New dev update - Melee skins and real money currency - Your thoughts?

STARRYSOCKSTARRYSOCK Posts: 1,606
edited April 12 in General Chat

So, I've heard a lot of mixed opinions from my friends on the recent dev update. Personally I really like the look of it, but I'm curious what everyone else thinks.

Some notable points mentioned in the vid:

  • No more ask the dev videos. Imo this isn't much of a big deal, since they usually just repeated the same info we've already heard anyways.
  • Skins for melee weapons. It seems some will be free and others can be bought via credits through the store. All of them seem to have a solid mirror finish on them though, none of the skins they showed had any patterns or details, even on the handle.
  • Rads, a paid currency with real money. Basically meant to replace everything that costs real money in game. It's still very expensive though, and you don't get much without paying. Only 60 twice a week through daily play and 400-1,200 through an arsenal crate. Weapon and crafting kits are also dissolved into rads.
  • SD is still happy with phantom, even though he keeps popping up as a top player reported issue.

My thoughts on this? I actually like it. Melee skins are something I've been wanting for a long time. Although most of them look boring and ugly, we might get some better ones in the future. Real money currency is eh, but the game is free after all. Not to mention we can get it in game. I'm annoyed the devs are still ignoring phantom though (big surprise, I know). Regardless of whether you think he's balanced or not, there's still a lot of people who hate playing as him and playing against him. And since the whole point of the rework was to make him less annoying to play against, I wouldn't say he's in a great spot now.
But what are your thoughts?

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  • SplicerrrSplicerrr Posts: 167

    The weapon skins are just shinies :c I was hoping for cool designs but oh well. I like the idea of the new currency. It provides the hardcore f2p people a way of obtaining stuff that can only be obtainable with money. Although of course it would take a while. I was hoping for a better way for obtaining weapon kits, but considering that they will be introducing a new loadout system, it would probably just remove weapon kits.

  • ThePigVomitThePigVomit Posts: 349

    It'll be interesting to see what the actual RAD conversation rate will be.

    As I'm not a gozillionare I won't get tons off the bat, but I do have 28 weapon kits that 'should' give me a good start.

    Yay for weapon skins.

    Now if only they would get the skin polishing figured out....

  • kopyrightkopyright Posts: 537

    I don't see a problem with Rads, especially when they also replace kits which I never used anyway. Not to mention that at the end of the day it's only for cosmetics anyway and does not influence gameplay.

    So yeah, I like this too.

  • XenithosXenithos Posts: 1,691Special Editor

    I am SOOOO 100% behind Rads, I don't know why it took them so long to go mobile game forumla, GOSH.

    In all honestly, I really am looking forward to this, I'd probably up the rads gain on the last day to 90 instead of 60 for the daily login rewards. This way players are making a solid 50 cents worth of in game progress every week by signing in, playing, and completing rewards WITHOUT the aresenal create even being involved.

    I really, REALLY like the way this is going, Splash Damage just has to make sure they don't fudge up the dx11 or loadouts revisions patches. I honestly have been saying that having a money currency in game and getting rid of direct purchasing cleans EVERYTHING up, and it shows that they're finally doing it.

    I don't care how much you've played or how good your aim is - If you haven't touched the game at least twice in three months then I see your "opinion" as hot moot.

  • PumpkillerPumpkiller Posts: 173

    Neat, another ad for their paid content with the added cancer of paid scam alt currencies that you can "freely grind" at a retarded snail pace. How thoughtful of them to hype the full release of DB like this, EA would be proud.

    Sounds like the greatest possible timing for that, 2/3 of the merc pool is downright useless in ranked and phantom is totally fixed. Looks like the game is completly comp-ready.

    I don't want to raise torches at the game but wow.

  • Mc1412013Mc1412013 Posts: 2,274
    edited April 12

    I hope they added ability to use fragments on the new skins cuz weapons skins i would craft as each skin is locked to one deck, and i only use obsidians and event cards so crafting cards are useless to me.

    Also why are the devs avoiding the forums. One of the devs or shoe always posts weekly vid here and its been 7 days and not one word from them.

    Hey look i finaly got a sig , and nothing to put here

  • ThePigVomitThePigVomit Posts: 349

    @Pumpkiller said:
    Neat, another ad for their paid content with the added cancer of paid scam alt currencies that you can "freely grind" at a retarded snail pace. How thoughtful of them to hype the full release of DB like this, EA would be proud.

    Sounds like the greatest possible timing for that, 2/3 of the merc pool is downright useless in ranked and phantom is totally fixed. Looks like the game is completly comp-ready.

    I don't want to raise torches at the game but wow.

    Devs gotta eat. Why you begrudging Shoe a sandwich???

    Meanie.

  • Mc1412013Mc1412013 Posts: 2,274
    edited April 12

    @ThePigVomit said:
    Devs gotta eat. Why you begrudging Shoe a sandwich???

    Meanie.

    Cuz last time we gave shoe a sandwich he complained and refused to eat it because there was the wrong brand of mayo and on it and we left the pickle off the sandwich.

    Hey look i finaly got a sig , and nothing to put here

  • PumpkillerPumpkiller Posts: 173
    edited April 12

    @ThePigVomit said:
    Devs gotta eat. Why you begrudging Shoe a sandwich???

    Meanie.

    Meh, at least they should give me a good reason to pay him a big mac instead of doing that repulsive @$!#.

    DB isn't my tax office as far as i know :b

  • ArtyrimArtyrim Posts: 216

    Now all I need is katana on Proxy
    btw the new money is called rats?

  • henki000henki000 Posts: 425

    Rads? Okay. Melee skins? Good. Server performance control? Amazing.

  • PtilouiPtiloui Posts: 477

    So now there's a real and understandable reason why xp earned in matches won't make any difference in our global level progression. Rads seems interesting though. Even more interesting than premium currency we usually have in other games.

    As for fragments, I'm pretty sure they mentioned that we'll may be able to use them to refine weapon skins.

    @Splicerrr said:
    The weapon skins are just shinies :c I was hoping for cool designs but oh well.

    I'm with you on this. I'm already sad that those ranked obsidian skins are just a different texture applied on the base model, compared to the other paid obsidian.

  • STARRYSOCKSTARRYSOCK Posts: 1,606

    @Mc1412013 said:
    Ok now that weapons all have skins. Can we get skins for the rocket launcher,drone,granade launcher, minigun ect. Would love to have a proxy mine that looks like an actual pancake covered in nuclear syrup.

    I think SD mentioned they had a plan for this, including deployables as well. Though I have no idea where they said it.

    I'm not sure if they'll go as far as to do any mesh changes for deployables though.

  • Mc1412013Mc1412013 Posts: 2,274

    @STARRYSOCK said:

    @Mc1412013 said:
    Ok now that weapons all have skins. Can we get skins for the rocket launcher,drone,granade launcher, minigun ect. Would love to have a proxy mine that looks like an actual pancake covered in nuclear syrup.

    I think SD mentioned they had a plan for this, including deployables as well. Though I have no idea where they said it.

    I'm not sure if they'll go as far as to do any mesh changes for deployables though.

    One could only hope. But i couls still see it given the colors of pancakes and what ever nuclear stuff is colored

    Hey look i finaly got a sig , and nothing to put here

  • Lord_CoctusLord_Coctus Posts: 2,297

    They had me at the golden axe...

    MakeMachinePistolsGoodAgain

  • STARRYSOCKSTARRYSOCK Posts: 1,606

    @GatoCommodore said:
    NOT
    ADRESSING
    THE
    DEPLOYABLE
    BUG

    ...which deployable bug?

  • ThePigVomitThePigVomit Posts: 349

    @STARRYSOCK said:

    @GatoCommodore said:
    NOT
    ADRESSING
    THE
    DEPLOYABLE
    BUG

    ...which deployable bug?

    Stickies won't trigger mines, etc..

  • DeathiDeathi Posts: 483

    Nopthing about looking into balance, nothing about fixing @$!# servers, nothing about laggers/highpingers, nothing about all the annoying bugs. Only the same rng-@$!# as ever.
    But hey, I guess 3-year-olds will have to buy knifeskins, now.
    DB, early-access-cashgrab 4 life, what ever amount of it is left...

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,317
    edited April 13

    @Meerkats said:
    A haiku:

    Dirty Bomb is saved
    Ranked now battle royale
    Praise almighty Shoe

    How do I centre align text?

                                                    Center
                                                     Align
                                                     Text
    

    using spacebar
    a bit weird tho

    Hope County Choir - Keep Your Rifle By Your Side
                                                                    
  • DjiesseDjiesse mtl.qc.caPosts: 884Special Editor
    edited April 13

    Very disappointed by the melee skins :(

    After the nice job of creating unique styles and a real progression for the rarities on the gun skins, I had higher expectations for the melee weapons than just taking those rarities literally and spraying everything with metallic paints... :/

  • MuddyGrenadeMuddyGrenade Posts: 403

    Do the painted handles throw anyone else off? The Stiletto ones are the only ones I would actually strive for, and I hate the Stiletto.
    Although if I get that cobalt Becky, I will definitely use it on a Sawbonez loadout. I'll have a whole lotta *sses to surgerize.

  • Mc1412013Mc1412013 Posts: 2,274

    @Deathi said:
    Nopthing about looking into balance, nothing about fixing @$!# servers, nothing about laggers/highpingers, nothing about all the annoying bugs. Only the same rng-@$!# as ever.
    But hey, I guess 3-year-olds will have to buy knifeskins, now.
    DB, early-access-cashgrab 4 life, what ever amount of it is left...

    First thing my kid said when i told him about skins was "this aint csgo"

    Hey look i finaly got a sig , and nothing to put here

  • DeathiDeathi Posts: 483

    @Mc1412013 said:

    First thing my kid said when i told him about skins was "this aint csgo"

    Your kid is right. Reporting in CS:Go has the needed features and the game runs mucho mory manyoro better. And for all those fps, the new maps look really nice, but "sadly", you ain't got that 10 packets/sec-plenty'o'-time-to-look-around-feeling.
    Still you sometimes have to play on Stockholm-servers until you block them. But if you do, you may play on their western-europe-ones without having to restart the game after a every single failed connect-attempt. :P
    Uh.. and Valve makes real money by not inflating rng-prices for knive-skins. That's left to the community g. Uhm, and, ... did I mention 66 packets (or 100 with adjustments)/sec;ff-on;pinglimited;-private-servers? Hmm k.

  • STARRYSOCKSTARRYSOCK Posts: 1,606

    @MuddyGrenade said:
    Do the painted handles throw anyone else off? The Stiletto ones are the only ones I would actually strive for, and I hate the Stiletto.

    Same. The cricket bat even has the original decal over it, so clearly it's possible not to make the entire thing one colour. I'm not sure why they went with this

  • DjiesseDjiesse mtl.qc.caPosts: 884Special Editor
    edited April 15

    @MuddyGrenade said:
    Do the painted handles throw anyone else off?

    Looks really weird on the Beckhill and even worst on the katana since the hilt is supposed to be wrapped in fabric :/

    @STARRYSOCK said:
    Same. The cricket bat even has the original decal over it, so clearly it's possible not to make the entire thing one colour. I'm not sure why they went with this

    If you look closely in the video, the decal has an obvious edge, so I would not be surprised if it had always been a separate texture overlay. My guess is that they only changed the base texture of the bat to a monochrome metallic, they did not create a complete new skin with the base color and the decal. If they had done the later, why not make the decal different then, using a blue palette for the cobalt skin seen in the video?

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