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Issue 13: Architect
« on: August 26, 2008, 07:28:39 PM »
Issue 13 announced!

Make sure to check out Positron's letter to the players Here.

Discuss!
« Last Edit: August 26, 2008, 09:03:21 PM by Cath »

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Re: Issue 13: Architect
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 09:32:25 PM »
Honestly, it sounds very cool.  I hope they can pull it off successfully.  I just hope that they can balance giving us lots of options in mission design while not making it farmapalooza.

I also hope that, unlike a lot of other good ideas that have gone by the wayside (City Vault, CoH comic book, villain backgrounders, the Paragon Times, the fansite portal, etc. ad nauseum), that they actually follow through with taking the best arcs and making them part of the game officially.

I've been saying literally for years that user-generated content is the way to go, the Next Big Thing in MMORPGs.  I was extremely disappointed when Jack Emmert said that he didn't see it happening in City of Heroes, and I'm glad that the idea was resurrected.  I think that they have stumbled onto something that will make some big waves in the MMORPG market, if it is done well.

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Re: Issue 13: Architect
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2008, 02:35:12 AM »
I just hope that they can balance giving us lots of options in mission design while not making it farmapalooza.

The devs have recently displayed a sharp distaste for any form of farming. With things like the popular maps being put on timers, the new risk-v-reward sliding scale on the Family farm, etc. they have attempted to make a statement about it. I hope everyone reads Positron's letter, though. He makes some statements concerning the mission creator and the new merit system that should calm the Farm-Phobia in anyone.

There's one statement he makes that annoys me slightly, but I think his strategic use of quotes is more for political correctness than it is to deny a certain significant issue that exists in the current game. The devs have recently been much more open about their feelings toward certain things in the game - notably Castle and BAB. I'd like to see that trend continue. It actually needs to continue with the new systems coming.

Moral of this post: If you're reading this, please make sure you read Positron's letter. It's a good bit meatier than the Feature Update.

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Re: Issue 13: Architect
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2008, 03:17:57 AM »
now this is an Issue i'm REALLY looking forward to :)
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Re: Issue 13: Architect
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2008, 05:19:39 AM »
Indeed it is meatier...and by that I mean more in-depth with answers....don't be letting your wandering minds go far :P.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2008, 02:01:49 PM by Tazhyngarth »

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Re: Issue 13: Architect
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2008, 01:59:35 PM »
Taz...was the link in the original post not good enough for you?  :P

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Re: Issue 13: Architect
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2008, 02:01:34 PM »
No, it wasn't :P.  Duplication is the name of this game...just not in Mantis.

......I swear it wasn't Linked there during the time of my Posting >_<.

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Re: Issue 13: Architect
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2008, 08:38:39 PM »
You "swear", LOL. Nevermind the timestamp on the posts completely disagreeing with you. And to think you're the detailed one.  ;)

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Re: Issue 13: Architect
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2008, 10:27:59 PM »
(I was at this logging for my SG, but I figured I might as well post it up here, since no one else had yet that I could find. So here ya go guys! ^.^)

Here is a cleaned transcript from the weekend's Q&A on Test with Joe 'Hero 1' Morrissey on the Mission Architect. For those of us that couldn't attend the presentation made at PAX today, this gives us a few of the details that were revealed there. If a transcript of the presentation pops up somewhere, I'll post that here we well. For now, here are some answers to a few of the questions we've had about the Mission Architect from my log of the Q&A on Test...not much to go on, but still more than we had.

[Request] Honoree: Request Channel: Active
[Request] Honoree: Mission Architect: Announced
[Request] Honoree: Questions Regarding: I13 Possible
[Request] Honoree: PAX: Persona Active as Hero 1 'Joe Morrissey' Alive.
[Request] Honoree: Lost Cure: Inaffective
[Request] Honoree: Super Group Basses: TBA
[Request] Honoree: NPC Design: Something to consider
[Request] Honoree: AV & Heroes in Mission Architect: True
[Request] Honoree: Day Jobs: Player Housing: Negative
[Request] Honoree: Custom Maps: Not Availble At Launch: But 1000 maps will be.
[Request] Honoree: The extent that we're going to have unlockable content for Architects is something we're going to determine from testing, but some will for sure be locked.
[Request] Honoree: Cross faction will be possible: True
[Request] Honoree: You will be able to customize existing heroes, villains and enemy groups with a dozen or so options, if not more at launch
[Request] Honoree: Custome Text: True. All mission text: Open
[Request] Honoree: New Cimerora Content: No comment.... but it's cool.
[Request] Honoree: Custom Made Bosses: Maybe.
[Request] Honoree: Ally Pets: Totally In!
[Request] Honoree: Own Character As Entity in Map: Maybe
[Request] Honoree: Escort To Object: Possible
[Request] Honoree: Access To Mission Architect: From all viable city zones.
[Request] Honoree: Mission Architect Location: Top Secret... share later.
[Request] Honoree: Mission Architect: Cross Server. Cross Game CoH+CoV
[Request] Honoree: Souvenir. Temp Powers: Details Still To Announce.
[Request] Honoree: Players of Mission Architect: Rewarded XP, Influence, Badges... and more.
[Request] Honoree: Day Job Quantity: TBA
[Request] Honoree: Mission Architect + Bases = TBA
[Request] Honoree: 5 Minutes: To Termination.
[Request] Honoree: Player's will police missions: Profanity Filters in place: And More.
[Request] Honoree: Hero 1: Signing Off
[Request] Honoree: Stay True

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Re: Issue 13: Architect
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2008, 01:16:21 AM »
thnx for the nice transcript :D

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Own Character As Entity in Map: Maybe
i hope they'll enable this
this would make it so much more valuable imho

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Mission Architect: Cross Server. Cross Game CoH+CoV
but probably not cross continents :(
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Re: Issue 13: Architect
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2008, 03:38:14 PM »
Yeah Shades, you need to get a US account somehow.

Thanks very much for posting up the log. Awesome!

Wait...we get pet fish?!?

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[Request] Honoree: Super Group Basses: TBA

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Re: Issue 13: Architect
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2008, 03:53:42 PM »
a US account? i wish :(
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