was get all my friends together and... played Wow... -.- God help me

Mudguts
Mudguts

The proudest moment for me was years ago in Everquest. I was playing an Ogre shaman, and the epic weapons quests had just been introduced .. Mine being the spear of fate. I remember spending hours surfing the web for information, and stalking the various server forums. Most of these new quests involved a lot of new and unknown content and some very hard mobs. First there was a run down into the Tower of High Scale Kirn ..a messy affair that ended in a partial wipe, but a victory none the less, from there is was off to several other zones. The final event was a visit to the City of Mist and a nasty mob with a nastier AE fire effect, Lord Rak`Ashiir. After several attempts we finally beat him, i went on to turn in the quest to win the First epic Shaman weapon on our server, and one of the top 5 in all the servers! I can still remember how excited i was that day

Zondergrod
Zondergrod

I was galivanting through the Omega ruins, wearing my "no encounters" ring thinking I'm pretty cool, when all of a sudden the Ultima Weapon shows up for a smack down! I wasn't ready, but I fought anyway knowing with every action made I was inching closer, and closer to the inevitable moment when Ultima would hand me my charred and broken ass. So on we fought, for 5 minutes! I'm getting very excited with the prospect of going down in a blaze of glory, and was determined to leave a massive crater in his face before I left this mortal coil. Slashes, Energy beams and mega phoenixes, all in a span of 5 minutes. Then suddenly he threw a holy spell at me and I says to him: "Oh you like that one huh!? WELL I GOT ONE TOO!" So I pulled Kimahri out onto the field, and shoved a big bolt of Holy light right up his shiny purple keister! I looked away for but a moment, laughing like a maniac, and when the moment passed, my eyes returned to find Ultima bursting into flames and fading away into nothing. I couldn't believe what I saw. I couldn't believe what I'd done. Victory was mine! I was shocked, but the shock soon subsided and I headed down the monster guantlet to find Omega. There he was, huge, snarling- waiting for me.... I stood tall Walked right up to his face, and backhanded him like an aristocrat. I laughed a haughty laugh, and as I turned to face him again, a shining beam of pure energy filled the arena. .....They'll be finding pieces of me long after your kids have kids.......

dark_being
dark_being

Proudest RPG moment? does finishing all quest, finding all secret and special items and exploring every inch of the Wasteland in Fallout 3 counts? Coz I've done it... twice.

Chickenesta
Chickenesta

Proudest moment, hmm would have to be finishing Fallout 2 many years ago, the story was very engrossing, at the end of the game you'd get cut scenes which would show how your actions altered the future of the people and towns you'd been into contact with, because of the engrossing storyline I actually felt proud that my character had achieved something and made a difference in the wasteland. I know it sounds corny, but not all pride comes from getting an uber dps weapons or beating a boss on hardcore mode.

shoujobot
shoujobot

My proudest moment in an RPG? Guess that's kinda hard, since there have been a lot of exasperated sighs from massive battles over the years. Suppose it would have to be beating the first boss in Magic of Sheherazade for the NES. I was only about 7 or 8, and could barely get most of the more complex game mechanics down, but after I defeated the demon in the water palace, that was me hooked to RPGs for life.

InfernoBane
InfernoBane

My proudest moment? Fighting and defeating 3 players at the same time who were all over 100 levels higher than me with my archer in Asheron's Call.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

Man my best moment was during a mmorpg..When it was the high point of everquest..Getting my cleric clicky stick..My team woke me up in the middle of the night when that stupid dragon popped..It was a classic moment for me..Do i have pictures ya right..Who back than saved pictures...Bioware come up with a fair contest give me a break on this..

eastwoodmaniac
eastwoodmaniac

@sebFlyte Haha, it may not be my proudest moment but just look at the dedication! If I don't win based on that then this is all a fix!

finallyalex
finallyalex moderator

@eastwoodmaniac I don't think any amount of money could justify sinking that much time into X-2. The previous game, however... a different story entirely. I still haven't entirely forgiven Squeenix for X-2.

finallyalex
finallyalex moderator

@thepieman8 This is a fair point, which is exactly why they're not required. @steven141 Because EA and BioWare are both American companies, and htey're flying in teams from across the world.

thepieman8
thepieman8

who has time to even think about a screenshot in the heat of their "proudest RPG moment?". Pretty sure mine happened whilst playing diablo 2 and i was sweating from the sheer intensity.

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

"A proudest moment will very from user to user... that's rather the point." What i was trying to say is who exactly will be judging what is the best moment in an RPG? Only Wow players will realise how hard it is to defeat a boss or collect a certain item. Only Diablo 2 players will realise how hard it is to get a high level set of gear. Need i go on?

Apothas
Apothas

always up for a comp Bioware is there a better Developer.

finallyalex
finallyalex moderator

@N0tYrBeezin For a share of $50,000? Most people, I'd imagine.

finallyalex
finallyalex moderator

A proudest moment will very from user to user... that's rather the point. We'll just choose the ones we're most impressed by! And the screenshot isn't compulsory... just an example of something you can do to back your claims up!

N0tYrBeezin
N0tYrBeezin

The 28th of October is a Wednesday! Who has time on a weekday?