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Creative Developer Update – Summer Edition With Special Guest Paul Inouye


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#21 Lonestar1771

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

View Posthammerreborn, on 25 July 2013 - 01:22 PM, said:


How so? We got confirmation of ppc heat increases, new map Tuesday, dx11, 3rd, and an engine update next month. Likely CW phase 1 in test servers soon. We actually know what the three phases are going to be now.

And lights + mediums are getting buffs and the weight limit hammer is probably coming down


The only confirmed date was for the Map.

#22 Autoxidation

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

So this is definitely a good post with direction on what you're looking at and where the game is going, but (there's always a but!) there's very careful wording to not mention dates or hard times. understandable, but the tones of some of the sentences definitely makes it seem like CW and UI 2.0 might not happen until after launch.

So that brings me to my question. If launch doesn't include CW or UI 2.0, what is launch?

#23 Aware

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

TL;DR:
1. Tera Therma map July 30th
2. CW being worked on. No detail as to when
3. DirectX11 and 3PV to the test servers soon.
4. MPL and LPL being worked on ETA: Soon
5. New quirks for mediums and lights ETA: Soon

#24 hammerreborn

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:30 PM

View PostJman5, on 25 July 2013 - 01:28 PM, said:


Great to hear. Btw, if you're reading this I hope you look at the maximum engine speed of the Hunchback. Currently it is the slowest mech under 61 tons. Furthermore 10 of the 22 heavy mech variants can actually move faster. I think a 275 engine might be a good conservative upgrade for the Hunchback.


Ah crap I don't want to fight jman5 with an agility buff... Nerf hunchies

#25 xCico

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:30 PM

Thanks, i hope we will get more detailed information :)

#26 RapierE01

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:31 PM

Jop will hold my eyes open for more news.

#27 Blackfang

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:33 PM

View PostSir Trent Howell, on 25 July 2013 - 01:27 PM, said:

I see the player response is its usual childish self. Par for the course so far.

I was just thinking the same. Personally I'm pleased with the update and it seems PGI is full steam ahead towards launch. Looking forward to testing the features in the public test server.

#28 Deathlike

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

View Posthammerreborn, on 25 July 2013 - 01:29 PM, said:

You aren't very good at that reading thing there. In what world does assault have frequent captures (hint, it's the much requested conquest buff)


I actually misread that. Will fix.

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At least you have the hating going for you, so there's that.


I'm not hating, I'm just disappointed every time I read these updates.

#29 Tezcatli

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

Good to see pulse weapons are being addressed. Looking forward to a new map and that PPC change. And so glad to see mediums are getting a look. But lights don't need anything else. They're already pretty well represented in every match I go into. There is always a light on a team. If not usually 2. But I've seen up to 4 or 5 lights. And despite the weight difference, they win, obviously through sheer coordinated effort. Like watching a pack of wolves bring down a buffalo or something.

Appreciate the effort to communicate with us.

#30 Kataris

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:35 PM

Another stellar update. I feel so much more informed now >.>

#31 Noober

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

Great news, happy to hear about the more aggressive approach to weapon balance, and incentivising mediums and lights.

#32 BigBadVlad

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

View PostAware, on 25 July 2013 - 01:29 PM, said:

TL;DR:
1. Tera Therma map July 30th
2. CW being worked on. No detail as to when
3. DirectX11 and 3PV to the test servers soon.
4. MPL and LPL being worked on ETA: Soon
5. New quirks for mediums and lights ETA: Soon

6. PPC/ERPPC Getting slight 1 point heat increase
7. Sarah's Mech coming this Friday to your Mechbay

Edited by BigBadVlad, 25 July 2013 - 01:40 PM.


#33 xZaOx

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

So, uh this,summer,update doesn't really update anything. Looks like my $80 is going into other games. I had really hoped this update with give us an actual timeline or update on the game, not just state the same thing stated months before.

PGI i REALLLY want to give you my money, but it appears you don't want it. Fair enough.

#34 KitK

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

How can people say they didn’t tell us anything!?
We now know:
1.) there are 1 million registered users. They are usually pretty tight with business numbers
2.) We know they kept their expectations low regarding the charity drive. That’s either being conservative or insulting – not sure which, maybe both.
3.) The team of 40+ is split between dealing with current issues and meeting new feature deadlines. I take it both are focused on UI 2.0 and CW.
4.) Three distinct aspects of CW – well at least we have their names and an idea of how they fit into the big picture, which so far has been pretty vague.
5.) They are going to be putting a lot of stuff on the test server and even teased with Clan-tech
6.) Terra Therma map on the 30th – maybe that was already known and I didn’t get the memo.
7.) PPC’s getting a heat increase
8.) Drop weight limits and agility buffs to help lights and mediums are actually on the horizon and not just being demanded.
9.) DirectX 11 headed to test server. That should have people doing back flips of joy.
10.) The stuff I missed.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

View PostJman5, on 25 July 2013 - 01:28 PM, said:

I think a 275 engine might be a good conservative upgrade for the Hunchback.

Not bigger engines, just movement speed increase...

#36 Squid von Torgar

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for the update. Some promising stuff in there. The game has improved a lot recently and kudos to PGI. Not sure how I feel about encouraging more capping and I am really not looking forward to 3rd person (would be nice to have some detail on what you can/cant see in 3rd person). But overall very positive.

#37 DeathofSelf

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

View PostBryan Ekman, on 25 July 2013 - 12:57 PM, said:

August, along with a new engine update


Oh gawd, I'm having closed beta flashbacks

#38 Jman5

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:41 PM

View PostBryan Ekman, on 25 July 2013 - 12:57 PM, said:

A tertiary sub-objective for us, is to increase the kinds of rewards that are given for various types of gameplay, meaning, pilots will get more CB/XP for performing specific tasks that are ideal for the Medium and Light Mechs. Capturing a base can earn players more rewards the more frequently they do it in a given match.


There are a lot of interesting ways to do this beyond the capture mechanic.
  • Give small rewards to the first player to target and reveal the paper doll of an enemy mech. This will encourage faster mechs to find the enemy and transmit that information to the team.
  • Create waypoints along the common paths. Players who go down the paths will be rewarded as they hit subsequent checkpoints. This will give scouts a monetary benefit to scout and give the rest of the team map awareness.
  • Improve the Defender Bonus system so that the capping mech doesn't have to die right on top of the capture point. Rather if it dies less than 10 seconds after touching your cap point, you get the defender kill bonus.

Edited by Jman5, 25 July 2013 - 01:42 PM.


#39 Zphyr

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:42 PM

Blabla. Thank you for words.

Any useful information that we don't know already? Anything that would explain your constant silence, now blaming seasons of all things?

#40 Infernus1986

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:43 PM

View PostKitK, on 25 July 2013 - 01:40 PM, said:

How can people say they didn’t tell us anything!?
We now know:
7.) PPC’s getting a heat increase

There i cut through the rabble of to the only piece of solid information for you everything else is already known, has happened or is a position at this time.

Edited by Infernus1986, 25 July 2013 - 01:44 PM.






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