Soundtracks for BG:EE, SoD, BG2:EE, IWD:EE, PST:EE are now available
in the Beamdog store.
Better/More Reactive Multiplayer Pausing
When playing a MP game, pausing has a large delay and is sometimes unresponsive. Often, the players must hit the pause key multiple times in order to pause the game. This slows player reaction times and can allow enemies to get the jump on the PCs. This is especially devistating if said enemy is a mage. Mages have always had a ridiculous amount of protection spells that all pop off together at the start of a battle. And I won't go into when they use invisibility right off the bat. If you are fast enough, you can sometimes hit the mage with a quick spell like Larlochs Minor Drain and stop them from buffing themselves. This is nigh on immpossible in MP and makes the game so mush harder. Now, while I love how hard this game is and that it is not like newer games that pull all of their punches, single player games have a great advantage over MP games because they can pause the game quickly.
While Auto-pause eliminates some of this issue, it does not always engage after a conversation. Many of the harder mages in the game talk to you first and then attack, rendering the auto-pause useless. This has been an issue since vanilla BG. I would like to see, if at all possible, a reactive, responsive pause in Multiplayer. I do not know if this is hard coded ro a side effect of the inifinity engine in multiplayer but it would be great if this could be addressed.
As always, I love the work you guys are doing and greatly appreciate the hard work you all have put in to give Baldur's Gate addidicts like me the oppurtunity to play this game again. Thank you and have a great holiday season.