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Eternity Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pre-DLC Thread

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Infinitron, May 8, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
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    Not a flop, but investing in a game to take off like D:OS and getting one that looks like it's selling about 60% as much as PoE1? Feels bad man.

    Potential upside for Obsidian: The game is EXPENSIVE at $50, so with positive word of mouth, carefully planned discounts could attract a lot of attention. Eg, a 10% discount puts it at the same price point as D:OS 2. But they better put somebody who isn't a moron in charge of this.
     
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  2. TheSentinel Magister

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    How will they profit a lot? Don't they even have to share the profits with fig investors?
    Feargus will try for the Elder Scrolls clone Pillars game for the big SLAMDUNK & watch it fail miserably and he'll kill the IP for good.

    Tbh killing the IP would be preferable to turning it into co-op shit.
     
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  3. Gay-Lussac Arcane

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    Every romance has a very clear "fuck off" option right off the bat, press it and forget about it. You very clearly want to try the game, why get hung up on this shit?
     
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  4. Lexx Augur

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    Well, I'm loving it. Sure isn't perfect, but heck, I couldn't even be arsed to finish PoE1 due to loading times and encounter spam.

    Regarding the romance stuff. What annoyed me is how the gay fish started approaching me. It felt very out of place in that situation and was just kinda embarrassing. I wouldn't mind it if I - as player - would have started it, but the way it was done... eh. Also: Why are there no romances between my party members? Why is it that always everyone is hot on the player only?
     
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  5. TalesfromtheCrypt Arcane

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    Oh I will try it, I backed it at CE edition tier :mixedemotions:

    I was just curious as I can’t play it myself right now due to the lack of a good computer.
     
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    Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    If Obsidian makes money enough to pay the bills and break even (probably 100% chance), they are good to go again.

    Its better to stay on the market than close the doors.
     
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  7. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    I'm sort of surprised people are talking as though this game has failed or is going to fail commercially.

    D:OS2 selling well overnight was the exception and not the rule, this game is going to be selling hundreds of thousands in the 20-30$ range for years and years.
     
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  8. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    The game didn't sell well because of quite a few reasons but mainly because of the first game. DOS 2 sell because of the same reason,people liked what they saw in the first game and decided to buy the second,while PoE was a total mess and very disappointing in all aspects. Now don't get me wrong,the DOS games are pile of manure but for the generic customer they delivered what they promised. While PoE did deliver anything to expected standard,the same thing happened with Watch dogs and Titanfall games. Also we shouldn't forget the MCA drama,that effected sales too.


    TalesfromtheCrypt i am pretty anti sjw and have pretty low tolerance for it,must say that the game have some but it is not hamfisted and very annoying. The population is like 80% niggers and 50% women and 90% of people in power are women. But it is kind of believable seeing how all of them are unwashed barbarians and not Aedyran nobles like me,also the free attack button helps a lot for the immersion. The writing is pretty garbage for most part but the game is mainly exploration orientated. There are a few cool parts like the undercity,just don't go down with the lift,wait to finish the quest for the blackmarket boss.
     
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  9. pomenitul Learned

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    In spite of its inevitable issues (it is, after all, a video game), none of which will be spared by the professional naysayers on this here forum, so far (I'm in Nekataka) it strikes me as a very good effort, mostly an improvement over the first instalment. It would be a shame if it were to bomb utterly but such is the age we live in. D:OS2 was indeed the isometric exception, and for all the wrong reasons.
     
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  10. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Also does anyone know where to find some useful soulbound item,i have 5 and all of them are weapons.
     
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  11. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    Again, not sure where the notion Pillars of Eternity II has failed or is going to fail commercially is coming from. Could really use clarification on this.
     
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  12. Tygrende Learned

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    I stole a kraken's eye from the tavern, then learned that the tavern was named after it and I made the owner very sad.

    I felt bad so I wanted to put it back in its place. Imagine my disappointment when I realized it's an ingredient and you can't transfer these into containers.
     
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  13. 2house2fly Liturgist

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    They pumped a lot more money into this than just the kickstarter budget, which was already bigger than the first game. Spending a lot more money on the sequel and not even coming close to the original in terms of sales is pretty much a flop, relatively speaking
     
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  14. 2house2fly Liturgist

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    Do they really have the money right now to be hiring new people?
     
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  15. 2house2fly Liturgist

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    You have found every single soulbound item in the game.
     
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  16. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Yeah, I think people are forgetting that this game in all likelyhood went significantly over budget because someone had a retarded idea they need to have #metoo feature parity with D:OS2. Full VO and those Critical Role idiots aren't cheap.
     
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  17. StrongBelwas Learned

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    Its the one IP they totally control without any strings attached like the deal with the Tim Cain project (And who knows how that will turn out in the end), they'll find some way to use it. If its in the form of a PoE 3 I'd expect Feargus just told the team to give it a major scope downgrade though.
     
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  18. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    The only thing that i didn't pilfer in the whole world :cool:,maybe the only thing people react if it goes missing.

    Don't even joke about this.
     
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  19. Blakemoreland Hybrid Boss Magister Patron

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    Can you provide any evidence that VO is really expensive?
     
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  20. Lexx Augur

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    I paid about 2k € for 2 voice actors with (in total) 2.5k words of text for a project last year. PoE2 is a very word heavy game, so I'm expecting huge costs.
     
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  21. TalesfromtheCrypt Arcane

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    So who is Obsidians marketing person, someone from Feargus family?

    I didn’t know Katrin Gardner left, I thought she was cute and did a good job on the update videos.
     
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  22. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Infinitron,obviously!
     
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  23. Lahey Magister Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
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  24. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    You guys are also overlooking that the potential market for this on GOG (nowadays) could easily duplicate the Steam sales, 1:1.
     
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  25. 2house2fly Liturgist

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    I wouldn't be surprised if there were more that got cut. It probably takes more time to make sure the code for leveling them up is done right and meeting the conditions causes them to fire off effectively, vs a normal unique weapon. They already didn't have much time for bugfixing and I imagine some hard choices had to be made between a soulbound weapon that might not work right and no soulbound weapon at all. On the plus side, upgrading a unique item seems to be more involved now
     
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