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  1. Thanks for sharing Indira!

    I'm excited and laughing/giggling/smiling like a stupid. Yes, despite my concerns, every time I hear some news about BG3 my excitement grows.

    I am happy to read about Astarion, because I'm very interested in him.
    I hope him killing off party members (for good?) is not entirely based on dice rolls alone.

    Looking forward to the Reddit AMA!

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  2. 21 minutes ago, Wormerine said:

    What IE games did, and what Larian is doing are completely different things.

    Yeah, I am starting to see that. I am just not used to this, that's all. Since I have never played a game by Larian.

    But I see what you are saying. I will have the freedom to fill in the concrete, specific words of my character and even his voice by myself.
    Maybe that's a thought I can even learn to appreciate.

    I will try to stay open minded. But in the end I may not be able to get into it, and that would be okay, too. Different tastes for different folks. I imagine it would be easier for me in a 2D game rather than a 3D game with close-up conversations.

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  3. I grew up with Baldur's Gate and the Infinity Engine games. And I love them so much.
    I have never played a game from Larian, not even heard of them before.

    Now, after watching the gameplay video from Larian of Baldur's Gate 3 I can't help but feel...
    I feel excited, actually. More than anything I am so looking forward to the opportunity to go back to the Forgotten Realms, and have another adventure at the Sword Coast and in Baldur's Gate.

    I feel that I am supposed to hate Baldur's Gate 3 and Larian. But I can't based on that gameplay demo alone. It's far too early to tell for me.

    There are some things I am sceptical about, yes.

    1.) I have never played an RPG with TB. But for that very reason I cannot condemn that. I do not know what it will feel like. I only know turn based from the Heroes of Might and Magic games which is an entirely different genre altogether. So it's something new for me. And I will stay open minded about it and try it out in BG3.

    2.) The dialogue system. That is my biggest concern at the moment. That is so unusual for me. The dialogue is held in 1st person, indirect speech, past tense. I Imagine I might eventually adapt and get used to it. But I fear that this may be a huge immersion breaker for me. Also I do not like silent protagonists (although I understand that voicing all possible combinations of lines for the protagonist is too expensive).

    I am not fond of the "3" in the title either. But I put much less importance on it. No matter how you call this game, it will let me revisit Baldur's Gate! And so far I have no reason to believe that Baldur's Gate 3 will spoil my fond memories of BG1 and 2 in any way or take them away from me.

    I'm already looking forward to play as Astarion, the vampire spawn. 😄

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  4. Greetings,

    today the physical rewards arrived here in Germany.

    I should have received the physical rewards for the following tiers:
    Build a Pirate Party

    Create an Item

    Plus one extra additional mouse pad

    What I can confirm:
    Signed Collector's Edition - check, yes, TWICE
    Od Nua Statue - check, yes, TWICE
    Hardcover Guidebook Volume II  - check, yes, TWICE
    Space Pig Plushie - check, yes, TWICE

    But it seems several smaller items are missing. Are they INSIDE the Collector's Editions?

    What I couldn't find was the following:
    Space Pig Pin
    Cloth Map 
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Patch (a cloth patch)
    8x10 Concept Art Print
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Game Manual   

    TWICE of each! I only found the one extra mouse pad that I had ordered separately.

    Please let me know, thank you.

    Regards, Fluffle

  5. @Raithe
    I love her! I love Helene Bøksle! Norwegian is such a beautiful language and her songs are pure magic in my ears :wub:
    Here, some of my favorite songs from her:

    ~ Svalbard ~
    by Helene Bøksle



    ~ Alt i meg ~
    by Helene Bøksle



    ~ Hugtatt ~
    by Helene Bøksle

  6. Yeah, I thought the consensus problem with Ubisoft-developed games is that they're all fairly similar sandbox-type games that share a lot of mechanics and have loads of copy+pasted content.

    It has been ages since I last played a Ubisoft game (not counting HoMM3 HD). So that wouldn't be any problem for me anyway. Even if they copy+pasted content from their other games, it would be new to me.


    But the thing about Assassin's Creed Odyssey is, that they are in fact trying to change the series. They are changing the genre of the series to RPG.


    So it's not "same old, same old".

    Certainly not for AC Odyssey within the game series Assassins Creed. This one is going to be very different from its predecessors.


    Of course, now fans are outraged that this isn't a "true" Assassin's Creed game anymore...

  7. Sea Shanties? Check! Sea Battles? Check! An open world with lots of islands to explore? Check.

    Deadfire? No... Assassin's Creed: Odyssey!

    And look at those Sea Battles! That's the way to do it.

    If you'd excuse me now, I have a train to catch.

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  8. See, I find this very interesting. How a game that makes some radical changes within its game series suddenly attracts completely new gamers.


    I don't know any of the Assassin's Creed games but I've read that this new one is supposedly very different from the previous games. It even seems that there are some fans of the series who don't consider this game a "true" Assassin's Creed game. I don't know what that means, lol.

    But here we are. Suddenly our interest has been piqued in a game that is part of a series that is over 10 years old...

    Oh and.... uhm... if anyone is interested in the difference between "to peak", "to peek" and "to pique"... :p

    Another way to distinguish peak and peek:
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  9. Oh god..let's hope not ! DAI sucked ! crappy loot , crappy vilain , crappy armors ...(well gameplay was fun and so were the romances) but thats about it . Open world filled with Codex to read.....booooring .


    I wouldn't say DA:I sucked (for me anyway). It had many problems and weaknesses, true. I still found myself enjoying it though.


    But anyway, what I would be hoping for is that Assassin's Creed Odyssey would be some kind of improved DA:I (just as already mentioned without the companions).


    So I don't hope that it will be just like DA:I, but instead an improved and polished version of it.


    And, damn, the more videos I watch about Assassin's Creed Odyssey the more hyped I get. It's very unusual for me to get hyped for a game of a video game series that I don't know. Normally I stick to my video game series, like the Infinity Engine games, or Dragon Age and Mass Effect. And I follow them loyally throughout the years (though I didn't follow Mass Effect into Andromeda).

    Even when Pillars of Eternity came about, for me, it was just a continuation of the Infinity Engine games.


    But Assassin's Creed is something new. Something unknown. A stranger. A wild card. I guess, that's partly also where some of my excitements comes from.

  10. What is Vromance? I can only find this about Vromance. 

    I don't know Titan Quest. From the games I have played, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey seems to resemble Dragon Age Inquisition most.

    Dragon Age Inquisition had also very beautiful areas. Sadly, most of them were almost empty (with the notable exception of the Hinterlands). And the side quests were rather bland...

    One major difference seems to be that there are no companions in Assassin's Creed? I could live with that though. I do like companions, but since I have played so many games with companions it will be interesting and new for me to play alone with just the main character.

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  11. What also caught my attention is Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. I have never played an Assassin's Creed game. But from what I have heard this game is going to be very different anyway from the predecessors in that it is going to be an actual RPG.

    I also watched a few gameplay videos and I liked them a lot.

    Not to mention the fact that the game is going to include... ROMANCES  :wub: 


    Oh boy...

    And it looks really beautiful. Only problem I might have is my graphic card which is about 8 years old...

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  12. The watcher has been told first hand what happens to people that tell other people that their gods are fake.

    I don't think the watcher is keen on putting a target on their back and become another Iovara.
    I also think that for us it would have been boring to replay Iovaras's story just with the watcher in her footsteps.

    And here comes the thing about "proving" that Gods aren't real (independent from what "real" or "fake" means):
    Belief trumps evidence. Always. That's the thing about belief. Your own god could appear in front of you and tell you that he is fake.
    You think that could stop a religious person?

    I would guess they'd see it as some kind of test of their belief. They would think their god is testing them. And probably that would strengthen their belief.

    If you try to prove a god is not real you would have to find some kind of proof that is valid from a true believer's point of view, not just your point of view! But the very definition of being religious is, that a true believer would never accept anything that would decry their religion and shatter their belief.

    People believe what they want to believe. And people need to believe. And some people would rather kill someone who'd try to make them second guess their belief than to actually start doing just that.

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