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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 2,683 posts. No reviews. 28 lists. 1 wishlist. 3 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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Well said.


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Looking forward to this set!

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Nihimon wrote:
Guurzak wrote:
Found this post which suggests that there will be NPC markets at least for low level items.
My sense is that they've changed that design to having starter gear drop from low-level mobs near the starter towns. Chatting with Ryan the other day, he was very excited about the beginning of Early Enrollment when everyone will start the game with 0 XP, no Role-based Feats, and a Club.

I am excited about this as well. I cannot wait to see the community grow organically.


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REALLY looking forward to the iOS version!

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Aye, congratulations!

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A fertile bunch! ;) I wish both you and your families the very best!

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Guurzak wrote:

At launch, DAoC's capital cities were bustling hubs of player chatter, filled with crafters and their customers.

A month after the launch of housing, they were ghost towns.

This exactly what I do not want to see happen. Any mechanism that has the potential to remove players from play even willingly is counterproductive for goal of the game.

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Simultronics did a good job with special ticket-based adventures. Purchase a ticket and you gain "entry."

Dragonrealms and Gemstone. These two games are worth looking at for a lot of different reasons, not the least of which is how they deal with ticket-based adventures. Their Guide program and support RPing in general is also inspirational.

Microtransactions are nothing new, and they will definitely be present. Just a matter of doing it well.


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The mention of Moorcock, Brust, Blackwand and Iceflame all in one post gives me great joy. Thank you SKR :)


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Sold! I, as a GM, really enjoy this sort of detail, and the assistance in obtaining it.

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Now that I have seen it in action, it was funny the first couple times. After that, not so much :)

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@eox

You articulated the situation well. I was intentionally being brief with my comments :)

Re #1 mechanics
I think the direction GW is moving is positive in this respect. Players need to have real power in their hands and have viable and meaningful choices.

The trick is to support player power without making it too easy for the jerk disguised as Evil to abuse those mechanics. It is hear where I think we have to be careful, which it seems GW is well aware of this particular area.

Re #2 rp

Well said. The upside is that it seems like "evil" characters will have access to roughly as much power as any other, and that power should be able to sustain them through the sacrifice. But as you say, it is challenging, which gets back to my comments.

Given the current direction of GW, I think RP programs like what you have brought up is an a great approach. Partnering with "evil" guilds will also be an interesting element, because it is often hard to have a "powerful" evil character due to the lack of support.

I am really excited to see the RP we can generate with PFO's aproach to player power!

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Caldeathe Baequiannia wrote:
Dan Repperger wrote:
I wanted to see how thematically in-character people were going to approach the game before I went that way.
I think you can count on it that a lot of us will be working hard to fit in with the River Kingdoms we know-and-love from the campaign materials.

My vote, similar to Cald, is to go the IC route. In fact, you could provide and exemplar example to the world that PFO is an interesting place where you can truly experience the River Kingdoms!

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I am glad to hear about the Display name. I suggest making it impossible to post UNTIL you have set your Display name.

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Ravenlute wrote:
Bonny Paz wrote:

Just a little update on the Display names for the forums.

You will log in as your user name. Before you post anything to the forums you need to change your display name in your account settings (once it goes live). Otherwise your posts will be defaulted to your login ID.

You do NOT have to do this every time you post, just the initial set up of what you want your display name to be. <3

If I change my display name to Mr. Man and make a few posts then change it to That Guy, will my previous posts under Mr. Man still retain that display name or will they be changed to That Guy?

Good question. I would hope that posts would not have a name change. But honestly there should be an Alias system like these forums.

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GW's general thinking on this topic seems sound. Basically in 30+ years of RPGing I have seen maybe a handful of players who can do evil well. In about the last 15 years of MMOing, I have seen about the same amount who can do it well and a HUGE amount that suck at it to the point of ruining the experience for everyone else.

My sense is that if we want to harness inner motivations, then one should apply for a GM position at GW. I don't see a computer mechanic in an MMO capturing it.

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Forum account connected GW account is a good thing, but there should also be a forum name choice option.


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Would love to see some Darklands love, but perhaps that is in the sequel??? ;)

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TEO Cheatle wrote:
It doesn't matter.

Thanks C!

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Question: Once crafting/smelting/etc begins, does it matter if you are there or even if yiu are logged in? It is my understanding that it does not.


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Love it!

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I don't think so. I'd rather there not be FFA in an area in general. I think these hexes will be interesting enough and the current mechanics will suffice.

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I appreciate the OP's sentiment. We are already creating a game that many would say is not viable, so there is no reason not to continue to think outside of the box!

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@thestormweaver

Just a quick point. It is my understanding that you do not need to watch the bar fill up.


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Great stuff! Really looking forward to Unchained.

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Guurzak wrote:
Elorebaen wrote:
Side note, I am actually liking the minimalist graphical overlays.
You're talking about the building interiors being a crafting GUI rather than a 3D environment? Yeah, I think I like that too... Feels very Might and Magic.

Yes, exactly.

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Thank you for doing this. I assume that once the timer is going you can leave and just come when it is done or at anytime? Side note, I am actually liking the minimalist graphical overlays.


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I am excited for Unchained!

Galnörag wrote:
Instead of a playground, it could be just a stealth Pathfinder 2.0. Where they test the waters and say here are variants of the core classes, you use them instead of the core. Then over the years you end up with a system where a new rogue and old barbarian and and Archanist it's all play well beside each other. The core of the d20 system, as we have seen, is very adaptable to new mechanics. So there need never be a v2.0, just a continuous spectrum of compatible rule variants.

I tend to agree with Gal, though I don't think we need the word, "stealth" to discuss it. With that said, it is early :)

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Tork Shaw wrote:

In addition, the choice of which classes to support is made by the settlement, not by Goblin Works. If you want to ensure your class is supported get involved. If you dont want to get involved then you will need to live with the consequences. Pathfinder is a game of agency. Your agency. You, the player. The game extends beyond logging in and killing creatures. If you want to make sure something happens I'm afraid you are going to have to roll up your sleeves and work on it. That is the nature of a sandbox game.

Yes. YES. It is this type of thought that has me excited about the potential for PFO (and of course why I forked out enough money to make most normal people think I was crazy *grins*).


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That is impressive! Have fun everyone!

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I would prefer to see the ability to rent storage space at settlement. The renter can then designate who can access the storage. Easy peesy. ;)

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Stephen Cheney wrote:
We'll probably have "naked" be something more substantial than underwear before too long.

S, Thank you! :)

N, thanks for the pic.

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Mouth,

Sorry to hear about the troubles. It may be cold comfort, but I have been a customer/addict of Paizo since 2005, and have never seem them treat customers well and with respect. I have no doubt that this will be resolved appropriately.

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Kitsune Aou wrote:
Elorebaen wrote:
I suggest practicing some roleplaying this weekend in addition to everything else.
For some, "roleplaying" just means "elegant killing." :P

Hehe, true, and thus the need for some practice. It is easy, even kids can do it! ;)

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I suggest practicing some roleplaying this weekend in addition to everything else.

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Urman wrote:


But I think I agree with you in principle - if all of those aren't supported, and playing alongside your friends is the most important thing ever, then pick a role that you can play alongside your friends. A good half of us won't have our preferred roles at the start of EE - and maybe for quite some time. Most of us will make it work - we'll pick something close and work with it.

Yep.

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The more ties that bind, the better especially for a game that. is grounded in community. As soon as players/companies/settlements start being able to "solo," community will disintegrate and you will be left with some other game.

If we are creating a game that is based on allowing everyone to simply play with your friends then we are in trouble :)

With that said I am willing to concede that I may have completely misinterpreted this thread *grins*

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There are many ways to support meanjngful choices/interaction for these type of dynamics. Given the stated goal, the game demands more not less support of MHI.

Connecting character "advancement" to "settlements" in the way that is proposed supports meaningful choice. Why meaningful? Because character advancement is one of the main features of an rpg that players care (passionately) about, which is basically the definition of something that meaningful.

In fact this very thread is evidence for the fact that GW made a correct choice in identifying a feature that is meaningful to most players and then making it integral to a decision point in the game. Kudos to them.


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I was interested in the ACG, but these previews are making me excited about the book! Kudos!

Side note, I really appreciate all of the energy from the number-cruncher folks who work on making these classes the best they can be! But now, forget all that, and let's enjoy the fruits of the labor.

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Looks like we should collect the various explanatory blogs/posts regarding graphics since similar questions are popping up. Sounds like a good job for a CM :)

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I haven't seen it yet, but can you actually wear only underwear? If so, I would hope GW would make "naked" closer to just plain commoner type clothes.

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My sense is that the crowd on those sites mentioned above are not necessarily the crowd that will make PFO great.

Awesome graphics are cool, but they fade over time. Gameplay is the key, especially for a game like this.


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I MUST have this :)


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VoBY,

If indeed you are sincerely concerned, I suggest sending a direct message to Paizo with the specifics. Here is the Paizo Contact Us page.


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Cool story!


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Thank you KK!!!


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This is a killer book!

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I am beyond excited about this!! Watching DeciusBrutus' feed right now, and PFO is looking great!

Also, I have to say I am impressed with the amount of stuff already in the Alpha, great job GW!

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<Magistry> Toombstone wrote:
Tork Shaw wrote:
Yes its true that you will not be able to be in a settlement with EVERY class. This is a deliberate design choice.

2 questions, if you don't mind:

2) Is there any power level disadvantage at all between a character who can train their class in their settlement, versus a character who trains with an ally and has a support structure in their settlement? Meaning, can support structures support the entire range of abilities that can be trained?

Thanks

I sure hope so!


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Chuck Wright wrote:
I'm currently staring at the PDFs... all ready except for the bookmarking... the hated, hated bookmarking...

Love, love, LOVE bookmarks! ;)

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