Dev Livestream - Silicon Valley Deathmarch

September 19, 2014 | Etaew | Viewed 3,803 times | Question and Answer,

Trick goes on a Death March in Silicon Valley and talks about the Aftermath update

Announcements

Special delivery themed lockbox

With the Aftermath update there will be a new special delivery themed lockbox. It will contain some of the items below, the APS Trailblazer postal themed outfit and headgear and items with some new synergies.

APS Trailblazer

APS Trailblazer outfit was worn by Trick during the livestream. They will be adding a new lockbox in the Aftermath update that is special delivery themed.

 

New Synergies

  • Going Postal - low health you get instant reload, extra damage, take away HUD
  • Special Delivery - explosive themed, throwing explosive weapons to be more effective
  • "Fetch Quest" - no further info, not final name probably

Hellblazer Durango

With Aftermath update, a target of the pursuit for the Defiant Few.

Extra Life

  • Some of the dev team is participating, at least one will do a 24 hour stream.
  • In-game there will be live events.
  • Version 2.0 of the Extra Life vendor.
  • The signature series of boosts.
  • Rewards for staying online a certain amount of time.
  • Special headgear if you are around for a certain chunk of the event, a halo.

Arkforge Boosts

Will be a thing

Disappearing Cars

People get kicked out of cars when driving from one event to another. We had an event on the PTS where we reproduced the issue. We had a player intentionally lagged up.

It isn't tracked down 100% but pretty sure this is the problem. In situations where there is a lot of latency between you and the servers, when other clients thought that you were stuck. They sent a message to the server telling you to dismount from your vehicle. It made sense except in cases of high latency where they think you are stuck but you are not.

The bug has been around since beta, and have spent a lot of time trying to track it down.

Aftermath Content

  • 7 new missions coming out.
  • Tying up Pilgrims, Loci story line.
  • Aftermath of the TV show.
  • Dealing with the own bay area arkbrain troubles.
  • 3 new mission instances,
  • a new boss, fight Yargad Gorhash.
  • Eren had a professional killer after her from Gunslinger.
  • Pursuit of Melak Vor.

New Grid Enemy

We're going to add a monarch sized monster inside the Grid set soon. We've shown off the Inquisitor a bit before and finally settled on size which is bigger.

Holiday Events

We're planning on doing some live events with decorations and themed outfits and rewards. Dynamic events that are themed off actual real world holidays. We've talked about doing Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

  • Haloween - Will have The Devil's Carnival lockbox
  • Thanksgiving - Will feature Pilgrims
  • Christmas - May involve opening boxes

Arkbreak Interiors

Some art updates are being made which may involve a larger interior in a future update. We've been working on our first season 3 update for Defiance that we will release towards the end of the year. It involves a lot of crawling around inside of arks and a new landmark inside of the bay area.

Aftermath Timing - XBOX Patcher Issue - XBOX Free to Play

Aiming for mid October. We've made the choice to hold off on that. It links in with a fix for the XBOX patcher issue where it sometimes requires a full install. And the move to Free to Play.

Questions

Where are your data centers hosted?

North America in Dallas and Amsterdam for EU.

Update on lag

We're still making progress on it, I know people are having issues with it. There is a thread on the forums looking for feedback from people. There is a set of people who are getting it more frequently than other people.

Invasion event stalls

We've been tracking down issues with Pilgrims on way to events getting caught up.

Trivia: Early enemies

The Grid are the oldest enemy type in the game. In a zone called Quad Lake, which eventually became Mount Tam. It was frozen over at the time. The Grid and Volge were there. The Grid were referred to as Modunauts. Nano robots built by the arcs to start colonising planets.

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3of9 posted:

So let me see if I understood this correctly...

Player A's client sees Player B as being "stuck" and sends a message to the server about it which causes Player B to be removed from their vehicle.

This takes "trusting the client" to an entirely new level. Can you imagine the griefing potential of this? I think this is even better than frame freezing to shoot whoever you want.

Yeah this behavior does sound pretty strange. It might have been over simplified, maybe it just tells the server that it should check if x player responds in a period of time. And if it doesn't, remove them from the vehicle.

Although I don't really see why you'd need to be dismounted.

6 years ago

So let me see if I understood this correctly...

Player A's client sees Player B as being "stuck" and sends a message to the server about it which causes Player B to be removed from their vehicle.

This takes "trusting the client" to an entirely new level. Can you imagine the griefing potential of this? I think this is even better than frame freezing to shoot whoever you want.

6 years ago