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Re: Q&A with the NaughtyDog Development Team: October edition

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Could you please tell us which Block Mesh Maps were early designs of current maps we have now, and also list what areas the maps were based on? (If you can also include the upcoming Block Mesh Maps) BM1 was Yemen, BM2 might have been London Streets, and I'm guessing BM3 is Desert Village (might be really off with the last one, but it reminds me quite a bit of areas from the campaign.

Why so much hate for Elena, and from the looks of it, Sully too?

Would making another Classic Skins pack really be THAT hard? You guys have made many, many skins and I don't see why the remaining ones would be that hard to make, and you would make a LOT of money if you released this. No one wanted to play as the those guys in the English pub or Salim's men, but countless people would use Wetsuit Elena, Winter Sully, Heist Flynn, Rika and Borneo Chloe. If you're not going to make them, please tell us the reason, I'm not trying to be a **bleep** or stir up trouble, but saying they don't fit in is a flat out lie.
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Thanks for your entires everyone!

 

This will now be locked and re-opened once the answers are posted.

 

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  1. Again, are you going to add levels 76-100 to Uncharted 3? Is it too HARD to put them in the game? (xXGoldenArthurXx)

 

As we said last month, we won’t be including those in the game. We wanted to have a different leveling system than Uncharted 2 and make the levels more obtainable. The images (figure 1) you have in your signature aren’t anything we made.

 

Figure 1:

 

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Figure 1- NOT ND APPROVED              

 

2.  Do you read co-op threads? (AliMakaveli)

 

Yes, we’ve seen these threads.  We don’t comment on all threads. We don’t have anything to add to these threads. We’ve addressed our plans for co-op in the past and we have no plans to add anything to co-op in future patches. It’s a matter of time, resources, and focusing what time and resources we do have available towards the multiplayer content you all play the most. Which happens to be competitive multiplayer. We added all our co-op content for Uncharted 3 via DLC and in earlier patches.  

 

3.  Is Revenge going to be tweaked in any way? (RevisIsland78)

 

Yes, revenge grenades will no longer damage teammates. This happens when patch 1.15 hits.

 

4.  Will we ever get the PAX PRIME AK and Para 9???? (SteepMatt)

 

The PAX items were meant to be PAX and US only exclusives. It’s what we agreed to with the people at PAX. We had some leftover codes for certain PAX items and will be posting some up randomly on the forums before November 1st.

 

5.  Please, for the love of your own Uncharted characters and your community who asked them since Uncharted 2, can you try and release a Classic Skin Pack #4?? (Luxis)

 

At the onset of Uncharted 3, we released over 25 skins that were classic themed. We wanted to give you more new content after that so we went ahead and made more new skins. It’s never as simple as us having the (audio, character, etc.) files so we can simply put those old files into the new game. There’s a ton of reworking, optimization, and tweaking to make those classic files work in our new game with our new systems, new animations and look. It’s also a matter of what time and resources we can devote to making these items work in the new game. 

A classic skins pack 4 will not be coming. However, your additional colors for character customization will be coming after patch 1.15.

 

6.  Instead of answering only 10 questions each month, could you answer questions on the forums all the time? I don't mean every question ever, but just pop in to busy threads and actually, you know, post?? (Xdye7)

 

We recognize that not all your concerns get addressed as you post them in the forums. We also realize that some of the busy threads don’t get addressed until late in the thread cycle. It’s the nature of development. We communicate with you as much as we have the time to attribute given everything we have going on. Sometimes we’ll read a thread and simply see if we can make it happen in the game if it makes sense and we have time and resources to make it happen. Sometimes we just don’t have an answer for your question. Sometimes we’re testing something to put into the game that we don’t want to tell you about yet because frankly, we’re not sure it works yet or it’s so cool we want to keep it under wraps until we really know how to communicate it outwardly via proper channels. All said, we’re reading, we’re observing and we’re communicating with you as much as we have time and answers to contribute. We’ll continue to try to answer as much as we can, when we can, and how we can. Thank you for understanding and your patience.

 

7.  How come your servers have gone down, randomly, like 15 times since retail launch? How come that essentially never happened on UC2? Is it any indication of the poor quality of this game?  (SLEAZE_IT_UP)

 

For Uncharted 2 we used different servers, had a smaller player pool, and different networking structure.  They went down from time-to-time too but you likely don’t remember it as acutely as it was many years ago now.

 

For Uncharted 3, most of our server down time has been about maintenance. Players will hop on when servers are undergoing maintenance. We need to reset them to keep them functioning properly from time-to-time.  It’s not an indication of quality but rather indication of a growing population of players and the advancements in server management and technology that we’re dealing with.

 

8.  Will you increase your support for more tournaments? (iceyfire54312)

 

Patch 1.15 will see an overhaul of the tournament system. Details on the changes will be up on the Naughty Dog blog before the end of the month.

 

Also we’re working with Sony closely to help active community tournament organizers and crews like Fragged Nation and Big2Krew to bolster their tournaments. Keep your eyes peeled for news about these tournaments in the future.

 

9.  Do you plan on adding any new customization items like you did with 1.13? (Fakehound)

 

Not for 1.15 but we are working on ideas for future patches.

 

10.  Are you planning any special anniversary items to give away for the Year One mark such as the Anniversary Drake skin, Anniversary Guns, Anniversary Emblem or Anniversary Shirts for the Custom Hero/Villain? (I-Like-Pie45)

 

We are very aware of the anniversary and will hopefully have some announcements for you. Some big things are coming for Uncharted 3 multiplayer but we’re not sure everything will be in line to make the announcements for the anniversary.  As for in-game anniversary items, we don’t have anything planned.

 

11.  Is Yemen Haunted? (shadowlibraboy) Re: http://youtu.be/yUfdoa3BA6I

 

WE WANT TO BELIEVE. Nah, you just happened upon a glitch in a match.

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11.  Is Yemen Haunted? (shadowlibraboy) Re: http://youtu.be/yUfdoa3BA6I

 

WE WANT TO BELIEVE. Nah, you just happened upon a glitch in a match.

 

 

 


 

Oh that's cool. You answer a Yemen related question, but not the one that regards a serious issue.

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No classic skin pack 4? How about this instead! :

 

  • Agent 13 and 99: Agent glasses from the Singleplayer mode!
  • Lovac: Headphones
  • Vodnic: Ski mask
  • Dragan: Zorskel mask
  • Draza: Combat Helmet
  • Lazarevic: "Healed skin"
  • Golden Abyss Drake: Backpack
  • All Drakes: Ring necklace
  • Sully: UDF shirt, Borneo Shirt, Winter Jacket,...NAVY HAT!
  • Chloe: Borneo shirt...or just give us the yellow color
  • Flynn: Winter Jacket, Heist backpack and gloves
  • Elena: Wetsuit outfit, Press hat

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Oct 11, 2012
Wow that was a waste of time reading through these answers...
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Like I said, these QA threads are a waste now. The same questions keep getting chosen, and with the same answers. The only thing worth reading is Revenge is being tweaked to not teamkill, and that should've been in multiplayer to begin with...

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These QAs are useless now because of these people who, even if they already have an answer, keep asking the same question and making useless (completely useless threads) about co-op, classic skins, levels 76-100 etc...
Come on!!!!
We are the ones that make this thread useful but if people keep posting the same question is a problem!
Next month QA?
1)coop?
2)new skins??
3)coop?
4)are you planning to add 76-100 and the skull?
Etc...
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Here's the thing, I don't blame people for asking about co-op and new levels. They just want something new to keep the game fresh to them. ND seems to respond to all these with a flat-out "No" for the most part. Why keep U3's MP fresh when you have The Last of Us coming out next year?
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BirthBS wrote:
These QAs are useless now because of these people who, even if they already have an answer, keep asking the same question and making useless (completely useless threads) about co-op, classic skins, levels 76-100 etc...
Come on!!!!
We are the ones that make this thread useful but if people keep posting the same question is a problem!
Next month QA?
1)coop?
2)new skins??
3)coop?
4)are you planning to add 76-100 and the skull?
Etc...

Oh shut up, at least I asked something that most of the people here want in the game.

 

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