Devs... what are you up to?

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by Magnificent, May 4, 2021.

  1. Magnificent Loyal Player

    A few months back I noticed the light trails on the travel auras stretching back farther and lasting longer than they had before (and it looks really cool!). I made a post about it and others had noticed it too. It was one of those little, unannounced things which reminds us things are always afoot behind the scenes.

    Tonight I ran across another of those things. It's been a while since I've flown around Gotham and Metropolis just for the heck of it, the old sandbox zones haven't really changed much since they were first released over a decade ago. The same combat areas are still there. The same empty areas are still there. The same bottled buildings are still there and you can't even see the buildings through the bott..



    Since the game has been live it's been almost impossible to see anything but the barest hint of the Daily Planet's iconic symbol inside the Brainiac bubble. Until now. As you can see from the picture, not only can I see it while being well away from it I can see through it to see other buildings and Brainiac ships floating in the distance. I flew to Gotham and verified the same is true there as well.

    Is this just prettying up the graphics or is in preparation for some new aspect of the game?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
  2. TheLorax 15000 Post Club

    Those long light trails are from Light and Rage power rings, not from movement styles.
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  3. KneelBeforeZodd Dedicated Player

    I had the same reaction when I saw the transparent stuff in the new spring bee wings, but it could be just them finding a better transparent material. Not sure we will know anytime soon.

    What do u mean with long light trails?
  4. coldchilln88 Loyal Player

    I've always been able to see the buildings in the bottles. Looks a little less purple maybe? Idk

    Unless they have some kind of world changing event and completely change the 1 to 30 story the bottles wouldnt be going anywhere. They are part of the main campaign and the basis of the entire story.
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  5. the solowing Unwavering Player

    I think they mentioned somewhere they wanted to, but the buildings and bottling thingy were created as one, so you can just uncouple it.
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  6. Great Architect Loyal Player

    Hence the interest in the Flashpoint Gotham open world - they created entirely new textures for a large number of the previously bottled buildings.
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  7. Jafin 10000 Post Club

    Sorry to burst your bubble, or bottle, but we could always see through them and see the Daily Planet's globe pretty clearly if you got close enough, as seen in the eight year old video below at about 6:36. That being said, you did have to be pretty close to actually see it, and I notice you mention you can see it from further away. Perhaps, as someone mentioned above, it's some new transparency tech they're experimenting with like the bee wings from the Spring event this year. Could be possible they just increased the render distance for the transparency effect too.

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  8. KneelBeforeZodd Dedicated Player

    Goddam, the old audio effects are so nostalgic
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  9. Mepps Sr. Community Manager

    I am not aware of any change here. Looks the same to me.
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  10. KneelBeforeZodd Dedicated Player

    Same as in same or same as in "He he he, they don't know"
  11. Mepps Sr. Community Manager

    Whatever dictionary you are on, please share.
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  12. MsTickle Fate Devoted Player

    Water also still wet. Air still what we breath.
    Wrong. Simply 100% factually wrong. Nothing has changed.

    Have you gotten new eyeglasses in the past decade?

    Friendly tip:
    You want either "hee hee hee," as in laughter, or "heh heh heh."

    "He he he" is just repeating the preposition three times; it's no different in meaning from "she she she," or "it it it" in meaning, except for the gendering.
  13. Great Architect Loyal Player

    I am fully in favour of the "no bull" new Mepps.
  14. Great Architect Loyal Player

    I think that's a thesaurus, not a dictionary.
  15. Magnificent Loyal Player

    I guess I had not flown around the bottles (and paid attention to them) since getting my new gaming system a few years ago (the old desktop's graphics card made the bottles opaque but not transparent).

    Oh well, nevermind...

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