This guide for Pillars of Eternity offers a full set of information that help grasp the key elements of this expansive role playing game, and helps explore the fantasy world offered by the game. This guide has been divided into two main parts. The first part is the guide to the game and it provides the description of all the key elements of the game. The main purpose of this part is to prepare you for experiencing the game, and to complement the information provided in the manual.
Walkthroughs of the individual quests provide information on the circumstances in which you receive them, the locations that you visit, while completing them, as well as all the possible ways to complete them. Descriptions of locations list their key features - their landmarks, NPCs, quests that can be received there, and types of monsters residing there. The walkthrough has been enriched with the world mapand several dozens of maps of all the major locations.
The first chapter of the guide encompasses generalhints and tips, that you should follow throughout the game. Also, it includes basic information on the character creation and development process. A big portion of the text focuses on the analysis of all the available characterclasses: brief characteristics of each, further steps to take in the process of creation and development at the initial stages of the game, as well as practical information concerning playing style. The guide also presents the game world alongside with suggestions concerning world exploration.
This guide also encompasses issues connected with combat and it focuses on explaining the key terms and mechanics implemented. It also includes information on part management, from accepting new party members, to commanding them. This same chapter introduces all 8 companions, who you can meet while playing, and accept into the party. The last major chapter has been devoted to the description of the keep managed by you. It describes the way to seize it, the way tomanage it, as well as shows the recommended direction ofdevelopment. Finally, it presents the basic mechanics of the crafting system. The second part of this guide comprises of a comprehensive walkthrough for all the quests in the gameand detailed descriptions of the locations that you visit.
The maps provide you with information on quest-specific areas, but also of the whereabouts of important NPCs, locked passages, traps or dens of strong monsters.Pillars of Eternity is a game developed by Obsidian Entertainment, it has been created with the support from the Kickstarter platform and it is heavy with references to such classics of the genre as Baldur's Gate or Icewind Dale. In the game, you get to explore a vast world that has been presented in the top-down view, complete interesting quests meet interesting NPCs and fight demanding battles.
This guide has been color-coded in the following manner:
Brown- names of locations
Blue- spells and skills
Green- NPCs and possible party members
Orange - quest names
Italics - remaining terms and items that require highlighting