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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. Mortmal Arcane

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    Edgelord characters, and the npcs you meet are cunts and lunatics , most faithful tabletop conversion i ever played , really mimic the true experience to perfection.
     
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  2. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Tried Nalia once and it weirded me out how similar her voice is to Viconia's. Sometimes when I click on her and she asks "how can I help" I have to double check I didn't click on Viccy (even though that's something she would never say).
     
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  3. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    Why does Deionarra sound like Mazzy?

    Also: "Your Grace, I am Mazzy Fentan..." ***10 scenes later*** Korgan: "Dat halfling lass could play with muh axe, if you know what I mean."
     
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  4. Gargaune Scholar

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    I'm not aware, does the Cthulhu Cruiser crash near Elturel? Either way, not necessarily - if you're sticking to the main roads you'd indeed have to go a long way around and over Boareskyr Bridge, but the much quicker path to Baldur's Gate would be to follow the Chionthar through the Fields of the Dead. The old 3E map does have a path running that way.
     
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  5. You could do the same in BG2, it's just that Imoen would be languishing in prison while you did. :M
     
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  6. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I see you are a fan of the Imoen romance mod
     
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  7. Lol at the latest Steam update:

    FYI, Swen, this is your target audience - a white male.
     
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  8. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Are they really surprised the most played characters are normie males? Shepard was 70+% the default soldier.
     
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  9. Tbh, I usually play a normie male the first playthrough and then get creative on the replay.
     
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  10. conan_edw Savant Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Kingmaker

    It's certainly implemented and would work if you have an advantage. Being successfully hidden even if you are not obscured would grant you an advantage. Here are some screenshots.

    Normal backstab:

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    While successfully hidden it will say "Advantage on attack":

    [​IMG]

    But there seems to be an issue when trying to perform a sneak attack on an enemy that's engaged with an ally, I think I was able to make it work on tutorial level but not sure why it's not working now.
     
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  11. taviow Magister

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    I think the funniest thing about this is them proving through their own analytics that elaborate character creation is mostly a gigantic waste of time and budget.
     
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  12. Even on my first playthrough, I want it so I can generate other party members or mercenaries even if I have to do so using multiplayer.
     
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  13. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    D&D, as it was designed, is centered on humans.
    Gygax stated that his intention was for players to choose a human character and designed it as such because people want to identify with their character to some extent. It's in one of the earlier dragon magazine articles he wrote.
    Gygax proven right ~40 years later :M
     
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  14. As he has been on most issues.

    Zed Duke of Banville keeps posting his old articles on alignments in the alignment thread and they're spot on.

    A shame it's missing from this game, though it was clearly used when writing the characters.
     
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  15. Robber Baron Learned

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    16 hours in, want to stop playing, but the gameplay is just that good. Honestly nothing to add to what's already said - shit's solid, like really solid. Will they be able to back it up with quality and variety of content? So far the assets are just DoS2 variations. But I want cool fantasy stuff. Crazy locations and monsters, grand fantasy vistas. Give me it Swen. Give me it godamit
     
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  16. Starting you off in Avernus might have raised your expectations too quickly.

    I mean, you already get to crawl through a massive cavern under the earth, see an ancient druid grove and explore a forgotten temple.
     
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  17. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Alignment is meant to be hidden and not announced, so in a roundabout way it's working more correctly than most other D&D cRPG adaptations.
     
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  18. Ontopoly Magister

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    That's not even funny. Why did 10 people rate this funny? Lead him to swen himself, and tell him to stop by mike mearls afterward.
     
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  19. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    No, it's not. But it's a crutch that can only hinder after a while. Case and point DOS 2. Math and heat maps cannot compensate for the human factor.
    Like Stan Lee once said, you gotta know what makes people who they are.
     
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  20. Perhaps, but you can't even set your own alignment.
     
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  21. Shadenuat Arcane

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    credit where it's due, this looks like the most fun part of Divinity 3 to me now, judging by letsplays anyway.

    there's one dude playing drow on utub and he can be a total edgelord in almost any dialogue, many key NPCs react to this. It looks like just flavour though (shouldn't drow have Advantage on dialogue rolls against a lot of creatures like goblins or something like that?), but they did put effort into this.
    (seems like both Shadowheart and Gith like male drow responses, btw :M)
     
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  22. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    When I'm given a preset like Shepard I usually take it with zero alterations because I assume that's the way the developers intended to experience the game.
    You can't even make anything that looks remotely near as good as default Shepard using the ingame character creator.
     
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  23. Bohrain Savant Patron

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    Anyone else feel like the boss encounters were designed to be cheesed unless you want to deal with the boss unit and 4+ weaker units simultaneously? At some point I figured there is no point initiating battle through dialogue, you most likely lose in the initiative on top of being in a clumped up position. Separating the party members and letting them join in by attacking through stealth usually means taking a huge chunk of damage from the boss and having casters be in a position where they can use disables without having their concentration broken within the next turn.
     
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  24. Black Arcane

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    It's very sad that even after two decades, a small, buggy game remains the undisputed champion when it comes to combat/rolls log, combined with its encylopedia-like feature.
    [​IMG]
     
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  25. Gyor Learned

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    What game is that?
     
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