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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. BING XI LAO commie-cunt mainlander Patron

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    Then there's Varg Vikernes' take on alignment:
     
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  2. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    varg also burns down churches so his opinion on alignment is irrelevant
     
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  3. Butter Arcane

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    I think that just means he's chaotic redpilled.
     
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  4. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    Unless it’s a Unitarian church that pill’s blue through and through.
     
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  5. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    Pragmatism and caution are both associated with the neutral alignments --- not just true neutral but the other four that are neutral on one axis only.


    [​IMG]

    Kindness and altruism are associated with all three good alignments, greed and violence with all three evil alignments, lawfulness and authority with all three lawful alignments, and egoism and cynicism with all three chaotic alignments.

    Note that a character's background also offers a few choices for personality traits, so that, for example, someone who is not evil could still choose greed via a background of lowlife, spy, or academic. :M
     
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  6. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I actually liked dispositions in pillows because it was fairly autistic
     
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  7. oldmanpaco Master of Siestas

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    So.. I've not been following development. Does the game still look like shit? Is it still a baby's first RPG with a 4 person party?

    Or have they got their shit together?
     
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  8. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    damn baby's first RPG with 4 person parties
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  9. oldmanpaco Master of Siestas

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    Holy shit they turned BG3 into a twitch blobber! Those madmen!

    Man I reeeeeeealy have not been following along closely enough.

    Dig the early 90's retro look though!

    fake edit: Although I bet that was a lot of kids first RPG.
     
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  10. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    It’s a good system, especially in concert with the backgrounds.
     
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  11. Humanophage Arcane

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    This sounds a fair deal like Big-5:
    contemplative-ecstatic = low-high extraversion
    harmonic-disharmonic = low-high neuroticism
    spiritual-materialistic = ...
    unsympathetic-sympathetic = low-high agreeableness

    Misses low-high Openness and low-high Conscientiousness, which are both related to religiosity though.
     
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  12. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    Hence the loyalty oath.
     
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  13. Harthwain Cipher

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    I think the idea is that a genuinely good character tries to avoid violence whenever possible.

    It puzzled me a bit, because it is possible to pick personality flags that are at opposite ends of the spectrum (kindness and violence, for example. Or lawfulness and egoism). Then again, the argument could be made that none of these flags are excluding the others.
     
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  14. Meredoth Magister

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    On this thread, from 380 pages, how many :

    • Pages dedicated to complain about hp bloat?
    • to complain about surface effects?
    • About Astarion?
    • About other companions?
    • About the epic story for a ultra low level "dungeons & kobolds" game?
    • Comparisons with Wrath and KoTC2
    • Larian cultists and larian haters shitposting.
    • (...)
    IF we sum all of this discussions, can we reach half of the amount of things non related to BG3? Infiltration could rename this thread to general shitposting thread(previous BG3 thread)
     
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  15. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    If the game's shit (so far) then the posts about it would be shitpoasting as well.

    I wouldn't go that far but I have hopes that we haven't seen the best of it yet.
     
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  16. Harthwain Cipher

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    I would try to build up on what Solasta is trying to do, because it fits cRPGs and encourages having mixed party alignments. If you throw in some sort of "party internal discussion" (akin to what D:OS 1 tried to do, with its rock-paper-scissors mechanic) it could be an interesting way of settling disputes between different personalities. The upside would be having more options with a mixed party. The downside would be that the outcome may not be to your liking. And if you pick a monolithic party, then you lack some options, but are guaranteed the others.

    I would add one more to the list:
    • How many of the above were initiated by YOU?
    And I will answer right away: ALL of them.

    So what are you trying to prove exactly? That you are a shitposter?
     
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  17. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    So solasta pretty much shit all over this multi million dollar game?
     
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  18. gurugeorge Arcane

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    I think it was serious decline when disparate intra-party alignments ceased to matter in modern CRPGs. It ought to be a "three strikes then you're out" type of thing - after a few increasingly insistent warnings, one too many farmers' lambs saved and the evil guy goes, one too many villagers randomly beaten up, and the good guy leaves. That's how it should be.
     
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  19. Nortar Erudite Patron

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    By rebelling against the creation of classification and structured categorization, against order basically, you show that your alignment is chaotic.
    But you're guided not by malice, but a desire for betterment (as you see it, at least) of your chosen hobby, so you're not evil.
    And the fact that you care enough to go out of your way and bring people to your way of thinking, you're not completely neutral.
    You're CG, Mebrilia, congrats!
     
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  20. Meredoth Magister

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    I din't initiated this points. Searched about the spider and 138 hp and ... https://rpgcodex.net/forums/search/146575528/?q=spider+138&o=date&c[node]=107

    I an pretty sure that this hp would be something like the hp of a Lolth's Avatar on 2E... If even a "disciple of Sawyer thinks that the game has a problem with hp bloat is because the game has a problem with hp bloat.

    edit : Here is Lacrymas mentioning firebolt spam and surface effects > https://rpgcodex.net/forums/threads...-on-early-access.135311/page-227#post-7081140
     
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  21. NJClaw OoOoOoOoOoh Patron

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    Ah yes, the good old "I don't know what I'm talking about but I'm going to talk about it anyway", what a pro move from Roguey.

    138 HP for a CR 4 are on the very-high side, but if the creature has a low AC it's perfectly within this edition's limits. A weretiger is a CR 4 monster with 120 HP and immunity to non-magical damage. They want to force you to use ~environmental effects~ to beat it. Fuck you D&D, this isn't D&D.

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  22. Meredoth Magister

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    That is insane. On BG2. You gain in a point of the story, you can once per day, transform yourself into a avatar of the Lord of Murder, it constantly damages you, decreases reputation among other costs but could easy tear mindflayers, beholders, dragons and even liches apart really quickly. It had a amazing 0 THAC0, -4 AC and .... 100 hp. A Freaking ADAMANTITE golem had mere 80 hp.

    If we go for the naval combat for 5E rules, a 18-Pound Cannon deals mere 44 (8d10) damage. Meaning that this spider can survive 3 shots from a 18 pound cannon... Part of 5E or not, a spider surviving multiple hits of a weapon capable of destroying most ships in a single hit is just too ludicrous.
     
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  23. Larianshill Scholar

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    Yes, grandpa, now it's time to go to bed.
     
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  24. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Even with the slightly higher hp values of 5E, the mobs are still made the party's bitch faster than AD&D because the characters do so much damage. Like it has been pointed out multiple times already, the mobs in the base MM are actually very noticeably easier than their CR would indicate and parties can reliably deal with monsters with a significantly higher CR.
     
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  25. Meredoth Magister

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    Yep. They lose a lot of nasty abilities and defenses. But thinking a bit more, I an too used to very high lethality. 5E would't be that popular, if was brutal like older editions. I still remember my first 3E party wipe. I was lv 13. We was investigating swamps, our divination magic failed and we failed on spotting tracks and getting information on the swamp. From the lake, a black swamp dragon emerged from the lake, ate our cleric while we was took by surprise, and before we noticed, we was surrounded by the dragon servants. The dragon quickly dispelled our defenses on the next round and the servants started to attack our unarmored casters. We din't lasted 3 rounds and it was a CR appropriate encounter. Was our fault by being so unprepared and we got unlucky on rolls.
     
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