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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. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    Then you need to trot your little Critical Role ass to Barnes & Noble and pick up some 2nd Edition and 3.5 or I'll smack the shill out of your mouth next time you say that dumb shit.

    Y'HEAR? GO ON NOW, GIT, GIT.
     
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  2. drgames Scholar

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    I will buy it asap
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I never understood why 3e/3.5e is so popular. Heavily dumbed down and streamlined compared to AD&D.
    Homogenized XP tables(it totally makes sense that a fighter and wizard advance at the same rate!), multiclassing became retarded with many higher levels being 'dead' levels and most classes having important things frontloaded(PF fixed this to a certain degree,) we can blame the favoring/standardization of multiclassing for getting rid of kits in favor of more multiclassing(Again, pathfinder fixed this with archetypes,) beginning of the homogenization of races in many ways(which is almost at the point where they have no real reason to exist now), did away with the tables in favor of standardized everything, I could continue...
    3e was just a bunch of standardization, streamlining, and dumbing down.

    Basically the only good things it did right was ascending AC and feats.
    3.5e lacks the soul of AD&D, something that A&D 2E managed to retain and improve upon because they never set out to make an entirely new D&D game.
     
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  4. Butter Arcane

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    Yeah but it's still better than 5E.
     
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  5. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    If 3.5 dumbed it down, then 5E put it on government disability.

    That's HARD FACTS.
     
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  6. Drowed Arcane

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    I mean, you just explained why it was so successful/popular. What makes fans dislike the 3rd edition is exactly what several new people like it.
     
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  7. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    But it was eclipsed by Pathfinder which moved in the opposite direction. Then they drove Pathfinder into a brick wall with 2E doing the same exact thing.
     
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  8. Takamori Educated

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    3.5 is an ok system, the crux is the many loops and massive useless content that got shit over all over the years during production cycle in WOTC.
    As for 5E its a pretty controlled rpg system, but this amount of control reflect on character customization. You will have classes looking almost the same no matter the person is playing with, so I'd say 5E is an excellent entry level system for new people, but if you are a person that love all aspects of RPGs that is roleplaying summed with making a build that reflects your character personality that works in system then 5E falls apart.
     
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  9. Takamori Educated

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    Got have that wider public money son. :keepmyjewgold:
     
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  10. BarbequeMasta Learned

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    That's fine and all and I can kinda agree with you but NOT when this is said to defend the hot garbage that is 5E.
     
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  11. J1M Arcane

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    Looks like we've found the first EA bug. "Fireball cleric cannot shoot fireballs."
     
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  12. Terenty Savant

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    Is anyone else giddy with excitement for this to fail hard like all the other nostalgia driven cash grabs before?
     
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  13. BarbequeMasta Learned

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    It has COOP and 5E, normies and scrublors will likely love it, we already have some fags like that in this very thread. I loath the game but it'll likely do super well, that's the point of the trashy dev choice and the sellout use of the good BG name.
     
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  14. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    it doesn't seem anything like a nostalgia driven cashgrab to me.
    Also, most of them didn't fail. DAO was marketed as a spiritual successor to BG2 and did very well.
     
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  15. kangaxx Educated

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    I'd actually prefer it to be a good game.
     
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  16. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    I'm letting it be known that I am going into this game ready to despise it and will be biased and cruelly unfair to it.

    I am going to light this cocksucka' up. There is no way I will like it. Even if I like something in it, I'll twist it in a way to not like it. I can't wait. I am actually going to pay money, real world currency, just so I can tell you all how much I hate this game. "Crazy," you think. "Why would anybody do that?" Because I want to, because I need to.

    Oooh, release it Swen, I'm ready for it! My legs are shaking in anticipation. GIVE IT TO ME. I wanna tear this ass UP.
     
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  17. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    Everybody's arguing about systems and I'm over here like... just about anything is an improvement over DOS2's "everything on fire magic armor" bullshit.

    3.5e, 4e, 5e, whatever.
     
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  18. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Eh, I'll just watch RK47 letsplay it.
     
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  19. ChildInTime Learned

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