HomeArticles[BETA VIDEO] GWENT: The Witcher Card Game | SOCIAL FEATURES
[BETA VIDEO] GWENT: The Witcher Card Game | SOCIAL FEATURES
October 5, 2019
Hello and welcome, it’s Marcin together with Jason! Oh, hey, sorry! I got distracted by our cool, new recording studio. It’s pretty awesome! It is, it is. It’s our first time here… Yeah, I’m super excited! Yeah, so am I! But! Let’s get to the point! We are here to bring you some cool news about the upcoming patch! Jason, can you tell us more about that? Yeah, sure. We are working on a lot of things right now for you guys. But in this patch we wanted to focus on releasing our first versions of what I would consider social features. You know, things that help players interact with each other and get more of a community vibe from our game. Because this is a community feature we wanted to release something in progress so that you guys can give us your feedback and we can make them even better in a way that we know you want them. First thing we can talk about is how we plan on being able to communicate better with our players. The first way that we are gonna be adding for that is what we call ‘the in-game news’. So if you have some new news that you have never seen before in your client, after you log in you will be redirected to this page in menus instead of the multiplayer. And in here we can communicate lots of things to you and even give you shortcuts to things like patch notes. And if there is a cool event that will be coming to our Twitch channel you can actually tune in to that event directly from the game. Also you will have a possibility to follow our social channels like Twitter, Facebook, our official Forums, Reddit. Just go there directly from the game as well. Additionally, we wanted to avoid what I would call a pop-up armageddon. That’s where, like after you login we have to give you a large series of pop-ups, you know, your season rank and then all the other stuff that we want to communicate to you. We want to give players a chance to digest that at their own pace so we added the notfication system which works a lot like a mailbox. Now, moving over to the next feature if you are like me, love all sorts of stats and numbers you’re gonna be pretty excited about this one. I’m pretty excited to show this one too. It’s a very early stage of the feature that we call the ‘Profile menus’. This will be a way to represent the player and it can be broken down into two pieces. You have the left half of the screen, what I like to call the player banner, and it kind of represents the player at its core. So you have things there like your name, your title, your border, the total victories you have, the card collection progress, your current rank, the highest rank you’ve ever reached. We want this Geralt Premium card to be replacable by whichever card you want to put into your profile. Unless your favourite card is Geralt Premium. Yeah, it’s true. So, I mentioned my infatuation with numbers previously… I see a lot of those on the right but also I see some space. Definitely, there’s some numbers here you can love including your collection and your victory progress per faction, so that’s kind of nice. And the reason there’s so much space there is we really wanna work with the community to figure out what else they would like to see on the screen. One quick thing to mention is we’ve designed this so that we can add tabs here. For example, one of the tabs we want to add in the future is a match history so you can see all your match histories. And this would serve as a summary screen so you maybe have your last match here and you can go to the match history to see more. There’s also another feature you guys are working on, that will bring players closer together within the game. Yes, within our social panel we’ll be adding a tab for a Friends List. And in that list you’ll be able to have your last five recent players you played against, and you’ll be able to try and add those as your friends directly in our game UI and then you will have a list of all the friend invites you have received so you can accept them or decline them there. And then there’s the Friends List and in this list you’ll be able to send match requests to your friends, you’ll be able to chat with them, you’ll be able to see their profiles. What they’re doing in the game. Yeah, all that cool stuff. And this feature is coming to PC in the next update? Yeah, but we’re working really hard to bring it to all our platforms. Okay, so we are kinda done with talking about new features that are coming to this update but are there any other small additions? Yeah, in every update we try to always put a few quality of life improvements and the two that really stand up for me in this patch is in the pack opening, when you have to choose three, we’ll now be showing an additional number, in brackets, that represents the amount of cards you have across all variations, whether Premium or not. And it’ll help players make more informed decision during pack opening. The other thing I’m quite happy about is, for those playing with a gamepad, you’ll now be able to navigate your keywords into tooltip to get your information even better than before. Last but not least, we also have a Starter Pack which is a great way to get yout card collection off the ground. This set contains 400 Meteorite powder, 10 card kegs and most of all, a guaranteed legendary card. And… thanks for watching guys! Yeah, thanks a lot! And please remember awesomeness of all of these features depends on your feedback, so keep it coming, we wanna hear it. Yeah, and see you next time! Yeah, and come on! Oh, that’s right.