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Game News Pillars of Eternity II Fig Update #17: Intelligent Weapon Stretch Goal, Q&A Stream #4

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Feb 24, 2017.

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    Tags: Aarik Dorobiala; Bobby Null; Carrie Patel; J.E. Sawyer; Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

    In the last 24 hours, the funding rate for the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Fig campaign has skyrocketed. With a combination of investment funds and normal pledges it's busted through three stretch goals, and a final tally of $4M and beyond now looks like a sure thing. Last night, Josh Sawyer appeared on the fourth and final of the campaign's weekly Q&A Twitch streams, this time accompanied by his grognardy Lead Designer Bobby Null. I can't say there were any standout moments in this one, but as usual a transcript is available courtesy of Fereed from Reddit.


    As we enter the final day of the campaign, Obsidian have published a new Fig update recapping its important events and announcing the first stretch goal between $4M and $5M. If the campaign reaches $4.25M, a Lilarcor-like talking weapon will be added to the game. The update also has some additional details about Ydwin, the eighth companion from the $5M stretch goal. I quote:

    Ydwin and a New Stretch Goal

    We wanted to give you more detail on our potential 8th companion and current sidekick Ydwin, the Pale Elf. An image of her appears above, giving you some sense of what she'll look like, but we've got a more detailed description of how should could be fleshed out as a complete companion in Pillars II, courtesy of Narrative Designer Carrie Patel, as well:

    Ydwin, our eighth and final companion (we hope!), is a pale elf rogue/cipher with extensive training as an animancer. She was born in a remote, lawless settlement in the White that Wends, where she witnessed the cruelest extremes of kith and nature. Her observations fueled a fascination with animancy, and she eventually made her way to the Vailian Republics to study. She's since become an accomplished master in the field, and advances with luminous adra in the Deadfire have drawn her to the archipelago.

    Let's push hard to unlock Ydwin and get her into the game!

    $4.25 Million Stretch Goal - Intelligent Soulbound Weapon


    Finally, since we're closing in minute by minute on the incredible goal of $4 million, we thought it would only be fair if we included some information on our stretch goal at $4.25, which will get us one step closer to unlocking Ydwin!

    Our love for talking weapons goes back long ago, to our days playing pen and paper games, and we have fond memories of Lilarcor from Baldur's Gate II. Now it's time for our own talking, intelligent weapon in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire! This stretch goal at $4.25 million will add a soulbound weapon, which is infused with a personality that can speak to you throughout your adventure.
    Obsidian will be heavily active on social media tomorrow, with a Reddit AMA at 12:00 PST and a Twitch livestream from 9:00 PST until the end of the campaign. They're going to finish this thing with all cannons blazing. It's hard to believe the campaign can reach $5M, but it'll be interesting to see how close it gets.
     
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    That is true. I guess it'll have to do.
     
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    Don't act like you won't miss your precious "It was Aliens" button, Infi. :M
     
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  7. Ruzen Learned

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    Is It me or that Ydwin looks too nerdy?
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    Show Spoiler
    Cant....Press...Buttons........:0-13:
     
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    She's a fampyr, Obs is pulling a witcher3carnalsins on us.
     
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    i want them excited button :(

    anyway talking weapon would be great if it's like that sweet stealth suit or johnson from shadows of the damned
     
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    Please, i beg of you Obsidian, if i see another "quirky" character or one more manic pixie girl i may kill someone...
    You're supposed to be higher than this kind of walking biowarean cliché dammit !
     
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    She's supposed to look like a nerd. An animancy nerd. An animanerd. If you look closely, you can see the frames of her eyeglasses are made from adra.

    Seeing as Patel is writing her, I just hope she doesn't go full Maneha on her and she turns out to be a BioWareian token bisexual option to appease all the fans clamoring for romances porn.
     
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    I'm really excited for this game, but the new companions are a huge let-down, ranging from "meh" to "what the fuck is this shit".
    I hope "Ydwin" doesn't make it into the game, but with Paypal-fundraising after the campaign, 5M is still a possibility...
     
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    She'll definitely make it into the game, the only question is will she be a fully-developed companion, or just a sidekick.
     
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    Well, let's hope for the latter.

    I also liked the furry Orlan who is worried that his precious snowflake "Pirate Community" will split up. What the fuck is this shit. Will the writing in the entire game be on the level of Pillars' 1 whore quest? Fucking please bring Fenstermaker onboard at least...
     
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    If he's at least appropriately pirate-y (bloodthirsty, cruel, with a lust for booze and booty) I can understand a bit of loyal sentimentality to the organization that rescued him and gave him purpose.

    But if he turns out to be some sort of BG2-esque whiny little shit who's constantly going on about his captivity and how pirates are misunderstood and actually really nice people once you get to know them - fuck that.
     
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    She'll stay a sidekick, with only a little over 100k Fig funds to be added and 8hrs in the campaign left, there's no way it will reach $5M. And with the drop in publicity after the campaign is over, I doubt very much they'll raise more than a few hundred thousand, if even that much, through PayPal and backer pledge upgrades before the 30-60-90 day or whatever other deadline they'll have in place.
     
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    Looks like this game will be even bigger piece of shit then first...
     
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    I am playing through Pillars for the first time now and honestly I really like it in it's current form. Backed Pillars II but man the companions look fucking terrible. Give us a goddamn real dwarf with a huge beard and axe not fucking Sagani or the :prosper: in Pillars II.
     
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    Agree.
     
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    Based on...?

    'Cause by the looks of it so far (you know, Obsidian's ideas from the Fig updates, updates that you definitely didn't read) at least it should be an improvement on the 1st on several areas.

    But if you just said shit so that other forever grim "grumbling grognards" here will brofist you in fraternal ignorance, best be going fuck an unicorn for all I care.
     
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    I really hope Obsidian will take the relationship feature into the next level.

    Maybe they'll allow you to choose the way you fuck your companions (depends on how deep is their love to you...) and not just let you get "into relationship" by animating a stupid kiss after you bring them flowers.

    Ydwin, for example, looks like a librarian who got lost in her own library.
    So the first thing you should do, as a watcher of course, is to double penetrate her with Aloth.

    I think it should be a (two) sides quest.
    But you'll have to get Nelfgrass Dildo first.
    An ancient golden dildo with enough magic to make it vibrate all night long.

    Once you've got the dildo, you'll need to accomplish another quest: make Aloth a straight man again (otherwise he'll get a boner only when Ethos around...)

    And for that you'll have to find a mysterious device which can send electric waves into his testicles!

    It's a very hard quest.
    You'll have to fight a giant vagina with bad infection!

    But to hear Ygwin screams like that... It'll be worth it!!!
     
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