The War for the West [Releasing Nov 14]

You need to equip the sword made from the falling star.

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Congrats on the game and thank u so much for the save system

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There’s some new content, but probably most of the new stuff(apart from an event or two) are quality of life improvements, bugfixes, etc.

But I want to add more stuff to it, as long as people keep playing the game.

I can’t really speak for the demo because I never played it. I will be doing so soon enough, though.

Either way, I appreciate that you took the time to write about what you didn’t like.

But let me try to advocate for the game a little, if you don’t mind. You said you played “five turns”. You mean five days? Considering that the first part of the game usually lasts something between 150 to 200 days, and then there are timeskips and consequences and new events later, I think you didn’t evne scratch the surface of it.

There’s a LOT of stuff to do, but most of it comes with time and/or as a consequence of your actions.

For example, as time passes you will be invited to go to other provinces. Going to Hilltown includes stuff like visiting taverns, attending to a feast, considering a marriage proposal, dealing with events depending on your father’s background, purchasing weapons, learning rumors, flirting, dancing, going to a pleasure house, visiting the local temple, interacting with your soldiers, negotiating business proposals, etc.
etc.

That’s just a single .txt in a game that has over two hundred of them. Different things happen as time passes, depending both on your House’s history and your actions throughout the game. Little by little the mysteries of the world can be unfolded by collecting pieces of information spread the many non-linear events and the plot unfolds.

But yeah, as @GrimReaperJr1232 said, it is unorthodox in its format. I purposefully tried to do something different, with less linearity, less railroading, and plenty of player agency. I followed my personal guidelines.

I understand it might not be to everyone’s taste, but I stand by them. It’s what I always thought was lacking in interactive fiction and I gave my best shot at making it happen. I also added the possibility to “skip days”, for those who just want to go straight to most important bits, so if that’s an option in the demo and you are willing, you could give it a shot. Skip a few days and check the things that you will be able to do.

Thanks, I’ll take a look at it and send the fix with the next update.

@Norilinde Thank you! The different amounts of money is probably a typo on my end, I remember changing the values on that transaction more than once.

Also, good catch on the metDaedros variable. I’ll check it out but it is probably as you said: it should only be set to true if Dullis joined the battle.

Ouch. I’ll fix that. Jason Seow is an amazing artist, btw. He made artwork for portraits in Pillars of Eternity, and is an amazing person.

I’ll review the typos as well. Again, thanks for everything!

Thanks guys. About the save system, it will be updated so that people who died can load their previous save as well. Huge mistake on my part for not doing that earlier. Shouldn’t take long for that to be fixed, though, as the files have already been sent.

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Sooo… I was really interested in trying out the game, so I started the demo, but something really weird is happening. The description says “You can play the first five months of the game for free” yet I cannot move past the fifth day. I’ve noticed another user above mentioning five turns, and I wonder if they have the same issue.

It’s completely unavoidable and random. I can’t do anything of interest. The demo just ends at random points, sometimes when I only started the day and pick an option, and it gives me the “Thanks for playing the demo” screen, sometimes I manage to “finish” the fifth day (and yes, it’s the fifth day, not the fifth month)

It happens whether I create a character or randomize one, whatever options I pick, whether I read the King’s letter or not, etc. I even tried the demo in different browsers, signed in/signed out, but nothing seems to help.

I’m pretty sure it’s a bug, and I have written to support, but does anyone else has the same issue?

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Yeah, that’s the problem. I can play five days, and then the demo ends (See also hawesgyle above). I’m assuming it’s meant to be five chapters like in other games, but here it’s just… nothing.
Side note, that’s why I called it five ‘turns’, because I wasn’t sure if one day was supposed to be a chapter. Glad to hear it’s not :smiley:
I’d recommend expanding the demo so one can try out playing with a lot more days.

Your description of the game sounds like it would be right up my wheelhouse, and I don’t mind the way it’s structured. As I said earlier I was about ready to buy it just from the synopsis, but the demo put me off because there was literally nothing to see. And I’m using ‘literally’ with its originally meaning, not that annoying trend to say literally when they mean figuratively (sorry, pet peeve :-D)

Tried it again, and you’re right, there actually came an event from it! I tried it once in my first attempt, and all I got was a screen with “…” and nothing else, before the new day started. I just assumed that meant it was too early in the game for anything to happen at court and didn’t bother checking it again :smiley:

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So, without spoiling things for other players, of that’s at all possible, is it possible to actually WIN this game? Or like, you dying just set to happen regardless?

That thrice be damned tower…

@ hawesgyle
@ Nasdaxow

There was indeed a problem with the demo. Long story short, it was basically testing for days instead of months(and sometimes not even days, but times you went to the court screen). My bad.

It should be fixed soon. Sorry you guys experienced it.

You can win. There are many endings, but there should be at least three or four in which you live.

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Good Sir, First let me say thank you for writing The war for the west, I am enjoying it.

However, there is one bugs so far that i have seen.
If you buy all the stuff from the quartermaster, if you go back into his room then he seems to randomly advance the day on ya. (at least it appeared to me, would have to restart and go back to double check.)

When you go to the Lord’s Summit, there is a line 24 of Sunset, 1362 … You (at least I), recieved your title in 1362. So how can be three years since you first held court?

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Quick question: can you beat The Holy Ones? I feel like I’ve tried everything.

You can’t. You can only downplay your achievements to avoid confrontation iirc

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Spoiler (I think) : I just noticed that the clothes that the MC is wearing changes in that one picture where you fight Lord Noyedas, for example if you pick red for your banner (sigil) then your clothes will be red or blue if you chose blue for your banner and so on…

Are you able to romance the king at all?

Good to know this will be patched in. Being forced to start all over every time was really killing the replayability for me. Otherwise I’m really enjoying it so far.

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Wish I could save the king …

This game is probably one of the best hosted games, due to its expansive choices, random event mechanics, and meaningful main and side stories.

Quick question: Can you sleep with Lady Nellasha, and if so , how?

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I think that was left there as a way for people to skip days without having to activate the option to do so in the game menu. It probably could be removed now.

As for the second report, its probably something wrong with the way the game counts time. I’ll have it fixed.

Thanks for the reports!

@SamuraiBurgerDog It’s as @ollierocket23 said, at least for now.

Yup, that’s intentional. I think many people, when they first see the game’s image, think it is portraying the MC in blue on the left as some heroic knight… but the MC is actually the other person in the image, and that change in the cape’s color is there to reflect it.

No.

I honestly don’t remember. If you are male, there’s a scene where your wife might be jealous of her, though. If it is possible to sleep with her, it should be there. Maybe I just wanted for it to happen at some point but ended up not implementing it.

@MahatmaDagon what was the reason of hereyas betrayal / cheating, does she cheats even if you show / love her or only if the mcs treat her bad? I never get that scene since i always use 100 charm cheat so i kinda wonder if you need low charm to trigger it or just be an ass to her.

I think the king is a still a kid so that’ll be weird

I asked this question once, I think she cheats if you tell her what she can and can not do.

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Yeah you need high charm, and don’t tell her who she can and cannot talk to and what she can and cannot do. Pretty much just say you trust her and don’t tell Jenneth to spy on her. Or just marry someone else and not deal with all that.

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