The character builder of Baldur’s Gate 3 is quite good. There are plenty of great breeds to choose from, a cool surprise I won’t spoil, and while the number of heads and sounds available in early access is limited, players have come up with some fantastic designs.
Well, there are some players, anyway.
In a post about the latest hotfix of Baldur’s Gate 3 Steam, Developer Laryn laments the fact that the most popular choice in character building has resulted in only the most common man you can imagine. Or as Lauren put it: “Default vault resident.”
“Before we settle, let’s share something you’ve created for yourself (it’s your own fault) through your character building choices.”
“We took the most popular choice in character building and rebuilt it. We thought our analytics system wasn’t working! We checked. That’s it.
“Congratulations, you’ve basically made a default vault resident. What’s this guys. We also gave you ghost eyes, horns and tails. We’re so frustrated. Go crazy. We worked hard on it!”
As Laurian points out, Baldur’s Gate 3 presents a fleet of races as the foundation of the experiment. Kanwana, Man and Dwarf look just like you would expect in a fantasy role-playing game, but you’ll find Devil-like Tifflings, Dark Elf-Esc Draw, Leather-skinned Gitanjali, Semi-Congregation and a Hobbit-like Fucking with Hufflings. I mean, just look at it:
– From that poetic poem (@Walsquiken) October 9, 2020
And look at this beauty of our Joe Baldur’s Gate 3 for her game:
(Here’s the playthrough, by the way. Check it out, it’s so much fun!)
On offer, despite all, most Baldur’s Gate 3 players, it seems, just make … yourself? Or a character they seem to want to see (Tyler Dardan style). I’m guessing what’s going on.
There is nothing wrong with this approach, of course, and I think Larion is having a little fun with his position. But the next time you dive into Baldur’s Gate 3, maybe think of making something … a little out of the ordinary. I hope the developers will appreciate it, at least.