By admin @ April 5, 2011 at 1:27pm
The Champions Online Team Checks in with answers to your questions in this month’s Ask Cryptic!
Polish Thunder: I like all the new content being released weekly and was wondering if there are plans not just to release new archetypes but new power sets as well? If so, what will the new power sets be?
A: Well, the Heavy Weapon Framework is just around the corner. Further out from that there are plans for another framework but nothing solid enough to say what it is or lock down a release date. I can say it will be something the community wants to see.
OmegaDestroyer: Could we please get some crafting tables in Lemuria and Monster Island?
Rhyatt: What’s the time frame on the Multifarian Reststance AP?
(Bonus Points) What’s the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
A: You get 5 when you take the estimated airspeed of an unladen European Swallow subtracted from the days until Resistance is scheduled to be LIVE.
Sigma7: Are adventure packs going to be replaced by the comic series or do we get both?
A: We are focused on building content that we can get to you faster than we have before. The Comic series is the same size as an adventure pack but you should see it faster than adventure packs. Along with this we are working on content for the space between comic series. Longer development times should be reserved for larger updates.
charachu: Are we getting our own version of STO’s Foundry for CO? Are there any plans that incorporate anything like that here?
A: I am looking into it now. There is a bit of work to get it to fit Champs but we are checking it out. The Foundry is doing great in Star Trek and I have no doubt you can build stories in Champs that can blow theirs out of the stars
blakerefuge: Is there ever going to be a Nemesis System update/revamp? It has been neglected for quite some time, and it’s arguably the best feature of the game.
A: I will say yes, but add that there is a lot to consider. There is a lot we can do with Nemesis and we have had numerous discussions about how to update the system. I don’t have a solid timeline for a full system update but there are things we can do in the mid to shorter term.
BlackManedReaver: Does the arrival of the new Heavy Weapons power set include new heavy weapons skins? Do we just get larger versions of existing weapons skins? If there are new weapon skins, will there be new costume unlocks/weapon replacers to be discovered throughout the game?
A: There are a few weapons that are new (have not been seen) and we plan to make more weapon geo’s. There have been some great suggestion threads on what types of weapons you would like to see. Some of the things we can do, some are a little out of reach.
speedknob: I have only heard about targeting issues from players: Are the devs looking into it? (It is pretty bad since ftp went live.)
A: There are a few threads that mention some targeting issues and we have been looking into them. Some issues are more “like to have’s” than bugs but we are looking at those as well.
Roxstar: Are there going to be MOAR TIGHTS in the near future?
A: Yes. (very soon)
Inertial: Lair updates: Can we get any hints, more information on what this will entail?
A: The Lair updates will happen in pairs. Our first Lair update pass will be for Project Awakening and Stronghold Prison. The Lair updates are focused on fixing any issues with the lair, updating or improving gameplay, updating the Boss Fight and adding the reviewed Lair to a Queue so you can queue up and get a group. This should make the lairs not only more engaging, but also allow you to find a team of fellow Champions to work with in the Lair.