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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. Keldryn Arcane

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    Someone woke up on the cranky side of the bed this morning.

    Didn't cite anything because I was typing on a phone and keeping it short.

    The part about it being available on tablets indicates that the EE is a lot more than a $20 mod but a significantly rewritten game engine.

    You said that hopefully this is the last we'll hear from Beamdog, and I was disagreeing by stating my hopes for a Torment EE in the future.

    EDIT: Not worth it.
     
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  2. Western Arcane

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    Agree with Keldryn 100%, personally hoping for Torment EE as well.
     
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  3. Talby Arcane Patron

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    Compared to what came later, the BG2 romances are great. If you play a chick and romance Anomen, you can get him to break his knightly chastity vows, then tell him to fuck off. He'll leave the party and start stalking you. There's also some cool moments in the various romance quests, like the Harpers getting all up in your grill if you romance Jaheira.
     
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  4. taxalot I'm a spicy fellow. Patron

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    When I played BG2, I kicked Aerie out of my party around midgame. I took her back for the last boss battle and she started spewing bullshit about "our child" as if I had any idea what she was talking about. I was pretty much :retarded:
     
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  5. waywardOne Arcane

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    Really? So you consider that modders, who built what they had done over 10+ years of feedback from the community, getting signed to a 1-off contract and NDA, as good for the community? The same way that what they did was built off of those that came before. Is Dorner getting a percentage? What about Xyx? David Wallace has nothing on TeamBG besides lots more time on his hands and less scruples. Nah. Side of the bed's got nothing to do with it, fuckstick. The fact is, without what the community had done as a whole, there would be nothing to "enhance". Just because wannabe-devs like camdawg wanted to sell out, or liam(i write bisexual NPCs), or whoever, doesn't justify what Beamdog did. The facts are: Raphael Wong built off of what Taimon did. Raph got paid by Beamdog for his "work"; in exchange, he stopped developing for the community. Same with Erephine. They were both going to be ripped off no matter what, because technically what they did was against the EULA. But at the end of the day, EE is a handful of engine tweaks that would've happened anyway if ToBEx had been able to continue (aka Raph/Asc64 not getting NDA'd and/or bought out), plus the same faggoty NPC shit that the BG community's been masturbating to since '02. Tablets might've been a reality before EE if the the Gem devs hadn't been distracted by EE. That's hardly an issue on a PC-oriented forum anyway.

    You tl;dr'd because you've got no fucking case. Stop quoting me, faggot. You have no idea what a "rewritten engine" means. Just bow out now.
     
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  6. Keldryn Arcane

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    I'll quote whoever I want to quote, thank you very much. Not that what you write is really worth quoting, but that is neither here nor there.

    Also, as I've been developing software professionally for 15 years, 3 of which were working for EA and Rockstar Games, I do in fact have an idea what constitutes a "rewritten engine.". But since I know what I'm talking about, I don't have to resort to hostility and name-calling.
     
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  7. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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  8. Dorateen Arcane

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    I like THAC0...
     
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  9. Trodat Cipher Patron

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    4am what a shitty time for a reveal. I guess they don't want to generate hype where people actually are interested in this kind of games = yurop
     
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  10. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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  11. CptMace Self-Ejected

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    Seems like the brits bribe the french with ie games.
     
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  12. Ismaul Citizen First Class #3333 Patron

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    They're hyping THAC0? :retarded:


    Of all things, replacing THAC0 with a "higher numbers = better" system is the best improvement of subsequent D&D editions.
     
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  13. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    Negative numbers es 2hard
     
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  14. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Did I miss anything yet?
     
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  15. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    Don't think so, countdown still has 4 hours to go.
     
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  16. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Well shit, I'm going to the Industrial Dance/Bar tonight with friends, so I'll miss the launch. Guess I'll check it when I get home, if i'm not too drunk... :M
     
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  17. agris Arcane Patron

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    Maybe the countdown is to unveil their ability to render an area with the same fidelity as BioWare did 15 years ago.

    Seriously, the new areas look like smudged shit compared to the old stuff.
     
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  18. Zorba the Hutt Arcane Weasel

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    Is that supposed to be more fun than a THAC0-related countdown?

    :rpgcodex:
     
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  19. pippin Guest

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    I assume those are charts for the EEs?
    Italy, Japan, Norway, etc: bought during sale, never played :lol:

    They kinda know they consumer base must be at least 25 years old or something like that.
     
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  20. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    I hope they don't change the name, Adventure WHY is just too fitting :M
     
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  21. hoverdog dog that is hovering, Wastelands Interactive Developer

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    everything's more fun than beamdog-related countdown.
     
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  22. Trodat Cipher Patron

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  23. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    They already registered "Siege of Dragonspear" last year.

    And now:

    http://siegeofdragonspear.com/
     
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  24. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    siege of dragonspear... sounds... penetratingly hot.
     
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  25. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    It's a D&D adventure name alright.
     
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