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Will Baldur's Gate Die In 15 Years?

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  • AdulAdul Member Posts: 2,002
    wojtek said:

    i don't follow all this discussion now , i just saw something and must write fast , please don't say me that BG 3 will be arised in 15 years , it must be earlier , BG deserves it , BG fans desreved it , all BG fans around the world , and also connected with the world of game developping should get around this thing

    I think this is one of those things where every once in a while someone attempts to make a BG3, then they ask the question "What should it be about?", then some time passes, and then they say "Ah, nevermind."

    Or the better case scenario is they come up with a cool story and game concept, realize it has nothing to do with Baldur's Gate, rename the whole thing to Project Eternity and make a Kickstarter campaign for it, and then a couple of years later they release a kickass game. Yay!

    semiticgoddessTuthJuliusBorisov
  • WithinAmnesiaWithinAmnesia Member Posts: 927
    Adul said:

    I can imagine a pretty great TV show about the rise and fall of the Iron Throne. That particular storyline has enough arcs to easily carry a show. Let's see...

    - CHARNAME's party always being up to their usual shenanigans.
    - Tazok/Tranzig/Mulahey carrying out the iron shortage through their bandit raids and iron poisoning.
    - Rieltar betraying Yeslick and Davaeorn capturing the Orothair mines.
    - Sarevok betraying his step-dad and the Iron Throne.
    - Iron Throne corporate dealing with aforementioned betrayal.
    - Whatever internal drama must be going on inside Sarevok's little band of misfits (not to mention the Sarevok-Tamoko-Cythandria love triangle).
    - The Grand Dukes dealing with the rising tensions between BG and Amn.
    - The doppelganger subterfuge of the political and capital powers of BG.
    - The incredibly disturbing romantic adventures of Slythe and Krystin.
    - Shadow Thief and Zhentarim agents dealing with the false accusations against their organizations.
    - Harpers. Just... Harpers.

    And sure enough, CHARNAME and his party would be the least interesting part of that show. :smiley:

    I hope that if H.B.O. produced it, was directed by the directors of Game of Thrones and as well as having an equal budget (inflation included) if not more with most of the original Baldur's Gate team and the communities top modders and Forgotten Realm's buffs.. THEN I would say okay. I know that Game of Thrones in not prefect ad it has some 'T.V. Tropes' but I would still take those over not having them for it would bring new 'seasonal' and some new 'die hard' Baldur's Gate fans. Although I would want all of the Baldur's Gate Games, 'One, One Point Five, Two and the elusive Third Installment to be all made first inorder to improve the story and the seasonal longevity of the T.V. Series.

    I would love to see the Game of Thrones style story direction where every 'influential character's' story arc is introduced, followed and then concluded (mostly for a lot of 'influential characters' die at the end of spell and blade'.) Although this would fuel the 'blood lust' that the Game of Thrones series has where TONS of characters die... Now that I think of it.. Baldur's Gate: The Iron Throne would be a right blood bathe.. It would make Game of throne look P.G.. O.O..

    I would like to see the Original Game be at least two seasons, 'Adventure Y' become one season, Baldur's Gate II become at least three seasons with perhaps Throne of Bhaal being one season and then.. Well We will have to find out about Baldur's Gate III won't we eh?

    So That Is:

    Season One: Baldur's Gate: Prologue Expanded, Chapters One, Two, Three, Four (Ends with the 'fort battle').

    Season Two: Baldur's Gate: Chapters Four (The Cloak Wood Mines), Five (Ends with 'The Battle atop the Iron Throne).

    Season Three: Tales of The Sword Coast, Six, Seven (Ends With Sarevok Final Undercity Battle).

    Season Four: 'Adventure Y'

    Season Five: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn: Chapters One, Two (N.P.C. side quests), (Ends with The Battle of Frikraag).

    Season Six: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn: Chapters Three, Four (Ends with the descent into the Underdark).

    Season Seven: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn: Chapters Five, Six and Seven. (Ends with the Final Battle with Irenicus).

    Season Eight: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal: Chapters Eight, Nine, and Ten (ends with Charname's Ascension into a God).
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Season Nine? Baldur's Gate III

    Season Ten? Baldur's Gate III

    Season Elven? Baldur's Gate III

    Season Twelve? Baldur's Gate III Expansion Pack One?

    AdulJuliusBorisovlunargorgonzola
  • SouthpawSouthpaw Member Posts: 2,026
    ...there also might be a BG porn parody then...

    SkatanAdul
  • WithinAmnesiaWithinAmnesia Member Posts: 927
    Southpaw said:

    ...there also might be a BG porn parody then...

    There is that 'Half Truth' saying "There is no such thing as bad publicity".

    Sometimes porn is unavoidable... Rule 34.

  • ButtercheeseButtercheese Member Posts: 3,769
    edited June 2015

    DreadKhan said:

    *straight face*

    BG has books? Are they any good?

    I know right? I have not read them per se but they were written in under a year and Minsc (in the books) has fiery red hair.. So.. Go make some fruit punch from those Lemons and Grapefruits.
    Someone is asking for their house to be burned down here. With the lemons.

    PS: Seriously tho, for as long as I live, I will cherish these games and will play them. I will still annoy the living s*** out of everyone about it and demand they play them.

    WithinAmnesiaAdul
  • WithinAmnesiaWithinAmnesia Member Posts: 927
    Well at least you are open about what you 'intimately' like @DreadKhan .

    SkatanSouthpaw
  • DreadKhanDreadKhan Member Posts: 3,859
    edited June 2015
    What? Are you presuming something Freudian? Viconia brags about her dominatrix skills in game, Minsc is a huge, musclebound kinda dumb guy, and Sarevok's most famous line is 'I will be the last... and you will go first!'

    Anywho, we might be veering off into questionable right about now;

    So, are we agreed we will force Luke and Owen Wilson to play Noober and Neeber respectively?

    SkatanAdulCrevsDaak
  • WithinAmnesiaWithinAmnesia Member Posts: 927
    DreadKhan said:

    What? Are you presuming something Freudian? Viconia brags about her dominatrix skills in game, Minsc is a huge, musclebound kinda dumb guy, and Sarevok's most famous line is 'I will be the last... and you will go first!'

    Anywho, we might be veering off into questionable right about now;

    So, are we agreed we will force Luke and Owen Wilson to play Noober and Neeber respectively?

    I see your blushing cheeks @Dreadkhan

    ButtercheeseSkatanCrevsDaak
  • ButtercheeseButtercheese Member Posts: 3,769
    edited June 2015
    The question is *which* cheeks are blushing.

    ...

    Ok, I'll go now.

    Post edited by Buttercheese on
    DreadKhanCrevsDaaklunar
  • WithinAmnesiaWithinAmnesia Member Posts: 927

    The questing is *which* cheeks are blushing.

    ...

    Ok, I'll go now.

    We Mate Furiously..

    ButtercheeseSkatanCrevsDaak
  • SkatanSkatan Member, Moderator Posts: 5,297
    The Jaheira/Khalid scene would be pretty obivous as well. I would assume pegging (Jaheira is specialized in clubs and proficent with broom sticks.. eeh I mean staffs) to be in that part of the movie and end with Khalid crying and running away scared.

  • WithinAmnesiaWithinAmnesia Member Posts: 927
    @Skatan I do not mix Sex and Baldur's Gate.

  • semiticgoddesssemiticgoddess Member Posts: 14,827
  • SkatanSkatan Member, Moderator Posts: 5,297
    Sorry, I just can't help myself from taking everything just a tad too far. Exiting thread.

    gnaumieclolien
  • WithinAmnesiaWithinAmnesia Member Posts: 927
    Skatan said:

    Sorry, I just can't help myself from taking everything just a tad too far. Exiting thread.

    Oh @Skatan heavy heart be not! Welcome welcome welcome!

    Skatan
  • OnestepOnestep Member Posts: 225
    edited June 2015
    I doubt it. The community will diminish, for sure, but Baldur's Gate is a true classic overall.

    WithinAmnesiaAdulsemiticgoddessJuliusBorisov
  • OlvynChuruOlvynChuru Member Posts: 2,785
    I'm not sure that it will die in 15 years. For all I know, it might take 14 years, or 13 years, or 1567 years.

    Actually, you know what? It's not going to die at all, because it's a video game; it wasn't a living thing in the first place, so it can't die.

    WithinAmnesiabrusatcDave
  • WithinAmnesiaWithinAmnesia Member Posts: 927

    I'm not sure that it will die in 15 years. For all I know, it might take 14 years, or 13 years, or 1567 years.

    Actually, you know what? It's not going to die at all, because it's a video game; it wasn't a living thing in the first place, so it can't die.

    True, although one could argue that what makes a game 'alive' is not the game itself but rather the community of which plays it.

    And communities can and do die. It is just a matter of time, but how much time?

    That question is what I wonder..

    brus
  • brusbrus Member Posts: 944
    edited December 2015


    True, although one could argue that what makes a game 'alive' is not the game itself but rather the community of which plays it.
    And communities can and do die. It is just a matter of time, but how much time?
    That question is what I wonder..


    Time will tell.

  • MathuzzzMathuzzz Member Posts: 203
    bengoshi said:


    "I think the current generation of people who are playing it will kind of play it till they’re tired of playing games. People who grew up with Baldur's Gate will kind of keep playing Baldur's Gate.” They’ve already played for 16 years, so why stop now?

    I don't think it is the same case. AoE is strategy game with endless possible scenarios for both single and multiplayer game.

    But hey, I remember saying to myself some 6 - 7 years ago (when I naively waited for Dragon Age), that I'm going to give BG one last playthrough (after decade of playing). I played through it 3 more times and looking to another one :smile: ...and I'm pretty sure it won't be the last. So the game will live as long as we fans plays it...none can tell, what will be games like in 2050, so hard to predict.

  • SionIVSionIV Member Posts: 2,686
    It has already survived 17-18 years (released 1998) and I don't see any reason for it to die within the next 15. In my experience, if a game has lasted 5 years and still have a good playerbase, It's not going to die.

    atcDaveJuliusBorisov
  • DragonKingDragonKing Member Posts: 1,884
    in that time we will have bgee 2.0

  • spacejawsspacejaws Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 370
    It will die when whatever mass exctintion event wipes us all out.

    So 15 years sounds like a good guesstimate.

    semiticgoddess
  • BorderBorder Member Posts: 32
    edited December 2015
    I'm sure I will still be playing it....

    ButtercheesesemiticgoddessatcDaveJuliusBorisov
  • ArunsunArunsun Member Posts: 1,583
    Though Baldur's Gate is now too old, graphically speaking, for a computer game, it still is very decent for a mobile/tablet game and as such it still has a long way to go before it fades.

    Oh and a personal anecdote that fits the discussion. My father is a BG fan but he stopped playing it a while ago due to lack of time. But 3 days ago when he learnt SoD is to be released soon he became very happy at once and looked on the net to find everything he could about that... Even if we stop playing BG for some reason at some point, it never truly dies, and as soon as something new related to BG is announced, we'll keep up with the news, maybe make a playthrough or two, and gladly test the new content.

    brusBelgarathMTHKilivitzJuliusBorisov
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