While Rear Admiral Walker of the nice ship RoPapSho wasn’t entirely enamoured with Pillars of Eternity II‘s blend of Baldur’s Gate-ish CRPG’ing and fantasy Caribbean piratical adventuring, the sport has actually discovered its area of interest, and the chanting from the group is loud and clear. People need extra Pirate Stuff to do, and extra pirates to hang around with. Slightly chunk of free DLC launched right now – the Rum Runner’s Pack – provides a little bit of each, in case your concept of Pirate Stuff is getting blind drunk on scrumptious darkish rum with a brand new buddy.
Front and centre within the Rum Runner’s Pack is a brand new recruitable sidekick, Mirke. A scurrilous pirate of minor renown, she’s a Monk, class-wise, however is presumably a grasp of the drunken fist, contemplating her love of all issues alcoholic. She’ll be a part of you after the hunt Blow the Man Down, and can follow you thru thick and skinny, as long as you retain the drinks flowing. This would usually be the place I’d embed some method of official trailer, however there may be none for this little little bit of free DLC, so let’s have some Rum as a substitute.
The remainder of this little pack of more and more delicious-sounding goodies is six new drinks added to a service provider someplace, plus (in all probability better of all, for anybody eager to go somewhat bit Jack Sparrow) a Drunken character setting. Now, you can also swagger blindly from one grand journey to the following, by no means fairly absolutely conscious of the place one ends and the following begins. Just count on a hangover of borderline-apocalyptic scale once you resolve to begin appearing respectable once more.
There’s extra free DLC but to return, together with a set of latest hair and beard choices. Before this, Obsidian additionally launched the similarly-free Critical Role Pack, which helps you to costume up as (and undertake the voices of) the solid of the favored RPG podcast of the identical title. I’ve heard a variety of great things about it, however by no means given it a attempt myself. Perhaps I’ll dedicate a few of my lengthy weekend to listening to that with a beneficiant serving to of rum & coke… Tempting. Oh yeah, and there’s a whole season pass worth of further island adventures on their method. That appears essential too.