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by broxen
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Polling Discussion
Topic: PvP at launch question
Replies: 19
Views: 16004

Re: PvP at launch question

Bottom line - if you cannot balance PvP your combat mechanics are wrong, and PvE will be broken too. I'm not the math whiz JestersGhost is when it comes to these things, but I wholeheartedly agree with this. I think the fear surrounding this line of thinking is that it will minimize how powerful pl...
by broxen
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Polling Discussion
Topic: PvP at launch question
Replies: 19
Views: 16004

Re: PvP at launch question

I've said this elsewhere, but I personally feel that GW2 nailed PvP in so many ways. Something akin to that would make me very happy. I like the level-normalization. I like the king of the hill mechanics. Being able to take over control points that feed resources back to your major keeps. It's reall...
by broxen
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Ask the Devs
Topic: The Character Creator
Replies: 26
Views: 19197

Re: The Character Creator

I would like to say that when Consultant says their CC is high quality - he is not exaggerating. When he gave me the live tour on Skype I was really impressed by what I saw. They honest to goodness eliminated clipping. I was so struck by it during the tour, that I had them run through a bunch of ou...
by broxen
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Polling Discussion
Topic: Added Elements question
Replies: 3
Views: 4186

Re: Added Elements question

I'm genuinely surprised that the knockback option is winning, considering the hatred that got from a lot of people in play. But to be fair, it *did* add to the realism, even if it was a pain to play with. I voted for the scorch marks, etc. You can do some pretty cool effects with temporary texture ...
by broxen
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of the game (Discussion)
Replies: 38
Views: 29388

Re: Name of the game (Discussion)

...changing now would have a terrible effect on the brand equity and name recognition we have built over the last eight months. This right here. It's hard enough to build brand equity in a competitive market like this one. Changing names after nearly a year of interviews, articles, and a Kickstarte...
by broxen
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Offtopic Discussion
Topic: Paragon Chat
Replies: 20
Views: 56791

Re: Paragon Chat

Hmm... I have some inside information, and IMO NCsoft was trolling the CoH affecianos with the 'maybe we will sell it' talk. But the asking price for the IP is far, far too high, and the window to regain CoH fans is getting smaller and smaller. At the price they are asking (I've heard several figur...
by broxen
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unobtainium?
Replies: 71
Views: 48299

Re: Unobtainium?

'Dust' is actually a reference to the old west in the gold rush days. Legal money was really hard to come by, so the prospectors used the smallest particles of gold they found as currency, and they called it gold dust, or just 'dust'.
Ah, didn't know that. Cool!
by broxen
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unobtainium?
Replies: 71
Views: 48299

Re: Unobtainium?

This is interesting. I always felt Unobtainium was a little corny for my tastes. My suggestions are all a little more serious sounding, as players will identify it as a Phlebotinum anyway. Xycon Crystal Kyberium ;) Neutronium Alacricite Nagdon or Nagdell Crystal Orensium-5 Interstellium A few more s...
by broxen
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: My interview of Consultant is up on MMORPG.com
Replies: 7
Views: 7979

Re: My interview of Consultant is up on MMORPG.com

Well done GladDog!

Good info here
by broxen
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Ask the Devs
Topic: My Chat with Consultant
Replies: 23
Views: 18802

Re: My Chat with Consultant

For the whole community, should we try to shoehorn a full lore piece about this group into the schedule for later this summer? We actually have two other short lore pieces coming out in the next few weeks. My vote is YES! The lore is my favorite aspect of MMOs and any insight into the setting is mu...
by broxen
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Ask the Devs
Topic: I abhor the PvP community
Replies: 47
Views: 32577

Re: I abhor the PvP community

I guess I am in the minority here - I really like PvP... I don't think you're in a minority GladDog. I like pvp too, and when it's done well and balanced it can be one of the most rewarding play experiences. I'm sorry that you've had poor PVP experiences Greyhawk, but I don't think that because you...
by broxen
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accuracy, Resistance and Limits
Replies: 37
Views: 52638

Re: Accuracy, Resistance and Limits

Over the long-term, the averages are exactly the same, and short-term it's still random, but it limits how streaky your values can be. There are lots of ways of doing it, but this has nice behaviour, is simple to implement and understand. I like deck-type randomization as well. A nasty streak of mi...
by broxen
Tue May 30, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Ask the Devs
Topic: My Chat with Consultant
Replies: 23
Views: 18802

Re: My Chat with Consultant

Broxen, for the record, Nagdellian with two l's.
Noted! Thank you!
by broxen
Sun May 28, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Ask the Devs
Topic: Story Bible and clarifications
Replies: 25
Views: 20743

Re: Story Bible and clarifications

Parent post updated with with answers from GladDogs excellent interview with The Consultant which can be found here: https://www.shipofheroes.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=337 It's worth reading as it contains other information as well. I'll start updating http://sohwiki.com next week when I'm bac...
by broxen
Sun May 28, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Ask the Devs
Topic: My Chat with Consultant
Replies: 23
Views: 18802

Re: My Chat with Consultant

Former CoH developers are still under a non-competition agreement until October/ November, so SoH can talk to them, but they cannot bring them into the team – at least not yet! We will see what the future brings! This is VERY interesting! Don't read TOO much into this - Casey said he met Matt Mille...

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