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WTF ???

Why Bavaria ???????

I assume that it will contain all the clichés people from other countries love about us … :roll:

Why are you so negative about every damn thing? Along comes a game that doesn't focus on (or even have) combat, something you supposedly want more of, and your first instinct is to shit on it.
 
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Starfield: We've Got Some Stuff To Talk About


Baldurs Gate 3 - A Tour of the City

 
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Baldurs Gate 3 - A Tour of the City
Ah, damn... I was hyped for a minute because I thought we're going to finally see the city in BG3 footage.
 
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Ah, damn… I was hyped for a minute because I thought we're going to finally see the city in BG3 footage.
Yeah sorry I thought it was also before I shared it. Anyway Larian hasn't shared anything new except small patches. Last info claimed a box broke the game.:lol:

The Box That Broke Baldur's Gate 3 - Gamespot

Baldur's Gate 3, like Dungeons & Dragons, is a game meant to evoke player freedom. But somewhere early in its making, a small decision was made that collided with that basic principle, and sent its development into a cascading spiral of problems.

At the heart of an unforgettable Dungeons & Dragons campaign is a great dungeon master. It's their responsibility to guide the player on an adventure and make sure the world reacts to their actions in a way that feels natural and unplanned.

For developer Larian Studios, to capture that D&D essence in Baldur's Gate 3, it has to evoke that same sense of freedom and role playing. It's collaborative storytelling between the player and the story. Every choice, action, reaction, and consequence has to feel like it really matters, no matter how big or small.

But somewhere early in the making of Baldur's Gate 3, the game's dungeon master, Swen Vincke, made a small decision that sent its development into a cascading spiral of problems that has been a big challenge to solve. And all it involved was getting the player to acquire one very specific item: the Mysterious Artefact and it belongs to a character named Shadowheart. In an effort to get the player to receive this item as elegantly and naturally as possible, as though it was their own decision, has resulted in creating 100s of possibilities that plagued the game's development.

This is the story of how the Mysterious Artefact broke Baldur's Gate 3.
 
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Why are you so negative about every damn thing? Along comes a game that doesn't focus on (or even have) combat, something you supposedly want more of, and your first instinct is to shit on it.

My mother comes from Bavaria. I have roots there.
I can almost say that I grew up there - what I at least can say is that I was there during a LOT of vacations - and spent quite some time with my grand-grandparents.

Well, in today's (southern) Germany interesting stuff was going on in the 16th century. Protestant Reformation and Counter-Reformation and also the German Peasants' War. So… why not Bavaria?

I don't think so. Just check the announcement trailer. It looks pretty decent.

Frankenstein comes to my mind. Takes place in Bavaria. As far as I know.

Circus Electrique a Steampunk Tactical RPG to release later this year on PC

Creative idea. I'll follow that, I'm curious now.
 
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I have roots there.

I assumed as much, but that doesn't explain the negative reaction.

For my part, I don't really know any cliches about Bavarians, and I definitely don't know any about 16th century Bavarians. I just think it sounds like an interesting and different setting for a narrative.

I don't have the aversion to war, violence, etc. in gaming that you do, but I share an interest in gaming activities that don't involve them, so I'm drawn to interesting attempts to make different sorts of games.
 
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For my part, I don't really know any cliches about Bavarians, and I definitely don't know any about 16th century Bavarians. I just think it sounds like an interesting and different setting for a narrative.

Oktoberfest, eating sausage and leather trousers called Lederhose :biggrin:

Oktoberfest started in the 17th century so that is out but I think there is a better than average chance of the other two being in the game, especially the pants since this is Josh we are talking about :)
 
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All well and good but this is a thread about RPG news. So stop going off-topic.:)
 
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Oktoberfest, eating sausage and leather trousers called Lederhose :biggrin:

Oktoberfest started in the 17th century so that is out but I think there is a better than average chance of the other two being in the game, especially the pants since this is Josh we are talking about :)

I don't like Oktoberfest. And I've never been there, too.

My mother comes from the rural side of Bavaria. Where there are small towns and only villages. And more mountains. North of Munich.

There's a reason why Munich is called "the secret second capital of Germany", because it is very well developed in every aspect.

But I know the countryside, and it is different there, although the development of industry is something every Bavarian is proud of. But also of the nature side.

Maximilian I of Bavaria was a huge driver of the "30 Years' War". He was so stubborn that he did not want any peace, and he drove the war on and on.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_I,_Elector_of_Bavaria
Unfortunately, the English-language article is only that short and it doesn't actually show his whole role like the German-language article does.

This war created some kind of "national trauma", even even today, if people say this war's name, there is an undercurrent of fear within this word. It was even worse that just "worse", according to Wikipedia and other sources. The soldiers not just plundered everything, they completely destroyed so many small villages and emptied the land.

An example would be the "Sacl of Antwerp" , which is also called "The Spanish Fury" : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Fury

More here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Thirty_Years'_War

The social impact of the war must have been horrible : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Years'_War#Social_and_cultural_impact

As a setting for a combat-heavy RPG, this war would be attractive, I guess.

In the next bigger town to the village where my mother was born, there are still underground caverns, of which people speculate that ghey might have held refugees and food during the wars as well.
They are currently explored and restorated, but in the past they were also definitively used for cooling food during the summer months.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erdstall
 
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Speaking of boxes, Couch, has there been any word yet on physical copy of Baldurs Gate 3?

Oh and great to hear KotC2 is up to 1.41 already! Can't wait to play this one.
 
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Speaking of boxes, Couch, has there been any word yet on physical copy of Baldurs Gate 3?
No info I can find. My guess is they are either waiting or it will just be a digital only release on PC. The eventual console editions will probably be physical though.
 
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Dunno about a regular physical copy, but it would be pretty weird if there isn't at least a physical collectors edition? D:OS2's CE (at least the one I got from KS) with the Fane statue was one of the most amazing collectors editions I've ever gotten. Gonna be very disappointing if there isn't one.
 
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