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Announcing Don't Starve: Hamlet, The Forge and other exciting news!

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Roody    12
53 minutes ago, landromat said:

rainbow jellyfishes also show you the road to volcano on new moon days. road from jellyfishes appears on fist new moon day and lead to volcano

I did not know that. Thanks for telling me! The wiki doesn't even have a page on them yet so I haven't gotten to know their mechanics yet. Where does the road start? Just random?

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landromat    1,535
48 minutes ago, Roody said:

I did not know that. Thanks for telling me! The wiki doesn't even have a page on them yet so I haven't gotten to know their mechanics yet. Where does the road start? Just random?

idk, need more testing. probably it just appears near you, or it's random

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Rellimarual    3,968
6 hours ago, Roody said:

Loving the new Rainbow Jellies by the way. You can push them around pretty easily, and they wont attack so you basically have a squishy lamp for when you don't want to craft a boat torch. 

Anyone know the rate for the tar pump? Is it 1 a day?

I put a lure plant bulb into the tar pump and it produced something like 50 tars in a few days

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Roody    12
10 hours ago, Rellimarual said:

I put a lure plant bulb into the tar pump and it produced something like 50 tars in a few days

Wow! That's a lot of tar in a few days! Lureplants are kinda rare though so might not be worth it if you only have one. I'm going to try putting grass tuft, berry bushes and saplings in it to see how much that produces.

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landromat    1,535
1 hour ago, Rellimarual said:

Lureplants are a plague on my base at 200+ days, but at least they are keeping me in tar.

i think tar pumps does not work how intended. When their bar expires, nothing happens. they just keep pumping

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Chris1448    12,730
On 9/13/2017 at 1:17 PM, Bigfoot said:

In addition to the chance of receiving them as drops, players will have the option to purchase a single character’s Warrior Skin Set for $2.99, or the entire Warrior Skin Set collection for $12.99.

So... how's this gonna work? DLC?

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iLiberate    3

So here's my take; I have plenty of hours into DST and I'd love to support the team to keep bringing more content and I understand not wanting to divide the player base. That being said, I don't care for skins and I worry that buying then sends the wrong message. I would much rather have a system like kickstarter whereby I could just donate money and once we hit a certain tier we all get the content. Personally, I don't want any of the single player stuff and SW and Hamlet look awesome, but I'll never play them because I don't wanna play alone and I bought SW hoping the content would make it's way into DST and it never did. You could definitely sell new characters instead of skins and that would appeal to be much more without breaking up the base.

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WolfyGang    0
On 13.09.2017 at 8:17 PM, Bigfoot said:

Hello everyone!

We’ve been a bit quiet about Don’t Starve in the last few months, but we’ve been hard at work. Today I’d like to announce a few new things that we’ve been working on:

Don’t Starve: Hamlet

The first thing to announce is that we’ve been working on another Don’t Starve singleplayer DLC! Wilson has found the portal to the origins of the Pigmen, and he’s off to explore their civilization. There may be some bushwhacking and tomb raiding involved, too.

Hamlet will be available in Q1/Q2 2018. More information will be shown as we get closer to launch.

You can check out the store page for screenshots and wishlist it here.

Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked Content Update
We have a little surprise for you: Shipwrecked is getting more content! We have added the following to the game as a free update.

In order to test these changes, we’ve put it into a Steam branch called “beta” with the password “shipwreckedbeta”, which is available now. Here are instructions on how to access the beta: http://support.kleientertainment.com/customer/portal/articles/2873712

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World

  • Crockodogs. Will hound you at land and sea.
  • Ballphin followers and the Ballphin Den.
  • Roe. New food item. Stocks the fish farm.
  • Cormorants. New sea bird. Source of Roe.
  • Tar Slick. Pools of crude oil bubbling on the surface of the water.
  • Tar. New resource.
  • 3 new variety of tropical fish.
  • Rainbow Jellyfish. 
  • Coral Nubbin. Replant coral after it's mined.
  • Ox will produce offspring.

New Craftables

  • Galley and Sea Lab . Make your base at sea.
  • Sea Yard. Keeps your ship repaired on the water.
  • Tar Extractor. Gets Tar from Tar Slick.
  • Tar Suit. Temporary protection from wetness.
  • Tar patch. A sticky situation.    
  • Oil Lamp. Quick lightsource for land and sea.    
  • Fish Farms. Grow food on the water.
  • Encrusted Boat.
  • Quackering Ram. New craftable for the Quacken Beak.
  • Sea wall. Water craftable wall. Blocks waves.
  • Tropical Bouillabaisse. New recipe with new tropical fish. 
  • Caviar. New recipe with Roe

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Don’t Starve Together: The Forge

In addition to the singleplayer DLC, we are also announcing that we are working on a series of events for Don’t Starve Together. DST events are limited-time play modes that create a new way to play with the cast of Don’t Starve. They serve as a way to mix up the experience, allowing us to try crazy new things without breaking the core game. Events are free for everyone who owns DST to play and will be coming in November.

With the Ancient Gateway activated our survivors now find themselves trapped in a hostile world of fire and battle. They’ll need to team up to defeat the Battlemaster’s army and his champion, the Grand Forge Boarrior, if they have any hopes of returning home. Here’s what’s in store in Don’t Starve’s first event, The Forge:

  • 6-player co-op challenge, where the goal is to try and defeat the Grand Forge Boarrior in an arena. The only way to survive will be to work together.
  • New creatures and bosses with their own attack patterns.
  • New character traits for all characters, each with their own bonuses during combat.
  • New weapons, armor, items, and combat abilities to help you survive the onslaught.

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Players who participate in the event will also be eligible to earn event specific skins. For the skin system, we are doing several changes:

  • Far more skins will drop for players than ever before (by a factor of 4x or more!)
  • There’s a new trader in town! If you get duplicates, you will be able to break them down to scrap and craft them into event items.
  • The event features event-time skin drops, including the Warrior Skin Set, putting each character in grizzled gladiator-wear.
  • In addition to the chance of receiving them as drops, players will have the option to purchase a single character’s Warrior Skin Set for $2.99, or the entire Warrior Skin Set collection for $12.99.
  • The nature of the skins themselves will not change, they are still purely cosmetic and optional. However, purchase of the Warrior Set will help us fund further content and events like this one.

We hope that with this mechanism, we can both continue creating great free content while also supporting the development team. In addition, this method of funding allows us to provide content to all our players, instead of splitting the player community if we implemented it with a DLC paywall.

This is just the first of many experiments we intend to run, and we would love your feedback! We have many ideas for events, and we would love to know what you would liketo see. 

And more!
Besides events, we will also continue working on Quality of Life improvements and bug fixes. 

And finally, a new challenger has arrived in Don’t Starve Together, and she is coming to all platforms and is available on Steam now!

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Armed with her indomitable spirit and trusty mending tape, Winona seems to have been plucked straight off the factory line and dropped into the world of Don’t Starve for something or someone’s unfathomable amusement. There may be more to her arrival than it appears, however, as more than a few eyes will be watching the next move of the newest survivor…

Whew, that’s it! Once again, thank you for your support of our games! 


F.A.Q.

When is Hamlet coming?
We estimate Q1/Q2 next year, but as always, we’ll keep working until we feel it’s ready!

Why not sell DLC for Don’t Starve Together instead of skins?
DST is a multiplayer game, and we decided that we want everyone to be able to play, instead of splitting the community. We hope that in this way, we can continue to develop updates for the game while allowing everyone to enjoy it.

When is The Forge being released?
We are aiming to release it this November.

Are the events coming to console?
The events are going to launch first on PC, but we are looking into bringing them to other platforms at a later date.

Please ps4 after that

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fimmatek    2,980
4 hours ago, DarkKingBoo said:

 

No. While I'm not fond of micro-transactions in games that aren't free as is, making them anything other than cosmetic is pretty gross alone. This would also be introducing pay-to-win elements if a certain character behind microtransactions was pretty good or became the "meta".  It would split the community more-so than DLC content imo.

(also any microtransaction character can be modded in, so it'd be near pointless).

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I hope we will have the ability to host our own Forge servers (assuming its a seperate shard/ special world) and not do a matchmaking where you can only do forge stuff on Klei servers.

I agree with it. Klei did the skin system to make some money without having it effect of the gameplay. 

About the Forge servers, I'm almost sure we'll be able to host these, otherways Klei's servers will crash with so many players... Or if there weren't more servers as now, it would be unfair for those who weren't fast enough to find a place on a Klei Official. As we already must be logged in to get skins, I don't think there will be problems by the authentication for the Forge and its rewards.

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Ozzey_Lee    8

Does anyone know how the skins will work, such as the wolfgang helmet or wigrfid armor, because I'm hoping these armor skins are craftable skins for Head, chest and weapon slots. Hopefully these skins aren't only craftable for one piece of armor such as the thulecite set, and are craftable skins for all armors just like how the hat skins are for the tophat, straw hat, or garland.

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landromat    1,535
24 minutes ago, Ozzey_Lee said:

Does anyone know how the skins will work, such as the wolfgang helmet or wigrfid armor, because I'm hoping these armor skins are craftable skins for Head, chest and weapon slots. Hopefully these skins aren't only craftable for one piece of armor such as the thulecite set, and are craftable skins for all armors just like how the hat skins are for the tophat, straw hat, or garland.

i think it's not skins. It's new forge exclusive items, but maybe i'm wrong

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MrKoopa    830
19 minutes ago, landromat said:

i think it's not skins. It's new forge exclusive items, but maybe i'm wrong

 

On 2017-09-13 at 7:17 PM, Bigfoot said:

Players who participate in the event will also be eligible to earn event specific skins. For the skin system, we are doing several changes:

  • Far more skins will drop for players than ever before (by a factor of 4x or more!)
  • There’s a new trader in town! If you get duplicates, you will be able to break them down to scrap and craft them into event items.
  • The event features event-time skin drops, including the Warrior Skin Set, putting each character in grizzled gladiator-wear.
  • In addition to the chance of receiving them as drops, players will have the option to purchase a single character’s Warrior Skin Set for $2.99, or the entire Warrior Skin Set collection for $12.99.
  • The nature of the skins themselves will not change, they are still purely cosmetic and optional. However, purchase of the Warrior Set will help us fund further content and events like this one.

 

 

 

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Zeklo    15,236

@MrKoopa

On 9/13/2017 at 10:17 AM, Bigfoot said:

New weapons, armor, items, and combat abilities to help you survive the onslaught.

You're not wrong in saying there are skins. landromat isn't wrong in saying there are exclusive items.

It's possible the stuff shown in that particular picture could be some of the skins (such as Wigfrid's helm & spear), but it seems more likely they are the unique weapons. As using a hammer in combat, be it not a special war hammer, would be kinda foolish.

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landromat    1,535
13 minutes ago, MrKoopa said:

 

 

 

 

and what? nothing about skins for items. It's just new gladiator set of skins for characters

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Zeklo    15,236
2 minutes ago, landromat said:

and what? nothing about skins for items. It's just new gladiator set of skins for characters

While I agreed with your first point:

On 9/13/2017 at 10:17 AM, Bigfoot said:

The event features event-time skin drops, including the Warrior Skin Set, putting each character in grizzled gladiator-wear.

Including, but not necessarily limited to.

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NeddoFreddo    975
4 hours ago, Simon728 said:

When is the shipwrecked update coming out for mobile users?

 

Welcome to the forums!

The shipwrecked update isn't officially released yet. It's still a beta update, with a few things that require ironing out/even changing.
Once it is released it will likely come out on mobile, but I do believe that it's costly to update games on mobile and console platforms (correct me if I'm wrong.)
So that means that if Klei is going to release more updates to SW they will all likely be released in one big update on mobile/console, as they did with ANR. (I'm not sure if that happened with mobile though.)

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Donke60    3,066
5 minutes ago, NeddoFreddo said:

Once it is released it will likely come out on mobile, but I do believe that it's costly to update games on mobile and console platforms (correct me if I'm wrong.)

The console fees don't exist anymore, however because the SW update on pc is in beta it probably won't reach console and mobile till it is out of beta

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