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Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« on: 11 March 2018, 22:36:09 »
Crate announced on the 5th March 2018 that they were working on a 2nd expansion for the game entitled Forgotten Gods.  This should be released later this year. 

http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68923

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #1 on: 12 March 2018, 19:24:58 »
I think this expansion will be closer to Titan Quest.......maybe......

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #2 on: 12 March 2018, 19:57:56 »
It'll be a desert - in that sense I suppose it is though other games feature deserts as well.  But otherwise I think Crate will give us their own unique take on it.  :)

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #3 on: 08 May 2018, 09:37:17 »
Yep I'm pretty hyped for the next expansion, I'm planning on entering it in Ultimate difficulty for maximum challenge with my 'Paladin' build :O :D

Medea, will you be gaining exclusive testing access to Forgotten Gods when closed beta begins (if it hasn't already..)  You are a longtime playtester if I'm not mistaken? In any case, that'll be so kool
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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #4 on: 08 May 2018, 09:50:36 »
Yes, I will be playtesting (if the damned Asian spammers give me any time to do so) when Crate let's us have it.  No spoilers from me though, that's Zantai's perogative.  ;D  I don't want to get fired!

Not quite 2 years since Zantai asked me if I'd like to join the playtesting team so not that long.  Doing AoM was a real eye-opener since I'd only helped test a few patches before that.  Now I have a much better idea of what needs to be done.  :)

Also looking forward to testing Medierra's new city builder when he decides to let us play with it.  They were my first gaming experiences when I got my own PC and I still enjoy playing them from time to time when I want a break from hacking and slashing.

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #5 on: 08 May 2018, 18:30:51 »
Damn, already?
Haven't even made it to the first one yet.

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #6 on: 26 June 2018, 12:55:21 »
While the desert area will be part of the new expansion, it's not all dunes and sand.  Here's some of the other areas we'll be visiting.

http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74664

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #7 on: 02 October 2018, 19:45:36 »
Had to post this because it's hilarious to watch.  Everyone wanted a whirlwind.  Well, they got a whirlwind.

http://grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78785

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #8 on: 17 November 2018, 19:57:38 »
Update on this - the expansion has been pushed back to some time in 1st quarter of 2019. 

http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78456

Zantai explained their reasoning in the 14th September stream:

"morpheus____ :@CrateEntertainment can you tell us more about the release date?

Yeah, that question's been coming up over and over and what I'm going to tell you guys is that we're actually going to be pushing the expansion back to quarter one 2019. Probably not the answer people wanted to hear to that question. There are a couple of reasons for that: We want more time to keep our Crate Entertainment quality bar high. The expansion has gotten really big as is our standard, as you can imagine. So once again a big expansion with way too much stuff, and just as we went through things in internal testing we weren't really fully happy with them as they were and given that we have that option to extend the deadline - we're not bound to publisher due dates here - so we thought why stick to what we think is okay, when we know we can do better. So we're actually revising some of the areas we built, we've had some animations that needed revising so yes, sorry, going to come out quarter one 2019, not 2018. Official. It's not coming this year."

Or, as Medierra, put it so succinctly in the 5th October stream:

"Basically I went to playtest it and I flipped out and said everything needed to be redone. It's coming together but it hasn't reached baller status yet."

Not sure if he was joking or not.  :-\

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #9 on: 17 November 2018, 20:03:52 »
im sure it was joking!

if they can polish then things more, why not delay a litle longer.

Also im sure the expac will be bigger than they expected to be :P
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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #10 on: 17 November 2018, 20:20:44 »
Totally agree sauruz.  If they're not happy then take the time to fix/make better since they're not tied to a set release date no matter what. 

And yeah, last heard the expansion was 60% the size of AoM, but that was some months ago and given Crate's history of overproducing and giving us MOAR I won't be surprised if it's bigger than that figure.  ;D

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #11 on: 17 November 2018, 20:31:08 »
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
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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #12 on: 17 November 2018, 20:53:35 »
Yeah, the playtesting group are beta testers.  We get stuff after the devs are happy with it.  We then add our feedback and they take it from there.

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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #13 on: 18 November 2018, 03:07:33 »
So what are requirements to become a beta tester and do you get game later for free?
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Re: Crate announces 2nd expansion for Grim Dawn
« Reply #14 on: 18 November 2018, 09:44:36 »
Zantai laid out the criteria in this thread a little while ago.

"With the next patch impacting Crucible and Forgotten Gods on the way, this is your opportunity to check out the content early and be a part of GD development.

If you are interested in joining this wave of new Praetorians, please PM me on the forum with some info:

- Your experience with the Crucible
- Your experience with Grim Dawn and various builds
- Why you think you would make a good addition to the playtester team

Do note that we are very much on the look out for players that make a positive contribution to this community. So if you just joined the forum, this will not necessarily rule you out, but it will impact your chances."

"Just remember: being a positive contribution to this community is a strong motivator for why we recruit a particular player, not just time played or how quickly you can beat Ravager. The way you present your criticisms is also just as important. Constructive posts that try to be objective without sass (ok, maybe little sass) go a long way!"

http://grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70728&highlight=playtesters

That was the one and, so far, only time they've invited people to apply.  Usually they just do it internally to come up with people to invite.  That's how it worked for me. First I knew about it was when I got a PM from Zantai inviting me to join the group.

I assume we get to keep our copies of the game after all the playtesting is finished, but since it's still ongoing can't say for sure. I have my GOG version anyway so if I lose the Steam one I'm not worried.

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