Hi again everyone!http://store.steampowered.com/app/282470/
Just want to point out I'm a regular forumer like you, who loves this game. I was lucky enough to be made moderator on this forum hence why my username here is orange. This is my honest opinion as a fan, on why I believe you should buy this DLC if you are unsure.
Yes that time is now upon us! The first epic DLC is officially out on steam. Since late February many of us have been lucky enough to try out the DLC in a sort of early alpha phase. When we first got it there wasn't "much" to see, well not as much as there is now. We got to see new biomes, a couple of new monsters, a new rain/wet meter a host of new craftable items and a bunch of other goodies, like subtle tweaks to how things worked in the base game, such as food spoiling on crock pots or how captured monsters die due to starvation lol, poor rabbits :)
Over time as we played we submitted our findings to Klei, at their official forum. This ranged from bugs, technical issues, in game item mechanics, balances etc...Over the month of March Klei have been working their socks off to iron out everything we threw at them. Not only that but they have added even more stuff in the process!
So now that the Reign of Giants DLC is out on steam I thought I'd help you guys decide on buying it. Currently the DLC is in early access. So what does that mean? Basically the bulk of the DLC is there, but little bits and bobs are still being worked on and will be added in soon
. The DLC takes nothing away from the base game. Don't Starve on its own is an awesome game (see my other "Why should you BUY" thread), this DLC simply adds to it in ways I can't describe, well I can, but I'll list everything and you guys can ask questions on something specific and I'll do my best to answer.
Here is a list of what you get with the DLC. Anything added will still apply to what I have listed as we may get more of something already given
. Note nothing in this DLC is a reskin or some cosmetic accessory. Everything you get is unique and original sticking to the core gameplay of Don't Starve, yet adding dynamic changes that ultimately influences how you play the game with the DLC included.
On/Off toggle for the DLC
More custom world generation options
A brighter more lush colour to the whole of the game
A 5th save slot
2 new seasons Spring and Autumn
2 new and unique characters
New and unique monsters
Giants yes Deerclops now has friends :O
New items to craft such as The Flingomatic and many, many more!
New food recipes
New fire mechanic, everything burns!
New rain mechanic
New wet/soak meter
New craftable structures
Full moon changes the appearance of the world!
New set pieces
More Pig vs Merm battles
More Maxwell biomes
A tonne of changes to gameplay mechanics such as[forums.kleientertainment.com]
Multiplayer planned this Summer 2014
If I missed anything off please leave a comment below and I'll add it to the list. Thanks.
Latest changes and bug fixes can be found at Klei HQ by clicking the links below. Enjoy :)
Don't Starve: Reign of Giants Launching on PS4 - July 14th 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/38438-dont-starve-reign-of-giants-launching-on-ps4-july-22-in-north-america-july-23-europe/
Hotfix Patch Notes - June 24th 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/37793-hotfix-patch-notes-june-24-2014/
Patch Notes - Rev 103814 - June 12th 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/37389-patch-notes-rev-103814-june-12-2014/
Don't Starve + Reign of Giants coming to PlayStation Vita - June 6th 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/37194-dont-starve-coming-to-playstation-vita/
Reign of Giants Stream on Joystiq - June 3rd 2014 at 4 PM ESThttp://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/37118-reign-of-giants-stream-on-joystiq-today-at-4-pm-est/
Patch Notes Rev 102535 - May 23rd 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/36749-patch-notes-rev-102535-may-23-2014/
Don't Starve: Reign of Giants Expansion Release Trailer - April 30th 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/35657-dont-starve-reign-of-giants-expansion-release-trailer/
Where There's a Wilson...Patch Notes - April 30th, 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/35639-where-theres-a-wilson-patch-notes-april-30-2014/
Reign of Giants stream on CobaltStreak's Twitch - April 28th 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/35581-reign-of-giants-stream-on-cobaltstreaks-twitch/
Reign of Giants Patch Notes- April 24th 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/35429-reign-of-giants-april-24-patch-notes/
Feasting and Forging - April 16th, 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/34961-feasting-and-forging-april-16-2014/
Giant Steps Hotfix Revs 99195 and 99231 - April 4th, 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/34156-giant-steps-4414-hotfix-revs-99195-and-99231/
Reign of Giants now Available on Steam Early-Access! - April 2nd 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/33889-reign-of-giants-now-available-on-steam-early-access/
Giant Steps - April 2nd 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/33887-giant-steps-april-2nd-2014/
Reign of Giants Early Access Beta FAQ - April 1st 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/33865-reign-of-giants-early-access-beta-faq/
Some info from the devs - April 1st 2014http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/33864-some-info-from-the-devs/