Divinity Original Sin (pre)purchase Agreement

Terms and conditions

It’s a mouthful but you really should read this document carefully before you make your purchase (or pre-purchase). They are the general Terms & Conditions for purchasing anything on one of our sites. We tried to cover most cases, but it’s always possible that we forgot something. If you have questions about anything, please contact support@larian.com. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANYTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT, PLEASE DON’T USE THIS SERVICE. By using our Service, you are agreeing, without limitations or qualifications, to the terms and conditions herein. We regret that documents like this exist, but apparently they are necessary.

The summary of it all is that we’re happy that you want to (pre-)purchase one of our games, that you need to make sure you have a PC that can run the game, that once you bought the game, you can only be refunded as long as you didn’t install the game, that you understand you shouldn’t copy our games without our permission, that we make no warranties whatsoever about the quality of the game and that we’ll respect your privacy.

That’s the summary. You should still read the rest. You should always read Agreements like this. Sorry.

1. – Subject and limitations of the service:

www.larianvault.com, www.divinityoriginalsin.com and www.divinitydragoncommander.com and www.larian.com are Internet websites (hereinafter “the Site”) offering internet users who have registered to the site (hereinafter “Customers”), a download to own video game service.

The user may select a video game, download it, install it on his computer and keep it on his hard disk drive (hereinafter “the Service”).

The Service is operated by Larian Studios NV (hereinafter the “Distributor”), Panharinglaan 11, 8660 De Panne

The Service consists in the digital delivery of video games and all associated content needed to install and run the said games (serial number or activation key, multiplayer key, bonus key…) as data files: no physical back-up, notably CD-rom or DVD-rom will be sent (hereinafter “the Games” or the “Video Games”).

Furthermore, the Service can also carry, under similar conditions, other products, such as strategy guides or physical versions of the products. These Terms and Conditions apply in the exact same way to all the other products.

2. – Prerequisites:

2.1 – Internet Access: The Games available to download range from dozens of megabytes to many gigabytes in size: it is therefore recommended that the Customer has a broadband internet connection, either ADSL or cable. An internet access is also required to install and launch the downloaded Games, or, depending on the Games, to reach some dedicated features (multiplayer sessions, etc...).

2.2 - Account: To use the Service, you will need to create an account and you will be required to supply valid information including a valid email address. Incorrect details may result in the rejection of your order.

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The Distributor will not be held responsible for misuse of the downloaded Games, nor for their compatibility with the Customer’s computer.

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The prices of Games advertised for sale on the Site are as set out on the Site, errors and omissions excepted. Prices may change at any time prior to acceptance of Customer’s order.

There are orders for Games that have not yet become available. For some Games, Customers will be able to make a pre-released order or a pre-load order using the Site. Release dates are set by the publishers and are subject to change. As a result, the Distributor is not liable for any changes to a pre-release date.

Pre-release, pre-load or download orders will be supplied at the price applicable at the time of order and the sale is said to have taken place once the Customer obtained the payment confirmed page and received a confirmation email.

Customers must pay all applicable sales and use taxes, value added taxes and other taxes levied on you by any taxing authority on any Game purchase in any country where such transactions are otherwise subject to tax, regardless of the method of delivery. Any taxes owed by you (i) as a result of purchasing Games or the payment of any fee, (ii) that are required or permitted to be collected from you by the Distributor under applicable law, and (iii) that are based upon the amounts payable under these Terms & Conditions, must be remitted by Customers to the Distributor. Failure on the Distributor's part to invoice a Customer for any such taxes does not relieve such Customer of the liability to pay such taxes. The Customer will promptly reimburse the Distributor for all taxes or other charges imposed upon the Distributor by any national, state or municipal government upon the sale, use, production, or distribution of Games.

No bank or card details are visible by, nor stored by the Distributor or on the Site. In order to fight mounting internet fraud, the Distributor collects and records certain device identifying information such as IP addresses, as well as other non-personally identifiable information. In addition, the Distributor has contracts in place with certain third party service providers and shares such non-personally identifiable information with them to provide the safest user experience. This unique official identification contractually binds you. In the absence of fraud this information will remain confidential.

4. – Customers Rights & Obligations:

4.1 – Customer ID: the Customer is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his accounts’ login and password, and is fully responsible for all activities that occur under this account.

The Distributor reserves the right to suspend or terminate any account if it is or appears to be used in breach of any of the provisions of these Terms & Conditions, including the provision of false registration details or any other misuse of the Site. Any person who holds such a suspended or terminated account must not re-register on the Site without the Distributor’s prior consent.

In the event of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security, the Customer must notify the Distributor immediately by contacting customer services.

Note about Phishing (the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details): The Distributor will never ask the Customer to divulge his password. Such a request would be a fraud attempt by a third party.

4.2- Game Delivery: The Customer can access the Games’ data files and all associated content needed to install and run said Games (serial number or activation key, multiplayer key, bonus key…) once the payment has been validated. In order to fight fraud, the Distributor may refuse or delay the delivery of some or all of this associated content should the payment not be validated. If a Customer is waiting for a Game delivery, he may contact the customer service in order to speed the payment validation process up.

4.3 – Right of Cancellation: the Customer may cancel his order at any stage before the Service is delivered. The Service is delivered once the Customer has received the downloadable links and/or any serial numbers either on the receipt page or via confirmation email.

4.4- Distributor cancellation & refund policy: Video Games for which the Customer has received downloadable links and/or any serial numbers are non-refundable, whether based on technical failure of the Game, Customer inability to meet requirements to run the Game on the Customer’s computer or lack of enjoyment while playing the Game.

Refunds may be offered if all the following conditions are met:

  • The time of the Customer’s request for refund/credit is less than 48 hours since the Service started;
  • The Game has not been activated or launched;
  • The Game serial numbers (activation key, multiplayer key, bonus key...if any) have not been transmitted and/or disclosed by the Customer to any third party;
  • Customer service has determined the Customer’s refund request reasonable under special circumstances.
Customer service will determine if a Customer meets the foregoing criteria for a refund. If a Customer feels he is qualified for a refund, he will have to contact Customer service.

4.5 – License of Use: The payment and download of Video Games gives the Customer an individual license that is non-exclusive for the use of the video game purchased, for a purely private, non-transferable and non-commercial use. The Customer commits to using the Game following the Publisher’s End User License as provided during installation and/or (depending on the Game) on the Site.

In consequence, the Customer is forbidden from modifying, decompiling, translating, adapting and/or copying the downloaded game(s) in any way, except to create a copy onto a CD or DVD-rom or any other support for personal archiving.

The distribution of non-authorized copies to third parties over the internet or any other network prevents the development of distribution by download and prevents the right holders from any remuneration which would be used for the creation of subsequent Games. In order to prevent fraud, the Customer may only install the Games on a limited number of machines (and reinstall a limited number of times) and/or, (depending on the Game), will have to create an account directly on the Publisher’s site or any third party selected by said Publisher to launch or access dedicated features from the Game.

In the event of problems arising from the reasonable re-installation of the game (loss, system alteration, etc.), please contact the customer service which may expand customer’s rights after having analyzed any reasonable requests.

5. – Customer Service:

The Distributor provides assistance with the Service for any questions relating to the download of, the installation of or the payment of a Game.

To receive assistance with the Service, Customers can go to the online support pages and, if they do not find the required answers, may contact the customer service using the contact form available on the Site.

In order for customer service to satisfy any request, the Customer will be required to give information that was sent to them after the purchase (sale ID), accurate information about the issue encountered and about the Customer’s computer environment.

The Distributor is not responsible for any issues linked to the Game itself. These issues are the Game Publisher’s responsibility only. The Distributor may provide links to the Game Publisher’s customer support or technical FAQ pages if and when available.

6. – Service Limitations:

The Distributor cannot always anticipate technical or other operational difficulties which may result in loss of data, personalization settings or other service interruptions. For this reason, Customers agree that the Service, including the services of its third-party service providers, are provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE”. Neither the Distributor nor its third-party service providers assume responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, miss-delivery or failure to store any data, communications or personalization settings. In particular, the Distributor cannot guarantee the speed of download of the Games, which depends on the combination of the Service with characteristics inherent to the Internet or the delivery of a third party’s service, including service from third-party Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and the User’s system.

7. – Warranties:

The Consumer benefits, under the terms of each Publisher end-user license, of a limited warranty for each Game purchased according to the present Terms and Conditions.

In any event, the responsibility and the guarantees of the Distributor are limited to the replacement of defective games or their eventual reimbursement.

The Distributor may provide a corrective patch to update the version of a Game purchased on the Site. This patch, provided for free by the Publisher is reachable from the Game’s menu itself, or from the Publisher’s website, or from the Site. For some Games, only patches provided from the Site are compatible with the versions of Games sold on the Site. The Distributor is not responsible for any issues linked to a non-compatible patch installed by the Customer on a Game purchased on the Site.

8. Community tools:

In addition to the online selling of Games, the Distributor provides tools allowing communication between Customers (user reviews, forum posts, profiles, messages…).

8.1 – Rules of Conduct: The Distributor may delete any illicit content and, as a potential author, the Customer will be held responsible when he contributes content to the Service.

If a Customer encounters another user who is violating any of the rules of conduct, he shall report this activity to the customer service.

8.2 – Property: When a Customer contributes content to the Service, the Customer expressly grants to the Distributor a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, complete and irrevocable right to quote, re-post, use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, syndicate, license, print, sublicense, distribute, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise communicate, and publicly display and perform the content, or any portion thereof, in any manner or form and in any medium or forum, whether now known or hereafter devised, without notice, payment or attribution of any kind.

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The Distributor respects the privacy of the Internet users. To see this site's Privacy Policy, please visit http://www.larian.com/disclaimer.php

10. Proof & Filing:

All data exchanged with the Customers are preserved by the Distributor under reasonable conditions of safety. The filing of these data is carried out on a reliable and durable back-up means so as to correspond to a faithful and durable copy. In the event of conflict between the data held by the Distributor and any other document, it is expressly agreed that the aforementioned data will be recognized between the parties.

11. - Specific rules on the protection of minors and consumer information:

To answer the consumer’s need for information about the content of the offered Games, the Distributor systematically reproduces the classification established by the ESRB system (Entertainment Software Rating Board). For more information on ESRB ratings please visit http://www.esrb.org.

The Service is not directed to children under the age of 13. The Distributor will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information on or through the Service from anyone under 13. Please be aware that certain games distributed via the Service contain mature content and there may be posted specific age restrictions to access and view such areas. You may be exposed to Content on the Service that you find offensive, indecent or objectionable. By using the Service you assume all risk associated with its use. We encourage parents to supervise their children's use of the Service and maintain open communication regarding appropriate materials for use and viewing by their children. Note to Parents. If you have any concerns about the Service, please contact our customer service.

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THE MATERIALS IN THIS SERVICE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE DISTRIBUTOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE DISTRIBUTOR DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE DISTRIBUTOR OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE DISTRIBUTOR DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THE DISTRIBUTOR’S SERVICE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT THE DISTRIBUTOR) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE MATERIAL THAT YOU READ IN THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES. THE INFORMATION AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN BULLETIN BOARDS, CHAT ROOMS, OR OTHER FORUMS CONDUCTED ON THIS SERVICE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF THE DISTRIBUTOR OR ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, AND THE DISTRIBUTOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THAT INFORMATION OR THOSE OPINIONS. FURTHERMORE, NEITHER THE DISTRIBUTOR NOR ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES OR ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONS WHO MAY USE OR RELY ON SUCH DATA/MATERIALS OR TO WHOM SUCH DATA/MATERIALS MAY BE FURNISHED) FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER WHATSOEVER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY INFORMATION OR OPINIONS PROVIDED IN THE SERVICE.

A SMALL NUMBER OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE SERVICE. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WITH NO HISTORY OF SUCH SYMPTOMS. CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USE OF THE SERVICE IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS AND DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE IMMEDIATELY IF YOU EXPERIENCE DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION OR INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENTS OR CONVULSIONS.

13. – General Provisions:

The Distributor reserves the right to update the Terms and Conditions at any time. The Distributor will then provide access to the new Terms and Conditions on the Site. The new Terms and Conditions will take effect immediately, and will govern all new transactions through the Site.

Unless otherwise specified, the materials in the Service are presented solely for the purpose of entertainment and promoting programs, events, products available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. The Site is controlled and operated by the Distributor from its offices within the State of Georgia, United States of America. The Distributor makes no representation that material in the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Service from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

This agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Kingdom of Belgium, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Belgium. Any action a Customer, any third party or the Distributor bring to enforce this agreement or, in connection with, any matters related to the Service shall be brought only in the district of Veurne, Belgium, and the Customers expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by the Distributor.

Last updated on the 8th of April 2013

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Updates
Update #63 Merry D:OS-mas to all and to all a good launch!
Update #62 The unboxing of Divinity: Original Sin and a call to action!
Update #61 A small delay for a good reason: Let there be voice!
Update #60 D:OS for Mac released; Collector's Editions announced; Early Access updated; Larian looking for beta testers!
Update #59 The Post-Kickstarter Year: A Retrospective and a Release Date
Update #58 It's beta time!
Update #57 Getting excited? You beta be!
Update #56 Spring is coming, but an alpha update is here.
Update #55 The big Valentine update: Woo your partner, mark your map, and put robes on your back starting... now.
Update #54 Stabilise your life with an alpha update; Watch Jesse Cox deal with crabs; and Mac users, rejoice!
Update #53 Cooperative multiplayer is live, Companions are live, Fancy trailer is live!
Update #52 Happy holidays! Here comes the music!
Update #51 Alpha access available!
Update #50 Newsflash: Weresheep & Codex report, are we ready?
Update #49 Divinity:Original Sin’s Alpha Dated! Input needed! Live stream!
Update #48 A Big Surprise
Update #47 Silverglen, Method to the madness, Learn Russian, Font check, Shout out!
Update #46 DOS editor news, 10 Interesting things about Orcs, Stats screen preview
Update #45 Divinity:Original Sin Release Date Is Set!
Update #44 About Phantom Lairs, Weresheep and of course ... Dragons!
Update #43 For backers only: Dragon Commander now available
Update #42 Pledge management! Free Dragon Commander goodies!
Update #41 Pledge management dated, Award, Lost Movie, Behind the scenes, Shout out, Need a Fiddler
Update #40 Message from the trenches
Update #39 Introducing Bert the guru, Shout out, Blog update, Last days of Paypal
Update #38 Hello world!
Update #37 For Backers only: Downloading Divine Divinity/Divinity Anthology add-ons
Update #36 The admin part
Update #35 All Stretch Goals Achieved + Retrospective Video
Update #34 Roll the drums!!! Homing in on the last stretch goal!
Update #33 Jim Sterling is a star + 10 reasons why people should pledge
Update #32 Surprise Event! Live session with Jim Sterling from Destructoid on Twitch TV
Update #31 Less than 24 hours to go!!! 800K reached! As behind the scenes as it gets!
Update #30 27 Hours Left, Companions, Editor Magic, Mixing Physical with Digital
Update #29 More on henchmen and companions
Update #28 The last 48 hours, 700K stretch goal achieved and something special...
Update #27 66 hours to go - Secret Stretch Goal Reached!
Update #26 We are now doing an AMA on Reddit
Update #25 72 hours left, Stretch goal 2 achieved!!! New goal announced!
Update #24 Announcing the Final Countdown
Update #23 600K!!! Roll credits! Wait... what?
Update #22 Starting the end-game
Update #21 4 Days To Go, The Ultimate Preview, Reddit AMA, Stretch Goals Video, Imps vs Commander!
Update #20 Overview of add-ons and reward tiers
Update #19 Looking Back Already, And Looking Forward
Update #18 Community Input, Kirill Live Tonight, 3K Likes
Update #17 8 days left: Maxos speaks, Major rewards update!
Update #16 With 9 days left to go the Phantom forest grows... + New movie
Update #15 Homestead Built, Expanding The Lair, More Than Meets The Eye, Kirill Live
Update #14 Stretch goal ahoy, Designer Talk, Join the Forums
Update #13 25K left to go, New Update Theme, The History of Rivellon & a shout out!
Update #12 Is that a stretch goal I see?
Update #11 Kirill's Surprise, Character Stats, Sources of Inspiration, Dragon Commander footage, Fanday
Update #10 Funding successful! New info, new goodies, new lots of things!
Update #9 Are we nearly there yet? The butcher, the editor & Matt Chat
Update #8 Announcements, Single Player and Dropping In, Talents and Traits
Update #7 Stretchgoals, Music Preview
Update #6 Beating The System
Update #5 The Short of it, Downloads, Reward Matrix, Articles, 6666, GOG
Update #4 Zandalor's perspective on recent events, SP video, reward updates, more undies
Update #3 FAQ, part the first
Update #2 Shortest Review Meeting Ever (And Underwear)
Update #1 Hands-on with the Editor

600K!!! Roll credits! Wait... what?

Update #23 · Apr 22, 2013

600K!!!

Thank you everybody! The feedback and support you've given us has been truly amazing. You are a fantastic audience and it is true pleasure to be making games for you. You can rest assured that we'll do our very best to give you a gem of a RPG. You deserve nothing less!!!

As promised, we're accelerating the update pace now that we approach the end of our campaign and so here's update 2 of today.

The next stretch goal is now in reach. Let's go for it!!!

Short preview of what's coming

In the coming 72 or so hours, we'll bring you a cavalcade of neatly lined up, and in no way hastily made, updates ;) Each plumed with the feathers of pheasants and presented in perfectly clipped standard English!

To prepare your eyeballs for the ocular delights we have in store for you, here is a small preview of what's to come, in moving pictures!

Glorious Kirill in glorious HD

Some of you may have missed the Kirill live concert a couple of days ago. it was a magical moment, and while nothing will capture the feeling of experiencing it live, some images in full blown high definition may help. Here is the behind-the-scenes-high-definition version of Kiriill's first performance on Twitch TV!

Bellegar is still chomping at the bit

The number 4000 looms large in the future of Bellegar, but we could still use a bit of a push to get there. So please, for the sake of Bellegar (and our designers and writers) like our facebook page or if you have already, invite your friends and family.

We're sure they won't mind helping you get a better game!

Divinity:Original Sin on Youtube

Ohmwrecker - The Masked Gamer played Divinity Original Sin with David, our omnipresent producer. The session was split in two parts, and this is part 1. Even if It says quick look, this one takes over 50 mins :)

In Closing

Strap in, more is yet to come! But please, be patient!

And don't forget: Reddit Ask Me Anything tomorrow!
David, Jan & Swen will be hosting a Reddit AMA tomorrow Tuesday April 23rd at 18:00 GMT, 10:00 PST, 13:00 EDT. We'll be answering questions for a couple of hours so be sure not to miss it.

Starting the end-game

Update #22 · Apr 22, 2013

Updates inbound!

As we're approaching the end of our Kickstarter campaign, we're giving it everything we have to reach those stretch goals. With less than $45K to go to the next stretch goal, and a lot of media attention appearing, we'll be upping the update tempo for the last days of our campaign.

Remember - if you or your friends invest now in Divinity: Original Sin, you'll reap the rewards already this fall in quality and quantity of gameplay. So if you know somebody with an interest in RPGs, please let them know about our campaign. We'll make it worth your while!

Two new digital tiers

New $80 digitial tier

This tier replaces the sold out 6$5 tier and the main features are a digital version of Dragon Commander, a digital duo pack of Divinity:Original Sin, all the Developer's Cut materials as well as Kirill's soundtrack.

New $28 digital tier

This tier will replace the about- to-be-sold-out $25 which includes a digital copy of Divinity: Original Sin.

Live Let's Play with PCGames.de today at 17:30 GMT+1

Swen and Mháire, the hostess of PCGames' Kickstarter show "Shut Up And Take My Money", will be playing the game together later today at 17:30 GMT+1. The live stream will be in English so everybody is welcome to join.

Watch via our website, via twitch.tv directly or via PCGames.de

ForceSC2Strategy gameplay summary

A well edited gameplay video summary appeared on ForceSC2Strategy last night, giving a good overview of gameplay in Divinity: Original Sin in 20 mins.

Matt Chat retrospective of Divine Divinity

Matt Barton posted a new "Matt Chat" video about Divine Divinity. It's a pretty cool retrospective video and you'll find many similarities with Divinity: Original Sin.

Reddit Ask Me Anything tomorrow!

David, Jan & Swen will be hosting a Reddit AMA tomorrow Tuesday April 23rd at 18:00 GMT, 10:00 PST, 13:00 EDT. We'll be answering questions for a couple of hours so be sure not to miss it.

4 Days To Go, The Ultimate Preview, Reddit AMA, Stretch Goals Video, Imps vs Commander!

Update #21 · Apr 21, 2013

The most in-depth Divinity Original Sin preview ever!

Who could expect that one of the most detailed & extensive hands-on reports to be released would come from somebody whose day job does not involve pretending he knows anything about games?

Meet Gragt.

He played Divinity:Original Sin, he played Divinity:Dragon Commander. Then he decided to write down his experiences. We predict a great career in gaming journalism. Nice job Gragt!

Here's his preview (warning: do not put something in the oven when starting to read this!)

Live stream tomorrow

Tomorrow, Monday April 21st, at 17:30 GMT+1, we’ll tempt fate and play a pre-alpha build with the German website PCGames.de, in real time, via twitch TV.

Swen & Mháire, the hostess of PCGames' Kickstarter show "Shut Up And Take My Money", will be playing together for an hour or so. You'll be able to see how somebody who has never played Divinity: Original Sin before, experiences the game.

Even if the site is in German, we’ll be talking in English so everybody can join. Stuff will go wrong, but it’ll add to the fun. Did we mention this is pre-alpha already?

You'll be able to follow the live stream via www.pcgames.de or via www.divinityoriginalsin.com

Reddit Ask Me Anything

By popular demand, we’ll also be doing a Reddit AMA starting Tuesday at 19:00 GMT+1. We'll try to answer as much questions as we can, but as we already have blisters on our fingers, we're hoping for a bit of community support :)

The link will be posted in a future update.

Stretch Goals Video

We prepared a little video for you with some examples of what reaching the Stretch Goals would mean for Divinity: Orginal Sin. We tried to keep it short, but it should give you some idea.

Imp vs Commander

We want to thank both the RPGWatch and the RPGCodex for the fundraisers they’ve been holding to back Divinity: Original Sin. To show our gratitude, we came up with a bit of extra lore that we’ll happily include should both communities agree.

We probably shouldn't refer to the little red guys as imps, but the troll-position is already taken in Divinity: Original Sin.

The Curious Tale Of Commander Myrthos And The Little Red Riding Imps

You'll find many a curious place in Rivellon, but none - Zixzax the Imp Historian will tell you - is quite as curious as the Shelter Plane At The End of Time. Fabulous indeed, would be the heroes who come to inhabit this enigmatic abode, and just as fabulous (as they'd soon find out) are the critters that live there!

No one - and when we say 'no one' we mean 'not even Bellegar' - knows where these red, diminutive demon imps come from, but even though they live at the very edge of the cosmos, a hunter haunts their path ...

Myrthos he is called, and rumour has it he is not alone. Does he stalk them because they wronged his kin? Have they broken a sacred oath? Are the forces of the very Divines at work? We can only guess, but the fact of the matter is that a sinister feud is slumbering beneath the surface of an already troubled realm.

Myrthos and his guild obey the mighty Watch. The Red Riding Imps swear by the ancient Codex. Between the two of them there is no common ground; by every oath imaginable they are sworn enemies that seek one another's destruction.

You decide the outcome...

In Closing

We have no clue how the duel between the imps and the watch will evolve. But since imminent destruction cannot be ruled out anymore, we want both the Imps and the Watch to know that they've always been a great source of both motivation and inspiration to us.

Finally, if you haven't yet, please spread the word about our campaign. There are 4 days left, and we'd still like to make some of those stretch goals. Good stuff in there.

Overview of add-ons and reward tiers

Update #20 · Apr 20, 2013

No new content in this update. Instead a handy list of add-ons and rewards, as requested by the Weresheep Of Original Sin.

Shipping physical goods

All physical goods ship free if you are in the US or Europe. If you live in Europe, you need to select US shipping when you pledge. We'll know from your address that you're in Europe, so don't worry. If you already added an extra amount to your pledge to cover the shipping cost and live in Europe, you can remove the shipping cost by using the "manage your pledge" button.

Dragon Commander inclusion

Every tier above $95 as well as the $95 digital tier receive a copy of Divinity: Dragon Commander. The physical 95$ tier does not get a copy of Divinity: Dragon Commander. Lower tiers can get a copy Divinity: Dragon Commander by adding $40.

Divinity: Original Sin Add-ons

Digital add-ons (Require base tier pledge of $25):

  • Divine Divinity Digital Version (HD): add $5
  • Weresheep Forum Badge, In the Credits as a Weresheep, a hint: add $6
  • THE Hint concerning the Weresheep: add $666
  • Digital Artbook featuring the Art of Divinity Original Sin: add $8
  • Digital Map of the World of Divinity Original Sin: add $8
  • Digital Soundtrack of Divinity Original Sin: add $10
  • Extra Digital Copy of Divinity Original Sin: add $20
  • Beta Access for Divinity Original Sin: add $20
  • Alpha Access for Divinity Original Sin: add $50 (includes beta access)
  • Fanday Ticket: add $150
  • Divinity Anthology (digital): add $20
  • Divinity Dragon Commander (digital): add $40

Physical add-ons (Require physical tier at $65 or higher):

  • Cloth Map: add $25
  • Signed Poster: add $25
  • T-Shirt Weresheep Logo: add $25
  • T-Shirt Divinity Original Sin: add $25

For those wondering how to get add-on(s) on Kickstarter, you must add the amount over your base tier selection. Select your tier - or leave your current tier selected - and then change the amount in the top box that is your total 'Pledge Amount' to cover the cost of the add-on(s).

Tier overview

For those wondering which add-on(s) come with which tiers, you can re-check your tier rewards here:

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In closing

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