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***UPDATED w/ Answers!***Q&A with the NaughtyDog Development Team: July edition

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Hey Everyone! 

Have you got questions that need answers? Here's your opportunity to get them!
 

Until the 10th of May (and every month from here on out), you will have the opportunity to post your questions regarding Uncharted 3 Multiplayer experience in this thread! The top 10 questions will then be chosen and answered by the NaughtyDog Development team.


Once they have sent back the replies, we will post them in this thread for your perusal.
 

So, get to posting those questions - and make 'em count and make ‘em good ones!

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Julys Answers!

 

Hey Uncharted community!  Within reason, we’ll be looking for the questions with the most kudos to answer every month from here on out. We did our best to answer questions with the most kudos this month as well.  Also, we went up to 11 since last month’s #10 was a goofy one. Here ya go:

 

 

1. Do you plan on eveadding Classic Mode? (Fakehound)

There are intentions of changing Hardcore mode into a gametype similar to Uncharted 2.  Once 1.13 is out and done, we’ll turn our attention to this.  However, we can’t promise this is going to happen. If does happen it will not have separate hit boxes.

 

 

2. Can we please have an explanation about some characters skins missing in Uncharted 3? (Luxis)

We’ve done our best to get most of the UNCHARTED universe characters into the game. The major characters in all their various outfits were given priority and then we went with the characters that we felt fit best within the world of Uncharted 3. Also re-using some of the old model texture from earlier UNCHARTED games just wouldn’t work as well. That’s why there’s no Wetsuit Elena for instance. As for Rika, well she was in Eye of Indra and just part of that world. We want Uncharted 3 to have its own unique characters and appeal too!

 

 

3. Will you ever fix the Tau "Sniper"? (tripleWRECK)

As you can see in our first patch notes for 1.13 we’ve changed some things about it. We monitor all weapons for their best playability and will continue to do so.

 

 

4. Will we see more map packs/character packs, and if so, will FHC members get a discount? (Trick_2092)

More DLC is coming but it’s not map packs. The FHC program is over so there will be no discount. However, all upcoming DLC is reasonably priced and will grant some very cool things that customize your character.

 

 

5. Any big Labs coming up anytime soon? Like totally new modes? (Shadow-Man_4)

We’ll have some experimental labs coming around the time patch 1.13 releases. Look for more details about those labs on the patch 1.13 notes on the ND blog.

 

 

6. Can we have some Special Holiday Event weekends, like Uncharted 2? (scoobycool)

We plan to have some community events for Uncharted 3 over the coming months. We’ll be sure to have details up once they’re ready.  We will not, unfortunately, have events with special skins akin to Uncharted 2. The effort in getting 1.13 completed and having two teams means we need to move resources in order to make awesome stuff for the future outside of Uncharted 3.

 

 

7. What is Guerro doing in Uncharted 3 Multiplayer? Will he ever be unlocked as DLC? (fadi002)

To put it shortly: yes. We have more DLC coming. He’s one of the unlocks.

 

 

8. Will you add special weapons like the PAX G-mal, ND AK-47, ND Para 9 and others in the future? (xXGoldenArthurXx)

With the exception of the ND weapons, which we reserve for giveaways or special event, and the NDI weapons/items, which are for ND employees only, there is a way in which all other event specific multiplayer items will be available once patch 1.13 arrives, yes.

 

 

9.  Will villains be added to Co Op arena? (jjjkur )

We have no plans to add villains to co-op arena at this time. Our Fort Adventure DLC does feature villains as playable. 

 

 

10. Naughty Dog, why did you make multiple versions of Drake, Talbot, Sully, etc instead of only having ONE Drake, ONE Talbot, etc with more customization options? (Ketsueki_Wolf)

It’s the different between custom parts and a multiplayer skin. The multiple versions are the actual character models, a character skin. Head, torso, legs, boots, and gloves are the parts that we can customize on our models.  So getting all the details we want for -- say Suited Drake -- requires an entire skin to be made. Spyder, our upcoming Make.Believe character, ended up being an entire skin as well.

 

 

11: A lot of statements about networking and matchmaking then the question----Why are these (and many more) bugs/glitches prevalent in Uncharted 2 still in Uncharted 3 when you had two full years to correct these issues?  (lEvilDeadl)

There are many conditions for our network code (party and game) we reproduce with our QA process.  Unfortunately, given the nature of development, not every condition can be discovered – especially for networking code.  It’s a challenge for any development team but we’ll continue to investigate these issues in an attempt to track down what exactly is happening.  With a variety of players in any online community comes a variety of network combinations.  It’s incredibly challenging to address all these combinations given the difficulty in reproducing them in a test environment.  Unless we can reproduce the issue with our QA teams, we can’t determine what exactly is happening.  It’s a tricky process and while we feel we’ve done an excellent job for a number of combinations there are some that still elude us.  However, we’re still trying to figure these out.  They no doubt annoy our community and we can’t express how much they annoy us but we’re always working on making it work so everyone can have an enjoyable connection experience. 


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Do you plan on ever adding Classic Mode? We have been waiting for months, we deserve an answer! Cat Tongue

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What are your plans in the future for co-op? Are you going to divide the modes separately like in UC2?
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1. Naughtydog, did PeteX19s post about your answer to the Rika skin implementation upset you?

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Will you ever fix the Tau "Sniper"?
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Dymism wrote:

1. Naughtydog, did PeteX19s post about your answer to the Rika skin implementation upset you?



For the love of God ask important questions...

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Can we please have an explanation about some characters skins missing in Uncharted 3? http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/Multiplayer-General/Please-Release-a-Classic-Skins-Pack-4/m-p...

 

Especially the part about Rika and skins like Wetsuit Elena that you guys created in Uncharted 2 because the community asked for them. Can you explain your point of view when you talk about a character not belonging to Uncharted 3 world? Why you put Wetsuit Drake and not Wetsuit Elena, since she was the skin that we requested?

 

"Rika isn’t slated to be added to multiplayer. She was a unique character in the Eye of Indra downloadable comics and a special skin tied to that. She fit into the Uncharted 2 world more appropriately than she does Uncharted 3. Sorry"

Yet we see Prakoso and those Power Rangers. A Capture Trooper skin, coming from Killzone, another videogame WHICH IS NOT RELATED TO THE UNCHARTED WORLD, either U1, U2 or U3, belongs to the game more appropriately than Rika and Pinkerton.

 

 

Thanks Smiley Happy

 

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Why does Capture Trooper fit into the Uncharted 3 world more appropriately than Rika Raja? bRQFA.png

 

EDIT: Trawnza, can you make a new tab for sticky threads? Seems weird to see two same threads.

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Will we see more map packs/character packs, and if so, will FHC members get a discount?

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Fakehound wrote:

Dymism wrote:

1. Naughtydog, did PeteX19s post about your answer to the Rika skin implementation upset you?



For the love of God ask important questions...


LOL your just scared ND would answer this as part of the 10 questions Smiley Very Happy

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