Offline mode enhancements?

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  1. Koldar

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    I haven't kept up with the game for a while. The last I recall, offline mode enhancements were delayed several releases. Has that been addressed yet? Do you finally keep your character when patching to the latest version? Can you have legitimate companions who fight along side you? I'm trying to decide if it is worth reinstalling yet...

    Any info on offline mode would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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    I can't speak for using your online character offline, I think you need to still start with a new one. Having said that the companions are in the game and do assist you in fighting.
     
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    You can't use your online char in offline or vice versa

    the companions are in game now but they need some more tweaking as they nearly don't do any damage to higher tier mobs and you have to shield them with your char
    also the interaction with them will get some more depth in the next releases
     
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    Creature difficult has been halved so that everything is more easily (but still difficult) soloable. No respawn.

    Harvest nodes yield double what they do online with increased rare material drop

    Rare loot drop rates are dramatically higher

    Npcs sell cotos and pledge reward/telethon gear

    Lot deeds and houses drop as rare loot and are purchaseable
     
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    Yeah, if Companions are important to you, I'd wait. Aside from being useless in combat, their entire dialog is still placeholder and last time I checked, they don't even respond to basic keywords like "job".
     
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    Not sure what is in progress but several mentions of companion work I hope will help offline experience for players on the standup notes such as:

    5/8/2018
    DESIGN
    Brandon Cotton: Companion gear
    Scott Jennings: Companion armor dialog

    5/9/2018
    DESIGN
    Brandon Cotton: Livestream rewards & Companion skills

    TECH
    Erik Touve: Meetings & NPC loading performance & Companions

    5/10/2018
    TECH
    Erik Touve: Meetings & NPC loading performance & Companions
     
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    If you aren't buying dance emotes don't expect your preferred playstyle to get any love.

    I've given it an hour or so, it's inferior to Morrowind and that's over a decade old. SOTA lacks the headroom to grow to match or beat some singleplayer titles that are older than a segment of the player base.
     
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    Yep + its a damn shame. :(
     
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    There also still seems to be some disconnect to claim pledge rewards in Offline mode as well.
     
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    Let's be real, in offline mode it's like Kingdom's of Amalur. It's an offline MMO. I wouldn't expect any major differences. I mean it's not like the towns and cities are going to be way different and characterful places. They will still be tiny NPC cores surrounded by hundreds of player housing lots with no NPCs.
     
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    The fundamental question is whether or not Port will add content that has no multiplayer value, and so far the answer has been no. Even the companion system is likely to have some bleed over into the MP arena with folks like Samuel. Since MP brings in the money today, MP gets the focus today. Implementing some random model off of the Unity store will get them tens of thousands of dollars, why would they spend time on SP where the expectations for DLC are much higher?
     
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    It's a shame to see so much is still unfinished with offline mode now that they've "launched". A fair number of people backed an offline version. Well hopefully they give offline mode some love one of these days.
     
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    Am I on ignore from you for some reason @Koldar. I just posted recent work they are doing on Offline. There are no companions in online so this is all offline work. True perhaps not as much as some would prefer but they will continue to add to it as they can dividing their time.
     
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    Proof is in the pudding as always. Many of us stopped giving Port credit for promised features years ago. Also, odd that you have forgotten not only that Samuel exists, but that he was implemented for MP before companions were for SP.
     
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    I didn't say I have played offline and I was just sending good wishes to offline as I hope the Devs will eventually get features that all of us want for both game types offline and online. I personally don't think they should be the same offline games are their own entity imo. I have played many of them that I loved but that is neither here nor there. I don't atm play the offline game but wish it to have what it needs also to be a good a great experience for those waiting for that. So carry on with your thoughts.
     
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    Apart from heraldry not working I've not seen this. I've had no problems claiming rewards offline.
     
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    Is it possible to get expert crafting stations for offline mode? Also Prosperity tools?
     
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    Hmm... I thought that all the reward stuff was available in offline mode?
     
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    I have checked many of the Obsidian vendors, but have not found those.
     
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