Haha yeah, I did a lot of digging prior to purchase to make sure I knew what races would be capable of what. I’m not really concerned with min/maxing so I don’t really care to pick a race specifically tailored to the class I’m aiming for. I know it’s possible to make it through the game without picking the perfect race for your class. The hard part, to me, is knowing what class combinations will be able to perform well together. I’m assuming I’ll want some high-health melee, a caster or two, and something with heals.
I’ve actually gone and done some reading, and NOW I’m thinking of doing the Red Prince Cleric, Fane as a Witch, Sibelle as a Shadowblade, and Ifan as either a Knight, Fighter, or Battlemage (leaning more towards battle than mage if I go with the last option). I believe Witch has access to poison abilities, so Fane would be fine. (I’ll of course double check this before fully committing) That said, the reading I did was all based on D:OS2 in EA, not release. Currently, there’s not much in the way of post-release gameplay guides.
As long as I can progress, I don’t mind if it isn’t the most optimal setup. I was able to push through some pretty difficult encounters in D:OS without an optimal party. I just worry that I might make the game literally impossible.
With the Origin stories, I don’t think I’ll be able to bring myself to play a customer character at all. I just learned that Lohse has a fairly unique campaign when selected as main character, so I may end up doing her as my main, dropping Ifan (until I’m ready to do his origin story) and going with that.
How come Larian had to go and make all the Origin characters so dang interesting? Making it incredibly difficult for me to even start playing the game.