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Lamppost in Winter

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  1. Is there a way to have companions not in the party gain experience at the same rate as those in party? I see two "StoredExperience" percentages in global.gamedatabundle, one set at 90% and the other at 50%, but not sure if this is it.
  2. Been finding that Escape is now a solid tanking ability because the +50 Deflection lasts a whole round. Or it might just be less finicky to use it in this way than in RTWP. I teleport my rogues into the middle of mobs and they enjoy +50 deflection against a whole round of attacks against them.
  3. Veteran now has stat increases for enemies, although smaller than PoTD. Relaxed and Classic are the only dififculties that don't change enemy stats now. Pretty easy to mod out though. I've tried a modded version of Rym's challenge where it includes Woedica's stipulation that only prepared meals cure injuries. At first I really liked it, resource management felt really meaningful compared to vanilla, but I found the combination of the two to be overly strict, even with longer shelf life for food. I removed the Woedica mod and found Rym's challenge to still be very enjoyable on its own.
  4. The conversion rate is 1 round = 5 seconds, so you have to increase the duration of something by 5 seconds to get an extra round out (as far as I understand it).
  5. There's the fight with Ser Cauthrien in Dragon Age: Origins that is unwinnable for most players; if you're quite good at the game and metagame a little you can beat it and the game will go on. I wasn't around for the release for this game, but I don't see any teeth gnashing in the fandom about it. This is probably because losing the fight leads directly to a cutscene that starts one of the more popular quests in the game. I think it is cheesy how a good amount of the difficulty comes from Cauthrien's stats being absurdly jacked up, but that's also a larger problem with the humanoid enemies in DAO in general.
  6. I actually doubt the significant reason for this lack of feature is for character's sake. The original multiclassing design would've allowed you to make, say, Aloth, a Level 1 Wizard and a Level 19 Barbarian if you wanted, on which Josh Sawyer simply said it was up to the player whether they wanted to build companions in some wacky out-of-character way. Since you have to choose what classes a companion is when they join, I suspect giving any more options would've been overwhelming for new players.
  7. Some of it will come down to us getting used to the idea of rounds, I think - one round lets you do a lot of things. And when you think about it, you weren't getting a whole lot of mileage out of INT when it came to short duration effects, either - at 20 INT, 5 seconds became 7.5 seconds. However, I think it unarguably feels bad that you really have to pump INT to feel any benefit on some things. Even though it was relatively small, INT still gave you benefits on short buffs in RTWP. Perhaps INT scaling bonuses need to be bigger, or effect durations could be more aggressively rounded up, e.g., having 7 seconds round up into 2 rounds. Maybe a more granular stat could also govern duration? The same way Initiative determines who acts when in a round, some stat could increase effect durations within a round on a similar basis.
  8. No Pen No Pen No P- Poll's sitting at 1/3 DR, 2/3 AR now. I wonder what the results would be like if he polled here instead of on twitter. Presumably more people into the nitty gritty of mechanics around here.
  9. Would anyone know how to give Carnage attacks an AoE marker? This one's been bothering me since the beta but I only just remembered it now.
  10. When I hover over an ability's listed duration (in rounds), it displays the duration in seconds. Related, attributes still display RTWP benefits, like Action Speed for Dex and % duration for Int. Does anybody know the actual numbers for how Int effects durations in rounds?
  11. Would also like to know this. One of my mods edits a lot of entries in abilities and attacks.gamedatabundle, and a few in statuseffects. Would I have to update them for the patch?
  12. This has been kind of a pet peeve of mine as well. I'd also like to be able to see what their abilities do in the Bestiary; the names alone aren't very informative. Same deal with status effects in combat tooltips; you kind of have to dig through the combat log to get an idea of what their status effects are doing.
  13. Coming off my caster synergy mod, I had the idea to introduce more opposing keywords. Very much an experiment at the moment, feedback is welcome. So far I've thought: Inspiration counters and is countered by Deception and Condemnation Protection counters and is countered by Punishment Deception counters and is countered by Inspiration and Echo Shred and Decay counters and are countered by Restoration and Rejuvenation I also thought that the Wizard schools could counter and be countered by their opposing schools (e.g., Evocation counters and is countered by Transmutation and Conjuration), but I'm not sure how much sense that makes (not that making sense is a huge focus). Also not sure every keyword necessarily needs a counter. The idea is to have more countering in gameplay and add some utility to some underused keywords. Problems I can see are that it would be a lot of work and not a great mod for compatibility since all the statuseffectids for these abilities would have to be edited (since they don't all have the keywords in there). I can see it also being annoying if effects are constantly be applied and un-applied because of keyword interactions. The enemy AI would also not be able to really utilise this to the same extent as the player since they're not programmed knowing about these. What do we think? Cool idea, not cool? What keywords should interact with each other?
  14. Is it possible to mod what keywords counter each other? For example, if I wanted to make Condemnation counter Inspiration. Edit: Never mind, think I found it.
  15. I like the thought of the Tactician spending all their time coming up with a brilliant plan which the Streetfighter immediately ruins
  16. I slightly prefer TB to RTWP so if they pull this off well and manage to convert and balance everything well then mad props honestly.
  17. give us the apparently ubiquitous refrigerated crates scattered around the archipelago I also started leaving food in crates for later but found I basically never returned to them anyway. Something I forgot to add is buying meals seems largely pointless apart from feeding your crew or if you want a specific rest bonus because they a) probably will expire before you need to use them to heal Injuries and b) if you're in a place where you can buy a meal, you can probably rest at a tavern instead.
  18. Been using this for my latest playthrough, just got past Hasongo. This is very good, feels like a new game.
  19. Rymyrgand's Challenge with Insidious' mod that adds the "prepared food" wrinkle from Woedica's Challenge feels like a whole new game. So far (up to about Hasongo), resource management, both personal and in the ship, actually feels meaningful and there's a lot more tension in lengthier crawls. Technically, you can backtrack to find some prepared meals if you're really beaten up, but even that has the cost of probably spoiling some of your food, so you can't really do it willy-nilly. I will say that even with prepared food modded to last a day longer, it does feel rather punishing how quickly it expires. Maybe I just have to do more planning ahead with ingredients, but finding prepared meals as loot is frustrating because it'll often just go to waste.
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