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The new issue if PC gamer has just dropped through my letterbox (subscriber) and includes a 4 page spread on pillars of eternity (actually 6 pages but that includes a double page of not much but some concept art and 2 paragraphs)

It's based on an interview with Joh Sawyer.

 

It's a nice piece with some shots I havent seen and some info I didn't know (though admittedly I don't read everything so I don't know if it really is new info)

 

As an unrelated bonus it also has features on a couple of the best looking of the other kickstarters I backed... Kindom come and elite dangerous.

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I'm not all that sure what's new and what isn't, as I said, I don't read everything on here.

 

There is info about the cities and towns, a bit of backstory about the black woman with the feathery face, and an explanation some of the spells available to cyphers.

 

Plus a lot of stuff about how they want to make character generation more flexible and do away with the limitations of older games where you would be gimping yourself if you did something out of the ordinary.

 

Also some information about how your dialogue choices will affect your reputation in future rather than just being forgotten, giving the example that by repeatedly being aggressive you will get a reputation for boldness and people will react to that.

 

I had already seen most of the screenshots but there are a couple I hadn't seen before.

 

I'm sure the article will end up online on their site before too long.

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Oh right, basically she's sworn to protect the interests of her Vailan homeland and it's dukes, but has rebelled against her superiors as she thinks she knows better, so she's a little conflicted.

And she's called Pallegina and is godlike, hence the feathers.

And she can join your party.

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1) Oh right, basically she's sworn to protect the interests of her Vailan homeland and it's dukes, but has rebelled against her superiors as she thinks she knows better, so she's a little conflicted.

2) And she's called Pallegina and is godlike, hence the feathers.

3) And she can join your party.

1) Definitely new information. Thanks!

2) We already knew those facts.

3) I figured, but that's a confirmation, so that counts as new.

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She's a paladin class isn't she?

Does anyone know, do paladins require to be good like in D&D games?

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She's a paladin class isn't she?

Does anyone know, do paladins require to be good like in D&D games?

Well, they don't have a good-evil alignment system so technically no.

I also read they (devs) see Paladins (in PoE) as 'zealots' so they (paladins) probably consider themselves to be 'good' but not everyone might agree.


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She's a paladin class isn't she?

Does anyone know, do paladins require to be good like in D&D games?

 

Well, they don't have a good-evil alignment system so technically no.

I also read they (devs) see Paladins (in PoE) as 'zealots' so they (paladins) probably consider themselves to be 'good' but not everyone might agree.

Yep.

 

http://forums.obsidian.net/topic/63968-update-56-paladins-and-wild-orlans/?hl=paladin


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She's a paladin class isn't she?

Does anyone know, do paladins require to be good like in D&D games?

Well, they don't have a good-evil alignment system so technically no.

I also read they (devs) see Paladins (in PoE) as 'zealots' so they (paladins) probably consider themselves to be 'good' but not everyone might agree.

 

That's how I treat pallies in my D&D games.

They're based off historical religious warriors, so rivers of innocent blood are considered to be a good thing.

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She's a paladin class isn't she?

Does anyone know, do paladins require to be good like in D&D games?

A Paladin is devoted to a cause or organization. There is no restriction that the cause needs to be good. Pallegina is a paladin and member of the brotherhood of the five suns.

 

see quote below(source could be behind a paywall):

 

Yes. All paladins are extremely devoted to one cause or organization. Some of these organizations are religious, like the Fellows of St. Waidwen Martyr (Eothasian). Others are political, like the Brotherhood of the Five Suns (Vailian Republics). Some are just extremely devoted to a rigid way of living/working/existing, like the Goldpact Knights (essentially mercenary paladins). Paladins gain their powers from their extraordinary devotion, regardless of what their particular cause may be. Priests tend to be more philosophical, introspective, and nuanced in how they think about/approach things. Paladins don't generally heavily emphasize self-sacrifice for its own sake, but much more than priests, paladins believe that "the cause" is more important than they are -- though they often disagree with how to best help their causes.

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She's a paladin class isn't she?

Does anyone know, do paladins require to be good like in D&D games?

No, they also run brothels and love sex.

 

Also, the sex kills you.

 

This is a Planescape joke.

 

I just made a Planescape joke, guys.

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paladins in PE are like suicide bombers. they do ANYTHING for the cause. 


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paladins in PE are like suicide bombers. they do ANYTHING for the cause. 

 

No, not all suicide bombers are fanatics. Some choose to die so their destitute family will get looked after, for example.

 

A more pacifist example might be the Green peace whaling ship chasers.


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Guys... we're forgetting the best example here. They're like Terminators. Not in that they necessarily terminate, but in that, they will do anything to not-fail their directive. Including somehow hard-resetting themselves even when they've been corrupted by a hostile, more advanced female-form terminator, and/or detonating their own nuclear power cells.

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Should we not start with some Ipelagos, or at least some Greater Ipelagos, before tackling a named Arch Ipelago? 6_u

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Guys... we're forgetting the best example here. They're like Terminators. Not in that they necessarily terminate, but in that, they will do anything to not-fail their directive. Including somehow hard-resetting themselves even when they've been corrupted by a hostile, more advanced female-form terminator, and/or detonating their own nuclear power cells.

I prefer the Order of the Stick version of Paladins.

 

One Paladin gets way too zealous, spends half the second story arc chasing our heroes down, tries to kill his LEADER for making a joke, and ultimately ends up sliced in half from a falling building, where upon the Gods themselves all tell him he screwed up.

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