Author Topic: Distant Worlds 2  (Read 19454 times)

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Reply #165 on: December 15, 2021, 04:34:24 PM
Official announcement is now up: 







Marco also talks about DW2 a little in today's Tea Time video, starting around the 5:25 mark.  Sounds like the game's release was delayed at the proverbial last minute due to (possibly unexpected?) issues brought up by some of the beta-testers. 






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Reply #166 on: December 22, 2021, 05:41:35 PM
This preview takes a closer look at the game's diplomacy... 


https://www.aroged.com/2021/12/15/distant-worlds-2-space-embassies-in-slitherines-new-4x-strategy/




Bits that particularly stuck out for me: 

1.)  Ambassadors will be even more important for establishing & maintaining strong relations with those empires you want to be on good terms with. 

1a.)  Ambassadors with good Espionage skills are especially useful to send, even when it's a friend/ally. 

2.)  Researching technologies for improving relations with specific empires (that have been mentioned in previous articles) are also going to be major factor. 

3.)  Diplomacy with pirates should be more meaningful, or at least useful, than in DW:U. 



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Reply #167 on: January 31, 2022, 03:34:52 PM
Per Erik, pre orders coming in Feb (no date) and pricing will be announced then. Will be available via Matrix or Steam. More money to the devs when going through Matrix, though Steam code will be provided.

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Reply #168 on: February 01, 2022, 03:01:48 AM
Thanks to my Humble Bundle discount I can currently get it for £23. Very tempting...



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Reply #169 on: February 01, 2022, 09:38:29 AM
Helping out Martok with the updates, hope he's back soon.

DasTactic has released a preview video. He says it releases on March 10:




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Reply #171 on: February 01, 2022, 03:48:53 PM
Thanks to my Humble Bundle discount I can currently get it for £23. Very tempting...

I think your looking at Distant Worlds, not Distant Worlds 2, as DW2 pricing hasn't been released yet.  Looking at HB website, they only have DW, not DW2. 

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Reply #172 on: February 01, 2022, 04:49:29 PM
Nope, apparently it was a mistake and they'd put it up too early. It isn't there now but it certainly was before, and I bought it. :)



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Reply #173 on: February 06, 2022, 05:07:18 PM
I will admit, I've been pleasantly surprised at the media blitz Slitherine has suddenly been putting on these last couple couple of weeks.  The number of previews, Twitch streams, and YouTube LP's showing off DW2 has been great to see.  Fingers crossed it's enough to raise the game's profile higher than its predecessor, and that it gets significantly more attention this time around. 




Nope, apparently it was a mistake and they'd put it up too early. It isn't there now but it certainly was before, and I bought it. :)

Yeah, I noticed that as well.  Nice!  Might as well take advantage if you can.  :bigthumb: 



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Reply #174 on: February 10, 2022, 02:42:16 PM
List price on Steam if $50.  It is currently on sale for pre-order at $44.99. 

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Reply #175 on: February 10, 2022, 08:33:49 PM
That must have been an error on Steam, because I'm showing their pre-order price is $44.99 USD, same as on the Matrix/Slitherine store.  I do see the pre-order price on GOG is $49.99, although goodness knows whether or not that's also correct or a goof. 


Oh, and of course, I did go ahead and pre-order this one (through the M/S storefront).  It's my first time pre-ordering in over a decade.  Fingers crossed it goes better than the last time I did this! 



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Reply #176 on: February 10, 2022, 10:03:05 PM
I'm not following Martok, Steam and S/M are the same prices. 

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Reply #177 on: February 10, 2022, 11:49:04 PM
Yeah, never mind.  I just realized I misread/misunderstood your previous post. 

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a hole to go dig... 



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Reply #178 on: February 11, 2022, 12:41:38 PM
Dang youngins screwing with my Baldtymers!!

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Reply #179 on: February 13, 2022, 11:04:22 AM

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