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CM Kiwibird
12-04-2014, 12:55 PM
Hello again ark hunters! You’ve asked, we’re answering. We’re back with another action packed Defiance Dev Q&A.


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What clan features are planned for the future?

The big clan feature that is incoming is part of the “Mass Invite”. We’re developing a feature which will allow you to invite all your friends, or all your clan mates, or everyone within 60 meters of you to join a map your are in or queued for. This will make it much easier to fill out a Warmater instance, for example.
Will private instances still give rewards like public instances?

Indeed they will. They will give identical rewards.
Are there any new vehicles planned for Defiance?

We are not working on any presently since we’re focusing on other content.
Can the mute button be made to work permanently, so once you put someone on mute they stay that way?

We have an engineer looking into this.
How does one reach the EGO cap without doing PvP?

Max out your EGO points, every weapon skill, and every vehicle skill. Join a clan with maxed out activities. Participate with those clan members to complete the social pursuits. Complete every other non-PvP pursuit. Your EGO rating will be 5900, which is the cap. The trickiest part will probably be getting the Cerberus skill and pursuits, which you’ll have to do at Explosions 101.
What’s on the horizon for Defiance after Aftermath?

We’ve got two updates coming up soon: one small and one big. Our Christmas update and our first Season 3 update. The Christmas update will bring several UI and convenience features, updates to the Silicon Valley events, and, of course, a Christmas-themed arkfall or two. Our first season 3 patch is bringing a host of new features and content that will challenge both experienced and inexperienced players. It will also add a new form of progression to further allow players to customize their experience and style.
Trick mentioned that he was considering implementing something like cybernetic augmentation, is that still under consideration?

Indeed it is. We’re calling them “Cyber Rigs”.
Will there be a Christmas event like the Halloween and Thanksgiving ones?

Yes!
Are the Devs getting us anything for Christmas in Defiance?

How do you feel about Reindeer Antlers? Volge? Creepy Christmas helmets?
What’s the best way to cook a ham?

I’m fond of Alton Brown’s “City Ham” recipe. I’m a sucker for both brown sugar and bourbon. Also, it’s covered in crushed ginger snaps! What’s not to like?
Users would like to be able to obtain all 4 starter outfits on their characters. Is this something that could be implemented?

Probably. It would be pretty easy to implement, really, but we’d want to make the requirements more satisfying than just one of our regular pursuits. We might add them as a drop in our first Season 3 content. Or maybe hook them to a new co-op pursuit. Hmm…
Are the Major Mutant Ark Falls going to stay after the Thanksgiving event?

They are not. They may reappear, albeit modified, in a future event.
Can we get a small amount of Arkforge when we salvage a legendary weapon? They’re so rare it’s a shame when we have to sell one.

It’s an interesting idea. We’re looking into ways to make breaking down items, particularly special ones, more valuable. That includes finding additional uses for salvage so it’s more valuable, but there’s also the possibility that special items could break down into something that has other interesting uses.

Psycroww
12-04-2014, 02:02 PM
Awesome news, thank you for answering my question! Looking forward to the future :3

"The big clan feature that is incoming is part of the “Mass Invite”. We’re developing a feature which will allow you to invite all your friends, or all your clan mates, or everyone within 60 meters of you to join a map your are in or queued for. This will make it much easier to fill out a Warmater instance, for example."

Will we be able to see all members and go to each also?

Grey Dawn
12-04-2014, 02:28 PM
#10, seriously?

All the other good questions asked week after week that go unanswered, and we get this? Sure a bit of levity is fine and dandy, but not when there are many more questions and concerns that are more deserving of an answer.

Menov
12-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Hello again ark hunters! You’ve asked, we’re answering. We’re back with another action packed Defiance Dev Q&A.


http://i.imgur.com/RqAEOuK.gif


Can we get a small amount of Arkforge when we salvage a legendary weapon? They’re so rare it’s a shame when we have to sell one.

It’s an interesting idea. We’re looking into ways to make breaking down items, particularly special ones, more valuable. That includes finding additional uses for salvage so it’s more valuable, but there’s also the possibility that special items could break down into something that has other interesting uses.
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Interested in this, would like to vote for this option :cool:

Great Q&A

Dixie Cougar
12-04-2014, 03:12 PM
What clan features are planned for the future?
The big clan feature that is incoming is part of the “Mass Invite”. We’re developing a feature which will allow you to invite all your friends, or all your clan mates, or everyone within 60 meters of you to join a map your are in or queued for. This will make it much easier to fill out a Warmater instance, for example.

I like the "all hands on deck" idea of this, but will there be anything in place to prevent spam/abuse?

Alliiara
12-04-2014, 03:48 PM
Users would like to be able to obtain all 4 starter outfits on their characters. Is this something that could be implemented?

Probably. It would be pretty easy to implement, really, but we’d want to make the requirements more satisfying than just one of our regular pursuits. We might add them as a drop in our first Season 3 content. Or maybe hook them to a new co-op pursuit. Hmm…


That sounds awesome :)) Thanks for answering!

JadedSinn
12-04-2014, 03:55 PM
I like the "all hands on deck" idea of this, but will there be anything in place to prevent spam/abuse?

something tells me that its going to need a minor 5 - 10 min cool down >.> that way it can force people to now spam it all the time. or its going to cost a bit store item or its going to cost a salvage and keys or cost scrip salvage and keys. o.o something along them lines.

becuse even i see it able to be abused. unless.

its limited to only people on your friends list. and people in your clan . hmmmm 60 meters.

thats about the size of the major arkbreak sites radius if you think about it o.o so . unless your inside the zone.

i dont see it as a bad idea. :) thy may have a turn off option for it added to the settings also if we are lucky :D

Markeen
12-04-2014, 09:33 PM
My only questions are "when?" And with the new content for season 3 will this have pursuits to further reach the ego cap? Final question is will this also include a previous mention in Q&A in regards to overflow of xp for experience capped players?

Dixie Cougar
12-04-2014, 09:40 PM
i dont see it as a bad idea. :) thy may have a turn off option for it added to the settings also if we are lucky :D

Be nice if we could turn it off for randoms while still letting friends/clan send.

JadedSinn
12-05-2014, 03:59 AM
Be nice if we could turn it off for randoms while still letting friends/clan send.

thats how i see it working personaly. if ur friends and clanmates are siting there near the event after the outside is beat. i see it as u can invite both groups. but that also means that ur going to have to dedacate ur friends list. to JUST people you want in the WM with you,

or u can do a mass area invite (( the 60 meter one )) and invite in every one in the area. this i see is going to add a little to problums but it also means people will be gathered on time at the right place at the right time.

now theo nly thing thy need to fix witch i see this doing also seeing as there will be more then 24 people in each instance.

is the droping into an allready going WM event.

i also for some reason only seeing this new addon. working on PC ..... sorry console boys and girls. o.o but i know how many times Xbox players and PS players get DCed . iv hear it enough over the last year to know. that this invite system. is going to be the bane of the console players becuse of the current DC problums while trying to get into the WM

Bentu
12-05-2014, 11:30 PM
Thank you for answering my question but why do you do it in such a way that seems dismissive and that you are talking to a 5 year old.

I clearly asked if the new Aftermath pursuits were included in there and there was no mention of it at all.
Prior to the Aftermath pursuits there was no way near enough point to reach the cap and even now with them I believe we'll be short.
You state in the answer also that clan activities are required but didn't mention that some of those also require pvp.

You even put the half truth on fb, not good enough imo.

http://www.trionworlds.com/defiance/en/2014/12/04/defiance-developer-qa-december-4/
Q9
http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?177374-Questions-This-is-your-thread!

Edit. Community members went to the trouble of trying to find out and even with the Aftermath it looks to be short.

http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?176989-So-you-can-get-to-ego-5900-without-doing-pvp.

Tex_Arcana
12-08-2014, 11:25 AM
Thank you for answering my question but why do you do it in such a way that seems dismissive and that you are talking to a 5 year old.

I clearly asked if the new Aftermath pursuits were included in there and there was no mention of it at all.
Prior to the Aftermath pursuits there was no way near enough point to reach the cap and even now with them I believe we'll be short.
You state in the answer also that clan activities are required but didn't mention that some of those also require pvp.

You even put the half truth on fb, not good enough imo.

http://www.trionworlds.com/defiance/en/2014/12/04/defiance-developer-qa-december-4/
Q9
http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?177374-Questions-This-is-your-thread!

Edit. Community members went to the trouble of trying to find out and even with the Aftermath it looks to be short.

http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?176989-So-you-can-get-to-ego-5900-without-doing-pvp.
Agreement bump.

Breezybealle
12-10-2014, 07:53 PM
Regarding Question 8 - It's great that there will be a Christmas event. But an even better question is "What events do we have to look for throughout the coming year?".... with the Extra Life event, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving and Christmas so close to each other, we've almost become accustomed to having themed Arkfalls every month for the last part of the year. (Which, to be honest, was the main reason I played the game so hard these last couple of months - And I notice a huge drop off in player activity during the in-between downtime.)

So, with no major holidays to celebrate are the events, too, going to disappear? It would be great to have one at least every other month... even if it meant having a non-holiday themed one that could come back throughout the year in the downtime, giving those who missed it a chance to still get some of the goodies. Or those who didn't quite get all they needed/wanted a chance to finish their collection. I think the themed events are the most fun I have playing the game. You don't usually see people racing from normal Arkfall to Arkfall on an everyday basis like you do with the themed ones.... in my personal opinion, it would definitely be a way to keep people playing.