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The new build (v0.5.14) for Vagrus is out on GOG and Steam
31 Jul | 7:00 pm

Patch 0.5.14 - codename: Bandage

- Almost all crash bugs fixed (still chasing one in the companion combat)

- A massive number of performance improvements

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Project Update - AMA and FAQ
16 Jul | 10:00 am

Lost Pilgrims had an AMA session over on discord where players asked us questions about the game and the studio alike. We had a great time talking to people and decided to compile the questions and answers into a single AMA article for posterity. We also added some very frequently asked questions to the beginning that players or those looking up information on the game might find informative.

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Project Update - Trade Tasks Demonstrated (Video)
09 Jul | 10:00 am

In this video, you can see a short display of the Trade Task system that has been added recently to the live builds of Vagrus. It starts with accepting Tasks on the new Faction UI in settlements, then goes on to show the Tasks and their related data in the Journal. Finally, the demonstration ends with traveling to the destination and turning in a Task for the promised rewards.

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Factions (Game Design Post)
25 Jun | 10:00 am

We have long been talking about improving the experience with factions in Vagrus. They are currently in the game and can be interacted with one way or the other but there is no UI to track your standing with them, nor is it possible to claim rewards for each unlocked reputation tier (although there are already a lot of implicit benefits and rewards for high reputation with almost every faction). With Tasks being implemented and so intimately intertwined with factions, we thought we'd give you a rundown of what to expect from the next large addition to the game.

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The New Open Access Build (v0.5.11) is OUT!
18 Jun | 10:00 am

Based on the ton of feedback concerning initial difficulty and learning curve, we have listened to you, our players, and implemented Trade Tasks to make the initial experience smoother in the open-world campaign. While there, and because they are deeply intertwined, we also decided to include the brand-new Factions UI and the faction tier system. We were happy to see that everyone who tried it in the preview build loved it and we are also satisfied with the result. To top it off, we also have a long list of adjustments, fixes, and tweaks (see patch notes at the end of this post).

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Passengers Revisited (Game Design Post)
11 Jun | 10:00 am

While working on Trade Tasks (see more here), we took the chance to revisit passengers and unified their currently existing UI with the new Task UI in the Journal since passengers are in fact Tasks both by definition and application.

The brand new passenger page shows all the associated stats, including (finally) the workforce the passenger provides or needs. For those passengers that reward faction reputation on arrival, you will now see the pretty new faction icons, too. Lastly, the expected tip upon fast arrival is also indicated.

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Project Update - New Demo Coming to Steam and GOG
14 May | 10:00 am

TL;DR: A new, extended Demo is coming to Steam and GOG so that those on the fence can take Vagrus for a spin and see what we've been cooking for a while now. This all comes at the tail end of over a month of hard work with the freshly released Open-World prototypes.

Now, let us see in more detail all the things that happened recently around the game.

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Trade Tasks (Game Design Post)
30 Apr | 10:00 am

According to players currently testing the open-world, it is hard to make a living as an independent comitatus in the Empire. That was an intended design choice, because almost all the trade is controlled by factions on the continent, be they Trading Houses, religious organizations or criminals. With their Imperial trading monopoly licenses or their raw negotiating power, factions buy and sell at significantly better prices. With that in mind, we have planned to include a Task-system from the beginning and we are now getting closer and closer to implementing it.

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Project Update - A New Era
02 Apr | 10:00 am

We have started almost every single project update with 'A lot has happened since our last update' but now the 'lot' of the past seems kind of tiny compared to the 'LOT' of today.

The Pandemic

Corona hit hard and unexpected. What we looked at with blissful ignorance and naivety in the early days turned our lives upside down in mere weeks.  Luckily, everyone from the team is safe and sound as of now, though being in the middle of the flu season we cannot be certain whether we've been exposed to the virus already or not. Either way, we  stay home to keep everyone around us safer.

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A Wild Csabi Appears!
02 Jan | 10:00 am

The end of last year marked the 2nd Anniversary of Lost Pilgrims Studio and the five of us celebrated the occasion on Saturday.

Five of us? Wait a second, was there not four of us a second ago? Looks like someone joined the party! It was about time, too, because not only did ferocious beasts shown up on our gaming tabletop but we also had way too much work on our hands.

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