Friday Update #240

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Friday Update #240

Unread postby Golden Girl » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:11 am

This week, we’ve been making some tweaks to the design and layout of the character creator system, which has come about because of some tweaks to the area where players choose the origin of their characters, which in turn was the result of a few mechanical adjustments that we’ve made to the sequence of the power selection process to help expand its scope even further to help it support some even more unusual character concepts that players might come up with that it already allowed for.

This is in line with one of our major design goals for the whole game, which is giving players even more freedom with their character concepts than ‘City of Heroes’ was capable of, and in the case of our origin system, that’s done by simply taking what CoH had as a starting point, and then building on it and expanding its options and flexibility until it goes far beyond the original and becomes our own unique system, while still retaining the basic feel of its inspiration.


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Re: Friday Update #240

Unread postby American Gargoyle » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:13 am

Hopefully your origins selection handles things like aliens and the like better than CoH did. It never seemed right to take Natural for someone who could fly and shoot blasts just because it was natural to their race. The others, Mutation, Magic, and Science were no better of a fit.
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Re: Friday Update #240

Unread postby Golden Girl » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:10 am

It does - every system we design is built around the requirements of a comic book world, rather than just being a standard MMO with a comic book skin.
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Re: Friday Update #240

Unread postby Exo-Buster » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:29 pm

I take it that there's at least going to be two other origins?

Cosmic (for people who got their powers through cosmic phenomenom like the silver surfer) and Alien (people like Superman whose species just have those powers)?

Would Extradimensional (for anyone whose powers are of a decidedly more...lovecraftian bent) also fit as an origin?
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Re: Friday Update #240

Unread postby Golden Girl » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:25 am

We're still refining it, but the origin system, in HaV is quite a bit more complex than the basic one that CoH offered players, and gives them a much greater level of choice.
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