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Old 11-10-2009, 09:07 PM   #31
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Space Bar is UR Friend...mmmkay
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:55 PM   #32
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Yes you must pause to play this game. No exceptions. I mean, some fights you will pull off live, but it is mostly back to the BG and IWD days of pausing and queueing actions.

As far as cutscenes go, I kinda agree with you. I am not fond of them, but since NWN's 2 these are the new thing. I don't like completely losing control of my character *everytime* I talk to an NPC, with everything suddenly in cinematic mode and big black broders. Dramatic scenes fine, but every second NPC, not so fine.

I confess, sometimes I find myself pressing escape through the predicatable cutscenes just so I can get to the action. Don't get me wrong, I love all the content here, and the fact that so many NPC's actually have a voice...I just miss the old conversation windows with NPC voiceover. I wish there was an option to toggle it. Something like "disable cutscene cinematic view" and I would gladly take a transparent conversation box from NWN1.
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:20 AM   #33
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Actually, KOTOR did it before NWN2.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:54 PM   #34
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Oh. Never played it so wouldn't know.
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:01 PM   #35
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Just catching a break from playing and thought it was time to drop my ten cents on the game...


I agree that this looks like RPG of the year - I have 3 ongoing games atm - my mage is level 11 and is by far the easiest to play. Graphics are awesome - I especially like the *pause game and look at the spells go off in the face of that fucked up creep*
On the other hand pausing with my rogue also has some interesting *pause effects* ---> blood ´n gore FTW*

I found something else that is interesting - if you combine spells you can get some unexpected bonuses from it - Happened by accident for me and I was *woooot the hell was THAT?"

As to the DLC content - I had to adjust my services.cms so the Dragon Age updater starts automatically as that is mostly what is the cause of the problems.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:20 PM   #36
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Yeah there are spell combos. The instruction manual mention it but doesn't spoil them.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:58 PM   #37
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That is news to me. Unless you mean like, icing them then shattering them etc. Or do you mean something else?
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:44 AM   #38
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Mixing certain spells together can create new spells.
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It is annoying how many effects and abilities are just not documented well. I STILL don't know what backstabbing does exactly.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:48 AM   #40
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I think it's a guaranteed crit. Or at least they hit in the same range.
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