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301, 2019

2018 – Accelerating to Lightspeed The Year in Review

January 3rd, 2019|

2018 – Accelerating to Lightspeed The Year in Review It's been a very good year for our Ship of Heroes team.   Despite some delays, we've surpassed every challenge and pushed forward, moving ever closer to launch.  Those of you who were with us all year have seen extremely rapid, visible progress, resulting in a prototype game that more than 200 of you, our supporters, were able to log into and test in 2018.  Here are some of the year's highlights: We've built and deployed [...]

912, 2018

Registration for the First Login Test

December 9th, 2018|

Registration for the First Login Test A screengrab from recent automated FPS testing in Ship of Heroes On December 15th, at about 10 in the morning eastern time, we’re going to conduct a login test with Ship of Heroes supporters and devs. In 2017, we gave a group of supporters a chance to try out the first version of our Character Creation Tool (CCT).  Earlier this year, we did a series of team combat Alpha runs.  Now we’re [...]

3011, 2018

Restorative Nanites Powerset

November 30th, 2018|

Restorative Nanites Powerset The 30th of November marks six years since City of Heroes closed.  Two years ago, we launched the Ship of Heroes website and announced that we were using the closed MMORPG as a major inspiration for a completely new game.  CoH had many wonderful traits, one of which was how much fun you could have playing healers, buffers, controllers, and other non-DPS archetypes.  Today we are releasing a video showing our first version of a new [...]

2611, 2018

FPS Success in SoH

November 26th, 2018|

FPS Success in SoH An FPS test with 103 heroes and 103 Nagdellians under the Arch.  FPS is 31.6.  Blue Man is our lead coder's favorite test character. Hello, Ship of Heroes supporters!  This newsletter is quite different from what we’ve published in the past.  First off, this is part one of a series of four newsletters in which we'll share some really good news.  Second, we’re going to do something that is very rare for a game at our [...]

3110, 2018

2018 Halloween Video

October 31st, 2018|

2018 Halloween Video Happy Halloween, Ship of Heroes supporters!  The arrival of Halloween kicks off the holiday season for many of us, and Halloween will be one of the three confirmed special event periods aboard the Justice.  Last year we showed off the Dark Magic Blast powerset for Halloween, and this year we’re going to demo two mechanics we plan to have after the launch of the game. Trick or Treat Returns! [...]

2410, 2018

Day and Night in Apotheosis City

October 24th, 2018|

Day and Night in Apotheosis City This video shows off the current state of the game map, especially the new day/night cycle effects on the look of the city.  In order to give you the best sense of just how good this change looks in-game, we’ve sped up the total day/night cycle from 3 hours to about four minutes.  It’s important to note that we are still working with the key parameters of the cycle, including how dark is too dark at [...]

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