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Baldur's Gate Baldur's Gate 3 by Larian Studios - now available on Early Access

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Infinitron, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Undead. The tadpole wouldn't have sufficient stuff to feed on. Not just brain matter, enzymes and such would be completely missing.
     
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  2. Varnaan Scholar

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    Asstarion is a very weird case.
    Mechanically in the game he is still hurt by running water, he can still drink blood for sustenance, and he confirmed that prior to the tadpole he couldn't go out in the sun.
    Yet he is not qualified as an undead, doesn't have the Vampire Spawn abilities and traits (regeneration, spider climb, forbiddance).
    I suppose we'll learn later on that the tadpole through the magic infusion it was subject to somehow resurrected him or something.
    I think it's interesting.
     
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  3. Shinros Educated

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    To be more productive about the feedback thread I'm glad that Larian is at least aware that the evil route is downright comical and veering into cartoon evil territory. Also it's interesting that they are surprised with Halsin's popularity, I mean he is an elf who has the form a bodybuilder, a good druid and is more than willing to slaughter goblins. What's not to like about that? I would gladly trade him for Wyll.
     
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  4. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    I do hope they will give us an explanation like that. I keep forgetting the tadpoles have been tampered with.
     
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  5. Ontopoly Magister

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    For the good of the rpg industry, I hope you're right
    Considering how the main complaint I hear about rtwp is that it's too chaotic and hard to control/micromanage, I'm thinking that rtwp isn't the one for kids. Kids have trouble following and keeping track of multiple objects at once, maybe the one that caters to that is for kids. Or maybe they're both great systems but to create a 'bg' game and turn it tb because your studio is too incompetent to try something new is bad.
     
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  6. Varnaan Scholar

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    If I can put on my conspiracy theorist hat for a moment, considering the ability for the PC to complete ceremorphosis has been mentioned I wouldn't be surprised if it's possible to return him into an actual vampire spawn or to a natural High Elf once the tadpole is removed.
    I mean Larian already gave us playable undeads in OS2 and Kingmaker had Jaethal so I doubt he'll stay in this state, it would be silly.
     
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  7. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Okay, what is the connection to Baldur's Gate 3? Or BG as a city in general.
     
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  8. Varnaan Scholar

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    You'll meet a group of Elturiel refugees, the Nautiloid you're on at the start goes through Avernus and you have a quest to kill/assist a Blood War veteran.

    Edit: An entire city literally going to hell is a pretty big deal I think.
     
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  9. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Elturiel is located pretty close to Baldur's Gate, iirc. Err. Was. Before the Avernus thing.
     
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  10. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Is there just a big hole there now, or did it teleport away?
     
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  11. Varnaan Scholar

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    In its old location a huge crater was left.
     
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  12. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Nine Hells needs mo' soul larvae fo' dem programs.
     
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  13. Gargaune Learned

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    That's some exceptionally ambitious timescales. There's a Baldur's Gate port to NWN2 which took some seven years to come out, and the same (admittedly small) group is still working on Baldur's Gate 2 with a view to release next year.
     
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  14. JohnSmith24601 Educated

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    SO? What does that have to do with BG3? So far I've heard pretty flimsy connections.
     
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  15. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Elturel and BG were having a constant standoff until the whole Avernus thing and now the same people try to find refuge in Baldur's Gate except they're also demons.
     
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  16. Varnaan Scholar

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    It's one of the main events of the recent time-line, is tied to the current stats of Baldur's Gate (influx of refugees and vampires) and has already been woven into the overarching narrative through various quests and encounters.
    I don't know if it's going to be super mega relevant to the main plot but it's already prominent in the background.
     
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  17. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Shadowheart's box looks like another very popular puzzle box with ...peculiarities inside. Angels to some, demons to others.
     
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  18. JohnSmith24601 Educated

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    Insert "why the fuck would I care about any of that" meme.
     
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  19. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    There's nude mods already? :smug:
     
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  20. Child of Malkav Savant

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    Mmmmm yeah, the EA can definitely be soloed as a rogue. Using all the tools, speccing into thief with dual wield, the arrowheads are phenomenal, the grease bottles, the shove etc. Max level is 4, once you get enough xp, the text changes to "maximum level reached" or something like that. If it wasn't a limit, with all the content in this EA, could easily get to like level 6, probably more. Also, fuck that dwarf ambush in the Underdark in the decrepit village. That was the most annoying. Also the itemization is fantastic. Actual unique items, useful even and finding them requires searching quite thoroughly. Cool stuff. And playing solo is actually even better (at least for me) as it gives you more control and allowing you to micromanage only one char properly. And if you kill all the companions, the camp is kinda like a ghost town, so don't do that. Collect all the scrolls and magic items, pickpocket as much as possible (gold and weapons, not armors or trinkets as you find them in the wild and they're better than the vendor merchandise) and you suddenly have access to a wide variety of tools to control the battlefield.
    Pro tip: when the fight against Bernard starts, you can shove him through the window and he'll lose like 50% of his HP and stay there which you an kill with arrows from up top. You can do the same with Spaw or use a roaring thunder arrowhead. Ah, I love this stuff.
     
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  21. Varnaan Scholar

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    You seem fairly hostile to D&D as a whole.
     
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  22. JohnSmith24601 Educated

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    More like crappy D&D writing. Love the older games.
     
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  23. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    which of them had good writing again
     
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  24. Varnaan Scholar

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    Pool of Radiance :smug:
     
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  25. JohnSmith24601 Educated

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