MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 10, 2020, 12:12:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 10, 2020, 11:49:
Exactly I will give them benefit of doubt since this is the earliest early access.. who knows where it stands in a year from now. Also the encounter that Ars guy is talking about can be completely avoided (and the game fully expects this) if you snipe the mind flayer from a distance before you get into his psychic range.. which made it a funny read even to someone who hasn't played the game but just watched some streams.
That said, if I were DM I would not introduce a party of new players to any DnD game by putting them anywhere NEAR a mindflayer, not something you wanna encounter unless you are level 9+
I've been trying to avoid spoilers, but yes, BG3 is going to be the Mindflayer BG, apparently. You're right, they normally aren't low level encounters, but something tells me it'll be all mindflayers, all the time, in BG3, aside from the occasional dragon, for big bosses.
That reminds me though, in BG2, there are 2 major MF encounters where your PC potentially slaughters dozens of innocent/mind controlled people, although I might try to sneak through with high level thieves and just kill the MFs/Elder Brains and see if they can all be rescued, now that I think about it. When I get to that point in my BG1EE/BG2EE playthrough, sneaking it will be. I vaguely recall being able to save some of them, but some are hostile 100%? I forget.
Yeah by the way this is super early encounter, you can potentially see it at level 1 and no, that's not a typo. But it has like.. 4 HP and if you are observant (the streamer I was watching was) you can kill it with any spell or bow with no trouble. And afterwards the mind control fades, does so as well in BG2
How saved those dudes in BG2 are is another matter, since they are, you know, in the UNDERDARK inside an MD hive with no way out.
As I said, I liked what I was seeing. Not the writing, that is always iffy with Larian, but maybe we don't see the whole picture on that yet. What I do not like is the voice actors for main chars, I like NONE of them. There is no gruffy warrior, funny jester bard, no character to any of these voice characters.. that sucks, and that is not something that will likely change.