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  1. I watched the documentary - enjoyed it a bunch. The video had me chuckling a bit when the music composer stated Josh was multi-talented genius and was the tenor for the choir. Standing a few years after backing this game I'm glad I did it. Keep up the good work. Cheers.
  2. The gold plate NPCs are the backer fan fiction included in the game. Feel free to ignore them.
  3. I've already received my box and it still says "shipping soon" in my login products page. Figure it's likely already in transit for your there Skater. Cheers
  4. Priest of Magran is much better; their well received in the Drywood - not like the Eothians being purged - who are literally some of the people hanging from a tree in the beginning of the game. I changed my Priest over to Magran after the Eotho's Temple. What your character's faith is doesn't matter that much in the game dialog - only if you are a priest. So it works much better if your PC worships any god but Eothos. I really think the game would have better if they omitted the Eothian faith altogether. Just like you can't worship Woedica.
  5. I was bothered by the Eothian Temple. If you play as anything but a Eothian Priest you learn more about Eder; the whole part at the end with the candles. He has a whole lot to say if you don't know about his faith; how much it meant to him. But by George if you are a member, no need to reminisce about what's lost to both of you - course not. It's literally a case of if you share a large part of what defines his character it gets omitted. Instead of it being something to strengthen the two characters friendship. Really jarring, only reason I noticed was due to me restarting with the priest afte
  6. I really hope this whole memorial mess doesn't make it into the Making of documentary. This is going to fade away... eventually. People need to realize the Backer Memorials are a wretched hive of scum and villainy and move on. (Literally there is a memorial of "Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy"; yes that's my metaphorical head shaking.)
  7. Doesn't google analytic's use your sign-in? By that your Google account, like gmail to phish for usage stats. The first party cookies as one of the ways they gather information seems to bear that out. https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsTrackingOverview
  8. I'll admit, this confuses me. I don't see putting your starting stat points in Perception and Resolve as min-maxing. You don't even have to dump any stats to do that. If you object to putting points into Perception and Resolve then that's fine, put them elsewhere...but you will have to adjust your tactics, playstyle, ability selections, and talent selections accordingly - or your character won't be pulling its weight. That's true of any class, not just Monks. It sound to me like you are saying that you want to be able to make any available choice in terms of character creation and a
  9. Yeah, the hired guards always fail as far as I can tell. Every time I auto-resolve I lose 1-2 buildings.
  10. From my experience the hirelings are paid when you return to the stronghold. I saw the notice and assumed I had to talk to the "Steward" or the hireling themselves to pay them. After I traveled to the stronghold; I got a green notifier that they were paid on screen transition.
  11. Hey figure I'd share the portrait I'm using. Found a few great Legend of the Cryptids(android app ccg) images over on Pinterest, I credit the artist in brackets. One is a Priest of Eothos and the other is a Cipher. Images work great as one wears a breastplate and other wears brigantine. Anyone else have trouble getting the smaller portrait image the right size? I usually have to fiddle around with the image for awhile to ensure the PC face isn't larger then the companions when it's in that off-screen bubble. (Young-june Choi) (justice wong) Bonus; considered these before I deci
  12. Hello Noer, The problem could be that your image is to low resolution; causing blurriness. Otherwise could be the image editing program your using has a terrible resizing algorithm. Either way post the source image and I'll see if I can do better with Photoshop. The artist or where you got the image might be useful as well; to see if a larger resolution image can be found. Edit: For some reason the forum not letting me image post; just pm me the file if your having the same problem friend. Cheers.
  13. The best you can do about them right now is the IE mod; created by Bester, Sensuki, and Karakrov. They included an option to change all the backer names to lore friendly ones, and a console command to remove the fanfics. Frankly couldn't endorse those guys enough. The mod is over at the nexus. http://www.nexusmods.com/pillarsofeternity/mods/1/?
  14. Hello Osvir, Hope your enjoying the game as much as me. If any of the production crew need ego stroking, I have a few thanks to give out as well. Just wanted to say thanks for keeping a tight lid on this game Obsidian. No game leaks on any torrent sites before release or other such rigamarole. Been quite a few games I pre-ordered that damn pirates got to play before me, and I'm quite happy with how things turned out with Pillars. Cheers, and keep up the good work!
  15. Damn, you have one awesome internet connection. Best I've ever had is like 3MB/sec.
  16. Figure the delay with the keys is linked to GOG. (Where backers can choose between either GOG/Steam; this is a likely complicated process.) Still very much disappointed.
  17. People quoting on the male gender being "default". The logical assumption is the programmer was either male, typed first then coded the female option second. Alternate viable reason is that dialog trees(simple coding) are created with a external program; where trees are branched by adding alternate choices; in this case player variable is female. The external coding program actually makes a lot of sense, so writers can easily edit code.
  18. Howdy, found a better source image. Pictures' of Alexsandre Duma's father I believe. Used some photoshop filters. Noticed someone else posted one, but figured you could use some choice. Also alternate of thumbnail.
  19. I fully intend to see if there's a way to mod them out. Being someone who backed enough for a memorial stone, I found that it was immersion breaking and basically said "No" to the stone. So don't expect any grand stones with my lymric "Thanks for the offer to have a memorial stone, but I must decline." In retrospect that may have been a funny tombstone... oh well.
  20. I was honestly shocked when I tried to theorycraft a half-orc pugilist together using Pathfinder. The idea was that I wanted to fight like a monk using gauntlets while dressed in armour. Not necessarily using the base Monk class, mind you, but still. I could not find a way to do that. Like. At all. It felt weird as hell, because I knew that 3.5 had this odd discrepancy between Unarmed and Armed and Natural Weapons and I thought that'd be a thing Pathfinder would fix. But nope, still the same deal. All of my whats in the world. You haven't seen the new brawler hybrid class. Usi
  21. I've been running the beta on Windows 64 bit with just 4 GB RAM. It runs just fine. EDIT: And that's with a 2.60 Ghz i5-3230M and a GT 740M so I'm not exactly running it on a top of the line computer... Hello, I've also been running the backer beta with 4GB ram,Q9400 2.66Ghz Quad CPU, GTX 750ti; Windows 64bit. Haven't noticed any slowdowns while playing the game. Cheers.
  22. Being one of the guys that ordered a Signed CE; I never thought the game would be sealed. Isn't the box signed? Not on the plastic wrap but the package itself? Was Obsidian supposed to re-wrap the boxes in plastic after the developers signed them? Figured it was always going to be just pop open the box and put the disc inside after delivery; type deal. (Am I wrong?)
  23. Having played the ranger in the Backer Beta, it's the weakest class of the lot. A ranger shares his Stamina/Health pool with his animal companion. The companion can't equip any magical protections so it's defences lag behind a full character. Arguably the ranger's companion has one excellent defence; for instance the Stag has good saves, but woe be the player that let's that companion enter into melee. (As other defences suffer for high saves. Low deflection) In my experience playing with an animal companion is just allowing your ranger to be hit from two locations, to the point if the ani
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