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  1. all awesome portraits!. anyone helping on the watercolor yet? Can somebody make her watercolor? Please, pleae, please?
  2. Not just PoE either, Tyranny as well, which was a similar styled game, albeit with a different take. So 6 years, 3 games, all "party based fantasy RPG.". I would gather JS wants to work on something very different from that. Perhaps he is aching to work on something like First Person Fallout, Action-RPG, something singular character focused? Who knows but him. I would want a break too. Marcel Proust wrote his tasteless (sorry, I hate it wholeheartedly) In Search of Lost Time from 1913 till 1927. So it's not unusual for a writer to spend years on particular project.
  3. I totally agree with the writer here. And not because it's his story and he has a right to narrate it the way he wants. Monomyth was a gorgeous and innovative way to deconstruct any story when it was first released to public. This way we found out how most stories humanity told are actually the same hero's journey. It's the oldest and most understandable myth of all time but we don't have to limit ourselves to the same old narrative. Game industry is relatively new form of art raised from pure entertainment and still clinging to it with all those "battle royales". Also it's very expensive and take many man-hours to complete the project unlike writing a book and similarly to the modern cinema so most developers won't take risks to write something progressive or unusual in fear of financial meltdown and censorship. Modern writer in game industry has to navigate between "write something simple so everybody would like it" and "write something flavorless so censorship won't ruin my life", this is very difficult and Obsidian with their backers' support has unique position to write something different like the did this this time. Personally, I like the way ending was written. Usually writer presents us with powerful antagonist we can't defeat without special something and this usually immortal godlike villain can easily destroy castles/cities/planets/worlds. We ran away, admire villain's power and somehow can defeat him/her in the end. This is very unsatisfying for the reader/player/watcher and Josh found a way to avoid this embarrassing situation with defeating actual god by remembering who god actually is. Eothas isn't Voldemort neither he's Cory from DA:I, and by all means he's the main hero of the story while Watcher is... a Watcher, spectator and apostle. Regarding him turning into new god (considering gods are monstrosities here) I don't think US censorship will swallow it. Only Japanese From Software pulled this trick in secret ending of Bloodborn.
  4. Vatnir looks amazing as well as other concepts. But I'm slightly disappointed he's sidekick and not companion. About shipments... as an export manager I can say there are many thing could lead to delay so, please, be patient and don't push Obsidian.
  5. He has a bit of an issue with you assassinating the leader of his homeland for some reason. Can't imagine why. --- I'm actually surprised to see report of his sticking around if you have +2 relation with him. Might look into that as well and see just what the trigger for that is. He was very polite though and it's not like my char was hiding he's patriot and serves his homeland proudly. Without asking questions. And it was logical but now I'm confused if I could change his mind but never figured out how to do it.
  6. Bit I tried my best to keep him when sided with Rautai and he still walked away. (((
  7. Is there a way to keep Teheku until the very end even if I choose to not help Huana? I want to side with VTC and romance him this time but worried if Teheku will leave me again for choosing another faction. It's obvious he wouldn't support his queen's assassination but what about VTC?
  8. Not entirely. She wanted to be a normal child with normal childhood but fake goddess made her a sterile monster and, as we understand now, hoarded her like squirrel would do with an especially delicious nut.
  9. Thank you all for your suggestions! Any recs about race? I want to be godlike or orlan...
  10. I want to start my next playthough as ultimate rogue character with maxed mechanics and upgraded stealth. I want to use dual-wield, bluff everyone and steal everything which isn't nailed to the floor. This will be fun but I beat my first PT on "Veteran" and need more challenge but according to my experience rogue characters are rather fragile and die quickly if dual-wielding. Can you, please, make some suggestion for me how to build (multiclass?) and dress my character to make this PT livable? Regarding party: Eder, Xoti and Teheku are must party members for this PT. Maia is no-no.
  11. I play dnd with my colleagues and despite getting used to the system, limited spell uses between rests are unrealistic as hell. I mean if as a bard with the lute (to charm everyone) or necromancer with diamond (to raise the dead) I can meet all requirements to perform the spell, why such spell has limit usage? That's why mana system is less ridiculous.
  12. I disagree with you simply because there's no good or evil in this game, it has much more realistic approach comparing to classical RPG and fantasy titles. I can compare it to Morrowind which is brilliant writing. POE2 is all about politics and personal investment in current world state, it has less blunt evil deeds and more subtle ways to be evil by... ignorance, for example. And it's only large notable quest lines, there are many side stories to participate in and do something evil.
  13. 1. At first I thought I'll choose Principi because Doemenels were my choice in POE1 and in every game I prefer to stick with ambiguous and gray fractions. But pirates in PIE turned out to be disgusting thugs much like in real life which isn't very interesting. 2. Huana is the worst, I can't understand how someone could choose those weak and barbaric people with no future, if Roman empire never expanded Europe would have no modern culture and science. Sadly, western propaganda works even now with "white man's burden" and people will choose to preserve barbaric traditions just because "it's their home" instead of eliminating caste system and famine. And it's not like those retrogrades could keep their position for a long time, Ruautai will conquer them anyway. 3. Speaking of Ruautai, politically and logically RDC is the best option for the Deadfire because they'll continue expansion no matter what you choose. They have most advanced military complex in the world and it's only naive to think one burned warehouse will stop them for a long time. They're ruthless, patient and in dire need of new colonies for their people so it's not the end. Also they're basically one nation with Huana so it's not like they'll slaughter natives. 4. Vailians are the best for main plot, they're the only one who interesting in animancy so it's only logical if Watcher will choose to support them. They'll help to resolve his (her?) personal issues and globally VTC are so much better than other choices. 5. Going by yourself is... how is that even an option? I mean it's great we can opt to go alone but it's so unrealistic and sad our main hero tried to solve global problem without any support and even if he succeed it will be descent in the chaos for the islands.
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