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Drow Class

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate 3' started by Tiberius, Sep 23, 2004.

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    Should there be a seperate class of Drow elves in the new BGIII? If so, should the alignment be defaulted to Chaotic Evil?
     
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    Yes there should and no they shouldn't.
     
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    No and no. There should be a Drow race, but not a class, and Alignment restrictions are stupid when it comes to race.


    Hey, I just realized, I've passed 2000. Hell, I am even at 2010 now.
     
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    so could there be a lawful good drow paladin or cavalier Caleb? (if they allowed a Drow race in the game)
     
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    They did it in Icewind Dale 2. Hell, you could play a Drow Morninglord of Lathander in IWD2. I don't see why you couldn't expect it here.
     
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    As NS said, there is always the possibility of IF. So yes, there can be paladiins in the game.
     
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    I have always found it weird that some races had alignment restrictions, I can understand some classes having it, like the paladin and rogue, but races? all drows are evil, heh that's D&D racism ;)
    I hope they implant all kinds of sub races and doesn't give them alignment restrictions, that would give one a lot of options in creating your character
     
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    I can only think of one class that would be drow only and that would be a Cleric of Lloth since I don't think Lloth would bestow powers on non-Drow.
     
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    Interesting, I agree that it would free up alot of character choices. But if we were allowed, would they be subject to the weaknesses and strengths of the drow. Possible innate magic ability and/ fighting in sunlight.
     
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    They'd have to incorporate the experience penalty to offset their high stat boni and magical abilities.

    Conversely, feats like sunlight adaptation that normally have no place in CRPG could become necessary.

    If they're going to make more D&D games one of the things I most want to see is properly incorporated subraces. I've always wanted to play a drow and have had to settle for second-rate user modifications to do so.
     
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    I agree Chevalier, they would have to incorporate some modifications if they were to incorporate the drow properly into the game.
     
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    I belive that they should Add a Drow Race into BG3.... Don't restrict the alighnment though! for helms's sake think of all the would be drizzt's out there! and some realy cool Evil charicters as well! ristricking alignment of any race must be seen as bad otherwise it simply isnt RPG half of the Fun is Creating a charecter!
     
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    If your character is similar to charname in BGII in that he has been 'secluded' most of his/her life then you would assume that if you were Drow, Deep Gnome or any other Underdark demi-human that you would be used to sunlight and shouldn't suffer the penalties or if there is a penalty it should be a minor one.
     
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    Having Drow as one of player character races would be good way to market the game... Just imagine how many people want to play especially Drow elf.

    But, in my opinion, they should allow drow characters only if they fit in the story.
     
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    Your damn right there should be drow class n maybe not restricted to just evil alignments not sure about the whole drow paladin thing not really there nature i could see a chaotic good n even neutral but couldnt see them living as a super goody goody!!
     
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    True....i think having a Drow Paladin would be taking the mick! so maby having the alighnment start from Chaotic Good instead of lawfull good..... as otherwise the drow would cease being Drow.

    or just Ristrict them to being Chaotic as thats what there based on chaos.
     
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    I really can't see why the player or a important (joinable or not) npc Drow couldn't be a Paladin, the normal drow might be evil. but the players and important Npc's are not Normal, they are Special, they are the Heroes which the story evolves around, so a drow Paladin would be okay.
     
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    Part of me want to say yes to the Chaotic Evil only, but to deny the 2,000,000 Driz'zt clones. But hell, it's not a MUD is it?

    BTW Race as a class really hasn't been in play since the old D&D (not AD&D) boxed sets.
     
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    Somehow I think the system in IWD 2, which let you create something like a Tiefling Paladin or a Gnome Barbarian was not too good despite the interesting specializations it offered. Maybe alignment restrictions are not very good, but I think class restrictions (like in BG II, maybe slightly more permissive) might be in order. I really can not imagine a dark elf paladin, for example, and a few priesthoods would probably be somewhat opposed to having a drow among them as well. Kinda like not having a wood elf priestess of Moradin. Drow barbarians are going to look a bit weird too, perhaps.
     
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