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  1. I've run into Geyda not appearing. This is the 2nd time she has shown up and she isn't anywhere to be found. Game is fantastic though this is my first playthrough and I'm glad I waited this long for all the added content and patches. I think I'll wait awhile to play the 2nd game for the same bonuses. A game like this I only have time to play once (500+ games on my steam account, my backlog will last the rest of my life lol).
  2. Just checking in to report I have this bug just now so it's still in the game and not fixed as of today. Excellent game by the way thank you very much.
  3. Ok thanks everyone... I really want to go back and wrap some quests but I was afraid that my stronghold would be easier to build if I returned to them after finding. Thought I read stuff happens there free you complete missions. Also I already did gilded vale quests that can before I got there, it's the temple and the next handful of zones and on the way east to the stronghold that I really want to explore before going to the stronghold but just afraid to do it until after going there because of missing out of stuff or making the stronghold easier. Thanks for the replies.
  4. Hello Everyone, Currently I'm at a crossroads. I just got Durante and am wondering if I should go back and clear some previous quests in earlier zones, or just I just push on to my stronghold and THEN backtrack to the quests and such in the earlier first areas. Main one being the temple in the Gilded Vale There was just one pack of mobs there my group of 4 couldn't just take them out. I probably could have engaged the encounter quite a few times but I decided to just move on for now. I have destroyed ever other mob pack so far except that one for some reason. I thought I read that completing missions impacts the stronghold when you have control of it so I'm worried if I clean everything out up to the stronghold, I might miss stuff for the stronghold or not get as much exp, stats or whatever happens when you complete quests having your stronghold found and up and running . Thank you ver much in advance for anyone's help.
  5. I'd like to see them use PoE money on future PoE projects. The rich new world deserves the money they have already made as guaranteed funding for future projects. That being said I'd like to see them go to kickstarter to fund another game in this engine but as a brand new IP. Maybe a Sci-Story or space opera but I'd be way more than willing to back Obsidians next project on kickstarter if they choose to go that route, PoE project or new IP. After the PoE expansion, all the kinks in the engine should be worked out and their next games in this engine I'd assume will be excellent seeing what we got and what they have to build/improve on for future titles with PoE as the base. Things are def looking up.
  6. This is one of the things I hope gets fleshed out down the road and for the expansion so it's a different experience for those play throughs.
  7. Well at some point the company/Devs just have to go with what they have, try to polish it up as much as possible and then release knowing the can then keep tweaking, adding things and balancing through patching. If not, they could be developing a game forever trying to get everything right and the way they want things. Then factor in a kickstarter budget, that yes while it was a lot, is eventually limited and going to run out. That's what has happened here. It's really no ones fault and Pillars will be a better game 6 months from now. While I knew this with Wasteland 2 and have still held out playing it because of that, since pillars is having an expansion I decided to play it through now and then again when the expansion comes out because I feel it will be enough of a different experience to warrant another play through at that time.
  8. I would like to add that the hardback collectors edition strategy guide is awesome. You should look into maybe getting the Champion Edition and also order the hardback guide. If you don't care about the guide, the royal edition comes with the guide as a .pdf. If money isn't a problem, royal edition plus hardback guide is the way to go, if it is champion edition plus hardback guide is about the same price as the royal edition.
  9. I have everything now for my champion edition, all I had to do was right click on PoE on my steam list, go to properties, then local files and verify the integrity of game cache. I was missing around 150 files. After that finished my champion edition content now shows up in my PoE main folder and also on under the DLC tab on the same properties window where you go to local files to verify the integrity of the game cache. DLC is the last tab on the right. There were not there before but I still cannot do anything with those files from there but if I go to my Pillars folder under steam/steam apps they are now there and I can click on them and see/use them all except the documentary which says it isn't finished yet.
  10. Wow didn't see until just now a Dev replied.... No really thank you for all your hardwork. You all did an incredible job and I'm sure have brought smiles and thoughts of "oh wow how I have missed gaming like this on my PC" to many many people all over the world. As I said earlier I have been burned way WAAAYYY too many times on release day by games I was really looking forward to that it really is a magnificent surprise to actually have a kick ass day 1 experience for a game I have waited years for and have that complimented by an awesome guide showing up almost at the same time the game launched. This has been a super rare experience for me in today's gaming culture and it was special to get to experience it.
  11. It really is great and having this guide is just amazing. Im so glad I have the actual book and not a .pdf download of it. The actual 500 page hardback book really is just an amazing item and I'd rec to people that even if they received the digital download of it with their tier package or got one of the lesser tiers and were thinking about getting the $9.99 digital download off of the prima site or lastly are waiting for it to appear online for free.... DONT DO IT!!!! The collectors guide is just amazing. The only freaking problem with it is that it is filled with spoilers for the entire game lol. But man it's such a beautiful book and I'm soooo happy to have gotten it. And it even arrived within an hour of the game launch. Installing the game at 9:15am and having the book at 9:45am has just made this day which i was already looking forward to and have been excited for it even more incredible and a really amazing day. Too many times recently I have been burned by crappy day 1 release issues and sadly I was truly expecting the game to end up launching late, Green Man Gaming to not release codes on time or for my guide to have something lame happen and arrive late tonight or even tomorrow but everything went as smooth as could be. What a great day to be a PC gamer. Yeah PS4 got Bloodborne, but we got Pillars of Eternity with kick ass extras that you can just tell a lot care and hardwork went into putting this guide together. It is also a limited print, so once it's sold out its gone. Again for $30 off amazon I cannot recommend enough picking up the real hardback collectors version of this guide over the $9.99 download, your free pdf file download for the upper tiers or waiting for a gamefaqs free version online. And yes, that stupid silly grin is still on my face and I'm proud of it . Thanks again Obsidian and also all the backers that believed in Obsidians dream of bringing back the old isometric IE type games of yester year we all loved but were told by the suits and higher ups that we shouldn't like these games anymore because FPS, MMOS and hold your hand the whole time RPGs were now the games we were/are supposed to like and were/are now the future of gaming because they said so. One more huge thanks to everyone involved with this project and one more plug for the Collectors Edition Guide.... What are you waiting for go drop the $30 on it now from amazon and be happy and amazed just like I am. Cannot believe March 26th has turned out just the way I was hoping it would.
  12. I wanted to give a HUGE thanks to Obsidian and all the Devs/people that worked on Pillars of Eternity. 2 days ago having got my copy off of Green Man Gaming and also having ordered the collectors hardback strategy guy from amazon I had no updates from either company about my Pillars of Eternity products. Then early yesterday morning I was able to preload and amazon updated my order to shipped. Now, I had just started making my characters on Pillars of Eternity this morning at 9:15am and at around 9:45am my hardback collectors strategy guide arrived. So here I sit with a game I've waited years for, with my strategy guide in hand..... Everything delivered on time. I've just had a big dumb smile on my face all morning and haven't felt like this regarding and from a video/PC game in a real, REAL long time. Thank you so much for recapturing that magic I used to get playing PC/console games that honestly I have not had it quite some time. I hope this game brings you all a huge amount of success so you can continue to make the games you love and we can enjoy them. Thank you again so much. The hardback guide is absolutely beautiful as well, very happy I went with the collectors edition and not the download.
  13. Nooooooooooo I keep turning off and restarting my steam praying it will change and release lol.
  14. Today just has one of those epic video game feelings I have not felt in quite some time. Release is in about 20 minutes, I'm pre loaded and ready to go and amazon says my hardback collectors strategy guide is on the truck and out for delivery. I also have today, tomorrow, Sunday and Tuesday off of work. Man oh man oh man I have not been this excited for a game release in quite some time. The fact that its an old school CRPG and not some generic console game sequel just makes it even more special. I cannot believe the day is here and finally arrived.
  15. Valve and the Devs run on PST where it's currently 8:28am .Not much longer to go!!!!
  16. Having seen disaster strike for some people that request off work the day a game they are super hype for is releasing and then having it all blow up in their face because things don't work right is something I have seen time and time again. However, that mostly happens with online only games so I figured, hope and am absolutely praying it doesn't happen here. I have today, tomorrow, Sunday and Tuesday off the next 6 days. Ill be devastated if things blow up in my/our face and there are Day one issues for some reason preventing us from starting but couldn't really be upset with anyone other than myself for seeing it happen to other games and people and knowing sometimes day 1 issues rear their ugly head and destroy people's day 1 request off of work. *knocking my hand bloody on wood.... And then knocking some more*
  17. Less than an hour to go . Not sure what time zone you are in but it unlocks in approximately 51 minutes.
  18. Yep and the rating is 61 based on 31 ratings... Exactly what I just posted above about why I don't pay attention at all to those types of sites... I bet you without looking one of those negative reviews said something ignorant about the look of the graphics and scores it a 0 or 1 out of 10. You just cannot trust most of the mainstream gaming websites or metacritic and you are much better off finding an reviewer or two that have very similar gaming interests like your own and will be writing the truth about how they feel about a given game and then list solid reasons why they reached those conclusions. My supposed review from one of the user reviews on metacritic that most likely was in a playpen when all those classic CRPGs were coming out back in the 90s without even having to look.... "This game is pure trash, the graphics look like this game could run on my fathers 486 toaster i used to play minesweeper on. There are no waypoints so i was wandering around lost and the combat is just stupid and way too hard as I wiped on the very first encounter.... 1 out of 10." Metacritic is boring and not really worth your time other than a quick glance that you take with a grain of salt.
  19. I tend to ignore metacritic and most of the other mainstream review sites. I have found a handful of reviewers that have very similar tastes as mine when it comes to games and I go more by what they think. After all, writing a review is just one persons opinion and their tastes in games might be completely different than yours so what they may think is gold, you might think is a turd and vise-versa. Plus meta critic user reviews and scores is full of trolls that will just give a game a score of 1 just to be a hipster troll while others will give a score of 10 because they are thee ultimate fanboys. Then you have the whole scandal about review sites being paid off for decent scores by the major publisher/developers and the game makers that don't pony of the money get their game scored lower. So yeeeaaahhh again I have a few people's opinions that over time I have found are very similar to mine and those reviews/thoughts are the ones I put way more stock in. Pillars of Eternity is not a wait and see what scores are coming out for me to purchase or play day one though... I have been waiting for a game like this for a decade or more so this go around the only opinion or thoughts I care about are mine this time. Going into the game with my fan boy nostalgia glasses on... I completely expect me to love the game. I'm sure there will be some things I do not like, but ill get over them I'm sure because of again.... The dream of playing a new game in the old school format of some of the games I loved playing growing up will help me overlook the faults. Too many times I've seen the mainstream gaming coverage sites give glowing scores to completely repetitive boring games while crapping all over titles I thought were rather solid for reasons I just cannot understand other than by what must be some sort of under the table payoff to review a game well to help a major company boost the sales of mediocre games, completely glossing over and barely mentioning the major problems of those games while focusing on the couple things they did right and issuing a 9-9.5 out of 10 which is just mind blowing. Then yeah you can't go by the majority of the user scores with trolls giving 0 and 1s with fanboys giving 10s. On topic I'm expecting Pillars of Eternity to be around an 8.5 with a solid change to raise my opinion to a 9 or 9.5, but if it launches with to terrible game breaking bugs or mechanics that just don't work well it could slip to a 7 to 7.5. Here's to hoping my starting estimate is low and my opinion bumps up into the 9.0+ range. I am going into Pillars of Eternity with high expectations, but not the knock it out of the park best game I have ever played. I'm saving those expectations for the next Pillars game (rumors of a sequel have been brewing) or the next project if its another isometric CRPG. I see Pillars as the team getting back into the genre and having to find their groove again. Once PoE is complete with its expansions, the next project they will be back used to working with this engine (and hopefully a move to Unity 5) and style of game and have all the data about what they liked, what the fans liked, what decisions and game mechanics they could change or make better and with the experience from the first game fresh in their mind development on the next game should be smoother and they should know how to get even more out of the engine. So I really really pray PoE does extremely well so we can get a Pillars of Eternity 2 or a new IP set in our favorite old school CRPG style because I completely feel if the team works on the development as long as they worked on PoE, with their knowledge, experiences and the feedback from PoE about what worked great and what things could have been done differently will enable them to make an absolutely incredible title. Or maybe we actually will get lucky and PoE will pretty much be perfect and not many changes would need to be made. Fingers crossed for that being what happens here with today's release. Wow it feels weird and great to say "TODAY'S RELEASE!!!!!"
  20. Cannot believe after pretty much ignoring PoE information for over a year+ because I knew all it would do is hype me up for a game I had zero chance of playing for a year+... We are finally here. Ill just mess about on my private project zomboid server I run for myself and a few friends, go to bed waking up at 845 and it will be go time. Too bad my guide probably won't arrive until early afternoon but oh well as long as it gets here tomorrow since its a guaranteed delivery ill be one happy old school CRPG gamer. Congrats to the Dev team, obsidian and anyone else that helped work on this project getting it into our hands. Especially the backers. Since I missed the campaign, I seriously have nothing but love and appreciation for you fine folks having been paying attention, knowing what kickstarter was and pledging your asses off to raise nearly 4 million dollars for this old school gamers dream come true. I appreciate every single one of you:)!!!!!!! Now on another note, while the entitled complaining about reviewers and streamers getting copies really got under my skin, I really cannot wait (or rather I should say I def can wait and dread) the next wave of forum posts that are absolutely sure to come tomorrow and throughout the next week about how PoE isn't the game they thought it would be or pledged for, blah blah blah I don't like this, blah blah blah their this decision to do this instead of that has me uninstalling... Where is my refund because this promised feature was changed.... Blah blah blah yada yada yada we all know those forums posts are next and right around the corner. Thankfully ill be deep into the game and most likely not on these forums for the next week or two so I'm soooooooo happy ill miss the majority of them . Goodluck to everyone tomorrow and happy adventuring. The day has finally arrived.
  21. Today will be a breeze for me. Yesterday I was freaking myself out wondering if Green Man Gaming would allow a pre load and why my Hardback Strategy guide was due for delivery Thursday the 26th, but hadn't seen any update to my order at all. Wake up this morning to emails from GMG and amazon... GMGs mail had my steam champions edition pre order steam code while amazons couple mails were updating me on my item shipping and where it was currently (it's im Phoenix AZ and I live up in Lake Tahoe NV so it's not that far away). That makes today's wait absolutely gravy as it seems everything is going to workout just as planned and ill be playing tomorrow at release and my guide should be arriving a couple hours after that. All my stresses are gone, it's 60 degrees outside and today is going to be a great no stress at all day .
  22. I'm going with SSD. Normally the games I know I'm going to invest a ton of time in I put on the SSD so PoE makes the cut.
  23. Just a heads up, green man gaming codes were just released about an hour ago, so if you purchased through green man gaming you are good to go .
  24. If this was your first post in this thread, you should also get an achievement for not taking the bait by quoting and replying to some of the knee jerk impatient posts in here. It was too much for me to resist even though I do see where their disappointment was coming from even if it wasnt really rational and correct.
  25. Well nothing left now for me to do but to wait/hope that Green Man Gaming releases their keys to pre orders tomorrow. They are actually steam keys so I have more hope that I might get my key early than if I had a GoG key that isn't steam but here's to hoping both GMG AND GOG get keys tomorrow to preload. At least it was good seeing the download is only 6 gigs, even if I don't receive a key early that is about a 10 minute download for me so really not a big deal. This is the first time I have had a pre order for a game on a site other than steam so not sure how this all works. If dont get a preload code I hope it doesn't take long for my code to show up after the game launches. I almost want to cancel my GMG champion version and just grab it on steam to be sure but that is sort of silly, impatient, irrational impulse move that I might have done 15 years ago, but at 34 I am a lot more patient now lol. I have actually been waiting to play most new releases i have been looking forward to a month or so after release to give the devs a chance to iron out any major launch bugs but i just cant do it with PoE. Since wasteland 2 was reported to have launched really buggy i have still held off playing that game which i had day 1. After the reported 2nd major bug stomping patch a few weeks ago i was finally ready to give it a go but then of course hear about the ultimate edition release and move to Unity 5 coming so here i am still waiting to play Wasteland 2. This absolutely would have never happened 15 years ago and i would be firing up new games the second i got them but i have more patience these days. Well at least my amazon order updated and my collectors strategy guide is in transit and scheduled on time for a Thursday delivery so that's one less thing to over stress about. It was a nice bonus being able to read through the manual too even if its being reported its sort of outdated. Glad the backers got their keys tonight congrats you all. As frustrating as it was to see all the short sighted impatient whining posts from some people pissed reviewers and people who could market the game had playable keys before them... "The mighty backer that saved the company", it was also sort of sad to see those fans of the game that actually did pledge on kickstarter (i didnt know much about kickstarter back then and missed the campaign) feel slighted and upset so I'm glad they have their keys and are pre loaded up . In the end, those people exposing the game and reaching audiences not familiar with and having not bought a copy of the game yet is what's best for all of us that care about the future of this genre and more games like it getting made. Even that twitch streamer with 30 viewers... If even a handful of people watching buys the game that's more people that were influenced to buy the game because of their early streaming of PoE than most of us will get to buy the game. Word of mouth to friends will only sell so many copies. It's just business 101 folks and again it's in all of our best interests for those people to succeed than for them not to have copies and everyone wait for the 26th. After 2+ years, seriously what harm is there having to wait the last week like normal while other people, even if they aren't backers, have the game early and are promoting the game to reach a bigger audience trying to make more launch day sales? It's just good for business, and good business for Obsidians PoE is a good thing for all of us. TLDR cause I'm bored and wrote a ton: I hope GMG and GoG preorders get their keys tomorrow... Really happy that the backers have their keys and you shouldn't take it personal that youtubers/twitch streamers have the game early for free marketing purposes. It is just good business 101 trying to expose more people to this game and buy it making PoE do great sales. PoE selling well because it is interesting and a great game is a great thing for everyone here and even if you backed and are impatient that should make it understandable and worth having to wait the normal length of time left while some others got early copies to market the game for Obsidian for free. Whether you think it is fair or not, it is/was for the greater good.
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