Design Notes

ASK TITAN

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Over the weekend, you had the chance to vote on the AE staff member that you most wanted to ask some questions. After the voting closed half an hour ago, we tallied up the votes and EpicDuel's TITAN won, edging out Stratos by a hair. 

Titan

So, from now until Noon EST on Wednesday, July 30th (NOW CLOSED) you may post your questions in the comments section below. 

Remember that you can ask whatever you like, be it about the game, his experience as a developer, his personal experiences or his beard (EDIT: There are a few exceptions. If you are just using the Q&A to try to complain instead of actually ask a question, it will be deleted. This includes complaints that are being disguised as questions. If you're asking Titan questions about other AE games, those will be deleted since he doesn't know the answers. People not asking questions but just saying "Hi Titan" will have their comments deleted)... but he gets to pick what he will answer and what he won't. Your Artix.com name will be used in the post with the questions and answers which I will post on Thursday, assuming Titan has time to answer them that day. 

Remember that you can be serious or silly (I always encourage silly) but rude questions won't even get approved. This is a real chance to get to know Titan a little better and to ask some questions that you might never to go ask otherwise. Don't waste your chance on trying to sound cool like trolls do. 

Keep it SHORT as you can. TL;DR rule is in effect. 

Keep it FUN. This is not a gripe session, it's a Q&A. If you have a serious question it will be entertained but a few people are saying that they have questions then just posting complaints without asking anything relevant. Others are posting complaints in the weak disguise of questions. Those are being deleted.

Fire away!

Sorry Comments are now closed for this post.
Rainbow Dash
Rainbow Dash: Obviously, we must ask the most important question. Which pony is best pony?
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Mr.Butter
Mr.Butter: Favorite Number?.. Because why not..
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YamiKakyuu
YamiKakyuu: What games inspired you as a kid when you were creating EpicDuel?
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b: I have a serious question! Variums should be cheaper because they are expensive as hell and most of the players are left out of the pleasure of purchasing the varium packages and second of all WHY IS TACTICAL MERCENARY MADE SO WEAK!? It was so strong in the beta phase. :\!!!
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Cysero
Cysero: I can answer this one for you. The first part isn't a question, it's you complaining about spending money. The second part is a question and the answer is "it was balanced". That's why it was tested.
Ellonnah
Ellonnah: How do you like your eggs? :D
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b: Third question , are you a Muslim? Because people of the Muslim religion are mostly fond of keeping beards , as am I one myself. Lol. :33
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D.A.N.
D.A.N.: Where do you see EpicDuel's future in 5 years?
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D.A.N.
D.A.N.: Do you have any siblings? If so, how many? Can you tell us a story about one?
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One Winged Angel
One Winged Angel: What was it like working at your old local before moving down to the Underground Lab?
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Jeffery45
Jeffery45: Is any of the Infernal iteam coming back
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Vejix
Vejix: If you had the option of going back in time to change anything you want. Would you?
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jackhunt
jackhunt: who or wat inspired you to make epicdeul ? second quistion how do you see epic deul in its own future (whit the wars ?) and in the future in the real world ?
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D.A.N.
D.A.N.: Could you describe with lots of details how you make a sandwich?
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comicalbiker
comicalbiker: are there big changes coming to the game in the near future
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dove
dove: of course
2046808
2046808: Do you like potatoes?
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PyroPuppy
PyroPuppy: How long does it take to make a release, starting from zero? From general planning, to story, to art and to code. If you really have the time, what exactly is the process a release have? (I have the notion you may have written this somewhere, if you did, just answer the first part)

What do you like the most about the AE community? Sure, we can be a real pain, with all of our annoying questions (Right here!), but we also have our great moments. Is there something in particular you're proud of?

I know many staff members don't work from the lab, and some don't work from the US at all. Did you had the chance to meet any of them?

Have you ever had the the chance to see a AE player in real life at a random place? Did they recognize you? What was their response after recognizing you / finding out who you are?

In relation to the previous question, I'm sure there's quite a difference between your real-life appearance and your NPC's look. Was a player ever really surprised by your real-life look?

Titan, you are responsible for all of the programming in ED, but considering you're surrounded with great artist, writers and whatnot, are there any other fields of development you'd want to explore?

Do you picture yourself working on a new game, other than ED, in the future of AE?


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W33ZY
W33ZY: When will the Omega phase in Epicduel be over?
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shayshay
shayshay: Why did you let rabbleforth take over the 'balance' and let him put x10 and passives in our game that used to be amazing?
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shayshay
shayshay: Why won't you ever listen to your player base and want they want in the game instead of just what you think might be good for us?
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NIKOBELLICK
NIKOBELLICK: who inspired you to create the epic duel game and you like more than the game
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TriPhoenix
TriPhoenix: well actually sir i have 2 questions and i hope that you answer it : 1. is oomega going to end soon and 2. will there be a balance update soon coming on ?
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AssassinOrder
AssassinOrder: when will juggernaught be fixed for the high levels? and when is does the next phase began?
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Epfmaster
Epfmaster: Are you a star trek fan?
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GhostGod
GhostGod: How often do you play ED?
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GhostGod
GhostGod: Will you ever let us fight Dage?
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Trans
Trans: Do you often find yourself struggling to release something, balance and non-balance related, due to engine limitations?
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GhostGod
GhostGod: Can we cross-dimensions and put in Cysero and J6?
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GhostGod
GhostGod: When can we use the Battle Arena?
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GogetaSS4
GogetaSS4: Will you guys be ever bringing back agility?
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SMGS
SMGS: How do you feel about the current state of EpicDuel? If you are satisfied with the current state, what plans do you have to keep the playerbase? If not, what do you plan to do to attract new players? What is the biggest challenge you've faced as a developer? How has the acquisition of AE affected EpicDuel (positively or negatively)? Who is the shortest member of the AE staff and what is it like speaking with them? Finally, where do you get your supply of bacon? Thanks for doing this! Best of luck on ED!
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SMGS
SMGS: Also, it happens to almost be Titan's birthday, so please pass my greetings to him! Happy birthday Titan, please answer our questions and our pleas. With love, the EpicDuel Community.
GogetaSS4
GogetaSS4: Why dont u guys ever listen to what the players want in this game?
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The_Argonaut
The_Argonaut: Why are there so few Skill Cores being introduced? Now that any weapon can have the same stats, Cores are crucial for diversity. But you have cases like guns, which now have a wide selection of exactly one non-Rare Active Core
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MohamedM
MohamedM: Serious Question ! how old are you ^_^ ? :D
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GhostGod
GhostGod: How old were you when you started Epicduel?
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GhostGod
GhostGod: Why can't we have a lot of simple features implemented into the game every week? Like 3 new missions, weekly challenges, 2 cores a week, a win/lose counter, solo options on some bosses.? etc etc. I'm not a programmer but these sound simple enough.
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GhostGod
GhostGod: How old are you now?! And do you have any kids?
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GhostGod
GhostGod: Do you have a dog or any pet? Could they be used as your NPC bot in boss battles with you?
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Combatoid
Combatoid: What was your thought process behind getting rid of flags, KDR's, and passives? (Personally, I don't think that these were wise decisions as they got rid of a lot of the competetive aspects and drive for people to play long-term.) Additionally, was are there so many energy skills/cores compared to earlier phases? (These tend to ruin a lot of strategy behind builds as you cannot rely in particular skills now in builds.)
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Combatoid
Combatoid: *"Additionally, why are there.."
Withered
Withered: Why titan of all names?
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Hold
Hold: Greeting. Titanic. What makes you creating a game called "Epicduel" And how did you joined on AE's team?
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One Winged Angel
One Winged Angel: We've seen the pictures on twitter of you towering over the other ED team members but how tall are you actually?
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Rewards
Rewards: Why did you make such drastic changes to the game?
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D.A.N.
D.A.N.: Could you explain the origin of your name, and how the name EpicDuel was created?
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Hold
Hold: Also 3 small questions: What is your favourite book, And what is your favourite food, and what kind of tv shows you like?
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Fredy
Fredy: Scorpion or Sub Zero?
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Marcelinho99
Marcelinho99: And when going back rewards codes?
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Illuminius
Illuminius: Hello! When you guys are planning to release a new phase?
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Illuminius
Illuminius: What inspired you to make a game like EpicDuel?
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RGK7
RGK7: Will the Tlap (talk like pirate armor be available in package or in game friday?
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ffeeeee
ffeeeee: Do you actually have a long beard irl and how long is it? Are you planing to implement new class skills?
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boomshizzle
boomshizzle: Do you think passives will be returned in future phases of this game?
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Battlemaster39
Battlemaster39: Where do you see EpicDuel going in the future?
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Aero
Aero: Can you explain EXACTLY why the Black Abyss Bots were in-game so soon after the promotional offer left? Those of us who purchased the package are unhappy with this.
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Erkatro
Erkatro: I was curious if there are any significant changes coming to Epicduel in general? On a second note if in the future will there be any changes coming to juggernaut for higher levels? I did juggernaut as a main battle mode until it was too impossible to do now. Thanks in advanced.
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The Joker X
The Joker X: Paper or plastic? Can crop circles be square? How come you press harder on a remote control when you know the battery is dead?
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Aero
Aero: What is the most effective way to get a question answered by a Dev? because Twitter is not an efficient option anymore.
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Mr.Bmater
Mr.Bmater: hello would like to know when you plan to launch a new phase in EpicDuel?
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Godrickk
Godrickk: how is your summer going? And when is the next restock on limited items?
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Amportant
Amportant: Why hasn't there been an update on where you can team up with a friend and play 2v2 and end up on same team?? If you guys do that, this game would be MUCH more popular!!! :D Your fan, Amportant! paid $80 for the game and still playing!!
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Bjergsen
Bjergsen: Hi Titan, what do you think of your game as of right now? And when is there going to be a new phase? This phase has lasted a while.
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oathdragon
oathdragon: Are you going to nerf the tech mages? Because they are way to op.
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.DarknessLord.
.DarknessLord.: When evolution phase gonna be released ? and will it be better than Delta and the other old phases?
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amyrlin
amyrlin: Do you think you will crossover more art in aq? and possibly to os? How far do you see your art going/
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DualThrusters
DualThrusters: We all know you like bacon, but have you ever tried the Bacon Bowl :O
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DualThrusters
DualThrusters: Where did you graduate?
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Combatoid
Combatoid: I was wondering, um, what's the recommended amount of detotaded wam I should add to server?
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DualThrusters
DualThrusters: After every region on the map has been conquered, what will happen then?
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Dr.SawBones
Dr.SawBones: What do you have planned ext 4 all your games in the future?
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Dr.SawBones
Dr.SawBones: For*
DualThrusters
DualThrusters: Are there any major features coming up?
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One Winged Angel
One Winged Angel: Third and final question I swear with my fingers crossed as I type this. How do you feel about the guest team and what it means for the future of EpicDuel?
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Nemesis30
Nemesis30: Any chance we can have our old flag(s) System back? I really miss the days when I can duel and gain Battle Tokens or Influence, to capture a flag.
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xBloodyx
xBloodyx: Why did you make Omega?
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s.michael
s.michael: Can we have a trade system in epicduel?
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Julius
Julius: there will be a new equilibrium?
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SpeedAE
SpeedAE: Will players above lvl 33 be able to do better in jugg in the future? I'm basically asking will there be a major update concerning the juggernauts? Last question: as you already know most players dislike Omega. Will there be any kind of updates to satisfy the players that does not like Omega? This is a question I wanted to ask the devs for more than a year. Please answer? Thanks :)
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oiretsym777
oiretsym777: Will new classes be happening in the future for ED? If so, any ideas and potential new moves? ^-^
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Sr.CHAN
Sr.CHAN: another question is: how do I get the item (Rabble's Attack Take) because it is an item only to employees, how do I become a contributor to the epic, through drawings or ideas can win this item as a reward?
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Vertice
Vertice: Which phase was your favorite phase?
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Vertice
Vertice: What are the required qualifications to become a member of the AE team? And which did you posses when you joined?
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Cysero
Cysero: http://www.artix.com/designNotes/post/26757/SO-YOU-WANT-TO-BE-A-MOD
Jason
Jason: F15H F1NG3R 907 here ~ Is there gonna be another mega update like new wepons ,new stage like something else than omega like just kinda spice up the game a little ~ THX
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Danang5
Danang5: How do you fell when attack on titan was popular?
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ExodusRaven
ExodusRaven: On a scale of 1-10, how much do you enjoy home fries?
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Gokas
Gokas : Can you make Dage The Evil fightable it would be cool to fight him :DD
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Greed
Greed: Are you ever going to give a different/better varium advantage back to the varium users in the EpicDuel Community? Or do you want to keep it paytoplay instead of paytowin.
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Venomities
Venomities: I fried my brain to get a question to ask you. ><
Can you defeat your own NPC in the game?
What do you think when you look at the NightWraith's face?
Do you like to sing? What songs do you sing?
You would play EpicDuel if I invite you to play someday ...? ham
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CHOP SUEY
CHOP SUEY: Could you kindly give us more information about the upcoming Epicduel Evolution you posted from February 2014's design notes which includes the cannons(auxes) and when this will happen in the near future?
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Desti_ED
Desti_ED: How would i go about becoming a moderator if you are searching? i am a very old player haha , all the way back to elite days. So i was just wondering thanks!
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Cysero
Cysero: http://www.artix.com/designNotes/post/26757/SO-YOU-WANT-TO-BE-A-MOD
Rui.
Rui.: How come we got bacon rain and no flying cheese burgurs ?
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Rui.
Rui.: why does the titan bike have onions rings and not smoke ?
Why do you like beards?
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Erkatro
Erkatro: Are there any significant changes for Epicduel in the future? And are there any juggernaut updates coming in the near future? Thanks.
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Mercenater
Mercenater: Will there ever be trading weapons in EpicDuel?
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Godrickk
Godrickk: do u speak another language
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.DarknessLord.
.DarknessLord.: Is there gonna be any surveys in epicduel about what we want? Example: What is better the new system of only actives and energy costs on weapons cores or the old passives system? Do you think getting permanent +6 cores in epicduel (for varium costs only) is better or for both varium and credits? Do you prefer hard Missions that are more rewarding or easy missions that are less rewarding? Do you want to have an option to solo a boss in game? Do you think bringing back Promotional items in-game shop is a good idea? Do you think nerfing Overpowered weapons or classes is good? or buffing other weapons or classes is better or doing nothing? What was the best phase in epicduel? Do you want a rare armor that comes with an OP core to come in a package or in game-shop? Do you think making 6 new classes that have the old passive skills and keeping those classes with the active skills only for varium price only is a good or bad idea?
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LillyBird
LillyBird: Titan, Do you find working on epicduel as a leisure activity or is it just a job. And How much time do you actually spend playing your own game? and do you find your own game enjoyable?
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KingBling
KingBling: Hey Titan when creating Epicduel what had you actually thought that the game would be like from what it is at the moment?
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Aero
Aero: what more can you reveal about Epicduel Evolution? (perhaps an approximate release date)
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Aero
Aero: Why is this cooldown soo long compared to previous wars? Were u working on something else in the mean time? (due to the lack DNs and Tweets and updates lately, it is inevident that the Devs were working on new features)PS Don't intend to be rude by the comment just providing a reason to why I questioned.
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ffeeeee
ffeeeee: Will there be more levels in the upcoming future or do you plan
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GhostGod
GhostGod: Why don't you go on forums and choose suggestions to implement in the game? If the problem is a lack of developers or coders then why don't you get more developers or coders?
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GhostGod
GhostGod: What's the biggest problem with being able to release new content every week?
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GhostGod
GhostGod: Why is the Omega Promo gone even though we're still in Omega? I would love a chance to get it
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What next plans for improving the ED?
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Sr.Lean2
Sr.Lean2: What is the next phase of the ED and there will be many changes?
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Cysero
Cysero: Aaaaand LOCKED! Thanks for your questions guys!
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Wind Days
Wind Days: noooo
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