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Shadowrun Shadowrun: Hong Kong Pre-Release Discussion [GO TO NEW THREAD]

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Infinitron, Dec 16, 2014.

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How much HBS is going to get for his Hong Kong campaign ?

Poll closed Jan 14, 2015.
  1. Less than 1.500.000

    62.1%
  2. 1.500.001 - 2.000.000

    29.8%
  3. 2.000.001 - 2.500.000

    9.9%
  4. 2.500.001 - 3.000.000

    3.7%
  5. 3.000.0001+

    8.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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  2. t Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Aaand over 10k backers.

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  3. Rean Instructor Patron

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    It's weird how the number of backers is going up but the total seems to be staying around $380k.
     
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  4. agris Arcane Patron

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    The average per donor is dropping. About USD $38.6 per pledge :P
     
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  5. Stainless Veteran Arcane

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  6. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    Well it would be higher if they had OFFERED A PHYSICAL BOXED EDITION!!!!!!

    :x
     
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  7. Turjan Arcane

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    Well, I backed this. Not via Codex though because I used the wrong quest compass in the Fundraiser box...
     
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  8. polo Erudite

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    More like i came, i saw, i backed, and then i came again.:codexisforindividualswithgenderidentityissues:
     
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  9. HanoverF Arcane Patron

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    MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Codex USB, 2014 Divinity: Original Sin 2
    50,000 from enhanced cyber
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    I hope that means what I think it means
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  10. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    But they do it for free
     
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  11. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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  12. cfisher2833 Learned

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    Schweet. I was hoping I'd get to see Gaichu by the end of the night.
     
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  13. eric__s ass hater Developer

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    Was hoping they were going to reveal he's actually Raichu.
     
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  14. Tzaero DEPARTED Patron

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    For all we know it could of been Buzz Aldrin.

    Also I'm hoping this bunch of Shadowrunners are pretty dysfunctional.
     
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  15. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    Perhaps they watch anime.
     
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  16. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    From a writing standpoint (in the Shadowrun Universe) I am very curious how Gaichu will be written.
     
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  17. LeStryfe79 President Spartacus Patron

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    He will be written like Wei Yan of Dynasty Warriors.
     
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  18. Jason Liang Arcane

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    Gaichu has HMHV Virus, so (iirc) he will either be a ghoul or a vampire, depending on the strain. That's cool...

    My secret hope is that they continue Mercy's plot (and maybe Jake from SRR) in this one.

    It kind of feels like that this will be the last one, forming a trilogy (SRR, DF and HK). So hopefully all the loose ends are tied up.
     
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  19. Nevill Arcane

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    Hey. Hey!

    I have a pretty good idea what it is about and I can't imagine a feature more useless than that, especially considering how the real-time was implemented so far.

    It isn't a strategy game where you have to reorder your troops just to make them not stand in each other's way. We are only talking 4 units here.

    The formations are usually used to put the squishy ranged/support units behind someone who can tank. But the initial positioning rarely matters, as once the combat starts, you will be diving for cover 90% of the time, because standing in the open is often suicidal. Therefore, most formations will fall apart in the 1st turn.

    There is no benefit in implementing formations when you can't easily correct them - and you can't in a game where you only control 1 character. It is much more useful when you fully control the party at all times and can manually adjust positions of some units in the formation that do not fit your current battle plan.

    Pretty much the only use I can think of for this 'feature' is to make your runners not bunch up when you open a door and there is an ambush behind it. You might eat more grenades on the first turn than you signed up for.

    I've been playing the "Stitch in Time" mod for SRR, and entering turn-based combat at will solves 95% of situations where you might have wanted to use formations by letting you position your units wherever you want to prior to the beginning of combat. Most of the time you will place them in cover, and that is something that a crude automatic solution simply can't do.

    The devs seem to share this view.
     
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  20. SuicideBunny (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

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  21. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    These guys really are running on a skeleton crew, aren't they
     
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  22. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    WAT? I won't put in a personal pledge, then.

    I no longer use Kickstarter directly. I know the Codex pledge goes in via Kickstarter, but I used PayPal for that, too.

    I guess I will have to buy the game on release day if I don't win a copy in the Codex raffle.
     
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  23. SuicideBunny (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

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    it's a bit stupid though, since they could just offer a few tiers and sell pledges via humble, like pretty much all the indie kickstarters, which requires almost no effort on their part.
     
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  24. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Yeah, they could use Humble widget, especially given that they're already selling previous SR games on Humble store.

    AFAIK Humble guys specifically support that kind of use.
     
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  25. Darkzone Arcane

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    I don't know the Shadowrun lore, therefore i have to ask here this question: Is Hong Kong in Shadowrun still controlled by the GB? I mean that could explain the crew names.
     
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