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  • Grim Misadventure #19: A Grim Focus

    Welcome back, brave misadventurers, to the home of Gazerman, local hero and legend. In this installment, Gazerman will meet his greatest adversary yet: an update without him.

    We have a special treat for you today from our artists, but first we would like to introduce you to our Focus items.

    Focus items are off-hand only implements intended for the sorcerers at heart. Through them, you will channel forbidden powers capable of tearing apart the toughest foe. Unlike shields though, they provide no defenses.


    The focus of today’s update…heh he…sigh



    Focus items come in two styles, the tomes for a more refined spellcaster and the savage implements of forbidden arts. Both types of Focus items provide a set amount of cooldown reduction, but where they differ is in their base energy regeneration. Whereas tomes provide flat bonuses, savage Foci give a percent bonus. Which one benefits you more will depend entirely on you gear preferences. One thing is certain though: the most powerful spellcasters will want a combination of Weapon and Focus for the largest bonuses to their preferred damage types.

    Below are some examples of these Foci equipped:











    And let us not forget the special treat. By popular demand, we have prepared wallpaper versions of some of our recent promotional materials. You can grab them here.

    That is all for me for today! Check back in two weeks for another update (04/29/13)!
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    ***Waste of Souls***

  • #2
    Awesome, we finally got wallpapers. Thanks Zantai!


    Also, like the artwork on those books. Makes it really appealing to have one.
    Currently playing: Vindictus, Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters, and........real life

    Waiting for: nothing at the moment

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    • #3
      Very nice. I like it.

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      • #4
        Nice work, the system seems to really add to the sorcerer gameplay.
        Glad to see that you are not relying on TQ system for it, with the awkward staffs

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        • #5
          These look great! I'm definitely looking forward to trying these out, since I'm such a bibliophile, lol.
          Although, the third guy looks like he just got back from a trip to the library.
          I like the look of the wallpapers, too. Are we gonna get one of the newly unveiled female character, later?

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          • #6
            From what Zantai said, the tomes have flat bonuses, but the savage foci have percentage based bonuses. Speaking of, is that 2nd foci a voodoo doll of some sort?

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            • #7
              Where is my alpha?

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              • #8
                So much love for casters, so little for soldiers.

                Then again, it'll feel even better to play the outcast soldier. Hated by his own makers, only counting on his own rusted blade & bravery. To arms !!!

                Also, nice update!
                "Man is the artificer of his own happiness."

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                PSN: sultansushi

                Currently playing: Dota 2
                Waiting for: WoW: WoD - Grim Dawn(beta) Destiny

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                • #9
                  Oh very awesome! I've already downloaded all the wallpapers. Great screenshots, too. The magi look so much darker and eerie than TQ. I like them!
                  Life is more interesting when you're dysfunctional.

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                  • #10
                    Hey guyz look what I did lolz.



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                    Last edited by Ballistic; 04-15-2013, 11:04 PM.
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                    • #11
                      That hat just looks ridiculous.

                      Hopefully I'll wreak havoc fast enough nobody will have time to complain about it.

                      04/29/13... the update will be about the alpha methink.

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                      • #12
                        I'm a little confused on when you would really use tomes if it's a flat bonus instead of a percentage, anyone know how this will balance itself?

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                        • #13
                          Wow the art in this game is fantastic! Another awesome update Zantai! This will quench my thirst for Grim Dawn news for another two weeks. Keep up the awesome work!
                          0341 Death From Above

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Caudheur View Post
                            Nice work, the system seems to really add to the sorcerer gameplay.
                            Glad to see that you are not relying on TQ system for it, with the awkward staffs
                            I also want to say good job with the foci. I think it will make for interesting itemization which is great!

                            But to comment on Caudheur's post, I like two handed weapons for casters and melee because they usually feel more powerful even though they are usually slower.

                            This leads me to a question for crate, I know that two handed weapons were one of the stretch goals that was reached on the kickstarter, so are there going to be two handed weapons designed for both melee and caster types?
                            Last edited by Druthers; 04-15-2013, 11:45 PM.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Shacis View Post
                              I'm a little confused on when you would really use tomes if it's a flat bonus instead of a percentage, anyone know how this will balance itself?
                              If a tome gives a flat 20 regeneration / second and a foci gives 20% and I have 100 mana/energy then it will be the same.

                              However if I choose to gain more energy via stats/items that will make the foci better, but with those choices of gaining more max energy/mana that will mean their will be other stats/item affixes that can't be taken.

                              So it depends on what you want really and how you spend your stats or which items you choose.

                              Anyways I think this is an interesting concept and will allow for more diversity and customization with builds.

                              Edit: Numbers aren't known so we can't really tell about balance right now. I would think tomes would have a higher number while foci have a lower % number because it will scale more.
                              Shadows of darkness Ever watching without sight Linger in silence
                              Screams of dying breath Of all hope forever lost Dismay Fear then Death
                              Darkness now sated Without hunger they will wait Mercy unheard of

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