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Thread: Friday with Means - May 28th, 2010- Concealment please

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    Funcom employee Friday with Means - May 28th, 2010- Concealment please

    Good progress this week on:

    New 150-200 Alien Dungeon.
    Further Tweaking of Daily Missions.
    Aimed Shot/Sneak Attack Concealment issues.
    Painful export conversion of old playfields to "new" playfield types for the new engine.

    The work on the Conceal/AS/SA work was especially interesting to dig into as there were "surprises" as to how it was actually functioning. Many players have mentioned since the changes to conceal have gone live that there is now a "wait" when concealing near a monster that was not there before. As this check is now performed on the server instead of the client there of course is the added network time to this check...but there was also a "sneaky" check being done to verify that the NPC was not "aware of your presence". The fix for this little wait is going to be to trigger the check on the AS/SA to perform the conceal/perception check rather than simply waiting for your name to drop off the monsters "vicinity list". The vicinity list was refreshing itself every 4-5 seconds..so at the worst of times this was adding a multi-second wait to being able to execute your attack on even very low level targets ie:220 Agent trying to AS a level 1 leet.

    Current plan is to get this version to TestLive as soon as possible with the intention of seeing it hit the live servers next week. This version should see further tweaks to daily missions (rewards at multiple stages of multiple step missions, no longer having to return to the agency after deleting a mission), Conceal checks and more.

    As for the "WTF" of the week that award goes to the missing loot items. Some items, most notably Burden, msyteriously vanished in the latest version. It doesn't make any sense...but nevertheless it is current reality. These missing items will be returning to drop tables in next week's version. Thank you to everyone who brought this to our attention.

    Issue we would like help with:

    We have had reports of players becoming "stuck" in sneak-mode and having to manually cancel this state to exit it. We have managed to reproduce this...but at a rate that is incredibly rare and not nearly predictable enough for us to be able to fix it. If this happens to you on a regular basis it would be great if you could try and let us know exactly what the circumstances are...as this would be incredibly helpful in our efforts to remove the issue.

    Have a great weekend everyone!
    Colin Cragg
    This "Means" Cake
    Past Game Director (2008-2011)

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    'sup?
    i R not spik engrish

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    Yay, AXP!
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    Bring on the HEADS!!

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    *hides*
    Level 200 Nanomage Nano-Technician on Rimor speaking... - Unit Commander of Knights of Ka
    Toons:(*=froobs)
    Zzzzzzwap* (inofficial main),
    Krisplin* (main, but buff whore),
    Theophrastus* (piercing doc - aka froob shade)
    Kosminski (Shade - Yes, i went paid...)
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    Eta on the paid name change please!
    "Footlight" Agent
    "Weasel" Fixer
    "Hound" Shade
    "Universe" Keeper

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    first?
    nope, not first by far ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Means View Post
    I'm really hoping to get another video to you guys within the next 3 weeks.
    Just 14 weeks have passed so far!
    220 Shade | 220 NT | 220 Crat | 220 Fixer | 220 Agent | 165 Adv

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    Quote Originally Posted by Means View Post
    New 150-200 Alien Dungeon.
    wtb pics

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    omg 150-200 ai stuff!!
    /me happy ^^

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    1st page

    No sreenschots/video of Engine or any ETA - I am bit dissapointed

    good news is, new dungeon for 150-200
    I like PvP
    TL6: Tereshkova 200 eng / Patrollerz 200 sol /
    TL5: Miazga
    150 sol / Piknababa 150 NM Enf 2he.
    TL4: Ladyrazor 112 fixer (retired) / Gentleheal 126 Support PVP doc / Shha 100 NT / Cycolina lvl 100 NM Enforcer / Hardwere 100 Trox Enf with Maul
    + Tons of other chars...
    I make weird TwInkz!
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    Thankyou for the New 150-200 Alien Dungeon.
    That is what I have been waiting for, for quite some years
    Good AO 9th birthday surprice

    Kind Regards
    -Ariensky
    Humankind can not gain anything, without first giving something in return.
    To obtain; something of equal value must be lost.
    That is the 1st law of equivalent exchange


    Rubi-Ka needs: a nickel statue of an astronaut pointing at the sky
    With the description / plate saying:
    When the stars burn out and I find I lack the strength to continue...one of YOU wil pick up the flag and carry it forward.
    This really isn't a corporate product anymore...it belongs to all of us. Where it goes it up to us.

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    Especially glad to hear of the work on the alien dungeon.
    President of Pantheon

    Shaylon 220/30/70 Opi Fixer
    Shaysknight 220/30/70 Opi Keeper
    Shevayne 220/22/70 NM Crat
    Shays 173/21 Opi MA
    Triageshay 150 Soli Doc

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    Thanks!
    'The problem with the gene pool is that there's no lifeguard.' - Steven Wright

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    Quote Originally Posted by Means View Post
    As for the "WTF" of the week that award goes to the missing loot items. Some items, most notably Burden, msyteriously vanished in the latest version. It doesn't make any sense...but nevertheless it is current reality. These missing items will be returning to drop tables in next week's version. Thank you to everyone who brought this to our attention.
    So we weren't crazy! Thanks for getting this fixed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunfytr View Post
    I have played my toon 280 days. You have played ur toon 36 days. My toon is better. Get over it.

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    How is the modifications and bugfixes (i'm specially thinking trader AC debuff here) of nanos/local cooldown coming along?
    Haven't seen anything about that except for BR/GTH nanos altered, when will we be able to test the rest on test? *waiting impatiently*
    Last edited by nanoforcer; May 28th, 2010 at 16:03:31.
    Don't you just hate this kind of ppl
    http://redwing.hutman.net/%7Emreed/w...rouscranus.htm

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    new alien dungeons..interesting i'm on first post page still?^_=
    "Don't think...feel, it's like a finger pointing towards the moon"

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    Any work being put into the new rubberbanding feature that was introduced in the latest patches?
    Snarfblatt
    President of Knights of Ka
    Site Admin of AOFroobs.com

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