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Is it going to be published by Paradox Interactive?


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Paradox raised prices on PoE before a sale resulting in those reviews on steam for this great game? That's a terrible short sighted cash grab. Yeah.. Time to fly solo on this one Obsidian.



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Damn. That "rollback" message is hardcore.

PS: Their DLC policy *stinks*.

 

Nah, it's best DLC policy I've ever seen from a company. Fite me IRL if you think different. :p

 

Five bucks for a portrait pack, 7 bucks to unlock features present but not completed in the base game! IT STINKS!photo.jpg

 

 

It was such a great gift that PoE allow custom portraits. 5 bucks for few portraits are the reason behind why modding were discouraged.


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Paradox's pseudo-microtransaction cosmetic dlc doesn't really bother me when used in their grand strategy games. It's a way to allow them to fund development which isn't a required purchase.

I don't know how it was implemented for Tyranny (could you still as custom portraits yourself?) But it bothers me a little more since it's probably not funding development in the same way as with EU4, say, and aesthetics are more important in a role-playing game than a grand strategy game. That said it's still a fairly minor issue.

The rise in prices before the sale is bull**** though. I hope they don't repeat that again. That said, the negative reviews for PoE about me: the game doesn't become bad as a result of the price rise, and your hurting obsidian more than paradox.

In any case I hope obsidian go with whichever publisher works best for them. If that's paradox then it's paradox and I'll still support them. Of course, as a backer I'll get the game and expansion separately of the publisher but still.
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I used PoE portraits in Tyranny no problem. They sell a portrait pack for 4 bucks but you can ignore it and use custom stuff if you like.
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Damn. That "rollback" message is hardcore.

PS: Their DLC policy *stinks*.

 

Nah, it's best DLC policy I've ever seen from a company. Fite me IRL if you think different. :p

 

Five bucks for a portrait pack, 7 bucks to unlock features present but not completed in the base game! IT STINKS!

 

$5 to keep artists employed even when a new game isn't in development. $7 for additional features that required additional work to complete. You may not think those are worth the prices to you, but that doesn't mean the policy itself is bad.


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$5 to keep artists employed even when a new game isn't in development. $7 for additional features that required additional work to complete. You may not think those are worth the prices to you, but that doesn't mean the policy itself is bad.

 

Assuming something like this is true, then transparency would be necessary. Which I don't believe it is.


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I used PoE portraits in Tyranny no problem. They sell a portrait pack for 4 bucks but you can ignore it and use custom stuff if you like.

 

In which case I really don't see it as a problem.



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Damn. That "rollback" message is hardcore.

PS: Their DLC policy *stinks*.

 

Nah, it's best DLC policy I've ever seen from a company. Fite me IRL if you think different. :p

 

Five bucks for a portrait pack, 7 bucks to unlock features present but not completed in the base game! IT STINKS!

 

$5 to keep artists employed even when a new game isn't in development. $7 for additional features that required additional work to complete. You may not think those are worth the prices to you, but that doesn't mean the policy itself is bad.

 

Oh, puh-leeze. If it was any other company for any other game than an Obsidian RPG--it fit was EA for a BIOWARE game, for example!--that was charging money for a DLC to unlock already-in-the-game stuff, this board would be *ripping it apart*.

It's cosmetic microtransactions and *allowing* you access to stuff that's already there. That's all it is. It's the same stuff companies have been crucified by gamers for doing for years. Paradox is no better than EA on their DLC policy. Might be easier to work with, might be more hands-off for the company, etc. but their DLC policy is the exact same ****tiness. Has been for a while now.


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