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  1. If gods can't stop each other from re-making established world order by possesing random titans and all the power levels are off/unknown it's even worse for the setting. Also, the already incoming retcons just prove that the premise was too big to handle to begin with.
  2. Honestly though, what's up with enchanting recipes. The brains are everywhere. Just to upgrade best 2-handed mace in the game you need what, 4 or 6?
  3. There was already a precedent of fighting a god, so even that is not unreasonable. There probably were even a few, i.e White March. But the reason some people want to see Eothas go down is not because they didn't kill enough gods in JRPGs. What it actually is is a push against one-dimensional main narrative where players don't feel any connection to what is happening and lack any freedom to do anything. They are irrelevant to main story. Plus, the faction play is fairly weak. Many players did not feel much connection to them. It's not New Vegas where players were dead set on savi
  4. It has nothing to do with "egos". You have a very strange idea about people's psychology. Flashing lights, exploding stars and other pachinko-level experiences are not comparable to following a storyline about giant statue. That's a different problem and it lies within realm of immersion and if story is good to explore it's themes correctly or not. If the idea is not to confront the antagonist but to have a revelation from the story, then story didn't do the revelation part correctly. Josh himself arrived to this point at the end of his own post: "maybe I set up story to be told in a poor mann
  5. Game can't remove anything, but decision to make main narrative about pointless errand which player has no control over did. People don't experience stories to have their "egos" "stroked".
  6. You have no idea what are you talking about. I mean, the newest DLC allows you to fight god's incarnation in his own realm, make a cloak out of his furry ass and when he still spares your sorry life call him a "jerk". It's not like gods have still any dignity or mystery left about them, so killing them wouldn't even provide any gratification for players I'd say. They're all a caricature by this point. Which will be retconned in PoE3. This choice, by the way, is the best example of how not to give player choices. "You can destroy the world!... at the end of the game using dialogu
  7. Says that games should't copy other mediums Proceeds to remove what makes games unique i.e player's agency interesting twist Josh. I now understand why there wasn't Cyric exploding volcanoes on your head in BG though (aside from FR gods/clerics rules). It's too hard to judge god's power in a narrative + it can just become tasteless and raise unnecessary questions.
  8. PoE is more wizard centric than any IE game ever was. Developer(s) found one mechanic to rule them all (similar to cooldowns in other modern RPGs) that is good enough at applying spell effects, and used it to apply all other effects in the game, by using same resource mechanic for everyone too. That level of uniformity is not terrible for pnp games where you need to play fast and all you can do is roll dice, but in a computer game that means that yes, classes mechanically behave the same.
  9. The fanboyism is right there in the thread title. Specifically, if he wanted a fair comparison that concluded he preferred BG2 he could have written a title like "Baldur's Gate 2 vs Deadfire: which games comes out on top?", or "Why I feel BG2 still holds up compared to Deadfire". But no he wrote Baldur's Gate II is GREATER THAN Deadfire. "This comparison is unfair because it puts that old game I like less as greater than one I like more" Fantastic logic m8.
  10. It's not select all > left click. Most monsters are 16+ level. Final boss has 5500 hp (I hope Obsidian would think of something else next time than that) compared to similar creatures that have ~1500. But after possible beginning difficulty spike (take care of your frost resists) it's the usual, aside from maybe when game surrounds you with archers or throws 4 HoFing barbarians at you. Many (I'd say 60%) encounters are monster closets straight out of DA2. Eder tanks everything. Custom made parties would mostly chunk through all though.
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