Topic: Radiant Update Public Beta

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  • #245183
    redhookjohn
    redhookjohn
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    Build #17314 –  RADIANT UPDATE

    Overview:

    This update was built around two major pillars:

    1. Radiant Mode: Radiant Mode is a version of the game that is intended to take less time overall to complete than normal (“Darkest”) mode. The mode is still challenging–monsters have the same stats and nothing about permadeath has changed. But some gameplay rules have been flexed or altered in ways that reduce some of the more time consuming mid and late game elements.
    2. Improvements and Additions (to all modes): we’ve reviewed tons of feedback over the last few months and have added a bunch new features, content, revisions, and fixes.

    We will be monitoring how the rollout of Radiant goes, and you can expect some more tweaks here and there as we see how the patch settles.

    To access the beta, open up the BETAs tab on the Darkest Dungeon Properties menu on STEAM. Select the drop down box and choose “coming_in_hot.” As always we encourage you to backup your saves when participating in the BETA!

    Thanks to your support, as we move forward toward the launch of our first major expansion, The Crimson Court, we’ll continue to update and improve the core game.  Currently, we’re looking at a balance pass on trinkets and hero skills, so you can expect some changes in those areas in the coming weeks.  As always, we appreciate your feedback, suggestions, and enthusiasm!  

    -The Darkest Dungeon Team

    RADIANT MODE:

    • Never Again changed: heroes are now allowed to return to the Darkest Dungeon. However, they will undergo significant stress upon doing so, and are more likely to become afflicted instead of virtuous when in the Darkest Dungeon.
    • More Power Leveling flexibility: Heroes of up to Level 4 may enter Novice dungeons. Any hero may enter a Veteran or Champion dungeon.
    • Stage Coach can now be upgraded to allow the appearance of new recruits starting at up to Level 4. Increased chance of upgraded recruits appearing. Reduced cost of Upgraded Recruits upgrades.
    • Accelerated hero XP progression
    • Hero upgrade and treatment cost scaling by level reduced
    • Random Hunger Checks do not occur in Radiant Mode
      • Food Provision cost increased and stack sized decreased to compensate
    • Returned provisions now give slightly more money back
    • Tweaks to Stage Coach:
      • Added another upgrade tier to Experienced Recruits (Lvl 4 Characters will now appear)
      • Changed Experienced Recruit requirements. (Lvl1 now requires Lvl 1 Blacksmith and Guild)
      • New Stage Coach population option to use a Deck based system. (This can be used on all modes).  New Stagecoach generation method that gives a more even long-term distribution and also favors healers more, since they are the backbone of most parties. This can be toggled off in the Options menu if you wish to still ride the bittersweet wave of total RNG.
    • Higher Light conditions confer slightly more to party DEF bonuses.
    • Accelerated Region Progression
    • Town Events trigger more frequently to compensate for shorter playtime

    STYGIAN MODE:

    • Renamed NG+ to Stygian
    • Stygian can now be selected when starting a new campaign, instead of requiring completion of Darkest mode first.
    • More stress, higher darkness penalties, more light loss per step, higher trap diff, enemy HP bump from 15% (prev) to 20%, slightly higher monster crits…overall slightly more deadly
    • Time limit reduced to 86 weeks and hero death limit dropped to 12
    • You can now continue playing after the time limit on your Stygian mode game after successfully completing the game

    ALL MODES:

    • Added 4 new monsters (Bone Bearer, Hateful Virago, Swine Skiver, and Squiffy Ghast) that appear in Champion level Dungeons – welcome aboard, Dana!
    • Caw! Caw! Added New Trinket Recovery Quest
      • When a party wipe occurs, trinkets are no longer lost! There is a way to recover them. Exactly what that way is, we leave for you to discover…
      • Trinkets are no longer recoverable from fallen characters after retreating.
    • Two new Town Events
    • Fix for users reporting increased cpu usage
    • ECONOMY Adjustments to Radiant and Darkest modes:
      • Economy was too gold starved across the board, including mid and late game.
      • Slightly reduced cost of Hero Treatment.
      • Reduced hero weapon and armour upgrade costs.
      • Reduced cost of upgrading hero skills final two levels
      • Increased gold drops and gold stacking from 1,500 to 1,750
      • (all modes) Rebalanced gem drops and changed gem values. Net result is much higher values of gems dropping as difficulty of missions progress.
      • Gems now all stack to 5 instead of 4
      • Adjusted Antiquarian values to be in line with Economy changes to ensure she’s still profitable.
    • Tavern and Abbey complete side-effects rebalance and some new side effects added. Goal is to make neither Tavern or Abbey preferable over another, and also add more interest.
    • Fixed Provision Discount Town Event description so all languages should show up correctly.
    • Quests that will trigger a Town Event: links are now clearly shown
    • The Cove Gather mission now triggers “Lost and Found” Town Event instead of “Supply Run” Town Event upon successful completion.
    • Hold SHIFT when purchasing Provisions to purchase a full stack.
    • Adjustments to chances of getting quirks at quest end. Slightly increased chances in both cases for interest.
    • New quirk: “skilled gambler”. Bad Gambler and Skilled Gambler functionality improved.
    • Stagecoach Upgraded Recruits: adjusted number of pos and neg quirks they start with to ensure they are still valuable. Reduced cost of the Upgraded Recruits upgrades.
    • Secret Rooms are no longer guaranteed in every dungeon.
    • Quest Trinket rewards: better logic for supplying trinket rewards in cases where the designated trinkets aren’t available.
    • Heirloom Chest now more profitable after using key
    • Added new treasure: “Jute Tapestry” (functions as a very rare gem worth 5,000 gold)
    • Added “Party” selection type to camp skills to help make the skills more clear.
    • Tweaked Roster sort so that Characters in Party are arranged in their party formation.
    • Added Skill Equip warning when trying to embark without all skills equipped
    • Added Food Embark warning when trying to embark without much food
    • Skills will now auto-equip when purchased and have room. (This will be most noticed with purchasing your 4th camping skill.)
    • After several angry phone calls from Vvulf, he is now properly tagged as a boss.
    • (Radiant and Darkest modes) Vvulf quest and Vvulf himself not quite as tough, and also won’t appear before week 40 minimum.
    • Tweaked Trinket Embark Warning to be % based. You are now warned on L3 and L5 dungeons when you have less than half equipped.
    • Adjusted cooldowns on town events up a bit, to reduce repetition
    • DARKEST and STYGIAN modes: Final battle tuned up some to give a bit more challenge. May require more.
    • Adjusted Nomad Wagon stock rarity (Rare trinkets are now more rare)
    • Added Town Event Description in the reward section for related Quests.
    • Fix for handling multiple monitors
    • Added 4k window resolutions to options.
    • Added Subtitle Location Option: Top or Bottom
    • Added border FX for Ancestral Trinkets and Boss Trophies
    • Added FX to Dungeon Region experience bars on increase
    • Added in new art for all missing Curio states. Welcome aboard Trudi!  
    • Added Date/Time to save slots
    • Added more save slots
    • Various UI tweaks
    • Exposed significantly more settings for future modding.
    • …and more!
    #245244

    Yautja
    Participant

    Let’s try it. Changes sound quite promising.

    #245331

    Jacks96
    Participant

    Great job guys. Can’t wait to try it out!

    #245414

    Lurm
    Participant

    Any way to play the open beta if you got the game through GOG instead of Steam? Or is it just a case of waiting for the DLC to drop? 🙂

    #245692

    Boddicker
    Participant

    Can’t wait to play it on PS4!!!!!!!

    #245974

    bitbluegame
    Participant

    how often do the new monsters appear? I went on 4 missions – different length, and level – and didn’t find any yet. I have build 17449.

    #246055
    Gentle Ice
    Gentle Ice
    Participant

    how often do the new monsters appear? I went on 4 missions – different length, and level – and didn’t find any yet. I have build 17449.

    I found them all rather easily, so I assume you either weren’t in Champion missions or you had really bad luck or I had really good luck

    #246074

    Interprise
    Participant

    @bitbluegame

    I had a really easy time finding them as well as gentle ice.
    Ive been in champion short medium and long dungeons and have found them, most of the time even more than once.

    Other news.. I mightve beaten all the records so far 😉

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    #246130

    bitbluegame
    Participant

    Okay, it will be the champion level requirement, only 1 of 4 was that. Thanks for the info for both of you.

    #251691
    luzarius
    luzarius
    Participant

    I like how Stygian has a hero death limit. If too many heroes die you lose the game. Why can’t I enable that for Radiant mode? It sucks that Stygian mode has a time limit. I hate time limits and just want to enjoy the game. There’s always a problem with the game that requires me to wait, wait, wait.

    #251942

    Leka
    Participant

    Can I convert my existent save to radiant mode? I am in the mid game, it would be really nice and I didn´t want to star a new game ><

    #252135

    Marionrhirl
    Participant

    The problem with money?Invest https://goo.gl/yxJTye

    #252271

    Rai
    Participant

    Good evening.

    There is a bug with obstacles. Sometimes you use shovel and it does not disappear.

    Also there was something strange. Tried going into Veteran dungeon with descent party (one was lvl 6) and i had my ass kicked. Tried same stuff later on and went to kill necromancer – 0 issues.
    Tho i am not sure, i might have clicked on Champion. But champion is Red, and that one was Yellow map node.

    #252290

    CP112
    Participant

    Hello Red Hook,

    I want to report an issue.

    I began a Radiant mode campaign and occasionally still see hunger tiles. Is the no-tile aspect working properly?

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