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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. Spectacle Arcane Patron

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    There's a movement speed penalty for not satisfying the STR requirement of your armor, but it rarely matters much. A caster in heavy armor will usually have no problem getting in range to use his spells even if he's a bit slow, while a melee character is going to be focusing on STR anyway.

    It's true that DEX is useful for saves an initiative rolls, but the difference between say DEX 8 and DEX 14 is only +3, so in both cases it mostly comes down to the luck of the D20, you won't notice that much difference from having shit DEX.
     
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  2. Yosharian Magister

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    I disagree, with that, +3 is a significant bonus in 5E because of bounded accuracy.
     
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  3. Spectacle Arcane Patron

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    +3 is a huge bonus on attack rolls since you roll so many of them, but saves are much less common so the bonus is less meaningful. Even with the bonus you're going to be failing most DEX saves unless you're proficient.
     
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  4. Gargaune Scholar

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    Cool, that's good to hear.

    I've found a couple of mundane Ring Mail suits so far, but they're not worth it for anything. It's got the same AC 14 as the much more common Scale Mail, but that's Medium armour which allows you up to a +2 Dex bonus. The best armour I've found thus far has been the Githyanki Half Plate with AC 15 and +2 from Dex, Lae'zel has one and you can loot a second if you defeat a Gith party later on, but keep in mind all of these I've mentioned have Stealth Disadvantage if that's relevant to you.

    Thanks, must've missed it in dialogue.
     
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  5. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    1) There's no almost no heavy armor worth wearing, they obviously didn't place any yet.
    2) Yes to all of this, all the time.

    There's some heavy armor near the very end of the EA
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    at the Gith path, the dead flaming fist guys are wearing decent heavy armor iirc
     
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  6. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Half-plate at lvl 1, +2 from DEX, and +2 from shield is 19 AC at level 1. Nobody is going to be touching you for quite a while.
     
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  7. Cleric of Asmodeus Learned

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    Also, cRPGs tend to have a bomb ass suit of heavy armor somewhere in it so my blind approach to most of these games is to have someone ready for it.

    Some intrepid codexer should collect statistic of the most viable armor and weapon proficiencies across the lineage of d&d-like cRPGs!
     
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  8. Spectacle Arcane Patron

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    There's also very likely to be one or more bitchin' longswords or greatswords that nobody can use if you have a DEX focused party.
     
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  9. Gargaune Scholar

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  10. Padzi Scholar

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    I noticed that "new" BG fans have metal poles stuck up their asses. I made a meme that pokes fun at the unoriginality of Tav (that basic human male on that Larian presented as an amalgamation of player choice) but not mamy people over at reddit understood the joke. :lol:

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  12. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    must hurt to know that larian managed to create an actual D&D game much closer to tabletop rather than a shitty RTS abomination that even has fake attack animations to keep the ADHD kids entertained
     
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  13. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Imagine thinking BG1 and 2 are good games

    What was the good part?
    The shitty story?
    One of the worst villains in cRPG history?
    The terrible encounters?
    Making romances a main feature of cRPGs ever since?
    The absolute dogshit rape of D&D combat implemented like an RTS which was a fad at the time?
    Wait, no, I got it: One of the worst inventories ever implemented in a cRPG.

    Oh right, the good part is your nostalgia
     
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  14. purupuru Learned

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    BG1 legitimately has a decent story and excellent narrative design on top of that. Even the bandit bounty quest and Ankheg hunting are tied in with the underlying main plot, really make the world feel alive.
     
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  15. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    how much did those nostalgia goggles cost?
     
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  16. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Yas bruhs, are ya all pumped up for some BALDURS GAYTEEEEEEEEE? YAAAAAAH!

    https://www.ladbible.com/technology/gaming-baldurs-gate-3-has-multiplayer-sex-scenes-to-enjoy

    bruh?

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    ...lets go slay some-


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    not like this bruh...
     
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  17. purupuru Learned

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    I didn't even like it as a kid (mostly due to the rtwp combat, which I still don't like that much), but I finished a playthrough last week, it was good, very coherent and polished.
     
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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
    This obsession with romance and sex in RPGs.
     
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  19. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Is just a reflection of our society.
     
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  20. NJClaw I'm single now, looking for a new forum boyfriend Patron

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    Indiscriminately shitting on anything that was made in the past isn't any better than nostalgically glorifying it.
     
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  21. Mojobeard Augur

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    Finally gave in and bought it.
    Man there's so much good stuff, and even more to complain about, but it's so incomplete it's almost not worth thinking about. People seem to have voiced the most pressing problems by now anyway.
     
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  22. Cyberarmy Love fool Patron

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    The mods. At this point I'd rate BG3 combat above vanilla BG1&2, but below the SCS mod. Larian needs to work on the ai, because it's... patchy. Sometimes the enemies work together nicely, sometimes they act like table legs.
     
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  24. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Seeing as how the early access already has mods, there might be a possibility for an SCS-like mod down the road. There are difficulty mods for D:OS1 and 2, so it's not like there isn't a precedent. Also, BG1 is great with no nostalgia factored in. I've mentioned this multiple times already, but I never played the BGs as a kid, I played them for the first time the year I joined the 'Dex.
     
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  25. Harthwain Liturgist

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    You are trying a bit too hard.

    The reasons why BG2 is one of my personal all-time classics are:

    • It's pretty long and offers a lot of varied environments. Back then, when I had a lot of time on my hands, the length was a positive factor.
    • DnD setting (although to me it was more "medievalistic feel + magic" more than anything else. DnD just fits right in).
    • They managed to pull the impression of the world being alive (companions badgering you to do their quests and leaving you when you took too long, etc.). It's not that impressive now, but back then it was huge.
    • Combat layer was adequate. And that's it - I never thought there was any problem with it. I didn't hate it then, I don't hate it now. Even though I am strongly in favor of turn-based games overall nowadays.
    • The writing was decent. Although I must mention the translation I had contact with was hailed to be one of the best in the gaming industry of my country ever (and rightfully so), so I can't really say much about the original English version.
     
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