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Game News Pillars of Eternity Kickstarter Update #83: Backer Portal, Backer Beta, and Wasteland 2 Keys

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Brandon Adler; Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity; Wasteland 2

    To the surprise of many, the release date for Pillars of Eternity is swiftly arriving, and Obsidian will soon be locking down pre-orders. Today's Kickstarter update has details about some associated changes they've made to the game's backer portal, and about its upcoming beta. I quote:

    A few very important changes will be happening on August 22nd.

    First, we will be ending the crowdfunding period for Eternity. This means that as of August 22nd, you will only be able to preorder the game and will be unable to back the game at reduced prices. If you have already backed the game before August 22nd this won't have any effect on you, but if you would like to back an additional copy of the game at reduced prices or buy any add-ons, please make sure you do it before August 22nd.

    Second, we are completely locking all tiers on August 22nd. This is necessary so we can start the manufacturing process for the various fulfillment rewards.

    We are going to completely lock down all surveys as well. We locked these surveys a few months ago for anyone that had in-game content (items, NPCs, inns, etc.), but we were still allowing people to enter in content for their credits and memorial stones. So, if you have any remaining credits or memorial stone surveys to finish, please do so before the 22nd.

    Wasteland 2

    If you backed a tier which included a Wasteland 2 key we have exciting news for you. Starting now, you can head over to the Products tab in your Account Profile to snag your Wasteland 2 Steam key. Please note: Only Steam keys are presently available. If you want Wasteland 2 on GOG, that won’t be available until InXile has released the game.

    Address Verification

    For those of you that will have physical goods shipped to you, you may now view your address on record. If you have a physical goods order, please verify that the address we have on file is correct. You’ll have some time to update us if not; we’ll let you know exactly when we need to stop taking address changes.

    Add-on Purchases

    One of the cool new features we have been working on is the ability for backers to purchase additional add-ons without having to create a new order or cancel existing orders. This means if you would like to add a beta key add-on (or any other add-on) to your order you can do so easily.

    Backer Beta

    Backer Beta is still on track to be released on August 18th. There were some key pieces of information I wanted to make sure everyone knew about, though:
    • We will be releasing the Backer Beta on Steam only. The reason for this is because Steam makes the process of uploading new builds much easier than other platforms. This will allow us to put out updated versions of the game more quickly than we could otherwise. The main game will still be available on all previously promised options (Steam, GOG, etc.)
    • You will be able to download your Backer Beta key from our backer portal. Once we release the Backer Beta, we will send instructions on how to get your key.
    • The Backer Beta key WILL NOT be the same key that you use to get the final game. It will only give you access to the beta version of the game. The main reason we are doing this is so that backers are not locked into Steam for the final version of the game. For example, you can use Steam for the Backer Beta and GOG for your retail copy of the game if you wish.
    • For feedback, we will be creating a special forum for Backer Beta discussions and bug reports. Our QA Lead, Matthew Sheets, will be on the forums often to collect data and get it input into issues for the team to fix.
    • Initially, we are releasing the Backer Beta on Windows only. We are still working out a few kinks on Mac and Linux, but we expect that we will be able to release those a few weeks after our initial release, if not sooner. We want to get Mac and Linux players in the game as soon as possible too.
    That's it for the update. Our next update will be when we release the Backer Beta!
    See the full update for instructions on how to use the backer portal's new features. Although as of this writing you can't because the portal has crashed due to all the traffic. :o
     
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  2. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Can't wait until these games are on GOG. Steam is for scumbag main stream pieces of crap.

    GOG > Steam

    Plus, if people are smart they won't get suckered into working on PE2 for free,. You should be paid to be an Obsidian employee. You fukkin' idiots think otherwise.
     
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  3. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    I apparently now have another extra Wasteland 2 key*.... :hmmm:... what shall I do...?

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    Is W2 even going to sell any games after release? Seems I've gotten so many extra keys in the last year.
     
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  4. jdinatale Arbiter

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    I can't remember, is the beta only for those who pledged at the Beta tier, or anyone who pre-bought the game?
     
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  5. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    It's also for PE backers too of a certain level. I qualify for it though I'm skipping free beta tetsing b/c that's for betas who like to be slaves.
     
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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Take a wild guess
     
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  7. Frusciante Arbiter

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    Just bought a beta key. Only 9 days until I can play this thing now
     
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  8. DosBuster Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    Will there be kind souls giving away beta keys like with wasteland 2? Especially since the beta key doesn't equal the full game like wasteland 2...
     
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  9. Trojan_generic Magister

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    Shit. Got the Wasteland 2 key with Tides of Numbarings, not with Project Eternity. So no key for me yet.
     
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  10. Trojan_generic Magister

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    The one and only thing where I agree with you.

    And, you spoil the game for yourself already before it's released.
     
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  11. Hormalakh Magister

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    Volly, if you aren't going to use your beta key, can i have it?
     
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  12. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Torment backers have had access to Wasteland 2 for like, months now.
     
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  13. Trojan_generic Magister

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    It's OK, I realised finally that this is a beta access, so I don't need it. The mail I got from Obsidian said nothing about beta.
     
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  14. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "Volly, if you aren't going to use your beta key, can i have it?"
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    I'm not gonna be Obsidian' lacky and send them a slave. I think I'll have extra online copies (not sure) for the real game when it comes, I'll probably have no problem sharing those. I protect victims even if they've been brainwashed by their victimizers.
     
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  15. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    :lol: I knew he would do that.

    inb4 Volourn plays it on his secret Steam account.
     
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  16. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Not sure if I want to spoil with the beta, actually. I might be too busy playing Risen 3.

    That's right. I'm being serious! Why are you laughing?
     
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  17. jiujitsu Cipher

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    25 bucks later my pledge has the beta add-on. 9 days bebe!
     
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  18. Turok Erudite

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    I don't wanna get spoiled, i only pledge for the digital copy. Thats all i can do, it´s too expensive for me.
     
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