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Eternity Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pre-DLC Thread [GO TO NEW THREAD]

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Infinitron, May 8, 2018.

  1. Lacrymas Arcane

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    I'm 30 hours in and am level 9 too. With the reduced xp mod. Poko Kohara is pretty brutal on PotD and it's very high level, much higher than it was in the beta, all of the mobs there are 3 red skulls at lvl 9.
     
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  2. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Hahahahaha the most active people in this thread and are just now playing the game.
     
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  3. 2house2fly Erudite

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    No, and I think it's a real missed opportunity that they didn't incorporate them into ship management. It'd give the party members you're not currently using a bit more presence in the game if they could appear in the little shipboard CYOA sequences
     
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  4. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    Using story companions and not powergaming, PoTD with upscaling feels brutal until about levels 12-15 when it starts getting progressively easier. After that I only die if I'm unprepared for the encounter. The problem is that level scaling isn't enough late game. They need to have clearly defined late game areas with custom tailored encounters. I'm just hoping the DLC will add in some high level challenges.
     
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  5. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    LoL the companions are amazing now that i think about it. They spend a year with only 10-20 portions of some random food i saw. Obsidian is truly progressive,the power of breatharianism!


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  6. 2house2fly Erudite

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    And another thing, nobody in the game ever takes a shit
     
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  7. Reinhardt Arcane

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    They have toilet in valian building.
     
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  8. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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  9. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    huanas are probably too barbaric and backwater to have toilets and most likely shit in buckets. They also need all those shit so roparus can eat lol

    Rauatais probably use shit as cannon fillings

    Principi are pirates that dont care about all that shit literally.

    Vailian republics are probably few countries that spend resources on proper plumbing and waste mamagement.
     
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  10. BING XI LAO Age of Wonders fanboy Patron

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    The true reason game is weak: Gnostics have infiltrated Obsidian.
     
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  11. Orma Arcane Patron

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    Pretty sure there are several mentions in the game, of traditional ornately decorated Huana outhouses

    You colonist fuck
     
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  12. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    Engwithans taught the Huana how to shit two millenia ago.
     
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  13. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    Indians had world's earliest personal toilets and flush toilets.
     
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  14. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Mobs can shoot through walls.
     
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  15. Sacred82 Self-Ejected Dumbfuck

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    thread has reached its peak, it's all been said.
     
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  16. Shadenuat Arcane

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    No although they can aggro through walls. It's just that LOS is very bad in this game.
     
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  17. Lacrymas Arcane

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    I was killed by a Risen Armsman through a wall, who then dropped aggro and the unconscious party member got back up. Anyway, I managed to get through that encounter with the Risen Champion that didn't want to die, I crafted some extra consumables to use to buff Accuracy and stuff. It's pretty annoying fighting these guys at such a low level, though, so I defeated one more pack, got my Skaen robe and went off to do something else. What I did notice, however, is the amount of concentration and thinking I had to put in to defeat that one encounter at the start, and using consumables to their best effect. I didn't have to do anything like this in PoE1, maybe I just haven't fought such overleveled mobs there, but either way that's what I noticed. Some AI and number tweaks can go a long way to make the combat system surprisingly good when you aren't fighting the defense bloat of overleveled mobs. PEN is still an awful mechanic.

    The encounters in PoE1 and now here try to overwhelm you with huge numbers of enemies, yet only very few of them are dangerous on their own. The only really dangerous mobs I've come across are those with Rogue abilities, Wizards seem scary at first, but when you realize that most of their damaging spells target Reflex, yet all your guys have upwards of 100 Reflex defense, it kinda takes the bite out of them. Only Writhing Tentacles are hard-hitters if you don't do anything, but are quickly hardcountered by Suppress Affliction. The missing sixth party member is really noticeable, I haven't decided if that's good or not yet. The combat speed is good, I haven't felt the need to slow it down even more. So, yeah, I'm hopeful for the first time in ages that with tweaks and number crunching this combat system might turn out to be great and different enough from the IE games to be something distinct.

    What I want to see is more interesting passives and unique passives for sub-classes, I'm really missing my Skaen Sneak Attack and I'm kinda regretting not going Priest/Rogue, instead of Priest/Fighter, but I'll see what it feels like when I get Shadowing Beyond and Finishing Blow. Oh, and I think choosing very few of your spells each level is dumb because you'll always pick the ones that you get the most use out of and niche spells that might help out in very few situations are ignored. I don't understand the reasoning behind this decision, you are already very limited by the amount of times you can cast spells per encounter, sooo.
     
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  18. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Yeah they could have just stuck to memory slots for classic casters, give all spells and some slots that you get back anyway after fight and that's it. But that would mean classic casters would have ten time more choice than everyone else and that's too traditional for them because but muh fighters.
     
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  19. Belegarsson Think about hairy dwarfs all the time ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Patron

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    Apparently I bought this drunk two weeks ago and it got delivered today
    Which genius decided to call a lorebook "guidebook" btw? Made it sound like those useless trashbin tier physical prima guides.

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  20. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    My only experience with such books is the "World of Witcher" book by Dark Horse, that came out with Witcher 3. That one was very good btw, but why did they keep calling PoE's books "guidebooks" I don't know. It was the same with volume 1.
     
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  21. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    The things people complain about, Jesus. Guidebook is just as fitting as lorebook, becaues it is a guide to the history and nations of Deadfire Archipelago. It looks great, but if you don't like it, I'll gladly take it off of your hand.
     
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  22. Iskramor Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    After long pause i repurchased deadfire again (this time on gog) and o boy lacrymas was right writing exploration combat companions ship combat evrything is uter BS.Im replaying first pillars again fuck this shit.Every penny goes to nekatatka side areas are degenerate pick food/drink degenerate bs most of the time.
     
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  23. Quillon Magister

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  24. ScrotumBroth Cipher Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    It's not all that bad for a drunken decision. I've read about a drunken guy who licked a hookers anus, although he refused to pay in the end, so take from that what you will.
     
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  25. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Looking at it,well at least you will be able to use it a self defence weapon. Thick cover,sharp angles,could kill a man.
     
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