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CM Kiwibird
06-19-2015, 08:53 PM
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Welcome, ark hunters! You’ve asked, we’re answering. We’re back with another action packed Defiance Developer Q&A!

Will we ever see any new permanent arkfalls in game?

Yes, this is something we would like to add. We would have to balance their frequency with existing pursuits so that new players will be able to fully participate.

Is the Defiance team looking into providing rewards for PTS participation? We could use more people on PTS.

We will be introducing some testing in the future that will require a higher than usual amount of players on PTS. When that comes around, we are absolutely looking into rewards for players who participate and help us test. That is not to say we will forget all the players who have helped us until now, but the goal is to get something out there once we need more players. These rewards will be unique ONLY to PTS testers, and we will hopefully have more details when we get closer to the PvP balancing.

Can you make the Corporate Espionage Box outfits accessible to all characters on the account? It’s a large investment and it would feel like a much better investment if the outfits awarded were account-wide.

We still have to address the differences with how outfits are applied whether you purchased item directly from the store or from a lockbox. As a note the Corporate Espionage box will be coming off the lockbox vendor soon. We will evaluate if and how the outfits will be given afterwards, but there is no definitive timeline at this moment.

Is there any chance of Bay Area Ark Hunters getting their hands on any Omec tech/armor?

We are looking into some Omec inspired armor as a possibility.

Will the Omec appear at some point in the game as a cross-over?

At this time we do not have the Omec appear as a cross-over.

Backwards compatibility has been announced for Xbox One. Is Defiance going to be one of the games available?

We have been in contact with representatives from Microsoft, at this point nothing is happening yet.

The game needs new large events, the holiday events and the recent death marches have shown that these types of events are favored by the community. Are there any plans to introduce new large in game activities/events/content?

Yes, we would like to see more large scale social events added.

When will the faction vendors be addressed? They need some love. I know gunslinger is tied to VBI, but is there any way to separate them and use the gunslinger arenas to earn rep? Similar to Thorn Liro? Let’s face it, the Gunslinger arenas and Thorn Liro arenas could have a purpose in this game other than finishing the pursuits then forgetting about them.

We can take a look at splitting out VBI to arenas, but until we address Reputation Vendors we can’t make promises for VBI.

Major arkfalls are a waste of time in terms of rewards currently. Will these rewards be balanced in the future?

We will be looking into the possibility of itemizing specific drops towards certain events, major Arkfalls are one of the events we will look at.

Any chance of adding a little icon on the HUD with how many Hunter Requistions we currently have? You can’t check when you’re crawling around.

We’ll take that into consideration, appreciate the suggestion.

Any update to expedition rewards?

We’re updating the rewards from end bosses in expeditions so their drops overall are better and they’ll always drop at least one chip or rig. We’re also introducing another reward tier that further increases the chance for legendary drops starting at expedition tier 30.

Read the article on the website. ( http://www.trionworlds.com/defiance/en/2015/06/19/defiance-developer-qa-june-19/)

Chump Norris
06-19-2015, 09:47 PM
8. Gives me a little hope for the Gunslinger DLC I already paid for.

11. should get me playing expeditions again.

Thanks Kiwi!

Dixie Cougar
06-19-2015, 09:50 PM
Some good stuff in this Q&A! Good to hear expo rewards are being looked at sooner rather than later. Looking forward to the DM expos too and maybe some incentive to hit the PTS again.

Unstructured large events with lots of people running around like headless chickens and purely RNG based rewards are getting kinda old, though. The combat is unfullfilling and the VFX spam hurts my eyes. More team/objective based content instead of "giant free for all in an open field" in the events would be great.

06-20-2015, 12:35 PM
Thank you for answering my question (7).

06-20-2015, 12:39 PM
Answers for 7, 8, 9, and 11 give me some hope for the game's future..

CM Kiwibird
06-20-2015, 12:45 PM
Hey there folks, we also have some details on our summer event available on the public test server forums. Learn more about it here. (http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?217895-Defiance-Summer-Solstice-Update-to-PTS)