Pillars of Eternity Released

Publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Obsidian Entertainment announce the worldwide release of Pillars of Eternity for Windows, OS X, and Linux. They celebrate the occasion with a new release trailer for the crowd-funded role-playing game, and remind those who are interested that the game is available for purchase through its website. Here's the news:
Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive today released Pillars of Eternity, the role-playing game (RPG) that was funded by over 70 thousand backers more than two years ago. Pillars of Eternity, created in the spirit of the classic Infinity Engine titles like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale, and crafted by Obsidian with careful attention to fan and backer feedback, is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PC. Fans who backed Pillars of Eternity will receive it today, while new players everywhere can purchase and play it at pillarsofeternity.com.

RPG fans will be able to get an introduction to Pillars of Eternity in a live stream with Game Director and Lead Designer Josh Sawyer, scheduled for 3pm PT / 23:00 CET on Twitch.TV, at twitch.tv/paradoxinteractive.

“Moments like these feel surreal when they finally arrive,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “Today is the culmination of two years’ hard work, but there’s even more to it than the usual game release day. Given where we were when we started on Pillars of Eternity, this is the start of a new chapter in the story of Obsidian. We’ll be forever grateful to all of our fans and backers for making this moment possible, and truly hope that we have lived up to the faith you placed in us.”
“It’s a rare privilege to get to be part of a passionate project like Pillars of Eternity,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “We promised that we were going to do everything we could to enable Obsidian to keep their promises to their backers. Given how many of us at Paradox were already backers of the Kickstarter, naturally we felt pretty strongly about that. Watching the Obsidian team pour their hearts into Pillars has been inspiring for all of us, and we’re thrilled to be launching the game with them today.”

Pillars of Eternity is an RPG inspired by classic titles such as Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, featuring an original world and game system that evokes and improves upon the traditional computer RPG experience. Funded via Kickstarter in late 2012, raising $4.5 million through both backer pledges on Kickstarter and Obsidian’s own website, Pillars of Eternity provides RPG fans with a unique experience, driven by classic aesthetics, modern design, and a deep, engaging world for players to explore.

For more information on Pillars of Eternity, visit pillarsofeternity.com.

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Apr 16, 2015, 03:44
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Vall Forran wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 03:39:
Not that anyone is ever gonna read this again, because "rage @ other games!", but I found the workaround to the bug. It's your boots. Once you get boots with +speed, it fucks your party up. The guy moving slowly? Open inventory, unequip his boots, then re-equip them. Go back to the game and slow guy will be fixed. Until it happens again. Stupid bug.

I'm still reading, mate No matter how old the post, I'll read it when a new message is written in it. All thanks to this being being one of my bookmarks/quick-links.

Regarding Pillars of Eternity: I was very excited when I first played it, and I enjoyed it for about 20 hours until I realized the story just never really gets off the ground enough. At some point, I just didn't feel like starting up the game anymore. It's dead to me now and has been for a few weeks already.
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Apr 16, 2015, 03:39
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Apr 16, 2015, 03:39
 
Not that anyone is ever gonna read this again, because "rage @ other games!", but I found the workaround to the bug. It's your boots. Once you get boots with +speed, it fucks your party up. The guy moving slowly? Open inventory, unequip his boots, then re-equip them. Go back to the game and slow guy will be fixed. Until it happens again. Stupid bug.
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Apr 14, 2015, 01:16
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WTF. I missed some quests, but as I was despairing that I'd be underleveled...I found the beauty of the warden lodge. I started bounty hunting. I did 8 hunts and gained two levels from that...bringing me from 9 to 11. Awesome.

However, what the fuck. Now my rogue runs like the flash even in stealth. Edar, is a fucking retard now. In stealth, he is so slow that I can't even use him. I have to do encounters by just running in with everyone. My rogue runs 3 times faster than everyone else, while Edar runs (Ha!), well, like he's stuck in quicksand.

This bug sucks. I don't even know what triggered it. On the forums it says something about the bounties borking your characters. The hell? How is that even a possible bug? Turn in a bounty and your party starts running at different speeds?

Oh Obsidian...
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Mar 29, 2015, 22:24
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Mar 29, 2015, 22:24
 
This game is so much fun. I love the quests. Sure, you go through the typical places, but the writing is so good! I'm blundering along having a great time. It feels like playing a book (a good thing, imo).

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Mar 28, 2015, 23:04
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Mar 28, 2015, 23:04
 
Thanks for the tip about using bows! It makes a huge difference to whittle down the enemies health while they charge you.

I'm so used to D&D rules where if you don't have proficiency to use a weapon, you miss 99% of the time. This game doesn't seem to have that, instead the weapon proficiency is an upgrade to make you even more awesome with a certain weapon. At least, that's been my experience. The rogue abilities work with both the melee AND bow. Brilliant!

It's a bit nuts, but my rogue looks like a nazgul (but I'm super chaotic good). I have a flail with an ice enchantment and a dagger with a fire one. Top that off with a gnarly helmet (that pretty much would make me blind in real life) that gives me a huge perception bonus.
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Mar 28, 2015, 14:48
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nin wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 00:46:
Creston wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 00:38:
Vall Forran wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 23:30:
I had to look up what "Cheevos" was... I feel ashamed.

Don't be. Bats should be ashamed for worrying about it.

I heard Creston got all the chevos in snuggletruck...


I assumed it was a problem the first 24 hours, I just noticed it as you couldn't even look at the cheevos globally (I like reading through them to see what fun is ahead) and if you went to someone's profile, it would not list the game as played on their front page. See it is more than just the cheevo. asses.
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Mar 28, 2015, 09:06
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Quinn wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 05:40:
Question: There are NPCs with yellow names, and you can reach out to their souls to read their history. I'm pretty impatient when it comes to WALLS OF TEXT and that's all I'm getting from reaching out. What's the point? It is all too much of personal nature to be good to read if you're interested in the lore, and it doesn't have anything to do with the main story. Will this change? :P

Those are Kickstarter backers of a certain tier who got their own character and a short story attached to them. They are 100% optional Something the game should probably indeed mention
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Mar 28, 2015, 05:40
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eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 17:21:
Quinn wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 16:52:
You all know it's not really 2D for starters yeah? Look at the loading screens, they betray it. It's all 3d rendered 2d or however you call it in jargon terms.

Yeah, like BG1, BG2, IWD1, IWD2, Torment, Temple of Elemental Evil...

What are you even trying to say here? IE games are not 2D, they are tile-based 2.5D which is the point when when making an IE style game

Only thing I currently have to complain is the absolutely abysmal loading times on an SSD and no proper pre-caching of areas. This game pushes unity engine clearly into some areas where that engine has major issues.

Then I got that wrong! I could have sworn that in some trailer or preview it was advertised that the backgrounds were all handcrafted, 2D backgrounds -- imagine my surprise when I saw the loading screenshots of the areas obviously in 3D

And yeah I don't get those loading times. I hope they will improve!

Question: There are NPCs with yellow names, and you can reach out to their souls to read their history. I'm pretty impatient when it comes to WALLS OF TEXT and that's all I'm getting from reaching out. What's the point? It is all too much of personal nature to be good to read if you're interested in the lore, and it doesn't have anything to do with the main story. Will this change? :P

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Mar 28, 2015, 03:26
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Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 17:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 17:10:
Also, easter egg "You have to assemble your party to continue" Just happened once so far.

I ran across the same, and I have to say I laughed hard at it. Also the person they picked for that and narration is just great.

I got "you must gather your party before venturing forth" and was like "I'm home!"
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Mar 28, 2015, 02:11
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nin wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 01:12:
Acleacius wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 01:00:
Pillars of Eternity mods
The NSFW Female portraits, IE Mod and BETTER graphic for the moment.

The "better graphic" one is certainly curious, comparing the shots...

Well I better check all the NSFW female shots, just to make sure they are...um delicious? Grin
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Mar 28, 2015, 01:49
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Thanks for all the helpful links and tips! You know who you are! <3
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Mar 28, 2015, 01:42
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Vall Forran wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 01:21:
Okay. Got a party of six now.

I was exploring off the road and managed to not fully reveal said road. On my way back, I found I missed a certain healy type cast member. I do like how my off-road killing sprees clear the area out pretty much FOREVER...but I keep missing the bones being thrown to me by wandering around too much.

Gandalf's "Stay off the road!" message...eff him.

Mildly spoilorish (as far as location), but if you're looking for companions, check here....


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Mar 28, 2015, 01:27
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Also to point out... I love how your weapons are equipped on your visible character. My fighters and rogue have bows on their back when using the other weapon set. So simple, but so cool.
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Mar 28, 2015, 01:21
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Mar 28, 2015, 01:21
 
Okay. Got a party of six now.

I was exploring off the road and managed to not fully reveal said road. On my way back, I found I missed a certain healy type cast member. I do like how my off-road killing sprees clear the area out pretty much FOREVER...but I keep missing the bones being thrown to me by wandering around too much.

Gandalf's "Stay off the road!" message...eff him.

Let's just say my party is so much fun now. It feels familiar, but the classes are different enough to feel unconventional (I know, paradox). I have a date with the inhabitant of a certain cave.
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Mar 28, 2015, 01:12
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Acleacius wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 01:00:
Pillars of Eternity mods
The NSFW Female portraits, IE Mod and BETTER graphic for the moment.

The "better graphic" one is certainly curious, comparing the shots...

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Mar 28, 2015, 01:08
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Acleacius wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 01:00:
Pillars of Eternity mods
The NSFW Female portraits, IE Mod and BETTER graphic for the moment.

It has Mod support????

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Mar 28, 2015, 01:07
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nin wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 00:46:
I heard Creston got all the chevos in snuggletruck...




*checks to make sure*

I DID NOT!!!

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Mar 28, 2015, 01:00
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Pillars of Eternity mods
The NSFW Female portraits, IE Mod and BETTER graphic for the moment.
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Beating and Gassing Americans for Jesus!
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Mar 28, 2015, 00:46
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Creston wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 00:38:
Vall Forran wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 23:30:
I had to look up what "Cheevos" was... I feel ashamed.

Don't be. Bats should be ashamed for worrying about it.

I heard Creston got all the chevos in snuggletruck...

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Mar 28, 2015, 00:38
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Mar 28, 2015, 00:38
 
Vall Forran wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 23:30:
I had to look up what "Cheevos" was... I feel ashamed.

Don't be. Bats should be ashamed for worrying about it.
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