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Balu -> =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/16/2013 7:28:08)

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[image]http://herosmash.artix.com/images/avatars/HS_Icon_Randor.jpg[/image]
Randor the Red

August 14, 2013
Back to the... Drawing Board!

As with Beta anything can and will happen, especially with bugs. To help get rid of some the bugs, we are planning on some changes to the Smashdome. For months now the team have been designing new arenas where players can face bosses at extreme difficulty for new type of rep points 'Honor'! Higher the honor you gain the better the prizes you can claim. Three new arenas have been designed and are ready to be turned into maps. Good and Evil arenas for normal players while the Mega Arena will be members only.

[image]http://herosmash.com/images/cms/HS_DN_15Aug13b.jpg[/image]

Mega Arena where you face titan size monsters!
The Mega Arena was built into an asteroid in space and entered via the teleport which will be going into the soon to be revised Smashdome. PvP will remain, but battle polls will be removed (but a shop with BP item will remain). The top 5 'all time' score holders will become Player NPC's in Smashdome.

[image]http://herosmash.com/images/cms/HS_DN_15Aug13a.jpg[/image]

As testing has shown in Marketstreet, the Gremlins have a crazy bug where, at random, it makes them invincible for a random amount of time. We are doing our best to track down the bug so it does not happen again (especially to Mega Bosses!). Popcorn drops will become a quest item, but for now, during the testin' phaze they can be traded in for rare movie plex gear (a few more will be added next week). Then the Blockbuster Event will be permanently replaced with Blockbuster 5D (You may already have seen the movie before buying the ticket and seen movie before it's made, while seeing a dozen movies multiple times! - 5D!). The Candy shop will remain and a new one to be added, the 'Cosplay Shop', where we will add winning movie items (based on the monthly forum poll) to it.

[image]http://herosmash.com/images/cms/HS_DN_15Aug13c.jpg[/image]

As the art is coming together, I am now am extremely focused on picking the winner for the writing contest, so expect a winner very soon!

One last thing we will have more HeroMart in-game items coming soon!


Whoa, you guys have been super busy I see!

I`m extremely interested and excited for the new boss arenas! Don`t know how they will be set up to function but what I`d like to see, especially for the Mega Arena, is really difficult bosses that require a team of players to take down. And i hope you set the bosses in lvl tiers so not just hi lvl players can benefit from this. Maybe have lvl 10, 15 and 20 version of the bosses with appropriate rewards. That way players will be encouraged to lvl up so they can fight and get their hands on better gear, be it powers or vanity items. I`m interested to see how "Honor" will work exactly.

As for the top 5 score holders becoming NPCs, that`s a great idea in concept but i wish that this honor of having an NPC in the game would be a bit more exclusive. It kinda makes this honor a bit on the common side. Personally I would like to see only a bunch of players become NPCs, either being the best of the best at something or for doing something super special. So maybe cut down the number to 3 players to make is more special?

Regarding the Mega Plex, it`s great that you guys decided to add a perma shop for Blockbuster gear. I`ve never been a fan of seeing lots of cool items, items that artists have worked extremely hard on, go rare without a solid reason. It`s a waste of hard work and art to keep making lots of items rare. Sure they potentially generate quick revenue, but imo keeping them in game forever is better in the long run. HS has had a good amount of rares in the past, but hopefully that will change a bit towards just providing quality items for players old and new and cutting down on items going rare.

I`m also really interested to see who will take the job of volunteer writer and how you will use that person`s talent. Like I`ve stated many times, HeroSmash really needs more quests, sagas and a continuation of the main storyline! Focusing more on coding and releasing quests plus adding into the mix the awesome work of the artists can revitalize this game, make it generate more revenue and hopefully take it out of beta where it has been for quite an amount of time.




Lord Noonien Soong -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/16/2013 9:14:46)

Awesome! So glad you guys are making and editing everything again, this is gonna be good! [8D]




Twighlight Sky -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/16/2013 13:44:23)

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As for the top 5 score holders becoming NPCs, that`s a great idea in concept but i wish that this honor of having an NPC in the game would be a bit more exclusive. It kinda makes this honor a bit on the common side. Personally I would like to see only a bunch of players become NPCs, either being the best of the best at something or for doing something super special. So maybe cut down the number to 3 players to make is more special?

Speaking as someone who was randomly chosen to be a player NPC several years back, I'm pretty fine either way with it. As long as the people they choose are responsible players who can handle everyone suddenly looking up to them, they should be fine.

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I`m also really interested to see who will take the job of volunteer writer and how you will use that person`s talent. Like I`ve stated many times, HeroSmash really needs more quests, sagas and a continuation of the main storyline! Focusing more on coding and releasing quests plus adding into the mix the awesome work of the artists can revitalize this game, make it generate more revenue and hopefully take it out of beta where it has been for quite an amount of time.

I cannot emphasize how much I agree with this.

To the future!
~Twi~




Aqwtiny123 -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/18/2013 10:42:05)

Can't wait for this! But it should be Top 5 monthly.For more active and recent players.Top 5 all time except 1 never log in.making it top 5 monthly gives everyone a chance for the run




plebster -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/20/2013 16:06:30)

^except 2*
GG3 logged in recently, and he's apparently at 2.3


Also, will the NPCs be the top 5 from January the 2nd (when the leaderboard bugged), or the top 5 when the release happens, or the ever-changing top 5?

I need to know if I should bother trying to get 300k points in 2 months or so, so an answer would be appreciated, thanks!

The upcoming releases look to be the best so far IMO. Can't wait! When exactly is the smashdome revamp coming?






Antithesis -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/20/2013 22:53:27)

Really super excited for them to pick a writer.

I wish everyone (including myself) luck!




LeonVader -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/21/2013 7:04:01)

this game is getting more awesome. Smash on!

-onion knight




XapApp -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/23/2013 6:58:18)

Hey, I noticed on the third image, Sam's text's font is Comic Sans. Does that mean the font of NPC texts will be changing to Comic Sans in-game?




Randor the Red -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/23/2013 14:59:42)

@Twighlight Sky - Glad you agree :)

@Aqwtiny123 and @plebster - Since the board is stuck, we going with the current top 5 all time. There will be room for more Player Npcs later on. We may also do a War memorial wall plaque with top player names on it. All depends on location and time.

@Antithesis - Winner has been pick and hopefully Monday we can finalize things and reveal the name of the winner!

@Lord Noonien Soong and @LeonVader - That's the plan!

@XapApp - You are correct, I been wanting for NPC text to stand out from the formal button and name text and give it a slighty more comic like feel. Getting a font that easy to read was important. Hope you all will like it.




megakyle777 -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/23/2013 15:08:07)

...Does anyone else recall that contest for getting your heroes and villains in game?




ND Mallet -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/23/2013 15:28:38)

@mega I think that either got put on hold or got eaten by the forum's purge from inactivity.

Anyways, glad to hear the writer is being revealed soon. Can't wait to see the talented fellow(also I will know who next to corrupt with my moosey influence }:3)




plebster -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (8/23/2013 16:17:35)

Since the leaderboard is screwed, we might be able to introduce a ratings system. I actually devised a simple but fair, working one. It only works for Battle Royale (and duels, but people could duel themselves and gain high ratings).

Basically, players start at a rating of 1000.

If you win, you your rating increases by this amount: loser's rating divided by the winner's rating, squared, x100.

If you lose, your rating decreases by using the same calculation

In battle royale, the winner is obviously the person who won, and the loser is you, if you didn't win. If you did win, the loser will be the person in the pvp zone with the highest rating (obviously not including yourself, the winner). Study that sentence and it will make sense.

for example, if a player of rating 2000 wins a battle royale with the highest rated player (not including the winner) being rated 1000:
1000/2000=0.5
0.5 squared = 0.25
0.25 x 100 = 25
winner's rating will go up by 25
that loser's rating will go down by 25
winner's new rating is 2025
that loser's new rating is 975

However, if it was the other way round and the 1000 rated player won:
2000/1000=2
2 squared = 4
4x100=400
that loser's rating will go down by 400
winner's new rating is 1400
loser's new rating is 1600

This system means that not many points are transferred for an expected win, but for a big upset, many points will be transferred, so using this, an accurate rating of a player's true skill can be created.

It is very, very unlikely for a player of a truly accurate rating of 1000 to beat a player of a truly accurate rating of 2000, so you wouldn't really see 400 points being lost or gained very often. I was just using it as a simple example.



There are a few other details including deflation and inflation, provisiuonal scores, quitters and stuff. Maybe with the new smashdome, something like this could be implemented. It would be much easier to do with duels though, rather than battle royale.


This is not a suggestion, merely an idea that I wanted to share.



Hey, randor, this is a question from a friend, shadow moolights: Can we replace the top 5 NPCs after it's released, if we get into the top 5?




thizzyboy10 -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (10/6/2013 5:40:02)

To the Top 4 of them Are rarely ever playing and the people who already passed there scores don't get a chance to be Npc I find it pretty unfair that 9 months of beating there score now people tell me that I can't be a npc... How if that remotely fair?




plebster -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (10/8/2013 18:07:24)

Are you gg3?




vulkan -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (10/18/2013 16:56:14)

hold on a minute...we are still in beta?!?! (ive been away for a while)




Twighlight Sky -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (10/20/2013 13:29:51)

Yes, we are still in the Beta Testing phase.




Nightmare AQW -> RE: =HS= DNs for August 14, 2013 - Back to the... Drawing Board! (11/9/2013 22:45:00)

I wish you guys made Marketstreet items SC cuz I have so many saved up just for that but now its mem only lol.




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