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SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Aug 16th 2013 at 7:24:47 PM

So is Dragon commander good, bad or mediocre?

Time to change the style, for now
Aug 31st 2013 at 5:35:37 AM

The rts elements and the strategic ones are ok, but the diplomatic portion is awesome!

onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Sep 26th 2013 at 7:20:48 PM

Divinity: Original Sin's release date is delayed from December to February!

You know, this is the first time I'm GLAD that a game got delayed...

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onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Sep 27th 2013 at 9:37:04 AM

Q&A session, just ended like 15 minutes ago

Man I'm glad my question is the first to be answered!

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onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Nov 29th 2013 at 7:55:14 AM

Bad news for those who pledge explicitly for alpha/beta...everyone who pledge up from some point seems to get that now...(still good for me then), but you can get refund if you want! (system up soon)

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onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Dec 17th 2013 at 4:45:16 PM

Alpha is out! Check Larian Vault if you pledged it!

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Koveras Mastermind Rational from Germany Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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Jan 17th 2014 at 4:55:52 AM

@onyhow: I am always glad when an RPG is delayed. Because I've seen what happens to ones that aren't...

But yeah, I am pretty excited about D:OS as well, especially the idea of two player characters. I don't recall many games that use that trope: Larian's own Beyond Divinity, Darkstone, and that's pretty much it. Well, there are also games like Icewind Dale where you put together an entire party, but it's not the same... I already know which characters I'll make on my first playthrough—and role-play the hell out of them. :D

PS: I've made a page for Divinity: Original Sin, by the way. Feel free to contribute.

edited 17th Jan '14 4:58:59 AM by Koveras

Jan 17th 2014 at 12:07:32 PM

Speaking of Original Sin, it just came out on Steam Early Access today. Anyone getting it?

Koveras Mastermind Rational from Germany Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Mastermind Rational
Jan 17th 2014 at 1:29:42 PM

I have pledge for a two copies on KS already. cool

Apr 5th 2014 at 6:31:21 AM

Anyone tried Original Sin after the beta update? I'm hearing a lot of good things about it but I'm not sure I want to pay for an unfinished game.

TamH70 Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Apr 10th 2014 at 8:31:13 PM

Dragon Commander is available now on Steam on a massive discount.

Which discount you get is actually a bit complicated. On this page:

http://store.steampowered.com/news/12883/ the discount is listed as 66%

But if you click on the big handy icon disguised as a picture you end up with this:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/243950/ - You will see the same game is available on a discount of 76%. Get it now before the sale ends or Steam realise they done screwed up, dawgs. tongue

edited 10th Apr '14 8:31:53 PM by TamH70

Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Apr 11th 2014 at 8:49:27 PM

Just picked up Dragon Commander on Steam, installing it now so I can give it a spin tomorrow. I don't meet the requirements for the maxed out settings so I'll just turn them down.

Any beginners traps I should be worried about?

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Apr 12th 2014 at 12:19:20 AM

I'm thinking of picking this up on Steam - hopefully without falling into the "find out about it while it's on sale, do lots of research and thinking it over to make sure it's for me, then decide to buy it only to find out that it's not on sale any more" aggravation that I always seem to fall into with Steam.

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
TamH70 Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Apr 12th 2014 at 1:09:00 AM

I'd get it now if I were you. Seventy six percent discount is NOT to be sneezed at, and is the reason why I bought it.

Apr 12th 2014 at 11:19:12 AM

Word. My need to heavily think over exactly what I'm buying before deciding to get it is the reason why I ultimately didn't get Crusader Kings II (I found a mod I liked and thus decided to buy it, but by then the sale was over) and why I ended up having to pay full price for Civ V (the sale was over, but I really wanted it...).

On the other hand, not knowing everything about the game before I get it is how I ended up with Endless Space, which I not only didn't know was Steam exclusive (I got it off Amazon, which only mentioned Steam in what was essentially fine print), but ended up not liking as much as I thought I would.

I'm going to check a Let's Play or two, see if it's really as good a match for me as I think. But I think I'm going to speed up my process... grin

edited 12th Apr '14 11:19:47 AM by KnownUnknown

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Apr 12th 2014 at 1:37:19 PM

Got driven to a stalemate when I tried to take the enemies capital, he had way too many units and I haven't researched my own air units yet. Gonna capture a few more islands and research some more.

Is there any way to boost your dragon's health; cause those airships were tearing me apart.

EDIT: I guess I chose the dragon with the least amount of health; I just saw the abilities/description and assumed it was the combat one, as opposed to the support/balanced options.

edited 12th Apr '14 2:18:24 PM by Rationalinsanity

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Apr 13th 2014 at 8:38:49 AM

Hrm... well, it looks like this game might be a bust. It looks neat, but when playing it I get crazy lag, and after a single turn it invariably crashes. Hard. It generally forces my entire computer to restart, and if it doesn't it causes the computer to slow down so much that I have to restart it anyway.

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Jun 30th 2014 at 6:23:35 PM

So huh, Original Sin is now released.

So how is it?

Time to change the style, for now
onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Jun 30th 2014 at 8:51:41 PM

It's out!...and my PC broke (specifically my HDD is breaking). Crap.

edited 30th Jun '14 8:52:01 PM by onyhow

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ZheToralf Floating Advice Reminder from somewhere in Germany
Jun 30th 2014 at 11:57:46 PM

Played through the Beta last week, now i've started the complete game. Pretty addictive so far. FYI: the developers realized they bit of more than they could chew when they were trying to implement a day/night cycle so they scrapped it. Don't know if anyone posted that yet. Still an awesome game.

What I like especially is the tactical combat. Just yesterday my friend and I (both at level 4) finished a group of level 6 and 7 orcs (thats a big deal) by using the environment and some crowd control. It's nice to see a game where it does not just matter when you use your skills, but where on the battlefield you stand while you use them. Oh, and there's friendly fire. ;P

Examples for using the environment:

water puddle + cold = ice (knocks down anyone who walks over it too fast)

water puddle + Lightning = electrified puddle (stuns anyone who walks in)

water puddle + fire = steam (blocks vision)

steam + lightning = lightning cloud (take a guess)

poison puddle + fire = explosion

burning soil + rain = no more burning (you can walk there again)

seriously, rain is one of the most useful spells.

Oh, and blood can also be electrified or frozen. Add movable barrels and crates as cover from rangers and you are good to go.

edited 1st Jul '14 12:00:58 AM by ZheToralf

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Jul 1st 2014 at 12:09:33 PM

So. Many. Options. I spent like an hour in character creation.tongue

Jul 2nd 2014 at 8:43:12 AM

Seriously need to get this. I loved Dragon Commander (Should get round to finishing it, but part of me just wants to fly around, not bother with the whole ordering army thing)

Always seems the way with the Divinity games - I love them but start to lose momentum about 2/3s in. Almost TOO much to do!

How's it so far in terms of plot / freedom / confusion?

onyhow Too much adorableness from Land of the headpats Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Jul 2nd 2014 at 8:54:00 AM

I have an extra Kickstarter key if anyone want to trade for it (choice of GOG or Steam key, though I might have to check again)...may give some discount.

Edit: sold!

edited 2nd Jul '14 9:55:52 AM by onyhow

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Jul 4th 2014 at 5:30:47 PM

[up][up] It can be pretty confusing. You can build your characters any way you want and, after you get to town, you can do whatever you want and the game feels no need to give you more than basic direction. Go around, explore, talk to people, find quests and get some experience because this game is not easy. If you just waltz right out the gates without getting a couple levels and companions in town then you will get murdered.

UltramanMattia Nova Prime Rider from Forlė,Italy
Nova Prime Rider
Jul 5th 2014 at 10:30:21 PM

Now that the game is released, the Divinity Original Sin page needs some updates.


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