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With all of the classes now covered to some degree, what are your initial plans for your party(ies)?

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Personally I'm planning on going with a classic(at least for me) four person party. In the old IE games I always felt like 6+ was a crowd, while less than four and you're a little lacking utility wise/too easily mobbed. I might go with five depending on the in game NPCs and how the game works, but no more than five!

Druid: They just sound more interesting than wizards to me, and I almost always main a caster in this style of game - even if sometimes that caster is a melee juggernaut cleric or whatever.

Ranger: The animal companion sounds like it was done right and less of a liability like they could be in many other games. I'm also just kind of animal enthusiast. There's a little dog sleeping on my feet right now in fact <3

Chanter: These kind of make me think of the pagans in the old thief games for some reason, funky but awesome. I have never been a fan of the more faith/deity focused healers in RPGs, so this seems like a great alternative.

 

Those are the main classes that interest me with what info is currently available at least. 4th and maybe a 5th character I'm undecided on - I might even double up on one or two of the above.
 

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  • Paladin (me)

Druid/Chanter

Priest

Wizard

Ranger/Rogue

Fighter/Barbarian

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Depending on the final tally of companions, I'm gonna pseudo-randomly choose a race and class, and then just use companions.

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I'm going to go with whatever companions seem to fit me well the first playthrough, but my second playthrough will probably be a classic fighter/rogue/wizard team, maybe with a priest.


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Im probably not going to use a class that needs to "charge up" their powers so that removes Monk and Cipher. It may change based on the companion NPC's but for now Ill probably go with:

 

Paladin

Wizard

Fighter x 2

Rogue

Priest

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I was thinking of playing a rogue, since I usually play a wizard or fighter type and I'd like to try something new. 

 

As for the party composition, in addition to the main PC rogue, if its anything like BG I'll have a fighter-type, a wizard-type and a healer-type at minimum. Beyond that, I'm more interested in which companions I enjoy having around more than I am which class they are. I don't think I'll be designing any characters other than my main PC.

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6 barbarians carrying pistols.

Speaking of custom parties and guns, ever since I seen the top right char in this image:

 

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I have been pondering the possibility of 4 fighter party, named: Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan. That or some kind of wacky dirty pirate party using a verity of exotic weapons.

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i will probably play as a barbarian, other than that I will use whatever companions I meet during the story. Not planning to use the adventurers hall much, I consider that cheating.

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I'll want to see some of the exotic stuff, so I'll probably go something like this, if I like the characters when I meet them.

 

Monk

Barbarian

Cipher

Chanter

Wizard or possibly Priest, Druid, or Paladin

Ranger or Rogue

 

Depending on the final tally of companions, I'm gonna pseudo-randomly choose a race and class, and then just use companions.

Probably going to reason like this as well.

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I shall assign a value to all possible options, then roll percentile to determine, from my table, which party members to assemble. :)

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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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I'm tempted to go with a cleric for my main character. For the rest, I'm going to improvise, as I play through the game,

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On my first playthrough, I'm just going to use the companions that I like the most, no matter what their class is (as long as that doesn't totally cripple me in battles).

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Main will be a Chanter. I find them compelling.

 

I'll likely roll with whomever happens to be the Fighter, Wizard, Monk, and Cipher.. 6th member up in the air as of yet.

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My initial plan is the same as before; try every class for the PC and roll with whichever one is the most agreeable to me. Chargen is the golden hour of RPGs for me.

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Party will largely depend on the joinable NPCs for the first playthrough so it depends on who's available, at what point in the game (Sorry Alora) and who I like.

 

Probably something like this

PC: Druid

Sagani: Ranger

Cadegund: Priest

Edeir: Rogue

Orlan Dude: Cipher

Aumaua: (Barbarian? Chanter?) If there is such a companion

 

Of course, that may vary depending on which companions are actually available and when.

 

2nd playthrough will probably see a PC-Rogue or Ranger and the unused companions plus adventurer's hall (unless previously used companion had awesome quest that bears repeating so soon).

 

So basically: I dunno really ;)

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PC is  toss up between druid, chanter or monk.

 

Party will simply be whoever makes the most sense plot wise for the first run through.

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My dark paladin will require the service and like-mind of a fighter, dual-wielding alongside a rogue in black. The fourth member is the slight form of a godlike wizardess. Uncanny similarities to Lord Soth, Snake Eyes, Black Widow, and Gal Gadot are entirely intentional. 

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I think I'll try a cipher on my first Pillars outing. It doesn't sound like my usual build type, so it should be a fun new experience. As for the party? A full six please. Whichever characters seem to compliment my character personality/story-wise.

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As before I will be a male human, not sure what region of origin yet.

 

Class wise I will either be a Fighter or a Cipher.  The more we learn the more I lean Cipher though...

 

The rest of my party?  No clue.  It will ride a lot on the companions and the different bases they cover/personalities they have as I don't want to do my first play through with anything less than full companion party.  No mercs until playthrough 2 at best.

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With crpgs including the IE games, I've always picked the melee Fighter/Warrior archetype for my first play through. PoE will be the first crpg I haven't picked the Fighter type class but I'm still going with the melee heavy hitter (Rogue). Then I'll balance out the rest of the party. 

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