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Update #74: The Mob Rulers: Wizards and Druids and our Partnership with Paradox

Josh Sawyer Wizards Druids Spellcasters Twin Elms Paradox

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Uguu, I was hoping for the priest update, although I certainly can't say I'm disappointed with this update.



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I like the wizard, although it seems to be lacking in non-damaging spells such as grease or web.
Is the inn located in Solace by any chance? Either way, I'll be on the lookout for dragonmen.
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Is the Inn The Celestial Sapling in Twin Elms?

 

Yup.


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Nice update. Really good work on the backer portraits, Kaz! I seriously love the portrait art in this game.


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I like the wizard, although it seems to be lacking in non-damaging spells such as grease or web.
Is the inn located in Solace by any chance? Either way, I'll be on the lookout for dragonmen.

This is just a small sampling of the spells available to wizards and druids. You can bet they have some good non-damaging control options.


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Wonderful! Keep up the good work!
Congrats on South Park to!



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I really like the Inn and the overall art style of PoE. And the Druid sounds interesting enough to give it a try.


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nvm


Edited by Cubiq, 18 March 2014 - 04:32 PM.


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Outsourcing distro, I called it. :p

 

Beautiful art assets there. 

 

Now to really dig into those class details...



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Is the Sapling a forum Inn or is it just an individual backer?

 

I heartily await the Goose and Fox...

 

Also, the portraits look absolutely, 100% stunning. Modern day versions of the old IE portraits.



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Please tell me that some of the druid forms are not mammals. Everything is a mammal. Boar, stag, wolf.

 

A bird or a reptile for good measure please. Insects would be welcome as well.

 

Otherwise, MAN OH MAN AM I EXCITED! I do like that you're going with "themes" for your classes that might sound "MMO-ish" though I'm sure they're based off prior D&D versions. But I like that that vision is clearer for newer players (after all we're all new to the mechanics in this game) and having more distinct, easily recognizable themes for your classes is very very good. It allows players to quickly learn the basic strategy of a class, and the more creative players to play classes outside of their "regular" roles.


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Awesome update!

 

Just a quick question;

Will all of the backers who backed the tiers that include in-game assets (portrait, inn, character, items, etc) get an update/early look at their stuff before the beta/release?

Not asking to be able to deliver feedback on those things, just curious since I'm part of a group who backed the tier for an npc/item and inn :-)


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though I'm sure they're based off prior D&D versions. 

God, I hope not. We paid for an original outing, not a rehashed orgy.



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I always loved the inn design idea. It's obviously great for the backers who can get their ideas into the game but it's also great for everybody else since places that used to be very generic in other games (that tavern clone army in Baldur's Gate, God help me) will be very individualistic and have their own character.


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All of the art looks great! I really like how the aumaua have ended up looking. The sharp teeth and head ridge do a good job of distinguishing them from humans. Are the yellow lines paint or tattoos, or are those part of their natural coloration? Since this one is bald, is it correct to assume that what the previous aumaua had on their heads was dreadlocked hair and not some kind of tentacles?

 

Is that picture the entirety of the inn, or is there more? What's shown looks very nice, but it seems like there should be some kind of kitchen or prep area, maybe a cellar, and probably some more rooms.

 

The stag form looks even better than the cat form, although it would have been nice to have some non-mammalian options. Oh well, those can always be added in expansions or sequels.

 

Do wizards still have familiars? They weren't mentioned in this update, and indeed I don't recall them being mentioned at all since the initial "core four" update.


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It would be really cool if Aumaua sharp teeth are more due to this http://en.wikipedia....ooth_sharpening than this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark



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I like the Dimensional Shift spell and can see many uses for it, as well as the missile family of spells. I would like to know more about the crowd control spell effects.


Edited by Tuckey, 18 March 2014 - 05:29 PM.


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Awesome update!

 

Just a quick question;

Will all of the backers who backed the tiers that include in-game assets (portrait, inn, character, items, etc) get an update/early look at their stuff before the beta/release?

Not asking to be able to deliver feedback on those things, just curious since I'm part of a group who backed the tier for an npc/item and inn :-)

 

We will try our best to work with those backers that have in-game content. I can't promise that we will be able to have a significant back and forth with every backer, but we will definitely try when appropriate.


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Awesome update!

 

Just a quick question;

Will all of the backers who backed the tiers that include in-game assets (portrait, inn, character, items, etc) get an update/early look at their stuff before the beta/release?

Not asking to be able to deliver feedback on those things, just curious since I'm part of a group who backed the tier for an npc/item and inn :-)

 

We will try our best to work with those backers that have in-game content. I can't promise that we will be able to have a significant back and forth with every backer, but we will definitely try when appropriate.

 

Thanks for the quick reply!

 

I understand that a proper back and forth will probably be out of the question, was just wondering if these backers would get a "visual" update (not a chance to provide feedback).

Really digging these updates by the way. Everything that's been shown so far has been top notch and it looks like this'll really be the game we've all been hoping/craving for!



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That settles it - I'm playing a druid. They look amazing!

 

Now I just need to settle on a race and a spirit form. Do we get access to the four base forms we don't choose at character creation later, or does picking great cat lock the stag away forever?







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