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    PATCH PREVIEW

    Loadout Switch




    We've added loadout quickswapping. That's going to be coming in with the June 4th patch, and no you don't have to pay for it. We're going to clean up the UI a little bit, we'll probably make the loadout names a little bigger. It will also show the icons and nano effects of weapons, I'd also like to try and get in time unique icons for spikes and stims.

    It's a real convienience feature and something we've been trying to get in for a while and we've got the opportunity to do so.

    Item unequip




    You can unequip things.

    - Will it unequip from all loadouts?

    Upgrade weapon rarity






    This one is currently set to cost 40 arkforge, it's probably low. It takes 20 minutes.

    Arkforge cost will scale with the destination rarity, you are only able to do it one step at a time.

    Upgrading a rarity will grant a new bonus for that particular rarity from the appropriate bonus group.

    CLAIMS



    We are changing how claim items are operating.

    My daily and weekly ark hunter rewards look quite normal as do the change tokens, but items which go to your inventory, spikes, stims, shields, weapons etc have days hours and minutes. This is how long it will be before they are automatically salvaged, you will get a popup anytime you login thats very close to one of those times.

    Right now we are testing with 7 days but we'll bump it up a bit before we launch it.

    It's a serious technical problem to have lots of claim items there from a server standpoint, we never intended for the claim items to be used as a bank.

    As such you might want to start clearing those out, the countdown won't start until the first time that you log in after it goes live.

    QUESTIONS

    Free to Play

    Defiance will be going Free to Play on June 4th for PC, July 15 for PS3, we will be figuring the final date for XBOX 360 in the coming weeks.

    What does Free to Play mean for Defiance?

    This is already a massive co-op shoote rand bringing more people in is always of more benefit. The world feels more alive, events get to a higher level the enemies start having better drops. For most of us all that is going to mean is that there will be more people to play with.

    For those of you who have already purchased the game we will be lavishing nice things on you like a 30 day patron pass, 1000 arkforge, for those who have picked up all the dlcs the daily and weekly rewards will have a little bit more inside them. The exact details of that we haven't released, but that is going to be little grabbags little missives for each of the DLC you've picked up. You will be getting bonus arkforge if you are a patron pass holder as well as the ability to get boosts in the following.

    Patron pass holders get boosts to:
    - 20% Scrip
    - 20% Reputation
    - 20% Skills
    - 20% Salvage
    - 10% Score


    Cost of the patron pass per month?

    We're still in flux a bit on the price, but we're aiming for 800 bits for 30 days, and we'll have different durations available.

    15 day - 400 bits
    30 days - 800 bits
    90 days - discounted for longer amounts of time
    180 days - discounted for longer amounts of time

    Not only do they offer boosts but a 10% discount off every item in the store. Another new bonus is the arkforge that is going to come with the daily and weekly claims.

    OBTAINING ARKFORGE

    We've dropped arkforge a little bit more frequently in open world event, scores above 35k. If you go into arkbreaks you will find them when you would normally get keys.

    KEYCODE SPACE

    As a free to play player you have 50 keycode spaces, you can purchase keycode upgrades.

    You can buy them in 25 slot increments, and get up to 125 as a max.

    MAP EXPANSION

    Relatively early in season 2, I'm not going to say where since it has some show spoilers.

    PS3 STABILITY

    The servers have not been crashing or showing particular slowdown, we've had a couple of distinct times where the servers had had issues. It's not what leads to the issues you've been experiencing. It's more of a client optimisation issue.

    SEASON 2 RELEASE DATE

    We've already announced that cradle is coming in a number of weeks, we are aiming for mid may for the first of the crossover missions.

    MAX EGO PLAYERS RECEIVING XP AND SKILL BOOSTS?

    They will be able to have reputation boosts and such, and the loot and xp boosts will still be able to roll within them. It's not something we can make a decision tag to process.

    DLC STRUCTURE FOR SEASON 2

    We're moving away from DLC, we're going to have free crossover content as part of our move to free to play June 4th. We may in the future create a larger DLC pack but more likely similar to Rift selling the unlocks in the store.

    The DLC's from season 1 will still be available for purchase, it won't be part of the free to play package.

    MAX CLAN RATING PROGRESSION

    Less than 1% of our players have reached the maximum clan progression, so something in the future we can explore. There are a bunch of features for clans that I'd like to lump together and get out of people, raising progression beyond 10 in an activity is one. Another is interface with offline players.

    BROKEN CONFLICT SITE

    Dark Matter Disguise, we found 2 problems. The big one is when the guys enter combat and the snipers cloak and people can't find them. We have a hotfix in the works to fix that issue. We'll put a cooldown and duration on cloaked guys. The other issue is when people try to enter the conflict site as part of a mission, as it's a different encounter so they would need to abandon or finish the mission before doing it.

    BROKEN CHALLENGES

    Minigun mayhem not doing enough damage. We had a problem with Sharpshooting Savior and that was a relatively easy fix.

    KENN FARM HULKERS

    We're continuing to address the difficulty. We've fixed a lot of issues where events weren't scaling. Mutants and Dark Matter guys are way less horrific, we have a patch where it restores some of that.

    Clan rank up message broadcasts, and clan member progression / drop broadcasts

    We don't want to spam the chats, we don't want to have the constant roll of that going on. We can definitely look at the rank up going to clan chats. Clan rank happens so rarely that it's not anything we have to worry about being spammy regardless of how large your clan gets as you can literally have a max of 10 a day. That's something that is certainly possible, and we could put it up like when you get a weapon mastery and flash across the top of the screen.

    - It's something that is spammed on area chat for people around you, I'd rather see my clan / friends instead of them?

    AMMO BOXES HANGING AROUND FOR LONGER AFTER ARKFALL OR EMERGENCIES

    The moment an event ends it shuts down, and it tells the rest of the world to go on with their lives and have the boss spawn, if we left the ammo box around the boss wouldnt spawn until the ammo box went away. It's just how it's built and would be a pain in the *** not to work that way anymore.

    Scattering more ammo crates in useful positions along the routes to and from arkfalls we might be able to do. I think there are some already around the major arkfall locations not part of the event for that reason.

    - Some emergencies do hang around for several seconds before they dissapear, I want more instead of popping a spike

    JUMP TO CLAN MEMBER

    That should be relatively easy, the functionality exists and we just need to activate it for active clan members and remember that if we expand the clan stuff to handle offline memberswe don't allow that behavior.

    CAN COOLDOWN START WHEN DECOY IS DESTROYED?

    Cancelling it isn't something we're going to put in as it would mean we would remove the switch location functionality as that is the button it is on, but when your decoy is destroyed it goes into cooldown is something we should definitely do. It might be tricky so it might take a while but it would be a good feature to have. It's a pain when you watch your decoy be destroyed and be unable to use your power stim to instantly reactivate it.

    SCORING SYSTEM

    The kills number that is reported on the scoreboard is currently massively underreporting the number of kills people get. We found the cause of the bug earlier this week, it's only counting the actual kill shot. The highest number of kills is arguably the person with the best ping. We are tying that in to when you get kill credit. People who have the highest score does tend to be the top killers and damage dealers.

    FREE TO PLAY BACKPACK SPACE

    You are keeping your current capacity while newer players will have lower numbers to begin with. You gain inventory slots as you level up but now everyone who comes into the game will have 75 slots. Anything you have purchased as far as inventory slots go will remain, although the maximum number you can purchase after free to play is going to be 300, however anyone who has more than that will be grandfathered down.

    People coming in with very large inventories and claims spaces are a significant part of the lag that you experience.

    WARMASTER OPEN WORLD

    Not the warmaster specifically we are making open world events, it will become particular obvious when we hit the land expansion.

    ENEMY NPCS TAKE OVER LOCATIONS

    Yes, they aren't going to be able to take over fast travel points because that would suck. You log in and repeatedly murdered by people, it already happens from time to time and stinks we aren't going to make that worse. But a more dynamic world that you see enemies take over, we aren't going to do anything as persistantly for like a zone for weeks but creating incursions 2.0 in which the bad goes go into a space and take it over is in the works.

    SYNERGIES ON WEAPONS

    I'm suprised that brutals are still showing up on new sniper rifles, getting them off old sniper rifles isn't something we will be able to do but we can look at if they roll on new ones because we they shouldn't.

    CHIMERA WEEKLY CONTRACT

    We didn't want to give people too much Caeruleum cores, we want to encourage chimera always having a fresh new thing. We made a first pass at it but it complicated matters. So we wanted the majority of cores coming from the daily contracts.

    OLD PURSUITS

    I'm pretty sure it's just 45 EGO Rating, we aren't going to bring it back.

    GROUP CUTSCENES

    We did support that at launch, we had to pull that out for performance problems. Cutscenes load high detail textures for each character, it was easy to pull out but we can't easily add them back. So that feature while possible in our engine we aren't going to turn on for old stuff.

    ZAGGERS WITH 0 RELOAD TIME

    It's an unintended side effect, but we aren't going to change it. We probably should have had a minimum reload time

    MELEE WEAPON SOUNDS

    We don't plan to have different sounds for them both.

    DODGE RACES

    They will make their way back, there may even be new ones.

    ESTIMATE FOR MAX EGO POINTS

    It's 5800 with change.

    - Question should have read exact and not estimate, and broken down by DLC ownership

    CLAN RANKS CAN PROMOTE TO SAME TIER

    We are going to keep it so you can promote it to your own tier. Not being able to access offline people is really annoying. Make someone cease being the found in a usable way is important as people do cycle in and out of MMOs.

    Will upgraded rarity DLC weapons have roll their bonuses from appropriate groups

    Yes
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    wow...... Etaew, you are awesome, good sir. Thanks for this!!
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    Once again, Etaew, thanks! Great job!

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    What do you mean by Grandfathered Down ?

    "You are keeping your current capacity while newer players will have lower numbers to begin with. You gain inventory slots as you level up but now everyone who comes into the game will have 75 slots. Anything you have purchased as far as inventory slots go will remain, although the maximum number you can purchase after free to play is going to be 300, however anyone who has more than that will be grandfathered down."


    IE: if my inventory is at 400 will you bring it down to 300 after june 4th ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twilights View Post
    "You are keeping your current capacity while newer players will have lower numbers to begin with. You gain inventory slots as you level up but now everyone who comes into the game will have 75 slots. Anything you have purchased as far as inventory slots go will remain, although the maximum number you can purchase after free to play is going to be 300, however anyone who has more than that will be grandfathered down."


    IE: if my inventory is at 400 will you bring it down to 300 after june 4th ?
    The answer to that is bold in the quote.

    Short answer, no. You keep what you purchased.
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    I was not familiar with the term grandfathered down, had only been familiar with the term grandfathered in so was looking to see if they had the same meaning and by what your saying it seems they do

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    People coming in with very large inventories and claims spaces are a significant part of the lag that you experience.



    so trion you are not going to upgrade your server or re-code those bug but reduce players in-game space?


    nicely done, turn the hate to those who pay so much money and time in defiance

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    Thanks Etaew, awesome as always, some interesting responces... lets see how it plays out.

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    +2 vorpal props of sharpness to Etaew for cobbling this stuff together.

    Damn interesting reading. My only concern is that bits purchased stuff should be able to remain in the claims area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Etaew View Post
    ESTIMATE FOR MAX EGO POINTS

    It's 5800 with change.

    - Question should have read exact and not estimate, and broken down by DLC ownership
    If you don't have any of the DLCs and missed the limited time pursuits in the episodes category etc, your max EGO will be roughly in the 5500s. With those limited time pursuits, max EGO is in the low 5600s. I know this b/c I have most of those and hit the max exp bar cap. If I finish out the dueling pursuit in multiplayer and clan rank pursuits, my max EGO will be 5601. With DLCs it can go just barely over 5800 as of right now.

    The only thing I can't say for sure is if it could be higher if you're a newer player who didn't hit the 5k max EGO back in the day. This is questionable b/c even though those players hit 5k EGO, their experience bars were still going up as they defeated mobs, did co-ops, pvp, etc etc and there is no mention of that xp being accumulated automatically when the EGO cap went up. In other words, it could have been wasted xp gain and lost to your EGO level or it may have been accumulated but I personally don't feel like it was given to me. Started a live chat and submitted a ticket about it, GM couldn't answer that question. Apparently they didn't have a copy/paste response for it.

    So yeah, that's my 2 cents on max EGO cap. All the more reason you will need the DLC if you want to be able to compete with higher level EGO players b/c since weapons and shields have a higher damage threshold with a higher EGO rating would mean you are capped at what damage you could possibly deal and take from those players. In the long run, it does matter even if you are the most highly skilled player, you would still be at a disadvantage.
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