A question to the mods or anyone with insight.

ArylAryl Posts: 601 ★★★
I know Miike has direct access to devs... this is really a question for them.

In the beginning stages of MCoC, we saw several reskinned "new" champions.

Cyclops... Magneto... Iron Fist... MM/CM... SIM/IM... etc.

Why was this? To buff the roster? Give players better opportunities to get a champ?

Genuinely curious about this practice that, thankfully, stopped.

Comments

  • Thi101Thi101 Posts: 305
    This is taken from the Character Wishlist Thread 3.0 in the “Suggestions and Requests” category... maybe it answers your question.


    3) Why do you bother adding (X re-skinned character) when you've not even had a chance to add (x character not in The Contest)?



    A: While some people are not a fan of character re-skins, MANY of our players are. The Marvel universe is one with a lengthy lore, and almost every beloved character has gone through some sort of costume change or shift at some point in their super-powered careers. These differences offer a good opportunity to re-introduce players to content they may not have managed to obtain the first time around, and allowing new players to pick up a certain champion while still keeping things a bit fresh. Our goal is to have a healthy balance between release types.

  • WoozieWoozie Posts: 283
    edited October 10
    My guess would be when the game launched they could only create so many champs and instead of spending more and more time developing new ones they would've just repackaged existing ones as they have the same Special Attack Moves and movements for the sake of diversity and saying things like "30 PLAYABLE CHARACTERS!!" and stuff like that I'm assuming. Now that they have time it doesn't really happen anymore (unless movie updates which makes sense).
  • Sundance_2099Sundance_2099 Posts: 599 ★★
    I read an article on Forbes magazine's website a year or more back and Gabe was saying about this very thing. Like some of what's said already, he said it was because Kabam was a small company when they started and they needed to make as many champions as possible with the limited team and so you got a lot of recycled move-sets (not just specials) and victory animations and even the character models are essentially reskinned (Cap America, Star-Lord and a couple others are more or less the same 3d model with different skins on. Most of the early women are too.) Gabe then said as the team was expanded - Kabam made money and could hire more people - they were then able to move away from the recycling of models, moves and so on. This clued me in to the fact we were never going to get Shadowland Daredevil and the reskinned Hulkbuster that were still allegedly coming and the Ultimate Scarlet Witch and Marvel Now Doctor Strange were highly unlikely too.
  • DNA3000DNA3000 Posts: 8,452 Guardian

    This clued me in to the fact we were never going to get Shadowland Daredevil and the reskinned Hulkbuster that were still allegedly coming and the Ultimate Scarlet Witch and Marvel Now Doctor Strange were highly unlikely too.

    The players want certain things and the developers want to make certain things and the company wants to sell certain things. The game usually gets the things that are close to the intersection of all three. If you can figure out a way to make all three groups happy, your odds of getting your idea into the game rise considerably. Even the developers themselves face this challenge internally.
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