Hopefully it won't be like Kingmaker where you can get anywhere with +50 attack bonus and/or 8 attacks per round critting on 15.

Would you rather have a game where any team comp can work, or a game where, without a balanced party, you're gonna go through hell unless you're playing Story mode?

Take Baldur's Gate 2, for example. I'm not sure about vanilla game, but with SCS and a couple other mods, it can get to the point where it's essentially required that you have at least one cleric and one mage. A cleric for specific protections against many negative effects. A mage for anti-magic attacks and countering enemy spellcasters. Some fights against liches, demi liches, vampires, illithids, demons, are probably unwinnable without clerics/mages. Some miniboss mages can wipe your party if you don't have a mage who can bring down their defenses (and in time).

I'm fine with such a "restriction", because my party can have 6 members, so even with a "required" cleric and a required mage, I still have 4 other slots and quite a lot of freedom for companion choices.

On the other hand, if your party can only have 4 party members, and you know that you're gonna need a cleric and a mage, that just doesn't leave you much of a choice, does it? You're going to need a rogue-ish character for the utilities, traps, and locks. And you're also going to need a frontliner who can keep enemies occupied. If you take into account the idea that maybe we won't even have a whole lot of companions to choose from, it's actually pretty depressing to think about. If you just tell me which class you're playing, I can pretty much tell which other companions your team consists of. And IF we also take into account that, some companions we like, and some we don't, then, what? Can I go make my custom party members now?

Is this game going to be so easy that even the most casual players who care nothing about party comp and such can still finish it comfortably, without having to lower the difficulty to Story mode?

Or is this game going to be like DOS2, in which you can respec your companions into anything? And the key to combat is always incapacitating enemies before they get to do anything, so you actually don't even need a tank, as long as you stack cc abilities and have ultra high initiative?

Last edited by Try2Handing; 11/09/21 04:29 PM.

"We make our choices and take what comes and the rest is void."