Ship of Heroes

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Ship of Heroes

Unread postby plinkyplonk » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:41 pm

The 'Ship of Heroes' IP appeared from nowhere. Looks interesting though and certainly the character designer is very CoH'esque.

I will not be chancing any investment into it but will watch it with interest as I have been doing City of Titans, although that IP has remained quiet even 2 years after the proposed release date.
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Re: Ship of Heroes

Unread postby Blaze Rocker » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:36 pm

plinkyplonk wrote:I will not be chancing any investment into it but will watch it with interest as I have been doing City of Titans, although that IP has remained quiet even 2 years after the proposed release date.

They gave a 2015 release date for 'City of Titans'? My my. Somebody had WAY too much confidence in their abilities.

I first heard of 'Ship of Heroes' about two months back. I could barely believe anyone would start a CoH successor project this long after sunset, and while there were three other successor projects in the works.
Their screenshots look very pretty, as does their character creator. I don't like the setting at all though. It's extremely unusual for a world of superheroes and it puts their level of technology beyond the time period for classic weapons like guns and standard explosives. It also seems very out-of-place for magic origin characters. Unless they have reasonable ways around these issues it will put them at a disadvantage even if they manage to get to late beta.

It's a shame Plan Z and HGC can't merge game projects. We've got a couple years of development already done and a much better game setting.
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Re: Ship of Heroes

Unread postby Golden Girl » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:19 am

From what I've heard of this, it's aiming to be very much a clone of CoH, rather than it's own game with CoH as a starting point.
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Re: Ship of Heroes

Unread postby plinkyplonk » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:00 pm

The kickstarter was cancelled a couple of days ago.
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Re: Ship of Heroes

Unread postby Blaze Rocker » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:03 pm

plinkyplonk wrote:The kickstarter was cancelled a couple of days ago.

"Canceled", but not failed. They are continuing on and will make another go at the Kickstarter at a later date.
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Re: Ship of Heroes

Unread postby Thazager » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:11 pm

From the few I have seen (kickstarters) it seems they are doing them to make quick money, and really don't care if the game is made? Its not to hard (like most people) to have a main job for the income, and work on the game like a hobby to get it going, rather than depend solely on the game for all their income, until the game is complete and earning the money.
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Re: Ship of Heroes

Unread postby plinkyplonk » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:07 pm

As Blaze notes "not failed"

The dev team reviewed the response and will offer support direct on their site in the future with a release expected of some sort within 2 years.

Every speculation carries risk.
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Re: Ship of Heroes

Unread postby Blaze Rocker » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:33 pm

Yes, I actually had to have someone explain to me how the Kickstarter works. By canceling they don't get any money and it actually makes them look better. It shows that they're paying attention to how the gaming community views their work and they decided to try again later when they had more progress to show.

It also shows that they're less concerned with the money and more with their reputation. (A lesson NCsoft could have learned five years ago.) It's such a shame that their game's setting is so different from HaV's. I'd be inclined to back SoH if it was more traditional.
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