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@Sensuki It might be worth making a new thread to share that information.

 

Also I'd promised myself I'd save my money but that is really, really tempting.

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I'll have two weeks to play the beta before my senior semester of university starts. Perfect timing.

 

Now here's hoping the release is near Thanksgiving or winter break

Oh, to be young again. Back when playing video games to pass the time was not more often than not a waste of time.

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Ten days away, is there any new info?

 

I want to start testing the classes and how to brake them. my altoholic disorder will be pushed to the limit.

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Bryy, there's a decent chance that the Cyborg prestige class will be available before you die, as long as you have enough gold as a pre-requisite. :)


Should we not start with some Ipelagos, or at least some Greater Ipelagos, before tackling a named Arch Ipelago? 6_u

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No age complaints are valid until your 40s, that's when things start to go to hell.

But do enjoy your birthdays.

 

Speaking of dying, are there dieties in this game or only The Force?

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No age complaints are valid until your 40s, that's when things start to go to hell.

But do enjoy your birthdays.

 

Speaking of dying, are there dieties in this game or only The Force?

From the wiki:

 

http://pillarsofeternity.gamepedia.com/Deity

 

People worship many gods, but usually the ones who are most associated with their way of life; farmers may worship gods of light, growth or storms, while warriors might worship gods of battle or fortune. For some, this worship a matter of respect and tradition; they consider their deities to be their creators and they follow these gods because they believe that disrespecting these gods could bring dire consequences. For others, religious worship is a matter of karmic self-interest. Such individuals hope that their deity will favor them and place their soul in th body of someone who will live a good life. For such people, choosing not to worship is to risk spiritual confusion, aimlessness in the afterlife or ending up in the "lottery of souls" which will probably leave the individual's soul in a much worse state that it was before death. Beyond their primary deities, most people will say a prayer to the appropriate god when the circumstances are right; farmers will pray to a god of battle when their lands are invaded and warriors will pray to a god of growth when they're starving in the wilderness.

Sometimes the same god – or gods – may have a different identity in a different part of the world. The most notable example of this is the god of life and death, called Berath in Aedyran and Cirono in Vailian.

 

 

Known deities

 

Berath – god of cycles, doors and death

Eothas – god of light and redemption

Galawain – god of the hunt in all its forms.

Hylea – goddess of birds and the sky.

Magran – goddess of fire and war

Ondra – goddes of water and the moon.

Woedica – goddess of law, memory, rightful rulership and vengeance


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Thanks, bookmarked the Wiki. :)
 

I wouldn't want to end up in the "lottery of souls' which will probably leave the individual's soul in a much worse state that it was before death."

 

I'm really bad at those games.

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Cannot wait for this.  I have fired up IWD 1+2 to try and curb the anticipation.  It is not working at all.  I am scrambling trying to remember all the rules for 2e for IWD.  I am wracking my brain trying to remember all the tucked away quests in both games.  And, I have horrible altitis with barely making it past the prologue in both games.

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Super stocked to discover this news and I could help myself but bank the project even more!  

 

Happy to be part of this incredible journey. And as many, this news just made my day (and killed my budget, but who cares?!).

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^From update 83

 

 

Backer Beta

 

Backer Beta is still on track to be released on August 18th. There were some key pieces of information I wanted to make sure everyone knew about, though:

 

  • We will be releasing the Backer Beta on Steam only. The reason for this is because Steam makes the process of uploading new builds much easier than other platforms. This will allow us to put out updated versions of the game more quickly than we could otherwise. The main game will still be available on all previously promised options (Steam, GOG, etc.)
  • You will be able to download your Backer Beta key from our backer portal. Once we release the Backer Beta, we will send instructions on how to get your key.
  • The Backer Beta key WILL NOT be the same key that you use to get the final game. It will only give you access to the beta version of the game. The main reason we are doing this is so that backers are not locked into Steam for the final version of the game. For example, you can use Steam for the Backer Beta and GOG for your retail copy of the game if you wish.
  • For feedback, we will be creating a special forum for Backer Beta discussions and bug reports. Our QA Lead, Matthew Sheets, will be on the forums often to collect data and get it input into issues for the team to fix.
  • Initially, we are releasing the Backer Beta on Windows only. We are still working out a few kinks on Mac and Linux, but we expect that we will be able to release those a few weeks after our initial release, if not sooner. We want to get Mac and Linux players in the game as soon as possible too.

 

That's it for the update. Our next update will be when we release the Backer Beta!

 

I wouldn't expect to hear anything until Monday

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Thank you very Much Obsidian. We live to play games such as these!

 

Will be any difference between those backers who immediately comfirmed their pledge for the beta key and those that confirmed it at a later time? Will all backers who order it be able to play the game starting from Monday?

 

Thanks!

 

C.

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Any news yet?

There is tons of news.  POE was at gamescom. You should look for video. There are many post in the general discussion thread and link to video.

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Will this be a release at noon or midnight? Nevertheless I am looking forward to testing the game. Since I saw the gameplay at GC, I'm reliving my childhood!

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^From update 83

 

 

Backer Beta

 

Backer Beta is still on track to be released on August 18th. There were some key pieces of information I wanted to make sure everyone knew about, though:

 

  • We will be releasing the Backer Beta on Steam only. The reason for this is because Steam makes the process of uploading new builds much easier than other platforms. This will allow us to put out updated versions of the game more quickly than we could otherwise. The main game will still be available on all previously promised options (Steam, GOG, etc.)
  • You will be able to download your Backer Beta key from our backer portal. Once we release the Backer Beta, we will send instructions on how to get your key.
  • The Backer Beta key WILL NOT be the same key that you use to get the final game. It will only give you access to the beta version of the game. The main reason we are doing this is so that backers are not locked into Steam for the final version of the game. For example, you can use Steam for the Backer Beta and GOG for your retail copy of the game if you wish.
  • For feedback, we will be creating a special forum for Backer Beta discussions and bug reports. Our QA Lead, Matthew Sheets, will be on the forums often to collect data and get it input into issues for the team to fix.
  • Initially, we are releasing the Backer Beta on Windows only. We are still working out a few kinks on Mac and Linux, but we expect that we will be able to release those a few weeks after our initial release, if not sooner. We want to get Mac and Linux players in the game as soon as possible too.

 

That's it for the update. Our next update will be when we release the Backer Beta!

 

I wouldn't expect to hear anything until Monday

Also, Steam updates their servers at 10am.

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I may have played the beta at Gamescom not sure, regardless of what it was...it was AWESOME! the combat system looks pretty cool and the graphics are wicked. I had a flash back to playing Baldurs Gate. If what i played is along lines of the intended product, great job guys!!! Cant wait for the full package....Gamescom dude didnt let me play more than an hour :(...I was hooked. YAY!!!

 

Respectfully,

-Levok

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Here is the footage from Gamescom 2014. It is new never before seen stuff from the Backer Beta! Can't wait to test it out!

 

 

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No beta for me , but the money i saved bought me the boxed edition and the playing cards set.

If any spare beta key out there, i'd gladly take it !

 

Peace :disguise:

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Wondering if we're going to be able to get a steam copy for the key? Also was wondering if it's one of those we start getting codes starting sunday going into monday, and activates midnight, or noon?

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The Backer Beta will be held on Steam and nowhere else. :)


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Pretty sure there isn't.

 

I mean, I haven't signed anything. You usually get those NDA thingies out of the way before handing out the actual keys.

 

(Unless, you know, there are some people who got it early, and haven't told anyone yet because of an NDA ... Even then, it would be lifted by tomorrow.)

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Someone know if there's a nda on the beta please?

Nope, there will no NDA.
 

Just to be on the safe side: Are beta backers allowed to make screenshots, videos and talk about the content of the beta?
Or are there any NDA-like restrictions?
No NDA restrictions. Talk, screenshot, and video away.

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My prediction for tomorrow, The play by Play:

 

First: Obsidian announces that beta keys are now redeemable in the backer portal.

Second: Backer Portal site experiences massive lag, and downtime as thousands and thousands of super eager backers suddenly descend upon it to get their steam keys.

Third: several hours later, the site comes back up, and operational. I'm finally able to snag my key.

Fourth: I run to steam and spend 10 minutes trying to navigate through its nonsense to find the PoE backer beta to download.

Fifth: Download complete. I finally get to play!

Sixth: I look at the clock.... Ugh, it's Tuesday morning already. Sh*t. I forgot to sleep.

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So..  is anyone gonna do a countdown timer for the backer's beta? Because I like that, I'm excited.. Like a school girl - at school.

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