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What do you think, should the Blessing of Berath to be changed or removed for PotD difficulty?

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Poll: Should the Blessing of Berath to be changed or removed for PotD difficulty? (120 member(s) have cast votes)

Should the Blessing of Berath to be changed or removed for PotD difficulty?

  1. No, it hardly makes a difference (80 votes [66.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. Removed - it gives too many advantages (14 votes [11.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.67%

  3. Changed/nerfed - it gives too many advantages, so should be changed/nerfed (2 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  4. Partially Changed/nerfed/removed - some gifts are harmless and others are too strong (7 votes [5.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.83%

  5. I will never play PotD, so i don't care (17 votes [14.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.17%

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What do you think, should the Blessing of Berath to be changed or removed for PotD difficulty?


Edited by PIRI, 12 May 2018 - 04:07 PM.


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It hardly makes a difference for most players tbh. The vast majority of players don't actually play this to get a challange, they play it for the story. I don't want it easy, but I have no need for being punished either. I would not mind if BoB was gone either.

 

I think its a shame so many people use RPG's to hunt achivements and promote themselves, instead of simply playing the game and enjoying them. Nobody is forcing anyone to use BoB


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No reason to remove them. If anything, this game promote multiple playthrough than even the first one and Berath blessing is a major assist tool for it.

 

It's also an option anyway so you can either choose to use it or not use it. Removing options is never a good idea. That and like Sonny states, I kinda wish people stop turning every PvE game into some kind of self-gimp hard mode epeen contest.


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BoB are a self defeating trap. Go ahead and be awesome at level 1, and ruin any challenge the game might offer.
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If you don't want to use it, then don't? I don't see how it really matters in a single player game.


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If you don't want to use it, then don't? I don't see how it really matters in a single player game.

 

The golden rule of single-player game is that the vocal backseat player gets the final say in deciding how the game should be played.

 

Perfect example being Undertale.


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It hardly makes a difference for most players tbh. The vast majority of players don't actually play this to get a challange, they play it for the story. I don't want it easy, but I have no need for being punished either. I would not mind if BoB was gone either.

 

I think its a shame so many people use RPG's to hunt achivements and promote themselves, instead of simply playing the game and enjoying them. Nobody is forcing anyone to use BoB

We speak only about POTD diffculty, the purpose of which challenge. If you don't want challange, just choose a veteran. IMO, BoB ruin the purpose of PotD.


Edited by PIRI, 12 May 2018 - 04:05 PM.

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What is with the blessing of berath-options that make the game harder? They talked about it in the fig-campaign...


Edited by frogmoth, 12 May 2018 - 04:42 PM.


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We speak only about POTD diffculty, the purpose of which challenge. If you don't want challange, just choose a veteran. IMO, BoB ruin the purpose of PotD.

 

 

Not according to the devs them since they're the one putting it there in the first place as an option. If anything, they can even buff enemies in PotD so you need blessing to slightly even the playing ground.



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Wtf is Blessing of Berath?

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Wtf is Blessing of Berath?

When  you complete an achievement, you get a few points of blessing.

Every time you start a new game with blessing points unlocked, X blessing can be spent to get some early game boost.

Some option include

 

start with 5k gold

Start with 50k gold

Start the game at level 4

Stat with more stat or skill point

And so on.



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Start with +8 stat a bit overpowered, no?

It's actually the only gift i consider as "too much".


Edited by PIRI, 12 May 2018 - 05:28 PM.


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No reason to remove them. If anything, this game promote multiple playthrough than even the first one and Berath blessing is a major assist tool for it.

 

It's also an option anyway so you can either choose to use it or not use it. Removing options is never a good idea. That and like Sonny states, I kinda wish people stop turning every PvE game into some kind of self-gimp hard mode epeen contest.

 

"i kinda wish people stop turning every PvE game into some kind of self-gimp hard mode epeen contest."

 

This is the problem right here, the extreme ignorance of those that either can't handle harder difficulties or just don't like to be challenged. 

 

Here is why i play harder difficulties and it's not to try stretch my epeen:

 

"It doesn't seem like a very important thing and some may see it as just for a few wannabe hardcore players, but the reason why i play the hardest difficulty is it brings out the mechanics best in a game and makes the progression that much more rewarding. You need to know how to play a game properly and use all of its mechanics - on easier difficulties there's no point in even having half the mechanics in a game, thereby dumbing it down. You never want to dumb down gameplay in a game, or have that as the only option. Which is why i believe higher difficulties are the pinnacle of a game and the reason why balancing the harder difficultys imo is one of the most important things there is."

 

Or you know, you can go through and faceroll on normal and not need half the mechanics (especially in an awesome tactical pause-based RPG combat system, with tons of variety and depth and the added coolness of subclasses and multiclasses) dumbing the game down into nothing more than an interactive novel.

 

Gl with that, just don't persecute me for wanting more...


Edited by whiskiz, 20 May 2018 - 02:04 AM.

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I don't see why it would ruin PotD. Some people will want to play on the most difficult level but doing some things differently. For example:

 

- playing solo with the stat bonus

- with enough money to buy a better boat and going straight to more difficult battles

- being able to hire a full party of custom companions

- starting at level 4 to skip the first area quickly

 

Also, if they add "Berath's Curses" then you could make the game much more interesting by combining good and bad stuff.

 

Instead of removing these options, I suggest that they add more achievements for those who don't use BoBs. It would be like those Triple Crown or Ultimate ones from PoE.


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Oh, I wasn't even aware of these.

 

*shrug* people who like a challenge, or people who like a well balanced experience, won't choose them. People who are too busy, like god mode, or are experimenting with weird options, can use them (as well as the console). I don't see an issue. It's not like I need to prove to anybody that my achievement badges (whatever they are) are real or whatever.



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If you don't want to use it, then don't? I don't see how it really matters in a single player game.

This ^

Blessings of Berath is 100% optional, you could have 100 points and still elect not to use any of them.  You are not forced to pick perks when you make a new game.  Also people act like they are huge?  Starting at level 4?  Getting some bonus stats?  Getting to start the game with fine equipment?  Hardly god mode.


Edited by Karkarov, 12 May 2018 - 07:34 PM.

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Leave them as is. Using them is entirely optional so I don't see the problem. Also I plan on having some PoTD runs at some stage. And I personally would use them. Mainly for story/role playing, after all the watcher should have some benefits from previous adventures, he/she is hardly a newbie. So they make sense from that point of view. Also, most of them are hardly broken. Only the stat bonuses could be an issue if you are a min/maxer. The only time they should not be used is on the build forum.
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Absolutely not, the devs should make POTD for the 1% of really intense gamers. POTD with blessings should make it possible for the rest.

(I'm certainly not in the 1%, but blessings make it possible to please the most people)

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So long as the hardest achievements need to be done without any (positive) Blessings of Berath I don't think they need to be removed.
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I don't know. On the one hand, why should Path of the Damned be blessed ( :p ), on the other, why if you can opt not to do it? I feel like this is more of an achievement thing, where some people consider it cheating and they want a badge saying they did it w/o.

 

Also, where is there any info on this? I've seen myself getting them but have no idea what they are supposed to do.







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