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  1. As a big fan of the series and its music, I'm using my copies of the soundtracks for PoE 1 and 2 as ambient music for the D&D campaign I'm running, and think that the White March soundtrack would fit brilliantly well into my campaign also. However, as far as I can see, the only way to purchase the White March soundtrack was by backing Deadfire at the Ultimate Digital Edition tier or above, while I backed the game at the Premium Digital tier, and that the only platform in which the White March soundtrack is available is on Soundcloud (which is problematic to use in this case because of the recommended tracks system). I know that I could simply convert the game's .ogg files to a .mp3 format (from my googling of this issue, it seems that Justin Bell himself has recommended this option), but if possible I'd prefer to continue supporting Obsidian for creating one of my favourite series, so is there any way for me to purchase the White March soundtrack or to upgrade my Deadfire Digital Soundtrack to the Digital Deluxe Soundtrack at all? Best regards, Dafydd
  2. My first campaign was a 3-CON 3-RES DPS Rogue so I learned pretty quickly how to avoid being targeted, and my last campaign was a 3-CON Barbarian that was still tankier in Scale Armour than Zahua was in full Plate so given the right set of equipment CON is not that necessary, especially at range. I'll have to be very careful with such a squishy character but I think 3-CON should be fine. If Soul Whip stacks additively with MIG then I'll happily drop it down to 15 to boost DEX and PER, do you think 15/3/15/15/18/12 is a decent spread? Fair point about the mechanic, I was going to argue that Aloth's base 4 Lore would make me want to invest more into it, but Kana also has a base Lore of 4 so that's redundant. With Kana, I feel like creating a build using level 1 and 2 phrases to build chants quickly and unload higher level invocations quite frequently. Maybe I could build him as a ranged attacker (maybe using something like Borresaine or Curoc's Brand?) focusing on defensive/buffing phrases, and buffing/summoning invocations? Is Brisk Recitation worth a pickup in that case or is it a wasted talent?
  3. I guess not, I could just disable a bunch of the extra options and re-enable any that I miss too much (I predict that AoE highlighting will be one of those), but it wasn't that Hard difficulty as a whole was challenging, more like some difficult encounters were especially difficult due to my sub-optimal party comp (PC Barbarian, Edér, Pallegina, Zahua, Sagani and DoC, so I basically had zero Per Rest abilities and no buffs except for Zealous Focus) and that could easily have been overcome by a better comp. Cipher is definitely the class that intrigues me most, it seems like a lot of fun and I don't really have experience with it because I've never really used GM very much (I don't really like her overly-secretive personality) but I can't think of any potential multiclass synergies off the top of my head (on the other hand, a Monk/Druid multiclass seems like it has the potential to be incredibly powerful). If I did play a Cipher I'd probably lean towards a ranged build and dump CON to nothing so I can boost other stats, maybe using Stormcaller if I'm not using a ranger. Do you think a stat distribution of 19/3/12/14/18/12 or 19/3/10/14/18/14 is reasonable for a ranged Cipher? If not, what do you suggest? Also, is it better to focus on CC powers or Damage powers, or is it better to do something like take CC powers early and Damage powers late? I don't really like Durance so maybe I could drop him for Hiravias? And while I don't mind running with Kana I have no idea how to effectively build him. What do you consider to be the best ratio of Melee and Ranged party members? So far I've been playing 3 Melee (+ Itumaak) and 3 Ranged (I actually built both Pallegina and DoC as Gunners in my last campaign, with Pallegina using Lead Splitter and very high DR bypass and DoC using Fellstroke and maximising Sneak Attack damage) but I'm not sure if that's good or bad. Also, who would be the designated mechanic in this party? I'd assume Kana or Hiravias, but in both cases it feels like a waste of their other skills.
  4. Having just finished my second full campaign of Pillars of Eternity and my first with the White March installed (I know I'm late to the party but I've gotten completely hooked having played 220 hours in the couple weeks I've owned the game) I've decided to push myself by playing on PoTD with Expert Mode enabled, and given that Deadfire is on its way early next year I want to create a character to import. However, I'm torn on how to build my party since I found Hard difficulty quite challenging by itself, and I built my party quite poorly to the point that I wasn't able to beat the Alpine Dragon or Llengrath, so I'd like some help building it this time so I don't run into the same problems. I do have a few ideas though, and some I'd be reluctant to part with. My MC has to be an Aedyr Meadow Folk because I have a custom portrait I intend to use, and I'd like to prioritise relatively high Mental stats to maximise dialogue options, but background and class are quite flexible. I'd like to pick a class that could have potential multiclass synergies, and I'd like to play one of a Cipher, Druid, Monk, Chanter or Ranger (in descending order of how much I want to play them). As far as the rest of the party goes, I'm planning on using Aloth, Edér and Pallegina throughout since they carry over to Deadfire, but the last 2 companions are quite flexible. I'd prefer not to use Sagani though, throughout my last campaign Itumaak was bugged and seemed to have a movement speed of 0.00001 in combat so I'd rather not have to deal with that again. Any help is much appreciated. (Side notes: Should I kill or bargain with Sefyra? It seems like I could run into her in Deadfire if I help her escape, but Scale Breaker seems like it would pretty useful. Same question applies for Llengrath. Also, I know it's a bit late to pledge for Deadfire, but I'd like to do so; however, is there any issue due to the fact that I'd be converting from GBP to USD?)
  5. I'm playing through Pillars of Eternity for the first time (a little late to the party but alas I'm enjoying it) and I want to make sure I'm not making a game-ruining mistake here. I've decided that I'm going to side with the Crucible Knights this time through so while I was progressing "Rogue Knight" I traded Penhelm his Affidavit in return for Osric's Breastplate, only to discover that this version gives me the Quest Item Breastplate and not the equipable version. I then went to talk to Osric but there was no option for me to keep the Breastplate for myself so it seems like the only way to keep the Plate and keep Penhelm alive is to kill Osric and fail the quest. I saved and tested this, and I did get the equipable variant of the Plate but turned the entire Dozens faction hostile which led me to slaughter them all (gaining Cloudpiercer in the process) and before progressing even further I just want to make sure that this won't completely screw me over later if I wasn't planning on siding with them anyway. (Off-topic; after getting hooked on PoE I wanted to create an account for these forums only to realise that I'd actually created one back in 2013 and had completely forgotten about it. So this isn't technically my first post, but I'd consider it to be.)
  6. I'm game. If it would be based later, then it could be called kotor. Otherwise, i'd love to see a game based during the Exar Kun war, or possibly earlier still. That would be cool, especially considering that the old republic era is my favourite part of the star wars history. LucasArts shoul make a film, possibly a trilogy or two, based in this era.
  7. BioWare and Aspyr Media did a great job of adapting KotOR to the iPad for it's 10th anniversary. Is anyone with me in saying that an adaptation of KotOR 2 would be equally awesome, if not better? If so, back me up. If the company isn't intending to do so, maybe we could bring it back by popular demand.
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