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  • Cosmetic Shimmer Packs are now available from the website too!   21 weeks 5 days ago

    I just bought the shimmer pack, but was charged 200 coins out of my wallet? (rather than the 20 that was listed)

  • Infinite Dungeon Merchants   21 weeks 5 days ago

    Infinite Dungeon = No Cloak of Deception = This addon is completely inaccessible to undead characters. Guess I wasn't clear enough before.

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   21 weeks 5 days ago

    But I suspect your opinion is very much in the minority, even amongst others who share your feelings about microtransactions.

    Here's the thing -- the cosmetic options are also available to players who pay to do the regular unlocks of much larger modules. So doesn't have to be a microtransaction. More to the point, however, the cosmetic options are extremely unobtrusive because this isn't an action game. It's a turn-based overhead rogue-like. So the cosmetic options are really only relevant to a single aspect of the game...examining your character sheet. The rest of the time, during gameplay, they're almost indistinguishable. You can see your character's various equipment and the like from the overhead gameplay screen, and you can take some bit of satisfaction, but you have to peer really hard to get a lot of smaller details, if they can be seen at all. So I think the DG's decision was quite apt -- serious players who care a lot about the appearance of their character on the inventory screen have already paid out for cosmetic options anyway. So the DG is merely making an ala carte payment option. He's not restricting anything that had always been available. He's just making something that had always been available a bit easier to get. It's easily the most innocuous microtransaction I've ever seen. It's not like the basic range of cosmetic offerings available to non-paying players is tiny or something. We can customize our characters just by picking races, sexes, and types of equipment we drape them with. I mean, I -- and probably most experienced players -- can often tell just by looking at the image of the character exactly what types of armor, weapons, and artifacts he or she has equipped without needing to read the names. Seems fair enough to me.

  • Cosmetic Shimmer Packs are now available from the website too!   21 weeks 5 days ago

    Thanks Darkgod!

  • Cornac talent points   21 weeks 5 days ago

    Upon playing some more tome, I suspect that I may be full of shit.

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   21 weeks 5 days ago

    ...if you're going to ditch it now because you can't unlock all cosmetics-achievements for free.
    Try Princess Maker instead.

    Edit: Dude, you have barely 1,5h play time on record! Not a single winning character (obviously, given your play time), and only a tiny handful of achievements - less than half of a percent of the achievements you could clear without paying a penny. You don't care about the game at all and never did, and thus you don't have ANY basis to write an informed review - positive or negative.
    I hate microtransactions more than most people, but this is purely about cosmetics FFS, it doesn't impact any of the actual gameplay that makes this game unique and amazing in any way, shape or form. Giving the game a bad review for this is just a dick thing to do.

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   21 weeks 6 days ago

    This is coming :)
    I wanted 1.6 out first as it was already far too delayed :/

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   21 weeks 6 days ago

    You weren't relevant to the game in the first place, I dropped $6 on the game the other day and got the Halloween cosmetics and got a Bearscape/LLoP to push to the entire server when I feel like it

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   21 weeks 6 days ago

    yeah

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   21 weeks 6 days ago

    TOME can be enjoyed for years without spending a penny.

    Darkgod invested a decade into developing the game into what it is today. Due to the economic realities of modern life and to continue future development of TOME the following revenue streams were implemented:

    • Donations - Players are able to donate cash and get donor status benefits
    • DLC Expansion Packs - Three DLC's were released which expand the game with new races, classes and areas to play.
    • Micro Transactions consisting of Shimmer Packs (Cosmetic items only) and community events that can be activated once purchased.

    DLC Packs:
    Forbidden Cults - 70 coins
    Embers of Rage - 70 coins
    Ashes of Urh-Rok - 40 coins

    Shimmer cosmetic packs (3 x 20) - 60 coins

    Total coins = 240 at €1 per 10 coins = 24 Euros

    Total cost of TOME with all DLC = 24 Euros.

    Compare this with recent AAA titles that sell for multiple times that amount, which also brings out DLC and 'random' card packs for additional purchase.

    TOME is also a niche gaming genre and will not sell in large quantities. Each purchase does make a difference and supports the developer.

    Getting pissed at Darkgod for releasing a €2 cosmetic pack, which has no game play impact, seems unreasonable to me. You can still continue to play the game without making any purchases and you will have a great time.

    "Everything should be unlockable just by playing the game." Everything is unlockable, except for the existing DLC pack content. The shimmer packs do not add any new items. Why should everything be free, why can't Darkgod make cosmetics for a few items and sell it for €2?

    At the end of the day it's your loss by deciding not to play TOME anymore over trivial micro transactions.

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   21 weeks 6 days ago

    This is a bit harsh in my opinion.
    The dev is not forcing anyone to buy microtransactions nor pushing them in your face. Clearly stated, they are for people who wish to support the game a bit more. A free/low cost game.
    Normally I am fervently against micro.t, but you have to consider the track record of the game and dev. I don't think this gets anywhere near the 'sell out' class of games.
    If you put yourself in the dev's shoes, this is a small way to generate revenue for your hard work. It could be way worse. I appreciate the humble way in which it is done.

    Personally I would like to support the dev, not so much to get things, but because I love Tome and want it to keep going. Keep in mind everyone has to live somehow.

    Hope you change your mind and come back! :)

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   21 weeks 6 days ago

    I'm gonna be totally honest, I hate these new microtransactions and have changed my 5-year positive review to a negative.

    Everything should be unlockable just by playing the game. That includes cosmetics and the option to spawn the overpowered gods to kill you. The events? Not so much, they're random and can be triggered by anyone whenever. But cosmetics/client-side effects should *always* be unlockable just by playing.

    I was looking forward to unlocking all of the achievements for this, but I'll now be leaving this game for good and playing something else.

  • T-Engine main addons list   21 weeks 6 days ago

    The addons folder was in the install folder(?) within the client folders, rather than User settings.
    It's all cleaned up now, thank you.

  • Bonus Escorts   21 weeks 6 days ago

    As best as I can test, as of TOME 1.6 this addon hangs level creation whenever an escort is generated. Took a while to notice that I was never seeing an escort at all, and it only happened in zones where escorts could appear.

  • Spell Merchants   22 weeks 1 hour ago

    I've been meaning to ask, and probably should have before this update so you could consider it -- you keep the merchants safe from psychopathic players, but is there a way to make them safe from the gwel...gwleg...spinney lightning monsters during the invasion of Derth? They're pretty much useless there because the invasion starts at character level 14 and very few characters, other than maybe alchemists, gather enough gold to make much use of them before that. Perhaps make them lightning immune? I don't know whether the spinney lightning monsters do physical or lightning bump attacks (I'll have to check next time I run into one), so making them immune to physical might also be necessary. Luckily, their deaths don't interfere with the saved everyone achievement. at least. I use planning and trickery to get that achievement every time, but it's harder to do with the merchants. If I could do it with the merchants (i can, but it requires a specific mod and class), I could save them too.

    One other question: do we have to start a new game to get the latest content additions -- dungeons and bosses -- or will they pop up with characters who had previously been running earlier versions of the mod?

    Edit: the second question is now moot. I was going to finish up a character I was currently playing when the newest update came, but have decided to just trash it and start a new character with the current version of ToME.

  • What's next for Tales of Maj'Eyal! A lot, and then some!   22 weeks 1 hour ago

    I'm gonna be totally honest, I hate these new microtransactions and have changed my 5-year positive review to a negative.

    Everything should be unlockable just by playing the game. That includes cosmetics and the option to spawn the overpowered gods to kill you. The events? Not so much, they're random and can be triggered by anyone whenever. But cosmetics/client-side effects should *always* be unlockable just by playing.

    I was looking forward to unlocking all of the achievements for this, but I'll now be leaving this game for good and playing something else.

  • T-Engine main addons list   22 weeks 4 hours ago

    You can remove them manually from your add-ons folder (search 'adddons' should locate it). If it's an add-on you got from Steam, make sure to unsubscribe as well or the game will automatically download it again the next time you start.

  • EquipDoll - Clean Item Names   22 weeks 16 hours ago

    I hope this is still active, since I really like this addon.

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   22 weeks 1 day ago

    ... well, like it did every single time since 2011 after a new ToME release. Congratulations, DarkGod!

  • Pumpkin Cat Points   22 weeks 1 day ago

    You've made my day :D

  • CHN Addons for ToME   22 weeks 1 day ago

    大佬还会更1.6吗

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   22 weeks 1 day ago

    Thank you DarkGod!

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   22 weeks 1 day ago

    It says "Greatly revised summoner" but... they look exactly the same to me? What's changed?

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   22 weeks 1 day ago

    It says "Greatly revised summoner" but... they look exactly the same to me? What's changed?

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.6 "A Late Delivery from Avalon" is released!   22 weeks 1 day ago

    I'm calling out of work.