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Offline General Battuta

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Want to know what happens next?
Despite real life swamping the lot of us, Blue Planet is never forgotten. There's a huge batch of story content in the pipeline, and with luck I'll have news for you soon.

You'll get a glimpse at the events of Act 4, Act 5, and a conclusion of War in Heaven...although perhaps not the same conclusion you'd see in the game. If you want to play the ending before you read it, o beeple, start thinking hard! There may yet be spoilers adrift in months to come.

 

Offline swashmebuckle

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
Spoil us rotten!

 
Re: Want to know what happens next?
The only thing I don't like spoiled is my food!

Wait, hang on, I should probably put some more exceptions in there, for safety's sake.

 

Offline Veers

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
DLC starting from $14.95?

Can't wait!
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Offline Luis Dias

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
So.... this confirms that there won't be an actual release of acts 4 and 5, or I totally misread that?

 

Offline Black Wolf

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
Not to immediately go for the most negative interpretation, but should we read anything into this from a campaign completion perspective? Is this an attempt to build hype for a release that's perhaps not too far away? Or, more worryingly, a hedge in case the next couple of acts aren't ever finished/aren't finished for quite some years?

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Offline Aesaar

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
Since there hasn't been any sort of release since January 2013, I think the primary reason behind this is to build up a bit of hype and make fans excited again, which in turn motivates the team.

No, this isn't meant to replace an Act 4 release.  We're just all in a lull ATM.  A lot of real-life things going on.  Battuta has a cunning plan to alleviate that some.


also baruttuta come back to #bp pls
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Offline Hellstryker

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
Weren't acts 1 and 2 released in August 2010? So far still a longer wait between then and Tenebra than Tenebra and Act 4.

 

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
Let's not forget that there's been work on the already-released acts (voice acting for 1&2, dreamscape tutorials for 3, talk of other balance changes) as well as the unreleased ones, including at least some work on AoA.
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Offline Luis Dias

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
Yeah, that totally feels like feature-creep to me. I think it's high time we make a class action suit against the BP team because this is absolutely unforgivable for a kickstarter pro....


wait, wrong thread.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
I haven't managed to get my next book or the voice acting for BP2 done. (The voice work is so close to finished it's driving me mad.) I'm on contract for two more novels. Realistically, Act 4/5 is far away.

I don't care about hype or hedges or whatever. I do care about telling this story.

The most important part of BP is the community of brilliant people talking and thinking about the story. I want to give that community some fresh meat.

And we're not actually talking direct BP spoilers. If this works out, it'll be a sequel to Morrigan in the Sunglare - so a few key differences from the BPverse.

 

Offline Luis Dias

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
Oh so not something like the BP lore small fictions that we got in WiH, but an actual short story? Battuta, you spoil us with such delicious gifts!

 
Re: Want to know what happens next?
And we're not actually talking direct BP spoilers. If this works out, it'll be a sequel to Morrigan in the Sunglare - so a few key differences from the BPverse.

Ohhhh. YES PLEASE! I would love that.

(Random aside: I showed Morrigan to my wife, and she read it, and then she started asking me to play through WiH with her watching so she could get more of the backstory. Needless to say, she didn't have to ask twice..  :D)

 

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
Quote from: BattutaGeneral
I haven't managed to get my next book or the voice acting for BP2 done. (The voice work is so close to finished it's driving me mad.) I'm on contract for two more novels. Realistically, Act 4/5 is far away.

As much as this is beautiful, I'd rather BattutaGeneral get the voice acting done instead TBH.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
I just can't find the time and mental energy. I've got two
books, two steady girlfriends, work for Destiny, and a lot of blog posts to write for the book launch. If I could just get a spare week or two... :(

 

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
I just can't find the time and mental energy. I've got two
books, two steady girlfriends, work for Destiny, and a lot of blog posts to write for the book launch. If I could just get a spare week or two... :(

No worries Batt; were it so important it be done ASAP people would pay you for it. Besides can imagine how full your plate is at the moment with your launch round the corner as you say (will actually be getting that soon now I think about it :yes:).

All the best with those next books btw!
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Re: Want to know what happens next?
I just can't find the time and mental energy. I've got two
books, two steady girlfriends, work for Destiny, and a lot of blog posts to write for the book launch. If I could just get a spare week or two... :(

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
If this works out, it'll be a sequel to Morrigan in the Sunglare - so a few key differences from the BPverse.
I've looked around, and I've seen a few other references to this by other people, but I can't find anything like this. Can someone give me a link and an explanation as to what this is?
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Re: Want to know what happens next?
Here you go:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/dickinson_03_14/

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It's a great short story set in the BP universe, at the end of act 2.

 

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Re: Want to know what happens next?
Here you go:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/dickinson_03_14/

General Battuta = Seth Dickenson

It's a great short story set in the BP universe, at the end of act 2.


Small correction: While the universe of Morrigan bears strong resemblance to the one in BP, it is not the same. For example, all references to FS have been purged from those stories.
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