Josh Sawyer has to sing ‘I Will At all times Love You’ to a Pillars of Eternity 2 participant
In 2019, one yr after the discharge of the old-school fantasy RPG Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, developer Obsidian confronted gamers with a brand new, extremely troublesome problem referred to as The Final. Added to the sport within the 5.0.0 replace, it units the sport to most problem, allows all God Challenges, forces solo mode, and in case that’s not sufficient, permits only one save slot, which is routinely deleted if the social gathering (which is to say, you, since you’re taking part in in solo mode) wipes.
It appeared nearly unattainable to finish, which is why the studio additionally added a novel reward for doing so: The primary 12 gamers to finish the problem would have their names engraved on a plaque that may grasp ceaselessly in Obsidian’s workplace. Naturally, “unattainable” proved drastically overstated, and 11 of the 12 spots on the plague have been crammed by early 2021.
On February 2, Obsidian design director Josh Sawyer upped the ante, promising that if the particular person to say the ultimate spot on the plaque did so with out utilizing the Priest of Skaen or Blood Mage subclasses, he would file a canopy of Dolly Parton’s traditional I Will At all times Love You devoted to them. He even promised to apply.
“Monks can solid Withdraw on Vela, the kid you must shield. Monks of Skaen have an invisibility energy. Blood Mages can regenerate their casting assets,” he tweeted, explaining the category restriction. Each different particular person to take a spot on the plaque used not less than a type of subclasses to finish the problem, and Sawyer clearly needed to see if it could possibly be finished with out both.
It did not take lengthy: Only a month later, on March 2, Riccardo Novello claimed the ultimate spot, utilizing a Psion-Troubadour construct. Sawyer appeared genuinely excited, though naturally the outcomes needed to be verified.
On March 22, the deed was confirmed, and yesterday—April 13—the commemoration was accomplished, leaving solely the serenade remaining.
It is not identified whether or not Sawyer has delivered his opus to Novello but or if he is ready to make it a really big day. Regardless of the case, I hope it’s not a one-time-only deal like As soon as Upon a Time in Shaolin, as a result of some members of the Pillars of Eternity subreddit actually appear to be trying ahead to it.
You possibly can see the total Psion-Troubadour Final run on this 80-part YouTube playlist—the primary video is embedded under.