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  1. ...and that's what's happening if people don't read: 1) Exactly! I was replying to: "[Epic] already have a better product [...:] no DRM" 2) Okay, I'll give you that. They are clearly better in terms of DRM, although not perfect. Thanks for completely misreading my argumentation, though. 3) Exactly. I was replying to: "[Epic] already have a better product in that you actually own the games you purchase" 4) Not my point. OP used a tu quoque and your points don't change the fact that Valve, as far as we know and in all likelihood[1], never paid any publisher money not to offer their game on a competing platform. Doing so is a foul move in my opinion. Doubly so if you do it at the last minute. [1] Because they never had to, of course.
  2. You don't know what you are talking about: 1) Steam has DRM-free games: https://steam.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games 2) It is publishers who push the DRM crap, and they do it on EGS as well Metro Exodus for example uses Denuvo: https://www.epicgames.com/store/de/product/metro-exodus/home There is only one store that is arguably better in regards to DRM and that's GOG[1]. This is also why so few AAA titles are available there. Go figure. 3) You don't own EGS-Games, you are merely granted a license. Like you said, basically "renting": https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/eula 4) Total War, Bethesda Games titles Civ etc. are not bought exclusives. They aren't games Valve snatched away from other platforms at the eleventh hour. Those games were published on Steam because that's where the players are. [1] Even GOG has games with DRM'd multiplayer: https://www.gog.com/forum/star_wars_battlefront_ii/i_have_had_enough_of_gogs_pushing_of_their_drm_platform/page1
  3. I'm not going to buy this for EGS. I hope they won't release this game for full prize on Steam, one year after.
  4. On the contrary, it seems the extra time was needed. Besides, I didn't see a really bad bug yet.
  5. I don't get why Avellone is posting his accusations in an alt right forum and his language is beyond undignified. I have a feeling that much of what he says is true, but if someone working for me would write things like this I would be very hesitant to continue working with him. For every serious accusation Avellone seems to post three stories that are merely intended to embarrass the people involved. But most of all he is embarrassing himself.
  6. Depends on how you characterize evil. That's the whole point of the companions; pretty much all of them are doing--or have done--only things that *they* felt were good, necessary, and required to be moral at that moment. And they all have good reasons for thinking and feeling that. Durance, the Devil, and Eder are the easiest examples. All of them did super wrong things--building a weapon of mass destruction that needed human sacrifice to work, serial murder, and traitorous sedition and helping a foreign enemy to invade their homeland. @Eder: What an American thing to say. Seriously. Also, evil characters usually think they're in the right. Those "Evil League Of Evil"-characters might be a dime a dozen in comic books, but very few people actually embrace "EVIL" in this way. It's 99% lazy writing, born out of cultural narratives we usually use against enemies.
  7. @AndreaColombo: You are right that text doesn't need to be scaled up, but we don't know how Obsidian implemented this. It might be very hard to change the game in such a way that fonts are always rendered in the native resolution. I'm surprised they didn't implement this in a more sensible fashion, but here we are. It's 2015 and Pillars of Eternity is not ready for resolutions beyond 1920x1200.
  8. 1.05 merely *upgrades* saves, so you can't go back easily (the game keeps a backup, though).
  9. The upscaling is fixed for the most part for 1920x1200 in the current Beta (1.05, Steam). Only minor problems remain. There doesn't seem to be proper text scaling for resolutions higher than 1920x1200, though.
  10. Why is everyone using Facebook's player now?! I can't see the video without enabling flash. What year is it? 2006?!
  11. The quest log claims that I earned -492 XP for completing the quest (Total XP for the quest: 9000).
  12. First of all, I'm very glad that you included this fix. I don't have to reduce the desktop resolution anymore. I noticed two small visual glitches, though: 1) The main menu still does upscale, as indicated by the blurry font. 2) The loading screen border is now discontinous.
  13. From the patch notes: "HUD does not upscale until 1920x1200" - I have been looking forward for a fix like this. Finally, I can play the game without lowering the desktop resolution (lowering the resolution ingame lead to a whole bunch of problems with the UI). Apart from that, the game is perfectly playable for me.
  14. 1) It is the same in the old IE Games, therefore PoE is "true to its roots". 2) Contrary to what some people believe, $4+ million is not that much money for a game in 2015. They had to cut corners somewhere and voice acting is actually pretty expensive.
  15. Not necessarily. If the game is too easy for you on highest difficulty settings because you picked the wrong class then you will welcome a nerf.
  16. @Arctic: Apparently that is a problem with Steam and Unity (the game engine). The GoG-Patches are much smaller.
  17. Well, it's exactly like the old Infinity Engine games, which is the main selling point of this game. It's not supposed to be Skyrim in 2D.
  18. 1. You didn't state your name 2. You posted this in the wrong place 3, Obviously, you are trying to push *your* GG-agenda on other people.
  19. It's awesome that you don't get XP for killing. It allows you to role play, to freely decide wether to kill someone without having to care about the XP.
  20. There are certain tools to activate Achievements. Other than that, what sort of solution do you expect, honestly?!
  21. thanks for the tip. I was very disappointe by the bluriness of the whole UI, not just the text. Setting the resolution to 1080p fixed that for me, unfortunately I see the windows mouse icon when I move the cursor outside of the game content. The "cage cursor" option doesn't help. This also makes scrolling with the mouse tedious because I have to keep the cursor just inside the game content to be able to scroll. Also, which is a lot more annoying, the Steam Overlay gets "stuck" in the black bars at the top and the bottom of the game. Alt-tabbing out of the game fixes this temporarily. (I am using a Radeon graphics card with the newest drivers).
  22. I went with Steam because of the achievements and because I can still buy the DRM free version at a later date if I want.
  23. HumbleBundle seems to be the answer to the DRM-free Linux problem. Now that they have a Store they have more to offer than gog.com with it's artificial limitation to Windows and MacOSX.
  24. I'll be honest, I like achievements. Not the really tedious sort like "Start the game 1000 times", of course. But all in all, I think they'll make me want to play PoE more.
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