Baldur’s Gate 3 EULA bans deals with demons, fey, and Eldritch beings.

Baldur's Gate 3 EULA bans deals with demons, fey, and Eldritch beings.

Making Deals and Eldritch Law: A Delightful Surprise!

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Larian Studios, the masterminds behind Baldur’s Gate 3, never fail to surprise us. And their latest treat comes in the form of an unexpected clause buried deep within the infamous end-user license agreement (EULA). Brace yourselves, folks, because it’s a quirky and humorous provision that even their legal team couldn’t resist!

In section 5 of the EULA, aptly titled “Additional obligations in Eldritch law,” players are hilariously warned against making deals with creatures of Fey, Infernal, or any other Eldritch origin. Because, let’s face it, who hasn’t been tempted by a seductive melody whispered by malevolent terms? But beware, my friends, for breaking this pact could lead to dire consequences, including Larian Studios severing all ties and seeking appropriate remedy from the Morninglord. Talk about enforcing the rules, right?

However, let’s not overlook the clever nod to Wyll, a Companion in Baldur’s Gate 3, who clearly didn’t heed this warning and now carries a literal devil on his back. Oops!

The fun doesn’t stop there, though. This isn’t the first time Larian Studios has sprinkled delightful surprises into their EULA. Back when Baldur’s Gate 3 initially launched in early access, the agreement included an enticing quest. Players were promised an additional adventure for submitting to Larian Studios a recording of their own chant, song, text, poem, or even interpretative dance, expressing their undying passion for the Forgotten Realms. Imagine the creative genius and sheer dedication required for such an endeavor!

While we eagerly anticipate witnessing the marvelous works of these courageous bards, let’s appreciate Larian’s commitment to sharing these submitted recordings on social media. And who knows, my fellow adventurers, maybe we’ll even stumble upon some of these extraordinary performances soon.

So next time you’re casually accepting an EULA, remember the hidden wonders, unexpected quests, and the sheer joy that awaits those with a keen eye for the fine print. Baldur’s Gate 3 and Larian Studios continue to amaze, entertain, and make us question the sanity of their legal team. Cheers to that!