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1212, 2017

Christmas 2017: Ship of Heroes Recap

December 12th, 2017|

Christmas 2017: Ship of Heroes Recap Merry Christmas!  Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, you can enjoy the events in Ship of Heroes.  After listening to our website polls and forums, we think we can make a great start by having Halloween, Christmas, and Ship Launch Day (July 4th) as our first set of holiday events. In this video, we’re showing our first in-game holiday event: Meltdown is collecting Christmas gifts by racing around Apotheosis City.  As he finds each one, [...]

3011, 2017

The Night of the Clones Video

November 30th, 2017|

The Night of the Clones Video “The first time I really felt super-powered in City of Heroes was when I stumbled into a Rikti invasion with my level eight scrapper.  Before that, I'd been cautiously fighting groups of two or three enemies, unable to defeat stronger ones.  Suddenly, I was on an eight-man team surrounded by forty other players, moving across the battlefield like an unstoppable demigod.  Of course, looking back my success was fueled by dozens of buffs from the many [...]

2711, 2017

The Attuned and the Red Sigil:

November 27th, 2017|

The Attuned and the Red Sigil: While superhero mages tend to fall into a few general categories, there are countless types of magic in the galaxy, including some odd outliers that are difficult to classify.  A few theorists even claim that there are as many types of magic as there are mages, because no two mages' spells are exactly alike.  The Justice's meritocratic culture has meshed well with these various magical traditions over the centuries, spawning numerous organizations of mages ranging from groups of [...]

2111, 2017

Crowd Control and Status Effects in SoH

November 21st, 2017|

Crowd Control and Status Effects in SoH Crowd Control Crowd control, also called CC or mez, is a set of effects which make a game more complex and give players greater flexibility in how they defeat enemies.  Crowd control is inherently helpful to teams, but characters with strong mez abilities can be difficult to learn to play well. Several polls on our website have confirmed that crowd control, and characters who have CC abilities, are the most desired expansion area of the current four [...]

811, 2017

The First Post-CCT Alpha Player Costume

November 8th, 2017|

CCT Alpha #1 Status: Successful In this newsletter, we want to summarize what we have learned in our recent Alpha test of the Character Creation Tool (CCT) in Ship of Heroes.  The Alpha showed that the CCT is a robust tool which functioned well on every computer, and that it has some amazing features, especially for customizing the face of the character.  But we also found some bugs.  This is good news – the point of Alpha testing is to find potential issues early [...]

3110, 2017

Dark Magic Blast Powerset

October 31st, 2017|

Dark Magic Blast Powerset Happy Halloween!  This year we're showing off the current state of the Dark Magic Blast powerset for Halloween, as well as a few hints at future holiday events.  Be sure to vote for your favorite holiday in our latest poll (on the homepage of our website); the outcome will heavily affect which events we will create! Dark Magic Blast is a powerset that emphasizes that in the 25th century, magic is more powerful, more [...]

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