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Update #83: Backer Portal, Backer Beta, and Wasteland 2 Keys

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Update by Brandon Adler, Lead Producer

 

Hey, everyone.

 

We have some important information for you regarding the Backer Beta and how to manage your pledge. We also have exciting news for you regarding Wasteland 2 keys and how you can get your key from the backer portal. Our next update will be focused on how to redeem your Eternity beta keys and special Backer Beta information.

 

Important Backer Information

 

A few very important changes will be happening on August 22nd.

 

First, we will be ending the crowdfunding period for Eternity. This means that as of August 22nd, you will only be able to preorder the game and will be unable to back the game at reduced prices. If you have already backed the game before August 22nd this won't have any effect on you, but if you would like to back an additional copy of the game at reduced prices or buy any add-ons, please make sure you do it before August 22nd.

 

Second, we are completely locking all tiers on August 22nd. This is necessary so we can start the manufacturing process for the various fulfillment rewards.

 

We are going to completely lock down all surveys as well. We locked these surveys a few months ago for anyone that had in-game content (items, NPCs, inns, etc.), but we were still allowing people to enter in content for their credits and memorial stones. So, if you have any remaining credits or memorial stone surveys to finish, please do so before the 22nd.

 

Wasteland 2

 

If you backed a tier which included a Wasteland 2 key we have exciting news for you. Starting now, you can head over to the Products tab in your Account Profile to snag your Wasteland 2 Steam key. Please note: Only Steam keys are presently available. If you want Wasteland 2 on GOG, that won’t be available until InXile has released the game.

 

On the account page, you will want to click the link on the left that reads "Products." This tab displays all of the products you have associated with your account.

 

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Click on the Wasteland 2 entry to expand the entry.

 

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Once the Wasteland 2 entry is expanded, click on the "Generate" button.

 

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You will be asked to confirm that you would like to generate a key for Wasteland 2. If you wish to generate a key at that time, press the "Generate Key" button.

 

If you generate a key, you should see a banner at the top of the tab that confirms your success.

 

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Expand the Wasteland 2 entry again and you should see your key with instructions in how to install it on Steam.

 

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Enjoy your post-apocalyptic experience!

 

Backer Portal Additions

 

Darren and the web support team have been hard at work adding some additional functionality into the backer portal to make it easier to manage your pledge and your account. Below we will discuss a couple of the new features and how to use them.

 

Address Verification

 

For those of you that will have physical goods shipped to you, you may now view your address on record. If you have a physical goods order, please verify that the address we have on file is correct. You’ll have some time to update us if not; we’ll let you know exactly when we need to stop taking address changes.

 

Once you are on your Account Profile page, you can click on the "Addresses" tab and view your default address on record. If this address is incorrect, you can click the Edit link below the address to update us.

 

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For now this will bring you to a form where you can request that the Obsidian team changes your address, but in the future we will add in functionality for backers to edit their addresses directly.

 

Add-on Purchases

 

One of the cool new features we have been working on is the ability for backers to purchase additional add-ons without having to create a new order or cancel existing orders. This means if you would like to add a beta key add-on (or any other add-on) to your order you can do so easily.

 

It is as easy as heading to your pledge management page and pressing the "Buy Addons" button. This will take you to a list of add-ons that we have available for purchase. Please note: Physical addons will no longer be available after August 22nd!

 

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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!

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Wow, that is some atrocious image compression.

(Huh, once clicked on/zoomed in, they're not that bad. Not great, but very legible, unlike these previews. Hmm.)

 

Other than that, good to hear!

Managed to finally sign up on that Obsidian Order of Eternity thing - $8 is enough to fix one (1) tiny graphical glitch or something, right?

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I can't access the backer portal right now. Too much load, I imagine.


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I can't access the backer portal right now. Too much load, I imagine.

Yeah, getting a 404 error here.

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The bigger problem is that the Eternity portal is forbidden to access.

 

ed:ninja'd :D

Edited by Majek

1.13 killed off Ja2.

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This would be great . . . if I could actually get to the backer portal.


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Same problems to access the backer portal here. But - as strange it might sound - as long as others experience the same issues, I'm a bit calmed down, cause it relates to some technical problems and nothing I might done wrong :biggrin:

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It's working now.


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I want to tattoo a map of the Netherlands on my nether lands.
Heja Sverige!!
Everyone should cuffawkle more.
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Yeah, they say they made updates and changes, let's just wait a bit. This isn't unusual either after a post like this where people rally to the site. Sudden server overload.

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nope, still forbidden for me.

 

can now.

 

Crap, I thought I had Wasteland 2 in my tier, guess not....

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Hi,

Waht Tier do I need to have to get a aWastleand 2 Key as discribed at the top.
I currently have the $35 level, so what could I add that would give me this final result ?

 

Cheers

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So to clarify:

If I want Wasteland 2 on GOG I need to wait.

If I want to beta test Eternity, and then do so on Steam, I can still later have my full digital copy on GOG instead of Steam.

 

Is this correct?


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So to clarify:

If I want Wasteland 2 on GOG I need to wait.

If I want to beta test Eternity, and then do so on Steam, I can still later have my full digital copy on GOG instead of Steam.

 

Is this correct?

The inXile guys aren't releasing a GOG version of Wasteland 2 until later, so if you want that version of Wasteland 2, you will have to wait.

 

For the Eternity beta, we specifically created a new Steam app just for the beta. This allows us to give out Steam keys that are only for the backer beta. This means you can use Steam for the backer beta, but choose GOG for the retail version of PoE.

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I got really excited until I realised my Wasteland 2 key was included with my Torment pledge not my Eternity one. Curses!

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Gees,

 

That is a abit stiff, having to add $130 for something that I can head over to STEAM now and get for $59, does not make sense.
Can Someone verify this information about the $165 +  Tier requirement please?

 

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So to clarify:

If I want Wasteland 2 on GOG I need to wait.

If I want to beta test Eternity, and then do so on Steam, I can still later have my full digital copy on GOG instead of Steam.

 

Is this correct?

The inXile guys aren't releasing a GOG version of Wasteland 2 until later, so if you want that version of Wasteland 2, you will have to wait.

 

For the Eternity beta, we specifically created a new Steam app just for the beta. This allows us to give out Steam keys that are only for the backer beta. This means you can use Steam for the backer beta, but choose GOG for the retail version of PoE.

 

 

So what does that mean for the WL2 key if I want it on GOG - sorry, but for me it's still not clear... ;)

- I don't redeem the WL2 code now and later it will turn up on the backer portal for GOG as well? Or do I get both keys (don't think so but would be nice anyway) *g

- Define "until later" - months after release? Days?

 

The Eternity Beta method is great, so I can participate in the Beta and get it on GOG for the final release!

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