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  1. The question is: why? What would werewolves and vampires add to the game? How do they fit into culture, mythology and the whole soul-thingy?


    If they add them because "everybody likes them, duh" - then I don't want them. However, if there is a good - and original! - explanation of their existence, then I'll be fine with this decision.


    Instead of regular werewolves I'd rather see something akin to skin-changers. Stealing a soul of animal, fusing with it, maybe even having your own soul stolen.

    I don't really care about vampires. I never understood what's so great about them.



    Lore is still being fleshed out so if they can tie in or not remains to be seen.


    If they have to stretch lore crazily just to put vampires in then yes, they should remain out.

  2. I'm all for vampires and werewolves as long as they aren't all mad/crazy killing machines.


    Look up Vampire: the masquerade (not the game itself though it wasn't a bad representation of the books/pen & paper rpg it came from), those vampires had an agenda. Some were complete loonies with insane ideas of morality (usually the older ones who had very weird views which they had because they lived more then a 1000 years) , some were apathetic, some searching for a way out of their curse, some just trying to get as many kicks out of this as possible since they were doomed already, ... . Diverse lot those guys, they present a lot of story opportunities, I wouldn't mind having one or more of those as allies (not a companion) or as enemies (I still remember bodhi from baldur's gate 2). Was also fun that they acted only at night.


    Werewolves also have something like that, werewolf the apocalypse. I personally thought the shamanism part there and the raving about mother nature wasn't particularly fun but they are so much more as well.



    Just saying they can have an interesting story as well, they don't have to be monsters who storm at you with punishing attacks (level drain *shudders*)

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  3. Well if this topic only exists, because some people think they have to protect women from something, then pick 30 women and let them choose their RPG-outfit. Since most women quite like to look feminine and not like a man, maybe the result will be something more in the direction of "female formed"-platemail maybe it will be not, but if that is the problem, I am sure it will give results. Maybe there is some sort of compromise between both sides (like... in almost every other game) and maybe the green shirt girl can define that :)


    In RPGs girls and guys both do tend to wear armor that is not only practical but also estetic.

    Same counts for weapons, as many of the weapons featured in RPGs would not be practical against some armortypes or not be used in a setting were everyone wears some armor anyway (and fighting is not realistic anyway, because you shouldn't lose HP with every hit but only hit very rarely and then usually be quite wounded or dead already) or are misinterpreted like "morning star" being a ball on a chain. I don't mind as long as it looks good and is implemented nicely. And I like variety in weapons and also armor even if that means there may not be an alternative on every level for the armor I am wearing.


    But in the end the characters will be proabably less than 1 inch tall on screen. So just make it so I can still see if that is a woman at all there. Do a better job than with Imoen please :D



    Well those were older games so the technology was limited but yeah I can't tell which charachter is imoen and I played BG 1 back in the days (I used to use her as an archer mostly, wasn't a big fan of multi class imoen later on. I'm not a multi class fan at all tbh).

  4. I haven't read all of this gigantic thread because it usually ends up the same.


    Hopefully obsidian puts in a quest in the game (in one of the TWO big cities, yay for that stretch goal :) ) mirroring discussions like this. The white moral guild who want to banish every piece of naked skin all to champion feminism (which they harm just as bad as the other side) vs the skank guild who only want to wear skimpy outfits.


    Which side will you choose to help?

    Will you boldly step up and fund all the armorers in the city to make full covering and threaten seamstress's who make gowns which show skin?


    Will you equally boldly find and finance mages to only enchant leather thongs & bikini's and sabotage iron to known full coverer armorers?


    Oh the moral dilemma in-game would be unbearable! Also it would be hilarious if the outcome of this quest actually made it hard to find full covering or just the opposite :p

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