Even if you're into dual daggers later on you can benefit from unlocking other classes for augments (for example Warrior which opens up the Bastion augment at level 1 so you don't even have to play as a Warrior who is limited to two handed weapons).
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- I came across a cyclops which had 2 red dots under it's lifeline. Does this mean you need to deplete it's lifeline twice over?
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- Pawn self congratulatory chatter is beginning to drive me a bit bonkers
There is an option so you can disable it if it's so annoying. To me the game feels a bit too lifeless without their inane chatter but I can relate to what you're saying (especially when you get pawns with ridiculously low or high pitched voices).
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- Another funny thing is how they watched me smash a crate and now they smash every wooden box in sight.
Inclinations matter a lot but your pawn will learn from killing monsters (the more monsters of a category you kill the better he or she will get at fighting them). It will also learn from you (like smashing crates, grabbing enemies and flinging them off cliffs, jumping on the backs of big monsters) and also from the pawns you hire (which means that you don't want to hire a pawn with inclinations that will conflict with your pawn's).
Guardian is considered to be the worst simply because the pawn will hang around your character and not engage the enemy unless they target you. Even worse a Fighter pawn with the Guardian inclination will probably draw enemies toward you by taunting them...
If you want to avoid that you shouldn't use the Come command which will change your pawn's inclination to Guardian (Go seems to favour the Pioneer inclination).
I guess Guardian wouldn't be so bad on a Mage who is only there for support but playing online this pawn will not be hired because other players don't want their own pawns to get the Guardian inclination (it's absolutely terrible on a fighter or an archer).
Playing online also rewards you with Rift points every time your pawn gets hired which will be useful down the line but you don't have to worry too much about it.
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- Btw, has anyone else noticed how the dialogue is set up for male players?
I've never played as a female, is it a pronoun thing?
I should mention that there is a side quest named Lost and Found that can be missed very easily and will lock you out of content if you do miss it. The only way to "fix" this if you don't feel like starting over from scratch is to change the difficulty to Hard in order to trigger a new game (while keeping all experience and gear) and switching back to Normal (by dying) which will still reset all the quests in game.
There is a well made Steam Guide
that you can consult to make sure you're not missing out on quests. It's (mostly) spoiler free as it only gives away the name of the quests and the names and locations of the quest givers so you can use it as checklist to make sure you've haven't missed anything important (there is a recap at the end in the appendix that you can use for this purpose only).
In any case the two quests that are easily missed are the Lost and Found one and the one about saving Reynard (it happens very early in the game).
What I like about this game is the fact that it's different
. It probably has to do with the fact that it's a Japanese game and despite some limitations (it plays a bit like a single player MMO) it makes the game incredibly refreshing. Besides, grappling with monsters never gets old.