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Randor the Red

March 27, 2013

Super CIty Mall - Phaze I

Hiya SMASHers!

This week, Phase 1 of the Super City Mall has been released! Instead of 3 difficulty levels, we're raising the bar and releasing 4! (The different areas of the mall will have monsters at levels 5, 10, 15 and 20!) Boss Monster will be added in a later phase. Let us know of any monster bugs or balance issues on the AE Bug Tracker. (Become a Bug Hunter here:
Currently there are no weaknesses or elemental defenses. (Since there are no diseases in HeroSmash, what should zombies be immune to?) 
Wonderp Bread designed all the zombies and did most of the animation himself, so give him a /cheer! (Achievement unlocked!) 
Item drops will be apart of phase 2, with shops and quests coming after that. A member-only Arena is ALSO coming soon, where you can test future bosses earn rewards through a Points shop!

Tags: Randor the Red Super City Mall

Randor the Red

March 21, 2013

St Patrick's Day

This week we re-launched St Patrick's Day in the Park with some new items, so please do check those out!

Last week, though I was away, I found myself keeping in touch with Wonderp Bread and Polistar. I am glad I did as Wonderp (Bread) created a new monster "Zombie Terrornator". After a lot of tweaks to the look, it came out very cool. As the monster was being developed we learn how sound effects are done properly on monsters (I am hoping that what we learned will allow us to make SMASHables to have working sounds as well).

I have also finally found a way to deal with death lag on monsters which needs more refining. Now we have all the monsters designed for the mall, the Super City Mall will come out in phases:
Phase 1 - Mall and monsters; so we can test for issues with monsters.
Phase 2 - Storyline/Quests.
Phase 3 - Monster level balancing; to make that it is possible to raise level cap in the future.

Tags: Super City Mall St Patricks Day Randor the Red

Randor the Red

March 11, 2013

Return of the Bridge

First off, we wish Postmaster General a safe and exciting journey as he delivers a sack of super-secret mail to the outer reaches of the universe! He'll be away for a few months, but don't worry, he'll be back!. Before leaving stockpiled a museum's worth of art and helped out with game-planning. With him gone, I'll have to go back to slow-mail.... I mean email!

The Next Membership Promotion Gear?

Wonderp Bread and Polistar as a team are truly amazing! As I mentioned before, they created a super-sized monster for the arena project! Get ready to test how strong you really are! As with any other game in Beta, HeroSmash's environment is ever-changing! I'd planned to update the default armor's appearance, but because of the incredible amount of work involved in that, instead I'll make those new armors available in starter shops for new players. There will be a Member-only color-customizable version AND a few non-CC versions. What colors would you like those to have?

Base, Trim ans Accessory are choice colors

Alpha testers are a really loyal bunch! I had a lot of requests for the old Overlook (Super City Bridge and game tutorial). Seems it was a great hangout and many enjoyed standing on the rock to do Super poses. Truth is it was always going to return once I updated the tutorial and other art issues. For now it will return just as a hangout spot to be called "SuperCityBridge". Overlook will be where heroes and villains can get updates and news on latest events, wars and missions. The arena's also getting some final artwork polish done and will be added soon! A few more monsters are also in development for the mall (3 levels of difficulty)! This week I will be away to get recharged. We already decided that the Blockbuster movie-plex rare events will happen more often (how does every 3 months sound?) vs the originally-planned yearly event. We've been polling on the forums to get ahead and the team's been hard at work making your requests in-game reality! The biggest projects right now are the Super City map and the world map.

Wanna hang out?

Tags: Randor the Red Postmaster General Super City Bridge

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