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June 2014 Update : Mega Man Goes Shopping

June 14th, 2014 at 4:25am
 
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proto-man Hello everyone and thank you all so much for your patience and understanding over these last several months. It has been a long and difficult journey, but being able to post this update here today and show everyone what we've been working on makes it all worth the wait.

I've completed several rounds of testing and - as far as I can tell - the update went smoothly. There are a few features I decided against implementing, and a few new robots/sprites that I did not have time to add, but overall I think this update is probably the biggest and most game-changing to be released so far. I hope you will all enjoy the mechanics, items, fields, and enemies that we're added to the game and I hope you'll find the time to leave your feedback in the comments. If you have bug reports please post them in this thread. And if you want previews and behind-the-scenes development talk you can check out the original thread.

It has been a very long day and night and then day again putting the finishing touches and updating all the required database and files, so I'm going to get some much needed rest now. In the next several days I will be posted a series of articles describing the new features, but in the mean time please try and figure out things for yourself and help each other out in the comments of this update thread.

I will give a very brief outline of what's new below:

- New formatting options (like the new [code] and [robot] tags)

- Three different shops that allow you to buy and sell items, abilities, fields and stars

- All the Mega Man 3 fields are purchasable via the new shop, and doing so allows you to unlock the robot

- Website database has been completely redone to be easier to use and to show off more player recordsm with new field, mecha, and item databases being added with lots of helpful information (including music links!) and new flavour-text data in the form of robot bios by MegaBossMan (thank you!)

- A few sprites were updated by a new member to the team, Rhythm_BCA, namely Disco and Bass (and they look great!)

- All the field multipliers and mecha stats were created by Brorman which was a huge help (thank you!)

- Crystal Cave has been renamed to Photon Collider, will allow future field for Crystal Man to use word

- Bright Man's "Lightning Control" has been corrected to "Lighting Control" because it makes more sense

- Item drops in battle are now affected by not only where you're battling, but also which class of robot

- Landing a one-hit KO on a robot master or support mecha would double the odds of it dropping an item

- If you damage a robot master with a super effective attack, it may drop an elemental robot core

- Robot cores can either be sold to Reggae for a price that's based on your current starforce for that element OR used in battle to boost the field multiplier by 100%

- If a robot core is used in battle while a Copy Core is in the lead, it will change its core type for the rest of the battle and only be allowed to use moves compatible with the new type (only using an actual Copy Core item on the robot can you revert it mid-battle)

- Mega Man, Proto Man, and Bass will now automatically change colour while using elemental abilities - based on the ability's type(s) - and then revert to normal when it's done

- In addition to the MM3 fields, many old fields have been given new music like the Final Destination stages and the bonus stage, thanks once again to TheLegendOfRenegade for the awesome music

- The mission select music and the music that plays during the intro field battle will now be determined by which fields you have set to that player in the player editor (all MM3 fields = MM3 music, etc.)

- The Mecha Support ability has been revised and now acts as a sure-fire substitute attack, always going first and having a predictable pattern - mechas are summoned in order from gen 1 to gen 3 and back, and the mecha's level goes up each time it's summoned

- Starforce boosts now apply in Player Battles, adding a much needed layer of difficulty to these high-reward battles, and the amount of boost is displayed on the mission select screen

- Starforce boosts now also apply to story-related missions, where fields containing a fusion star will have boosted and more powerful enemies

Aaaaand that's all I can think of for now. I need to send a special shout-out to Sean Adamson and MMX100, as I did not have time to add their long-awaited sprite updates to this update. The same is true for any updated quotes or bios. They will come soon, but I needed to get out the main part of the update first before people started getting angry with me. >_>

Thank you all so much and I hope you enjoy! Let me/us know what you think and please go easy on me if there are bugs. :S
June 2014 Update : Mega Man Goes Shopping
Posted by Adrian Marceau on June 14th, 2014 at 4:25am
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Posted on July 3rd, 2014 at 8:22pm Edited on 2014/07/03 at 8:36pm
Posted 2014/07/03 at 8:22pm Edited 2014/07/03 at 8:36pm
#1
disco Disco's update was very subtle. While not much seemed to have changed, a majority of the sprite (namely the body) was a completely overall; but at the same time I tried to maintain Adrian's original concept. Very hard to edit someone else's character for them.

roll Mobile Roll I just have multiple issues with. While technically in style with Classic, it just stands out like a sore thumb when compared to the rest of the Classic cast. While she may only appear taller due to her giant hair and outlined bow, the details are worse when you actually compare heights of the faces, specifically the mouths of her compared to Mega Man. She's taller than him which is....just not right. The "new" sprites are her Classic dress but at the same time, with some redone hair.

(I just sent Adrian the same sprites but in her MM8 dress seen in MM10. Gonna try to get them integrated in the system for alternate use on the board and maybe the prototype? But shhh, it's a secret to everybody)

bass Bass is a redesign I've had for a while that I use. It's an edit of the MM10 sprite that isn't on good terms with everybody, but this tends to keep him more in line with his design without being a completely obvious Mega Man edit. He's taller in this form, with more details and actual shoulder pads.

Hope you all like the changes/updates/alterations. Now if Adrian will let me get my hands on his Rhythm...rhythm
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Posted on July 13th, 2014 at 10:12pm Edited on 2014/07/14 at 6:05pm
Posted 2014/07/13 at 10:12pm Edited 2014/07/14 at 6:05pm
#2
Hey everyone, just wanted to post about a small update to the player editor - specially the Player Fields section. I've made it easier to generate and hunt for starforce in the game. Under each player's collection of eight battle fields there are now two new info panels.

The panel on the bottom-left will show you the current number of field and fusion stars available for collection in that player's save file. These values are updated in real-time and will fluctuate as you rearrange your fields and generate new fusion stars.

The panel on the bottom-right contains two new tools or options for configuring your player fields. The first option "shuffle" does exactly that - it shuffles the order of the fields you've already equipped. This is useful for quickly generating new fusion fields and by extension new fusion stars. The second option "randomize" works in a similar manner but equips the player with eight random fields out of your entire collection of unlocked battle fields. Another useful tool in your hunt for extra starforce.

I apologize for not creating these tools earlier - as I'm sure the two three 1024-players would have appreciated them - but hopefully they make the starforce system a lot more accessible for new and upcoming players that have not yet reaches that milestone.

Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for playing! :D
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Posted on July 13th, 2014 at 10:24pm Edited on 2014/07/13 at 10:38pm
Posted 2014/07/13 at 10:24pm Edited 2014/07/13 at 10:38pm
#3
Two? Don't you mean three? Same day as Shadownnico? :P

Nah, I don't care. Forget me, I have #1 to be remembered as, not all the Starforce! I worked pretty hard though.....

Gotcha again! I don't care! You can't believe how helpful that would have been. Least it's going to help when 5 comes around.

Trust me, it's a coming. And the amount of stars that will come will end my social life.....Forever!

No, I'll get it all eventually. With my luck, when I do get all of the 5 stars, 6 will come. Eh, I like mu 1024 for now.


EDIT: To all of you who didn't get to donate for Mighty No. 9, think again! Do you want a voice cast for the game? Anyway, donate.

I will always remember my Starforce.....
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Posted on July 14th, 2014 at 6:05pm
Posted 2014/07/14 at 6:05pm
#4
@MegaBossMan : Actually, I remembered you and TailsMK4. Shadownnico is the one I forgot about. :o

My post has been updated accordingly. >_>
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Posted on July 14th, 2014 at 6:27pm
Posted 2014/07/14 at 6:27pm
#5
Oh. I hope you didn't actually think I cared about that, cause that would be a stupid thing to cry over. Even though I prefer to have a child-like demeanor cause it gives you a better outlook on life, I will always be an adult on what I have. No bragging rights for me sir! It's like losing a game of Monopoly. You don't care bout your loss, more so your journey, despite the fact that she haggled me out of my money. I would have won, had I not have got over-confident.

Anyway, Shadownnico should have been the one complaining, eh? Nah, he wouldn't have complained about it, or make it seem like it, as in my situation.

Why do I need to post on everything? :P

Please don't add anymore stars in my life-time. I can't get 1000 more.
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Posted on July 14th, 2014 at 10:59pm Edited on 2014/07/14 at 11:02pm
Posted 2014/07/14 at 10:59pm Edited 2014/07/14 at 11:02pm
#6
Another small update, this time to the prototype's main menu. I've made it so that your robot avatar appears in the header of the prototype, right next to your display name. I've also made it so that it's easier to change your player colour (and therefore theme) and the aforementioned robot avatar from the in-game "save" menu. Hopefully this encourages new players to try the customization features earlier and makes it easier for us veterans to play around with our settings. :)
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Posted on July 14th, 2014 at 11:07pm Edited on 2014/07/14 at 11:13pm
Posted 2014/07/14 at 11:07pm Edited 2014/07/14 at 11:13pm
#7
Yeah, bout that.....

I saved the game after changing my avatar to test it out.....
This kinda happened.

Hey, at least it saved, right?

EDIT: I know this isn't where you put bug reports, but seemed more appropriate at the time.

And again...Seems it happens all the time. Checking on Chrome.


And it seems Chrome doesn't have this problem. Only IE. First time I've seen Chrome be better for this game.
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Posted on July 15th, 2014 at 9:35am
Posted 2014/07/15 at 9:35am
#8
heh, your right adrian, it does make it so the newbies get into customizations earlier. and lets us veterans (and pros,) play around with settings. and, MegaBossMan. i use chrome.
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TailsMK4Omega
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Posted on July 15th, 2014 at 12:50pm
Posted 2014/07/15 at 12:50pm
#9

gemini-man @MegaBossMan : ...That's one of the reasons I ended up using Firefox to play the game, despite the fact most of the internet activity I do is better with IE than Firefox. The biggest reason was playing the game is much faster on Firefox. ring-ring
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Posted on July 15th, 2014 at 2:29pm
Posted 2014/07/15 at 2:29pm
#10
@TailsMK4 :@coolbie16 : I'm still going to be using IE, as it takes much longer for the game to load on Chrome. IE always works best for me, although that was the only time when IE wasn't up to it. I'll just edit my profile through the good old Edit Profile up top.



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Posted on July 15th, 2014 at 5:29pm
Posted 2014/07/15 at 5:29pm
#11
I still use IE...christ, I'm old. I've been meaning to download Chrome for ages now, but I've never gotten around to it.
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Posted on July 15th, 2014 at 6:25pm Edited on 2014/07/15 at 6:31pm
Posted 2014/07/15 at 6:25pm Edited 2014/07/15 at 6:31pm
#12
Man, I personally like IE. Whether I'm old-fashioned or just stupid is up to interpretation.

But hey, we can all agree it's better than dial-up Internet. I mean, I don't think it could handle a simulator test version of this game(Prototype Backup Thread), let alone the actual Prototype. I mean, I'm old-fashioned in my ways, only recently getting Wifi in the house, but I could never be so old-fashioned to block my views on that old dinosaur. You people can say IE is the worst out there, and I will direct you to Dialup.

What's that kids? You don't know what Dialup is? Imagine using the Internet through your home phone, and it loading like molasses. And an ear-screeching sound to go with it. That was the Internet back in my days.


I made a post to rant about Dial-up Internet. Truly, I am blessed. Call this off-topic if you will.
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blondtaco619
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Posted on August 1st, 2014 at 1:57pm
Posted 2014/08/01 at 1:57pm
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This update is cool!
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Posted on August 1st, 2014 at 2:25pm
Posted 2014/08/01 at 2:25pm
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@blondtaco619 : Yep, extremely cool. Revolutionary to the Prototype, to say the least.
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Posted on August 1st, 2014 at 3:43pm
Posted 2014/08/01 at 3:43pm
#15
@MegaBossMan : adding mega man 3 robot masters is a good addition, and the new thing with the players tab. but how about when the mega man 5 update comes out you can choose to get a mm3 field or a mm5 field?
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Posted on August 1st, 2014 at 4:03pm
Posted 2014/08/01 at 4:03pm
#16
Well, chances are you'll just have to buy them again, as the same as 3. When 6 comes out, they'll probably separate them into the doctors' profiles, having this group for these guys and such.
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Posted on August 1st, 2014 at 4:30pm
Posted 2014/08/01 at 4:30pm
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@MegaBossMan : that might be... that might be.
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Posted on August 7th, 2014 at 11:34pm Edited on 2014/08/07 at 11:43pm
Posted 2014/08/07 at 11:34pm Edited 2014/08/07 at 11:43pm
#18
I know that this is irrelevant, but pretty cool nonetheless. Because Knight Man was added kinda-recently, I want to share this link for a interview with Knight Man's creator, Daniel Vallée. I thought it was very cool, and he has graciously put his Email on there, which means you could ask him questions about Knight Man! knight-man

*Please try not to spam his with Emails though, email him if you have any questions or you want to say something about Knight Man, nothing else.knight-man
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Rokim21
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Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 9:17am
Posted 2014/09/02 at 9:17am
#19
Pofavor traduz o jogo em outra linguas
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Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 9:26am Edited on 2014/09/02 at 9:39am
Posted 2014/09/02 at 9:26am Edited 2014/09/02 at 9:39am
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Traduções provavelmente vai precisar de algum tempo, mas eu tenho certeza que vai ser adicionado. O jogo ainda em desenvolvimento, porém, e eu não tenho certeza se o pessoal falar outros idiomas. Por agora, por favor, seja paciente, e obrigado.

Também por favor, pergunte no tópico Sugestões, então as coisas podem ficar organizado.

I think this is the right language.
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