It really seem to me like we were playing entirely different game sometimes ...

Its not 0 to 60 out of nowhere ...
There is quite nice character development with each one of them. O_o
They first watch you, concider what kind of person you are ... then they open to you with their most pressing problems ... they asks for your trust, for your help, then and only then for your di... ehm ... night spend together, but allways in that order. O_o

Unless you sprint the whole game to Tiefling party without talking to anyone ... then it really can ruin the mood ... but that is your own fault.

I liked original spellcasting system more ... frown

Anyway ... i cast Eldritch Blast!