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Player Battles

April 28th, 2013 at 7:17pm
 
Developer
Adrian Marceau
Adrian Marceau
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203 TP | 518 PP
It is now possible to battle randomized "ghost data" from other players of the prototype, and use them to level grind and gain experience! Once you have completed the "main game" as either Dr. Light or Dr. Wily, a bonus chapter is unlocked that gives you a random selection of four other players to battle. The selection of players is dynamically filtered based on your current score is to prevent opponents that are either too strong or too weak, and the ghost data you fight will have the exact abilities and stats as that player does in their own game file. The battles also use the same point calculation that normal battles do (1000 points per level per robot), so the rewards you can get from these increases the more you and everyone else plays the game.

Winning in any of these player battles will play out as you'd expect, but if you loose in a player battle things get interesting. The victorious ghost player is awarded points using the same formula that would normally be used for the human player, and those points are added to the ghost owner's save file in "pending" status. The next time that user loads their game, any pending points that have built up will be awarded to that player and be reflected in the leaderboards.

This should encourage players to equip all of their robots with good abilities, even if they don't plan to use them in battle. That way if their ghost data is challenged, it's likely to win and collect points on their behalf. I think this will add a nice little touch of multiplayer (kind of) without having to actually add multiplayer. :P

As thanks to those players who read these community posts I'd like to give you a password to unlock this awesome new feature earlier in the game. If you enter the following phrase Chapter Get : Player Battles into either Dr. Light's or Dr. Wily's password prompts, you will gain access to the new Bonus Chapter and player missions will be added to your mission select screen.
Please have fun with it, and let me know in the comments if you have any questions, comments, or other feedback. Thanks! :D

Please be aware that some of this information could be outdated. See the Official Question and Answer thread or post below if you have any questions.-MBM
Player Battles
Posted by Adrian Marceau on April 28th, 2013 at 7:17pm
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ProtoMan
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Posted on January 21st, 2014 at 12:34pm
Posted 2014/01/21 at 12:34pm
#1
I think it would also be cool to be able to battle your own ghost data as sort of a challenge. After all, your greatest enemy is yourself.
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ProtoMan
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Posted on January 21st, 2014 at 8:44pm
Posted 2014/01/21 at 8:44pm
#3
Also it would be the greatest grinding tool ever.
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Developer
Adrian Marceau
113,913,695 BP
203 TP | 518 PP
Posted on January 25th, 2014 at 7:49pm
Posted 2014/01/25 at 7:49pm
#4
That would be pretty cool, actually. I'll see if I can tweak the code a bit to allow your own data to randomly show up as an option. Should be a rare occurrence though, so it feels special. :P
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TheDoc
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Posted on February 16th, 2014 at 9:53pm
Posted 2014/02/16 at 9:53pm
#5
Is there any particular factor that decides the multipliers and/or theme of the battle field or are they just random?
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Ageman20XX
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Posted on March 23rd, 2014 at 6:24pm
Posted 2014/03/23 at 6:24pm
#6
@TheDoc : At the moment, field multipliers in player battles are completely randomized. This will likely change in the future as there are far more interesting ways it could be decided - I just didn't have time to fully flesh it out during the last updates. Expect something more interesting and maybe even something you can control in some way... ;)
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TailsMK4Omega
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Posted on April 3rd, 2014 at 2:43am Edited on 2014/04/03 at 2:52am
Posted 2014/04/03 at 2:43am Edited 2014/04/03 at 2:52am
#7
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I don't even care about Player Battles anymore when the player in the 85th spot can defeat my team, of MAX stat robots. What is Starforce when you are challenged? :/

Is there any way to opt out of this feature, or if there will be one in the future?
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StupidStudiosN
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Posted on April 5th, 2014 at 2:30pm
Posted 2014/04/05 at 2:30pm
#8
Would there be any plans for an online battle, where its Human VS Human, and not Human VS CPU?
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MegaBossMan
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Posted on April 5th, 2014 at 2:56pm
Posted 2014/04/05 at 2:56pm
#9
Adrian said it would be hard to program.
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