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I was expecting some nice artistic drawings of some kind after doing the nasty with Lyrinia. The game has talented artists who know how to draw.  Remember Witcher 1's sex cards? Something like that would've been great.   

Keep in mind my recommendation applies to both male & female, so no matter who your character sleeps with, you'll be treated to some tasteful, sexual appealing art of of the patrons working at the Salty Mast.  

Perhaps these can be added in the expansion or maybe even version 2.0 patch update? 

Witcher 3 has all those sex scenes, so why not just a a few drawings instead of a fade to black at the Salty Mast?

 

Lyrinia's legs demand justice!

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You have internet access, and you really need more porn?

 

Really?

 

Remember Witcher 1's sex cards?

 

Keep it classy, Luz.

 

Ah luzarius, how we've missed you!

 

And yes, I'm being sarcastic.

 

The other day I was speaking with my significant other, and when she observed to me that there is a small but significant minority of gamers who seem to feel video games are incomplete without sexual titillation, Luzarius is who I thought of.

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Fading to black breaks immersion.  Since you guys don't like sexual appeal, I'm willing to meet you half way:

 

How about a single drawing, no color, showing two figures under the sheet covers on a bed?

 

Can you guys handle that or is that asking too much? How about more violence instead of sex? Extreme, graphic violence is just fine, but sex is a no no right?

*shakes head*

 

Hey, I'm curious. Are you the types of people that want an end to all sexual appeal in gaming?

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Having trouble with the games combat on POTD, Trial of Iron?

- Hurtin bomb droppin MONK - [MONK BUILD] - [CLICK HERE]

- Think Rangers suck? You're wrong - [RANGER BUILD] + Tactics/Strategies - [CLICK HERE]

- Fighter Heavy Tank - [FIGHTER BUILD] + Tactics/Strategies - [CLICK HERE]

Despite what I may post, I'm a huge fan of Pillars of Eternity, it's one of my favorite RPG's.

Anita Sarkeesian keeps Bioware's balls in a jar on her shelf.

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There is plenty of sex appeal in Pillars of Eternity. The fade-to-black scenes do their job adequately in a manner that is conductive to game development. Not all games need Bioware or even CD Projekt Red levels of conveyances (Witcher 2 onward). 

 

For Eothas' sake I had to do some skill balancing in the beginning in order to ensure my pale elf warrior of noble birth could get Iqali as a mistress which, besides making Caed Nua more livable, certainly helps with the massive prestige negative I got from hiring Korgrak the ogre. Now if only I could get the latter one of those ogre cannons from White March...

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Fading to black breaks immersion.

 

Suddenly shifting from a stylized isometric viewpoint to an HCG doesn't?

 

(As an aside, does anyone else sometimes feel like this whole immersion thing is getting out of hand? I feel like some day I'm going to find a person saying, "Oh, I don't read books, turning the pages breaks immersion." Obviously an exaggeration, but it seems that way, sometimes.)

 

 

Since you guys don't like sexual appeal,

 

I play eroge, bro. I like sexual appeal just fine. But I don't need to be titillated 100% of the time.

 

Are you just, like, unclear on how to acquire pornography? Because I feel like asking for more of it in PoE is inefficient.

 

I'm willing to meet you half way:

 

You're ... what? Look, to be clear the devs are almost certainly not going to follow this type of suggestion, if only because it'd be a foolish thing to do from a business perspective: they'd have to spend money on something with little or no potential for positive return and the possibility of ensuing bad press. This thread isn't a vote (nor could it be), it's you going on about how video games don't provide you with enough pictures of sexy ladies.

 

If you have a real problem with that, you don't need to acquire a consensus, or negotiate for some kind of deal. Hire an artist and code up a mod if you feel so passionately about the subject. But don't expect your critics to be any less critical because you're willing to "meet [them] half way," when they have no stake in coming to an agreement with you.

 

 

Can you guys handle that or is that asking too much?

 

I dunno, can you handle the lack of titillation in PoE? Can you handle people disagreeing with you on forums?

 

(For anyone who's interested, this is a classic example of what the strawman fallacy actually looks like: by casting one's critics as unable to "handle" one's obviously good idea, one makes opposition to said idea out to be something it isn't. In this particular case, for example, it presents opposition to the idea as equivalent to personal weakness. Many people employ these conversational techniques unconsciously, so learning about them can help you screen your own arguments, as well as those of others.)

 

How about more violence instead of sex?

 

Naw, that's okay. Personally, I feel like PoE could use less violence, too. Especially towards the end game, a lot of the fights just feel as though they were included for the sake of having more fights, rather than to make the game fun. The Burial Isle and Sun In Shadow in particular should be wonderfully atmospheric, but I think the combat just makes them into a drag.

 

Extreme, graphic violence is just fine, but sex is a no no right?

 

In general, or specifically in the case of PoE? Because in general, I'm fine with both, as long as they feel appropriate. There are reasons to include lots of graphic sex and violence in, say, Outlast. But if killing Sly Cyrdel treated you to a CG of head flying off and his entrails on the ground, well, that would be just as out-of-place as an HCG would be.

 

Hey, I'm curious. Are you the types of people that want an end to all sexual appeal in gaming?

 

No, that's the Lesbian Illuminati. They're just like the regular Illuminati - dark suit, dark sunglasses, crew cuts - but women.

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Wow, that is just awesome :)

 

With that cleared up, can we get Korgrak at Caed Nua to heft around one of those ogre cannons from the White March? You know, since you are fulfilling wishes today good sir. 

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We got you covered.

 

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Unacceptable! What if I'm playing a heterosexual female? 

In before the SJW faction has a field day with this! 

 

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I play eroge, bro. I like sexual appeal just fine. But I don't need to be titillated 100% of the time.

 

Are you just, like, unclear on how to acquire pornography? Because I feel like asking for more of it in PoE is inefficient.

 

 

It's a brothel, titilation is needed to enhance immersion.  Some different music would've been ideal as well.

 

(As an aside, does anyone else sometimes feel like this whole immersion thing is getting out of hand? I feel like some day I'm going to find a person saying, "Oh, I don't read books, turning the pages breaks immersion." Obviously an exaggeration, but it seems that way, sometimes.)

 

No, take Dragon Age 2 Blooming Rose for example, the music matches the environment perfectly.

 

Immersive music that makes you feel like you're in a brothel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu85MMoptkI

 

You're ... what? Look, to be clear the devs are almost certainly not going to follow this type of suggestion, if only because it'd be a foolish thing to do from a business perspective: they'd have to spend money on something with little or no potential for positive return and the possibility of ensuing bad press. This thread isn't a vote (nor could it be), it's you going on about how video games don't provide you with enough pictures of sexy ladies.

 

If you have a real problem with that, you don't need to acquire a consensus, or negotiate for some kind of deal. Hire an artist and code up a mod if you feel so passionately about the subject. But don't expect your critics to be any less critical because you're willing to "meet [them] half way," when they have no stake in coming to an agreement with you.

 

Ok, can you meet me 1/10 of the way? If there is a brothel in Pillars of Eternity II or the expansion, how about one single screenshot of two stick figures hugging each other?

 

(EDIT POST) Just scrolled down.. Omg, there .. you did.. the stick figure.. omg hahah

 

We got you covered.

 

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I just.. scrolled down .... afte responding to that guy, there was the stick figure.. lol.. amazing

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Having trouble with the games combat on POTD, Trial of Iron?

- Hurtin bomb droppin MONK - [MONK BUILD] - [CLICK HERE]

- Think Rangers suck? You're wrong - [RANGER BUILD] + Tactics/Strategies - [CLICK HERE]

- Fighter Heavy Tank - [FIGHTER BUILD] + Tactics/Strategies - [CLICK HERE]

Despite what I may post, I'm a huge fan of Pillars of Eternity, it's one of my favorite RPG's.

Anita Sarkeesian keeps Bioware's balls in a jar on her shelf.

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Well speaking as a SJW, "Way to go dev's that was good!"

To OP, please god, no and no... just no.

As people have said, lets try and keep classy.

"Spare me your juvenile wit!"

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The Witcher's sex cards were so, so bad. You wanna talk about immersion breaking...

As to the topic, assuming this isn't trolling, I kinda expected (brief, mostly-SFW!) "scripted interactions," and  I'll concede immediate fade-to-black is a bit of a copout, but how is this something you can get worked up about? It's like complaining the the game doesn't animate you character sitting down at the bar and getting wasted, except that would be less likely to get the game an AO rating.

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I kinda expected (brief, mostly-SFW!) "scripted interactions," 

1. Check RES + Athletics

2. Check CON + Survival

3. Reach for soul and move like Plato

4. Ask for directions

5. Ask about character background

6. Ask for plot exposition

7. Use rope

8. Use hammer and chisel (FFS, NO!)

9. Leave

 

P.S. This is a troll topic from the start (i.e. luzarius).

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The Witcher's sex cards were so, so bad. You wanna talk about immersion breaking...

There is nothing immersion breaking about this:

 

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Beautful, artistic drawing of a gorgeous, fantastical woman. Completely captures the imagination.  This art style is similar to POE's existing art direction.  Since POE isn't 3D heavy, the next logical step is 2d portraits like the one above.

 

 

As to the topic, assuming this isn't trolling, I kinda expected (brief, mostly-SFW!) "scripted interactions," and  I'll concede immediate fade-to-black is a bit of a copout, but how is this something you can get worked up about? It's like complaining the the game doesn't animate you character sitting down at the bar and getting wasted, except that would be less likely to get the game an AO rating.

 

I'm not trolling. I take immersion seriously.

 

Like you said, it's not that big of a deal. I'm suggesting that maybe in a future update, an expansion or even Pillars of Eternity II they consider some artistic drawings of male & female patrons of the brothel to be shown after you sex them, something tasteful that simply enhances immersion.

 

 

 

As to the topic, assuming this isn't trolling, I kinda expected (brief, mostly-SFW!) "scripted interactions," and  I'll concede immediate fade-to-black is a bit of a copout, but how is this something you can get worked up about?

 

"Gay men are removing the porn from my video games and making the women look like men" is Luzarius' pet hangup.

 

The art depictions can include male NPC's as well. I mentioned that in the original post.  I think LGB is part of the POE lore, aren't there books that cover this in game?

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Having trouble with the games combat on POTD, Trial of Iron?

- Hurtin bomb droppin MONK - [MONK BUILD] - [CLICK HERE]

- Think Rangers suck? You're wrong - [RANGER BUILD] + Tactics/Strategies - [CLICK HERE]

- Fighter Heavy Tank - [FIGHTER BUILD] + Tactics/Strategies - [CLICK HERE]

Despite what I may post, I'm a huge fan of Pillars of Eternity, it's one of my favorite RPG's.

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There is nothing immersion breaking about this:

Beautful, artistic drawing of a gorgeous, fantastical woman. Completely captures the imagination.

Yeah, about that

 

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As to the topic, assuming this isn't trolling, I kinda expected (brief, mostly-SFW!) "scripted interactions," and  I'll concede immediate fade-to-black is a bit of a copout, but how is this something you can get worked up about?

 

"Gay men are removing the porn from my video games and making the women look like men" is Luzarius' pet hangup.

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You don't need an update Luzarius, just use your imagination.

 

That way the devs can actually focus on important things. 

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Something like this perhaps.

 

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Having trouble with the games combat on POTD, Trial of Iron?

- Hurtin bomb droppin MONK - [MONK BUILD] - [CLICK HERE]

- Think Rangers suck? You're wrong - [RANGER BUILD] + Tactics/Strategies - [CLICK HERE]

- Fighter Heavy Tank - [FIGHTER BUILD] + Tactics/Strategies - [CLICK HERE]

Despite what I may post, I'm a huge fan of Pillars of Eternity, it's one of my favorite RPG's.

Anita Sarkeesian keeps Bioware's balls in a jar on her shelf.

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OP needs to discover the wonderful world of fanfiction.

Not gonna lie, "sex cards" kind of feel thematically out of place in Pillars of Eternity. I'm vetoing that idea unless we get pictures with orlan ladies the Watcher Aloth Luzarius Rymrgand nothing just veto.


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Slightly off-topic, but a bit of nostalgia about "sexual encounters" in isometric rpgs.  Do you guys/girls remember the first isometric rpg  that had a sex scene?  Ultima 7.5, also known as Ultima 7 part 2: Serpent Isle,  published in 1992.

 

My memory of the details of a game over 22 years ago is somewhat faded, but there was a scene you could get near the end of the game where the Avatar (your character) could have sex with a female mage in New Magincia that you had been flirting with most of the game.  It was a short animated cut scene of the Avatar getting naked and jumping into bed with the mage.  I don't remember anything beyond that, it was just so shocking & funny at the time.  All gloriously depicted on a 15" crt monitor.

 

I believe that to be the first depiction of a "sexual encounter" of the first kind.

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I am very much agree with luzarius. It is about immersion. I am kinda bit disappointed too when there is nothing after I had sex with those prostitutes. It's all about taking little things into consideration to make the game more perfect.

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