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  1. 1. What Size Party is Best



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Who said anything about being hard? Just being a elitist and keeping the bushwhackers out of the party.

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more the merrier

 

more interparty banter = more fun

 

actually having the party members you like adventuring WITH you, rather than back at camp

 

not having to choose between characters you want to have in the party

 

 

As long as it is balanced

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I voted six, I'd be ok with less but if this game really is going the Infinity Engine route (and I hope it does) more than six would be a bit much to handle, it's not an RTS :p

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I like 6 but I should state that:

a) having a stat (like charisma) modify the maximun can be good.

b) you have them with you ALL the time (unless the story takes some companions, they decide to leave or you decide to leave them). The modern "you have this crew but you have to choose only 2 to go with you JUST BECAUSE" is no good.

c) I'm willing to accept a lower maximun if it means more developed characters and/or bigger pool of potential companions.

 

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I like 6 but I should state that:

a) having a stat (like charisma) modify the maximun can be good.

b) you have them with you ALL the time (unless the story takes some companions, they decide to leave or you decide to leave them). The modern "you have this crew but you have to choose only 2 to go with you JUST BECAUSE" is no good.

c) I'm willing to accept a lower maximun if it means more developed characters and/or bigger pool of potential companions.

 

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I think 6 is a good number. I always found games with just three companions to be too few. More then 6 would be too many, in my opinion. I also feel 6 companions gives a good tactical feel.

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I voted 5, but i'm ok with 4 or 6 too. Less is not that fun if the game is good of course. More is just too cumbersome.


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5 or 6 would be nice. Just not something like 2 or 3. (I'm looking at you NWN and Dragon Age).


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i think it really depends on the classes, for example, in DAO, as you have just 3 classes you can go with 4 guys in the party and have 2 warriors(tank/dps) , 1 rogue(thief), and a mage that is both dps and healer, so you dont need more people in the party, but with more classes, if they're truly different, you' need more people because each class will have a very specific role.

 

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6 characters is a good size. More would be to stressful to handle. less than 4 would be a letdown, but I don't think that will happen.

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6 & I'm tempted to reinstall Icewind Dale


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I say either allow us to take every party member with us, or have actual in game reasons to leave people behind and have varying party sizes.

 

I, personally, would not mind if they dictate to us completely who is available when. You can get tons more interesting conversations and planned events when you know what characters are in the party--and it makes the game more interesting if your party makeup is constantly changing.


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