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Baldur's Gate Baldur's Gate III: Combat System Poll

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by PsychoFox, Jul 23, 2019.

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What combat system should BG3 employ?

  1. RTwP or you are a heretic.

    43 vote(s)
    23.9%
  2. Turn-based of course. You must be new around here.

    80 vote(s)
    44.4%
  3. Both RTwP and TB modes. "It's all about player choice (TM)."

    18 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. First person action combat like Godd Howard intended.

    15 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. Third person action combat with stamina restriction. BG is the new Dark Souls.

    6 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. VN

    18 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. PsychoFox Educated

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    Well, here it goes folks, how should it be done?
     
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  2. Chippy Prophet

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    Let's say BG3 is the Notre Dame church in Paris, and Larian as the retard in charge of the restoration - given the job because of family connections. They'll either go down the route of making it modernist (glass roof - like Dragon Age) or, they'll commit sacrilege (Islamic spire). But hoping they'll go back to traditional roots (and that they have the skill to do so) may be asking a bit much.

    FF7 isn't totally throwing the baby out with the bathwater; so maybe there's a sliver of hope?. I expect it'll be some kind of bastardized version of RTWP or TB though, and not commited to either.
     
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  3. Jeru Novice

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    Just commit to either RTwP or TB ONLY and make it GOOD + game designed around this ONE mode.

    I sadly expect them going for both and having TB & RTwP at same time and switchable between them with a button.
     
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  4. Sergiu64 Arcane

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    Is VN the new KingComrade option?
     
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    Party based? Check.
    Presumably related to existing PnP ruleset (this being not the way to do cRPGs (TM) doesn't really matter here)? Check.
    No prior existing records of RTWP being ever done competently by anyone? Check.
    Larian being sort of competent at TB systems (fuck-ups aside)? Check.

    Conclusion? Duh.
     
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  6. gunman Arcane Developer

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    It will be both. Of course Larian will reuse the TB system from their Divinity games but with a RTWP to appease the BG fans. It will be the reverse of what Obsidian did with PoE2, whent they added TB after RTWP
     
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  7. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Cipher

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    I'm all for turn-based as preferential option, but I wouldn't really call RTWP a deal-breaker. Just a sub-optimal solution.
    The only ones I'd love to slap around are the ones of you who picked "both", because if the history of gaming taught us something is that there are very few things worse than trying to split your effort into two half-assed systems rather than focusing on getting one right.
     
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  8. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    I had no problems with RTwP in the Infinity Engine era, but those game didn't have MMO combat mechanics. So now that I'm older, I prefer turn based combat if designed competently (and not an afterthough like in PoE2).
     
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  9. Prime Junta Arcane Patron

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    It needs to be based on the Dance Dance Revolution mat.
     
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  10. InD_ImaginE Magister

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    RTWP period.

    You can release another DnD game and make it TB.
     
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  11. Darth Canoli Cipher

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    It's like trying to calm a mad cow by giving it meth ...
    Nothing can appease BG fans but euthanasia.
     
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  12. Voids Educated

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    I expect it'll be TB. It's what Larian knows and it allows for them to implement multiplayer more easily.
     
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  13. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    It has to be TB. Ruleset demands it as I understand.
     
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  14. Thalion Novice

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    As long as there is no level scaling and random loot I will be happy with just about anything.
     
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  15. HarveyBirdman Savant

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    It'll be DAO combat with pause. So a competent version of Inquisition combat.
     
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  16. Eirinjas Savant

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    You guys are going to be so disappointed when it turns out to be QTE for all combat and dialog.
     
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  17. Voids Educated

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    Damn you for even giving them the idea.
     
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  18. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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  19. Quillon Magister

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    What happens when you turn based combat? Baseless combat?
     
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  20. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Based combat will try to flee for 10 turns using whatever means available, duh.
     
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  21. Mexi Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I expect it to be RTWP.
     
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  22. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    I ain't trying to make some kind of joke here you fucker, I'm just fuckoff out of my fucking mind. Come join me and drink the devil's blood
     
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  23. RaptorRex888 Educated

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    Witcher 1's combat system.
     
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  24. Mustawd Arcane

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    Agree
     
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    Phase-based. There should be more geams with phase-based combat.
     
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