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    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    I read that on another site yesterday, iirc. Honestly, I have NEVER desired or thought it was especially fun being a non-human in games of any stripe. Escapism by being non-human is and never will be my thing.
    That's a fairly popular position, but there's also another problem:

    It's really, really hard to do justice to truly alien experiences in fiction. The comment someone made about people just choosing human or "human, but with pointed ears" is the struggle. Without massive amounts of exposition and work, you're really only reskinning, not adding something substantially different. Short human, furred human, scaled human - that's what it very often comes down to, because relating to something SUBSTANTIALLY non-human is incredibly difficult when you have full control over the narrative, and next to impossible if you want to introduce agency (such as in a game). Anytime they add something that SEEMS like it's part of the experience of an alien race, what it really is, is an experience of a different CULTURE - e.g. you could basically just treat elves or dwarves like humans from different cultures and a lot of the time it wouldn't make a substantial difference to the plot at all.

    And so very often it's just down to, you know, if they're all just human in different bodies anyway then let's treat them like that. Skins for the cosmetics are one thing, but the more you go off the "human" path the more people will expect different experiences and not just different cosmetics. Making a human or dwarf or elf is mostly the same storytelling, but making an amorphous blob of sentient arsenic would REALLY make players wonder why you're somehow treated as a reasonable person just walking down the street.

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    Anyone else find shadowheart and La'zael completely insufferable? They start of as complete cunts wich made me not care about their approval at all, it doesn't help that they disapprove of any selfless action that you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demsi View Post
    Anyone else find shadowheart and La'zael completely insufferable? They start of as complete cunts wich made me not care about their approval at all, it doesn't help that they disapprove of any selfless action that you do.
    Hey man, we gotta put some effort into our waifus, else the romantic outcome wouldn't bring satisfaction.

    La'zael is a githyanki that got infected with tadpole and forced to work with Prime Material plane plebs, so no wonder she is cranky. Similar story with Shadowheart. Basically, each of the origin characters got put into this shitty situation and is forced to cooperate to save their lives (on top of their other problems they got). Being a douche early on is pretty understandable and reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demsi View Post
    Anyone else find shadowheart and La'zael completely insufferable? They start of as complete cunts wich made me not care about their approval at all, it doesn't help that they disapprove of any selfless action that you do.
    Not been my experience. I have did some things, one approved of and the other disapproved of fairly often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostpanther View Post
    Not been my experience. I have did some things, one approved of and the other disapproved of fairly often.
    Did you offer to help out the tieflings in the grove? only wyll and gale approved of that, it seemed that generally going out of your way to help others gives you disapproval with shadowheart and la'zel.

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    Yes and they both disapproved. Gale approved. Do not have Wyll. Have not met him.

    But there have been other choices I made in which one approved and the other disapproved. They are both whiny however. Gale is the most easy one to get along with.

    On a different topic of the game.....I now have about 36 hrs play time and have not finished one run thru yet. Keep finding more stuff to do and to discover. How much play time you get to spend in the first chapter is going to vary a lot according to the player. I am not rushing thru it.
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  7. #1707
    Can I get some help with the FPS in the game? I've got an 860 Nvidia graphics card, 16GB RAM and i7 core, but the game lags so damn hard, no matter how low settings I drop it to. Notably, high graphics do not seem to lower the performance more. I've gone through the Nvidia control panel and other options, but the game just keeps lagging hard.

    Any tips?

  8. #1708
    Quote Originally Posted by Demsi View Post
    Anyone else find shadowheart and La'zael completely insufferable? They start of as complete cunts wich made me not care about their approval at all, it doesn't help that they disapprove of any selfless action that you do.
    Shadowheart is manageable and once you gain enough reputation with her she warms up a tad. She's basically your average late teen going through rebel phase, was picked off the streets to begin with and seemingly duped by Shar into believing that nonsense.

    Not exactly the the most pleasant upbringing there, but you can gain her trust pretty easily and many of your good choices are received well by her - she's not particularly "hurr durr let the blood stream on streets" and often she's surprisingly open to doing good. If there would be alignment she'd be Chaotic Neutral despite her "evil cleric" tag.

    Once she warms up a bit, she's surprising pleasant in her own way. I imagine they will add a few more companions, but so far companion-wise she's a good waifu material.

    You can also do a bit deceptive there, for example entering the grove you can respond to her that our first priority is getting a healer and she'll give you approval and frankly at that situation it's reasonable there, you barely know anyone there so unless you're angel incarnate you'd respond this way too, it's only natural. Then as you go, meet more camp denisens and get more involved you decide to help, that's a fine take too, maybe even the most realistic one.

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    Lae'zel though, yeah, that one is a Lawful Evil subjugate and murder hobo, for the Glory of the Queen, as fit the warmongering Githyanki. You can live with her as your typical edgy warrior that is smart-mouthed beyond her station. She's all about results and mission above all with no time or patience for tear-filled nonsense. Don't expect her to be a fuzzy furball ever, that's just not the character.

    I find her much more sufferable than Astarion - that guy is a true dick of the bunch, IMO.
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  9. #1709
    Quote Originally Posted by Well View Post
    Any tips?
    *shrugs* Upgrade.

    Your card performs under the minimum specs to run the game.

  10. #1710
    Quote Originally Posted by Well View Post

    Any tips?
    If you have not already made this change. Switch from using Vulkan to Direct X 11.

    It seems to have made a huge difference for players. Enough so that it's mentioned on the launcher.
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    just finished the first chapter. i spent to much time in the shattered sanctuary in the first couple of days trying to sneak snipe and figure the best method of clearing the inside without getting swarmed by a but load of goblins.
    what i ended up doing was having Astarion going down into the pit befriending the spiders. buffing them with scrolls. then puff clouded next to the gate lever and let the spiders out and watched them just go through and just murder all the goblins. when the goblins were distracted i had Astarion sneak into the rafters and snipe sneaking goblins.

    my main issue with this area though is everything you take is counted stolen and people that you would think wouldn't care about goblins being robbed hate you . now every time i go to my camp. Halsin keeps going " You should be banished" lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by quras View Post
    If you have not already made this change. Switch from using Vulkan to Direct X 11.

    It seems to have made a huge difference for players. Enough so that it's mentioned on the launcher.
    Yeah, I've noticed the huge difference as well. What I've observed is that after some time and when the game is syncing or something, it lags hard. Something to do with savegames.

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  14. #1714
    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    I suppose people actually know what they want, especially since it is EA. And that's a LOT for EA...
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  15. #1715
    Even in its EA state it is quite remarkable, IMO. It's easy 30 hours playthrough as is if you do everything in Act 1 and you get 2 opposing factions too, so you can't even really do everything in one playthrough anyway.

    I can imagine that assuming there will be 3 acts, it would be easy 100 hours game for one playthrough on release.

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    They really made some of the best character conversations I seen so far, they do seem to have issues with hair for now, so I hope they will do something there.


  16. #1716
    Quote Originally Posted by Well View Post
    Yeah, I've noticed the huge difference as well. What I've observed is that after some time and when the game is syncing or something, it lags hard. Something to do with savegames.
    I noticed the same thing. I went into steam and turned off that save / sync process. It's just saved locally now. It corrected that issue of lag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quras View Post
    I noticed the same thing. I went into steam and turned off that save / sync process. It's just saved locally now. It corrected that issue of lag.
    How did you do that? I have the steam overlay disabled, but can not see any save/sync option as you mentioned in steam.

    And using Dx11, causes the game to crash when I launch it. No other game has any issues with me using Dx11. Vulkan works ok with the game. Generally plays fairly well and played using it in Red Dead Redemption 2 great. Much more graphical demanding game than BG3 is. But in BG3, I am still having the occasion game freeze for a few seconds. But it does not happen all the time.
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  18. #1718
    That smug face when you roll successfully history check about goblins in conversation. Love their facial impressions they did in convos... ME:A devs could learn a spell or two there.


  19. #1719
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostpanther View Post
    How did you do that? I have the steam overlay disabled, but can not see any save/sync option as you mentioned in steam.
    https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...-8941#enabling

    That link should take you to the steam page that talks about disabling steam cloud. It shouldn't sync after that. You can do it for an individual game or all games. I only did BG3.
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