Official RPG Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

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. Grotesque ±¼ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Patron Vatnik

    Grotesque
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    6,398
    Divinity: Original Sin Divinity: Original Sin 2
    no wonder you have the artistic sensibility of a frozen onion and fail to appreciate artistic originality.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Salute Salute x 1
    • /facepalm/ /facepalm/ x 1
    ^ Top  
  2. Valky Arcane Manlet

    Valky
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    2,418
    Location:
    Trapped in a bioform
    But they had enough resources to balance the fun out of the game, add in horrendous VA, and casualize it with quest markers in decline edition. :betrayed:
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Yes Yes x 1
    ^ Top  
  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

    rusty_shackleford
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2018
    Messages:
    41,409
    Yeah, excuse me for enjoying a game for its gameplay instead of being a graphicsfag.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    • sheeple sheeple x 1
    • M'lady M'lady x 1
    ^ Top  
  4. Ontopoly Hater of Larian

    Ontopoly
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2020
    Messages:
    2,535
    Location:
    Fairy land
    How does music add anything? Dungeon design? Enemy design? Ambient sound? Roads. NPCs walking around? Grass? Lighting? Weapon animations? Maybe if we expected anything from their combat encounters we wouldn't have to look for something worthwhile in the day night cycle.
     
    • retadred retadred x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • [citation needed] [citation needed] x 1
    • (autism) (autism) x 1
    ^ Top  
  5. rusty_shackleford Arcane

    rusty_shackleford
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2018
    Messages:
    41,409
    "how does design add something versus a thing that is purely cosmetic?"
    wow, you really are fluent
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Yes Yes x 1
    • retadred retadred x 1
    ^ Top  
  6. "hurr hurr how does having a female avatar on screen make a difference? nigger, just put lipstick on yer hand and do a little voice while you read the text"

    yeah, yeah, keep pretending you don't understand what I'm talking about. :roll:

    personally, I'd rather have actual day/night cycles than a bunch of fully voice acted starter characters or whatever.

    not that the two require anything close to the same level of time investment.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • retadred retadred x 1
    ^ Top  
  7. rusty_shackleford Arcane

    rusty_shackleford
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2018
    Messages:
    41,409
    except being a female character adds a noticeable change to the game
    simply making the game darker adds NOTHING.
     
    • retadred retadred x 4
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
    • WTF am I reading WTF am I reading x 1
    ^ Top  
  8. Mazisky Magister

    Mazisky
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    2,046
    Location:
    Rome, IT
    You must be the classic guy that goes with ugly fat women with glasses nobody want and claim that's because you look at the inside.
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Makes you think... Makes you think... x 1
    ^ Top  
  9. I didn't say adding a character. I said adding fully voice acted characters. In my sarcastic example, I'm talking about voiced avatars too. Purely cosmetic.

    And again:
    Besides, are you saying that you wouldn't notice if it were darker on screen?

    Maybe give those of us who aren't blind/retarded a chance to enjoy the game, will you?
     
    • Salute Salute x 2
    ^ Top  
  10. Valky Arcane Manlet

    Valky
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2016
    Messages:
    2,418
    Location:
    Trapped in a bioform
    And anyway, the day/night cycle was significantly less important in D:OS classic than the promise of the potential weather system that would have accompanied it. That would have actually had gameplay ramifications. :negative:
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Despair Despair x 1
    • :M :M x 1
    ^ Top  
  11. Mazisky Magister

    Mazisky
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    2,046
    Location:
    Rome, IT
    "Day\night cycles add nothing to the game"

    i am pretty sure motion capture for faces adds a lot.
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    • nice nice x 1
    ^ Top  
  12. rusty_shackleford Arcane

    rusty_shackleford
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2018
    Messages:
    41,409
    where did I argue in favor of motion capture you retard?
    go do something useful like catch the coronavirus
     
    • Participation Award x 3
    • butthurt x 2
    • Funny x 1
    • Edgy x 1
    • Makes you think... x 1
    • sheeple x 1
    • retadred x 1
    • Shit x 1
    ^ Top  
  13. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

    sorinmask
    Joined:
    May 3, 2018
    Messages:
    3,989
    Location:
    The land of ice and snow.
    Strap Yourselves In Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Tradesmeet had some shady characters offering goods on the side while the dao and the druids represented a problem. You could only find those at night.

    We laugh and kid, but not having a day cycle would mean severe decline.
     
    • Agree Agree x 6
    ^ Top  
  14. Ontopoly Hater of Larian

    Ontopoly
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2020
    Messages:
    2,535
    Location:
    Fairy land
    Listen. I'm not fluent. I don't know why you keep repeating this stupid shit. Fluent is happy else where, not worrying about you guys. I'm sure he found a forum where they appreciate him and has moved on. My writing style is nothing like his. I'm trying to contribute to some conversation here and you just repeat this stupid shit to try to shut me down without responding the the point. I know everyone's going to call me butthurt but I'm not fluent. I'm Ontopoly.
     
    • Funny x 3
    • cool story bro x 2
    • [citation needed] x 2
    • Okily Dokily! x 2
    • FAKE NEWS x 1
    • Friendly x 1
    • retadred x 1
    ^ Top  
  15. rusty_shackleford Arcane

    rusty_shackleford
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2018
    Messages:
    41,409
    and here I am arguing that having a day/night cycle that does nothing but shift the color would be stupid because it wouldn't add things like this
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • decline decline x 1
    ^ Top  
  16. leave him alone. he's a "hardcore gamer" that only enjoys the core mechanics and nothing else.

    you know: modern graphics, full voice acting, motion captured animation, high quality sound effects, high quality CG cutscenes and the option to play pre-written starter characters for no reason.

    such modern contrivances as day/night cycles (Knight Lore 1984) mean nothing to him.
     
    • Funny x 3
    • Brofist x 2
    • Participation Award x 1
    • meh x 1
    • butthurt x 1
    ^ Top  
  17. Grotesque ±¼ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Patron Vatnik

    Grotesque
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    6,398
    Divinity: Original Sin Divinity: Original Sin 2

    Then go play a game of dice at the street corner.
    The only graphics that would insult your vision would be some white cubes with black dots on them.
    Oh, and you get to play on turns!

    And after you lose they get RTwP on your sorry ass because despite proudly stating not being a "graphicsfag", you are faggot on a fundamental level.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Salute Salute x 1
    ^ Top  
  18. Mazisky Magister

    Mazisky
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    2,046
    Location:
    Rome, IT
    I have more fun looking at ugly Eric Cartmans being edgy and able to insult others just because behind a screen.

    Still, even the best developers of the past, creators of masterpieces rpgs, decided to add day\night cycle just for flavour.
     
    • it is a mystery it is a mystery x 1
    ^ Top  
  19. rusty_shackleford Arcane

    rusty_shackleford
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2018
    Messages:
    41,409
    Wait until you find out that D&D is a tabletop game
     
    • butthurt butthurt x 3
    • Funny Funny x 2
    ^ Top  
  20. Ontopoly Hater of Larian

    Ontopoly
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2020
    Messages:
    2,535
    Location:
    Fairy land
    Swen and wotc are teaming up to destroy Baldur's Gate. It's a crazy cross over.
     
    • incline x 5
    • Funny x 3
    • Despair x 2
    • Slam dunk! x 1
    • retadred x 1
    ^ Top  
  21. ah those table top games.

    the games that are just text and nothing else.

    they never include art or figures just for flavor oh no! such a foreign concept!

    and video games don't normally either. that's why we play video games instead of tabletop games: because we're such purists. right?
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 3
    • not sure if serious not sure if serious x 1
    • :M :M x 1
    ^ Top  
  22. Ontopoly Hater of Larian

    Ontopoly
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2020
    Messages:
    2,535
    Location:
    Fairy land
    At my table we don't even use dice. We just know who wins. Everything else is fluff and is unnecessary to enjoy the game.
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • retadred retadred x 1
    ^ Top  
  23. rusty_shackleford Arcane

    rusty_shackleford
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2018
    Messages:
    41,409
    explains why you like rtwp so much
     
    • Funny x 6
    • nice x 2
    • butthurt x 2
    • Participation Award x 1
    • No x 1
    • Slam dunk! x 1
    ^ Top  
  24. wait, you have other people there and don't just imagine what's going on in pure text form?

    weak.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    ^ Top  
  25. Alienman Alien/Man Patron

    Alienman
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Messages:
    13,848
    Location:
    Mars
    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    With the game having no day & night, I assume it will work exactly the same as DOS. Certain areas, or quests might have "night setting". Disappointing. Also tells me that there won't be any NPC schedules.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2020
    • decline decline x 2
    • NPC #61873 came up with this opinion all by his / herself NPC #61873 came up with this opinion all by his / herself x 1
    • it is a mystery it is a mystery x 1
    ^ Top  

As an Amazon Associate, rpgcodex.net earns from qualifying purchases.