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December 13, 2015
By darkgod - December 13, 2015

I already said, many times, that I love Tales of Maj'Eyal's community but it keeps on surprising me with niceness and kindness.

Multiple times I have seen people with white names in the ingame chat (white names = people that play the free version) say things like "As soon as I get some money I'll buy this game!" and such; only to see it followed by some other person saying "I can buy it for you!".
Total strangers. Being kind to one an other!

I've had people request that I change my paypal interface to allow them to donate for an other player.

And this is only talking about the money stuff; but each time I'm on I see new people asking for advices and getting them. I see people congratulating one an other for feats of awesomeness. I see people sharing in on the loss of somebody's character.

I look at my players and I see kindness and fun; and that makes me the happiest game designer there can be!
I love you players, please keep on being nice and keep on dying ingame ;)

December 11, 2015
By darkgod - December 11, 2015

My minions,

 

Thanks to your votes, Tales of Maj'Eyal has ascended to Top 100, but we can do better, for now the votes are open for Top 10 !

 

This will only take you a few seconds but it will make your God of Darkness feel awash with love! ;)

 

Thanks

 

December 4, 2015
By darkgod - December 4, 2015

My minions, I have teased it, I have talked about it, but I never actually officially announced it!

 

One year has passed since the one they call the Scourge from the West came and single-handedly destroyed most of the Orc Prides. The Sunwall, now possessing a Farportal, have entered an economic and millitary pact with the Allied Kingdoms in the west and conquered most of Var'Eyal. The few remnants of the Prides are caged. But by chance the Scourge missed the Kruk Pride, which now stands as the only orc settlement left. Isolated on an island they too however face impending doom. Besieged by the Sunwall they are barred from entering the mainland and on their own island they are at war with a technologically advanced civilization of giants. Their only hope is to reverse-engineer their steam-powered technology and bring metal mayhem to all the foes of the Pride.

 

Embers of Rage is the second expansion for Tales of Maj'Eyal. The concept and start of the development is now about three years old but in the last year it has picked up pace a lot, and now I am happy to say the release is getting close!

But what does it bring exactly?

  • A new story to play through, set in the Far East continent (that the orcs call Var'Eyal) which continues the story of the world.
  • A full length campaign that will see your characters fight from level 1 to 50
  • Play as an Orc and reclaim your land and future
  • Unlock another -secret- race
  • Play as a Sawbutcher, a melee battle-engineer that uses both his cunning for technology and his trusty steamsaws to bring hot steamy metal mayhem to his foes
  • Play as a Gunslinger, a steamgun dual wielding master-sharpshooter capable of amazing feats of pure steamy badassness
  • Unlock other -secret- classes
  • Unlock the possibility to play the new classes in the vanilla campaign, because why not!
  • Use the tinker system to craft some technological wonders to attach to your objects to become more versatile. Need more mobility? use Rocket Boots. Want to fire ammo without a launcher? attach a Hand Cannon to your gloves!
  • Save yourself with versatile medical salves; inflexible runes and infusions are so old-school!
  • Choose from six new prodigies, available even in the vanilla game
  • Unearth long lost mysteries of the past and discover sinister plots in some thrilling new lore to discover
  • And obviously discover a huge number of new zones, artifacts, creatures, achievements, talents, ... It is after all a full campaign!
  • All while listening to custom made musics for each zones

 

Now my minions, you simply need to wait patiently in line while your local God of Darkness prepares to unleash the Embers of Rage upon you!

December 2, 2015
By darkgod - December 2, 2015

My minions,

 

It is this time of the year again, the IndieDB Game of the Year poll is upon us!

What can you do? Simple: vote for the only game you truly love: http://www.indiedb.com/games/tales-of-majeyal/

Well, ok, you can also vote for others if you wish to ;)

 

Only a few seconds are needed and you will make your god of darkness very happy!

 


2015 Indie of the Year Awards via Indie DB

November 30, 2015
By darkgod - November 30, 2015

My minions, I am happy and proud to give you Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.3.3 ! See http://te4.org/

Your launcher should automatically update your game so no need to redownload it all.

If your launcher didn't self-update correctly, just redownload it from the homepage.

Enjoy and have fun in Eyal!

 

Don't forget to help ToME by with donations ( http://te4.org/donate ) !

 

Release highlights:

  • A small but important bugfix!

Expanded changelist:

  • Try to fix the gamma issue on some computers
  • Fixed curse of nightmare, for real this time!
  • Buffed curse of nighmare to start triggering at level 4 (as the description was implying)
  • When mousing over a zone change there will be a minimum level indicator in the tooltip

Have fun!

November 29, 2015
By darkgod - November 29, 2015

My minions, I am happy and pround to give you Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.3.2 ! See http://te4.org/

Your launcher should automatically update your game so no need to redownload it all.

If your launcher didn't self-update correctly, just redownload it from the homepage.

Enjoy and have fun in Eyal!

 

Don't forget to help ToME by with donations ( http://te4.org/donate ) !

 

Release highlights:

  • Many imporatnt bugfixes!

Expanded changelist:

  • Yeeks summoned Wayists do not drop items
  • Sludgenest drops Maj'Eyal items
  • Combat:combatSpeed can take an additional speed
  • Fixed Skirmisher's Swift Shot abuse
  • Prevented the vats in the old conclave vault from destroying stairs
  • Party members are cleaned of debuff when going to the Eidolon plane
  • Fixed Archery to properly do on_hit, on_crit, and on_kill effects. It can now handle multiple types of each from ranged weapons and ammo.
  • Make Contingency and Matrix respect fixed cooldowns
  • Fixes the nightmare part of curse of nightmares
  • Add proc chance to Warden's Call (for balance and bugfix)
  • Reduced the memory drag (but not altogether fixed) caused by Temporal Warden talents
  • Fixed inventory destruction caused by some Temporal Warden talents
  • Fixed Fearless Cleave
  • Roguelike mode characters can now enter the Eidolon plane by a special exploratory farportal event, thus making Utterly Destroyed achievement possible even in Roguelike mode
  • "make_escort" property can reference define_as fields of entities without a rarity
  • New string.prefix and string.suffix functions
  • Deus Ex Machina achievement altered and now possible to get
  • Reduced Insane and Madness flat level penalty, as it just made first levels harder than the rest of the game (which is still very madly hard)
  • Cancelling secondary target for Nature's Equilibrium now targets self.
  • Reduced Paradox cost on Time Shield, Webs of Fate, and Temporal Fugue
  • Fixed Twist Fate
  • Limited the number of possible charges of Lightning Catcher
  • Twist Fate gives audio feedback when an anomaly is held
  • Twist Fate gives better messages when an anomaly is targeted
  • Paradox Modifier can not reduce duration below one turn
  • Fixed weapon speed bug
  • Savefiles from previous minor patch versions will not require to check the "old savefiles" checkbox anymore
  • Savefiles from previous minor patch versions will not display the "download old data" popup anymore

Have fun!

November 23, 2015
By darkgod - November 23, 2015

My minions,

Do you know that feeling where you loot a nice shiny flaming sword but can't be bothered to wield it yourself?
That's annoying right?!

Think no more, thanks to Embers of Rage you can fix that with nothing but a simple bit of crafting: the awesome weapon automaton!
Strap this baby to your gloves and fire it up, it will wield your designated weapon to strike pain and dismay (and wonder!) into your foes, for a while!

Available soon in a Tales of Maj'Eyal near you!

November 14, 2015
By darkgod - November 14, 2015

Thanks to all those of you who enquired about me, I'm fine; I was lucky to be away on the train when the Paris attacks happened.
I do not say lucky lightly as my flat in Paris is like 200m from the Bataclan.

My thoughts goes to all my fellow countrymen who fell to blind hatred and to humanity in general: we must keep our humanity.

I'll see you all soon in Eyal where friendship among players is the normality; I love you people!

October 11, 2015
By darkgod - October 11, 2015

Those of you that were already playing 4 years ago must remember Susramanian "Sus"; who made made cool things for ToME like the Mindslayers, many vaults, the inscriptions system, the shield block system, the elemental staves system, many many egos, some quests, and so on.
Simply put he was great !

Yesterday he poped up again, saying he'd try to not code anymore because it takes too much of his time but we all know he won't resist for long ;)
So, welcome back my friend!

Also, in the years he left he continued on the gamedev road started with ToME and made his own game; he refused to post about it on tome's forum without contributing again but I think he deserves some help for all he *already* did!

So if you want to help one of the Great Dark Priests, go check out http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=531942024 !
I've had the pleasure of playtesting it and it's quite fun, obviously very far from what ToME is but that's great!
Oh and do not be lured by the mobile-ish gfx style, the game itself looks rather deep.
If you are a tweet-maniac you can also follow him https://twitter.com/NCRGames :)

Thanks my minions, you may now resume achieving many deaths ! ;)

September 16, 2015
By darkgod - September 16, 2015

My fellow minions!

"I Aten't Dead" as the great granny weatherwax would say (if you do not get the reference, go read the Discworld, like now!).
Many developments are happening on the orc campaign front as we speak and hopefully some news will come soonish ;)
ToME itself is not forgotten and the 1.4 branch is slowly coming to maturation, along with a new sleek UI skin!

But I admit, I did take a few weeks off on vacations, even gods have too ;)

Go forth my minions and play!