I don't lower difficulty. I don't skip fights either.
Hey, that's fair enough. But if you insist on these two points, then you must also subscribe to the ethos behind that. And that, simply put, is: don't complain.
I also don't lower difficulty, I also don't skip fights. I also play with extra challenges enabled. No problems, which is to say, it's all eminently doable. It's OK to get frustrated (I still do in some areas (*cough* Bridge Ablaze *cough*) no matter how many times I've run PotD+upscaling+challenges), but yeah, like someone else said, this is starting to sound like "one of those posts."
And that, simply put, is: don't complain.
Basically what I'm also saying is, you should read this JE Sawyer post on this issue:
"Deadfire has five difficulty levels. At launch, Veteran and Path of the Damned were undertuned, so we progressively increased the difficulty by tuning encounters, first in the early game, then on the remainder of the critical path, and finally in the other prominent areas off of the critical path. Nick and Ryan have been attentive to player concerns throughout the process.
Edited by thelee, 03 February 2019 - 01:43 PM.