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« Reply #120 on: February 14, 2012, 06:23:06 AM »

sadly just a limitation.  not sure why they didn't think of the other 4 directions they could have used on the pad, considering they did that with the potions.

it really makes me appreciate how sacred 2 did it. 

i have not had near as much time with this as the rest of you but I am very satisfied with this game.  it has that great quality where you find yourself trying to do just one more quest, or clear out just one last mob before your eyes glue shut and you get that annoyed call from your wife to go to bed because you have work in the morning.
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« Reply #121 on: February 14, 2012, 05:43:23 PM »

One of the unfortunate drawbacks of using a controller (console versions or pc with controller) is that you only get 4 mapped abilities.  I was dissapointed when I realized there was no way to toggle through different sets of mapped facebuttons like other action rpgs have done.

That being said, I agree with the addictive quality of the game.  It's easy to jump into for a quick quest or dungeon, and then 2 hours later I'm still going. 
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« Reply #122 on: February 17, 2012, 08:06:28 AM »

do you remember that quote i put up in the other page?

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"That means easy difficulty, skip all cut scenes and dialogue, sprint everywhere that's sprintable, fast travel everywhere you can, don't do any combat you don't need to do… that all took around 200 hours, and that was a speed run."

well it seems a little..'debate' is going on on the official KoA forums

at first everyone seems to get on the OPs case and some are rude to him,but after a page or two more people come forward(LOL)and give their estimates...80-100 hours it seems for everything,everything that we do anyway..not reloading quests for the 'other' ending  disgust

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the lead designer defends the '200hr' quote and posts this:
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So the testers clear out every single dungeon, complete every quest (and in cases where quests have alternate endings, they have to save/load and play through all endings), fight every combat encounter (not counting respawns), talk to every NPC, try every dialogue option, equip and use (at least briefly) every piece of loot, collecting all armor sets and lorestone sets, equipping each destiny and ability, playing each minigame at least once, flipping through each book, etc. etc. In short, if it's content in the game, they have to look at it. They're allowed to go as fast as they possibly can (skipping cutscenes, dialogue, sprinting everywhere, using fast travel a ton, etc.) but they do have to look at everything. The 200 hours number came from that round of testing, since that's the best means we have for measuring the total amount of "stuff to do" in the game.


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Okay so that means the actual time needed to 100% the game is around 80-100 hours. The other 100 is just pointless busy work to extend the time the team was allowed to claim.

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I hardly think that is a reasonable way of advertising playtime, I expect most people would not expect that of the 200-300 hours of play time much of it is grinding or testing of the game. Though for other games like Final Fantasy it most likely would be assumed that a lot of the playtime will be grinding(but not testing), and other more repetitive tasks.

It seems KoA has about 100 hours worth of questing(which is great). If KoA was advertised as having "100 hours just to do the quests" that would have given players a better idea of content.

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So his version is that this game has 70 hours of dungeons/quests and 130 hours of collecting books and equipment sets after the rest is done.

FWIW though i am still enjoying it(level 20/24hrs in),but i think no one would of got upset if the dev or whoever it was had said its an 80-100 hr game
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« Reply #123 on: February 17, 2012, 09:36:45 AM »

For whatever reason, any time a developer makes a claim about the number of gameplay hours, people want to prove them wrong.  They rush through the game, claim they did "everything" and then say the developers lied.  People often miss a lot of content.  For instance, if you only visit Gorhart once and don't go back, you'll miss out on at least four quests that don't appear when you first visit, and several conversation topics that don't appear until you've done other things.  Seemingly little things like this add up over the course of a long game.  Given that I've played for 11 hours and haven't even finished the first area (of what appears to be about 25 in the full game), I have no doubt there's 200 hours of content here.
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« Reply #124 on: February 17, 2012, 01:26:00 PM »

They need to quit arguing on the message boards and get to work on the expansion imo..   nod
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« Reply #125 on: February 18, 2012, 08:07:07 AM »

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« Reply #126 on: February 18, 2012, 08:40:26 PM »

Oh this is just great. The game difficulty is a breeze, but I've just stumbled across a main (though seemingly optional, yet still important) storyline mission that is impossible to win. I do mean that in the literal sense of the word. I'm supposed to be protecting a person while she completes a ritual, but there is no way to do that. The enemies charge past me and kill her in a few blows, yet there's absolutely nothing I can do to stop this. If I attack one of them, another will attack her instead. Area attacks are of now use since the attackers approach at great speed from three different map directions, and staying where these intersect means any attacks against me that miss will hit the NPC instead. I now have a Quest Failed in my log for no other reason than crappy quest design. I wonder if any of the testers ever tried this mission on Hard?

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« Reply #127 on: February 18, 2012, 11:39:29 PM »

Put in about 3.5 hours today, and am really enjoying it so far.  A couple questions:

1.  I'm assuming there is no way to dual wield, correct? 
2.  Is it possible to re-spec?  I'm currently leaning towards a Melee (sword)/Finesse (archer) combo, but don't want to be completely stuck with it if that build ends up underpowered.  I also have yet to find a sword (that I can afford, anyways) that is even half as powerful as the purple Chakrim I picked up within the first 30 minutes (they were in a "special deliveries" chest...some sort of Gamestop purchase bonus, maybe?).  So while I'd like to put some points into sword skills, they'd basically be wasted until I can find something better.
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« Reply #128 on: February 19, 2012, 12:07:29 AM »

Quote from: Gratch on February 18, 2012, 11:39:29 PM

Put in about 3.5 hours today, and am really enjoying it so far.  A couple questions:

1.  I'm assuming there is no way to dual wield, correct?

I think the only things you dual wield are daggers, fae blades and chakrams.

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2.  Is it possible to re-spec?  I'm currently leaning towards a Melee (sword)/Finesse (archer) combo, but don't want to be completely stuck with it if that build ends up underpowered.  I also have yet to find a sword (that I can afford, anyways) that is even half as powerful as the purple Chakrim I picked up within the first 30 minutes (they were in a "special deliveries" chest...some sort of Gamestop purchase bonus, maybe?).  So while I'd like to put some points into sword skills, they'd basically be wasted until I can find something better.

you can respec at a Fateweaver.  I believe the first one is free, and after that the cost is determined by level and number of times you've done so.
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« Reply #129 on: February 19, 2012, 09:39:04 AM »

Quote from: Gratch on February 18, 2012, 11:39:29 PM

I'm currently leaning towards a Melee (sword)/Finesse (archer) combo, but don't want to be completely stuck with it if that build ends up underpowered. 

Underpowered? That's my build (though I've put all but three points into Might at this point, at level 22) and I've been plowing through the opposition on Hard. Haven't died even once.
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« Reply #130 on: February 19, 2012, 04:43:36 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 19, 2012, 09:39:04 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 18, 2012, 11:39:29 PM

I'm currently leaning towards a Melee (sword)/Finesse (archer) combo, but don't want to be completely stuck with it if that build ends up underpowered. 

Underpowered? That's my build (though I've put all but three points into Might at this point, at level 22) and I've been plowing through the opposition on Hard. Haven't died even once.

If you've put all but 3 points into Might, then I'd venture to say you're not really doing a combo build.  slywink  I'm trying to split points pretty evenly between Might & Finesse, and have been feeling a bit on the wimpy side.  I'm not too far in though and want to give it some time to see what develops.  Wish I could find a better bow...the best I've done is a pretty basic one I crafted myself.

And if anyone is wondering about the DLC, it's a complete waste of $3.  I had some extra MS Points sitting around, and decided to give it a shot (feeling wimpy...see above).  The weapons and armor in the "Might Pack" were basically worthless once you get past level 2-3.
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« Reply #131 on: February 19, 2012, 05:02:53 PM »

I'm using a longsword/longbow combo. That's what I meant. It's a waste of points to devote yourself equally to both Might and Finesse if those are the two weapons you're going to use, as the longbow isn't really going to be much more than a supporting weapon for you and it works very well even if you've only put a few points into it.
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« Reply #132 on: February 19, 2012, 05:38:43 PM »

Can't we change the title to impressions now?!? My OCD is kicking in icon_lol.
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« Reply #133 on: February 19, 2012, 05:43:48 PM »

I have a might/finesse/magic build, but have put a few points into magic as well as I picked up an awesome chakram and wanted to get the AoE attack for it.  I also bumped up the shock spell for the AoE there instead of using one of the active might abilities.  I put points into poison, shock traps and several into both bow skills.  I haven't respec'ed in a while so I have a few points into the daggers and both tier 1 and two of the special attacks line and sneak attack.  not sure which destiny I am using, possibly the tier 2 might/finesse one.  I swap out weapons between a good bow and the chakram and keep a longsword as my main.  at level 12 on hard, I haven't died once but I have had a few close calls (one fight against a witch and her brood of spiders was drawn out as she kept on teleporting beyond the range of the chakram and it can be hard to trigger the AoE when there are so many enemies around without getting interrupted.)  

the biggest hurdle to using bows as a good weapon are the obvious limitation on shots, the time it takes to charge it and targeting quick enemies up close.  it can be a great opener though and still useful against the big enemies who are unable to avoid the shots.

as for respec, you don't get the first one free unless it comes as part of the storyline but it wasn't all that expensive.  
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« Reply #134 on: February 19, 2012, 09:15:22 PM »

Respecs are ridiculously cheap at the point I am now, yet I haven't used them. My first time respeccing will probably be near the end when I want to do some trophy whoring. slywink

I've played this game for 43 hours on the PS3 now, according to my savegame. My level is 25, and I unlocked the top-tier abilities in Might just a few levels ago. The big ability at the top of the tree is an AOE-attack that pulls enemies towards you then lifts them up in the air and slams them back down for massive damage. You can also frantically tap the ability button to deal even more damage. It's pretty crazy, but drains serious amounts of mana.

The really insane part of me having played 43 hours? I've still only explored two of the game's 5 regions, and I've still got plenty more to do in those two. I've also only completed one of the many factions (the House of Ballads). Speaking of factions, does anyone know where the House of Valor from the DLC is? I haven't seen any sign of it so far. Maybe it's on the other continent?

I just wish the scaling system wasn't so messed up. I did a quick run through one of the three regions I haven't explored, visiting roughly half of the areas there. Only later did I realize that I have now locked the levels of all outdoors enemies in those areas forever, so by the time I'm going to actually quest down there all enemies outside of dungeons will be grey to me.
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« Reply #135 on: February 19, 2012, 09:33:01 PM »

So what's the trick to dispelling chests?  I've only had it come up twice, and had no idea what I was supposed to do, even after reading the vague description a couple times.  The curses they apply for failure are pretty brutal as well.  The last one (which was right before a dungeon boss  icon_evil) knocked my armor rating down by 50%.
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« Reply #136 on: February 19, 2012, 09:35:39 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on February 19, 2012, 09:33:01 PM

So what's the trick to dispelling chests?  I've only had it come up twice, and had no idea what I was supposed to do, even after reading the vague description a couple times.  The curses they apply for failure are pretty brutal as well.  The last one (which was right before a dungeon boss  icon_evil) knocked my armor rating down by 50%.

At least on my system I find that I have to click the button right before it looks like I'm supposed to. That confused me a bit initially, but once I got used to it it hasn't been a problem. I haven't put any points into Dispelling, so I never touch any chests protected with an average ward or higher. Those are the tricky ones, and it's just not worth the risk. Easy and very easy are no problem though.
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« Reply #137 on: February 19, 2012, 11:54:44 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 19, 2012, 09:15:22 PM

Speaking of factions, does anyone know where the House of Valor from the DLC is? I haven't seen any sign of it so far. Maybe it's on the other continent?

The House of Valor is in the middle of Detyre - it's marked on the world map.
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« Reply #138 on: February 20, 2012, 12:55:49 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 19, 2012, 09:35:39 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 19, 2012, 09:33:01 PM

So what's the trick to dispelling chests?  I've only had it come up twice, and had no idea what I was supposed to do, even after reading the vague description a couple times.  The curses they apply for failure are pretty brutal as well.  The last one (which was right before a dungeon boss  icon_evil) knocked my armor rating down by 50%.

At least on my system I find that I have to click the button right before it looks like I'm supposed to. That confused me a bit initially, but once I got used to it it hasn't been a problem. I haven't put any points into Dispelling, so I never touch any chests protected with an average ward or higher. Those are the tricky ones, and it's just not worth the risk. Easy and very easy are no problem though.

That's where I'm confused...I'm not sure what it is I'm supposed to be doing.  Am I trying to click when the moving circle is over the marking on the ring?  Cause I've been doing that, and it doesn't seem to do anything at all.

Also, is there any way to abandon a quest?  I grabbed the Thief guild quest, and quickly realized I'm never going to complete it.  I don't really enjoy playing a stealthy character, and also won't be putting any points into Stealth skills.  Any way to get rid of it?
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« Reply #139 on: February 20, 2012, 03:42:26 AM »

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Can't we change the title to impressions now?!? My OCD is kicking in icon_lol.

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« Reply #140 on: February 20, 2012, 05:20:31 AM »

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Can't we change the title to impressions now?!? My OCD is kicking in icon_lol.

You guys are saints! Now I can sleep tonight! I just spent the afternoon on the couch with revalations and now a night with this is on board!!!

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« Reply #141 on: February 20, 2012, 06:58:05 AM »

Quote from: Gratch on February 20, 2012, 12:55:49 AM

That's where I'm confused...I'm not sure what it is I'm supposed to be doing.  Am I trying to click when the moving circle is over the marking on the ring?  Cause I've been doing that, and it doesn't seem to do anything at all.

Yes, you have to hit the button when the moving circle is over the marked areas.  When you do, a little green ring will appear on that area, and it will shrink based on how long you have until it resets.  The number of lines determines how quickly it will reset, with one line being the slowest.  You have to "tag" all of the marked areas before any of them reset.  Basically, as the moving circle goes around, you hit the button when it's over all the ones, then all the twos, etc.  The more difficult wards have bomb-like crystals that you have to avoid tagging or the trap will go off instantly.  There are some tutorial videos on Youtube that are probably easier to understand than what I just wrote slywink
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« Reply #142 on: February 20, 2012, 07:20:37 AM »

I'm loving this game. It's a great balance of most things that I adore about RPGs. If my buddy doesn't want to play battlefield in back in this horse.
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« Reply #143 on: February 24, 2012, 06:39:41 PM »

Has anyone figured out how to check the time of day? I can rest at an inn for a length of time, but I have no idea what time it actually is.

I need to go into a place and do a thing at night, but haven't figured out the day/night cycle yet
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« Reply #144 on: February 24, 2012, 09:24:57 PM »

Quote from: WorkingMike on February 24, 2012, 06:39:41 PM

Has anyone figured out how to check the time of day? I can rest at an inn for a length of time, but I have no idea what time it actually is.

I need to go into a place and do a thing at night, but haven't figured out the day/night cycle yet

press start/esc.  It's right at the main menu page under your avatar and health/mana/reckoning meters
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« Reply #145 on: February 24, 2012, 11:51:48 PM »

it is? damn, how did I miss that?
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« Reply #146 on: February 25, 2012, 03:51:01 AM »

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« Reply #147 on: February 28, 2012, 09:05:36 PM »

Dang - the guide for this game is Skyrim huge, same size and heft even if it is only 600 pages. I think Skyrim's was close to 700.  icon_eek
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« Reply #148 on: February 29, 2012, 01:45:09 PM »

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Dang - the guide for this game is Skyrim huge, same size and heft even if it is only 600 pages. I think Skyrim's was close to 700.  icon_eek

it was delayed here until 3rd March,GAME are no longer stocking any EA games for the month of March(which includes Mass Effect 3)due to them being on their arse,so its unlikely they will stock the guide as well,i'll have to go to Amazon

I think i will be starting again with the game,i kinda lost my way with replaying ME 1 and 2,and want to start it on hard anyway..and also...

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Titled The Legend of Dead Kel, it will grant players access to Gallows End, "a gigantic new continent to explore where players claim ownership of a vast personal estate and experience new weapons, Twists of Fate and other perks against new enemies".

Publisher EA adds: "Featuring a mysterious tale of intrigue, danger and dark magic on the island of Gallows End, players will encounter shadowy characters and new enemies, and will experience a host of new side quests, treacherous battles and exciting new challenges."

Here's the full feature list:

    * An Epic New Questline - The Legend of Dead Kel is only part of the story of Gallows End. It intertwines with numerous side quests, multiple dungeons to explore and a colorful cast of characters
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    * Tons more to Explore - The Legend of Dead Kel DLC adds in more than 15% of additional land to traverse and explore in the already massively expansive world that is Amalur




People had been wondering why the map was empty at the bottom,now we know why,and it will also be interesting to see if this new 'expansion' will cover all the empty on the map  icon_biggrin icon_biggrin
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« Reply #149 on: March 17, 2012, 02:08:17 AM »

DLC Trailer


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« Reply #150 on: March 17, 2012, 10:18:55 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 17, 2012, 02:08:17 AM

DLC Trailer


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Are they ever going to release the difficulty patch? The unplayed game is sitting on my shelf, glaring at me. But I tend to lose interest if every battle is a cakewalk.
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« Reply #151 on: March 18, 2012, 11:48:19 AM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on March 17, 2012, 10:18:55 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 17, 2012, 02:08:17 AM

DLC Trailer


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Are they ever going to release the difficulty patch? The unplayed game is sitting on my shelf, glaring at me. But I tend to lose interest if every battle is a cakewalk.


I just restarted the game last night on Hard,i am about 2 hrs in and although its a decent difficulty at the moment,i wouldn't really say i am having major problems,and i have heard Hard difficulty only gets easier as well


but I have not heard anything about Difficulty adjustment,but i do know that there is no level cap raise in this DLC,which is just as strange because everyone has reportedly been reaching the level cap at about half way through the game(perhaps 3/4s at most)...i know my first play i was level 24 and i was only a quarter the way through(level 40 being the cap)

I can't remember having it on my first playthrough from the Mass Effect 3 demo,but i have since played Mass Effect 3 full game and i now have the Shepard armour right from the start(well that chest in the first town)and its pretty good,but wont last as my main gear


as for the Future Press guide,it a decent enough guide but with it being a giant 600 page Hardback book,it's not really practical at all,if it was a giant 600 page paperback it would of been a bit more easier to use...the index also has misprints on page numbers retard
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« Reply #152 on: March 19, 2012, 03:59:42 PM »

I think I hit level 38 by the end of the main story.  I did most of the side quests and faction quests until the very last 4-5 hours of my playtime, when I just beelined to the ending.

It is strange that the DLC didn't include a level cap increase.  Maybe they're saving that for a bigger DLC expansion.
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« Reply #153 on: March 20, 2012, 01:30:05 PM »

I loved the game, but, started getting bored.  My could just blow anything to bits it seemed, usually never even having to cast a 2nd spell.

So, I do not want to intentionally make my guy weak by not buying skills.  I respec to warrior tree, and geesh..  he was as mean as the mage.

So I started getting bored.   

I am only a little over halfway through the map, I perhaps have 3 points or so in the top tier, not sure what level that is.

I am hoping they tweak the difficulty or something.  It started out light and fun, but as I leveled I just seemed to become WAY overpowered.

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« Reply #154 on: March 20, 2012, 01:42:12 PM »

I dunno actually,as i said i have started on Hard,and i am about a quarter way through the map and i am having a right bastard time,LOL...House of Ballads Lady Windermere quests have been a nightmare,so left them for now and gone exploring,i am level 16


The DLC is now out,people on 360a.org say the new achievements wont count towards your xbl Account because they have not appeared(activated) on Xbox.com yet(apparently this is a common thing)..i'll download it today but i probably wont get to the new content for awhile anyway
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« Reply #155 on: March 20, 2012, 02:42:47 PM »

If you're already starting to get bored, I recommend sticking to the main plot quest.  After you've completed the main story, the game is still open, and you can go back and complete the faction and side quests whenever you want.  That said, you do miss out on some nice fate cards if you don't complete the faction quests.  It's not a big deal though, you will be plenty powerful without them. 

I started getting bored about 3/4 of the way through the game, but things really picked up for me when I stopped doing side quests, finished up the last faction quests I had, and then focused only on the main plot quest.  It's a fun game, but there's a ton of similar content, which actually started burning me out.  This may be a case where too much content, without a lot of variety, can diminish the experience.  I didn't start feeling this way though until after I had put around 25-30 hours into the game.   
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« Reply #156 on: March 21, 2012, 10:05:33 AM »

IGN gives the DLC an 8/10.
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« Reply #157 on: March 26, 2012, 09:30:20 PM »

DLC 2-Unamed as of yet

supposedly,from the video...it is set in Idylla,the mystical floating city


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGlzTvb0vOk&feature=player_embedded

6 new achievements,to make the Gamerscore hit 1300 as i think games can have 1750,then it could hint that there could be more DLC to come after this one

Been playing this a lot for the past few weeks(i am 42 hrs in after starting again after 28hrs),i still have a hell of a lot to do,and although i have purchased the first DLC,i have not started it yet,but the more DLC the better icon_biggrin
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« Reply #158 on: March 29, 2012, 07:36:27 PM »

Question for those of you who have beaten the game.

Am I going to gimp my character if I just power through the game by playing only the main quest and the faction quests? I did every single quest in the starting area zones, now I'm at the Northwest part of the map and I'm not sure if I want to do all of the quests. I'm thinking I'm just going to power through the game.
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« Reply #159 on: March 29, 2012, 08:01:31 PM »

Everything I've heard says that focusing on the main quests is the best way to enjoy this game.  Exhausting the side content is just a fast way to wind up overlevelled, overpowered, and burned out on the experience.

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