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Game News Pillars of Eternity II expansion DLCs revealed

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    OK, but don't good expansions also add new classes, mechanics, UI changes, etc. that improve the base game? Underrail seems to be getting a huge overhaul with new content all over the place, and I welcome it - I think it woudl be stupid to criticise Styg for doing it on the basis that now I need to 'wait' for a complete experience. Styg gave us the best game he could give us by the original release, and now he's giving us the best expansion & overhaul he can by the next release. It's then up to me to choose when to play what.

    So specifically, I'm not a fan of the drip-trickle scheduling where we get a new DLC every 2 months, either. I think it's shitty and I didn't like WM being broken up into 2, either, even though I understand the business reasons. But I'm just going to play, and if I enjoyed my launch playthrough, and then I forget about the DLCs and never get to experience the 'complete' content, honestly, it really doesn't matter in the end. If I liked the game so much that I'd really care about missing out on that, I'd be going back to replay the game anyway. And if the game was shit, then who cares how many DLC there are when.

    I guess I understand some of the criticism, but for example, when some people yelled at POE for continuing to patch and balance the game after release, I'm thinking - what, do you prefer that people stop fixing and improving the game post release? We used to demand that devs properly support their games.
     
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  2. CRD Learned Patron

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    The best expansion is never a mid-game expansion that forces your loyal customers to replay something the already experienced, play it with an overpowered character or with an end game character against enemies and content not designed since the beginning to be played with that in mind.

    So sorry, no, underrail expansion is another clear case of "don't play until is complete".
     
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  3. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Um...you should probably look up the basic information about Underrail expansion.

    You're repeating a point that I agree with, so I guess, uh, yeah?
     
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  4. CRD Learned Patron

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    What points do you think we agree? Because I am on the opposite side as I see it.

    And the basic information is that expedition is mid-game content.
     
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  5. Black Arcane

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    Ah, Obsidian and their eternal quest for slam dunk
     
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  6. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    ...? So the game is out already...?

    Or did they announce DLC... before the game is out? That's...
     
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  7. taxalot I request a spice shipment immediately. Patron

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    Normal in our day and age.
     
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  8. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Really? Man, I really don't follow gaming news the way I used to.
     
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  9. Suicidal Arcane

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    Guess I'm not playing this till November then.
     
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  10. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    With inflation being inevitable, in order to not eventually make less money than what they've been getting despite still making the same amount, developers can either increase the price of the game (which can backfire) or nickel and dime content. The latter also has the developer-side benefit of easing the pain of layoffs. They're just being more transparent about it.
     
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  11. Blakemoreland Hybrid Boss Magister Patron

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    Obsidian by this point is nothing but an assembly line of unsinpired short games with trash mobs. They don't need to even think anymore because it's all automatic, like making hamburguers "Ok in this other game will add an ice theme, like in IWD". But we can't deny that they are really good in milking you suckers nice and properly.

    Great job, Obsidian! :salute:
     
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  12. Sizzle Arcane

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    C'mon, Lurkey, just admit that you're sad that there aren't any Backer NPCs in this game.

    After all, you've read all their fantastic stories in PoE1 :D

    Most people would read one, maybe two at the most, and quickly conclude it's bottom tier fanfic wish-fulfillment. Not you, though, you stuck to it, read every single one. Just so you could come here and bitch about how much they suck. Which is the equivalent of taking a sip of milk, realizing it's gone sour, but still drinking the entire gallon, to make sure :lol:

    Just one of the many reasons why you're such a quality poster :D
     
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  13. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    I remember the good old days when expansion packs would be announced months after the game's release, rather than right away.
     
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  14. Dux Savant

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    I might be completely insane but announcing shit like this before the game proper isn't even out yet doesn't exactly send out the strongest Day 1 message.

    Whatever, it's probably going to be spectacular. I mean PoE1 had that Thaos villain guy that I met once, black chicks with spikes in their hair (?), furries, talkative anime characters, creeping depression and several other things as well
     
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  15. Black Arcane

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    If you see someone with a PoE 2 backer badge, make sure to make fun of them.
     
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