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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. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Hmm yeah, I'm no fan of that either, but it's still 10000x better than Divinity itemisation.
     
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  2. whydoibother Savant

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    Well?
     
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  3. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    About what I expected. How early can you ditch the Larian companions and create your own party?

    Can I create coffeelocks? The real important question in this thread.
     
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  4. MajorMace Arbiter

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    1. Socialist nonsense
    2. Existentialist chadness
    3. Jeff Bezos
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    6. Based. Also, same as 2, really.
     
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  5. Gargaune Scholar

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    Loot distribution is a good point of query, you could just pick another Codexer playing EA and compare notes:
    - pick a random but fairly obvious container along the critical path and see if you got the same vendor trash from it;
    - check whether you both got the same notable (e.g. magical) piece of loot from the same place.

    The reason to check both is because you can have a mix of systems, NWN had most chests spawn random level-adjusted crap in addition to any significant, hand-placed items inside.
     
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  6. Thac0 Hopeless Optimist Patron

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    Ok, did the goblin in front of the druid camp drop gauntlets that inflict bane for everyone else aswell?
    -1d4 on attack rolls and saves for opponents struck by the weapons of the user.

    Trash container loot is 100% randomised, I played through the tutorial twice and I had more potions of speed and less acid grenades in the illithid chests the second time.
     
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    Undead always struck me as communists, so I picked the first option. Not sure if its "the good option", but he didn't fight me and I did steal his furniture.
     
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    And the idea itself is sound. What I take issue with is the numbers employed. Due to the nature of the D20, +1 magical items just aren't... sufficiently magical. Using the same example as above, but replacing the D20 with a D10 we would get +7/+8 to hit and probably something like AC 13 or maybe even 12. Suddenly the +1 from the weapon bumping the hit modifier to +8/+9 feels much more impactful.
     
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  9. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Buahahahahahahahaahah lol buahahahahahahahahaha lol

    FOR WINDOWS 7

    Go to game dir/bin then select the bg3_dx11.exe ,hold shift then right click and run as admin while still holding shit. That way you will be able to start the game without problems. It runs fine lol!



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  10. Thac0 Hopeless Optimist Patron

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    Without a sorcerer and multiclassing impossible to tell. Warlocks are good tho, pretty much all of their Arcana toolbox things are in. Even devil eyes.


    I don't think custom companions are in yet at all. Has someone found something of that measure?
     
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    I shall drink your soul for that! :argh:
     
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    Sandro, more like Stalin lmao
    Chief director of the bureau for the People's Committee of Necromancy, ammirite?
     
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    Lilura is posting HARD HITTING AUTHORATAH INSIGHTS!
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    If you kill one, it is a tragedy. If you kill ten million, it is a statistic an army recruitment.
     
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  15. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Yeah your idea makes sense. It's a bit of an odd one in 5e as gear with abilities is much rarer. In 3.5e/Pathfinder the enchantment bonus was generally much weaker than magic abilities.

    Keen for example is a +1 equiv ability, but with a crit fishing weapon (a keen falchion +1 for example), is going to be much much stronger than a straight +2 falchion.
     
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  16. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    I'm beyond surprised that they put in ranger, easily the least popular class in the game, in EA over options such as barbarian, paladin and sorcerer.

    Also ew, Larian companions for the entirety of EA? I'll wait for a later release then.
     
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  17. Swen Educated Shitposter

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    Finally some constructive criticism, hope you send your feedback to Larian.
     
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  18. Lacrymas Arcane

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    They always were random rolls in a way, so this is nothing new as a concept/reality of actual PnP. The difference between 3.5E and 5E for example is how the skills aren't separate categories you put some points + your INT modifier into at level up. You choose however many skills depending on class and you get your proficiency bonus on top of the roll every time (+2 at the beginning, raising every few levels). Rogue gets double proficiency bonus to skills. The problem is the proficiency bonus is not enough to differentiate between laymen and specialists, so everyone is almost as equally good as everyone else at everything ever. When I play PnP, I enforce a disadvantage on skill checks you aren't proficient in, that mostly gets the job done in the current system.
     
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    I'm confused by this point, I mean isn't how it usually work? DM asks you to roll and you know the DC after that or you know you succeeded based on how he narrates?
     
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    Don't you mean, "to my company?"
     
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  21. Thac0 Hopeless Optimist Patron

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    Most crpgs show you the DC - since unlike with a real DM failing a skillcheck is usually much less interesting than succeeding.

    Also most DMs usually at least give you vague warnings on wether it will be an easy check or very hard. Here you just have to go by gut.
    No biggie but I would like to see my DCs.
     
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    Not the exact DC, but your DM might sometimes clue you in to how hard a check might be.

    You could ask how difficult a wall might be to climb for example, and the DM might say "It would be difficult for your character".
     
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    That isn't a half bad solution. I would go for the opposite, and grant advantage to those proficient though. Positive reinforcement, rather than negative :)
     
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  24. Lacrymas Arcane

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    This doesn't solve the problem of everyone being good at everything, or the possibility of such. You can still end up with the inbred nudist being an endless font of arcane or historical knowledge. Enforcing disadvantages mitigates that a lot and doesn't contribute to every skill check being a success. As a DM, I can also choose when to give out disadvantages. If it's a check about basically common knowledge, it doesn't make sense to roll with disadvantage.
     
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    A way of giving a clue or rating would be great but showing the exact number might encourage metagaming imo.
     
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