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Embers of War expansion

Discussion in 'Design Discussions' started by Andrew, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Angelos_Sanguinum

    Angelos_Sanguinum Skeleton Archer

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    Arena like in shitty pve mmorpgs ? Really ? They made those arena-battlegrounds to substitute pvp with this shit. Now you doing it here.
    ND fanbois already called RoA Arena game since last year.

    Other changes are mostly fine.
    + Regionalization - it was done in DF UW. Results was controversial because of poor execution.

    P.S.
    Prepare to f2p hackwave.
     
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  2. Nat

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    Arena, jesus patch, wipe speculation... what year is it?
     
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  3. quietnoobz

    quietnoobz Chosen of Khamset

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    i predict this expansion will take till august 2019 to release, and they'll wipe cuz the crybabies want to vigorously outlevel the competition. game most likely will not survive beyond march 2019 if this expansion doesn't go through. a wipe would hurt the current community so that a dozen or two can be happy, and it will bleed as many players as it gains.
     
  4. Nat

    Nat Shadow Knight
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    2019 is optimistic. This could be 2020. And if there's a wipe looming over our heads (just like the last year of DFO) then less people will play. Serious fucking deja vu here.
     
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  5. Neilk

    Neilk Web Development & System Admin
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    This is planned for 2019 and there is no wipe planned.
     
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  6. Nat

    Nat Shadow Knight
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    Q1 2019 ends in 5 months. The last 5 months we've seen BPG flailing around with combat patches. Forgive us for not being excited.

    (edit: would love to be proven wrong though)
     
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  7. Auron

    Auron Chosen of Khamset
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    Nice! One big expansion its better than many little patch....
    Any plane to revert the combat or doing some changes? I'm just curious...
     
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  8. MWTaylor

    MWTaylor Community Manager
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    The topics mentioned under "Combat Diversity" will focus on the combat system. These include:

    - new specializations
    - new armors
    - new melee and archery skills
    - relics
    - and revised transmutations

    More information on these will be released when we are ready to present a full picture.
     
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  9. Shieldbreaker

    Shieldbreaker Undead Dwarf
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    That....is how MMOs work.

    Take a look at RuneScape or EVE Online or any other major sandbox MMO. Personally, I have not played many, only those two. You start as a 0, and, in the case of EVE, can never ever catch up. And still new players pick those games up all the time.

    You forgot to quote the next part, where I reminded everyone how the merest speculation of a wipe incoming took a huge dent out of DFO.

    I ain't against giving new players an easier time into the game, I doubt anyone is. But you don't do that by harming existing players. Because then the new players will be weary of becoming existing players that will be harmed.
     
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  10. Auron

    Auron Chosen of Khamset
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    i'm sure you make the game better doing a great work guys!!!
    but i mean if you have planed to doing some change to the combat first to release the expansion? ( i wrong the answer )
     
  11. game_dead

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    Saw this sent to my email and was thinking all of this came out already so I immediately started to download the game. Came to the forum to find out they're just started to work on it LOL. Can you guys stop telling me you're doing this and that. I believe it when I see it otherwise its just all talk.

    Move along nothing to see here.
     
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  12. Chantree

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    This is my mmo dream patch. I really hope this happens.
     
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  13. Sameog

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    This sounds great.

    Skeptical of Q1 2019 release, but who knows what is happening behind the scenes?

    Glad to see they listen and are going to add in a ranked arena.

    I wonder what their plan is for making the GUI/binding system less shit? It's really absurd how complicated it is to get a viable binding setup in this game. If the defaults are viable in pvp and there is a good tutorial + the practice arena, I think it would help with player retention massively.
     
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  14. Crunchbert

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    The first darkfall game I played was DND early beta before they ruined the game. But I loved the hotbar system, where you put weps on your wep bar and when you change it auto changed hotbar. Was way more simple than what we use here.

    they should implement something like that to make binding setup easier. Its way too complicated for new players.
     
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    Not really what people are expecting. In June they said it would be in the open world, not in safe zone, not a queue system like Guild Wars which would require extra servers $$$$$. So it really won't be noobie friendly. It will just be mainly for vets.
     
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    Chantree Dire Zombie
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    You need to re read the “arena” section of Andrews post
     
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  17. Andrew

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    The plan is to put it on a new layer of the world but not be instanced. Queuing would be to look for a fight and to get in line if others are already fighting in the arena(s). It is designed to give the combat elite a leaderboard to show off their talents and fight for the top spot and for new players to find fights that would be more around their level. Practice duels and group fighting, built in options to run tournaments and special events as well. This will be the competitive space for bragging rights and training, wagered fights, etc. This would be areas that you can spectate and walk around in as well.

    Access to this area is planned through bill boards.
     
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    THANK YOU.
     
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  19. Not_Primetime

    Not_Primetime Infernal
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    Right for the vets
    Like I said not instanced.
     
  20. Johhny Mad Dog

    Johhny Mad Dog Celestial

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    It Always the people not playing asking for a wipe.

    I remember the wipe rumors in DFO. It's was the final nail in it's coffin. Everybody that actively played stopped playing because well...it would get wiped anyway. Don't let the same crybabies kill this version.

    --- Post updated ---
    This is Rise Of Agon NOT New Dawn
     
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