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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. Varnaan Augur

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    Sleep in 2e and 5e works slightly differently.
     
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  2. Bah Cipher

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    Except that time that Minsc "stood behind" Edwina
     
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  3. Gyor Learned

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    Relax, Swen has already said he is going to add a loaded dice option for folks like you.
     
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  4. Jaska Literate

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    40 Hours in, 1 full playthrough and 2 halfway ones later and I really like what is there. There are many things that need to be changed/fixed though, like the horrible expression the player character makes. Overall the core gameplay and design are solid, I've always liked Larian's area design, I like the numerous skill checks, the variance I can have replaying in different ways, item design looks good and the story is promising. I don't really care for the cinematic approach, the romantic scenes and dream sequences are just uncomfortable atm. I'm looking forward to the full release.
     
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  5. Yosharian Magister

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    So I've been thinking about what my first party is going to look like, it looks like Wyll and Gale are suited for a Good-aligned party, am I right there?

    Gale is a Evocation Wizard right? And Wyll is a Warlock who's pledged to The Fiend? Can you multiclass with these companions? So can I turn Wyll into a Warlock/Bard for example?

    Are there going to be more companions cos I'm not impressed so far
     
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  6. Lacrymas Arcane

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    There are no alignments, so who is "good" or "evil" is a personal judgement. But yeah, there are going to be more companions, including Minsc.
     
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  7. Harthwain Magister

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    If you mean Early Access, then here is a warning:

     
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  8. Yosharian Magister

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    I know that but from what I've read Shadowheart is a cold bitch and is built terribly anyway, plus the romance looks to be cringe as fuck, and Lae'zal or whatever her name is is a Githyanki so of course she'll be a fucking psychopath, and I'm not interested in having a vampire around, so that leaves Gale and Wyll.

    Who look terribly boring honestly.

    Man these companions suck. Can we make a team of four custom companions?
     
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  9. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik Wumao

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    You'll have mercenaries available on full release.
     
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  10. Yosharian Magister

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    Thank fuck for that
     
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  11. Yosharian Magister

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    BG3 wiki on Half-Elf:

    This is wrong, right? You can only put one point in each of the abilities, not spend them 'as the player sees fit', right? Or can you put 2 points in STR for example? If so that's OP as fuck

    Edit: apparently the wiki is wrong, it's a max of +1 in a given attribute as it should be, oh well
     
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  12. Eastwood Educated

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    Larian said they picked evil/morally ambiguous companions for early access because they wanted players to try out evil playstyles.
    So there's gonna be more good aligned companions in the full release. I assume there will be a companion for each class.
     
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  13. Lacrymas Arcane

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    I love how "evil" is synonymous with asshole or not forthcoming in this conversation.
     
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  14. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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    Did anyone expect nuance from the people who can't even get wacky zany right?
     
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  15. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Arcane

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    More than anything I’m not expecting nuance from the people who bitch for days and throw a rage fit because their digital waifu gave them a sassy/rude remark, and that clearly makes her EVIL.
     
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  16. Nerevar N'wah Patron Repressed Homosexual

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    Sickle is 2d4 and Scimitar is 1d6 ? 5e is completely retarded.
     
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  17. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Shadowheart hasn't really done anything I'd consider 'evil', I'd place her at chaotic neutral.
     
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  18. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik Wumao

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    She's a cleric of Shar (NE deity) though, so there's that.
     
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  19. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    There's no one-step alignment requirement for worship in 5e
     
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  20. Kirkpatrick Arbiter

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    Was there some update released recently? I'm getting crashes to desktop just a bit after loading autosave...
     
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  21. NJClaw OoOoOoOoOoh Patron

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    Sickle should be 1d4, scimitar 1d6. The scimitar also has the Finesse property, so you can use your Dexterity for attack and damage rolls.
     
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  22. Meredoth Arcane

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    Yep. You can be a cleric of a lawful good deity and a warlock which learns magic from a chaotic evil demon in the same character.

    Against plate armor, an sword and an mace are equally effective on dealing damage since 3e...
     
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  23. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I disapproved of doing away with the weapon vs armor tables, but every new edition has been all about streamlining pnp play and therefore making it a worse game for cRPG adaptation.
     
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  24. Kirkpatrick Arbiter

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    Is there any way for me to see what the crashes are about? Can only send stuff to Larian, but can't find them myself.

    Three different saves, crashing soon atter on all of them. :(

    Have to see how it handles new game still.
     
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  25. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    try launching it from the commandline, it might output something
     
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