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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #15 on: 21 November 2018, 00:13:57 »
one of the reasons these guys find success is because they themselves also playtest their games.. I've read that many devs now don't play their games once they become developers.. they get their own playtesters which is perfectly fine.. but if you really want to connect to your fans, you should play your own games as well

What? How could you not playtest your own game? The though has literally never occurred to me that I would just make something and shove it out the window at the players.

Really?

Oh, and Medea, I am so glad you are a playtester, you have always been so diligent and hardworking with an eye towards the fun. They are lucky to have you!  :))

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #16 on: 21 November 2018, 01:47:39 »
one of the reasons these guys find success is because they themselves also playtest their games.. I've read that many devs now don't play their games once they become developers.. they get their own playtesters which is perfectly fine.. but if you really want to connect to your fans, you should play your own games as well

What? How could you not playtest your own game? The though has literally never occurred to me that I would just make something and shove it out the window at the players.

Really?

Oh, and Medea, I am so glad you are a playtester, you have always been so diligent and hardworking with an eye towards the fun. They are lucky to have you!  :))
i read something like this somewhere before but can't remember where

but recently Mark Kern, who used to work at blizzard and diablo 2, said something of the like

https://mobile.twitter.com/Grummz/status/1059210989256593408
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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #17 on: 21 November 2018, 07:46:10 »
Well, how much Crate do themselves I don't know.  Obviously they're testing whether things actually work or not, but how much just general playthrough to see how it's flowing, etc, I've no idea.  I think Zantai said once that his wife had done her fair share of playtesting, but whether that's still the case again I don't know.  Plus I think it's having a fresh set (or sets with a group) of eyes on something catches things that otherwise get missed.  Spelling mistakes, words/punctuation missing or incorrect for the context of the sentence, things spawning where they shouldn't, blockages where a path should be clear, etc.  I certainly picked up some of those during testing of AoM.

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #19 on: 26 February 2019, 19:42:49 »
Medea, is this just an extension of Grim Dawn or a new game?
Years ago they talked of a totally new game of the same type. I haven't played much since the last extension. My old eyes couldn't hack all the darkness.
I know Grim Dawn is suppose to be, well Grim. Got just too dark for me.

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #20 on: 26 February 2019, 19:56:59 »
Medea, is this just an extension of Grim Dawn or a new game?
Years ago they talked of a totally new game of the same type. I haven't played much since the last extension. My old eyes couldn't hack all the darkness.
I know Grim Dawn is suppose to be, well Grim. Got just too dark for me.

Its 2nd expansion to the game.
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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #21 on: 27 February 2019, 07:30:36 »
As sauruz said it's a second expansion oldage.  They announced it almost a year ago since AoM sold so well as has the base game.  It's likely to be the last big content push, but they'll continue to support the game so long as it's make sense to do so financially and they still have ideas of stuff they may push out as smaller content. 

Next project is the upcoming town builder that Medierra's been working on for the last couple of years, but he's been so tight lipped about it that I haven't really had anything worth posting/linking to for it yet.  Hopefully once FG is out and things quieten down a bit he'll be able to reveal all.

I know what you mean by the darkest though.  I prefer to play it with the gamma turned all the way up because I hate fighting in the dark.

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #22 on: 01 March 2019, 14:17:58 »
Thanks for letting me know. Yes, he talked  of towns and railroads. Sounded like a total new game back then. I've been getting all updates at no  cost.

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #23 on: 01 March 2019, 17:20:51 »
What I really like when something new appear for GrimDawn game is change on GrimDawn forum theme. Now is Yellow. About 2 years ago it was red and letters were done by pro artist, that red was amazing, but changes are always welcome :)

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #24 on: 04 March 2019, 20:27:20 »
We're nearly there.  Crate have requested their release date with Steam so assuming no major bugs appear last minute it's just a case of Steam coming back to them with confirmation of the date.  Last GM before the release came out today with the news that all being well FG will release some time in the last week of March.

http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81375

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #25 on: 08 March 2019, 21:17:18 »
FG release confirmed 27th March, price $15.99

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