Lukas Kristjanson on Healing (or lack thereof) in Inquisition

Lukas Kristjanson, writer at Bioware, explains the healing system and balancing in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

A lot of people are picturing trying to play DAO/2 with no heals. Of course that wouldn’t work, those games weren’t balanced for that. But how well were they balanced with heals, really? I’m not a numbers guy, but I like a good fight. And here’s what made it make sense for me.

There’s a very simple reason why this is a good decision, and it’s also why the balance in DAO/2 was all over the map. It’s in the question “How many health points does a player have?” Because we need to know this before we can design an encounter and know how balanced it is.

So, how many HP? Well, we’d hope it starts with…

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Posted: September 30, 2014