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    New game addition ideas

    With countless hours in the game, and having played since the early alpha stages, it is so great to see how far STEEP has progressed. That said, I believe there are many opportunities that still need to be explored. Here are some ideas of mine, feel free to add yours to this list!

    1) Climbing - As of now, STEEP has focused mainly on high adrenaline and speed, but I personally enjoy getting a break sometimes and slow down. Walking around in a very low pace can be very rewarding in its own way, but I feel like the hike mode is quite limited and visionless in its concept. Honestly, when do we really use it - except for when we need to hike a few meters to the perfect drop location. I think that a "climb" mode could really elevate this slow paced part of the game, without losing the rush factor. Imagine hanging on a +100 meter sheer cliff side, with just a pair of ice axes keeping you from falling to your death. It would also make hiking in general more featureful and open up some new exploration possibilities.


    2) Rappel - In a very similar fashion to climbing, this aspect would focus on clearing parts of a face that you can't cross on skis/board. It is a very widely used way of descending couloirs and technical summits, especially in the Alps. I think this could give more flow to the game, as you don't have to completely abandon your line just because you suddenly face a large cliffside. Just put your skis/board on the back, whip out the rope and ice axes, and start descending the rocks.


    3) Snowballs - I think we need more social features in STEEP, that lets us interact more with our fellow riders and daredevils. Throwing a snowball is one of the most natural ways to - in a kind way - annoy someone you want to interact with And it is something that multiple people can participate in, there can even be tournaments on snowball arenas! Fun fact, Norway are the world champions in Snowball fighting! It would be great to see more social interaction integrated into the game.


    4) Taunts/voice lines - Another way of interacting, is to add some kind of generalized taunts and voice lines, that lets you communicate with people in your vicinity. Honestly I just want to be able to shout "Baguette / Croissant / Tartiflette" at other players..

    5) Rock slide / avalanche - So far, every risk you take in the game, is a direct result of your skills. I often miss the natural aspect of the game fighting back. Being a lifelong freeride skier, I know that the greatest dangers on the mountain is the mountain itself, and this part of winter activities could be seen more in the game as well. I know that avalanches in particular is a rough area for STEEP, considering the horrible events that occurred during the game's early development. For that, I want to pay my respect, and fully understand if this is a topic you refuse to go into.
    That being said, I still feel that nature itself could have more of a presence in the game. Standing on a high summit, what most skiers/boarders are familiar with, is the intensity of wind that often occurs. Having hurricane-like wind experiences in the game would be a great way to feel more merged into the world itself. Likewise, heavy snowfalls and snow storms could be integrated with great effect, imagine trying to find your way down the mountain when snow is blowing hard in your face and you can barely see 10 meters in front of you. These kind of weather and terrain effects could really change how one as player experiences the mountain.


    Alright that was it for now, I might add more later. Feel free to give your ideas to this list too!
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    Those are good ideas. Mind would be (to add):

    -Revamped experience focused on user/friendly, smooth turning. IRL, people donít ski straight down mountains.

    -Remove the grey-out thing with intense landings. On console there is no way to really control precisely the landings that let you tack up extreme points.

    -have better mountains. Have real mountains whatever you do, have vertical cliffs (not just the kind you jump over$.

    -If not intentional, remove the awkward small undulations near a cliff top that make challenges (or even just free-skiing) impossible bc you canít get a smooth takeoff or even crash before takeoff and get jettisoned off a cliff).

    -Add a raving circuit with some real locations like Solden, Alta Badia, Adelboden.

    -Add terrain editor so players can make and share their own mountains to ski on.

    -Have a skill rating system (based on actual stats) and have competition divisions so regular people can compete against other regular people. Iím sorry but the DH rave records are IMPOSSIBLE to get (along with every challenge).

    -add challenge by PC or console since PC users have more control of playing character.
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    Additions

    I totally agree with these suggestions. As a general mountaineer in real-life I love all the sports we can do but recognise there's a serious gap where getting up the mountain is concerned. I'd love a climbing option (with and without ice-axes and crampons) or even split-boarding! Being able to camp out would be a nice touch too.

    Also - as a sequel or update to the current game, perhaps we could have real-weather impact such as beginning/end of season levels of snow or even going the full distance and bringing in Spring and Summer which then brings with it the option of Spring/Summer sports such as mountain biking, bouldering and river sports e.g. kayaking/rafting etc.

    Finally - I love the touch of exploring around to discover drop-points but this could also be extended to include tracking wildlife etc. It's something that has been included in the likes of Red Dead etc so why not here?

    Oh - and YES to snowball fights. They did it with Shaun White's snowboarding on the 360 so I'm assuming it could be included in this...
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    4) Taunts/voice lines
    They already exist, though Ubisoft recently questionably decided to remove a lot of the taunts for being too "negative". I wouldn't be opposed to reworking the system to be able to be able to buy and equip specific emotes instead though!
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    Originally Posted by zhpete Go to original post
    They already exist, though Ubisoft recently questionably decided to remove a lot of the taunts for being too "negative". I wouldn't be opposed to reworking the system to be able to be able to buy and equip specific emotes instead though!
    RIGHT! I saw a post here about a year ago where a PC player made an in-game app that would allow you to hit any taunt you wanted any given time.
    bind 9 "wooooo"
    bind 8 "wanna hang?!?"
    etc
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    Originally Posted by gnarlyDUCK Go to original post
    RIGHT! I saw a post here about a year ago where a PC player made an in-game app that would allow you to hit any taunt you wanted any given time.
    bind 9 "wooooo"
    bind 8 "wanna hang?!?"
    etc
    I looked it up out of interest, it seems like this is what you were talking about? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhMxYtDfyeE
    I'd love something like this in game (without the spam though). I just wanna tell people to go back to ski school again...
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    Actually, the only thing I am waiting for is avalanches. At least I would love to hear what Ubisoft think about adding avalanches, Q&A video about your plans would be HIGHLY appreciated!
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    Originally Posted by zhpete Go to original post
    I looked it up out of interest, it seems like this is what you were talking about? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhMxYtDfyeE
    I'd love something like this in game (without the spam though). I just wanna tell people to go back to ski school again...
    Haha, totally! I have a feeling some mother wrote in "this game is soo negative with the taunts" and Ubi took them out under pressure.


    Originally Posted by TeglikCZ Go to original post
    Actually, the only thing I am waiting for is avalanches. At least I would love to hear what Ubisoft think about adding avalanches, Q&A video about your plans would be HIGHLY appreciated!
    Ubisoft's past response has been in light of the death of Matilda Rapaport, who did die during research/filming for this game and Redbull's female feature movie, in an avalanche.

    I think with the way they have their servers with multiple players on them, they can't do this unless they made it static some how. Maybe they could with the PVP racing system.
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    Climbing and rappelling? No lol, that would be fun for like A climb, and then just be a waste of space.

    Taunting? No, that promotes players antagonizing others and being toxic, that system is fine the way it is. We donít need little kids n jerks spamming taunts and harassing ppl in this game.

    Rockslides and avalanches? Just unnecessary and probably more problematic than anything.

    Snowball fights? Tracking wildlife? Camping out? Seasonal changes with summer sports such as biking? No, no, no, no... None of these things improve any of the current sports. This IS a snow sports game, there will be no kayaking, or spring/summer sports. There will be NO tracking wildlife(wtf), and if u want to ďset up campĒ and role play... download sims or something, again this is an extreme snow sports game.

    The mountains are great the way that they are. The S turns and other methods of speed control are great the way that they are. No one should feel they have to ride straight down a mountain, there are a number of ways to to avoid riding straight down any slope and stay in control.

    The G force system is great the way that it is. Proper letting up on rotations mid-air and the right analog stick allows for cleaning up and smoothing out tough landings. It takes time and skill to get good with this, but when u get it right, itís gold

    Skill system and terrain editor? No and no

    Season 4 looks great! Pvp beta is going so well, and everything Ubisoft is doing with the game is great. I love the direction the game is going.

    One thing is that it would be great to get a update on Asia and what is planned to be done with alllllllllll the empty space. It seems devs are more focused on keeping players engaged in the seasons weekly challenges and pvp, and thatís cool.

    But, Japan is a bit of a let down, considering itís HUGE and there is the least amount of challenges out of any map there. The map itself is probably my favorite. It appears like it was made with GREAT ambition and then the budget got cut, or something.
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    Don't listen to the post directly above me. All of these ideas are awesome and would make an already good game great. Even grand theft auto has snowballs, why can't we?! The only suggestion I'm not sure about is "tracking" wildlife, but including wildlife in the game would be nice.

    I just posted a similar thread of ideas I think would benefit the game also.
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