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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming patch notes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:28 am 
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Ok, I already pointed what I thought, but never got any feedback:

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We especially need a removal of the old level 20 cap. Otherwise matchmaking is too difficult.


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming patch notes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:47 am 
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I have a few questions first of all why is it that you cant buy resistance kits in the shop, were they taken out of the game?

And why is the matchmaking cap at lvl 20? i thought it would be something like 10.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming patch notes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:54 am 
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jonesm wrote:
I have a few questions first of all why is it that you cant buy resistance kits in the shop, were they taken out of the game?

And why is the matchmaking cap at lvl 20? i thought it would be something like 10.


Resistance kits are now rare items. Only way to get them is to buy item boxes.

The second one I'm not so sure on. I know it's to stop noob bashing however I don't see why it is set so high.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming patch notes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:03 am 
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The noob protection cap should be lowered to level 10. The Lucifer torso is now level 14 and it should be possible for veterans to play with it. One should also take into account that possibly many players own a Lucifer, so the equipment gap (Legendary torso vs. Common torso) will be a little lower that way.

BTW, about torsos:
Why are Mamut and Dragon are now on the same level 22? I dislike the fact that two legendary torsos are on the same level, because most of the time, you will be using the Dragon, as heat reduction bonus via modules is easier to attain.


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming patch notes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:37 am 
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Okay...

for now, we did 2 small fixes:

1. Heat shield
The damage absorption has decreased. For example the epic heat shield level 5 has now a total absorption of 59% instead the 85% that it was before

2. Newbie level cap
Instead of 20, its now starting at level 15

We are working hard on other tweaks to have it more balanced... Stay tuned!

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming patch notes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:58 am 
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Ilona wrote:
Okay...

for now, we did 2 small fixes:

1. Heat shield
The damage absorption has decreased. For example the epic heat shield level 5 has now a total absorption of 59% instead the 85% that it was before

2. Newbie level cap
Instead of 20, its now starting at level 15

We are working hard on other tweaks to have it more balanced... Stay tuned!


I dont understand why the shields absorb more as they have higher levels. Maybe the two shields should have weaknesses. Like explosive damage is only covered at 20% and for Energy shields energy damage is only covered at 20-25%

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming patch notes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:10 pm 
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Slinkybd wrote:
I dont understand why the shields absorb more as they have higher levels. Maybe the two shields should have weaknesses. Like explosive damage is only covered at 20% and for Energy shields energy damage is only covered at 20-25%


They already have a weakness. Explosive damage adds more heat to a heat shield so you can bring it down quicker. Electrical damage depletes energy shields quicker :)

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming patch notes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:54 pm 
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Slinkybd wrote:
Ilona wrote:
Okay...

for now, we did 2 small fixes:

1. Heat shield
The damage absorption has decreased. For example the epic heat shield level 5 has now a total absorption of 59% instead the 85% that it was before

2. Newbie level cap
Instead of 20, its now starting at level 15

We are working hard on other tweaks to have it more balanced... Stay tuned!


I dont understand why the shields absorb more as they have higher levels. Maybe the two shields should have weaknesses. Like explosive damage is only covered at 20% and for Energy shields energy damage is only covered at 20-25%

I dunno if any specific weakness will be added but I know that they are weaker than before, both shields' damage abrosption rate(NOT PERCENT) is halved, meaning it takes double the heat or double the energy to block damage than it did before,
Also, like it was before, electrical weapons deal energy damage and explosive weapons deal heat damage, further reducing the effectiveness of the shield.

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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming patch notes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:10 pm 
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And it would be possible, to be available the 59% shield in the workshop? Because i spent millions to got this and nothing. Just 2 energy shield which is worse than the heat shield. A teleport and a stomp and the shield turned off... And I don't care if the legendary or epic weapons and torsos are not avalaible in the workshop, because we can develop the weaker ones in the fusion core and maybe there will be as strong as the legendary items. But we cannot do this with the shield, and a strong shield is a huge advantage.


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming patch notes
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:23 am 
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MrOneTwoo wrote:
... and a strong shield is a huge advantage.

The idea of the updates are to remove any huge advantages/disadvantages in the game.

Also, weaker shields = more damage dealt = shorter battles.
I prefer shorter (15 turns) battles over long (60 turns) battles though.

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