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Update #41 - From the Feed of the Director Part IV


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Greetings! Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Producer, Katrina Garsten, is here to not only help us dive into what Game Director, Josh Sawyer, has been putting up on his social media, but also has an update on some merchandise offered to Backers. We'll get to the merchandise after the video, so for now, let's have Katrina take it away!

 

 

Thanks for the video, Katrina! But that isn't all from our awesome Producer. She's back to let us know about some of the rewards you can get when you pledge for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

 

In our first bit of exciting news, Obsidian is proud to announce that mobile fiction platform Bound and NY Times bestselling fantasy author Richard Knaak have partnered with us to publish and write the Pillars of Eternity novella! Author Richard Knaak has written for such series as Warcraft, Diablo, Dragonlance, Age of Conan, and Iron Kingdoms universes, as well as his own popular Dragonrealm. Backers will be receiving a pdf of the novella on the Backer Portal when available, while the mobile version will be released in chapters on Bound afterwards.
 
In other news, production for physical rewards is underway. We're having samples created and will move on to mass production later this year. Obsidian is happy to announce that Novobox is assisting us with the majority of our physical item creation and packaging. You can already see a sample of their work, the adorable space pig plushie, in our crowdfunding video! We're also excited to show you the final poses and 3D images of our Od Nua statue and 28mm miniatures. The images we're sharing are the concept art that will be used to make the items, and not indicative of the final product.
 
Our Od Nua sculpture, created by talented Character Artist, Dimitri Berman!
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28mm miniature pewter figurines, also sculpted by Dimitri Berman and posed by Animator, Seth McCaughey.
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As we continue to finalize artwork and get samples created, we will share photos with you every step of the way.
 
--Katrina Garsten, Producer, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
 
Thanks, Katrina! If you were waiting to see what the physical items were before pledging for them, remember that you have until October 31st to upgrade or get those pledges in!
 
We also want to remind you all that the DLC survey we currently have out will be closing this Friday, October 20th. The survey doesn't take long to complete and will help inform us greatly on how we can approach DLC for our games. We appreciate the time given to the survey greatly!
 
Lastly, the deluxe edition of Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach, the card game based on in the Pillars universe, is on sale exclusively at the Zero Radius Games website. The regular edition is sold out and only a few copies of the deluxe edition are available, now at 35% off! Get one while they last!

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Stay tuned for an update with information on our upcoming backer beta. Until next time!
 
If you missed the last update on multiclassing and subclassing, check it out here.

 


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First.

 

"Sometimes Tekehu needs a good old pommel to the face" <3


Edited by Messier-31, 17 October 2017 - 09:07 AM.

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Is that platform area going to be used for scripted events like various public events ingame or maybe for non-lethal duels or something.

 

Also, nearly a month ago, Josh Sawyer posted an image of a crew member that recieved no less than seven wounds (don't know if the 'beguiler' bit counts as a wound), does getting injuries at sea work differently than the party getting injuries? Just wondering how you reconcile a crew member having 6 or 7 wounds and not dying while party members can only recieve three before the next one killing them. It's possible that image is of a bug and that crew member is supposed to be dead.


Edited by smjjames, 17 October 2017 - 09:23 AM.


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DAT SPACEPIG!!! <3


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‘Upcoming backer beta’ - has there been any mention of a timeframe for the beta?

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Why is Ydwin smiling now? :blink:


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Why is Ydwin smiling now? :blink:

 

Gonna take a wild guess and say that a lot of people (this forum included) thought she looked really serious and Obsidian decided to make her look a bit less serious.



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That Od Nua statue is dope.


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I don't see the Collected Pillars of Eternity I Novellas Omnibus Version as a download in My Products tab. I'm on the Elite Collector's + Statue tier, so I should have that. Am I looking wrong?  



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Drawing/shiething dual wield weapons looks so cool.


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Is that platform area going to be used for scripted events like various public events ingame or maybe for non-lethal duels or something.

 

Also, nearly a month ago, Josh Sawyer posted an image of a crew member that recieved no less than seven wounds (don't know if the 'beguiler' bit counts as a wound), does getting injuries at sea work differently than the party getting injuries? Just wondering how you reconcile a crew member having 6 or 7 wounds and not dying while party members can only recieve three before the next one killing them. It's possible that image is of a bug and that crew member is supposed to be dead.

 

The image was a funny bug that we saw during one of our review meetings. Injuries work the same at sea.



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Is that platform area going to be used for scripted events like various public events ingame or maybe for non-lethal duels or something.

 

Also, nearly a month ago, Josh Sawyer posted an image of a crew member that recieved no less than seven wounds (don't know if the 'beguiler' bit counts as a wound), does getting injuries at sea work differently than the party getting injuries? Just wondering how you reconcile a crew member having 6 or 7 wounds and not dying while party members can only recieve three before the next one killing them. It's possible that image is of a bug and that crew member is supposed to be dead.

 

The image was a funny bug that we saw during one of our review meetings. Injuries work the same at sea.

 

 

That would explain it then. :) The addition of the beguiler thing in the injury list did seem odd.



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"upcoming backer beta"

I have understood only this 3 words, thay alone are worth the update. Need to buy a new pc ASAP.
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wow, groovy, I remember first reading Richard Knaak way back in the late 80s.


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Why is Ydwin smiling now? :blink:

Well, as Smijjames mentioned many users, me included, were pointing out that she looked too tired  :grin:
I see that Lindsey also slightly adjusted the background and her clothing.

P.S. Interesting what exactly does Pommel Strike do (i.e. what its damage bonus / stun duration is)? In the end it has the cost of 4 discipline compared to knockdown costed just 1.

Edited by MaxQuest, 17 October 2017 - 11:27 AM.


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Why is Ydwin smiling now? :blink:

Well, as Smijjames mentioned many users, me included, were pointing out that she looked too tired  :grin:
I see that Lindsey also slightly adjusted the background and her clothing.
 

 

I don't think she looked too tired. Sort of looks like maybe her skin was made less ashen, which is probably what inspired the vampire comparisons. Although she does look a little tired in this iteration, her eyes do at least. Critics gonna be critics. Does look better than previously though.

 

Basically Lindsey paid attention to criticism and adjusted how the devs want her to be percieved.

 

Fessina is now the somewhat serious one, but it's a "I don't give a *bleep*." sort of serious.



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Why is Ydwin smiling now? :blink:

 

Gonna take a wild guess and say that a lot of people (this forum included) thought she looked really serious and Obsidian decided to make her look a bit less serious.

 

but its nice to have serious people. 


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"Sometimes Tekehu needs a good old pommel to the face"

It's a fact!



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"upcoming backer beta"

I have understood only this 3 words, thay alone are worth the update. Need to buy a new pc ASAP.

 

Why buy when you can BUILD ONE FOR LESS! 8D!

 

I'm pretty excited for Deadfire! All these infos and tidbits of nougaty goodness. I should probably stop being a slowpoke and actually finish the first game. :\



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The pewter figurine of Pallegina is awesome, that would be my clear favourite! 


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