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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. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    D:OS 1 & 2 technically do have day/night, it's part of the narrative. Some locations are night-time, others are day-time.
    I don't like it, but saying they don't have day/night isn't true. Don't really see this as any worse(much better imo) than most day/night cycles in RPGs that do nothing but change the color. At least you're rarely fighting undead in broad daylight.
     
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  2. ArisatoSeldom Novice

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    What's the point of having day/night cycle in the themepark game? Other than changing color palette and some flavor (which is important, I agree), it doesn't do anything meaningful (other than flavor, yes).

    If it would work like in first witcher (new encounters, etc.) then yes, I'm all for it. Honestly, I want properly implemented day/night in games with proper environment changes.
    But larian won't do it, as far as I see. They are going for handholded themepark in which they want to decide, whether it's day or night. Aka DnD Baldurs gate starter box.
     
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  3. gurugeorge Learned

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    Yep, something like that.

    Actually PFK has "spoiled" me on a few things. Their implementation of map travel (with fatigue) is the best yet in a modern CRPG, and the campfire sequences are a step in the right direction as well. Their storybook sequences are great too, and offer quite a lot of room for those skills that are less used in combat gameplay to get a chance to be useful.

    Going forward, I'm going to be less happy with CRPGs that don't have that level of immersive detail.

    And they could be refined further too, with more consequences to the day/night cycle, more of a sense of the time changing (the little semicircle at the top that changes from day to night is a great visual aid, but it could all be enhanced a bit). Random encounters could be refined, etc., etc.
     
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  4. Lacrymas Arcane

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    These extensive discussions about day/night cycles are really bizarre to me. I fundamentally don't care if they have them and have never cared, to the point I'll never notice the lack thereof or even think about it, and I can't understand the fiery passion and deep disappointment some people exhibit.
     
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  5. Takamori Educated

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    I'd argue that night and day cycle provides immersion? Also see if they have a nice behavior programmed in game to see if the NPCs will have their own routine instead of everything running around the player.
    I can see the merits of days and night, though I can't see the merits of cheap porn and bad romance in the game. If I were to crank a wank there is several medias and even games in order to do so.
    But at the same time it won't be the end of the world if the game doesn't have night and day cycle.
     
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  6. Rinslin Merwind Savant

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    Who needs day/night cycles in computer games, when we can have recycling of topics in thread every page or so?
    Amright guys?

    ......

    I stopped my attempts to seriously participate in discussion of this day/night shit after third wave of mentally unstable people who think game would be shit "cuz no day/cycles" and autistic basement dwellers who think in simple paradigm "If I can live without noticing movement of astral bodies - then everyone should". Such immersive thing as this cycle is like mold on cheese - it can improve taste of product or make it dangerous to consume, depends on type of mold (perhaps my metaphor a bit shitty, but I think people who somehow hasn't lost their marbles and still reading this thread will understand my point). Sure, meaningful day/night change is nice to have, but is it worthy addition if in the end it does not fucking matter (or has shitty implementation)? Or if game will be bad overall? (considering addition of romances chances on this increased, that's for sure)
    I have my doubts.
    Anyway I want to game being releasing already, not even because I have so colossal desire to play it on release, but because this thread will shit/praise existing game or at least stop recycling topics (oh silly me).
     
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  7. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Day/night cycle without it causing a major change in the gameworld is immersion breaking. I'd expect new monsters to come out at night, people lock up shop and go home, undead to be weaker during the day, roosters to crow at dawn, etc.,
    If it's just visual then it's even worse than simply not having it.
     
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  8. J1M Arcane

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    I like when games have day/night to enhance the mood of a zone, but don't care if most zones exist only at one time of day.
     
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  9. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I consider this to be above 'no day/night' and 'visual only' but below 'full day/night cycle'.
    It's how D:OS1/2 handle it.
     
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  10. bec de corbin Educated

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    The implementation of map travel is stolen from Realms of Arkania, everyone knows that
     
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  11. purupuru Educated

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    There is some truth in what you said, though I would say having to wait several hours on street just for a shop to open is far more immersion breaking. Yes you can try to go to an inn every night but that gets old really fast, especially with the horrible load time in many modern games.
     
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  12. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Which is why e.g., beth games have the option to just wait in once place for a set amount of time
     
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  13. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    Am I remembering wrong, or didn't they say the game starts in hell? If yes, that can excuse a lot. Especially the Gray Wastes.

    Maybe they'll take the game in places where a day/night cycle would not normally happen: the planes or the Underdark.
     
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  14. purupuru Educated

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    Ah, but that is exactly what I said, the "waiting" function is immersion breaking. "Resting" is fine, I can picture my pc chilling in a camp or sleeping in a bed, but "waiting"? Realistically just waiting for half an hour with nothing to do would drive a man insane, let alone several straight hours on a street at night for no greater reason than selling your loot at the blacksmith, as far as i know most fantasy settings don't have smartphones.
    You know what, I'm gonna mod my TES games to say "stroll around" rather than "wait" at the prompt, it would make the pc looking like a lonely mad man but it would make more sense.
     
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  15. Drakortha Learned

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    It looks like Sex in Baldur's Gate 3 has caught mainstream attention. This will hopefully bring a lot of much deserved attention to this game and help with pre-order sales. You know what they say about Sex, "Sex Doesn't Sell". So Larian was very brave to go against the grain by presenting this as a main feature for BG3. But I'm glad to see the risk might pay off. Go Larian!
     
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  16. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Why the fuck is butthurt pendeho not fat any-more,did i shift universe or something???????
     
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  17. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    That... actualy isn't a bad idea. "Waiting" should ideally result in extremely minor encounters designed in the vein of PFK's book episodes.

    While we're at it, your camp should take a bit longer to set up, but should persist on the spot until you decide to dismantle it.
     
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  18. Iluvcheezcake Liturgist

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    Imitation is the best form of flattery. Map travel and music in RoA 1 and 2 was amazing!
     
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  19. Takamori Educated

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    You either hold the fork or die of diabetus and other fat fuck diseases. Maybe the doctor told him to hold the tacos and he finally got the message.
     
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  20. Lacrymas Arcane

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    I'm just waiting for a game which is to games what Deep Throat was to movies.
     
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  21. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Well we live in a strange world,where a porn game like subverse looks like a better rpg than bg3,and bg3 looking like a better porn game than subverse......
    :avatard:
     
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  22. Lacrymas Arcane

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    I doubt it. Mainsteam games (even those made in Europe) are distractingly ashamed of sex wherever such may arise. That is what makes it cringe-y and unnecessary. Why are you showing me this if you are going to be coy about it? I.e. Baldur's Gate 3 won't be a better porn game, lol.
     
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  23. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Swen is modern day globohomofag from swamp germany.....i am sure that the most polished aspect of the game will be the cucking mechanics. You will chose the pose and the some ork will fuck your wifu or something lol.
     
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  24. Ovplain Arcane Patron

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    Early access is a scam. Please don't support this. Wait until it gets a full release.
     
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  25. Cnaiur Savant

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    BELGIUM, MOTHERFUCKER.
     
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