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Awesome stuff but I'm not understanding the Debonair subclass. Cannot engage?! Isn't that major downfall?!

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Arcane archer looks very interesting...

I wish there was a balancing in barbarian abilities too (cost reduction of barbaric blow, less deflection penalty in rage etc) but this looks very nice overall



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Awesome stuff but I'm not understanding the Debonair subclass. Cannot engage?! Isn't that major downfall?!

Doesn't matter at all if you are either ranged (no engagement anyway) or if you don't want to bind enemies in melee like tanks want to. You can always attack enemies without engagement. You just won't be able to stop their movement and do disengagement attacks.
Actually a lot of enemies don't have engagement (e.g. Tigers). And most classes also start off with no engagement.

Edited by Boeroer, 30 November 2018 - 04:44 AM.


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Does anyone know how those new Cipher abilities work? How's Focus generation when you don't have Soul Whip?



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should arcane archer have animal companions?

and arcana add accuracy looks really strong

does it stack with spearcaster?

do ancient get ordinary animal shift like other druid?

was hoping for shift into a tree

veteran get weird ai buff too?

was hoping for a non buff version of potd


Edited by uuuhhii, 30 November 2018 - 05:34 AM.


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Does anyone know how those new Cipher abilities work? How's Focus generation when you don't have Soul Whip?

They will be generated over time like mana regen but will get interrupted when you take damage for a short while. I hope the focus generation speed is pretty high otherwise Psions are just ****tier Chanters



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was hoping for a non buff version of potd

 

This can be modded. Appreciate it's not the same as having it officially sanctioned, but since it doesn't seem likely to happen at this point...



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I saw Blood Mage and I got hard. I hope I enjoy it, though Arcane Archer might make me roll a Ranger for real. I'm hoping for new synergy with Frostseeker.



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Chanter:

  • - Fixed an issue that caused the base Cone effect from "Her Revenge Swept Across the Land" to bounce, not just the additional bolts.

Meaning of this? Nerf?

 

Also, not sure if it's just me. Conversation with Hazanui VO were abruptly cut incomplete. Anyone have this? Has it been fixed?

 

PS. all my playthrus are potd upscaled. Was there a need or request to up veteran difficulty?


Edited by Archaven, 30 November 2018 - 07:34 AM.


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Awesome stuff but I'm not understanding the Debonair subclass. Cannot engage?! Isn't that major downfall?!

Doesn't matter at all if you are either ranged (no engagement anyway) or if you don't want to bind enemies in melee like tanks want to. You can always attack enemies without engagement. You just won't be able to stop their movement and do disengagement attacks.
Actually a lot of enemies don't have engagement (e.g. Tigers). And most classes also start off with no engagement.

Ahh ok so in fact it may actually be a strength?

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Ahh ok so in fact it may actually be a strength?

 

 

No, is clearly a disadvantage. As intended. You lose Persistant Distraction, for one.



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Ah, i don't like that mods don't get disabled with challenges. What prevents someone, to use a god mode mod and get it?



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So what if they do? More power to them if that’s how they like to play.
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Ah, i don't like that mods don't get disabled with challenges. What prevents someone, to use a god mode mod and get it?

This isn't an MMO or ranked multiplayer game. It's a single player experience. How you play the game and the validation you get from it shouldn't be affected by how other people choose to do it. Same goes for achievements. They aren't meant for validating yourself to others or bragging rights. I think they should be a way of having personal goals if you want them.


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Ah, i don't like that mods don't get disabled with challenges. What prevents someone, to use a god mode mod and get it?

Players can edit gamedatabundles directly. So if someone wanted god mode - he could get it no matter if mods are allowed or not.

Does anyone know how those new Cipher abilities work? How's Focus generation when you don't have Soul Whip?

These are psion's abilities: screenshot
Soul Mind generation scales. And for single class Psion is:
lvl 1: +1 focus per second
lvl 5: +2 focus per second
lvl 11: +3 focus per second
lvl 19: +4 focus per second

P.S. That's kinda low tbh.

Edited by MaxQuest, 30 November 2018 - 12:25 PM.

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v4.0 Beta is now available on GOG as well, sorry about the delay!!

(Updating original Post to reflect this as well)


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This all looks super positive and exciting ... can't wait for the final DLC!!!


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if you're multiclassed, +3/second is the max.



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Ah, i don't like that mods don't get disabled with challenges. What prevents someone, to use a god mode mod and get it?

there isn't an achievement for it, so it's not like they can steal gaming valour. I think these words from Josh Sawyer regarding the Pillars 1 Trial Of Iron mode are appropriate:

The Trial of Iron mode has been presented in Pillars of Eternity as a special, optional challenge for players who wish to undertake it. This mode restricts players to a single save game. If the party is ever defeated, the save game is deleted.

We do not believe it is necessary for us to police how players manipulate their save game data. You may choose to play Trial of Iron in whatever manner you see fit. However, I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to consider the following: what does it mean to achieve victory in Trial of Iron if the spirit of the challenge has been broken? What does defeat mean if you have pursued victory in the spirit of the challenge?

Think upon this and act as your conscience dictates. Thanks for reading.

J.E. Sawyer
Director and Lead Designer


Edited by house2fly, 30 November 2018 - 01:00 PM.

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I hope, Ship Respawning is optional?


Edited by Hawke64, 30 November 2018 - 02:05 PM.





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