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Release notes 5/6/2021

kaiserin#0958 kaiserin Posts: 2,644 Cryptic Developer
edited May 6 in Release Notes
Circus Malvanum
This event will be running for the next 2 weeks.
  • New Mission: Complete the Forum Malvanum mission 5 times. Grants the Gear Breaker Shoulders.
  • New Mission: Complete the Two-Lane Rooftop mission 5 times. Grants the Ocean Steam Bike.
  • Added Gear Breaker Armbands to the event store.




Rampage: Unknowable
  • Fixed an issue where The Unknowable One could leash.
  • Fixed an issue where The Unknowable One could get stuck on a bomb.
  • Increased resistance drop value for defeating a Zealot nearby The Unknowable One.
  • Fixed a scoring issue with Zealots.
  • Fixed an issue with the scaling reflection damage from The Unknowable One.




Powers
  • Adjustment to Relentless Pursuit to allow for better targeting against large targets.
  • Fixed an issue where Earthquake was not counting as an Ultimate.
  • Fixed an issue where some sidekicks were not considered to be player pets.
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  • panthrax77panthrax77 Posts: 229 Arc User
    edited May 6
    Bit of a typo there ;)
  • kaiserin#0958 kaiserin Posts: 2,644 Cryptic Developer
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  • subjustsubjust Posts: 40 Arc User
    Thank you for fixing Relentless Pursuit!
  • guyhumualguyhumual Posts: 2,289 Arc User
    Huh, I thought for sure we'd have the Defender National Training Program this week as we didn't have it in April like we did for the last two years.
  • avianosavianos Posts: 5,533 Arc User
    edited May 6
    Vehicle Week... The fact that you are still trying to sell those Junks after nuclear nerfing them!
    During the Patriot event it will be 1 year anniversary
    New Mission: Complete the Forum Malvanum mission 5 times. Grants the Gear Breaker Shoulders.
    SEXY Shoulderpads
    Anti-Sexy Event, Forum Cutscene-spamium and Superman 64 race
    Skip cutscenes for FM when?
    Increased resistance drop value for defeating a Zealot nearby The Unknowable One.
    Is this actually working? So far it's really Hard to determine if the damage resistance is different with just the eye! So far It doesn't feel any different

    How close are the Zealots need to be for the Debuff?

    Give the Debuff an Icon on the shark up Row of icons​​
    Post edited by avianos on
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  • heartstringsk3heartstringsk3 Posts: 127 Arc User
    avianos wrote: »
    Skip cutscenes for FM when?
    ​​

    My guess is it's a little more complicated than most things to add to FM, because, from what I understand, the timers during the timed parts actually do take the cutscenes into account, so just skipping the cutscene would give the players an extra however many seconds. Not really a terrible thing, really, but that would add like an entire minute to the Ironclad/Other Guy part because that one feels like it goes on forever, heh.

  • panthrax77panthrax77 Posts: 229 Arc User
    > @heartstringsk3 said:
    > My guess is it's a little more complicated than most things to add to FM, because, from what I understand, the timers during the timed parts actually do take the cutscenes into account, so just skipping the cutscene would give the players an extra however many seconds. Not really a terrible thing, really, but that would add like an entire minute to the Ironclad/Other Guy part because that one feels like it goes on forever, heh.

    Which frankly would make the entire alert more fair, tbh. In my opinion, FM needs a total overhaul to be more about actual challenge and survival rather than obligatory timers. God forbid you want to bring any other role than DPS...

    Obviously there's bigger fish to fry and FM is the last thing the devs should focus on, but it still deserves a bit more justice, I feel.

    That said, still waiting for DTP :c
  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 6,992 Arc User
    My guess is it's a little more complicated than most things to add to FM, because, from what I understand, the timers during the timed parts actually do take the cutscenes into account, so just skipping the cutscene would give the players an extra however many seconds.
    I doubt it's a huge extra effort to also modify the timers.
  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 4,354 Arc User
    avianos wrote: »
    Vehicle Week... The fact that you are still trying to sell those Junks after nuclear nerfing them!
    During the Patriot event it will be 1 year anniversary​​

    There's a sucker born every minute. And the Devs count on that. At least they are cheaper that travel power device.
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  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 6,992 Arc User
    panthrax77 wrote: »
    Which frankly would make the entire alert more fair, tbh. In my opinion, FM needs a total overhaul to be more about actual challenge and survival rather than obligatory timers. God forbid you want to bring any other role than DPS...
    So each round should have a lockout and much more dangerous foes and PUGs fail because they wipe instead of failing because they miss a timer? Not sure how that's really better.
  • avianosavianos Posts: 5,533 Arc User
    edited May 8
    Honestly Screw this alert, it's been years and it's still the most badly designed and coded Alert and I see no interest fixing it beyond throwing it on a boring Event!

    What were the old DEVs thinking?
    • Assaulting your players every 2-3 minutes between fights with unskippable and repeatable cutscenes while hijacking your controls! VERY GOOD DESIGN
    • Time Limit which gets eaten while the Cutscenes play!
    • 2 Bosses with Defiance
    • DPS Race Mechanic, punishing any PUG team that is not enough
    • The rewards for getting to the end ARE NOT EVEN GOOD
    It's a huge time waster, I don't care if the Cutscenes are being used to load the alert's data on the background, it's aweful

    This is not how you do coliseum challenges in videogames, and the map is gone wasted
    also
    BUG: To this day, Firewing's Clinging flames will constantly damage you even during the Cutscene! Once the cutscene ends you will meet your character Defeated

    Unless you keep blocking for the entire cutscene

    The Bug Summons from Qulllar's are also attacking you while the cutscene plays but they are not strong enough to kill you

    I also noticed that a lot of Aura with floating 2D textures (Leaves, Music notes e.t.c) will build stacking while the Cutscenes are playing and when you come back you will be greeted with a lot of visual spam of the auras
    This doesn't seem to affecting the game's performance from my side, just noting it​​
    Post edited by avianos on
    POWERFRAME REVAMPS and BUG FIXES > Recycled Content and Events
    An Introvert guy who use CO to make his characters playable but farms way to much to archieve that
    Playing as EVERYTHING but Superheroes (BUT they are my Heroes) Eternal Silver since 1 February 2011
    Currently playing with 86+ Characters (7 ATs, 79 FFs) Loving all of them, ALTitis for Life but I'm running out of unique FF builds!
  • ragnakingragnaking Posts: 73 Arc User
    And here I am still wondering how the heck we are suppose to get Zorran's Mask. I figured it got added into the game with everything else during the Midnight Depths stuff but it didn't get mentioned in the Unknowable One release notes nor has anyone mentioned actually getting it from anything. Kinda would like to know how exactly we are suppose to get this stupid mask for the collection.
  • ansemthedarkansemthedark Posts: 471 Arc User
    ragnaking wrote: »
    And here I am still wondering how the heck we are suppose to get Zorran's Mask. I figured it got added into the game with everything else during the Midnight Depths stuff but it didn't get mentioned in the Unknowable One release notes nor has anyone mentioned actually getting it from anything. Kinda would like to know how exactly we are suppose to get this stupid mask for the collection.

    Not to speak also story wise, I mean, this is the end? What happened to Zorran? The Unknowable One just some big fish reskin, I know people wanted to fight the big Megalodon again with the April Fools Fight, but this?

    This is a joke in gameplay design and story wise. Things like horrible scaling, enforcing endgame in an open mission of a repeatable serial. Arvad suddenly hostile towards us for no good reason and just acting as a "can we please go there" beacon.

    I mean some aspects I do like, but the overall design of the whole series, especially the backtracking and unbalanced Super Villains is awful.
  • avianosavianos Posts: 5,533 Arc User
    edited May 9
    ragnaking wrote: »
    And here I am still wondering how the heck we are suppose to get Zorran's Mask. I figured it got added into the game with everything else during the Midnight Depths stuff but it didn't get mentioned in the Unknowable One release notes nor has anyone mentioned actually getting it from anything. Kinda would like to know how exactly we are suppose to get this stupid mask for the collection.
    They are propably going to make Zorran into an extra story or just a lazy Alert to conclude the series

    Consider what they said during the DEV CC, yeah!

    Speaking off, here is the Facebook upload of the Kaiju costume content
    https://www.facebook.com/ChampionsOnlineGame/videos/298901188455693
    Not to speak also story wise, I mean, this is the end? What happened to Zorran? The Unknowable One just some big fish reskin, I know people wanted to fight the big Megalodon again with the April Fools Fight, but this?

    This is a joke in gameplay design and story wise. Things like horrible scaling, enforcing endgame in an open mission of a repeatable serial. Arvad suddenly hostile towards us for no good reason and just acting as a "can we please go there" beacon.

    I mean some aspects I do like, but the overall design of the whole series, especially the backtracking and unbalanced Super Villains is awful.
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    Noticeable also that the Series completely forgets about Cobra Lords and New Shadows
    The fact we just got a Ghost-reskin of Megalodon as the so called Unknowable still makes me really upset because with all this story building I was expecting some Lovecraftian Eldritch Abomination but instead We Jumped the Shark who got sealed in the moon?

    Jumping the Shark should have been a Title-Perk

    3 YEARS! Gadgets, Archery, Force, Fighting Claws, Dual Blades, Earth and Celestial could have been updated by now instead of being stuck on PRE-Alert mechanics​​
    POWERFRAME REVAMPS and BUG FIXES > Recycled Content and Events
    An Introvert guy who use CO to make his characters playable but farms way to much to archieve that
    Playing as EVERYTHING but Superheroes (BUT they are my Heroes) Eternal Silver since 1 February 2011
    Currently playing with 86+ Characters (7 ATs, 79 FFs) Loving all of them, ALTitis for Life but I'm running out of unique FF builds!
  • jackieboy#3897 jackieboy Posts: 50 Arc User
    Don’t you guys get tired of the same complaints?
  • squirrelloidsquirrelloid Posts: 869 Arc User
    Everyone knows Tateklys is the most hated villain in CO - he just talks at you incessantly, and you never get to stab him in the face. A fight against Tateklys would be so cathartic.
  • metalheart#4270 metalheart Posts: 313 Arc User
    > @jackieboy#3897 said:
    > Don’t you guys get tired of the same complaints?

    Nope, not at all.
  • psychicslugpsychicslug Posts: 530 Arc User
    where are the gear breaker bracers?



  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 4,354 Arc User
    edited May 11
    Gotta have something for week 2. Next time event rolls around we'll have 3 leg pieces, and after that 3 torso pieces, and after that 3 head pieces.
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    Perseus, Captain Arcane, Tectonic Knight, Pankration, Siberiad, Sekhmet, Black Seraph, Clockwork
    Project Attalus: Saving the world so you don't have to!
  • avianosavianos Posts: 5,533 Arc User
    where are the gear breaker bracers?
    It's 2 weeks event, next update​​
    POWERFRAME REVAMPS and BUG FIXES > Recycled Content and Events
    An Introvert guy who use CO to make his characters playable but farms way to much to archieve that
    Playing as EVERYTHING but Superheroes (BUT they are my Heroes) Eternal Silver since 1 February 2011
    Currently playing with 86+ Characters (7 ATs, 79 FFs) Loving all of them, ALTitis for Life but I'm running out of unique FF builds!
  • psychicslugpsychicslug Posts: 530 Arc User
    ok, was not sure thought was just a week, cool hope they start the power set revamping soon



  • omega2764omega2764 Posts: 4 Arc User
    I actually like this event despite usually being not all that good at racing games.

    The Forum Malvanum alert is not all that bad even with the cut scenes. At least Tatekles is fun to listen too. Over and over. heh.
    I will take those any day rather than be locked out on a KO respawn.
  • metalheart#4270 metalheart Posts: 313 Arc User
    Malvanum sure does have a lot of factional human gangs
  • omega2764omega2764 Posts: 4 Arc User
    I suspect Tatekles collects them like stamps.
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