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Questions tagged [pillars-of-eternity]

A 2015 fantasy role-playing game in the style of the classic Infinity Engine games (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Torment) that was funded through Kickstarter.

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Is there any way to brighten up maps?

I've already set my gamma up to the highest setting, but on my screen (glossy), the maps are so dark as to be almost unviewable - all I can see are the markers, and sometimes brighter areas or tracks. ...
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How do I deal with traps in Pillars of Eternity?

In the first dungeon, I've come across an area full of traps that will kill me if I step on them, and it's problematic in many different ways. My characters detect the traps, but if I click beyond ...
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I hired a fire godlike, how do I get these pillars to work?

In the first cave area, there is a room full of pillars. Interacting with these pillars does not seem to work if you are not a fire godlike. I went and hired a fire godlike at the next inn and doubled ...
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What are the consequences of stealing? (I.E. Taking things from containers with a red hand icon)

So far, I've been living on the straight and narrow, not taking that which is not mine, and being a generally upstanding Sharkman. But the longer I play this game, the more old habits cry out to me. ...
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Does damage reduction apply fully to damage over time effects?

I just tried out my new Combusting Wounds spell, and the effect seemed to be rather underwhelming. I then noticed that my enemy has around the same damage reduction as the spell does damage over time. ...
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Does my miniature giant space piglet do anything?

I pre-ordered the game, and as a result have a miniature giant space piglet. Does it do anything at all?
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How do I get into Raedric's Hold?

The guards won't let me in without fighting them, which I'd rather not. Is there another way in?
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How do I resolve the feud between Trumbel and Sweynur?

I'm doing the "Against the grain" quest at the moment. I've talked to Sweynour, I've talked to the miller Trumbel. I talked to them again. I'm supposed to somehow resolve the conflict, but I only get ...
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Does the Cloak of the Obsidian Order have any use?

I'm a Kickstarter Backer, so when I start a new character, in addition to my wonderful space pig and ring, I start with a cape! Specifically, the Cloak of the Obsidian Order. Which has some lovely ...
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Can I talk to people without digging up their past?

I'm in Gilded Vale. There are several NPCs whom I can interact with, but when I do I'm all overcome by spirits 'n stuff. Is there any way to interact with these people without the visions of the (...
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Where are my Saved Games kept, and can I back them up?

I'm intrigued by Pillars of Eternity's Trial of Iron mode (essentially, IronMan mode, in which, to reinforce Permadeath, the game creates only one save file, and deletes all old save files each time a ...
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What's the point of slow mode/half speed?

There is a button that enables slow mode where your characters only move half as fast. What exactly is the point of this mode? Scouting is a separate mode with clear benefits, but I don't really see ...
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How do I level up in Pillars of Eternity?

In my log I saw a message saying I had earned enough experience points to level up! But I can't work out how to do it... I looked in the Character tab, where I expected to find it, but no such luck. ...
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Bell puzzle in the Temple of Eothas

In the Temple of Eothas there are 3 bells that you have to ring to (presumably) open the door to the next level. I've found one clue, that the large bell is to be rang second, where can I find the ...
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Does the damage bonus from Two-Handed-Style apply to spells?

I just got to choose my first talent and noticed that the Two-Handed-Style talent provides quite a substantial damage bonus. As I'm wielding a staff as a wizard right now, this looks quite handy if it ...
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Where are the spring berries?

I've searched the whole map, but I can't find the springberries to make my illness go away. Whereabouts are they?
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What does Gaun's Pledge do?

I just noticed the ring Gaun's Pledge in my inventory, I suspect it appeared because the Preorder Bonus DLC was installed. From the description I gather that it provides protection in some form, but ...