On the Marvel Snap Official Discord server, the team over at Second Dinner are actively answering questions from the community.
With the new patch now out, Nexus Events and playing with friends is a little bit away, and we even have some undocumented changes such as Destroyer‘s power increasing from 14 to 16 and a new location called Attilan.
Here are all the answers for June 29, 2022. Check out the new Ask the Dev archives for more!
Stephen: Yes coming in a future update
Ben Brode: Not yet be we are crankin’ as fast as we can!
Ben Brode: Not yet but it could be cool some day
Ben Brode: playing against friends is still a few patches away but it’s important and we are definitely going to do it!
Ben Brode: We’re working on stuff but they’re not in this next patch so it’s going to be a little bit!
Ben Brode: still workin’ on PC – too early to answer, sorry!
Ben Brode: yes this is something we’d like to add eventually
Ben Brode: this feels more like a suggestion than a question 😂
If they get new movies or other prominent media in the future and that boosts their popularity like miles morales, is there a chance they will get their own separate card? How will this affect the already existing variant?
Ben Brode: generally we like to do variants for characters with the exact same hero name. We’ll have to see how things evolve, though
Ben Brode: not at this time but we are going to be around a long time… who knows?
Ben Brode: in other games we often have to “renormalize” MMR so that new players entering the system are matched approrpriately. This means that MMR may change frequently and suddenly without notice or obvious public reasoning. It’s also often calculated in ways that use other hidden information (other players’ MMR’s, and our confidence in your MMR, for example) that make the calculations non-obvious. If it’s public then there will be a lot of focus on how exactly the numbers change and we don’t think it’ll feel very good.
Ben Brode: All of the base cards and a huge number of the variants are art we created exclusively for Marvel Snap!
Ben Brode: yeah that seems unintuitive – I checked and we have this tracked in our bug database
Ben Brode: yes, cubes won or lost have an impact on MMR adjustment
i believe 8 cubes = 8x the MMR impact
Ben Brode: 2 cubes
Ben Brode: our engineers are incredible – i can’t think of an example where this happened!
Ben Brode: Nova seems very good……
Ben Brode: yes, there are different matchmaking regions for now. Eventually you’ll be able to match globally.
Effects in the game care about you “Revealing a card” and “Playing a card” but was there ever a point in development that cards cared about being “staged?” For example: “The first card you stage this turn costs 1 less.”
Thanks again for making this incredible game & being so transparent 🙌 keep being awesome!
Ben Brode: Mysterio has a trigger on Stage! There might be another one but I’m not sure. There are definitely unreleased locations that care about stage order like you’re mentioning.
Stephen: Absolutely! We plan to add new variants every season.
rada: Sadly not yet 😥
rada: Buff intended and absence from patch was a mistake 😅