Sights Edition>What is /crpgg/?This general is dedicated to the discussion of all past, current, and upcoming Computer/Classic Role Playing Games! Such as:Arcanum, Atom, Baldur's Gate, Dark Sun, Disco Elysium, Divinity: Original Sin, Dragon Age, Fallout, Icewind Dale, Knights of the Chalice,Might & Magic, Neverwinter Nights, Pathfinder, Pillars of Eternity, Planescape: Torment, Shadowrun, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic,The Age of Decadence, Temple of Elemental Evil, Tyranny, Ultima, UnderRail, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, Wasteland & Wizardry.>Recommendations:https://files.catbox.moe/85bne1.png>Computer Role Playing Games Pastebin:https://pastebin.com/NEvHHATehttps://monkposter.github.io/community.html>News:Jul. 21 • 6502 Workshop Announces Nox Archaist DLC, Lord of Storms:https://nox-archaist.myshopify.com/collections/nox-archaist/products/nox-archaist-lord-of-stormsJul. 07 • Baldur's Gate 3 EA Update:https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1086940/view/3347878489029092737Jun. 14 • Colony Ship EA Update: New Location - The Habitat:https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/648410/view/3321981593815354469Jun. 01 • Owlcat Games Announces Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader:https://owlcat.games/news/70Apr. 21 • Pathfinder: WotR - Through the Ashes DLC Released:https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1184370/view/3218394291607266174Previous Playthrough: >>392325457
>>394469525BG2 is shit.
I am still hyped about Rogue Trader, by the way.Any news on that front, incidentally?
>>394469525for what? we don't have robotic servants yet
>>394471890Speak for yourself.I call her Susan.
>>394469525the hard truth is that Baldur's Gate was never good
are wildmages fun in BG3?
>>394479953Are they worth playing tho? I enjoyed Planescape Torment but lost motivation to Baldur Gate 2 when I learned that you weren't supposed to put any points to charisma. The game seemed like I need to play it once before I can play it properly the next time.
Fellas, about to start Planescape, intend to play as a mage, what's a good stat spread? Also any tips? Any must have mod?
>>394498926Ewww, fuck that guy and fuck anyone glorifying that retarded autistic motherfucker
>>394469525Man the motherfucker jinxed the game 16 years early
>>394514338Just have high int and wis. Be careful what you do in the civic festhall. I don't think you need any mods for the game.
>>394514338Start with 18 WIS / 16 INT / 14 CHA. Bump CHA to 16 first then alternate points between INT and CHA, unless for whatever reason WIS falls behind.Buy the items that boost these stats ASAP. Save before every conversation, explore different options if you have the will. The containers by the merchants are great to store items.
Colony Ship updated.
>>394519692And, well, it gives implants a bit of a boost. There's an upgrade option at the install station but I'm not sure if they actually added them yet.
>>394515763>Buy the items that boost these stats ASAP.Like, the tattoos?Also, won't the items disappear if I put them in the containers? If they're by the merchants why not just sell them?And why specifically that stat spread?
>>394503150I don't think so, noTo me WMs specific randomness was just frustrating, felt like I didn't contribute in fights
>>394523468>Like, the tattoos?Yes, the tattoos. I didn't want to spoil what they were.>won't the items disappear if I put them in the containers?No, they won't.>If they're by the merchants why not just sell them?You'll want to keep some items without them taking up inventory slots.>why specifically that stat spread?WIS grants bonus to experience gained, 18 is the max a stat can reach at character creation.With 16 INT you'll pass 90% of its total checks right from the beginning, which account for close to 38% of the total stat checks in the game.The same is true for CHA (22% of the total checks in the game) but you don't have any more starting points to spend, hence the following priority once the game starts.
>>394525348>hence the following priorityI meant aforementioned.
What are some CRPGs where I play as a solo adventurer and not as a party? I don't care that I can just play party-based games as a solo character, it isn't what I'm looking for.
>>394512809I played them both for the first time recently. The worst thing about them was that a lot of the spell/item descriptions are just flat out wrong and shit won't work the way you expect it to, like invisibility not breaking on half the shit the spell says it does. Otherwise they were ok. Definitely overrated, but not bad. Very combat heavy. Playing BG2 specifically was interesting because you can see all the beginnings of the modern Bioware bullshit in it, from the pacing of major story beats to the companion romance shit. Writing is worse than all the boomers say it is but not bad. A far cry from a real tabletop experience but still probably the best d&d stuff you can get in a video game without losing the ruleset entirely.
>>394468604What's a good party for PoTD in PoE 1? I was thinking>MC Cipher (damage and crowd control)>Eder main tank>Durance buffs/utility>Zahua (damage)Who else? Maybe Pallegina for offtanking? I'm not really sure who the sixth could be.
>>394528073I guess I got to give BG's a go then. The autistic min maxing just really ain't my thing. PoE was better in that aspect, but the story, followers and the world felt too dull.
>News:Aug. 03 • Colony Ship EA Update, New location - ECLSS:https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/648410/view/3353511793481825934
>>394527501Underrail is really fun. I got it in the steam sale and I've already sunk 40 hours in. This comes with the disclaimer to be prepared to get kicked around. A lot. Especially when you're new and don't understand the "meta". It's not at all uncommon to wind up having to restart at Depot A, which is roughly 3-4 hours in (all fucking muties must fucking hang). You eventually have a moment where everything clicks and you realize the game requires you to be a war criminal. You must gas, burn, booby-trap, or explode everyone you fight. Sometimes you do all of the above. The game pulls no punches, and neither should you. If all of that sounds intimidating, it's incredibly rewarding once it all "clicks". When I killed these one mother fuckers that hijacked a train after they had killed me I was rock-hard. Underrail has seriously clawed its way into my top 5 games of all time, and I haven't even finished it yet. Or the expansion, for that matter.
>>394554131Now wait a minute, stop! That's not Sebille!
>>394547724>he thinks theyre going to use heroes of baldurs gate art as referenceSorry sweetie, we're getting actual WOTC artists to do it this time
>>394547724She reminds me of how Macha looked like in DoW3 in this picture and I don't like it, it feels way too sci-fi for her
>>394527705>cik on play underrail>the screen just closesGot a chuckle out of me
>>394545823Underrail looks like such a fun game but I just couldn't get past how the navigation throughout the world being tedious for the sake of being tedious and that in return making exploration and talking to NPCs just a chore
>>394512809>Are they worth playing tho?Yeah, they're still good and fun, just not perfectIts also kind of refreshing in how free your dialogue choices are, you don't have to worry about not having X ranks in Talking Nice or that choosing a mean option when you're pissed at someone or just think its funny will cost you points on your Good Boy Meter
Name the crpgs you like more than Baldurs gate 1+2. I want to see if crpgg has shit taste or not
>>394525348>>394525870Very informative anon, thank youEspecially the inventory part, I already have loads of shit I think is useless, and texts, that I would not want to part with in case I use themGuess I'll use the mortuary containers since in theory I'll be going back there a lot
>>394574601All of them, BG1/2 are overrated
>>394530191Honestly that already looks very solid, I'd pick aloth for more utility and extra damage in a pinch, then choose whatever for more damage or offtanking, pallegina like you said would be a good option
>>394574601PlanescapeVTMBKnights of the Old RepublicShadowrun Dragonfall is close but probably too short to be better in my books
They changed how stealth works in Colony Ship. much sadno longer can glowie that one shotty fucker in the outsiders mission
If you get in real close, robot doesn't do shit. Pulse robo, kill the left turret, wait out the panic using robo as a shield, kill him, and take care of the last turret.
>>394589991and your reward is an actual energy shotgun
>>394574601What the last anon said + PoE1 and Underrail, minus Dragonfall and KOTOR as I haven't played those
>>394589991>>394591601is the game fully out?
>>3945922638/12 doneI give it another year, two tops.
>>394592553good, so I'm gonna erase the game's existence from my memory, hopefully when it comes out it becomes a nice surprise to me
I didn't change the name of the file. They called it this themselves
>>394593738Some lore anon told me that we can't fuck that so I'm not gonna play this game
>>394594408Nigga she's so inbred you can call her a sandwich why would you want to fuck that?
>>394594849you say it like it's a problem, I'd hungrily create abominations with her
>>394594849She's cute :)
>>394594408>some random person made something up so now I refuse to play a gameshouldn't you be on /v/
>>394600126let me all about it then industry insider
>>394600626I have design documents right here that say you're retarded
>>394600126There's no way we get to fuck a navigator
>>394568358There's a speed boost option now but yes the game is full of tedium mechanics
>>394601998but she needs to enjoy life (and dick) before she's immoblie like emps
>>394574601None because BG2 is my favourite crpg.
To anyone here that played Planescape, what keybinds did you change? They feel very weird to me
>>394612959Reddit is that way
>>394620627IWD2 had a cool story actually. Gameplay wise you are right tho.
>>394620627>IWD>fully custom partySounds like it'd be a hard sell for me, what's good about it?
>>394623468The comfy setting, the amazing music, and the fully custom party. Plus (this is a personal one) Ron Perlman does an awesome job voicing the villain in the expansion.
So far I've been playing Planescape and only got my 2nd companion, the fighter mage guy, when the hell do I get another one? Been playing for a while
>>394574601Arcanum, Fallout 1 & 2, Planescape: Torment, UnderRail, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.
>>394631009nice """"taste"""" did you find it in the toilet?
>>394630752You get the next companion shortly after progressing in the main quest.
>>394631446I already found the Pharod(?) hideout so I assume I'm close
>>394632236>>394631446Ah, speaking of, are there "points of no return"? Should I finish the sidequests I find before doing the main quest is what I'm asking
>>394632236Yes, relatively.>>394632408There's four that I can remember, the majority of them outside Sigil.As such, when you leave (you'll know when) just be sure the be thorough there.
>>394631182what did he mean by this?
>>394568358Understandable. Underrail is a seriously flawed game, as much as a I love it. The wiki quite frankly sucks, and Underrail is one of those games that pretty much demands you use outside information to play it. The game's "tutorial" is a joke, it is the equivalent of explaining to a child the concept of swimming and then throwing them overboard into the ocean and expecting them to make it to shore. Many of the feats are misleading, and the game really doesn't cut you any slack in terms of re-setting. Invested in a fucking worthless feat and then found out on the forums its bugged and isn't what the in-game description lead you to believe it was? Tough luck, get fucked in the ass. I could keep going. I still love the game. Once you take your lumps and understand what the game is asking of you, nothing that I have played in this genre can compare gameplay wise. I think it is stupid to label someone a zoomer or pleb for not liking a game of this type. The fact that Depot A is notorious for filtering people, and that happens basically in the prologue, cements that fact. Having to restart hours into the game because you're soft-locked isn't everybody's bag.
>>394648357I didn't find UR to be as flawed as you're making it out to be, and the game absolutely does not demand outside information to play.Now, if you want to optimize your very first playthrough of course outside resources are going to be required – for any game.What feats did you find misleading, or bugged? Can't say that was my experience, but our builds are completely different.
>>394652262Doctor and Fast Metabolism, on paper, do the same things. Fast metabolism though is objectively better because it works with the regen vest whereas doc does not. Pellet mayhem is broken, as is barrel stare. The game absolutely demands outside info to play. If you don't use a build at the very least you're SOL unless you're a seasoned turboautist CRPG vet.
>>394654082someone didn't properly read the descriptions
>>394654082When it comes to Doctor and Fast Metabolism I have to agree with >>394654565, the distinction is clear on the description. Can't comment on the ones you say are broken.Maybe I fit the bill by now, and previous discussions here did somewhat informed me before playing.
>>394654565It wasn't just me. I will never claim to be an intelligent guy, but they could've written them clearer. I can only blame it on slav-erisms because there are a few weird English workings in the game, from the feats to the actual dialogue. Doc also appears in dialogue, which they don't tell you about. I just remembered that.
>>394574601VTMBPlanescapeDOS2CRPGs I like less than BG1+2: Pathfinder (both of them), PoE (both of them)
Just started playing Pathfinder WOTR and you guys were so wrong about it, the game is great. The writing has some wokeness but it's also really funny and generally memorable. Like when you have a random encounter where Nenio gives cultists a pop quiz about Baphomet
>>394670175be careful calling Nenio funny around these parts anon you'll stir up the people who hate fun
>>394527705>>394545823Ok, I'm giving it a shot. Which xp system should I use?
>>394681465Oddity, don't let anyone meme you and convince you otherwisethe dev balanced it around oddity xp and the oddities themselves are fun world building/easter eggs to find
>>394682937You might be the first person that recommended oddity since I started playing besides one that said "try oddity once and then never again"
>>394681465On oddity you'll likely be underleveled and the leveling will be less consistent on some stretches of the game, on classic you'll eventually be overleveledNone are perfect, pick your poison from my descriptionImo it's already a tough enough game, go ClassicIf you're playing on Normal do whatever though, the game on normal isn't half as hard as people say
>>394692945>>394692782Ah, these are both me btw, as in the first post isn't by the anon who asked about it, just pitching in with my experience
don't listen to the obvious troll
>>394623468Theres a mod that gives you a party of voiced companions for IWD. Its not perfect but I liked it, the NPCs are all pretty understated and not Mary Sueish and the voice acting is good for what it is
>>394594408Navigators care about their bloodlines, because their navigation skills are genetic. Essentially every navigator is a eugenic gene nightmare.So I have a feeling she won't just spread her legs for everyone, and even in a 1% chance that you are "good enough", she will spend most of the coitus doublechecking your DNA structure.Also:>>394593738Holy shit, it's true. Owlcat, you cheeky bastards.
>>394681465First time? Undoubtedly play Oddity.
>>394677661I find Nenio funny in being the most observant yet short-sighted person.
In Wrath of the Righteous, is it possible to change the Mythic path during a campaign?I choose the Dragon-path, and i think it really sucks now. Can i still become an Angel or Demon?
Astropath-chan might be more open to dating a woman.Now that I think about it, SoB-chan might be as well.I'm gonna hold hands with them...
>>394717742IIRC Dragon is a late game path so you already spent/wasted your one chance to change your path
>>394728309I am not fucking an AdMech.
>>394730609I dont understand what you are saying.After the liberation of Drazen city (chapter 2), i got to choose from a couple of options. I picked Azata, but the pet dragon i got from this really sucks, but i really dont want to start the game again from the beginning.
>>394677661*holds up spork*Well said friend! I'm also quite fond of random humor!!NARWHALS
>>394735757Ah then you're still early. you only get one chance to switch to a late game mythic path and by that point the game's mostly over
>>394743093Hm, so i can either start from the beginning, or play the majority of the game with that choice.Thanks.
>>394677661Nenio is just Jan Jansen but less fun
>>394728309>Astropath-chan might be more open to dating a woman.Nah, it's not gayoware game.
>>394468604Is there any way to get into the game files to edit my character's proficiencies in Baldur's Gate 3? All I want is to be a rogue that uses a scimitar, and apparently that's too much to ask.
>>394727021what about them
bois is this any good?
>>394776862It's so incredibly average. Made me believe that Obsidian is the most overrated developer ever.
The last mission for Shadowrun HK sucks. Having to use the brown dwarf chick for some forced matrix sections is like pulling teeth
>>394778237Made me think they accidentally tripped into new Vegas and Poe1Still think those games are great but now I'm convinced they don't understand why
>>394790138new vegas only has decent writing, because theres a lot of good stuff and theres a lot of shitty stuff at the same time, like why are trying to get the package that got us shot in the face or why the ncr hired a person that knows nothing about the power plant to run the power plant
>>394791418Because the NCR is incompetent and he said he had a degree.
>>394791418It's entirely possible to ignore the main quest they laid out for you and just bump into Benny at the Tops. That's what my friend did when I got her to play. That being said, going back to the op, Outer Worlds is incredibly meh/10 and shows that Obsidian isn't the perfect studio og fallout fans can hype it up to be.
>>394791418>>394791619Also the other scientist they had was intentionally sabotaging them>>394790138>New Vegas and Poe1and Kotor 2
>>394791619theres incompetent and then theres a joke, they made joke, which is what fallout has always been a very light hearted series with a lot of dumb jokes, perfectly highlighted by the best dlc old world blues, but point being is people hype the game up as some high art, when its really mediocre even when compared to contemporary games
>>394793947They're fallout fans, what do you expect.
>>394793947>Reddit dlc is the bestevery person has a right to their own opinion, but i'm afraid you've lost that privilege.
>>394794281i dont give fuck about the tedious heist, or about some shitty tribals and a morman, or "muh bear and muh bull", i wanted something thats actually fun
>>394794690If your definition of fun is repeating the same shooting galleries three times each while 2011 rage comics commentate than I bet you would really like Old World Blues
>>394796735id rather have dumb fun, like what the series is about, than everything being boring as sin or tedium
>>394776862very underwhelmingI don't think its even actively bad in most respects, just never really gets good either. Lots of missed opportunities, like most of your companions no longer chiming in shortly after they join, no real motivation to not side with the Doc and help the Board unless you just want to be a dick, a lack a identity in the megacorps, just a lot of wasted potentialI don't like throwing the term around but it lacks soul
>>394515526>Be careful what you do in the civic festhallI hope it has to do with the guy that curses cuz I'm here and I'm gonna be very nervous until I find what it is that I should be careful of haha
>>394776862between average and below average, in my opinionit's usually competent but that's it, nothing to write home about. and when it's bad it's genuinely annoying/frustrating, these are mostly the writing's fault
>>394796735Which was your favorite DLC? Mine was Dead Money but by god I found the others besides OWB forgettableJoshua was the only good thing about HH, and Ulysses was really motherfucking annoying, DLC is about literally shooting the messenger, which felt deeply retarded to me
>>394733345>not fucking an AdMech
>>394793947>always been a very light hearted series with a lot of dumb jokes>alwaysFallout 2 and on but it's ok since Avellone apologized for making it so
Playing WotR right now.Are there statistics in the game somewhere, like>How many monsters killed>Favorite spell>most powerful monster killedetc. Like the ones in BG or IWD?Maybe they are hidden somewhere between all the other menus and statistics, or just missing from the game?
>>394817131My favorite's gotta be Dead Money, really like the story, setting and roleplaying. Second place is honest hearts because it's pretty straight forward, has Graham and also a lot of equipment I really like (survivalist rifle and desert ranger set)
>>394843579i have like 300 hours and don’t remember anything like this, maybe in the bestiary
Neverwinter Nights 3 will be better than Baldur's Gate 3
>>394869658and in return we'll get day one mandatory dlc
>>394869658i wish they'd give up on dragon age and return to forgotten realms
>tfw the dev updates his game to make his super duper hard fight harder and alters items that were the same since the very beginning because he doesn't want it to be easypff
Hey, Vince, the grenade can miss.
>>394883316granted, my evasion is pretty fucking insane
>>394870003sweet, more content!
Hey fellas, I'll be playing BG1 for the first time on Core difficulty, and I want to also run SCS (Sword Coast Stratgems) despite people not recommending it.What are good settings to toggle on SCS that won't get me buttfucked? Honestly I just want smart AI, stupid AI infuriates me in these types of games
>>394900858i go through the list of changes and its all just nerfs, if your mc is a wizard or druid they might be fucked
>>394903586>i go through the list of changes and its all just nerfsnerfs? what? what nerfs
>>394883316So ... is it any good? Still haven't gotten around to playing AoD.Does it have the same amount of reported paths depending on character builds?
>>394909068Eh, buildwise? I guess so. Lot more linear than AoD though.
>>394910132Buildwise? And linear? So it's basically UnderRail?There's no talk no jutsu around combat then? Or did I get the wrong impression from AoD?
>>394910760Oh god no. You can talku no jutsu through the entire game if you wanted to. Also, sneak. I just prefer violence sometimes. You know, making people understand I am being polite and generous by not killing them right away.
>>394911379Ah, good! That's exactly what set my gaze on AoD, I'll get to it eventually.
And, Vince, you fucking liar. It doesn't disable them: it just knocks them out.
Is NWN worth playing just for the campaign?
>>394900858SCS is all about getting buttfucked, that's the only reason it exists.
Bros I have finally done it, an Ironman victory on Archmage mode in KOTC2.
god, i fucking love this guna shame i've fired several thousands credits worth of energy cells with it thoughno other way i found to kill these faggots and their abnormally high tolerance for leadthis is why rifles are in third place>>394931759Congrats, man.
>>394923249the OG campaign sucks but its expansions are pretty great and there are a ton of custom made modules that are really fun.
I really, really like Pathfinder WOTR but the crusade stuff is so much worse than the classic CRPG stuff.....it's not even that it's terrible it is just so much worse than doing shit with your partyI want to set it to auto but you can't do the apotheosis ending if you do that apparently and I want to do that for this play-through (my 3rd and last for awhile)
>>394944430Do It For Her
I was told persuasion was useless in this game but I just ran into a quest where if I don't have persuasion I'll have to kill Protectorate deserters. Can't do it bros. Reloading a save from like 3 hours ago to pump persuasion.
>>394776862If you're really desperate for an RPG it's passable. That really is the best I can say about it.The game has charm, it just doesn't reveal itself until you're several hours in. The worlds feel very samey and most of the quests are completely forgettable. There is a running theme of the game setting up something that could be great, and fumbling it. Over. And over. And over again. Also, moral ambiguity/greyness? Nowhere to be found. The game beats you over the head with it's message. Its stunning to think Obsidian made New Vegas and this game until you realize almost no one responsible for NV is still there anymore. Then it all begins to make sense.I'm surprised we're going to get a sequel, the game was so average and it wasn't talked about beyond the first week it came out.
>>394948932I find that the problem with persuasion is, well, UR is a combat focused game. That said, it's not entirely useless but it isn't revolutionary either.Mercantile might also be vastly superior if you're crafting early, not quite sure about it as I haven't tried it.You figured out the compass joke yet?
>>394949593I mean, Josh Sawyer and other guys still work there. He just decided to work on pet projects like Pentiment instead
>>394932792is this any good? could do with a new game
>>394953683Well, it's early access. Vince says it's 8/12 done but I still wouldn't advise buying it like I did. Sail the black flag or wait until it's actually released. It's pretty fun, albeit RNG fucky during combat thanks to the d100 system
>>394950825As far as I can tell, persuasion and intimidation require really high point investments and barely come up, but when they do come up, its pretty important. >You figured out the compass joke yet?Huh? I guess not since I don't even know what you're talking about. Are you the anon that gave me shit for having the compass on like 2-3 threads ago?
>>394681465You've probably started a game by now but my 2 cents:>OddityYou'll be under-leveled, and as a new player the game is already going to be hard enough. Oddities are still in the game on classic, they just give smaller XP bumps. Still, its not like you're missing out on the cool lore moments by finding them by not using oddity. >ClassicYou'll level up faster than on oddity. Just to give you an idea, on oddity I got to Depot A (happens roughly 4 hours into the game and is notorious for filtering noobs) at level 8 and on classic I was like level 10 or so. Classic is just "easier" because you'll be more leveled for certain areas.
>>394951020Counterpoint Josh Sawyer wrote PoE II. Yeah that ship didn't just hit the Iceburg it crashed into the Titanic on the way down
can't outsnipe a sniper, much less one with a wolverine tier (apparently) healing factor
>>394904403melfs minute meteor not being +4 etc
>>394971769>>394923441well, to be fair I literally just want the AI tweaks, I don't care about the other things that make the game harder
>>394944430>I want to set it to auto but you can't do the apotheosis ending if you do that apparently and I want to do that for this play-through (my 3rd and last for awhile)run it with cheats to blast through it
>>394954030>8/12 donewhat a weird fraction, why not just say it was 75% done
>>394978491specifically 8/12 zones are done
Favorite CRPG ever?
>>394987627Planescape TormentVTMB is close and I've probably played it more though
>>394987627[Spoiler]Dragon Age Origins
>>394978298So, yeah, can I play with only the AI changes and not want to kill myself? Any advice besides "don't run it"?
I'm planning on running all Baldur's Gate games on a single save. I heard dual-classing is busted in BG1 but in BG2 multi-classing starts to edge out. Is that true? I want to make a juggernaut caster type character, which would be the ideal route for me?
>>394987627Dragon Age OriginsPoint at >>394988229 and laugh
>>395004809Please do not make fun of me
>>395004809>Point at >>394988229 and laughhaha
>>394964719POE 2 is one of the best RPGs ever made
>>394956085I was the one fooling around, yeah.The joke is that the game has a fixed perspective, the compass is useless after the first use.
>>394670175>10 minutes into the game>EPIN music starts playing>get the awesome angel supersword of awesomesauncenessthe writing is terrible. I get that they were going for a power fantasy but they could have atleast tried not to suck the player's dick for everything he does.
>>394670175Just wait until first chapter is over.The game shines in Dungeons/during quests. It SUCKS on the campaign map.
remember all those times you fucked me up on the brink of victory, you retarded pistol monkey?
Tyranny is currently 75% off on gog if anyone is intererested
Why don't more CRPGs invest in releasing to the massive mobile market as well? I could see something like UnderRail playing quite well on modern phones.Few exceptions aside, these games typically don't require strong hardware, and they're mechanically slow games too.
>>395023231because crpgs are traditionally made on PCs and mobile game devs have way better ways of making money for less work than crpgsmaybe it's a good niche for a company that helps pc game devs port their games to mobile?
>>395024567>game devs have way better ways of making money for less work than crpgsOf course, but if you're already making one.... >maybe it's a good niche for a company that helps pc game devs port their games to mobile?Maybe. I'd be curious to know a ballpark figure, for the port. I mean Beamdog pulled it off, with old tech too.
>>395016027>>395006564It's not my personal favorite but generally speaking he is right, Pillars is very good. The main plot is sort of meh but the writing is great in general and so is the setting etc. There is no sense in which it can be compared to the dogshit writing in The Outer Worlds
I'm looking for alternatives to (oldschool) Runescape. Current Oldschool is pozzed, newscape is terrible. I'm kinda looking for what's more or less a visualized text adventure game (this is what runescape is in its core for me). The more soul the better.Is Wurm Online any good? Do you guys have any other suggestions similar to what I'm describing?
>>395024567>>395026017Beamdog sold close to half a million copies on Google Play alone.
>>395027037Addendum: another game that really scratches this itch for me is Zomboid. I'm playing it right now, but the modern setting doesn't quite scratch said itch. I booted up CDDA once and enjoyed that too, I heard there were a lot of mods for it that can turn it into a less modern setting, too.
How is wasteland 3 compared to 2? I played 2 but the terrible writing and character customization annoyed me too much to continue.
>>395029387>How is wasteland 3 compared to 2?way better. I couldn't finish 2 because it bored me to tears but 3 was good fun, mechanically as well as storywise/characterwise
>>395026891>The Outer WorldsWell yeah OW is complete dogshit but PoE 2 is still much worse than 1
>>395029505>as well as storywise/characterwisewhat did you like about the story/characters?
>>395027293CDDA Is baller
>>395030556struck a much better balance between goofy fallout stuff and serious stuff. Generally made them memorable without being complete jokes. I can go into specifics but dont want to spoil anything. Good soundtrack too.
>>395027037If you aren't just looking for something Old School I hear ESO is actually a good MMO but I haven't tried it myself
>>395031695I tried it already. It starts off nice, but you quickly find out the combat is incredibly boring spamming the same ability over and over. Stat changes/leveling seems completely impactless. Playerbase is dead. The only good part is that it's a near infinite source of typical Elder Scrolls quests and stories. I finished the storyline in Morrowind and ended up uninstalling to play actual Morrowind instead.
>>395031970>infinite source of typical Elder Scrolls quests and stories>good partlike, skyrim tier?
>>395033146Imagine skyrim but without actual interesting spells, no leveling other than XP which is largely in awful amounts unless you're questing, and no satisfying item hoarding
>>395033624>Imagine skyrimyou can stop you already sold me, I'm never touching that game
>>395033146ESO is basically skyrim but you only get one journal/letter/fluff piece per dungeon
>>395029387wasteland 3 is too easy desu, now you can increase the difficulty but i was playing hard and thought of saving very hard for another playthrough. the problem is the game has very little in terms of mechanical variability because you can basically get all the skills in a single playthrough, and story wise not siding with the patriarch is gigaretarded
>>395026891>the writing is greatIf you're talking about worldbuilding and such, then yes.If you're talking about the actual prose in the dialogue box, then fuck no. I don't think "too verbose" is a thing in obsidian's dictionary.
>>395034353I'M NO LONGER ASKING ANON
>>395035697what is this prose meme and where do i learn about it?is there a /lit/ chart for that?
>>395036102You know how dialogue has descriptive text in new CRPGs and sometimes there are paragraphs of descriptive text? Pillars doesn't know how nor when to shut the fuck up.
>>395036817but planescape torment also had the same text dumps, why is it different then?
>>395038354because planescape gave descriptive dumps to describe what looking at a figment of eternity would be like where as pillars is about how you have diarreah and shit
>>395038354Planescape mostly describes things that it can't show either because of some plot contrivance, because it's a concept, or because it didn't have the budget/technologyPIllars frequently explains shit it could just show
>>395036102Prose is a form of written or spoken language that typically exhibits a natural flow of speech and grammatical structure. A related narrative device is the stream of consciousness, which also flows naturally but is not concerned with syntax. The word "prose" first appears in English in the 14th century. It is derived from the Old French prose, which in turn originates in the Latin expression prosa oratio (literally, straightforward or direct speech). Works of philosophy, history, economics, etc., journalism, and most fiction (an exception is the verse novel), are examples of works written in prose. It differs from most traditional poetry, where the form has a regular structure, consisting of verse based on metre and rhyme. However, developments in twentieth century literature, including free verse, concrete poetry, and prose poetry, have led to the idea of poetry and prose as two ends on a spectrum rather than firmly distinct from each other. The American poet T. S. Eliot noted, whereas "the distinction between verse and prose is clear, the distinction between poetry and prose is obscure."Purple Prose Part 1"In literary criticism, purple prose is overly ornate prose text that may disrupt a narrative flow by drawing undesirable attention to its own extravagant style of writing, thereby diminishing the appreciation of the prose overall. Purple prose is characterized by the excessive use of adjectives, adverbs, and metaphors. When it is limited to certain passages, they may be termed purple patches or purple passages, standing out from the rest of the work."
>>395041856Purple Prose Part 2"Purple prose is criticized for desaturating the meaning in an author's text by overusing melodramatic and fanciful descriptions. As there is no precise rule or absolute definition of what constitutes purple prose, deciding if a text, passage, or complete work has fallen victim is a somewhat subjective decision. According to Paul West, "It takes a certain amount of sass to speak up for prose that's rich, succulent and full of novelty. Purple is immoral, undemocratic and insincere; at best artsy, at worst the exterminating angel of depravity."
>>395042103>undemocraticDemocracy really is some bizarre god to Americans isn't it?
>>395042435Paul West was a brit.
>>395042435Anglos are weird like that
What are good skills (proficiencies) for a Fighter/Mage multiclass in Baldur's Gate 1? Should I dual-wield? Everyone and their mums are suggesting Gnome so I can be Illusionist but I think they look stupid, should I go Half-Elf or Elf? I literally do not see a reason to pick Half-Elf as it just looks like a weaker elf but I'm not exactly savvy on DnD 3e, so I'd like adviceI'd be open to be convinced to try Dual Classing instead of multiclassing
>finish BG1:EE's tutorial>noticed the cinematics are souless modern flash-style animationshow do I replace it to their originals?
>>395031970I used to find DC Online really fun, life got in the way so I tapered off maybe it's still good
I'm playing through Pillars of Eternity 1 right now and I'm having a retard moment with scouting. Once I get the message "X has found something", does the thing they found end up in their inventory, or does it become a selectable item in the world I need to click on to access? I understand the trap finding and disarming aspect, just not how to get the item that has been found through scouting.
>>395058378I have selectable items on. Example: I'm in the second level of the Temple of Eothas. I went into a room with 3 shadows and beat them. There's sarcophagus in the room. I raid both, sneak around and got the "found something" message. Nothing new is lighting up in the room and there's nothing new in my inventory aside from the disarmed trap and 2 robes i grabbed from the sarcophagi
>>395045547http://www.shsforums.net/topic/55573-mod-bgee-classic-movies/Enjoy your kino
>>395045427Ended up picking gnomeI feel deeply ashamed
>>394760949Try a game based on a better system like Neverwinter Nights. You can make a rogue that uses a scimitar without any file edits.
Any graphic overhaul for bgee? The textures are so low resJust wanted someone to put them through an AI upscaler or some shit
>>395038354The difference is that planescape is well written lel
>>395073702at least you can bang aerie
>>395042103>Purple is immoral, undemocratic and insincere; at best artsy, at worst the exterminating angel of depravity.Not a fan of the British monarchy, is he? I wonder if his own use of purple prose in that sentence was intentional, and how many people miss it.
I tried playing this game as a goody-two-shoes but I've been forced to quick load one too many times. Now that I have a helmet that makes me immune to gas I'm going to make the holocaust look like a fucking joke. Every NPC that can't be persuaded or intimidated with sub-20 skill investment will die in anguish.
>>395077193>Just wanted someone to put them through an AI upscaler or some shitIt's not that simple. People have tried before, the engine doesn't support it.
>>395130674Damn shame, I'm allergic to old crpg clunkiness and have been trying to do baby steps to play the older ones, been playing Planescape and having a blast, but BG1 might be too much for me right now
Just bought UnderRail :)
>>395131662Now buy expedition
>>395131701yeah I bought that too
>>395131832Good, people recommend playing oddity at least once but I fucking hated it so take it with a grain of salt
>>395131662Don't play oddity. Classic is better in every way. Remember these simple rules: 1. All fucking muties must fucking hang.2. Burn and gas everything and everyone. 3. There is no mercy in the south.
>>395131662Don't play Classic. Oddity is better in every way.
>>395132438>>395132589I want to play oddity since that means I won't have to force myself into combat encounters if I want to min/max EXP gains which allows for more roleplaying, but from what I hear the maps on this game are huge and I imagine it will get tiring after a while.
>>395132746The map is huge, but here is some advice: Things off of the beaten path are off of the beaten path for a reason. IE: There is nothing there. If you find yourself wondering through darkness and you're not seeing anything that looks like the devs put it there to draw your eye or stick-out, just know you're about 5 steps from getting paralyzed by a giant bug and having your guts sucked out like a soup. By the way, you can still avoid combat on classic. Often times on classic you'll be overleveled anyway by the mid-late game. On oddity it is usually the opposite.
>>395111409a copy of Chin please
>>395111409>TroikaWhat did they mean by this?
>>395131662What build you going with?
>>395105886I mean, sure but I feel really sillyIs Illusionist that much better for Fighter/Mage Multi? If I could have just picked Half Orc or Human I would, but my other options were *lf and half-*lf, so I was bound to feel lame no matter whatAlso, what's a good playstyle for fighter mage? Dual wield? Or sword and board?
>>395132746If you AVOID combat on classic you'll probably be about the same level as oddity, maybe a bit higherSince combat is fucking everywhere in the game, and you still get xp from oddities and quests and so on, you get a lot of slack in classic, on oddity you really don't
I have decided to play on classic, thank you for your input anons
>>395136352People recommend going on Oddity at least once, but I really disagreeThe game is hard enough without being underleveled as you'd likely be in oddityBe a bit careful with your build, it's not uncommon to realize you made a complete garbage character that can't clear the game, and reset. There's no respec in Underrail.That being said, godspeed and good luck, it's a flawed but great game
>>395135804Forums are really good for finding a build. I don't recommend using anything else external though, the game is best experienced rather than spoon-fed. Tin-can AR is the tried and true CRPG noob build. It isn't flashy, it is very straightforward. It's also very effective. I had no issues at all at Depot A (the notorious noob filter) with this build. If you wanna do stealth, crit crossbow and traps build is fun. You'll hit like a fucking nuke sometimes. Heavy armored enemies can be an issue, but that is where traps come into play. I liked this build, it does make combat take a little while though since you depend on preparing killzones with traps. You can always do psi if you're a tranny.
>>395136618>>395136675I played Pathfinder so I'm somewhat familiar with build autism, I'll figure something out
>>395135038>What did they mean by this?It's a contextual clue for the player to divide the magazines in groups of three in order to understand their divining meaning.The first batch: Mayday, Dead Bird and Doggies, serves as a warning (Mayday) that the loss of freedom (Dead Bird) will turn people into rabid (Doggies). E.g. covid.The second couldn't be any more obvious: Corporate (Greed) exponentially leads to (Slums in downtown areas) and by extension (Pain & Suffering). E.g. any downtown area.Third: Men will turn obsessed with physiognomy (Chin) hoping to please the modern women (Whales) in the west (Troika [Trilateral Commission]). E.g. just look around.And finally the fourth: Joe Biden's son is planted in Ukraine (Worm) in order to destabilize the region which in turn creates an (Energy) and fuel (Super Punks) crisis.
>>395137313Ah, then you're probably good to goUnderrail is autistic with builds but doesn't have nearly as many pitfalls as pathfinderJust don't be a generalist and you'll be fine
>>395137313Eh, if you've played a CRPG before you can shoot from the hip. The only real thing you need to know is throwing is a mandatory investment unless you're going stealth or pure psi. I seriously don't think you can beat this game without some form of crowd control.
>stumble on some random class guide>guy says illusionist fighter is overratedaaaaaaa I just wanna play the fucking game aisedipajerçaeiwjekçje
>>395139714have you considered just playing the game
>>395139714nigger aren't you trying to play BG1 or some shit just play the fucking game it's 100 years old
>>395140502>>395140391I'm too torn on what to pick, especially since I'm running SCS because stupid AI in these games trigger my autismI'm not saying this isn't a problem of my own creation
>>395140612play a half orc berserker that specialises in dual wielding maces, none of this pussy gnome magic multiclass stuffworked pretty well for me in BGEE, good mace progression there and in BG2EE
>Baldur's Gate 3How much content (in hours) does the game offer in its current state, and am I likely to want to replay what is available as a different class or is once enough?
>>395140749I want to be a spellsword for a fact, I just can't decide if I dual class or multiclass, and whoch race/proficiencies I use
>>395142548>How much content (in hours)Probably 15-30 depending on how fast you go through it >am I likely to want to replay what is availableDepends on how much you like the characters and how much you like the different paths you can take. The gameplay between different classes isn't anything spectacular, but with romances, siding with the goblins or siding with the druids, etc being a thing there's plenty to experience provided you want to experience the other options at all (I for example do not want to ever side with the goblins, so that option offers no replayability for me).
>design original and unique EXP system>easy to and well balanced overall>greater RP possibilities >incentivizes and rewards exploration>disincentivizes grinding>allows players to skip repetitive encounters with no penalty>grognards can't into itWhy are you like this?
>>395148637>>allows players to skip repetitive encounters with no penaltywhy play games thengo outside and talk to strangers you wont have a single repetitive experience
>>395154030You'd be surprised, but that's neither here nor there.
when the fuck is baldurs gate 3 coming out
How many proficiencies can a Fighter>Mage dual class pick?
>>395155720Before pic related
>>395155720"When it's ready"a.k.a. lord only knows. I'm guessing early 2024, the addition of new shit in the EA is at a glacial pace
>>395157303depends on how early you dual
>>395158069either 9 or 12 (or was it 13), I'm undecided
>>395158283Go for 9 anon, don't cripple your character for half a game
>>395158532Losing the bonuses fucking sucks but I guess it's gonna save on my sanity. I only lose 1 proficiency doing that, right?Can I grandmaster flails, go to make, then just level scimitar and two weapon fighting?Currently I'm Flails+2 and TwoWeapon+2
Any way to stop the game from resetting zoom with middle mouse? I use it to move the screen but my mouse is kind of old, so it keeps double clicking
>>395159101Surprised it wasn't mentioned before, it's my favorite too
>>395159260and easiest one here to run, play and mod too
>>395159093Which game? Change the keybind or lock zoom.
>>395159629these preview pics with the experimental UI have something in them that make the game feel even more unique and alien than the released version - kind of a like 90's sci-fi movie
>>395159894What the fuck, oopsBaldurs Gate 1 EEI ask precisely because I didn't find these bindings
>>395160094mods are soulless
>>395160240As far as I remember there's an option to lock the zoom, try that.
>>395160283Dunno what you're talking about but these are Pre-release screenshots.
>>395160094Yeah, I think it's back when they planned to cover the entire continent
>>395160723Insane what they wanted to from the start and goes to show how this was a once in a life-time project>>395160903You're right :^)
Welp, this is the SCS loadout I've decided, gonna be running Core, lord help me
>>395161446>Smarter mages pls no
>>395161751It's cool bro I'm picking a busted class, we're all gonna be okay haha...
>>395160315Welp, I definitely can't find it
>>395162327Ah, found it in graphic settings, but it restores zoom to the default, which is really motherfucking away, my character's vision radius is like 30% of the screen
>>395162478I mean just look at this shit, it's WAY too zoomed out
>>395162695Don't know what to tell you, scroll with WASD?
>>395148637unironic shitposters trying to ruin the game for other peoplehe should have really just removed classic xp altogether
>>395164314Ended up using UI scaling, it's a bit too close than what I'd like but it's way better than this
>>395165924I sure hope he does, in Infusion. No more legacy excuses there.
>>395148637I can skip things in classic too
>>395169837Bre, your experience points?
>>395170071I'm not autistic
>>395170162That might very well be, but you're not skipping it without a penalty to experience now, are you?
>>395170290I am *losing out on experience*, yes, I just don't care because I'm not a min max fag, and I don't need my hand held to avoid becoming a murderhoboAnd yet I still have more XP than I'd have in Oddity
>>395170447>>395170290Besides, by that metric wouldn't picking Oddity be a "penalty to experience" anyway
>>395170447That's all fine and dandy, nonetheless the original point still stands.At a certain point Oddity allows players to skip repetitive encounters with no penalty.>>395170632No. The game is tailored for Oddity, not the other way around.
>>395170873And my point is that even with the penalty I still have more XP than I'd have in Oddity. It doesn't matter what was tailored for what, it doesn't change the resultsBy picking Oddity, you're effectively picking a difficulty because you don't trust you won't murder everything for the sake of XP, and for that you trade having less XP to work with even if you limit yourself in Classic
>>395170447>>395171119sounds like cheating
>>395171310and you sound like a queer
>SCS' AI setting keeps unequipping Imoen's bow so she uses her fistsabsolutely fucking retarded, guess I'll have to uninstall this
>>395174647You installed SCS to play with companion AI on?
>>395174732It specifically has a tweak that improves the AI
>>395174947Yeah, the enemy AI. Turn that shit off, nigga.
>>395175556Welp, it's better than Imoen punching shit
>>395175853>>395175556Also I was talking about this module here
>>395176103Well, it sure is conserving resources alright.
>>395177368lol, that is about right
New to Planescape, what does the hand icon mean next to the lootable chest icon?
>>395178836As far as I could gather it means the chest has loot.
>>395179512Then I don't know:(
>>395179512Yeah, upon further testing it would appear that's not it.Maybe it's related to Thieving? I have no idea.
>>395180227Thanks for trying, anon.
>>395180846What a weird thing, not all containers have that. Now I'm curious about it too!Irregardless, I wouldn't worry about it.
What are good companions for a neutral good berserker?
>>395187307uhh, in case it's not clear, talking about BG1EE
>>394562135What in the actual fuck is that thing?
Are there any good lewd CRPGs or mods for them?
>>395186882fr, get with the times gramps, no cap
One thing I liked about WOTR is that the evil companions are more interesting, which is very rare in any kind of game
>>395193925Is it? Most evil companions are more interesting in Baldur's Gate
>>395193925Evil companions are always more interesting.
>>395191337I'm sure bg3 already has some
>>395204520Hell saw some concept art from BG3 that looked like the kamasutra lol, mods might not be necessary
Is the mage at the start of the inn in bg1 meant to absolutely fuck you up or is it just scs? If I wasnt a Berserker I don't think I could have won
>>395216898Tarnesh can absolutely fuck your shit up without SCS.
>>395218012Had to put the evil niggas away because they couldn't help at all, who the fuck decided xzar would start with goddamn 4HP and only know a shit lv1 spell?
>>395191337Star Knave and it's preview demo Stellinavra
>>394468604>sightsAI-powered image generation (and /aids/) is coming for you all, bros
>>395227098>>395218012Took me a while to realize this cute lil thing is the dogfaced bitch in Baldur
After doing multiple playthroughs of Age of Decadence I can say I'm satisfied with the game. Are there any games that can scratch the itch for me like AoD has? I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the characters, the weight of decisions, and didn't mind the combat. I already played through Underrail and Colony Ship.
I made a legit crit build talker in colony ship. Tomahawk's just missing RGB lightingthis encounters super fucky though: these guys are hitting me with an 80% chance to hit with 60+ evasion
>>395235635how bad could it be
>>395216898Yup. This fight is supposed to teach you how to counter mages and break their concentration. The hard way.Meaning "you have that Wand of Missiles for a reason, ya dolt - use it".
>>395187307The default party (Imoen, Khalid, Jaheira, Minsc, Dynaheir) will do. You might swap Khaild and Jaheira for Branwen and Kivan if you want and Imoen for Coran.
Most fun party in BG1? Is Minsc as reddit as he seems from out of context stuff I've seen randomly on the internet?
>>395262052You wouldn't know because he barely has any dialogue in BG1.
Bros how much longer do I have to Underrail if I am currently looking for the Acid Hunters? I made a tin-can build and I want to replay the game with a more complex/engaging playstyle now that I know more about the game but if I'm relatively close to beating it I'll just power through.
>>395187307>What are good companions for a neutral good berserker?The ones you enjoy the dialogue of most
>>395191337check itch>>395219889>who the fuck decided xzar would start with goddamn 4HP and only know a shit lv1 spell?just AD&D wizard things
>>395262052>Most fun party in BG1?by and large most of them dont really get heavy character stuff until BG2
>>395267736there are mods to liven it up a bit
>>395270178itch.ioyou can get a bunch of indie games for free, including a bunch of NSFW onesI'm partial to Monster Girl Dreams myself though its more a visual novel/dungeon crawler
>>395265729Depends how much of Core City you already did.I'd say you have about 25–35% of the game left.
>>395270956Just met with the head-honcho at Praetorian Security telling me about his son. Cool, if I'm more than halfway through I'll just finish it. Think I am going to do a psi-build next.
>>395270553Eh, 99% of those are "early access" and other unfinished shit, unfortunately.
>>395191337Bro, your NWN module? A Dance with Rogues.
>>395273845This seems neat. I've not played NWN since I was playing Arelith with some /vg/ nerds, but I ended up breaking my arm and playing online is hard with one hand.
is deus ex a CRPG?
>>395302084no its whatever the fuck an immersive sim is
>>395302917how come VTMB and DA:O are CRPGs but not deus ex or morrowind?
>>395302084You can post it here anyway.
>>395304519the scriptures say so
>>395304519Well you see, I have no idea
>>395304519>DA:OThe answer to that one is obvious>IsometricI don't give a fuck what Weird West fags say 1st person is mandatory to be an "Immersive Sim" the name is stupid enough because all Sim's by nature are designed to be immersive therefore what makes a game an immersive sim is that it's first person inhabiting an actual person (as opposed to a machine as in Mechwarrior or Plane Simulator). that puts more of a focus on being immersed in the world than usual/expectedThe real question is>Why aren't Elder Scrolls games considered Immersive Sims
I'm trying to make a mod for pic related that adds a whole bunch of archetypes from the original rulebooks (i.e. weapon adapt monk, blighted defiler kineticist) but unfortunately the mod tools are not good. While I can still work with that, there aren't any proper guides to help me work out what I'm doing or where to start. Does anyone here have any experience at all? From what I've learned, the 2 only available modding tools are the "official" open source Owlcat Modification Template for Unity:>https://github.com/OwlcatOpenSource/WrathModificationTemplateand the less official Unity Mod Manager, where you create mods to use with it through Visual Studio in C#, explained somewhat but not enough here:>https://github.com/spacehamster/OwlcatModdingWiki
>>395307428Maybe you can ask the guy that made this mod for Kingmaker https://www.nexusmods.com/pathfinderkingmaker/mods/112 how he did it
>>395307186>Why aren't Elder Scrolls games considered Immersive Simsbecause being able to run 80 degrees up a mountain isnt' very immersive
>>395307428>>395307691Wait found a WOTR mod that does it so you can ask them https://www.nexusmods.com/pathfinderwrathoftherighteous/mods/279
>>395307780It's Immersive for a goat
>>395307691Seems like a Unity Mod Manager .dll mod, so I'll download it and have a look at it with dnSpy. Hopefully I'll be able to learn something from it. I suppose asking him about it wouldn't hurt either, but I'll be crossing my fingers for him to reply.
>>395307973I studied that mod actually. It's a Owlcat Modification mod, so I don't know about the compatibility with Unity Mod Manager mods. I tried making something based on it, but it didn't work for some reason. I'll try some more stuff.
>>395302084Yes.I think some anon even did a playthough of it here.
>>395271475>if I'm more than halfway through I'll just finish it. Think I am going to do a psi-build next.I'm pretty sure you're not halfway yet, undoubtedly so if you count Expeditions
>>395307186>I don't give a fuck what Weird West fagsyikes
>>395315736>YikespostingOpinion discarded for Monkeypox
>>395316081>if I speak like a retard surely I'll seem like I have good points
>>395316130Anything's better than weebpoints
>>395312087Did I forget something? After finding the Acid Hunters, what else is there besides the Institute of Tchort and Deep Caverns?Expedition isn't required to end the game. Assuming he's rushing the main storyline ("I'll just power through), 25–35% sounds about right.
>>395266487They could have at least have given him a non shit spellDoesn't help that Necro spec is so shit cuz ir takes away some nice stuff
Ultima 6 is pretty good but I wish I was able to see more than 2 feet in front of my face at any given moment. I have to save scum with gems just to find my way around.
>>395323990You didn't get Nuvie, did you?
>>395325047No, I'm playing it in Dosbox. Nuvie wouldn't compile for me, and I hear it's not fully finished anyway.
Is it possible to set the middle mouse to right mouse or some other binding to move the camera in Baldur's Gate?
>>395326935You are at least using a torch though, right?I played the whole game two or so years ago with Nuvie, didn't encounter a single issue.
>>395327748If there's no option in game, use AutoHotkey.
>>395331769kinda depressing but I suppose that's the best option right now
>>395331918It is indeed quite sad.
>>395333021>trying to put "ifWinActive" to only make the script work when the game itself is open>failing miserablyI'm not savvy enough for this shit aaaaa, if only beamdog did their job decently
>>395333940I'm not that versed in it either. Provided it works, that sounds a lot better than what I use:insertdesiredkeyhere::Suspend
>>395334470That one just kills the key right? It wouldn't work for me, as I need hold middle mouse to move the screen, I just want to avoid clicking it, as my middle mouse option is kinda old and keeps double pressing (in this game it defaults the camera zoom, which is WAAAY too zoomed out)I'm fucking something up on the If statement, the script is perpetually active no matter what, I'm thinking that maybe I have to escape the ' character or something, but I'll have to look further into it
>>395335079>::SuspendIt's a work around to your if statement. Suspend disables or enables all or selected hotkeys and hotstrings.Essentially, it suspends the script until you press the key again.
>>395336058Oh..Asked around a Discord and got the following result, works like a charm
>>395336168That will come in handy, thank you!
>>394776862Can't think of an easier to dick around with premise than "ultra post post post post capitalism" or a more in demand game than "please just do New Vegas again" only to just half ass both aspects. The starting planet is very over the top and sets a fun enough tone for the setting while providing a decently populated (albeit small) map to explore then it just stops doing that. The second you leave that starting zone the fucked up capitalism shit gets cranked down like 60% for the most part but it's not in favor of telling some nuanced story or exploring some other concepts in the sci fi genre so the entire setting feels watered down to shit until you make your way to Byzantium. Groundbreaker turns into some weird Deus Ex multilayered multiaproach toybox then you're right back to shitty maps that are smaller than the starting zone with no tradeoff of "being smaller overall lets the entire thing feel more handcrafted" then the game ends after sort of spacing out for ten hours because there's not a lot of quests or dialogue and what's there feels more like a shooter than an rpg (not in terms of quality just in terms of overall them even wanting you to give a fuck). My experience with Outer Worlds can be summarized as "land on Edgewater and listen to a guy explain that if your neighbor dies you're forced to pay for his grave which is funny and sad and outlandish and a good tone setter, completely turn off your brain because the game has nothing to say about anything for the next dozen or so hours, then end up in Byzantium in which the first thing that happens is [you get thrown into the poor person incinerator]".
https://youtu.be/wj80Tg8qVXUwarlockracy may be a braindead russian liberal, but at least his RPG vids are decent
>xzar all of a sudden has 8HPwhat? Is this bugged? Doesn't even add up
>>395327748does your finger hurt too
>>395349905No my middle mouse just double clicks, which rezooms the camera
>>395268053Just be warned that said mod is of mixed quality. Like it turns Kivan from a broody revenge driven elf to a broody revenge driven elf who won't shut the fuck up. Overall I enjoy it though
>>395136057Anon, eventually you will mercilessly fuck shit up as a fighter/mage regardless of whether you have illusionist in there. Illusionist is mainly a suggestion for people going on solo runs with SCS II and Ascension installed. If you want to be an elf or half-elf then go for it, if you want to be a human then go for that (the main downside being that dual class won't be able to start dipping into mage until the start of SoD/BG2, eventually though it's incredibly strong if you started out as a kensai or berserker). Weapon wise dual wield will end up being strongest, but in BG1 you can just choose long swords and a ranged weapon, just throw a shield in your hand if you really feel you need it early on (can help in the very early levels). Dual wield can come later.
How does Baldur's Gate 2 fare against the first?
>>395351674Even on SCS Tactical difficulty? In the end I decided to dual-class solely because I didn't want to pick any of the other races
>>395351692BG2 is objectively an overall better game, but it is also different.It's in those differences where you delineate which one you'll prefer. For me, it's BG1.
>>395351874>Even on SCS Tactical difficulty?Yes, although with dual class it's kinda rough if you go kensai initially because AC is far more important in BG1. If you're a regular fighter or berserker though you'll be fine in BG1, you'll just be playing a regular fighter through it though. If you're doing a full trilogy with or without SoD you'll end up being pretty top tier. Assuming you're going to dual class out of fighter 9 rather than 13, then you make the necessary XP in BG2 pretty early on. I think it's possible to make your dual class XP in SoD too but I can't remember.
>>395352706What does 2 do that you dislike?
>>395352904Yeah I'm rolling Berserker and will go Mage on lv9I gotta admit I'm having a rough time finding motherfucking mages to join my crew, only found Xzar so far and he's not even a good specialization imo, I'm starting to think I might have to Dual Class Imoen to mageAny good (as in the alignment) or neutral mage that I can get early?
>>395353116I usually just swing to Nashkel and get Edwin unless I really want to run with Monty and Xzar. If you don't want to keep Edwin around then you can just use him to help you get Dynaheir along with Minsc, who isn't the best but I've used her for an SCS run before. She's good enough for BG1 at least and her slow poison ability is pretty useful sometimes. You have to take Minsc along though unless you cheese it (kill Minsc while he's in your party, then reform your party and remove him while he's still dead, this will allow you to keep Dynaheir without having to use Minsc). There's also Neera in Beregost if you're using EE.
>>395352916If you played both you know the differences, they're quite clear.I've gone over this countless times and don't feel like treading that same ground today.
>>395352490Railroading, little to absolutely no role-playing to speak of, the story is actually super barebones, and Amn sucks.
>>395352490More railroading is the main one for me. You're just following the story beats rather than having the option to explore around more before hitting said beats like in BG1. I guess you can explore Amn a bit, but that sorta sucks once you've done it a couple of times. I've replayed BG1 countless times because after you're kicked out of Candlekeep you can easily wrack up tons of hours just doing other shit and not even bothering with Nashkel mines. The main things I dislike about BG1 are the lack of inter party banter and I still to this day hate that Baldur's Gate itself is locked off until Chapter 5.
Baldurs Gate is horribly overrated
>>395356584I wish I could play Planescape for the 1st time again
Disco Elysium is underrated, on 4chan at leastZAUM have been hiringmore and more people, I hope we get another game from them soon
>>395361821I agree, too bad the "definitive edition" is worse imo, don't like the guy that narrates the voices
>>395362421Yeah the narrator was a bad move. I also don’t like some of the casting changes. Like Garte, for example.
All this talk of BG made me want to try PoE1 againWhat are busted classes for PotD?
>>395176103>>395175853>>395175556how much does SCS change the game?I only ever played the game without mods my first time, is SCS worth a replay?I wanna be an evil necromancer wizard, first time I was a goody paladin but he was boring as hell
>>395368618Just use Xzar as your necromancer
>>395368618Changes it quite significantly I'd say, consistently makes it harder, although usually in a cool wayLike, even the tutorial assassin fights get harder, since they get the assassin kitIt gives mages better spells and better AI, buffs healing, removes +1 itemsIn general it just improves AI, improves the spells some mages have, and sometimes changes enemy placementBear in mind most of it is modular and you can just pick and choose
>>395371179>enemy prebuffsno fair
>>395148637Oddity would've been cool strictly as a bonus modifier to dominating games. You're typically going to be under-leveled on oddity, and Underrail is already notorious for filtering newfriends. I have never understood people recommending oddity for a first time player, especially if they disclose they're new to CRPGs or have only played extremally laid back ones. Classic you'll typically be 2-3 levels higher than on oddity at any given time past Junkyard. Shiiiet, to be honest with you I just did a classic run and I leveled up at Junkyard alone 2 times. I got there at level 8 and left halfway to level 11.
mythic paths ranked1. Azata. Clearly the most based due to Aivu alone2. Trickster. Everyone in Golarion is a little bitch and deserves to have a Loki figure fuck with them 3. Aeon due to cool concept 4. Angel....they put a lot of work into it because it's the default 5. Gold Dragon/Legend gay but whatever6;. demonedgelord trash swarm that walksdevillich
>>395377225absolute trash listing
>>395377537ahhh I'm such a scary lich ahhh I sacrifice stuff for zombies ahhhhh I'm going insane
>>395377225awful. just awful
>>395377225>Azata over Trickster>Azata at the top spot>Demon over Lich>Aeon that high when it can't even DE-TROON>Angel that low when it's the only path that doesn't end on an Anti-Climax
>>395365916I would tell you, but Pillars puts me to sleep.I wish it didn’t, I want to like it.
>>395394159Pillars i've found is a really hit or miss series. Either people really like it, or people just find it incredibly boring. I liked the first one, but loathed the second one. Though, the first one took a long while to get going for me.
>57% chance>Miss 7 times in a row1d100 was a mistake
>literal 5% chance to hit>hits>I diemaybe i should just step away for a while before i throw my keyboard
>>395404071This sort of shit drove me nuts when playing Dragonfall
>>395404071>>395404404>random chance badGit gud.
Is Wasteland 3 any fun? How does it compare to WL2 and Fallout-likes?I kinda missed that game when it first came out.
>>395410907yes it's fun play it
>>395410907Way better than Wasteland 2
>>395396236>I liked the first one, but loathed the second one.Yeah I feel the same as you. I can't quite point out why but the second one felt "pozzed" to me
>>395410907Thought it was kinda mediocre but from what I've seen I think the Wasteland series just isn't for meVery cringe-inducing dialogue in general
>what do we have to expect from current crpg companies
>>395420704Holy fuck, brb refunding bg3
>>395420704I'll never get why this post generated such a hissy fit
>>395420704wasnt this from a couple years back
>>395420943I still don't get why we can't just stab the motherfucker's foot
>>395427645You WILL suck the goblin toes
>>395428956I don't get why this game has such weird interactions, every now and then an interaction will have this weird pornographic tinge to itLike another time you can just let an ogre lick you, and he gets super horny about it
>>395428956Und you VILL be happy
>>395420943I would glady like the feet of a female drow though
>>395435386well yeah, you're the target audience, you thirsty motherfucker
>>395421351Because /v/ likes being outraged more than playing games.
>>395394159>>395396236The first one really bored me for years until I had more context about the actual setting, which didn't come until after Deadfire. I wish they gave you more context in the first game when making a character, having no idea what half the backgrounds or classes meant dissuaded me for a long time and its not like they had an established setting already like Forgotten Realms. Nowadays its one of my favourite series, though I also really like Deadfire and the privateer setting
>>395443479>I wish they gave you more context in the first game when making a characterThey technically give it, but you have to click on the races and places and it's just a fucking retarded amount of text
>>395443606no I mean more context than thatthey give like 1-2 vague paragraphs
>>395447636You got any ideas as to how that'd be done? Cuz I can't think of any viable ones
>>395377225>demon not edgy>devil is somehowwhy?
>>395448950Not sure, a map to select your origin place would have been a good start so I knew where things like Aedyr and Old Vailia actually were compared to the settings of the game, maybe have a more fleshed out encyclopedia type page that pops up explaining more backstory/culture of the various nations and classes when you click a button to expand the tooltip
MCs backstory or culture isn't brought up often in Pillars 1 or 2 however even the smallest thing you did in beginning of tyranny gets brought up later
>>395193925Why is he even considered evil? He's just a law fag, not even a scary one like the V-manhttps://youtu.be/TlFc2TuA_FA
>>395452827The whole "pragmatist/from a country with legal slavery" thing
>>395458785Pragmatism isn't evil, and slavery is just feudalism
>>394468604What's a good portrait mod for Baldur's Gate 1? I'm using paintbg for the males, but I don't like the way it makes the females look (Victoria, Iomen, and Jaheria in particular all look really weird in it). So, I need a portrait mod with some good looking, but lore friendly, females
>>395466264Just use Ryoko Kui's pack
>>395466646Too anime. I want portraits that look like this
>>395467440>le tranny face
>>395468440>if you don't like trannies you're underagedok, troonchaser
>>395468151How is that a tranny face?
>>395468724>this is his conclusionhello underage
>>395468797any face I don't like is a tranny face
>>395468797just stop replying to the tranny spammer
>>395468797anime rots the brain
>>395466264And how are these stats for a pure fighter? I rerolled for an hour and a half, and I can't get a higher strength + point buy than pic related
>>395471737Doesn't really matter since you can get a permanent +1 upgrade
>>395471737>18/27better get more tranny portraits
>>395471737damn, that's really the best you got rerolling for 90 mins?
>>395474975Yeah, my rolls weren't that lucky. I rerolled some more and I finally got something good. Is this enough CHA? I've never played Baldur's Gates, but I'm assuming I need a lot of it for speech checks, correct?
>>395476575Charisma is only REALLY necessary for prices, and you can just use other people, this isn't pathfinder or planescapeA fighter really doesn't need high stats
>>395476575CHA is a dump stat
>no new underrail patch>no new underrail expansion>no underrail-like gamethere is nothing to play
>>395476861play Underrail again
>>395476861you can try colony shipyou know that feeling when you miss 95% pointblank shots several times in a row?it'll be very familiar
>>395476575I like this, RP stats are based, minmaxing are for no soul faggots
>>395452827>Why is he even considered evil?The alignment system is and always has been complete nonsense for any sort of nuance. If he wasn't a literal hellknight you could toss him into like three different alignments if you felt like justifying it.
>>395481102Doesn't help that how alignment works in pathfinder is particularly retarded
Is she one of the new NPCs added by Beamdog for the Enhanced Edition? She seems really different from the rest of the characters in the game so far.
>>395488310Nope she's been in there since BG1
>>395488310all of her lines are voicedtake a guess
something about this critical awakened something in meand i think pistols might actually be stronger than rifles now.either that or this build is just too efficient and pistols work best with it
I like to spend my spare time reading up on the Geneva Conventions and making sure I'm abiding by the law of armed conflict at all times.
>>395512151I wonder where the drones got the idea that the Protectorate sanctions war crimes? Anyway, I just killed somebody's cat. I considered it a mercy killing given the circumstances.
Words cannot even begin to describe the sheer disappointment I have in completing this as both a femoid and what I intended to be a one-off build
i feel like i pissed off some ancient god of luck in a past life for everything even slightly out of my control to turn up shit
>>395488310Uh-huh.Meet tumblr personified.
>>395451751If you play Deadfire as a character native to the archipelago it comes up pretty often.
So, how is Colony Ship anyway? On paper it looks really cool, but I wasn't a big fan of Age of Decadence. It was stupidly edgy at times.When does it come out of Early Access?
Trying my mastermind build with some changes. God, what a fucking rough beginning without my big brain tagged combat skills.>>395532053One more year give or take.they actually treat religion with some modicum of respect, which is a lot from this developer in current fucking year
>>395532184>sci fi that treats religion with respectI’m very intrigued now, I wasn’t a big fan of AoD but I’ll check this out.
>>395536243>>sci fi that treats religion with respectI never thought we'd get a Babylon 5 game after the one in the 90s got cancelled
>>395536243Well, the premise of the game is that a bunch of Christians got sick of Earth and decided to fuck off into space. Probably too many trannies and pedophilia. A bad mutiny (they fucked literally everything up and are effectively space commies) happened and threw the community onboard into chaos. Everyone is usually some degree of religious, but the Church itself isn't portrayed as corrupt seeing as how they're the only ones who haven't gone completely fucking out there, granted I still like the fascist authoritarians in face of the alternative.
>>395365916Most busted classes are probably chanter and priest. I'm doing a Potd run myself and I'm running>Cipher mc >Eder>Aloth>Durance>Kana>PalleginaThe first few hours of the game are hard as fuck thanks to all the ghosts with 1 gorillion deflection, plus the one variant that stuns you on hit. After caed nua it gets a lot easier.
>>394776862Remember those games you played as a kid that you would play once and completely forget after because they'd fail to leave any lasting impression on you? That's the outer worlds.
What's the weirdest crpg that you have played?
>>394776862>muh corporations the game
>>395365916monk was OP in PoE 1 but got nerfed in PoE 2Cipher is pretty good in both games I had fun playing as monk
>>395193925they're not "interesting" they stand out only by shitting on shitty writing of owlkeks which is really sad
I am thoroughly convinced this fight is either cursed, I am cursed, or I just have the shittiest fucking luck for when I most need it.like, these guys had a max 15% chance to actually hit me5% for full damage10% for halfAnd they critted, natural 1%, everyfuckingtime
>>395544447Anachronox. Also, probably Planescape Torment if I wasn't familliar with the Planescape setting beforehand.
The power of Christ
Alright, so Regen stim mutation injection gives you 1 HP a turn, 5 extra HP on first mutation, and 1 Nat DR on second.Super Soldier Gives you 5 reaction on injection, another 5 to add up to 10 and 5% chance to crit, and finally 1 extra APDecided to fuck around with mental fortitude since you don't take zen stims often as the other two and discovered thismight end up picking up skill monkey with this big brain boijust need to get that second mutation though
So in the end, what *could* change the nature of a man?
>>395553771Could *this* change the nature of a man?
>>395554278son you are looking to get mazed
>>395552772not getting enough pussy Or getting too much pussy
And on this road, Uriel found ascension. i spammed pulse grenaded Robot down to 40% health and crit rattlesnaked his ass away with stasis nades before wasting all my regen stims taking care of the turrets from cover
How would you people rate the Baldur's Gate trilogy?
>>395554278Jusging by the face his nature already changed
Anyone here tried hard west 2
>>395579102I am about to. Apparently it's good, whatever that means.I haven't played the first one, so I have no idea what I am getting myself into.
>>395552772The belief that the nature of man can be changed. That's the whole point of making this game in the Planescape setting.
I don't care how many warcrimes you show me game, im staying loyal to him until the end
>>395262052your party members don't say or interact with anything in bg1. thats just bg2pick up anyone to fill out your party for your alignment. the only real difference is the very few battle barks they scream out every nanosecond which get really tiresome anyways
>>395589416>pick up anyone to fill out your party for your alignment. the only real difference is the very few battle barks they scream out every nanosecond which get really tiresome anywaysI wish we had actually good Good spellcasters
>>395592273Also I can't help but feel like I should just be able to pay for Kagain to shut the fuck up, instead he keeps bitching if you're too good no matter what
>>395600801why do threads suddenly start dying when I join them...
>>395604885That's just the sleep poster the thread goes on with or without him
>>395588897based fuck that dyke redhead pozzed muh folks protector
>>395588897>>395606841>not killing literally everyone but the Bizarre
>>395609037i don't usually like the typical gimmick wacky factions in post apoc media but i really ended up liking them. i also didn't pay attention to the timed quest shit and the faggot at little vegas killed them all anyways rip you were to good for this world sweet angeel
>>395588897I would have left him live but then he got butt hurt when I killed one of his psycho children so he had to go
Friendly reminder that DE is the funniest CRPG ever written.
>>395600801Don't let the bed bugs bite.
>>395624562Sir, I'll have you know, the renowned Drop Yer Anchor does not harbor that kind.
hello, i'm about to buy disco elysium, is it any good? what am i in for?
>>395626673i'm deciding between the game or booze.
>>395626673DE is decent. You're in for a lot of reading, or listening.>>395626910>he imbibes the al gul
>>395626673I thought it was excellent, just enjoy the ride
I like shadowheart but her fans are going to be pure cancer
>>395628361R.I.P Shadowheart poster banned but too annoying to be forgotten
>>395626673>what am i in for?Solving crimes with the power of schizophrenia
>>395626673its the only actual roleplay game on the market
>>395588897 this is me from earlierjust finishedpromised fulfilled. i can't believe you honest to god thought i was going to join up with you Angela? one turned her on ranger difficulty smg custom charater pdw with a +8 damage barrel with a flaming chainsword scotchmo on crit drugs in her face fucking ripped through her health lol best part is right after where it does its slideshow it practically went " yeah this is the good ending. everyone in Colorado wants to be a ranger, Arizona is saved, and nows theirs two bases of operations for the origination"suck on it dyke
>>395643569also i rate the game 8/10. lets you feel overpowered, some really fun quests, some not so funny dialog but a few lines that did make me laugh and a pretty good main questshould i try wasteland 1 remastered or 2 next?
>>395644028Unless you've already played FO1/2/Tactics and are desperate for more post apoc I wouldn't strongly recommend either, but if you unironically liked Wasteland 3 you'll probably like Wasteland 2.
>>395588897>warcrimesno such thing
>>395644737Played all 3, didnt finish tacticsTactics is lame, it feels too weird in both turn based and realtime2 goes on too long and its main quest is weak Everythinoverstays its welcome. its pretty good overall though if you judt like to side quest it up in the few towns1 is already my favorite crpg all time but its really not thst repayable compared to 2 And i really did enjoy wasteland 3, did you not?
>>395645939The kindest thing I can say about Wasteland 3 is that most of the combat was fun. I didn't appreciate the quest design, I despised almost every single character, and the ending felt rushed and didn't resolve much of anything. I consider it a competently made tactics game but a terrible RPG.
>>395650478Not that guy but this basically describes my exact experience with W3, glad it wasn't just me
what alignment should i aim for in planescape if i want to maximize roleplay?
>>395663208You don't aim for one, that's why you're not given the option at character creation.
now on the topic of planescape am i too stupid to play it? i literally couldn't figure out how to get out of the starting area for an hour and stopped playing.
>>395663586a lot of dialogue options seem to suggest alignment implications
>>395663776It's not a puzzle game. Just read, nigga!
>>395663951Of course they do. You make your choice according to the situation and those options shift your alignment.
>>395664449im just wondering doing evil things like threatening and possibly killing/robbing certain npcs will hinder roleplay
>>395664623How would those actions hinder roleplay if it's the role you chose to pursue?
>>395664623If you mean hinder the full knowledge of all the moving parts that make the story, few exceptions aside, the game is slanted towards good characters.
>>395664979i meant more like this >>395666209thanks
>>395479215but the "rp" stats don't do anything. thats the problem like its not based to just throw away points you might as well roll a 77 and just say eh the other 15-25 points is magically making my character more handsomebg1/2 are not perfect games
>>395628361I want Minthara's drussy.
>>395626673You’re in for KINO.
>>395678008don't care, the points are there to satisfy my RP fantasy
>>395663776Yes, if you couldn't leave the morgue you are too dumb to play the game. I'd tell you to read a novelization but you probably can't.
>>395663776I'm guessing its your first Infinity engine game and your problem wasn't so much that you didn't understand what the npcs were telling you but maybe that you can't recognize the exits maybe? holding down TAB will highlight interactable objects such as doors, stairs, containers and npcs. Only on EE though. You'll get used to it, I had this problem too first time I played an IE game.
>>395588897>I don't care how many warcrimes you show me game, im staying loyal to him until the endsamethough more from the opposition being so retarded and me accidentally screwing myself out of the golden ending early on>>395644028>should i try wasteland 1 remastered or 2 next?I did not enjoy 2 at all but liked 3 a lot
>want to play more games like planescape>dislike Baldur's gate>don't want a fully custom party like in IDthe nature of this man is about to change and I'm going to commit a hatecrime
>>395704902Asked a build here recently and the only remark I got is how boring the game was
>>395704953It's a bit slow but personally I still liked it, as for builds just be yourself
>>395704761>>want to play more games like planescapeIn what sense?
>>395705303Classic RPGs with a good story and possibly pleasant combat, but the most important thing I'd say is having an interesting world and being well writtenI have already played Disco Elysium
>>395705174Honestly the only thing keeping me from playing it is build autism, I cannot settle on fucking anythingI'm gonna play on POTD and would like as much slack as possible to fuck up regardless
>>395704761theres an IWD NPC mod which is okay, but not sure you'd like it any more than BG
>>395705758From trying BG1 it's the writing that's bothering me more than anything, it just feels kinda soulless and generic, but I think it might just be my preferenceI usually gravitate towards grimdark shit (partly why I found planescape attractive) and BG1 is just not it for me>>395705659Oh shit yeah, another game I wrote off because of its looks, but now my tolerance to older games improved a lot, I'll add it to the list. Thanks anon.So far I'll either look for a build for Pillars and start that or if I don't find one I'm satisfied with I'll go Arcarum
Man, I had forgotten how comfy this game can be.>>395706097BG2 has a lot more personality in its writing compared to its predecessor imo. The main narrative is more focused, the companions aren't cardboard cutouts, the sidequests are more interesting and the places you'll visit feel a lot less like generic fantasy europe. That being said, it's no Planescape.
>>395704953I can give you my build since I've got nothing better to do.Class: Cipher Race: Wood ElfBackground: The living lands - ColonistStats: Might 18Con: 9Dex: 10Per: 18Int: 18Res: 3Talents:Biting WhipDraining WhipMarksmanApprentice's Sneak AttackWeapon Focus Peasantthe rest are whateverSpells that you need to prioritizeLvl1: Whisper of Treason, Eyestrike, Antipathetic Fieldlvl 2: Mental Binding, Psychovampiric Shield, Phantom Foeslvl 3: Puppet Master, Soul Ignitionlvl 4: doesnt matter but I like Pain Blocklvl 5: doesnt really matterlvl 6: doesnt really matterlvl 7: Time Parasitelvl 8: Defensive Mindweb and Reaping KnivesIdeally you'll want to use a bow and and arbalest. The weapon you want to aim for is Stormcaller (it's in the DLC)
>>395713831also if it's your first playthrough you shouldn't really play POTD unless you want your asshole to be ripped apart.
>>395714431I played Baldur's Gate, what could possibly go wrong haha...I found this build, if you'd like to compare it to yours https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=871584933Also I've seen Whispers not recommended due to low resolve, which means you're prone to interruptions, did you ever have that issue?I've played on POTD already up to the point where we get the fort, and while it got tough sometimes it was never something unmanageable, I am 70% sure I also picked Cipher that time
the only thing i dislike about pillars 2 is the amount of lesbians. like i don't think you understand how many there are in that game if you never played it. i wouldn't say hurr durr everyone is gay because they are specifically girl on girl and its not hot girl on girl. its supposed to be take this serious and usually a ugly dyke girl on girl or dyke on dyke.is this the final stage of pandering?pandering to the most acceptable form of gayness? go to the big town. first building i enter little furry munchin mentions how much she enjoys eating pussy go up a screen. quest is about retrieving a slab. mentions the other girl that wants it shes fighting with is her ex.xoti is into girl on girl more than man on girlits bizarre anons.also obviously its world a little bit boring like the first game, dialog is still really long winded with no charm, and unlike the first game its mainquest sucks dickship combat which apparently took a lot of resources and time to make is complete ass and they shouldn't have even bothered with it.but other than that. a few of the companions are alright, the combat is tighttons of build opportunity that really lets you break the game if you know what your doing with a multiclass character. some fun side quests here and their scatter with fantastic juicy gear to find that genuinely gets me excited. since the game is so unpopular you are Truley on your own playing it. good fucking luck finding information on how to finish a side quest in a dlc. its a weird experience to have with a modern game but i had it and it was neat. speaking of the dlc all around are pretty solid and better than the base game
>>395715458>which means you're prone to interruptions,Not a problem since uou shouldn't be getting hit in the first place. You're a DPS caster that stays behind the big bois and controls the battlefield with his spells. Whisper of treason is your strongest spell since:-it makes enemies kill each other which means it's both a defensive and an offensive tool-you can use it to get people away from your backline-it costs nothing
>>395728928PoE2 is just kinda pozzed in general, which is a damn shameLike you said the combat is very nice, and the "gamefeel" improved a ridiculous amount from PoE1, and multiclass is fun as a motherfuckerMechanically it's one of my favorite CRPGs, reminding me of a more polished Baldur's Gate, but I find most characters grating and the lore/worldbuilding/writing seems much worse than it was in PoE1, which is just goddamn tragic
>>395728928I think I played the ship combat minigame once before realizing boarding actions were a billion times better.
>>395728959How are you going to stay on the backline and still make use of AP field? You have to "flank" the enemies pretty much from what I've seen
>>395731908>with all its visceral and animalistic perversions.So uhh, kidfucking or animalfucking?
>>395732496Yup reminder that NAMBLA didn't stop until 2016 by that time they figured they were no longer needed
>>395732496Must mean animals, alt-right types love lolicon and screech every time a jap game gets censored for pedophilia.
>>395732496Everything else deviant really, the sadism of men unleashed.
>>395733861120 Days of Sodom was written 237 years ago, adapting it to vidya wouldn't be anything new or original.
>>395732496kid animal fucking
>>395734331It was already adapted to film in the 70's
>>395734331It's not the acts themselves that we're discussing, as they're immemorial, but to what degree they're being accepted, disseminated, institutionalized and incentivized.
>>395735856What are you on about? Get a grip, we're talking about games.
>>395736086You're whining about homos in vidya leading to widespread moral decay. That's politics.
>>395735856>>395736707>Hollywood doesn't exist>Epstein's Black Book and Flight logs wasn't full of dems>Fags aren't pedosThis is even more fantastical than the games with dragons and elves and shit
>>395737469There it is, there's the cope.
>>395728928lesbians are based stop being a fag
>>395739286ugly ooga booga woman talking about how much they love pussy is not based anon and xoti the only fuckable female companion rather fuck the ooga booga woman over you .
>>395739963>xoti is fuckable>maia isn'tyour opinions are shit and you should feel bad
>>395731085It's pretty easy to use with a bit of positioning considering most enemies will clumped around eder and it's mostly for early game damage.
>>395739963>xoti > maialeast sane motherfucker in the thread
>>395728928>xoti is into girl on girl than man or girlwrongeven if you don't romance her she keeps simping for eder the moment she meets him
>>395740157>>xoti is fuckable>maia isn'tYes also maia is so forgettable i had to type it in to see if that was who you were talking about lol. i just found that first pic by typing in xoti romance and scrolling down for half a secondi took xoti serefan and gay fish man
you're all bunch of f*ggots only best girl in pillars is berath
>>395740370>i took xoti serefan and gay fish man
speaking of pillars i do overall like the system. i think the only bizarre part of it is intelligence being barbs best stat but despite that oddity its a far more engaging system than bg
>>395740370>i took xoti serefan and gay fish manif you didn't mention serafen I'd ask if you're purposefully baiting with your bad taste
>>395740769Might affecting magic/healing is also pretty weird, especially since all the scripted interactions that use it seem to consider it just brute strength
>>395740849I really like serefan easily my favorite compaion in pillars 2 but thats not saying much. like im pretty sure thats not even how you spell his name lol he won the deserves to be in a better game award
OFFICIAL POE 2 LACKEY POWER RANKINGS (OFFICIAL)Maia > Aloth > Eder > Pallegina > Serafen > power gap > xoti > that turboqueer I literally never talked toMirke > Rekke > Ydwin > Konstanten > Vatnir > Fassina
>>395741584Whoa Maia is better than Xoti but let's not get ahead of ourselves hereShe's OP but has as much personality as cardboard
>>395741883wanting to oppress h*ana savages is the only personality trait I look for in a woman
>>395741996dude i literally played all of pillars 2 and its dlcs i went above and beyond what 99.9% of humanity refused to do and i have no fucking idea what a h*ana is lolholy shit what a forgettable world
>>395742207>Ekera, ekera ekera! Ekera! Ekera, ekera ekera, drive the foreigners from our lands, ekera! we dindu nuffin ekerathose "people"
Are there any mods or cheats that let you do a full respec in Deadfire? I made the tragic mistake of playing a Monk in Turn Based mode and its fucking useless, some of the abilities literally do nothing. I could start again but I'm already 25 hours deep.
>>395742486not ringing a full bell i do remember the big ogre people having civil war. asumas?. were they colored coded? was it the orange ones the ooka bookas idk i have no idea why they based a whole game on funny bard ogre man from first game that i only used to spam summon skeletons
>>395742758>Turn Based modethat was by far your biggest mistake
PoE3 will be about rebuilding The Great Orlan Empire and it will be the greatest game ever made
>>395742953I only played 2 at all because it had a turn-based mode (didn't enjoy 1's gameplay at all). Hoped it would be like Pathfinder's toggle, it was not.
>>395743168Yeah the game was absolutely not made with it in mind, it's terrible
>>395742758>turn basedlol that hour long seethe gdq with josh sawyer just bitching that the only reason divinty 2 was far more successful was because it was turn based so they patched one into their game with zero changes to the trillion trash fights in that game.divinty 2 only works because theirs very few fights and none of them are trash fights. act 2 can easily take 50 hours on a first time playthrough but theirs only like 20-30 fights in that whole act? but each are memorable and differentimagine that but pillars 2 with a gazillion who cares kobolds fights that you just fast forward auto attack though ughanon that sounds dreaful dude
>>395738528>Cope>Matt Gaetz>As a Florida state representative in 2015, Gaetz and Representative David Richardson sponsored an amendment to repeal Florida's ban on adoptions by same-sex couples.hmm
>>395743108PoE3 was already announced its just elder scrolls but in Obsidians less interesting world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3QkO8fy3tg&ab_channel=Xboxdon't blame you for not remembering, they showed it once in 2 years and revealed outer worlds 2 after for some reasona sequel nobody asked for.
>>395743295>none of them are trash fightsEvery fight in Div2 is trash because the combat fucking sucks.
>>395743485>PoE3 was already announced its just elder scrolls but in Obsidians less interesting worldBethesda's posse of clowns isn't involved, which is enough reason for me to be interested in it
>>395743486nah taction difficulty was genuinely a lot of fun, love that game played though it 3 times now my only regret is the possibly of never seeing divinty fallen heros release now that larian is busy with bg3
>>395743295>imagine that but pillars 2 with a gazillion who cares kobolds fights that you just fast forward auto attack though ughIt's pretty fucking bad. The one saving grace is magic AoE ALWAYS lands perfectly in turn-based because the enemies have no chance to move.
>>395743646The armour system and itemization ruin that game for me.
>>395743485I remember Avowed but that's more of a spinoff than an actual POE3Avowed could be interesting depending on how they translate some of the POE spells and abilities to a skyrim cloneConcerned by hearing absolutely nothing about it however and Pentiment and Outer Worlds 2 are making me doubt Obsidian will release anything worth playing at all in the foreseeable future
>>395743847How? Sounds like you accidentally made a non-viable character build.
>>395743847>armor systemits not too bad. it only becomes an issue if you run 1 character doing solo damage and 3 doing the other. it either needs to be 2/2 or 4 for a single for the game to go super smoothly but its still possible to do whatever. its a pretty freeform game with tons of ways to breaking the difficulty with some creativity. enemies usually only have 1 high armor for phyiscal or magical but rarely both so having coverage lets you clean though them quickly.> itemizationi agree. it doesn't ruin it but when i said act 2 can easily take 50 hours a good 10 hours of that is vendoring things to buy a whole new set of gear almost every level for all 4 charaters.but i love the world, a lot of the charaters, it has a good sense of humor without running it into the ground, fantastic OST, and the moment to moment to gameplay is good and the confrontation with lucian at the end is a top 5 moment in gaming for me. also also i really want to fuck Sebille great game will probably play though it again after bg3 releases and i playthough that.
>>395741584Absolutely Disgusting Ranking
I will never forget Sawyer for pushing obsidian to make PoE II instead we could have had tyranny sequel or a prequel
>>395746201Can't blame himPOE 1 was actually well liked. yeah, there was bitching that its writing went on too long and wasn't interesting, but it least sold well and had buzz around it. nobody played Tyranny or caredso when your making the business decision on which one to make a sequel of its pretty obvious but honestly i prefer it this way. Tyranny kind of works as a one off adventure more than anything.obsidian has been in damage control since Pillars 2 so i doubt they will even have time to do Tyranny 2 at this point.GUYS OUR BIG GAME BOMBEDUH UMM QUICK MAKE A GAME SORTA MAYBE LIKE NEW VEGAS AND PLASTERED WE WERE BEHIND FALLOUT 1 AND NEW VEGAS ALL OVER ITS MARKETING.FUCK NOBODY CARED.UH UMMM UH UMM JACK ELDER SCROLLS AND LETS JUST DO THAT. PEOPLE LIKE SKYRIM, RIGHT? FUCK IT OUTER WORLD 2. PLEASE REDDIT BUY IT
>>395746710>FUCK NOBODY CAREDiirc the outer worlds sold pretty well
>>395746879did it? wouldn't surprise me the amount of "made by the people behind the fallouts you like" was plastered all over it. i never played it, never once and really don't want to but i didn't hear a thing about it barely a week later besides the occasional reddit post "bethsedia BTFO"
>>395746201>tyranny sequelI played through Tyranny twice and the endings were so different that a direct sequel doesn't seem feasible.>>395746710Outer Worlds was a hot mess but I enjoyed it a hell of a lot more than Fallout 4.
OW certainly sold a lot but unsurprisingly stil no one cared, reception was tepid across the board, much like the game itself
>>395747067Apparently.>i never played it, never once and really don't want toDon't worry, you're not missing anything. It doesn't even scratch the same itch as new vegas (or beth games in general) because the writing is so on the nose and the world is so fucking small. I played it once and completely forgot about it.
>>395747390that's not a hard bar to really cross. fallout 4 is the ultimate retard test. its a nothing game with less substance than your average call of duty. least in call of duty you can play with friends and clearly improve at that game. fallout 4 is designed to just waste away hours of your life. >get radiant quest a thing we all hated back in skyrim but guess its fine for them to make up 7% of the game>go to dungeon>shoot things>xp >dpo this for an hour >level up>take 1 perception >repeat for 50 hours until you literally get to bored to continue >half of the game is based around building shit but the kicker is building barely works and is a massive pain in the ass very evil of you todd going after the easily addicted as your target audience
>>395747876>75% of the game now *
>>395747876The only way to play Fallout 4 is to install a gorillion mods and play it as a settlement building simulator.
>>395748730The only proper way to play 4 is to not play it at all, absolutely shit gameOnly 3 things it did right were looting menus, power armor, and Curie
>>395748847i actually like most of the companions besides black blade manits the one clear improvement bethsedia made hope elder scrolls 6 gets this tier of companions instead of the skyrim 150 uninteresting followers thing
So i guess the Gothic 1 remake isn't dead after all...great.
>>395751205>FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT DAMMIT AHHHH I BETTER GET UP UH THATS BETTER FUCK WHERE AM I DAMMIT ITS HARD TO SEE FUCK
>>395747876>>395748730I found Fallout 4 a little more tolerable when in addition to mods I roleplayed as a junkie wastelander coming off a huge drug binge, and all that pre-war, looking for my kid stuff was just a big acid trip. Made it a lot more fun to just wander around doing shitSeriously that main plot kills the vibe for the main gameplay setup
>>395751387>showcase trailer>doesn't showcase anythingi had hoped for a "we heard your complaints" kind of thing but instead the trailer looks like a mix between usual E3 pre-rendered stuff and NINTENDO HIRE THIS MANi can kinda see what they were going for with showing the npcs doing stuff, unless i'm just reading too much into it
>>395762337nothing wrong with me
>you will not be able to buff or summon outside battle>you will only cast spells that have 2-meter range>all damaging spells will all affect allies too >you will read my 9-paragraph essay about a rat attacking you >you will experience my shitty main quest>and you will enjoy it
>>395764435>>you will not be able to buff outside battleBased.
>>395764435>you will experience my shitty main questShit taste nigger detected
>>395762337>>395762813>>395772756Somethings got to give
>>395773109>Main Quest so shit he added in a patch for exposition>N-N-NO You have shit tasteEach and every thread we become more and more pointlessly contrarian
I'm fucking invinciblehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBLsWG0ULrY&ab_channel=TyrusSpardaplease ignore the 4 int, i was dropped as a baby
>>395764435>and you will enjoy itYes.
Is BG2 better then 1? I'm not really enjoying 1
>>395793684yes but you probably won't enjoy it either then
>>395793684Depends on what your issue with it is. The writing gets better, the gameplay does not.
How much content does BG3 have so far?
>>395796572like the first half of act 1, it's not that much. I'd wait if you're wanting to play it.
>>395797294That's it? Is there a roadmap of how many acts there are planned?
>>395797516I think they said 5 and I also think they're saving Half Orc and Dragonborn for release. They've been awfully fucking quiet though.
>>395797894>only 3 acts
>>395793684it is. low level adventures is a meme, kobolds and gnolls get old really fast. bg1 writing overall is pretty basic as a whole, no party banter/romance which is probably baulders gate biggest legacy is only in 2you probably won't enjoy 2 without context from the first game though. its not a direct DIRECT sequel but its definitionally still a sequel if you know what i mean
>>395798984i got like 60 hours of adventure out of a single act from early access, 3 acts is enough.divinity 2 2nd act lasted like a whole crpg in length by itself
>>3957975163 acts, but act 1 is like 60 hours long, 20 if you speed run it
Holy shit Pathfinder Kingmaker just immediately falls apart and becomes awful the moment you complete the chapter with Vordakai.I played through once before and don't remember it being this bad, I barely want to keep playing even.
>>395802769Forgot to add but one thing that fucking kills the game more than anything else on replaying it is how absurd a time investment Kingmaker is, and in the worst way possible. If a quarter of the filler areas+the most tedious and useless parts of Kingdom Management got stripped away you could unironically cut the gametime from 100 to 50 hours probably.
>>395803146They put so much thematic focus on kingdom management, but setting kingdom management to auto might be the optimal way to experience the game.
>>395803595They did it right in Wrath, the Crusade management keeps all the good (infrequent yet interesting dilemmas, advisor meetings where you need to make choices) while trimming literally everything else that was pointless. Even with the crusade battles Wrath is still only like 40-60 hours long which is insane to me.
I've been told that this game isn't good to play with a guide, but man sometimes I can't help but feel you need one. Killing the beast was so fucking annoying, there were so many little intricacies and shit you had to do "just so" and in a specific order, and it really doesn't tell you. I walked around forever until finally I figured out about repairing the furnace. Also fucking hated walking ALLLLL the way back to grab the SGS guys a sample from the monsters. Fuck this quest.
>>395804143>Wrath is still only like 40-60 hours longMaybe I just did way too much fucking around but my 2.5 playthroughs (without the paid DLCs) clocked in at 220 hours.
Hows pathfinder kingmaker? I played wotr first and didnt mind it, should I give kingmaker a shot?
>>395805625It is in most all ways a lesser game than wotr, and very very clearly rushed and prototypical for their future games. There is absolutely interesting stuff in Kingmaker but you have to basically fight through some horrible design choices to get to it.
>>395805625Take Blind Fight. On every single character. No exceptions.
>>395805625The final two acts of the game are legendarily and among those who actually suffered through them and didn't quit near objectively considered to be perhaps the worst, most poorly designed content every put in a CRPG, and definitely up there in video games in general.
>>395807102>>395806526>>395807773will give it a try, thanks bros
>>395807102You're a good neighbor. We all go through periods of darkness. In such times, we can turn to the Lord, but it's good to have friends.Though can save getting Blind Fight until the final act, but yes it is an absolute must for the late game
>>395780820What game is that?
>>395815581Colony Ship. from the Age of Decadence guys. Still in Early Access
>>395751387Eh, at least they left the leitmotif intact. That's always something.
>>395626673A very good game.
>>395815941>Age of Decadence guysAh, is it just as wordy?>Early AccessGuess I'll wait a bit
when you're quite possibly more machine than man>>395818808yes
So, do you guys know any portrait packs for ToEE? Or how to create your own portraits at least? I always wanted to give the game a go, but then I reminded myself "oh, yeah, that game has really lame portraits" and I use interest in it. I guess I am autistic.
About to start a new DOS2 run with Epic Encounters - is it worth installing the addons ("Epip Encounters" and "Derpy's EE2 Tweaks/Artifact Tiers")?
>>395803595>setting kingdom management to auto might be the optimal way to experience the gameThus invalidating the entire point of the game. Why even play Kingmaker then, and not any of the dozen of other CRPGs released in the last 10 years?
>>395830352Because the Dungeons are actually quite nice.Same with WotR. Campaign management is so retarded and bad, it kills all the fun. So set it to auto and you can focus on the actually good parts of the game, like the Dungeons and the stories of the npcs.
>>395804607>>395804143With only 40-60 hours you either know exactly what to do (in terms of quests, locations and character builds), or you play on extremely easy and/or skip many sidequests and locations.I'm playing it for the first time now, and i'm somewhere mid-chapter 3, and i'm at 60 hours already.
kingdom management is fun on the lowest (not auto)setting
>>395833862play a proper management game, nerd
>>395833862Does this remove the annoying time limits and the automatic game over stuff?
>don't play pillars on potd bro you'll regret it>pshh I'm a CRPG veteran shut the fuck up>get in first dungeon>everyone but one guy downed in literally the first encounterhaha...