Greetings Reddit!

Blood Bowl 2 - the violent blend of Games Workshop's Warhammer world and American football - launched on the 22nd of September to PC and consoles, so we wanted to check in with you guys and answer any questions or queries you had about the game, Cyanide, or Focus!

Since there has been such a large and enthusiastic volume of feedback, we figured what better place to discuss it with you than on Reddit!

Who are we? Part of the development and publishing team!

/u/Focus_Netheos - Community Manager at Focus Home Interactive

/u/Focus_Michael - Creative Producer at Focus Home Interactive

/u/Cya_Syl - Project Manager at Cyanide Studios

/u/Cya_Uncleribs - Lead Game Designer at Cyanide Studios

We'll be answering as many questions as we can between 16:00 and 18:00 CEST.

You may, of course, direct a question to a specific team member or just throw it out there for anyone to grab.

Proof: Official Tweet: Official Facebook post:

EDIT: It's 6:17 PM and we're thrilled to see that so many of you came on this AMA! Thank you!! It's over for now, see you!

Comments: 454 • Responses: 6  • Date: 

BishoBola36 karma

  1. Are you working on armor upgrades when the players lvl up? lvl 7 players looking like lvl 1 players.. just feel a bit off, and enemy player tracking would be easier, plus you have to admit it, you feel attached to your team when they grow up visually and become little star players :) . Bloodbowl 1 visual armor update system works great!
  2. what do you think about a toggleable key to show every ability icon on the field, just like this: and same for quick and easy rolls read? like in this screenshot (thx to falesh for the screenshots)

  3. Will you make something about the player cards showing up where the action is instead the player you want to check? everytime you want to take a look to an enemy's player ability, the player card deselects and the camera focus where the action is. It's a bit annoying right now :)

  4. Why not give the player the option to pick 1 primary color, 2 secondary color, 3 detail color, and a pattern for team customization rather than presets? dawn of war is a great example of good player customization. Right now there are 3-4 presets that are almost always picked (i just read the answer where you say cyans will be use to buy new jerseys, that would work too with my suggestion, cool colors , secondary colors,, detail colors and new and cool patterns could be bought with cyans)

  5. Reconnect ?. PLEASE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. And being able to save and load matches just in case you can't finish the match and your opponent agrees to keep playing another day

  6. Will you make something about 75% (maybe the % can be lower hahah) of the games ending before half time? maybe punishment for excessive disconnections?

  7. Stadiums: did you think about automatic stadium updates depending on your team value? right now spending money for stadium lvl upgrades is just not worth it ( a shame because visually lvl4 stadiums are AMAZING). About the Hooligans, only humans? any plan to change them into yout race specific team?

  8. E-sports : what do you think about BB2 getting into it?

About visuals in this game, they look GREAT! and you can feel BB2 will be BIG! keep the good work guys!

Focus_Netheos9 karma

That's a lot of questions! I'll try to answer them piece by piece.

(2) We are thinking about something similar, like a "tactical view" which would toggle a grid, positionnal names and skills.

(7) Players conceding matches loose fan factor and give up 5 SPP for one of their player. They also waste 1 match for their players when ageing is activated in the league. And on your side, you earn a lot of free SPP and gold! The topic of punishment for disconnections is complicated because we can't punish people for having a bad connection. I think people will slowly realize how much they loose by conceding and concede will be scarcer.

hairypete7716 karma

Will you be posting a PDF of an "official" rulebook that details the rules of BB2?

Focus_Netheos20 karma

Hey! We're working on a PDF dealing with the differences between LRB6 and BB2 rules and explaining the reasons behind these changes. It should be coming in the next weeks!

RaimoTorbouc12 karma

Will you communicate more with the Blood Bowl community in the future? This AMA is really great, and I really think that all the negativity from BB1 came only from a lack of communication.. please communicate more with us on the forum :)

Focus_Netheos5 karma

Sure! I can already tell you that we're thrilled to see the success of this AMA, 250 questions in 1 hour is far more than we expected and it's awesome to see that! We've some work to do to answer to everyone now! ;)

TheSpydyr9 karma

2 Quick questions: 1. Do you plan to make a more extensive dice log visible for the players to follow as the game progresses? 2. Are there plans to implement where a turn is automatically ended once all player actions are completed?

Focus_Netheos8 karma

Both are on our list but we can't say "yes" or "no" to every features. We read all your feedback and we'll communicate on the next patch as soon as we have something solid!

VulpusAlbus4 karma

Whom should we contact to update outdated league info at, We've been tryting to get it updated for months with no success?

Focus_Netheos5 karma

Hey, please contact [email protected] and describe the issue. We'll take of it!