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  1. WHY DO YOU CARE!!!!??? I don't want other gaming companies to do crap like this. I don't like being taken for a fool. Who's taking you for a fool? Well pretty much anyone who's ever read his posts for starters.
  2. I'm surprised the asylum staff let Luzarius keep his computer privileges.
  3. I was going to reply to the question in your post, but the fact that you think any of the of BG1 companions comes close to someone like Eder or Durance makes your post Null And Void. Every companion sans maybe Wynn and some of the "comic relief" ones in DA:O were Ashley and Kaiden to me: Either boring, or boring and slightly grating. Really like the ones in PoE though.
  4. I don't know about worst, but I certainly got nothing out of it. Hate most the the characters, felt lots of the plot decisions felt like contrived dilemmas, and I found the whole setting too close to standard fantasy to be interesting, but too far to have that high fantasy charm.
  5. Personally, I think one of the main problems is that spells need to have for distinctive niches, and enemies need to have more specific weaknesses and strengths.
  6. Well there does need to be a downside, but I'm not really a fan the linear slider of speed vs armor, or how tied everything is to action speed in general.
  7. Um, so either a publisher will pay for the game, in which case the developers won't be using their own money, and will be subjected all the potential meddling that comes with that, assuming anyone wants to even bother funding such a niche genre, or some start-up company makes a much smaller, low budget game, because one like this would be way out of their scope.
  8. I have no problem with using camping supplies, but that +4 int rest bonus though.
  9. I wouldn't go as far as to say the PoE companions are mostly neutral, apart from Durance maybe. I'd say most of them have their flaws, but given their personalities, I don't think many of them would really stick around with an evil PC.
  10. It depends on the tier that a backer selected. For the $65 tier for example, it comes with a physical version of the game, and part of its tier on Kickstarter was to also come with a digital copy. Since we delayed delivery of the final discs, we gave all physical folks an extra Hero key so they could play on release. A number of people had already decided to give their extra key to a friend when they backed the game, so we wanted to make sure they themselves could play too on launch. If for some reason you don't see an extra key on your account and think you should, please contact us at support@obsidian.net and we'll be happy to help! Thanks, Darren So everyone who hasn't read that update is an idiot? I had to ASK to get my extra key which is bogus. Why did they not just do it automatically? I am very pleased with getting an extra key but I believe they could have handled this better. I don't always follow the updates and I never got an email saying the shipment was going to be delayed over a month. Well I'd say everyone who might have read that update had they not been too much of a drama queen to read their own thread like a reasonable adult is an idiot.
  11. Yes. The best weapon in BG1 was probably Spiderbane, a 2 handed sword +2 that granted free action. You didn't find it until Cloakwood. There was also a war hammer +2 that did electrical damage and a long sword +2 that did cold damage both of which were available as soon as you could take down the owners of these weapons (Bassilus and Greywolf). If you had found Carsomyr in the spider cave or taken Celestial Fury from Greywolf (by using ranged weapons, presumably ) the game would have suddenly gotten really easy. If you had weapons like this in BG1 what would you have expected to see in BG2? If anything, powerful items are too easy to find in PoE. None of them look great because there are so many of them. If you found Spiderbane in PoE it would be no big deal. In BG1, it was a very big deal if you had a PC who could use it (or had Minsc in your party). Conversely, if you had found Hiro's Mantle in BG1 - that would have been a keeper. In BG1 you had the cloak of Balduran (+1 to armor class and saving throws and 25% (?) magic resistance, a unique item) and a Cloak of Protection +2 (+2 armor class +2 to saving throws - there was one of these in the game). I suppose the loot is pretty powerful compared to BG1. So I guess the problem with loot being uninteresting probably has more to do with bonuses items can have becoming uninteresting because they're on so many items, and those items frequently just have a random smattering bonuses with no real theme to them. I've also been bugged by how the effectiveness of some things like lashing damage not reflecting on the paper doll, which makes it hard to compare one item to another.
  12. Thanks! A fantasy Earth, in the same way that Tolkein's Shire is intended to be England, even though there are no hobbits in the real England. Science fiction frequently features other planets, but fantasy usually takes place on a slightly different Earth -- one that has elves and/or dwarves and/or dragons and other creatures not found on the real Earth, one where magic works or where praying to a god or gods gives a priest magic spells. You must have been reading some fantasy I haven't, because LotR is pretty much the only fantasy setting I can recall that takes place on Earth
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