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Game News Pillars of Eternity II Fig Update #55: Seeker, Slayer, Survivor Screenshots

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire; Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Seeker, Slayer, Survivor

    As you might expect, Obsidian have published a Pillars of Eternity II Fig update about the game's upcoming Seeker, Slayer, Survivor expansion DLC for those who missed its reveal at PAX West this weekend. Screenshots, some brief details, the usual.

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    In the slightly nearer term, the update also announces a date for the 2.1 patch, which will be adding the god challenge modes described in last month's update. As I recall, those were supposed to be out in August. Instead they're coming on September 11th, just two weeks before the new DLC - which is supposed to be accompanied by another patch adding two more god challenge modes. Will Obsidian be able to meet their schedule?

    Patch 2.1 and Incoming

    Patch 2.1 will be available on September 11th! It's currently on the Beta Branch, and Josh Sawyer would welcome any feedback you might have for the God Challenges below:
    • Abydon - The more you use weapons and armor, the more they will wear down and become "Damaged". This modifier will make them progressively worse and eventually destroy them, unless the mods are removed through Enchantments. Choose the items you will wear into battle wisely!
    • Skaen - With Skaen's challenge, when indoors or at night, fog of war encroaches more. Torches and lanterns can partially offset the additional fog of war, but only a little.
    Next month, we'll be bringing our first Mega Boss, Belranga, to Deadfire. This poison-dripping monstrosity is only for the highest leveled players and will test your party's mettle to new heights. We'll have more information on Belranga and her ravenous brood in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!​

    It seems there's been some confusion here. I'm pretty sure the first Mega-Boss is also supposed to come out alongside the new DLC, meaning this month. This is what happens when you fall behind schedule!
     
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  2. Safav Hamon Learned The Real Fanboy

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    Great promotional artwork!

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  3. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    I didn't know what these God Challanges will be, at first I thought they are going to be some simple fights or quests. But these are actually adding a new flavour to the whole game. Can't wait to see the other challanges in the future.
     
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  4. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Seems like a heavily dungeony DLC. Just what the doctor ordered.
     
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  5. Safav Hamon Learned The Real Fanboy

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    More of an arena than a dungeon, but I'll be satisfied as long as there are well designed and tactical encounters. They're claiming it's the hardest challenges in the series yet.

    My fear is that if they make the DLC too difficult it will review poorly. I've heard many people raging at the Neriscylas fight in Beast of Winter, and White March got bad reviews for the same reason.
     
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  6. Necroscope Arcane

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    I'm still waiting for them to fix Principi's "dance with the dead" quest that prevents me from finishing the game.
     
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  7. skyst Savant

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    The Neriscylas encounters were the best part of BoW. I was a level or two too low for the first encounter and it was actually quite challenging, basically the only time that I ever had to use consumables, summons, empowers to refill abilities, etc for anything other than speeding up a fight. If you don't wipe a few times on a boss fight then it's probably not balanced correctly.
     
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  8. Safav Hamon Learned The Real Fanboy

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    I agree, but that doesn't stop idiots from whining that it's too hard. An entire DLC full of even harder fights will get bad reviews.
     
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  9. TalesfromtheCrypt Arcane

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    So how is this game now with patches and DLCs? My Cuckstarter CE will probably arrive today, I just might start up this puppy.
     
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  10. Sizzle Arcane

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    It's alright, but if you've already waited this long - why not hold it off for a few months more so you can play the entire game with all DLCs?
     
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  11. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Then wait a year more for the definitive edition.
     
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  12. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    I don't think this game will have a Definitive Edition. At least, not a formal one that comes out after a year. I think the game will be considered "definitive" when the console version is released, which is supposed to happen at the end of the year.
     
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  13. Fred Educated

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    Weapon degradation is such a no fun mechanic (unless everything is well designed around it). Why are they doing it.
    Next patch, the game will alt tab every random 30-60 seconds.
     
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