Zola.6197 Posted March 2 Share Posted March 2 (edited) 3 hours ago, Bobby Stein.3612 said: Related to all this: where do folks think the story is going based on what you know right now? (I'm sure there are theories earlier in the thread and I intend to read through it all when I'm on break. Currently in a VO session so I gotta step away from the forums for a bit.) The story is clearly heading to romanceable companions based on Rama’s comments on the commander’s love life. Soon he’ll wake up and realize Min just can’t provide him the time/devotion that the commander can. 😌💅 My heart shaped sushi is ready for you, Rama. 😳🥴 In all seriousness though, I’m not sure where the story is going. Presumably we’ll see more threats spawn from the mists. Love the idea of delving into demons and other mist entities and the trippy stories we could explore with that. Clearly an entity in the mists has taken notice of us. Perhaps they want to eliminate us to make the world more vulnerable? Perhaps they want to possess us for a stronger physical foothold? Or maybe we’re just a demon buffet of repressed trauma. Definitely compelling subject material being introduced this patch that I’m excited to see expanded on. Great to see more of Yao, Rama, and Gorrik. Chull-Moo got much needed development/focus. The biggest issue for me was that, while what we got was great, it felt like too little butter across too much bread. I wanted more. I suppose one of my hopes that wasn’t really based on anything was that the half-maps meant we would get beefier story sections. More dialogue, more time with characters to fully explore them, more instances in older maps since there’s less dev pressure (presumably) on the new map. None of that was confirmed by the studio, but I think we just had so little details that we had to fill in the blanks with our personal desires. I was surprised the hints about Ihn visiting DR weren’t mentioned. I thought Aurene might be the one to alert us something is strange with the leyline in the delve - though I suppose the demon is just feeding and not necessarily “corrupting” the leyline itself. I thought there might be an instance demonstrating how dire the energy crisis is getting or could become. And there were a lot of little hints peppered in EoDs on what stories could come next, and I just didn’t think that would solely be the energy crisis? Overall there was a lot I liked in this update. It just felt thin, and the meta itself is odd. I can’t comfortably absorb the NPC dialogue because I keep having to WP for another filter and miss chunks of it. I also have found the dialogue very quiet even turned up all the way, and NPCs voices seem to have an incredibly small radius - as soon as they get a few feet away, I can barely hear them anymore. Plus the key cap seems frustrating. I couldn’t open any of the end chests for the meta last night after a single run; apparently I can buy more but I can’t find the vendor. And I had only 2-3 charges of the filter left at the end of the meta and was worried I’d miss loot. Maybe an NPC can set up an emergency filter station at the end fight? You’re kinda screwed if you run out of charges, because you can’t waypoint while in combat. I do appreciate all the work the dev team has put into the patch. It just felt a little thin after a whole year, though if that’s the price of S1 being back I think it’s worth it, personally. Also was so pleased to go back to DR for the bottle of alcohol and the tea house in NK. So fun! Thanks for all the hard work and being so communicative, Bobby! Edited March 3 by Zola.6197 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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