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Marceror

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  1. I'm not certain I'm following this. It sounds like you're saying you prefer a game that immerses the player over a game that engages you through themes and directly makes you a participant. But you then claim that Pillars is the sort of game that you don't prefer, while proceeding to claim that you love such games because they are distinctly "Obsidian"? Either you're confusing your use of former and latter, or this is a heck of a backhanded compliment! Or, I just somehow missed your point.
  2. Thank you everyone for the replies so far. This is very helpful feedback. I am playing the game and planning to make up my own mind, but also want to look to others around here to help level set my expectations going in. I was previously playing Pathfinder: Kingmaker, and based on player input on that game I decided it was best to put it on the shelf, and wait for it to get patched up. My free time for gaming these days is so limited, that I'd rather not spend it on a game that is either not ready, or that I'm not likely to enjoy. While I do plan to play PoE II for myself, if any major red flags are shared by other players it's possible this could dissuade me from investing too much time, or perhaps to wait a while longer before giving it a concerted try. As far as the DLCs are concerned, I'll hold off for now on picking them up, and see if the base game grabs me to the point that I feel I'm likely to actually play far enough into the game to justify the purchases. I never had a problem with the pathfinding in PoE 1, but I'm a veteran of the Infinity Engine games, and am definitely used to dealing with this. Yeah, I'm a big fan of Mr. Bell's compositions in the Pillars games! Well it's entirely bizarre, and makes no logical sense from a player/immersion point of view. If it's a sword, shouldn't it behave like a sword? It feels altogether arbitrary that it can't be used in the primary hand, and I will therefore not use it at all since Eder uses a shield in his offhand. Though, a relatively minor gripe, I admit.
  3. Any idea why I can't equip St. Droga's skull in my main hand? It's a saber, but apparently can only be equipped in the offhand. Bug?
  4. I'm just now getting around to starting Pillars of Eternity II. I was just curious how the community around here has received this title, and whether it is considered an improvement over the original game. And what specifically do you like/dislike about it? I notice that the party size has been reduced from 6 to 5. That's a slight bummer to me, but I suppose it's not that big of a deal. Especially with multiclassing it would seem you could still have all of the key roles represented. It definitely is pleasing on the eye, and the voice acting is very well done. How are the the expansions/DLCs? My pledge this time around does not include them, so I would need to purchase these separately. EDIT: Yeah, I made a minor edit to this post. WHO CARES!? EDIT 2: I mean, other than Obsidian, who apparently thinks it's super important for the world to be notified about this!! EDIT 3: Fine, fine. I added a word I had originally left out, and changed a period to a question mark, because I was asking a question. I have come to HATE this aspect of this forum, in case you weren't aware. And dorky Obsidian can't even make any sort of comment about it whatsoever. Dorks!!
  5. Well, if the MS rumor ends up being true, I'll likely finally get a forum that doesn't have this most irksome configuration. On the other hand, I can't imagine an MS owned Obsidian ever creating a game I'd want to purchase. Although I'm sure some would get a kick out of an FPS Pillars of Eternity game, of course with no pesky party following you around. And totally optimized for XBox. Yay.... :/
  6. Yes, the administrators of this this website are among the most responsive I've ever seen!
  7. Yeah, on a more serious note, this website seems to largely be a "set and forget" sort of affair. I imagine if it completely went down that would result in someone getting off their ass to do something about it. But otherwise, not so much.
  8. I have a forum feature request that I've been "nursing" here for 3 years, 9 months. I'm sure my place in the "queue" for "consideration" must be coming up soon! Another year or two maybe? I'm sure Obsidian will look at this request with equal rapidity, so rest assured!! It won't be long now...………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. EDIT 2: Oh damn. I've been called out for editing my post. I guess I should have seen THAT one coming! I guess I owe you all an explanation now. My initial edit was for... more dots! Edit 2 explanation, was to provide this oh, so necessary context for the oh, so useful notification that my post had, in fact, been edited. Hope we are all clear now. EDIT 3: Maybe we need an update that indicates the number of times a post has been edited. I'm up to 3, and no one would have any way of knowing that if I didn't call it out. If it's so important to inform about edits that happen within mere second of an initial post, than don't we also owe it to people to let them know if a post was edited multiples times, and precisely how many? It feels like an inconsistency in the approach on the part of Obsidian. If they're going to be draconian about it, which they are, than don't go half way!!! Thank you.
  9. Oh, haha! I think I'll just leave that one there!
  10. Hi all. So, funny story. I was on the Paradox Interactive forums recently. I made a post, and realized I had I unintentionally used the wrong word in one of my sentences. I quickly edited the message and corrected the word. Once complete, there was no evidence that this harmless change had been made. No permanent record of it taking up space on the screen, providing utterly useless information for all to see (unlike some "other" web forum, that I will not name). Really, that's how it works on basically every other forum I have ever used. Except one, which again, I will not call out by name. But I'll give you all one guess as to which.
  11. This is still not fixed either, no? Can't check right now, because of mobile phone. Does the forum getting any updates anyway? What about security issues? I had my data stolen on quite a lot boards in the past couple years, seeing my "have I been pwned?" counter steadily go up. Makes me wonder when the Obsidian Board will show up on the list. Forums are a pretty terrible vector for security threats, given that almost no important information is stored on them besides an email address with only very few notable exceptions. Maybe they can get your password if the security is truly terrible - anyone that has their email password the same as all the stuff that's registered to that email to is going to be in a world hurt sooner or later regardless, though. You mean, I shouldn't use the same password to manage my money as I use for this forum?? Ruh-oh!
  12. Well, that's a relief.... Err.... No... wait.
  13. It stems from a feature of these forums that I happen to find asinine. I have a better chance of getting it changed if I say something, rather than not. I'll concede that my chances aren't looking great after 3.5 years, but what can I say, I'm stubborn. And these posts don't cost much to make.
  14. Exactly. Oh, cool. Guy who wants fans to be censored wants fans to be censored. Congratulations on your kick ass world view.
  15. I mean, I could. But since I asked the question that I meant to, I’m not really inclined to do so. I, of course, accept that you are under no obligation to answer more directly. The implied answer seems to be that yes, you’re in favor of censoring questions to the devs. I was just giving you a chance to clarify otherwise.
  16. The question was: "Are you suggesting that Obsidian fans should not feel empowered to ask questions or make suggestions about the Obsidian forums?" It was a yes or no question. You've not provided a yes or a no response. So no, you've not answered my question. You merely responded with a non-answer.
  17. You already did that nearly 4 years ago. You are way past that at this point. Yes, because I would not agree with such an assertion. But the fact remains, you haven't answered the question.
  18. I think this stems from a general misunderstanding of the function, or purpose, of these forums. Obsidian pretty clearly maintains these forums as a place for fans to interact. Even the moderators are fans. There doesn't seemed to be any type of paid community manager. It isn't really used as a platform for the company to interact with the public. The developers occasionally pop on, but in a fairly casual capacity rather than something official. So yeah, just enjoy them. They are free. Are you suggesting that Obsidian fans should not feel empowered to ask questions or make suggestions about the Obsidian forums?
  19. If I haven't given up in 3.5 years.... The way things are "progressing" you may be seeing me at this for a good while longer than 2019, so ya'll have that to look forward to. I'm hoping that at some point, if for no other reason than sheer embarrassment at their public lack of unresponsiveness (or whatever the reason), someone at Obsidian will, at last, provide some level of (semi)official reply. Or not.... But yeah, I think I'll keep carrying the ole torch.
  20. I realize that Obsidian doesn't owe me anything. Sure, when they were struggling several years backed I went to my wallet to back "Project Eternity" (which later became known as Pillars of Eternity). I went back to my wallet to back Pillars of Eternity 2, and have purchased many other games of theirs. I've done a lot on social media and with friends to further promote their games. But they don't owe me anything for that. They provide the games, and I do what I want to purchase, support and/or promote them, or not. I'm entitled to nothing beyond the games they provide, nor is Obsidian entitled to anything from me. Period. That all said, I must say that after three and a half years of asking a simple question, repeatedly, I just have to wonder why they are so insistent about not responding. A mere sentence from them could go such a long way, even if it provides a message/answer that I don't want to hear. I don't understand what is so hard about this question, that it's still crickets after 3.5 years. After I initially made this post, one of the mods here even commented that he'd run it by the admin of the board. And yet, nothing. While I again acknowledge that I am owed nothing, I similarly acknowledge my disappointment in Obsidian for their unwillingness to throw me even the slightest bone on this topic. The policy in question is clearly something that really bothers me about this website, and I still have no idea after 3.5 years whether this is an oversight on their part or a policy that they feel is necessary and are unwilling to change. Public web forum. Easy to make posts. Virtually no time required to write a single sentence. And yet, still nothing?
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