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The Waylanders RPG Heads to KickStarter with Mike Laidlaw as Narrative Consultant - MMORPG.com News

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
edited October 2018 in News & Features Discussion

imageThe Waylanders RPG Heads to KickStarter with Mike Laidlaw as Narrative Consultant - MMORPG.com News

One of BioWare's most beloved narrative developers was Mike Laidlaw who left the company last year to pursue new opportunities. One of those is as the narrative consultant for The Waylanders, a new "time-travelling fantasy RPG" that has just landed on KickStarter. The team is hoping to raise $150,000 over the coming month that will help it develop "an engaging narrative featuring impactful character development, unique companion romance options and a deeply technical combat system".

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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    Laidlaw's involvement sold me. I love this game's premise.

    I'm VERY cautious about my KS projects, but have yet to be disappointed by the ones I've backed. I chipped in. :)
    MrMelGibson


    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 


  • AlverantAlverant Member RarePosts: 1,144
    Not a fan of real time combat. Give me turn-based when fast reaction times don't matter.
    OyjordTokkenMrMelGibson
  • wesjrwesjr Member UncommonPosts: 504

    Alverant said:

    Not a fan of real time combat. Give me turn-based when fast reaction times don't matter.



    i agree
    Tokken
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,798
    Alverant said:
    Not a fan of real time combat. Give me turn-based when fast reaction times don't matter.
    Generally I'm not either in these kinds of games. It can be done well though. According to the info so far, the game will have tactical pause which gives you the opportunity to react and adjust tactics and strategy at your own pace.

    I really like how Tower of Time does it. They offer turn-based through a settings option, but the default is slowing time to a crawl. It's very cool and easy to manipulate your characters and the battlefield without fulling pausing. It made the combat much more engaging for me.

    I'll keep an eye on this.
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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,898
    edited October 2018
    Pledged.

    As a K.I.A. (Kickstarter Investor Advisor) I strongly recommend it.

    Edit: the title is a joke ofc, I am in no way responsible for how people spend their money.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    SBFordMrMelGibson
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • CondarFreedCondarFreed Member UncommonPosts: 7
    No one can make a game for 150k, you're just giving your money away on this one. Plus Laidlaw is a a crazy socialist SJW.
    gastovski1OyjordPanther2103OG_ZorvanMrMelGibson
  • SandmanjwSandmanjw Member UncommonPosts: 213
    edited October 2018

    lahnmir said:

    Pledged.



    As a K.I.A. (Kickstarter Investor Advisor) I strongly recommend it.



    Edit: the title is a joke ofc, I am in no way responsible for how people spend their money.




    /Cheers,

    Lahnmir

    Grr you and your edit while i am typing...

    What the heck is a KIA and why the heck should anyone care?

    I am not a KIA and i do not recommend it...anyone care?
    Ukurvlahnmir
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,898


    No one can make a game for 150k, you're just giving your money away on this one. Plus Laidlaw is a a crazy socialist SJW.



    They have been working on it since 2016, which you could have read on their KS page. They aren't making it for 150k....

    Also, this politics diarreah that drips into every thread when someone doesn't agree? Its getting really annoying and is just lazy.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir

    MrMelGibson
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • LililuneLililune Member UncommonPosts: 78
    Nice!
    But I'm a future "Linux Only" user so...NO TUX NO BUX xD
  • DeyirnDeyirn Member UncommonPosts: 462
    Not getting hyped anymore. After seeing Pillars of Eternity and Pathfinder being so mediocre, nothing can impress me anymore.
    Tokken

  • BitterClingerBitterClinger Member UncommonPosts: 437
    edited October 2018
    Kickstarter is requiring a Facebook account to pledge. Is Waylanders on any other crowdfunding sites?

    EDIT: Nevermind. I just created a new Kickstarter account.
    Post edited by BitterClinger on
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,884
    edited October 2018
    I need to see alot more of this formation system , It just looks out of place for a game that is supposed to be like Neverwinter /Dragonage  a strange marriage imo
    blueturtle13Tokken
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,898
    edited October 2018

    Sandmanjw said:



    lahnmir said:


    Pledged.





    As a K.I.A. (Kickstarter Investor Advisor) I strongly recommend it.





    Edit: the title is a joke ofc, I am in no way responsible for how people spend their money.







    /Cheers,


    Lahnmir


    Grr you and your edit while i am typing...



    What the heck is a KIA and why the heck should anyone care?



    I am not a KIA and i do not recommend it...anyone care?



    You cared enough to make an unfriendly post, thats a lot less productive then my inside joke you clearly aren't part of....

    What an incredibly weird response though, did I pee in your cereals or are you just incredibly easily annoyed and offended by what rondom people post on the internet?

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    MrMelGibson
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • XodicXodic Member EpicPosts: 1,014
    I seen "a new time-travelling fantasy RPG" and I thought of Chrono Trigger. I was excited until I watched the video. Developers seem to be more and more laser focused on a single gimmick for the foundation of their RPG games. D:OS and their environmental gimmick, I'm afraid the formation system will ultimately be a monotonous rock-paper-scissor version of that.
  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,418
    Alverant said:
    Not a fan of real time combat. Give me turn-based when fast reaction times don't matter.
    You can pause and give orders I think.
    image
  • OyjordOyjord Member UncommonPosts: 551


    Plus Laidlaw is a a crazy socialist SJW.



    I love how redneck conservative hillbillies still think "SJW" is a slam.

    Yes, I do fight for social justice. I'll never stop fighting for equal rights for all. My God, I'm a monster!

    Go back to the firing range, snowflake.
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,151
    Grabbed a copy of this and Realms Beyond today.
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,151

    Oyjord said:





    Plus Laidlaw is a a crazy socialist SJW.






    I love how redneck conservative hillbillies still think "SJW" is a slam.



    Yes, I do fight for social justice. I'll never stop fighting for equal rights for all. My God, I'm a monster!



    Go back to the firing range, snowflake.




    You can all get the fuck out of my gaming threads.
    Thanks!
    XodicKyleranScorchienTokkenMrMelGibson

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

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    My ignore list finally has one occupant after 12 years. I am the strongest supporter of free speech on here, but free speech does not mean forced listening. Have fun my friend. Hope you find a new stalking target.

  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Member RarePosts: 1,945
    No one can make a game for 150k, you're just giving your money away on this one. Plus Laidlaw is a a crazy socialist SJW.
    The correct term is NPC. 

    And as long as his idiotic racist / sexist SJW drivel stays out of  the game, I don't really care what he believes. But that's the problem these days, isn't it?

    AN' DERE AIN'T NO SUCH FING AS ENUFF DAKKA, YA GROT! Enuff'z more than ya got an' less than too much an' there ain't no such fing as too much dakka. Say dere is, and me Squiggoff'z eatin' tonight!

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  • SandmanjwSandmanjw Member UncommonPosts: 213
    lahnmir said:

    Sandmanjw said:



    lahnmir said:


    Pledged.





    As a K.I.A. (Kickstarter Investor Advisor) I strongly recommend it.





    Edit: the title is a joke ofc, I am in no way responsible for how people spend their money.







    /Cheers,


    Lahnmir


    Grr you and your edit while i am typing...



    What the heck is a KIA and why the heck should anyone care?



    I am not a KIA and i do not recommend it...anyone care?



    You cared enough to make an unfriendly post, thats a lot less productive then my inside joke you clearly aren't part of....

    What an incredibly weird response though, did I pee in your cereals or are you just incredibly easily annoyed and offended by what rondom people post on the internet?

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    Your edit to say it was a joke was added AFTER i had hit quote to post....so i never saw it till i had posted...so i had to edit to your edit...

    Do you REALLY want me to continue here?
  • XodicXodic Member EpicPosts: 1,014

    Oyjord said:





    Plus Laidlaw is a a crazy socialist SJW.






    I love how redneck conservative hillbillies still think "SJW" is a slam.



    Yes, I do fight for social justice. I'll never stop fighting for equal rights for all. My God, I'm a monster!



    Go back to the firing range, snowflake.




    You can all get the fuck out of my gaming threads.
    Thanks!

    Another great Slapshot. Keep up the fire.
    Image result for funny slapshot

    Slapshot1188MrMelGibson
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,898
    edited October 2018
    Sandmanjw said:
    lahnmir said:

    Sandmanjw said:



    lahnmir said:


    Pledged.





    As a K.I.A. (Kickstarter Investor Advisor) I strongly recommend it.





    Edit: the title is a joke ofc, I am in no way responsible for how people spend their money.







    /Cheers,


    Lahnmir


    Grr you and your edit while i am typing...



    What the heck is a KIA and why the heck should anyone care?



    I am not a KIA and i do not recommend it...anyone care?



    You cared enough to make an unfriendly post, thats a lot less productive then my inside joke you clearly aren't part of....

    What an incredibly weird response though, did I pee in your cereals or are you just incredibly easily annoyed and offended by what rondom people post on the internet?

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    Your edit to say it was a joke was added AFTER i had hit quote to post....so i never saw it till i had posted...so i had to edit to your edit...

    Do you REALLY want me to continue here?
    Well, you could have edited your response properly, to sound like less of a douche you know. So no, I don't really want you to continue, you seem rather unpleasant so lets just stop here.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    Post edited by lahnmir on
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,381
    Grabbed a copy of this and Realms Beyond today.
    You are quite the paradox sometimes.

     :D 
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,151
    Kyleran said:
    Grabbed a copy of this and Realms Beyond today.
    You are quite the paradox sometimes.

     :D 
    I’ve had great luck with Kickstarter outside of mmorpgs
    MrMelGibson

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

    Proudly wearing the Harbinger badge since Dec 23, 2017. 

    Coined the phrase "Role-Playing a Development Team" January 2018

    "Oddly Slap is the main reason I stay in these forums." - Mystichaze April 9th 2018

    My ignore list finally has one occupant after 12 years. I am the strongest supporter of free speech on here, but free speech does not mean forced listening. Have fun my friend. Hope you find a new stalking target.

  • SandmanjwSandmanjw Member UncommonPosts: 213
    lahnmir said:
    Sandmanjw said:
    lahnmir said:

    Sandmanjw said:



    lahnmir said:


    Pledged.





    As a K.I.A. (Kickstarter Investor Advisor) I strongly recommend it.





    Edit: the title is a joke ofc, I am in no way responsible for how people spend their money.







    /Cheers,


    Lahnmir


    Grr you and your edit while i am typing...



    What the heck is a KIA and why the heck should anyone care?



    I am not a KIA and i do not recommend it...anyone care?



    You cared enough to make an unfriendly post, thats a lot less productive then my inside joke you clearly aren't part of....

    What an incredibly weird response though, did I pee in your cereals or are you just incredibly easily annoyed and offended by what rondom people post on the internet?

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    Your edit to say it was a joke was added AFTER i had hit quote to post....so i never saw it till i had posted...so i had to edit to your edit...

    Do you REALLY want me to continue here?
    Well, you could have edited your response properly, to sound like less of a douche you know. So no, I don't really want you to continue, you seem rather unpleasant so lets just stop here.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    So you did not want to stop..okay...yes i will definitely call out any fool on here that uses a made up title like you did...do not be a fool and you will not be called out.

    Easy enough. Really hard to tell what sarcasm is on here, since that was what i as going for...just like you claim you were going for an "inside" joke.

    All i had to go on was your original post, that had NOTHING about a joke in it. So again...we can continue this if you wish... 
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