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Everything posted by TheUsernamelessOne

  1. I think the message is way more muddled than that (and not in a good way). I also don't think that's the sort of thing Obsidian would do, regardless of their personal beliefs. Their stories tend to be more nuanced than just "atheism = good, religion = bad." Much like how it's not that simple in real life.
  2. I don't find the game challenging, and my perspective is the only one that matters! Therefore the game is too easy! Every encounter should begin with my PC punching me in the face and then stomping on my fingers and then setting me on fire! Anything less is unacceptable! Seriously though, I'm not really sure what can be done to satisfy your complaints. It's not like the AI in these sorts of games is ever going to be terribly good. If you want an opponent capable of human-level planning and tactics, play a tabletop RPG with a DM or something.
  3. You don't want to fight over nothing? Them's fightin' words!! Yeah, I agree pretty much. People on the internet are too often angry and loud but have nothing to say. Unlike me, who is witty and charming and never obnoxious.
  4. Engage! Engages all enemies in the game. Modal ability. The Eye of Argon Watcher ability. Transform the target into a harmless backer NPC. Living in the Future Replaces your copy of Pillars of Eternity with Torment: Tides of Numenera. Living in the Past Replaces your copy of Pillars of Eternity with your choice of Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, or Planescape: Torment. Mystery Inc. Reveals all spirit-type enemies for what they are: petty criminals draped in sheets, trying to scare off tourists. Naptime The party rests without needing camping supplies. 2/rest. Ol'
  5. Honestly that's true to one extent or another of the IE games too. Pillars is a lot like the first Baldur's Gate in this way. I think the cool unique magic items in Baldur's Gate II were what made characters really feel special, and there isn't anything like that in Pillars. Since you mentioned Accuracy, keep in mind that the whole Accuracy system is a pretty bad idea to begin with. I mean, if you want your psychic powers to have a better chance of affecting your enemies, of course equipping a dagger would help, right? They can't allow players to significantly increase Accuracy or else the
  6. Meh. Out of all of the games made by the folks currently working at Obsidian that I've played, I think Pillars is weakest in this area despite having more mechanics built around it. It doesn't really help that none of the factions are terribly interesting. It's a pretty huge downgrade going from the factions of Fallout (Planescape: Torment and Vampire: the Masquerade too, but Obsidian didn't create those settings) to the Dozens and the Crucible Knights. Ultimately everyone, including your (former) self, is just a stupid dupe reacting to the whims of the villain right up until the ending wh
  7. I was thinking about this myself, but I'm not sure that your character is necessarily interested in the true nature of the gods or whatever in the endgame. Your character wants to know whether Thaos truly believed what he was preaching, because if it was all a lie then everything you did back then was for nothing. There's no answer to the questions asked by philosophy and religion. What is a god, what role should religion play in people's lives, what is the nature of the universe, etc., these are questions that don't have factual, objective answers. It's not about some absolute universal t
  8. I don't really agree with the OP or anything, but it is too bad we couldn't get some celebrity with a cool voice for the villain, at least. I think John Doman or Rene Auberjonois could have done a lot to make him more compelling. Or David Warner, if your mind is still on Baldur's Gate 2.
  9. I'm curious where one could find devs who are more "real" than the people who made this game, seeing as how a lot of them have been in the business of making video games for, what, 15+ years? Never heard of this guy named Tim Cain, OP? Josh Sawyer? Chris Avellone? George Ziets? They helped make these little games you might have heard of like Fallout, Planescape: Torment, Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer. I might be a little biased since I've literally been playing the games they've made since before I can remember (the first Fallout was a great game for little kids to play, right
  10. Yeah, nuts to those lame casuals! Go back to the Wii, losers! I bet those casuals don't even use totally radical MMO terminology like CC and DPS and tank and aggro! Pretty sure Rogues are actually the best class at hammering down a single target by far? Different weapons are in fact better for different situations because often it helps to use different tactics than just whatever does the most damage in one shot? Someone back me up on this.
  11. so okay where do i even beginningg! This game is the worst game ever! to Start with you get sick HELLOW WHERE IS MY FORT SAVE against poisonn?!!? then the man says to get the berries for tea! i do not liketea! i will nto get ur berries caravan man1 how do u like that BUT I MUST?!?!? Garphisc are well 2 b honest subpar at best i mean there is no 3d at all!! i want 2 see what is the oteher side of walls in case there are snipers or maybe loot! also camera does not zoom in far enouhg so i cannot check my characters makeup!11! game is full of bugs!1! many big ones, including beetles and sp
  12. I never said that the priority should be features before bug fixing. The game just entered beta, I know this But think of all those NPCs going without voice acting! Personally, I'm going to voice all the pretty lady NPCs.
  13. That's what I keep saying, but everyone always poo-poos me when I say it and then they start talking about all this weird stuff Obsidian said about Might representing your "soul power" and so it makes perfect sense that damage from guns and spells and your ability to intimidate people and bend iron bars should all be tied to one stat, and I mostly tune it out and imagine if Pillars was just Dragonball Z.
  14. Oh yes, please, this must happen immediately. Drop all the bugfixing and implement this at once.
  15. AFAIK that's what he's said here that he is. He talks funny for a lawyer. I think he's up to no good.
  16. Well... no, it's not. It's certainly a crime, but there's no institution of prejudice behind it. That's like saying when Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK because he was a communist (or whatever the real reason was), that was a hate crime. The reason why hate crimes are punished more severely is in order to single out and challenge the widespread beliefs and attitudes in society that contribute to the act of violence. It doesn't seem to work, honestly, but there it is. So first, where are you getting this definition that there has to be an "institution" of prejudice behind a hate crime? S
  17. I honestly kind of felt the same way about Wasteland 2 on release. Pillars is at least better than Wasteland 2 was, though. EDIT: In terms of bugginess, that is.
  18. So, I guess you are coming out in full ad hominem mode then. Assuming you actually care to discuss anything you could perhaps justify your reasoning for using the bigot label. Specifically that someone having the opinion that MtF transexuals are still actually male makes them a bigot. I see no reason that having that opinion makes someone a bigot. I think you could certainly make good points from both sides of the debate regarding gender and transexuals (and even other positions such as them being a third gender) and it is an intersting conversation that is worth having, but I don't fin
  19. I'm sorry, but you're simply wrong; hate speech has a very particular definition. If you want to talk about speech that targets someone based on simple group identity, okay, but it's something different. AFAIK, in the US, hate speech was defined in the earliest governmental publications as: Speech that advocates or encourages violent acts or crimes of hate. Speech that creates a climate of hate or prejudice, which may in turn foster the commission of hate crimes. Hate crimes are defined (legally) as: crimes committed on the basis of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, nat
  20. I'm not sure any AI would be worth it. The game requires painstaking micromanagement in pretty much every encounter.
  21. EDIT: Barney Fife said to be nice, so since I can't say nothing nice, I'll say nothing at all.
  22. Always applicable: [video link] Why should anyone care what Jim Sterling has to say about anything?
  23. Normally I think worrying about spoilers is silly, but in this case the secret must absolutely be kept for the greater good of turning the playerbase into serial killers.
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