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First of all, I believe that 'Player House' and 'Stronghold' have different meanings. 'Player House' (look no further than the Minecraft Heartfire DLC for Skyrim) implies a much more domestic connotation - kids, decorating and stuffies.

 

This isn't what I remember from Baldur's Gate. In Amn, you'd take over a cool castle or a nice giant sphere of doomagics and follow a storyline based on it - fitting your choice of class, no less. You had 'Strongholds', something that's worthy of a chapter (or several) in a heroic fantasy book.

 

So while I fear that 'Strongholds' may be outside the project's scope in terms of content, I believe that 'Player Housing' is beyond the project's scope in terms of inspiration.

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There's no way. No way, this is actually going to be a simple player house with boxes in it.

 

They may still be in the game as places to hide out/sleep safely, but the specific one in the stretch goals is almost certainly going to be something special.

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There's no way. No way, this is actually going to be a simple player house with boxes in it.

 

They may still be in the game as places to hide out/sleep safely, but the specific one in the stretch goals is almost certainly going to be something special.

I haven't finished NwN2 yet (I'm early on the campaign), but they described the feature as stronghold then. Now they are talking about Player Housing. Sure, I won't rule out a sad misunderstanding but these guys are writers, they know their words.

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There's no way. No way, this is actually going to be a simple player house with boxes in it.

 

They may still be in the game as places to hide out/sleep safely, but the specific one in the stretch goals is almost certainly going to be something special.

I haven't finished NwN2 yet (I'm early on the campaign), but they described the feature as stronghold then. Now they are talking about Player Housing. Sure, I won't rule out a sad misunderstanding but these guys are writers, they know their words.

Not all of them are writers. Also Saturday evening after staying up long a night watching counters.

 

And: The Sink in Old World Blues

 

And again: We have no idea what they actually mean with "player housing" except for prejudices. There's no definition.

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Proximities would be NWN2's stronghold, KotORII's starship, Alpha Protocol's hideout, and FONV's presidential suite. Possible functions are item storage, (additional) PC-NPC interaction, crafting/shopping interfaces... To be honest, I've gotten an impression that these functions can be integrated into interface screen for resource management game-play, the designers simply need to block access to the interface screen while party's are not in a safe place or specific place(s). Also, these houses are not well designed as "interfaces," either.

 

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Oops. Same timing with Sawyer post. I'm yet to play all the DLCs - due to my time and my tendency to start over the game each time. And yet, I don't think the Sink's function can be totally different from the ones I listed above except some humors and (possible) addtional functions.

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In my mind, a player "house" is something like The Sink. A player stronghold would be something like Crossroad Keep, with much more in-depth strategic gameplay.

 

So does that mean flirty light switches are confirmed for eternity?

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In my mind, a player "house" is something like The Sink. A player stronghold would be something like Crossroad Keep, with much more in-depth strategic gameplay.

 

Alright, so basically a place to manage resources, and interact with some cool stuff. Maybe some crafting tables or an alchemy lab. Just don't allow for people to get kids or whatever. Not that I would ever believe that you would sink that low.

 

edit: but still, consider a stronghold minigame with good reactivity and integration as a further stretch goal.

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I never got the chance to play the expansion to Fallout 3, so I may be restating things that happened with that house, but I will state my hopes for the house just in case they're not similar. One thing I've experienced in a game where the player could get a house was that they got it in a state of disrepair and over time through the completion of quests they were able to improve the house and see its transformation. I also recall enjoying surprises like a secret door into a hidden complex below the house that wasn't found until later in the game. I like having reasons to revisit these homes over and over again in the game and I hope some of these ideas will be present in this home if the stretch goal is achieved.

 

By the way, I really hope we at least see a doubling of the 1.1 million. I put in my money, and I hope a lot of other people do too.

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