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  1. I liked the DD1 equip screen best each icon clearly showed what the stat was for. My concern with the new UI is with loot on the floor if all that info with numbers etc is displayed like that how much time will I need to decide if i am picking it up or not. It juist seems to busy and requiring time to look it over. If there is Auto-collect like in DD2 I could perhaps forgive it, but even then I still see me spening much more time in the inventory than actually playing the game like what happens in DD2 atm.
  2. I quite like the sound of this, although i wouldnt care about any new or unique flairs. The have hinted before about making pets more meaningful in DD2 so perhaps having a new pet might hold some value? being able to change shot type etc would be really nice and would be completely behind that. if it is a new mode or map as log as its not only worthwhile running ONCE reward wise i will be pretty happy.
  3. I am not sure how best to do what you need. Depending on platform and how you have both accounts set up there may be a solution. It may be better to just buy a top up card with one account and use the code for that on the other to buy what you want there. As far as i am aware you cannot purchase an item with your gems and then gift that to another account, if thats what you are trying to do after your mistake. I use 2 accounts on playstation and had one account set up as a sub-account so I could easily top up and purchase things separately for both accounts with the same payment method. I found that the easiest way for me to manage 2 accounts, but may not be best for everyone.
  4. One thing I think was promised was a map where we could defend the town akin to Tavern defense in DD1 way back,(might be mis-remembering) as well as opening up more of the town to explore in general. I know many players may not feel overly excited about a new map, but perhaps if implemented the newer version of Tavern defense map(defending the town) could offer things like portals, the return of the Olde One Etc Perhaps we could use the catapults and other enviromental objects only and no actual defenses? Just give us something different from what is experienced in other maps/modes. I just hope whatever is implemented doesnt actually require any player to have done 20+ resets and have over 4000 asc with perfect rolled Mods. I also hope this so-called end game update wont be disappointing like what the introduction of Onslaught felt to many of us(which was supposed to be THE end game update).
  5. There is still testing although the NDA prevents testers from discussing what goes on there. Bugs may or may not be found during tests and even if found may not be fixed before update launches. Perhaps more time should go towards finding bugs before updates launch and time to fix them. They may even be rushing some updates so they can concentrate on DDA who knows. They have said that they are pulling back anything significant and only focussing on QOL stuff so much of our issues will probably remain.
  6. I realise with the current development of DDA getting the countess and ranger may not happen for DD2. We were told many times they were looking to complete the gender swap heroes when we asked about new heroes for DD2, but nothing happened. The implemented change after change with no sign of either the Countess or the Ranger, did they really have no time to create them? Is there any chance at all that these 2 heroes which were promised to us being brought in or have the devs completely abandoned them? I am not looking for completely new heroes, but we were told we would get the gender swaps of the main 4 heroes around 2 years ago and I would like them to uphold their promise.
  7. @Sp0t1869, Dont worry that was at 3 or 4 am my time. I just happened to still be awake. I just wanted to let you know I am available to help out if you need it. I am around most of the time even though I am in the UK.
  8. Hi there, I can help you if you like my steam is borqueen1973 feel free to add me and msg when ur on thnx.
  9. So I'm pretty stuck on what to do, ive tried verifying cache, uninstalling and reinstalling and still left with same problem. I bought my son a copy of dd1 for him to play with me in advance of DDA (set up a steam acc etc) installed it on his pc and it worked fine but since its pretty old and wont run dd2 I decided to buy him a new pc but it cannot load DD1. Both PCs use windows 10, when we press play on steam it loads up the preparing to launch screen then does nothing just completely crashes at that point wont even load the game launcher. Can anyone please help as nothing I do seems to work.
  10. I hadnt misunderstood the OP, but was giving a general opinion on how viable DD1 on current consoles would be in any shape or form. If the work was done soley by Xbox at no rreal cost to chromatic Games then sure, I was under the impression some cost or time would be invovled from a developer when making a game backwards compatible. If they can do so that would be great for Xbox players, sad for PS4 players. In any case there would be no Online play so Im not sure how popular it would be for new players to purchase the game. There is still some cost involved somewhere which has to be covered with new purchases. Again with the announcement of DDA I see little point in anyone designing BC DD1 or any other way to play it on current gen consoles. If this was released any previous time the console community had been asking for it I think it would be more successful. I personally would of spent $70 to buy the full game on current consoles even though I bought it twice for PS3 and once for Xbox360(and still play it on PS3).
  11. I tend to go on who the heroes remind me of frompop culture like Gandalf for an apprentice, Katniss for my huntress, Aang for one of my monks, Ichigo or Cloud for a squire etc. but whatever I pick I have to have at least one monk named Steve ( referencing the "steves" from Yu Gi Oh abridged not Minecraft Steve).
  12. I have been thinking about the future for DD2 and I wonder if having a Community Dev team for DD2 like DD1 would be a good thing to keep the game alive and ineresting fo players once DDA is released. Chromatic Games is a small team and they dont have the resources like EA Blizzard etc so we cant expect them to be able to devote as much time to DD2 as we would like going forward. I feel The CDT has improved DD1 immensely after the devs turned their attention to DD2 and think it might work for DD2 the same way. I might be in more of a minority, but id rather CG devoted their time to whatever new game they are currently working on than trying to do too much that all the games suffer. What do you guys think about a CDT for DD2? Would it be even possible?
  13. I doubt this would happen or any ability to play DD1 on the PS4. With the announcement of DDA I would assume this would be the only way users of current gen consoles will be able to play anything like the original game. The community almost since DD2 went to full launch had always enquired about any possible remaster or relrealse of DD1 for current consoles but this never really got anywhere, which is what possibly inspired DDA. In short if you do actually want to play the original game on console you are faced with either Xbox 360 or PS3 and NO online play at all, so I'd wait for DDA and be kind enough to pledge something to their kickstarter as I'm sure many in this forum already have.
  14. The short answer is YES! I have actually done this for my PS3 version of DD1 I live in the UK and have all 4 shards maps and insane+ on my PS3 atm. You will need an american address to make a NA account(this can be a little tricky but I was lucky and knew someone stateside who let me use their address for this) and a site which then enables you to buy a NA electronic top up for the PSN store. There are a few websites which let you buy top up in other currencies and these change so try google for the most recent ones.You will need to re-purchase the full game again including the other 3 shard maps sadly as the NA version will not add to the EU one. This does mean restartting the whole game again sadly as any previous saves wont work either. In oreder to still play the full version on your existing account just make sure your NA acount registers your PS3 as the Homebox thus letting all users use the games purchased on the NA store. I wish you luck and hope I have helped you somewhat.
  15. With the current plans for DDA (Dungeon Defenders Awakened) to be released on the switch, I would suggest hanging tight and look to purchase it and back the kickstarter to make sure it happens :)
  16. It could be good to include Kbd + mouse to DD1 on XBOX. I dont see any clear advantage over controller ith builing defenses and whatnot. I guess it will depend on how keybinding and such would work to how easy it would be to implement it. Would be interested to hear the Devs imput on how it would work and theor thoughts on the subject.
  17. I am one of those who would dearly love some sort of survival to be added back to DD2. It like challenges is what I miss most compared to DD1. Back in the old Nightmare days of Dd2 we could farm specific maps for the items we wanted and farm pets or gear from onslaught(dd2s version of survival). The higher the wave the better the drop. This was replaced by what we have now an endless amount of floors, where in theory the higher the floor the higher the challenge and to some respect better gear. Survival gave us some amount of challenge and a way to farm for specific items to help improve our heroes/defenses. I am not sure if this system would work in the current meta with all those different things to farm for. If they ever make pets viable again and worth investing in perhaps thats where survival might play a part. Or pehaps a way to gain the specific shard we want if we complete 20 waves or whatever we could gain a def rate shard or something? Give it a viable purpose for the amount of time it would take to complete since we are talking hours possibly in just one map.
  18. I would love DD1 or even DDE on XBOX1 or PS4, but sadly I dont ever see this happening. I still play DD1 on my PS3 from time to time as well as on PC. I would happily restart my progress if it was re-released to newer consoles. The thing is I really dont know if any complete edition or whatever would make Trendy any money? It would take them allot of work to update the original game to run on newer consoles, perhaps a complete overhaul would be needed, Im not sure. Trendy is a pretty small team and I doubt they even have the manpower needed to do such a task. The only reason DD1 has been updated in the last few years is they handing over development to the CDT. DD1 still gets updated by this dedicated section of fans with very little imput from trendy. Who would take on the task to get DD1 to work on newer consoles? How much woud it cost to buy? How many people would in light of the F2P DD2 actually spend money to buy DD1? I might be pretty happy to dump $80 on a newer version of DD1, but how many others would even spend $20 on it? Then comes the investment needed to run servers for us to play online. Basically it comes down to cost regardless of how much you or I or a few others might like DD1 it has to be financially viable for trendy. If DD1 were to be released for XB1 or PS4 it HAS to include all the maps features present on the Steam version. If you look at just how much all the dlc costs even now many years on from release its not cheap to buy. We are looking at $60- $80 price tag which puts it against games like COD, Spiderman etc and Im not sure if our nostalgia is enough for anyone to actually invest that amount on DD1. They never gave consoles the full version of DD1 (heroes maps etc), one has to ask why. Was it just performance? Were there just simply not enough players to justify the cost? DDE never got a console release either again one must ask why? Im sure trendy had valid reasons and we may never know exactly why consoles drew the short straw with DD1 and DDE. We need everyone who would be interested to purchase an updated DD1 on console to speak out. Make our voices heard so trendy knows how much of a market there is for it. How much we would be prepared to pay and so on. There have been a few times this has been brought up before, but each time not many people post in favour of such a thing and so why would Trendy even consider doing it? They are a busuness and as such it has to make a profit regardless of whether or not they want to re-release or not if the $$$ dont come in its not worth it. Sorry for the extremely long post, I do want to be able to play DD1 on newer consoles, but I also see allot of reasons why it wont happen. The only thing I see going fr any re-release of DD1 for XBOX1 or PS4 is there is allot of intertest right now for updated versions of old games with the likes of crash Bandicoot, Spyro etc. If ever there is a time for it to be released its now while there is a demand for retro gaming. Mini NES, Commodore 64s etc are selling pretty well and almost every manufacturer is getting in on the act. So perhaps striking while the iron is hot would be a good idea. Again I as those who are interested in a console version of DD1 speak out and be heard.
  19. Just having them auto sort to same icon would be a start. It does feel very random with one defense rate shard maybe the start of the bag and the next a few columns down. You have to manually check over and over or search the actual shard to figure how many you have of any specific shard and sometimes its not always easy to spot the new shards you opened when they are placed all over the bag. Hopefully at some point Trendy will actually have them auto sort in some sort of sensible fashion.
  20. I have basically quit DD2 with the enormous amount of rng and the the repeating the same maps for x material etc I couldnt stand it anymore. There isnt anything I find fun really anymore and I really wish I could muster the energy to play it again, but I just cant face the boredom of it all.To me unless you are willing to invest 1000s of hours in the game to get all the shards materials etc u will need there isnt much point in playing. The worst thing for me is what is all the grinding for exactly?Other than seeing just how far you can go in onslaught which I completely loathe what does this shiny stuff do for us? .I keep hoping some update will re-invigor me to play but so far hardly touched the game in almost a year. I will play an hour here and there sometimes but I wont look at it for another month or 2 after. Im not entirely sure who this game is intended for anymore, it has changed so much over the years and I feel perhaps I didnt change along with it. I understand games have to evolve, but I do feel that DD2 has left some of us who came here from DD1 behind.
  21. I understand how the end game timer might be frustrating for you. The problem arises when more than one player and it happens when one player doesnt get to the end game chest as quick as you may like for whatever reason. I know it has happened to me and I am sure to others where you have not got to open that chest before the next screen. A simple solution would be that the chest is automatically opened upon ending the last wave. As frustrating as it might be to wait another 40 seconds or so its even worse when you dont get the end game chest.
  22. Im not sure if it will matter if you wait or not. From what has been announced with gear being changed and materials to uprgade items being introduce you will need to farm regardless. Our current gear and relics will need to be rerolled in some way to reflect the changes like what happened when we moved from Nightmare IV to chaos trials. That alone means any farming you do now would be worth it for better chance of re-rolling gear - more items in inventory = more items to re-roll. So it may be a benefit to just pick up gear and not reset. On the other hand we cannot farm these materials needed for upgrading and whatever else they said we can do with them. You will still need those, best way to farm the new items would be as you progress though the next reset and are farming gear anyway. Since gear is reset to low levels anyways what value would all these extra items you hoarded be really worth? Then again they mentioned protecting shards will we be able to protect gear too? With these thoughts in mind, I dont feel I can give you the best overall answer if you are just going to reset again once the patch hits live in either case. Have a think about these points and what you feel is best for you.
  23. As far as I am aware yes it still exists, RNG is just being lame for you. Way back when i first went through the tiers I was trying to get deadly strikes shards. It took me over 200 maps of constant c3 grind before I even saw one never mind enough copies for the towers I wanted to put them on. I hope you eventually gain your shard.
  24. Boost Auras and buff beams both have the same issues in the game as it stands - Cost vs benefit. Buff beams being smaller and less defenses able to be boosted are in the worse position out of the 2. As mentioned there are other towers have have same issues why use a training dummy over a spike blockade, Why use an orc blockade over any other, why use a colossus etc. When different defenses have different costs people will always ask is this defense worth this amount of DU to me? What else can I use this DU for? It wont matter if the map has 1000 du or 2000 we would still ask those type of questions. The tower has to be worth using over the alternatives available. I would like to raise an option that hasnt been discussed as yet where theses 2 specific towers are concerned. What if those 2 towers were removed and a more standard type of tower replaced them? When we think about it Ascension at a given point with resetting would give more boost to a tower than these boosting towers alone do anyways. In this current meta do we even need a boost aura or buff beam at all?most people who do use boost auras is not for the actual boost but for the slow. Buff Beams dont have a dual purpose atm so simply ignored, if something like frosty beams that did something else to enemies other than just boost, perhaps we would see them. Why not have another tower for monk that utilised the slowing shard rather than a boost aura? Something like the entangle aura of old or such.Why not perhaps have a tower dedicated to anti air only for Ev2 instead of the buff beam? Or how about a laser beam trigger wire thing that goes across a lane and activates a trap further down the lane? Can we look to other options than either make the existing towers op or so low in du ppl use them just cause they can.
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