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Baldur's Gate Baldur's Gate 3 Pre-Release Thread [EARLY ACCESS RELEASED, GO TO NEW THREAD]

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Belegarsson, May 30, 2019.

  1. Murk Arcane

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    OS2 had a big missed opportunity regarding the premise of the main quest, IMO. Putting aside the 7->Gods->Source->Sourceking shit, I mean the premise that you're put into. Demonic aliens are invading, the setting is at the brink of an apocalyptic setting, and things have gotten so bad they're forced into a quarantine scenario where they have to enslave sourcerers on a last ditch effort to stop the invasion. The person who orders it, the child of a literal god-ascendant, is also part of the quarantine. It's a good setup.

    But then it kind of meanders and falls apart and you're basically just fighting it out. Though I do appreciate the highlanderesque "there can be only one" ending.
     
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  2. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    if we determine the length of my majestic cock measuring only the tip it doesn’t extend further than 14 inches, but then we would be neglecting the size of my massive shaft wouldn’t we

    Presumably the time between banters isn’t 0 unless you’re a filthy cheat who can’t wait to get into Jaheira’s grove
     
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  3. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    As I read it I actually realized how much I would really love to see "Baldur's Gate 2" part retroactively dropped from Shadows of Amn (and ToB) and BG3 being named BG2.
    Would make sense too, with BG1 and 2 involving Baldur's Gate, the city, and SoA/ToB not.


    Make it so.
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  4. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    she’s an IE fighter/druid you fucking pleb
     
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  5. Valky Arcane Manlet

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    He sure did, and then he turned around and sold people like me out in favor of the casual, console audience starting with Decline Edition.
     
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  6. Rinslin Merwind Liturgist

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    I starting suspect that people who right now shitting on BG3 actually wanted an action game and all hatred comes from their degenerative desire of popamole action fantasy game.

    I can understand people who find writing in Larian games far from ideal (everyone has their tastes + there games with better writing), but people who shitting on Larian writing and then praise Bioware's writing?
    I would call these people retarded, but calling them retarded is more compliment than insult at this point. Plus actual retarded people don't deserve being compared to these monsters, after all retards are humans too.

    Show Spoiler

    I still in disbelief that anyone would look at companion portraits in BG1&2 and say "Yeah, this game with serious plot" while they almost all looks like hippies on drugs.
     
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  7. Valky Arcane Manlet

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    You can't even call human, the classification of troglodyte that plays games for gay shit like "writing".
    Only way to play is RTFM and then hard skip all dialogue in games. Words pop up on screen, immediately get rid of them. Take your english degree and get a job at starbucks, gameplay is the sole reason to play video games and every other facet is subservient to giving the gameplay context.
     
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  8. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    It’s not that BioWare writing is great you bloody moron it’s that a villain like Irenicus is at least functional and seldom cringeworthy while DivOS would probably be better off with no writing at all. It’s like a contest of special olympics where everyone is in a wheelchair but halfway through a contestant realizes he can crawl faster than the others can... shit what’s the verb here, wheel?

    the BGs had a functional story and adventures that made you feel like you was back in that teen cave rollin’ dice forgetting about your beta nerd life. Shit’s not rocket science but it worked. DivOS has writing that make you feel like you turned on a second rate cartoon written by foreigners making it the uncanny valley version of your weird Uncle Luke’s creepy humor. Then in no. 2 it’s the same but it also takes itself serious and then you really start to question your life choices
     
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  9. Crispy Don't get old. Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    Wait, Grunker. You're telling me that a character in D&D named "Jon Irenicus" (who is bald and a super genius and has a torture dungeon) whose entire motivation is due to butthurt over his mother is NOT cringeworthy?

    Okay....
     
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  10. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    Yeah man, because it’s like written and acted decently and stuff

    also didn’t say never said seldom which I believe is you americans way of saying rarely
     
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  11. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    …because BG/2 paid zero attention to its source material.
    "Multi-class druids must abide by the weapon, shield, and armor restrictions of their branches."
    — The Complete Druid's Handbook

    you fucking plebs
     
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  12. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    "Fighter-druid is a druid that doesn't really care about this druid thing beyond the talk"
    — Bardul's Gate Series
     
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  13. Crispy Don't get old. Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    I think I see your point, Grunker. You're saying that badly written canon, even if established over a 30-year period, deserves to be "creatively licensed" or even shat upon because it's.. shitty. Fine, we get it.

    But why does Larian suddenly have the rights to do that? What, besides their deep pockets, gives them the green light to take what appears to be a sharp left when WotC otherwise puts the hard kibosh on? Doesn't it make you wonder?

    Do whatever you want to with your own milieu, Swen. No one can stop you. But even if Forgotten Realms is sophomoric, saccharin-sweet soupy shit, don't start trying to change its recipe just because you had a weird fantasy in the sauna about super tadpoles and githyanki bondage.

    Sincerely,

    - Goofy D&D nerds worldwide
     
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  14. mondblut Arcane

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    Typical woman.
     
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  15. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    Crispy I think you’re mistaking me for someone who cares deeply about forgotten realms or bg lore which is weird since I spent the last 15 pages taking the piss out of someone who does. I’m just saying that BG writing was kind of whatever it works I guess while Divinity writing was like a cartoon written by a 13-year-old kid with English as his 13th language
     
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  16. mondblut Arcane

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    Shitty attempts at humor in the series about motherfucking minsc and his ass hamster?

    Hm.
     
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  17. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    It’s sorta the same with FR I guess. I like using FR for P&P because everybody knows what’s up and we can get on with our day and it works and no one gets mad if I change the tadpole lore. It has a bunch of that oldschool D&D kitsch vibed stuff that you gotta love and those lore boxes from second edition are actually pretty fucking cool as inspiration material I really must admit

    Whereas I wouldn’t even begin to know why anyone would find anything about whatever Larian’s world is called compelling in the slightest
     
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  18. Murk Arcane

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    MY HOTEL IS AS CLEAN AS AN ELVEN ARSE
     
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  19. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    I mean I know I made the same joke two pages ago but I guess the difference is the hamster and aloe vera balm stuff is sprinkles at least in no. 2 whereas in DivOS it’s basically the cake? I dunno man DivOS2 is such a fucking weird game, it’s like if someone wrote a bad episode of too-goofy-for-school Scooby Doo and then decided a dose of post-apocalyptic Game of Thrones would fit right in
     
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  20. Shadenuat Arcane

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    More than 20 years later and people still remember quote about elven arse. I can't remember a single line of dialogue from any DOS.

    no wait, the one about cheeses, but they patched it out I think.
     
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  21. DeepOcean Arcane

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    BG 2 had Aerie and Minsc, DOS 2 is like EVERYONE is Aerie and Minsc.
     
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  22. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    you’re an old groggy grognard bastard but then you go and nail shit like this and I gotta love you all the same
     
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  23. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    Although, the same can be said about Pathfinder me boy
     
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    Daily Participation in this Historic Event that is Beldur Gate 3 rpg codex thread

    Do I get some kind of fucking credits to buy booster packs over here
     
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  25. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    You gotta get filthy with the nerds about whether BioAngst or LarianLooney is your brand of shit to get credits mate
     
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