So I never did an #introduction but I probably should, so...
Since I know I'm not the only text editor/Markdown fan here...
tl;dr of impeachment hearings
Schiff: our witness today is someone with a 25-year career in US/Ukraine relations
Nunes: [CONSPIRACY THEORIES]
D: did the president do crimes
Witness: I am testifying under oath that the president did crimes
R: but are you sure it wasn’t actually the Bidens who were doing crimes
Witness: I don’t know or care what the Bidens were doing
Jordan: what if YOU were doing crimes the whole time, HUH
D: in conclusion, the president did crimes
Nunes: NO U
Like... you can kind of feel where things went wrong (the game feels like a small studio over-reached, basically), and it's such a shame because with a few tiiiiiny tweaks* it'd be up there with, like, DEADFIRE as one of my favourite RPGs.
* Or even just one: let me play the game in my own damn time, Jesus. Fuck your immersion timeline bullshit; this is IMO one thing Bethesda gets pilloried for that I think they actually do right. Let the plot wait for the player, even if it's not "realistic".
It's a shame because there's so much that's really awesome in the game, that keeps making me want to come back to it (it looks fantastic, it implements Pathfinder's honestly wonky af rules really well, *some* of the writing is really good, the Kingdom management is really cool, it's meaty and long)...
And then there's... everything else (bugs, instant game over states if you don't do EXACTLY what the game wants EXACTLY when and how it wants you to, every part written by Chris Avellone...)
And I know this is just one little bug, but IMO it's kinda... indicative of why I find the game so frustrating.
Like, the game has a way it DEMANDS you play it, and if you do something even slightly outside of that, it breaks. If you're lucky, like in this case, it's just a few minutes of frustration. If you're not, you'll be reloading saves from hours ago or, at worst, realise you're in an unwinnable state.
This one is triggered if:
1. you have the "dead characters res after battle" option ticked
2. Character A died in, and resurrects in, a persistent AoE effect cast by Character B
3. Character B has the Dazzling Display feat.
Depending on how long the AoE persists, it can last for a few minutes, and crashed the game at least once. (Characters basically don't have AI other than "run straight at an enemy and attack!", meaning they don't avoid AoE.)
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