Everything’s coming up Zoeller in this week’s DevTracker highlights. Principal Lead Combat Designer Georg Zoeller covers everything from cooldown readability, protocol droid maintenance, and the Legacy system, to modification workbenches, speeders, and Rakata-level items from Nightmare mode Operations. Hit the jump to dig in and see all the highlights.
Georg Zoeller acknowledges concerns about the new way abilities their cooldown status.
We hear your feedback and are working on adjustments to increase the readability of the cooldown UI in an upcoming patch.-- Georg
Georg Zoeller takes on the role of customer service as one forum voices his concerns about C2-N2’s protocol.
I am writing to you in response to your complaint about our product, the C2-N2 droid. We regret that you are experiencing difficulties with this award winning, state of the art household droid.
Sadly, we have to inform you, that the C2-N2 droid, and its Imperial counterpart, the 2V-R8 autonomous ship maintenance unit, are not rated for combat at this time.
Several regrettable incidents, including the loss of a full squad of SIS operatives (apparently triggered by a malfunctioning speech unit voicing its congratulations to the undercover team during a deep cover infiltration mission), have lead the Republic Technical Support Corps to revoke the combat certification from these units and forced us to replace the 'advanced weapon and martial training ROM' from the programming of the unit.
These facts have been clearly disclosed to customers at time of sale, as well as in the programmatic introductory conversation program voiced upon owner transfer.
For this reason, we cannot take responsibility for your problems.
We are however pleased to announce that future updates to the unit's artificial intelligence core will dramatically increase the efficiency of it's emergency medical protocol features - and add some other, more questionable features.
The C2 Droid Corporation is also pleased to announce that we have started investigations into a new line of droid casings and cores, aimed at improving the efficiency of the unit's assembly and construction features. No official release date for this line of top end equipment has been determined at this point.
We thank you for your interest in our product.
The ManagementC2-N2 - The only thing that crits is his voice in your earchannel!
Georg Zoeller gives an update when more information about the Legacy system will be unveiled.
We believe that our Legacy System design strikes a great balance between players that like to play multiple characters and players that rather focus on one main character in endgame.We know you're anxious to hear more, and don't worry, we'll talk about it in the future before patch 1.2 goes live.
Georg Zoeller hints at a possible new function for modification workbenches.
Quote from KyromooSo, if the workbenches are completely unneeded....WHY did we have one added to the supplies area of the fleet in a patch?
To confuse you?Okay, maybe not just that. Maybe we have plans for those benches...
Georg Zoeller disputes the correlation between ability delay and the delay when mounting a speeder.
Quote from RealAeiouyThe speeder issue has NOTHING to do with ability delay
Correct.The speeder issue is a separate problem (the cast bar is client anticipated and therefore not reflecting the state of the server) that will be handled as a separate fix in the near future.
Georg Zoeller notes that existing Rakata-level items will be upgraded in a future patch.
This issue will be fixed in an upcoming patch. (Not 1.1.1)Items already acquired by players will be upgraded automatically to the fixed versions when that happens.