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  1. And thats whats this is all about, isnt it? Supporting and backing the game. Without our backing there would most likely not been a PoE game, and 20 dollar is a decent contribution.
  2. Yes, I cant hide that it is some of the physical items that made me put up aprox 600 dollar into the kickstarter. Like a signed collectors edition box! But certain other tiers too made it attractive to me, like a home, a castle and 2 large cities. And the mega 15 floor dungeons....dang, I cant wait to set my foot (and get lost) in it :D
  3. I love the game! And thats all I care about! And when someone produces games you like - and I mean really really like - then those needs to hear that praise and support two-ways - by word of praise and by my wallet! Because thats the only way there will be more such games as CRPGs in the future! And as such my 600 dollars is absolutely worth it, and would gladly pay it again! Theres lots of things that is pathetic, but being a lover of good CRPGs or the gamecompany who makes them - like Obsidian and their team - is not among of them.
  4. Investet around 600 dollar I think in total, and find it worth every penny!
  5. Sitting at work now, sleepyheaded and tired/Excaused, and wondering how to get through the workday at the office with only 30 minutes "sleep" . Calling in sick was in my thoughts, but unfornately im just too honest a man to do just that. So here i sit, with my 5th mug o' coffee of the day, extra strong, and its still 9.23 where I live. This day gonna be though. So thank you Obisian for giving me a fantastic game, and all the sleepless nights that follows with it! Well worth all the money I put into it! My score, so far: 96%
  6. Game and pre-orderpatch downloaded from GOG, but when I try to download the goodiepack it crashes my GOG downloader. Gonna give that one some time though. Got the most important part so far; the game itself. And that one is installing while i'm typing this!
  7. Great work Obsidian! I cant wait to put my hands on the good stuff! This looks like pure gold!
  8. Back in 2012 i think it was I was starved for a real classic RPG. And I mean real starved. Then a newsarticle in a national newspaper here in Norway suddenly made me aware of two things: That there was something called Kickstarter and two: Obsidian was gonna do a new, interesting game on it, named Project Eternity. The first thing that hit me was the strange project name, but knowing obsidian for their fantastic games i read it through and got very much intrigued. This was the kind of games Ive had been waiting for, for...years! This was before the release of the BG1 and BG2 enhanced enditions etc. so I didnt even have those games to spend some time with, and so, i read through the kickstarter again. Paying for a game before its even produced is for me totally alien. Something out there. Normal customer behaviour is usually you walk to the store, look for a nice game and if you find something you like, you buy it!! But i knew now that most game companies wanted to make games that did not include the kind of game i wanted. I guess its part of the time we are in and being old school game player equals being a old person dating from the stone age. I dunno how the kids today look on my computerfascinations, but CRPG is for me the real game. So I thought about giving my share to have this game realised. I wanted it! And more I read about it, the more I liked it! So I made an account with Kickstarter. The time was actually running out for me there since it took some time from i learned about it all! But that didnt stop me. Then come what should I support this game with. For every tier there where something exciting. I love many things in games, and many of those things where on high tiers. Private housing at 2 million, crafting/enchanting at 2,4m, stronghold at 3m and the chance for a 2nd big city realised itself on 3.5 million etc. First I went with 250 dollar tier, and living in Norway I gladly added another 30 dollar for shipping. And then I sat back, happily enjoying that I had supported in plans finally bringing to life a game i had been looking for, for years!! Now, back to the tiers. Along the way i had the pleasure to see that I was certainly not alone in wanting this game! Many others where too, and as the money flowed in, I saw many of these tiers reached their goals, and things I wanted dearly got within reached. I got restless. Being so late into the kickstarter I had not had the chance taking the money I shot into it into my daily spending. If I wanted to spend more money on this seemingly fabolously game I had to cut something. Thankfully it never come to that anyway, but I was able to add another 250 dollar later to the game before its time ran out completely, landing me around 500-600 dollar tier with a nice signed collectors box from my favorite game producers! The game is now straight around the corner, and I cant wait. It have been 2-3 years now in waiting, but that waiting have been a pleasure since we had the chance in following Obsidian along the way. I dont know how that have been for Obsidian. Having a bunch of fans peeking over their shoulders all the time, can be more annoying than business shareholders. People like me take more interest in having a good game than it bringing in more money. I do ofcource want it to bring in a fortune for you guys so you can make other fantastic games, but rite here, rite now, I have to say I simply cant wait for the game to go live! And having had the pleasure at following the 90 or so update mails, we surely got a good look on things with this game. And I am happy! I dont know ofcource how Obsidian will evaluate this kickstarter production for PoE but I am happy! And I hope Obsidian is too, so much that if they want to produce another CRPG they might try going all Kickstarter again. Just give us a shout first! You got my emailadress! Now, I am waiting for the 26th of march, which means in good time before my Easter vacation. I CANT WAIT! THANK YOU SO FAR TO EVERYONE WHO HAVE MADE THIS GAME POSSIBLE! I REALLY CANT WAIT!
  9. if you ask me, just as long as I get a digital copy of the game, I have no problems With waiting for the physical stuff. So my advice as a backer would be: save the postage fee, mail everything together when everything is ready to ship. TL; DR? Option 2!
  10. If its from sweden they ship the good stuff, i guess I will have it reasonably fast since Sweden is our neighbours Thanks for the answers! If anyone knows anymore I would appreciate anything you have! The curse of real life is I am not able to follow this forum as much as I would have liked, so I am not up-to-date with the latest news.
  11. Hey all,I got a few questions I wonder if anyone know more about.. I know the game hits live March 26th this year, and I see GOG and Steam have started with pre-ordering. My question is, when will Obsidian start shipping out the serial-numbers? If Not for pre-install, at least for getting ready to play the game. Also since I get a few extra copies of the game, and have promised one of them to a friend, I would like to have the SN as soon as possible to hand it over to him before the game goes live. (We are both very eager to play the game the same second its launched! Hehe..) I also wondered if anyone know when Obsidian starts shipping out the game boxes? Since I live in Norway, it will take about a week to reach me (due to customs) from its sent from US. Will they send the boxes on launchdate or in advance..? Thanks all for any info you must have!
  12. The Best praise I can give for the beta is this: I REGRET I DIDNT DONATE MOAR!!!!!!!! Obsidian rocks! And yes, thats goes without saying as the polls say! (But it never hurts telling it anyway, is there?) A question though... When will you/Obsidian start handing out keys? I got a few extra copies of the game through the donations, and some of my friends whom i have promised a copy is just as eager awaiting their copy from me as I am eager receiving the game from you! Hehehe....
  13. What I am trying to say is, I wish my characters in PoE had a bit more courtesy in their chatlines. When you go shopping and ask the shopowner to show you his wares you usually is polite about it. Otherwise he might throw you out of tripple the price! Politeness goes a long way they say. Anyway, its nothing important. I just wondered what you all thought about it. And it was not to annoy the devs piling up more things for them to change! Hehe...
  14. Just started the newly patched PoE game, and love it very much! There are still some bugs to be sorted out, but all in all this looks like a huge improvement to the game! So a huge pat on the back to the devs for a great job! Fantastic!! There is however one tiny weeny minor insignificant thing that still bugs me, if not the game, and that is the chat with Hendyna - and possibly others too - and that deals with courtesy... : When you as a player asks Hendyna to see the goods for sale you select the chatline: "Show me your wares". And to be honest, that bugs me a litte for the lack of common courtesy.... After all, it is also a situation where common courtesy is part of the trade i think; Sale! So, my question is to you all: do you think that line is OK as it is, or should the line really been something like "Show me your wares, please" ? I know theres more weightier bugs in this game, but still i feel courtesy have its role to play in conversations, and specially in a salesconversation!
  15. At the moment I am stuck in the new patch, because now I cant get through the last door at Dyrford ruins. The door leading to the Nobles daughter you been looking for. Requirement is now for lockpicking 11, but its a base 11 and my thief got a base at 9 or so, even if I pooled most of my points (33 points) into it. So I guess I am stuck. Trying to do some stuff at Lle a Rhemen too, but I cant get much anywhere there either. But that I guess is my fault and not the game mechanics.
  16. Been toying around now in Pillars of Eternity, and to be honest i'm a little unsure how this morality choice system will pan out, but sometimes I do feel I miss the traditional alignment system. You know, Lawful Good, Neutral, Chaotic Evil etc. Ofcource after 25 years of playing traditional AD&D PnP games you tend to become pretty conservative and you grow placid with little room in your head for changes and alternatives... I simply have problems adjusting to other systems, since I like it as it is! I feel the old system made it easier to classify morality. So i miss it a little. What do you guys do? Do you miss it?
  17. I like Paladins, Rogues and Wizards. And, I gotta say I miss a true Bard class with instruments and such..
  18. My guess would be not before the game goes fully live "winter 2014". Same goes for the Mac version.
  19. I ended up with the 500 dollar tier. Then I added another 8 dollar or so for the forum badge thing and then I recently added another 50-60 dollar i think it was for an additional copy of the game with expansion pack. So far I am very happy with the game! Cant wait for Obsidian to get rid of the bugs and bring the game live!
  20. I have been betatesting Pillars of Eternity now for about 28 hours and find it fantastic. Its slightly different from other D&D games, but all in all, it have most of the traditional features in it and absolutely all of their qualities. What I like with games going there own ways is they dont have to make the game absolutely streamlined to cater for every single person who might pick up the game. Not everyone likes for example the Baldurs Gate kind of games anymore, but I do, and lats face it: thats one of the reasons I did back that game in the first place; it fits me and my playstyle perfect! So yes, I hope they continue their own way, although I would not look negatively on it if they went for a franchise too, as long they have most of the control over the production part! I like the way Obsidian makes their games, so I hope they continue along that road! What I wonder though is, would it be possible for Obsidian to go for a Kickstarter MMO. Most MMOs these days have turned patetic. I miss games like Star Wars: Galaxies. That game was on a threshold period of time. It started out as an excellent game which was ruined with its New Game Enhanchments - which became popular among game producers but not neccesarily among the players..
  21. But it's not a 1:10:100 exchange rate. It's like a 1:3.33:5:6.66:10:20:30:60 exchange rate. Table: Coins Exchange Value CP SP GP PP Copper piece (cp) = 1 1/10 1/100 1/1,000 Silver piece (sp) = 10 1 1/10 1/100 Gold piece (gp) = 100 10 1 1/10 Platinum piece (pp) = 1,000 100 10 1 This is the exchange table for coinage I have for Dungeons & Dragons. You can skip the Platinum. He's talking about PoE, not D&D. Go down to the Currency section here to see the different coinage value into copper. You can loot all of them right now in the beta. I guess, but you cant buy anything for these coins as you have to sell them first as standard loot - as you have to do with all ordinary loot. Also, they are from different cultures arnt they. So it will be much like different currencies in our world - like between the Pound sterling, Euro and the dollar. I WILL however acknowledge I didn't know about this currency set, but I still think Obsidian could easily fix this if they wanted to...
  22. But it's not a 1:10:100 exchange rate. It's like a 1:3.33:5:6.66:10:20:30:60 exchange rate. And your comment on point difference shows exactly why they aren't doing that. If the game allowed dice rolls everyone would Errol until you got 108 points worth, which defeats the purpose of rolling. Point buy is better. Table: Coins Exchange Value CP SP GP PP Copper piece (cp) = 1 1/10 1/100 1/1,000 Silver piece (sp) = 10 1 1/10 1/100 Gold piece (gp) = 100 10 1 1/10 Platinum piece (pp) = 1,000 100 10 1 This is the exchange table for coinage I have for Dungeons & Dragons. You can skip the Platinum. Coming to rolling dices, as it is now the game is deliberately keeping your stats lower than usual Dungeons & Dragons stats. Which is fine I guess if thats intended. But, I have never ever sitten that long rolling dices in BG1/2 or IWD1/2 till I got 18 x 6 - although I usually ends up with scores im reasonably happy with. But why should not the very patient die roller not have that chance? Or, as intended in the traditional gamerules; by having some luck?
  23. There's a lore reason for this. There are many different types of silver, gold, and other types of coins each worth a different amount. Everything is converted in copper so you don't need to remember that a x silver coin is worth 10 copper and y silver coin is worth 15. The reason is to prevent you from resting after every encounter. By keeping camping supplies a limited resources, you have to pay better attention to when you should rest. If you want dies rolls, just roll 3d6 yourself and assign the points according to those rolls. Coming to coinage its not that difficult knowing that there is a 1:10:100 rate differency between them. Societies at most times have always had different coinages, and in particularily fantasy games. I see no reason why not the same in PoE. Coming to rolling dices. At normal fantasy games theres a chance to obtain 108 points to distribute on your attributes. With the current system you will only have 76 points or so which is a posibillity of 32 points less to distribute.. So rolling dices at home wont affect this pointpool. Camping tools. I understand their thoughts. But if I have my hands on 7 camping kits I should be able to at least stack em i think. Its not that I cant use em - because I can! I just wish I could keep em all together.
  24. Some of my ideas after 3-4 days of gameplay. As usual, just my 2 cents BUGS - When a character dies I cant replace it with a new one from the inn. Seems like the died character is ghosting. - The prerolled characters "BB_classes" have no weapon tallents at the games beginning. NEEDS - More character portraits!!! Pwetty pwlease with lotsa honey and sugar on top!!! - Change prices and money lootdrops please! Having everything in coppers only makes my head in! Introduce Silver- and Goldcoins too please! - Would be nice with some more choices during character creation - Not sure if there is yet, but if theres none, please consider spells for healing health and ditto potions. - Please allow stacking more than 6 camping utilities. Theres no reason really for limitting it to 6 since you can place more camping utillities in your chest. Or is there? - Savegames need an overhaul. The most recent one should always be on top for example... MY PERSONAL IDEAS WHICH MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT BE RIGHT THE GAME.. - Its more than fine with very little dialogues from the characters! I am not into voicing everything! But right now I think there is way too quiet. Would it be possible with having them coming with comments, remarks or aknowledments now and then during ordinary gameplay? Because I miss NPC personalities very much in this game! Characters like Minsc from BG! For me, theres no need for other NPCs than we just have now named like fighter, priest, rogue and wizard. Because there is no feeling of life from them. Just a machinery that provides a sword or a spell during battles.. - More alternative ways for generating attributes! Die rolls please?? - Increase the skillpointspool for distribution.. - Although I can live with it, I would very much that you please reconsider at least a little XP for kills. Feels so very weird killing stuff without gaining anything for it. Specially for creatures like spiders where the lootdrop can be little or nothing. - Its very possible im the only one, but I find it a little confusing picking armours (and maybe other things too..) for my characters. What to chose?? Could you add recommendations on the armours for who these are best suited for? I find the numbers/info a little confusing, but then, i have only played this game for 3-4 days now and are not fully into it. Still, I would like to just point it out.. - Attributes. I would very much that you consider changing Intellect into intelligence. A little more classic streamline, and fits better in with the four first attribute points. Resolve I guess is ok, but it will take me som time to get adjusted to it after 25 years - or so - of playing classic D&D where we after all use Charisma.. CONCLUSION - More Cowbells! Great game though!!!!!
  25. IMHO? YES! Ofcource, theres plenty of bugs yet in the game - naturally since its still in early beta - but I have clocked minimum 21 hours so far since I started betatesting PoE this monday. And being a busy man with work and responsibilities thats pretty hefty imo! And that alone should tell you how much I am in love with this game!
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