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Sword Coast Legends News - State of the Game Addresses Concerns, Announces Free DLC

Posted by Suzie Ford on Oct 29, 2015  | Comments

n-Space President Dan Tudge has published a State of the Game letter on the Sword Coast Legends site that both addresses some of the most recent concerns raised by the community and announces the forthcoming release of several free DLC packages starting with a Halloween release later this week.

Tudge begins the letter by thanking the community for its support and input following the release of SCL. He writes, "For those who have expressed disappointment in the game, I have just one thing to say: "We hear you. We have an aggressive list of content and updates planned for the near-term... one that will be delivered to you at no additional charge, starting TOMORROW!"

Not only will the first free DLC be released on October 30th, but there are scheduled DLC planned for the forthcoming months:

Halloween Update: "The Pumpkin Patch" - October 30th

  • New "Liars' Night" themed area and placeables in the spirit of Halloween
    • Cemetery DM location with over 35 new placeable objects and new player gear
  • Screen nudge with mouse (toggled option)
    • Players will now be able to move the camera by nudging the edges of the screen. The WASD keys and the middle mouse button will still work the way they currently do.
  • Auto-heal at Adventurer's Camp
    • When entering the adventurer's camp, the party will heal any damage previously taken.
  • DM collect quests will display "x of x found" on the HUD
  • Hotkey added to re-center camera on player
  • Doubled the max length for DM quest conversation text
  • Added the option to lock your cursor to the window
  • Bug fixes

Community Pack 1 - Week of November 9th

  • Companion-Specific Skill Trees Unlocked for Players
    • Existing unique companion skill trees will become available to players
  • Nature Set
    • New outdoor area cleared and ready for customization with over 150 new placeable nature objects for DMs.
  • Ability Respec
    • Characters wishing to forget their prior training will be able to do so. All character points will be refunded, allowing players to change builds or reselect their characters' abilities.
  • Player Stash
    • Players will be able to store additional items within their own personal stash.
  • Skill Rolls
    • Players will be able to use ability rolls that take their character's bonuses into account. For instance, characters will be able to specifically make a "Strength" roll and have their Strength modifier automatically added to the roll.
  • Increased Number of Available Monster Abilities
    • Custom creatures will have additional monster abilities available to them.
  • Bug fixes and additional community feedback items as time allows

Community Pack 2 - Week of November 30th

  • Address concerns with ninja looting in multi-player games        
  • New Playable Sub-race: Drow Elves (including access to Darkness and Faerie Fire abilities)
  • DM-placeable visual effects (fire, smoke, etc.)
  • Revisions and improvements to the rules for death, party wipe, and stabilize, including new options for players that want more challenge
  • Village area and village-related placeable objects for DMs to use in their modules
  • Ability to give ambient text to NPCs on select
  • Ability for DMs to change the randomized interiors of every tile
  • Lock/unlock locations on all quest states (give/update/complete)
  • Bug fixes and additional community feedback items as time allows

Community Pack 3 - December

  • Official introduction of mod support, including
    • Tile based level editor
    • Branching dialog editor
    • Adjustable game systems, ex: round timer, loot tables, etc.
    • Community facing development of these features to begin immediately
  • Option to disable monster level scaling in DM campaigns
  • Bug fixes and additional community feedback items as time allows

Rage of Demons - Coming Soon

Return to the Underdark in this all-new adventure taking place as part of D&D's "Rage of Demons" storyline, featuring the legendary outcast drow Drizzt Do'Urden and some of the deadliest enemies ever to terrify Faerûn.

  • New Rage of Demons tile sets and placeable objects
  • New playable race: Tieflings
  • New creatures available for DMs
  • New Playable class based on community input
  • Allow player-created characters as companions in story mode
  • Enable players to control their characters' movement with the WASD keys
  • Bug fixes and additional community feedback items as time allows

You can read the entire letter and provide your feedback to the team on the Sword Coast Legends site.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom