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DunhamSmash
30th Apr 2015, 20:52
Hey all,

We just posted this on the blog (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-state-of-play-april-2015), but as always, it's here on the forums as well!

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Our monthly "State of Play" address is back and this time, we have plenty of media and additional details to go along with it!

Before we get started, here's a quick recap of the weeks that have passed since our previous rundown (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/nosgoth-state-of-play-march-2015): Just days after our post, our latest map, The Crucible was unleashed into the world of Nosgoth (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/big-nosgoth-update-includes-our-new-map-the-crucible). Not too long after that, we made changes to our ESL Open Beta Cup (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/changes-to-the-esl-nosgoth-beta-cup-series) and released the Deceiver's "Evolved" Skin (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/deceiver-evolved-skin-unlock-or-purchase-today). We made it easier to get everything you wanted with the debut of our Definitive Pack and we introduced new animated banners along with new Hunter and Summoner Skins (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/new-unlockable-hunter-and-summoner-skins-plus-new-animated-banners). That's a pretty busy collection of weeks, but we're not even close to finished yet.

Which brings us to NOW and the future of what's to come...


TODAY - Alchemist Prestige Skin and Capture the Body Returns
The update we pushed earlier today had quite a bit of the good stuff in it. One of which, was the oft-requested Alchemist Prestige Skin (which is seriously bad-ass), while another was the inclusion of all-new Achievements for the Vanguard and Summoner!

The biggest addition, though, may be the return of our VERY popular game in-progress mode, "Capture the Body!" (http://www.nosgoth.com/blog/capture-the-body-april-30th-to-may-4th)

Running today (April 30) through May 4, Capture the Body is Nosgoth's own sick and twisted version of Capture the Flag... only with corpses and a hell of a lot more aggression. We've made a number of balance changes and other revisions since our test last month, so be sure to let us know what you think about the current version on our official forums. Oh, and make sure that you complete at least three matches -- you'll get a free Banner for doing so.

Once we've collected enough feedback, we will then be in a better position to announce a more specific release date. Full patch notes for today's release can be found here (http://www.nosgoth.com/game_updates).

BTW, here's the full Capture the Body schedule:


Thursday, April 30: 11am PT/ 2pm ET/ 7pm BST -- 4pm PT/ 7pm ET/ 12am BST
Friday, May 1: 11am PT/ 2pm ET/ 7pm BST -- 4pm PT/ 7pm ET/ 12am BST
Saturday, May 2: 11am PT/ 2pm ET/ 7pm BST -- 4pm PT/ 7pm ET/ 12am BST
Sunday, May 3: 11am PT/ 2pm ET/ 7pm BST -- 4pm PT/ 7pm ET/ 12am BST
Monday, May 4: 11am PT/ 2pm ET/ 7pm BST -- 4pm PT/ 7pm ET/ 12am BST


http://www.nosgoth.com/system/rich/rich_files/rich_files/000/000/466/blog_large/20150430-alchemist.jpg?1430352889


May - Marked Exotic and Premium Skins, Plus Scout Prestige
Now that both the Hunter and Alchemist Prestige Skins are released, the Scout is the next Human on our list along with some future Premium Skins we'll go into detail about at a future date -- but those are not the only Skins we have planned.

Around that same time, we will also be introducing an all-new set of fantastic-looking "Marked" Exotic Skins that will not be available for purchase in the Store. Why do these Vampires look the way they do? Because, as many of our hardcore fans pieced together from reading our Crucible blog last March, their exposure to otherworldly power has left them branded in very peculiar ways. Check out the blog for additional hints.

Details regarding how to obtain the Marked Exotic Skins will be coming soon (hint: you'll find them in special chests), but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy this sneak peek at these Tyrant and Deceiver alts to come.


http://www.nosgoth.com/system/rich/rich_files/rich_files/000/000/463/blog_large/20150430-skin-tyrant.jpg?1430352762

http://www.nosgoth.com/system/rich/rich_files/rich_files/000/000/468/blog_large/20150430-deceiver.jpg?1430419356



Late May/ Early June - League Rankings
Brought to you by the team at Square Enix Montreal, the Nosgoth League Ranking system is a long-awaited, incredibly-exciting addition slated for the end of next month.

A season-based structure, Solo and Team series options, divisional rankings, qualifiers, seasonal archives, and Friends comparisons are just a few of the features you can expect to see in the final version. Check out the in-progress images highlighted below for a clearer picture of what you can expect and keep your eyes peeled for more details soon.

We can't wait for you to get your hands on this one!


http://www.nosgoth.com/system/rich/rich_files/rich_files/000/000/461/blog_large/20150430-league-01.jpg?1430352611

http://www.nosgoth.com/system/rich/rich_files/rich_files/000/000/462/blog_large/20150430-league-02.jpg?1430352635


Late May/ Early June - Item Forge
Another massive addition to Nosgoth, and one that our fans have been clamoring for, is the introduction of the Item Forge! If you ever wished you could make your own version of the realm's classic arsenal of weapons, that wish will soon be granted!

As you can see in the screenshots below, the upcoming Item Forge will allow you to find or salvage materials for whatever devious crafting purpose you have in mind. Players will be able to add attributes, re-roll existing attributes, or break down existing weapons to create whatever combination they so desire. Like the League Rankings, we'll have a more detailed blog on this closer to release. For now, let the images speak for themselves...


http://www.nosgoth.com/system/rich/rich_files/rich_files/000/000/459/blog_large/20150430-forge-reroll.jpg?1430352432


http://www.nosgoth.com/system/rich/rich_files/rich_files/000/000/460/blog_large/20150430-forge-salvage.jpg?1430352461


TBD - More on the Way
Oh, but there's more! Item gifting and trading, Taunts (the Human version of executions), talent trees, and new abilities for the Summoner and the Vanguard are also on their way. Specific release windows or dates are still in flux, though, so we don't have a responsible timeframe to report on those just yet.


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Until next time, we are Psyonix, and we thank you very much.

GenFeelGood
30th Apr 2015, 21:27
The Hylden Are Among Us! Is this branching to humans as well or do they get an equivalent, show me that gloriously green glowing Vanguard?


Edit
Please tell they aren't part of daily rewards, it's twitchy for me and I can't ever seem to land the good stuff.

Ghosthree3
30th Apr 2015, 22:14
Looking forward to ranked play and the item forge, best of luck!

Ysanoire
1st May 2015, 00:22
Love the look of the marked skins and the forge. Looks awesome.

Not so optimistic about the ranked mode... but looking forward to checking it out.

Gugulug5000
1st May 2015, 01:54
Exotic Skins... will not be available for purchase in the Store... you'll find them in special chests...

Why do I have this fear that, although they will not be purchased in the store, the keys to the chests they are in will be? Either way, the skins look cool. I'm hoping the humans will have an equivalent. It would be nice to see a lore article on these skins as well.

Also, is there an ETA on the reveal for the Prophet and Vanguard prestige skins?

Ygdrasel
1st May 2015, 03:24
If those exotic chests have to be unlocked by runestone-bought keys... "Oh look, you found a cool thing in the gam- PSYCH! Pay up!" - Jerk move. Don't do it. Seriously. But otherwise...Seeing those put the biggest smile on my face.

@Gen: The slots-esque gimmick on the daily rewards is so laggy and jerky that it makes the whole thing kind of pointless. I can't even click the Stop button 95% of the time. It's pretty much garbage as far as having any control over what you might get. I would have just made it a simple tier system myself. Hit the button, get a predetermined reward. Increase the reward each day with the skins (or, afterward, a large gold bonus) on the seventh. But, alas...

--Ram--
1st May 2015, 03:44
Make sure you remember to make league play unavailable for Oceanic :gamer:

troublemak9r
1st May 2015, 11:28
Hey guys,

im suprised how much you guys want to release in the near future, makes me happy. The league system looks pretty nice, i think it will increase the longterm motivation to play nosgoth a lot.

These new skins look nice too, but dont go for " get the magic box ingame and buy a key to open it " - i hope u'll find a good way to satisfy everyone.

One doubt, i hope you can get this league system running - maybe it will be hard, the playerbase of Nosgoth is not that big in the moment in my eyes, i'll hope we get a bit more attention or you guys will start some advertisment campaign on official release :D

Thanks guys, im very optimistic for the future and i really appreciate your work.

clAy'

lucinvampire
1st May 2015, 13:07
Sounds like it'll be an interesting month in Nosgoth :thumb:



http://www.nosgoth.com/system/rich/rich_files/rich_files/000/000/468/blog_large/20150430-deceiver.jpg?1430419356


...but am I the only one that thinks of Predator when seeing this Deceiver skin :lol:

...ps do I need to send some moisturiser to poor Tyrant :p

TAli0n
1st May 2015, 13:25
This is so Freakin' awesome.
Can't thank you guys enough for this :)

Melhkiarem
1st May 2015, 18:17
The baby grows up !
Congrat's to the team, your work is awesome and your news are always enjoyable.
Until next time, we are pleased, and we thank you very much ;)

NomzNomz
1st May 2015, 19:36
*DROOL* Those new vamp skins are AMAZING! I love the Tyrant one! I cannot wait to see Sentinel.

Good call on them not being store items. That would ruin them :S

pidden
4th May 2015, 07:50
Thank you very much, really lokking forward to forge and trading, i only get vanguard and alchemist weapons so i need to trade me an multi and bolt thrower.
Loveing the skins

Cody_The_Wiser
5th May 2015, 16:30
I ain't complimenting ****. It ain't worth complimenting when we've yet to experience what will surely be a disaster. "Ranked mode released! And we maybe sorta definitely removed Sentinel's ability to fly". Watch it happen. Here I sit, waiting them to unnecessarily nerf the vampires AGAIN. Even better, they won't even say why they did it! GG, guys. Great patches... *obvious sarcasm is too obvious*

ApollosBow
5th May 2015, 19:29
Good call on them not being store items. That would ruin them :S

THERE NOT!!?

uh!

Wish they were so id just drop cash and get my fav one...I know I know im the enemy :(

GenFeelGood
6th May 2015, 20:19
Just noticed that along with the prestige and exotic skins, you said we also have "Premium" skins on the way. Could you answer yes or no as to whether the "Premium" Deceiver skin doesn't have a full head mask so we can finally see the face underneath?

Saikocat
8th May 2015, 10:58
Also, is there an ETA on the reveal for the Prophet and Vanguard prestige skins?

Not yet, but we'll share concept art ahead of time, so you get a look at them early.


The Hylden Are Among Us! Is this branching to humans as well or do they get an equivalent, show me that gloriously green glowing Vanguard?

The Humans will have their own equivalents, but they're not quite like the Vampire ones, no glowing green Vanguards!



Edit
Please tell they aren't part of daily rewards, it's twitchy for me and I can't ever seem to land the good stuff.

They're not going into the Daily Rewards but are part of a new chest system we have coming up, so we'll share all the detail on how that works along with some juicy screenshots, nom nom.


Just noticed that along with the prestige and exotic skins, you said we also have "Premium" skins on the way. Could you answer yes or no as to whether the "Premium" Deceiver skin doesn't have a full head mask so we can finally see the face underneath?

Here's a closer shot of the upcoming Deceiver's "Marked" skin. We haven't shown any future skins beyond that though, so no update, sorry :)

http://i.imgur.com/2zkh56ll.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/2zkh56l.jpg)

GenFeelGood
8th May 2015, 13:45
Thank you SAIKOCAT

dRNAzz
14th May 2015, 02:58
this looks amazing

cool

Vampmaster
29th May 2015, 11:25
Are we getting a new state of play today?

Saikocat
29th May 2015, 16:34
Yep, it'll be going online later on today (US times).

Twenty3assassins
29th May 2015, 18:59
We haven't had a live stream for a while now, is there going to be one soon?