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09/23/2016 - Friday Update #199

This week, we’ve been doing some more design work on how we’re handling the concept of player origins in the game – which is one of the areas where we want to add a substantial improvement on how it was handled in ‘City of Heroes’.

The range of comic book origin stories that players could come up is as limitless as the range of character concepts that they can make, which obviously means that trying to create a selection of actual origin stories for players to pick from is a non-starter as an idea – but there’s still plenty of room for allowing the source of their powers, rather than how they got them, to play a much bigger role in the various storylines than was done in CoH, which was limited to pretty much just a cosmetic choice of what store or vendor you went to buy your enhancements.

Adding more consequences to the origin of a character’s power will help add variety to the gameplay of what will naturally be an alt-friendly game, so that there’ll be an extra layer of differences on top of the various other elements of player choice that we’re working on.

Have a heroic/villainous weekend!

The Heroes and Villains team