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  1. I scanned the list and could not find this reported elsewhere. Sorry if it has been reported before. Whenever i use the continue button at start up it always goes to the most recent save for the first character I generated. It does this regardless of which character I saved last. I can access other character's saves but I have to use the load button to get to them.
  2. I had a problem with it too on one run through but it worked other times. When it failed I picked it up and it went into my quest item box. when i try to complete the quest I dont get the conversation line that allows me to give it to the pig farmer. Same thing occurred with the broken dragons egg and the lady at the potion shop.
  3. I'd want to see details about exactly what the goals are and how much. From what I have read, I would have rather have had more wilderness offered earlier instead of going deeper in the mega dungeon. Perhapos a trade oof could be arranged?
  4. I had read that the BG1 portraits were based on portraits of real people that worked on the project or were friends & spouses. It think that is why I like them better ... they were more realistic and less cartoony.
  5. What made BG great was it was so new and different when it came out. It was a quantum leap forward in terms of game mechanics and NPC interactivity. It also benefited from some memorable voice actors and characters but what made it great was that it was novel. There was a sense of discovery in terms of discovering the game as well as the content of the game. Consider it vs Daggerfall, Might & magic circa 1998, or Pools of radiance. It blew them away in my opinion but almost 15 years later it does not seem so new and fresh. An IE type game today will depend more on its content for success.
  6. The 2 baddies in the NW part of the round room reminded me of the singing trio from Bards tale (2004). "It's bad luck ot be you!" Burning question: Can PE monsters sing as well?
  7. Loved the armor variety and color! Everyone is distinct. I want some the red suit.
  8. I like the orlans.The wild ones remind me of the Green man, which makes me thirsty. http://www.greenmanbrewery.com/
  9. Glad that the Head models do not stop at the neck like they did in dragon age. Stopping at the neck required everyone to have dog collar looking necklaces. This will be much better!
  10. I enjoyed the discussion of armor. Here are my thoughts on the subject. Getting hit and taking damage are 2 seperate issues. Avoiding the hit is a function of movement (ie strength and dex). I see armor and shields a preventing damage when you are hit. If you do not combine these attributes into a single armor score you get more options for light, medium and heavy. So, light would be better at avoiding but offer less damage reduction. Heavy would get hit more often but have high damage absorption. Medium would not be reduced to the murky middle that is useless as soon as you can affo
  11. I don't have particularly strong feeling about class types as long as they are somewhat balanced. One thing I have always disliked is rage/beserker effects that give a temp increase in hit points that wears off right after a fight and then you die. I'd much rather see damage reduction than a temp increase. Or, if a a temp increase is given then make it drop you to 1 HP instead of death.
  12. Picking up a weapon and using it makes sense. Armor not so much, especially across races and genders. At the same time it may be a drag on game play to have to schlep back to town. In a lot of ways this is like magic item identification. Maybe having a non-combat skill (armorer/blacksmith/etc) that allows adjustment would be a good compromise. If you dont want to schelp it, spend the points.
  13. I am not worried about a dual Xp system affecting balance. Since you have to invest time in one or the other is effectively the same as making a choice within a single XP system.
  14. I would not mind a hybrid approach. In addition to fleshed out NPC's you meet I think it could be cool to have a say in at least one companion. Maybe use a series of question to describe your best friend/sibling/rival/etc that select their gender, class, personality, etc.
  15. I'd like to see some magic that is useful outside of combat and healing. Also the occasional big spell that need collected componets, special locations, conditions, etc. These in my mind would be connected to special events or big battles.
  16. I agree the questions are pretty loaded. Generally, I'd like magic, artifacts, etc to be less common. However, I do not want piles of junk or ridiculous amounts useless gold. If there is a lot of gold in the game then I need lots of reasons to spend on wants (customization) or needs (quests/plot related)
  17. O don't really care. I've enjoyed games where I am the chosen one and ones where I am just a person caught by circumstance. One obvious proviso, being the chosen one does not work well in multiplayer games.
  18. Curious how the idea of 2 XP pools would work. Ok in principle but neither should be "grindable". Also, IMO combat and noncombat activities should not be mutually exclusive events. I'd like to get both while out adventuring or in town.
  19. Ok here is my 2 cents on this. First and foremost I want a fantasy questing game and not a romance game with fantasy elements. I am not opposed to romantic events in my game but it is not why I am playing. Make it flow as part of the story and I am ok. I just dont want them to be crammed down my throat or worse where everyone is bisexual and hitting on my character (ala dragona age 2).
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