There was a Summer Secret Report Niconama yesterday. They covered a lot of statistics and went over their progress since last year’s Tokyo Game Show, but they also explained some future game balances and updates.
While statistics are great and all, the new things are probably of bigger concern to you guys. If there’s demand for it, we will have a post that translates the statistics covered up at a later date.
Class IV Jobs
We saw this from a previous Weekly Famitsu issue. Unfortunately, the actual English name isn’t known, so my guildmates have just been joking that it’s Chaos Lewder. That Djeeta is pretty lewd so… This job is the Class IV job for the Dark Fencer line (as expected), and the proficient weapons will remain as Sword and Dagger.
This is a brand new reveal from the niconama. It is Hawkeye’s Class IV job, and will have Dagger and Gun as it’s proficient weapons, just like Hawkeye.
This has been mentioned a few times already in the past, but there are plans to make the required items to unlock Class IV (e.g. Silver Centrum) easier to obtain. We already have the ability to exchange for Silver Centrums via the Shop now; what will we see in future?
1000 Bet Poker
1000 bet is finally being added for Poker. They expect to implement this by around Wednesday.
1 Card Poker Rebalancing
Due to the overwhelmingly lack of popularity of 1 Card Poker mode, they’re going to rebalance the medal payouts. Something like that. We don’t have any specifics on what they intend to do.
This actually came up during a planning meeting, but due to the fact that they were introducing so many characters already this year, they decided not to do it this year. Haruta said that he would definitely like to do it next year.
Haruta announced right before the end of the nama that Percival was getting a swimsuit SSR version. Of course, everyone knows that already though since someone found the in-game images already.
Due to the fact that the Old series of weapons (from Flame Glass, Macula Marius, etc.) have been incredibly hard to obtain, they plan to introduce a new method of obtaining them. There are no details yet, but Haruta has hinted that it will involve exchanging something you obtain from higher level battles.
Bahamut Futurus Weapons
The Bahamut weapons that players upgrade to the final stage is overwhelmingly skewed towards Dagger, Sword and Gun. Haruta said they have plans to adjust the abilities of the lesser used weapons to make them more useful.
No specifics were given, but Haruta said there were plans to introduce new Magna battles.
Rebalancing of Regen Summons
The series of summons with regen, namely Neptune, Cybele and Satyros, will be getting rebalanced to make them more useful.
This has come up multiple times already, including most recently during the Defend Order Advance Play event, but they plan to make White Rabbit easier to obtain. The introduction of Black Rabbit had nothing to do with this; they had planned to introduce it regardless.
A number of people have asked for bullets to be reworked. Haruta says that there are no plans to change things just at the moment. However, when they introduce more Extra Jobs at a later date (presumably after Class IVs), they will look at rebalancing them.
Granblue Fantasy is on it’s way to its 3rd Anniversary now. Haruta left us with this teaser image and no explanation.