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The world has surpassed the need and want for having sex. I just crave simple hand holding with my companion of choice.

Edit: I'm being sarcastic but some people deserve to go to horny jail.

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I don't really care about sex in a video game... But it looks like larian has a strange point a view about "romance".
Especially because it always start with sex after a feast, whatever the companion.

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Ah, good. You made this thread so I don't have to.

Unironic +1 to less sex and more cute PG13 dates with Shadowheart.

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Please ignore this nonesense and add more and varied sex scenes

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Being like 100% sarcastic here cause I had to see 2 horny threads today lol!

I hope the sex isn't done too often because I enjoy it being something you build up to and cherish. Although I know Larian said that some of these characters are non-monogamous and we're all adults... alone... together... I want to get to know my party better with something other than my body.

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I want this game on redtube

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Originally Posted by Lightzy
Please ignore this nonesense and add more and varied sex scenes


As long as BG 3 is a RPG where its mostly about fighting things, why do you want to have more Sex Scenes which really dont benefit the general consensus about a propper D&D Game (Rethorical Question, not to be answered).
Even the Name says so. Dungeons and Dragons.

Maybe you like to have Sex with a Dragon in Human Form?
Well thats another Story but in general BG3 is all about going into dangerous Places, Situations and fight your way out of this.
Ok, theres make Love not War from the Hippie Times, but again this is not the Main Story in the settings of D&D.

If you are in this kind of genre where Sex is more important way to win the Game then theres an abundance of those found in browsergames worldwide on inet.
No pun intended.
But i am ok with the less perfect way of love interest/Romances in BG 3 and it can stay that way for my taste what i want in Games and what not.


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How about a toggle box somewhere, call it "vow of celibacy mode".

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Originally Posted by Fiend
Being like 100% sarcastic here cause I had to see 2 horny threads today lol!

I hope the sex isn't done too often because I enjoy it being something you build up to and cherish. Although I know Larian said that some of these characters are non-monogamous and we're all adults... alone... together... I want to get to know my party better with something other than my body.



I'm perfectly fine with fade-to-black. I'm perfectly fine with not-fade-to-black. But I will always and forever prefer a meaningful, satisfying slow burn. I'm even okay with it if its an emotional slow burn with a character who goes from just wanting sex to real love. (Morrigan in DA:O was a great example of this. I love that goth chick.)

I get that non-monogamous people are a thing but I do not think non-monogamy = mature relationships. (It can, but is not an exclusive definition)

I'm hoping player choice has an influence on the shapes the relationships can take. Through dialogue players who want that sort of thing can have friends-with-benefits relationships. But for those of us who actually enjoy monogamy (10 years of marriage and going strong) I hope we can have decent relationships with the characters who have non-traditional world views. I.e. Astarion is fun and stupid sexy while Gale seems really nice but he also doesn't do it for me. Shadowheart seems promising and I'll definitely romance her but I want a good male option too.

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Being like 100% sarcastic here cause I had to see 2 horny threads today lol!

I hope the sex isn't done too often because I enjoy it being something you build up to and cherish. Although I know Larian said that some of these characters are non-monogamous and we're all adults... alone... together... I want to get to know my party better with something other than my body.



I'm perfectly fine with fade-to-black. I'm perfectly fine with not-fade-to-black. But I will always and forever prefer a meaningful, satisfying slow burn. I'm even okay with it if its an emotional slow burn with a character who goes from just wanting sex to real love. (Morrigan in DA:O was a great example of this. I love that goth chick.)

I get that non-monogamous people are a thing but I do not think non-monogamy = mature relationships. (It can, but is not an exclusive definition)

I'm hoping player choice has an influence on the shapes the relationships can take. Through dialogue players who want that sort of thing can have friends-with-benefits relationships. But for those of us who actually enjoy monogamy (10 years of marriage and going strong) I hope we can have decent relationships with the characters who have non-traditional world views. I.e. Astarion is fun and stupid sexy while Gale seems really nice but he also doesn't do it for me. Shadowheart seems promising and I'll definitely romance her but I want a good male option too.


I agree with you there on all those parts. I'm genuinely content with the variation they're trying to put into these scenes and I hoping these relationships can take on different forms down the line with the help of our influence. I'm unsure if Larian confirmed anything but just by going off of some of the romances in DOS2, there will most likely be partners where something committed just isn't on the table but I prefer that. It's true to how people work in real life.

I also get what you mean by non-monogamy doesn't mean mature relationships, I just often see those two things go hand in hand. Although, surprisingly enough, I think the most non-monogamous person in the whole party might be Gale. He's still very much in love with someone else, but he also starts caring for you romantically as well if you choose the right options. He's not my type but I'd be lying if I wasn't interested in his romance just for the sake of watching Larian write possible romantic non-monogamy.

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I agree with you there on all those parts. I'm genuinely content with the variation they're trying to put into these scenes and I hoping these relationships can take on different forms down the line with the help of our influence. I'm unsure if Larian confirmed anything but just by going off of some of the romances in DOS2, there will most likely be partners where something committed just isn't on the table but I prefer that. It's true to how people work in real life.

I also get what you mean by non-monogamy doesn't mean mature relationships, I just often see those two things go hand in hand. Although, surprisingly enough, I think the most non-monogamous person in the whole party might be Gale. He's still very much in love with someone else, but he also starts caring for you romantically as well if you choose the right options. He's not my type but I'd be lying if I wasn't interested in his romance just for the sake of watching Larian write possible romantic non-monogamy.



They've confirmed that Lae'zel doesn't do monogamy because it's just not a concept to the gith. Astarion seems to have spent the past two centuries seducing victims for his master and when Shadowheart asks if he has anyone special he says something to the effect that Baldur's Gate is "full of sweethearts." So it's clear that commitment hasn't been a thing for him but part of that is likely because of his living arrangement. I'm hoping that, being free, he'll have some relationship flexibility but I can easily see Larian deciding that he's for fun but that's it. Which would be a real shame, imo.

I can definitely see Gale being interesting in that regard. I feel like if he had a facebook profile his relationship status would permanently be set to "it's complicated." I can see it being a struggle for him but he seems like the type who would eventually commit, either way.

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Originally Posted by Fiend
The world has surpassed the need and want for having sex. I just crave simple hand holding with my companion of choice.


That's more or less what my Shadowheart romanzing got me. And a kiss.
I thought it was kinda cute. I'd actually want to see more of that, and not just "hey we had a party let's pork!"

But it seems to me most of the scenes at least have the characters get closer to eachother, I just wish that translated to their way of talking to you later. I came back to Shadowheart and she seemed just as edgy as before. I think this is partly because her dialogue isn't optimized yet.

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Originally Posted by Maximuuus
I don't really care about sex in a video game... But it looks like larian has a strange point a view about "romance".
Especially because it always start with sex after a feast, whatever the companion.

Just like in life I always have sex with wife after bottle of wine.

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Originally Posted by pinklily
They've confirmed that Lae'zel doesn't do monogamy because it's just not a concept to the gith. Astarion seems to have spent the past two centuries seducing victims for his master and when Shadowheart asks if he has anyone special he says something to the effect that Baldur's Gate is "full of sweethearts." So it's clear that commitment hasn't been a thing for him but part of that is likely because of his living arrangement. I'm hoping that, being free, he'll have some relationship flexibility but I can easily see Larian deciding that he's for fun but that's it. Which would be a real shame, imo.

I can definitely see Gale being interesting in that regard. I feel like if he had a facebook profile his relationship status would permanently be set to "it's complicated." I can see it being a struggle for him but he seems like the type who would eventually commit, either way.


Yeah the morning after the party I touched bases with Lae'zel and after hearing her what she said about the other companion she decided to spend the night was amazing honestly. I love her to bits and I hope she doesn't change in that regard because I just love there being this character in my party that's so free and to the point about that stuff.

In Astarion's case, I have a gut feeling he'll be able to steer a certain way down the line just given some of his dialogue and facial expressions but I'm also just being hopeful. I feel like he's a special case because he's absolutely having the time of his life with this newfound freedom the tadpole is giving him, so it feels natural for him to want that sort of intimacy and to be fluid with his partners. Although, if you turn him down he doesn't go to anyone else that night so there's that to think on. (He says it himself that Gale's blood tastes like bile and I can't imagine him wanting to sleep with a Monster Hunter like Wyll. Lae'zel would literally kill him and I'm not too sure and I'm not too sure about Shadowheart.) Anyways, I get so many mixed signals from him. He's very flirtatious and comes to you at the party asking if you would be willing to indulge him in having some fun, but if you tell him essentially, "I'm just here for the transaction" there's some disappointment in his response. He also has all of these moments where he 's put in these vulnerable states where we're allowed to console him that make me think just maybe there might be a possibility for something more. Who knows honestly.

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Yeah - I also saw a pretty big change in expression for Astarion if you choose the "I just want fun, that's it" as opposed to the first option and thought that was interesting. I'm not sure whether that's intended or not, but I'd think it is? The facial expressions in this game so far are very on point, imo.
I was also thinking along the lines that it'd make sense for him to not want to commit to anyone, given that he's just reclaimed his freedom, but he does also ask people if they "have loves waiting for them" in Baldur's Gate during a banter, which might mean the concept isn't unthinkable to him? I'm not sure.

Also, from what I've seen, the "city is full of sweethearts" banter can also be him answering "no sweethearts, no. I prefer them savoury" to which Shadowheart replies "this is what I get for trying to strike up conversation". I don't even know why this changes, though, but I thought it was interesting that they put it in there.

I'm really excited to see how Gale's romance plays out, too, although it's a bit too fast paced for my liking, since (as it is now, at least) you have to get the weave scene pretty early on to trigger the party one, and out of all the romances, his feels the most committed despite him having feelings for someone else. Which means you kind of create this romantic bond with him early on, as opposed to the others, who might throw in a flirty line or two but nothing else until the party happens (maybe Wyll has another scene too, but he's so buggy for me, I can never seem to trigger them). I definitely like his romance so far, but I'd wish they'd spread his scenes out a bit more, I guess.

Shadowheart seems like someone who's had more casual relationships so far, at least judging from some of her dialogue and banter, but it seems like many think she's a guaranteed monogamous option. Probably because she only wants some wine and a chat during the party, unlike....everyone else

I agree that Lae'zel feels very refreshing, though I'd understand that people would want their player-character and her to form a deeper connection.

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I would recomend to include some choices here too ...
Just before that scene start.

Something like:
Watch stars together, with required 2meters distance, since you are not maried yet!
Hold his/hers/its(?) hand.
Sleep in his/hers/its(?) arms.
Kiss him/her/it(?) gently.
Kiss him/her/it(?) passionate.
Fu*k him/her/it(?) gently.
Fu*k him/her/it(?) passionate.
Be kinky. >:]

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Anyway ... i cast Eldritch Blast!
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If you play a female PC, you should be required to have at least one other, married, female in the party with you if you want to have a male character in the same party. If you ever get caught by any civilized community violating this, you immediately drop to the worst reputation that isn't hostile and no one will trade with you until you spend a night in a tent with all of the village women who each say one thing that reaffirms the sanctity of womanhood and give you one lash with the ceremonial switch. In the morning you are considered redeemed but you max HP has been permanently reduced by 5 and your charisma drops by 1, none of which can be restored. But then everyone treats you as normal again.


What is the problem you are solving? Does your proposed change solve the problem? Is your change feasible? What else will be affected by your change? Will your change impact revenue? Does your change align with the goals and strategies of the organizations (Larian, WotC)?
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Just add the option to disable.

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Originally Posted by Maximuuus
I don't really care about sex in a video game... But it looks like larian has a strange point a view about "romance".
Especially because it always start with sex after a feast, whatever the companion.



I think that most people complaining about others talking about sex are being stupid and just need to ignore the threads.
I am getting really sick and tired of this whole mentality that games just need to revolve around violence and generic dialogue where you just convince people in the most basic and standard ways possible.
Sex has every right to exist in video games too and just because it does doesn't make the game porn or mean that the game revolves entirely around it.
We're playing an 18+ video game, we're not at church.
But this is actually a genuine criticism I have too.

I heard people talk about how mature the romances were in this game but then when I got to that part in camp literally everyone wanted to sleep with me completely out of nowhere it wasn't subtle at all.
There's characters where it actually makes sense, Morrigan in DA:O is a good example of this and it was actually written into her character.
But I do think that in this game it really comes out of nowhere and is quite sudden, there's no real build-up towards it.
I don't think that there necessarily needs to be, sex can still be quite random.
Casual sex is fine, it's more about how it's everyone at the same time and how it's handled that feels weird.

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Just add the option to disable.


What would be the point? You literally have to go out of your way to make it happen.

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