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Update #69: Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity Project Eternity Teaser Gameplay New Name Logo Backer Portal Stretch Goals Interviews Articles

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Update by Brandon Adler, Producer

 

After months of hard work we are happy to present to you with Project Eternity's BIG update. We have lots of stuff to go over, so let's get into it.

Teaser Trailer

Through the hard work of the Project Eternity team we are proud to present our first in-game teaser trailer.

 

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Click to view the gameplay teaser.

New Name

If you've finished the teaser (and you've finished it, haven't you?) then you know we have another big announcement. Project Eternity is now officially known as Pillars of Eternity. In addition to that, we have a nifty new logo courtesy of Kaz:

 

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The new Pillars of Eternity logo.

Backer Portal

Pillars of Eternity now has a new Backer Portal! You can visit it by going here.

 

First things first, let's get into how you manage your pledges.

 

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To manage your pledge, click the link in the highlighted area.

 

In the image above you will notice a section outlined in a red box. Inside this box is a link to the pledge management page. There are actually a few different ways to get to the pledge management page (there is also a link on the top bar, for example), but this is the easiest from the home page. Click the link in the box and you will head to the pledge management page.

 

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From this page you can manage all of your pledges or link new ones.

The pledge management page is your first stop in collecting rewards. On this page you can do the following:

  • Review any pledges linked to your account’s email address.
    • Under the Your Pledges section we will list all of the pledges that are linked to the email address you have listed in your account. You can review these pledges and make sure that everything is correct.
  • Link an additional email address to your account.
    • You may have multiple pledges from multiple email addresses that you would like to associate with your account. By clicking the link in the Your Pledges section you can enter in another email address to link to your account. You will then be sent a confirmation email to the address provided. Once confirmed, any pledges linked to that email address will be shown under the Your Pledges section.
  • Confirm what pledges should be used for.
    • If you have pledged an amount equal to your selected tier on Kickstarter or PayPal the Backer Portal will automatically figure out what your pledge should be used for. On the other hand if you pledged an amount different than your selected tier level you will need to specify what the additional money or pledges were intended for. This can be anything from an add-on, to shipping, to a donation. If you need help you can select the option for Obsidian to contact you. We will contact you as soon as possible and get everything squared away. Keep in mind that if you choose for an Obsidian employee to contact you, your account will be locked until a representative has helped you. This is to prevent any incorrect selections.

 

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You can confirm and upgrade your tier on the reward management page.

 

Next, you will be taken to the reward selection page. On this page you will be able to confirm your reward selection by selecting the appropriate tier listed. If you are eligible for a tier upgrade, you can select one of those options instead of what you originally pledged. Don’t worry about the price differences, we will take care of that when you checkout.

 

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If you missed any add-ons during the Kickstarter, you can add them here.

 

Did you forget to grab a Pillars of Eternity t-shirt during the Kickstarter? No need to fret, after selecting your rewards, you can choose any add-ons that you would like to add to your pledge. You will find everything from shirts, to mouse pads, to Chris Avellone’s novella.

 

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You can review your order before finalizing it.

 

Once you are finished choosing your rewards and add-ons, you will have an opportunity to review your order before checking out.

 

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Fill out your shipping info, if needed.

 

If you have any physical goods, you will need to enter your shipping information.

 

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If you upgraded or added rewards, you will need to pay with a credit card or PayPal.

 

If your pledge covers all of your rewards and add-ons you have selected then you just need to confirm one last time. If you have selected a more expensive tier or additional add-ons, then you will be prompted to pay with a credit card or a PayPal account.

 

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Fill out surveys for any in-game rewards.

 

For those of you that have in-game rewards that require your help (Credits, Memorial Stones, NPCs, Items, Inns, Portraits, Adventuring Parties, etc.) or add-ons that require more information (shirts), we have surveys for you to fill out. Just click on the link once you have checked out or go to your profile to find all of the surveys you are eligible for.

 

Filling out the surveys is as easy as choosing whatever you would like from the various selection boxes and filling out any text for in-game rewards. If you don’t have enough time to fill out the survey in one sitting, just press the save button at the bottom of the page. Your answers will be saved for the next time you enter the survey. Once you are happy with your answers, you can choose to submit your survey.

 

Congratulations! Your rewards are now confirmed and any surveys you have are filled out. All that’s left to do is check out the areas of the Backer Portal. You can find more information about the game, videos, screenshots, and wallpapers.

Stretch Goal Poll

We've always taken your pledges seriously and we remain committed to giving our backers every stretch goal you reached during the Kickstarter campaign. Budgeting a game of this size can be daunting, but we always remember the cornerstones of our pitch and the features you funded. Even so, there are two things we know a lot of you have asked for: more wilderness areas and more companions. Both of these are very time-consuming, but we understand why so many people want them. Because we've seen these requests more than a few times, we would like to ask the community if you would be interested in new stretch goals to fund additional development. If not, no worries: we're still going to deliver on everything you've backed. Please let us know your thoughts in this thread on our forums.

Interviews and Articles

That’s not all. We also have a plethora of new interviews with members of the Pillars of Eternity team. Check them out below.

GameBanshee Interview
Eurogamer Article

Kotaku Article
PC World Summary Article
PC World Interview
Rock, Paper, Shotgun Interview
VGS - AM 640 Interview (YouTube version here)

 

That’s it for the update. The Pillars of Eternity team and the whole Obsidian crew would like to thank you for all of your support and help in creating the game over this past year. You can’t imagine how rewarding it is to get to work on this game with all of our Backers. Here’s to another great year!


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Loved it. Awesome stuff. Well worth the wait. :thumbsup:



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I'm so excited I'm speechless. Which makes it very convenient I don't have to use my vocal cords to type.
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Also, if the articles and interviews are not live yet, give them a bit of time. We told them the embargo was 2:00 PM and we just gave them the okay to post the articles.



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Is this heaven?


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Some of those interviews aren't even up yet.

 

EDIT: Uh, yeah.


Edited by Infinitron, 10 December 2013 - 01:39 PM.


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Is this the real life?  :wowey:  :wowey:  :wowey:  :wowey:  :banana:  :banana:  :banana:  :banana:  :banana:  :woot:  :woot:  :woot:  :woot:  :woot:  :aiee:  :aiee:  :aiee:  :aiee:  :aiee: 


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Nice! Great update, thanks! I really liked the magic part of the teaser trailer and the new areas :) 

 

Now to increase my pledge...



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Is this the real life?  :wowey:  :wowey:  :wowey:  :wowey:  :banana:  :banana:  :banana:  :banana:  :banana:    :aiee:  :aiee:  :aiee:  :aiee:  :aiee: 

 

 

No, it's fanta sea :p

 

:dancing:  :dancing:


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Posted this in the stretch goal thread:

Yep predicted the "more companions" as said over on the RPG Codex.

To be perfectly honest I think before you go offering the choice, you need to state what the cost of those features will be. For instance IF you were to pay for more Wilderness Areas / Companions, what wouldn't we get ? Or do you have money spare

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Some sleep for the watcher of updates...


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Nevermind.

Edited by C2B, 10 December 2013 - 01:52 PM.


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Backer portal is nice, but I'm much more interested in the gameplay trailer. It looks pretty good as it is, but I'm curious, how far is that in development, especially when it comes to spell effects? I don't mean to sound like some ungrateful brat (which I am), but considering how great everything else looks, I think the spell need more love :)

 

Then again, I would be more than OK with sprites if the storytelling stays on Obsidian's top of the top level.



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Curse you, workplace Youtube blocker!!!! *fist shake*

 

Must... watch... trailer!

 

Until then... Backer portal: ENGAGED!

 

Thanks for the stupendously awesome update! 8D!!!


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I have no pledge and I must scream.


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Bestest update!

 

The Eurogamer Article link is broken.

 

Here: http://www.eurogamer...-a-proper-video



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Oh yes. This is what I've been waiting for.
This is the good stuff.
Gorgeous teaser, loved some of those new environments

 

I don't suppose you feel like posting those two new companion portraits in a bigger res for us to admire?

 



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Thanks, finally! Pledge registration went pretty smoothly (although, for physical international shipping pledges, at one moment of the process it says you have $20 dollars left, which get re-applied during the last step when you confirm the order), and I really like the forum badge :)



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Curse you, workplace Youtube blocker!!!! *fist shake*

 

Must... watch... trailer!

 

 

Eh, it's not that spectacular...

 

 

...kidding. It's ****ing awesome.



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A+ update! The trailer made my day, or more precisely my night here in Europe.

Well done by the whole development team. I can't wait for launch next year.

Actually I'll have to continue my BG II replay session asap to make sure

my gaming skills won't be rusty by the time Pillars of Eternity is out.







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