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Baldur's Gate Baldur's Gate III by Larian Studios - No, there are no actual gameplay details yet

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Belegarsson, May 30, 2019.

  1. onemananadhisdroid Augur

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    Any words from Scorpia yet?
     
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  2. Egosphere Erudite

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    activision, i think
     
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  3. Harry Easter Learned

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    Ehm, that was his plan in a nutshell. A giant massacre to be the god of murder. He thought that that was a brilliant idea. I liked the guy, but his actual plan was bonkers and you could call it out.
     
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  4. agris Arcane Patron

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    Sarevok was manipulating the sword coast economic and political forces to start a war with Amn. The loss of life during this war was to be his sacrifice to Bhaal, an apparent attempt to appease his father and secure his godhood.

    Not sure where you guys got those other ideas.
     
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  5. Zeriel Arcane

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    Yeah, Sarevok isn't that bad of a guy when you get to know him, he was just brainwashed by cultists.

    Irenicus on the other hand was a total faggot.
     
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  6. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    I don't see that as destroying the world. Starting a war for selfish reasons is a local event, unlike the one proposed in BG3, where you have to save Faerun.
     
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  7. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Elves usually are.
     
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  8. agris Arcane Patron

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    Well, I didn't say it was, did I?
     
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  9. Chippy Liturgist

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    Also, Seppuku and Sudoku could both be considered turn based...
    ...with at least the former having a critical hit/coup de grace at the end of the each round.
     
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  10. santino27 Arcane

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    Apparently, as I found out a few months ago, when I made the same correction, t's some sort of meme to intentionally misuse sudoku in place of seppuku. Welcome to being old.
     
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  11. hell bovine Arcane

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    Ascension (which is the goal for both Sarevok and Jonny, and which the Bhaalspawn prevents, only to ascend himself, the selfish git) is not a local event.
     
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  12. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I always wanted a high wisdom option to tell Sarevok that deaths in war belong to Tempus and aren't murder and then he kills himself, tbh.
     
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  13. Xeon Liturgist

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    I kinda thought Gods were kinda not too all powerful beings, like they can kill probably an entire city or a country but if they are not careful they can get killed themselves by either some heros or another aspiring lesser god or something to replace them.
     
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  14. agris Arcane Patron

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    I haven't read any FR books since I was a wee agris, but iirc the surefire way to kill a god is to remove his worshipers. no faith, no god. wasn't that aspect at play during the time of troubles? whatever subset of FR books dealt with that time, I have a hazy recollection of reading.
     
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  15. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    considering the disparity between baldurs gate and amn guards, its obvious theres a city of godkillers around faerun's china
     
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  16. Spectacle Arcane

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    Here's a good example of the kind of audience Larian needs to reach with their AAA BG3:
     
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  17. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Imagine those people trying to play the old Gold Box games, Wizardries or M&Ms. I'm always surprised they know how to type a review.
     
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  18. Chippy Liturgist

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    Wasn't Divinity: Original Sin released in 2014 with higher system requirements? What was the original Divine Divinity? Don't know what this person is talking about.
     
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  19. Efe Learned

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    i thought evil chars had better stats?
     
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  20. abnaxus Arcane

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    Irenaeus will be back.
     
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  21. Riddler Augur Patron

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    Mortals directly killing a god is practically impossible, the are practically omnipotent in their home planes and you need to destroy them there to actually kill them. (Outside of truly extraordinary events such as the time of troubles)

    God's not interfering in the mortal world is more due to Ao's restrictions than lack of power.
     
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  22. hell bovine Arcane

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    Stats aren't everything. While Eddie is the best mage in both games, Yeslick and Aerie are far more powerful than Vicky, simply because she's a single class cleric. And you don't even get an evil thief in BG2, unless you count Hexxat (whose scripts were extremely buggy the one time I've tried her).
     
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  23. Lutte Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    There are some instances in which the general rules were contrived in some Deus ex machina but overall there is no realistic way to kill a god as a mortal with the exception of having literally the stars align and everything wrong that could happen for that god happen for your sake.
    There's also the historical exception brought by the times of trouble, heavily talked about in the BG, in which Ao, the overgod entity that overpowers all other gods, got pissed off and stripped them of some of their powers, bound them to their mortal avatar which allowed for plenty of killings and usurpation shenanigans. God avatars, although still far more powerful than the vast majority of mortals, are indeed killable, but outside of the time of troubles, it doesn't matter, because they can always reform new ones. What made those time special and why Bhaal hastened a plan to be reborn in the first place has to do with the fact that being killed in their avatar meant their actual death during those times.

    Mind you, Ao doesn't have any real lore to him, he's like the writer and at times the DM self insert to just pull off something from their ass. He's something above all gods, something that doesn't answer to worship, and that is mostly ignored by all until writer decides Ao must do something to move the plot forward.
    Forgotten Realms is such a gem of ""systems"" right?

    Gods do not usually enter the prime material plane with their actual being (because it would damage the plane, cause chaos and invite other gods to war, or might piss off Ao again) so you shouldn't even have an opportunity of thinking about contending with them. And I don't think you want to reflect on the implications of going to their home turf.
    Simply put outside of typical contrived mcguffins to move plots to where the writer wanted it to be, there's no real systems thought out to deal with the divine here. If you want a campaign of god slaying it would involve a lot of creative license and would probably start at the basics of something like being granted a divine spark by a god or stealing it from a demi god and moving through the divine ranks.
     
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  24. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    they should make a video game about this
    possibly with a sequel
     
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  25. Mr. Hiver Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Any god slaying can only be achieved, or attempted - if its a plot of other gods. And in that case you usually end up as a pawn.

    Anyway, in this new game the story provides enough reasons for Gods to get involved.
    And even for evil deities to support the player efforts and struggle against the Illithids.

    Which is one of the specific features of Baldurs Gate games story.
     
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