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Eternity Pillars of Eternity + The White March Expansion Thread

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Perkel, May 29, 2015.

  1. Perkel Arcane

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  2. Orma Arcane Patron

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  3. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    That's good to know, though not incredibly surprising. Why couldn't they mention that in their Kickstarter update yesterday along with the stupid card game plug?
     
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  4. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    God willing, this will be the Mask of the Betrayer expansion for Pillars.
     
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  5. Latro Arcane

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    Probably knew people would fling shit before the expansion news and that nobody would notice -after- an expansion announcement.
     
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  6. AMG Arbiter

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    They already said it will be like tales from sword coast. It's not a new capmaign, just couple more dungeons.
     
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  7. Perkel Arcane

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    Ib4 Od Nua expansion:

    - New things to build
    - Repair system !
    - You can hire 12 people now
    - several more different people you can have in your stronghold
    - 2 more shops. One with standard non magical weapons. Second with standard non magical armor
     
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  8. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    It seems somewhat unlikely that a game with a 15 level megadungeon will choose to just add more dungeons in its expansion. By "Tales of the Sword Coast type expansion", they may just mean that it will add areas to the existing game, which may not necessarily be dungeons. Heck, even the actual TotSC added a town, small though it was.
     
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    I hope they flesh out Defiance Bay. It feels very empty compared to Baldur's Gate. The same goes for the stronghold, it was very much an afterthought during my playthrough.
     
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  10. Perkel Arcane

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    Yeah i don't think they will be able to do MotB like expansion in few months.
    On other hand if they have their engine now completely figured out and pipeline...
     
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  11. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    I call dibs on the expansion review.
     
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    Real or not?
     
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  13. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    May be worth waiting for both expansions to be released, especially since it was described as a "one expansion in two halves" kind of thing, but I suppose we'll see. They do have to make that first half a worthwhile purchase all on its own.
     
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    Maybe they'll conclude the first part with some kind of cliffhanger...

    ...the C&C of which may or may not be ignored/railroaded in the second half.

    I'm surprised to see the expansion being showcased so soon. I guess they weren't kidding about being able to make environments really fast now.
     
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  16. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    I'm interested in seeing how they're going to go about it. The BG2 expansion was something you could do after finishing the main game, while the BG1 expansion not only asked you to restart or reload an earlier save, but basically didn't change the game experience at all until you reached the mid-levels. There's some fine expansionology to be applied here.
     
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    Actually, if you had a Final Save in vanilla BG1, the TotSC installer helpfully converted it, transporting your party to the expansion town. Little-remembered fact nowadays.

    Also, in BG2, Watcher's Keep was accessible in SoA, so ToB is actually both kinds of expansion!
     
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  18. imweasel Arcane

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    Darth Roxor will be doing the real review.
     
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  19. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    We can do a roundtable review, with Roxor focussing in-depth on the game mechanics, Grunker on the broader implications for the card game and PnP spinoffs, and me focussing on the story aspects.

    I think I started a new playthrough when TotSC came out, so I never made use of the conversion. The PoE expansion is supposed to have TotSC's scope (only for the first part, or with both combined?), but the balancing side will be much tricker; if you consider how much direct and indirect (through major bugfixes) balancing is still going on right now, and combine that with raising the level cap (basically assured at this point), you're looking at a massive increase in balancing effort. You'll probably need to do either a free full party respec or a replay of the base game by the time they've established a new balance. I am prepared for either.
     
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  20. Ulrox Learned

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    What I took from it was that it would be about as big as tales from the sword coast. Which wasn't very big, and then later on the real expansion would come. So I'm guessing that we're heading to cliffhanger city, with cliffhanger plot and cliffhanger cliffhangers. Something which black isle was very fond of doing with baldur's gate dark alliance.
     
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  21. Zeronet Learned

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    Didn't they mention they were doing a 'quick' expansion and then a bigger one? I just hope they've learnt the lessons from the extensive feedback, it was a good fun experience but it could be better. I also recall hearing the stronghold was on the block for some love.
     
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  22. Lhynn Arcane

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    P5 for the ps3 too? man i have to get that console.
     
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  24. made Arcane

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    Is this the expansion that brings the fun?
     
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    Retweeted by Brennecke so I guess that confirms it.
     
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