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Game News Pillars of Eternity II Fig Update #52: Beast of Winter Screenshots

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire; Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Beast of Winter

    Last week Obsidian officially revealed the Beast of Winter expansion DLC for Pillars of Eternity II in a Twitch broadcast. For those who missed that news, they've now published a Fig update about it, with some screenshots and details about Vatnir, the expansion's grotesque Godlike sidekick.

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    If you tuned into the stream or took a look at the VOD, you may have noticed Vatnir, the sickly-looking Endings Godlike. This new sidekick has been a studio favorite since his conception, and we've been anxiously waiting to finally, officially, reveal him to the community.

    Vatnir is a rare Priest of Rymrgand with the Condemnation domain and a focus in Famine, Entropy, and Winter. Additionally, any spells that depend upon a priest's god and faith reflect Rymrgand's portfolio. Vatnir's Spiritual Weapon summons dual battle axes, Incarnate summons a scourge, and both the Call and Symbol of Rymrgand summons the cold from Rymrgand's realm to freeze his enemies. If Vatnir is just one too many priests to have in your party, he also has the option to multiclass as a Celebrant (Priest+Chanter), or a Zealot (Priest+Rogue).

    Vatnir's role won't just end with the DLC, however - you can bring him on your adventures throughout the Deadfire and he will chime in where he can...If he survives what awaits him in the cold depths of Harbinger's Watch.​

    In other news, Obsidian have released a minor new patch for Pillars II that gives players the option to buy the items from the pre-release secret code scavenger hunt if they don't have them (a category that includes all players on non-Steam platforms). You can read the patch notes for that here.
     
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    Why do these guys have such a hard-on for ice worlds?
     
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  4. Iskramor Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Killer album though
     
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  5. Iskramor Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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  7. TheSentinel Magister

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    another fucking kangaroo dragon
    what's wrong with obsidian?
     
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    PoE is such torture for me. I look at it and reflexively take a quiet breath of excitement. Is this real? At long last? Then I remember how bored I was on my way to Defiance Bay, or how I just was mindlessly stumbling to...grass city (citation?) when I stopped and asked, "what am I doing"? Only to quit, not load the game for weeks, and just uninstall it because I couldn't care. Terrabytes of free storage, yet I uninstalled a game that was 90% complete because I couldn't understand why I was playing it anymore. That's pitiful.

    I really do not appreciate the mechanics under its hood. That's my biggest gripe. I can't get over the bastardized quasi-4th Edition D&D with shitty spell casting. I also couldn't become interested in a setting that was a mediocre, contrarian, Forgotten Realms doppelganger with tortured phonetics. It's just so fucking close. Even still I look at it and think...maybe I should give it another try? I even have a free copy of PoE II that I haven't even installed yet. I tell myself that I'm waiting for all of the DLC to be completed, but in my heart I know that the specter of disappointment is actually what keeps me from playing it. What bothers me more than knowing the chicken nuggets are made with wood pulp--is that I can taste it. Despite my best efforts to swallow the deceptive aroma and savor it...the wood pulp is undeniable.
     
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  9. Safav Hamon Learned

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    I wish people that haven't played the sequel would stop using the original to trash it
     
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    great. more of these.
     
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  12. Aim1ess Novice

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    I actually love these parts. I would play an entire game that was just these(done with the stat checks and character creator and everything that an RPG entails.)
     
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    Same, they took it a step further in The White March, and then some more in the sequel, enjoyed them a lot.
     
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    I mean, who knows about the content yet, but the areas look very nice.
     
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  15. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    I enjoyed the text adventures of the original and those in the White March. They were among the better parts of the game, using them instead of visual cinematic events, etc. At the same time, the writing has to be good for the thing to really work.
     
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    Icewind Dale: The Legend Continues
     
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    White March was two times better than Icewind Dale, and three times better than IWD2.
     
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    I dont think anyone will argue this since Obsidiantards love everything by Obsidian and nobody beside them bought that DLC.
     
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    Let me refer you to this fine piece of internet game criticism, my friend -> http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=10683
     
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    Gee, look, more round rooms.
     
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    Considering White March was based on crap combat system, engine and characters there is 0% this is true.
     
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