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Game News Solasta: Crown of the Magister releasing on May 27th

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

    Jan 28, 2011
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    Tags: Solasta: Crown of the Magister; Tactical Adventures

    Tactical Adventures hinted last week that the final launch date for Solasta: Crown of the Magister was imminent. Today they announced that the game will be leaving Early Access on May 27th. Here's the announcement along with an excerpt from the accompanying FAQ:

    Solasta is graduating from Early Access!
    On May 27th 2021 after a little more than 7 months in Early Access, Solasta will finally launch its 1.0 version with all the promises made during our Kickstarter Campaign! What a ride it has been, from the small prototype made by the hands of Mathieu Girard (our CEO and Creative Director) in Summer 2018, to the core team of Tactical Adventures shaping up end of 2018, to our Kickstarter Campaign and Ruins of Telema Demo in Summer 2019, to our Early Access launch in Autumn 2020... all of this leading to full release in Spring 2021!

    And we wouldn't have made it this far without you, our community, supporting Solasta in your own ways - whether by backing us on Kickstarter, buying the game on Steam / GOG, giving feedback and reporting bugs to help us improve the game, or simply talking about Solasta to your friends! To think that our Discord server, which had less than 200 members when our Kickstarter started now has grown to 5,500 members. Our tiny subreddit with 12 subscribers is now nearing 2,000 subs. And we just passed 3,000 Steam reviews and 45,000 members on the Solasta Steam group!

    We'll have more exciting news leading to the final release of Solasta: Crown of the Magister - so keep an eye out for more information!

    Frequently Asked Questions - Launch Edition

    Since we've announced that our next update would be the 1.0 launch of Solasta, we've seen a lot of questions going around. Considering not everyone has been on the Solasta train since our Kickstarter Campaign, we thought it'd be best to tackle them in a little FAQ so that people know what to expect from the full release of the game!

    Is the level cap going to be level 10? Not level 20?
    Indeed, it has always been planned that the level cap would be level 10. We've announced from the start that you wouldn't be able to go past level 10 in our first game at launch. There are quite a few reasons for that, as each additional level would require:
    • Development time to implement the new features, as well as animations, visual effects and sound effects for each class.
    • Time and money to design, create and implement new and higher CR monsters (who also need their own animations and effects), otherwise you would just demolish any encounter at higher level.
    • Time and money to increase the length of the campaign, meaning more work for the narrative and level design teams, as well as more recordings required.
    So we always knew and said that level 10 would be the limit, given the scope of Solasta: Crown of the Magister. Which doesn't necessarily mean that the level cap will forever stay at level 10 post-launch!

    Why are certain D&D classes like Barbarian and Bard missing?
    Just like with the level 10 cap, we've been clear from the beginning that the 6 classes available at launch would be the Fighter, the Rogue, the Wizard, the Cleric - and the two classes that were added through the Kickstarter Stretch Goals, the Paladin and the Ranger. There is also a 7th class that has already been announced, the Sorcerer, who will be available in a free post-launch DLC for everyone.

    As for the other classes, they may be added in future DLCs but we don't want to make any promises before the game is out. That said, trust me when I say that we want to have them in Solasta as much as you do!

    Where is the Battle Master Fighter? The Vengeance Paladin?
    Remember that Wizard of the Coast only granted us a license to use the SRD 5.1, not the full D&D license - meaning that we can only use what's in the SRD 5.1. This includes the vast majority of the tabletop ruleset and most of the classes, races and spells - but only one subclass for each class. This is why you won't find certain official archetypes, feats and spells in Solasta - which we replaced by homebrew content linked to our own setting.

    Can we expect further updates after that?
    While we don't plan on adding more content to the campaign, we do intend to make sure to keep an eye out for bugs, balance issues or popular improvements requested by the community - we're not going to suddenly disappear. Also, because the Dungeon Maker is a recent addition to Solasta, it will still be in Beta at launch - meaning we will be doing some Dungeon Maker upgrades as well post launch.

    Depending on how Solasta performs, we might also work on some paid DLCs - but we have a game to finish first before thinking about that!​

    Excellent. I guess the fancy trailers will be coming later.
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  2. hellbent Augur

    Aug 17, 2008
    Good news that they've set a release date. Hope they keep their promise of more upgrades to the Dungeon Maker post-launch, as user-made campaigns will yugely help replayability long term.
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  3. Crispy Don't get old. Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

    Feb 16, 2008
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    Really looking forward to the final release.

    Solasta comes as close to actually playing tabletop D&D as almost any other RPG I've ever played. It may not match the great ToEE, but it's right behind it in my book.

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  4. Iluvcheezcake Liturgist

    Aug 27, 2014
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    Looking forward to this :)

    Full mage team here I come :))))
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  5. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

    Sep 25, 2012
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