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  1. Hi, how to disable this? When I enter combat, it always starts in slow mode. Is there any way to just pause it and resume in normal?


    Go to options, auto pause subsection. On the bottom right, just below the combat time slider is a box titled "auto slow". If it's checked, you'll begin every combat in the slow mode. This also applies to "Easy" difficulty(don't know about Story Mode). Just uncheck that option.


    Have fun!




    Is there a physical edition? I mean, I like to physically own the games that are important to me. Yeah, a silly artifact of the past :p .


    If you're in one of the above three countries, or don't mind ordering from abroad.



    No, I don't mind ordering it at all. Is an Obsidian game after all ;) . If the worst comes to pass, it'll be a nice decoration.


    edit: how do I import?

  3. Yeah, but they've got those cool cut scenes!


    You've them with 1-50 only with much better story behind it. KoTxx is literally play twice(or maybe thrice) and...uninstall? That model works when you've a story that spans approx 300 dialogue cutscenes and if an average length is 3,5 minutes(in reality, it's closer to 2:40, but whatever)...that is...1050 minutes in total or...17,5 hours(just to sit through those cutscenes). And if you choose to play that three times...there's ample material for it in the game. Then you've 7 other class stories where each could be replayed at least once.


    Compare that to ripoff known as KoTxx. Knights together will last as a single class story with about the same replayability. But what if you've 8 characters(or even more as a lot of people does)? Well...tough luck!


    After all, people wanted a new "class" and a new story in the lieu of WoW's Death Knight. They mostly got it with Knights. Be careful what you wish for. I know, I know, they actually wished for SIS Agent / Imperial Trooper, not...this. Alas, there is a reason why the noun "Tortanic" exists. Bioware got greedy and wanted a slice of WoW's pie and got..."ha-ha" in the face. Suits them fine imo.

  4. I hope somebody here will take one for the team and subscribe so I can hear how the game plays out when 5.0 gets released. Yeah, ever curious by nature (and my own sub runs out in 4 weeks), but not going to stay a sub and too lazy to play as preferred status. 3.0 and 4.0 were both giant leaps backwards in "fun gameplay" for me and 5.0 looks like it's continuing that trend. It could also just be that I never forgave Bioware for removing Full Auto/Unload from my Powertech. Maybe a bit of both.

    Sorry, I sub for purely selfish reasons and don't intend to even start KoTxx. After WAR, TPM and such...I can smell the stench of a fail from a mile away. And I don't need to burden myself with that. I mostly just fraps 1-50 and play various Heroics etc.


    I wish I could help you, but...

  5. http://www.swtor.com/eternal-throne/home


    december 2 and november 29 early access




    am embarrassed to admit that we did buy the recent released sanguine somethingorother armour via gtn so we could unlock the outfit on all characters. the set is improbable ugly, almost intentional ugly, but it includes an eyepatch... for the just in case we wanna look like a cliche movie/cartoon pirate moments.


    HA! Good Fun!

    You can buy an Eyepatch off a Republic Adaptive Gear Vendor(20-30 comms). RD-07 Viper iirc. So...good thing on throwing money around :D .


    Also, I feel like they don't know where they are going with this. Like they're ad lib-ing as it were. I don't know what the Zakuul story has got to do with the SW.

  6. ^^^ Bioware got the thumbs down from me - as well as Blizzard and Bethesda. Felt really good...

    Honestly, Bioware got the thumbs down from me. Because when you observe how they treat their games / IPs...appaling. Just look at SWTOR. I wouldn't wish that dev to my greatest enemy tbh.


    All the other are ok-ish. The best being Blizzard. Say what you want, but those guys REALLY KNOW how to make a FUN game. Now, if this was a perfect universe, the marrying of Obsidian's writing and Blizzard's gameplay...that would be perfect, no?

  7. Imo, it's normal. Because as you aptly noticed, when that guy mentions a BEAR in a cave...well that's singular for you.


    If you ask me, they designed Normal first and then added enemies. Story mode came later than launch iirc. Idk for PotD.


    I also like to play games "as devs envisioned them". Proper difficulty choosing is actually a game changer here. Because the entire game's balance and design hinges on that choice.

  8. Well, I just realised how desperate I am to be corrupted. Is it ok for pure people to want this? Is this why Paladins / Superman etc are so allergic to evil(something something subconscious)?


    In other news, good job with this survey. Obsidian Pathfinder ISO game would be ****. Also, I discovered that gray spectrum of things-very nice. But I kinda suspect Obsidian falls into Jet Black spectrum(I can't for the life of me remember any silly / light game of theirs - South Park doesn't count it's satire).


    ^^^^ Is it not to low res? How does it look? 

    It's fine. You can take a look at the million let's play D:OS 2 videos currently on youtube :)



    Man, Divinity series blows compared to Pillars. I tried to play D:OS:EE and then the sheer stupidity of game design and WRITING caught up with me. That investigation quest in Cyseal is a torture...if you want to do a Fantasy CSI, look at how the Witcher did it in its Act II(Vizima Confidential...a beautiful quest most likely named after L.A. Confidential). But you'll need a STRONG WRITING TALENT to pull it off, not the usual piss Larian flogs under writing.

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  10. Personally, I agree with the topic.  I find the dragon fights, especially the Alpine dragon, to be.... not at all fun to play.  It's not even in an epic setting for the difficulty.  It's in a crappy cave in the middle of nowhere.


    Well, where would a Dragon be? In a castle? Or do you want a Dragon to be epic? Ok, let's making him an end boss. Oh wait, that narrative is stupid. How can you achieve Batman < - > Joker or Superman < - > Lex chemistry with a Dragon(practically an animal)?


    Oh wait! Dragons already are epic(just not end all be all like Alduin). Do you want them to be less epic?


    It just takes practice. While I agree that difficulty shouldn't come from nowhere, all of these fights have clear solutions. Difficult, but fair, right? Also, completely optional(the only really difficult and obligatory encounter in the game is PoE's ending fight...mostly because the antagonist is a dirty cheat-he has infinite spells).

  11. Ouh - d!ck-measuring contest... I'm in!  :)




    I still love it. Every part of it, including WM I & II.


    Well... besides the bugs and some other stuff. So let's say: most parts of it. ;)


    What do you do to get 3000(well, almost) hours? I mean, I can't imagine getting even 200. But then again, I'm not the one to replay the games often(if at all). Small differences don't really matter to me, especially when I can find the info somewhere online.

  12. With a bit of knowledge around Gimp or Photoshop you can make something nice from the existing ones. But to limit the options of character creation beause you have no portrait...? Come on, you can't be serious. That will only limit other players while it will not add anything to the game. If you feel better when character model and portrait match then just limit yourself and only choose the options that you can also see in a protrait, it's that simple I guess. :)


    They can't make a portrait for every combination. 


    However - they could take the model you created during character creation, make a portrait shot and then put that through some filters in order to generate a custom protrait that looks kind of hand drawn. It will not have the quality of a original portrait done by an artist but it would be better than nothing I guess. 


    Yeah, that'd be nice.

  13. Take a chill pill OP. 


    If you played for 140 hours across 7 playthroughs, you definitely got your money's worth, regardless of how you felt at the end. 


    Maybe it wasn't the WM's fault. Maybe after 140 hours, you'd just had enough?

    I really like PoE, but honestly, after 4 playthroughs, I got tired of it. 


    Yes, this happened to Guild Wars 1 to me. After 2500(or something) hours played...I couldn't even stand the EoTN log-in screen lol. It's called psychic saturation I believe. You've had enough of something and that's perfectly natural.

  14. I can't stand this ****ing game anymore. It's nobody's fault in particular, but I finally found the free time six weekends ago to start going through white march content.


    Six weekends later, I'm done. I made it to the abbey of the fallen moon, and I don't understand why you made all of these fights so ****ing ****ty. In general, The White March is literally what I would call "GM to player antagonism". Nothing was fun about any of the fights in the game, the encounters filled with ludicrous AI that makes no sense(enemies literally comitting suicide to attack my back line multiple times) and constantly, no fun allowed, ****ty fights. The high abbot is a monster and it's not really in the way that I found fun. I'm so bored of having my tactical positions get completely shuffled around and my party killed in seconds. I am so done with this ludicrous idea of what is supposed to constitute a fair encounter. The alpine dragon was the single biggest "**** you" I have ever seen in a video game, ever, when the shades spawned I just reloaded and never went back.


    Who the **** do you think you are, Obsidian? Do you think this is fun? It's ****ing boring. I won't be buying Tyranny or backing any further Pillars video game projects unless you can get your ****ing idiot game designers under control. Make the games fun for everybody. 


    The white march was literally and factually one of the worst purchases I have ever made, and you're either going to ignore my complaints or mock me. You don't give a **** about your customer's enjoyment. 


    So good job. You antagonized me. You made me mad. You broke me upon the wheel. If you care at all about demographics, less than 5% of your fanbase has finished the base game, and its lower for the white march. 


    Maybe if the White March was actually a fun adventure and not literally just a developer making garbage encounters literally and factually designed to annoy, and not innovate, you'd see more sales and have your customers actually play them. 


    They antagonised you? ...


    ...please show us on this doll where the bad Obsidian touched you.

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  15. I am not familiar with modding but I heard POE is very hard to make mods. I read someone's post who wanted to create new class and it was a nightmare. I agree there is potential to be unlocked and game looses much without that. I guess POE2 will be better with modding.


    Yes it is. I can only imagine what you need to do in order to make a new class: Unity works by linking smaller assets to bigger assets and ultimately everything in one big library / asset. So in order to create a new class, you'd need to:


    -> Create a new asset

    -> Create new sub-assets for its abilities, effects, gfx, sfx etc.

    -> Link it properly to everything


    This is only a blueprint for that(I most likely forgot some things). Doing it...oh goodie me! I tried changing a simple value and it hasn't worked, I can't even imagine how this endeavor must be difficult.

  16. I hope that this issue will not be present in Tyranny or in PoE2:


    When you create your character, you are given an option of hair styles, faces and hair / skin colours, yes? If you choose the red skin colour for your Aumaua, which picture should a player take? The brown one(it goes hand in hand with a brown skin)? The blue one(it's better for Coastal Aumaua and for blue skinned ones anyhow)? THERE IS NO SUITABLE PICTURE FOR YOUR CHARACTER! Not to mention that Island Aumaua get like 1 picture(the brown, serious one). What if I choose Nature or Death Godlike head type that is not represented by a picture...? etc etc.


    In this case, I'd rather choose smaller number of options which are better covered by pictures or just a larger amount of pictures.


    Did anyone else notice this(I mean it's impossible not to notice it, but still...some might not care)?


    edit: picture packs which often contain pictures from other games don't help here(because Orlan / Aumaua / Godlike races don't exist in those settings).

  17. But Boots is probably right... While honest might be a bit weird on first inspection, it fits for an diplomat as a reputation. Honest and Rational might be ideal for a politician though... Although o don't really see an option of background being a non-noble-politican in this game


    Also, maxquest, barbarians (especially pillars) aren't necessarily of low intelligence. They'd rather untrained warriors relying on their strength, like rouges are untrained warriors relying on swiftness/dirty fighting.


    Politicians honest? Excuse me...? You get squished in that vocation if you have any semblance of morale. I mean, just look what happened to Ned Stark in GoT...that happens to honest politicians(ok, their career).


    Deceitful / Rational is more like it, sprinkled with some Diplo(though, not always).

    Honest / Cruel would be disfavoured I think.

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