“Apex Legends” by Respawn Entertainment is holding a “Predator Gathering Event” for a limited time.
The Apex community on Reddit held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) event where developers seemed to answer questions from players and hear all kinds of interesting stories about weapons and Legends.
AMA With Developers Captured at Apex Sable
AMAs (Ask Me Anything) are classic Reddit events where celebrities and users interact. The other day, Respawn development staff appeared in the Apex community,armsWhena legendHe answered several questions on the subject.
- Staff who appeared at the AMA
- u/RV-Eric (Senior Game Designer): Weapon Questions Answered
- u/RV-Devan (Lead Game Designer): Answering Legend Questions
This article is a collection of questions and answers about Legends.
(For readability, only the main points of the questions from the players are translated below.)
“Ask me anything” Legend Edition
Passive Pathfinder will not be reworked
a questionQ: A few seasons ago there was talk of reworking Pathfinder’s passive ability, did you decide it didn’t need a new passive after all?
Devan:We care a lot about Pathfinder and have received tons of ideas for new buffs within the team and from the community..
We’re thinking about a new passive, but we also need to be aware of the other Legendaries and meta concerns that adding to her current combat ability isn’t something we need right now. We don’t want to risk pushing a passive new one on an already beloved, powerful and performing Legend that risks delaying development. I hope there will be a happy future in the coming seasons.
Can legends be rebalanced more often?
a question: Why are legendary balance changes so rare? Switching to one legend can take an entire season or even several seasons. And for the long wait, sometimes the changes are not surprising.
Daven: For live service games like Apex,Developers will have to prioritize their work between developing new features for the upcoming seasons and changing the current game balance.There are conflicting truths.
Minor balance changes are easy, just tweak the numbers. Other times, we need to rewrite capabilities, introduce new animations, visual effects, and sound, and add these to our development schedule alongside our current release schedule.
but,These changes will not be implemented without testing. Both of you must verify that there are no bugs and that the effect of changing it actually solves the problem and does not create new problems. As a result, it may take some time for balance changes to be reflected in the game.
Reasons why Echo cannot be shot
a question: Why can’t you shoot Echo?
Devan:It sounds like a joke, but it’s actually a good question.It’s something we’ve thought about and discussed many times during the development of the Vantage. It is simply not needed for gameplay.
Unlike Krypto’s drones, Echo is not a direct threat to enemy players. It does not deal damage and does not scan or track opponents. All you can do is let your opponent know the Vantage is nearby, anticipate their strategy, and allow countermeasures. So the only advantage of shooting Echo is that it hinders tactical movement and makes Vantage players mourn.
At one point, we even considered making it possible to shoot echoes. Echo has a dodging animation that prevents you from aiming. However, this only undermined the reliability of the ability.
Flying to Echo and changing the altitude setting is a core part of the Vantage’s character.As a countermeasure, rather than hindering the movement itself, I want you to anticipate and react to that action.. This also makes the Vantage’s capabilities feel better. And it feels better to read the moves and punish bad players for flying than to kill the fun of the game. in addition,echo is cute!
What happened to Scanmeta after that?
a question: You said you dealt with meta scan before, what happened after that?
Devan: We understand that Legends’ ability to scan and gain tactical dominance can be frustrating at high levels of play.
AnywaySome of those abilities are core to the play patterns and identities of the Legend itself, so it’s no easy task to handle..
We are actively looking for a solution here, and we are testing a promising version. But the changes do not detract from the value of the Legend on the team, but they are less stressful.I want to release it after making satisfactory changes.
Shia’s passive is under consideration to be weakened
a question: Shea is a popular and powerful legend. A passive will spot enemies effortlessly and they won’t even notice you’ve been spotted. There is a little sound, but it is insignificant. This is unfair, so why not make scanning enemies a little more dangerous?
Devan:Early on in its development, Shea was actually testing something that would send a notification to an enemy when you locked on your heartbeat. However, since Shia’s camera movements and actions were linked, he was frustrated that the notifications would block other players’ voices, scans, and other battle information that would have a positive effect on the player. In addition, information was transmitted to the enemy only by Shia “looking around”, so she was attacked by the enemy and was angry with her teammates.
At one point, there was a heartbeat in the enemy player’s brain telling them they were being chased, but this was terrifying, so that you were constantly intimidated by their presence.cause panicSo, I withdrew.
I chose less feedback (audio cues and flashing eyes) because the information is limited to Shea herself and is not shared within the team. This worked well and fit in with the “stealth artist” fantasy of finding opponents for the team and using their abilities for team play.
However, given that Shea is making a strong presence in the meta these days,Shea’s passive power is extremeIt has become a big topic at balance meetings. There is no update at the moment, butWe are currently considering changing Shia’s passive power..
Regarding Passive Abilities for Specific Weapon Classes
a question: Would you like to expand Rampart’s passive effect beyond LMG? Are there any plans to change Legends with passives associated with certain weapon classes, including Mad Maggie and Vantage, to make them more accessible to players who don’t use those weapons? (*As there are a number of similar questions and answers, they are combined)
Devan: Rampart’s identity is created from LMG, and the passive that reflects that point isWhat motivates you to choose your LMG playstylein.
.If you have a Rampart passive effect with every good weapon, it’s not the same anymore, it just makes you stronger.. For example, if you choose the R-301 in other legends, you will always choose your favorite weapon in Rampart.
Rampart’s passive is linked to the LMG. LMG becomes something special and makes a positive decision to brand the Rampart Special (…).
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