Larian Studios

The Dragonís shelter is online! [ongoing updates]

Posted By: Lynn

The Dragonís shelter is online! [ongoing updates] - 25/03/09 05:01 PM

The new Divinity 2: Ego Draconis website has now opened its gates for Dragon Slayers and other Dragon enthusiasts, and offers regularly updated information straight from the developers and special content from the game.

You can expect a lot of information, including game features, artworks, screenshots, videos, downloadable goodies, audio podcasts directly from the developers and much, much more. The first podcast stars Larianís Lead Game Designer Farhang Namdar who gives insights concerning the development of the Battle Tower.

And to all the Divinity-Fans who want to know more about the game, we recommend the website's members area, which brings you even more pictures and exclusive extras. So sign up and be surprised!

Join, honoured Dragon Slayer: Rivellon is waiting for you!


Posted By: Foetsy

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 05:18 PM

The music started playing automatically ;\)
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 05:20 PM

This time: yes ;\) but it sounds much much better than before, don't you think so? \:\)
You can switch it off at the top right if you really want.
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 05:22 PM

This is what you were working on ay?
I can see more info coming now \:\)
Can't wait lynn you've spoiled us.
Are those new screens I can see \:\)
Thanks for some new info on the site
You guys and gals are great!
Posted By: Foetsy

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 05:27 PM

 Originally Posted By: lynn
This time: yes ;\) but it sounds much much better than before, don't you think so? \:\)
You can switch it off at the top right if you really want.

I saw. Sounds ok, but I never heard the sound on the 'old' website, because I only discovered it when it was mentioned in another thread couple of days ago.
btw; typo in the members section: there's a tab called 'Profil' (yes, I am naturally someone who always sees those kind of things. Genetically burdened, but that sounds better in Dutch). And are the unlocked screens viewable in the screenshots section (and not in the members section)?
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 05:31 PM

Have you checked out the GAME page already? ;\)
Posted By: Foetsy

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 05:34 PM

 Originally Posted By: lynn
Have you checked out the GAME page already? ;\)

looking at it right now. The first line is a bit of a giveaway, isn't it? (edit; the story tab is even worse)
And is the preference for music stored somehow (with cookies or something)?
edit; awesome creature tab
edit2; last thing, I promise. Nice story tab, but it is written in a bit difficult English. 2nd chapter, 2nd line: 'Sent to seduce Damian by her father' sounds weird. Should be 'Sent by her father to...' perhaps ;)? 3rd chapter, last line: 'altaraxis'?
Posted By: Morbo

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 06:13 PM

Nice!!.

Love the site. It also looks like we are going to see the westside of Rivellon :p. Always wondered what was behind that convenient wall of mountans :p

nitpick mode: Where is the meeting hall of the council of 6 races and assortment of mages (that was west of Aleroth).
Posted By: Greentea

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 06:20 PM

I was going to ask if the music is Kirill's creation, but after about 3 minutes it became obvious that it is. I'm very pleasantly surprised, because judging from this sample, the music will be as good as it was in Divine Divinity. I loved Kirill's Divine Divinity work, but his other stuff not so much.

And yeah, I'm sure the game will be OK too, whatever. :P
Posted By: drazac

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 06:37 PM

New site looks fantastic
Posted By: The Endless

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 07:07 PM

That is some really nice new screen shots! - Love the creature site.
Posted By: Foetsy

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 07:14 PM

 Originally Posted By: Morbo
nitpick mode: Where is the meeting hall of the council of 6 races and assortment of mages (that was west of Aleroth).

'Where once there were mountains there are now flat scorched plains and picturesque farmlands have been pushed up and turned into jagged cliffs.'
Posted By: Wishmaster

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 09:36 PM

Ahhh...
Very nice pictures You got there.
Music is...well...it's a true divine soundtrack with that unique divine style like the previous ones.
Really good job.
Posted By: Lord Arkey

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 10:18 PM

Aww.. ^^ Beautiful site! I do not have enough words that could describe the magnificence of it..
Music peerless, as always! Special thanks to Kirill Vladimirovich Pokrovskii!
Posted By: Raze

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 25/03/09 11:43 PM


The main page does not load properly in Opera (v10), but you can click on one of the news links, and then get around the site from there. [EDIT: works fine with the latest version of Flash Player 9]

I have not gone through the site much, but you should list the music files in the download section, so people don't have to check through their browser cache to save the mp3 files. Track 1 sounds much better at two and a half minutes than a 15 (or so) second loop.
Posted By: Arkray

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 08:31 AM

the new webiste is super PRETTY! And thanks a lot for the new screenshots and info, the dungeon shots made me a happy gamer, those are atmospheric!!!! (but why the forum registration is not the same than the site? )
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 08:39 AM

 Originally Posted By: Arkray
(but why the forum registration is not the same than the site? )

That's a legal thing...

And: Thx for all your nice feedback! \:\)
Posted By: Khamul

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 09:52 AM

Wooohoow looks like a great site to me. Can't wait for the other creatures to come online.

*EDIT: I found a minor spelling mistake on the member's page. "Your Profile" is written there as "Your Profil", has someone forgotten an "e"? :P Minor details are important \:-D
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 09:56 AM

Many thanks to all for the positive reactions, it's heartwarming for all of us.

If you see glitches, please report it here. We'll collect them and fix them ASAP.

@Lord Arkey: cool avatar!
Posted By: DrunkenTofu

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 10:12 AM

I like the new site even more. The old version was cool but the new site is very pretty. Mmm... thus proving my point that you don't need dark and gloomy colours to be serious! ;D

Though, this part: "The Dragon Elves are a cross-breed, an artificially engineered race that combines the Dragons strength and cunning with the Elf’s almost feline spryness."

Erm, is it American or British English you're using? If American English, that's okay but if British English, erm...
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 11:55 AM

 Originally Posted By: Raze

The main page does not load properly in Opera (v10), but you can click on one of the news links, and then get around the site from there.

Hi Raze,

I am working with Opera 9.51 and the website shows fine.
Could you please explain what exactly goes wrong?

Many thanks,
Lynn
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 11:56 AM

 Originally Posted By: Khamul


*EDIT: I found a minor spelling mistake on the member's page. "Your Profile" is written there as "Your Profil", has someone forgotten an "e"? :P Minor details are important \:-D

Took note of this and reporting to the designers ;\)
If you see more glitches, please let us know.

Thank you,
Lynn
Posted By: Trumpfass

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 11:58 AM

Well, Opera 10 is currently in "alpha" state. I'd recommend using a stable release \:\)

cheers,
alex
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 11:59 AM

 Originally Posted By: Raito
Though, this part: "The Dragon Elves are a cross-breed, an artificially engineered race that combines the Dragons strength and cunning with the Elf’s almost feline spryness."

Erm, is it American or British English you're using? If American English, that's okay but if British English, erm...

We use British English; what's wrong with the sentence?

Ach, it should read like this:

The Dragon Elves are a cross-breed, an artificially engineered race that combines the Dragonís strength and cunning with the Elfís almost feline spryness. Designed to be the immovable guard of Sentinel Island - the Dragon Isle - these creaturesÖ

The text was ok in our Word doc, something must have gone wrong...
Thank you for reporting!
Posted By: DrunkenTofu

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 01:55 PM

Aww, it's okay. \:\)

"But all the while the true enemy Ė the Black Ring Ė still festers beneath the surface, ready for its next move, poised to strike. For their leader Damian tirelessly plots silent schemes with utterly malign intent."

should be "ready for its' move". That's under the "History" section, I think?

Features section:

Ego Draconis gives you a wide range of moral choices when deciding on how to act on quest objectives.

"when deciding how to act on" would be good or even this: "when acting on quest objectives".
Posted By: Arkray

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 03:52 PM

*raises hand* A question, in the site, at left side, there are images of the game boxes, xbox and PC.. the PC one does not look like a 'typical' DVD box, it looks thicker and cooler, am I right? Or... is that a collectors box????????
Posted By: Draghermosran

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 07:54 PM

runs like a gem on matest Webkit engine, which is the standard nowadays. It suprises me that Presto 2.2 breaks it (Opera 10 engine).

 Quote:

The text was ok in our Word doc, something must have gone wrong...
Thank you for reporting!


Word's spellcheck isn't flawless. For best results I recommend the 'Aspell' library. http://aspell.net/win32/

As a sidenote, forget about Microsoft Word. The cost and few extra features isn't worth choosing it over its free counterparts. (Who use the free (GNU) Aspell library).

I myself use Aspell embedded in Mint (Ubuntu distro), (I am now booted on WinXP tho..., but when developing websites -> linux)

About the site, I am running on 1280x1024 and the navigation and content of the site is below the horizontal center of my screen. Which isn't optimal, it makes the content of the site look less important than the header graphic.


Posted By: Raze

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 08:17 PM


Lynn;
Never mind. I thought I had the latest version of Flash Player 9, but apparently didn't re-install it after doing some un-installing and re-installing of Opera awhile ago (there was no 'update Flash' message in Opera 10 for the homepage, though). I re-installed Flash, and the front page loads fine now.


Trumpfass;
Opera 10 has been very stable for me, with only a couple minor problems. Overall I think I've run into fewer site compatibility issues than with v9.
Somewhere between 9.1 and 9.6 Opera changed the behavior of opening a link from a tab that was zoomed (in 9.1 the new tab would keep the zoom level, in 9.6 it always used the default), which was very annoying on a couple sites I regularly visit. Opera 10 keeps the original tab's zoom level if the link is opened with a right click (which is acceptable), and uses the default for a shift-click.


Welcome to the forum.
Posted By: flixerflax

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 08:59 PM

 Originally Posted By: Raito
Aww, it's okay. \:\)

"But all the while the true enemy Ė the Black Ring Ė still festers beneath the surface, ready for its next move, poised to strike. For their leader Damian tirelessly plots silent schemes with utterly malign intent."

should be "ready for its' move".


Nope. The possessive "its" never has an apostrophe. It's written correctly the way it is.

BTW, how was "Dragons strength" ok in American english? You need the apostrophe there no matter which continent you're on. \:-D
Posted By: DrunkenTofu

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/03/09 10:38 PM

 Originally Posted By: flixerflax
 Originally Posted By: Raito
Aww, it's okay. \:\)

"But all the while the true enemy Ė the Black Ring Ė still festers beneath the surface, ready for its next move, poised to strike. For their leader Damian tirelessly plots silent schemes with utterly malign intent."

should be "ready for its' move".


Nope. The possessive "its" never has an apostrophe. It's written correctly the way it is.


Really? Damn... my english has gone off the hill now.

 Quote:


BTW, how was "Dragons strength" ok in American english? You need the apostrophe there no matter which continent you're on. \:-D


Ah, I was just guessing since I'm clueless about American English. Plus I remember reading some American novels with spelling like that, so I simply accepted that as the standard(bad move, I know!). :P
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 12:06 AM

I had yesterday a few problems with the menu not properly reappearing with firefox 2.x , dunno which flash player version ...
I had this after the switch to the German-language version of the web site ... Also, sometimes I couldn't click on / activate the menu after visiting some German-language sub-sites there.
Plus, the interactive map wasn't accessible.

I didn't have these problems with Opera, though (latest non-10-version).
Posted By: juanpablo87

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 01:24 AM

Awesome screens, good job for the cool graphic...;..but can we have the first Kirill' s track that you showed at cvg last year in the first video?

Thx
Posted By: Greentea

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 06:56 AM

I found another error, in the features section, first bullet point.
"Following the linage of these two much-acclaimed RPGs...'
I'm pretty sure it should be "lineage", not "linage".
Posted By: Vervekke

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 09:08 AM

The new site looks really great. Big congratulations to all members of Larian Studios. Really well done. I can't wait to play it.

Joris
Posted By: DrunkenTofu

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 10:48 AM

Btw, is this supposed to happen? The text is overlapping, I think and I just can't remember why:


Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 11:07 AM

Ups... no, that's not the intention.
Over here it looks different, more beautiful ;\)

Please click me - screenshot of the same page

Which browser and version are you using?
What screen resolution?
Posted By: Trumpfass

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 11:44 AM

hmm...looks like you are zooming the text through the "zoom text" option of your browser. i'm sorry to say that, but this will cause grapical "errors" on many graphically intense sites like the divinity 2 site is. please just set your zoom to "normal" or switch off the "only zoom text" setting and everything will look fine.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 12:21 PM

When I click on the German-language "creatures" button, the following page doesn't seem to work at all !

Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 12:24 PM

That page works perfectly...
Please always mention your browser, browser version and screen resolution.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 12:32 PM

Same as above: Firefox 2.0016 , 1152x8?? Flash: Shockwave Flash 10.0 r12 according to about:plugins

Edit: Path:
Language -> German,
Game
Kreaturen

Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 12:40 PM

Ok, thank you, I'll report this.
Posted By: Melchett

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 01:28 PM

The new site is gorgeous! And to also give you some gravy, I've got no problems at all viewing it (Firefox 3.0.7, 1280x800).
Posted By: Trumpfass

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 01:35 PM

@alrik: the FF2 bug should be fixed now. please try again \:\)
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 02:53 PM

GREAT ! THANK YOU ! \:\)
Posted By: DrunkenTofu

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/03/09 06:10 PM


 Originally Posted By: lynn
Ups... no, that's not the intention.
Over here it looks different, more beautiful ;\)

Please click me - screenshot of the same page

Which browser and version are you using?
What screen resolution?


Hmmm... I think I recalled why. Being just a few steps away from turning legally blind, I set the font size to 22, minimum font size 18. Oh... right. It doesn't matter anyways as long as I can read it. \:\)

 Originally Posted By: Trumpfass
hmm...looks like you are zooming the text through the "zoom text" option of your browser. i'm sorry to say that, but this will cause grapical "errors" on many graphically intense sites like the divinity 2 site is. please just set your zoom to "normal" or switch off the "only zoom text" setting and everything will look fine.


Ah well, no help for it. :P If I want to read the text comfortably, that is. \:\)

Thanks for all your help though. xD
Posted By: Cram

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 28/03/09 07:34 AM

Wow.

Kudos Larian.
Posted By: Draghermosran

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 28/03/09 11:19 AM

little help:
http://browsershots.org/http://www.divinity2.com/
Posted By: DrunkenTofu

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 28/03/09 11:32 AM

Btw, the site seems to be down. Maintenance, eh?
Posted By: Drakonis

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 30/03/09 06:17 AM

I just love this work. Thank you Larian Studios. I must say i am very impressed. And it reminds me of the one tread we had a few years back.
Posted By: kojirodensetsu

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 08/04/09 06:48 PM

Great site! I was just wondering if there was a way to download the music from the site?
Posted By: Raze

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 09/04/09 08:27 AM


Not yet, but you should be able to copy it out of your browser's cache folder (after playing the songs, browse to the appropriate folder in Windows Explorer, and sort by file size). The file names will be different, but the 'Divinity 2 - Track 1.mp3' file is 3,612 KB and 'Divinity 2 - Main Theme.mp3' is 2,457 KB.


Welcome to the forum.
Posted By: The EvilAlex

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 13/04/09 04:18 PM

Great site!!!
Especially I love the creature section, and I can't stop wondering about the Dragon Elf, is he ingame, cause he moves so smothe and the details are off the huck.
Posted By: Macbeth

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 13/04/09 05:03 PM

What you see is what you get! \:\)
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 14/04/09 10:21 AM

Hehe! \:D
Posted By: The EvilAlex

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 14/04/09 10:23 AM

I will so love this game!!
Posted By: TheDivine

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 18/04/09 02:02 PM

great site!

i think this game will be a huge succes \:\)
The best next gen RPG of 2009.


Posted By: drazac

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 20/04/09 12:30 PM

 Originally Posted By: TheDivine
great site!

i think this game will be a huge succes \:\)
The best next gen RPG of 2009.



From your words to God's ears =)
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 22/04/09 03:33 PM

OMG.
I really want this game now.
I've just seen the new info about the battle tower.
Sounds great.
The Screens are gorgeous.
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 22/04/09 03:40 PM

Thx! \:-D
Did you listen to Swen's podcast, too?
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 22/04/09 03:55 PM

Yep \:\)
DTP are so lucky to be publishing a game like this.
When will we be getting more xbox 360 screens?
As Im getting it for xbox.
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 29/04/09 01:58 PM

Hi all

The Dragon's Shelter has been updated with some more goodies.
Check them out here

Enjoy!
Posted By: Arkray

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 29/04/09 03:04 PM

Thanks! But the screen's link leads to previous week ones... you have to go to main page and click there to see the pretty new ones....

Forget it, now it works....
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 29/04/09 05:02 PM

Is it me or are those dungeons so detailed! \:\)
I really can't wait any longer.
I hope we get a new trailer soon!
Dragon combat sounds freaking good.
Lynn are we getting anymore 360 screens I don't know If you've seen my question If you can't answer it please say.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 29/04/09 06:37 PM

Patience, Young Padawan. ;\)

Edit: Found a minor error thing: The wallpaper of the second (middle) set is seemingly not available for the resolution of 1024x768 pixels.


Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 30/04/09 09:34 AM

Thanks Alrik, I have reported this.
It'll be fixed soon.
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 30/04/09 08:51 PM

 Originally Posted By: AlrikFassbauer
Patience, Young Padawan. ;\)

Edit: Found a minor error thing: The wallpaper of the second (middle) set is seemingly not available for the resolution of 1024x768 pixels.



I guess so...
I'll go cry in a corner
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 06/05/09 11:37 AM

Hi all,

it's wednesday again: A news update is now online.
Get to know more about the Human Comat on the Divinity2-Website.

Enjoy!
Betty
Posted By: flixerflax

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 06/05/09 01:34 PM

Cool to see the polymorph spell is making a reappearance.
Posted By: drazac

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 06/05/09 02:43 PM

This is getting better and better!!! =)
Posted By: rictoffen

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 06/05/09 03:08 PM

excellent, I am really getting excited now - good to see a regular flow of cool stuff!

CAN

NOT

WAIT

\:\)
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 06/05/09 07:32 PM

Really nice to see the "hide in shadows" back. \:\)

Another thing I've noticed (again ! ) is the formulation of the last sentence, as if the main audiance of the game was gamers who want to play "evil" :

 Quote:
Shall it be an epic tale of mighty sword swinging brutes, of devilishly devious masters of magic twisting the world to suit their own insidious endsÖ or could it even be a mix of these and many, many moreÖ?


I do miss some rather "humanistic" choices ... ;\)
Posted By: Myrthos

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 06/05/09 08:15 PM

Nah, most of the people are chasing you and want you killed. The 'humanistic' path will surely lead to your death. Kill and maim is the way to survive \:\)
Posted By: Macbeth

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 07/05/09 07:26 AM

Well, Alrik, skills pertain to combat of course, so they often tend to be on the aggressive side: that's only logical. But never you worry: when it's questing time you can choose to be as kind or as nasty as you like. Humanistic or barbaric, that's up to you.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 07/05/09 08:33 PM

Wellm I wasn't that much referring to enemies, but I assume that there surely must be some non-enemies there, too, no ? ;\)
Posted By: Macbeth

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 08/05/09 07:15 AM

They're called NPC's and there are lots of them.
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 13/05/09 11:34 AM

Hi all,

today we present three scary creatures and a new podcast to you.
www.divinity2.com
Enjoy!

Betty
Posted By: Wishmaster

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 13/05/09 01:48 PM

"These giant leaders of goblin tribes tower above their subjects"
Aaahhh...the famous giant goblins...beware!!
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 13/05/09 02:37 PM

We know... He got a little small - will be fixed soon.
Posted By: Macbeth

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 13/05/09 06:41 PM

You're laughing now, but wait till you meet on in game...
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 13/05/09 08:38 PM

... Reminds me of a certain trailer/video for the forthcoming "Blood Bowl" game ... ;\)
Posted By: sh0k3r

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 18/05/09 11:43 AM

hehe cool
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 20/05/09 03:48 PM

It is Wednesday is it not?
No Divinity Wednesday? \:\(
Put it up soon or post a message please \:\)
~DivineGamer
Posted By: Trumpfass

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 20/05/09 10:06 PM

the update came around 8pm. just check the site for new creatures and a member-exclusive wallpaper: http://www.divinity2.com ;\)
Posted By: Morbo

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 21/05/09 10:24 AM

nice work on the bandit.
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 21/05/09 05:55 PM

Thanks Trumpfass!
I was worried for a moment there.
I'm glad they decided upon dishing out info every Wednesday.
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/05/09 08:29 AM

Divinity2.com, have some very cool wallpapers!
Posted By: SheaOhmsford

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/05/09 12:35 PM

Today is Wednesday, correct? Where is..........















Divine Gamer asking if Wedsneday updates are going to get posted today?????
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/05/09 12:40 PM

Why not ;)?
We're already working on it...
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/05/09 12:58 PM

It's still Wednesday for some more hours. Have some patience please and you'll get rewarded ;\)
Posted By: SheaOhmsford

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/05/09 01:02 PM

 Originally Posted By: lynn
It's still Wednesday for some more hours. Have some patience please and you'll get rewarded ;\)


LOL...no worries, I was just bustin' on DG. \:\)
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/05/09 01:10 PM

Et voila! The Dragon's shelter just has been updated with some new creatures, a podcast and an interview with Jan (lead writer) and Koen (art director). And now the Divinity II website offers RSS-feed too.

Visit the website to view and read all of these goodies! \:\)
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/05/09 01:16 PM

And as I said...

The Update is online! \:-D
Check out 2 new creatures, a podcast by Koen and an exclusive Larian interview.

Yours,
Betty
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/05/09 01:18 PM

 Originally Posted By: SheaOhmsford
Today is Wednesday, correct? Where is..........















Divine Gamer asking if Wedsneday updates are going to get posted today?????


I'm here you guys/gals know me too well \:\)
Its arrived!!
Any news on the Pre-order and release from the other thread?
Posted By: sh0k3r

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/05/09 06:43 PM

Really interesting creatures, i had some time now to explore the entire site, and it's great, shame on me but this is the first time I see the trailer and I'm about the transforming in dragon part.
Posted By: Wishmaster

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/05/09 10:44 PM

Ahhhh...
The Memory Eater realy looks awesome. Very cool, yet somewhat weird design. Me likes it.
Oh and the other thing I meant to say was...uhmmm...what was it again? Who are You people?
Posted By: SheaOhmsford

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 27/05/09 11:45 PM

 Originally Posted By: Wishmaster
Ahhhh...
The Memory Eater realy looks awesome. Very cool, yet somewhat weird design. Me likes it.
Oh and the other thing I meant to say was...uhmmm...what was it again? Who are You people?


Yeah, freaky weird...in a good way. Kinda reminds me of Predator crossed with a D&D Mind Flayer...on steroids.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 28/05/09 09:31 AM

How do I watch or listen to Podcasts ?

I never "used" them this far ... I didn't know what to do with that ... Sorry, but I think I'm too conservative for that ... ;\)
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 28/05/09 10:01 AM

Just go to the Media section and select the podcast. Then press "play". Chakka!
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 28/05/09 02:13 PM

Okay, I'll try it, then. ;\)
Posted By: Nemisis_Dragon

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 28/05/09 04:34 PM

I have to say that the music is really, really fantastic!
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 03/06/09 02:22 PM

A new update is online from now on: Divinity 2: Ego Draconis website

Enjoy. \:\)
Posted By: Arkray

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 03/06/09 02:41 PM

This is the week of trailers, I was expecting one \:\(
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 03/06/09 02:57 PM

Sorry Arkray.

But: In this case we're not mainstream... ;\)
Posted By: Arkray

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 03/06/09 03:42 PM

Well, in a way, one more trailer would pass unnoticed among that many ones, I'll wait until you think it is the right moment Thanks!
Posted By: SheaOhmsford

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 03/06/09 04:37 PM

 Originally Posted By: dtp Betty
Sorry Arkray.

But: In this case we're not mainstream... ;\)


Far be it for me to sound critical, but there are several(un-named) game companies with upcoming products in relatively the same genre. And they are "balls to the walls", marketing out the wazoo. I will play this game regardless, as I know the quality of product that Larian puts out.

But seriously, you gots to market to make a buck. I know budgets are what they are, varying for each company, and marketing has their piece of the pie. But are we to assume that this is the pace to be expected until launch? Or is there some underlying master plan that will have a (add grandiose adjective here) pre-launch campaign that attempts to reach the masses? You know, the ones that aren't like us faithful, that may have never even heard of the Divinity series? I'm all about standing on reputation and word of mouth recommendations, but this era probably requires more than that...the sooner the better.
Posted By: Wishmaster

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 03/06/09 07:47 PM

Regarding the new update: looooove the skeleton animation \:D
Posted By: flixerflax

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 04/06/09 12:42 AM

New information does seem scarce considering the release date is supposedly only a couple months away...

The updates do look good though.
Posted By: MarcusG

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 04/06/09 05:58 PM

 Originally Posted By: SheaOhmsford

Far be it for me to sound critical, but there are several(un-named) game companies with upcoming products in relatively the same genre. And they are "balls to the walls", marketing out the wazoo. I will play this game regardless, as I know the quality of product that Larian puts out.


He's got a point there. There are a few promising titles on the horizon. Depending on the actual release date Divinity II may be up against - to name one of the more obvious - Dragon Age: Origins. I believe you need all the positive buzz you can get against a crowd pleaser such as this. (I'm going to get them both provided there will be no nasty surprises re DRM).
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 10/06/09 01:12 PM

Hi all,

a new big fat update is now online.
Check out new creatures, exclusive info about customizing, new wallpapers and screenshots and a podcast at the Divinity II website.

Yours,
Betty
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 10/06/09 05:13 PM

Thanks Betty!
So is that the last of the creatures being shown to us until release I see no-more.

You've made a big error by the way, you know where it says pre-order it links you to Amazon.de even though this is the English version of the site hopefully that'll be fixed.

I like the Collectors Edition box art by the way looks really cool.
The new wallpapers are really nice also.
Posted By: akira

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 11/06/09 02:58 AM

Oi, creative creatures...i love most of them \:\)
The only problem is now the minimum required system to play ED2 smoothly !
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 17/06/09 01:59 PM

Defenders of Aleroth come together here ! \:\)
Posted By: Wishmaster

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 17/06/09 03:12 PM

Just in time...
My peasant-army was already preparing the torches... they may seem to be lost in time but they know when is "The" update time...
\:-D
Posted By: LightningLockey

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 21/06/09 10:02 PM

The dragon shelter has been offline for 6 hours \:\(
Posted By: turi

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 21/06/09 10:36 PM

 Originally Posted By: LightningLockey
The dragon shelter has been offline for 6 hours \:\(

maybe they upping the Demo \:-D
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 22/06/09 09:04 AM

Sorry for the inconvenience. The provider had a few technical problems, everything is solved now.
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 24/06/09 09:07 AM

And it's... Wednesdaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Posted By: Wishmaster

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 24/06/09 10:33 AM


I smell New Gameplay video or Map of Rivellon update...

Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 24/06/09 11:24 AM

Hm... I don't.
But I see someone coming nearer.
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 24/06/09 02:21 PM

Hi all, the update is now online. \:\)
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 01/07/09 03:27 PM

Wednesday isn't it?
*Stars to Chant*

Update Update Update Update...
Posted By: dtp JŲrn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 01/07/09 03:28 PM

Hi all, the great update is now online ;\)

Check it out!
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 01/07/09 03:33 PM

OoOo.
Count me in for Friday!
It will be the first of three acts.
Its what we've all been waiting for.
Nice update.
Just listening to the Podcast.

Ps. Is anybody having login Issues on Divinity2.com?
I keep having to request a new password.
I'm typing the right password I'm sure of that!
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 01/07/09 08:06 PM

Try to delete the cookie of this forum, then. Normally this solves it.
Posted By: Wishmaster

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 02/07/09 04:41 PM

It's Friday...
Well, in Japan, but still a Friday.

Posted By: swalnak

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 02/07/09 06:04 PM

LFG?
Posted By: Wishmaster

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 02/07/09 06:10 PM

For ponies! \:\)
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 08/07/09 02:37 PM

Its that time again.
Update should be coming soon I hope ;\)
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 08/07/09 03:50 PM

It's online!!
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 08/07/09 04:56 PM

Nice ! \:\)
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 15/07/09 03:43 PM

Hello \:-\)

The dragon's shelter has been updated with another great 3D screenshot.

This week we dig a bit deeper into the world of Rivellon. About a mile deeper actually...
See for yourself here ;\)

Enjoy the update!
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 15/07/09 03:53 PM

Thanks Lynn.
Posted By: Trumpfass

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 21/07/09 10:33 AM

Hi everyone,

the dragon's shelter currently has a small server issue. if you don't get your activation-link after you registered on the site, please feel free to send me a private message and i'll send you your personal activation-link. thanks \:\)
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 22/07/09 09:56 AM

So your the Webmaster sort of?

Anyway its Wednesday, wonder what the update is, I guess I'll have to wait until later today.
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 22/07/09 10:08 AM

We will have a little update break this week - due to the German release of this Friday.

Next week you will get to know much more about the locations on the world map. \:\)
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 22/07/09 10:15 AM

Awww... \:\(
I was looking forward to as well, to keep my mind of the German Release.
Thanks for the update though.

PS.I'm Glad your continueing updates after the German Release and Locations sound cool.

Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 22/07/09 12:33 PM

 Originally Posted By: DivineGamer
So your the Webmaster sort of?


Yes, he is. At least for the Divinity site.
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 29/07/09 12:12 PM

Hi all,

after a little break (due to German release of the game) we now tell you more about the Locations of
Check out this week's update on http://www.divinity2.com

Betty
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 29/07/09 12:23 PM

Wow.
I totally forgot about Wednesday Updates.
Thanks I'll check it out now.
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 29/07/09 12:34 PM

It is our duty to kill some time for our English speaking community members until English language release.
So we are still there to provide content. \:\)
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 29/07/09 12:40 PM

Yeah thanks for all of us for carrying on the updates.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 29/07/09 06:52 PM

Thanks ! \:\)
Posted By: Sly

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 29/07/09 07:14 PM

The site looks incredible.. Wonderfully designed.
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 05/08/09 03:05 PM

Hi all,

a new update is now online.
Do you know Farglow? Now you do! \:\)

http://www.divinity2.com

Cheers,
Betty
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 12/08/09 02:21 PM

Hi ho,

Wednesday again? ;\)
Check out the new update: Sentinal Island and 2 new panoramic screens.

Cheers!
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 12/08/09 06:08 PM

Since nobody's posted thanks.

I'll do it.
Thanks Betty!
Looking forward to future updates!
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 12/08/09 07:07 PM

Me, too ! \:\)
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 19/08/09 02:48 PM

Hi there \:-\)

Still busy with lots of things, but even then we'll have a Wednesday-update for you \:\)

This week we present you the Lovis citadel tower, once a glorious Battle Tower and now... well, have a look for yourself here ;\)

Apart from the Lovis tower we do show you two more gorgeous 360 degrees panoramic screenshots. They will give you a fantastic view of the dark dungeons of Rivellon, and also a great view of the flying fortresses.

Enjoy!
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 19/08/09 02:51 PM

Ps: two more screenshots of the Lovis Tower can be found at Facebook


Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 19/08/09 03:04 PM

Thanks Lynn.
Posted By: The Endless

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 19/08/09 07:53 PM

Thanks Lynn - it is nice that you keep doing the wednesday updates even if the game is out in german.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 19/08/09 07:55 PM

It's for keeping the international audience interested. ;\)
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/08/09 08:12 AM

A new update (very early this time ;\) ):
Get to know Maxos Temple and watch 2 new 360į Screenshots.

Yours,
Betty
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/08/09 08:59 AM

And at the facebook-page the inside of the temple ;\)
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/08/09 10:11 AM

You girls are early this morning ;\)
Thanks for the update.
I'll have a look later.
Posted By: The Endless

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/08/09 10:19 AM

Thanks for the update - it looks nice.
Posted By: Adomingues

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/08/09 01:08 PM

 Originally Posted By: dtp Betty
A new update (very early this time ;\) ):
Get to know Maxos Temple and watch 2 new 360į Screenshots.

Yours,
Betty


Hey there, was the new inside 360 screenshot (the one with the water) made with a more recent version of the game ? It seems better than the old ones, graphic-wise, particularly on the shaders.


Maybe just in my head \:\)
Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/08/09 01:55 PM

Hello ;\)

Which screenshot exactly are you talking about?
Posted By: Adomingues

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/08/09 02:03 PM

 Originally Posted By: lynn
Hello ;\)

Which screenshot exactly are you talking about?



http://www.divinity2.com/360screens.php

The top left one of the 360 screens (the one with a cave), if you pan the camera a little to the left towards the water, there is a water layer there with a lof of light projected on the water surface. Dont recall seeing such a "dramatic" shader effect in any screenshot released so far, so i was wondering if it was made with the new yet unreleased patch with graphical improvements that is now on QA status ;\)


Posted By: Lynn

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 26/08/09 02:10 PM

Thank you \:\)

No, the programmers haven't done anything special, so nothing has been changed.
It should have looked always that nice

One of the things they have changed, is the fact that you can now see the player swimming.

Hope this helps \:-\)
Posted By: dtp Betty

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 02/09/09 12:09 PM

Hello,

a new update is now online: Come and visit the Orobas Fjords!
http://www.divinity2.com
Posted By: The Endless

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 02/09/09 03:36 PM

Thanks for the updating!
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 10/09/09 04:13 PM

Since Betty Didn't Post it.

Hello,

a new update is now online: Come and visit Aleroth!
http://www.divinity2.com
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 10/09/09 04:47 PM

It's in the German-languge section already.

But since in the German-language technical section hell has broken loose (in terms of friendlyness by the posters), it ain't pretty posting there anymore, I guess.
Posted By: KnightPT

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 10/09/09 06:27 PM

 Originally Posted By: AlrikFassbauer
It's in the German-languge section already.

But since in the German-language technical section hell has broken loose (in terms of friendlyness by the posters), it ain't pretty posting there anymore, I guess.



\:\( That is very unfortunate, with a patch coming and all, what is wrong with people?
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 10/09/09 07:04 PM

They are losing their temper.

They cannot wait for the patch to come. And they are bickering about - in my opinion - rather small issues.

All in all a lot of them act very childish, something I've only know from the infamous site called RPGCodex before.
Posted By: SheaOhmsford

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 10/09/09 08:23 PM

 Originally Posted By: AlrikFassbauer
They are losing their temper.

They cannot wait for the patch to come. And they are bickering about - in my opinion - rather small issues.

All in all a lot of them act very childish, something I've only know from the infamous site called RPGCodex before.


Geez, it's a game...in the grand scheme of things, all small issues. Community members should voice concerns and then they have two options, three max, IMO:

- play game with the issues and deal with it
- wait for the patch and hope things are fixed
- get rid of the game

If history has proven anything, it's that a game is never going to be 100% perfect for everyone. There are too many unforseen or unexpected variables that developers can't account for (time and money crunches being the biggest culprits). If a game is crap concept and design, then there is really nothing that can be done, but a good dev team always wants to put out the best product possible. But even the best product possible at the time of release isn't going to make everyone happy, so the childish, immature ones rant and rave like they are entitled. Drives me bonkers sometimes.
Posted By: Kangaroo

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 10/09/09 08:43 PM

Well, "hell broken loose" is quite a bit exaggerated imo, its one or two children who like to play trolls thats all.

Dont tell me nothing like this ever occurs in british forums, though I'm always surprised how much more well behaved people seem to be in those. I.e. if you compare it to british newspapers \:\)

The game itself is surprisingly bugfree, its always difficult to develop applications or games for the PC, driver issues or a badly setup computer more the reason than the game itself. Possibly one reason why consoles are much more preferrable for many studios.

Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 11/09/09 09:19 AM

 Originally Posted By: Kangaroo
Well, "hell broken loose" is quite a bit exaggerated imo, its one or two children who like to play trolls thats all.


Yes, maybe, but their lasting impression (or should I say "imprint" ?) is rather big.
Posted By: dtp Christian

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 14/10/09 01:56 PM

A new cinematic trailer has been released! Check it out \:\)
Posted By: dtp Christian

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 21/10/09 11:03 AM

We have a new gameplay video for you, featuring the archer in action. Enjoy! \:\)
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 21/10/09 03:59 PM

Thanks.
Looks nice!
Posted By: Raven.rpg

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 21/10/09 04:02 PM

 Originally Posted By: dtp Christian
We have a new gameplay video for you, featuring the archer in action. Enjoy! \:\)

where
and what about mage
Posted By: Raze

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 21/10/09 08:28 PM


The gameplay video is on the D2:ED site, media page.
Posted By: dtp Christian

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 28/10/09 09:46 AM

Sorry, forgot the link last time. Thanks Raze \:\)

We have another gameplay video for you, featuring an alchemist quest. You can find it here. Have fun!


@Raven.rpg: Wizard gameplay will be featured in one of the future updates. Stay tuned!
Posted By: SheaOhmsford

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 28/10/09 12:55 PM

 Originally Posted By: dtp Christian

We have another gameplay video for you, featuring an alchemist quest. You can find it here. Have fun!


That is just WAYYYYY COOOL!!! This is the kind of stuff I love to see. Maybe I'm just easily amused, but this is true RPG stuff to me. Damn, January seems a long way off.
Posted By: Raven.rpg

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 28/10/09 04:43 PM

 Originally Posted By: dtp Christian

@Raven.rpg: Wizard gameplay will be featured in one of the future updates. Stay tuned!


Great,thanks
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 28/10/09 08:10 PM

Can't wait for this game!
One problem is that the main hero sounds like an Old Man \:\(
Posted By: dtp Christian

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 04/11/09 02:50 PM

Hi Divinity fans! \:\)

This time, our weekly update provides you with a little insight on a quest for Richard of Aleroth. You will see, how you can use the romantic feelings of a guard for your own purpose via the mindreading ability. The video is just under four minutes long and is now available in the media section .

Have fun watching! \:-D


Posted By: The Endless

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 04/11/09 03:56 PM

LOL! I really like it a lot! Canīt wait to play!
Posted By: Raven.rpg

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 04/11/09 04:55 PM

 Originally Posted By: dtp Christian
Hi Divinity fans! \:\)

This time, our weekly update provides you with a little insight on a quest for Richard of Aleroth. You will see, how you can use the romantic feelings of a guard for your own purpose via the mindreading ability. The video is just under four minutes long and is now available in the media section .

Have fun watching! \:-D


I(and all my friends) am still waiting for my wizard gameplay
preferebly with all spells from mage list

Thank you
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 04/11/09 05:13 PM

I don't think they will show all spells.
I thought you had the game already the hacked version?
Posted By: Raven.rpg

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 04/11/09 06:11 PM

Yes I have
but I wanna see wizard gameplay
with
fireball
magic missiles
polymorph
firewall
and maybe magic blast

I wanna see is that strong or not and things like that
Posted By: DivineGamer

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 04/11/09 06:26 PM

Why don't you just try it on your game?

PS.Nice video just watched.
Posted By: dtp Christian

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 11/11/09 03:36 PM

Then you don't have to wait any longer raven.rpg \:\)

This weeks update with the wizard gameplay video is now online.

Enjoy it here!
Posted By: dtp Christian

Re: The Dragonís shelter is online! - 18/11/09 03:09 PM

Latest gameplay video is now online, featuring the warrior.

It can be found here.
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