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Armello, the really fun strategy game has a new DLC with more characters

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I have been really impressed with Armello, as it blends board-game like mechanics with really fun gameplay. It has a new DLC out which brings in a bunch of new characters.

You're essentially trying to either kill the king, or take over from him before time runs out. You scramble around the board trying to win in different ways and it's really quite an experience.

This DLC sounds like it will make things even more fun!

New characters
Magna, The Unbroken - Tank-like member of the Wolf Clan who can reflect opponents' attacks.

Elyssia, Wardress of Warrens - Hero of the Rabbit Clan who builds fortifying walls around settlements.

Ghor, The Wyldkin - Bear Clan champion whose magical powers are increased in forests.

Sargon, The Death Teller - A legend of the Rat Clan whose cards appear face up when selecting which ones to draw.

Have you played Armello? Let us know what you think in the comments!

You can find the new DLC on Steam. The main game is on both Steam and GOG, but it appears GOG doesn't have this DLC. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Quoting: Mountain ManApparently this is not unique to Armello as there are a number of newer games that have been similarly "abandoned". I guess GoG doesn't have agreements or systems in place to simplify or encourage long-term support. If developers find it easier to simply "abandon" their games instead of continuing support through your storefront then you as the shop owner need to figure out why. It's not all on the developers.

I don't think GOG is blameless, but I have my doubts their actions were out of stupidity (at least, until I have indications otherwise). I don't know what their agreement was, but they are a smaller store, they don't have the leverage Steam has to demand things even if they wanted. That being said, as far as I know, Steam doesn't have a clause about devs supporting games equal to other store fronts - probably because they don't think it's needed. Why should GOG presume they need a clause where it could be reasonably presumed from past experience that selling a product means supporting a product.

In the past, I don't recall games getting partial support because you backed the wrong horse. I could be wrong, but to me, this is a new and troubling problem.
khalismur 2 Sep, 2016
Armello sadly did not work with my Logitech F710 under Manjaro. Tried many, many things and no success. Developers did not move a limb to support me, so I had to refund the game. Such a pitty as it seemed like an awesome game to play with controller.
Mountain Man 2 Sep, 2016
Quoting: TakeThatYouStupidCorn
Quoting: Mountain ManApparently this is not unique to Armello as there are a number of newer games that have been similarly "abandoned". I guess GoG doesn't have agreements or systems in place to simplify or encourage long-term support. If developers find it easier to simply "abandon" their games instead of continuing support through your storefront then you as the shop owner need to figure out why. It's not all on the developers.
I don't think GOG is blameless, but I have my doubts their actions were out of stupidity (at least, until I have indications otherwise). I don't know what their agreement was, but they are a smaller store, they don't have the leverage Steam has to demand things even if they wanted. That being said, as far as I know, Steam doesn't have a clause about devs supporting games equal to other store fronts - probably because they don't think it's needed. Why should GOG presume they need a clause where it could be reasonably presumed from past experience that selling a product means supporting a product.

In the past, I don't recall games getting partial support because you backed the wrong horse. I could be wrong, but to me, this is a new and troubling problem.
If you see similar behavior from multiple developers then it's hard to place the blame on any one of them.
Quoting: Mountain ManIf you see similar behavior from multiple developers then it's hard to place the blame on any one of them.

I disagree, multiple parties doing less than ideal/amicable/fair things doesn't make it "right". It just means they are getting away with it. Personally speaking, I'd place the blame on consumers, then on developers, and then on store fronts.
Pit 2 Sep, 2016
Quoting: Mountain ManDistro elitism. Nice.
Not really. Rather the observation/experience that most people I met that are quickly willing to forget about the free-as-in-speech were coming from that corner...

QuoteDoes that sufficiently establish my Linux "cred" to allow me to express my opinion?

Only makes it harder to understand (for me). Escaping the grip of Microsoft, just to end in the arms of Valve. What a big step forward - not.
As I said - without those people 'cutting of their noses' 25 years ago there would probably be no alternative today. We should do all we can to prevent Steam from getting a monopoly on Linux gaming. If you are not willing to do it, fine. I won't threaten anyone - never did. But at least do not spit on others that do care.
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