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December 22, 2011

Merry Smashmas to all - And to all a good fight!

Mery Smashmas Everyone! Around this time I like to pop some popcorn, sit around the artificial palm tree, lit with artificial candles, and beat box to Smashmas tunes. It’s while I’m eating popcorn, and beat boxing that I ponder on family, and friends.  I consider all of the players my friends, and this year we went all out to make your Smashmas special.


Hermie and Doodie are back, and Doodie is up to no good again. This time she accidentally created a mass of mutated radioactive snow monsters.

There are so many that this means WAR. Battle and battle the onslaught of snow monsters and turn in the dropped snowballs to fill up a war meter.  When the meter is full – a special shop will open up!

**UPDATE** It’s amazing what the absence of a zero can do. There was a bug with the war meter. It’s fixed now, and everyone is POWERING through this war.


For Smashmas I made new maps for you to PvP in. They are winter wonderlands for you to beat your opponents faces in. These special maps will be around for as long as Smashmas is. Enjoy them!


While re-dated items from last year’s Smashmas have returned, even MORE items have shown up.  Everyone pitched in to make some really amazing items this year.


Merry Smashmas everyone!

Tags: Yergen Smashmas Holiday PvP Decipherment


December 16, 2011

Got bugs? Call 1800-Llussion!

PvP released last week and you players ate it up. And our engine said WHAAAAAATTTT?  We had made so many big changes since members had played on it, that when EVERONE jumped on it we found a ton of bugs. On Monday Llussion jumped in head first and started squashing bugs, and working on fixing lag.

LAG,  IT TASTES LIKE IT SOUNDS - The first big monster we tackled was the lag. We almost pulled out hair out when we saw the lag. There was sooo much lag! Llussion really scoured over the game and found some key areas to help ease the lag issues PvP created. When he explains what he did I kinda glaze over and imagine something different. It had to do with dinosaurs fighting space rhinos. But I am rambling. Let’s just say he fixed a couple of key things that should really help lessen the lag issues.

CANNED CHAT CAN OUTLAST A NUCLEAR BLAST – It’s the little things that you miss, but when you add them make everyone smile. For those that play in the canned chat server (Jemini) we have added PvP centric canned chat options. They should really help everyone communicate when it comes to PvP. If you can think of any we missed, let us know.

SHINEY - Medals are now arranged properly, and properly leveled. That is all.

YOUR HEAD IS STILL SHOWING – Not any more. In your player avatar you would sometimes see your head peeking behind head morphs. That’s been fixed.

STUN RHYMES WITH PUN – When you are stunned and try to use your super abilities, you will no longer start that cool down timer. It will just say that you are stunned, and can’t use that power yet.

STAT_TASTIC! - Stats now showing in all battles. Before, we were not showing ALL the stats, when they were not important to your score. Now, just for funzies we are showing everything. People like seeing everything.

Whats next on the snowy horizon?

Hermie and Doodie are getting ready for Smashmas next week. Something has gone wrong, and radioactive mutated snowmen are on the loose. This is going to be one messy Smashmas!

Tags: Yergen Llussion Bug Fixes Smashmas Holiday Gargantuan


November 25, 2011

Black Friday Items: Villain Fantastic!

It's Black Friday, and while some stores are offering crazy deals on just ok stuff, I figured I would offer a once in a life time oppourtunity to buy a really cool set. I decided to run with the "black" them of the day and make a villain centric set. I give you Villain Fantastic!

This is one scary set. I think there are enough skulls in this set, but I'm pretty sure Artix would want some more... and on fire. Now for the fun part. In honor of this being a special day these SmashCoin items have been tagged SUPER MEGA ULTRA RARE! How often does that happen?! Actually I dont really know, but I would think it's not that often.

You may be wondering if these items are faction specific? In the end I thought long and hard on it (about 2 minutes or so). And I came to the conclusion that everyone should get them, if they want. There could be some heroes that use fear to intimidate their enemies, and a skull faced armor is just what they need. The three items can be found in the SmashGiving shop! Have fun with it!

~Yergen Von Shmergenbergen

Tags: Yergen Black Friday Holiday Villain Brine


November 23, 2011

SmashGiving is HERE!

SmashGiving is here! The time to be thankful for the things you have, and smash those who try to take them from you! We have a fun set of items to help celebrate the festive time!

And remember to be nice to everyone this week, or they may just smash you in your face.

All the items are available in Overlook. Look for the SmashGiving button in the main nav window!

Sneak Peek of a Special Birthday Yellow Item


I told you there would be yellow. MuHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!

Tags: Yergen Birthday SmashGiving Holiday Protuberance


July 01, 2011

Fourth of July (and Canada Day) come to HeroSmash

There is a new fair at the fairgrounds. It’s for the 4th of July, and Canada Day! Visit the Fairgrounds and see a special Visit the fairgrounds and meet Skew, our latest player NPC. It appears that the chudlings have a fondness for gunpowder. It makes them hungry. Who knew? Well anyhow, Skew needs your help, or else there will be no fireworks extravaganza. This release features 3 new missions, and 16 new holiday themed items!

So get your liberty on, and get ready to smash up some chudlings and watch some fireworks. Ahhh, that sounds like a great 4th of July!

Skew? Who's Skew

Skew is a HeroSmash player who was picked out of 25 total players that met the right requirements. Good job Skew!

Tags: Yergen Holiday Polyamide


June 30, 2011

The Second Trial Is Live - Along With A New Movie

Super Death is very pleased with the results of the first trial. It’s time to open the portal to his second trial. If you are up to it, you will be put into one sticky situation. An asteroid has landed in the middle of the Super City Mall. Slimy creatures have poured out, and you must stop them.

Lokos and Electina have shown up to guide you. Fully completing the missions will rank you up in Super Deaths Shadow Faction, unlocking new powers and items. This trial is filled with 20 items, 2 of which will go rare when Super Death opens the portal to the third trial.

30 missions and a minigame will test your strength and your ability to think under pressure. Remember Super Death is watching you. Seeing how you play his trials, in order to decide which team he will join.

New Mega Plex Release – It’s Robo-Tastic!

Robo Morphers – ROLL OUT!!

The Robo Morphers have just opened at the Market Street Mega Plex. Head over to Market Street to get your morpher robot action items. They are Robo-Awesome.

Wait That’s Not All

On Friday the Fairgrounds get something new to celebrate. The 4th of July! This Friday, head on over to pick up your 4th of July themed items. Get there quick – I heard chudling are attracted to the smell of gunpowder. The 4th of July celebration will only be around for one week. It’s going to be explosive!

Once again the HeroSmash team has made me proud. Jemini, and Thyton never cease to amaze me at the awesome stuff they crank out. Randor is a beast at his items. Dumoose and Llusion are an unstoppable force at making these missions something really special. Zheenx, and Polistar did a great job on all of this week’s items. This week we also added a new player to the HeroSmash team. Hizu has joined in as an animator. Way to go Hizu! Good job as always team! If I was wearing a hat I would take it off to you all. 

Tags: Yergen Super Death Trials Movie Release Market Sreet Jemini Thyton Festival Holiday waggery

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