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About Radres

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  1. I've backed this game in 2012 and after my first hour, i can't express my joy. A big thank you for all the fine folks over Obsidian and fellow backers.
  2. IMHO when you create your whole party then the whole concept of companions in rpg's are thrown out of the window. I don't like it, never liked it.
  3. Since your trouble seems to be focused and fixated on armor an weapons breaking, i need to urge that it's not a confirmed feature nor was a similar mechanic in BG or PT games so it probably won't be in P:E. Critical Hits by nature are there to offer dynamc challenges/rewards in combat. Sometimes this could depend on your partys equipment, sometimes it's your positioning choice of your characters in combat . It offers a certain level of exitement to combat since unexpected events could unfold , and if these mechanics are balanced those moments will be remembered fondly.
  4. I honestly don't know where you have gotten the idea that this kind of effects will happen all the time or that your enemies will fall faster than Felix Baumgartner. The consensus is, that critical hits and miss situations shouldn't happen often unless you're character is specialising in this direction (like rogues/duelist characters) or your char is equipped with gear that really doesn't fit him/her. I am quite sure that combat in P:E will not be like Diablo. Why? Because this is not a Hack&Slash type dungeon crawler and everybody wants tactical and suprising combat which probably means people or creatures here won't die in seconds unless they are facing a vastly overpowered foe.
  5. I think PE can only benefit from deep melee mechanics. In infinity games magic combat was very deep but melee combat was dull and under utilized.
  6. A forgotten god who wants to be worshipped again? And since he/she is powerless he/she doesn't need to be a jerk, actally could be friendly.
  7. If it adds something to the story then i'm all for it but if it's just a gimmick then it should be left out and the resources should used somewhere else.
  8. Then they would lose their abilities since Good is not allowed for Shar worshippers and Evil is not allowed for Torm worshippers. Then I would boot them from my party for being useless. In theory perhaps, But in Throne of Bhaal you could, in fact, change Viconia's Alignment to non-evil, and she becomes more powerful as a result. (her turn undead power actually destroys undead now, instead of just charming them) In any event, I'm not sure I agree with the notion that you should gather "alignment-compatable" companions in BG2. If you do, you'll miss out on some of the best banter exchanges in the game. The Minsc vs. Edwin banters are priceless. Mazzy vs. Edwin will leave you in stiches. Keldorn vs. Korgan banters are hilarious. You'll miss all that stuff if you just use an "all good" or "all evil" party. Yes, BG2 was more fun when you had to balance the tension between different minded party members. I also had the impression that you had more dialogs that way.
  9. http://forums.obsidian.net/topic/61000-critical-hits-misses-and-additional-effects/
  10. i liked BG2 but it's not my best rpg experience. For those who didn't played it please beware , here be spoilers! I especially not get the part with " Irenicus is the best written villain ever!" vibe. He is just an elf who lost his immortality and in order to get it back and take revenge wants to destroy the tree of life. The only parts i liked with Irenicus are the dream sequences when he talks about life and power but thats it. I think while terrible named the king of shadows from NWN2 was a far more complex villain but since he did not offered us his insight or thoughts like Irenicus he feels very dull. For someone who doesn't explore his background he comes certainly short compared to the chatty Irenicus. In all the games about FR i think MoTB offered the best villain with the betrayer. So i hope P:E takes this lesson and finds some clever way for us to understand the mind of our "villain" or whatever is behind all of this stuff that's happening to us. At least they should give him/her/it the oppurtunity to explain him/herself. So back to BG2... The NPC's their variety and interactions are the best part about BG2. Battling mages was very challenging but not because that the encounters were thoughtful or the enemy was smart or something. It was challenging because those mages had all their defense up the moment combat initiated. I always found it silly that an enemy mage could rise his defenses instantly while your petty lvl18 mage needed at least two turns for it. Deep combat looks different folks, that's not it. Melee or ranged combat was nothing special.
  11. It certainly wouldn't harm to study our modern views about the soul but i always thought it's more appropriate to focus on our ancient views than the modern ones. (The war of the ideologies era is certainly interesting too) . it fits the setting more.
  12. While it's becoming clear that souls will play a major part of the plot. It makes sense to make some research how our view of souls have shifted through the early stages of philosophy. i found this great link about the ancient theories of soul . To see our perception shifting through some trade-off between life and dead to the three aspect view from Plato was quite interesting.
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