Khunvyel Posted April 28, 2014 Share Posted April 28, 2014 (edited) Earth is now the second planet after Eris to lose a boss node. Not only that, but Earth was an intersection, and only Venus is the exception to not have a boss node in the way to get to the next part of the starmap. Now Earth is another "traverse free" section.But it is even worse than that. Poor Oberon gets another slap in the face! Upon introduction, he was not even worth his own loading screen, not worth his own full update. He got placed to an existing node and Trinity got moved elsewhere. But that is okay, Oberon fits the new Earth. And what happened next? This forgotten son has been taken away from his comfy place and put onto a random drop of ALL kinds of enemy leaders through the entire system. Poor sod :(Here are my suggestions to breathe new life into the now empty bossnode of Everest and to give back Oberon a place to be obtained that isn't so mindnumbingly heartless as it is now: Put a "Lieutenant" encounter on Everest. Acting as a boss node, but not exactly a new boss. It would sport a single, beefed up Prosecutor with the chance to drop : Oberon Blueprint parts or Beacons, alongside the resource and mod card drop. That way you would introduce new players to the regular known way to obtain a Warframe by killing a boss as Venus, and also acquiring other stuff as seen with Vor on Mercury. You might even do two Prosecutors differing from each other in attack pattern, as you did with the new Hyena Pack bossfight (which is awesome, great job). Being the 3rd planet, giving players a Duo-boss battle is definitely going to improve on the New Player Experience. The beacons would only drop in quantities of 1, contrary to regular Prosecutors. This way, you would be doing the same "content foreshadowing" like you do with the Nav Coordinates which you allowed to drop from mission 1. Your goal was to make sure people looking for something new would have stuff in their inventory to check out, and that was a great choice! With the chance for beacon drops, you could do the same thing until they hit Ceres for mass farming. You could add more Vay Hek Lore early on by letting Lotus talk a little about him and the Prosecutors while on this mission. That way you can find a way to explain why the actual boss fight still happens on Earth, and not the shipyard tileset. If done right, Lotus messages say that more Prosecutors are waiting on Ceres, giving players the incentive to PLAY towards that direction. Now, before you say "this invalidates Ceres completely to get beacons" please reconsider this:My suggestion reduces the drop quantity to a fixed ONE beacon, and each of the beacons has a separate chance to drop. AND they drop alongside Oberon blueprint parts, so that decreases Beacon drops even more so. If someone wants to really farm beacons? Ceres is the better choice anyway. If someone wants to spend the extra time and effort trying to get beacons on Everest? Then why not? It is going to take them LONGER any way. Only to encounter an additional boss fight earlier than normally anticipated which is likely going to wipe the floor with them.Having such a thing in place would allow the possibility to farm for Beacons if ALL OF CERES SHIPYARDS IS IN CORPUS CONTROL, prohibiting the spawn of Prosecutors. Because the bossnode is still a regular Grineer tile, not a shipyard one.What say you? Edited April 28, 2014 by Khunvyel Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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