Baldur's Gate Topic 4

Current Events

Page of 10
Current Events » Baldur's Gate Topic 4
I just recruited Karlach. She's wonderful.

I had to turn down a romance with Lae'zel because she wanted to jump my tiefling bones like the second time I took her adventuring. I would have rather just not committed to anyone yet, but there was no out.
http://card.psnprofiles.com/1/NIR_Hockey.png
he/him/they/them
hockeybub89 posted...
I had to turn down a romance with Lae'zel because she wanted to jump my teethling bones

He/Him http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/9846/images/slowpoke.gif https://i.imgur.com/M8h2ATe.png
https://i.imgur.com/6ezFwG1.png
I loved how direct Laezel was. Girl just wants to fuck and if you turn her down she's like "no big loss, I'll get what I want from someone"

I had to reject Wyll this playthrough and I almost cringed myself into a coma
Lusa Cfaad Taydr
I really don't like how easy it is for characters to get romanced
See profile pic
Gale is every guy I unwittingly led on in college

I hate interacting with him lol
Not removing this until Mega Man 64 is released on the Wii Virtual Console. Started on: 12/1/2009
http://i.imgur.com/mPvcy.png
Gale is an annoying sex pest
See profile pic
Doom_Art posted...
Gale is every guy I unwittingly led on in college

I hate interacting with him lol
He's literally my college DM and roommate lol
https://imgur.com/gallery/dXDmJHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GL-BYZFfY
I romanced Shadowheart, but I wish it had been Karlach. She's the better babe.
http://i.minus.com/i5EWBMXTN4ERv.gif
I should've taken the chance to plow the frog when I had it
https://imgur.com/gallery/dXDmJHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GL-BYZFfY
I had some magic space sex with Gale which I thought was just platonic because he was about to die. But he was kinda annoying after that and seemed to focus on being power hungry after I turned him down.

I ended the game by letting him blow himself up >_>
I could see you, but I couldn't hear you You were holding your hat in the breeze Turning away from me In this moment you were stolen...
I should've realized Gale may start relapsing on megalovania when we first met Raphael and he laid out a plan to try to take advantage of a deal with a devil
https://imgur.com/gallery/dXDmJHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GL-BYZFfY
I guess that there's a PSN related issue that makes it so you can't play.

I thought my save was corrupted but people on the BG3 board are saying that playing offline remedies that.

...I didn't know that, though, so I deleted the game and re-installed it (it's still downloading)
Don't you agree, Zach?
https://streamable.com/enq4r7
Oof.

Are the download speeds on PS5 as bad as the PS3 and 4?

Or maybe I was just dumb back then. I just remember never having problems downloading anything unless I was using a Sony console. >_>
Lusa Cfaad Taydr
the download speeds are a little better on the PS5 than the PS3 and PS4, from my experience, but they can still sometimes take a while.

it could just be how my internet is now, though.

but I remember it taking me about 19 hours to download Red Dead Redemption 2 and it's going to be about 2-3 hours for Baldur's Gate 3.
Don't you agree, Zach?
https://streamable.com/enq4r7
so i was in act 3 and saving the people in the underwater prison. i actually managed to save almost all of them, the duke and ommeluum, except one of the gnomes bugged out. while everyone else was dashing and moving a lot, one of them would dash, move 10 feet and just stop. even had a whole extra turn where i did nothing but wait till the last turn but he would only move 10 feet. didn't feel like restarting just because one got bugged out so i guess too bad

also the other part of that quest i think i did in the wrong order. went to the foundry and started a fight downstairs, but i think if i waited and did the underwater part first i could have taken the blind engineer guy and maybe save the gondians in the basement? ah well, next time i definitely won't screw it up like i usually do
The Earth is round. Two plus two equals four. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election for President and Vice President of the United States
I can go to the moonrise towers and Im lvl 6. I really went on a detour cuz I still only have 3 companions and I found a lvl 2 mob area I missed etc.

My route was the Gobiln town > Hag > Goblin place > Underdark > Draug place. I visisted the grove but didnt do much there. Gotta go back to do all the other stuff.
http://i.imgur.com/hRsG4.jpg https://i.imgtc.com/zZQ38Hb.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Z4cir.gif http://i.imgur.com/qEyGS.gif https://imgur.com/37KDT
Yeah there are some decent quests in the grove if you still haven't resolved the Tiefling refugee plot there. And at level 6 you're probably good to go check out the mountain pass mentioned earlier. There's a pretty involved puzzle there that gets you one of the best weapons in the game for healers. >_>
Lusa Cfaad Taydr
Went inside the Artefact last night, visually the best area I've seen so far. Really cool. Claimed the above-mentioned weapon for my cleric and now I think, finally, 100 hours in, I am clear to advance to Act 2.
Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
went under the prison in act 3 and fought ansur the dragon. was a decently tough fight. i think i might have cheesed the mechanic where he powers up and hits the entire field. had gale and used the globe of invulnerability, packed in close, and like the name said, was invulnerable to the damage. knocked him down easily after that. too bad we couldn't have him on our side later on though
The Earth is round. Two plus two equals four. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election for President and Vice President of the United States
KnightofShikari posted...
so i was in act 3 and saving the people in the underwater prison.
Yeah, I think this one bugged out for me as well. The main dude I went down there to save died on the first round. No way I could have made it to him in time.
Oh well. Leaves room for more to see on my next playthrough.
http://i.minus.com/i5EWBMXTN4ERv.gif
think i might have cheesed yet another boss fight in act 3, facing gortash . apparently you can just cast otto's irresistible dance and he never saves from it, so he never take actions. so i just beat him down while he danced. maybe a bit too easy
The Earth is round. Two plus two equals four. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election for President and Vice President of the United States
What makes Otto's Irresistable Dance 6th level while Hold Monster is 5th level? They both target 'Creature', they both use a WIS save. But Hold completely disables actions and makes attacks against the target auto-crit. Considering what I'm hearing about Dance in BG3 I guess I'm asking this about 5e tabletop
https://imgur.com/gallery/dXDmJHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GL-BYZFfY
Doe posted...
What makes Otto's Irresistable Dance 6th level while Hold Monster is 5th level? They both target 'Creature', they both use a WIS save. But Hold completely disables actions and makes attacks against the target auto-crit. Considering what I'm hearing about Dance in BG3 I guess I'm asking this about 5e tabletop
i think at the moment the dance is bugged, people are saying that even though the text says enemies should make a save they never actually do. the text also says they would make attacks at disadvantage but i didn't see any attacks in that fight. since it's 100% to hit if the enemy can be charmed then you can effectively just take an enemy out of the fight, 10 turns of an enemy doing nothing and you get advantage attacking them.

also, you can have fun with it as well ACT 3 SPOILERS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx0l475zl9M
The Earth is round. Two plus two equals four. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election for President and Vice President of the United States
KnightofShikari posted...
i think at the moment the dance is bugged, people are saying that even though the text says enemies should make a save they never actually do. the text also says they would make attacks at disadvantage but i didn't see any attacks in that fight. since it's 100% to hit if the enemy can be charmed then you can effectively just take an enemy out of the fight, 10 turns of an enemy doing nothing and you get advantage attacking them.
Well, it is irresistible, after all. That's just accurate marketing.
http://i.imgur.com/VeNBg.gif http://i.imgur.com/gd5jC8q.gif
http://i.imgur.com/PKIy7.gif http://i.imgur.com/3p29JqP.gif
KnightofShikari posted...
he text also says they would make attacks at disadvantage but i didn't see any attacks in that fight. since it's 100% to hit if the enemy can be charmed then you can effectively just take an enemy out of the fight, 10 turns of an enemy doing nothing and you get advantage attacking them.
Right, but Hold Monster effects the same range of entities, has the same saving throw, melee attacks on the held creature are critical hits, and they have no control for actions.

Based on a close reading of the 5e spells, I guess Otto's doesn't have any initial save. Instead the affected has to use their action to attempt a Wis save, so no matter what the spell guarantees the loss of 1 action whereas Hold Monster could just fail.
https://imgur.com/gallery/dXDmJHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GL-BYZFfY
UnholyMudcrab posted...
Well, it is irresistible, after all. That's just accurate marketing.
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/a/user_image/9/4/6/AABUaRAAE2xy.jpg


He/Him http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/9846/images/slowpoke.gif https://i.imgur.com/M8h2ATe.png
https://i.imgur.com/6ezFwG1.png
I gotta be honest, I remembered someone making a comment like that before, but I couldn't remember if it was here or on a Reddit thread.
http://i.imgur.com/VeNBg.gif http://i.imgur.com/gd5jC8q.gif
http://i.imgur.com/PKIy7.gif http://i.imgur.com/3p29JqP.gif
Was watching different variations of the ending and you can make some pretty interesting choices late game, although many are very abrupt without much depth.

If you become a mindflayer and the Emperor is still around you can suddenly just eat his brain and kill him with a choice in the epilogue.

You can actually ally with Gortash not betraying you. He joins you when you first see the netherbrain but he gets killed pretty quickly by the brain.

We all live in a Yellow SUV! a Yellow SUV!
YellowSUV posted...
Was watching different variations of the ending and you can make some pretty interesting choices late game, although many are very abrupt without much depth.

If you become a mindflayer and the Emperor is still around you can suddenly just eat his brain and kill him with a choice in the epilogue.

You can actually ally with Gortash not betraying you. He joins you when you first see the netherbrain but he gets killed pretty quickly by the brain.
Awesome. I took that choice, but that character wasn't around at the end game for me.
Can't wait to start another character this weekend. Gonna run a few mods, need more camp clothing options! The hats are too cool to only be able to wear with armor.
http://i.minus.com/i5EWBMXTN4ERv.gif
YellowSUV posted...


You can actually ally with Gortash not betraying you. He joins you when you first see the netherbrain but he gets killed pretty quickly by the brain.
I kinda loved doing that.

He's talking mad shit about how necessary his contributions are and the brilliance of his designs and whatnot and the actual chess master just goes "guess what motherfucker" and pops his brain like a balloon.
He/Him http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/9846/images/slowpoke.gif https://i.imgur.com/M8h2ATe.png
https://i.imgur.com/6ezFwG1.png
[deleted]
completed the quest in act 3 to find the murderer, think i should have done that way earlier, or i'm just really overpowered. fought sarevok and killed him super easy, didn't even have to use the dancing cheese, though i did have 2 devas and an air elemental. because the elemental was out, he walked away from the center of the room, so when the fight started only 3 enemies joined the fight. saw that 2 were spellcasters so i used the air elemental and shadowheart to silence a big area. took down sarevok easily since he only had 262 health. he couldn't stand up to the power of 5 hand crossbow shots with sharpshooter, and 3 hits with GWM and some smites on crit. didn't even need haste or other buffs.

though i think the computer kinda cheated. one of the casters was able to haste the boss, then i shot a silencing arrow at them, but the boss didn't become lethargic as per usual.
The Earth is round. Two plus two equals four. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election for President and Vice President of the United States
Is there anything to do with the Clown body parts? I know who they belong to, just wondering if I get all of his parts can I make him my zombie pet?

Also just realized I never got to the source of the homeless people in Lower City. How did I still miss stuff after 200 hours?

http://i.minus.com/i5EWBMXTN4ERv.gif
KnightofShikari posted...
completed the quest in act 3 to find the murderer, think i should have done that way earlier, or i'm just really overpowered. fought sarevok and killed him super easy, didn't even have to use the dancing cheese, though i did have 2 devas and an air elemental. because the elemental was out, he walked away from the center of the room, so when the fight started only 3 enemies joined the fight. saw that 2 were spellcasters so i used the air elemental and shadowheart to silence a big area. took down sarevok easily since he only had 262 health. he couldn't stand up to the power of 5 hand crossbow shots with sharpshooter, and 3 hits with GWM and some smites on crit. didn't even need haste or other buffs.

That's kinda funny, it's very very similar to the general strategy for beating him in BG1 .

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
This is where I ended my session last night:

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/a/user_image/4/2/3/AADYNSAAE25P.jpg
Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
https://twitter.com/larianstudios/status/1704630736693998065?t=oGVEOdDqqdm6Rmk6YgErGw&s=19

Patch 3 tomorrow let's gooooo~
Face it Cloud is a gaming icon and has appered in lots of games while mario has only appeared in 2 games sunshine and 64 ~xSlashbomBx
I usually don't hope for DLC, but I'd buy it for this game.
Plenty more stuff to explore, at least with the ending I got.

Just restarted as Durge half orc Monk. Gonna be fun.
http://i.minus.com/i5EWBMXTN4ERv.gif
[deleted]
Alucard188 posted...
https://twitter.com/larianstudios/status/1704630736693998065?t=oGVEOdDqqdm6Rmk6YgErGw&s=19

Patch 3 tomorrow let's gooooo~

My body is ready. Here's hoping for Act 3 performance improvements.

PoopPotato posted...
I usually don't hope for DLC, but I'd buy it for this game.
Plenty more stuff to explore, at least with the ending I got.

Just restarted as Durge half orc Monk. Gonna be fun.

The first two BGs had expansion packs. I see no reason why this game won' at some point, especially since the developers are huge fans of the prequels.
This rant was brought to you by your local random thinker.
I'm as Canadian as Wayne Gretzky crashing a snowmobile into a moose. - JIC X
There's still a hidden hours long section of game still yet to be found, get cracking CE!

https://www.gamesradar.com/astarion-actor-says-baldurs-gate-3-players-havent (space) -found-a-hidden-2-hour-section-im-one-of-the-few-people-that-knows-about-it/

Of course he could be trolling and would totally be in character, but new things are still being datamined so hard to say.

THE Ohio State: 3-0 | Las Vegas Raiders: 1-1
voldothegr8 posted...
There's still a hidden hours long section of game still yet to be found, get cracking CE!

https://www.gamesradar.com/astarion-actor-says-baldurs-gate-3-players-havent (space) -found-a-hidden-2-hour-section-im-one-of-the-few-people-that-knows-about-it/

Of course he could be trolling and would totally be in character, but new things are still being datamined so hard to say.
Updated: 9/21/2023, 2:40 p.m. ET: In a statement to Kotaku , a Larian representative said Newbons comments were in reference to a quest line at the Roysmorn Monastery that hadnt been found at the time of the autograph stream the clip originates from. The quest nets you a powerful weapon in the Blood of Lathander, and can result in you blowing up Astarion and other party members. Thats not behavior becoming of a good leader, but at least reactions like Astarions (once youve revived them) are extremely funny.
yes
I dunno if this was already posted, but here's a clip of Karlach breaking the fourth-wall:

https://twitter.com/chubblot/status/1703119128649707572
Don't you agree, Zach?
https://streamable.com/enq4r7
boxoto posted...
I dunno if this was already posted, but here's a clip of Karlach breaking the fourth-wall:

https://twitter.com/chubblot/status/1703119128649707572
The final abrupt zoom in on the gnome is the best part.
He/Him http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/9846/images/slowpoke.gif https://i.imgur.com/M8h2ATe.png
https://i.imgur.com/6ezFwG1.png
Akagami_Shanks posted...
Updated: 9/21/2023, 2:40 p.m. ET: In a statement to Kotaku , a Larian representative said Newbons comments were in reference to a quest line at the Roysmorn Monastery that hadnt been found at the time of the autograph stream the clip originates from. The quest nets you a powerful weapon in the Blood of Lathander, and can result in you blowing up Astarion and other party members. Thats not behavior becoming of a good leader, but at least reactions like Astarions (once youve revived them) are extremely funny.
Wait I got that in my first playthrough. It wasn't even really hidden.
That doesn't make any sense at all. It's not hidden, and it's not even close to two hours long.
http://i.imgur.com/VeNBg.gif http://i.imgur.com/gd5jC8q.gif
http://i.imgur.com/PKIy7.gif http://i.imgur.com/3p29JqP.gif
I think gamesradar is one of those practically-AI content churn sites.

Key words to look out for regarding such sites: game, screen, pop, rant, nerd, geek, culture
https://imgur.com/gallery/dXDmJHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GL-BYZFfY
Not sure is this is a glitch in Act 1 but if you stop the ritual by exposing Kagha and then go into the Mountain Pass when you get the in game warning of it being too difficult, the Tieflings will move out of the grove even if the goblin problem hasnt been solved yet. Also if you try to participate in the raid it happens while youre asleep and the goblins massacre the druids over night. Very anticlimatic
Seaman_Prime posted...
Not sure is this is a glitch in Act 1 but
Moving into the mountains technically moves the game into Act 2 which causes some major events in Act 1 to auto-resolve so that they can affect content in Act 2

When you commit to something time sensitive then you may fail it if you long rest due to passage of time. Sounds like that's what happened in regards to your raid
https://imgur.com/gallery/dXDmJHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GL-BYZFfY
downloading 5 gb patch on pc
"We would have no NBA possibly if they got rid of all the flopping." ~ Dwyane Wade
solosnake posted...
downloading 5 gb patch on pc
It's 5gbs? Are there extra cutscenes or something?
http://i.minus.com/i5EWBMXTN4ERv.gif
Current Events » Baldur's Gate Topic 4
Page of 10