Project Update #25: The Final Hours.

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  1. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    <blockquote><b>Posted by Obsidian Entertainment</b>

    The past month has been absolutely incredible. You have blown away our wildest expectations and we are so excited about starting the journey of creating this game for you. The Kickstarter site will be closing down here in the next few hours – 6 PM PDT to be exact. I would like to remind you that you can watch us at the studio for the final countdown beginning at 12 PM (Noon!) PDT. We will be streaming live on <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/channel/project-eternity-live-stream">UStream</a> and <a href="http://sv.twitch.tv/obsidian">Twitch.tv</a>.


    <b>Final Fun and Silly Reward Tier - Obsidian Loot Bag</b>

    Our final fun reward for you is what we are calling the <b>Obsidian Loot Bag</b> at a $350 tier with a limit of 30. The Loot Bag contains an AMD Processor donated by our incredible friends over at AMD (you rock Steve Bell!), a signed Obsidian game (not Project Eternity), and a random assortment of Obsidian loot such as pens, coasters, t-shirts, game patches, doodles, etc. The AMD Processor is an <a href="http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD-Trinity-Overclocked-A10-5800K-7.3GHz,18223.html">A10</a>, does not have a heat sink attached, and will be shipped OEM style. The Loot Bag includes everything in the $250 tier level too. Since we are shipping computer parts, we can't ship outside the USA with this one.

    <img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/211/606/404bd383e0d1abb6a03dd363505334fd_large.jpg" />

    Here are links to the final complete Add-On List and Reward List:

    <a href="http://project-eternity.tumblr.com/post/33543990284/project-eternity-add-on-list">Add-On List</a>

    <a href="http://project-eternity.tumblr.com/post/33540911246/project-eternity-reward-tiers">Reward List</a>


    <b>Big Big City #2, What Now?</b>

    We dreamed the impossible dream, and hit our stretch goal of the $3.5m mark with <b>Big Big City #2</b>. Because we have another big city in the game, and by popular demand we are <b>adding two additional slots at the $5000 tier for two more taverns</b>.

    <img src="http://media.obsidian.net/eternity/media/stretch-goals/PE-3.5-Achieved.jpg" />

    As a recap of our stretch goals, here is what you have added to make Project Eternity bigger and better:

    11 classes
    6 races
    8 companions
    A huge mega dungeon of at least 10 levels (and possibly 11 or 12 by the time this is done!)
    Player house
    A stronghold
    Two big cities
    And much more.

    This will definitely keep us busy over the next 18 months working to bring you Project Eternity.

    Early this morning, we took a poll on what you would like to see via Twitter, Facebook, and on our Kickstarter Comments page for remaining stretch goals. Our first reaction is that we want to make the game better instead of just bigger; however we are currently discussing it at the studio right now.

    Thank you again from everyone at Obsidian Entertainment. We will see you on the live stream for the final hours of this crazy adventure. The art team put this together to show you a behind the scenes look on how the amazing screenshot was constructed.

    <img src="http://media.obsidian.net/eternity/media/updates/0025/PE-TempleEntrance-ProcessStack-620.jpg" />

    <a href="http://media.obsidian.net/eternity/media/updates/0025/PE-TempleEntrance-ProcessStack-1340.jpg">Click here for a larger version.</a>

    <i>Update By Adam Brennecke</i>

    <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity/posts/329689?ref=email&show_token=21096f852c2a4867">Care to comment? View this update on Kickstarter →</a>
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  2. Vorak

    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    Those $350 slots sure sold out fast.
     
  3. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    Paying premium for the random bits and pieces I understand, but who in 2014 will be excited over a 2012 processor?
     
  4. Jojobobo

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    I think they gauged where there was a gap in their tiers - people at the $250 tier who wanted to go higher but couldn't afford to double - and took advantage of it. But good on them, it's certainly secured some last minute funds. Does anyone know what the green monster face is on the $50+ tiers? I couldn't remember them saying anything about it and it's piqued my curiousity. EDIT: Nevermind, it seems like it's the pet.
     
  5. Muro

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    All my meh.

    As Jojobobo said, those $350 were most probably fetched by people who previously were at the $250 tiers. Times thirty that's an additional $3000 for the project. Pretty sure they snatched much more with the playing cards alone, as they probably with a another kind of cool $10 add-on instead. Part of me is relieved they didn't come up with something that would force me to throw more money at them. Another part of me is disappionted for the very same reason.

    Also what, no stretch goal at all? Not even a "new mega dungeon level every x dollars above $3.5 million" or a pretend "more elaborate something" goal? Makes me think Obsidian's marketing near the end isn't as good as it could be and that it can actually make them lose (as in, not earn) quite a bit of coin.

    It's the in-game pet.
     
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    I'm half wondering if they have a hidden stretch goal at $4mil that they're going to reveal only if they surpass it (or maybe they have an extra reveal planned anyway because they're nice guys and that's the castle). That would dodge the disappointment of not quite getting there but then if people do manage it it would be a nice surprise. Or maybe not, as that kind of runs counter to using stretch goals to encourage donation; still if it did happen I'd like to have the smug superioty of saying I called it.
     
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