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  1. Cool beans! Thanks for taking the time to answer, Tim. Fallout is still my favourite game of all time so I've always wondered about that. Interesting to know.
  2. The terrorists. Congratulations Obsidian you're now on equal footing with Isis. What's next? Maybe some book burnings like the Nazis used to do. Free speech doesn't mean freedom from being ofended. Our troops and people around the world are dying everyday for that principle. You may as well be spitting on their graves. And why did you do this? For a few perpetually outraged social justice warriors who take umbrage with everything for its own sake and don't even game. The ringleader of which uses the hashtag "#KillAllMen" This is who you capitualted to? And what about the rights of the rights of heterosexuals? In the context of the joke he was the victim. So not only are you championing censorship but bigotry as well because you're elevating the rights of one group over another. There are few things as cowardly and offensive as censorship. I've been a customer since your Black Isle days but I will no longer be supporting you in future as I cannot in good conscience support any company that believes censorship is how you combat ideas you dislike. "We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. " ~John F. Kennedy “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” ~Salman Rushdie “It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what." ~Stephen Fry
  3. Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from being offended. Learn to cope already. You know who else hates freedom? The terrorists. You're not a terrorist are you?
  4. I can only explore a little bit at a time before I have to go sit in the corner and cry like a little girl! Eeek!
  5. That's right, they are my opinions and the further I get into the game the more I stand by them. Maybe it comes from being to set in my ways of playing D&D for 30 years, but I *really* don't like the system they've designed for all the aformentioned issues and more. However, like I said, the art and the wriring are exellent so I'll push through and finish it. I actually applaud Obsidian for at least tryng to shake things up. They just failed miserably at it IN MY OPINION. Disagree? Cool. I wasn't asking for feedback, just letting Obsidian know what I think. If you love it, then tell them, don't tell me.
  6. OP a lot of people are having this problem myself included. They tried to reinvent the wheel and failed miserably. The result is you need to create gimmick builds to survive. It's nothing like D&D. It's a deeply flawed and poorly designed CRPG system and game on so many levels. It's a shame because the art and writing are nice otherwise.
  7. Sawyer says that you can easily ruing a character in D&D by not specing it properly. Well how is this any different? I can't make a basic class worth a damn with this stupid system you guys devised, just gimmick builds. How does this game not force you into play styles? You basically always have to sneak into battle. You pretty much have to crawl around sneaking everywhere, which is a PITA. Your non-tanks are beyond squishy. Monks have to get hit in order to use their skills/powers? That's ****ing stupid beyond belief! Almost every fight my rogue/monk/wizard get dropped. The tanks can't hold aggro. It's just bad design all around. Yet again, this shows the major problem with paid betas when its the fanboys telling the devs what they want to hear instead of giving them the criticism they need to hear. And trying to manage a party of 6 in real-time combat is patently absurd - even at slow speed. All it does is result in spamming the space bar pauses. DOS is infinitely better with its turn-based combat. The spell system and spells themselves are terrible. Fights happen so fast that de/buffs are basically pointless because the fight is over by the time the spell is cast. It also makes most food/potions/scrolls useless in that regard as well. The spell times should be instant - seeing as you get so few spells to actually cast anyway and mana doesn't play a factor. And durations on all that stuff should be upped by a factor of 10 at least. I should be able to have those buffs going for an entire map. Otherwise, it's just camping after every encounter - and that's way too expensive at low levels. There are so many things I *hate* about the system you designed. Why did you try and reinvent the wheel? Yes, D&D is far from perfect but it's a damn sight better than this rubbish. And that's the real shame of it just completely takes the fun out of the game and destroys all the hard work that was put into the beautiful artwork and excellent writing. I've loved most all of Obsidian's work - and Black Isle before that - down through the years, but this is really just awful, awful stuff. I hope you guys can do a follow-up for Fallout 4 a la FNV. I'll at least look forward to that - so long as it doesn't use this crappy system.
  8. For example the Shadow DR shows.... DR:8 Burn 4: Freeze 12: Shock 12 That means it's general DR is 8 and the other are DR specific to those types of damage? So my caster would want to burn them and not bother shocking or freezing them?
  9. Like Durance is wearing a robe when classic D&D usually has a priest kitted out in chainmail if not plate.
  10. Das Gamer? Der Clickfest? Trollen Schadenfreude Monthly? Uber l33t?
  11. Sir, It is neither useless, nor crap. It has purpose. And that is all the validity one needs in this world. One man's trash is a another man's treasure. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” - Atticus Finch
  12. One of my favourite shows as a kid.
  13. So are we talking about a party or a par-tay? There's a very important difference.
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