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J20Hawkz Apr 2 @ 4:04pm
● Reign Of Giants DLC! ●
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.

Only £3.99
More challenging
On/Off toggle for the DLC
New soundtracks
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 biomes
New and unique monsters
Giants yes Deerclops now has friends :O
New weapons
New hats
New armours
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 2014
http://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 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/37793-hotfix-patch-notes-june-24-2014/

Patch Notes - Rev 103814 - June 12th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/37389-patch-notes-rev-103814-june-12-2014/

Don't Starve + Reign of Giants coming to PlayStation Vita - June 6th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/37194-dont-starve-coming-to-playstation-vita/

Reign of Giants Stream on Joystiq - June 3rd 2014 at 4 PM EST
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/37118-reign-of-giants-stream-on-joystiq-today-at-4-pm-est/

Patch Notes Rev 102535 - May 23rd 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/36749-patch-notes-rev-102535-may-23-2014/

Don't Starve: Reign of Giants Expansion Release Trailer - April 30th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/35657-dont-starve-reign-of-giants-expansion-release-trailer/

Where There's a Wilson...Patch Notes - April 30th, 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/35639-where-theres-a-wilson-patch-notes-april-30-2014/

Reign of Giants stream on CobaltStreak's Twitch - April 28th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/35581-reign-of-giants-stream-on-cobaltstreaks-twitch/

Reign of Giants Patch Notes- April 24th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/35429-reign-of-giants-april-24-patch-notes/

Feasting and Forging - April 16th, 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/34961-feasting-and-forging-april-16-2014/

Giant Steps Hotfix Revs 99195 and 99231 - April 4th, 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/34156-giant-steps-4414-hotfix-revs-99195-and-99231/

Reign of Giants now Available on Steam Early-Access! - April 2nd 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/33889-reign-of-giants-now-available-on-steam-early-access/

Giant Steps - April 2nd 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/33887-giant-steps-april-2nd-2014/

Reign of Giants Early Access Beta FAQ - April 1st 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/33865-reign-of-giants-early-access-beta-faq/

Some info from the devs - April 1st 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/33864-some-info-from-the-devs/

Don't Starve: Reign of Giants Early Access! - March 24th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/33711-dont-starve-reign-of-giants-early-access/

Reign of Giants Announcement - March 14th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31983-reign-of-giants-the-first-day/

Reign of Giants Beta Update A Feet of Strength - March 12th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/32676-march-12-reign-of-giants-beta-update-a-feet-of-strength/

Reign of Giants Update Trailer "A Feet of Strength" - March 10th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/32603-reign-of-giants-update-trailer-a-feet-of-strength/

Reign of Giants DLC Update Poster - March 5th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/32341-wednesday-dlc-update-poster/

Reign of Giants The First Day - February 28th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31983-reign-of-giants-the-first-day/

Don't Starve DLC: Reign of Giants (fourth teaser) - February 26th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31846-dont-starve-dlc-reign-of-giants-fourth-teaser/

Reign of Giants DLC Beta Come and get it! - February 25th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31824-dlc-beta-come-and-get-it/

Don't Starve DLC: Reign of Giants (third teaser) PII - February 20th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31719-wednesday-dlc-update-third-teaser-part-ii/

Reign of Giants DLC Update Poster - February 19th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31711-wednesday-dlc-update-poster/

Don't Starve DLC: Reign of Giants (third teaser) - February 13th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31572-dont-starve-dlc-reign-of-giants-third-teaser/

Reign of Giants DLC World Settings - February 6th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31407-world-settings/

Reign of Giants Wednesday DLC Update - February 5th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31399-wednesday-dlc-update/

Don't Starve DLC: Reign of Giants (second teaser) - January 29th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31244-dont-starve-dlc-reign-of-giants-second-teaser/

Don't Starve DLC: Reign of Giants - January 29th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31251-dont-starve-dlc-reign-of-giants/

Getting Ready for Reign of Giants - January 27th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/31077-getting-ready-for-reign-of-giants/

Don't Starve DLC: Reign of Giants (teaser) - January 16th 2014
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/30945-dont-starve-dlc-reign-of-giants-teaser/

Reign of Giants Version History - 2014
http://dont-starve-game.wikia.com/wiki/Reign_of_Giants#Version_History
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BreadKnight Apr 2 @ 4:58pm 
Originally posted by J20Hawkz:
2 new seaons Spring and Summer
I beilieve you mean Spring and Fall?
J20Hawkz Apr 2 @ 5:02pm 
Thanks lol. I was thinking of the new Summer heat wave and the Spring Rain/lightning storms.
Bullet Apr 2 @ 6:34pm 
You want me to get a DLC when i'm still waiitng for my extra copy of the game from 2 years ago ? lol
[#!].mouse Apr 2 @ 7:24pm 
Originally posted by J20Hawkz:
On/Off toggle for the DLC

So if I get the DLC and decide and I don't like it, I can turn it off and go right back to how DS was before I bought the DLC?
sellecnite Apr 2 @ 7:34pm 
Originally posted by #!.mouse:
Originally posted by J20Hawkz:
On/Off toggle for the DLC

So if I get the DLC and decide and I don't like it, I can turn it off and go right back to how DS was before I bought the DLC?

Yes I bought it and when you create a game you can unchek the DLC in the game.
Kain Apr 2 @ 10:40pm 
And no achievments? Its embarassing.
BloomingLilac Apr 2 @ 10:42pm 
I'm loving RoG so far! The new colors are gorgeous, e.g. the blue tint during a full moon, green tint during Spring (or Summer?), and the Autumn biomes. Fall/Autumn is my favorite season, so I'm delighted to see these colors in the game. The birchnut trees give the game a deceptively serene appearance. Heh. The artistic design is amazing! Great job, Klei!
BomiBoogie Apr 2 @ 10:43pm 
Unfortunately didn't have the time so far to play the base game for more than a few hours, but O bought the DLC immediately anyway to support these devs. :)
Mathew9R[9RG][H7] Apr 3 @ 2:39am 
Back in the day we used to get content like this for free, Ah well... Look's like this is something I WON'T be able to play till a sale.
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J20Hawkz Apr 3 @ 2:48am 
Originally posted by DatRedGuy9RGH7:
Back in the day we used to get content like this for free, Ah well... Look's like this is something I WON'T be able to play till a sale.

Back in the day we would get teeny tiny updates, this DLC contains way more content that all those free updates combined. I can't list everything that has been changed from the base game due to obvious spoiler reasons. Follow the links I have given to you to see exactly what has been changed for yourself. You'll find the current price tag is very reasonable.
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Bonder Apr 3 @ 3:46am 
LOT OF NEW STUFF

LIKE LOTS

IDK YET

still trying to establish myself a bit before I start testing everything. It's SO COOL and the world really needed just a couple more biomes (that it now has!) to feel much more alive and and yeah.. .lots of cool new things AWESOME

little scared that im gonna run into something that throws it all off kilter but we'll just have to wait an see.

ony negative is this comes out now, one day before the FTL expansion! my 2 favorite games from 2013 (aside from pinball, course)


AAAAAAAAHHHHH
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[#!].mouse Apr 3 @ 3:48am 
Originally posted by J20Hawkz:
Originally posted by DatRedGuy9RGH7:
Back in the day we used to get content like this for free, Ah well... Look's like this is something I WON'T be able to play till a sale.

Back in the day we would get teeny tiny updates, this DLC contains way more content that all those free updates combined. I can't list everything that has been changed from the base game due to obvious spoiler reasons. Follow the links I have given to you to see exactly what has been changed for yourself. You'll find the current price tag is very reasonable.

I agree. This is Klei we're talking about. Not EA. "DLC" actually means something here.
J20Hawkz Apr 3 @ 3:56am 
Drunk Apr 3 @ 11:39am 
friends dont let friends pay for updates they call DLC
J20Hawkz Apr 3 @ 11:44am 
Originally posted by Drunk:
friends dont let friends pay for updates they call DLC:dshound:

???
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