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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #750 on: June 11, 2019, 06:55:15 pm »
The thing is, when people say "Obsidian" they actually just mean "Josh Sawyer" anyway, who will probably end up with a freelance consulting gig on the game, much like he did for Pathfinder: Kingmaker.

Okay, fair point. I have the kind of background that focuses on the companies more than the people, outside of a very few unusual individuals. I wasn’t even thinking about Sawyer, my bad there.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #751 on: June 11, 2019, 07:42:07 pm »
The thought only just occured to me as well, but he is basically the person there that you would want to talk to. 

I don't think he actually worked on Baldur's Gate itself, he was more focused on Icewind Dale, but from what I've read, there was a lot of crossover and collaboration between the two teams.

Owlcat Studios could have also been a contender, with a few more years of experience and a slightly stronger staff writing team. The major problems with Pathfinder: Kingmaker were technical in nature, and it was very true to Pathfinder with some solid gameplay.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #752 on: July 24, 2019, 10:48:52 pm »
This is what happens when you set up a lightning spell trap in your heavily populated and close-quarters base of operations.



Be smart. Don't be like the Iron Throne. Implement OHSA regulations in your illegal, off the books iron mine/slave camp today.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #753 on: July 25, 2019, 09:32:07 am »
The cloakwood mines were a h&s shitshow. If there's a door that can flood your entire mine and ruin a large intricate plan, don't keep the sole key in the same complex. Or don't keep the key all as it can only hurt you and help your foes.

And the nashkel mines are the best argument for a  trade union in the game.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #754 on: July 25, 2019, 10:31:35 am »
On the plus side, it has made my soloing even easier. Soloing Baldur's Gate, once you remember all the tricks, is one of the easiest things in the world.  Like, almost bizzarely so. This Fighter/Thief run is kicking ass, and I didn't even remember to go Half-Orc for the easy regen and insane strength bonuses.