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Game News Baldur's Gate III announced at Google Stadia Connect event

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    So nothing this year, 100% sure.
     
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  2. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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  3. Mr. Hiver Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Who gives a shit? its an assault. Big ships in the skies, population infested and turned into more mind flayers.
    Whats conventional about it anyway?

    The time traveling origin is just one theory and doesnt change anything about this invasion, if it is or isnt true.

    I was just wondering about it in terms of Gods involvement, because Gods have to be involved in the BG game, where the player should play or be involved by some evil deity.
    Since Illithids seem to be separate from the usual pantheon we should expect a lot of Gods meddling, evil and good and neutral.

    Reading the wiki, it seems Illithids create different versions of their spawn depending on which races they turn into one of their own, from infested Dragons to rats and everything in between, so they shouldnt lack some diversity.
    And of course there will be all other bestiary available.

    I would also prefer they did something else, but... the basic plot by itself seems alright. Could have been much worse.
     
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  4. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    Go out and read I, Tyrant, which details "the race's history, religion, culture, settlements and psychology, as well as statistics on further true beholder deviants." The demographics on deviancy among beholders is particularly startling, particularly given that this was before the opioid epidemic.

    PICTURED: A true beholder deviant.

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  5. Gay-Lussac Arcane

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    I thought mind flayers just sucked brains, never knew they actually infected people and turned them into their own.
     
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  6. Mr. Hiver Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    If i hate anything in fantasy then its trying to turn every fucking creature into a human, but limit it to some dumb single human sub feature or occupation.

    Oh look! that creature is a shopkeeper! Oh its so funny! aaaaaa!

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    People and all other creatures. The tadpoles need to find a host to evolve and those that dont are eaten as a delicacy - serve as food source for Elder brains which command every illithid colony.
     
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  7. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    In another interview he said
    The interviews are all over the place honestly.
     
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  8. Murk Arcane

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    No, was just quoting Tim Cain when talking about "isometric camera" for F1/2.

    The Infinity Engine games didn't have a standard perspective as far as I'm aware because the point of reference to objects varied; it wasn't tile based and so some buildings WERE at an isometric angle while others were at varying rotations. Judging from sprites, I'd say it was 3/4 top down and people called it isometric cuz that's just the general term for "top down at an angle".

    Arcanum was proper isometric I believe.

    EDIT: For what it's worth, I don't care if game is truly isometric or not since I'm fine with varying degrees of rotation on the X axis. DivDiv1 was also at a very peculiar angle, but I didn't mind and thought it worked well enough.
     
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  9. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    ...

    This guy Jason Wilson, must be one charismatic dude, because none of the others got anything even remotely like this from Swen - even though this is not much either, but... it's still information - I guess.
     
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  10. Ulrox Arbiter

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    Since I have no life, I just cheated my way to the guard with the ctrl + j command and took a screenshot, uploaded it for you


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  11. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I hope we get the option to call them fake news
     
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  12. Murk Arcane

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    inb4 Baldur's Mouth is a literal Balduran's Mouth artifact and/or le talking head makes a return.
     
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  13. SausageInYourFace Codexian Sausage Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Thanks, bro and also to the other bro. Glad this exists!

    Edit: also glad that on the Codex you can ask a stupid question about some obscure NPC with erectile dysfunction in some two decades old RPG and within minutes people will not only know exactly what NPC and where to find in the game, they will also provide you with screenshots and videos :salute:
     
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  14. Gay-Lussac Arcane

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    Wait until you find out he photoshopped it just to mess with your old man's mind.
     
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  15. Sacibengala Learned

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    Can't remember where I read it, maybe it was volo guide to monsters, that they reproduce this way. They take a host, does something with their body and it turns out as a ilithid later. The cool part it is that the ilithid could retain thoughts and memories from the host, turning them not as bland as clones of the big brain that they serves or whatever.
     
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  16. luj1 You're all shills

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  17. agris Arcane Patron

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    luj1 where/what did you read about time travel?
     
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  18. Uncreation Novice

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    That's how they breed, they are asexuat. There are no different genders for illithid. As far as i remember from the lore, each individual deposits eggs at some point in their life, from which tadpoles hatch. These are kept in the elder brains tank and they eat each other as they grow. The ones that live long enough are implanted on a host. They eat its brain and take over its body and that's how a new mindflayer is born. Also, different kinds of mindflayers are created, depending on the type of creature the tadpole was planted on.

    Knowing all of this, it got me wondering how that guy turned into an illithid seemingly out of nowhere and in a manner of seconds. Is that a thing in the lore now?

    Also, i don't have high hopes for this game. It will probably be pretty shit.
     
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  19. ItsChon Cipher Patron

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    If this game is good, I'll be shocked.
     
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  20. luj1 You're all shills

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    Yeah, if they are going to "infect" people from now on like some kind of a zombie, that would legit suck monkey balls. Gotta love retcons and time travel eh?
     
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  21. Sensuki Arcane Cuck

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    Codex 2014 Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    That it exists at all in 2019 is a red flag.

    Also "We tried implementing 5E rules and it didn't work" likely implies we tried implementing it into action combat and it didn't work. I see no reason why it wouldn't work in TB or party based RTwP.

    They're definitely going for the maxxx profits on this one

    :prosper:
     
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  22. Uncreation Novice

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    Well... like rusty_shackelford said earlier, time travel is part of the lore of the mindflayers in d&d, so for me that wouldn't be out of place from that point of view. Still, a time travelling invasion sounds like serious shit and i'm not sure if Larian will be able to pull off something of that magnitude well.
     
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  23. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    Time-traveling would be spectacular, especially if it included two things:

    (1) A SQIV / Avengers: Endgame style element where you time-travel to the events in Baldur's Gate I and II, and the graphic style and gameplay change to the original, with the characters making ironic comments on it, like Minsc could say, "But how can Boo go for the eyes when they are only one pixel large?" and so forth. Like, you go to the future where gold pieces are super devalued to quickly bypass the main quest in BG2, etc., etc.

    (2) Future technology against dragons, like that great illustration in Weiss & Hickman's third Darksword book of the dragon fighting an F-15. I'm thinking that the good guys go into the future to gather gear, and only Alora or Mazzy can figure out how all the tech works, Minsc uses like a big plasma gun as a club, etc.

    Think about all the zany emergent gameplay that Larian can introduce using time-travel mechanics.
     
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  24. sstacks Arcane

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    Baldur's Gate: Skyrim?
     
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  25. Chaotic_Heretic Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Bester was right! Bring us more juicy RPG gossip (and your distinct flavor of trolling)
     
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