Anthem teases cataclysms and answers fan questions in latest AMAAAA

    
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Yesterday, Anthem unveiled the first piece of its post-launch roadmap, which highlighted some of the new content planned for release as part of act one, Echoes of Reality, beginning in March. One of the more intriguing bits of content on the list was the ominous Cataclysms feature, about which BioWare revealed a bit more information in a recent tweet. Cataclysms will be “time-limited world events” in which players will have to be faced with “extreme weather, incursions of dangerous, hostile enemies, and new mysteries to solve.”

And in other news, Anthem’s Lead Producer Ben Irving, Head of Live Service Chad Robertson, and Executive Producer Mark Darrah recently took to Twitter for what they have termed an AMAAAA (Ask Me Almost Anything About Anthem), during which they answered a wide range of questions submitted by fans. You can find some highlights below, but let’s be honest here: The only question that really matters is this one from user @CalwynDirtharan:

Alas, it would appear the devs are playing coy. Well, we can hope, can’t we? Anyway, if you want to check out some more of the AMAAAA goodness, you can find some select tweets below, or you can head over to the devs’ Twitter pages to read more.

Source: Twitter, 2, 3 4

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Neiloch Fyrestarter
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Neiloch Fyrestarter

Honestly just excited to play the combat some more. Nice to have a game that can keep up with what I am thinking an what I want. Instead of ‘GCD’s, animation locks and planted feet. Or trying to act like its ‘fast paced’ because running speed gets comicly fast.

I shouldn’t be able to see attacks coming and this supposed super character can’t move because he is still winding up or doing some long animation for the upteenth time.

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Danny Smith

Are they still pointedly avoiding all the questions the big streamers and youtubers are asking about the 20 dollar skins?

Because that silence has been deafening.

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rafael12104

Yeah, yeah. Sure, sure.

No of this means shit if you don’t deliver a solid game at launch. Know what mean?

So, after reading a bit more and watching more gameplay vods on Twitch, I’m now prepared to say: *clears throat*

I’m in for early access. Yes, that means I’m buying the game.

Meh, there is enough there to whet my whistle for a few months at least. If nothing else, I’ll be right in the front row should there be any “sense of pride and accomplishment.”

What the hell, my New Year’s resolution lasted about a month.

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Matt Comstock

This is fairly disappointing: “We have focused our personalization efforts on the Javelin. For the pilot, you will pick a pre-generated head from a list.”

In the age of highly customizable character appearances in MMOs who wants to pick a pre-generated head?

Oh well… game still looks like it could be quite a bit of fun.

Xijit
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Xijit

The only time you see your face is in a brief, less than 1 second flash, during the “suit up cinematic” right before the mission launch.

2/3rds if the time, the game skips it to dump you into the mission faster if you opted to back fill a PUG that is in process.

And if you are in a Colossus, you wont even get that since the chest plat covers your head.

… I was kinda bummed out too at first, but then I realized how inconsequential it was & appreciated that they wanted to make sure we had some kind of character customization, despite it being pointless.

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Matt Comstock

Makes sense. If you don’t really see it, whats the point in a highly customizable face.

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Neiloch Fyrestarter

I had no desire to customize my characters face. It could be the default one from the demo and I would be fine.

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Godnaz

To expand on what Buchi said:

Let’s hope players are not drip fed unrepeatable storyline content that only lasts an hour or so, every 3 months. People are really counting on them opening up new areas/zones, dungeons/raids, (teased) offer some kind of faction or team based PvP that can grow and test player skills. The endgame planned content to get gear > to play harder (same) repeated content > to get better gear, is not going to last very long if there isn’t expanded, intriguing content. Goodluck to you all planning to play.

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Neiloch Fyrestarter

I hope they never add PvP. There are countless arena and BR games out there, not every single game needs to have it especially since it would take resources.

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Buchi Buci

Not At Launch: The Game

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Neiloch Fyrestarter

not their fault the people asked irrelevant questions. Only reason those were the ones asked is because pretty much everything else was answered. Stupid questions about ‘support’ javelins like its battlefield or a holy trinity MMO. May as well ask “is there gonna be a javelin that plays like a WoW hunter?”