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State of the Game: Sept 15, 2009

Posted by Michael Bitton on Sep 17, 2009  | Comments

State of the Game: Sept 15, 2009 - MMORPG.com

Bill Roper is back with this latest edition of the State of the Game letter. Mr. Roper discusses several hot button community issues and concerns, as well as some of the content we can expect to see in the near future.

(Bill Roper's shoes.)

As far as content goes, three new repeatable missions will be added to Monster Island, and will make their appearance on the test server next week. The new missions will consist of: The Manimal Lab, The Lost Caves, and The Hidden Base.

Improvements to the teaming and the team UI are also coming, and they are sure to be some crowd pleasers. Among them, the ability to see the state of team members' missions (even if you don't have them), and rewards for participating in teammates' missions that you don't actually have.

Roper also responds to the issue of mailing items into the void. I've personally run into this issue and lost a few items this way. Fortunately, fixes to the mail system are currently on test server and this issue should hopefully be resolved soon. They are also looking into getting tech so that players can mail resources to each other, which is currently unsupported.

Mr. Roper also goes on to make a commitment to addressing the "balance of power" by bringing overpowered abilities in line and boosting up abilities that are performing under par. This commitment to balance applies to both PvE and PvP and he encourages users to continue to post constructive feedback on the forums.

Some more details on the upcoming Celestial powerset set to debut with next month's Blood Moon update were also revealed:

Celestial Power Set

Along with some incredible events and rewards, there’s a new power set coming out with the Blood Moon event. The Celestial set is designed to provide assistance to allies and destruction to enemies. The power effects are amazing and the versatility of the set makes it both compelling as a single-focus set and also as supplementary powers to other builds. We’re going to be doing a special feature on the website in the upcoming weeks showing off the powers, so stay tuned for a detailed look.

Rounding out the rest of the letter is news that they are looking into getting the tech to allow for players to color their powers along the grayscale (black, white), solving the issue of annoying duels in Club Caprice and the Power House, and the ability to skip the tutorial (jump for joy!).

Read the full State of the Game here.

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Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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