Bossk and Bounty Hunter Reworks Confirmed! Developer Interview! | Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

Bossk and Bounty Hunter Reworks Confirmed! Developer Interview! | Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

June 8, 2019 32 By Bernardo Ryan



ladies and gentlemen thank you so much for tuning in today and today we got two very special guests from capital games joining us today to answer questions about the sith race some stuff that happened recently and the future of the game so without further ado let's go ahead and introduce our guest Nick and Kerry why don't you guys hop on and tell us who you are and what you do at Capital Games hi i'm cg kerry and i'm the senior producer on galaxy of heros I had the honor and privilege of being able to sort of champion this team and I'm super proud of it my name is Nick on the forums I go by CG top hat I'm the live producer for galaxy of Heroes and what I do is my team is responsible we're basically your daily interactions inside of the game what sort of characters events schedule territory battles territory Wars etc and again much like Carrie I work with a talented group that helps make that happen i I just produce lives she produces news that's great to hear thank you guys for the introduction a lot of work goes on at Capitol games and we're just gonna get into it start asking some questions because March we got the sit three it's kind of in full swing right now and it's been it's been quite a journey just this past month alone we had the changes that expose the whole Contras fear of a Jedi Trading great what's Tuesday she is still an awesome character for the raid and now a month later so after the raid let's start with our first question and how are you guys feeling currently about the progression that the community as a whole is when it comes to tackling the citroen what do you guys have thought after seeing the data the past month sure so I know this is something that the community is keen on knowing more about players over the first few weeks obviously we went through a period of time when they were reorganizing themselves figuring out what was the right tier which should they be tackling but you know what we experienced is through the first two weeks players were figuring that out but then after they found the raid tier that was best for their guild they've actually been consistently shaving time off of their times faster and faster and so and attempts off as well and so I would say in general we feel that the player base is making really good progress we look at anything we look at sort of two primary indexes one is sentiment which comes a lot from videos like yours and and also forums and all over the place really but like and the CSAT which is the customer satisfaction survey which pops up a game like what are people feeling and how do they think and feel about the game and obviously that often index is one way and the other thing is a number of sort of the metrics in the telemetry how many times for doing how long are they spending in it how is their behavior in game changed after the launch of the raid and so we look at both of those things and both of those things are equally important in different measures and I think at the moment while it's too soon to tell they are balancing each other out at the moment and certainly we will be keeping an eye on both and to clarify my state when I say good I'm speaking primarily to what Kari is talking about from like a data perspective from a metrics perspective it's speaking primarily that it's good and then it's a positive trajectory now there's still other parts to be attenuated across but like as far as watching how players are making progress and in absolute sense we think that it's a positive trajectory should we expect like maybe any more drastic changes in terms of balancing the rate anytime soon ie for example death mark should we expect death mark to get nerfed to some extent anytime the near future or code could be relied at death mark is gonna be a safe mechanic for a while now we talked a lot to the community about why we made the expose change and why we didn't make some of the other changes and the death mark was on that list for a good reason and that we actually we think the death mark team is very novel we think it's cool we think it's a really neat thing the only time that we ever make any sort of changes is when things start to trend towards what I would say either towards infinite loops or sort of behavior that we think undermines the ultimate spirit of the raid and right now I would say that we're in an arresting or equilibrium point in terms of the rate death mark as it is it's operating as it should and per the expose you know posts that I made a while ago you know it's really what happened was is exposed was powerful and a source of torn turn meter and you know and it just allows you to clobber things in space right it was unresisted both gray as well yeah whereas def mark it requires a specific setup it requires a dedication and manual play that is not something that you just sort of accidentally are passively fall into just by existing and so I think for us like right now death mark is is perfectly fine team if there's something that comes out that makes it turn aberrant or in art and our and our then we'll address it but at the moment again like the rates in a good spot so unless we do something that releases like release something in the system that changes that then then it won't change and at the moment like we're monitoring very carefully about anything and everything that we release into the system specifically around the Cytron bar and other things so that way we don't have to dismantle or like to take backsies on not moving on to this next question it's kind of still raid related recently you guys made some changes to to raid rewards and I haven't yet seen the changes like I haven't gotten any raid awards since you guys made that update post I know a lot of people are excited now what I want to kind of do is kind of talk about that question but more you guys had a long in DEF post I'll leave a link down below if you guys want to read what they talked about in terms of changing the Raider words but can we expect maybe new types of gear in the future that will come out of the Sith heroic grade for example anytime soon because the people are talking maybe gear 13 or new gear level 90 coming around can you guys to shed some light can we expect maybe new gear down to it what do you guys expecting with the raid rewards for the Sith rage sure so um the first is just the the raid rewards will start to show up in our next update as long as you if you're in the middle of a raid and the update comes out I think it's currently scheduled for April 11th we'll let you know if that's gonna slip as long as you don't finish the raid before you get that pop up that reboots the server basically where you pick up the fix then you will get the new rewards and then ask for like sort of segwaying image with the next level of gear you know you should raise a very interesting question because it's something that should have been asking is like well have you just announced new here we haven't announced new year and and we are always sort of working on new gear at the moment we haven't finished out here twelve so it's no I think the first one sucked in front of the other would be is about the back half of your twelve we're not explicitly saying this is when new gear is coming out what's hoping to get across is that when new here comes out it will first start inside of the heroic tier and that doesn't mean it's gonna be there forever it doesn't even necessarily mean that it's gonna be there for a very long time but what it does mean is that there is this concept again like everyone's role the rise again as a concept sort of an mmo's very common thing that new content comes out and it's really really challenging for all about the top 1% it creates the sort of aspirational level curve but when you do that you then have to make other things easier and so people sort of move through the system but we do want to create this sort of aspirational curve where people feel really feel a sense of progression and so the Guild's who are doing the heroic raid now will have the opportunity to get at that gear first and over time that will be democratized and released through other players through all sorts of different channels you know I remember whenever even back with the rancor gear when it first was like how do we get this you know and eventually now that's become passé everywhere I think that we have a history of it it shouldn't come as a surprise to our players but yeah that we move things into that for the aspiration and then eventually over time it ends up in other places too I have to ask this question I asked every single time I talk to you guys whether it's behind the camera in front of the camera like now I gotta ask General Grievous I got my calendar up right now since we're kind of wrapping up our sits right on let's talk about the future of the game and some of that kind of small hints were getting lately jeno grievous the guy that's been sitting collecting dust at my inventory and many other people's inventories for the longest time hasn't really had any viability in the game what's gonna happen this year come on got my calendar but let's make a date for it right now I wish I wish we can give you that day here's what I can say is that when we touched the separatists eventually but I mean like when when we get to touch the separatists is like when will do General Grievous and more than anything you know we have we have a history of doing theming and faction reworks you know it would be I guess in our approximation at this point be weird touch him just I don't know how to be out of out of it any other thing and that's mention inappropriate it would be inappropriate I don't know where but yeah we would want to do him alongside the other surfaced or separatist droids or something like that but yeah I would say that you're likely to see him along with them that's good the Arab the separatist is one of those factors that have like no use in the game right now there you have a couple good steps – such as Asajj and Duke but they're just doing their own thing they can't work together and gravis he's just he's a hot mess right now he makes a great ass antara tours in the back end in case you're curious though I'm really excited hopefully this year I've been waiting for a long time hopefully this year is the year of General Grievous a lot of people are just looking forward to this it's gonna be hopefully a home run when it does happen hopefully I'm not hyping this up too much for you guys right now and I want to take just a second to say to you like yeah we want him to be badass too you know he's he's a forearm guy with lightsabers he should be totally done oh yeah I think we're anything we also want to make sure that we take our time and do him right excellent I mean that makes me more excited to hear that you guys are definitely aware that he's in a bad shape right now and that you guys want to make him great that makes me really excited so whenever we start getting that hints down the road you're gonna have me going crazy I can tell you that but so we got a little excitement for General Grievous maybe some Hope down the road sweetie and but let's move on to something that's more recent and maybe you can give us a little bit of information so for the month of April for the daily vlog in other words we see that Greedo is going to be the log and reward character now let's come on let's talk about this a lot of people are speculating that it's going to be a bounty hunter rework maybe ask Allen or rework what can you tell us can we be excited for something down the door because the Han Solo movies next month greet obeying the law get award character kind of makes it seem like we should be getting some sort of bounty hunter rework so what can you tell us come on let's look at me talk about yeah yeah what you know again we like to keep the answers wherever we can one of the things that we mentioned and we're gonna give you a couple other little tidbits but like one things we mentioned is that bounty hunters use the next rework so yeah so we've heard we've heard the cries of the community we know that the bounty hunters were in perhaps a less than optimal state and so what we're doing is we're working basically the original trilogy bounty hunters so ig-88 dengar green Greedo and then I always mess this one up and then the fourth one I've been working on this for a month it's rare for a Boba Fett Wow and then on top of it we are going to be releasing Bossk to go making a video right now on top 15 characters we need before the future boss was like top 10 oh man you just blew the wind out of that video right there man good we did it yeah that's right that was our goal again also there's also some other tidbits and that ding guard is gonna be picking up a leader but perhaps the most but they're haps the most interesting thing about the bounty hunters is that we're introducing a new system for them and it's called the contract system have let's say I preferred target in in in a squad matchup and then if they're able to take care of that target in a certain way they will be rewarded for it in-game but it will give stats in battle ok as with the current the current plan is so and each bounty hunter has a different set of contracts associated depending on which one you slot in later and depending on kind of what your makeup is like you'll have a different reason to sort of rotate through them and it will be different gameplay mechanics that also feeds this concept of contracts yeah wow that is so ok so that's that's a lot of stuff right there that's all gonna happen hopefully this month in April or is it something building up to the Han Solo movie we are angling for sometimes like you're like pausing like like listen let me tell you about so it's it's probably it's probably April probably it's you know I mean this is great to hear I mean people are kind of wondering why do we have this Bally hunter unique that you guys granted into sin 3 they weren't really that crazy and darkside territory bells you have all those special mission for bounty hunters can you maybe tell us exactly little things like about these characters that we can expect the reworks or some hints on boss cores there's something we have to wait on come on we can't though you're gonna let your Lina's hanging here ok ok peace your so and here's the thing reason I won't speak to the other ones is because we're doing ok tuning and so like for instance if I told you that you know like dagger can fly and sprouts flowers out of his head like and then it wasn't in the game sounds reasonable yeah that's totally reasonable but what I can say is that boss will be the taunting tank the Bounty Hunter 7 waiting for so that's the last that one's pretty core to his concept and the rest of it are details that we're learning out like I again we don't want to we don't want to miss expectations but we think we're really excited about contracts we're really excited about boss we're excited about you're working the bounty hunters yeah now one more thing I guess what these bounty hunters are you expecting to be like arena viable are these more for like PvE territory battles territories or sit through a type of reworks and a new character what's your just overall intention so when we get these stuff people can like oh I remember them saying this is the intention of these reworks and character do you have maybe any idea about that that you want to share right now yeah I would say that they are definitely being tuned more towards PvE that doesn't mean that they lack any arena viability but like given the nature of the require of the targeting around with the contracts you know we we sort of we definitely lean more heavily on the fantasy of being a bounty hunter and and capturing your mark which requires some more manual play so well also because there like one we didn't want to leave people high and dry that and two to the point that he was making earlier like they do have something in this triumvirate that they should be doing as well and so yeah it's more PvE but we think that though they will also find a place inside of PvP as well yeah awesome alright they keep are really looking for that and now I have a reason to finally gear up my Bounty Hunter faction on that no I want to thank you guys so much for coming on you guys are very busy that is already hard enough to get together this interview and I do appreciate both you Nick and Kerry for coming on and answering the questions that myself and the community has thank you for like chatting like we always like interacting with you guys and having an opportunity you guys let me know down below what you guys think of this are you excited for what's to come the obviously our feedback we heard about the Sith raid we heard about maybe general grievous way down in the future but you guys let me know down below what you 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