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In Topic: Baldur's Gate 3 releases Oct 6 for Mac

29 October 2020 - 11:48 AM

View PostAtticus, on 29 October 2020 - 09:12 AM, said:

OK, got PoT: Deadfire instead. DEFINITELY not smart enough for this game, but seem to be enjoying it so far? Probably because just wandering around town picking up quests isn't too difficult. God help me if I have to manage more than one party member during a fight against multiple mobs ftw!

IMO it's a lot more forgiving than classic cRPGs of yore. Just pause a lot, use as many items/skills as you can, and you'll be fine.

In Topic: Baldur's Gate 3 releases Oct 6 for Mac

22 October 2020 - 01:23 PM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 22 October 2020 - 12:54 PM, said:

I played the game as a kid without being able to read english, and enjoyed it immensely, so I think you will be fine.

Of course, I was a hyper intelligent kid.......

I guess I was a dumb kid. Couldn't get out of the mines after three separate attempts. Played it again later as an adult and it was fine. After the mines the game got considerably easier.

In Topic: macOS 11.0 - Big Sur

22 October 2020 - 11:37 AM

Going to wait it out. Don't really like the look (those square modal dialogs :blarf: ) and the only feature I really want is Messages feature parity with iOS.

In Topic: Baldur's Gate 3 releases Oct 6 for Mac

13 October 2020 - 10:10 PM

View Postnick68k, on 13 October 2020 - 09:56 PM, said:

If I were to answer that a rain of telephones might start falling from the sky.

Grats on Niven though, that's hard to beat.

He's probably not the most famous... I studied SF academically through most of my twenties so I met or at least heard speak quite a few. By far the most famous author I've met is Neil Gaiman... the fame of most SF authors (who are still alive) is a bit harder to judge.

In Topic: Baldur's Gate 3 releases Oct 6 for Mac

13 October 2020 - 09:37 PM

View Postnick68k, on 13 October 2020 - 06:06 PM, said:

extra bonus material: I met the creator of the githyanki at a science fiction book fair some years ago, by which time he'd become a Very Serious SF Author. He got incredibly shirty when I asked him about them, saying he wouldn't write that sort of crap now. So, if you ever happen to bump into him, don't hesitate to remind him of his youthful endeavours.

Woah, way to bury the lede...you met Charles Stross?? Way cool. Love Accelerando. According to Fandom wiki, "The githyanki/illithid relationship was inspired by Larry Niven's World of Ptavvs." I wonder if that means he doesn't think too fondly of Niven? :unsure: Incidentally I have met Niven before and he was really nice. Like most SF authors I've met though he was a billion years older than I envisioned him.