Pillars of Eternity Expansion This Month

Paradox announces August 25th is the release date for The White March - Part I, the upcoming expansion for Pillars of Eternity, Obsidian's role-playing game. Here's the news:
Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive announced today that “The White March – Part I,” the first expansion to Pillars of Eternity, will be released on August 25, 2015. “The White March – Part I,” revealed during E3 2015, adds a tremendous amount of new content to the Pillars of Eternity universe, and can be played alongside the original game whether players have completed the core game or not. The expansion offers a higher level cap, artifacts, new companions, new abilities, and a new realm to explore along with an expertly crafted story from Carrie Patel, author of the Recoletta series and writer on the original Pillars of Eternity, and Eric Fenstermaker, lead writer on Pillars of Eternity and one of the co-writers of South Park: The Stick of Truth alongside show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Take a peek at what waits in The White March - Part I with the reveal trailer:

Pillars of Eternity is a role-playing game (RPG) inspired by classic titles such as Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, backed by over 70,000 fans and released to critical acclaim in March, 2015. Featuring an original world and game system that evokes and improves upon the traditional computer RPG experience, Pillars of Eternity now ventures into new parts of Eora in its first expansion, “The White March – Part I,” including a selection of snow themed environments inspired by Icewind Dale. The White March - Part I offers new features for first-time players and veterans alike, including new rogue and monk companions, a party-based AI system, multi-class abilities, and many new challenges to conquer.

For more information on Pillars of Eternity, visit http://pillarsofeternity.com/.
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PHJF wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 10:19:
At least it felt like a finished game. Divinity after the first zone was like a giant placeholder, and Wasteland 2 was beta material at best.

And that is why most are getting EE versions. Small companies who had to release quicker than ideal, but also made enough money that they can now go back. I'm very ok with this, this time.

To the person stating Pillars feels like a mobile game, beyond BG/IWD on mobile, please give me some others like this? I'd be interested in playing, thanks.
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PHJF wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 10:19:
At least it felt like a finished game. Divinity after the first zone was like a giant placeholder, and Wasteland 2 was beta material at best.

The story in Divinity was beyond awful and the combat really starts to falter after level 8. The first map was pretty well done but the rest of the game is a series of painful 10 minute exposition dumps straight out of bad JRPGs and poorly scripted encounters.

It's a decent but overrated game. I think a lot of people just liked it because its really easy.
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panbient wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 09:28:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 20:13:

To me yes, the loading screens are the worst part.

Why did you have to bring back that memory..

You're able to remember anything else from the game?

Seriously though, Pillars of Eternity is what I play when I feel like gaming on a handheld device. Especially once the action moved into cities and the pacing of the 'action' became load screen, short walk, load screen, quest trigger (single combat or conversation), load screen, short walk, pick another area on the world map, and watch the load screens some more.

I like everything else about it but those load times really just suck the wind out of the sails though.

2 or 3 things I still remember, but compare that to how much I know of BG2... and that's really just sad.
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 PHJF
 
At least it felt like a finished game. Divinity after the first zone was like a giant placeholder, and Wasteland 2 was beta material at best.
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eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 20:13:

To me yes, the loading screens are the worst part.

Why did you have to bring back that memory..

You're able to remember anything else from the game?

Seriously though, Pillars of Eternity is what I play when I feel like gaming on a handheld device. Especially once the action moved into cities and the pacing of the 'action' became load screen, short walk, load screen, quest trigger (single combat or conversation), load screen, short walk, pick another area on the world map, and watch the load screens some more.

I like everything else about it but those load times really just suck the wind out of the sails though.

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jimnms wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 18:30:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 13:15:
POE = path of exile.

How about: POX = Path of eXile

I don't know why anyone would be talking about pox in this thread anyway.

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HorrorScope wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 19:02:
Quinn wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 18:50:
The game got on my nerves when I was moving all over the city 24/7 with 20.000 loading screens in between which summed up to a total of FOREVER staring at a still image.

To me yes, the loading screens are the worst part.

Why did you have to bring back that memory..
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Quinn wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 18:50:
The game got on my nerves when I was moving all over the city 24/7 with 20.000 loading screens in between which summed up to a total of FOREVER staring at a still image.

To me yes, the loading screens are the worst part.
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The game got on my nerves when I was moving all over the city 24/7 with 20.000 loading screens in between which summed up to a total of FOREVER staring at a still image.

The plot didn't grab me either. Had more fun playing Victor Vran -- although that game really got hard at some point... Unbalanced.
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 12:41:
Wow, I'm sad to hear so many people didn't really like PoEt(!), but it has gotten a lot better with the later patches. At this point though, you might as well wait for the next patch, which is pretty major, and this first expansion.

Waiting for the second expansion? Overkill.


Also, Gog/Obsidian really need to condense their current patches on Gog, there are like 7-8 separate patches already.

Fwiw I like it a lot and the IEmod rocked to, some nice enhancements in that.

Battles should be more varied.

Some use BG as a comparison, it's from the guy that did the IWD's.

Liked the guns and hell in the world we live in, we can see guns come before magic. It's not like it is unbelievable its in the game.
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Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 13:15:
POE = path of exile.

How about: POX = Path of eXile
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Aug 5, 2015, 15:34
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eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 15:00:
Same here, and I played through it, reached level 20 and all that. Game is just.. not anywhere near as good as BG and not because of details. But because the core systems are shit. I hated the combat which isn't a good thing when that's 80% of what you are doing. Worse, maybe.. I hated the magic system. No awesome spells WHATSOEVER ;/ And guns... why the heck did there have to be guns...

Yeah, some of their decisions just make you wonder what kind of drugs they were on. A monk who needs to take damage in order to use his skills? That's the dumbest fucking thing I've ever seen in any RPG system. Game was just a major let down.
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Same here, and I played through it, reached level 20 and all that. Game is just.. not anywhere near as good as BG and not because of details. But because the core systems are shit. I hated the combat which isn't a good thing when that's 80% of what you are doing. Worse, maybe.. I hated the magic system. No awesome spells WHATSOEVER ;/ And guns... why the heck did there have to be guns...
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"The expansion offers a higher level cap, artifacts, new companions, new abilities, and a new realm to explore along with an expertly crafted story from Carrie Patel, author of the Recoletta series and writer on the original Pillars of Eternity, and Eric Fenstermaker, lead writer on Pillars of Eternity and one of the co-writers of South Park: The Stick of Truth alongside show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone."

That's since serious sentence overkill there.

But guys... it's an Obsidian game. Of course it needs massive post-release work. For what it's worth, the final third is the best, including equipment. The characters START to all have personality, and the story finally gets significant weight.

As for waiting for the SECOND DLC... that's perfectly legit when the first is "Part 1"

What I want to know is whether or not your end-game will affect the DLC.
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deqer wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 12:44:
The game just came out, and already there's an expansion? C'mon...

I understand you're in business to make business, but, at least try to pretend that your expansions have more meaning than just to make more money for yourselves.


Hey, frequie deaquie's back to throw more poop!


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MattyB wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 12:59:

Yup, same here.

I just never felt like I was progressing or growing as a character/player/party. Never felt any stronger as I levelled, and there wasn't a great deal of difference in the items.

Game world and the areas felt 'dead' too.

Enjoyed it, and got my moneys worth, but no real interest in going back to finish the game

Toss me in the same boat...

The story was interesting, once you figured out what the fuck was going on, and the way you get tossed into the narrative didn't help at all.

My biggest complaint, is that I'm level 11 already, just finished Act II, and my gear is only slightly better than what it was at level 1. None of the unique items feel unique. And other than my mage/priest/chanter having higher level spells, my melee characters felt like town guards.
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POE = path of exile. it was here first.

Call it Pillars...
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deqer wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 12:44:
The game just came out, and already there's an expansion? C'mon...

I understand you're in business to make business, but, at least try to pretend that your expansions have more meaning than just to make more money for yourselves.

5 months for first expansion release, and it's the first of two parts which was originally a single expansion promised in the KS backing plan. And also after several major patch updates for the original game to 'fix' most of the major grievances.

Fail to see the issue here.
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Cutter wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 10:51:
Pineapple Ferguson wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 10:21:
I backed it and played it quite a bit, but I got kind of bored and didn't finish. At this point I'm going to wait for the 2nd expansion and see if they do a major tweak/rebalance patch before I touch it again.

You me, and everyone else.

Yup, same here.

I just never felt like I was progressing or growing as a character/player/party. Never felt any stronger as I levelled, and there wasn't a great deal of difference in the items.

Game world and the areas felt 'dead' too.

Enjoyed it, and got my moneys worth, but no real interest in going back to finish the game
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The game just came out, and already there's an expansion? C'mon...

I understand you're in business to make business, but, at least try to pretend that your expansions have more meaning than just to make more money for yourselves.
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