Obsidian's Project Eternity

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Brother None, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
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  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Nie są śmienzne.
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    Dobrze Słyszeć
     
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  3. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    No major bugs that I can see yet. The pathfinding AI is pretty dumb sometimes, but otherwise it's pretty polished.
     
  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Ok so I just bought it. Let's see how it does!
     
  5. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    There is actually one huge bug that happens to everyone. If you double-click to equip something in the inventory, that characters passive and racial abilities bug out and stop working correctly. Removing and then re-adding them to your party fixes it, but so far there's no fix for the player character. They're working on it though, and a patch should be out soon.

    I for one absolutely love the game. It's a perfect mix of nostalgia and new. Very polished and the writing is amazing. And I happen to love the combat, can't really see why people complain about it so much.
     
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Had a couple of minor bugs.
    1. First time I booted up the game it crashed on the Kickstarter thank screen. It worked fine afterwards.
    2. When ticking the "minimize tutorials" the game started looping a Paper turnning sounds over and over and over again. After I got another tutorial message I unticked the option and it all returned to normal.

    Otherwise pretty cool, I already made my first Adventurer companion, got the smartass wizard and Recruited the old man in the woods, then I got mauled by two trolls. Fun times.
     
  7. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Real Time combat doesn't have the tactical depth of turn-based. Both melee and ranged combat is boring as you simply point and click on the next enemy. Spells do bring in some level of strategy, but there's just an overwhelming amount of them (one of the thing that puts me off from D&D cRPGs).
     
  8. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I think I accidentally put the game on hard or something because exploring the dungeon on the first town is really kicking my ass. Doesn't help that my party gets stuck on gateways and half of them get mauled while the others can't even get into combat. I guess I gotta grind a bit.
     
  9. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    So, let me just come in here and ruin this thread for you all as it seems some people have been getting upset about a backer getting his little fictional text in, in a world where homosexuals are actually opressed, and that joke makes Obsidian terrible evil people. Not the backer, or the character that would have written it, no, obsidian. Rabble rabble rabble!

    Also howdy to the vats, in advance. It's kind of lonely in here.
     
  10. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    I don't think that dungeon is meant to be done early in the game. I attempted it at level 3 and I think that was a mistake. I got through it but I had to skip a lot of encounters because they just weren't possible for me to clear. Especially not with only 3 characters. Should probably have a full 6-character party before doing that one, or at least 5 characters. Also having a Priest helps.
     
  11. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    I've played turn-based games with much less depth than PoE. And compared to the IE games, PoE offers a lot more to do with most classes. I think it's a big step up from the IE games, but the complaints are usually that it should have been more similar to those. If it should have been turn-based or not is a different discussion. I accept it for what it is and try to enjoy it instead of picking it apart to find flaws.

    Here we go. Someone's butthurt over someone else being butthurt.

    Personally, I'd prefer a game I helped kickstart to be rid of transphobic and sexistic bullshit, but I'm not going to make a big deal out of it.

    Yeah, I could handle the first floor with two people at level 3, but had to get two additional companions to clear the second floor. Even then it was pretty challening.
     
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  12. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    I'd like to meet this backer and shake his hand. :)
     
  13. mobucks

    mobucks As a goof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Isn't like half of Obsidian a bunch of peter puffers anyway? Whats the big deal? Oh yeah it isn't a big deal, the guy making it a big deal is "kind of a big deal". Because fedora.
     
  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    So.... they cry about homophobia, but it can't be presented in a game in any way? Should people pretend it doesn't exist or something?
     
  15. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    How is that 'homophobia'?
     
  16. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I don't know I am just analyzing the SJW's logic within itself.
     
  17. AlphaPromethean

    AlphaPromethean Vault Senior Citizen

    Mar 16, 2013
    It's like those people just live to be victims, they search for "Oppression" everywhere they can find it. If they can't find it, they construct it.

    Honestly, the way Obsidian should have handled it would be to leave the complainers out of the question, ask the backer privately if they'd like it removed ,and if they say yes, it gets removed but if the backer says no, it stays in.

    Paying customers who supported the development of the product > Professional victims.

    If something as simple as a little light-hearted poem put them off the game that much, it's likely they were never going to buy it anyway, even if they did, they'd probably get PTSD from the character creation screen because a genderfluid-trans-aboriginal-helicopterkin wasn't a preset character.

    Anyway, I look forward to playing Pillars of Eternity once I'm done with Bloodborne. It seems like it's going to be an absolutely phenomenal game when the bigger bugs get ironed out by patches.
     
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  18. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    I'd disagree less aggressively with these complaints if they were at least consistent and logical. What they're saying is that a medieval world where large groups of people are systematically opressed or even lynched slips right by without any disapproval, yet one person, writing something for another fictional person, can't make a joke about something similar because then suddenly the devs are bad?

    I think a lot of the lack of understanding and some of the animosity between the "sjw" side and the people against that, is what seems to be world views rooted in differing logic.

    But anyway, though I joked about it, I don't want to be responsible for derailing the topic completely. So: The game is out now. Anyone played it yet?
     
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  19. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    It says a lot when the tree full of hanged people is a non issue, but a lighthearted "homophobic" joke is too much.

    So anyone killed the Uber Bear yet?
     
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  20. Dr. Combat Shotgun

    Dr. Combat Shotgun First time out of the vault

    79
    Aug 19, 2010
    That bear! I fell in love with the game instantly after getting my ass kicked By something I though was your typical "first quest to kill something after tutorial." Got back later with companions, learned that quest was deeper than just killing the beast. Same goes for many seemingly shallow delivery quests. Gotta love this game. It has really surpassed my expectations. Instead of a good BG ripoff it is actually better than any infinity engine game. IMHO.