Hi everybody! I'm Dr. Nic-
Sorry, I'm Ryolnir aka Ryan Collins! I'm the Creative Designer & Community Manager for Marvel Heroes. I can answer your questions about... pretty much all the things! Upcoming changes, cool stuff, story, why some character says some line of dialogue, and so much more.
Joining me today is GazLord, AKA Chris AKA 'Lord' AKA our Art Director. He is known by a lot of things.
He's joining me to answer questions about everything art-related when it comes to Marvel Heroes, costumes, visual effects, why we made this costume and not this one (haha sorry Chris), also motion comics and basically anything that visually appears in our video game. He's a busy guy, telling people what to do and so forth.
Please post your questions here and we'll answer as many as we can, starting at 4PM!
What costume is gonna be Magik default? @GazLord
How is gonna work Agent Venom Powers ?
Thats all i want to ask , thanks
Are there any plans to rework the white 90's Storm costume? (dear god say yes!)
I predict mounts are coming next year, am i right?!
How come Squirrel Girls new costumes don't come with new squirrel skins?
A lot of people feel that the idea of no AP3 is a money grab, any comment?
Are there plans for literal seasonal changes to Midtown Manhattan, like the winter version? Stuff like that is a breath of fresh air.
PAX East in 2016?
Can you spoil ONE hero (not Anegla) that is officially coming next year?
Are there plans for more terminals?
Crafting revamp coming with 2016?
Is there any news on a more secure log-in system, such as an the authenticator?
Will the rebrand be offically called Marvel Heroes 2016?
Why was Wesley Snipes not able to be tapped for Blade voice work?
With 2 monthe left in the year, how do you plan to put out 4 heroes?
First, with the rebrand, could we expect danger room, red genosha raid, next story chapter and cosmic ultron? Or will it be some, not all. In other words, a slower roll out rather than all at once.
Second, with the Spidey rework, can we expect other heroes to get scaling damage based on defensive stats? For instance, Colossus getting %damage for stacking armor? (unless he already has that, I know he has health to damage)
Third, on a much smaller scale, all the work you guys have done on Gambit it awesome and I feel kinda guilty for asking, but, is there any chance of an area tag update for Gambit on street sweep and 52 pick up?
How many costumes will be Visually Updated for Jean Grey?
Some comments made it seem like all Launch Heroes would have a costume visually updated, I'm guessing not all just some?
When looking at reviewing a hero, what's the processes on deciding to try new tech with them? For example, you did an outstanding job updating Black Panther who was feeling very outdated. If you were to Updated Jean Grey, what new tech would you like to see her having?
As you can tell, I love Jean!
ok that came out wrong, let's start again.
Dear Ryolnir and Lord (AKA Art Director) Thanks for coming here and answering some questions. I have a few questions .
1.) Hardcore Mode it has been talked about this from the beta and all other ARPG's have this mode and Diablo2 had it. Are there any plans or is it in development?
2.) Would you mind sharing with us what the way forward is in terms of Itemization, customization and diversity of Heroes? Right now we have like hero specific Uniques as BIS Items and every other gear being made absolute, will there be any changes or are there any plans on this?
3.) What are the plans on implementing more single player and more difficult content for players who like to play alone?
4.) What is happening regarding pvp
5.) What are the plans regarding crafting and when can we expect some changes to this cumbersome game feature?
Thank you for reading this and hoping to get some answers and Thank you for coming by
TLDR - What factors determine whether a character is above or below TTR?
Can you spoil anything about Magik's playstyle?
Are there plans to update the less than popular any-hero uniques?
Will she be getting updated passive talents? Is there a chance she'll get the same treatment Cable did and have her Ultimate become a regular power and receive a new ultimate? Will the Stepford Cuckoos be present in her kit?
Is Emma Frost gonna have a new costume before the end of the year?
When new Omega tabs will be released?
When the Omega review is coming?
What about Dazzler? Playable in 2016?
Is any ETA on Emma´s rework? Maybe before the end of the year?
Magik will have a non summoner build? Based on her sword and teleportation skills instead of demons.
More Emma questions.... can you spoil her next costume?
Can you confirm wich X-Men are coming next year? Angel and Beast for sure. And... Dazzler. Right?
Yeah, I know. I asked about her at the first. But one question is not enough.
I have a question for Lord and you Ryolnir.
For Lord: Can we get more insight in creating a costume and new heroes? Like a video diary making them from scratch?
For Ryolnir: With 52 reviews ending with Deadpool in a month, what will be the next focus for that team? I know that we have small QoL improvements almost every 2 weeks, but I was thinking of something on a larger scale. (Visual Upgrades would be awesome!)
My question is: any chance we could see the characters from Agents of Shield anytime soon?
My opinion is that I'd rather see that time spent on something other than raids. I'm just not a fan of weekly lockout timers in an ARPG. D3 feels more rewarding and there are no limitations other than time.
I'm worried that developers have lost connection with the player base and are still making the game they want to play even if it's not the one the players want. Namely too much MMO and not enough ARPG.
For example, if the first pack is ANAD, and the second pack is Classic X-Men, could we get Kamala Khan, then Beast, then Deathlok, or would it have to be all three ANAD before the team would move on to say, Mystique and Angel, and then Medusa later?
And did I guess those six correctly?
Are we going to get a Doom TU variant that can be bought with Gs or Splinters soon?
Any chance that we get some Marvel 1602 and Marvel Zombies costumes? Would love to have DOom, Iron Man and Thor!
Also, can add an option to show only my health bar above my hero? The way it is implemented currently if I enable it it shows mine and every other player health bar, and if I disable it it shows no ones bar. I wanna see only my health/spirit bar, others aren't important and just cluster my screen so would be better to only see their names.
Thanks again mates!
What do you feel like are the most important steps for growth both in the game and company?
Do you view Brevik as a mentor or strictly professional, and if as a mentor, does he take a personal interest in his employees, e.g. trying to make them grow.
Do you think Gazillion/marvel heroes dev team is on the precipice of growth or will remain static in numbers?
What is your single most desired piece of content that you would add to the game if possible?
What is your stance on older heroes that are boring or very flat/one dimensional now that heroes like cable and kitty pryde are out?
Would you ever do an interview with a community member, like for instance, if i made a list of questions i would like to ask, both on a personal note and how that feeds into working/developing the game, would you be willing to do that?
How do you feel about community suggestions for things like heroea reviews/mechanics?
Who are the top 5 heroes you want completely redone?
I have more but this is a lot, when you get through some questions I will hit you with more ;-)