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Cyrene March 2019 VU Absence

Discussion in 'Planet Cyrene News' started by Kris | Cyrene, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Kris | Cyrene
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    Hey guys,

    I wanted to let everyone know that Planet Cyrene will not be part of the March 2019 VU.

    I won't go into much detail as to why, other than say there is more than one factor involved for this conclusion. However, I did want to touch on a few points that are we are working on in the meantime:

    1) We're revamping not only the Start Room, but the entire Starter Experience on Planet Cyrene, with a bigger focus on not only story (introducing factions / key players) but also the overall quest flow.

    2) This, of course, also means that we'll be terra-forming the entire rookie area, including A.R.C. Staging, to be less confusing, more streamlined and grouped in a way that lets players know which missions they should be targeting.

    3) We'll be continuing to work with and compromise with MindArk to continue improving Planet Cyrene, doing our best to put out complete content on par with other planets in the EU.

    For any questions / comments / concerns please leave them in this thread and I'll answer what I can.

    Cheers,
    Kris
     
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    Are there any plans to introduce a Cyrene Discipleship armor?
    My apologies if this has been discussed before.
    I think this is an important factor that newcomers consider.
    There is no incentive to complete a discipleship on Cyrene.
    Forcing most newcomers to jump ship and graduate on another planet.

    Planet Cyrene has some of the best looking armor in the universe and could attract players from other planets just for this.

    Geo
     
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    Sad but ok if you work on something big or better for the planet :)

    Ah really good to hear, that will help new players to stay on the planet or the game :) Very great !

    +1 !
    It is always better to see simple and clear things :)

    I have some questions :
    1. Is MindArk gave you an official news about shops, something official that you can share. It seems they plan to communicate with the community, maybe you can ask to MA to come on this forum and post an answer about that and maybe more ?
    2. Is the update planned about Lesser/Weakened Crystal will work now or we have to wait a future update? (about the TT reduced by 10 and about more mobs can drop them).

    Thanks
     
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    Sounds like MindArk is involved...which often means, there was more than an unpleasent surprise involved.

    p.s.
    Any ETA when the mechs will go live ?
    Different Races ? Sons of Remus ?
    I know, this is sooOOOooOo 2011... :'(
     
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    I believe the release of content like what you are referring to would depend on the amount of player activities on Cyrene to help tier or level up the Planet. Similar to criteria required by other Planet Partners.
    The Dynamic Map for Planet Cyrene helps to visualize the progress of these requirements for different Land Areas and how close they are to unlocking new content.
    Cyrene devs would not be able to disclose such info or give ETAs for such things.

    As for Sons of Remus, they do not know what plans there may be for it in the future, if any.
    I believe development on that project has been suspended for the time being.

    Geo
     
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    I must say this is disappointing news. Can you state when the target date for Cyrene VU will be?
     
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    It's ok Kris, take your time to do things properly.
     
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    Sigh....even Toulan and Next Island had a VU. Does MA hate Cyrene? From what I understand my middle school son will retire before we are out of "beta." I get it...most likely not your fault just frustrating that our planet seems to get ignored so much
     
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    Hey guys,

    Let me answer these as I can:

    Yes! The armor is already setup (and has been for sometime) however we cannot implement it ourselves MA has to connect it to the mentor/disciple system, it was something we were trying to get in during the December '18 VU or this last March '19 VU.

    Here's what it will look like:

    NYI - Cyrene Graduation Armor.jpg

    1) I'm unsure what you mean about shops:
    If you're talking about Cyrene's shops and their availability it's something that we do have MA approval of for X number of shops. If you meant something about them communicating here that would be a bit far fetched.
    2) You'll have to wait for the next Planet Cyrene VU.

    I love mechs and the idea of vehicle combat with targetable limbs, with faster paced movement! There have been several ways on how to do some very new/interesting PvP that might be an option for the future but it's not so cut and dry, so no ETA at this time.

    Different races are all over Cyrene already, you've met most of them in game: the Zekkonians, the Zyn, and of course my favorite the Turrelions.

    Sons of Remus iPhone game was fun, Ed and I actually made the internal prototypes together before they were passed onto the team and put into the new engine, but it didn't really go anywhere. I don't think we'll be re-releasing it again anytime soon which is why it was removed from the CL.

    This is pretty much hitting the nail on the head, it's hard for us to state "when" most of the time.

    We feel the same way, but like I said, there were a number of factors that caused this.

    Ideally, we'll be in the next PP VU (of which I do not yet have a date for).

    Cheers,
    Kris
     
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    One more point - now that the FEN event is done and another 5 years have passed, could you maybe finalize the TEN event? I also asked MA in support and via PCF, but got nothing so far. But it is your event that never happened...

    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/f...nish-TEN-event-now-that-the-FEN-event-is-done

    https://cyreneforum.com/threads/pro...-20th-2013-december-22nd-2013-postponed.1660/
     
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    Hey girtsn,

    Long time to see on these forums, how have you been?

    There really hasn't been any update from MA about having this event and it's sort of gone dormant discussion wise, iirc we were at sort of a stalemate as to how the event should be handled, with inclusion of the Hub or not, something we (Planet Cyrene) wanted to not only showcase the PvP aspects of the Hub to a proof of concept that PvP events could be included in the future.

    That being said I don't mind to try and re-open the dialogue with MA about it and see if we can't come to some conclusion. To be clear though, this was not our event, it was a MA event with a part that took place on Planet Cyrene.

    Cheers,
    Kris
     

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