Ok, guys, I got up to Val Royeaux last night and then logged. I've been trying to be semiproductive so i haven't played as much as I want but I wanted to get out of the Hinterlands because of Kotaku's advice. I think they might be right. The early side quests are a little dull and I'm too lazy to do the mount quest. But I am playing a Dalish Hunter who mostly uses two handed weapons. I like her wielding a big hammer, though I wonder how that will play out later. This game is so addictive and massive. I haven't even scratched the surface or even looked into the multiplayer aspects.