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Jumpgate Evolution - Developers Blog @ MMORPG

by Myrthos, 2009-07-22 22:08:20

Jumpgate Evolution Producer Hermann Peterscheck continues his blog at MMORPG with the combat system.

Early on our lead systems designer, Jay Ambrosini, came to the correct conclusion that all of the preliminary balancing was best done in a PvP context. The reasoning is that in PvE, the player needs to feel powerful, but in PvP the fight needs to feel balanced. Once ship classes are balanced in PvP, its not as hard to make the player feel powerful in PvE, but the opposite is not true. We spent many weeks playing just the first class of ship, the light fighter, in teams of 5 or 6 in order to evaluate what it was that made those ships fun to fly and fight. After daily battles, you begin to see what makes those ships work. We also started with the mid level ships as opposed to the low or high level ships. This is primarily because you can find the center point and then work upwards and downwards from there.

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Jumpgate Evolution

SP/MP: Massive
Setting: Sci-fi
Genre: MMORPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development


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