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submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/baldurs_gate_3

...but I often find myself NEEDING TO CHECK EVERY LAST CRATE, BARREL, ETC.

It feels wrong to leave an area when you know there's that one you didn't check--PROBABLY it's just a rotten carrot, but you never know.

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[-] [email protected] 21 points 9 months ago
[-] [email protected] 5 points 9 months ago

Why would they give us 25 quick save slots if they didn't want us to use them.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 9 months ago

25 is just the default. You can make it more!

[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

I get so wrapped up in things then die to something stupid like pissing off a god and them wishing me dead. Then I am back in time like 3 hours.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

I'm the opposite. I didn't even know there was a limit on save slots and now I'm worried I'm pushing it.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 9 months ago

At least it's not as bad as in Divinity, where Lucky Charm meant you wanted to literally open every interactible container in the game for that sweet dopamine hit of a random epic or legendary item.

[-] DarkMatter_contract 3 points 9 months ago

Oh god this is the real lootbox

[-] Xenny 2 points 9 months ago

I find myself still doing this since those dumb rotten food generators sometimes have health potions.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 9 months ago

I found healing potions in a barrel a few times, just as I sorely needed it. Now I've been conditioned to check every barrel. Just in case.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 9 months ago

I'm enjoying my time playing Crate Inspector Simulator 2023.

[-] ThayWizGwar 9 points 9 months ago

You find yourself needing to check every last crate, barrel, etc., but do you find yourself needing to TAKE every last crate, barrel, etc.? Welcome to my new hell. I know I will take every rotten carrot, but why can't I take the rotting basket I found it in? Why can I only take some vases?

I have a chest at camp full of just chests.

[-] Manifish_Destiny 7 points 9 months ago
[-] CaptPretentious 3 points 9 months ago

But, with all those crates, you can now build your own castle at camp!

Or, you can be Matt Mercer and use the crates to cheese the system due to elevation

[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

I started to do that today. I keep wanting to throw things but having to pick up things on the battlefield to throw is a chore I'm never able to remember to do, so my little slaughter machine teammate is just going to carry around a bunch of vases and stuff on her

[-] ThayWizGwar 2 points 9 months ago

my little slaughter machine teammate

My new best friend.

[-] Muz333 9 points 9 months ago

By the end of Act II I’ve finally been able to drop this looting habit. I’ve already got about 30k gold that I never spend so I probably don’t need to loot everything in sight anymore.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 9 months ago

Schrödinger's rotten basket: The magic thingamajig you didn't know you needed could be in the next container but you won't know for sure unless you look and find the rotten carrot.

[-] ReadyUser31 6 points 9 months ago

Has it ever been worth it? I've just restarted as the Dark Urge having gotten most of the way through Act 1 and I'm skipping so much of that pointless looting now.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 9 months ago

Subjective, I guess. I just came upon an area with like a dozen-plus boxes filled with relatively valuable alcohol of all kinds. And I've previously found enchanted boots and a couple of mission items.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 9 months ago

I've done a few trips of selling all those silver cups, short swords, leather arnors etc. so that I can buy that extra magic item.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

I found that money was never really a problem unless youre not looting anything and buying everything. Honestly, some of the loot is severely underpriced. Most of the expe sive act1 loot is generic +2 armour which you can generally do without as you can find what you need early enough, even on tactician difficulty. With that being said, it certainly can give you an edge. I definitely have far more scrolls and potions than i'd have otherwise.

I also did miss a useful magic item or two not checking random skeletons etc, but this isn't an issur if you're a loser like me who checks online after i finish an area to make sure i dont miss anything.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

I'm lacking in merchant options at the moment, due to the way a certain event played out for me. I think that's contributing to my hoarding somewhat, but my gold pile is growing pretty quickly, so I may find that I don't need so much.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 9 months ago

I found a really sweet pointy wizard hat in one. Now I open everything I see.

[-] ThayWizGwar 3 points 9 months ago

I love that hat.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

That's cool. I haven't even seen a pointy wizard hat, yet.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

If it makes it any better at all, I found out at 1am yesterday that I can save before each and every dialogue option. And so many of them are so worth seeing that I can't stop.

Particularly with Astarion, since he's such a fabulous drama queen about everything that happens to him. I could be nice and curry favor with hands-down my most useful teammate like I actually want to do OR I could watch him throw a giant angry tantrum at me for "ruining his fun all the time" and demand to know whether I have "some sort of condition." I don't necessarily want the negative points on my file, but I know which one's funnier.

[-] ThayWizGwar 3 points 9 months ago

That is SO much fun. I try to not do it so future runs will still have new content. But it's HARD.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

I'm not even sure I mind that, I would love to see that all over again. The acting and animation in this game are clear through the roof and my roommate has to be sick of hearing me praise it by now. I don't believe I've ever had trouble choosing a favorite before, or really so much to say about their individual behavior.

Tbf, I tend not to enjoy doing wildly different playthroughs because being (permanently) mean makes me feel bad. So I'm able to get half of it out of my system as it presents itself.

Not saying I don't heavily respect your plans. But it has to be awful. If I were religious, I might pray for your strength, lmao

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

Why do I keep seeing you

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

The "search area" function is super useful for getting every last box, barrel, bag and rack.

And quite often, you are rewarded with super special stuff that the game gives no fanfare for, in a random box that wasn't the dungeon reward chest. Make sure to try and "use" those random "junk" items. Some of them are super powerful, unique tools.

[-] MichaelScarn 1 points 9 months ago

You know that one crate you didn’t check? Yeah…that’s where the really cool shit was hidden

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