Wasteland 2 Update #11

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    The 11th update of Wasteland 2 talks about the party based system, adding T-shirts as backer rewards, and most importantly features a 10-minute video with Brian Fargo talking about the combat, camera, story and more, which even has Chris Avellone popping in.<blockquote>I did want to give some detail on what the definition of a party based game was since there seems to be some confusion. In specific terms you will be creating and customizing four Rangers at the start of the game and typically you would give each of them different skills to create experts in certain fields. Skills in Wasteland range from lock-picking to bomb disarming to even toaster repair. This creates the dynamic of having players taking very different approaches to exploring the world. In addition there will be three slots for non-player characters to join the party. They will be similar in most respects to a player created member except you will not have 100% control over them. They will have quirks that could range from momentary indecision with them not firing their weapons at an opportune time, to being trigger happy and wasting ammo or even stealing from your characters. This opens up a wide range of possibilities on which NPCs you decide to have join your ranks.</blockquote><center><object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YHEgVIMS9pQ?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/YHEgVIMS9pQ?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></center>

    To sum up: 4 ranger party, 3 followers. Top-down exploration with isometric town map and combat is "envisioned". Turn-based combat mostly taking inspiration from Jagged Alliance and the like. Story set right after Wasteland, starts you out as Ranger recruits playing in the area of the first game, later has you going into California to establish a new base.
     
  2. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    The magic appearance by MCA was awesome. :p

    I really really like the idea that the game involves rookie Rangers setting up a new base in California. Sounds awesome. :)
     
  3. Goral

    Goral It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 5, 2008
    If Brian thinks he's going to get another 600k $ raised during these last days I'm afraid he will end up disappointed. 300k might turn out to be too much, let alone 600k (not to mention a million to break the record).
     
  4. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

    515
    Jun 11, 2008
    I am really, really hyped for this, but I hope they will take their time. If it takes more than 18 months, I will not mind...as long as they have money to finish the game, of course.
     
  5. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Ah, love the Wasteland 2 story bits. Sounds good and interesting so far.
     
  6. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    "There would be no Wasteland 2 without me"

    But they still would've met their goal without the $150+ donations :)
    Smartass remarks aside; excited.
     
  7. Grotesque

    Grotesque It Wandered In From the Wastes

    168
    Oct 16, 2006
    I wonder who "the guardians" are
     
  8. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Kickstarters tend to have a lot of last-minute pledges. So it's *possible* it could spike on the last couple days.
     
  9. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    It will spike, the question is by how much. $600K total in the remaining days is not unthinkable. Beating DFA is a stretch. Comparing stats, where Wasteland 2 is currently at $2360K with about 5.5 days left, DFA was at about $2.5M at the same point. So Wasteland 2 is a bit behind, but not hugely, and updates like these lead to huge spikes ($8K in the last hour).
     
  10. Zeronet

    Zeronet It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 26, 2003
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uWbXQQG9B6c" frameborder="0"></iframe>


    California!


    I hope "who are the guardians" isn't a serious question. :P
     
  11. Viliny

    Viliny Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 19, 2008
    Gave 15$, god i fucking wish i had 5k or 10k to give to this thing. Having yourself as an npc or ingame item or statue or actually meet these guys would be the best thing ever.

    Says sound track is by mark morgan in the donating place, why haven't i heard this earlier?
     
  12. Rev. Layle

    Rev. Layle A Smooth-Skin

    667
    Jul 26, 2005
    Guardians of the Citadel (from Wasteland 1) - that is what I am thinking that meant
     
  13. VRaptor117

    VRaptor117 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 18, 2008
    Just added $50 to get the T-shirt. Love the new story details and I'm glad they are keeping unreliable NPCs. The difficult part will be designing them so that players want to use them as more than just mules while still making them unpredictable (as wastelanders should be).

    Also, has anyone broached the subject of kids and child-killing in the game? With no publisher hanging over their heads, they could probably get this in.
     
  14. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Very interested to get information about this.
     
  15. Viliny

    Viliny Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 19, 2008
    ooh i see us Finns are well represented on the "who donated" page.
     
  16. Kyuu

    Kyuu Insert Awesome Title Here

    Jul 19, 2007
    Those bastards put the t-shirt at the $150 tier? I am totally withdrawing my pledge and boycotting this game. ~_~

    But really, everything sounds great so far. And don't be too skeptical -- from what I've seen, a spike in last-minute donations to the tune of $600k+ isn't much of a stretch at all.
     
  17. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    I probably wouldn't wear the t-shirt anyway, so I don't really care about it and somehow I am happy that it is not in the $250 tier. :>
     
  18. dead_alewives

    dead_alewives First time out of the vault

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    May 9, 2006
    This game is going to be a masterpiece...as long as the team gets to do what they want to do.
     
  19. deadlus

    deadlus First time out of the vault

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    Apr 2, 2003
    I don't quite have the time to follow Wasteland 2 too closely, so could someone tell me if having Tim Cain involved at any point is completely out of the question? While I love MCA and all, what I really crave is that Cain flavour. They probably could squeeze out a few bucks more with his name.
     
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    As far as I know, Cain or anyone else than MCA from Obsidian being involved design-wise is not going to happen.