frapillo80 Posted September 23, 2014 Share Posted September 23, 2014 I'm not sure I got things right: if I didn't, please, mods, just grant this topic a painless and merciful death. So, even with permadeath activated, I fear we are going to face this kind of scenario: Our Fighter, we'll call him Rocky, has, let's say, 100 stamina and 100 health. Rocky is currently facing the Draconic Dragon of Dragonness, who hits our poor fighter straight in his handsomely symnetrical mug with the full force of its Nefariously Bad Breath of Fiery Fire. Now, in BG2, at least from core difficulty on, that would mean a discrete tear for late Rocky (or a snigger "Rotten luck, he was barely 96 hp away from surviving that one"). If I got things right, in PoE, as long as Rocky has full health, he gets a maximum of 100 stamina and 25 health damage, he keels over, and, as long as his companions can finish the fight, he'll be perfectly fine, minus the 25 health (because once you go down you cannot be targeted and you cannot take damage, am I right?). If things turned out this way, well, that would remove an important element of tension from BG2 and so on, which came from the risk of losing permanently a character in combat even if he/she entered combat with full health (like when a thief appeared suddenly behind Viconia). That would make permadeath more an exercise in managing bedrolls and inn reservations, since if I have care to enter combat with full health the actual chances of permadeath are practically zero: instead of the risk of chunking, 0 stamina practically earns you a free Sphere of Oitluke until the end of combat. Would it be feasible to add the option of having downed characters still targettable by enemies and taking damage from area of effect spells? Or, failing that, the option of having 0 stamina equal permadeath? Health would still play an important role in representing the Iimpossibility of taking bumps fight after fight without long term repercussions. Unless I got it all wrong, that is. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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