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August 8th, 2013, 12:52
From what I take from the german forums, no not yet. It's getting better, but there are still many loose ends. They have kept to their schedule, but there are many issues left, new ones are found, sometimes patches break stuff that was working…
Give it a couple of weeks.
I think a review only makes sense when they have actually fixed this thing, otherwise we will only talk about one of the most badly botched launches in gaming history, and everbody already knows that.
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August 8th, 2013, 13:58
Originally Posted by GhanBuriGhan View Post
I think a review only makes sense when they have actually fixed this thing, otherwise we will only talk about one of the most badly botched launches in gaming history, and everbody already knows that.
That makes sense, yes.

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August 8th, 2013, 14:25
Here is the current roadmap for patches. It's in german and I'm not going to translate, but as you can see it extends into September. The next focus is adding in missing spells. It's a long list involving fixes, addition of missing features, UI improvements, etc.
So we'll see, maybe by end of september we will have something that's more or less finished.

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August 8th, 2013, 18:36
Here's the same thing in English.
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August 11th, 2013, 14:35
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Here's the same thing in English.
Thank you. guess I will wait till end sept.
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August 11th, 2013, 16:16
Originally Posted by GhanBuriGhan View Post
it extends into September.
I didn't buy that game yet.
But I can't understand why releasing it before september if there are so many things to work on.

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August 12th, 2013, 11:50
I still don't understand why it was released THAT early in the first place ???

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August 12th, 2013, 13:00
Reading the roadmap for patches boggles the mind. I mean really, the game is in complete shambles if, for example, only just now (after some ten patches) they will manage to get illnesses and using of talents while camping in the game (listed as "new" not "fixed" on the roadmap). Not the biggest thing in the game, granted, but a remake of ROA 1 without illnesses and all sorts of activity while camping isn't really a remake of ROA 1. Those were pretty big, stand out features for me when I first played the original game.

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August 12th, 2013, 13:13
I think the only possible explanation is that Crafty would have folded, or at least would have had to forfeit the project if they hadn't shipped it. This way they can continue to operate on the initial steams sales (I doubt they sell much anymore at the moment…).
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August 12th, 2013, 14:12
Well sorry, but I won't buy it and hope it gets polished eventually.
It'd be spitting on my own face as I can't stand bug-o-ramas more than bad design.

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August 27th, 2013, 23:09
6 Hours ago on Steam: "Promised. We will not stop work until everything is fixed. This is also the key message from the GamesCom interviews."

I haven't yet given up on this game - just hope they can fix it. My guess is it will need more than another month tho.
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August 27th, 2013, 23:35
They're on schedule with their patches though. A break for the GC was planned.
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September 28th, 2013, 05:16
Patch 1.29, September 26th, 2013, 12pm (GMT+2)
Patch 1.29, September 26th, 2013, 12pm (GMT+2)

Battlearenas completely redone, for more compact battles
Special Locations for specific fights (Gorah, Spidercave, Ship of the dead, Temple of the nameless god, Daspota Treasure Cave)
Quest for Old Bailey lower levels added
New Scene for Blacksmith (making him “visible”)
New Scene and Handling for “simple House”
Skillcheck Logging improved
Introduced Scene for Boar Hunting
Daspota Dialogs can be restarted until a fight was provoked
Introduced Scene for Brothel
“Tabbing out” of Fullscreen automatically switches to window mode to enable getting back into the game
Added Building Decals (work in progress)
Removed Body Control check to avoid damage
Fight Target choice now possible via field, not only via Character
Fastness of Body nerfed (max level reduced, no casting outside of Battle)
Introduced “Spell failed, try again?” for Spells outside of combat, e.g. Light in the Darkness
Dullskull infection fixed and reduced to 24 hour “incubation” time
Paralysis fixed
Permanent wonders are only possible once per character (instead of “as long as godgrace and money last”)
Fixed Staff Enchantment removed when losing the staff in battle
Fixed Swafnildsson-Quest, he now is correctly at home even without the letter of recommendation by Sevenstone, but asks for it in order to give the piece of the map he possesses
Characters now drink on their own if there is something to drink available (careful, alcohol is liquid as well)
Message “<charactername> drank his/her last bit” now appears correctly
Fixed some texting bugs
Added Golden Shield to Temple of the Nameless loot (only if not entered so far)
Temple of the Nameless rescue from the hole only possible once
Temple of the Nameless Blocking Stone Door fixed after loading
Run-Footsteps only triggered on forward running (as there is no backward running)
Assignment and Exchaning of Ring and Arm Slots fixed
"Strange appartus" in Abandoned Hostel Dungeon fixed
Direct Entering of Numbers at the Marketplace fixed
"Identical Sortiment" bug in Marketplaces fixed
Old Bailey Phex Altar can be sacked after first time saying no
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October 1st, 2013, 00:32
@crpgnut - Yes, have been following the progress on Steam and it looks like they are serious about getting the game fixed. Will probably give it another try in a month or two. Apparently they still intend to do the two sequels.
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October 5th, 2013, 23:04
So I take it this game is not in a playable state yet?

Is it really that bad?
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October 5th, 2013, 23:18
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So I take it this game is not in a playable state yet?

Is it really that bad?
Think it probably is playable now, but maybe a better experience to wait until they've finished fixing it up. It's a pity they shot themselves in the foot by releasing too early, but it could turn out to be a pretty good game if the devs are able to keep up their sustained effort.
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October 5th, 2013, 23:42
Thanks. I'll keep my eye on it.
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October 6th, 2013, 00:37
I'm thinking of picking it up next weekend because I'm finally getting bored of Ego Draconis, Dragon Knight Saga, and Divinity 2 the Director's Cut. They all seem like the same game
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October 6th, 2013, 02:02
Once a week or so on Steam I'll see an update for this game. I figure that, maybe in a month or 2, I'll give it a try to see if it's stable.



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October 6th, 2013, 03:18
I got bored and am downloading this now. I'll post initial impressions from the current version and let you guys, especially those watching their money, know when I believe the game is stable. I'm sure its still buggy right now, but I want to see where they're at.
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