Cut area? [Potential Spoilers]

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Re: Cut area? [Potential Spoilers]

Post by IJBall » June 3rd, 2010, 9:32 pm

Jedi_Learner wrote:
BasiliskWrangler wrote:The storyline for Book II does not involve Thearmore so we are not planning on reproducing that entire destroyed region within Book II. However, we are planning on taking players back to one small area inside Thaermore... (Ref)
So what happened to this area? Was part of the storyline cut or changed, making a return to Thaermore unnecessary? Or will this area return for Book III?
You beat me to this question, JL! - I was going to ask about this at some point too.

FTR, my theory is that the area that BW was referring to is the Repository, and I was kind of hoping Book II would allow us access to another vault or two... :cry:

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Re: Cut area? [Potential Spoilers]

Post by Randomizer » June 3rd, 2010, 9:49 pm

I think the part got cut. There were some extra map areas that were never used and access got dropped.

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Re: Cut area? [Potential Spoilers]

Post by Buckets » June 4th, 2010, 1:47 am

It could still be part of the add-on that's coming this summer. :P

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Re: Cut area? [Potential Spoilers]

Post by BasiliskWrangler » June 4th, 2010, 1:32 pm

Perhaps!

As I've said before, the overall storyline was thought up back in 2005. It has not changed much since then- however, the individual games themselves seem to go through a lot of changes during development.

Originally I wanted the player to track down the Crux of Ages within destroyed Bastion Spire- the ending was the same but the player would return to the top of Bastian Spire instead of Talushorn. However, as I was working on it, I decided it would be more more enjoyable (and fit the storyline a bit better) if the Taurax had reclaimed the Crux of Ages and returned it to Talushorn.

Right now I don't know if I'll ever take players back to Thaermore. It just depends on were the storyline meanders as we look towards the final game.
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Re: Cut area? [Potential Spoilers]

Post by IJBall » June 4th, 2010, 1:38 pm

BasiliskWrangler wrote:Right now I don't know if I'll ever take players back to Thaermore. It just depends on were the storyline meanders as we look towards the final game.
Oh, I just know that the Repository folks powder barreled their old entrance closed with a cave-in, so the Taurax couldn't get in, but created a portal gate so that certified members of the Repository from anywhere in the world of Eschalon could still come and go as they please!

I just know they did!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Cut area? [Potential Spoilers]

Post by Dragonlady » June 4th, 2010, 3:37 pm

IJBall wrote:
BasiliskWrangler wrote:Right now I don't know if I'll ever take players back to Thaermore. It just depends on were the storyline meanders as we look towards the final game.
Oh, I just know that the Repository folks powder barreled their old entrance closed with a cave-in, so the Taurax couldn't get in, but created a portal gate so that certified members of the Repository from anywhere in the world of Eschalon could still come and go as they please!

I just know they did!! :mrgreen:
Yep, they sure enough did. ...I hope!.. :lol:
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