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  1. So there is a big nerf to Defender Fighter coming, but it is not topic about it. Lets asume that devs want to push Fighters to be more than meatshields, and be usefull in combat. However, there is little builds of DPS fighters, and i hardly see reason to build one, since for bruiser there is Barbarian and Mon, for DPS Rogue, for utylity Paladin/Chanter. And if we want it all there is always Druid/Cipher/Wizard. Being tought is nice, but dosnt help much if you dont do much. So far the best things to say about Fighters is that hey offer "blunt and passive gameplay" (quote), and they always "
  2. Hello everyone, especially Obsidian. I'd like to proffer a suggestion for a potential new toggle for a game mode that would be very helpful for a number of people, namely Arachnophobic Mode. When this mode is toggled on, all spiders and spiderlike enemies are replaced with statistically identical and thematically appropriate enemies, sort of how the difficulty modes work now. A large number of people are arachnophobic, including my wife, whom I would love to share Pillars of Eternity with. Some people have this so severely that depictions in games can cause panic attacks, which we can gene
  3. The suggestion is pretty straightforward. In a level based game, the player has to be provided level information on the adversaries he faces. First, levels are a total abstraction. There is simply no real world skill that links to what Obsidian's designers decide a mob's strength to be. Sure, I can sorta guess a bear is going to wtfpwn my newbie self, but how soon can I come back? And what exactly is the difficulty level of a shadow which has no real world counterpart at all? And what about humans? How am I supposed to know how strong that sellsword is compared to my sellsword self?
  4. 1) All carried weapons should reload automatically when out of combat. As much as I love the reloading animations, you shouldn't have to manually switch between all weapon sets and stand there while they reload after every battle. Also, sometimes they don't reload no matter what you do, and then your gunner is left standing there reloading at the start of combat. 2) There should be an indication on the UI if a weapon needs to be reloaded. Like a red circular arrow or something overlaid on the weapon in the weapon sets UI frame. Thanks!
  5. When observing the Character screens or selecting the active weapons from the quick slot during battle, it can be hard to notice which exactly is your currently active weapon. The issue is more apparent if you have two of the same weapons equipped, or two weapons that are really look alike. To resolve the issue a visual feedback can be added for the Quick slots, to be more easy to see which is your active weapon. For the the quick slot used in battles, it can be similar to the special abilities, with green color around the active weapon. For the character sheet it can be again a green
  6. It would be great if you could have a Dungeon Delve Mode. It would work one of these ways, either: - You can't leave the dungeon until you've beaten the core quest/boss at the bottom of the dungeon. (Special auto-save before you enter.) OR - Leaving the dungeon resets the dungeon, but you still get to keep any experience/loot you got. Respawned mobs don't drop loot a second time.
  7. I've really been enjoying Pillars of Eternity. But one thing that's a little strange is the various ways the game insensitivizes you to run back to the inn/stronghold to rest. As far as I can tell, there's no downside, and it allows upgrades at the stronghold to be built. In addition, camping supplies cost a suprisingly high amount at the beginning, further insentivizing you to run back to town for the free rest instead of wasting 80 copper. Insentivizing players to waste real-life time to avoid in-game expenditures doesn't really make sense. I would suggest that camping supplies just be mad
  8. It's really annoying when I unpause an auto-pause because I'm trying to pause at the same time. It would be great if you were unable to manually unpause the game for 1/3 to 1/2 a second after an auto-pause. Thank you!
  9. I made my rogue attack who has 20 might ( 1.3 ) execptional pike (averge 27 dmg) I expect him do average damage per hit before DR 27 * 1.3(might) * 1.2(reckless assault) * 1.15(two-handed fighting) * 1.6( sneak attack with glanfathan boots) * 1.5 (crit) = 116.2 damage or (1 + 0.3(might) * 0.2(reckless assault) * 0.15(two-handed fighting) * 0.6( sneak attack with glanfathan boots) * 0.5 (crit)) = 2.75 27 * 2.75 = 74.25 damage But actullay my rogue did average 65 damage(before DR) per crit ( from 50 samples) may be my sample is too small but I want to know my damage multiplie
  10. It'd be nice if there were an option to delete old notes you no longer need in the journal notes section.
  11. So far this game has been amazing, however there are some issues on character information that is rather user unfriendly. 1. Stat affecting passives that only activate in combat. Is there an engine restriction that prevents abilities like Transcendent Suffering from showing on the main stats outside of combat? Many users are confused when they get a passive but it fails to show any changes on the main stat screen. If possible these should just be active all the time rather combat only. 2. Recovery time. There needs to be a way to see a value for this, seeing a loading tip that equiping
  12. Not sure if I am supposed to post this here. I just feel like this kind of spell(and any other spells that do something like a confusion effect) are simply not as good as they should be because they make enemies literally friendlies during the duration of the spell. If you cast heal, you heal them. If you cast a "Enemy Only" spell, it doesn't affect them. Not sure if this was intended. A very small gripe. However, it was one of my favorite spells in BG.
  13. So someone over at another forum played an April Fool's prank, which in itself isn't surprising. What was interesting, though, is one particular part of the shopped image used. Thinking on it, a thin line indicating where a character's been ordered to move to would be a large quality of life improvement, making it much easier to keep track of where everyone in your party is intending to go (both in and out of combat). This would also be a boon for queued move orders, with the character's path being clearly shown. Just an idea.
  14. First, let me say how much I love this game. 9/10. If the few issues I have with it are mended, 10/10, and I will buy it for some friends. Total nostalgia and hommage to Baldur's Gate/Planescape series and the other strategy RPG's i grew up with and played relentlessly when I was a wee lad. However, one thing that i enjoyed more about those games that I am not enjoying so much in PoE is how you basically have two health bars. The endurance versus health is totally unecessary and adds a level of tedium for me that breaks the fun of the game. Having to camp way too much. Having to rest way
  15. It would be nice if the floating damage numbers had a color (or other modification) to let you know if they were crit, hit, graze, or miss. A miss could just be an asterisk *.
  16. It's just a small thing, but it would make sense for the numbers listing how many uses you have of an ability to be distinguished in color or some other way from one another. (Maybe by being on different sides of the ability, or by one having a little circle around it or a colored square behind it.)
  17. Given that the pet is completely non-interactable, it seems a little strange that a giant name bubble pops up over it every time you Highlight Interactables, and it's annoying because it gets in the way of actually seeing stuff. It's especially annoying in fights when I'm trying to see the status of different characters and the giant name is blocking a bunch of stuff. I've taken to using no pet just to avoid that. Please at least make an option not to display the pet's name when interactables are highlighted.
  18. It would be great if you would (optionally?) return to (enter?) scouting mode after battle. Given how much scouting you do in this game, I often forget that I'm not still in scouting mode after battles and run off (in fast-mode, no less, because fast-mode turns back on automatically) into things I don't want to run into. I realize that determining whether you were in scouting mode before a fight might be slightly tricky, but if you don't want to bother with that just give us an "Enter Scouting Mode After Battles" option. Thanks!
  19. It would be great if party member circles' colors were based on the character's primary color, like Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition does, that would make combat a lot more readable. BGEE also makes party member circles look slightly different than other circles (double ring instead of single). That would also be very nice. Thanks!
  20. Just noticed that you don't consume lockpicks, you just need a certain amount to bypass. Question, what are the lockpicks doing in the inventory? Couldn't you move them to a lockpick keychain or elsewhere. Holding them in the inventory is a bit facepalmish.
  21. Hello all, After playing few hours of beta I find out that weapons doesnt add to deflection rating. It seems strange as for sure one defend himself much better with weapon than with bare hands. I think that Obs should think about adding deflection rating to weapons as well. I think that best deflection should have swords, then reach weapons and on other end should be axes and maces. Of course it should not affect damage threshold Good idea? Bad Idea? discuss
  22. Would be awesom to be able to click in the enemy names in the combat log to target or select them. This way, if you read in the combat log that an enemy is performing a special attack against some squisy character, you can click in that enemy name and focus that specific enemy. This is useful in combats with several enemies with same name. Sometimes you don't know which one is the reported enemy in the combat log and I think that the new engine is capable enough to do this and more.
  23. I'm suggesting the developers implement a 'deadzone' where the formation orientation wheel doesn't show up until you've held right click and moved it outside this threshold. As-well as a slight delay when clicking so it doesn't accidentally show up unintended. Currently there's almost no delay (if any) and it makes it an uncomfortable experience when clicking just to move. In practice these mechanics pretty much work the same as what everyone's used to in IE games but a much better look and feel. Please see this video for a working example and description of how I think it should be in
  24. As the number of beta backers jumping into the game grows, those General Threads are going to explode. It will become harder to find specific posts and ideas. But we still need some way of taming the fire-hose nature of excited gamers' brains. I propose multiple forums a la my "other PoE", Path of Exile. Note the categorized Feedback forums. I think the intent of the General Threads matches up well with these. In practice, though, we can't just sticky all of them because it uses too much screen real-estate. So the threads just kind of float around, hoping someone clicks on the General Link
  25. I have couple of suggestion on top of my head as I just started to play the game. First when you select a character ingame, you should highlight or change the colour of the portrait so you know which one is active. Second you should also hightlight the portrait of either who is chosen character in current formation of the party so you know who is line the front. third you inventory is sort of a bad solution when you want to filter. If I want to filter on weapon it should be those I see in my inventory and not just graying out the other items in the bag so you have to scroll up/down to weapo
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