Originally Posted by Emrikol
Originally Posted by Dom86
of course it is a regression

A regression because TB came before RTwP? Chronological order is not a necessary measure of quality.

Originally Posted by Dom86
almost 40 pages of 2 sides yelling @ each other who is most right - that should tell you something - original BG fans CARE about that aspect

Yeah, I know. 33,337 votes and 53.6% percent were in favor of BG3 being TB.

Originally Posted by Dom86
why do you want to change what was unique to BG

I can't change anything. Why do I want it to be TB? Because I like it better (and I think it is truer to what D&D is).

You can't obviously take those stats to say TB is what players want...
53.6% is far from a large majority and I'm sure Larian wants to convince more than the short majority of 53%.
This is obviously a very difficult question for them and I hope they'll not choose the easy way in the next few years.

And I really find the "it is truer to what D&D is" argument very cheap, according to what the rules are saying...

"A typical combat encounter is a clash between two sides, a flurry of weapon swings, feints, parries, footwork, and spellcasting. The game organizes the chaos of combat into a cycle of rounds and turns. A round represents about 6 seconds in the game world. During a round, each participant in a battle takes a turn. The order of turns is determined at the beginning of a combat encounter, when everyone rolls initiative. Once everyone has taken a turn, the fight continues to the next round if neither side has defeated the other."

=> Half this description talks about speed, reactivity, real time. The turn are obviously here because you cannot play any complexe tabletop game in real time all speaking together at the same time (how would it be possible...)

RTwP vs TB is just about feelings in fights and own preferences (as you said). Both are "true" according the rules.

The question is : do players want to have the exact same feelings playing BG3 as when they are with their friends playing D&D ?
I'm nearly sure the answer is no, and I'm nearly sure morr than half poeple voting on Pc gamers poll had never play tabletop rpg.

Larian choose what they can do "easily". The poll is too divided to say they choose "what players want".

Many players are upset because the main gameplay element of BG is RTwP.

Last edited by Maximuuus; 06/03/20 05:20 AM.