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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. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik Wumao

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  2. AwesomeButton Personally falsified the US election results Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    "We've been adapting the game to the way you've been playing" - so more white human male NPCs?
     
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  3. Murk Arcane

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    The follower auto-jump thing is itself worthy of a patch.
     
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  4. Shrimp Learned

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    Companions automatically jumping across chasms and upcasting not cluttering your bars with multiple variants of each spell were both features that should've been in there from the first day of early access
    I'm glad to see they're removing surface effects on cantrips. That being said the patch notes doesn't make any mention of certain enemy types (goblins) always possessing grenades and flaming arrows so I assume those remain in the game.
     
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  5. Quillon Magister

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    More dice rolls in dialogue and re-re-rolls... just what the game needed...

    Also I don't like that they are changing companions to be less critical of PC.

    Otherwise good stuff.
     
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  6. Yosharian Magister

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    Ok apparently PnP is two short rests I don't know why I thought it was 3
     
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  7. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    I hate hearing about games a year away! It's like a big song and dance video about how juicy this cake will be but currently it is just some eggs in a bowl.
     
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  8. Skdursh Learned

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    New update is dipping HEAVY into decline. They are making all the companions friendlier so as not to hurt the feelings of sensitive players and nerfing a lot of spells, attacks, ect. in order to make it simpler for players. As always, the loud whiny Karen-minded soy-addled brainlets of the world demand to speak to the studio managers and ruin gaming for the rest of us.
     
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  9. Black Arcane

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    "In fantasy I can be anything I want so I became a black manlet"
     
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  10. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik Wumao

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    I'm a lorefag, not a self-inserter. Duergar are better than puny humans. :obviously:
     
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  11. Robber Baron Learned

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    A bold black angry manlet. Now that's some powerfantasy gaming
     
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  12. Nortar Erudite Patron

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    What's wrong with playing a stoic and stubborn loyal ale-fueled orc-hating killing machine?
    But I take it your powerfantasy is about being a fair and fierce warrior-maiden in chainmail bikini or an gayelven prince who is as brave as he is handsome? :lol:
     
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  13. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik Wumao

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    I like my grimderp.

     
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  14. Robber Baron Learned

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    Anything goes really. Bold angry manlet existence is just too relatable to be proper escapism.
     
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  15. Black Arcane

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    Lawful good human (white) male warrior getting rid of all the mutants.
     
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  16. Gargaune Cipher

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    Micromanaging toilet chains is something else I never thought I'd be doing in the Forgotten Realms. In fact, you might call it a...

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    shit idea.
     
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  17. tripedal Savant

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    >just adding a second roll instead of having interesting check failures

    so lazy
     
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  18. Yosharian Magister

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    Yeah I'm a bit baffled by that. They say they don't want to make it so that people miss out on content.. But they can still miss out on content with a bad roll... So just lean into that? Or build in ways for players to seek out the content in other ways? I don't get how tweaking the DC a bit is meant to be an interesting solution, that's like the bare minimum.
     
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  19. Murk Arcane

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    Most failed rolls still give you an alternate path as is, usually with a disadvantage.

    There's a few where you end up in a fight, but many others where you have to just deal with less info.
     
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  20. Dodo1610 Magister

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    Swen said in the video that the fourth patch will come after holidays and that will be the first to actually contain new content.
    No idea why that is missing in the text version.
     
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  21. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Everyone is just going to reload, you idiots. This is a video game, not PnP, use static checks.
     
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  22. jackofshadows Cipher

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    It's a video game yes, but designed with co-op and streaming in mind even if we put their crazy PnP obsession aside. In a party of 3-4 players hardly anyone will agree to reload just to see some other options or because one dude wasn't happy with the outcome.

    Streamers aren't tend to reload too much as well. Reactions to bad rolls are fun to watch/laugh at, not to mention a fucking twitch integration would've lost its purpose entirely.
     
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  23. Cyberarmy Love fool Patron

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    Our best memories about table top RPGs were the critical failures. Pretty fun if you have a imaginative DM.
    Hell its even fun in Fallouts, dropping the guns , losing all ammo and etc
     
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  24. Mr. Magniloquent Arcane Patron

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    I can second that. Baldur's Gate 2 gave me many such experiences--particularly the wild mage. Nothing like trying to cast Knock on a chest and summoning a hostile Nabassu demon. So many shenanigans.
     
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  25. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    "Companions are too negative. We will fix this."

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    "Yay, Princess Pretty! You are so beautiful and pretty and princess-y!!!"
     
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