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April 7th, 2019, 11:14
I Have a huge backlog of games and have to decided to start with POE II. I Loved POE I and Baldurs Gate and others…. however I also very much like turn-based Games like the old SSIs, Divinity original sin and others… So i am kinda torn between both modes…

What would you recommend…. ? Is the turn based mode still very rough and imbalanced ? Any Pros or Cons ?

I would be very interested in your opinion,,,,


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April 7th, 2019, 13:04
You would think that a game with combat designed for RTWP would take a very long time to complete in turn based mode. Imagine the Baldur's Gate Gibberling encounters in the wilds in turn based model. It would take weeks to clear the area!
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April 7th, 2019, 13:12
I'd guess they've changed the make up of encounters to make it more suitable in turn-based mode. I suspect that's part of why you can't just switch modes mid game, as there's probably quite significant changes in how things are balanced.

I was having a look at their forums the other day, and the feeling seems to be that it's not quite ready, and might be best to wait for at least the next patch. Personally, I'm waiting for the console release, which will probably represent the reasonably finalised version of the game.
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April 7th, 2019, 13:39
I would wait for the April patch (a dev said it was coming soon about a week ago) before starting Deadfire in turn-based mode.
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April 7th, 2019, 14:43
I haven't played it in RTWP but I'm thirty hours into a turn based playthrough and enjoying it a lot. Everything works fine for me, although to be fair I don't know the game systems backward so I can well believe there are balancing issues I'm not really noticing. Most of the combat is still fairly short, but I've been in a few epic fights that have lasted 30 minutes or more - usually when I've gotten into a fight with something well beyond my level and my tactics have gone to a defensive war of attrition.
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April 7th, 2019, 16:49
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I would wait for the April patch (a dev said it was coming soon about a week ago) before starting Deadfire in turn-based mode.
Maybe they'll fix the AoE affliction bug they created back in January. And likely create new bugs in the process.

My advice is to wait another year. Until Obsidian is done screwing around with the game.
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April 7th, 2019, 18:37
I don't think it's the kind of thing you should decide based on other's opinions. Try a little of both and decide for yourself which mode you like better.

Personally, I won't bother with the TB mode. There are enough TB games out there, and PoE was developed around RTwP.
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Personally I always prefer TB. So I'll wait till thats properly implemented.
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April 20th, 2019, 11:00
Hey People, Thank you for your input…. still undecided…. I have such huge backlog but cannot decide on what to play next……

I`m so tired from work that I have to find the strength to "get into" the game which sometimes is a chore for me… as soon as I am immersed after some ours it getts better..

Does anyone this issue too ?
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April 20th, 2019, 12:41
The turn based mode is great, I tried it a bit, but having just recently completed the game its to early for me to replay, beside iv'e not picked up the DLC yet so it would be good to replay in TB mode with the extra content when its not quite so fresh in my memory.
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