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Would you prefer if Baldurs Gate 3 was turn-based or real-time?

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Tavernking, Jun 8, 2019.

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Would you prefer if Baldurs Gate 3 was turn-based or real-time?

Poll closed Jun 29, 2019.
  1. Turn-based

    134 vote(s)
    74.9%
  2. Real-time

    45 vote(s)
    25.1%
  1. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Shitposter

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    a heated debate
     
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  2. Arulan Arbiter

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    Real-Time with Pause and Real-Time aren't the same thing. I assume you mean the former?
     
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  3. Modron Arcane

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    Real Time with Pause and Round Based Real Time with Pause are not the same thing. I assume you mean the later.
     
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  4. Arulan Arbiter

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  5. Modron Arcane

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    Just saying there are pure real time games out there with pauses in which you can enter commands and then there are Infinity Engine likes with round based real time combat in which your character can do x amount of actions per round. Quite a different beast and lazy to lump then together in my opinion.
     
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  6. Artyoan Educated

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    My best guess is the game is more like a combination of Dragon's Dogma and Baldur's Gate. Make a character, party members are for the most part customizable AI that learns, and multiplayer is just replacing AI with a friend or two. Which I would like if its done well.

    There is no reason to be cagey with those basic details unless its a more drastic departure. So real time. Pause is only necessary if control over the party members exceeds what I think it will. Which is what I prefer. But I could be way off base. Its a numbered title but what would be the point of withholding if he wasn't waiting for a better moment to explain why its so different?
     
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  7. Funposter Scholar

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    Turn-based, purely because Larian are probably more comfortable with it and as such, I think it would lead to a better game.
     
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  8. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    RTwP needs to be put into a grave and have a land-mine dropped on its head to make sure.

    So TB all the way
     
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  9. Saerain Scholar Patron

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    This is always a little funny to me, because hell, Quake and Assassin's Creed are real-time with pause.

    Should be "real-time with queue".
     
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  10. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    REAL TIME WITH PAUSE CARD GAME BASED LOOSELY ON 5E D&D WITH LOOTBOXES, CRAFTING, ROGUELIKE DUNGEONS AND OODLES UPON OODLES OF DATING SIM DIALOGUE TREES.

    MINSC NEEDS TO BE THE TUTORIAL GUIDE, EDWIN IS THE NPC IN THE STORE MENU AND VICONIA IS NOW A WOKE DROW THAT DON'T NEED NO MAN

    IT'S TIME FOR INCLINE BABY
     
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  11. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    rtwp is an oxymoron
     
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  12. Arulan Arbiter

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    :D Fair enough. My comment was based on how the terms are used in discussion.

    I think RTwP is a fine combat system. If you've played an RTS before you shouldn't have issues with the controls or party management, which seems to be the complaint I read the most. The other is treating pausing itself as a problem. While it shares similarities to RTS games, the goals are very different. Characters generally have a lot more actions available to them and the combat situation changes often (Knocked down, Poisoned, an enemy breaks through your front-line to your Wizard, etc.), in large part because it expects you to pause often to re-evaluation the situation and your character's next action.

    That said, I prefer (good) TB. The turn itself might be the most important reason for this. It's a commitment that has immediate consequences. You can easily quantify the actions available to you and your opponent, and plan for them. D&D rules are based on it, and Larian has a lot of experience doing it well.

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  13. karoliner Savant

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    Real-Time with Pause is degenerate gay furry shit.
     
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  14. lukaszek the determinator

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    yes
     
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  15. The Bishop Arbiter

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    I don't care if it's turn-time or real-based. The most important thing is that whenever I press a button on my Stadia™ controller something awesome happens.
     
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  16. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Don't care.

    Can be a 3D shooter as long as it is a good game.
     
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  17. Sonic Titan Educated

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    Grid-based blogger kappa
     
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  18. InD_ImaginE Cipher

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    I want it to be grand strategy game where various faction are vying for power in the middle of Illithid invasion
     
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  19. Morgoth Arcane

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    I'm not the most patient man in the world, so I'll take RTwP. But perhaps something closer to Dragon Age Origins rather than a stinkin' old and boring IE/PoE clone.
     
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  20. Multi-headed Cow Scholar

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    Real-time with pause because I'm no degenerate that thinks people should deviate from the rest of the franchise even though I like turn-based more. :rpgcodex:
     
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  21. Tito Anic Magister

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    TB like Troika did.
     
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  22. Reinhardt Arcane

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    shmup with spelljammers
     
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  23. Harry Easter Learned

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    Turnbased style, best style.

    In all honesty: I like to take my time and it helps me to keep an overview of enemy movement and stuff.
     
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  24. Abhay Savant

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    Turn based
     
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  25. Tweed Learned

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    Might and Magic style real time with pauseable turn based.
     
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