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  1. Description: If at anytime you break through the wall from the bathhouse into the tower, (I think this is the trigger) The entire mage tower will go hostile. Even if the quest to break into his vault is already completed. This completely breaks the future quest and prevents you from being able to hand in the quest or probably continue the DLC (when the third part is finally released) Steps to Reproduce the Issue: 1) Complete the quest where you break into Arkemyr's Vault but don't use the Bath House entrance. (I used his robe as a disguise) 2) Get the summons from him and make sure he has spawned in his house and everything is chill, where he sends you to the Observatory. 3) Break that Bath House wall (I did it to go back to the vault as a shortcut so I could unlock a chest I missed) 4) This causes weird stuff to happen.. When you finish Bekarana's Folley and head back, everything is still hostile. The hostile imp in his office will tell you to head downstairs to the scrying pool.. but then just keeps attacking you. (The dialogue triggers normally but then he keeps attacking). The whole tower is hostile still and Arkyemyr is also hostile and just attacks you outright, with no way to finish the quest. I assume I am also screwed now for the DLC and can't see how the quest ends - so I will probably have to start the game over.
  2. Not reading all this crap. Review was Awesome. Fanboys gonna Fanoboy.
  3. You came to the wrong city.. This forum is 80% bleeding hearts that will defend almost every decision Obsidian makes. I think Obsidian is still one of the best companies in the industry right now for making games that aren't complete ****.. however I still fire up my old Black isle games and play them to death.. I couldn't even get past the prologue of Dungeon Seige 3.. it was horrible. South Park was really well done.. but it's like 15 hours long. Blizzard. Blizzard has a notorious amount of bugs in their flag ship product (WoW).. However I will mostly agree that they do pretty extensive testing of their products, however they have a massive following of dedicated fans that will play the same content for 6 months and continiously report bugs. Obsidian has Sensuki..
  4. What patches? What are you talking about? Every single IE game shipped, on day one, with quest XP and kill XP in equal measure. Never were the two concepts ever separated, or ignored, or added later, or overly weighted to one side or the other. Stun nails it on the head. I Re-iterate my point.. do most non-combat xp supporters even know or have even played IE games? If not, then PoE wasn't made for you. Thanks for your support to make PoE happen but this is an IE inspired game.
  5. I love Lephys, Caradin and Wanderon's logic. They will Concede that, yes... maybe grinding didn't need to be done to complete/ experience IE games.. BUT YOU COULD GRIND IF YOU WANTED TO.. SO IT EXISTS AND RUINED THE GAMES. I have never "Grinded" xp in any of my playthroughs of an IE game.. It's slow and repetitive and offered me nothing and I still reached max level just by fighting things I came up against.. This is like saying Spoons could be used as a weapon to kill someone so they are now deadly weapons that should be removed from society, even though spoons are never used as weapons except in the most extreme cases (Prison? I dunno). It's not the developers job to police gamers so that we follow the way Josh thinks we should play a game. The developers job is to create an engaging and challenging game that we can make decisions in how we progress and win. If stealthing past enemies is what gets you off.. You probably shouldn't play an isometric game that focuses on combat.. BAWT IMMOTAL!! No Combat XP means we HAV Choice! Everything we do results in the same reward.. DAT CHOICE! No Dumbasses, it means I am going to play the game in the most optimal way because now Stealthing past enemies has provided the best way to resolve encounters. I don't have to waste money or resources or take damage by stealthing past enemies or flexing my arms and scaring the bandits away.. So I am going to do that instead of taking my chances and using a risk / reward model of playing the game. "Can I fight these guys? hmm I dunno but If I succeed I will grow in power.. is it worth it?" These type of scenarios are important.. If a group of bandits gives me nothing but some broken long swords and the guy stealthing saves time and hitpoints .. why the **** would I bother? I wouldn't buy Call of Duty and start expunging my opinions about how gun play is degenerative and it should change it's focus to Real Time Strategy gameplay. Did any of you play any IE game and actually enjoy them or are you just around here to kiss up to OE Devs?
  6. Again.. A Gross over exaggeration of those games.. "Grind XP" never entered peoples vocabulary until MMO's became popular. You never had to grind anything in any IE game unless you wanted to.. which IMO was stupid/pointless.Mmmm i remember in secret of mana grinding away to level up my fire spells and levels before the first main boss and basically every new area whenever i gain new caps on my abilities. Ff3 i remember grinding up my characters to learn new magic and become higher levels. Same with FF7. I remember grinding alot in dragon warrior games, basically spending a whole afternoon grinding slimes to get enough cash for all the gear the first town had and to be able to successfully survive wandering trying to find next town. I remember grinding in legends of lagoon because of just simply following the quest line strictly meant that u were under level and undergeared for the boss fights. I remember grinding in earthbound for new weapons and being able to survive because i felt i needed higher level spells and abilities to survive. In dragon age and mass effect, I remember going and finding every enemy so i could be at the topest level as i was doing the main quests. Ahhh i could go on and on about the many games ive played thru the years and will say ive known about grinding wayyyyy before wow even came out lmao. And i havent even touched isometric games yet until the past few years. You never needed to do this to beat the games.. Chocobo Racing, Leveling Materia, Grinding to 99, fighting extra bosses, farming zone eaters, getting gogo or umaru.. None of those games required you to play the hidden content or grind levels. That was something you did for enjoyment. You can beat all those games at mid-level fairly easily, the hardest bosses weren't the last bosses but the optional bosses. It wasn't called grinding.. it was called playing the game. Grinding is something you do repetitively because you have to. You can't fully experience WoW at level 35.. and if you hate leveling then the optimal way to level is GRINDING dungeons or GRINDING mobs. It's generally faster to grind something then do quests. You had no choice in WoW. In those games you do. If you choose to grind creatures so you can reach the max level when you only needed to be level 50 - 60.. that's your own choice and your own fault if your not having fun.
  7. I wouldn't get anything done.. So many fanboys that need a good ol verbal spanking and if you gave me a bunch of beer I would actually become their friends.. Eww gross.
  8. Yawnnn.. Oh were you bringing up this old strawman again?
  9. It's not so much that lock and trap xp is in the game.. The reason I am so dumb founded is that it's in the game and Combat XP isn't. Trap / Lock xp is way more degenerative and abusable then combat xp.. at least with combat xp you are challenged in some way..
  10. That was a bit uncalled for.. . I never implied anything of the sort. He asked why the poll said a thing. I answered his question by saying it said a thing because that's what people think. Then he responded to arguments and statements I never made and I responded by voicing my confusion about that. And now I'm voicing my confusion about your post. Math hasn't even been mentioned so I don't know where that's coming from. Have I said something else that offended you? For what it's worth, I believed him to be joking/being silly. But maybe he wasn't. *shrug* It totally was.. I think Matt is a little sensitive.. I won't poke him anymore. I have to agree.. I can't think of a more Degenerative Game mechanic then Lock / Trap Xp.. but somehow people want it? To iterate my original question.. What the **** happened..
  11. Sure, but the problem with your arguments ... I wasn't making any arguments about combat XP, just telling you how to interpret the poll lol. I'm pretty much done arguing about XP for the most part, which is why I didn't make any arguments. Not really sure what you were responding to there, but it wasn't what I wrote. Matt is too busy doing math to stoop to our lowly pleb level..
  12. There was no grinding in Baldurs Gate.. what game were you playing.. If you liked IE games minus the thing you spent 80% of the game doing and being rewarded for.. You aren't a true fan of IE.. Also hate to burst your bubble.. PoE won't change anything.. You still have **** tons of combat 80% of the time.. they just added a strong hold and took out the reward system. Do you actually think your gonna be able to resolve most quests by talking your way out of it? Man common.. you been drinking too much fan boy koolaid. Don't worry.. when the the koolaid buzz wears off maybe you will see the beetle forest and lion temple for what they are.. Fluff combat with no purpose. Assuming Obsidian doesn't continue "fixing" the game by removing all combat.. (They seriously nerfed the beetle encounter in response to people complaining the combat is boring) Because Josh can't admit this design is retarded for a combat centric game. Oh well.. at least I have wasteland 2..
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