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About aqeelus

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  1. I've recently started replaying both POE 1 and 2. I would say there are two main reasons why the sequel didn't sell well, gameplay and story. When POE1 first came out, it was far from balanced. When no one knew that carnage's accuracy increases as you level up or how most classes work, the game pits you against the stupid ghosts that shred your party at level 4. Believe it or not, but most people tend to give up and blame the game when they face a tough encounter like that rather than lower the difficulty. So what does Obsidian do for the sequel? They flip everything 180 degrees. W
  2. Aloth's story was pretty much over the moment he burned Thaos' robes or took his place. His quest in Deadfire was pretty much meaningless and contributed nothing to the story. Also, it seems like he learned nothing from the previous game, which is unfortunate because he was one of my favorites. The only two characters that should've returned in Deadfire are Eder and Durance. Durance's story wasn't finished and it would've been cool seeing him interact with Eothas and Waidwen. I wanted to see him gloat about blowing up Eothas right to his face IMO, for POE3 It should be Eder, Rekke a
  3. I wanted Tekehu's Stormspeaker abilities so I can make my own Talos Stormcrown but unfortunately the most annoying companion gets the coolest abilities.
  4. Well, a bit squishy is fine and constant recovery and unbending will solve that issue I've never tried tempest so how will it play? Will it be a full nuke caster rather than melee focused?
  5. What's the best voulge build, though? Tried Shattered/Berserker and it was too squishy. I'm thinking Berserker/Devoted, Berserker/Garrote or single class Berserker. I am suffering from a sever case of rerollitis, please help.
  6. I am looking for the new item list desperately before rerolling a new character. Need those shiny weapons.
  7. There seems to be a lot of fanboyism and bias here. People are bashing Thaos for certain things while praising Irenicus for them, eg. the reason for the chase. While I was joking about ToB being wiped from existence, no one has given a real reason why Throne of Bhaal was a good expansion other than the companion stuff which I mentioned. I know it's based on opinion but "BG2 has a better story" is not really a good argument. Seriously, one of the countless Blizzard cliched good guy turned bad guy is better than our good old Karapan Thaos? The more I think about it the better Thaos becomes, hone
  8. You do not need to interact with the villain in order for them to be a good villain. Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman never had a scene together in the Fifth Element and many considered that one of the best things about the movie. TTO does not interact with us much and despite that he is still an amazing villain. What Irenicus has going for him that Thaos does not is that every time he appears someone is going to get their butt whooped and there's going to be a badass quote thrown around. We see Irenicus' power firsthand and we know he is a bad dude, and I'm guessing that's why people love him, wh
  9. Both Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age are both part of the generic fantasy games, and it was the reason I compared them. However, in Origins the tropes are usually well done, take for example The Brecillian Forest, the section of the game filled with every imaginable fantasy trope from hobo Saruman to talking ents. It still did a good job in explaining the Dalish back story in an interesting way and the "villains" were good. And yes, I consider Loghain to be the real main villain not Sauron- I mean Archdemon. None taken. I've voiced my opinion without giving reasons so I'll elabor
  10. BG2 is the most overrated game of all time, IMO. In terms of story it was not even great for it's time compared to PS:T or Legacy Of Kain. Irenicus is evil for a silly reason and I think even Thaos is a much better antagonist. The companions were a mixed bag, Haer'dalis, Jan and Edwin were awesome, Aerie and Nalia were horrible. I can't deny the amount of content in BG2, but I prefer POE's gameplay over BG2. Also, there is a game that did Baldur's Gate much better than BG2 called Dragon Age Origins. PS. Throne of Bhaal was excrement (Sarevok not included) and should be wiped from this worl
  11. Exactly. Gods went from these mysterious beings to a washed up rock band that keeps whining about their glorious past every three seconds. What made Pillars unique was this whole philosophy based theme. Sure it was no Dostoevsky novel but it was way better than anything out there at the moment. Why did Obsidian drop the philosophy theme and go for a generic high fantasy theme? I'm guessing it's because of the vocal minority who came from let's say Skyrim, that were tired of reading descriptions no matter how well written they were. I'm basing this on the fact that a friend of mine who
  12. Already have and I'd definitely recommend it. Bleakwalker/Assassin is pretty badass.
  13. Haven't played since patch came out and planning on playing a Harbinger(Assassin/Troubadour). Do DoTs and offensive chants break stealth like pre-patch?
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