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Marvel Heroes 2015 AMA With Ryolnir And Lord!

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  • JohnSageJohnSage GibraltarMember Posts: 3 Uncommon
    Hi

    I'd like to know more about the Visual Update Programme

    1) will this be undertaken per character i.e. will Jean Grey get most of her costumes re-done before moving onto the next character?

    2) will every character be getting the visual update done?

    3) how long do you foresee the visual update process taking until full roll-out?

    General bonus question: what's the latest thinking re AP3 - I know a lot of people in my group were disappointed to learn there might not be one next year.
  • sadurmsadurm cupertino, CAMember Posts: 3 Uncommon
    edited October 2015
    When can we expect the loot table for Raid farming to be fixed?

    Currently repeat farming is about a 1% at best to see a raid unique, and there is no other items in the table.  1/500 to get the item you want so looking at 70+ hours per hero and getting lucky to equip a single hero the whole time getting nothing in the loot table aside from that one item.

    Also in Axis raid for example you are stuck doing just the third encounter over and over and over and over.  Could there be a MASSIVE increase to the raid loot table, and a reset for the bonus when a full clear is done to encourage people to do the entire raid, instead of just one encounter many hundreds of times?

    Myself I have killed Onslaught over 1000 times and have only the slot three unique, I'm one of the more active long term players and I think the way its currently set up is completely unrealistic and should be revamped NOW so the players have something to do while we wait for the content in development.

    Huge increase to drop rates of raid boss items, reset encounter bosses when doing full raids to encourage not just doing a single encounter.
  • resivkresivk Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 28 Uncommon
    Quake/Daisy, 2016? Yes?
  • PierspradsyPierspradsy Member Posts: 3 Common
    I have two questions Ryolnir and GazLord :)

    1. Will we have a Clea enhanced costume for Dr. Strange? Or will Clea will be her own playable someday (aside from being a really great team-up)?

    2. For Nova, will we have upcoming enhanced female costumes? Personally I'd like Ko-Rel, Irani Rael, Rael Rider.

    Thank you :)
  • KahvehKahveh Member Posts: 3 Common
    Not asking for specific details but can you give us a broad idea of what you're thinking for the Omega review? Any plans on removing or altering some nodes that are just terrible?
    He mentioned December sometime, depending on how other things proceed, and that the next node would be the Space one, whatever it's called.
  • JohnSageJohnSage GibraltarMember Posts: 3 Uncommon
    Final question: when will next year's playable heroes be announced?
  • TheRealMacAttackTheRealMacAttack Member Posts: 1 Common
    Any chance on an Enhanced American Dream and/or an Enhanced Steve Rodgers and Devil Dinosaur costumes?

  • ButtSaladSandwichButtSaladSandwich Member Posts: 2 Common
    Any plans for a level 80 power cosmic, or a buff to an existing lvl80 leg to make one a suitable option for hybrid characters? 
  • SadareSadare AberdeenMember Posts: 15 Uncommon
    Cant think of any more questions at present, but thanks for doing the AmA here, and look forward to what you have in store for us all. - Vedova :) 
  • ObliviantiOblivianti Mocksville, NCMember Posts: 1 Uncommon
    i have 2 questions:

    Will you guys be adding back the spider legs visual to superior spider man costume?


    is Iron spider ever coming out?
  • ZakertZakert Member Posts: 2 Common
    edited October 2015
    If someone wants to wear a costume rarely seen, what are among the least bought costumes? And if we exclude variants and chases?

    Just wanting to give some love to under appreciated costumes. :)

  • punggungshaunpunggungshaun Member Posts: 2 Common
    Judging by release of Jessica Jones,will Gaz update her visual by being Luke Cage's summoner ?
  • GazLordGazLord Member, AMA Guest Posts: 28 Uncommon
    Someone in the forums posted that you said at the Barcade meetup that Mr. Fantastic is the least used hero in the game by far. What will Gaz do to encourage players to play lesser used heroes like Reed, but more specifically him?

    Is there any chance we will get his "Maker" costume next year?

    All of his costumes have the same model and face. Only what he's wearing is changed with his costumes.
    Regarding Mr. Fantastic's visuals. It is a goal of mine to keep the same face as much as possible. I want the idea that it is the same person in that costume. Not a completely different person. There are always exceptions but expect to see the same face (that face will be different then the ones on the older models) on each costume. 

    Mr. Fantastic is especially tricky because he stretches. We have to be very careful what costume he has so that the textures still look good in all forms.
  • mowmowmowmow Member Posts: 1 Common
    edited October 2015
    Q: besides the danger room zone, will there be other smaller 5 man dungeons soon?  I have played a lot but some of my friends just don't like doing 10 man raids
  • CommissarSCVCommissarSCV Elk Grove, CAMember Posts: 24 Uncommon
    Zakert said:
    If someone wants to wear a costume rarely seen, what are among the least bought costumes? And if we exclude variants and chases?

    Just wanting to give some love to under appreciated costumes. :)

    Just play Reed  :p
  • resivkresivk Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 28 Uncommon
    Hybrid characters and energy characters are hurting a bit on itemization again, there haven't been many "Energy" bis artifacts recently, and with normal items catching up to "hybrid" items they are becoming less useful. Any plans to fix this?

    Also, can we please get a fix to Doop's Ectoplasm? It's not working as intended, something changed and now it's not possible to keep the buffs 100% of the time.
  • brustemuschibrustemuschi Member Posts: 3 Uncommon
    @Ryolnir ; Are you done with 200 splinter heroes? It's always been assume you are but a yes or no would be cool.

    I hope the main reason you aren't having an ap3 is because you're scaling back on hero releases and going to focus on content. If we get 6 really well done heroes  like kitty war machine and doom. And no garbage fires that need to be fixed over 6 months like winter soldier ant-man and she hulk that's a good thing. This also isn't a question but I hope you acknowledge it.

    ps reveal kaine.

  • punggungshaunpunggungshaun Member Posts: 2 Common
    Ryolnir,does Agent Venom team up have any chance to go crazy and become a full fledged Venom in combat ? That will be cool as in the comics 
  • RyolnirRyolnir San Mateo, CAMember, AMA Guest Posts: 54 Uncommon
    Psimitar said:
    As far back as the release of Vision, the development team at Gazillion conveyed that the strategy for newly released and newly reviewed heroes would be to release them undertuned then buff them after a few weeks of live data.  However, with the release of War Machine and Cable's review the gap between release and tuning has grown with War Machine's tuning still needing to be done.  Has the aforementioned strategy changed?  Have the priorities shifted towards other things?  And finally, does the development team have any plans in place to help manage the expectations of the community in regard to new (and newly reviewed) hero tuning?
    I know it's tough to wait on tuning or to feel like we're ignoring you, and I'm sorry to War Machine players if you feel that way. I know War Machine is in general incredibly tanky and has pretty good damage, but do note that Cable just finally got another bit of tuning, so the book is never closed. I'll talk with the tuning team next week about his numbers and get back to the WM community at large.

    As far as new tuning, I think we should definitely make a statement on what to expect, but I don't know that we'll ever give a true "baseline" on what to expect as there are a lot of things that go into hero tuning, and not every combination of powers for every hero will be equal in every situation (including against a dummy). What's important to us is that all heroes feel strong enough to do any piece of content, and we won't stop tuning until we get there.

    As I said before, I think we're closer.
  • MrTouchdownMrTouchdown Member Posts: 2 Common
    @Ryolnir

    Need an ETA on buffing mah Boi Taskmaster. Please  :3
  • robogorobogo OsijekMember Posts: 2 Uncommon
    Hey fellas :)

    Since Ms Marvel got her all new all different costume... will there be other tweaks for her? Some of her attacks have a visually very repetitive style and they look plain outdated.

    Also, could she get a specialization tree? Say, a brawler spec which enhances her melee powers, an energy spec which enhances her energy powers, and a third one which I can't really think of because it's late! :D 

    Also, on a scale from 1 to 10, why is Deadpool's 52 review the best ever?
  • YthikYthik Member Posts: 1 Common
    Are we going to ever see any infinitely scaleable content (a la D3's rift system) added to marvel heroes that would let well geared and talented players push the upper limits of their capabilities?  It seems like designing something along those lines would give you guys a lot more leeway in terms of everything else, compared to the current tiered content, where older stuff fades away in terms of challenge and usefulness.
  • samuliisamulii Member Posts: 3 Common
    @GazLord, any idea what you're going to do with Black Cat's second costume?
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