SWL DevStream – #8 – 2017-0629

Hey there!  Sorry this is late, but if you follow me or my RP twitter, you’ll know I just had Back Surgery.  Sitting in a chair is a Pain right now… quite literally.  At the moment, laying in bed is a worse pain, so I’m in a chair at the moment!

This has given me time to watch this last DevStream so I’ll give you a brief review of what happened in it:

Stream is located here:

The Stream opens with them running all the Weapon “Speciality Spotlight” videos that we’ve seen before.  These mini videos are also located in the game once you choose and pick up new weapons, if you want to see them again.

Next up is the new Launch video (And lots of hysterical laughter in the background!) which seems pretty damn cool, if you ask me!  Of course I can name every scene and sound clip used in the video, as I’m sure the rest of you can  as well!


SHADOW BOUND WEAPONS –

Codes to be sent to you by next Wednesday for redemption after the patch. Suffix of the weapons was up for voting this episode.

SPOILER – The Voters took “Of Energy” to be the weapon suffix.

Keep this screenshot in mind while you are out leveling, as this will help you keep your eyes open for weapons that you will want based on their effects. As of this time, these are the ONLY suffixes available on weapons!


ELITE DUNGEONS:

Soon™!

Coming this next Wednesday, ELITE DUNGEONS!  You will be able to use the In game Dungeon Group finder to sign up for these, and they come in 10 different flavors, ranked from Elite 1 through Elite 10:

I like Orange, myself… which one is Orange Flavored?

Elite 1 is available as soon as you hit level 50.  Dungeon loot will drop an extraordinary item as well as Distillates for upgrading your gear!  Keep in mind these dungeons will require the ‘Holy Dungeon trinity” of Tank, Healer and DPS in a 5 player format.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you will be picking the difficulty.,.. NOT the Dungeon.  They don’t want you to just Farm Polaris over and over again.  Get out there and FIGHT!


PATCH NOTES:

WEAPON UNLOCKS –

Something they wanted to do before but it fell through the cracks, was unlocking a weapon meant unlocking BOTH the Active and Passive pages!  No more unlocking one or the other!

Cost is also being reduced in Marks of Favor!

INVENTORY SIZE –

Base Inventory is being increased by 10 spaces from 25 spaces to 35 spaces!  IF you are already maxed out on your inventory (Meaning you’ve already bought as many spaces as you can, your inventory will STILL increase by 10 slots, so you will have 85 inventory slots available! (I guess current max is 75?)

AP/SP GAIN AT LEVEL  50 –

Once you reach level 50, there was a lot of AP/SP that you’d have to gain, and they completely admit that it was a lot slower than they had originally intended.  This will be receiving some tweaks and with luck it will come that much faster!

DUNGEONS –

Dungeons loot is getting some tweaks as well, starting with loot:

  • Higher Extraordinary Item Drop Rates
  • Guaranteed Extraordinary item on First run per day!
  • And XP reward for repeating the dungeons!    \o/

This last one will definitely help when you reach 50, but will really depend on how much exp each dungeon turn in will give you.

SPRINT COSTS –

Sprint upgrade costs are being reduced to 2500 marks!  You will be able to buy your first upgrade to sprint on your first day!  Other sprint costs are being adjusted as well.

It has also been renamed from ‘Quickened Anima” to “Sprint Upgrade.”  This is welcome because in my old days of TSW, I never knew about the sprint upgrades until later on downt he road… so I was still ‘Sprint I’ up through Transylvania my first couple times through!  Even after finding out about it, it was still a pain to find it due to the name!

SIGNET/GLYPHS –

When socketing a Glyph or Signet to an item, this will no longer cost Marks of Favor!  It will have a cost if you are trying to recover an item, however. This means that placing a new glyph of signet on an item, even if there is one there already, will not cost Marks of Favor, BUT, it will destroy any signets/glyphs that are on the item.  IF you want to recover the glyph/signet that is on the item already, you’ll need to spend your Marks in order to do so.

TRADING –

Trading will open up to ALL PLAYERS once they reach level 15!  Or earlier if you are a patron, of course, but this big news is that ALL players will be able to freely trade after level 15!


Clarification requested from the Stream Audience regarding the Guaranteed Extraordinary item for your first dungeon.  Will it be one of the chests in the dungeon? – No, it will be the first dungeon turn in that you complete that day.


We have Andy to thank for the inclusion of Gangham Style for a standard Dance!  It was originally shot down, but was later resurrected and the rest is history!


PATRONAGE UPDATES –

Increased Marks of Favor Gain, + Increaed MoF Cap!  You can now earn 12K MoF per day!  This will definitely add up!

DOUBLE AP/SP GAIN! This is from experience only, and does not stack with Purchases from the store!  Rather as you do things int eh world and you gain AP/SP from killing monsters or mission turn ins, you’ll gain more!

And once you unlock specific teleports, you will BEE able to teleport for free!


DOWNTIME COMPENSATION:

Due to last week’s shenanigans with the Exchange and AH, and the game was taken offline for fixes, we will be receiving the following:

  • 25AP and SP
  • 10000 Marks of Favor
  • 4000 Animashards
  • 1 free Blue Talisman FUSION Booster.

These items will show up in your delivered Items and can only be claimed once!

There will be a blog post (By Funcom) explaining it all, but it sounds like there will be 1 week to claim this once it’s been brought online.


All this will be Online Wednesday July 5!!!


Payment Options are being looked at and they are trying to get new options available for us all!


Kiss of the Revenant Weapons

Alice & Smith will be sending out keys on Wednesday, input this code on your account page and the next time you log in, you should have new items in your Delivered Items screen.  You SHOULD be able to claim ALL 9 Weapons, but each one can only be claimed ONCE! This is for your Entire Account!  So if you claim the shotgun o one character, any further characters you create/have on your account will NOT be able to claim the shotgun again! CHOOSE WISELY!

The Hoodie and Coat will be available on ALL your characters, though.

NOTE: These weapons will only count as 2 Pip weapons.  They are not meant to be game breaking like the Woodcutters were.  So don’t think about Quad Pips!  They aren’t meant to be Best in Slot.


MISSION FIXES – –

  • Infernal Vibrations
  • Total Eclipse

Both of these missions will be getting fixed this next patch.


CLOTHING ITEMS –

A lot of clothing items are getting their display slots fixed.  they are receiving our reports and they have to be fixed one at a time, so please be patient and keep those reports coming in!


WHEN WILL WE HEAR ABOUT SEASON 2?

Next week.  They are planning to release more information regarding what’s coming for SWL next week.  This will undoubtedly include Information on Season 2!

Subtlety… Nicole has it…NOT!

information will include information regarding what they have planned for AEGIS.

They are looking at the Naming filter. They hear you and are working on it!

 


HAIR SALON and PLASTIC SURGEON –

They are in work, but there is a lot of things that need to be revamped including the UI. They will give us more information the closer to release we get. NO ETA AT THIS TIME!


FUNCOM POINTS to AURUM Conversion –

There will be a way for you to transfer your FC POINTS, to AURUM, but it’s still in work. especially after the exchange issues last week.  But it is something they are looking at.  (This does NOT Include your Bonus points!)


NO CHRONICLE SUPPORT

‘Nuff Said.

Seriously though, with everything that they need to get running for the new game, this is bottom of the priorities, or damned near close to it!


GEAR MANAGER

Coming soon™!  There is a lot of UI elements they need to work into this, but with elite dungeons coming up next week, this is definitely something they are looking at getting completed soon!


PVP –

They do want to include more PVP in the future, but there is also a lot of balancing and work to be done behind the scenes.  But changes will be coming!


FACTION MISSIONS –

Faction Missions are still in game, and plan to be released later on.  These will progress your character’s Faction ranks over 10!  Currently, you will gain faction rank just by completing your leveling to 50, but the faction missions will allow you to gain more ranks and outfits and perks!  These missions will be difficult, and they wil talk more about these when they are closer to being ready with them.


ADD ONS –

SWL still supports mods and they want to see what we can do with them!  Some of the Old TSW mods still work, somewhat, but there is still a lot of behind the scenes updates that need to happen for some of them.   Funcom LIKES to see what we want to do so keep those Mods coming!


AUCTION HOUSE SEARCH –

Because of how the items are created, it makes it hard for the AH to search for specific items.  They are looking at it, but there are higher priorities at the moment.

(UPDATE – AUCTION HOUSE SEARCH HAS BEEN FIXED in an internal build and ie planned to come out in the July 5 patch!)


SKILL SLOTS –

The Balance of the game is set on the number of skill slots we have now, so don’t expect to get more than what we have now.


DUNGEON KEYS –

  • Free Members – 10 keys each day
  • Patrons – 18 keys each day

Extra keys only cost Marks of Favor! NOT AURUM! So make sure you sell extra gear on the AH so you can use the extra marks to get extra keys!


WEAPONS SKINS –

In the works and quite ambitions. Please be patient, it’s coming soon™!


TRANSFERRED ITEMS –

A lot of the items that were transferred had been placed in the wrong category and they are being fixed one item at a time.  Some items just weren’t showing up in the dressing rooms, but they are working on it.  It is a long process so please be patient and keep those reports coming!

We should have access to most everything that we transferred with us.  HOWEVER, the things we won’t have access to are the Faction Outfits, and the normal Deck Outfits, The Non-Elites and Non-Starter Deck outfits will not be visible int he dressing room due to the fact that these outfits have changed quote a lot.  These have been split into several pieces, because this is something we have all been asking about for a very long time! (See, they do listen!) Each faction will have access to each of these, but they will be redone so that each faction has their own flavor of these outfits!

When do we get these? When you unlock your capstones, you will be able to get your brand new deck outfits!  So this means finishing buying all skills on your Active Weapons pages!


SECRET WAR OUTFITS –

Should have transferred over but may not be showing up in the dressing room.

I THINK, more to this would be if these was going to be a way for others that didn’t get to participate in the Secret Wars get the opportunity to ear these items?  If anyone at FUNCOM reads this, some clarification would be appreciated!


FRENCH/GERMAN Voice Overs

In TSW, they had to stop the French and German voice acting after like issue 5.  Everything from there forward will be done in English.  They do Hope to be able to start Fully voice acting things again in the future.  And let’s face it, there is a lot they want to do but couldn’t in the old financial model.  Let’s all hope this new one works! (AND BUY THINGS TO SUPPORT FUTURE CONTENT!)


AUXILIARY WEAPONS –

They do have plans for these and are things they want to bring back.  They won’t be the same as we remember them, but it is on the ‘TO DO” list!


NICOLE’S CHALLENGE CORNER –

Illuminati Symbol Challenge –

  • Fastest

    AlexisTheory -Fastest Lumie Symbol!
  • Most Creative

    TWWJR – Most Creative!
  • Honorable Mentions

    Massack – Pure Defiance! (You did get the memo this was supposed to be a Lumie Symbol, right…?)
Ok… it me… this was a dare my son had me put on the Delivery instructions when i ordered pizza that night.

Last Week’s SWL Swirl Contest:

Fastest SWL Swirl:

Yeah… I have no life… or artistic skills…. and the suckers are on the wrong side of the tentacles.. BUT I WAS FAST!

BEST SWIRL –

Djinngi’s Pillow set! Well done!

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Winners of this round get a GILDED GEIST RIDER!  I found out I was the fgastest after I got home from Surgery, so blame it on the pain killers all you want, I still think I’d rather give mine to someone that put some effort into a SWL logo.  They didn’t enter the contest,  because they didn’t actually HASH TAG it with #SECRETWORLDLEGENDS, but I still think it was REALLY cool to see a SWL CAKE!  Take a look below:

The Cake is NOT a Lie! EVERYTHING IS TRUE!

So yeah, if I’m given a code to that bike, I’ll make sure Zeddley gets it, but I did message Andy and Nicole both to let them know that I was donating mine to them!  Congrats! \o/

THE NEXT CONTEST:

New Contest for next stream – COSPLAY as you would think an Illuminati Member would dress!  Prize will be the Mythos Machine! Winners will be announced on the next stream – probably in two weeks.  They aren’t exactly sure the date yet.  But thinking that will be July 14th!

Mythos Machines

And that’s it!  End of the Stream!

I do want to say THAT WAS A LOT OF INFORMATION TO COVER!  Thank you to our friends at Funcom for putting in the time to give us this stream!  The Information here is a LOT of the things we’ve been clamoring about and are happy to know that you are listening!  (It would be nice to have forums again!  Just saying..! ^_~)

I do like the new format for Nicole’s contest segment.  I think giving us a couple weeks to do something meaningful gives us some time to put into what we want to send in.  My swirl, being so fast, sacrificed so much just to be first.  So I’m more than happy to see us given time to work on something before the next stream!


Anyway, that’s all the time I have for this, and I need to do more therapy today.  Thank you all for your support on twitter, it’s been a lift to my spirits!  I don’t believe I’ll be streaming for a few more days, but will be as soon as I’m able!

Thank you all for stopping by!  Hope this was entertaining as well as informative.  Let me know what you think in the comments below or tweet them to me @Anima_Nation.

And of course, I hope to see you all in the Secret World!

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