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Hello everyone! If you received a blurry map and would like a replacement, please contact email@example.com.
@Philip and @Muad'Dib To start off, sorry about the blurry map. I didn't know about it until last week. It seems like a number of the maps that got sent out were blurry. The production sample we reviewed and approved was not blurry. Paradox is sending out non-blurry maps to people who request them. I think we have posted on our forum and Reddit (there was a thread there) about who to contact. I'll have someone post that here as well.
I don't know yet, as I speak without having seen the collector box yet, but I expect something I could be proud of, like the wasteland 2 special edition...
I don't regret my pledge, mind my words, as I greatly enjoyed (as I ruined my social life) the one week run to finish the game and all sides quests I could fine (without using a manual) on hard. The game pleased me, a lot ...
... but I hope the collector box will make me proud and feel "special", I know it's much affect on some hard paper and cloth map, but, you know, I hope I will see it as "done more than right", as I usually don't pay more than 10 $ a game (4 years after its release). My only exeptions were kickstarters (150+) and now, I calm down. If the CE were astonishing and a collector piece, I'm sure I could reconsider.
The ingame bonus for the royal edition weren't seen (I don't know if it comes from GOG, or if nothing is added). Anyway, I had tons of fun, and this was my highest priority.
Have fun making the expension, and I'm still glad to be heard here.
Wait, did I miss something? Because people seem to have received their Collectors Editions, is the same true for the normal boxed version? If so, where is mine? :)
And by "bought" I mean "kickstarted." Maybe I missed it, but I can't find system reqs on the sight page or in any update emails sent since I joined the Kickstarter
I would not have bought this game until I had bought a new computer and it was on deep sale if I knew a 64-bit computer was going to be the system requirements.
Finally won the game on hard difficulty. It was wee worth to support the game! Looking forwRd for the expansion or next project! Would support again!
I do agree that if id paid $160 for CE at a shop and it was poor quality Id be slightly more annoyed. kickstarter is not a shop though. I'm basing my decision on whether or not to back obsidian again on the quality of the game.
Is that not more important guys?
I appreciate you replying to us on here, so thanks for that :). I do not think you understood the question I asked earlier though. I backed at the CE level ($160), and received my mousepad, tshirt and postcard but got no (empty) collectors box. Do not worry though, paradox have been in touch with me and I understand why now.
I cannot speak for everyone regarding the quality of the CE contents, but this is what I have been able to gather:
1. The main concern is the map. A lot of people are reporting a blurry image to the point where they cant read all the locations, and the cloth is apparently not very good quality. I personally feel people would prefer a high quality paper map than a low quality cloth one.
2. Outdated physical manual. I honestly do not know what you can do about this one though :/. The nature of game development can mean things change all the time, even after release. I've no doubt it will become even more outdated as you release patches/expansions.
3. Mousepad image is slightly blurry. I have noticed this on mine but its not too bad really.
4. The map. Did I mention this already? :) Seriously though, a lot of backers primarily backed at the physical tier for the map, and people seem disappointed most by this.
From my personal perspective, I dont mind all that much. The reason I backed this project was so you could make this game, and the physical rewards were just a bonus so to speak :). Id rather have a good game and slightly sub par physical goods than the other way round.
As for the future CEs..I do not know. Part of me says dont bother with the physical rewards because the costs arent worth it, but it is great to have an old school box with manual and all. I guess just making sure that the items are of high quality, even if you offer less is the best thing you can do. But I also understand these physical rewards do not come cheap when you're trying to make a game with the same budget.
Also, regarding delivery times. I think most people in the US did get CEs on release or a few days after. Delivering all over the world though, some people will get their box later than others.
For me the digital goodies were great and its a shame more of them could not be physical, such as the almanac for example (again, I understand why not with the costs). An artbook for this game would be awesome as well. Ive bought both the guidebook and prima strategy guide and the quality of those are great.
Backers got their Collector's Editons WEEKS after the official release.
It still did not contain the game disc (which could have been a reason for the delay).
The manual was b/w.
The soundtrack was a digital download, no CD.
The cloth map was of horrible quality.
Still waiting for the Making of Documentary.
Still waiting for the novella by Chris Avellone.
Btw. my box had no protection at all or any padding.
An unpleasant experience, and with other issues (serious, even game breaking bugs, censorship because of lunatic Twitter rants) there is no way i will again give you $250. Ever.
@Martin - Can you explain what you were expecting, so we can look at that when we do another CE for our games?
(but I greatly enjoyed the game... Ho man ! )
I'm afraid I will be disappointed too !
Now i get the CE...
Wow this is one of the baddest CE for 160 $ i ever see.
THIS is the baddest CE i ever see for 160 $
shame on you obsidian
the game is very good (if i pay 40 $)
but with the CE i wont never again support you with so much money
Mh I still haven't received anything and worry about the delivery address it has been sent. Please UK and US guys, when we write "01200" as postal code, do NOT ship it to "1200"...
@Justin - Thanks for backing, and it's really great to hear that you are enjoying the game.
@Konrad - Great to hear and thanks!
Hey guys, just wanted to say I'm ~20 hours in and loving the game and it deserves all the praise its received. Amazing job!!!! Couldn't be happier to be a backer.
Woo! Awesome. Just filled it out :) Thanks so much folks. Didn't even realize you guys had a backer portal. That was quick and simple. Cheers.
@Philip - We wanted to get everyone's stuff to them as quickly as possible, but also get a updated version of the game to everyone on the DVD. So, we decided to sent all the stuff first, and then hold the DVDs to later. If someone had a normal version of the game, they get the entire box later (but we gave everyone a key at launch). For people who got the CE, they got it early, but without a DVD. We are sending those to them separately. I think we wrote an Update about this, but I know we sent a lot of those out. :) -Feargus
@Konrad - Did you get a chance to update your address with our backer portal at: https://eternity.obsidian.net/backer?
@Jabberok - I'll make sure we put that on a list of things to look at. -Feargus
The map is your friend.
And, I really loved the feeling of finishing this game... Hope it will get a Pillars 2, and 3, and ...
It was completly awesome.
Really enjoying Pillars. The game looks beautiful, too. My one complaint is that I wish the fog of war didn't darken so much of the scene, so I could see more of it at once. I don't really mind the view distance being short, since that's more of a gameplay concern, but it'd be nice to be able to lighten the fog of war, or perhaps even turn the effect off. The environment art looks great, so it's frustrating to only view little bits of it at a time.
Hey folks- quick question...
My address changed since I backed the project and I was wondering... How can I contact you to let you know what my new address is to send whatever physical rewards I got at my pledge tier?
Would appreciate some guidance on this :) Thanks
Scratch that, was on the wrong page. Was wondering why the page count was different.
Was there a whole bunch of posts that just got deleted?
@Tomba42+ Obsidian I backed the CE version and got my T-shirt, mouse pad, postcard and soundtrack CD add on in the post. But no CE box? Im in the UK so I knew it would be slower. But why is it not all shipped at once? Are they just keeping hold of the CE boxes (Unsigned) until they get the discs now to ship at once, or should I expect another shipment of the empty CE box and then another with the disc?
Either way I don't mind, I just want to make sure that I am actually getting a CE box, cus it seems odd to ship the t shirt, postcard and mouse pad separately as they are part of the CE tier :/.
@Tomba42 - If you got a regular version of the box, we sent the "other stuff" out first and then the box will be shipping soon. We ended up waiting to get 1.04 on the disc.
@Gavin - Thanks! There were some challenging times, but it's awesome to see how much everyone is enjoying the game. -Feargus
I'm 41 hours into the game and I still no where close to being done. I genuinely can't believe you rockstars pulled all of this off with the budget we cobbled together for you. This is more than what I'd hoped for piled on top of more than I'd ever imagined.
At first, I wasn't sure I could go back to isometric games again. But it just fit like a glove from the start. Thank you for actually delivering. I love it.
Thanks. I guess I already registered with website but I totally forgot. When I logged in I see I still need to pick a platform lol.
@Chris S - I think you just need to register on their website to get your key. Be sure to use your kickstarter email address. Then use "manage my pledge" from the drop down on the upper right.
It's a fantastic game so GET ON IT! :)
stupid question, but I bought the physical game copy plus CD and other stuff, and somehow I only got a t-shirt in the mail. Is the other stuff coming separately? Did I fill something out wrong?
I forgot that I backed this awhile ago. If there some way I still get my reward still somehow?
@Char - Done! :)
Dunno if it's your guys thing but the guy who made the Pathfinder ACG (Mike Selinker) has a new kickstarter up:
@Euan - :) Hopefully mine was pretty clear, I put "Feargus" on a lot of them because my full signature always feels almost (ok being honest - is) unreadable when I sign boxes. -Feargus
Delighted to say that Hermes have delivered the package in one piece!
Now, is there a guide somewhere as to which signature is whose? :)
@Martin - That's great to hear! Thanks for backing us. -Feargus
@Alex - And here actually is the link: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/251100/pillars-of-eternity-guidebook-volume-one-
@Alex - I don't think there is any difference between the Strategy Guides. The Guidebook Volume One is not a strategy guide and is more of a campaign source book like you would find for a Pen and Paper RPG. Here's a link that shows the first 11 pages - although I'll admit that it's not that helpful. :) The pages right after those 11 have a ton of cool content and descriptions of the world.
@Lucreto - Can you send an e-mail over to firstname.lastname@example.org? They will look into it and find out what happened. If you had pledged to a tier below the $100 Tier, then you wouldn't have been included in the credits.
Loving the game! I'm really glad I put my faith in you. Also, can't wait to get my hands on the signed CE :D
I just looked at the back of the digital guide looking for my name and it was not there. I did a search as well and got nothing. Did I miss a survey or something?
I logged on a few months ago to get my rewards sorted but I didn't see a name option. Slightly sad now.
Speaking of game guides, what is the difference between Collector's Edition Strategy Guide Hardcover (green) vs. Hardcover (brown) (besides the book color) and the Guidebook Volume One?
@Benji - Great to hear! Hope you are enjoying everything. -Feargus
@ClementXVII - Thanks! And, we are totally thinking about doing more volumes of the guide / source book. Not working on them yet, but once the dust settles from the launch we plan to figure that all out. -Feargus
@Euan - If there are any issues with it, please contact us over at email@example.com. We are catching up on all of our support e-mails, so we should be able to get back to you pretty quickly.
Big thanks from Belgium, got the Big Box in the mail today :). I am amazed by the quality of the package content! The game guide says "Volume One". Are there more to come?