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  1. You are looking for a more challenging rest mechanic? You think exploring the Deadfire is fun, but should include some meaningful resource management? You feel like the per-encounter to per-rest mechanic of Woedica's chellenge is too restrictive? - This mod is for you! It includes the food component of Woedica's challenge (requires patch 4.0) in Ryrmgand's challenge, so starting a game with Rymrgand's challenge means that in addition to food getting spoiled, only "Prepared Meals" will recover injuries and resources. Additional changes: -Most food spoils ~50% later -Hardtack and water spoil 100% later, but the ship morale impact is changed from -1 to -2. Published on steam. Attached .gamedatabundle files for GOG users, including a "small" version without the additional changes. Rymrgand_Food.zip
  2. Wizard Scholar Bonus: Gain the Consume Grimoire ability, which permanently destroys your equipped grimoire (you can switch in a new one from your quick slots) and provides the caster with the brilliant inspiration for 15 seconds. Once per encounter. Malus: Recovery time increased by 20%. I would like to see stuff like this. Either new game mechanics that go beyond number tweaking or really sound rp concepts (e.g. Nalpazca, Ghost Heart). Ideally both at once
  3. I am pretty sure they don't, even on potd. The only value affected by higher difficulty is a close to board damage multiplier, which I don't really consider part of ship combat. Maybe their cannoneers have higher level, or you shoot while they move and they only when you stand? Also keep in mind that every ship type has a hidden "Hittability" value (junk 70, galleon/dhow 60, voyager 55, sloop 50, longship 40)
  4. Oh, they do. They dispatching crew members just as I would do. I don't know how you come to the conclusion, they can't. I have never seen the ai getting the "repair hull" or "repair sail" event, they only ever get negative events
  5. I prefer the new combat a lot. I see were you coming from and was worried too when they announced the removal of health/endurance mechanic, but playing it I prefer this so much. It was a chore for me before to make every encounter as efficient as possible. Sure many might have fun with this, but I prefer fewer but more difficult encounters that challenge me, instead of having a challenge because I don't want to rest or backtrack. In theory many mechanics to make combat more varied are in place, but only shine in very difficult fights, which are unfortunately only the ones you are underleveled. Stuff like keyword counters, afflictions vs. inspirations and sometimes hard penetration penalties. In short: I prefer the deadfire combat already and difficulty changes will make me like it even more I agree with the food sentiment: good food should be more rare and bad food should debuff.
  6. Slavemaster: crew doesn't get daily wages, consumes only half the food, but loses 5 moral every day Generous Captain: daily wages are tripled, food costs doubled Improvise: Whenever succeeding a skill check gain -1 on used skill until resting Focused: Whenever succeeding a skill check gain +1 on used skill until resting Ancient Machinery: All sigils are indestructible Talismans: Start game with 1 of every wardstone Volatile Powder: Gunpowder barrels explode when player character comes in range Smugglers Surprise: Instead of exploding, gunpowder barrels summon a random (player level) creature when dieing
  7. But it does mean several things and only the stat is misleading. Compare Insightful with +5 perception: Insightful: counters (dispels) perception afflictions (distracted, disorientated, blinded) gets countered by perception afflictions stacks with other active perception buffs
  8. The strongest characters in my party are the multiclassed ones (fighter + paladin and ranger + wizard)
  9. Modding (up to a certain degree) in Deadfire is fairly easy. You can override items, abilities, status effects and most global variables, which are stored in the various .gamedatabundle files located in \PillarsOfEternity2_Data\exported\design\gamedata, or create your own items, abilities, status effects, etc. You can open and format those files with simple json editors. For just a quick look I recommend open a .gamedatabundle file in the windows editor, copy the text into http://jsonviewer.stack.hu/ and press format. It might take a while for the larger files though. You can also override or create new strings located \PillarsOfEternity2_Data\exported\localized\en\text\game\ as .stringtable (xml). I recommend reading this topic for more information and Gairnulf is working on a modding tool
  10. It's the other way around, blinded characters are immune to any attacks with the "gaze" keyword. That's at least how it worked in the beta
  11. What I like about this system is when you have a double damage buff (+100%) and a half damage debuff (-50%) at the same time, they even out to normal damage as I think it's reasonable. It just makes the math in the combat log hard to follow at times
  12. That's not how it works. With a 50% penalty and 1% bonus you would calculate the steps_sum to (-1) + 0.01 = -0.99 Since this is negative you apply rolled_dmg / (1-steps_sum ) = rolled_dmg / 1.99 = a factor of 0.5025
  13. Height (or more accurately the scale to all dimensions) is very easy to mod for all characters of that race/gender combination. So if you think male elves should be taller than humans you need to change a single line in the "global.gamebundle" But yeah a customize able scale just for the player character would be nice and I think relatively easy to implement
  14. This is fantastic, I could easily see it as the main theme of a high budget fantasy/historic movie. Well done!!
  15. I'm not sure where to post this (We need a modding subforum!!), but since this is mostly role play focused I decided for this place. My Watcher, an Orlan Priest of Wael, was turned blind by divine intervention and now has to explore the Deadfire without eyesight - my first playthrough is going to be truly blind To make the mod as unobtrusive as possible I overwrote as few gamedata as I could and didn't touch class progression tables or strings to make it more likely to work with the full release, updates and most other mods. I'm 95% sure it works on release, but of course I keep tabs and will update in case it won't. Instead of changing class progression I overwrote the (purely descriptive) Wael_Deity ability to grant some permanent status effects: -5 Perception, -50% Range, Immunity to Gaze Attacks and Resistance against Perception Affliction (Since a permanent blinded person should not get hit by an additional "blinded" affliction and maybe in general be more resistant to distractions). This cannot be dispelled in any way and is in not part of a perception affliction, so you can get inspirations like "aware" while still being affected by these status effects. Since NPC priests of Wael seem to have their own progression table without "Wael_Deity" it is unlikely that suddenly every priest of Wael in the world is blind. Background story: --Coming soon-- Pictures: I didn't touch any of the descriptive texts - the battle and character tooltips are less overblown (and don't refer to any of the Wael stuff). For the icon I used the one from "Blessing of Wael", a PL 9 Priest ability. If it turns out to overlap too much with the real Blessing of Wael in the ui I might change it. So far I think it looks pretty nice. I modified my Orlan's portrait to reflect his new condition (thanks to Aramintai, whose dark, red-eyed colored watercolor portrait I used as a base - it's much prettier than Obsidian's version of this Orlan) Installation: Move the attached file in the "Pillars of Eternity II - Public Beta\PillarsOfEternity2_Data\override" folder and if it doesn't exist, create it. (alternative download link) Bonus: If you want any other class to be permanently blind (monk, ciper, chanter,..?), install the mod as seen above, create your character, open console, type "Iroll20s", find your char's ObjectGuid via "findCharacter NAME" and add to your character via "addAbility ObjectGuid 9934e37a-c15b-446c-8337-33714dc05abd" wael_blinded.zip
  16. If the scene isn't investing you, then the writers and actors have failed you. I wouldn't say its a failure for me so much as, having grown up on games with no voice acting at all, my method of game play is still primarily focused on reading, and if you read faster than people act, it can make the game frustrating to wait for them to act out a scene. So since pacing in a game is usually user controlled, as opposed to a subtitled movie where the movie has the pacing created by the editing of the film, I tend to still favor reading and advancing at the speed I read. Only a scene of something remarkable (visual, acting, writing) will make me pause and watch it as it is, and honestly I'm more inclined to do it in a 3rd person game than a isometric one. What is this "if you read faster than people speak" stuff? Doesn't everyone? I know I do. I still listen to the voice work if it's any good. That can't be it, or I'd not care about voice work either. I also grew up on games with no voice work, so that can't be it either. Or at least none of those are the soul reason. There's something else here. If the plot is too good I don't want to wait for the speaker. I don't blame the voice actor though. It's not their or the designer's fault, I blame my impatience
  17. The best discrepancy between crtis and hits can be observed at the other spectrum: when transforming a -75% penalty into a +25%bonus. Take a look at this snippet comparison for dual welding sabres at enemy AR11 and enemy AR12. Related to the affirmation that "one-handed weapons being the best for auto-attacks", my findings are different for any of the 13 enemy AR that I compared in my previous table: usually dual welding something is better, with the exception of the very high end enemy AR where estoc is the champ overall. I did some calculations how much Crit damage is increased for some Pen Ratings in various Armor Rating distributions of enemies. As a distributions I used a linear bell curve centered between 8 and 9 with little dips at the lower and higher ends to account for heavily buffed or debuffed enemies If you shift the AR distribution slightly to the right as to account for POTD or something you get: The general sentiment that crits are more important against heavier armored enemies is obvious, but the scope surprised me. You can easily think of a crit as a 30% - 70% damage increase instead of just 25%. Since it wouldn't let me upload my excel file, just tell me if you want other PEN values or distributions tested.
  18. Actually it might be only Scirocco related as I now managed to get my Celebrant stuck the same way
  19. When using Clarity of Agony while under the effect of Greater Sand Blight's Scirocco the monk enters a state of endless recovery and can't do any active abilities anymore. The monk stays useless even in upcoming encounters, saving-loading, or any other "fix" I could come up with proved useless. Happened with this monk and was 100% reproduceable
  20. One minor suggestion: Reward limited amount of xp for disarming each type of trap, similar how the beastiary works. Heck, if the time was there even beastiary entrees for each trap would be nice. My problem with xp for every trap is that: a) mechanic feels still like a must have b) Disarming a trap seems more rewarding right now than using an enemie's trap to your advantage c) I feel stupid sitting in a trap room in a dungeon and disarming countless traps I already passed safely d) Disarming lets you use or sell the trap later, that is already reward enough I feel Just a minor thing, but that always bugged me in PoE1 and the beta. What do you think?
  21. But when empower is tied to resolve it should apply to all creatures that have resolve (literally everyone). Traps have the same effect for characters and creatures too: Both will get an injury.
  22. Strongly disagree. There is a ruleset. game should follow its own rules. Except we already have a world where some creatures have abilities and effects PCs don't. Some creatures have resistances and immunities we don't. So the ruleset already has exceptions. That's what adds variety to each encounter. There is no reason to think a low level Xaurip would have empower or Dragon's breath. Joe Even a little Xaurip can be a hero sometimes! That some creatures have unique features doesn't mean that basic game mechanics like attribute shouldn't apply to them. Also if I debuff the enemy's resolve it should have a reliable effect, the same effect a debuff would have on my characters
  23. If you try to cheese your way through the game, even a few of them make a big difference
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