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I don't know if any of you caught onto that already - but I think it's worth mentioning pro bono.

Just in case - there might be massive spoilers regarding Seeker, Slayer, Survivor DLC and it's potential content. And I mean it.

So, I've been messing around with Deadfire files just for funsies, when I stumbled onto something interesting. The main conversation manifest already contains dialogue and CYOA triggers for both BoW and what can be safely assumed Seeker, Slayer, Survivor DLC. And some of those file names are quite interesting. I assume the list is still incomplete.

Once again, potential spoilers for SSS - MASSIVE SPOILERS.


"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_bs_aexica_memory.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_bs_caretaker_greetings.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_bs_eruke_memory.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_bs_guard_memory_pool_welcome.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_aexica.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_aexica_firstvision.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_aexica_secondvision.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_aexica_thirdvision.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_fight_pipiltin.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_food_seller.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_guard_spectator_seats.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_innkeeper.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_magic_item_seller.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_master_battle_royale.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_master_duels.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_master_rite_of_passage.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_master_seeker.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_master_slayer.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_master_survivor.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_potion_seller.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_arena_weapon_seller.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_banter_q5.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_beast_of_omens_death.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_big_boar.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_caretaker.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_doc_dragon_stalkers.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_eruke.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_eruke_firstvision.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_eruke_secondvision.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_eruke_thirdvision.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_fortune_teller_ear.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_introduction_initiate.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_intro_east.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_leaving_planar_zone.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_memory_champion_of_hunt.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_memory_duels.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_memory_offerings.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_memory_pool_rite_of_passage.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_memory_seeker.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_memory_slayer.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_memory_survivor.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_prefightbanter_bears.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_prefightbanter_slayers.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_shipwreck_loner.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_special_items_vendor.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_steward_stone.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_whehami.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_whehami_firstvision.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_whehami_secondvision.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_cv_whehami_thirdvision.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_adra_pearl_statue.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_ancient_well.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_arena_entrance.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_arena_sea_cave.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_battle_royale.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_crossing.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_dinocroc_seaencounter.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_galawain_domain_entrance.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_galawain_endchat.conversationbundle"

"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_mysterious_package.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_old_bones.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_seeker_forest.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_slayer_plains.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_survivor_mountain.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_vine_barrier.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_si_waterfall.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_tree_arena_master_hub.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_tree_memory_pool.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/debug_convos/lax01_00_cv_debug_guy.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/ydwin/lax01_cv_ydwin_hub.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/ydwin/lax01_cv_ydwin_main.conversationbundle"
"Filename": "/conversations/lax01_00_arena_island/ydwin/lax01_cv_ydwin_relationship_player.conversationbundle"



So, some kind of Battle Royale trial scenario, with Galawain as the main focus, so not really something new. And without context it's hard to discern anyway. And an 8th companion? Or something close to it? Fun fact - some of Ydwin's "companion files" are already in the game - in Korean translation. It's blatantly a placeholder - it's a talioring conversation from her intro. She also seems to be missing dynamic relationships with other companions at the moment - not that most would care. It might be that Obsidian is messing with us, but if there ever was a smoking gun...
Also... seaencounter? Like monsters? :grin:



Before we all get excited/annoyed, keep in mind that this "leak" means nothing unless Obsidian officially confirms anything. It might just be a placeholder or a smokescreen. So have fun speculating I guess.

And if someone finds it too spoilery or misinforming - feel free to remove the thread with my apologies.

 

EDIT: Turns out that folks at RPGCodex are way, way ahead of me on that - so credit where is due.

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Based on the limited amount of digging I’ve done through the game files, IIRC, companions and sidekicks share the same nomenclature.

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"Art and song are creations but so are weapons and lies"

"Our worst enemies are inventions of the mind. Pleasure. Fear. When we see them for what they are, we become unstoppable."

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Well... not quite. After double-checking, sidekicks actually don't seem to have "main", "relationship_player"/"relationship_companionX" - and with exception of Rekke - "hub" convo bundles. Those files are exclusive to companions. "Hub" file takes care of from what I gather boat/universal/out-of-party talks, "main" are player initiated dialogues/in-party conversations, among other things and "relationship" file consists of, well.... relationship system-related conversations.

 

This is actually what tipped me off in the first place - a completely random cv_ydwin_main placeholder file in what seems to be some DLC folder in one of localization folders. That actually made me check the main conversation list that hints at her other files that are at this point missing - among other things. Taken at face value, the fact is that Ydwin is/was to be given companion conversations in the next DLC.

 

 

Yet still, I wouldn't assume anything at this point. Theoretically, it can mean virtually everything - placeholder files/vestige or obsolete file list/cut or unfinished content/trolling programmer or everything the designer wants. For a time being it's all within the realm of maybe's. It's just an interesting find I think.

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MMORPG: What kind of content can players expect (i.e. how many new quests)? Will there be any new followers and / or crew to find?

 

Brandon Adler: Beast of Winter adds all of the things you would expect from an Obsidian game – new areas and dungeons to explore, dozens of new items and creatures, and fun, engaging quests. We have also added Vatnir, an Endings godlike the player can convince to follow them into the depths of the White Void.

 

Due to the nature of the DLC, some of the game’s previous companions will also have quite a bit to say. For example, Ydwin, as a pale elf animancer, has a lot to talk about as it relates to the people of the cult, Rymrgand, and the nature of souls.

 

 

Read more at https://www.mmorpg.com/pillars-of-eternity-2-deadfire/interviews/things-will-get-frosty-in-beast-of-winter-we-chat-with-brandon-adler-1000012883#UzXkYDSJXM0eWd2Z.99

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"Our worst enemies are inventions of the mind. Pleasure. Fear. When we see them for what they are, we become unstoppable."

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Well, since everyone's looking, here's an actual, non-placeholder DLC line that has been hiding in the game since early June.

 

/exported/localized/ko/text/quests/lax01_00_arena_island/lax01_00_qst_beast_of_omens.stringtable

 

관리인이 날 기억의 웅덩이에 데려갔다. 그곳에 가면 내가 투기장에서 대면할 시련에 대해 알 수 있을 것이다.

[translation]

"The caretaker took me to the pool of memory. When I get there, I will know about the trials I will face at the arena."

 

OMINOUS!

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There is a pretty large island on the west side of the overworld map with no landing point that is believed to be the eventual location of the arena.

That is more than just a reasonable assumption.

 

Data mining strongly points to can reasonably confirm that island being the location of DLC2.

 

Edit: Barring any changes in the next couple months, yeah.  That's the place.

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I'm thinking that might be from Beast of Winter? The last stream mentioned that Waidwen had a part to play in some capacity, and that armor set looks distinctly "Ice Like".

 

 

Oh, and also Gross man and Waifu are there.

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I'm thinking that might be from Beast of Winter? The last stream mentioned that Waidwen had a part to play in some capacity, and that armor set looks distinctly "Ice Like".

 

 

Oh, and also Gross man and Waifu are there.

Gross man and waifu?

 

I'm so excited to see Waidwen :D

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I'm thinking that might be from Beast of Winter? The last stream mentioned that Waidwen had a part to play in some capacity, and that armor set looks distinctly "Ice Like".

 

 

Oh, and also Gross man and Waifu are there.

Gross man and waifu?

 

I'm so excited to see Waidwen :D

Vatnir and Ydwin
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