The Antiquarian

Feb
15

The Antiquarian

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Coming from the shadowed east in pursuit of antiques, relics, and rarities,  the Antiquarian finds herself drawn to the Hamlet…

The Antiquarian is the final name for what we’ve been referring to as the Merchant Class for some time now.  This is the final character class to be added to the game proper, and we have something special planned for her!

Whereas most classes come looking for a fight, the Antiquarian is only interested in collecting treasures found in the dungeons.  She is not proficient in combat, instead adding value to the party by increasing its profitability!  Don’t rely on her to dish out the punishment – she has no training whatsoever in terms of martial ability.

Since you are here, let’s do a quick community update!

We’ve been holding our weekly Community Streams every Wednesday from 2pm-4pm PST. We often start early and end late, but we are doing them regularly and we would love for you to stop by and ask your questions! Since we no longer have to hold the upcoming art and behind closed doors like we did with the Darkest Dungeon, Chris will be streaming himself working on the various new art assets coming to the game. You might have already caught him working on the above wallpaper. All of this is to simply say, be sure to follow us on twitch and get notified when we start streaming!

In our last update, we mentioned that we will be talking to our partners who will be working on the Linux port. We can now gladly say that the Linux port is in the works and should be ready around the same time as our March Update, which will include the Antiquarian and Town Events. We appreciate our Linux user patience and we are excited to get our game on the platform.

We also wanted to talk about localization. We’ve already implemented much of the feedback we’ve received from the community and have been working with our localization partner to get all those changes out to our players. You probably have seen improvements, particularly to Spanish and Polish, and they will continue as we go forward. We know the Russian font leaves much to be desired and we are in the process of selecting a more appropriate font. Please feel free to continue sending us your feedback on the localization as we want to make sure it receives the care as the rest of our game.

Thanks again to all of our players and we are excited for the year moving forward! We’ve got plenty of exciting things in the works, such as bringing the game to the Playstation family later this year and Steam Workshop support. So while we are hard at work on getting things ready for the March Update, we hope this small burst of information can hold you over until we get closer and have more details to share.

This topic contains 26 replies, has 24 voices, and was last updated by  Mannelig 1 year, 2 months ago.

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  • #105626
    PorkyLabrador
    PorkyLabrador
    Participant

    She looks fantastic!

    #105660
    Skylord_Elberich
    Skylord_Elberich
    Participant

    She is not proficient in combat

    Boo!

    adding value to the party by increasing its profitability

    Yay!

    Flesh and Blood, Hell and Horror.
    Life and Death in their purest form.

    #105702
    Marcus Dacianus
    Marcus Dacianus
    Participant

    Will there ever be any new heroes or dungeons?

    If yes, then will they be added through normal patches or expansion packs?

    I love your work and I hope you never stop. I hope you will make Darkest Dungeon expansion 8.

    Keep on being awesome!

    #105722
    ryvrdrgn14
    ryvrdrgn14
    Participant

    That looks quite good. Right now we’re just seeing how fast we can get a 5/5/5 party going from scratch. The long mission droughts in the the Weald is real. So far we seem to be able to get 4/4/4 by around week 25 but I think it can be faster with someone doing dark runs from the beginning as long as they can do stress-free ones. Not sure how town events or the Antiquarian will affect this rate of progress at getting 5/5/5 on or before week 40ish. 🙂

    #105838
    VLAD
    VLAD
    Participant

    I think it will be a passive skill of reducing the cost of things before going to the dungeon

    #105855

    And I had just recently made a 4 man group designated for making money.. So I approve of this! 😀

    #105886
    Kalnevir
    Kalnevir
    Participant

    Uwaaaa her artwork is awesome !!

    #105929
    Eos
    Eos
    Participant

    Cool concept. And nice art. But.. the Antiquarian? That’s like the Janitor or the Teacher. Why not something like Trophy Hunter? Relic Hunter? Scavenger? Archaeologist? Explorer? Adventurer? Something that doesn’t sound like a 70-year old man sitting in a dusty room fretting over old books and broken vases D:

    #105942
    Woodclaw
    Woodclaw
    Participant

    She looks great and I really hope that she would bring more variety to the heroes and strategies — although I’m more interested in seeing the implementation of hamlet events. The only detail that leave me cold so far is that I was hoping for her to be carrying the team second firearm, possibly a blunderbuss.

    "What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?" ("Gentleman" John Marcone)

    #105951

    rocknpo2
    Participant

    Are you not interested in localizing into Korean? translation is already done and beta patch is properly functioning. If you have any interest check discussion about it here -http://www.darkestdungeon.com/topic/heyya-guys-this-is-team-waldo-korean-amateur-game-localization-team/
    and do not hesitate to contact me.

    #105957

    Ghostretra
    Participant

    Can we got ways to spend the heirlooms we got after fully upgraded the city? like maybe add a defense system like remember hamlet is still on war,the town event is good but why dont you guys add a defense mechanic for the town?(example, you have to hire soldier using heirlooms or gold, or assigned some of your heroes to certain postion on hamlet for better defense, upgrading defense by using heirlooms too,etc)

    #105991

    straatman
    Participant

    when will this content be added to the game? will there be other such expansions that will add to the game experience as it is?
    Great work by the way, I bough the game as it was in the alha phase and I still love every inch of it!

    #106173

    joachimm
    Participant

    I hope she brings extra inventory slots or can stack items higher.

    #106272

    FuriouSherman
    Participant

    WallPaper_Antiquarian_sml

    <i><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Coming from the shadowed east in pursuit of antiques, relics, and rarities, the Antiquarian finds herself drawn to the Hamlet…</span></i>

    <span id=”more-105609″></span>

    <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>The Antiquarian is the final name for what we’ve been referring to as the Merchant Class for some time now. This is the final character class to be added to the game proper, and we have something special planned for her!</span>

    <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Whereas most classes come looking for a fight, the Antiquarian is only interested in collecting treasures found in the dungeons. She is not proficient in combat, instead adding value to the party by increasing its profitability! Don’t rely on her to dish out the punishment – she has no training whatsoever in terms of martial ability. </span>

    <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Since you are here, let’s do a quick community update!</span>

    <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>We’ve been holding our weekly Community Streams every Wednesday from 2pm-4pm PST. We often start early and end late, but we are doing them regularly and we would love for you to stop by and ask your questions! Since we no longer have to hold the upcoming art and behind closed doors like we did with the Darkest Dungeon, Chris will be streaming himself working on the various new art assets coming to the game. You might have already caught him working on the above wallpaper. All of this is to simply say, be sure to follow us on twitch and get notified when we start streaming!</span>

    <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>In our last update, we mentioned that we will be talking to our partners who will be working on the Linux port. We can now gladly say that the Linux port is in the works and should be ready around the same time as our March Update, which will include the Antiquarian and Town Events. We appreciate our Linux user patience and we are excited to get our game on the platform. </span>

    We also wanted to talk about localization. We’ve already implemented much of the feedback we’ve received from the community and have been working with our localization partner to get all those changes out to our players. You probably have seen improvements, particularly to Spanish and Polish, and they will continue as we go forward. We know the Russian font leaves much to be desired and we are in the process of selecting a more appropriate font. Please feel free to continue sending us your feedback on the localization as we want to make sure it receives the care as the rest of our game.

    Thanks again to all of our players and we are excited for the year moving forward! We’ve got plenty of exciting things in the works, such as bringing the game to the Playstation family later this year and Steam Workshop support. So while we are hard at work on getting things ready for the March Update, we hope this small burst of information can hold you over until we get closer and have more details to share.

    I wonder if she’ll have some sort of connection to the Occultist. Both come from the Middle East and both seek out things that aren’t necessarily a part of combating monsters (Occultist wants knowledge, Antiquarian wants trinkets).

    #106333
    Makco
    Makco
    Participant

    I hope she brings extra inventory slots or can stack items higher.

    This. If she doesn’t bring any offensive abilities she could at least duplicate the inventory size.

    "Victory... a hollow and ridiculous notion..."

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