Without wading through 100 pages of this, are people really suggesting that Larian include a basically untested option?
Many games have various gameplay options that can make it harder or easier, but Iâ€™d expect them all to to be fully tested to ensure each one gives the player the intended experience (even if the intended experience changes with the options). Flashing up a warning that it might turn out to be a bit shit is a possibility I guess, but doesnâ€™t that seem a bit odd for a major release like this thatâ€™s had such an enormous amount of work put into it?
Having more party members would be a very tempting option for a lot of people, even with the game warning itâ€™s â€œnot the intended experienceâ€. Iâ€™d be very tempted by it myself, unless I happened to know from reading these forums that they only did it to appease a bunch of old BG fans insisting they couldnâ€™t enjoy the game without that option.