Defiance adds Alcatraz, preps for season three

    
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Darn it all!

Trion has added Alcatraz to Defiance, along with a new EGO rating cap of 6,000 and several other key features. Chief among these are expeditions, which the devs describe as “evolving co-op matches that pit you against increasingly tough enemies for ever-increasing rewards.”

Alcatraz serves as a sort of base between rounds of each expedition, as your team will be transported back to The Rock to “rearm, regroup, and purchase gear from faction vendors,” Trion says.

Also new in this patch are cyber rigs, which improve your performance with vehicles, weapons, etc. There are also a few “behind-the-scenes changes to stat gain,” which should lead to significant weapon and shield stat boosts as you grind toward the new EGO cap. Finally, don’t forget about the Defiance TV show. Season three premieres on June 12th.

[Source: Alcatraz update]
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Porculasalvania
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Porculasalvania

“Alcatraz serves as a sort of base between rounds of each expedition” – does this mean they are going to have a proper town finally?!?!??!

I was hoping they would add a Statocarrier that would effectively be the game’s “town”.  

Haven’t played it in a while but I enjoy it for what it is and will plan to come back to try the Alcatraz content.  The tv show is surprisingly good, especially season 2.

mysecretid
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RicharddeLeonIII 
According to the SyFy channel’s press release announcing Season Three, Defiance is one of the better-rated shows on the channel, pulling in around 3 million viewers.

One source. Google will give you others:
 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/02/02/syfys-defiance-season-3-begins-production-in-toronto/358201/

Cheers,

mysecretid
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mysecretid

I really enjoyed this game when it first cane out, but it basically stopped putting out enough actual content to hold me. I can do the loot-grind loop for a bit, or the “make your own fun, kids” idea with co-op and public scenarios — but eventually I need actually story content to make me give a damn about the game world.

I remember reading that an enthusiastic dev team member was recently promoted to lead dev, and that he really wants to get the game moving forward again, post-Alcatraz. Here’s hoping!

Wasteland_Courier
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Wasteland_Courier

Greaterdivinity It’d be a good time to try it out. We’re at the tail end of the Armistice Day Event (all of the seasonal events/rewards spawning at once across the map) and now with the Alcatraz update, there are a lot of people playing and returning.

Wasteland_Courier
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Wasteland_Courier

Cyroselle From what I’ve seen of it so far, yeah, it’s basically the place you get bounced to after you finish an Expedition round, and you can only get there by fast travel. But they’re also trying to make it the game’s social hub, so all of the faction vendors are there and your weapon is automatically holstered so you can take screenshots, which is something a lot of people have been asking for.

Wasteland_Courier
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Wasteland_Courier

RicharddeLeonIII Nope, it was renewed. Season 3 starts in mid-June, I think.

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

Wait a min…season 3?  I thought it was cancelled….

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Karl_Hungus Same. I don’t love the show but it’s something to watch late at night. The game I only lasted a single play through the original content but for the $5 I paid I can’t complain.

Luckinrio
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Luckinrio

Oh my… the “double-tap to roll” came to the right time…

squidgod2000
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Greaterdivinity EatCandy
Only way to make the game marginally challenging.