Friday Update #262

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Friday Update #262

Unread postby Golden Girl » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:07 am

This week, we’ve been doing some more design work on the best way to solve the problem of out-leveled street mobs that was present in ‘City of Heroes’, especially the way that the game mechanics created a clear contradiction to the narrative of a character’s career – specifically, the more powerful that a character became, the less likely it was the street mobs were to pay them any attention.

On the one hand, it was a method of showing players their character’s progress, but on the other hand, it also undermined that sense of progression by reducing the reaction of the world to the player, which goes against one of our main aims of keeping the world engaging throughout a player’s career.

But at the same time, this also brings up an issue of rewards and balance – if an offers only a token threat, the reward for defeating them would also need to be token – but if it’s too low, it would lead to the same situation as in CoH where players simply ignored street mobs after a certain point, even though it goes completely against the kind of actions that would be expected from a superhero.


Have a heroic/villainous weekend!

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Re: Friday Update #262

Unread postby Blaze Rocker » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:22 am

Let's not forget when high level players harassed lower level players by purposely killing off mobs that they needed to gain experience or complete missions.
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