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  1. I think its a little weird that its part 1. I assume it will be 2 parts, maybe they intend the expansion to be really big so they split it up.
  2. I feel like casting the buff spells on other characters might be overpowered... however I agree that they are very underhwelming on their own. I think the best fix would be to dramatically increase their durations to 150/300 seconds like the food buffs... I agree that grimoire slam is weak... perhaps if they made it AOE centered on the caster it would make it more useful to escape from multiple enemies. Overall I don't have any serious issues with the wizard the way mine is built. But I could see how if you chose some of the less optimal spells and talents it could be frustrating.
  3. I did the ogres at level 4 no problem but thats because I had... you guessed it! A cipher!! Paralyze + Charm makes short work of those ogres... wizard can pick up some of the slack but not the whole thing. So yeah, come back later at a higher level with better gear.
  4. I could be wrong but it seems like the nerf to mind blades was negligable. It still seems useful to me, though it helps to debuff your enemies before using it. I've only had it whiff once.
  5. Its perfectly normal for only two or three of your characters do be doing the lions share of the damage. Spells and abilities will probably make up most of this damage, though if your defenses are high enough you can whittle the enemies away on the front lines. Using a bigger weapon like an Estoc could be a good alternate weapon against enemies where your damage is low. Also remember that debuffing enemies and buffing your allies is just as important as doing damage. If you weaken, blind, frighten, and daze your enemies then you will have a much higher hit/crit chance and thus do much more
  6. There is a nice cavalier hat and also a tricorn hat you can get early on (no bonuses, but look cool). Good luck! I would suggest paladin just because clerics and paladins get extra dialogue options nobody else does based on their religion.
  7. To be fair even without OSA and the boots my barbarian is the biggest damage dealer in the party.
  8. My level 5 barbarian uses a Fine pike with fire enchantment and has 18 might as well as frenzy, Savage Attack, and Two-Handed specialization. I usually do 40+. My barbarian is the highest damage in the party having done 18,000 damage so far of the course of the game where my tanks do something like 1,500-2,500 damage. Wizard is 12,000 Damage, Cipher is 15,000. 20 might Cipher does pretty high damage with arbalest as well. To be expected I guess.
  9. I beat this at level 5 on hard difficulty... BUT with 6 custom characters. So I can't really help you that much with the party you have. I would say waiting until you can cast level 4 wizard spells will help make it a bit easier. What I did was position my 3 tanks (chanter, paladin, priest) in the narrower entry way to the wide open area. Then I had my cipher shoot one of the Xuarips and run back behind the tanks. I had my priest cast Armor of Faith, then use interdiction on all the enemies, then Despondent Blows, then Pillar of Faith, then Iconic Projection multiple times. I had my wi
  10. I'm pretty sure its mechanics actually not stealth. Its pretty lame... I think perception stat should be involved somehow. Its above 7, do you have the gloves that give +2 to mechanics? Thats what I used. Got it with a level 5 party on hard difficulty
  11. Odd... my 5 adventurers have their voices working just fine from a pre-patch save. Did you by any chance remove them from your party and re-add them? That causes them to lose their voice.
  12. Seems to work for me. Not sure what the 2 does but I am doing bash attacks and I see it on the character sheet properly.
  13. For this kind of issue, I would go ahead and upload your save game right now. I would say the chance they can fix it without your save file is close to zero.
  14. Here is what google turned up on the first page of results relating to this type of issue: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/people-buy-broken-games,news-19952.html http://www.cheatsheet.com/technology/the-future-of-video-games-is-buggy.html/?a=viewall http://criticallysane.com/question-of-the-week-if-games-are-so-buggy-at-launch-why-do-we-keep-buying-them/ http://www.gamesradar.com/will-games-always-have-buggy-releases/ http://www.techspot.com/news/47040-weekend-open-forum-why-are-pc-games-so-buggy-these-days.html Notice that there is basically one major article per year on this issue sinc
  15. Um... my main is a chanter and I have no issue at all. I guess its party composition, I have 3 tanks in front and one barbarian with a spear right behind, and my wizard and cypher as slightly further back. I found that even in wide open spaces 3 tanks is enough to keep enemies from engaging guys in back especially with barbarian there to snag anyone who slips past. Thus even if I had 10 INT I would always have everyone inside the radius. I am not saying that OP argument isn't valid, it probably is. I think chanters are a bit underwhelming, all things considered. However, I am not convinced y
  16. If you have been reading the threads carefully like I have... you would have noticed that one of the mods stated that 1.3 is already finalized and going through testing before they ship it out. Obviously there is no point releasing a patch if it makes things worse (see GTA 5 fiasco: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-has-rockstar-really-downgraded-gta-5 ) so they have to keep testing and fixing issues until it is ready. I understand your impatience but as a game developer myself I hope that you guys realize that they are working as hard as they can to fix things as soon
  17. On your desktop/laptop computer you can right click the game in your steam library. Then you should have an option to get the manual. For other content you will need to go to the same right click menu and click view downloadable content. You should see checkboxes nexto to all your bonus content. If not, check them so that they download. Then they should be in your steam folder, Steam\SteamApps\common\Pillars of Eternity I hope that helps. For the ringtone, you will have to either use a USB cable or use email, dropbox, or something else to transfer the music. I'm not sure why you e
  18. The best way to avoid these types of problems is to do the following: Open up one of obisian's portraits in your image editor. Paste your image on top Resize as necessary Then "save as" with a new name. This means if there are any special formatting options they will be applied to your image. It also ensures that the dimensions are exactly right (if you are using an advanced program like photoshop).
  19. My strategy has been exactly what you described and works really well (custom party of 6) on hard difficulty. Chanter, Paladin and Cleric tank on the front lines, usually a wide enough formation to keep enemies from running behind. Barbarian has a reach weapon and does a TON of damage. Cypher can lock down enemies with paralyze or just use mind blades to wipe them out. Finally wizard lends ranged support and also AOE spells.
  20. My custom party has 3 tanks: Chanter, Paladin, and Cleric. The paladin ends up being the best with the chanter slightly behind, and the cleric being a bit father behind. The cleric does a large amount of damage though, and the Interdiction ability is very nice. My cleric only has 10 Perception and Resolve though... I also have a glass cannon barbarian which has really high Con so she can survive for a little while on the front line as long as she isn't swarmed. So I think any character with heavy armor and 18+ resolve and perception will be a decent tank, I would worry more about havin
  21. I am playing with 5 custom adventurers in my party. I removed all 5 of them and then re-added them right away to fix the double-click inventory bug. However, now my characters have no voices, only my main character (the watcher) has voice over. I tried both at the Inn at Gilded Vale as well as the Stronghold, same issue. To be 100% specific, if I click on someone and tell them to move somewhere, there is no audio unless its the main character. I realize that you guys have limited resources, but I really wish I could change my portrait and sound set at any time just like in the IE games...
  22. I experienced this briefly during a single conversation but it happened for several lines. It seemed like it might be related to clicking to progress the dialogue mid-sentece for the voice overs.
  23. When you click on the gravestones in Esternwood it remembers the scroll position of the last time you clicked on a gravestone. It should reset the scroll position to 0 (the top of the list) every time you exit a gravestone. The reason it is annoying is because if you read to the bottom and then click on a new gravestone, it starts at the bottom of the list and if you aren't careful you will not realize you missed half of the content.
  24. From what I can tell the in-game suggestions aren't always accurate from a min-max perspective though they may be good suggestions for either well-rounded characters or a casual playthrough. Unless your character is a tank, you might as well max might... though I am still pretty early in the game.
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