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In Topic: Stronghold Public Beta

16 April 2015 - 06:42 PM

Didn't get to play much, but I did have some fun with it at least. Eliminates my biggest gripe with MOBAs, the ridiculous game length, so that's pretty nice. I also quite liked the dynamic between the NPCs, archers are easier to kill by players but murder guards, doorbreakers take more effort/time to kill from a player but are killed by guards.
Didn't like the attack/defend lane thing though. It just felt even "gamier" than a MOBA, not really like two armies fighting since attack and defense lanes are so neatly segregated from each other. It also definitely needs some kind of easy communication (like quick voice lines that a few games nowadays have, like smite) or pugs are going to be horrible. It didn't matter much in the beta since everyone was new to it, but it does seem like communication is especially important.

In Topic: Chris Whiteside Leaving ArenaNet

13 March 2015 - 04:08 PM

It's possible that they aren't needed anymore during the final stretch of HoT development, but ultimately we don't really know. Unless a lot of lesser known people left the company as well, it doesn't see to be a big deal. People just make a fuss about Chris Whiteside since he was pretty well known due to the CDIs.

In Topic: The Mastery System

06 February 2015 - 07:06 PM

They will probably just increase the drop rate for skill scrolls from champ boxes or add them to the login rewards or something.

In Topic: One Specialization in HOT, some more details

28 January 2015 - 09:57 PM

There is quite a bit of info in this interview, where Colin also mentions that the Specializations aren't exactly the same pattern on every Profession. Some might get a new class mechanic, others just change it up a bit.


"Well things are going to start happening really fast with the expansion pack. We are six weeks away from PAX East and Rezzed, and so people are going to be able to play the expansion pack for the first time in early March and then get into beta testing right after that. Of course, the live game will continue, so there are updates for the live game. But mostly right now we're going to be focused on beta testing this expansion pack. We waited to announce this until we had the whole package together."

So apparently Beta starting in march / april?
Wonder how they will handle it. Weekends again? Just invites for some people?

In Topic: One Specialization in HOT, some more details

28 January 2015 - 03:43 PM

Colin said that you can swap back and forth, like with the normal skills. You lose some stuff and gain some other stuff when you swap, so the specialization is more like an alternate version of each class.

In the trailer, the ranger with the staff still seems to have a pet, so I don't know what's up with the profession mechanic. Might be that they are changed but similar? With the pets working differently somehow or having different skills?