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turn-based 21 58.33%
real time with pause 7 19.44%
something new 8 22.22%
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June 11th, 2019, 14:08
So what would you prefer as a combat system in BG III?
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June 11th, 2019, 14:30
Gotta vote something new. It's what I kind of suspect, and I actually wouldn't mind seeing some innovation in the ways RPGs can play.
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June 11th, 2019, 15:16
I wouldn't mind if it was sort of like DKS
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June 11th, 2019, 16:25
Wonder if they could do it like POE2? Have both. My favorite would be turn-based for hard battles and RtwP for trash mobs and easier battles. Would most likely take too much time to program both from the start.
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June 11th, 2019, 16:33
RTwP for me. I really enjoy Larian's TB approach, but there needs to be more in the name than just the city and a few references. If they're going for a completely different style of gameplay, protagonist and era, they should have just called it D&D: Insert Fancy Title.

Edit: Which is one of the reasons I was so disappointed with Torment. It really has nothing to do with PS: T beyond a wall of text here and there.
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June 11th, 2019, 17:38
I'd be very interested in hearing some speculated models on what the "something new" could look like! Interchangeable TB and RtwP as Hastar mentioned? An Arcanum like hybrid?

As it stands, I have no real preference but the idea of a D&D game going back to its turn-based pen and paper roots and connecting to the heritage of the Goldbox games is an attractive proposal to me. Maintaining the RtwP tradition is also a perfectly acceptable system that I'd be more than happy with that as well.
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June 11th, 2019, 18:58
I'd prefer turn based, but I wouldn't take a pass on the game if they go the pause route.
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June 11th, 2019, 20:33
I'm just happy a 5e D&D game is being made. Either combat system is fine. When I think about it, I have played ToEE more than BG1&2. So I would go with turn based as first choice.

Of course it's the modded version of ToEE with the Circle of 8 modpacks. Also, their Keep on the Borderlands mod.
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June 11th, 2019, 20:44
I'd prefer Turnbased.

Something new could be interesting (pulse based RTwP for example).

If it's normal RTwP I am not going to play it. Already skipped BG2.
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June 11th, 2019, 21:02
Turn based most definitely! Just like regular P&P and hopefully without a gazillion of trash mobs…
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June 11th, 2019, 21:18
Turn-based all the way. Please, please, please, Larian!
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June 11th, 2019, 21:30
I think Swen has been inspired by Copper Dreams. I expect an action phase and a tick phase.
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June 11th, 2019, 22:27
There is an option missing.

REAL TIME (no pause).
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June 12th, 2019, 00:43
Those last two would be an instant fail for me and a definite NO BUY!!!!
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June 12th, 2019, 01:10
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There is an option missing.

REAL TIME (no pause).
Yep that's how I play my RPGs. Barley use the pause function.
Sad to see turn-based is somehow the preferred choice for modern RPGs.
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June 12th, 2019, 02:26
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Yep that's how I play my RPGs. Barley use the pause function.
Sad to see turn-based is somehow the preferred choice for modern RPGs.
Well, there is still the games like Elex and Outer World. They are doing fine in real time (without pause)
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June 12th, 2019, 03:38
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Yep that's how I play my RPGs. Barley use the pause function.
Sad to see turn-based is somehow the preferred choice for modern RPGs.
Thatís the preferred choice on the watch where most donít play modern games.

The rest of the internet wants dark souls combat.

I didnít vote. Iím fine with RTWP or TB but i wouldnít buy if it was like DKS or diablo.
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June 12th, 2019, 03:47
Yeah I'm just being a tad nit-picky that's all. As I also love either type of combat but usually find myself preferring action based RPGs more then turn-based nowadays.
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June 13th, 2019, 00:59
The result so far is quite surprising to me. I thought that we get something like a 60/40 split in favor of turn-based.
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June 19th, 2019, 12:50
Voted RTwP, since that's what the originals were in and where my preference would go, but wouldn't mind TB either.

No-buy if it's anything like a Diablo clickfest (though I don't think they'll go that route).
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