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Cyberarmy's idea re a new world campaign is awesome but would probably need to be an expansion or stand-alone. Still, imagine three trading companies that have info on a new continent with natives and resources. One plans conquest. One plans to overawe through magic and tech. The third intends to try cooperative expansion. Quests would be woven through all three. The possibilities are breathtaking...

 

That would be crazy awesome. Hopefully, with money from this game, perhaps another kickstarter etc. we might have not yet seen Obsidian's Magnum Opus.

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Just a couple of key points that I feel are worth saying:

 

- I am absolutely amazed and blown away by the amount of effort and dedication Obsidian has placed in this project and in trying to give back to the fans.

- Just about every single stretch goal has been amazing and added substantially to the game but the Cipher class stands out as the single most awesome addition.

- Please no Paladin class, not on top of the Monk and Priest classes, it's a bit redundant and unnecessary. Maybe if Monk or Priest were replaced by the Paladin class.

- Beyond that I look forward to whatever awesome stretch goals Obsidian comes up with, I'm sure they will be amazing.

- Thank you very much for everything!!!


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+paladin class

+romances

 

:3

 

You are hopeless dlux.


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+paladin class

+romances

 

:3

 

You are hopeless dlux.

 

Romance, yes, but you should also have to spend time with the future in-laws. :p

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I think a pack of trading cards is cool. I am not really interested in the card game itself, rather I see the cards as a collection of game art. Hope that gets added!

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I got 2 ideas for additional classes:

 

- Alchemist: A crafty, intelligent and educated yet vulnerable "specialist". His specialties are poisoning enemys with various effects by throwing flasks at them, creating helpfull yet dangerous portions with "special effects" for allies and playing mind tricks on enemies, charming, confusing, or scaring them. He should only be able to use staffs to defend himself if necesarry.

 

 

- Monk: Intelligent and educated like the Alchemist but also, unlike the Alchemist, quick-fooded, resilient and only effective in close combat. He fights by stunning, overwhelming and crippling enemies with kicks and punches and is most effective in a duo with a warrior. Any effects ment to influence his mind have less effect on him, because he´s trained to focus. He can also learn comlete resistence to most poisons mind-influencing spells. The monk is the most consistent part of any team, reliable and effective

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Also, I don't get the "adventurer's tavern." Just let people load a custom party and don't bother with it please. I'd rather the in-game content was more focused and in my mind the adventurer's tavern is a way to waste resources (devs, artists, etc.) that could be going to improve the actual game content and game on a problem that could be solved by using character creation 6 times and take like 30 minutes of 1 developer's time.

For some of us it's a major selling point. You would have to be a fan of the Icewind Dale games to appreciate it though.

 

BIG selling point for me.

 

 

- Monk: Intelligent and educated like the Alchemist but also, unlike the Alchemist, quick-fooded, resilient and only effective in close combat. He fights by stunning, overwhelming and crippling enemies with kicks and punches and is most effective in a duo with a warrior. Any effects ment to influence his mind have less effect on him, because he´s trained to focus. He can also learn comlete resistence to most poisons mind-influencing spells. The monk is the most consistent part of any team, reliable and effective

 

Uhm, there is a monk.

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Also, I don't get the "adventurer's tavern." Just let people load a custom party and don't bother with it please. I'd rather the in-game content was more focused and in my mind the adventurer's tavern is a way to waste resources (devs, artists, etc.) that could be going to improve the actual game content and game on a problem that could be solved by using character creation 6 times and take like 30 minutes of 1 developer's time.

For some of us it's a major selling point. You would have to be a fan of the Icewind Dale games to appreciate it though.

Agreed. To me it was the best part in the Icewind Dale series. Adding the possibility for us to have both BG and IWD style companions in one game is brilliant. Everybody wins.

 

Er, IWD didn't have that. It had exactly what khango is suggesting, so not sure quite what your point is.

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To me, the most valuable addition would be anything that increases replayability value.

 

If I play the game through twice, with different companions, will my experience be sufficiently different the second time?

 

I would like to see companion/class/race/gender-specific side-quests, encounters and areas.

 

I would also like to see interactions between my companions and any other "small" details that will make it worthwhile to re-play the game.

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+paladin class

+romances

 

:3

 

You are hopeless dlux.

*sigh*

 

Please, go and complain about somebody elses opinion and recommendation.

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Class idea: Tinker

I'm sure it won't be many people's favorite yet this class is a good indicator of the existence of industrialization. Strange contraptions and steam powered robots and primitive explosives <3

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Class idea: Tinker

I'm sure it won't be many people's favorite yet this class is a good indicator of the existence of industrialization. Strange contraptions and steam powered robots and primitive explosives <3

 

There's no industrialization in Eternity. It was confirmed that the technological level is around the 15th century

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Class idea: Tinker

I'm sure it won't be many people's favorite yet this class is a good indicator of the existence of industrialization. Strange contraptions and steam powered robots and primitive explosives <3

 

There's no industrialization in Eternity. It was confirmed that the technological level is around the 15th century

 

Right, no steam-powered machinery. But that doesn't preclude magic-based power systems in some societies. Magitech wouldn't necessarily have led to development of the the mass production line, but it could be engaged for the construction of large structures, powering some types of transport, for building animated religious edifices, and for the original purpose of the steam engine: pumping water out of mines. In fact the presence of magic-based power may derail the development of the steam engine for a period of time.

 

Not sure what that has to do with the tinker class, but it's interesting to think about... at least to me. :)

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Whatever their next stretchgoal(s) is (are), I do hope they have something else in store than yet another class/race.

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2.8 Million: We will add X number of man hours of quality assurance to the testing phase.

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$200 Physical tier with a softback artbook and I'm there. $140 is already way more than I should be spending right now, but I will do it for you crazy cats.

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Since you announced a full expansion, why not let people add it to their pledges (whatever those might be) for 20 $ ? That´s assuming this expansion will cost around 30 $ retail price.

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Since you announced a full expansion, why not let people add it to their pledges (whatever those might be) for 20 $ ? That´s assuming this expansion will cost around 30 $ retail price.

 

An expansion is not a sure thing. It'll be a bonus you get for that tier, but they can't garantuee anything. That's why they will probably not add it as an add-on.

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Shirts should be available for sale after the Kickstarter ends. I've pledged as much as I can afford off my October 15th paycheck, but would be very eager to order a shirt with my October 30th check.


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Edit: Wrong thread.

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Mouse pad... any chance to replace that with a keychain using the PE uroboros?

 

PLEASE?

 

I just regret reminding myself of this now...

 

 

A PE uroboros keychain... it... it... it would be....

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THAT WOULD BE SO COOL!

 

 

If not, any chance to add the keychain to the higher tiers? >= 165$ (it could make 140$ raise their pledge)

 

 

If the keychain were to replace the mousepad it could be a cheaper one (plastic ember encasing an uroboros pic). If it were to come with the higher tiers (>= 140$) then it could be a higher quality keychain (metalic uroboros, hopefully using some material that doesn't get rusty easily).

 

 

can we have it?

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I'm pretty sure that putting in the expansion as a possible add-on will make a lot of people add that to their pledge.

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It's been suggested a few times already I think, but I really like the idea of signed and framed artwork as a higher tier backer reward.

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The problem with having the expansion as an add on is that a lot of people will increase their pledge, which gives money to the KS which they have vowed would be spent solely on the main game only.

The money from sales post launch and from obsidians coffers are what will pay for the development of the expansion, and to recoup that money they need to sell the expansion to us post kickstarter, if most already own it, it will be harder to recoup money spent on the expansion. They are a business after all and I am sure this is their worry.

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$4million+ raised, I think our jobs here are done.

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I hope they have a Ball and Chain of Grumbling item. It's intelligent, but all it does is whine about what's in the Kickstarter pledge levels. :p

 

Joking, of course.

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