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Submit a Question for the Five Ask-a-Devs

EDIT: I am now creating a list of selected questions to submit for answers. Thanks for participating!

Welp, we blew past the first mark of three thousand likes. The reward for that was 5 ask-a-dev questions (trust me, it gets steadily shinier as we go). We want to do this right so we're taking submissions both here and on facebook to select the five most wanted answers to give. Start asking!

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I'll start us off here.

I'll start us off here.

What do you think was the greatest mechanical or game play flaw in CoH, and how are you addressing this in CoT?

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What's the status of the

What's the status of the placable and scalable decals as mentioned in KS 30?

"A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad"

Please have Scaling decals!

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Will we have equivalents of

Will we have equivalents of /screenshotui and /ghide?

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What weapons are planned on

What weapons are planned on having power animations available at launch?

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Will there be some form

Will there be some form/opportunity for people who most unfortunately missed kickstarter a chance to contribute?

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How similar will character

How similar will character builds be compared to CoH? Will there be anything close to say an....ice/ice blaster? ;)

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Can I has whips?

Can I has whips?

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Things are progressing with

Things are progressing with the game, and I'm getting hyped! My question is: Give us a super rough estimated year of release. Are you all thinking 2017? 2016? 2018?

If you can't answer that question, here's a second one: Will there be phasing-type missions? What I mean is, will certain missions in the world make changes to the game world, if we are logged into that character? Like, if a building burns down in a mission, or something. I've seen phasing work in games like WoW.

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Do you mean like "Open

Do you mean like "Open Missions" where there are different objective phases?

Or ANY mission type with different objective phases (including instanced content)?

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As far as power Animations

As far as power Animations/effects, where will the focusing be on.. "Somewhat Believable" or "Kinda Exaggerated". animations/effects? Will it be Closer to a certain one, or is it individually defined for particular powers? ;)

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I need you to clarify that

I need you to clarify that question, I didn't understand it. Are you asking which weapon animations (bearing in mind our animations can change the weapon and style of a set) we'll have at launch? Basically, if we launch with a weapon animation, how many and which weapons will it feature?

If so, better qualify 'weapons' a bit. A ranged attack set might have a bow animation, while a close ranged sharp set might have any number of bladed weapons. Question is a little too vague to work with as is.

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He doesn't mean either. He

He doesn't mean either. He means can our actions in a mission or story affect the world we experience afterwards. Like in the CoH intro missions, that agent has his wife next to him after you complete them, because you rescued her. A player next to you who didn't complete them doesn't see her there. Except I suspect he's hoping for rather larger scale examples :D.

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On the business end, what is

On the business end, what is your projected player-base size, and what are your contingency plans in case your player base is significantly smaller or (happily, but also problematic) significantly larger than your projections?

Dry questions, I know, but important!

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Not sure I understand what

Not sure I understand what clarification you need. I was hoping to learn which weapons were currently planned to have animations ready for use on launch, for any power sets that had weapon animations. If you need to consider that separate questions for each power set, I'll settle for learning which power sets are planned to have weapon animations.

Too bad we're only looking at five questions. ^_^

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lot of good questions already

lot of good questions already, may have to think on this one a bit

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Will Dr. Tyche's mustache be

Will Dr. Tyche's mustache be generally available in the character creator?

Because my hero needs one like that! ;)

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Submit a Question for the Five Ask-a-Devs
Welp, we blew past the first mark of three thousand likes. The reward for that was 5 ask-a-dev questions (trust me, it gets steadily shinier as we go). We want to do this right so we're taking submissions both here and on facebook to select the five most wanted answers to give. Start asking!

1.What is the Most exciting part, plan or idea about City of Titans "game play" for the "Developers"? (You Guys)

2.Do you have a rough draft or idea for the beginning Archetypes and power sets?
If so could you describe them to us?

3. Will there be Vehicles to drive? (Air, Ground, Water, Space)
If so, can these vehicles be damaged or do Damage? Or just transportation?

4. Are there plans for in game voice chat?

5. Will there be "Door Missions" as well as missions out in the city? (What general type of Missions will there be?)
(Door mission = Enter into a building to do a mission.)

6. Are there any plans for "Exotic" Mission locations or Task-Force Such as: Jungle, Volcano, Alien invaders in Space?

7. Will Villain and Hero Player's cross paths and if so will there be some restricted areas?

Thanks for your Time.

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will team building be close

will team building be close to what it was in COX?

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While not in the form of a

While not in the form of a question, I'd love to hear anything you can tell us about your plans for, and implementation of, procedurally generated maps.

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Darth Fez wrote:
Darth Fez wrote:

While not in the form of a question, I'd love to hear anything you can tell us about your plans for, and implementation of, procedurally generated maps.

I dont really know, but if i needed to guess.. i would guess that Buildings (a select number might have interiors) would be procedurally generated inside Houdini, but not in the game at runtime.

I'd like to think that I, like most, prefer to keep the terrain almost 99% looking the same, since it will serve as a memory queue for a place i've visited before, and put my mind at ease. :D

As the years progress, small environmental touches would be nice. Trees, landmarks, etc... but not too much of the terrain. Unless a small zone (like what they did for the Faultline in CoH)?!? :)

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Bear wrote:
Bear wrote:

Will Dr. Tyche's mustache be generally available in the character creator?
Because my hero needs one like that! ;)

Due to the fact kickstarter pledges surpassed the goal so quickly, EVERYONE gets access to Tyche's mind-control beard:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/missingworldsmedia/the-phoenix-project-city-of-titans/posts/636807

((Perhaps someone can compile a list of all the kickstarter bonus goods us players will receieve? Tyche's Mind-Control Beard, Petalstorm's Wings, Petalstorm's Paintbrush, Warcabbit's Hammer, Sheep's Backpack, PR Ninja's Sword, Terwyn's Shoulder-Dragon appears to be all I can find mention of in the KS Updates. ))

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Will there be an auction

Will there be an auction house, similar to COH/COV at launch?

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Ooh, ooh! Will DEFENSIVE as

Ooh, ooh!

Will DEFENSIVE as well as offensive powers and sets have customizability? In other words, would, say, a resistance-based tank be able to make a main defensive toggle shield look like either nothing, or a glow, or fire, or a force-field if desired?

Thanks!

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Now there's an important

Now there's an important question. After all, invulnerability needn't mean "my skin is like unto unobtanium".

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Approximately how many hours

Approximately how many hours do the devs expect will be typical to go from level one to level 50 (or to level 30 if that is the starting cap)? And by comparison, how many hours do the devs think it took to do the same thing in COH?

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Are the Devs hoping/dreading

Are the Devs hoping/dreading for any particular company/person to do a critical review of the game after release?

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What is the cut-off date for

What is the cut-off date for submitting questions for this event?

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Yes

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What can we expect when it

What can we expect when it comes to in game currency and inflation.?
How do you plan to handle common forms of griefing in game? (Mob camping, High levels clearing a low level zone, ect)?
When can we expect to see the 1st invites to play test go out to Kickstarters?
Where can I get one of those?!? [Intended as a joke but feel free to answer.]

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Yes, :) but I inquire just

Yes, :) but I inquire just about the mustache part:

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Will you allow/add in a

Will you allow/add in a system by which we can design build and fight our own Nemesis Super Villain?

Everyone creates the thing they dread. Men of peace create engines of war, invaders create avengers. People create... smaller people? Uhh... children!
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Lost the word there. Children, designed to supplant them. To help them... end.

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From your progress in video

From your progress in video updates, it seems your effort on detail is taken quite serious. I'm curious to how you will handle eluding an enemy, stealth in different surroundings, and presence sensors for certain character types.

To explain in better detail, for eluding enemies, i am referring to how you get away. For example, Grand Theft Auto used to be impossible to hide or getaway from cops, once you're wanted. Since, they have made it possible to physically hide or runaway.

Brings me to this, we love Wolverine and his feral qualities.

Wouldn't it be cool to sense an enemy by smell, even keen hearing?

Same goes for a cyborg or android, they might have a built in heat or motion sensor. In my graphic novel, i gave my character a soul sensor, due to his spirit like powers. To make things fair, it could be converted for different types to have the ability option.

As far as getting away, if you're running from a human, you should be able to stand somewhere blocking you, over them, or just any where out their view. Someone with superpowers may have x ray vision or birds eye view, maybe even one of the presence sensor powers. Overall, we would have that fictional realistic cat and mouse effect, agreed?

You are far more experienced than I, how possible and likely are these options?

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when do you hope to release

when do you hope to release the Character Creator (rough guestimate: 2nd, 3rd, 4th quarter, etc)?

what size will the player base need to be, once stabilized after release, to keep the doors open and new content continually being generated?

once closer to release, how do you plan to market the game to get the "word" out there that there's a new superhero in town?