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  1. I went back to the DLC survey they did a while back and did note that most of the respondents said they didn't really care about the length of time between when the game is released and when the DLC drops, so I suspect that Wormerine is onto something when he says it might be targeted for the Steam release.
  2. So...Obsidian announces DLC and then goes quiet for 7 months...because game sales??? I'm not sure how this relates to Wormerine's question or my post (which you quoted). The most generous interpretation I can give it is that you think they're too busy making DLC to talk about DLC?
  3. I'm sorry this triggers you so. I hope you work out whatever is going on with that.
  4. Ooo, good call! If that's the case though, we have several more months to wait.
  5. Sadly, I don't hoard save files, so you'll just have to trust me. If it helps, I posted these in another thread during my first run: You'll forgive me if I don't give a **** what you do or don't believe, I hope.
  6. FTFY EDIT: This is my 3rd playthrough, where I started skipping content that didn't align with my character, knew my way around certain maps a little better, and could comfortably cut some of the exploration, etc. Just shy of 58 hours. Is that sufficiently "verified" for you or would you like to gatekeep some more? https://imgur.com/a/vzrUnqb
  7. It was and then nothing more has been said since. No screenshots, no release date, no teasers. Considering that the game came out almost exactly 7 months ago, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the DLC was quietly shelved. Maybe COVID got it? EDIT: Hey, what a coincidence!
  8. You really should. I think its nomination for Best Narrative was well deserved.
  9. Apologies if I wasn't specific enough above. I was referring to veteran game developers. People who have been making video games for a long time and are using the artistic medium of storytelling to explore the things that are relevant to them now. Pavarti's plot might be lost on you because you're dismissing it as teenage drama rather than a young woman who is developmentally arrested by the loss of her parents. Or put another way: a young woman who is unable to engage with her life now because of things that have happened to her in the past. You, as the player, now have the opportunity to help her move past all that and live in the present. You'll be able to do that with each of the companions, except their traumas and reconciliations will look different because the writers are all exploring variations on that theme rather than copy/pasting like bad/lazy writers would. As someone over the age of 40, I imagine that you may have had a time in your life where you let a child-like fear of rejection and/or vulnerability prevent you from "shooting your shot". I imagine you may have looked back on that time with some amount of regret. You may have even used it as a newfound source of confidence. I imagine the writers were hoping to engage your empathy here and maybe give you some sort of emotional kinship with this character and her place in the story. But clearly they failed.
  10. I'm not sure what the point of your question is or what you hope to show by asking it. Is it intended to contest that those are themes in the game or the proposition that they might be lost on younger players? The former is there for anyone to see and the latter doesn't require that the devs were specifically targeting older players. I'm simply suggesting that selecting those themes comes with the apparent downside of being confused for poor writing by people for whom they don't resonate. I have a feeling that as veteran game developers continue to creep toward middle-age, they will want to use their medium to explore the things that are interesting to them in that stage of their life. I suppose that will come with a risk of alienating some segment of a potential audience. It may have an appeal for another. I guess we'll all find out together.
  11. To each their own, I suppose. It could also be the themes of time wasted and dealing with regret might be lost on younger players.
  12. Can confirm: it doesn't happen if you don't have the dlc installed
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