Dev Diary: Spring into Summer 2021

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  • FineDogFineDog Posts: 356 ★★★
    I'm most excited about the arena revamp (next week!) and Project Genesis (finally an excuse to replace my 4 year old phone!). But I'm extremely curious about Relics and the new Masteries. The wording was pretty vague on what might the changes might bring, but I've always wanted a more RPG-like experience (personal preference, I'm sure many others will disagree). With a few exceptions, the existing masteries mostly just buff your stats and don't do anything particularly interesting, so I'm hoping new masteries and Relics allow for increased customization, unique playstyles, and lots of YouTube videos about the best builds for certain characters.
  • Corby11Corby11 Posts: 149
    New CARINA’S Challange mentions a 4* tagged Canadian.

    What champs are tagged Canadian, I can’t filter by it? Is this something that will be added in the next day or 2 or is it just a case of identifying marvel champions from Canada ? Is that like wolverine and guardian?
  • Hammerbro_64Hammerbro_64 Posts: 6,948 ★★★★★
    Seems really cool! Can’t wait
  • RiderofHellRiderofHell Posts: 3,311 ★★★★★
    Corby11 said:

    New CARINA’S Challange mentions a 4* tagged Canadian.

    What champs are tagged Canadian, I can’t filter by it? Is this something that will be added in the next day or 2 or is it just a case of identifying marvel champions from Canada ? Is that like wolverine and guardian?


  • DaddriedaDaddrieda Posts: 999 ★★★
    Aaronc94 said:

    Over the years of existance of MCOC, gears/relics have been discussed several times, the majority of us DONT WANT this

    it can't be helped, it's their game so they do what they think is good for the game in a long run. who knows when it get to be released then it could cause community outbreak and kabam will either see that or not and do another decision to either go forward with it or revert the plan and trash it.
  • MattManMattMan Posts: 422 ★★★
    DNA3000 said:

    MattMan said:

    Spidey983 said:

    Kabam is more transparent than the White House. This looks great and I'm looking forward to what you all have planned for the year. Thanks for considering and actually listening to your player base. Not many games do that.

    Don’t kid yourself.
    Player base has told them again and again they don’t want gear...yet here it comes.
    Anyone who says gear is bad but masteries are good doesn't understand how technology works.
    Where did I say anything about masteries?
  • Colonaut123Colonaut123 Posts: 2,652 ★★★★★
    edited May 6
    The proof of the pudding is the eating. I do hope relics don't replace reworks, and I hope it doesn't conserve the meta (making the god tier beyond infinity), or becomes another casino or pay to win.

    But I am not against the idea of customizing champions to make some of the lower champions more useful. But this has to be done carefully, from what I can tell from the comments.
  • DaddriedaDaddrieda Posts: 999 ★★★
    edited May 6
    i take all of those ideas added to the game and erase the idea of adding gear items.. gear items could potentially be the end of this game unless KABAM restrict the gear items to only be used for questing like another version of Gate rarity system and staying away from arenas. Arenas is already time consuming enough so no point in making it more excessive.
  • Nick_Caine_32Nick_Caine_32 Posts: 580 ★★★★
    If they keep relics to the solo competition mode I have no issue with this.

    If they’re doing them game wide, as described in this diary, it will be my exit point after 6 years or playing. Don’t go down that road Kabam. The rest of this sounds amazing but that may distract from how bad of an idea relics are.

    You got backlash in 12.0 for announcing something very similar and I can guarantee if you’re introducing this into the game it’s going to push a lot of people away. Please take some time and feedback and don’t do this.
  • KapitzKapitz Posts: 53
    I'd really like comment from Kabam about duping a max sig 6 star champ and why we get effectively nothing but ISO in exchange for a significant shard cost? Despite the scarcity of signature stones, it's not uncommon for players now to have at least 1 or 2 champions at max sig.

    If "what comes next" isn't going to be for quite some time yet, this is only going to become more and more of a problem. In the absence of "what comes next" shards, we should really be getting at least something of value when this happens, perhaps 20 class sig stones (i.e. what the dupe essentially would've given you)?

    While you're at it... Increasing the ISO reward for a 5 or 6-Star dupe would be really handy. More T5CC lately = more R3 rankups = where the heck did my ISO stash just disappear to and I'm only halfway to level 45.
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 27,362 ★★★★★
    How do I feel? I'm looking forward to things. Very exciting. The only issue I take is with Wars. There is no mention of anything besides the Top Tier, and the game mode already centers around it to begin with. I'm sorry but I feel compelled to point out that they're not the only ones playing that game mode.
  • FakesclgFakesclg Posts: 5
    edited May 7
    The removal of 4 star of basic arenas for uncollected players, really really sucks for me. My units will definitely take a hit, plus some champions who I really really want I grind for(I got CGR and doom). Plus this entire roadmap is completely made for Endgame and whales(Relics and strikers, summer of pain, all that stuff, literally every single piece of content, Galactus raids, Carina's Challenges(could have made a toned-down uncollected version), Variant 8). What about the F2P players trying to finish act 5, why are they just not thought about? I'm not being negative, I like the initiative. I'd love to hear the rest of all of your thoughts as well. I like the aw changes and the masteries 2.0 but other than that. Not great for me atleast
  • KapitzKapitz Posts: 53
    edited May 7
    Fakesclg said:

    The removal of 4 star of basic arenas for uncollected players, really really sucks for me. My units will definitely take a hit,

    Why not wait and see the distribution of units across the milestones of what is essentially now two 4 Star arenas you'll have access to? The total units available has slightly increased, and I'd assume similar effort in terms of arena rounds will at the very least yield similar return. I'd actually guess that seeing as 4 arenas are being merged into 2 for higher total return that in all likelihood you'll find yourself getting more units per 3 day cycle than you currently are.

    Edit: as I posted I realised you may have been referring to not being able to access the arenas at all if you're not Uncollected, but not entirely sure. If so, I'd still say wait and see what the unit distribution is for the revamped Summoner Trials arena.
  • JahnybravoJahnybravo Posts: 66
    Fakesclg said:

    The removal of 4 star of basic arenas for uncollected players, really really sucks for me. My units will definitely take a hit, plus some champions who I really really want I grind for(I got CGR and doom). Plus this entire roadmap is completely made for Endgame and whales(Relics and strikers, summer of pain, all that stuff, literally every single piece of content, Galactus raids, Carina's Challenges(could have made a toned-down uncollected version), Variant 8). What about the F2P players trying to finish act 5, why are they just not thought about? I'm not being negative, I like the initiative. I'd love to hear the rest of all of your thoughts as well. I like the aw changes and the masteries 2.0 but other than that. Not great for me atleast

    They also mentioned revamping the lower parts of the game and accelerating lower progression so that players reach the rest of the game sooner. Plus the majority of the new content is for endgame players because endgame players are the ones who are done with what's already in the game. If you're still trying to finish Act 5, then focus on that. And then do 6.1 or the Variants. There's already plenty of stuff for you to do. I can't do any of the new stuff either because I'm also still doing the old stuff. I'm still working on the Variants myself and then I'll do more Act 6 after that. Finish what's on your plate before you start asking for other people's food.
  • StellarStellar Posts: 582 ★★★
    So this month we have the standard EQ 'Cavalier/uncollected/master/...) the side Quest (Legendary/Master/...) the objectives to do the side quest, the Act 7.2, Carina's objectives (with a timer if you want to get the profil pic..)

    So much things to do, so much energy needed

    That's nice, even a little bit too much. could not we have the side quest energy free this time ?
  • Ted_n00bgentTed_n00bgent Posts: 163
    If the arenas are being converted into 6 star, does this mean we are done with death squads or am I now going to have to constantly redo my streak when I run into r3 6 stars over and over again?
  • Wiredawg1Wiredawg1 Posts: 226 ★★★
    From looking at arena change on paper. It’s a mix. While 6* arena and 5* basic is long over due....I not getting why going backwards and going back to pre 12.0 arena. And by looks of it without seeing milestones...you going be making people choose between basic and featured. Which hurts f2p players and those who grind arena for extra units
  • Crine60Crine60 Posts: 475 ★★★
    Root was/is a horrible mechanic. I hope that the lack of mention of it here when you brought up strikers again means you are not moving forward with root. Please don't bring it back in any future content.
  • DaddriedaDaddrieda Posts: 999 ★★★
    Fakesclg said:

    The removal of 4 star of basic arenas for uncollected players, really really sucks for me. My units will definitely take a hit, plus some champions who I really really want I grind for(I got CGR and doom). Plus this entire roadmap is completely made for Endgame and whales(Relics and strikers, summer of pain, all that stuff, literally every single piece of content, Galactus raids, Carina's Challenges(could have made a toned-down uncollected version), Variant 8). What about the F2P players trying to finish act 5, why are they just not thought about? I'm not being negative, I like the initiative. I'd love to hear the rest of all of your thoughts as well. I like the aw changes and the masteries 2.0 but other than that. Not great for me atleast

    you worry too much to solo everything and need enough resources? i can glady tell you i beat act 5 when i only had **** champions. Despite the skill level back then wasn't that great, but for being Free To Play player i knew the only way for me to beat act5 was to use units farmed from arenas. I understand you would rather wait for the ''right'' champion to make things easier, but guess what? you're making it more difficult for yourself since you are waiting for an excessive time.

    the best you can do right now is to take 5 full man that contain any heavy hitters and it doesn't have to be Domino, Doom or Aegon as it really does not matter and enter that quest and use the units gained from arenas to only buy team revives because that way you can pummel or chip your way through act5. Just because we the end game player have those end game champions does not mean that you have to have those to beat act because back then you could still beat act 5 with 4* champions.

    1)take 5 man team of any preferred class, doesn't matter who.
    2) enter the Quest.
    3)Pummel or chip your way through those paths
    4) use team revives if all of your 5 man team is dead so you can continue pummel or chip your way through those paths.
    5) ran out of units or revives? Don't worry! Don't exit the quest at all, just leave it be and go straight to arena and farm.
    6) got enough units? like 500 units so you can buy 5x team revives or less? great! head back to the quest and continue work your way to pummel or chip the path.
    7) amazing work! you just beat act5 despite the time it took, you are now uncollected!

    see what i mean?
  • winterthurwinterthur Posts: 5,633 ★★★★★
    edited May 7
    Daddrieda said:

    Fakesclg said:

    The removal of 4 star of basic arenas for uncollected players, really really sucks for me. My units will definitely take a hit, plus some champions who I really really want I grind for(I got CGR and doom). Plus this entire roadmap is completely made for Endgame and whales(Relics and strikers, summer of pain, all that stuff, literally every single piece of content, Galactus raids, Carina's Challenges(could have made a toned-down uncollected version), Variant 8). What about the F2P players trying to finish act 5, why are they just not thought about? I'm not being negative, I like the initiative. I'd love to hear the rest of all of your thoughts as well. I like the aw changes and the masteries 2.0 but other than that. Not great for me atleast

    see what i mean?
    I am going to try it. :)
  • jp2835jp2835 Posts: 136
    Why that long jump from act 4 missions end directly to Carina's volumes ??

    Nothing for uncollected and cavalier ?😭
  • Cage33Cage33 Posts: 39
    Pls no relics. Everything else looks nice. But if I wanted to grind for gear, I would've stayed playing MROC. Let gear exist over there, and let our champions be on equal footing over here.
  • SiliyoSiliyo Posts: 738 ★★★
    The one thing that saddens me is the decrease in velocity of Variants. If it’s 2-3 per year, I’m fine with that. But Variants really help Cavalier players strive towards Thronebreaker. However, with those Variants it would make it more difficult since TB is not Act based (like Cavalier), but needing a r3 6*.
  • TheTalentsTheTalents Posts: 1,905 ★★★★★
    I'm not sure if I'm ready for gameplay changes like tag teaming someone in mid battle to intercept. Other than that I'm excited for the rest of the changes.
  • DNA3000DNA3000 Posts: 12,339 Guardian
    MattMan said:

    DNA3000 said:

    MattMan said:

    Spidey983 said:

    Kabam is more transparent than the White House. This looks great and I'm looking forward to what you all have planned for the year. Thanks for considering and actually listening to your player base. Not many games do that.

    Don’t kid yourself.
    Player base has told them again and again they don’t want gear...yet here it comes.
    Anyone who says gear is bad but masteries are good doesn't understand how technology works.
    Where did I say anything about masteries?
    Where did I say you said anything about masteries. I said anyone who says gear is bad but masteries are good doesn't understand how technology works. If you think masteries are good, but you think gear is bad, you're one of them. If you think gear is bad and masteries are also bad and shouldn't be in the game, you're not. If you're just commenting on what other people are saying but haven't picked a side either way, then this doesn't directly apply to you at all.
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