New update to modify XP and loot mechanics
Developer Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix have announced a new update for their epic comic. Marvel Avengers. Released on March 18, the new patch will slow down the amount of XP given to the player, slowing down the progression of each individual character and making it a bit longer to assemble the Avengers.
In a statement on their official blog, Crystal Dynamics stated that the reason behind this move was to prevent players from being invaded by skill points and attributes early in character building. By slowing down the leveling process, players will have the opportunity to explore a hero’s skills and abilities at a more relaxed pace, rather than overwhelming them with, hypothetically, a choice of six new moves after a single boss fight.
“In most RPGs, the amount of XP you need to level up increases as you gain levels around a curve, but our system is a straight line. This has led to pacing issues, such as skill points that they are currently being rewarded too quickly, which can be confusing and overwhelming for newer players. We want each decision to invest in a skill or heroic to be more meaningful. “
This line of thought make makes a bit of sense – slowing down the rush of skills and abilities will encourage more experimentation with character builds. But the problem here is that the people who I have time spent playing Marvel Avengers it will be, at this point, in the rhythm of the “flow” of the title. Implementing a major change of pace so late in the day runs the risk of irritating the dedicated player base, of which Marvel Avengers‘It’s already smaller than Square Enix would have liked. Any positive aspect of this update is likely to be more appropriate for anyone starting the game over, perhaps with its incoming PS5 and Xbox Series X release, but if there is a new community of players in another matter.
In a strange double talk, the statement also suggests that players who want to quickly max out their heroes at level 50 hurry up and do so before the update drops, implying that the current XP rate is the meta adopted for the game, and only serves to make the incoming alteration seem even more intrusive to the game community.
Furthermore, the new update will also bring changes to Marvel Avengers loot system. As Crystal Dynamics explains, players will no longer receive random cosmetic loot through methods like leveling up, completing missions, and opening safes. Instead, certain rare items will be available for purchase with Units directly from the in-game provider, Chastity McBryde. The Chastity store will be modified to allow this. Crystal Dynamics hopes this will provide players with more agency in the rewards they earn.