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What is the status of the engraving tool? #564213
13/03/15 01:11 PM
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dancingcrab Offline OP

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Hi all,

I backed DOS on KS at a collector's tier. I haven't yet got around to playing it, been waiting for patches and rewards to be finalised/stabilised.

Thinking of jumping in again now, but before spending a couple of hours downloading it to find out, I was wondering if anyone could speak to whether Larian ever made a decision to include or forgo the engraving tools that were originally promised as a reward?

Cheers!


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Re: What is the status of the engraving tool? [Re: dancingcrab] #564219
13/03/15 03:09 PM
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The last I heard, it seems like Larian is not going to bother with those. No explanation given.

Frankly, I think that's pretty lousy.

Re: What is the status of the engraving tool? [Re: dancingcrab] #564224
13/03/15 05:34 PM
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It was very low at the priority list and the reason for that had everything to do with the surprising complexity of the task which has everything to do with the multiplayer side of things. The risk of it breaking things too much was judged too high and we didn't think it was worth it. It was never removed from the task list however, and it's been moving up recently, so we might still end up surprising even ourselves by it being included in a next version of the game.

Re: What is the status of the engraving tool? [Re: dancingcrab] #564226
13/03/15 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: dancingcrab
I haven't yet got around to playing it, been waiting for patches


I'd wait some more in your shoes. The patch to hit next (Raze will hopefully correct me if i'm mistaken) brings some very necessary changes to balance and gameplay, including a harder mode.
Depending on what kind of build you may end up with, game as is now may disappoint you in terms of challenge/difficulty/pacing. For example, assuming you fancy running it with casters, you will find it ridiculously easy, even when lacking any companions


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Re: What is the status of the engraving tool? [Re: Lar_q] #564237
13/03/15 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: Lar_q
It was very low at the priority list and the reason for that had everything to do with the surprising complexity of the task which has everything to do with the multiplayer side of things. The risk of it breaking things too much was judged too high and we didn't think it was worth it. It was never removed from the task list however, and it's been moving up recently, so we might still end up surprising even ourselves by it being included in a next version of the game.


See? That's a better thing to hear than "Yeah, we're not doing it" or silence. Thank you.


(When's your next blog entry coming?)

Re: What is the status of the engraving tool? [Re: Stabbey] #564367
16/03/15 08:30 AM
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Between Belgium and Rivellon ....
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Between Belgium and Rivellon ....
Originally Posted By: Stabbey
Originally Posted By: Lar_q
It was very low at the priority list and the reason for that had everything to do with the surprising complexity of the task which has everything to do with the multiplayer side of things. The risk of it breaking things too much was judged too high and we didn't think it was worth it. It was never removed from the task list however, and it's been moving up recently, so we might still end up surprising even ourselves by it being included in a next version of the game.


See? That's a better thing to hear than "Yeah, we're not doing it" or silence. Thank you.


(When's your next blog entry coming?)


I fully agree with this !!!


On 7th of february 2015 : I start a new adventure in the Divinity world of Original Sin,
it's a Fantastic Freaking Fabulous Funny ... it's my All Time Favorite One !
Re: What is the status of the engraving tool? [Re: Lar_q] #564803
26/03/15 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted By: Lar_q
It was very low at the priority list and the reason for that had everything to do with the surprising complexity of the task which has everything to do with the multiplayer side of things. The risk of it breaking things too much was judged too high and we didn't think it was worth it. It was never removed from the task list however, and it's been moving up recently, so we might still end up surprising even ourselves by it being included in a next version of the game.


Thank you! I'm hopeful it'll be included at some point.


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