Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire


#1

The crowdfunding site is live-- minimum pledge for a copy of the game is $29, or $24 if you pledged at Fig.co before for Wasteland 3. ETA is Q1 2018 but don’t expect them to make it.

Gameplay-wise it looks like more of the same, which is perfectly fine by me! Greatly improved graphics, yadda yadda yadda. They also added NPC schedules ala Ultima 5.

I pledged instantly, and if you want to support great PC CRPGs, you should too.


Pillars of Eternity
#2

I really need to play the first one, I haven’t made it past the opening bonfire area, heh.

Wait, they expect this for Q1 2018? Whoa…

Backed it! I know I will finish Pillars 1 before this comes out.


#3

I was not thrilled with the combat in Pillars, so I’ll wait for the inevitable sale after launch sometime just to experience the story.


#4

Did you play after they added NPC AI? That improved the game immeasurably for me.


#5

Nope, I actually started playing it around the time of the announcement of that AI being added, so I shelved it and just haven’t found time to go back, its on the todo list!


#6

The awkward naming schemes continue.


#7

And its about to pass $200k pledged.

Impressive, most impressive.


#8

Didn’t you just cheat your way through the game anyway? :D

I wonder if they’re giving any consideration to a 4-person party, or at least an option to balance for a 4-person party. Managing 6 gets tedious.


#9

Here is how Pillars 1 did, from the kickstarter page. I am surprised they didn’t go back to kickstarter. Is fig better in some way?

73,986 backers pledged $3,986,929 to help bring this project to life.


#10

It looks like they own Fig so they want to pump it up for other developers to use.

It has a profit sharing model like WMD. (Just checked: I’ve received 30 Euros from my 10 Euro investment.) They don’t take an up front fee. They also have Kickstarter-style rewards.


#11

Obsidian’s CEO Feargus Urquhart is on the board of Fig.


#12

I can’t type the word YAY loud or big enough.


#13

Deadfire is the name of a collection of islands, looks like it’s the location the game takes place. So, like calling it The Sword Coast. /shrug


#14

A new golden age of the Infinity Engine. Our generation is truly blessed.


#15

I feel bad for the steward of Caed Nua.


#16

That’s you-- you play the same character as the first game.

Remember the giant jade statue scattered throughout the endless paths of Caed Nua dungeon? A God comes back to life, possesses the statue, digs itself out of the earth, and basically destroys the place. That’s where the story begins.


#17

Spoilers I guess if you haven’t played PoE, although it’s nothing compared to what’s on the fig page.

I was talking about the lady in the throne. After waiting countless years and numerous failed lords, she was so happy when you restored everything, killed the master below, etc.


#18

Someone on some thread somewhere quoted someone saying something about the party size being reduced down to 5.


#19

5 is ok. On my last run in PoE I used a Chanter so I effectively had a party size of 5 as far as micromanagement goes. Felt pretty good.

I’m quite hyped for this, once I actually gave the combat in PoE a fair shot I really started to enjoy it and appreciate all the balancing that went into it.


#20

Holding out hope for a redesign of the buff/debuff condition spam of the first game too, but I doubt it’ll happen.

I just don’t want to have to care about the difference between Frightened, Scared, Feeling A Bit Tetchy, and The Meat Served For Lunch Was Questionable.