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  1. I tried to drop difficulty down to easy, still got instantly wiped. After a dozen tries I just forfeited and bumped my MC to 99 attributes and had him kill them. Even then, it was far closer than you would assume it would be.
  2. What's with the RPG trope that everything the main character doesn't touch or fix personally, tends to go to ****? I did a playthrough as a stoic death godlike, who had little concern for the affairs of others and while the end doesn't upset me, it feels kind of boring that all companions end up being sad the rest of their lives, and every town and village which you do not personally save will end in ruin. Does the main character always have to be a Messiah for the world to have any hope? Also, the story itself emphasizes often that time is short. Does anything change if you go spend 3 months solving every little problem in the country? If the passage of time doesn't have an effect on the critical path, it feels rather annoying that the game basically berates for you not fixing everything in the world while it simultaneously tells you to hurry and stop Thaos.
  3. Hi, playing on hard + expert and my party is at lvl 8. I've mostly followed the critical path and haven't had problems so far, but now I'm at the Thaos fight and the difficulty jumped up like crazy; my entire party gets wiped in a matter of seconds by the AoE. I can't rush Thaos since he has 150+ deflection, and I can't kill one of the giants fast enough; I can barely get them to injured before I get absolutely rekt. Am I missing a gimmick or something? Or is the last fight just completely different from everything before it?
  4. I've just sticked to mostly the critical path on hard+ expert (havent gone out of my way to pick up new quests) and I'd been getting through just fine. Maybe your frontline is lacking, or you are not positioning properly.
  5. Are you saying that's what you do in Pillars of Eternity? Because that isn't what you do in Pillars of Eternity. I'm sorry, I forget that not everyone on the internet is well versed in english. I edited the post for you.
  6. When did the term "RPG", as in "Roleplaying Game", change it's meaning to "Single Player World Of Warcraft"? You don't need to have a bull**** crafting system where you create minor health potions you never use, nor do you need to swap from your cow leather armor to space cow leather armor every 5 minutes for incremental upgrades. You don't need to go on search for le epic loot and kill a big spider for a sword of cutting +1 that magically cuts through flesh somehow better than a regular ass sword. Simple version: Why do people whine for these things and associate them with the term "RPG"
  7. Lot of different people sell some crafting ingredients and they don't have many of them in stock, but so far I have not encountered a dedicated vendor for them. And they don't have many of them in stock.
  8. The AI does select a new target if the previous one dies while they were attacking it, but they do not select a new target if the enemy dies while a character is trying to cast a targeted spell or ability on the target. Also, the combat system is fine. Even on hard, you get by well enough even with a roleplay build. Only thing that changes is the amount of resting needed, since minmax builds kill things faster and therefore accumulate less health damage for the party.
  9. Would not mind if someone made a mod that removes kickstarter stuff from the game.
  10. It doesn't take a ****ing genius to reload a crossbow The talent makes you more accurate with it, describing proficiency with it.
  11. You got talents for different weapon groups. Other than that, there are no weapon skills.
  12. Well... it depends on the execution. Sex is an inherent part of relationships, but in videogames the sex itself is not important but what it means for the characters. The problem is that handling sex tastefully in videogames is hard, and we haven't had many writers yet that would have tackled the subject matter in a proper way.
  13. Cropped the head for portraits for my horned Death Godlike, since the game provides you only a single portrait. It somewhat matches my character, but had I known that the game doesn't recognize my characters race at all I woulda probably picked something less fancy. Just wanted to go with the theme of being alien. Lol. Edit: Big image is big
  14. Death Godlike Cipher here too. Yeah, the class doesnt seem to be the most balanced one. Damage done: Cipher MC, 26k Total damage dealt by 7 companions, 22k It's just absurdly strong to spam mind blades lvl 4 onwards. Starting 30 focus every fight, you mind blades twice and the entire enemy mob is at the brink of death. Cipher spells don't have the same restrictions than all other caster classes, and they are stronger overall. A lot of them have a low cast time too. They have approx 10-20% lower base damage than comparable mage spells, but you get to use as many spells per fight as a mage gets to per rest. And I'm not even abusing the blunderbuss + focus per hit talent combo.
  15. Haven't noticed that myself, but then again I think Ciphers may be overpowered. I start with 30+ focus, throw 2 mind blades into the enemy mob and they are all almost dead. Single target, I do the push spell for CC and massive damage. Elite monster withs adds, I cast dominate on the elite while I kill the adds, then we kills the big one. My ciphers barely lvl 6 and he's dealt 3.5 times more damage than anyone else, including the mage. Actually, he's dealt more damage than the 5 other characters in my party combined. Playing on Hard + Expert.
  16. Playing on Hard + expert. Companion with 83/83 endurance and 466/466 health triggers a trap. Trap crits for 653 damage. Bye bye companion. :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
  17. Try picking one of the original races - Three portraits per gender. Now that's a lack of variety. As for custom portraits - There are several threads on the forums here with portraits you can use. And there's other websites with them as well. Three portraits? Every godlike has a single portrait for gender. One death godlike, one fire godlike, etc. Seems especially stupid when their head deformations are so noticeable, and yet if you dont choose a specific head you will not have a portrait that would even remotely represent your character.
  18. A human male portrait? There should be plenty to choose from. Unlike for Godlikes, who got a single portrait per gender Q_Q
  19. I really wish they would do away with having that ingame Kickstarter stuff. I love the game and all, but it's a bit jarring to see a random finnish name on a character in a medieval fantasy world. I'm sure people would be happy without having their name or nick tied to a random NPC or a tombstone.
  20. You can use the spell to put your ally into stasis for 20 seconds, and right now it's possible to block a doorway by having an ally withdrawn in the doorway, which makes him invulnerable but acts as an obstacle to the enemy. The AI doesn't know how to deal with this, so they stand there and you can take free potshots with your other characters. Since the abilitys cast time is also very small, once withdraw ends you can do it again without the person taking any damage in the time between. Currently this makes it possible to beat several fights that are way above you by abusing this mechanic. Either give the ability a longer cast time, or make withdrawn allies not count as an obstacle. Before people come in and say "just don't do it then", I don't. Just trying to give my 2 cents and contribute to balancing efforts.
  21. I like the game, but I feel like the Godlike race, or at least Death Godlikes, were kind of an afterthought. I am playing a death Godlike Cipher; according to the game, the most distrusted combination possible. Yet people greet me with warmth, and nobody is exhibiting the kind of apprehension I thought my character would receive. The only remark I've received so far has been a child saying "Why is your head like that?". Then there are the things like an NPC remarking how I have shadows under my eyes due to lack of sleep (they can't see my eyes, I'm a death Godlike) and stuff like that. While it is not major, it IS rather jarring as I am trying to roleplay my character, but from time to time get yanked out of the world due to my character's race (which is noticeably different and alien) not being recognized at all.
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