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  1. Look, I took down the late dragon with one empowered level 9 spell on hard and I coasted through the game after having found veteran in POE to be quite a challenge. Meanwhile in this game I only ever struggled against the damned fampyrs and their charms.


    If anything the weapons of POE2 are more powerful than the ones in POE were. +15% action speed, for instance, is *huge*.


    The game was too damn easy.

  2. I'm kind of surprised that Maia seems to be so disliked. Out of the new (non-sidekick) companions, she was probably my favorite.


    Seeing Tekehu get more humble with time also warmed him up in my eyes a lot. Do people just dump him after the initial conversation or something? Because I can agree that it's where he's at his worst.



    For Teheku the problem was that I was already a CC/Nuke wizard, I had Pallegina as a herald for passive buffs and I had Xoti as a healer/buffer.


    He made a bad first impression and I just had no room for his roles anyway.


    Xoti is so well liked in the party it makes me wonder if I'm the crazy one. I think the only one she doesn't have a +2 with is Pallegina. Aloth likes her because "Mah duty!", Tekehu likes her because she is religious, Maia likes her because provincial, Serafen likes her because impassionated, and I'm not even sure what the heck is the deal with Eder since he keeps bitching at her during their banter but even he has her at +2. It's like a reversal from how the player community views her (so far she seems to be the most hated companion).


    And the best part is, she only likes Maia and Eder back. For others she is either -1 or 0. 

    My Eder told her he doesn't want to speak to her and had a talk with me about her annoying him, but has her at +2 xD



    And softens up and has normal banter later.


    I think people read too much into dispositions though, they're really weird between companions and don't really reflect how they seem to interact with actual dialogue.

  4. I really wouldn't have minded a new main character. I feel like the Watcher had their story and that of his/her companions wrapped up nicely in POE1. The idea of essentially starting as shipwrecked 'Rekke' with a short intro indicating what the stormfolk culture was like on a ship voyage west you had joined for [custom reason]... Maybe Eothas, not the storm, was the final reason you were the sole survivor?


    Yeah it could've been interesting.



    I can understand Xoti being stubborn about it, because she's a religious nut. But I don't understand why Aloth, who definitely isn't religious and who wants progress for kith, sees religious backwards nuts as simply dutiful. 


    And it's not just him approving in conversations because she triggers his "dutiful" disposition. I've been listening to the party banter on youtube, and he actually admits that he admires Xoti because she is so dedicated to her faith despite a lot of her superiors being agaisnt it. Like wut??? Aloth, buddy, last time we talked in Sun in Shadow you absolutely hated the gods and the people who would spread lies about them. I can understand having a measure of respect for someone who is firm in their beliefs even when you don't agree with the beliefs themselves. But Xoti isn't just strong in her faith, she is bordering on fanatical and trying to shove it down other people's throat on some occasions, and yet Aloth is downright praising her.


    I don't know, maybe it's pro-Leaden Key Aloth banter, but since he always has "dutiful" tag regardless of his situation with the Leaden Key, I'm not sure what to think. 

    Honestly, i think Xoti is actually some sort of mind-****ing cipher a la Grieving Mother, just instead of making herself seem unnoticed, she makes everyone like her for some bloody reason.


    Hell, even Concelhaut and Nemnok actually like her (Concelhaut calling out how she has 'great potential' - not exactly what you want to hear a Lich say to one of your companions and Nemnok keeps complaining how Xoti deserves a better captain than the Watcher!).


    The more i think about it, the less i trust Xoti  :blink:



    Concelhaut probably sense the crazy harvester possibility for her personality. That or he's being obnoxious. Quite a few characters can be quite rejecting towards Xoti and the watcher can properly tell her off for suddenly going evangelical at Pallegina.

  6. The cycle of reincarnation existed before the gods came into being about 2000 years ago, it wasn't under anyone controls though. That was explained in POE1, if you do the Endless Path and listen to Od Nua's reason to build a huge statue for his dead son.


    The Wheel just hijacked the natural order so the gods could nom, nom on soul skin flakes and play with souls (like letting Thaos come through with all his memories).


    Now if the old system is back online with a broken Wheel...who knows. There was cut dialogues that explained a bit more about that according to Josh Sawyer and it might be re-added back. Also, the gods have very good reasons to make people believe the Wheel needs to be fixed, their survival depends on it.


    I suppose, but for instance Hylea seems... mainly bothered about rebuilding a new wheel and the consequences of there not being one more than the current one remaining in existence. If she only cared about saving her own skin, why would she mainly want the watcher to help kith build a new machine?


    I suppose she could be trying to deceive the Watcher by seeming more benevolent than she really is, and she always seemed to be the closest to an ally Eothas had.... But even Eothas seemed to believe that Kith souls would be trapped without the wheel and that a replacement for the wheel was necessary.

  7. ... If the wheel is a construct of the Engwithans, the cycle of rebirth a process engineered by them, and a process which will eventually result in the cache of souls running out with everyone "stuck" in the in-between/beyond, whichever it was...


    How did things work *before* the Engwithans built the wheel? Why didn't they run out of souls shortly after intelligent life appeared on Eora?

  8. Sorry, Pallegina.*


    I supported the RTC before reaching Ukaizo. Surprisingly, Pallegina never protested at willingly bombarding her countrymen's ships other than complaining about how the RTC do things.


    Then i reached Ukaizo and...





    I may have had decent relations (+1), but I still don't think she should be reacting like this unless I supported the Republics...

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  9. Have you done any calculations on the ratio of land to ocean? Because at a glance, that doesn't look much different from Earth - a lot of map projections are pretty deceptive about how much of the world is actually covered in ocean but bear in mind that at 2/3, "water planet" is a reasonable description of our world.


    We have no official map, so nah. It just seems interesting that we have no actual large continents with competing empires (again, other than the Eastern Reach, but it doesn't seem very large) as on Earth, but each faction instead controls an island nation of their own.

  10. Every large unified faction that we know of - (Aedyr, Old Vailia, Rauatai) as well as Deadfire, The Living Lands and even The White that Wends exist on continents of their own.


    It is entirely possible that nations other than these exist elsewhere on the planet, however...


    Compared to Earth it all seems very small, with descriptions of each faction that makes them seem like, at best, at the size of one maybe two large european states. This would also help explain how they can dominate their entire continent and why every nation seems invested in having a fleet. There is no indication that each island empire has any neighbors on land except from the Eastern Reach.


    Meisser-31 at some point made this attempt at a map. If the above is correct and given the apparent size of the Eastern Reach part we could once traverse in days, it seems likely that Eora is simply smaller than Earth. If the locations are overall correct and it's about as large as Earth, the continents must actually be smaller and the water:land ratio higher than on Earth.



  11. Yeah I was thinking the same thing.

    Funnily the island where boreal dwarves are is north of the map, not south. They are saying they came from Naasitaq through a land bridge so it should be somewhere beyond? Unless the map is wrong, or I am confused.


    Think of stuff like Beringa


    It's not impossible that the islands could've been part of a land bridge connected to the far south at some point.

  12. What else is there? And since Griffin's Blade is (at least right now) imo the best offensive spellcasting weapon, what would pair well in the off-hand?


    Debatable, since the power levels of the Chromoprismatic Quarterstaff can be upped to +2 with enchantment (equal to the blade with elemental spells then but with better penetration) while also boosting action speed.


    Granted, there's a +action speed sword, but with it you're just back to the same level as with the staff alone. My point being that the staff is at least *just* as good as some sort of dual-wield.

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