Shatterstar Posted May 29, 2018 Share Posted May 29, 2018 Anyone else feel like Xoti took over a big chunk of your role as Watcher? I know it was probably to make sure that you don't run out of souls to advance her quest, but after you finish Port Maje's island and the Woedica temple where you have the option to deny Xoti to help the innocent soul yourself, I haven't come across any situations where the Watcher can help souls move on (excluding big picture things like restoring ardra pillars). Any lost soul you come across in Arkemy'rs basement or the swamp with the corrupted ardra pillar or wherever has to have Xoti there to move it along. That seems really weird and a bit disappointing, especially now that you're the Herald of Berath. You've specifically been charged to guard and guide the souls of the dead, but you're outsourcing that to a priestess of the minor aspect of the god that the god you're serving told you to stop, and she can't even see, speak, or manipulate souls like you can? Plus like 85% of the other "Watcher things" you do could technically be done by a cipher as well, even if the game doesn't actually function that way. There's not really a need to reopen the cipher vs watcher discussion, but combined with the Xoti thing it does seem to make being a Watcher a largely pointless reason to claim that you're special. It doesn't even really add to the advancement/science/animancy vs. tradition/magic/religion because apparently both sides have ways of doing what you can, even if they might not have it all in one neat package. Honestly it's a bit like the debate on whether the gods are real lol. Is a cipher-priest combo with like......ardra-lense glasses designed by an animancer to show spirits functionally different from a watcher? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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