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    Friday Live Stream Question Compilation

    I thought I would start getting peoples questions put together in one location for people to ask during the Friday Trion Worlds Livestream Extravaganza Spectacular!

    Rob Hill Interview - 10:36
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledgehammer70 View Post
    Join us this Friday as we kick off an EXCLUSIVE Defiance Live Stream! This week we sit down actor Grant Bowler, star of Syfy’s upcoming Defiance TV series and go hands on within Grant’s character Nolan in our Defiance PC Beta. We will also host a live Q&A with Grant to answer both your Game and TV show questions.

    Make sure to follow us at www.twitch.tv/trionworlds to get notified when we go Live!

    When: Friday, March 22nd @ 3:00PM PT
    Where: www.twitch.tv/trionworlds

    Have a question about Defiance you would like answered during our Live Stream? Post them below!

    ^This thread can be found Here.


    Below I will keep track of questions that we the community may want to ask during the stream. Post them here! While I work at my job I can also keep this thread up to date in hopes to streamline as many questions as we can.

    I am also going to rely on some of you veterans to maybe answer the questions before they go to stream. Answers to most common questions and to some of the live stream can also be found Here (^-^)b. Special thanks to Rokkrwolf for keeping the FAQ up to date with questions answered from all over.

    Example of how to ask a question:
    Q: Do weapons have a fixed number of times they can level up? Or can you increase a weapons level indefinitely?

    Questions in red were answered during the Live Stream. Link to the video archive can be found here Video Archive (^-^)b.

    Answered: 02/11/2013 - 02/15/2013 Live Stream

    Q: Does forming a group or party increase your loot drop rates? or quality of loot that drops?
    Q: What sort of specifics can the dev's go into about vehicle customization?
    Q: there planning on releasing loads of content? will some most or all be at expense?
    Q: Will there be standardized PvP gear in order to ensure competitive PvP (->Guild Wars/ normal Shooters); or will will PvP-players be forces to grind PvE for Equip (->WoW) ? (Answered by Bee. Thanks Bee.)
    Q: Is there going to be some kind of storage, similar to "banks" of fantasy mmos, where we can store things we want to keep but not carry around?
    Q: Is there any snow type areas on the map?
    Q: Is there a new game+? Once you finish the main story can you restart it with the same character?
    Q: How many characters can you make or is there just the one?
    Q: Can a Arkfall occur in a Shadow War zone?
    Q: Will the stats of weapons be fixed or randomized?


    Answered: 02/18/2013 - 02/22/2013 Live Stream -Jump to 3:39:00 for start of questions.

    Q: Are there any rewards for being in a group? XP? Scrip? Loot? A: Yes, the more people the better - provided by Rokkrwolf
    Q: Is there a limit to the number of people who can join the Shadow Wars? A: 96 by Rokkrwolf Thanks Rokkr
    Q: How will they be set up ie US EU? A: EU and US will have seperate dedicated servers. Answer was during IGN stream which you can watch in my sig below.
    Q: Will there ever be a chance that we may see our character in the TV show? A: there will be a contest during the first season of the show where one lucky persons toon will enter the show in the second season. - Moosealini found this. TY
    Q: How many servers will the consoles have? A: See FAQ guide Here (^-^)b.
    Q: Can you explain what the authenticator will be all about? A: Added security for your account when you log in.
    Q: How many different weapon manufacturers are there? A: No different manufacturers. But different weapon types are in the game.
    Q: How many times can you level any single weapon? A: 3:40 video; Its a lot.
    Q: Can you survive a infector shot? As in a teammate can shoot it off ect? A: 3:40 on video; Yes you can survive an infector shot.
    Q: What are some of the PVP goals we can look forward to if we decide to play PVP extensively? A: Loot, Expirence, Ranks



    Answered: 02/25/2013 - 03/01/2013 Live Stream

    Answers by Sledgehammer70:

    Q: Can you show the purchasable weapon upgrades (Clips, Suppressors etc.) and how to add them to a weapon within the game?
    A: I will see if we can show that off in an upcoming video.

    Q: If you played Defiance on the Xbox, can you switch over to PC or PS3 and still have your Stats, Characters, Weapons etc.?
    A: No, we will not support cross platform accounts or play. Your character, progression and stats will only be available for the platform your playing on.

    Q: Well as we all know there are separate "Shards" on a server to help separate the players for server load etc. So exactly how many shards are there on a server or how do the mechanics work for it? Which brings up another question of is there a possible way to switch "shards" to join your friends/clans?
    A: The servers will favor your groups and friends over random people. In all I don’t have a ton of detail to provide around this as the team is working on the many aspects this question covers as we speak.

    Q: How many servers will the consoles have?
    A: A ton! As the game gets more and more people we will add more and more servers. Keep in mind most of these servers are already prepped to be flipped on as the player base grows.

    Q: When the game comes out will the Alpha still be running to test DLC/Patches or does it end with the games release..?
    A: I would assume it will go offline at launch, but there is a good chance we will kick it back on for new content testing etc… but most of that is unknown at this time.

    Q: How would the Devs. be active among its fans game wise?.
    A: The Devs will be playing the game under their own user handles. We have plans for 'play with developers' events etc. all in the works.


    Gameplay Related:
    Q: Is there an update on the maximum number of members in a guild? What is necessary to start a guild?
    A: Currently Alpha does not have a 'Clan' cap, but that doesn't mean the team will not cap it in the long run. To start a 'Clan' you need a EGO rating for 50 and 5,000 scrip
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    Q: How long in-game time does it take to go from day to night?
    A: Roughly 2 hours currently, not entirely sure it will stay that way.

    Q: Do weapon proficiency carry over to a new weapon of the same type?
    A: Yes

    Q: As a group leader will you have abilities to set primary targets so people can assist in focus fire. Or set primary and secondary targets for party members to focus on?
    A: Not currently, but as always we are looking for more and more ways to keep improving upon Defiance.


    PVP Questions:
    Q. Can you summon the cerberus in the open world while questing or it only in shadow wars or instance?
    A: It is currently only available in Shadow Wars. But... the game has a ton of vehicles you haven't seen yet.

    Q: What happens if too many people quit right before Shadow War ends?
    A: The system will scale up based on the amount of players currently participating within that Shadow War. If a bunch of people leave the amount of capture points will remain the same.

    Q: Can you cover the different PVP maps, how many players on each 4x4, 8x8, 16x16?
    A: Our massive co-op battles take place in different parts of the game world. Depending how many users/players join will determine the size of the event. 15v15 will start with 2 capture/ defend points and it will scale up as more players join.


    International Questions:
    Q: Are the servers regional, and if so would players be able to join another server(i.e can People from UK play with people from the USA)?
    A: Yes the servers are regional, and yes you can join whatever server you would like



    Thank you to Sledge for answering all of the above question! His responses can be found on Page 12 #116 & Page 17 #164


    Answered: 03/04/2013 - 03/08/2013 Live Stream

    Q: With the many different weapon elemental types. Can you cover what each does? Also, will certain elemental types have stronger or weaker effects on different enemy types? Like corrosive is strong against scrappers? A: Elemental Answers Here.
    Q: Confirmation on the Massively article that said that on launch there would be no social aspects at launch. No clans...? A: Clans will be in game come launch.
    Q: Will there be a "hero" or "heroic" type mode for the Co-op instances? If people are unsure as to what that is, it's just a higher difficulty for the areas. A: Not at this time but it doesn't mean it can't show up later in DLC. (^-^)b
    Q: As (GM)Guild Master what can his/her do with clan?(make ranks?) A: We heard that ranks in clans will be something we'll be seeing in Defiance. Woot!
    Q: Do sniper rifles have a higher chance to cause elementals to cause their effect? or do machine guns have a much better chance due to their high rate of fire? A: We dont know what % is the chance to nano a target with the weapons. They seem to all start off equally. There are skills which can increase the elemental or nano effects so it procs more often, that we do know.
    Q: Are there elements that only the enemies have? A: If they have it we have it (^-^)b


    Answered: 03/11/2013 - 03/15/2013 Live Stream

    Answers by Sledgehammer70:

    Game Play Related:
    Q: Does critical hits increase chance of elemental effects?
    A: Nope - crit only adds the crit multi for damage
    Q: Does each pellet of a shotgun create a chance to have the element go off? Could you in theory hit a bunch of people with an element in one shot?
    A: Yes, each pellet has a chance.


    Ego Related:
    Q: 'Failsafe' is only good for one shot, because if you get hit your shields stop recharging. Is this Correct?
    A: That is correct.
    Q: Is one bar of health equal to 250?
    A: From the last time I saw the numbers yes, a bar is equal to 250 health
    Q: Why did you guys decide on such short amounts of duration for your abilities?
    A: This decision was put into place because it allows us to have perks to increase the frequency of ability use. If you could have used them a ton from the get go, by the time you perk out you'd pretty much have them on 100% of the time.
    Q: Does Crouching count as standing still or do you have to be fully standing? (for abilities such as 'single minded' and 'fortified stance')
    A: “Crouching still” (if that’s a real thing) counts as “standing still”. Our team is rewording the description as we can see how that’s confusing.
    Q: Does 'rear guard' and 'combat medic' stack when you are healing someone? b. And if it does, does that mean that you can get down to 0 damage anytime you are hit from behind while healing? c. If that is the case then does that mean that you would never get interrupted in that situation?
    A: Yes, they stack and you won’t take damage. If you take those perks you can be the designated reviver.
    Q: Does 'sensor sweep' reveal them for good or just for the duration of your decoy? (or until they use the 'cloak' ability again)
    A: At the moment you activate Decoy, it turns off the cloak of enemies in the area. They have to wait for the power to refresh to use it again.
    Q: Does 'sensor sweep' reveal based on the distance from yourself or from your decoy?
    A: You, but since it happens the moment the power is activated it‘s pretty much the same thing as if it was from the decoy
    Q: Does 'Crash Test Dummy' reduce damage from vehicle turrets or just from collision damage?
    A: Just collision.
    Q: In a vehicle with multiple people, does 'hell on wheels' bonus stack?
    A: Yes


    PVP Questions:
    Q: Is the Infiltrator outfit just a PVP outfit? (rumor I heard just want verification)
    A: Our PvP outfits can only be equipped in PvP, you cannot equip a PvP outfit in PvE. We did this so people couldn't equip a PvP outfit and then stand in a shadow war and confuse other players.
    Q: How does the matching of teams work in pvp? Is it based off your power ranking?
    A: We use both power and ELO rating for match making. Shadow War only uses Power Rating. The instanced battlegrounds use both Power Rating and ELO rating in order to match the teams up.
    Q: Will there be dynamic PVP events besides the shadow war?
    A: We are working on additional Shadow War modes but as of right now any open world PvP will be an extension of the shadow war system.


    Dev Questions:
    Q: Is there going to be an App for defiance kinda like halo waypoint, where you can see your guild mates?
    A: We have spoken of apps like this but as of right now they are not in development, we've been extremely pressed on resources and we've decided to focus on the game itself.
    Q: How closely do the writers of the show and the writers for the game work together? Does one of the two group of writers get precedence in decision making or do both teams truly work together?
    A: Defiance has been a hand in hand operation from day one, during development we have had their writers in our studio and we've sent some of our devs to theirs as well. We have both given up certain things in order to work with the other side, there are somethings that are very easy to do on film but difficult to do in games and of course it goes the other way.
    Q: Do you know if they have multi-screen support in this game? Or 3d?
    A: Defiance will not support multi-screen setups nor will it support 3D tech at this time


    Thank you to Sledge for answering all of the above question! His responses can be found on Page 33 #327 and Page 34 #340

    Answered: 03/18/2013 - 03/22/2013

    Q: What happens with mission rewards when your inventory is full.
    A: The items go into the bit shop where they can be recovered if your inventory is full once you complete the quest/missions.


    This weeks stream was a special one. We had Rob Hill and Grant Bowler live!
    Check it out and see Sledgehammer work his magic and answer a bunch of question which were brought up during the live stream.

    Update 03/25/2013 - 03/29/2013

    With a new week starting this means a new week of us collecting question that we would like to have possibly answered for this weeks up coming Friday live stream. I am going to try to change the questions that were answered this last week here to red so we know which are still left open.

    If you find a new one post it in this thread. I'll be sure to add it.

    Game Play Related:
    Q: What exactly is synergy and how does it work?
    Q: Can you link items in chat to view stats and share with people?
    Q: Is rain present in the game ?

    Ego Related:


    PVP Questions:


    International Questions:

    Dev Questions:
    Q: Is there is an Armory or API features being developed for the game?
    Q: Are there any plans to create and sale a lore compendium in the future? Perhaps after Season 1 of the show?

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    Q: Will there ever be an in game trading system/ Auction house?

    Q: Will there be dynamic special events? (Example: Say a major event happens in the show. Like a giant arkfall or something. Will this be translated into the game world in a way other than just more frequent arkfalls or loot pick ups)

    Q: What sort of specifics can the dev's go into about vehicle customization?
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    Q: Will there ever be a chance that we may see our character in the TV show?

    Q: Will there be motorcycles?

    Q: How much wood can a hellbug chuck if a hellbug could chuck wood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeroRamai View Post
    Q: How much wood can a hellbug chuck if a hellbug could chuck wood?
    dunno but your better off asking if thats ok with chuck dont you think?

    Q: there planning on releasing loads of content? will some most or all be at expense?
    Confirmed Codes: 1-90 <- here
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    Q: Will there be standardized PvP gear in order to ensure competitive PvP (->Guild Wars/ normal Shooters); or will will PvP-players be forces to grind PvE for Equip (->WoW) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdric View Post
    Q: Will there be standardized PvP gear in order to ensure competitive PvP (->Guild Wars/ normal Shooters); or will will PvP-players be forces to grind PvE for Equip (->WoW) ?
    They said their well be gear you can only get from doing pvp, and it will help you in pvp. :3

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    Yea, but they also said that'll mostly be about special appearance.
    They didn't say anything about the level of power.
    For example: In a certain popular MMO there also was PvP gear, yet a grinded PvE gear would give you the upper hand over it.
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    [QUOTE=Q: Will there be dynamic special events? (Example: Say a major event happens in the show. Like a giant arkfall or something. Will this be translated into the game world in a way other than just more frequent arkfalls or loot pick ups)[/QUOTE]

    On the DICE video they talked about a plague appearing in the show and becoming a week long event in the game. I'm not sure if this was just an example of something that "could" happen or something that "will" happen. So I would say "yes" to that Q.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkxEFNKdu1M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdric View Post
    Yea, but they also said that'll mostly be about special appearance.
    They didn't say anything about the level of power.
    For example: In a certain popular MMO there also was PvP gear, yet a grinded PvE gear would give you the upper hand over it.
    Dcuo? I hated that, but I dont think it will matter all that much, I believe that the pvp will just serve some looks purpose to show you are an awesome pvper. Have you played Mabinogi? I think it will be similar to that in many aspects such as that. Where the gear you have won't matter but how you use it will.

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    Q: Will there ever be a colour scheme for outfit's so as to make ourselfs more individual but better then dc's 3 colour choice setup.
    Q: will there ever be more then just the US to explore as the rest of the world must look just like the rest of the America...?
    Q: Can you slow the vehicle's down as it makes the game feel to small at the moment...? ( I know the beta/alpha map is only a small part but just feels small to me).

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