2021 Summer Beta Wrap-up

2021 Summer Beta Wrap-up

Far more people signed up than expected – this was our largest Beta ever, by far! The vast majority of participants report that they had fun playing the missions in SoH. That’s the main measure of success. Player comments have been very positive, beyond the usual little hiccups and suggestions for improvements.

2021 Summer Mission Beta Event

2021 Summer Mission Beta Event

We’re showing off a massive boss fight in Showdown, the final mission of the Iris arc. The Iris mission arc is available to everyone who registers for the event. Donors are in the game now, playtesting the content to look for bugs, and non-donors will be allowed in on August 14th.

The Mission Event and Utility Powers

The Mission Event and Utility Powers

Signups for our upcoming mission Beta event will begin on July 31st! The event itself is scheduled for August 7th. More on that soon, but today, we want to update you on some aspects of powers in SoH that are important, and easy to overlook.

The Mission Event Begins in July

The Mission Event Begins in July

We’ve been working hard to set up another Ship of Heroes Beta event, and now the time is approaching.  We have wanted to show off a full mission arc for some time, as well as some other missions.  It did take longer to bugfix than we had hoped, but you can expect to try out these missions in late June or July.  We are showing off the first Iris mission arc, which has several branching choices that can interact in complex ways – more on that in a future newsletter.

Invasion Event Newsletter

Invasion Event Newsletter

With this newsletter, our Invasion Beta Event has officially ended for now. Over the three runs, we observed that Devastators were overwhelmingly the most popular character archetypes for the event (Tankers were second), and that the community has a preference for us to make the fight more structured and less chaotic. So we are working on that, as you see in the list below.

Fight the Berserker on August 29th

Fight the Berserker on August 29th

On Saturday the 29th, we will have our third run of the Nagdellian invasion. We’ve made changes in response to the first couple of runs, and we think we have fixed most of the crashes, so come on down and see how it looks on the 29th. The invasion will be a recurring event once Ship of Heroes launches.