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Re: Zipline, Episode 7 Q&A Thread - Steve Harris

Jun 2, 2010

Why does the Ranks only go to SGT Major?

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Re: Zipline, Episode 7 Q&A Thread - Steve Harris

Jun 2, 2010

Any reason the "EnemyPlayer" KillTypeIcon "Yourname" message sometimes doesn't show up when you get killed. I'd say 1/25 times it doesn't show up.

 

What constraints do you have to impose on the UI to keep the game usable for those luddites still using 4x3, 480i CRTs?

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Re: Zipline, Episode 7 Q&A Thread - Steve Harris

Jun 2, 2010

Will we be able to see the tactical maps (the ones you released on the mag blog) in game? It would be cool to incorperate these into the loading screen, seeing as it would let people plan their assults better.

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Re: Zipline, Episode 7 Q&A Thread - Steve Harris

Jun 2, 2010
1. Are there any plans to remove the "Capture/Defend the Burnoff Tower" voice message during the initial spawn on Domination matches? It's absolutely annoying to watch random players in your platoon head for the buglight tower ERRRR Burnoff tower without destroying the bunkers which protect said towers.

2. Would there be a way to add a headset icon in the group queue so we know who is talking?
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Re: Zipline, Episode 7 Q&A Thread - Steve Harris

Jun 2, 2010

During a game, when anyone in squad speaks I see an indicator next to their name. Why is it that we dont see this betwwen games in the group window?

 

Often while looking at the group window we can see eachothers names, but nothing to indicate who is actually talking at the moment.

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Re: Zipline, Episode 7 Q&A Thread - Steve Harris

Jun 2, 2010

Is there any talk of increasing the incentive for joining directives. 10% XP is nice; but for many not enough to be forced to play Dom or Acq.. By increasing it I believe it would encourage higher player numbers in the game modes that need players.

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Re: Zipline, Episode 7 Q&A Thread - Steve Harris

Jun 2, 2010

Hi Mr. Harris

 

(1) You got a great game here, what are you doing now?  Are you working on MAG Live or have you moved on to SOCOM 4?

 

(2) While I think the current CNI system is adequate, I think it would be far more beneficial to all members if the Leaders have the ability to set waypoints on an individual level, it allows for much more teamwork for the evolving Shadow War.  Something similar to this concept perhaps: 

CNI mockup

(L3 toggles all members on/on while R3 toggles highlighted member on/off, SM= Squad Member)

What is your take on such an idea?  (Do you think it would or would not work, or something like that)

 

(3) Any planned changes to the CNI in general?  (basically the same as Saand1338's question)

 

(4) Any chances of adding the overhead maps into the games so we can view them while waiting for a game to start?

 

(5) Any chances of changing the letters bar in Domination to objectives of the current phase?  (Two Burnoff Towers in the first phase, two Cooling Towers in the second, and the Letters in the final phase, as opposed to just the locked icons until the letters are unlocked)

 

(6) Multi-kills not displaying names correctly:  Latency issue, HUD bug, or coding problem?

 

I may find more questions to ask, but yeah..

 

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Re: Zipline, Episode 7 Q&A Thread - Steve Harris

Jun 2, 2010
On the deployment screen, what does the Player Count exactly show? People say it's total player count for that mode with people in the queue and in-game, some people say it's just people in-game and some say it's the server you're connected to.

How does the game calculate who earns a repair?

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Re: Zipline, Episode 7 Q&A Thread - Steve Harris

Jun 3, 2010

As one that plays MAG quite often,  I've noticed since I bought the game and started playing a few months ago that the player count has dropped significantly.  It's gone from there being a couple thousand people playing at a time to just barely getting over 1500 on a good day and most of them are playing Sabotage. Is there anything that Zipper is doing to fix this problem?  There have been posts suggesting a Double Xp weekend for a certain game mode and I fully support the idea.  What do you think on the matter?

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Re: Zipline, Episode 7 Q&A Thread - Steve Harris

Jun 3, 2010

   Hi this is UgotFRANKed

     There is a lot of stuff on the screen when playing MAG. If you hold select the list of player names will disappear. Is there more of these or will you be making other thing that can disappear? When running around on MAG; sometimes the Green bars of your team mates block your view of what's in front of you. I have been killed by enemies that were blocked from view by these. Will you make it so that a player could turn them off or make it so that these bars are higher in the air so that they won't block the players view?

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