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  1. 47 points
    Hey All, Yesterday was a whirlwind for us - Our launch was an exciting culmination of a ton of work from a group of extremely talented developers, thanks to the community - 16 months is not a lot of time to develop a game as complex as Dungeon Defenders from scratch, but as we’ve messaged in the past, this is just the beginning for Awakened. The future is bright and we wanted to share a few thoughts about how we felt the launch went and how we want to move forward. What went well The response to the game itself from our community and streamers has been great. Balance, aesthetics, updates to the interface, the rewards we were able to get out- all point positive from what we’re seeing from you, the community. The momentum from the core experience and foundation is there to keep building upon, and build upon we will for the years to come! But, more on that later. What went “okay” There are still hard edges to smooth out, and bugs. Lots of bugs. Some are okay, and some are less than ideal. We know some players are being incorrectly flagged as hackers. We’re already on it (and them!). Remember to login to our ZenDesk here if you have any issues you’d like us to take a look at: support.chromatic.games Redeeming Kickstarter backer and preorder items has been a little rough. The in-game UX is less than adequate. Some codes were incorrectly sent out. We’re learning. We’ll fix it. Controller support is in a poor state. Lots of our UI’s currently suffer from this as the art has been coming in fast and hot. We’re on it, we promise. Performance optimizations are much improved from the beta / EA experience (we hope you can tell!), but there are still edge cases that are pain points for players. We’re aware and we’re on it. Translations are ‘a joke,’ let’s call it what it is. We are honoring our Kickstarter promise shortly, and our translation team will have their hands on our string tables shortly. We should have this sorted in the coming weeks. This is a high priority for us and our friends across the globe. This is probably one of the features we should have disabled until it was done properly. We’ll learn from it. What didn’t go well We realize that there has been some discussion about what 1.0 DD:A actually means as it relates to the amount of content present vs the original Dungeon Defenders. While we are happy to note that DD:A has launched with significantly more content than DD1 launched with, we understand that the perceived value of DD:A for some is less because over the course of the last 9 years, there has been continued development from not only devs but our fantastic Community Development Team (CDT) - and because there is more content in DD1 today, DD:A just doesn’t hold the same value to some players. We understand this, and it’s this feedback from the community that in part directed the move towards a price reduction for new players. We wanted the price point to more closely match where the game is at now, not where it will be 5 years from now. This didn’t go over well for a lot of you. We promised to honor our community of early adopters and advocates by promising not to touch this price. In short, we ended up fracturing your trust in us as a studio. Yesterday was an exercise for us as a team to digest and not be immediately reactive. We’re going to make it up to you, because your trust in us is extremely important - but more on that later. Legacy vs Play. We messed up here. As we got closer to 1.0, we realized that it just wasn’t possible to maintain player profiles for 1.0 for a variety of reasons - Items and gold in many cases were broken or have been exploited, the progression curve has changed, the way data is being handled has changed... Our solution was simple: How do we get this in your hands the quickest. We didn’t think it through, and we understand the outrage from our early adopters. You’re justified. We also agree that in retrospect the execution was a bad call, though the intentions were good (we promise!). We took a hard look at ourselves and decided that reacting immediately would be jumping the gun, so we apologize for not being fully transparent with the vocal outcry on launch day. Our goal was to come up with a viable solution before promising anything. And that’s what we’ve done - So here’s what we’re going to do to try to make our early adopters whole again. Legacy Progression Heroes We hear you loud and clear on wanting to play with everyone all in one area, so we’re already hard at work to make this the reality with every Defender in mind. As of this post, we’re creating a tool on our end that will allow us to bring your Legacy heroes over to the non-Legacy “Play” version. It’s not a very simple feat to accomplish, it’s not just a copy and paste system, but copy, bring up to date, and paste, where the updating adds quite a lot of complications. This is what we’re working towards copying over: Hero and Hero Levels Gold up to a cap Campaign and progression in general. Gear, at the very least ATTEMPT to bring it over. We’re very confident on the first two, but when it comes to gear it’s not as straightforward. We don’t want to promise that it’ll be brought over, but we are currently building out and testing tools on our end. Our current goal is to have this out by the end of next week. If it comes out sooner than that, or later than that, we’ll keep you posted as we find out. ALL of this means that you are able to continue playing on Legacy, and once the tool is setup, we’ll provide you a method to take your Legacy profile as it currently stands at that point in time, and do a one time copy over that replaces your Play profile (we are unable to merge them into one single profile). There’s a few methods we’re looking for you to use to make this happen, and we’ll make sure to update you once we’ve finalized it. This is completely opt-in, but is only a one time option. Price Reduction compensation We believe the move to lower the price point was the right call for the early and long term success of DD:A. On top of the rewards that early adopters have already received with their specific Kickstarter backer and pre-order tiers and the ability to get into the game early, helping mold the future and game directly, we will be granting all early adopters Shadow costumes. These costumes will be exclusive to early adopters of DD:A only. We get that this has caused frustration, and it’s not our favorite result, but it’s the best we can do given our resources at this critical moment in development. Our faith in our community is stronger than ever, and that was exemplified during our launch when our fans passionately cried foul. We want to make sure that everyone playing our game has a great time, feels respected, and is on the same page as us throughout development. We will have more information about how we plan to be more transparent with our community in the coming weeks. We hope that this check-in has helped explain why things are the way they are and we hope you continue to support indie games, support the DD community, and enjoy the efforts of our hard work! Thank you, Augi Lye, CEO
  2. 17 points
    My first entry, my personnal favorite, what's missing: pink forged name and correct ammount for the mana, of course it has to be level 200 the base i used was the green diamond <3 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ my next entry is this Backstabber blade ( thanks <Bonny> base weapon idea), its a reversed blade that you have to show your back to the enemy to attack em, extremly fun to play with. whats misssing: kewl fire colored name for the forge _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ and my final entry i used YGK as a base and made it a revamp, really cool looking, straight foward item missing: level 2012 for when dad went missing and lost his precious sword and colored forge name i can live with any color the damage that i currently set on it deals approx 19mil with a 6k knight jj
  3. 12 points
  4. 12 points
    Hey CG. Rough launch huh. Anyway, waited till the work week started to make this post. easy to focus on some negatives, lets talk about some great things you all are doing. You all give a damn about your game and the community. It shows. You may not always have the best transparency when things go wrong but you always work extremely hard to make up for it and admit when you make mistakes, thats big and deserves to be recognized. The end of week open letter was appreciated, owned up to items that were done wrong, and provided a path forward. Thank you for listening to community feedback, and coming up with a plan to address it. ice needs a huge shout out, this weekend, instead of enjoying a few days off, they were manually transferring dozens of players characters from legacy to play and still had time to help the community in discord, and on a anecdotal note while doing all that spent hours helping me track down the hacker flag issue i was having on my account. Mary and Phillip as well provided support, answered questions regarding the launch and letter in discord this weekend. There were probably other CG working through the weekend to help as well, got an answer from the CG support ticket input in sunday morning, most small companies you wouldnt hear back till monday. Just wanted to give a quick beginning of the work week thank you to all of you post. Its easy to complain about the bad things that happened and launch, but the positives are sometimes missed.
  5. 10 points
    Back Story: This project began before my CDT endeavor and the original idea was to make a different version of DD1 that I wanted to play. Since many of you have may have heard there won't be anymore official updates for the game (content wise) in the near or distant future I decided to pick up this project again. Changes: Backing off the statement above to achieve this goal a lot of changes were made. Examples: New Difficulty New Barbarian Towers New Equipment Qualities New Items New Player Abilities / Revamped existing abilities New Maps Complete Tower Balance Changes Quality Of Life (Inventory sorting , boss timer skip , and ect to name a few) Bug Fixes Graphical / networking upgrades and many many more... For the full list of changes that I have made Here. Download: We will be handling download links and other stuff in the DD1 Redux Discord https://discord.gg/tnkEwf6 Information for Total Conversions/Mods: https://forums.dungeondefenders.com/forums/topic/19717-dungeon-defenders-development-kit-basic-overview/
  6. 9 points
    1. Pick an item in game (you can't suggest items that don't exist such as Old One on a Treadmill) that the event item will be modeled after 2. Pick a new name, description, raised by, upgrade level 3. Pick out new colors for the event, this can include how shiny you may want the item to be. (You can even choose the size of the item) 4. Pick stats for the item. Pick what stats the item has, how high the stats are, ect. (You can even change the swing speed of melee weapons to if you would like) 1. Battle Droid 2. Name >> BonBot V13.3.7 Description >> "Could you play that song again?" Built by Bonny Upgrades >> 101/101 3. As pink and shiny as possible 4. Picture below. So for stats and whatnot, Idk how to balance things but I think the stats are fine, 404 across the top and the first 12 digits of pi for the bottom. The damage might be too high for the number of projectiles but I want that number to remain the same if possible since its the number used in the I Love You thing (ill link a youtube video to it) I'd like for the attack speed to remain the same or higher because fast attacking pets are cool. I don't really care about the extra projectiles, If the damage is too high, you can knock this down to make it not OP. I just wrote 3 there as a place holder. The description is the meme in Spongebob where Spongebob assumes Mr. Krabs is a robot. I'll link that as well. I picked the battle droid as a pet since it has the weakening effect thing and I think that's pretty cool. The 1337 numbers should be self explanatory and the 101 upgrades is leet speak for lol. Idk what the mana should be set to though. Links vvv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQKyf4sWDlc I love you thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuB_Pm4Xxbs Can you play that song again?
  7. 9 points
    DEFENDERS, We just recently released another patch to help squash some nasty bugs. Just because it’s another day closer to our next update doesn’t mean we can’t squeeze in some bug fixes. Let’s get into it! Bug Fixes Fixed a crash when the crystal core was destroyed. Fixed an issue with stuck Goblin Copter Ogres. Fixed a VFX issue on Ensnare, Enrage, and Strength Drain’s causing a strobe-like effect. Fixed an issue where Goblin Copter Ogres occasionally walked over walls. Fixed an issue where Survival on Insane/Nightmare/ were not receiving build speed buffs. Fixed an issue where XP no longer goes past level 100. Fixed an issue on Summit where players were hitting an incorrectly placed kill volume. Fixed an issue where Private Games were not joinable via Steam or invites. Fixed an issue where the UI could misrepresent reaching max upgrade levels too soon. Fixed an issue where Djinns are sometimes untargetable on Ramparts. Fixed an issue where Nightmare Orcs were using an incorrect material Added a stuck in spawn timeout for enemies. If they’re stuck too long, THEY PERISH! Fixed an issue where local data was loading before cloud saves. Some players who ran into this might have noticed a slight “rollback” as a result." Fixed an issue where Goblin Copters weren’t flying high enough, causing their Ogres to get stuck in walls. Fixed an issue when a new profile was created. Fixed an issue with Goblin Copter drop off on Throne Room. Social Defenders To get reliable updates on the future of DDA make sure to follow us on all our social media platforms: Discord Twitter Facebook Instagram Twitch Forums Keep an eye out for more info! For Etheria! Chromatic Games
  8. 7 points
    This is a reference to Curious George. It's a DPS and builder pet. There's a large trade off in either direction, but I see it to be pretty situational and fun to mess around with outside of the situations. The small size makes the monkey not get in the way when fighting things, like other normal-sized monkeys do. Stats (other than tower stats) are related to facts about Curious George Using Monk stats with hero boost at 5,000 Hdmg and 3,966 AB2: DPS on the Tavern dummy is 11,197,000. Each shot is 7,464,667, but the monkey has a choke point in the shooting animation that has a forced pause. The shots per second stat just makes the monkey eat/reload faster.
  9. 7 points
    DD2 sucks. Period. End of story. It's the reason we have DDA. When you mess with the original formula (DD1) you end up dead - which is what has happened to DD2. So much was wrong with DD2 that basically was the poison pill for Trendy as a company. Glad CG took the reigns and focused DD back to its origins -- DD1. DD2 was a mutated cousin of DD that should be left to wilt on the vine and drop off into the abandon-ware pit. All hail CG and DDA!
  10. 6 points
    The fact PC players are getting expanded heroes before consoles even get the base game is offputting. And no updates at all is very concerning. The promises made in the Kickstarter campaign and what is being delivered are growing more apart every day. And us Xbox and PS4 players still have an exclusive window to look forward too.....
  11. 6 points
    DDA is a Peer 2 Peer game, meaning the host is the one driving the server for all players to connect to. If the host has bad internet or slow hardware this can cause issues for the players connecting to them. If the host is in another country, the latency between the host and players might cause issues. We are still actively working on performance both Performance and Networking side of things to make it easier to host and play the game with less issues. All of these factor into how well the experience is for each player, but we do not run any official dedicated servers for this game.
  12. 6 points
    Just some small things that irk us defenders when trying to enjoy multiplayer <3 1. Chat auto-closes mid typing anytime an objective is updated (waves end etc) 2. Keybinds work while typing (i.e. hero display ui pops up, greying-out the game and your chat) 3. New messages are not displayed until you press enter, causing us to not see many lines of text from other players, constantly. 4. Incredibly lagging chat, sometimes not posting a message until minutes later.
  13. 6 points
    DEFENDERS, With the launch yesterday, we haven’t had any crazy big issues, which is amazing. That said, we do have some bugs to get fixed, so let’s get into it! Bug Fixes Fixed an issue with the Huntress causing a crash. Fixed an issue where player dropped items were not showing correctly for clients. Fixed an issue that was falsely triggering hacker flags on players. Fixed an issue where Pure Strategy could not use start from wave. Fixed an issue with the Hero Stat panel’s responsiveness. Fixed an issue with the Bug Report’s responsiveness. Fixed an issue where clients could not properly see a Huntress’s trap being on cooldown. Fixed an issue with chat persisting incorrectly. Fixed an issue where only the Secret Room or VIP room could be unlocked, but never both. Fixed an issue with clients connecting to hosts. Fixed an issue with multiple achievements not triggering. Fixed an issue where camera location wasn’t correct when leaving top down mode. Fixed an issue where skeletons were using the wrong run animation. Known Issues You are unable to drop items at this time. This is intentional while we fix a bad inventory bug. Social Defenders To get reliable updates on the future of DDA make sure to follow us on all our social media platforms: Discord Twitter Facebook Instagram Twitch Forums Keep an eye out for more info! For Etheria! Chromatic Games
  14. 6 points
    Fixes: Swapping heroes and placing a defense skips the tower rotation step of defense placement.
  15. 5 points
    How's this for a non broken implementation: Instead of applying a flat multiplier to the damage or rate of a tower, the beam instead adds a flat amount of tower damage or tower rate stat to the builder's stats. So instead of buffing an apprentice tower with a 1.8x multiplier to damage output, it could instead buff it by treating it as though it was built by an apprentice with an extra 400 tower power. All numbers here are arbitrary, but it should be easier to manage because the beam just moves us up the diminishing returns curve of our stats, instead of catapulting us above the curve. You could effectively tune the numbers such that the effect of a buff beam was as if the builder of the tower being buffed had an extra X item slots. Now the tower is only worth the DU if it can buff Y towers.
  16. 5 points
    First Entry: The Sicarius is my favorite weapon in the game and have always wanted a reason to use it. Another thing I enjoy is ruining upgradable events, so I mashed them together into this monster. I love this weapon because it gives you the option to be a good tower weapon or a good dps weapon, the choice is yours. For the dps side, the weapon is actually the Retribution so it does generic damage so it is actually usable, and the dps is about a 150k Blaster Rifle at point blank or 130k Blaster Rifle from farther. Then for the tower side, obviously it will not beat a good ++ Kraken Cannon, however, not everyone has a quad cap ++ Krakon. I think this would be a fun event item to have because it would be super unique for what people could use it for. Also, I don't know yet what I would put for the description yet, but there would be one.
  17. 5 points
    Item: Blaster Rifle (or Blasticus with piercing shot) Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Huntress needs some love. *Note: I want the item upgrade level to be 1775/1775 not 1/1775. I couldn't figure out how to do it because I'm bad. The stats are themed off of Charles Benjamin "Chuck" Mawhinney. He was a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) sniper. 1st row: Chuck had a notable kill at 900 yards. He was in the Republic of Vietnam for 16 months. His years of service was 1967 through 1970. 2nd row: The Vietnam War lasted from 1955 through 1975. 3rd row: Just using the 900 yards number for the stats here. 4th row: Chuck entered the USMC at the age of 18. He had 216 probable kills and 103 confirmed kills. Upgrade Levels: The USMC was founded in 1775. "Head Banger" and "Discount brain surgery" texts are just for humor. The phrase "absolutely 0" is a reference to the song "War" by The Temptations (War, h'uh, yeah, what is it good for, *absolutely nothin*), which came out during the Vietnam War era. Technical balancing and further explanation: At 5.2k Hero Damage and 4.1k AB2 stat on the default huntress skin, the weapon does ~20.8 million DPS on the Tavern dummy. A single shot does ~6.9 million damage. AB2 ability does ~22.5 million damage, not including the extra shot. The dummy alternates the dps between ~20.8m to ~25.1m when spamming AB2 with the normal shot. With the same hero stats as above plus a 210 boost cat, EV beam ticks at ~10.5 million. I purposefully made the hero movement speed negative, AB1 high, and the tower hp as the stat in the theme of snipers stealthily scouting around and taking a secure position. Also using tower hp for the 900 yards number helps to keep the weapon more balanced. The negative AB2 discourages replacing or making other gun weapons on EV/Jester obsolete and puts this weapon is a more niche role for the huntress. Tower range because snipers have range. Eh, get it? Yeah? Yeah....haha. If the DPS needs to be adjusted, then I recommend playing around with the reload speed, sps, and number of projectiles. I think it is good where it is at. I just want there to be a weapon to make huntress a viable dps option without giving another weapon that EV or Jester would make a better use out of or replace one of their weapons. The coloration reminds me of the Mass Effect weapons. Imitating the actual colors of the guns used during the Vietnam War doesn't seem to be very pretty. I hope I did this right. Let me know if I missed something that is needed.
  18. 5 points
    Concept: The idea is playing with words, somewhat of a pun between "dicing" as playing with dices (refering that are the scaling numbers) and "dicing" as in slicing (refering that are the colors, high damage and choosen pet). The pet would have only 4 stats for visual purposes of the numbers. The 20 used for upgrades and in the description are a reference to tabletop RPGs to reinforce the theme of playing with dices. Item: Harpoon Pet Size: as big as Mr. Crackers. Pet colors: Main color black. Secondary color dark red. Name: The One Who Dices Description: <color:255,0,0>Dicing</color> and <color:255,255,255>Dicing</color>, He forever strives towards the 20... Mana Cost: 987654300 Raised by: <color:75,0,0>Mv Base damage: 45678 Shots per second: 9 Projectile speed: 87654 Hero HP: 123 Hero damage: 456 Skill 2: 654 Tower range: 321 Upgrades: 20 / 20
  19. 5 points
    DEFENDERS, Yesterday the Activating the Goblin Mech Update was released and it’s been a blast watching many of you take on the Technological Terror himself! We received a lot of great feedback and reports after the launch, and in our ongoing mission to make DD:A the best it can be, we’ve got a patch that went out this morning. Let’s get into some dang notes! Bug Fixes Fixed an issue where map unlocks were not happening properly. Fixed an issue where Deeper Well couldn’t unlock on Nightmare difficulty. Fixed an issue where the Session Browser wasn’t showing game mode type. Fixed an issue with the Thunder Spike Trap not dealing damage. Fixed an issue with the Crystal Core outline focus color. Fixed an issue with the floating rocks so that they render by default. Fixed a few issues with collision on Endless Spires. Fixed an issue with stuck enemies on Tornado Highlands. Fixed an issue with Boss accessories not dropping on Hardcore. Fixed an issue with customization appearing on the Hero Selection screen. Fixed an issue with the Steam Overlay causing rare crashes. Fixed an issue where gear quality was displaying incorrectly for some Defenders. Social Defenders To get reliable updates on the future of DDA make sure to follow us on all our social media platforms: Discord Twitter Facebook Instagram Twitch Forums Keep an eye out for more info! For Etheria! Chromatic Games
  20. 5 points
    Fixes: Party bar is not showing the 4th player on the map. Towers are not displaying correct tooltip values after being upgraded. Items icons in the inventory are not displaying the not valid sign when they should be. Matches made private are actually public for anyone to join. Items are not selling correctly in various situations. Memory leak when playing games with others. Orcs enjoy getting stuck on various maps. Players with OculusVR get crashes or have their device startup. Auto loot filter doesn't work correctly for clients. (You may need to reset your auto loot filters for them to work correctly after patch). Several more crashes. Changes: Timers on Tornado Valley updated to correct values
  21. 4 points
    The healing aura was broken before. It had to be patch. However, I do agree that they are a bit too weak currently. But having characters be immortal inside it just is not balanced. The healing should be a % of max health and makes it so the best geared tanks are immortal inside it, but not anything else.
  22. 4 points
    DEFENDERS, Yesterday we released Update 1.1 which brought in a ton of great stuff, being the tip of the iceberg for what you can expect to see coming in future additions for Dungeon Defenders: Awakened! With that, we’ve got something we’d like to address that wasn’t in the original patch notes to help bring clarity to some previously gray understandings. Tower and Hero Buff Interactions Update 1.1 changed how buffs work across the board and may be why certain setups feel weaker. Previously buffs were multiplicative and allowed some pretty crazy builds to appear, and this was before we even brought Series EV-A’s Overclock Beam into the equation. As a result, we made buffs additive instead of multiplicative. There are some big reasons for this kind of change, and we’ll touch on two of them. Anytime we want to add another tower or damage interaction into the game with future heroes or mechanics, we have to take into consideration how it all multiplies and balance it properly. This leads to additional Hero nerfs or releasing new Heroes with weaker tower/hero interactions. Ultimately limiting fun Hero mechanics later. Adding additional content, we’d have to take into consideration the buff builds that people were using. What happens is that the disparity between people using full buff builds, some buffs in their builds, and no buffs in their builds drastically increases, meaning content is steam rolled by one build, while another has no shot, further requiring a meta, instead of a meta making something easier but not absolutely required. We’re keeping a close eye on these changes now that they are out live, but received a lot of great feedback previously through our testing with Cavalry and RQA. Bug Fixes Fixed an issue where the Demon Lords ground flames were hitting the Crystal Core. Fixed an issue with the radial menu not correctly pulling names and descriptions. Fixed an issue with Achievements not displaying properly. Fixed an issue with host costume colors not replicating correctly for clients. Fixed an issue with how the Ancient Dragon was flying between positions. Fixed an issue where the top caps of Series EV-A Fields were not properly appearing. Fixed an issue with the Demon Lord’s swords not replicating properly in survival. Fixed an issue that caused default bag names from showing correctly. Fixed an issue with build mana on Massacre Survival Arcane Library Wave 14. Fixed an issue where the Demon Lord’s flying charge could damage the Crystal Core. Adjusted how spiders spawn to avoid a mass amount spawning at the end of the wave. Added Series EV-A’s second double jump animation. Adjusted the Deadly Striker Tower’s priority, so that Goblin Copters now take priority over spiders. Adjusted how bonus armor is displayed from Overclock Beam. Adjusted the quality of loot dropped in early maps for Massacre Survival. Adjusted projectile counts to only show if they are greater than one for weapon tooltips. Fixed an issue with how tower stat buffs are shown on tooltips. Added Sirens to Massacre Survival Tornado Valley. Fixed an issue with the Siren’s body having collision after being defeated. Fixed a visual issue on Summit that caused assets to visually disappear. Fixed an issue where Sirens and their buffed enemies weren’t displaying an icon. Fixed an issue with how Melee Damage and Melee DPS were calculated on item tooltips. They visually showed higher values than what they were actually doing. If you run into any additional bugs or have points of feedback, please visit our Discord as we have a new reporting system for bugs and feedback that allows us to parse through things as they appear. Known Issues We're looking into an issue with Enrage Aura interactions. Enrage Aura has been capped at 65% chance to enrage enemies while we continue to investigate. Challenge map balance in lower difficulties is a little too difficult currently. All items may appear as upgrades after swapping heroes. Visual issues that range across various tooltips. There's a crash related to using a QWERTZ/Czech keyboard. Possible workaround is to change the Windows keyboard setting to English. We’re still working on making sure any and all bugs that appear get squashed pretty quickly and thank you for all the feedback you’ve provided so far. While we’re getting these fixes in, we’ve already begun work on our next updates and can’t wait to share our work with you. Social Defenders To get reliable updates on the future of DDA make sure to follow us on all our social media platforms: Discord Twitter Facebook Instagram Twitch Forums Keep an eye out for more info! For Etheria! Chromatic Games
  23. 4 points
    I'm all for skipping it. Tower buffs in general being a meta requirement just doesn't do it for me. DD1 was a great game, and I'm glad I had the chance to play it, but man, once you hit that late game content, you had to build just such a way. This is why I was so disappointed that none of DD2's positive changes made the cut. That game was far from perfect, as anyone who has played it knows, but there were still positive aspects in there. I went into this thinking we'dget the best of both worlds, but with things as they are progressing now, it looks like we're being pushed into the same meta as DD1. I'd rather a new and unique defense than just another absolute requirement for progression, but it looms like that's where the game is headed.
  24. 4 points
    We are actively working on the Switch every day, its a tough challenge packing our game into the wonder that is the Switch, so the game needs to be well optimized to ensure that it runs smoothly. We've been getting some assistance from Nintendo and Unreal to help us reach that point and are making progress towards that. With that said, once we submit the game for certification and get the thumbs up from Nintendo to release, we will have a date to bring to the community, but unfortunately until that point we don't know.
  25. 4 points
    I'll be adding stuff to this post(to make a longer and easier to read list) and bump from time to time after adding couple of new things instead of creating new posts. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - remove those blinking yellow borders from Aura's its a huge pain and disctraction - going through medium to unlock all maps and currently dropping green item feels like getting a Unique rare drop in other games, I'm at a3-s3 and I've dropped only 2 green items so far... It doesn't look balanced. I didn't even bother to pick up anything till A2. - targeting towers/auras/traps that overlap for upgrade or rapair needs to be fixed asap, even witch changing camera view it's really bad - add amount/type/direction of enemies to the map like in DD1, having this thing to be visible only at doors is simply stupid. Icons are small and the further away you are the smaller they get - add the name&cost of tower/aura/trap to the center of the screen when you're trying to place something, green border for icon in the bottom right corner isn't the best and the icon that's green on cursor is bad and you're not able to tell from it what you're placing coz it overlaps other green stuff - allow us to scroll out camera more when placing stuff with top view - make inventory key also close inventory in addition to ESC, cmon guys its a standard in every game and great QoL - cancel tower stats after pressing E again instead in addition to moving camera away from their hitbox - let us rebind LShift and G... - enemies in many maps get stuck and circle around one place until player comes near - enemies that push away defenses are the dumbest mechanic implemented in a tower defense game... i COULD understand that if I could later MOVE towers like upgrade or repair... but as it is now, nope, it's stupid. - top view camera in Arcane Library is still annoying as hell - Ogres are a bit dumb with throwing toxic balls right on their feet - lack of description for Bonuses and Multipliers when hovering in Summary screen - remove canceling tower placement when it's offscreen(stage where you pressed LMB and trying to rotate it properly but if you go too like 5m away from it it's being canceled) - why there is no "Solo" mode so players can pause game anytime they want? - attributes on gear are a mess, hard to read, mixed, make proper columns left for hero stats and right for defense stats - v1.0 and there's still no live update for Stats - no number update for collecting whole set on items hero is wearing, make it like "base + bonus" so if item has base 10 Fortify and you have whole set with 40% bonus is should be shown as "Fortify 10+4" - make Toggle stats stay by default after re-opening inventory instead of having players to press it every time - I hate that you've locked away the freedom of picking up difficulty & maps. "Do this difficulty and map to unlock this difficulty and map...", at least Hard should be available by default instead of only Medium, why did you decide to slow down players so hard in 1.0? - game browser is awful, can't filter stuff, breaks while scrolling if someone's game name is too long - add small icons(in addition to existing filter ofc) in corners for set items to easily tell which set is it coz sadly visuals for them are quite similar. Like for Guard set add small shield icon, for Miner's set pickaxe icon etc - make server type(Public/Friends) stay the way player picked it with 1st run instead of switching it to "Friends" every time player goes back to Tavern - cursor dissapears while trying to upgrade sometimes - fix the weapon types... who marked "Morning Star"(mace) or "Bo Staff"(staff) as polearm... Polearm can be a spear, halberd, poleaxe, glaive... - after pressing E to check tower range/stats let range persist for ~5sec, if tower has long range and it goes downwards the wall or something it'll dissapear before player can check it properly - lack of Quick Sell shortcut for single item, like Shift + LMB - can't sort items by Item PWR - while doing Endless Spire map on Insane my Ballistas preferred to attack Ogres that were further away instead of Wyverns that were 2m closer to them and were smacking my crystals. - Apprentice's Mana Bomb skill should be used on key release not when it's charged, same like RMB for his weapon - lack of description for Ensnare Aura/Str Drain, how strong is it? Nobody knows... - it looks like charging Kobolds ignore Ensnare Aura? Why? - no special enemies announcements, like "Prepare for Wyverns" or "Ogre incoming!" etc... - no party info in multiplayer game, no player list, their HP/Mana/Class, there also should be something like build icon that player can pick in their inventory to see if someone is DPS or Builder and it should be displayer on their portrait - Night Elves sliding through maps after grabbing aggro looks insanely stupid, and player can't even tell where they are in waves, just "puff" they're smacking you, make them run instead of sliding and a bit bigger maybe so players can see them - delays between waves in A1 maps are waaaaay to long... - So... Necros are still able to revive skeletons behind defenses(they're being pushed through) - Sometimes Ogres don't give a f*** about defenses and rush fo crystal, happend literally 5min ago in Insane Survival Wave 22 in Magus Quaters, Ogre just skipped Barricade and went for Crystal - Mana that lies on the ground dissapears when the boss countdown starts. Why? - disabled hero swap at boss countdown. Why again? - Alchemical Lab boss, when killed leaves his skill(those ground flames) on the ground for X-XXsec, it should dissapear when boss dies I think... - when during wave there's an info like "Crystal under attack" and I press ESC to call out menu cursor will dissapear at the moment of announcment pop up, every... single... time... - few times after respawn my camera was stuck inside character, you can imagine how annoying this bug was - so... after reaching Nightmare I feel like it's kinda forced to party play... It should be properly scaled, if player wants to solo let him solo but with proper enemy scalings, overall got quite negative feelings towards Nightmare and probably Massacre too. And then we add Spiders that nuke builders... Really unfun experience. - chat bugs all the time - inventory is way too small - no item stash? - inventory managements is truly awful - please add option to the filter to pick up items only with for example 2000+ PWR, "Upgrades Only" is a bit bad - drop transparency(dots) is too great, cant see anything under towers/traps/auras range - Mythical and Transcendent drops should have higher&stronger beams - all defenses should dissapear after finishing last possible wave
  26. 4 points
    Items are not being rerolled, The stats on items won't change, the only thing that is being balanced is the upgrade levels on the item. Your best items will likely still be your best items but they will just have a lower power ceiling than before, also any items obtained after launch will be exactly the same after the transfer, the only change would be their upgrade levels will be reset to default and the gold will refunded.
  27. 4 points
    Not many things wrong with this release. DDA isn't an insult to DD1 -- unless CG turns it into DD2 or doesn't bring in most of the DD1 content. DDA has been release for 7 days. If you fail to see how similar DDA is to DD1, and not an insult to DD1, then perhaps you need to play more DDA.
  28. 4 points
    I use a controller. I feel your pain x10. Changing back to my DPS character with 2 seconds left in the preposterously-restrictive timer on Lava Mines Campaign Massacre is harder and more stressful than using Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 2 and trying to get a fatality where you freeze the opponent with Sub Zero and then Switch to Kung Lao and throw your hat at them, decapitating them while frozen. Okay, it's an elaborate comparison. But it's harder than it needs to be by a lot. :)
  29. 4 points
    DEFENDERS, Fresh out of the developer oven, and out to you now are some quick hot fixes we’ve recently pushed out. Let’s get into it! Bug Fixes Fixed a crash that resulted from an improper profile state. Fixed an issue for hosts where having the tactical map open when the end game summary screen appears would prevent interacting with buttons to move on. Fixed an issue where kobolds were gaining a speed buff when inside an ensnare aura after lighting their fuses. Fixed an issue where untargetable enemies were spawning and strolling right up to the core. Fixed an issue where the max number of upgrade levels based on the current upgrade level was incorrectly capped. Social Defenders To get reliable updates on the future of DDA make sure to follow us on all our social media platforms: Discord Twitter Facebook Instagram Twitch Forums Keep an eye out for more info! For Etheria! Chromatic Games
  30. 4 points
    DEFENDERS! Today we pushed out an update to bring the holiday season to Etheria! While we’re working on our Beta for Dungeon Defenders: Awakened, we wanted to make sure that Dungeon Defenders II was able to celebrate the festivities that the holiday season brings. Let’s get into it! Holiday Season When you hop in, the Town Hub and Private Tavern has been transformed into a cozy and wintry wonderland. You’ll notice the most welcomed change, being the Wayfarer is dressed in his best Santa costume… Oh also, THE GIFTING TREE IS BACK! Check back once a day to receive some awesome goodies, maybe a mythical Defender Pack or a Season Weapon is inside. Open those presents before all the snow melts! (this snow isn't strong enough to last until April this year ;) ) Holiday SALE In the spirit of the holidays, there’s a giant gem sale going on in the emporium. All of the following are on sale for 50% OFF of their normal gem cost: ALL Heroes ALL Costumes ALL Shards ALL Shard Packs ALL Hero Bundles ALL Bags ALL Bank Vaults ALL Tower Skins Material Booster Pack Some things may not have a 50% off badge next to it, but we assure you that everything listed here has been lowered. We’re excited to share the holiday cheer and make it easier to get what you want this holiday season! Known Issue The Target Dummies are on the naughty list, and have been banished from the Town Hub during the holiday season. (Really they were causing an issue with loading that area, so they’re temporarily removed) What’s Next? We’re currently working on getting Dungeon Defenders: Awakened out here shortly with 2020 just right around the corner! We’ve been hard at work, and if you haven’t, check out our beta check-in here. If you want to keep up with what’s going on with Dungeon Defenders: Awakened before preordering/purchasing on release, be sure to add us to your wishlist to get continued updates! <3 Social Defenders To get reliable updates on what’s to come, be sure to check out our social platforms for the latest juiciest beans to be spilled: Twitter Facebook Discord Twitch The entire team thanks you for your support. We’re working to make Chromatic Games a studio that is able to create games current and future that our Defenders are sure to enjoy, because our games are made for YOU! Happy Holidays! Chromatic Games
  31. 3 points
    I've submitted a bug report on this and mentioned it in the Steam forums, but I figured this forum might have a bit more traction on this. Right now it's kind of a critical bug. DSTs (and sometimes other projectile towers) will cease firing. I'm not sure what is causing it, but the reflect beams in front of them should be enough to assume it's not spider webs, and even then spider webs are a temporary debuff, this bug seems to cause them to stop completely. I made a recording of it as well for people's convenience: This has kind of stopped me dead in my tracks in terms of progression. I'm trying to level up my EV and a DPS Huntress, because I need them for massacre, but the best sources of exp are now locked off to me.
  32. 3 points
    There's like 8 "frequent" users that you can see pop up at least once a week, but other than that, not really. It is probably correlated with the lack of content however. Kinda sad, I miss the DD1 forums and I dislike discord as a communication system.
  33. 3 points
    And the Split-Screen multiplayer? I bought the game in advance so I could play with my sister and remember the old days of DD1. This is pissing me off.
  34. 3 points
    For an adult who "has been on the internet for longer than me" you sure do act immature. I personnally think that 1 month should be plenty to give most people the chance to transfer.
  35. 3 points
    Title says it all. if you think you have a GOD roll post it here so other defenders can awwwwwwwwwww over it. My first GOD roll is this cat. i havnt seen or heard of a % this high. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2119688569
  36. 3 points
    We took them out for a walk and they got really dirty. It was the only solution we could think to clean them all at once.
  37. 3 points
    I really like this game and where the devs WANT it to be in the coming year, I played a lot of both DD1 and DD2 and I don't think DD2 is a direction we want to be heading in. DD2 is still a game you can log into and play, I believe the kickstarter success of DDA is because a good chunk of us defenders didn't like DD2's direction for awhile now. That aside, giving you the benefit of the doubt, would you like to clarify what direction you would like DDA to be on @CC_Life ? I only ask because your OP is very vague. Why does the game suck? What elements of DD2 should be incorporated? No hate, I am just opening discussion. As someone that has been affected by this temporary 'legacy progress wipe", and is still REALLY loving the game since release so far, albeit with a handful of annoying/temp bugs :) :)
  38. 3 points
    I'd love to see tower destroyed notifications and possibly Ogre notifications. Maybe I just don't really check my towers enough, or check the map enough.. but I think it'd be real nice to have this feature.. Just a nice QOL addition. What do you guys think?
  39. 3 points
    Ok, so lets start with a major one. Split-screen multiplayer. One of the key reasons I personally bought the game. This would have allowed family to come together and play a co-op game. And what do Chromatic do? Fail to deliver what was initially stated and would have been a great family bonding experience. Something that would have made the game more interactive on twitch, direct chat integration. I would have loved to interact and mess about with a streamers game with this feature. Another potentially great feature thrown to the wayside in place of More Pets and Player Trading. I would rather throw my items directly on the ground like in DD1. What happened to new bosses? They were thrown to the wayside for DD1 bosses. I was hoping for the lore of etheria to be expanded, not for a poor remake of DD1 with mild changes. Some of which are for the worst. Better chat functionality? Just feels like old DD1's chat system to me. Its a real disappointment. So far, just a worse version of DD1. I was hoping for this to be a true sequel, not a flimsy remake. And the failure to deliver on promises just ruins your credibility. I would never recommend this game to my enemy. If you are going to spend money on this franchise, spend it on Dungeon Defenders 1. Because DDA is just a worse version of DD1. If I have missed anything, let me know.
  40. 3 points
    There seems to be an issue where it's triggering so it's being looked into right now! We can look at profiles and see that people are not actually hackers though so not worries if you're not hacking. Send me a PM with your Steam name if you are marked! PM here or on Discord!
  41. 3 points
    Recent reviews on steam are down to "mixed".
  42. 3 points
    Burning combo = useless
  43. 3 points
    Someday someone came into my tavern, offered to sell an event, and asking for 140 cv, he took only currency. I did not answered at once coz I don't usually keep a lot currency, my best friend Kaito spoke before I made an answer, kid, if you want to buy it, I will pay. A lot of memories like this in DD on a lot best friends make my favorite memory ( and YES! I have a lot of best friends on DD which is quite logical for kid ) . The best feeling of those memories is, friends are willing to back you up with all that they have, currency, trust, the chance to fail or look stupid, and fun time together, which is the most precious thing on a co-operation game to me, also the few moment we see through the walls of hero status and ++ gears knowing what really connect people better behind those. https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198062578171
  44. 3 points
    Probably my best memory of this game was rediscovering it on PC after the servers had been shut down on console. A big thank you must go to the CDT for their hard work and perseverance throughout the years for making this game a joy to play. https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198073799595/
  45. 3 points
  46. 3 points
    Actually the payout on Mass Destruction would be pretty sub-standard. Given that gilded shards get only 4 extra upgrade levels it would go from 70% to 78%. Then given you are using a Destructive Pylon and Gilded Destruction with a Mass Destruction now you are getting a 333% bonus to defense power. With a Gilded Mass Destruction you would get a 349% bonus to defense power which is only a 4.6% increase over current. I wouldn't even consider the attempt given the lack luster results.
  47. 3 points
    Not sure what the point would be? At best you'll get some concrete answers that you'd get in a formal write-up anyway, at worst we'll continue to get ambiguous 'maybes' that serve only to frustrate.
  48. 3 points
    While DD1 was much more multi friendly and DD2 was made to be, you can do almost everything in the game solo without too much trouble. Also know that when you do play multi - each added player increases the hp and atk of the enemies, while you and your def do not. So...solo can be a lot easier very often. Plus, tbh finding people to play with you in DD2 is kind of a chore...especially in Onslaught.
  49. 3 points
    I joked about a mod on stream that we eventually called "Jebaited", it was a unique mod for Training Dummy. Its effect was, if you were within a certain range of the Training Dummy the Assassin would attack and latch to that instead of you. I think the only issue with it is it would be a knife's edge between broken or useless. Because the Assassins have such long attack range, they either could still hit you or the range would be so long that it would be easy to place Training Dummies at key points and always be protected.
  50. 3 points
    Hey there, just wanted to note something that I've noticed about the Kunai Striker bow - So here's what the Kunai Striker looks currently - However, it's underneath actually looks pretty epic! Plus with even the icon showing this side, I'll have to go to the conclusion of this bow is being set in the wrong way aka being flipped. Kinda hoping there would eventually be a fix to this and also this being unintentional. Just letting ya'll know anyway! Thanks for reading and cheers!
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