Without metagaming, does it make sense to recruit Bull? Mar 18, 2019 22:17:48 GMT
Post by noxluxe on Mar 18, 2019 22:17:48 GMT
For the later choice, I'll grant that there's not as much information on how much each group is helping behind the scenes as I'd like to know, and that the Inquisitor probably knows more than Bioware's letting us. But your previous posts seem to assume without providing evidence that the Ben-Hassrath are helping a lot more than the Chargers, while the little bit of information we have seems to show Krem and the other main Chargers doing at least as much to advance the cause as the Ben-Hassrath do.
And there's another concern: while you're right that the Herald doesn't necessarily know how the Qunari do things on the beach while they're hiring Bull, I'm... pretty sure at least a few hints come up during Bull's dialogue since then? If nothing else, by that point the Inquisitor probably found the book near Bull on the shore that says the Qunari will eventually try to return to take Thedas despite promising not to. So by that point the Inquisitor probably has the frame of reference for a potential Qunari backstab. The Inquisitor has to weigh how much each asset will contribute, but by that point the Inquisitor likely knows enough to realize the Qunari could be a toxic asset. If you're planning for the long game, know that the Qunari are too.
You're mixing things up again. I reason, in-game, that the reports look hugely valuable to someone who has to make the decision and don't know the outcome. I then do the same again later, pointing out the actual reasons to believe this to be the case based on what we know in the game - the Qunari really do want the Inquisition to succeed and have a specific reason not to short-change you in Iron Bull's position with your inner circle -, and then headcanon that to actually be the case in my game even though it isn't explicitly stated.
Again, the alternative to embracing a small 'potentially toxic down the line' Qunari asset is to forego likely useful assistance with stopping the world from ending. I don't see that that's a real dilemma so much as an excuse for vehemently pre-committed anti-Qunari player characters to act out their assumptions.
Which is fine, but definitely also headcanon based on metagaming. I went through that part of the game as a Lavellan who had barely heard of Qunari the day before yesterday, and haven't the slightest clue what book you're talking about. So it seems to me that you're the one making assumptions based on your own feelings rather than in-game rationale.