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Muzzy
08-08-2017, 04:30 PM
Q & A Dev Talk August 11th at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM UTC)

Hosts:
Community Manager - Joe "TheBlueMuzzy" Brogno
Associate Producer - Sera "Celestrata" Brennan

Hey Adventurers,

This week we want to hear from you! We're opening it up to your questions, and you can queue them up in this thread. We'll take priority for these questions over chat questions, but we'll open it up to the livestream chat after we've exhausted the questions we can answer from this thread.

We'll be answering these ones first as best we can. Keep in mind that we may not have all the information available to answer certain questions (like reasons for balance), and some questions may have answers that we aren't ready to reveal quite yet.

If you happen to ask a question that isn't answered on stream, please take it to the forum! Be sure to search for your topic first, as the discussion may have already been started.

Giveaways:

1 Archeum Pack
5 50 Loyalty
3 Conker's Cube


See you there, adventurers.

Q & A - Dev Talk
Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds
Start Time: Friday, August 11th at 1:30 PM PDT (8:30 PM UTC)
Duration: 45-50 minutes

Gamepro03
08-08-2017, 05:02 PM
Obligatory "What timeframe for 3.7/4.0 release?" question.

More importantly: Are we going to get any quality of life features that help create more fun gameplay as well as give Twitch streamers more relaxed options for content anytime soon? Even simpler mechanics such as removing arena limits (or even using honor to purchase Bruisers Badges like in Korea).

Or just some of the other things from this suggestion thread (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?327298-List-to-make-Archeage-more-watchable-and-streamable) I made a bit ago.

StarsW
08-08-2017, 05:09 PM
Is next fresh start gonna be released with 4.0 same as prophecy was with 3.0 or at a different date than 4.0?

Expendable
08-08-2017, 05:10 PM
We've heard a lot about combat balance recently from South Korea. What we have not heard much about is closing the gear gap and p2w reduction. Erenor gear was not the RNG or P2W killer that we were led to believe it was. It actually widened the gear gap even further. Are there any plans to actually address the problem or will we continue to see "fixes" like Erenor and the new gems that sound nice on the spotlight page (http://www.trionworlds.com/archeage/en/2017/05/25/erenor-eternal-spotlight-erenor-crafting-regrades/) but in reality do nothing or make the problem worse?

Elorin
08-08-2017, 05:26 PM
1. The Merit Badge shop is long overdue for an addition, can we expect anything new soon?

2. The Gilda Star shop is also overdue for an addition, can we expect anything new in there soon?

3. The Prestige shop is also overdue for a big-ticket addition, when can we expect something?

4. What game bugs are the current highest priority to get fixed?

5. Can we expect a fix sometime soon for the frequent game crashes that have been occurring since 3.5 release?

6. Where are we on getting the 'hover over item' FPS loss fixed?

7. When will we get new dungeons with new gear to obtain from them?

8. Will we ever get more of/extensions to the quest lines like the Dream Ring/Ayanad Earring?

9. When will we get more of the Racial Questlines?

10. Will we ever get the ability to disable our skill queue?

11. Can we get the Mobilization Order Popup reduced in size, and it's default location set to somewhere OTHER THAN THE CENTER OF THE SCREEN?

12. Can we please get the 'Patron' button moved next to the other buttons on the bottom right of the UI? I'd like to expand my chat log into the space it's currently occupying.

13. How much of the announced upcoming changes to the Korean version are you actively campaigning to NOT get put in the NA/EU version?

14. Why are Essences the only type of Archeum that stacks to 1000?

15. Why are there no traditional looking beds that restore 150 labor?

16. If there is "No more RNG in crafting", why do Erenor weapons still roll random stats?

17. Will we ever get the ability to convert previous event coins into other types?

18. Can we get the ability to summon pets in dungeons?

19. Will we ever get an AA Wiki, or will that button in the game be forever useless?

20. Can we get a new Abyssal Defense Level 55 skill, seeing as the Ravenspine Wings makes the current one COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY USELESS(where it was just slightly useless before the addition of that OP item).

21. Why can default names of items like 'Redwood Roadster' have spaces in them, but custom names STILL CANNOT? ThisissupposedtobeanEnglishLanguageversionofthegam e,andyetoneofthemostimportantaspectsofthelanguages tillhasnotbeenimplemented.

neoVictrix
08-08-2017, 06:02 PM
Q: Any chance of a revision of the tutorial so new players have a better understanding of the game?
Q: Can I has free Gamescom swag plz?
Q: When's the next trip to KR to discuss business (if one hasn't happened yet), and will you be going?
Q: RU recently had a "design a costume" contest, any chance we could see such events for our region? It's something that can be found in other games. If so could this also be applied to other areas of the game, like weapon and equipment designs, or even vehicles?
Q: When will we see a return of Fish for Shining Shoals?

Betelgeuse
08-08-2017, 08:59 PM
Question: Will there be a SALE EVENT or DISCOUNT EVENT for Expansion scroll or Character Slot Scroll before the evolution? I hope it will be VERY SOON >.< \m/ .. This will help us pack and sort things in chest storages so that mails will be manageable and not nightmarishly long and messy.. Please Please Please Muzzy T_T T_T

MakatoNozoni
08-09-2017, 04:39 AM
Can you guys actually can change the core game play or it is usually up to XL game to decide?
Many good suggestion were suggest but they were all in vain

Hiyakuu
08-09-2017, 06:47 AM
Fresh start?

Edwardo
08-09-2017, 09:31 AM
My question is how can we get to a more reasonable time frame on getting updates to the game?

I think its great that balance is finally being addressed by XL, but the idea that we need to wait another 6-8 months of the current imbalances is rather depressing.

A second question would by how long do they plan to lock Evo servers for?

ottear
08-09-2017, 11:56 AM
Q: Will we ever get mirage versions and the prestige mount armor for the Pangolin and Boar mounts added for the new races? (And since we have to wait so long plz don't make them ugly like the Leomorph.)

Q: Would it he possible to talk to XL about cosmetic house skins? ie. A Halloween themed treehouse skin that makes the whole house look like the thunderstruck or a Christmas skin that puts snow on the roof and ground around any house it's applied too?

Q: Will XL ever give the communities some APIs for things. I'd love to see the AH via a webpage or even have an app that throws out an alert when something goes on sale in the cash shop. Usually by the time I get the game loaded up everything is sold out. :(

I know these are low priority things in the grand scheme but all of the important questions will get asked by others multiple times I'm sure and make note that most of their questions and concerns are shared by me and many other members of the player base.

Focslain
08-09-2017, 12:56 PM
Few might not like this, but some of the questions have been answered in the past.


1. The Merit Badge shop is long overdue for an addition, can we expect anything new soon?

2. The Gilda Star shop is also overdue for an addition, can we expect anything new in there soon?

3. The Prestige shop is also overdue for a big-ticket addition, when can we expect something?

4. What game bugs are the current highest priority to get fixed?

5. Can we expect a fix sometime soon for the frequent game crashes that have been occurring since 3.5 release?

6. Where are we on getting the 'hover over item' FPS loss fixed?

7. When will we get new dungeons with new gear to obtain from them?

8. Will we ever get more of/extensions to the quest lines like the Dream Ring/Ayanad Earring?

9. When will we get more of the Racial Questlines?

10. Will we ever get the ability to disable our skill queue?

11. Can we get the Mobilization Order Popup reduced in size, and it's default location set to somewhere OTHER THAN THE CENTER OF THE SCREEN?

12. Can we please get the 'Patron' button moved next to the other buttons on the bottom right of the UI? I'd like to expand my chat log into the space it's currently occupying.

13. How much of the announced upcoming changes to the Korean version are you actively campaigning to NOT get put in the NA/EU version?

14. Why are Essences the only type of Archeum that stacks to 1000?

15. Why are there no traditional looking beds that restore 150 labor?

16. If there is "No more RNG in crafting", why do Erenor weapons still roll random stats?

17. Will we ever get the ability to convert previous event coins into other types?

18. Can we get the ability to summon pets in dungeons?

19. Will we ever get an AA Wiki, or will that button in the game be forever useless?

20. Can we get a new Abyssal Defense Level 55 skill, seeing as the Ravenspine Wings makes the current one COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY USELESS(where it was just slightly useless before the addition of that OP item).

21. Why can default names of items like 'Redwood Roadster' have spaces in them, but custom names STILL CANNOT? ThisissupposedtobeanEnglishLanguageversionofthegam e,andyetoneofthemostimportantaspectsofthelanguages tillhasnotbeenimplemented.


1.-3. When we get the change to merit badges and warrior metals the Merit shop will be removed and the items added to the other stores.

7. No new Dungeons have been released since Mistsong. Next new thing is the naval arena

8. & 9. Most likely when new areas are added which there are none as of 4.0



Q: When's the next trip to KR to discuss business (if one hasn't happened yet), and will you be going?

Next month and Muzzy is holding the fort. Was in last week's stream.


Can you guys actually can change the core game play or it is usually up to XL game to decide?
Many good suggestion were suggest but they were all in vain

Core play is up to XL, Khrolan went into this in length when going over the 3.5 trade changes, specifically about keeping the gilda traders.

If you need to know the stream I'll see about hunting it down tomorrow.

TriopOfKraken
08-09-2017, 01:03 PM
Are you ever going to acknowledge and/or fix Ynystere not being able to be pushed to peace with a huge amount the mobs in the zone? Only a tiny fraction of them work.

Spiraleyes
08-09-2017, 02:30 PM
Have XL or Trion discussed the possibility of making any drastic changes to address the shrinking population? (Beyond the current KR skill rebalancing efforts and NA/EU evolutions).

Examples:
Changes to patron/non-patron benefits
Changes to the marketplace
Changes to how RNG boxes work
Discussing major game changes with players BEFORE development work takes place
Allowing more time for players to test new patches
Decreasing delay for NA/EU to receive important KR skill balance patches
NA/EU specific skill or global cooldown changes to address higher average ping issues
Buffs to dead professions such as fishing, logging, and masonry
Fixing the numerous problems with castles, sieges, and Lord's coin production
Reducing the ridiculous amount of repetitive overlapping timed in-game events
Giving new players a realistic way to be competitive with veteran legacy server players
Further changes to the new trade system
Changes to the required materials for crafted weapons, armor, and accessories
Adding anchoring shards on failed regrades resulting in destruction in NA/EU like KR has
Addressing mistakes such as the release of Ravenspine wings and Violet Bloomfang

romonster
08-10-2017, 09:55 AM
Can XL revise the requirements for bidding on castle sieges so that alt guilds/sham guilds with no genuine active players in them cannot bid on siege scrolls? For example, by requiring a guild to contain 15 members who have each earned 500 leadership in the past month in order to place a bid (or in order to remain in the top 20 guild rankings).

GrzegoT
08-10-2017, 12:09 PM
1. When we can expect fix For FPS drops casued by moving cursor over itmes in inventory / skill bars (with item on them - that makes game almsot unplayable for those with worser computers especially in pvp when you need to switch weapon and game FPS drops to 0 and freezes)

2. Any Chance to reduce time needed to take Lord Coin quests at castle farms ?
There's How it looks actually in eyes of many players i used to speak: Some of the servers struggle problems when there is really few farms at castles with posibilities to take quests along with Rising price for Lord Coins actually causing problems and makes worthless producing Auroria packs or purchase items (the ones which produce 10x log/water at farm after some time) , this might be a serious issue after Server-Evolutiions where way less ppl will be able to do them due to huge pvp/ruling guild's activity around auroria which might up with even highter prices for them and big problems for many (especially if u need over 200 Lord Coin's+ for equipment piece) as well as sun/moon/star-points / archeum crystals etc necessary for craft or regrading items,After Evolutions less servers = less items are produced and sold on market for many which stockpilled them its good time but whats about newbie-players or those which dont have much time to make gold? actually is hard enought to get it even more if you are still new and trying to catch up to the others by doing traderuns on land where prices are locked at low %% due to problems with basic packs needed for crosea packs. Reducing the time needed/ to retake the quest from NPC's at castle farms (lets say if it needs 24h at upgraded farm to 8h or less per npc [have on mind we still can do 1 quest per 24h due to 1 territokena day] this change would improve and help alot those who need Lord Coins for equipment / water/log items, also guilds which finally might get fresh castle (costs to build up walls/structures are insane along with rising demand for LC might cause huge issues to build up within a month ). As i mentioned above it will help many and affect many aspects of economy especially when there is less servers.
Hopiing for answers :3

Schaapjeblaat
08-11-2017, 07:06 AM
Any news on upgrading our old cars to the S200 or salvage option on old cars?

TriopOfKraken
08-11-2017, 08:11 AM
Can we please have a way to see cargo turn in values at cargo exchanger, even if it means walking up to them to see their current values?

Maizekeen
08-11-2017, 08:31 AM
is there is a reset lag fix in the works and if so how long until it can be put in place?

Essex
08-11-2017, 08:52 AM
Is it possible to open discussions with XL about finding a better way to see what packs are needed to produce a cargo pack. Currently you have to search through 34 pages to see what has been made.

A simple counter that says (x) amount of general packs have been turned in. (x) amount of fert packs have been turned in. and (x) amount of aged packs have been turned in. The location shouldn't really be of importance.

Also for the mail system...is there anyway to get a forwarding system added.

TriopOfKraken
08-11-2017, 09:35 AM
Is it possible to open discussions with XL about finding a better way to see what packs are needed to produce a cargo pack. Currently you have to search through 8 pages to see what has been made.

A simple counter that says (x) amount of general packs have been turned in. (x) amount of fert packs have been turned in. and (x) amount of aged packs have been turned in. The location shouldn't really be of importance.

The trade system is completely unbalanced now, so it's always basic packs. Get those larders churning if you want to make good gold... let the alt trains run basic packs to eat through them.

Showstorm
08-11-2017, 01:57 PM
Are there any plans in the future with the emphasis on Arena's/PVP to increase the baseline Defense of characters? (To change the PVP a bit so that there is more strategy in combat, and not just 'whoever gets the stun first wins before the other guy gets up')

Dyrinth
08-11-2017, 07:41 PM
I wonder if Trion has a "Churn" number the number of new players joining ( not alts ) vs the number of current players leaving. If so how is the decision of put off the gear gap solution for 6 months going to effect that number and will it result in more merges ?