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Signed On Mar 31, 2009, 18:40
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week
41. Re: Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week Mar 28, 2015, 18:07 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 16:29:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 15:35:
Ta-da: UI mod is already out.

Thanks. I'd really love a mod that let's us edit the NPC followers. Yeah we can make our own but then we'll miss out on the all the other stuff.

It's practically guaranteed that there will be a NPC Follower Edit or Save Game Edit mod/tool for this game, but maybe not during the first week of release.

I've got faith in the mod community though. This game is good enough to draw in all the old BG1/BG2/IWD modders, even if Obsidian doesn't release some proper mod tools for this game.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week
40. Re: Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week Mar 28, 2015, 18:04 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
panbient wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 09:13:
I started as a Chanter and I'm liking it (focused on summons at the moment) . Takes a bit to get used to though I wouldn't call it bad. But I'm also definitely a spacebar spammer from lots of BG / NWN gaming.

I've had the NPC Chanter, Kana, in my party for a couple of levels now, and it seems like an extremely interesting class. Fights are lasting long enough now that he actually gets to cast a few spells after 3 phrases... the graphical effects are amazing, actual effects are... okay.

I love the chant mechanic, I just wish he chanted a little faster.

Also hope they add a sort button to the stash (or am I just missing the obvious?)

Stash Sort button is needed, as is some form of Force All Loot to Stash, I've tried a couple keys/mouse combos and nothing seems to work. I need every penny too, for that money sink of a Stronghold.

Wizard seems to improve a bit at level 5+, but Druid seems overall to be far more useful. Current party is a Ranged Rogue PC(Arbalests), Eder as Fighter 1h/Shield Tank, Kana as 2h Rifle/Estoc Chanter, Mad Priest with Pistols, Dwarf NPC Ranger(terrible pet choice, Obsidian!), and one eared Druid, who seems to have no weaknesses. The NPC druid's aim is good enough with an upgraded Arbalest, he is okay in humanoid form in melee, and beastly once shapeshifted. On top of that, most of the Druid spells seem superior to Wizard spells, and also with double or triple the casting range.

*EDIT* Typo.

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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week
6. Re: Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week Mar 27, 2015, 22:33 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 21:49:
I've had a bit of a difficult problem wrapping my head around how the classes play with the way they've changed everything from D&D. Sawyer was saying how this would prevent build problems but I'm seeing it as just the opposite with really gimmicky builds. And trying to manage a party of 6 in real-time doesn't help matters. They really should have went turn-based with this.

I finally settled on an Orlan Paladin and now that I have a full party things are much better, but I really think they've made some bad choices with classes and their whole endurance/hp scheme. I absolutely hate casters so far and how they work and the spells aren't very good either. Low level casters need the ability to cast way more and battles are so fast it's almost pointless casting de/buffs and stuff.

We'll see how things progress but I'm not loving this right now.

Currently, Wizard and Chanter are kind of bad, it seems. But this is about the same as BG1, pure casters and bards start off weak, and didn't really start to dominate until BG2. Hopefully it won't be QUITE that late in PoEt, as the level cap is 12, but it makes sense that a level 1-3 Wizard gets almost one shot by a bear, for example. Enemy run speed as a whole seems faster than the players, limiting micro and kiting a lot, without speed debuffs.

As far as the real-time, you can set up more pause breaks in the settings, but it's definitely doable with a lot of Spacebar pause spamming manually.

Endurance and very little straight up HP healing is easily the wierdest choice in the game, I definitely like that change the least. It forces resting every so often regardless of how good your micro and class setups are. They probably did that to force you to trigger certain segments of the story, honestly. BG1/BG2, once you got the hang of it, you could just keep healing/drinking potions for a days in game, and only rest very infrequently. The campfire mechanic is also a bit artificial, but oh well, camp supplies and inns are all over the place.

 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Released
85. Re: Pillars of Eternity Released Mar 27, 2015, 13:37 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
You guys having some difficulty with combat might want to play this in more of a BG1 conservative style, ie:

0. Pause of course

1. Ranged Combat Ambush from stealth(focus fire), with as many characters as can fire crossbows/War Bows/Arbalests/Muskets(or whatever they are called in game, 2h Rifle) etc. [Pause]

2. Send in your 1h/Shield tank to tie up the group [Pause]

3. AoE debuffs and damage [Pause]

4. THEN send in weaker melee DPS, 2h users, dual wielders, etc. Flanking(attacking from the 180 Degree arc behind an enemy) seems to help a lot for the non-tanks.


It honestly seems like a Rogue/Ranger high dps, ranged especially, will end fights fast enough to make the slower building classes like Chanters somewhat worthless. I've yet to get my npc chanter to three phrases so he can cast spells, the fusilade of gunfire and crossbow bolts ends most fights on contact.

AI can also be exploited a little, especially with the extremely fragile wizard, who has to get into 6 meter range to use spells... Movement Debuff on enemies, get them to target the wizard, run the wizard past your melee tank/dps, who annihilate the guys with Attacks of Opportunity(not called that in game).

I'm loving it so far, very good voice acting too on the wild eyed Rasputin-ish priest and Chanter.

6 Man party all the way for me, lack of Experience bonuses be damned!

Only issue so far is I've turned down more than a few monetary rewards, along the "good" path, could really use some coppers to buff up various weapons.

*EDIT* Grammar.

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News Comments > Asteroids: Outpost Early Access; Other Remakes Considered
5. Re: Asteroids: Outpost Early Access; Other Remakes Considered Mar 27, 2015, 13:25 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 10:24:
Seriously. Asteroids is not exactly rich on lore.

Rich on ore maybe.

Haha! Well done.

On the one hand, I always like to see some new styles of gameplay, but why the hell would you use the Asteroids name for some sort of Open World survival sandbox?

Good luck, fake Atari!
 
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News Comments > Men of War: Assault Squad 2 Free Weekend
1. Re: Men of War: Assault Squad 2 Free Weekend Mar 26, 2015, 20:45 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
This is a great game, and I recommend everybody try/buy it. However they chose the release weekend of PoEt, so good luck.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Released
51. Re: Pillars of Eternity Released Mar 26, 2015, 20:44 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
About 5 hours of playtime so far (went with a human Rogue, ranged focus, getting my feet wet) and this game is great!

No bugs encountered so far either, except possibly a graphics issue with certain Wizards grimoires when they have a Bow as a secondary weapon.

Where the hell were games like this post Dragon Age:Origins? This game is gorgeous, sick visuals and audio, good user interface as far as my tastes go. I'm not sure how I feel about the Health/Endurance system yet, it seems pretty punishing on puny caster types.

Easily the best result of a Kickstarter yet, for me at least.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
14. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 26, 2015, 11:05 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
DrSquick wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 10:50:

You know what I've been thinking about lately? How did Steam make the first move, because there were so many others that could have done it first. For example, do you remember Gamespy? Before it was a crappy website, it was essentially the only multiplayer server finder. Can you imagine if they had the foresight to start offering games for sale digitally? It would have been a natural fit - I already use Gamespy every day to find servers to play on for these 30 games, why don't I just buy my game here too.

For all the griping about various Steam/Valve/Gabe/HL3 issues, you have to admire the early Valve years and their foresight. They have literally revolutionized the PC game industry with their Steam service, in terms of ease of use, availability and automated patching. I lean more towards Gog these days, but I have plenty of games on Steam.

I used to use Gamespy and then All Seeing Eye for all my online gaming(non MMO), but both companies dropped the ball in a couple ways. Gamespy got gradually worse as an actual game browser over time, then they sold the name to somebody who essentially buried it. All Seeing Eye, I can't remember if they got sued out of existence or just ran out of money or something, but they vanished pretty quickly in spite of having a superior game browser.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 10:59 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 10:40:
Digging Black Sails season 2, yet to watch season 3 of Vikings. Is that out yet???

I really hope that Pillars turns out great, from what little (pre)reviews Ive read, everyone seems to like it & I seriously hope its more like Baldurs Gate and less like Icewind Dale. (As in story & characters > action)

Season 3 of Vikings is on right now, Thursdays in fact. I want to say they are up to... episode 5 or 6? It's pretty good, pretty depressing, like the last two seasons. Epic nature settings, decent acting, ok combat.

Everybody keeps saying Black Sails is entertaining, I have to get around to watching that.

I'll also echo the love for Better Call Saul, it's a great show, and about damned time Bob Odenkirk got some wide recognition.

As far as PoEt, it should be more along the lines of BG and Planescape Torment, in terms of NPC characters/Story, although you can make a party of PC Adventurers(IWD Style) if you wanted to. Combat amount... unknown, but the various difficulty/combat aspect settings make it seem like you can dial that up and down to suit your liking.

Only a few hours now until PoEt!

*EDIT* Typo.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
7. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 26, 2015, 10:14 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
ASeven wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 09:31:
First Pillars reviews are in and it appears the game is nothing short of amazing. Seems we have a true classic in our hands.

Glad I backed this up, bye bye social life.


Arrgh, only a couple more hours to go! Plus some Gog download time... I hope they aren't swamped, bandwidth wise.

*EDIT* Sheeeeeiiiiit... loook at these Badasses!

If directs link don't work, that pic is from this review.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 09:22 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Hrm, on the one hand, ugh, yet another zombie movie!

But on the other hand, it looks like they are attempting a different type of story, at least. I'll Netflix it at the very least, Arnold.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Dungeons 2; Specs Released
8. Re: Gone Gold - Dungeons 2; Specs Released Mar 26, 2015, 00:26 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 00:09:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 16:50:

To be fair, Dungeon Keeper 1 had 1st person Possession mode, and it was arguably pretty useful in some battles. I can't remember if Dungeon Keeper 2 had that also, my ratio of DK1:DK2 time spent is about 15:1.

Why would you want to copy that game? That game got way too much hype for what it was.

You...you DARE!?

I am a huge fan of Dungeon Keeper 1, I'll admit. Apparently not everyone is.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews Mar 25, 2015, 21:44 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I broke down and read that review, pretty much spoiler free(general stuff such as the Might stat is discussed), and it describes some pretty good mechanics in the game.

The only problem is, I am already second guessing my Firearms Rogue... Cipher sounds like it may have the most options in and out of combat! Arrgh!
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Etherium
2. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Etherium Mar 25, 2015, 20:48 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Wishlisted, but like everything else, it has been bumped back at least a month or so for PoEt.
 
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends Livestream Tomorrow
3. Re: Sword Coast Legends Livestream Tomorrow Mar 25, 2015, 20:14 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
LgFriess wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 19:31:
Sorry, I'll be a little busy playing Pillars of Eternity.

Haha, exactly! Their timing is laughable...I am definitely interested in Sword Coast Legends, but let's be honest, a lot of the n-Space team will probably be playing PoEt tomorrow at 3pm.

 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Dungeons 2; Specs Released
6. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Mar 25, 2015, 17:41 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Trevellian wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 17:35:
I personally felt the Dungeons game was a shallow facsimile of the Dungeon Keeper games. I didn't like them nearly as much as DK or DK2. They can keep this rubbish.

They supposedly took all that criticism of Dungeons 1 to heart, and made Dungeons 2 much more DK like. I played the demo for Dungeons 1 and was massively underwhelmed... never bought it. I am holding out hope though that they will do much better with this sequel.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 17:39 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 17:04:

Broken Lizard haven't been very funny since the original Super Troopers. I kept watching and being disappointed. I'm not sure they have it in them to make a funny sequel, and obviously the studios agreed or they wouldn't be begging fans for money.

All too true, unfortunately. I felt Super Troopers was easily their best work, but I enjoyed all of their movies to be honest. At least some parts of each film.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Dungeons 2; Specs Released
4. Re: Gone Gold - Dungeons 2; Specs Released Mar 25, 2015, 16:50 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Slashman wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 15:27:
ItBurn wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 11:23:
To me, if there's no first person view, there's not much interest.

Ummm. OK. Dizzy

To be fair, Dungeon Keeper 1 had 1st person Possession mode, and it was arguably pretty useful in some battles. I can't remember if Dungeon Keeper 2 had that also, my ratio of DK1:DK2 time spent is about 15:1.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
17. Re: Into the Black Mar 25, 2015, 11:39 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
RoboNerd wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 08:39:
Uhhh...what happened to all the clone troopers?

There was only a brief period of Clone Troopers, in the Star Wars universe.

End of Episode 2, Throughout Episode 3, they are still being grown.

In between 3 and 4, their growth facilities are shut down, the Empire is back to recruiting citizens to be Storm Troopers. By the end of Episode 6, still a mix of Clones and Storm Troopers throughout the former Empire, but no telling the exact numbers.

If you consider the Clone Wars cartoons canon, then many, many died in between 2 and 3, as well as an unknown number of desertions, etc.

For Episode 7(the upcoming film), it may be as much as 30-40 years later... those Clone Troopers still alive would be far too old for active duty, even if they don't pull what many suspect will happen: "clone troopers have a shortened life span"

Then again, they claim to be ignoring most of the Extended Universe, so who knows what they will claim happened in Episode 7.

TL/DR: Before and after Episode 2-4, The Empire recruits normal citizens to be Storm Troopers. Clone Troopers are only a brief blip in the Star Wars Universe, largely spent on fighting Robots Armies.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 10:26 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Wow, that Super Troopers 2 Fundraiser... it's been less than 24 hours and they are already over $1.6 million.

On top of that, a lot of the multiple thousand dollar tier packages have been sold; I liked Super Troopers too, but not nearly that much.

I'll watch it when it comes out, of course, probably not going to contribute though.
 
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