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JDR13 August 19th, 2020 02:32

Oh no! Someone dared to voice an opinion that didn't sound like a gushing fanboy!

Old Grognard August 19th, 2020 02:39

He can voice whatever opinion he wants to. It's a public forum.

Anyway a re-post from the other thread.:)

The system requirements were shared today.

Link - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1…aldurs_Gate_3/
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Minimum

OS: Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 70 GB available space

Recommended

OS: Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel i7 4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX580
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 70 GB available space
Also here is the usual Early Access FAQ.

Spoiler – Early Access FAQ

Old Grognard August 19th, 2020 02:48

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Originally Posted by Pongo (Post 1061612627)
Ha ha awesome thanks!
What the hell, reckon I'll give this a go.

Yep first time I've seen an Early Access game on the Stadia service. There are a few articles released today about how this game is supposed to save that service. We'll see.

As Stadia suffered a bunch of bad press this year.

Link - https://gizmodo.com/stadias-success-…n-b-1844766785

JFarrell71 August 19th, 2020 02:57

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Originally Posted by JDR13 (Post 1061612653)
Oh no! Someone dared to voice an opinion that didn't sound like a gushing fanboy!

Demanding that a fantasy game cling tightly to his personal defintion of what's allowed in the setting pretty much defines fanboy.

Drithius August 19th, 2020 03:18

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Originally Posted by JFarrell71 (Post 1061612658)
Demanding that a fantasy game cling tightly to his personal defintion of what's allowed in the setting pretty much defines fanboy.

You're a tool. Noone was "demanding" anything. I was stating that they have an uphill battle when it comes to lore continuation since that trailer makes no sense in the Forgotten Realms. But you're just so ravenous with hype that you took it as an offense. Plenty of things to go nuts over in the world these days - a game ain't one.

JFarrell71 August 19th, 2020 03:42

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Originally Posted by Drithius (Post 1061612660)
You're a tool. Noone was "demanding" anything. I was stating that they have an uphill battle when it comes to lore continuation since that trailer makes no sense in the Forgotten Realms. But you're just so ravenous with hype that you took it as an offense. Plenty of things to go nuts over in the world these days - a game ain't one.

Edit: deleted my original reply. It's not worth going onward with this. I hope we both get what we want. (btw, I'm not "ravenous" for it; I'm not sure I'll even buy it this year)

Drithius August 19th, 2020 04:07

https://media1.giphy.com/media/3o6Zt…a&rid=200.webp

henriquejr August 19th, 2020 06:03

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Originally Posted by Old Grognard (Post 1061612654)
What is the current state of the Early Access version?

The Early Access version of Baldur’s Gate 3 includes Act 1 of the game which, in one playthrough, is approximately 25 hours of self-contained content. 6 player classes are supported and XXX races/subraces with more to be added later.

What? They'll be adding 30 races/subraces later??? :P :P :P

Nereida August 19th, 2020 10:12

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Originally Posted by Drithius (Post 1061612660)
You're a tool. Noone was "demanding" anything. I was stating that they have an uphill battle when it comes to lore continuation since that trailer makes no sense in the Forgotten Realms. But you're just so ravenous with hype that you took it as an offense. Plenty of things to go nuts over in the world these days - a game ain't one.

I'm genuinely interested on what gives you the entitlement to decide what makes sense in the Forgotten Realms, other than your narrow thinking - especially since Larian is working closely (and sometimes feels, under a leash) with WotC, and the canon adventures are all quite epic and fantabulous in their nature. Again, in BG1 itself you play the son of a god that would ascend to godhood by level 7, when any normal character would be struggling to defeat a band of kobolds to earn their day's keep.

Just cut the shit and of course, share your opinion, but please don't dictate what's the FR lore or what makes sense for it since you have absolutely no clue, all you have is doubt/skepticism/animosity towards Larian/BG3 and it seeps too obviously out of your uninformed comments.

Pongo August 19th, 2020 14:20

I hope the epic plot still leaves scope for classic low level D&D adventuring, at least in the early parts of the game. I don't like it when the epic tap gets turned on too early. We shall see!

Nereida August 19th, 2020 15:28

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Originally Posted by Pongo (Post 1061612692)
I hope the epic plot still leaves scope for classic low level D&D adventuring, at least in the early parts of the game. I don't like it when the epic tap gets turned on too early. We shall see!

It's usually like that. You're surrounded by epic events, but your party faces all mundane problems. I personally don't enjoy DnD at very high levels, magic and powers get out of proportion, and players get access to trump cards that win every encounter without much thought or consideration, and that's when DnD is at its worst, because you stop feeling the need to be creative to get through the challenges that you find.

Old Grognard August 19th, 2020 19:21

Seems a few people are mad at larian for the spoilers.:biggrin:

Warning: For a potty mouth you were warned.

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Larian Studios comes out and announces Baldur's Gate III Early Access date however in the first moments of the live stream they go on for 5-10 minutes spoiling the story of most fo the first act! I definitely was not excepting this and wants the systems and basic overviews talked about. This was definitely not okay to Spoil!

Old Grognard August 19th, 2020 19:24

The full presentation with the O&A from Fextralife.

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Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Release Date, BG3 Gameplay, Size, Date and Interview with Swen Vincke! The Full Panel From Hell Livestream with Swen Vincke from Larian Studios. Discussing details about the upcoming Early Access, when it will be launching and how big it will be. He also joined us after the stream for an exclusive interview about the game!

BG3 Early Access Release Date Confirmed September 30th 2020
Will be 20 Hours!
Multiple scenarios, over 80 combat scenarios
We talk BG3 Itemization, Random or new Items to D&D, and more!

Couchpotato August 23rd, 2020 06:18

Baldur’s Gate III Interview on Evolving the Series - IGN
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“We want it to be the best game we've ever made, but we also want it to be the best Baldur's Gate game possible,” says Larian’s Senior Writer Adam Smith in a recent interview with IGN, explaining that to do so, the team is focused on not only modernizing Baldur’s Gate for new audiences, but pushing the boundaries current of RPGs as well, rather than just making another Baldur’s Gate with fancier graphics. “Baldur's Gate wouldn't have been the success that it was – critically, commercially, or in terms of reviving what a CRPG could be,” Smith says, “if it hadn't been looking forward. And so Baldur’s Gate 3 has to do the same.”

That doesn’t mean that Larian is just scrapping all of the lore established by Baldur’s Gate I & II, though. The team is looking at everything that happens up until the end of Baldur’s Gate 2 as canonical history. ”No one's ever going to know if you picked the pocket of that one innkeeper,” Smith laughs. “But everything that happened, happened.”

The city's changed, Smith continues, and they’ve had fun looking at what would have happened, politically or socially, in the gap between games. “So we look at all of that, but [the gap between games] is enough time to give us a clean slate for new characters. Although some of them have long memories, as well,” he adds, wryly.

Pongo August 23rd, 2020 10:14

The team is looking at everything that happens up until the end of Baldur’s Gate 2 as canonical history. ”No one's ever going to know if you picked the pocket of that one innkeeper,” Smith laughs. “But everything that happened, happened.”

Have they said if you can import any world states from previous games - even if just the name of the Bhaalspawn, final decision about the throne, companion fates etc? They seem to be hinting at that.

JDR13 August 23rd, 2020 10:54

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Originally Posted by Pongo (Post 1061613106)
Have they said if you can import any world states from previous games - even if just the name of the Bhaalspawn, final decision about the throne, companion fates etc? They seem to be hinting at that.

That would be cool, but I don't see it happening. They'd have to code a program just to read IE save states and include it in BG3.

My guess is that things from the original trilogy will be mentioned but ambiguously enough to not imply specific outcomes.

Pongo August 23rd, 2020 11:10

Yeah you're probably right. The alternative to having BG3 read save states would be an optional section at the start where you could choose BG2 outcomes (I think Dragon Age 3 did this if I remember right, through an optional comic book style section, in that case presumably because parts one and two were on older console generations). But I think your guess is most likely correct.

JDR13 August 23rd, 2020 12:07

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Originally Posted by Pongo (Post 1061613108)
The alternative to having BG3 read save states would be an optional section at the start where you could choose BG2 outcomes.

Indeed, I hope they include something like that. It would be nice to have that feeling of continuity. I plan on replaying the BG trilogy prior to the release of BG3.

Couchpotato August 23rd, 2020 23:51

Baldur's Gate 3 - Official Intellect Devourer Gameplay Demo

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Baldur's Gate 3 - Official Full Intro Cinematic

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Baldur's Gate 3 Gets Early Access In September

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Hastar August 24th, 2020 12:41

Githyanki have been riding red dragons for ages. That's been around for 20+ years. There has been modules where that's the main story line.


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