[Pillars of Eternity 2] First Girl Wins September 2nd, 2019, 12:45 am
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So I took a 6 month pause from Pillars of Eternity 2, for reasons unknown. It may or may not be related to my struggles to get Aloth to date me. Ok, so we ARE out here, trying to save the world, but like the real struggle is my shit taste in characters? Again? Why is this always how these games go?
Please don't answer that.

Also, it's weird playing PoE2 and being a Critical Role fan. It's a constant game of "hey, is that...?" because I don't like looking up who is voice acting what.

Posted @ September 2nd, 2019, 12:45 am

Posted @ November 18th, 2019, 3:33 am

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Question: Have you found the talking sword?
She's in the undercity of Neketaka and I find her hilarious.

Posted @ September 2nd, 2019, 2:00 am


If ever unsure about who's voice acting what, remember that it's Steve Blum. Every time.

Posted @ September 2nd, 2019, 8:48 am


After half a year you can just continue ?!
I always HAVE TO start over when I drop a game for 1-2 months (which I do too often).
Then I burn out on playing the start AGAIN and drop it for another time...and the cycle continues.

Posted @ September 2nd, 2019, 11:14 am


@Deonis: I did! And it was horrible! I went down there WAY before I was ready (I had to hurry, a man's life was at stake!) and relied on stealth and tears to get out. I died so many times I almost quit the entire game - and that is how I learned to look at the difficulty rating before charging in.

@Broseidon: You say this and I have no idea who Steve Blum is... so I checked... Oghren and first enchanter Irving has the same voice actor?????

@Sharp-Claw: Ok so, here's the thing. My brain is good at remembering two (2) things: stories and pets. I will remember things you tell me about your pet before I remember your name. And since I only have one playthrough in PoE2 I only needed a quick look in the journal to remember where I was.
Everything else? Ehhhhhhh...

Posted @ September 2nd, 2019, 12:28 pm


@zenat: I vaguely remember this, if you have a low int score you might lose some (potential) influence but this can be made up by being benevolent. I remember using berath's blessings, and sacrificing devil of carac in order to boost stats while having maximum dex and might, good enough int. I did dump resolve and which did remind me of my rogue/fighter from iwd2*.

But what I remember most are nemnok, the floating skull pet, and when my godlike watcher was given a helm as a prize it just fell off and they gave her a cape instead.

But yeah Aloth has seniority aka one or more games worth of ost that the others lack. Such seniority is deadly as it doesn't require reason only fan demand, so when a studio does comply there tends to be a certain appeal. I have seen it I think five times.

*she was a drow who had no weaknesses, maximum str/con good dex, except for her will save(wisdom 3). If a charm person spell hit her the other characters would run and wait far away until it wore off.

Posted @ September 2nd, 2019, 3:05 pm


@zenat: Also Grunt, from ME2 & 3, as well as Wilson in ME2's intro. General Leonidas in Titan Quest. The stormtrooper comm dude in Star Wars: Empire At War. Zabuza Momochi in Naruto. Pyre Fierceshot and the male player in Guild Wars. Rytlock Brimstone in Guild Wars 2. A bunch of guards in Batman: Arkham Asylum. Eliphas the Inheritor in WH40K: Dawn of War, Cyrus in Dawn of War 2. Sam in Metro: Exodus. And these are just the roles I remember off the top of my head. He's uhh... he's been around.

Posted @ September 2nd, 2019, 9:24 pm


Oh Aloth... He's my best girl since 1st one as well.

This game... I started playing over a year ago, and almost a few days latet had to quit (no time). It was ment to be short term until I get more time to fully enjoy it, but look at me now.

Posted @ September 6th, 2019, 12:02 am


@wildmageguy: Aloth and I are the brains of this operation, have no fear. And it's my first (and only) playthrough, we are being big damn heroes and make no mistake. And still. I think he's still upset I jokingly suggested he'd introduce me to his old friend.
Wisdom 3? Wow. Ok. That is delightfully horrendous. Even my current DnD character has a mighty wisdom of 7 (he's a paladin surrounded by magic users, it's fiiiiine, never going to bite us in the ass)

@Broseidon: You have an impressive memory, I see.

@mamiser: Ugh, I feel your pain. I'm in the same boat... and then I got distracted by another game and then another and... here we are... It doesn't help that he doesn't approve of much of anything and I can't seem to get anywhere with his plotline either.

Posted @ September 23rd, 2019, 3:30 pm


iwd1/2 and some other games are good for what I call "chasing the gate" with npc mods, I am not sure why but for some reason, playing iwd1/2 reminds me of bg1-sod-2 (if anyone knows why this is please tell me). But yes the game has a fixed sum stat system where you can not use diminishing returns but a set point buy were the sum is some set amount and the min score is 3, max 18 pre racial. She was a drow so there was some mitigation via magic resistance. but -4 to will save meant if she wasn't stunned or running away via magic fear she would rip and tear her way though the ranks and then the sneak attacks would begin.

Some edits it should be ust not ost. Aloth is indeed best girl and even sometimes the best girl doesn't cut it. In order to "chase the gate" the best girl (like aloth) needs to have some personality, some connection, and some realness. Also you need a passable story and gameplay(especally strategy).

Posted @ September 23rd, 2019, 7:04 pm


@zenat: I would say it's more... selective, than impressive. I can remember voice actor roles off the top of my head but have been a year into studying for my Learner's Permit 'cause I can't remember shit about traffic laws.

Posted @ September 24th, 2019, 7:29 am