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Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Irongron » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:05 pm

As many of our players know I was largely absent from Arelith development for much of the last year, and was unable to give exact reasons why.

Well with Tyrants of the Moonsea being released this week I'll finally be able to talk about it, and share news of the many NWN resources it includes.

I was the Lead Level Designer on this title, and recruited both Action Replay and Anatida for the project.

Whether or not our players buy this title, we shall see its effect on Arelith before long - because with hundreds of new resources this is going to be a huge deal for NWN.

I'll be posting at length following the game's formal release.

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Zahlfire » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:10 pm

Oooh, this looks good!
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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Orian_666 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:46 pm

Fair play Irongron, i'll definitely be picking it up, I enjoy a lot of the single player content and I like the last Premium module too.
Will be nice to see all the new stuff in action also :)

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Irongron » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:52 pm

Orian_666 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:46 pm
Fair play Irongron, i'll definitely be picking it up, I enjoy a lot of the single player content and I like the last Premium module too.
Will be nice to see all the new stuff in action also :)
It's a crazy amount of content, easily comparible to the official expansions. I'll be sharing screenshots of some of it as soon as I can, and easily the most exciting thing about Tyrants is what it will mean for Arelith as we gradually migrate all of this content in game.

I'll be reiterating this a few times though, but will start now. This is NOT an official expansion to NWN, and thus our players will NOT have to purchase Tyrants of the Moonsea to continue playing Arelith. What will need to happen (to save us from bloating our HAK package) is for Beamdog to swifly update NWN with all the new content, and that's something I have no control over.

The screenshots, when they come though, will be mind-blowing. I've been desperate to share this stuff with our community for so long, and in a few days I'll finally be able to.

Oh, and Arelith gets a 'Special Thanks' credit in the game, which is super nice!

You've all paid an opportunity cost by my being otherwise engaged this last year, but the payoff in new content is going to be massive.

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Irongron » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:18 pm

Some great screenshots can be seen here.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1143 ... e_Moonsea/

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by DM GrumpyCat » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:07 pm

OMG those screenies. I love the one with the wooden walkways. And the flowers! Brillaint. Really, really brilliant!
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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Irongron » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:14 pm

DM GrumpyCat wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:07 pm
OMG those screenies. I love the one with the wooden walkways. And the flowers! Brillaint. Really, really brilliant!
Worth taking a long look at the walkways, for that's an update to the existing Forest tileset, with towering elven treehouses lit by lanterns.

I said Myon was scheduled for an update at some point, now you know why.

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by vaclavc » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:26 pm

Wow, just wow. You guys are really awesome. Definitely going to purchase the module, it's been so long since I played a NWN single player. Is Beamdog going to distribute it or is it a Steam only content?
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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Quidix » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:30 pm

Very impressive - and cool that you were so involved!

When is it being released?
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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Irongron » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:32 pm

vaclavc wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Wow, just wow. You guys are really awesome. Definitely going to purchase the module, it's been so long since I played a NWN single player. Is Beamdog going to distribute it or is it a Steam only content?
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I honestly don't know. I actually have very little to do with Beamdog, though I'd expect it to be both.

As I said above though, this content will make its way to Arelith whether or not our players purchase the module. The only reason I'd like to see it do well is so that NWN development of this kind does not end with Tyrants. Its been astonishing to see how much can be made for the game when there's a commercial incentive for it to happen.

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by R0GUE » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:44 pm

Very cool!!

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Drowble Oh Seven » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:50 pm

My excitement is palpable.
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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Freyason » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:29 am

Added to wishlist :)

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Dreams » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:28 pm

Looking forward to seeing this content implemented on Arelith!

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Irongron » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:33 am

So this has now been released!

I'll be doing an announcement and a longer article about the release on our news feed a little later.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1143 ... e_Moonsea/

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by -stick- » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:46 am

Hope to see all of that cool stuff on arelith soon :)

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Ebonstar » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:26 pm

wow only word i can think of
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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Orian_666 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:37 pm

Got my e-mail saying it's available, alredy got it, going to hop in after lunch :)

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by NauVaseline » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:31 am

So does Arelith make a cameo or were old area's recycled for Tyrants?

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Vrass » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:00 am

Will be buying this in a another few days... may be gone for a bit as i play it. Given the super low server population recently i suspect that is exactly what many are doing lol.

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Lunia » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:32 am

Will prob pick this up. What's the level range from start to finish though?

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Irongron » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:21 am

NauVaseline wrote:
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So does Arelith make a cameo or were old area's recycled for Tyrants?
I used a number of reworked I interiors from Arelith to flesh out a number of the cities in the second half of the game. There really wasnt much alternative as just making one city was a tall order, let alone 4.

None are major locations though, aside from where I used the Tungsten Turret interior.

Of course I'll be granting unseen imaginary points for those that spot them!

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Irongron » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:53 pm

Lunia wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:32 am
Will prob pick this up. What's the level range from start to finish though?
I think it's something like 15-21, but I'm not certain.

It's also extremely story-based, with encounters and story points coming thick and fast.

Personally I would have tripled the play time by ratcheting up the number of dungeons extensively for some honest-to-goodness mindless dungeon-crawling and
Increased the level range comparatively.

Though I think this is more a module for that the prefer a good yarn and quality dialog to, well, a massive grind-fest.

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Re: Tyrants of the Moonsea

Post by Aila » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:19 am

Bought this. I can't wait to dive in.

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