I literally just started playing this with a friend a weeks ago. The new content is only available when starting new a game, and we're not starting over, again.
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 14, 2020, 18:02:
I still need to play this. Saw some people playing this co-op and sounds like it'd be more fun that way.
It depends on your friends. I played the first one with a friend, and while it was fun and we had some laughs, I like to take my time, explore towns and talk to people, take my time to decide how/what to level up, compare gear, etc. my friend would rush through leveling up, quickly get bored of and want to just go kill stuff. There was a month or two where we couldn't get together to play, and when we picked back up, we'd kind of forgotten what we were doing.
I started DOS2 before the Definitive Edition with the same friend and a friend of his. We never even made it out of the starting ghetto. I wasn't having fun at all. They were both kind of the same, just running off getting into trouble while I'm trying to pick up quests. They'd piss someone off, get into a fight, we'd die and have to re-load a save. They didn't quite understand we're not fucking super heroes, we literally fell off a boat and are wearing rags, and they're trying to kill the guards with butter knives and forks.
We decided to give it another go a couple of weeks ago. He convinced another friend of ours to get it, and we had a 3rd friend join us. The 2nd friend wasn't enjoying it at first, which is weird because he used to be into pen and paper D&D and was really into Diablo back in those days. The 3rd friend was like me, and got frustrated with the other two and decided to quit after the first night. We carried on for a bit, then decided to re-start because we couldn't get rid of the 4th coop character, and if it was going to be three of us we wanted to try and play with just our characters and no companions.
I was hosting and had already deleted the saves, and the 3rd decided to come back. When we first started, my first friend (the one I played DOS with) picked an origin character, the 2nd friend just picked a race and pre-built class while me and the 3rd friend made custom characters. It didn't work out so well, so this time they listened and we took our time coordinating and building our party. We started up and played for 9 hours straight.
We couldn't all get together the next day, and the 2nd friend that wasn't enjoying it at first, now was really into it, so he started playing single-player. When we all got together again, he kept telling us how he did things in his single-player game, we kept telling him to shut the hell up and keep his single-player game separate and not spoil it for the rest of us. I guess we weren't playing often enough for him, so he abandoned the coop game to play by himself.
Shortly after, our 3rd left us again. So it was back to me and the friend I played DOS with, so we agreed to re-start with just the two of us and ignore the others if they wanted to come back. Now after all of the restarts, we've been at it about a week, and then this comes out. We're not restarting again. So far it's going a little better than when we played DOS. He seems more patient this time, but he still gets impatient at times when I want to take my time with something.
"As a species, we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room,
we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you
think we invented politics and religion?"