Now we’ve stepped away from pitchforks and torches ready to lynch-mob FS employees in general and Hedge in particular, I think we need to discuss out expectations for future DLC content.
There’s no point going over what was the Bogenhafen DLC and whether you were happy or sad about it. Nothing can be done about that so let’s focus on a couple of things for the future;
What are your expectations for a good DLC package? (content > Maps, Weapons, Classes/Careers/Bosses etc)
What is your expected price point?
I hope to reach some kind of consensus as to what would be a good package that most players would consider buying and enjoy.
Some things to consider are;
Quick Play. There’s a whole OTHER topic about Quick Play for discussion, but within the confines of this thread it is assumed that FS will continue to promote QP to prevent people running the same map over and over (Horn of Magnus Style). Maps therefore need to be put into the QP rotation at some point.
I’ll go first, and hopefully I’ll edit this first post with an “ideal forumites DLC package.”
My choices are -
“Area” DLC ( like Bogenhafen/Drachenfels)
One new career specific frame for each career linked to the maps. RV gets a different frame than FK Kruber. I consider 2d art a bit easier to implement than 3d art. I’d like the frames to be earned through some part of the level design. Lorebook pages might be a good example here of something that could help earn the frames. A ten page diary of some character that the players could find? Get all ten pages to unlock your frame? You get the idea. Getting frames for simply completing the levels is a bit of a weak design.
A last-map-end-game boss fight. Krench/Spinemangler/Bodvar style
A new boss for the above fight. Even if it’s a reskinned Blightstormer with some new spells.
Particle Effects that you can unlock. I’d love something like flaming footsteps burned into the ground for Sienna as she runs, or a dark smoke effect for Shade (like a cloak of shadows) or a tree to fall on Waystalkers when they FF the hell out of you. Kruber could get some more purity seals or something. This kind of thing is much harder to add though I suspect.
Whatever happened to #KeepTheKeep ? I’d like to have themes for the Keep, that are part of the DLC. Bogenhafen Theme could have some bunting and things. I WANT THE SKULL THRONE KEEP BACK. Ahem. New DLC could have a theme for the keep that could be unlocked.
I’m quite happy for the weapons to continue with their theme of new colours for the DLC maps.
I’d pay £8.99 for the above.
A mini DLC could be a new class. A new class for Salty Boi (Sigmarite Priest) with a new talent tree and a selection of weapons could be £4.99. Much harder to implement though.
Ideal Forumite DLC Package;
(Averages from this thread)
- 3 maps
- 1 weapon
- Recolours of Existing weapons for new DLC colour (like purple for BogH)
-Any new cosmetics(hats and armour) should be a completely new model, for the hat - no missing eyebrows or added feathers.
-An effective Lord/Boss finale - Blightreaper was a bit of a letdown