Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2

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Solanchi Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:17am
Custom or Origin Character?
So the big question for me will be whether to follow through a handcrafted origin story or craft my own one.

What do you guys think?
Last edited by Solanchi; Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:55am
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Chmeva Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:26am 
Do you value more having a character with a custom name and/or a race/gender/tags combination that is not available on origin characters, or the extra quests and backstory that comes with an origin character?
Sombrero Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:37am 
The origin stories are pretty interesting and on top of that they add additional content as each of their stories give you more quests to do. And I really love each of their dialogue options so far. They are all really messed up
Dao of Malenia Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:41am 
You should definitly choose an origina character for your first playthrough, they add a lot to the immersion! And you can still customize their appearance and skills during creation. Their gender, race and background tags (Scholar, Outlaw, Mystic, Jester, etc) are the only locked stats.
Solanchi Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:45am 
Are the origin characters fixed to a certain class (Fighter, Wizard) etc?

I certainly wouldn't mind playing an origin character if I'm allowed to play the class I want and experience the character's storyline.
Dao of Malenia Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:46am 
Originally posted by Nholcrais:
Are the origin characters fixed to a certain class (Fighter, Wizard) etc?

I certainly wouldn't mind playing an origin character if I'm allowed to play the class I want and experience the character's storyline.
You can change their class, their attributes, and their skills as much as you want.
Chmeva Sep 4, 2017 @ 7:10am 
Originally posted by Nholcrais:
Are the origin characters fixed to a certain class (Fighter, Wizard) etc?

I certainly wouldn't mind playing an origin character if I'm allowed to play the class I want and experience the character's storyline.
The game uses a classless system. The preset classes are just a combination of skills, attributes, and talents which you can customize. Each time you level up you choose what skills, attributes, and talents to improve, regardless of the initial preset class you selected.
Solanchi Sep 4, 2017 @ 7:15am 
Originally posted by Chmeva:
Originally posted by Nholcrais:
Are the origin characters fixed to a certain class (Fighter, Wizard) etc?

I certainly wouldn't mind playing an origin character if I'm allowed to play the class I want and experience the character's storyline.
The game uses a classless system. The preset classes are just a combination of skills, attributes, and talents which you can customize. Each time you level up you choose what skills, attributes, and talents to improve, regardless of the initial preset class you selected.

That's actually really awesome. Can you recruit the origin characters to your party and 'play' through their origin stories from a third person instead of becoming that character and experience first person?
[ATHS] Tyroki Sep 4, 2017 @ 7:24am 
Sort of, but you don't get to hear what happens between them and their story NPCs unless you are the origin character.
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hockeyhacker97 Sep 4, 2017 @ 3:47pm 
Basiclly the choice comes down to do you want your character to look the way you want it to look and have the name you want it to have or do you want to have more backstory and things dealing with that back story, the origin presets only lock you into a race, gender, name, and skin, stats and skills you can change and set up as much as you want to (apart from things like humans get x stat boost to y stat and dwarves get x stat boost to z stat). While you can get origin characters in your part and play as them (as such you should be able to get their back stories) wither or not your starting character effects how much of the story you can get is still probably unknown since the game is not fully out yet so no one has been able to dig through all the code to see if the origin story locks up at a certain point if it wasn't your starting character or not. As such wither it's better to start with an origin character and not risk missing backstory or starting with a custom character getting Red Prince right near the start and then doing his origin until you find more and possibly having one extra character to switch out between your party set up to have more uniquie skill sets to handle different situations.

Me personally, my first save I would start as an origin character to avoid risking possibly not getting all the story if it isn't the starting character and then on the second play doa custom character and see if the origin story gets played out in full if it is not my starting character or not, but that's just a personal preference, which is better to start with is still not 100% clear so it's really up to you.
Its physically impossible to get all the story on a single run (or even in like 4 runs), so I have no qualms with going with a custom character, and recruiting 3 other companions. When a 6, 7, or 8 party mod becomes a thing i'll probably just stick to using that on every future run. I personally really enjoy crafting my own character with a unique set of tags than being an origin character. I like that everyone in my party feels like they are also the main character though, its a really intresting dynamic I don't any developer has ever tried before.
Last edited by Damashi The Kaotic; Sep 4, 2017 @ 4:07pm
For me this was long time as well one of the hardest decision. However at the Point, as i saw/understand - that this origins story's are also ingame as recruitable NPC's plus they add also Romancing Options and such - i decided to go with an Custom-Character in this Game. I want to experience the Story, the World and such as myself - with my own Character, with my own Story/background - with my own Tags which define who i'm are and i want to meet this Characters as their own personalitys. My Playthrough needs to be authentic and that can't be if i play an Role other than mine...

After that, if some characters catch my eyes, it would be possible for me to play this Characters/Origins too see it within their eyes and so on...
I still haven't decided, on one hand it would be interesting to interact with the origin characters as my own character like TheLightningYu said, but the problem is that I suck at creating characters with interesting personalities and backgrounds and it would not be nearly as unique or cool as the origin ones. To me it would be a bit easier to roleplay as one of them. They're all really cool, especially Lohse, Fane and the Red Prince.
Sentientmonkey Sep 4, 2017 @ 10:26pm 
I still haven't decided this for myself. I've played around with a few different characters and builds and I just can't get a team I'm satisfied with. Making your own character is the number one draw for me for this kind of game, but second is getting the whole story. Playing an origin character, I COULD play as Ifan, but I hate all his unique dialogue options. I want an elf on my team, but I don't want to main one, and Sebile is worse than Ifan, personality wise. Lohse and the Red Prince are fun characters, but I'd rather have them as companions than be them. I know next to nothing about the other two.

So I think what's going to happen is that one my first (and likely only) playthrough I'm going to use a custom male human (either a conjuror or metamorph), the Red Prince, Ifan and Lohse as their default classes. And even then, three humans. That'll irk me.

Decisions, decisions...
Khanog Sep 5, 2017 @ 12:35am 
I'm going custom for sure. I'd be more than pleased to see the origin stories unfold from a third person perspective.
jakeparade Sep 5, 2017 @ 2:46am 
I plan on playing the Undead Origin character first, because he actually seems really interesting.
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