I'm gonna puke
>>3167312You wanted this.You could have had a japanese teenager with breasts the size of grapefruit and a revealing skirt, but no - take your squidman rape.
he should just stick his peepee in his mouth. what the fuck is that shit, a demolition man parody?
>>3167319I'm gonna puke
>>3167320do you need an int check to tie your shoes too? talk about dumb writing.
>>3167312This would be hot if the Mind Flayer was female.
>>3167324MIND FLAYERS ARE ASEXUAL THEY'RE TADPOLES. THEIR SEX ORGANS FUSE INTO NOTHING. Holy fucking crap this shit is utterly moronic.
>>3167329They don't retain the overall body shape of their host? As in, a tadpole inserted into a female will produce a female looking mindflayer?Asexual beings can still enjoy physical touch and a lovers comfort. Especially when the creature can read minds.
>>3167312The mind flayer in questions is also akshually Balduran himself btw
>>3167341>As in, a tadpole inserted into a female will produce a female looking mindflayer?BG3 retcons this too, but obviously no. They all look the same lanky tall fucks with fused sex organs, and no sexual thoughts whatsoever.>physical touch and a lovers comfortNo you fucking idiot, not without arousal.
>>3167312If the emperor looked female you retards would be worshipping "monster girl waifu" at her feet. Instead /pol/tards are going ballistic on every board about Larian.Homophobic double standards at their finest.
>>3167312Larian think they're hilarious.
>>3167341No, not at all. All mindflayers look the same and are biologically the same.They don't have sex parts
>>3167355What? No you're just a retard who wants to fuck a squid.You saying this shows you know nothing about dnd
>>3167351No sex organs=no arousal=no joy at all in having sex with anotherDo you pop a boner everytime you hug a girl?
>>3167358Just because they don't have a sex doesn't mean they can't have sex, or don't a gender. Nothing says they can't choose to act as male or female and that you can't feel attracted to them if they appeal to your gender preference.
>>3167312>larian could have added boobsYOU HAD ONE JOB LARIAN
>>3167355look at this niggahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKIzzmoI_40
>>3167368>they're asexual>nah-uh chud they just DON'T HAVE SEXAbsolute smooth brained retard spawn.
>>3167366>No sexual organThere are erogenous zones on the tentacles. You'd know if you actually played the game.
>>3167312We all know that one guy that can`t read the room and takes a joke too far...
>>3167329I still want to fuck a squid with tits
>>3167322if you looked at the modern state of the world, most people would need an int check to tie their shoes..
>>3167368Kill yourself retard.YWNBAW
>>3167368>Just because they don't have a sex doesn't mean they can't have sexlol wat?
>>3167360You're a retard who doesn't realize that if Larian had made a mind flayer like picrel this board would be flooded with horny doijins within days and you'd probably be one of the retards stroking himself to sleep thinking about her.
wtf?? based Larian??
>>3167501A Japanese dev would have done that. Larian being a western dev is incapable of doing anything appealing.
>>3167501A mindflayer from a woman still looks like a slendrer dude
>>3167628I don't give a single fuck what dudes from the 80s thought of this. It makes far more sense for Illithids to retain traits from their host and not morph into clones of one another.
>>3167628only if shes not japanese
>>3167644>It makes far more sense for Illithids to retain traits from their host Yes, it makes sense for interdimensional creatures capable of survivng Limbo to maintain traits of weak prime material plane generics. Fucking tourists keep ruining something "dudes from 80's" made awesome in the first place.
Man, D&D made mindflayers really gay since the last time I paid attention to them. I'm glad I stopped playing it when WoTC bought TSR.
>>3167672>blahblahblahWhy do they need hosts if they get nothing from their host? Overcome your autistic fear of change.
>>3167679Not him, but I think it has something to do with "minds".
>>3167501>tumblrYou should have just quite while you were ahead.
>>3167679>autistic fear of change.What you're describing is not change, It's rot.>Why do they need hosts if they get nothing from their host?Nutrition. That's it. Illithid are sentient parasites.
>>3167312And that is best that came out of the AAA corporate asshole. That current year for you.
>>3167689AAAaaand everyone is scared of it setting "new standarts for AAA game development". Clown world.
>>3167672Fuck you and your gay shit.
>>3167688>>3167679Tadpoles are unintelligent and feral. That's why Neothelids grow into unintelligent feral creatures. They need human grey matter to become intelligent. Aboleths don't need a host.
>>3167688No, it's fear of change.
>>3167701lol, this fag probably brushes his teeth because he fears change.
>>3167341Illithids do not have gender.At some point they might or might not lay tadpoles, which are then put into an elder brain tank where they basically kill themselves or get eaten by the elder brain until only the strongest survive, which are then selected to be used as parasites.Tadpoles devour the host from the inside starting from the brain and eventually rewrite the host body with that of an Illithid, no original trait of the host body remains after the mutation.Of course neither Larian nor WoTC care about any of this because big bux>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>writing coherency, so now you roll for le ebin and quirky squidward romance despite illithids also being largely unable to have any sort of romantic feelings, let alone feelings for other races.
>>3167709>no original trait of the host body remains after the mutationWhich is stupid. The host body should have an effect on the final Illithid. It should make a difference whether the Illithid grows from a fat man or slim woman.
>>3167714Cerebromorphosis is a process that completely destroys the host's physical body, no physical information from the host is carried over, memories and sometimes certain personality traits however are carried over more often than not, mostly because mindflayers need to consume grey matter as their main source of sustainance and can assimilate the information within it.The rest of the body is essentially fully digested by the tadpole during cerebromorphisis, muscle tissue, bones, organs etc. are all dissolved into nutrients for the tadpole once they're done developing after eating enough grey matter, or so the old source books say iirc, it's really magic so I ain't gotta explain shit.
Member' the cool mindflayer dungeons in bg2 and throne of bhaal? How they were a unique, very punishable enemy? How you slaughter them in nwn's dlc in a righteous fury? Yeah the first thing these fascinating creatures do when they free themselves is have gay sex apparently
>>3167701Imagine not amputating your legs to experience change.
>>3167709>Tadpoles devour the host from the inside starting from the brainThat's the most retarded part about the Emperor. He shouldn't have any memories or feelings of when he was Balduran. Balduran is dead and the tadpole ate his brain but Larian seems to think the tadpole turns you into a mindflayer rather than it taking over your body and it becoming the mindflayer.
>>3167322>>3167424INT is tying your shoesWIS is wearing velcros
>>3167355No one is afraid of fags, faggot. We're disgusted by you. Cope-a-Cabana.
>>3167709Yes they do have a gender. Perhaps not a sex if you go full autist with canon, at least not in the normative sense, but no matter how you distort it mind flayers absolutely have a gender, especially in bg3. Speaking of bg3 Larian implies the tentacles are sexual organs, so I wouldn't be so sure about "tey have no sexx1!" either if I was you.
I'll stick with Pathfinder, enjoy WotCucks.
>>3167366>Do you pop a boner everytime you hug a girl?Haha...
>>3168047God, you are stupid.Also, don't say "full autist with canon" when the guy simply states the truth. Truth is not autism.
>>3167357To a degree, it might be humorous. But knowing the context of this, it seems more horrific.
>>3167714There is a trace, sort of. That recent stuff where a gnome created an Illithid suggests qualities of the host, to a variable degree, carry over.
>>3167786My understanding in the 5E Monster Manual, vestiges of the host’s memories do carry over. It’s probably the basis for why a wish spell can hypothetically undo it. That’s the only way to change it.
>>3168130But in this case it's not vestiges. He fully remembers everything before he was a mindflayer and claims to have the exact same personality as before as well. He could be bullshitting but given that everything surrounding him is just "He's a super special mindflayer who can remain independent even when being controlled by an Elder Brain", I'm inclined to believe it.
>>3167709They turn into nasty mindless giant worms if allowed to grow with no host. Guess it's their "natural" adult form.https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Neothelid
>>3167701No, its rot and degeneracy. People hoped for evolution and instead everything devolved.
>>3167786>when he was BalduranI thought this was a joke people were saying. But they really did try and force a bunch of irrelevant connections, huh?
>>3168286See larian can never retcon this shit. Sure the worms are psionic, but they wouldn't grow to be feral and retarded without a human host. And yet they're supposed to have personalities in the tadpole form, fucking lol.
>>3168401it is a mystery brooo
>>3168290I’ve read so many untagged spoilers on this board and I’m still in act 1. But the plot is kinda so retarded that I’m not even mad
>>3168289Anon, they just told you they wanted to progress, but they never specified what they wanted to progress towards, did they?
>>3168522Why would anyone be mad? It is what was expected from the day of the announcement teaser but it's still surprising just how bad and shallow the fan pandering is. If they had actually made a NEW game in the Forgotten Realms like I said it would have probably turned out better too.
>>3167501no one likes fags, fagjapan wins again
>>3168290>I thought this was a joke people were saying. But they really did try and force a bunch of irrelevant connections, huh?The emperor is supposed to be the mind flayer you meet in Athkatla sewers. I guess the only good thing is they at least tried to continue what bioware started, but the end result is utter retardation.
>>3168541Larian should have never touched Baldur's Gate, they should have just created D:OS3.
>>3167355>if the character was an attractive female you, being heterosexual males, wouldn't object wow did you come up with that on your own nigger?
>>3168664Yes, and you know my point is true because that's reality on this board.
>>3167355>N-NO NOT LE HECKING DOUBLE STANDARD ABOUT LE HECKING HOMOSEXUALERINOS!A female squid would be hot, a male one isn't, simple as, faggot
>>3168522Sorry, I would have spoiler tagged it but the writing around the emperor and the astral prism is so fucking retarded, I genuinely believe it's some of the worst writing I've ever seen in a game and felt people should know to not waste their time on this garbage
>>3167312>"I like you squidy">I don't want you to go to your illusory form that *I* customized>Pass all skill checks>Post on 4chan, outraged the rpg let you do the thing you wanted
>>3168937Mind flayers are incapable of experiencing sexual thoughts. None of this has any right to exist and be depicted in this degenerate Larian pandering.
>>3168047>Yes they do have a gender.No, they do not, Larian's bullshit isn't canon, nowhere in the sourcebooks is stated that Illithids have genders, it's simply not part of their culture, which by the way is also VERY racist and xenophobic, arguably second only to Beholders who are so comically fucking racists they hate each others and consider every Beholder outside of themselves inferior.The illithid's mind is simply not wired to understand such things, and biologically they also do not have genders, at best they can (extremely rarely) inherit such ideas from the host's brain, coupled with the ability to understand certain feelings that are otherwise completely alien to the race, such as affection, love or sexual attraction (which is normally impossible since again, they have no biological gender that can justify the existence of libido), but it is stated in the sourcebooks that such Illithids are abnormal and exceedingly rare.>>3168286Yeah, Neothelids turn that way because Tadpoles on their own are fucking dumb, hence why illithids stick them into a host, so they can eat brains and get a proper INT build for themselves.
>>3168541Yup. I love bg 1/2 and hell I even like dos2 and bg3. But trying to reboot a beloved classic twenty years later by a different developer was just bound to piss people off by being retarded.
>>3168962I think it's pretty clear from basically the start that your 'dream guardian' just wants you to eat more tadpoles and will accomplish that objective by any means necessary
>>3168998The plot never acknowledges that giving in to the mind flayer bullshit is an objective negative, which it should be. The Emperor is not a villain in this game. A sequel would have to retcon that first.
>>3169000trips of retardation
>>3167368It makes no sense that an asexual creature would ever develop any sexual urges. Sure maybe some weirdo would be attracted to them and could use them to get off but they could never take pleasure in it because they simply never would've developed even the slightest inklings of sexual desire.
>>3168998I haven’t encountered the dream waifu or the “guardian” or whatever the fuck they changed this shit to since early access, but I just got to the Druid grove in my latest restart, and I realized when Nettie takes you to the room with the dissected drow, it’s the dream waifu telling you “There’s something interesting in that vessel. check it out” out of the blue, talking about a tadpole on a jar on the desk. But even if you try to use it it says “unable to do this yet”
>>3167313I failed us all...
>>3167871>gave her nig lips and nig-noseOh my GOD, lmao
>get addicted to cramming magic parasites in your brain that change your personality, eat your memories and grant your psychic powers>sexual desire gets distorted to the point that you want to fuck the monster who did this to you>even though he is an asexual being that only desires power, he indulges as a way to manipulate you furtherCould be a decent metaphor for addiction or something? I wouldn't mind this sort of shit in the game if the angle was horror and disgust rather than titillating people who have already completed their own 'ceremorphosis' due to early exposure to internet porn
>>3168973>again, they have no biological gender You keep saying that but gender isn't biological, your argument is a fallacy that falsifies itself...Let that sink in, if you had any kind of education you would know this, so you're either underage or you're some functionally illiterate trump voter who cleans toilet for a living. Go back to /pol/
>>3169087It makes sense for an asexual creature to enjoy sexuality if its partners pleasure is important to it.
>>3169251Not him but do you have a single proof? I agree with him illithid have neither sex or gender: they are biologically one and have no need for a needless and arbitrary social construct like gender. Never in a single source have I seen the contrary implied.Please provide proof or admit you are fanficcing. Most canon things in BG3 are just plain wrong.
>>3169198This is a clever idea, but unfortunately, I expect it's played straight.As for the rest of you in this thread, what the fuck is wrong with you?
>>3169251I know you're joking, but this is a blue board and there actually some people who visit from other sites who genuinely think that way and may be mistaken into thinking that opinion is welcome.
Cringe weebcels please go back to /v/ or /trash/ with all of your weird erp threads.
>>3169266>I expect it's played straight.This. Nothing in the game points to an unreliable narrator. BG3 sells becoming a mind flayer as a good thing, since the whole premise hinges on The Emperor retaining his personality of the balduran, which makes no sense from the mind flayer physiology standpoint.
Doesn't make sense for a mind flayer to make out. They don't have sexual organs, they don't reproduce sexually, they don't feel sexual attraction. If they wanted to push so hard a "romance" with a squid face the least canon breaking way would be to implement some asari/vulcan mind meld stuff. Mind flayers are all about psychic/mind stuff not "making out by entangling people with your face tentacles or let people using it as dildos or licking them"
>>3169756Love. Is. Love.
>>3169260How it would enjoy if it isn't even equipped for that? Does they have erogenous zones? Do they get sexually aroused?>no vagina/penis>no reproductive organs>no uterus>no testicles>no tertiary sexual characteristicsThey are literally sexless lanky squid head people.
>>3169762Not him but you are so fucking stupid. You don't read books. Go play BG3/Cyberpunk/whatever other trash you play and leave this place.
>>3169766Anon, I was hoping that my post would be read as sarcasm and mocking, but it appears it wasn’t unsubtle enough. Forgive me; I have failed you.
>>3169781It's okay... I guess.
>>3169802Even if this was accurate (it's not, people need to deal with gay advances all the time in this game against their will or approval), a wizard shouldn't be asking questions like that to begin with in a respectable game, bottomline. If this is accurate, game is trash.
>>3169266>>3169569There is nothing straight about this game. It's pure homosex.
>>3169802actually:>i'm gay too let's fuck>i'm gay, but you're turning me off right now>i'm gonna tiptoe around this conversation scared of being forced to have gay sex>i hate you (-1000 reputation)Great writing there, bud
>>3169802If you had ever been hit on by a disgusting homosexual, you would understand how utterly insulting it is to even be asked.
>>3169820Yeah, and it's not true, gale never warns you that he's about to sodomize you (although he gives you that fuck me look all the time but that's another issue). Basically impossible to avoid the sexual harassment in this game without a guide.
>>3169836>>3169882Are there even any companion events beyond their introductions that AREN'T sexual? Your options are either bang or don't talk to them
Why is this and other modern crpgs so obsessed with sex and relationships? It borders the obsession to the point in which it doesn't feel as if the writers think a relationship can be meaningful without being sexual.Is this how millennials genuinely percieve social interaction?
>>3169959>Boomer Eurotrash Swen has company make game with sex>anon blames all millenials for horny old Eurotrash's game
>>3167312>OP has the option to tell it to fuck off, that you plan to kill it the first chance you get, that it is disgusting, that you want to rip its head off, that you are not interested>he chooses instead to tell it it's beautiful, to squeeze its tentacle reassuringly and probably more dialogues to keep goingyou are a fag
>>3167682Absolute state of nominalists
>>3167313no amount of teenage succubuses can convince me to play japslop
>>3167313Why grapefruitThat's so specific, and it isn't even that huge either. You could have gone with coconuts, or cantaloupes, or hell watermelons.
>>3168973>Baldurs Gate isn't canonThe video game series has made a lot of things canon.
>>3169763I literally told you how it can enjoy sex without all those. You just need to read.Has doing something nice for another person ever made you feel good?
>>3170674Only in broad strokes and because a lot of it was already canon prior to the games existing, the only thing to be grateful for is that the horrible novelizations never made it in, aside from Abdel Adrian's name and anything in any of the various ending slides.
>>3170674Minsc, Jaheira, Giant Space Hamsters, Sarevok, Irenicus... it has all been made canon by BG.
this is my recent sexual thoughts
It would be way hotter if player character in those images was a womanLets face it, tentacle sex is hot
>>3170675They are literally biologically incapable of enjoying sex, so hard to understand? They have no sex drive, no hormones, no sexual organs. They could stimulate their partner, but that would be all. They wouldn't feel a thing.
>>3171033Nah, you're just a creep.
>>3171052This. They wouldn't even care. This isn't some asexual bullshit about your partner feeling good, they would have no partner. They are an entirely alien mind. They don't think in the same way people do at all.But this is extremely difficult for lefties to understand. They expect all people all over the world hold the exact same values they do.
illithid don't even have souls, at least that is - the original host DIES, this is well established within the lore
>>3171084Withers literally says they don't have souls. Even though they had a deity in the previous editions.
>>3171062>He wouldnt want to get his mind eaten by a mind flyer (as a girl)Vanillafag pls
>>3171087the material before the game was kinda unclear on the subject. They have a pantheon, but there are contradictory statements on the subject of soulsThere's also alhoons, but again - it's never said that mind flayers use their souls to become oneas for the game's canonicity - Mystra also says to Gale in his origin ending that he has no soul anymore but that she can restore it (If he transformed)
>>3171052>literally biologically incapable of enjoying sex>The tentacles are erogenous in the sex scene, and the emperor orgasms multiple timesReality does not agree with your claim.
>>3171151What the game depicts does not change how things work in the Forgotten Realms, so it is outright non-canon, a manipulation, or Balduran the Mind Flayer somehow mutated that ability when no other mindflayer ever has.
>>3171154As previously stated >>3170674 bg has expanded dnd canon before.I think it's fair to say this is canon now, the topic has remained largely unexplored so it blends seamlessly into the the forgotten realms universe.
>>3171168It's made certain events canon, mostly in broad strokes, not every fucking detail of a video game, and certainly not shit like that, you know that quit arguing as if you actually have a point
>>3171151You are so stupid it hurts. I feel sorry for the other anon arguing with you. Larian's incompetence and shit quality of writing does not equal to FR canon. You can't just write stupid, incorrect shit and then claim "it's canon now."I hate zoomers so much.
>>3171151>the emperor orgasms multiple timesHe jizzes through the tentacles? Are you fucking retarded?
>>3171151>cites a fictional video game>Reality does not agree with your claim.
>>3171333The problem is that BG3 was made with Wizards stamp of approval, and Sven worked very directly with Wizards while writing the game. So.. unironically, and unfortunately, it is canon.
>>3171464Anything after 3e isn’t canon anymore. I don’t care if WotC says it’s canon, WotC is fake and gay. Only the old shit that horny old pervert Ed Greenwood came up with is canon, not the cringe diversity hires that run WotC nowadays.
>>3171468what alternative is there? pathfinder is exponentially more diversitypozzed
>>3171470It’s time for new sourcebooks.
>>3171470There's plenty of other good tt systems out there, but if you're asking you probably want an other normalfag bait D&D-derivative so just stick with it and you'll be happier.For vidya the answer is always going to be a custom made system like they did with Pillars of Eternity, but that filters normalfags who NEED D&D ruleset (or something as similar as possible like Pathfinder) so it only works if the devs don't want to make easy money.
>>3171479I actually thought pillars system had some halfway decent ideas. The writing and worldbuilding were the lame parts for me, and I dislike RTWP
>>3171499I dislike RTWP too, but especially PoE2 iteration of the system is near-perfection for something in real time. Shame about everything else tho, the only parts I remember fondly are the DLCs (and aside for the megadungeon which was cool that goes for PoE1 too).
>>3171464then canon is directly contradicting itself
>>3169802I got the Wyll scene and the Gale scene in act 2 just by acting friendly without taking any flirty options before. I had to "no way fag" both of them. Playersexual is a mistake, romance in games is a mistake
>>3167320No. Fucking. Way. Please tell me that's not in the game. I was gonna get it when they've got the inevitable bugs ironed out and I will have more time to play this fall. But this is a dealbreaker. I mean, I realized there would be all sorts of cringe romances and r-rated porn for the basement dwellers that I could ignore. But this. No.
>>3167312>t. woman seething asexual squids are stealing your menwe're better in every way, either evolve or perish
>>3171470There is a difference. You can't really argue that someone that is genuine is a bad thing. Paizo unironically believes in everyone just being treated well. How is that bad?It's different to a company like WotC that doesn't care unless it's for PR. They were told about the gypsy stuff before Curse of Strahd but went ahead with it, went ahead with the depictions in Tomb of Annihilation, and with distasteful depictions in one of their latest products. At the same time they're undermining the system and PRing the fuck about how diverse and inclusive they are. They fired all their female designers including solid old-timers and then their creative lead argued that they still have female artists and accountants. This is the kind of diversity you can loath, because it's not genuine, because it's hypocritical and they don't have anyone else's best interest at heart.Some of you dum-dums really get confused about this difference, and now you think accepting anyone that is gay or black is bad. Even if you don't realize it, there is a difference between both approaches that has a direct impact on the quality of the game.
>>3171499>I actually thought pillars system had some halfway decent ideas.Pillars was a poor implementation of D&D 3.x with some official variant rules active and minor modifications. Mathematically it doesn't really work well because not you're rolling percentiles every round for some stuff, which means you ignore it with a full party because statistically at least someone won't be locked down, or you circumvent it through one of the few methods available. This in turn pressures people to exploit the same strategies, which pretty much renders the rest of the system as superfluous.
>>3172302>now you think accepting anyone that is gay or black is badnow you're just putting words into our mouths. what bothers people isn't that it exists but that is dialed up to such a degree that it becomes cumbersome
>>3172309Not at all, I'm making the example and outlining the consequence of the argument to demonstrate exactly what you're saying too. There is no reason to hate Paizo's diversity because they're actually genuine about it, they're not overdoing it for PR, and not while at the same time they knowingly do and publish things not consistent with that belief. Hate WotC because they're hypocrites, sure.
>>3169867You are deeeep in the closet. Come out and you will be much happier.
>OH MY GOT MY STUNTED EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE LEAD TO A HOMOSEXUAL ENCOUNTER>I AM NOT GAY REEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>3172335straightoids are retarded, episode 53574
>>3172302>This is the kind of diversity you can loath, because it's not genuine, because it's hypocritical and they don't have anyone else's best interest at heart.I loath all of it.>and now you think accepting anyone that is gay or black is bad.now?
>>3172365That's just because you're being an edgelord. No reasonable person has enough time to loath people for existing.
>>3172481Bingo. It basically means sucking dick to avoid a fight.
>>3167679It's like one of those wasps that lay their eggs in other bugs, they need nourishment to grow.
>>3167822WIS is wearing thongs.In times of trouble, they can be repurposed into a weapon.
>>3168054Paizo is even more pozzed lmao. Just abandon things trying to be d&d. All the good shit are all the autistic lore, source, splat, and module books from 2E and before.
>>3171468I'm thinking this
>>3167312Stop being gay, dumb fag. You had to choose the faggot lines in order to get this scene.
>>3172397it's womeme cope
>wanting to fuck a squidward Forget that. I want to fuck the giant granny frog-monkey face queen thing>I WISH... YOU IN MY BEDOhhh yes queen granny thing, let's do this
Can mind flayers commit cannibalism?Also, I think I found the most cursed endinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhRzWZKO6sE
>>3167312>You wanted this.yeah, right. the woke left wanted that.
>>3172335>>3172345look at these niggas slurping smelly squid jizz lmfaooh yess squid daddy give me squidbrainpussy
I haven't even finished Act 1 yet so maybe it's further explained... but the Mindflayer lore is that sometimes a Mindflayer inherits some tendency or fragmented memory from the original host. if found out by other Mindflayers, they will relentlessly hunt down and kill the impure mindflayer. I remember them having a prophecy of a mindlfayer retaining the full memory and personality of its host and how such a being could be the downfall of them all. it was a hanging plot hook from AD&D.as to the gender/attraction/sex stuff. I wouldn't bat an eye at a Mindflayer being hedonistic. I don't know if it's ever explained how tadpoles are hatched/born... but I don't think they have any sexes in their species. you might be limited to mouth tentacles in the butt/cloaca.
>>3167312Meanwhile, IN REALITY
>>3167312Why couldn’t they at least make it an option so the mindflayer a a “woman”? A deep male voice, male body, ect. This can happen literally hundreds of hours into the game and and without any hint or warning a character we thought could be customized, that a lot of time and effort was put into designing, winds up being something out of control. For such a game that prides itself on choice, agency, and customization, this really sucked
>>3172317“Come out and playyyyyy~”
>>3175306YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FUCK THE SQUID MANIT IS OPTIONALTELL IT NO
If you like or approve BG3, you shouldn't be on /vrpg/, period. The best quality of BG3 is that you can use it to determine if the person actually has brains or not when it comes to RPGs or if he just is a brainless consoomer.
>>3175538I also like BG3 for similar reasons, in that it can be used to root out the mentally unwell and straight up schizos, such as yourself. That alone makes it a very, very based game.
>>3175306The guardian is an illusion designed to match your innermost desires. Discovering it's a mind flayer is supposed to be horrifying you retard
>>3175591>Discovering it's a mind flayer is supposed to be horrifying you retardhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7vIT6ri8dM
>>3175590Yep, you sure are mentally well yourself when you use completely irrelevant mental health accusations in discussions about RPGs. People talk about video games, you talk about people being mentally unsound when they disagree with your understanding of video games. Back to school and grow up a bit.
>>3167343Which is complete crap. Why and how? Esp how, as it makes no sense time wise.
>>3175593Nice, schizo's isn't self aware. Read your initial post and then read the one you just wrote. You are insane.
Finished the game and don't understand:Where's kethric army?Why could the three easily control the brain, but you can't?Why is it a nether rain? What is that?Where did the three find such a brain?How did they enslave it?Where are the nautiloid coming from?Why did the emperor made tav and how did he got on the nautiloid?Why was he changed from mind flayer irenicus to I'm your friend, pls halp?He could've easily done everything tav did by himself.Why can everyone teleport besides the main character?
>>3172708Is this the shortest explanation of the whole gay phenomena ever?
Just normal Liberal shite in 2023
>>3175595My initial post is entirely reasonable. If you like offensively bad products with no standards, you are likely a brainless consoomer. No irrelevance there, there are people who will consume anything without critical thought. Meanwhile your suggestion that people who don't like BG3 are schizos is absolutely unreasoble. Two completely unrelated claims. You don't even know the definition of the word you are using because you never studied psychology.
>>3175618Shizo is actually used wrong here, true.Tbf most terms of academic psychology in everyday use aren't used as intended.
>>3175618I am suggesting that people like you are mentally unwell and this game draws you out and exposes you without fail. Your point cannot be made without underlying mental illness. It's a far too delusional take.
>>3175623No delusions. Go ahead and write a paragraph about why a dumbed down 5e is a good RPG system in comparison to other editions and better competing settings. Tell me how is it good pacing in writing to introduce new characters every one minute, a few meters away from each other. Tell me why Karlach talks like a modern Tumblr user in a Forgotten Realms setting. Tell me how the ending of this game is creative and deserves any respect when it is the most average and copied Disney final boss climax. Tell me why a RPG should stop having level progression once you reach 2/3 of the game and give examples of other games that do the level design the same. Tell me how is it good chapter design to have the player move from house to house exploring cellars for tens of hours. Tell me why Elminster acts completely out of character because the game doesn't explain it, only speculates. Tell me why a RPG needs pathetic circumsised dicks and why is that good use of company resources. Tell me why a short list of feats is a good thing and why illusion of choice is a good thing, especially in an RPG?I could go on for hours. Common sense is not mental illness. This is why I call you people brainless consumers, because you don't think, you consume. Meanwhile you call people schizos because... You get annoyed when you are criticized? You'll fail at life miserably.
>>3175633You are right. However develop games is expensive and you need to sell many to actually earn money. If a story is deep and good, chances are goyim will not understand.
>>3172708Pretty much this game in a nutshell. Either you fucking murder your male companions, or you allow them to suck your dick, there is no in between with Larian.
>>3175633>5e is a good RPG system in comparison to other editionsThere wasn't a good rendition of tabletop system to videogames ever in history, they are not compatible. Most original systems made for videogames also suck major dick.>good pacing in writing to introduce new characters every one minuteWas the always the fucking case even in so called golden age, unless you consider infobox tier exposition dump of earlier wizardries, m&m and goldbox games the way its meant to be done.>Karlach talks like a modern Tumblr user in a Forgotten RealmsBecause genre fiction was always absolute bottom of the barrel writing wise, it was also the case since forever, bg reads like a generic fantasy novel of 90s (which it is) but you have no qualms about it>creative and deserves any respect when it is the most average and copied Disney final boss climaxSo par the course to almost every other major rpg. Everyone shat over poe2 classical tragedy plot, so eat your hollywood happy ends, which sells.>RPG should stop having level progression once you reach 2/3 of the gameYou can easily reach final fight on level 11 in bg3 if you don't fuck around with side content, i know i fucking did because act3 was getting on my nerves. It is done so you could play around with your characters at the peak of their power, and not only see top level abilities in a very last stretch.>move from house to house exploring cellars for tens of hoursLiterally don't have to, everything remotely important is highlighted. Larian are shitheads with every container being interactable but you don't need to engage with it, this is not dos2 with magic find procs.>Elminster acts completely out of characterWas always the fucking case, if big heroes weren't shitheads you won't have any story at all in any of the big name settings, elminster etc would swoop in and resolve any troubles without the need of (you) to exist to solve them.>too longTLDR: What you complain about was always the case in rpgs
Hot take: DnD 5th ed is bad
>>3175633>No delusions.>Common sense is not mental illness.He says after condemning millions of people because they're unfit to exist in his delusional bubble. You're getting more and more unhinged with each post.
>>3175723>There wasn't ever in history>always the case>genre was always>almost every other major rpgA post without a single truthful, direct answer to any specific question. Every single point is blatantly untrue. For example, when one points out Karlach, your answer to it is that every single character in the history of RPGs is equally bad and there hasn't ever existed a single well-written character. You don't know how arguments work. This stupidity lasts from start to finish of your post.>too longI never said such a thing, yet you quote me falsely claiming such.No, you don't reach max level midway in all the RPGs ever. You fool. You clown.
>>3175731I fear you don't know what condemning means. You are using political language. If a person absolutely clueless of mathematics glorified a book full of incorrect math, I'd conclude they are brainless posers who shouldn't be talking about mathematics. Same goes for you, you shouldn't be talking about RPGs, doesn't matter if there's one, two or million of you.
>>3175738Oh, no. Did I hurt your American political cultist sensibilities by using a no-no word? Is babby starting to feel a bit self-aware about his mental health? Is this your one monthly lucid moment?
>>3175747Nope, you may use whatever words you wish, but I'll point out you are using them incorrectly in return. You are free to provide detailed answers to the long list of flaws I provided, if you wish to attempt to have an actual on-topic conversation for the first time in your life. One where you apply reason instead of your immaturity and shitposting. Where you need to understand structures arguments have and how different sentences relate to each other.This latest reply of yours only confirms what I said is true, that you are a brainless, emotional being. I'll gladly "condemn" people too stupid to tell 1 + 1 makes 2. Meanwhile you throw out emotional insults out of hurt. The gap between us is huge.
>>3167312The whole game is just to satisfy the developer's weird sex fetishes.
>fuck with a squid face>fuck with a bear>its supposed to be played by kids and like>literal bestialityBack in the day it would be a product whole geared to adults.
>>3175801Larian are degenerates and this travesty is the RPG manifestation of a declining and decadent west. I think what bothers me the most is the implication of millennials and zoomers shameless overindulgence in the most debased and unnatural pleasures; men fucked by men fucked by women fucked by animals fucked by squids fucked by god knows what... This is the future of entertainment, but there is no future for western civilization.
>>3175891The actual romance side of things disgusts these people in the same way that mindless, soulless fucking disgusts you.The idea of a man and woman falling in love is quickly becoming taboo.
>>3175599>Where's kethric army?On the road to baldurs gate, you can see tents and fires if you get to the western bridge from shadow infested town while in act 2.>Why could the three easily control the brain, but you can't?Brain straight up spells it out for you, they had full control over it before you killed kethric, why killing him weakens control is not entirely clear, best guess is netherstone was somehow tied to him personally>Why is it a nether rain? What is that?Because they put crown of karsus on him from the birth, it mastered control of the crown the way netheril couldn't, that's why they call it nether brain.>Where did the three find such a brain?It is implied it was under moonrise towers all along for quite awhile as it was illithid hatchery way before current event happened>How did they enslave it?Crown of Karsus>Where are the nautiloid coming from?Short answer astral plane, think of it as magical space. Illithids are basically space aliens for all intents and purposes.>Why did the emperor made tav and how did he got on the nautiloid?I don't know how they frame it with custom character but dark urge origin explains it pretty clear, you were one of the first to receive tadpole and then shipped over out of the illithid hideout under moonrise to get rid of you entirely which backfired. >Why was he changed from mind flayer irenicus to I'm your friend, pls halp?25d chess played by elder brain, it basically gave emperor free will to trigger the events of the game and get astral prism within its grasp.>He could've easily done everything tav did by himself.He is scared shitless of becoming dominated by elder brain again
>>3175611>BasedSo freaking True!!
>>3175957>He is scared shitless of becoming dominated by elder brain againYet that's exactly what he does (by choice) if you side with Orpheus
>>3176598He is also soulless retard and writing almost entirely shits the bed in act3 with few exceptions like gortash.
>>3175611>progressively less and less f*moids in gamesbased, total woman death
>>3172345how many times do you need to be banned to get the message you are not wanted
>>3174297why is this scene even in? can't blame him for wanting to check how bad it gets
>>3176755Most gamers will explore the game's dialogue and select friendly interractions with companions, it's no wonder so many of us are stepping on Larian's landmines. I have luckily avoided LGBTQ+ mind flayers, but I don't think anyone can do a normal playthrough without gay sex at some point.
>>3177808How fucking socially inept are you anon? All the romance shit is incredibly obvious and really fucking easy to avoid if you don't want participate in it.
>>3175957The initial emperor was the bbeg. The release version made the emperor just a pawn.Thx for the answers. Won't play durge, as durge was clearly tav at some point. You said it yourself: some plot holes remain. The initial plot was way to ambitious for larian, it seems.They shouldn'tve go that way. Jergal can cast true resurrection, that would heal the tadpole infection.
>>3167312It isn't fucking fair, give me my fucking Daisy I designed her, I should get to bang her, it is only fair.
>>3178206>what do you think this is, the build-a-bitch workshop?
>>3178235I mean it was kind of an appealing aspect of the EA. What they turned it into made the entire process pointless, they could have had any model or just one based off your character's sex and race and nothing would change.
>>3178243I agree with you, I was just shitposting in the gym. I enjoyed the EA dream waifu concept and thought the guardian concept was offensively retarded. I’m still in act 1 and I’ve had the whole thing spoiled and it’s so stupid that I’m not even mad, just disappointed in Larian
>>3172345remember>THE GAME FORCES YOU TO BE GAY
>>3168619They have, in a manner of speaking
>>3175611Industry peaked at Epic Quest II
>>3175957The illithids lost the recipes for nautiloids since gith rebelled thoughNetherbrain must've used wish or some shit to bring them back or just used its infinite iq to remake em
>>3167312>Tentacle rape cliche going to the next level
>>3167312You know you could ask "him" to turn into the dream guardian right?
>>3178808Comedy options: FATAL or MYFAROGNon-comedy options: DnD 2e or 3.5e
>>3167312it's like the more you guys try to bait outrage about this game, the more i want to buy it. "you can fuck the squidman" might seriously be the last push i needed to pick it up when it goes on sale.
>>3179971Anon, it's still gay even if you're wearing a skirt.
>>3171468>>3171470The problem with "muh coomers runing muh oldfag CANON" is kinda deeply bullshit. There are literally no systems that anyone is actually playing that do not have a shitton of coomer fan material plus a metric ton of at least implied magical realm in the actual material. Because the system writers the greybeard oldfag elegan/tg/entlemen are the coomers. They are the ones coming up with smut as well as the actual systems and campaigns. /tg/ gets shit done - and most of the shit it gets done is smut. Crawford is horny, Wyatt s horny, David Cook and Monte Cook are horny. Even Gygax was horny. They're all different in their style and degree and preference, but they all are or were ol' fat greasy coomers who love them elf slave girl tiddies and drow pussy. People who actually write shit eventually write about sex. That's not the only thing they write, and typically not even prevalent, and only the raw-cut degenerates actually focus on that when they play, but it's always there for the writer in some presence. People who want their pure RPG experience untainted by any magical realming neither play nor write, simple as. Also>D&D settings>consistent>coherent>everBruh the OG Spelljammer softcovers for AD&D contradicted themselves within the same page, regularly. The MoP and later Planescape were attempts at, among other things, introducing at least some sort of consistency into the metasetting. Failed attempts at that - because exact narrative consistency doesn't matter. These are not actual real textbooks about real history and real science, and mostly not complete stories in a cinematic multiverse - first and foremost it's material for any given DM to make his own story with his players, so it will always have his or that spin on it in the final shape - and WoTC spent several editions trying to find that sweet spot of "not too precise, not too foggy canon". Right now, in ten years old 5e, Illithids still have a seriously nebulous narrative.
>>3180044true but in this case it's slightly less gay
>>3179971>that anon who misunderstood the question and made a dude:
>>3180466Even though the Emperor may appear male, the way he projects in your mind is obviously as their true gender identity. Because mf psychic powers I don't think it really matter which side of the interval you lean towards, every interation will be with your preferred gender. It's actually not a bad idea for a love interest, most other options exclude groups of gamers but the emperor is available for everyone.
>gay sex>sexIt isn't the issue, the issue is canon/lore raping. Ithilids don't have sex, period.
>>3180811>Even though the Emperor may appear male, the way he projects in your mind is obviously as their true gender identityExtremely cringe
>>3167312Ganuine old school rpg gamer Nathan Napalm says BG3 is great:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3mSjKwJcak
>>3182222Anon caring about DnD lore is about the gayest thing you can do.
>>3178206you're fucking an insect then
>>3169959Yes, it is basically a replacement for having a family and real relationships, Gygax had several children by the time he even started commercializing his game
>>3167501yes, the same fags who want female space marines. who gives a fuck about their opinions?
>>3169959>Why is this and other modern crpgs so obsessed with sex and relationships?Because Bioware games (like BG2) made money by doing just that instead of wasting time with good mechanics and/or choice and consequence.
>>3183907BG2 was not focused on sex, despite all the desperate revisionism. The romances were a minor part of the game and mostly did not involve sex.
>>3167358>sex partsas my dad always said:if there is a hole there is a way, there is not such a thing as unfuckable
>>3184641Because that was worth the bump.
I want to impregnate a mimic, that's all
>>3182778The downward trajectory is only beginning. Don't be surprised in Baldur's Gate 4 if Swen adds an onlyfans celebs as a romance option...
I figured he was doing all this to try to groom you into becoming a squidman.
ost of it is poorfags who cant even run the game but its hilarious how many chuds are picking 3. Let's have gay sex then pretending to be disgustedi guess writing about it is what the repressed gays used to do too its just on 4chan now
>>3184721The problem is most gamers are only trying to be friendly with their party but Larian has concealed unavoidable gay sex routes behind seemingly innocent dialogue.
>>3167312>>3167320Bro thinks he is the Deep.
>>3167313still JRPG SUCKS MY ANUS
>>3184646You can't, they reproduce assexually by fission.
>>3170573Heh enjoy your tranny game westerncuck
>>3185066shut up weeb coomer you wouldn't know a good game even if it hit you in the face
>>3184143BG2 depicted traditional romance in a decent and appropriate way. Despite not containing tranny porn like in BG3 they were more memorable and fulfilling, believe it or not.
>>3178866The knowledge to create them was lost, but you don't need to remake the Nautiloids that still exist.
>>3185579BG2 and its focus on those cringe-ass romances are what started this bullshit. You reap what you sow.
>>3185639Those romances weren't focused on, they could safely and easily be ignored, and coukld be very hard to even trigger, and so they were ignored on most playthroughs of mine(but I liked Aerie and Jaheira) and Bioware mostly kept to the avoidable but welcome standard while adding gay shit to pander to the LCD, starting with Mass effect 2 I think, unlike the shit in nearly anything after it by anybody else who followed bioware's standards. With BG3, you can't avoid triggering most of the romances unless you're just an asshole to everyone, in my first playthrough I triggered Astarion, Gale, Lae'zel, Shadowheart, and Wyll, I somehow avoided Karlach, I trigger four of those five without even meaning to, for anyone but fine tortured selunite half-elf Shadowheart, in BG2 you actually had to put in effort to figure out how to romance the characters and then work to keep them up and complete them, they were an unexpected and welcome bonus, in this Larian shit they're annoying and unavoidable if you want to be nice and supportive of your companions, picking the most supportive option it wasn't clear or really even hinted from the dialogue, that you'd be coming on to them, or that they would try to come onto you in response to it, it was ridiculous.
>illithid holding a sign "this doesn't represent us".jpeg
I liked it more when Illithids sucked on your brain, not your cock
>>3172134its completely optional and skippable you fucking drama queen
>>3185739The character can kiss/lick it's tentacles. Disgusting.
>>3185759>it's realJesus Christ zoomers are doomed.
>>3185921>The character can kiss/lick it's tentacles. DisgustingAnon, transmen are perfectly valid. You’re just a bigot
>>3168962the mindflayer doesn't care about sex, it is just LARPing as a lover to manipulate you into being a willing "ally"
What the fuck is wrong with you guys itt?Have you never fapped to tentacle porn? Never fapped to illitihid rule34?Did i accidentally enter resetera forums instead of 4chan?
>>3186277A wandwave to justify bad writing.>>3186293The game isn't one of your porn japanese games, cartoons, sorry.
>>3185759Yes it 'is' optional in the sense that yes you can tell them to fuck off, but what isnt optional is a shirtless mindflayer from another dimension interrupts your dreams to tell you he wants to fuck you and you have to say no and waste time doing so.I would have no problem with this shit if it was actually optional and you had to actively persue these 'romance' through purposeful dialogue and action but you dread going to camp because some character is going to want to touch your junk, because you picked a dialogue response they agreed with in a completely different part of the game, its mind numblingly retarded.
>>3185759>dont play it, therefore it isnt badthis argument has never made sense to me.it's such a lame ass excuse. it's like if I said I didnt like the Mage Guild quests in a game. just because I opt out of cringe doesnt mean it stops existing and making the overall quality of the game worse.
Tentacle hentai has been available for a while, this is just the 3d version
can I fuck any hot women or demon women int his game?
>>3189972just found out about her human formfuck's sake why'd they have to make her uglier
>>3167312Love when they show the emperor's tentacles entering your anus
Hi, I'm interested in this game because of all the sex tiktoks I've seen. Is it true that you can have sex with whoever you want?
>>3191015The game is flagrantly sexual. One of the cut endings had you screw animals as punishment for betraying Bhaal if playing as the Dark Urge.There's a variety of sexual themes such as cuckoldry, polyamory, homosexuality, and even bestiality.Most of the companions are forward with initiating sexual relationships.The cutscenes are mostly softcore porn, but some of the gorey scenes, such as when a bloated Hyena gets torn apart when birthing Bhaal's spawn hinge on being R rated.It's a very controversial game to say the least. Not suitable for everyone, least of all for children.
>>3167312Just to think, this is before +20 years of loverslab-tier modding
>>3167355Maybe they SHOULD'VE MADE HER FEMALE THEN.But they DIDN'T.
>>3191035If you turn into a mindflayer, you do look female, but it's the only mindflayer model that does. Not that it would make any difference, mindflayers don't have sex organs, cannot have sex, and don't experience sexual thoughts.
>>3191015Sorta, but most of it isn't there for heteros, most of the kinky stuff is for gays and fujos, and a bunch of really degenerate shit like you come across an orc (troll?) fucking a giant ugly ogre in the ass. It's played for """"laughs"""" but really they're reveling in the shitty, not-fun part of sexual liberation.Play it for the gameplay, not the cutscenes/sex and you'll be mich happier.
>>3191037Well I would be annoyed but I've heard there's already +200 mods out for it, so by zhe time I pick it up when it's on sale, coomers will have come to the rescue once again.
>>3191038>but really they're reveling in the shitty, not-fun part of sexual liberation.Literally, kek. It's really vile how homosexuals tend to hyperfocus on the disgusting parts of their fantasies. Cis people are not going to look favorably on this kind of content, so this only works to their detriment, even though they think they're being inclusive.
>>3186293>>3188881Yeah but it's not in the context of male rape. Nobody would've objected to male on female flayer sex, but it was never about that in the first place.
>>3191027>One of the cut endings had you screw animals as punishment for betraying Bhaal if playing as the Dark Urge.Sounds based as fuck if you ask me.
>>3167312What the fuck lolAren't Ilithid 200 IQ supremacists that see other species only as meat? These things only feel contempt for humans, if anything at all, them wanting a physical sexual encounter feels like bad fanfiction... it breaks every rule that was established about them for +30 years.
>>3191093yes, and the game treats every transformed illithid significant to the story like it's the same person before the transformation too, e.g. mystra with gale, the emperor talking about himself, (You), karlach, orpheus even though a mind flayer is literally the tadpole that ate a brain, not the original person
>>3191102Yeah if I ever get around playing it I'll keep in mind that the socialist Belgian cucks didn't have lore adherence in mind when they made it. Can you at least make your own custom 6 man party like in Icewind Dale etc?
>>3191127Any player, companion, or merc can be respecced. You just can't change their appearance. You can only make a 4-man custom party if you start a multiplayer game or LAN with yourself.
>>3191093What you expect from a game where you can engage in literal zoophilia, orgies with drows and a narrator with a voice and intonation that sounds like a reading of 50 shades of grey?
>>3167871Hey yeah what the fuck? BG3 shills have been telling me to watch porn for years now, every time I don't like some ugly character, and I'm sure these are the exact same people.
>>3191249Thanks, anon. The aids spreading on his face was the icing on the cake.>part the tentaclesGodfucking damnit Larian is vile
>>3191093Humans consider farm animals only as means to an end (milk, dairy) since they're just "dumb cattle" yet this hasn't stopped us from participating in beastiality from time to time.
>>3191140Oh that sucks. BG2 had the same issue. You used to be able to host your own private LAN game and create your 6 man party, but Trannydog took that feature out in the Remaster.
>>3191330Right, because humans are incredibly horny beings with crazy libidos. Do Ilithid even have a sex drive in the lore?
>>3191422Nevermind I just read through the thread and learned illithid don't even have genders.
>>3172397Literal meme psychology.
>>3175633I mean at least we can agree 5e is miles better than 4e, right? Anything else is contrarianism/revisionism.
>>3191093Acshually... mind flayers don't consider all else as food, they need thralls under their control or else they go bonkers, and do form attachment to other species... the same way we do with pets. They literally take some thralls as favored pets/servants.
>>3175685I've played into Act 3 4 times and never had sex with my male companions.What are you guys doing?You should always kill Halsin tho, fuck that bear.
>>31915895e nerfed casters too much
>>3177840Played first run as paladin. First time you find out your guardian is a mindflayer you get the option to kill him. I did. Well that ends the game because you turn into a mindflayer, ok reload and tell him basically the worst you can tell him. That we are done, I want to kill him etc. Later on I still get a dream sequence of a shirtless mindflayer trying to come on to me. Sure I still get and use the option "you disgust me" or "I want to kill you", something along those lines. I would still argue that is pretty bad writing for the high iq mindflayer who can read your mind to try and have sex with a paladin who uttered nothing but disgust and hatred towards him to try and have sex with you. If you think it´s good writing and seems like a natural flow for the story, you just have bad taste. I don´t know what else to tell you.
>>3191602Good? Magic has always been OP in most games that features spellcasters. It was time to put them down a notch.
>>3191609hell naw man, magic should've stayed powerful as fuck. most other game spellcasters is essentially just tossing elemental shit at others, which is lame as hell.
>>3191602Completely delusional.Casters are still kings of the battlefield and martials don't even register outside of it.If anything casters weren't nerfed enough.
>>3191612Exactly, it's high yield for low effort which is bullshit.
>>3191590How do Mind Flayers procreate then
>NOOO IS THAT A HECKING SQUIDDERINO???>AAAAHHHH IM GOING INSANEEE>NIGGERMAN SAVE MEEEEEno one forced you to romance the squid
>>3167312>seething circa mid-augustJust let it die, anons
>>3191653I just learned that the max party size is 4 and you can't make a custom starter party. That fucking sucks. I'm sure there's mods etc but man, what were they thinking?
>>3191756Host a multiplayer game, launch the game three more times, join your game, make four characters, start the game, save the game, then reload that save as single player.Yes, it's stupid and annoying, but it works
>>3167709Yeah this is pretty pathetic on the part of Larian. I mean they made money and fags love them, okay great, money is definitely the most important thing in life and trumps all other considerations, obviously right? But they've actually prolapsed the D&D lore for the gayest purposes and are being lauded for it. People might not care but I don't see an argument where this isn't utterly cringeworthy and ridiculous garbage.
ive dm'd a lot and i always just do whatever i want with the lore while ignoring things i don't like and adding things i do like and my players like it
>>3191880It has nothing to do with DM'ing. This is a sequel to a highly acclaimed and revered RPG where fans had particular expectations. One of those expectations was the mind flayers to remain eldritch horrors. In some ways this is adhered to, but then the writing takes a nosedive into laughable coomer fanfic, exacerbated by the godawful retcons regarding basic illithid physiology, which was a bad idea to begin with.
>>3167312Fantastic, now have a woman with It. >>3172708Bonobo strat to avoid Chimp strat, understandable
>>3191027>Not suitable for everyone, least of all for children.Lol kids are bombarded with porn and hentai. It's not the 1980s anymore, kids stark jerking to porn at 8 years and younger. I think they'll be fine dude.
>>3192590This is a time-honored strategy (centuries at least) for fucking up people in the head by sexualizing them at a young age for the purpose of making them easier to control by manipulating their lusts. I don’t know if I’d call that “fine” anon
>>3192633Fair enough, all I'm saying is BG3 isn't gonna be the thing that'll corrupt them. I agree they shouldn't play it, not because of the sex content but the awful cal-arts tier writing. I'm surprised there wasn't a "uhm.... so that just happened" line in the game.
>>3192733>awful cal-arts tier writing. I'm surprised there wasn't a "uhm.... so that just happened" lineI swear I remember something like this, where there were four options that were just this but rephrased. I forget where or what but it was very immersion breaking.
>>3192767It's not beyond nu-BG. Remember Neera from BG2's EE? Her dialog was written in a quirky californian valley girl style. It felt like content added from a shitty fan mod.
>>3191624You still have to deal with his homo lust and at minimum reject him during his attempted dream rape regardless of you even pursuing it or not.
>>3192900>It felt like content added from a shitty fan mod.Anon, that’s precisely what the EE was
>>3192993Except it was seperately sold by a semi-official company. I say semi-official because I'm not sure how much work they've actually done, just adding anachronistic shit NPCs and improving very little else. And I remember them fiddling with the original dialog and spells for modern sensitivity/balancing reasons that nobody asked for. Fuck Beamdog. Can't even create your custom campaign party, but hey we got a fucking zoom now and shitty pop-in windows. Whoop-dee-fucking-doo.
Talk about a monkey's paw situation, you all clamor for turn based rpgs and CRPGS and then you get this.
>>3193066The gameplay is fun at the least. The problem is Larian have some of the worst writers in the industry. They're utter shit. They don't want you to play 'your story', they want you to be a passenger in the story of their self-inserts who are the real main characters (Gale, The Emperor, Lucian, and Fane). They can't account for any of your actions if you deviate from their path. BG3 probably has the worst evil path I've ever seen. Divinity has a few games set after DoS2 where Lucian is still alive and still the hero despite his final solution on Sourcerors. Larian wants to tell their OCs stories while the player character just exists to make them look better.
>>3193190gale bothered me so much once he revelead to my regular tav wizard the secrets of the karsus crown and I had no option at all to be ambitious for it myselffuck that guy, cut off his hand in my durge runwhen I played dos2 years ago I started out as fane because liches are cool and skeleton wizards are close enough but I faced the issue of playing as fane- you're playing as an established character where your own input matters litle and that took the wind out of my sails. I can imagine how bothered I'd be had I started with a custom character but even playing as fane was just not cool.
>>3193190>Larian wants to tell their OCs stories while the player character just exists to make them look better.Nailed it on the head. Take a look at how this dude experiences his gith gameplayhttps://forums.larian.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=879013&page=allIt's actually fucking pathetic.
>>3193193Because Fane and Gale are both DMPCs. Gale is a super special archwizard who was not only the chosen of mystra, he was her lover, Elminster is his mentor and friend, and he has a super special power with the karsite weave. He's the only companions you can never kill, he always survives no matter even if you don't recruit him and his bomb is handwaved away immediately in act 2 because nothing can threaten the main character like that. The PC not being allowed to go after the crown of Karsus is for thr same reason, you're not allowed to interfere with or threaten the main star's story like that. Fane is the exact same thing but just in DOS2. It's so fucking shit.
>>3193198Not to harp on about Gale yet again, but in the conversation with Elminster at the beginning of Act 2, he openly tells you that your destiny is to get Gale to the absolute so HE can be the hero that stops them. Larian is fully aware of how the custom PC is just shit and I'm convinced it's on purpose because they can't let the player outshine the companions.
>>3193210At least this time they added the Dark Urge, a super special origin character that's at least convincing as a self-insert. I fathom the only reason they added him this time around though is for the flimsy connection the the Bhaalspawn saga/previous Baldur's Gate games. Had this been Waterdeep 1 or something I doubt we'd have gotten something like this and gotten standard Larian custom pc writing again.
>>3193198Yeah this was a weird feeling during my playthrus. It didn't feel like my character was "real" in a way.If you want to aim for an immersive experience you need to be someone. One of the tropes I've always found great about obsidian games watever your opinion is on their games, is that you're forced into a job, but the circumstances and your attitude towards it is left to the player.Tav is just Tav. He doesn't have anything that is recognizable or "anchor" him to the world he lives in. BG1/2 recognized you as Gorion's Ward, a wealthy and respected man. CHARNAME carries weight. Tav doesn't. And the lack of in-depth reactivity your link showcased shows how little character creation is of relevance in the game.
>progressive CRPG>not a single cute tranny to romance>buttload of hairy gay dudes insteadWho the fuck was this shit written for?
>>3167355Your rhetoric will never ever be accepted as normal.
>>3193695Monstergirls have been a thing before most of the people on this board were born.
>>3193747Monstergirl is just a codeword for dress up in hentai. Popular hentai tropes are never going to try to convince you to be attracted to a dolphin or giraffe. It will always be a human female with a gimmick slapped on top of the character. Like a camwhore wearing cat ear headphones.
>>3167366>erogenous zones only exists in genitalsGet a load of this pleb.
>>3167366I did back when I was like 13, lol.
Anyone who played this game answer me something... I've been watching assorted clips of gameplay and everytime a skill check appears with the D20, they always succeed because they get like some bonus that gives +4 or whatever baseline to the roll. Can you even lose rolls? It seems so trivially easy with all the bonuses you get. What the fuck.
>>3195380Yes, you can and do fail rolls. There’s more modifiers but generally you will receive a modifier from the stat the skill is associated with, and possibly a bonus if it’s a skill you’re proficient in, with the proficiency scaling with your level.Larian also home brewed it so you auto fail a skill check on a nat 1 and auto succeed on a nat 20, both of which are dumb changes to an already dumb ruleset. So you end up failing trivial things you shouldn’t fail and can pass absurd things you shouldn’t be able to pass.And there’s just so many fucking dice rolls in the game for every little thing. It’s super annoying. You can savescum if you want. I just use cheat engine. DnD has rules to just take a 10 out of combat and have that be your roll, or even take 20 if you aren’t pressed for time and can just retry until you succeed. Solasta has an option to just take 20 out of combat on rolls which is very welcome.Random dice rolls don’t work well in a CRPG because there’s no DM to tweak the plot on the fly to accommodate unexpected failures or successes. Gating stuff behind static checks and building characters accordingly feels a lot better imo.
>>3195405Figured, the whole dice toll thing seems very try-hard to me. Especially since you clearly have auto succeed speech options in dialog (like being a druid) so it's not even consistent. If the combat didn't look so fun I'd probably skip BG3.Also, why the FUCK does everyone need to have a british accent? It's pissing me off.
>>3193236I was having more fun with just playing with a bunch of lads instead of the companions, just because the human element of wacky shenagins made it far more fun when stuff went down.
Why do you keep talking about this shit ?
>>3193190I'm even gonna ask "Why not make their own game instead of wearing a Baldur's Gate skin" cause we know why.
>>3196026If you're interested in BG3, my advice is to wait for a year for them to fix it and release an "enhanced/definitive edition" and buy it on sale for half off.>t. in act 3
>>3196838What else are you guys going to talk about? This is the logical conclusion of jerking off bioware and obsidian storyfaggot games for decades. None of you can play anything else, this is all you have left.
>>3167320Well done, Larian, I actually laffed.Not gonna lie, I honestly prefer this to bearfucking.
>>3197570I just got to the dragon last nightBalduran and the dragon were fucking, too, before he was a mindflayer Disgusting. And the retards at Larian made the dragons “human” form be a Dragonborn because they’re retards
>>3197772cope, the whole game is filled with fujoshit, so the only gratuitous option for a heterofag is lesbian shit
>>3194913Unironically it does. How do you think castratos feel? They become asexual and their dicks shrivel by 70%.
>>3191035What makes you so convinced she can't be a female already? She can appear as a woman in your dreams, and I think she does for most players, so maybe that's a hint from Larian her gender is female.
Why does a creature that reproduces a sexually want sex or have any erotic desires at all?
>>3202886It would make sense if it simply pretended to since The Emperor is an Ulitharid trying to create its own mind flayer colony, but the game doesn't hint at any malevolent plans at all.
I was raped in BG3i said yes at the start, but changed my mind before it started. I was not given the chance to say no and my charater couldn't withdraw consent. Larian failed me and helped me get SA!!!
>>3196026>Also, why the FUCK does everyone need to have a british accent?Because it's not an accent. It's the way the language is supposed to be spoken. Pretty sure every non-american prefers proper pronunciation to mutt accent. And likely many americans too.
>>3202842Trust me anon, it is not left for debate after finishing all the quests.
>>3175759>severe american schizophrenia in effectGoddamn.
>>3203120https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64LRwnfeeIABong accents from the previous century sound a lot more American than the modern ones. That's the entire reason Americans sound the way they do, retardo.
>>3203694I didn't click your link but apparently the way hicks who live deep Appalachians talk is pretty much unchanged from the founding of the nation. Which is bonkers to me.
>>3196026This is pure asspull speculation:1. Better acting culture and education in UK. Cheap Bongs will be more talented than the Burgers you get for the same price.2. Perception (mistaken or not) that the American audience($$) prefers hearing various UK accents to their own especially in medieval fantasy. Received Pronunciation makes one think of European Gentry where a Wisconsin accent sounds like the mom next door.
>>3203726Apparently there was inorganic push in the all of Bongistan to force posh-like accents. The way burgeri hicks sound is pretty far off from general American.
>>3169836Go for the response that flat out rejects him. If he doesn't like it, that is his problem. Gale completely stopped trying to make advances after I straight up refused.
>>3180048He's right. You bootlicking faggots are so stupid it's physically painful to see.If you're a writer with even the slightest bit of integrity or self-respect, it's your job to improve the setting not just make lame excuses to do whatever you want.
>>3204763It's still a problem. I do not consent to gay sex in my camp, and I'm not going to pretend there aren't poofters in my group.
>>3203885I reckon it's because larian's an EU located studio it's just easier to work with folks that work around the same timezones as you do
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>>3169836>You don't have any friends>Gale:Sadly no but are we friends?>A chance with being friends with the mighty gale of couse!>Glad to hear itAnd there you are best friends nowJust don't talk to halsin unless you do his quest to save the forest child
KEK WHICH ONE OF YOU DID THIS
>>3167381Sorry, here's giant penis and a bear instead