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Baldur's Gate Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Pre-Release Thread

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Transfiguring Roar, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. Transfiguring Roar Arcane Patron

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  2. Mexi Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Sad Loser

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    That's cool, but I wonder Adventure Y will be a solitary game or an add-on to Baldur's Gate: I. I wonder how they'll do it.
     
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  3. Transfiguring Roar Arcane Patron

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    They've hinted that the release of Adventure Y will be 'big' and that it may tie BG1:EE and BG2:EE together possibly in a similar fashion to BGT, but it's not confirmed. I got these hints from the Beamdog AMA a couple months ago.
     
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    2015, check. New IE titles being made, check.

    I can live with this. :hero:
     
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    Nobody will read your posts if you don't copy-paste, OP.

    Screens: http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/comment/565436/#Comment_565436

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    The first screen is an area from Baldur's Gate, I guess?
    But the others? Did they get actual artists this time?
     
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    With some changes:

     
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    "We’ll Always Have Candlekeep: Romances Remembered
    Player characters involved in romances with Rasaad, Neera, or Dorn in Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition no longer have to endure those awkward “getting to know you” conversations a second time. Find your lost companion in Athkatla or the surrounding region and you can pick your relationship up right where it left off!"

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    How is that decline? Sounds like some solid C&C.
     
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    Can't say I would object to a brand new 5E game unshackled by old titles, if only because D&D games went to the dogs over the years and faded into nonexistence. Not sure about these in-between games which sound like cash-ins, though. Especially considering Beam Dog's creative additions to BG2EE. I would not exactly rank their new characters highly.
     
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  11. Transfiguring Roar Arcane Patron

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    I'll take that onboard, and thanks for renaming the thread - I realized later that I should have named it more appropriately.
     
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    Adventure Y. Y would I want this game? Y they have the rights of BG?
     
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    This is the part about trademarks I don't fully understand. Currently (I just checked) BioWare/EA own the rights to the Baldur's Gate™ name. They obviously do not own the IP rights of the setting (that is Wizards of the Coast). But the characters and story I *assume* BioWare/EA still own?
     
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    From what I saw on some Let's plays the romances are rather... annoying, to put it mildly. I was more talking about adding MORE romances than about romances being exported. My bad for not clarifying that more. So far there has not been a single well written romance in any Bioware game. They were tolerable at best and I wish developers should stop bringing them in. It's one of my bigger gripes about BG2.
     
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    I didn't say the writing surrounding it was any good.
     
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    And how the hell did Beamdog get full creative control over one of the best known rpg franchises ever is beyond me
     
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    Same way Brian Fargo got de-facto ownership of an IP or two that he didn't actually own. Or the way that dude from Night Dive Studios suddenly managed to release System Shock 2 and other games after years of licensing hell. CONNECTIONS, they make the world go round.
     
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    Sucking cocks is a hell of connection.
     
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  19. dukeofwhales Arbiter

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    EA probably agreed to it in return for a revenue share agreement. I remember when BGEE was first announced Beamdog mentioned that they had to deal with Bioware as well as WOTC to get it approved.
     
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    I think that's why most of the "enhancements" had to be cosmetic, since they weren't able to modify the base contents of the game.
     
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    Not sure I trust Beamdog with any original content, if their characters and areas in BGEE are anything to go by.
     
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    Their talk about 5e D&D is very intriguing. 5e is a great ruleset, and funnily enough is a much easier bridge from AD&D 2e, even more so than a bridge from AD&D 2e to 3e, at least in tabletop. Color me very interested. Yes I know Beamdog had a shaky start years ago with BG1, they fucked up the release. But they have improved substantially, IWD EE is a great and stable product with great additions that no mod has done. And it is very simple to install, like a retail product should be. No need to download and add on a ton of mods, even if this was possible (it's not with IWD vanilla because the coding was hardcoded)

    It would be hilarious that after wisely building their business, confidence, reputation and fanbase by using the IE games, they earn enough money, trust & skillset to make a real BG III using 5e D&D that is a worthy sequel in the vein of BG II. It would be heralded as a real turnaround and a great business strategy, if they succeed.

    Before anyone laughs too hard, keep in mind Obsidian Entertainment too started out by eating the crumbs off of Bioware's table, and had to take on embarrassing projects to meet bills like Dungeon Siege III, South Park, and they have had buggy products as well as failed product lines (Alpha Protocol). Had it not been for Kickstarter there would be no PoE in development, a product way past the due date at this point and with a shaky alpha and beta results.

    Anyhow, I hope the Codex keeps following up on Beamdog. I get the feeling they could be a major player a couple of years down the line. Sure, they could crash and burn like so many others. But the fact they run regular tabletop rpg games in their office gives me the idea they at least are on the right track. I would rather have an rpg made by nerds and geeks rather than hipster SJW suits, or nerds who jumped onto the SJW wagon and lost their minds ( :dgaider: )
     
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    So you are saying people will be playing 2nd edition in BG1 then 5e in BG:Tape then 2e again in BG2 ?
     
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    10 years ago the 'Dex would have been squirted cum all of the place with news like this, today the landscape is immersed in indifference.
     
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    Between BG1 and 2 ?!?!

    So a dream sequance while Irenicus'es goons are dragging our druged bodies to his lair? Or we forgot all the experience after experimented on?

    Either way,
    :flamesaw::flamesaw::flamesaw::flamesaw::flamesaw:
     
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