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    Question [Defiance Community Q&A] Post Questions Here for June 6

    Question collection thread for: Friday, June 6, 2014 Updated to post: #120

    Questions have been carried over from previous collection threads.

    For previous transcripts see Defiance Data

    Hot Topics
    • Disconnects
    • Upgrade Rarity

    Game Mechanics
    • What are the nano-effect chances per nano effect and rarity?
    • What is the base health amount for players, and what is the calculation that increases health as your EGO Rating increases?
    • What is the actual radius of a conflict site for determining whether a character is included in the conflict site's Threat Rating calculation?

    Free to Play / Season 2
    • Is there still a single queue for all of the characters on an account? In the Server it indicates that gear will be in lock boxes for the items above the starting number of slots. How will I know which lock box goes with which character?
    • Why did you add a loadout change time to the full screen menu?
    • What is the loadout change duration, and why did you choose it?

    Features
    • Are we ever going to have a UI element to emote and interact socially?
    • ***Can we have a key to hide the UI?
    • ***Can we have the option to detach mouse aim mode, so I can view my beautiful outfit from the any angle?
    • ***Can we get a setting to open up our vehicles entry to clan members, friends or everyone?
    • ***Can we have a button (or re-use E when inventory is full) to have the ability to salvage trash weapons on the ground?

    Quality of Life
    • The Quick Menu for Clans only show 15 members on the list. Viewing again reverses the order, could this be improved?
    • Could the player status on the friends list be updated to more accurately display what a player is engaged in? are they in the radius and in combat of a conflict site, emergency, arkfall, siege? are they idle? "Exploring" is too generic, maybe you could list the nearest extraction point.
    • Why are German and French news translated much later than the English ones?
    • Could we have a defined social area where we can have our characters lower our weapons and be able to look around to take pictures of our outfits and perform social interactions?
    • Since we now have consumable charges and breakdown on pickup if our supply is full, can we automatically do this on moving over them? We no longer have the option of strategically swapping out grenades or spikes anymore.
    • With the Salvage Matrix being able to increase rarity is there anything that is being done to prevent the trading market from collapsing?
    • Any plans to update the patch notes on XBOX and PS3?
    • Can the main map icon for challenges have a color or visual representation of the medal you have earned to assist with pursuits?
    • Players still feel negatively towards people who break the locks in the Warmaster encounter, we don't want to. Please introduce a mechanic to stop the potential griefing of players on both sides.
    • Can we have a universal mute option?
    • Players feel that accumulating Chimera Reputation and Caeruleum Cores take too long and want to know if there will be a Chimera weekly contract in the future?
    • **When breaking down an item it moves you to the top of the screen, could we have the place saved?
    • **Can we have an option to disable the Windows key on PC, so that I'm not taken to my desktop if I hit it by mistake in the heat of the action?
    • **Is it possible to add repair armour boxes beside the ammo boxes in co-op maps on all level(standard,advanced,expert) before the end boss fights in case players run out of repair armour stims?
    • **Can event reward popups not show until you leave combat? I've been killed a few times when this shows towards the end of a siege. (the recent popup issue also highlighted the need for this)
    • **Can we have tabs on our inventory and stores for the different types of items
    • ***Can you add usb keyboard chat window controls in the xbox 360 version
    • ***(XBOX) It is currently easy to accidentally favourite or unfavourite items. Can you move the favourite/unfavourite button in the inventory, from the left dpad/analogue movement to another button (perhaps to the Y button).
    • ***Could you make more ranks for clans and/or also give the founder control over what the ranks can and can't do. example. Founder can make someone a officer and give them the right to add someone to the clan but not promote someone from recruit to member.
    • ***When an entire group joins matchmaking and a group member disconnects during the map can the leader of the group be asked if they want to open the party for matchmaking? It's not enjoyable when running a clan group expert map and when a member disconnects they are replaced with a random person.

    Balance / Difficulty
    • Are there any plans to re-introduce scaling to the co-op maps?
    • Some Bmgs, add a slowing effect and the bio visual. So why aren't the bio effects (dot, and armor breaking) added completely those weapons?
    • Any chance we can get the turrets at Volge Sieges to scale up more with threat level? Right now, turrets are pretty much useless, and part of the many issues with Volge Sieges right now.
    • Advanced Weapons don't seem to be balanced for Threat Levels, a particular example is the Reapeer used in the Afflicted Siege at Diablo.
    • Any news on a fix for the Sharpshooting Savior threat level balance problems?
    • *how about Thorn Liro vendor? the items there are stuck at 2000 EGO level even if you're way over 5000. this way the Thawandaye pursuit will have some meaning other than getting +EGO levels (for now, every item purchased for pursuit gets vendored right away)
    • *With the new difficulty settings it is much more risky to grab ammo. Any chance of changing the animation to a 'quick grab' like in the coop maps?
    • *TL10 with two high EGO players on daily contracts can be overwhelming. Not the difficulty as much as the sheer number of enemies. Are they reviewing the spawn rate and criteria for this at all?
    • *The multiplayer shadow wars awards very low clan points, will it be possible to bring it inline with death match points being awarded.
    • *The Cerberus seems pretty weak after weapon scaling went in. Any chance of a hp buff for the old dog?
    • *Can the bonus rolls for faction vendors be randomized?
    • **Could we see an Ark Salvage -> Arkforge merchant conversion like we have for Scrip->Ark Salvage?
    • **Are there any plans to add nano effects to melee weapons?
    • **Are there any plans to make vendor legendary weapons more desirable?
    • **Are there any plans to increase the score multiplier for some of the Gunslinger arenas to allow people to reach gold easier?
    • **Are there any plans to increase the amounts of Scrip rewarded?
    • ***Could emergency rewards be looked at in relation to max ego rating characters?
    • ***Is there any chance of adding 10 chimera rep to the expert co-op maps upon completion?

    Cosmetic
    • Could we see a title or outfit for old players based on a certain played time threshold?
    • When could we see a barber or plastic surgeon added to allow us to change the way that we look?
    • *When could we see the APS outfit?
    • *Will we get 7th legion helmets that match the armours ?
    • *Will we get any trenchcoats?
    • *Hats can change hairstyle AND color. Are there any plans to have a more consistent look to your character?
    • *what about bald heads for characters?
    • *any chance they can raise outfit drop rate of boxes?
    • ***Are there any plans to make the Hellbug headgear available for use?

    Future
    • Will we be able to increase the rarity of our spikes/stims/grenades anytime in the future?
    • Will you add the semi-auto assault battle rifles scope back as a mod?
    • Will it ever be possible to remove the scope from semi-auto assault battle rifles, using the assault scope mod?
    • Now that they have implemented changes to gun mechanics, when will they (Trion) focus on adding to/altering blade mechanics, adding a blades skill, and adding decapitations (with visuals) to the blades?
    • Will there be new Ego Powers and Perks added sometime soon?
    • Can we expect a Balance pass on weapons anytime soon?
    • Are we going to see the regular synergy mods in T5's?
    • Can we get mods for vehicles? To make them faster, stronger, more boost, etc.?
    • Are there any plans to have a defined area for high level players? for example a reverse of Mount Tam where the minimum Threat Level is set.
    • Will the Raptor get a mounted turret in the future?
    • When could we see the Gunslinger Arkfall Interior being used for Arkbreaks?
    • Are there any plans to gate access to the Warmaster to prevent lower EGO Ratings from entering?
    • Will there be an option to lower Weapon Rating for trade with people who are lower EGO Rating?
    • *how about cross-platform trading at least in global zones ?
    • *Will there be storage improvements?
    • ***What are our chances of getting a infection/parasite type resistance on shields or otherwise?
    • ***Will the prices given when selling a legendary item to a vendor be increased? 2, 500 scrip is not nearly enough for the hard work that went into procuring a legendary item, I think 10, 000 scrip would be appropriate.
    • **With the new emphasis on nano effects, are we or could we see an update to both infectors and BMG's? Specifically, have both weapon types have nano rolls added to their damage? Naturally, it would be visually expected that they would visually change as well from the new nano (IE: BMG's shooting green, purple, etc. Infector Bugs being green, purple, etc.)
    • **Could we remove Arkforge upgrading from weapons and give them XP, so you have to level them up. (Mastery first level then continue to level them up from there. So essentially leveling up as you do.) EDIT: Thinking on it more, leave Arkforge (for 5000 EGO players) and also give them XP so us lower EGOs actually get an option with our weapons other than scrapping them.
    • ***Trion made all Faction weapons into tradeable commodities. YAY!! But…they left the Faction weapons we had already pulled as UN-tradeable. Is there any reason for this? Will this be looked at again? I’d like for us to be able to trade ALL of our Faction weapons.
    • ***When will the invisible enemies glitch be fixed since it has been around since launch and seems to gets worse with each new dlc?
    • ***Can we get a vote to kick option for the co-op maps instead of just kick from group option, i't annoying when you get a player in an expert co-op map that does not move from the start point or always stays back just far enough to not get shot at by the enemies wanted others to finish the map for them?
    • ***Why does it ask you if you want to buy lock boxes with bits/resources when your in the lock box vendor and can that be removed, keep that stuff to the store?
    • ***For those that don't want to take part in boosting or scaling is there any chance of a /nohelp command which wont boost you or let anyone join your current conflict site etc.
    • **Are we ever going to get a place to store our gear? (locker/house)?
    • **Originally Decoy was supposed to have a perk that made the Decoy explode causing damage to surrounding enemies. Will this perk ever be added?
    • **Will we get mods that change our guns synergy?
    • **Will we ever get weapons with two nano effect like the Northstar?
    • **What are the reasons behind not bringing the game to next generation consoles, would they require a lot more resources to support?
    • **Are there any plans to add interactions and conversations with NPCs?
    • **When will matchmaking for arenas actually put you in a PUG instead of just sending you in solo? No point in having them in the matchmaking menu if it just sends you in without actually putting you in a group.
    • **Is there any chance of a post season pass sale?
    • **Will we ever be able to roll bonuses on older weapons to add them for those that are missing?
    • **Are there any plans for getting Co-Op Arenas more attractive? Involving in Dailies, Weeklies, etc.

    Clarification / Update
    • The last response on mechanics to aid in encouraging new players to behave in a socially acceptable way was way out of touch and angered community members, could you please rephrase so we know that you understand our concerns in this matter?
    • Will there be any more contests or community events from you guys?
    • How will the Daily and Weekly reward boxes be changing? and will the current boxes also be changed as people are hoarding them at the moment.
    • Can you please clearly state all at once, in writing, on the forums (in this thread, maybe?) the whole truth about the Rarity Upgrade feature? Will the be tradable? Will the faction weapons get their faction bonus upgraded as well (like the % chance of activating an Overcharge-like effect on the Wildcat)? Will we be able to rarity upgrade Grenades? Will we be able to upgrade Shields to ARK? Will shields get their bonuses upgraded (i.e. will a purple 50% regen bump up to 75% when upgraded to legendary)?
    • Trick mentioned once, something about being able to one day fight the Pows, or have them as pets, or even mounts. Any plans for any of that to happen?
    • *Do higher rarity weapons proc their nano effect more often than lower ones? and if so, what are the rates?
    • ***Are there any updates on the topic of having skills levels and bonuses for the melee line?
    • ***Is there any update on a raid party concept and UI representation with chat?
    • ***Any word on why the full damage radius boosters do nothing on detonators and rocket launchers? Or why the damage booster barrels don't affect any of the split grenade detonators (ground pounders etc) or rocket launchers (hydra etc) and in some cases actually LOWER damage?
    • ***Why does EGO scaling of weapons use such an irregular function? Why couldn't you just make it plain linear or polynomial?
    • ***Regarding the double mob spawns, were mob ability synergies and other knock-on effects taken into consideration? These includes stunlocks, double or even quad grenade salvos effectively delivering unavoidable one-hit kills, the "reindeer express" (multiple viscera rushes), and mob zergs?
    • **Is it intended for the DLC 5 vendor to sell 1 arkforge per 10 reputation points?
    • **People are still not feeling that the warmaster shield delay is correct, could we get a further update on this?
    • **Is it intended that a player can combine and stack various perks with a 7th legion shield to gain a permanent nano resistance (to the specific nano of the shield)?
    • **Since it is only possible to earn a maximum of 10 cores per week, but 120 rep a week (with Paradise) and 70 per week with chimera, is there any plan to put things in these vendors that we can actually spend rep on?
    • **Will patch notes ever reflect the "under the hood" changes that come with every update/patch , Specifically the endless tweaking to bloom/recoil with assault rifles and Lmg's ?
    • **I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but I thought someone said that all weapons that you "cannot trade" will match your ego? Is that something that was just forgotten about?? Will this be something that will be done or could it change so that the "cannot trade" be taken away?
    • **It was stated by TD that Bio and Electric Nanos were being tweaked; with Bio getting a slight negative adjustment and Electric getting a small positive one. Is this still going to occur?
    • *Trick said they finally understood our problem with the shield stats When is this going to be fixed?
    • *What was the logic/reason behind removing epic mod hoards from the paradise vendor and adding the full synergy/Weapon kit instead ?
    • *Trick mentioned there there was no intention to add manual phase swapping, yet in large clans and jumping around between them phases are manually swapped. This is a penalty to those not in a clan or a large clan. Other games like Neverwinter and Star Trek Online have manual phase swapping, could further elaboration be given to this design decision for Defiance?

    PvP
    • Since the scaling patch was added in PvP if you try to run over an opposing team player with a vehicle it doesn't kill them anymore and barely does any damage, will you scale the vehicle collision damage to the increase of shields and health now?
    • The Health / Shields of the PvP vehicles (Quad / Cereberus) are really low compared to the old days (pre-scaling patch), you used to have to use the perk (Wrecking Ball) and a vehicle weapon killer ( VBI Derailer / VoT Breaker Cannon) to destroy vehicles consistently nowadays they are death traps with paper thin Health / Shields. Will this be corrected?
    • With another change expected to Damage Reduction for PvP in the next patch, are you leading us to believe that you are splitting PvP and PvE stats now?
    • Can we expect a Balance pass to the Ego Powers (Decoy / Cloak) mainly and Perks anytime soon?
    • Since you can fly through the overall content at an exponentially fast rate, will their be a better incentive for players to PvP since that literally is the end game right now? Addition of factions?Territory Control? Base Control?
    • This issue of ghosting in / out of Shadow War to save yourself from harm or refreshing your Ego Power from safety is popping up alot, will there be a a fix / penalty for abusing this mechanic?
    • You mentioned in the past stream that a new PvP map is being worked on, wouldn't it be worth more of your time to fix and make a stable / balanced PvP then include a new map that no one will play?
    • Also since the addition of the PvP Tiered system awhile back, it basically removes the people like myself who have PvP'ed alot back in the days since we cannot find any competitive PvP matches due to our High Tier Placement and no one near our placement Tier. Will this PvP Tiered system be removed so we can get back into the overall que for Competitive matches?
    • Also, will capture the flag ever be in PvP?

    Bugs
    • The FRC Nomad non nano shoots Blue Votan Bullets with the corresponding sounds while the FRC Sub Carbine non nano shoots the correct type of yellow low tech bullets with the correct sound. Will you ever fix the bullet visual / sound of the FRC Nomad?
    • When is the slugger going to get fixed?
    • When will you fix the glitch were the Cerberus is leveling up for itself and not awarding EGO points and also not updating the pursuit were you need to reach lvl 5 ?
    • ***Sometimes clan leaders (sometimes even the founder) cannot promote recruits or members? The recruits/members are online and active. A different leader is able to do it at the same time.
    • **Can we get an update on the priority of fixing Mod vendors? Currently Iron Demon and Coit Tower are the only two Mod Vendors working as Trick suggested they should be. Meaning that they should all be selling the same gun type specials as their permanent white/green list.
    • **When breaking down items, I find that the item remains on the list, and only when I break down the next item does it disappear
    • **Disappearing enemies, buildings, trees, bodies...
    • **The new Smelter attack shares the same sound effect as the Archer "mortar" attack. It's weird to hear a hellbug shriek each time they use it, could you give them a different one?
    • **Could we get an update on the Warmaster encounter on XBOX and Critical Errors?
    • **Too many loot items on the ground causes friendly players to not show
    • *I think zone chat is broken on Xbox 360, any ETA on when it will be fixed?
    • *Seascape Farms conflict site boundaries seem too large. When a Major Arkfall event occurs the Seascape event counter seems to take your score from around the minor arkfalls.

    Suggestions / Requests
    • With the new features being added for Arkforge usage, I believe they need to make it so any weapon/shield that, has it's rarity changed, it's base rolls altered, it's nano altered, or it's synergy altered, needs to be rendered untradable. Is this possible, and will you at least consider it?
    • To fix the warmaster lockbreaking issues people have, can Trion make it cost an arkspike to unlock each lock, on top of the four it costs to get in? More people would have to use ark batteries that way, so more people would have some investment in trying to win.
    • Could we offer starter clans for new players? Automatically joined on character create with the notification about how to leave. It would be better to get them into the social experience from the start.
    • **Could we see any items purchasable with Paradise reputation only instead of cores?
    • **Could we have chat groups?
    • **Could we have Bigger Groups or Raid Groups (24)
    • **The ability to purchase access to a Private Shard (monthly, weekly, or yearly), one where you can invite people you want in, but no-one can teleport to you. (suggested by a clan mate who is crazy so dont jump on me).

    Answers
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    Will Season 2 episode missions be repeatable?

    We're aiming to make that possible when all of the Season 2 missions are available, yep.
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    Can there be something done with purchasing items from the Lockbox vendor for bits, it's easy to do this as a mistake?

    First - There was absolutely no intention for this to be a way to trick people into using bits.

    However I can see how you could purchase with bits by mistake (especially with lag), and we don't want that.

    We will add a confirmation box (for bits only) to confirm the purchase. Its a client change so we need to both update the UI for this, then get it out in a client patch - so it won't happen right away.
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    Look at this beautiful new thread! Post your questions here, please.

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    - Is the Raptor ever going to get its mounted turret...or is that just a forgotten thought?

    - Are we ever going to have a emote option menu again?

    - Are we ever going to see the Gun Slinger Arkfall Interior used for anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus Batman View Post
    Perhaps make it so each lock costs an Arkspike to open. Atleast then we won't hear the excuse, "I placed all 4 spikeythingies ootsidez soooo I canz shootz lockz if I wantz."

    Anotherwords it will take 4 to summon the Arkbreak, and once inside another (sorry drew a blank on number of locks lol) set to open the locks.
    You know worded so it doesn't make a jab at players. Lol
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    1. Would you consider putting a minimum EGO requirement on the Warmaster to dissuade people from bringing their lower level EGOs in to level up? IE: Treat the Warmaster as a mid to end game boss.

    2. Any update on revisiting the missions a lot of people missed out on from Season 1?

    3. Any chance of using Arkforge to lower a weapon for someone since the higher EGOs cannot be shared with people who missed out on the removed mission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa View Post
    1. Would you consider putting a minimum EGO requirement on the Warmaster to dissuade people from bringing their lower level EGOs in to level up? IE: Treat the Warmaster as a mid to end game boss.

    2. Any update on revisiting the missions a lot of people missed out on from Season 1?

    3. Any chance of using Arkforge to lower a weapon for someone since the higher EGOs cannot be shared with people who missed out on the removed mission.
    If you are hoping for a chance at getting the removed ego levels, forget it. They have said repeatedly they will not bring those back for people who do not have them.

    As for the weapons. Are you going to buy weapons that are going to be too high for you at start, spend the af to lwer them, only to spend more af to raise them again later when you level up? I sure wouldn't that is a huge waste of Af, and few sellers will spend the af to lower the gun for you either.
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    That's because Batman is the best.
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    As usual Batman is right.
    Quote Originally Posted by dramaQkarri View Post
    Because Batman is ALWAYS RIGHT!
    Quote Originally Posted by TheReaper2662 View Post
    Batman is boss. He will never lose because he is the best. That's that. Oh yeeeah

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    Forgive me if this one has been answered before (just returning after 4 month hiatus):

    Around 1st or 2nd DLC (can't remember) buying keys started costing scrip as well as salvage. Then, the devs said something about that sucked (not exact quote lol) and took away the scrip cost. Now upon returning, I've noticed not only is the scrip cost back but it is actually more expensive than the first time. Why?
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    My question is...

    Any chance of having the game we want instead of a game that is broken? I thought a game development team was supposed to listen to its audience, not ignore them and do the exact opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JxSiN View Post
    Forgive me if this one has been answered before (just returning after 4 month hiatus):

    Around 1st or 2nd DLC (can't remember) buying keys started costing scrip as well as salvage. Then, the devs said something about that sucked (not exact quote lol) and took away the scrip cost. Now upon returning, I've noticed not only is the scrip cost back but it is actually more expensive than the first time. Why?
    People once again complained about nothing to use on scrip.

    Trion's response was that they never meant to remove the scrip costs. Basicly in this instance, I will agree with Whippy and Dis, even though I dislike agreeing with Whippy most of the time, when it comes to Trion not being able to make a permanent choice or figure anything out completely.
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    That's because Batman is the best.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheOz View Post
    As usual Batman is right.
    Quote Originally Posted by dramaQkarri View Post
    Because Batman is ALWAYS RIGHT!
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    Batman is boss. He will never lose because he is the best. That's that. Oh yeeeah

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    Suggestion: Universal muting for chat. Either one that mutes all chat or one that only allows clan/friend chat. I'm sick of seeing the same things pop up in chat.

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