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Title: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Darcy Smith on August 10, 2016, 01:16:57 AM
(http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/7614223/b1676ed0b9c12cd209792739e47ba3a227e44f46.png)


View the Usurpers Teaser Trailer here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Enq3fAUnps).

Get ready to join the fray for Armello's throne with four new playable Heroes and four new Rings - one for each Clan!

New Heroes

Elyssia, Wardress of Warrens - Rabbit Clan

Sargon, the Death Teller - Rat Clan

Magna, the Unbroken - Wolf Clan

Ghor, the Wyldkin - Bear Clan

New Rings

Tanzanite, Rainbow Quartz, Rubellite, Aquamarine.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: xyan on August 10, 2016, 02:09:27 AM
yehes. and so much sooner than i thought it would be (when other platforms get armello).

question, will this dlc also allow access to bandit clan for those who don't have it? or will that be later?
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: dragoncrescent on August 10, 2016, 05:20:32 AM
Get hype! :D

...oh wow, the King finally has a voice! I wonder, though, whether this means the Bandit Clan also gets a new pickup on the Rings?
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: FluX on August 10, 2016, 06:54:37 AM
Will there be new achievements to earn with Usurpers?
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Kletian999 on August 10, 2016, 09:52:21 AM
yehes. and so much sooner than i thought it would be (when other platforms get armello).

question, will this dlc also allow access to bandit clan for those who don't have it? or will that be later?

This is the Usurper's DLC.  Bandits are part of the "Founders DLC" to be released later.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: jerbear3273 on August 12, 2016, 12:31:10 AM
Is this release date for everybody or just PC?
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Gusteon on August 12, 2016, 03:05:30 AM
Is this release date for everybody or just PC?

It's for Steam, PS4, and Xbox One. Nothing has been said for the DRM-free platforms (Humble Bundle and GoG) yet.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: FluX on August 13, 2016, 02:53:53 PM
Will there be new achievements to earn with Usurpers?
For anyone who's interested, Trent responded that there wouldn't be new achievements. I'm sure Usurpers will be great none-the-less.  :D

http://steamcommunity.com/app/290340/discussions/0/360671984103214760/
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Insomnicron on August 15, 2016, 02:57:25 PM
I first mistook Elyssia's tool for a crossbow... but is it a set square?

Thrilled by this announcement!
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Lisy Kane on August 16, 2016, 11:31:33 AM
I first mistook Elyssia's tool for a crossbow... but is it a set square?

Thrilled by this announcement!

Yup - it's a T-Square!
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Lurkat on August 17, 2016, 09:24:11 AM
Apologies if this has been addressed elsewhere, but will DLC-owners and non-DLC-owners still be able to play together?
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Kletian999 on August 17, 2016, 10:36:06 AM
Absolutely.  DLC owners will just be able to player characters the others cannot.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Across-The-Board on August 17, 2016, 05:29:34 PM
Will there be new achievements to earn with Usurpers?
For anyone who's interested, Trent responded that there wouldn't be new achievements. I'm sure Usurpers will be great none-the-less.  :D

Aww, achievements make everything more fun. I really like that the achievements in Armello are well thought out and not just throw-away easy stuff. Getting them feels like, well, a achievement!
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: dragoncrescent on August 27, 2016, 08:47:58 AM
New hero in action:

http://kotaku.com/playing-with-armellos-latest-rat-bastard-1785803944
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Insomnicron on August 27, 2016, 10:54:27 AM
Oh come on... Sargon is EVEN COOLER than I expected!
I'm trying to remain a loyal rabbit clan member here :D
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Across-The-Board on August 27, 2016, 01:11:53 PM
Sargon seems so OP, at least with my playstyle.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Wessolf27 on August 28, 2016, 06:12:11 PM
Sargon definitely looks cool, love his ability and the way he teleports to where he wants to go (and his death animation is a little funny, he reminds me of Mr. Burns for some reason) but I've got an itchy finger wanting to play Magna, just because it's fun to reflect enemy attacks back at them.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Agalan on August 30, 2016, 08:51:44 PM
It would be good if we have more information before buying the DLC please...
So let's see :

Elyssia :  3 fight - 5 body - 5 wits - 3 spirit

Sargon :  3 fight - 4 body - 5 wits - 4 spirit

Magna : ?

Ghor : ?

What are  effects of new rings? Something more useful for the wolf clan than the Celestite?

Edit 1 : Elyssia added
Edit 2 :  Magna added


Edit : after many games, I haven't see any player with Sargon or Ghor... or using new rings.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: xyan on August 31, 2016, 03:08:42 AM
Magna: 5 f - 6 b - 3 w - 2 s

wolf ring: +3 fight when you have 1 health

Ghor: 3 f - 6 b - 3 w - 4 s

bear ring: battles and perils, +1 moon if you have 0 rot

rabbit ring: +1 magic every dawn

rat ring: +1 gold when you escape a peril

Imo, wolf ring is one of the least valuable wolf rings. same goes for the bear ring and rat ring. the rabbit ring is actually quite good considering it will always be active and is essentially +1 spirit (but 1 turn delayed and no extended cast range or quest buff), allowing you to get that much more value from fight or wits amulets. this rabbit ring is probably the best rabbit ring, at least for me. I think the new rings balance the clans out a bit, because the other clans had stronger or a larger number of good rings than the rabbit clan.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Kletian999 on August 31, 2016, 04:51:54 AM
Regarding the rings.  They are unlocked immediately at purchase, so for newer players they are best compared to the clan's starting rings.

Wolf- this is really going to depend on how often you end up at 1 hp.   Considering the plethora of snipe cards, it's not a scenario you want to engineer for yourself often, but 3 fight is nothing to sneeze at.  It could provide the shields needed to save your life; and if you wanted to architect a suicide attack, walking into swamps to activate it could be quite powerful.  I'd certainly consider using it before I unlocked Celestite.

Rat- Rats are good at perils and tend to rely on money, so it's a pretty good synergy for someone who avoids direct combat.   Evasion is of course better for defense, and the exploding sword better for aggressive play, but definately better than the first 2 rings.

Rabbit- great for rabbit casters, since using tons of money to power trickery only gets you so far.   Fills a different niche than the other rings (Sunstone is bad though)

Bear Ring- Like I just said, I dislike Sunstone immensely.  This is better because it's easier to activate unless you are trying for Rot (so like quartz, you don't take it if you want rot).  Problem is, the best Rot players wont decide to get Rot until after the game has started and they've seen their early draws, quest rewards, and bane spawns.  Ergo, I'd like this ring better if there was a way to change what ring you had equipped after the game started.

Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Agalan on August 31, 2016, 05:24:34 AM
Haaa, thanks!

The wolf ring looks great and scary, except for River.

By the way, my main character is River and my secondary is Barnaby. In third place come Thane et four place Brun. As you see, I prefer offensive hand-to-hand gameplay, it's why  I'm only interested by Magna. Same attack than Thane, but with a much better body. Other are physical too weak for me.

So bad we can't buy only one character. Well, bye Usurpers~
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Across-The-Board on September 01, 2016, 07:51:36 AM
I think that possibly the bear ring should give an extra moon, to make it more attractive as a choice. How often do you finish a game without getting a single rot? And rot is not that easy to get rid of either.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Teppo on September 02, 2016, 01:39:18 PM
What happened to the DLC?  I can't find it in the PSN store.  There's pictures in the part where it says, "New Add-ons" but when I click on it, it says content unavailable.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: thacobell on October 19, 2016, 05:36:38 AM
When can we expect to see the dlc come to the gog version?
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Insomnicron on October 19, 2016, 07:16:44 AM
Hey Thacobell (Great name btw!) :D

Here is a link to LoGs "year 2 roadmap" post:
http://leagueofgeeks.com/forums/index.php?topic=2613.0

Sadly they mention it's just not possible for them to keep all the same features of the Steam version of Armello in the GoG version... DLC being one of the features they mention falling into that "no can do" space.

But they do mention they are planning doing all they can to keep it up to date with the features that they can port across.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: thacobell on October 19, 2016, 09:09:59 AM
Wow, they say they can't support it fully, yet still plan on releasing no less than 3 new versions on different platforms? Thats incredibly insulting. If I want the full experience, I have to either put up with DRM or drop hundreds of dollars on a console?
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Kletian999 on October 19, 2016, 09:24:13 AM
Because they want the DLC to be "Sharable" when in private multiplayer, they didn't have a good solution for activating the DLC that wasn't an account system verification (that GoG bans on principle).   It's not like normal DRM that's intrusive or stops working offline.

When they release for phones (which they have to do as part of the Kickstarter) it's possible those platforms will be feature gimped too.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Insomnicron on October 19, 2016, 11:44:20 AM
I mean, how you feel about it is up to you Thacobell, I'd never suggest otherwise... BUT (and they say anything before a but doesn't count...)

They are a small studio.
You can look at it and say "it is insulting that different versions don't get all the features"
Or, another way to look at it is: it is pretty amazing that more than 1 version exists at all.

You can also look at it that some versions are missing features or, more accurately, that EXTRA features beyond the original scope were added to the main development version with the scant resources the company had... and a good number of those features were also transplanted to the other versions.

As I said, your feelings are your own, and I can understand being upset... it sucks when your own version of something feels lesser than other peoples version... but MY feelings are that, if it was possible for LoG to create parity with the resources of their studio, they of course would... but it appears that they can't right now.

Rough, but understandable, yeah?
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: thacobell on October 19, 2016, 01:33:40 PM
They say they can't bring them up to parity, but at the same time they have plans for several new ports on completely different platforms. They claim they can't fully support 2 versions, but are gonna at least 3 more? That makes zero sense.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: thacobell on October 19, 2016, 01:44:25 PM
Its just extremely disappointing and frustrating. I freaking LOVE Armello, and would pick up any and all DLC in a heartbeat. I'm feeling completely left out pf the cool kids party simply because of my choice of gameing platform.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Insomnicron on October 19, 2016, 04:35:57 PM
I know it feels bad... and it is rough... but the releasing on different platforms is a different concern from making all platforms exactly equal.

It's like, a lot of the comunity would love to be able to play multiplayer games against people on other platforms... even the Devs from LoG would love that... but it is not an easy thing, even though, from the outside they seem 90% of the way there.

Likewise, adding the DLC content would required developing systems outside of the scope of development to make sure people could get the EXTRA content simply and with out complication OUTSIDE of steam/xbox/playstations delivery networks.

It would be great, but it's a lot of development time up front to accommodate a market that may or no pay and, (even if they did,) may not cover the development expense.

This all sounds like a lecture, and that is a bit of a d**k move by me... I'm really sorry. :(

Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Darcy Smith on October 20, 2016, 05:01:04 PM
Hey thacobell,

Insomnicron and Kletian are right, we'd really love to be able to justify continued support for DRM free but unfortunately we need to be careful in how we invest our time as we want to thrive as a development studio.  I respect and understand that you might be a GoG fan, but it's not viable for us to prioritise it over other platforms.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Cheers,

<3 Darcy
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: thacobell on October 22, 2016, 06:25:21 PM
I don't really have a good reply to this. The whole situation is disappointing enough to make me think twice about supporting future products.
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: Darcy Smith on October 25, 2016, 11:03:56 AM
Hey thacobell,

I totally get it. It's essentially just bad luck that it's not viable for us to lean into the platform that you prefer at this time. Who knows though, future games we make may have a different audience and function in a way that utilizes the strengths of DRM-free moreso.

Don't hate the player, hate the game (not Armello, the current economy of game distribution). We're just doing our best.


<3 Darcy
Title: Re: Armello - Usurpers Hero Pack coming August 30!
Post by: thacobell on October 28, 2016, 05:06:30 AM
Players are still responsible for their actions. But the company clearly has no interest in supporting all their customers. I'll shut up now and stop wasting my time.