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Release Notes 4/20/2017

kaizerinkaizerin Posts: 1,460 Cryptic Developer
edited April 20 in Release Notes
Cybernetic Lockbox
Our new lockbox is out! We are trying something a bit different with this lockbox and will be splitting up costumes into individual unlocks, sort of like how the old Timewarp Lockbox was.

A major complaint with the past lockboxes is that players don't feel like they're getting much of value from a lockbox if they don't get one of the rare items. Setting up the costume parts as individual items will gives players a higher chance of getting a neat unlock, as well as promote trading and selling to collect the sets.


The following items can drop:
Errorlevel Loyal Sidekick
Upload Teleport Travel Power
Upload Teleport Travel Device
Target Locked Device
Cybernetic Costume Box
Suspicious Emote
Kneel Recovery Emote
Mental Impact Ultimate Power
Crate of Questionite
Rare Modification Case
Crate of Drifter Salvage
Modification Case + R3 Respite Mod


The Cybernetic Costume Box can drop the following costumes:
Cybernetic Tights
Cybernetic Hair
Cybernetic Jaw
Cybernetic Collar
Cybernetic Shoulders
Cybernetic Arm Accessories
Cybernetic Bracers
Cybernetic Hands
Cybernetic Belt
Cybernetic Boots
Mechanical Monster
Mechanical Mohawk
Mechanical Mane
Cyber Stealth Mask
Cyber Stealth Wire Hair


New Items:
  • Target Locked device: Grants you a small damage buff, energy when you defeat a foe, and reduces the threat you generate for 10 seconds. If used in tank role you generate threat instead.
  • Respite mod. This mod grants health when you defeat a foe.
  • Upload Teleport: A digital version of teleportation.


New Perks:
  • Trading in a full set of the Cybernetic Costume set will get you the Cybernetic title.
  • Trading in a full set of the Cyber Stealth Costume set will get you the Wireframe title.
  • Trading in a full set of the Mechanical Monster Costume set will get you the Deadlock title.
  • Getting all three perks will get you the Hacker title, which grants you the Talk Defensive emote. This emote unlocks account wide.
  • Using the Target Locked device 5000 times will get you the Target Locked title. This perk will also give you a account bound aura version of the device's visuals.


Onslaught Week
  • Onslaught week is active! You will get bonus Onslaught Currency this week.



Reign of Frogs Open Mission
  • Updated this open mission to use level scaling tech.
  • Lowered the timers on the second and third phases to 5 minutes.
  • Added Gadroon Box Chest, Alien Organic Dagger Style 1, 2 and Alien Organic Pistol Style 3 costumes as possible rewards.
  • Added Targeting and Presence aura as possible rewards.
  • Added Pressure Defense mod as a possible drop from the open mission and Gadroon in general. This mod increases crushing resistance and adds some health.
  • Added Gadroon Mercenary Contract device as a possible reward.
  • The Gadroon Mercenary Contract device has been changed into a toggle. When this device is toggled on you will summon 3 Gadroon to fight alongside you for up to 300 seconds. If they are defeated or 300 seconds pass they will despawn and the device will go on a 300 seconds coolown.
  • The Gadroon summoned have received some attack updates.



ZEN Store
  • Added Cyber Key Pack. This pack includes 25 Medusa's Presence mods and the Light Crusher costume unlock.
  • Medusa's Presence mods buff Telekinetic powers.



Questionite Store
  • Added Cyber Claws costume unlock.



Drifter Store
  • Added Dataminer aura.



Misc
  • Lowered the duration of footprint aura to 3 seconds.
  • Made it so the footprint aura cannot be stacked. This was done as the aura was taking up more memory than intended.
  • Added a new texture to the werewolf tail bloodmoon unlock to allow for multiple color channels. You may have to resave your costume to apply this new texture.
  • Added Dragon Whiskers and Spikes Meandering Calf free costumes.
  • Added 1k, 2k, 3k, 4k, 5k, 10k, 25k and 100k count death perks.
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  • aiqaaiqa Posts: 2,177 Arc User
    I very strongly dislike the costume separate costume drops.
  • avianosavianos Posts: 3,150 Arc User
    edited April 20
    I hope this scattered costumes experiment will fail, Locbox costume sets need to be remained as a single costume unlock

    15 pieces? really now? This is overkill​​
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  • avianosavianos Posts: 3,150 Arc User
    edited April 20
    Getting all three perks will get you the Hacker title, which grants you the Talk Defensive emote. This emote unlocks account wide.
    Using the Target Locked device 5000 times will get you the Target Locked title. This perk will also give you a account bound aura version of the device's visuals.
    kaizerin wrote: »
    Medusa's Presence mods buff Telekinetic powers.
    YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!​​
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  • flyingfinnflyingfinn Posts: 6,807 Arc User
    Hey, atlast no need to pay 1200Gs for a 1-2 pieces you like.
    I'm positivly positive for this.
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  • sekhmet46sekhmet46 Posts: 39 Arc User
    edited April 20
    As long as costume prices settle at a decent rate in a while. Of course they'll be astronomical​ at first.
  • guyhumualguyhumual Posts: 1,618 Arc User

    Hey, atlast no need to pay 1200Gs for a 1-2 pieces you like.
    I'm positivly positive for this.

    Although those 1-2 pieces that everyone wants are going to cost you more then 700G each, but it's true, now people stupid enough to use keys on lockboxes are going to be getting doubles and triples of stuff they don't want or already have!
  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 1,840 Arc User
    They really ought to explain here why they took the gear out of the lockboxes.
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  • avianosavianos Posts: 3,150 Arc User
    edited April 20
    I agree? Why this box doesn't include Legion gear? this was one of the most popular item from lockboxes?
    How am I going to gear up my alt characters now? I want them to better gear than heroics for endgame
    Getting all three perks will get you the Hacker title, which grants you the Talk Defensive emote. This emote unlocks account wide.
    Can we please have a VISUAL REFERENCE for the emote?
    This is just shooting at the dark
    EDIT: Nevermind, Errorlevel in rencen is using it
    Added Dragon Whiskers and Spikes Meandering Calf free costumes.

    well im dissapointed, I was expecting REAL long Dragon Whiskers, something to go along the celestial dragon head,
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    this is just the whiskers from the dragon mouth masks​​
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  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 1,840 Arc User
    You know what we haven't had in a really long time? A Zen sale!!!
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  • qawsadaqawsada Posts: 228 Arc User
    edited April 20

    They really ought to explain here why they took the gear out of the lockboxes.

    Maybe it has to do with the Secondary Gear drop (merc/legion) taking up the slot, and the last time I check, secondary merc aren't the best thing to get in a lockbox.
  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 1,840 Arc User
    I was more interested in them explaining why they dropped the primary pieces,
    qawsada said:

    They really ought to explain here why they took the gear out of the lockboxes.

    Maybe it has to do with the Secondary Gear drop (merc/legion) taking up the slot, and the last time I check, secondary merc aren't the best thing to get in a lockbox.
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  • qawsadaqawsada Posts: 228 Arc User

    I was more interested in them explaining why they dropped the primary pieces,

    It could be that all or none deal. Either Both set of gears are obtainable in a lockbox or they're not.
  • stergasterga Posts: 1,976 Arc User
    Are any of they key bundle / lame sidekick costume bits going to be available in a separate bundle? You know, for people who think wasting money on a piece of crap pet or buying boatloads of key is stupid but still want to buy the costume bits?

    Pimping lockboxes isn't to promote trading, it's to promote more key sales. Promoting trading would mean actually improving the AH and adding similar amounts of juicy things to trade by playing the game. What if Legion gear was a rare drop stuff like the Warzone mobs? Or maybe you can blow 975 Hermes Rec to buy a piece?

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  • lunnylunnylunnylunny Posts: 79 Arc User
    edited April 20
    Opinion: not enjoying the specific pieces of costumes much, the idea is good in paper, but now I'd much rather just wait at AH than buy any lockboxes, which defeats the purpose of making the lockboxes more enticing.

    Suggestion: It's a long one, but bear with me:

    1) Make it a coupon, voucher, ticket, instead of a Box, exactly alike the collector store, yes;
    2) Make the Showcase NPCs trade your voucher for the costume piece you want;
    3) Add an unlock-all voucher from opening the lockbox, as rare as unlocking the old unlock-all costumes in boxes;
    4) Make said unlock-all voucher be able to be turned into individual vouchers on the Showcase NPC;
    5) Since the Showcase NPC would be gone while the lockbox would stay after a week or more, either add this feature to the Collector, or make it so every new lockbox NPC still shows the old shops, until the costume pieces are sent to Collector's Store for the normal collector vouchers.

    That way, you are bringing both options and encouraging selling these vouchers. Would most likely not want to call them "vouchers" so to not confuse with the Collector's.
  • kyastralkyastral Posts: 320 Arc User
    Hmm... it will be interesting to see how well this lockbox does. I think the Cybernetic Costume Box should have been a separate key box from the main Cybernetic Box. That way, the Mercenary and Legion Gear could have been added back in. I'm surprised that the devs didn't take the advantage of having 2 sources of key sales at the same time.
  • rerrotrerrot Posts: 70 Arc User
    Spikes Meandering Calf.... in belt?
  • roughbearmattachroughbearmattach Posts: 4,182 Arc User
    Though I like that Reign of Frogs was revamped, it doesn't seem to scale at all with the number of heroes. When half a dozen level 40s show up, it is over in about 2 minutes.
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  • avianosavianos Posts: 3,150 Arc User
    edited April 20
    ok a few more things

    1.Reign of Frogs Open Mission doesn't have Perk/Titles for multiply completitions? why? Asciing for Trouble has!
    2.What are the names of the new death perks? We would appriciate if the names of the perks were in the patch notes so we can know in advanced
    3.What's with those INHUMAN numbers for perks? 5000 uses? really?
    4.Why Respite mod has both Damage Type resistance AND HP bonuses while other Resistance mods (fire, ice, toxic e.t.c) don't have?​​
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  • roughbearmattachroughbearmattach Posts: 4,182 Arc User
    edited April 20
    Regular Gadroon mobs drop the new Pressure Defense 3, not just mobs that are part of Reign of Frogs.

    Intended?

    I didn't read carefully.

    D'oh!
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  • chimerafreekchimerafreek Posts: 322 Arc User
    I'm glad the only thing I want is in the Q store. Separate drops are... well not fun.
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  • gradiigradii Posts: 10,828 Arc User
    I like the idea of special mods dropping from different mob groups. Telepathy damage mod from PSI please? Force damage mod from... uhh.. well I'd say gadroon but they already drop the force defense mod. maybe add a chance for either?​​
  • shadesevenshadeseven Posts: 11 Arc User
    See, while I like the Cybernetic set as a whole, I feel like it could have done with a Beast Legs option for it. Something to give those of us who use that more options, you know? So could we please get a Cybernetic Beast Tights part?
  • draogndraogn Posts: 1,119 Arc User
    By breaking the costume into pieces and removing the gear boxes you've removed value from the lockbox. This feels more like it has to do with key sales then it does with adding value. If you wanted to add value you would use concepts from other games such as SWTOR, as bad of a game as it is the CM packs are a much better value.
  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Posts: 2,540 Arc User
    Question: is it a bug that the Light Crusher sword only uses materials when a costume piece? If you use it as a weapon it seems to be stuck with the default metal and no option to change it.
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  • avianosavianos Posts: 3,150 Arc User
    Question: is it a bug that the Light Crusher sword only uses materials when a costume piece? If you use it as a weapon it seems to be stuck with the default metal and no option to change it.

    Weapons cannot have access to materials options
    Only the Back costume can, it's Working as Intented​​
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  • draogndraogn Posts: 1,119 Arc User
    avianos said:

    I hope this scattered costumes experiment will fail, Locbox costume sets need to be remained as a single costume unlock



    15 pieces? really now? This is overkill​​

    Funny how most of the single costume unlocks didn't have anywhere near that many, again I'm certain this has little to do with adding value to the lockboxes.

  • darkfenrir113darkfenrir113 Posts: 19 Arc User
    Bug: The Mohawk Wolf from the Wolf Monster head is currently only the third channel and a solid color, rather than its usual first two channels with two-color support.
  • themightyzeniththemightyzenith Posts: 3,043 Arc User
    edited April 21

    Bug: The Mohawk Wolf from the Wolf Monster head is currently only the third channel and a solid color, rather than its usual first two channels with two-color support.

    Yup. There's also a similar change to the third channel for the Werewolf Eyebrows...

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    There's also a big problem with the new Dragon Whiskers, the whisker on the character's left side is totally warped, a problem that didn't happen on the Dragon Mask that they were taken from...

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  • sekhmet46sekhmet46 Posts: 39 Arc User
    So... Cyber Khopesh isn't live? Odd...
  • themightyzeniththemightyzenith Posts: 3,043 Arc User
    sekhmet46 said:

    So... Cyber Khopesh isn't live? Odd...

    Maybe it's being made into an actual khopesh shape. The last model needed more khopesh

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