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Sword Coast Legends developer n-Space has acknowledged that the reviews for their Dungeons & Dragon RPG have been mixed. However, they have some ambitious plans to improve the game and also add new content.
n-Space president Dan Tudge, who outlined the content updates in a letter to players, said that the team has been listening closely to their feedback since the game's launch:
While many players love it, it is clear that for many, Sword Coast Legends did not meet their expectations. For those who have expressed disappointment in the game, I have just one thing to say: "We hear you."
The first of these free updates, "The Pumpkin Patch," is now live. This update introduces some Halloween-themed content and several tweaks:
Community Pack 2, schedule for November 30th, unlocks drow elves as a playable race. Dungeon Masters, meanwhile, will be able to place visual effects like fire and smoke and create villages. Other significant changes include an end to ninja looting in multiplayer along with new difficulty options. The developer could include additional changes as well if time permits.
n-Space will then introduce official mod support for the game in December. This is arguably the most important update of the game, because the limited map editing was one of the biggest gripes among gamers. Builders will be able to edit levels tile-by-tile and also craft branching dialogues. They can also customize the loot table, the length of rounds and other properties of their adventures.
The developers are also working on a new adventure as well called "Rage of Demons." This storyline will feature the famed drow ranger Drizzt Do'Urden along with a host of new enemies. "Rage" also unlocks tieflings as a playable race along with a yet-to-be-named character class that will be decided by the community. Dungeon Masters will be able to use the new tiles, objects and creatures from the storyline in their own creations. This update, whenever it arrives, also allows players to control their characters directly with the WASD keys and use custom characters as companions for the story mode.
Sword Coast Legends is now available for PC, Mac and Linux. The developers said that they're planning Xbox One and PS4 versions as well.