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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Early Access Thread [GAME RELEASED, GO TO NEW THREAD]

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Bubbles, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Bubblesgender: ⚧ I'm forever blowing

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/larianstudios/divinity-original-sin-2/posts/1677168



     
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  3. Bubblesgender: ⚧ I'm forever blowing

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    There's also a press embargo expiring right now, but I don't think there's any new information. Maybe the projected launch time for all buyers (10am PT / 5pm UTC tomorrow) and the price ($44.99) are new, but otherwise I got nothing.
     
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    its on madafakas
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    Go to Larianvault.com
    create acc with the same email adress you paid with
    click on DOS2 kickstarter link
    Connect and confirm the email
    get keys
     
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    I already have an account created with the same email address I've used here. I have no key.
     
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    Installing now! I have to go to goddamn work right now, unfortunately.

    I love these guys at Larian. They are one of the best developers around right now.
     
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    Angthoron is in charge of Codex key distribution, but he probably thought he had time until tomorrow.

    The Watch did their distribution in late August, but to be fair, they also had a lot fewer backers.
     
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    rly?
    i even got all 4 keys for my Full Party and I didnt have a Lar account

    but I did get the confirmation from Ang a day or two ago that its "confirmed" and double checked. Did you get a PM from Ang?
     
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    Nope, not yet. I guess you're luckier than me.
     
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    I'll do a raffle for one key bit later in the gib forums.
     
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    I think I've never pressed INSTALL button so hard before.
     
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    The Watch still hasn't noticed that the game is live. Somebody could go over there and tell them.
     
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    Like they have any active members left.
     
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    85 % done. dis gon be gud?
     
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    Funny that you mention it, but Oblivion was actually a much better game precisely because of that.
    Of course "much better" still meant abysmal in this context, so it didn't really help, but that was about the only feature in game that more or less worked as advertised, was an improvement over Morrowind and even injected a little bit of sickly, fading life into the unsalvageable gameplay.

    That said, while I generally do enjoy day/night cycles in games, the butthurt ITT is completely lost on me.
    Day/night cycles are curious beasts that generally fall somewhere beyond two extremes:
    • Purely cosmetic lighting/sound/music change
    • In-depth implementation befitting a living world
    The latter can be very rewarding and open a lot of interesting gameplay opportunities, but the catch is that it's an all or nothing feature - once you decide to have it, you have to live with it and it touches pretty much every part of the game - every NPC now needs a schedule, which needs to be designed, implemented and tested, npcs that have scripted interactions now also need testing of how their schedules interact with each other, especially when additionally perturbed, now quests also need additional scripting and testing to account for all sorts of things - suddenly you have a huge amount of snowballing complexity on your hands and it all depends on how prepared you are to try and fail at tackling it.

    The former is easy to implement, but that's deceptive. Even cosmetic things have gameplay impact - players may prefer day or night for ambience or practical reasons (like seeing details or hidden items better, or exploiting the tell-tale glow of distant lightsources when it's dark) so they will want a wait function, which is non-obvious to implement in a coop game and, as it was already mentioned, it won't let you fine tune the ambience to the degree it's possible otherwise.

    All in all I think day/night cycles are only obviously beneficial in massively open world games, otherwise it's not at all obvious if they are desirable and if they are, their impact is small.
     
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    Downloading. Gonna postpone bedtime for this gem.

    :fuuyeah:

    Swen is such a bro. This is a nice treat for us backers. :D
     
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    The main title music is also great! :D
     
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    Not true, Quest for Glory, especially the 4th part, worked wonders with the mechanic.
     
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    PVP mode, crushed a poor soul. From the way he tried to hide from my Rogue I have to conclude: has to be from the 'Watch. Thanks for enabling us Swen.
     
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    First thing I noticed is that the game not only looks better than DOS, it also has better performance.
     
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    Of course it comes out early when I can't play it :argh:
     
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    FFS where is my key!!
     
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    Ah, so when they say "Thursday" they mean "Right after CET midnight", alright.

    Sent PMs to everyone regarding how your stuff should be claimed. Most people should have their stuff assigned to them, if there are problems, let me know.

    TL;DR:

    You'll need to use either your PayPal-associated e-mail, or, if I sent you a PM, an alternative e-mail as your "associated e-mail".

    That's about it. A couple of late stragglers that didn't send me alternative emails should likely get handled tomorrow, once Larian folks are back to work.
     
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