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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 [...]

1209, 2018

Civilians and Cars Video

September 12th, 2018|

Civilians and Cars Video Hi everybody!  In this video Dr. Strikewell takes a little jog through the Arch Park in the center of Apotheosis City, and shows us how immersive an MMO can be once there are civilians walking around and cars driving along the streets.  This video takes place in the morning, highlighting the warm colors of sunrise aboard the FHS Justice. Dawn in the Arch Park section of Apotheosis City. [...]

509, 2018

Civilians and Cars

September 5th, 2018|

Civilians and Cars One of the key goals in any game is immersion in the story.  One facet of immersion in an MMO is allowing significant numbers of players to be one the screen at the same time.  But the players are not the only people in the universe – we also need to populate the FHS Justice with civilian NPCs and cars to make a believable city of the future aboard a generation ship on the outskirts of the Human Federation.  This newsletter [...]

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