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pennylongpennylong Member Posts: 199 Arc User
I found by chance that the map boarders have been moved back and that there is an area of deep water that you fall through when you go to the edges of the map.

At first I thought it was a bug or something but as I moved around the map edges I found underwater effects.

Does anyone know if this is a map error or do you think we will we be getting swimming or diving for Risa?
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  • iconiansiconians Member Posts: 6,987 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Sounds like diving to me. The environmental artists usually don't put in special effects like that unless they're intended to be seen.
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  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,969 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Don't go in the deep water!

    Trust me!!! Jaws: The Risian Summer Slaughter is being filmed!
  • originalspockoriginalspock Member Posts: 801 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Sounds like you're gonna need a bigger boat.
  • jstewart55jstewart55 Member Posts: 412 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Sounds boss. :D

    Is it too late to ask for a nude beach, though? ;)
  • oldkhemaraaoldkhemaraa Member Posts: 1,039 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    It's likely just a parking spot for Risian starships. That Risian Cruiser has got to pull at least 20 meters under the waterline. You just don't snuggle those up against the beach!

    But, we could have swimming/underwater stuff.. One of the reason the new FE mission got put back a week was stated .. that there were problems and a code branch (dev words "code Branch") wasn't playing nice. Last year there as a slight oops and we saw stuff on Risa we wern't supposed to yet. Unsurprisingly, they're being more carefull about it this year. And the current crop of bugs.bug fixes, and delays could very well be fitting fight in. They don't need to give us any excuses, but life ... and PR...can be a bit less troublesome when you got one ready made and waiting!

    I am strongly hoping for an enlarged map... we got floater packs and boards.. and the boards are pretty doggone fast.. every bit as fun as a jet Ski. Maybe we're going to get room to "expedition"

    I'm pretty sure the Risian corvette and cruiser will be back at some point.. But they've done a Cruiser and an escort type ship, and Risa is a federation member world so I'm thinking ships will somewhat follow the fed pattern with of course a risian twist.

    I keep getting in my head a Risian "Safari" ship (a particular type of tame luxuriant safari for the rich, idle, boored, and not always to clever...)

    It could be a science type ship.. Or it could be a carrier.. or both.. and yes, it could have pilot seating anyway. I can see the Risians wanting such a ship to be capable of getting its self out of trouble in a hurry.. And I run Piloting as a primary skill on one of my toon... pretty amazing just how fast a pilot captain can break away from combat and run away. We'll know in a couple weeks.. and It's entirely possible they will not tell us about what the ship is untill the day event launches and we see it floating off shore.

    I still would like to see a luxury ship type bridge we can earn.. all tourist friendly "Yes this is the bridge, come on in, and please dont touch anything, blowing up the ship would be bad!" split level bridge would be awesome.. bridge seating and control area above, lower level is bar, dance floor, lounge area, dabo table.. a few ship board vendors... (the captain/owner aboard day room).. huge TRIBBLE windows with an awesome forward view (and animated.. just borrow some space view screen saver code, and plug it in.. its for mood lighting anyway! I recall some screen savers back in the day that ran on machine with a mear 4 meg of RAM, and no dedicated video memory.. should be a fairly simple thing to have the client machine create a mini moving stars in a window display)

    But you might be right about swimming/diving.. At Rise we can explore on foot, in the air, and on the water.. Under the water might in deed be whats next... and hey, if some object is a meter or two off the ground underwater.. not a big deal.. not really... its floating with neutral buoyancy right?

    "m getten antsy waiting for the summer event again.. I hate that.

    Darthmeow504 your very correct, it does show. And they will be revisiting some other existing stuff soon and giving it a tweek and polish.. The Cardassian Arc content is likely on the short list...lots of hints, and after Delta toons assulted the arc, a bit of commentary by players along the line of "Ew, I stepped in it" .. well, not quite that bad, but close... PLayers are putting off doing cardie arc.

    Right now the studio's dealing with cleaning up their code, and generally from the sounds of it not having to great a time doing it either. And they may have found them selves a new type type of testing they'll need to do from now on from the sounds of it.

    I like Risa now. There are days I just bop to Risa, jump on my power board with my Orion toon "Kui", and just take off around the map listing to music, and enjoying the view (I have fun at the tailor shop.. and after 5 years of tweaking my toon.. I'm sure you dig it.)
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  • bendalekbendalek Member Posts: 1,781 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    They've consistently refrained from having any sort of overt "hunting" in these events, not even fishing (though they include fishing in Neverwinter :confused:)

    However I could see having a "Diving" section for say Exploration Accolades, or perhaps "Shell Collecting" and things along those lines.

    Would be fun if they created a "reef" with underwater plants and wildlife for us to explore.
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  • eldarion79eldarion79 Member Posts: 1,679 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    bendalek wrote: »
    They've consistently refrained from having any sort of overt "hunting" in these events, not even fishing (though they include fishing in Neverwinter :confused:)

    However I could see having a "Diving" section for say Exploration Accolades, or perhaps "Shell Collecting" and things along those lines.

    Would be fun if they created a "reef" with underwater plants and wildlife for us to explore.

    despite the hunting accolade you can get outside the events, so that implication doesn't make sense.
  • pennylongpennylong Member Posts: 199 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    This is a screen shot I took of the underwater bit.

    Risa Underwater View

    Might just be a map thing but this bit does look underwater.
  • feiqafeiqa Member Posts: 2,410 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    eldarion79 wrote: »
    despite the hunting accolade you can get outside the events, so that implication doesn't make sense.

    The combat accolades are separate from the 'sport' events like they do on Risa. Going hunting for the chance to kill an animal just for fun is not very federation in out look so they won't put it in.

    (Don't see Klingons or Romulans doing that either but getting ahead of myself.)

    Since they put out new clothing options each year that I have seen and they said they are retiring the swim suit from last year. A swimming area seems odd. Also no new ship yet. Pilot skills are just out so a Risian stunt flyer or sea plane are not out of the question. Nor would a submersible.

    Risian goodies also come around again in missions or FE's. Like the jetpack used in Step between Stars. So they may be coming up with a new mission objective and putting a summer fun way to expose us to it before hand.

    Personally I will love to see swimming/diving. But will just have to wait and see.

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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    pennylong wrote: »
    This is a screen shot I took of the underwater bit.

    Risa Underwater View

    Might just be a map thing but this bit does look underwater.
    I wonder if the floater thing is intentional?

    Either way I suspect we're not supposed to go down there with normal stuff. running on an invisible plane looks weird.
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  • alcyoneserenealcyoneserene Member Posts: 2,412 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Real happy more work is being put into Risa.
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    Is it too late to ask for a nude beach, though? ;)

    As long as it's a private invite-only instance that can be community moderated, my betazoid approves.

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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    BTW, be careful on the west edge. The site-to-site transporter doesn't cover the entire map right now and lot of the west edge is left out.
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  • equinox976equinox976 Member Posts: 2,257 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    The muff diving kit looks interesting.
  • chastity1337chastity1337 Member Posts: 1,580 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    There's a kit for that? Have I been doing it wrong all this time?

    If you're still married, the answer is probably "no" ;)
  • dmtdmt Member Posts: 194 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    In post 11 it is mentioned that last year's costumes are being retired. Can someone show me proof of this claim?
  • stostargatewarsstostargatewars Member Posts: 177 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    dmt wrote: »
    In post 11 it is mentioned that last year's costumes are being retired. Can someone show me proof of this claim?

    I have not seen a post by the Devs and as that person has not linked to any post by a Dev saying that it will be retired untrue rumor.
  • jorantomalakjorantomalak Member Posts: 7,133 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    iconians wrote: »
    Sounds like diving to me. The environmental artists usually don't put in special effects like that unless they're intended to be seen.

    I could so get into a cliff diving event for the sake of earning whatever currencey is needed for the new summer event ships :)

    I like the idea if cliff diving it gives risa more of the acapulco vibe as in a exotic resort destination for vacationers and tourists :)
  • thutmosis85thutmosis85 Member Posts: 2,358 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Dunno kind of looks to unspectacular & not deep enough for Diving/Swimming ... but who knows they might just add another special area when the Event goes Live ...
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    I could so get into a cliff diving event for the sake of earning whatever currencey is needed for the new summer event ships :)

    I like the idea if cliff diving it gives risa more of the acapulco vibe as in a exotic resort destination for vacationers and tourists :)
    none of the deep water is near cliffs, so no such luck. :/
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  • suprcheesesuprcheese Member Posts: 117 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    jstewart55 wrote: »
    Sounds boss. :D

    Is it too late to ask for a nude beach, though? ;)

    There are mods for that.
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  • jorantomalakjorantomalak Member Posts: 7,133 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    none of the deep water is near cliffs, so no such luck. :/

    Well farfegnugen

    It wouldve been a nice touch of exotic resort type atmosphere but im looking forward to the summer event regardless :)
  • ssargonssargon Member Posts: 347 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    suprcheese wrote: »
    There are mods for that.

    Yeeeah but it would be nice if society matured enough for the game to do that officially :V
  • sunfranckssunfrancks Member Posts: 3,925 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Fully used to underwater combat, thanks to Guild Wars 2! Bring it on! :D
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  • tontokowalski22tontokowalski22 Member Posts: 86 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    How about a section where I go spear fishing and collecting various shellfish then bring my catch to a little place on the beach where you can do a grilling mini-game. If done properly, you could get some special foods with different effects.
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  • oldkhemaraaoldkhemaraa Member Posts: 1,039 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Ok, yea, I detect a WIP on the map.. The cruiser is out off the edge.. but there was a invisible wall out on the water.. it's gone.. I got out on my power board at the point where the wall used to be I kinda suddenly sink down and hover off the bottom.

    I'd say something is just broken, not part of any additon to be made. We haven't really had any much of anything direct on what might be new for the summer event. They'll be something, and some tidy up work on the older events and games. I got one "must have" outfit... the rest... we'll see.
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  • jstewart55jstewart55 Member Posts: 412 Arc User
    edited May 2015
    Real happy more work is being put into Risa.



    As long as it's a private invite-only instance that can be community moderated, my betazoid approves.

    Star Trek The Sims Online would also be a most welcome addition.

    Would be amazing, but doubtless CBS would say no if it was ever suggested. :(
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