Official RPG Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

Game News Age of Decadence March Update

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

    Infinitron
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    87,310
    RPG Wokedex Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Tags: Age of Decadence; Iron Tower Studios; Vault Dweller

    The Age of Decadence Ganezzar beta is coming to an end. In the game's March monthly update, Vault Dweller sums up what's been added up until now, and what remains to be added still. Here's an excerpt:

    1. CONTENT

    Today's updated added another arena (the fort, only if you're the champion of Maadoran's arena, otherwise keep walking), Hector and Darganus' quests, honorary mention of your pal Miltiades, the annalist, the Second Acolyte (if there is the First Acolyte, why not the second?), Claudia - a charming country girl with the heart of gold and her own portrait, your old pal Feng, extended conversation with Varro about his motives, and probably something else.

    What's still missing?
    • The final Hector/Darganus' quests.
    • Tower infiltration to open the gates (siege only).
    • Journal (we're half done but didn't have a chance to finish it).
    • Achievements
    We should be able to do everything but the achievements in a week. If there are no issues with the existing content, we'll end the beta and release this content to Early Access.

    2. VISUAL AND MISC IMPROVEMENTS

    We added the long awaited Legatus' tent, some siege elements, improved Meru's throne room, added new houses and interiors.

    We also added new portraits, several new items and new icons for the existing unique items.

    3. SYSTEM CHANGES
    • Armor can be damaged in combat and repaired. Damaged armor has lower Damage Resistance. Take it to your local blacksmith for repair or repair it yourself with the magic of Crafting!
    • Hardened and Hardened Edge techniques no longer increase damage or DR. Never liked it, didn't have anything to replace them with. Until now! Now they increase armor's hardness (defense against damage to DR not your health) and weapon's hardness (chance to damage armor's DR)
    • But what about my damage? Not to worry, my good man, buy yourself a sharpening stone and go nuts. Keep in mind, the stones come from a mine up north and are somewhat of a rarity, so use them wisely.
    • Now you can craft helmets and shields! Aint that something?
    • Now you get up to 4 techniques (that's like twice as many!)
    • Changes to armor stats and block (lower penalties, higher DR to compensate for damage and removed Hardened technique); the Imperial Armor will turn you into a juggernaut.
    See the full update for a complete list of all the beta content, and some new images of portraits and inventory icons, "for the easily amused".
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 5
    ^ Top  
  2. Goral Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

    Goral
    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,304
    Location:
    Poland
    The thing that makes me happy the most is the fact that Militiades is being mentioned. It would be great if there was still some quest with him. I also hope that I'll have the chance to meet Neleos again. These are my two favourite characters in AoD (and cRPGs on the whole) and I assumed that our paths will cross again.
     
    • retadred retadred x 1
    ^ Top  
  3. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

    Vault Dweller
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    27,786
    I didn't want you to simply go to Miltiades for another quest, so the way it works, if you side with Darganus who represents the nobles in a certain conflict, he'll ask you what you think of Lord Miltiades (he heard the name if you helped Miltiades but doesn't know who he is). If you tell him that Miltiades is the noblest of men, he'll accept Miltiades' offer and that would bring you to Miltiades' quest #3.

    You'll see Neleos too.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 3
    ^ Top  
  4. Aenra Guest

    Aenra
    VD? Are achievements Steam-enforced, or something you guys wanted yourselves? I understand they can also be of help when other type of metrics are lacking, just curious as to the reasoning behind them.

    And i personally like the portraits: "Meru continues on his journey of self-discovery". Nicely put ^^
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  5. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

    Vault Dweller
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    27,786
    Steam forces nothing on developers. Achievements are a good feedback mechanism as they tell you how many people did this or that or got to a certain point.

    PS. I remember one guy wrote a very negative steam review and the only achievement he had was 'is life always this hard?' (i.e. he didn't finish a single intro quest).
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 7
    ^ Top  
  6. Ninjerk Arcane

    Ninjerk
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2013
    Messages:
    13,316
    Have a brofist you motherfucker :argh: why can't you write for PoE
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    ^ Top  
  7. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

    Crooked Bee
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    15,029
    Location:
    In quarantine
    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire MCA Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Itz true, AoD's writing is superb. badler, you know what to do.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    ^ Top  
  8. Aenra Guest

    Aenra
    Thanks VD :)
    Now get back to work, lol
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  9. Rean Instructor Patron Sad Loser

    Rean
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,865,988
    Location:
    Thors Branch Campus, Leeves

    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    That is my reason for liking achievements. Not for dick measuring, or score, or anything Xboxy like that, but for being a permanent record of what I've managed to 'do' in a game. They aren't a perfect way for judging completion of content, but they are the best we've got.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    ^ Top  
  10. Sothpaw Learned

    Sothpaw
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2015
    Messages:
    227
    Totally agree. If I knew how to brofist I would. My son will be old enough to understand my achievements soon and I am kinda excited to show him what his old man has done. Then he can hate me forever for playing so many games when I could have been spending more time with him.

    :kwafuckyeah:
     
    ^ Top  
  11. Rean Instructor Patron Sad Loser

    Rean
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,865,988
    Location:
    Thors Branch Campus, Leeves

    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    You will be able to brofist in about a year's time, unless you donate to the 'dex I believe.
     
    ^ Top  

As an Amazon Associate, rpgcodex.net earns from qualifying purchases.