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KickStarter Grim Dawn

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by JudasIscariot, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Been playing it for the past day and am enjoying it. The only other Diablo-like that I like is Diablo 1, and this is like the Diablo 2 that I wanted. I made a Demolitionist, and am focusing on firestrike + bombs. At first I couldn't figure out why anyone would use one handed guns over two-handed since the damage is so much lower and it seemed like I wasn't able to dual wield one handed guns, but apparently there is an item that lets you do that. I already took one of the skills focused on two-handed guns though so I suppose I will stick with rifles. The soundtrack is also really good.
     
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  2. Perkel Arcane

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    Yeah it definitely feels like D2/1. Though i wish i could change fonts and color coding, they look fucking gross.
     
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  3. DakaSha V Self-Ejected

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    Neither diablo 2 nor this feels like diablo 1, nerds
     
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  4. ArchAngel Arcane

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    Well GD feels more like D1 than D2 did. But PoE feels more like D2 than GD does.
     
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  5. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Yeah, that's true. I just meant it would have made more sense if Diablo 2 had been more like Grim Dawn in the visuals and general world design department, rather than the fucking mess that it was. But then I'm still only in the first area so maybe Grim Dawn also becomes filled with jungle tribes and Himalayan mountain people later on.
     
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  6. Aeschylus Prestigious Gentleman Swindler Patron

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    Dual 1H is probably better with Firestrike (there are indeed a number of items/relics that let you dual wield pistols, and a skill for Inquisitors) just because of the much higher attack speed causing mass projectile spam once you max Brimstone, but there are a few really good rifles as well.
     
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  7. DakaSha V Self-Ejected

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    I didnt play past the third act but up until then it stays reasonable. Bland even
     
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  8. Lacrymas Arcane

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    GD is about roaming a realistic countryside, i.e. featureless and samey fields, swamps, forests and small villages dotted here and there. It really is bland in that way.
     
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  9. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    Nothing about Grim Dawn's visual style or art direction popped out to me and made me think, "Wow this is such a cool setting." It's very generic, much like PoE and most other Diablolikes.

    Even though Diablo 2 was nowhere near as good as Diablo 1 when it comes to those things, it still felt like it had its own distinct style and had much more interesting places than a game like Grim Dawn. This is one of those games you could play 500 hours of and somehow still forget what half of it is like.
     
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  10. deama Liturgist

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    Anyone know if there are any mods that uncap the skill caps(or raise them)? So being able to put in 50 points into a skill instead of 10 or whatever it's cap was before.
     
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  11. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Still enjoying the game, but it feels far too easy. I'm playing on Normal, obviously since its my first playthrough I haven't unlocked the additional difficulties, but with the Veteran mode turned on yet I think I've only died 2 or 3 times overall, and those were because I basically got one shotted out of the blue. Is the game more challenging, in a good way, on the higher difficulties?
     
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  12. DakaSha V Self-Ejected

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    I never played on anything under the hardest difficulty that you can first select (veteran i think), and that was still quite easy. (I played on hardcore)
    Its known that grim dawn is piss easy garbage on normal. forgot to tell you lol
     
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  13. Tito Anic Magister Shitposter

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    It is not hard if you roll correct build. If you do not specialize - you will have problems with certain mobs, bosses.
     
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  14. Lacrymas Arcane

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    The expansion content is also a noticeable increase in difficulty, even on Veteran. You have to get at least poison resistance to not be frustrated by the swamp (yes, another one).
     
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  15. Zakhad Savant

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    As well as the factors mentioned above, you might find more challenge in the "rogue-like" challenge dungeons, of which there are presently four (one each for undead, Aetherials, Chthonians, and beasts). But it still depends on build, gear, etc.
     
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    I started playing the Reign of Terror mod with a friend. It's basically a 1-man project to eventually bring all of D2 + LoD into the Grim Dawn engine, and let me tell you the dude is phenomenal. Every zone is unique, and is far more atmospheric than even the original. All voice acting, and music has been imported from D2. Played on Veteran with my buddy, and we ended up getting our shit pushed in more than we'd like. Andariel was harder than any GD or D2 boss I can recall. Unfortunately, he's only approx. 50 - 60% finished with Act 2, and ran into some copyright issues with Blizzard in the past, but he seems to have worked around them, and gotten a 2nd modder to help him finish up faster. I think the Black Marsh may have been my favorite zone we've currently completed, which is odd, since I fucking hated it in the original.

    http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47624

     
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  17. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Why D2, though, D1 would've been much better.
     
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  18. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Accidentally sold my really OP gun that I had been using for like 7 levels without finding anything better. Didn't realize it until I had walked away from the store :|
    Found one of the skeleton key dungeons and it's fairly challenging compared to the other areas so at least that's nice.
     
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  19. Tito Anic Magister Shitposter

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    Cant you buy it back from the store?
     
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  20. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    As far as I can tell its gone once you leave the store. You can only buy stuff back while the store window is open.
     
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  21. Zakhad Savant

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    You're still in early-ish levels right? pre-50? The game has a real hurdle at 50 where a lot of good gear becomes available and levelling slows down at the same time (both in terms of skill points you earn and how fast you go up levels). So good gear pre-50 is often trash a short while after.

    The game has a couple of odd hurdles like that, too much gear all with the same exact level cap. Really noticeable when you have multiple characters, since with later alt characters, at level 50 you suddenly equip ten epic items from the communal stash stash and start roflstomping everything.
     
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  22. Okagron Prophet

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    The stuff you sell at the vendor only disappears if you teleport to another area. If you sell something, leave the store and then come back , it still will have the stuff you sold. The stuff you sell is in the tab on the right at the vendor you sold the stuff.

    Veteran and Elite in the base game are pretty lenient when it comes to difficulty, at least in the story mandatory areas. There is a noticeable jump in difficulty in the expansion on any difficulty though.
     
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  23. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Turns out I'm retarded. The gun had ended up in the extra bag I had gotten earlier from a quest, which I didn't realize was a separate, alternate bag (I thought it had just expanded the default bag size). Really though all the icons and texts in this game are so small I feel like I am going blind while playing it. I ended up getting better a gun in the skeleton key dungeon though, and then died to one of the bosses.
     
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  24. Chaotic_Heretic Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    so whens the the second expansion coming out?
     
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  25. Zakhad Savant

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    Second half of 2018, they said, so I assume with the requisite delay it'll be out early next year.
     
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