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Do most people really play the hardest difficulty level?

Community difficulty poll  

405 members have voted

  1. 1. What difficulty will you play your full first game of DeadFire?

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    • Relaxed
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    • Classic
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    • Veteran
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Generally, people do not play games on the hardest difficulty - especially on the first time around. It's usually very time consuming so for those, like myself who have jobs, spouses and kids, this is a big No. Of course there are some games which Hard Mode isn't really that hard and they are an exception but for the most part, the short answer is a simple "No."

Agreed. You have people on here and certain other forums bragging about how easy POTD is. Howver, for the majority of us, it's pretty hard, even for a CRPG veteran like myself.

Bragging that POTD is easy? Well I haven't done that. Who's been bragging that it's easy?

 

It's not easy, but it isn't incredibly difficult if you know game mechanics.

 

I completely understand people not wanting to play POTD.

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Generally, people do not play games on the hardest difficulty - especially on the first time around. It's usually very time consuming so for those, like myself who have jobs, spouses and kids, this is a big No. Of course there are some games which Hard Mode isn't really that hard and they are an exception but for the most part, the short answer is a simple "No."

Agreed. You have people on here and certain other forums bragging about how easy POTD is. Howver, for the majority of us, it's pretty hard, even for a CRPG veteran like myself.

Bragging that POTD is easy? Well I haven't done that. Who's been bragging that it's easy?

It's not easy, but it isn't incredibly difficult if you know game mechanics.

I completely understand people not wanting to play POTD.

It gets really easy but that’s more of a balancing issue than straight up “difficulty”. I find beginning of the game just right in Hard, and enjoyably challenging on PoTD, but before long you seriosuly outlevel content, so apart of some end game fights (dragons, bounties) the rest you will get through on autoattack. I feel the problem starts sometime after defiance bay, and gets much worse if you do White March1 around level 7 or so.

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Generally, people do not play games on the hardest difficulty - especially on the first time around. It's usually very time consuming so for those, like myself who have jobs, spouses and kids, this is a big No. Of course there are some games which Hard Mode isn't really that hard and they are an exception but for the most part, the short answer is a simple "No."

Agreed. You have people on here and certain other forums bragging about how easy POTD is. Howver, for the majority of us, it's pretty hard, even for a CRPG veteran like myself.

Bragging that POTD is easy? Well I haven't done that. Who's been bragging that it's easy?

It's not easy, but it isn't incredibly difficult if you know game mechanics.

I completely understand people not wanting to play POTD.

It gets really easy but that’s more of a balancing issue than straight up “difficulty”. I find beginning of the game just right in Hard, and enjoyably challenging on PoTD, but before long you seriosuly outlevel content, so apart of some end game fights (dragons, bounties) the rest you will get through on autoattack. I feel the problem starts sometime after defiance bay, and gets much worse if you do White March1 around level 7 or so.

 

 

Yeah it's pretty easy to outlevel a lot of the content. I don't mind that so much, though.

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Yeah it's pretty easy to outlevel a lot of the content. I don't mind that so much, though.

I do. I just ditched my PoE playthrough because of that. I don’t mind being able to roll over my enemies, but when it happens without any I put from me, than it’s quite too far. The gap in quality between WM and act II content doesn’t help either.

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It would only bother me in the first playthrough of a game. Don't recall it in PoE, but since WM it's a bit too easy. It actually made my soulbound weapon unlocks harder to complete.

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I play PotD, I'm not a powergamer, min maxer or whatever and I find it too easy. Ok, some fights I find too hard. Would be good to have the option to switch difficulty within a fight.


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Indeed.

 

For GoG that must be like 85% lol but only since the user base there is so small (more casual rpg gamers here).

 

PS4 must be around 2% even though only a very small amount of people bought and played it. I can't imagine that PS4 gamers took Pillars seriously when Divinity OS and Bloodbourne were calling their names.


Just what do you think you're doing?! You dare to come between me and my prey? Is it a habit of yours to scurry about, getting in the way and causing bother?

 

What are you still bothering me for? I'm a Knight. I'm not interested in your childish games. I need my rest.

 

Begone! Lest I draw my nail...

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PotD voters are liars.

Please elaborate...


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PotD voters are liars.

Please elaborate...

 

 

On your "full first game?", I don't believe it's that high. Even for this forum.

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PotD voters are liars.

no I played the first on Hard and did not die did every fight.  Then the rest of the 1.5k hours was only Triple Crown.

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PotD voters are liars.

Please elaborate...

 

 

On your "full first game?", I don't believe it's that high. Even for this forum

POE 2 I shall play PoTD from the start.


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PotD voters are liars.

Please elaborate...

 

 

On your "full first game?", I don't believe it's that high. Even for this forum.

 

 

This poll has attracted a little over 110 voters and is only going to be seen by people who go out of their way to post or at least view a forum for a game that has not been released yet and has a relatively small beta. Additionally only those who care about what difficulty level they will play it at are going to vote. That last part is more important than you might think, only people who actively care about difficulty are going to vote for this and potd players are probably much more likely express their intent that than the general population.

 

In short the sample size is tiny and its biased towards the players who prefer the higher difficulty modes.

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"Good sir, can I ask you a question, do you actually play video games on a high difficulty?!"

"Oh, since you asked, I guess, hrm, yeah, I do."

"Liar! Surely this cannot be true! You braggart! Do you enjoy pretending you are better than all of us?!"

"But..."
"Silence! Well you can snob all you like, I am proud of my chosen difficulty rating, I have a wife and kids to feed after all!" *transform into beast shape*

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Honestly I see no reason PotD wouldn't be that high. I mean, it's in *third place*. Classic and Veteran are both rated more highly, Relaxed and Story more low, and for this forum that seems like a legit placement for PotD.

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Hmmm.. well, let's break it down, shall we?

 

 

 

-How long does it take to beat PoTD for a first time player?

 

-How much knowledge does a veteran have to have to know what they're doing?

 

-Is it benefitial in any way to play the harder difficulties?

 

 

 

 

I'm a IE veteran and I love Pillars 1 but to me it's not worth the effort of putting in more time and effort. Too many other games on the list, when I beat one, I uninstall it and do not typically return for a 2nd playthrough. I'm also not the type to put in over 100 hours into a game, I've seen people with 400 hours for Pillars on record. That's a bit.... excessive for most, especially for a game like this.


Just what do you think you're doing?! You dare to come between me and my prey? Is it a habit of yours to scurry about, getting in the way and causing bother?

 

What are you still bothering me for? I'm a Knight. I'm not interested in your childish games. I need my rest.

 

Begone! Lest I draw my nail...

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"Good sir, can I ask you a question, do you actually play video games on a high difficulty?!"

"Oh, since you asked, I guess, hrm, yeah, I do."

"Liar! Surely this cannot be true! You braggart! Do you enjoy pretending you are better than all of us?!"

"But..."

"Silence! Well you can snob all you like, I am proud of my chosen difficulty rating, I have a wife and kids to feed after all!" *transform into beast shape*

 

Good, we're sorted then!

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I've seen people with 400 hours for Pillars on record. That's a bit.... excessive for most, especially for a game like this.

 

I've got 826. ;(

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I've seen people with 400 hours for Pillars on record. That's a bit.... excessive for most, especially for a game like this.

 

I've got 826. ;(

 

 

300 hours here

 

I have 800+ on Skyrim!

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"Good sir, can I ask you a question, do you actually play video games on a high difficulty?!"

"Oh, since you asked, I guess, hrm, yeah, I do."

"Liar! Surely this cannot be true! You braggart! Do you enjoy pretending you are better than all of us?!"

"But..."

"Silence! Well you can snob all you like, I am proud of my chosen difficulty rating, I have a wife and kids to feed after all!" *transform into beast shape*

 

This might be the best comment I have ever seen

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I have 800+ on Skyrim!

That is something I won’t ever understand. I was dying of boredom by hour 10.

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It may be a good time to remember that the forum population may not be representative of the game's players.

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It may be a good time to remember that the forum population may not be representative of the game's players.

It really isn't, because there aren't that many regulars that are actually active. We are just a small cult, if anything. So it's safe to say that we're like 2% of the Pillars playerbase, most don't even care about commenting on a forum.

 

 

 

I've seen people with 400 hours for Pillars on record. That's a bit.... excessive for most, especially for a game like this.

I've got 826. ;(

300 hours here

 

I have 800+ on Skyrim!

How did you deal with the bugs? :(

 

Even the mods that fix bugs create bugs according to the feedback. I have 50 hours in Skyrim and 30 in the Special Edition.


Just what do you think you're doing?! You dare to come between me and my prey? Is it a habit of yours to scurry about, getting in the way and causing bother?

 

What are you still bothering me for? I'm a Knight. I'm not interested in your childish games. I need my rest.

 

Begone! Lest I draw my nail...

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I have 800+ on Skyrim!

That is something I won’t ever understand. I was dying of boredom by hour 10.

 

 

Vanilla Skyrim is pretty boring at times, yeah.

 

 

It may be a good time to remember that the forum population may not be representative of the game's players.

It really isn't, because there aren't that many regulars that are actually active. We are just a small cult, if anything. So it's safe to say that we're like 2% of the Pillars playerbase, most don't even care about commenting on a forum.

 

 

 

I've seen people with 400 hours for Pillars on record. That's a bit.... excessive for most, especially for a game like this.

I've got 826. ;(

300 hours here

 

I have 800+ on Skyrim!

How did you deal with the bugs? :(

 

Even the mods that fix bugs create bugs according to the feedback. I have 50 hours in Skyrim and 30 in the Special Edition.

 

 

Skyrim is reasonably stable and bug-free if you know how to set it up correctly.  Mods do complicate matters.  My last setup was reasonably stable.  The occasional crash, but nothing too serious.  No bugs that I remember.

 

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