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Game News More Wasteland 2 news

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Zed, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    Tags: Brian Fargo, InXile Entertainment; Liz Danforth; Wasteland 2

    Brain Fargo answered a few community questions over at No Mutants Allowed. The questions cover multiplayer, DLC and the ever-popular quest compass.

    Fargo doesn't like day-0 DLC:
    Will the game contain any form of day-one or small DLC (not expansion pack-sized ones post-release)?

    Hell no there won't be day one DLC... everything is going to the game as it should be. I feel like I've been taken advantage of in other games in which they tried to sell me stuff that was already completed. This isn't a free to play model. Now of course I might insist on a red boots DLC pack for fun. ​

    Also, don't forget to check out our own recent Q&A here.

    But wait..! There's more!

    Liz Danforth writes on her blog about her experience writing Highpool for Wasteland, and how she will make an area in Wasteland 2 at least as emotionally engaging:

    Right now, it looks like I’ll be doing just a little in the new game, but at least one map. Expect a worthy successor to Highpool. Expect me to jack around with your emotions and expect your decisions to have consequences. I know more about games and game design than I did then, and I’d like to think I’m at least as creative today as I was then, if not more so.
     
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  2. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    PROTIP: Brian Fargo is a BRO. :salute:
     
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  3. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    I added the Liz Danforth blog. Fargo linked it on twitter. Very nice read.
     
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  4. Licaon_Kter Augur

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  5. hiver Guest

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    Will the game contain a quest compass?

    We have no plans for a quest compass. We are designing this game to maximize exploration and discovery and through good design it should work fine. I like the tension of wandering off and stumbling upon random encounters... makes you pay attention. I made one comment that IF for some reason despite everything people are complaining about getting lost all the time then maybe we would look into ways to counter that. We are not making this game to try to appeal to a mass market and it has always served me well to assume the audience is smart.

    / well, this should assuage some fears at least.
     
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  6. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "We are not making this game to try to appeal to a mass market and it has always served me well to assume the audience is smart.​
    PROTIP: Brian Fargo is a BRO. "

    Explains some of the games Interplay released under his watch. LMFAO
     
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  7. Achilles Arcane

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    Most of them are classics to this day.
     
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  8. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    "Explains some of the games Interplay released under his watch. LMFAO"

    It sure does. Big difference between them and this:

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Licaon_Kter Augur

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    game difficulty is a whole discussion on it's own :-\
     
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  10. vazquez595654 Arbiter

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    What about a Betrayal at Krondor kickstarter?
     
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  11. bminorkey Guest

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    The irony being that David Gaider is completely correct - being hardcore doesn't have much to do with intelligence - but something like a quest compass or toning down of strategic depth is not "appealing to the masses", it's straight out telling your players they are spoiled monkeys. So being a casual gamer here is equated with being retarded anyway.
     
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  12. Hekateras Educated

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    There's actually been some talk recently from the makers of BaK for a BaK remake kickstarter.

    Unfortunately, it guttered out on Feist's end, as the rights to BaK aren't available at this moment. It might be referring to how Feist is currently writing the final book of the trilogy the novelisation to BaK is part of. Maybe after it's published the situation will change. It's reassuring, at least, that Neal and John Cutter are still interested in BaK.
     
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  13. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "Most of them are classics to this day. "
    Have you played all these so called 'classics' released by Interplay under Fargo? LMFAO​
     
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