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Ship of Heroes
« on: August 29, 2017, 02:43:06 PM »
I checked some of the updates and fresh videos from Ship of Heroes the other day.  Man....I've just got to say....they appear to be leading all the other contenders trying to assume the mantle of CoH.  The videos of the devs playing their characters in a short mission were stunningly familiar.  They'll put a craving on ya!  Player movements, visual effects, power animations...are all comfortably familiar. 

The amount of progress they've made in so short a period of time is amazing.

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 07:47:20 AM »
It really does make you homesick for a certain city in Rhode Island, doesn't it? But I really wish that people would stop playng music in the background in their videos. It distracts me from what I'm trying to watch, and I just find it to be really irritating. In the case of a gameplay sample, I'd rather hear the powers' sound effects.
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 07:22:30 PM »
Out of the contenders.. this is the only one that has not only made a public checklist of goals, but has met each and every one!  They are a spiritual successor in many ways as they all use to be avid players.  I'm excited for City of Titans... but as far as I've searched the depths of the net.. there has been no 'real' public update or announcement since IGN back in 2014... There is a certain significance in holding things close to the vest...not showing too much so that people will 'flock' to you out of pure exhilaration of shock and awe and 'finally'!  But, there is also a mainstream of followers.

Outside of the public announcements and updates. I love that they have an open donation line for people to get in escorted alpha tests.. to play with the creators and give them HARD, BRUTAL, REAL feedback of the experiences.  The alpha isn't live yet but is coming up.  I hope to save enough to donate in and get an invite.  They explain everything rather well in their forums.. so I won't spend much more time on it...

The main thing that the CEO stated that makes me excited to play is that.. at launch... they aren't gearing to people with fancy gaming rigs.  They are intending to head that direction but for people like myself with a on par Laptop.. and okay connection.. this is beautiful news!

The CEO explains his reason in an interview on youtube with PositiveGamer over a Skype.  I recommend watching

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 06:50:23 PM »
I've put in my $25 for future Beta Tester.  Hope I get a chance reasonably soon!

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 09:41:58 PM »
I will have to keep on eye on this.

Seems like COH without being COH. Even the logo is very similar.

If it keeps going like this could be the next best thing to getting the game back.


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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 04:35:54 PM »
They just updated their character creator.  Just like every update to the game so far, this is a quality update.  There are no flies on this group of devs.

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2017, 10:26:14 PM »
I'm liking the look of Ship of Heroes. The devs are communicating well and they're releasing regular videos showing off their ship, the character creator and the powers as they create them. It's early days but I'm hopeful that we'll have a good game here. I'm hopeful and confident enough to have donated to their cause - now we keep everything crossed :)

Personally, I hope all the 'spiritual successors' are successful. I think they're sufficiently different from each other for there to be room for them all.
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 10:46:04 AM »
The thing about the game that bugs me from what I've seen so far is the 'Ship' part, but it's not a very big deal

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 11:50:43 AM »
The thing about the game that bugs me from what I've seen so far is the 'Ship' part, but it's not a very big deal

To paraphrase a certain Captain Kirk: "It has the virtue of never having been tried before."

We'll have to see how it all pans out. I suppose it does give them largely limitless possibilities for aliens as the ship visits various planets.
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2017, 07:52:51 PM »
It looks very promising indeed. I worry that it looks too similar to City of Heroes and could attract unwanted legal attention. But I'm watching closely! It appears to be the closest thing to our beloved game.

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2017, 10:35:37 AM »
It looks very promising indeed. I worry that it looks too similar to City of Heroes and could attract unwanted legal attention. But I'm watching closely! It appears to be the closest thing to our beloved game.

I thought the same thing.

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 10:57:49 AM »
I admit it's caught my curiosity .. I like the basic Nemesis plot, backstory and outline of the game... I'll be keeping close tabs on this one.
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2017, 01:39:19 PM »
To paraphrase a certain Captain Kirk: "It has the virtue of never having been tried before."

We'll have to see how it all pans out. I suppose it does give them largely limitless possibilities for aliens as the ship visits various planets.

Not just that, but there are plenty of "ships" in sci-fi lore that are as big as planets with an interior that replicates a planet (see last week's Orville, or last season's final Dr Who story) so there's no reason the "ship" itself can't be all types of awesome.


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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2017, 03:27:02 PM »
Of course CoH actually a space ship of sorts - remember the Storm Palace?

Ok, it didn't actually go anywhere but it could have done and the devs were working on a moonbase so you could be forgiven for thinking that CoX was expanding into space before it was cut down.
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2017, 01:29:17 PM »
Of course CoH actually a space ship of sorts - remember the Storm Palace?

Ok, it didn't actually go anywhere but it could have done and the devs were working on a moonbase so you could be forgiven for thinking that CoX was expanding into space before it was cut down.

Still wish CoX had added an undersea "kingdom."  The one in Champions is fun, in a Champions Online kinda way...

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2017, 07:57:32 PM »
*pst* this should probably go in the Plan Z section.

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2017, 09:34:22 PM »
That shows you how often I check posts without using "Show unread posts since last visit." :D
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2017, 10:21:35 PM »
Not just that, but there are plenty of "ships" in sci-fi lore that are as big as planets with an interior that replicates a planet (see last week's Orville, or last season's final Dr Who story) so there's no reason the "ship" itself can't be all types of awesome.

or Silent Running or Starlost.

I don't see a problem with it.

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2017, 01:02:02 AM »
Inside a ship?   So where do all those mega-blasts that miss their target end up?   Punching holes in the ship's hull somewhere else?

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2017, 08:21:12 PM »
or Silent Running or Starlost.

I don't see a problem with it.
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2017, 10:59:32 AM »
I read up about this one today as well, actually spurred a return to these forums after a long absence. I do like where it is going and seems to have quite the momentum about it too. You can colour me interested

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2017, 11:11:59 AM »
Personally, I quite like the idea of superheroes on a space ship. Three things that I really like are superhero MMO's, science fiction and horror (I've watched Event Horizon so many times I almost feel like part of the crew!)

So, SoH ticks two of my boxes :)
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2017, 01:10:16 PM »
Two things

1 New video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUAB86uLtfE

2 My hesitation is not about space ships or using them in and of itself. it's about it needing to be done carefully or it's going to be cheesy and possibly detract from more than it adds to the setting. I see it right now as an unnecessary gimmick, but time will tell how will they pull it off.

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2017, 02:14:10 AM »
Two things

1 New video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUAB86uLtfE

2 My hesitation is not about space ships or using them in and of itself. it's about it needing to be done carefully or it's going to be cheesy and possibly detract from more than it adds to the setting. I see it right now as an unnecessary gimmick, but time will tell how will they pull it off.

My opinion (if anyone cares)... they're on track to making a terrific game and the setting is right behind the exact shape of the glasses available to characters in my list of concerns.

Once the game is real and working, I would love to have a zone (or zones) accessible via time/space wormhole that is on old Earth in the 1970's or 1950's or whatever that causes some people within a certain distance of the wormhole to get super powers who can then fight crime, have secret identities, help police and firefighters, whatever. 

But AFTER the game is working.
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2017, 06:15:09 AM »
My opinion (if anyone cares)... they're on track to making a terrific game and the setting is right behind the exact shape of the glasses available to characters in my list of concerns.

So by my count that'd make it
1) Hat variety
2) Moving hair
3) Individual fingers
4) Glasses shape
5) Setting

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2017, 03:37:36 PM »
So by my count that'd make it
1) Hat variety
2) Moving hair
3) Individual fingers
4) Glasses shape
5) Setting

Might make 1) Hat color is not also a hair color option.  I thought there were plenty of hats.  Could there be more hats?   I suppose they could add a mean bowler. :) 

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2017, 04:03:59 AM »
Might make 1) Hat color is not also a hair color option.  I thought there were plenty of hats.  Could there be more hats?   I suppose they could add a mean bowler. :)

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2017, 06:51:26 PM »
Inside a ship?   So where do all those mega-blasts that miss their target end up?   Punching holes in the ship's hull somewhere else?

They said the hull is protected by shields that not even the aliens attacking the ship can easily penetrate so if some dopey hero managed to punch a hole in the 24 foot thick hull (at its thinnest point) it'd still have the shields outside for protection. And we know that ships in Star Trek use shields to cover damaged sections of hull so that's not something new.
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2017, 02:50:32 PM »
Inside a ship?   So where do all those mega-blasts that miss their target end up?   Punching holes in the ship's hull somewhere else?

It's just a game. Does it really matter?


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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2017, 10:43:10 PM »
https://www.shipofheroes.com/christmas-2017-ship-of-heroes-recap/

Wow, you know, this game is really shaping up if you want a CoH clone.  It reminds me a lot of what CoH would be in Unreal 4.  It may be copying a bit from CoH, but as long as NCSoft doesn't slap them with a lawsuit, I think we'll be good to go in 2019!

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2017, 03:46:12 PM »
Merry Xmas from Ship of Heroes Devs...

Here is Casey's (The Consultant's) update on the December Outlook and upcoming Guided Combat Alphas: https://www.shipofheroes.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&p=7772#p7772

is it possible to add a link to the Plan Z section?


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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2017, 10:36:05 PM »
A link to Ship of Heroes has been added to Plan Z on the forum front page. 
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2017, 10:12:58 PM »
@Tahquitz thank you! if anyone has any questions about Ship of Heroes I'll probably be able to find an answer. Happy new year.

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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2017, 02:10:35 AM »
Wasn't my doing.  Next time you see Sekoia, give em' a tip of your hat. :)
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Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2018, 03:56:11 PM »
I discovered SoH on Christmas day.  frankly I was getting depressed from the status and direction off all the successors.  SoH who I never heard of before brought me out of that slump. 

I am excited again. 

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« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2018, 02:06:26 PM »
I know those who have been watching would like to see some real game play. A preview of the Combat Alpha is going to be posted today! I'll post the link when it's ready and after we run and record/stream on of the Combat Alphas, I'll have some video to show.


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Re: Alpha test preview Re: Ship of Heroes
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2018, 02:59:32 PM »
I know those who have been watching would like to see some real game play. A preview of the Combat Alpha is going to be posted today! I'll post the link when it's ready and after we run and record/stream on of the Combat Alphas, I'll have some video to show.

Can't wait to see those! Actually, I suppose I'll have to wait lol

I like the openness of the team developing SoH, they're not afraid to tell us when something unexpected happens and all those videos showing the progress they've been making are giving me hope!
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