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September 28, 2011

New Player Suggestion

Equip these gnarly gauntlets!

Today’s suggestion comes from our fellow player Askewen. Check out The Enforcer Gauntlets!

enforcer gauntlets
Looks like Caffeinator scratched his face...

These impressive gloves are made with two types of color-custom ore to match your unique fighting style (and color scheme). The Enforcer Gauntlets are now available at the DTU Kiosks in HeroSpire and SkullDeep for a whopping 50 DTs!

Tags: Player Suggestion Beleen


September 26, 2011

Ending Soon!

30 Days of Player Suggestions, Big Bad Barbarian Ultra Rares, and Talk Like A Pirate Day loot.

Happy Monday everyone! Get your Anti-Pink Goggles ready, grab a snack, and fill your caffeine-vessel with your favorite drink, ‘cuz there’s a bunch of stuff we are going to cover today =D

The first thing on the agenda: 30 Days of Player Suggestions. I can’t believe it’s almost been a full month! We have had sooo many awesome suggestions and it’s been even more awesome implementing these ideas in game. We have so many super talented artists out there!

Today’s player suggestion is the Dark Energy Ripper, inspired by our fellow player Paradoxies.

Dark Energy Ripper

The Dark Energy Ripper can be obtained at both the HeroSpire and SkullDeep Kiosks for 28 DTs. Even though this blade looks like something only the evilest of Villains would use… I couldn’t help but make it available to Heroes as well since I am a Hero and I reaaaallly liked the look of this weapon! So YES, the Dark Energy Ripper can be used by both Heroes and Villains! How super!  

After today, that leaves us with only 4 more suggestions. But don’t be sad if your idea hasn’t made it in game yet—every once in awhile, we will release more player suggested items, so keep your brain a’storming ‘cuz you never know if (or when!) you will see your own ideas in game.

Market Street Merch

Next thing you should be aware of is all the Rare Items leaving Market Street on Thursday!

Big Bad Barbarians

The Ultra Rare Big Bad Barbarian gear at the Mega Movie Plex will be setting sail soon—and will NEVER be offered again. So for all those Rare Item hunters out there, now is your last chance to score this barbaric bounty!  

And while you’re on Market Street, make sure to pay that old sea dog Capn’ Skampy a visit! He’s right outside Captain Mack’s Head Shop and is loaded with a treasure chest of Talk Like A Pirate Day booty.

TLAPD booty

All of these items are Seasonal Rares, so no one knows if they will be back again next year or not. We cannot see into the future—nor are we on speaking terms with the Clock Blocker—so we do not know if these items will return during the 2012 TLAPD season.

But it’s better to be safe than sorry seasonal rare-less. So get your TLAPD items while you still got a chance! Yaaaaaaaarrrrrr!

Speaking of the Future…

October is nearly here! And that means that the spookiest time of the year is quickly approaching.

But there’s a slight problem. Okay—a BIG problem. You see, in AdventureQuest Worlds, they have “Mogloween.” Because they have Moglins. And that makes sense. But we don’t have Moglins in HeroSmash. Sooooo…..????? You see the problem!

Should we call it Octoween? Howl-o-tober? Super-Spooky-Candy-Eating-Pumpkin-Carving-Day? Howl*Con? Fright Night? Harvest Festival? Or what?

We just don’t know! And that’s why we need your help!

Feel free to post your thoughts on what we should call HeroSmash’s first spook-tastical holiday event on my Twitter or on Yergen’s.

Let the tricks and treats and great ideas commence!

Tags: Beleen Player Suggestion Barbarian Pirate Rares


September 23, 2011

Welcome to Pleasanton!

Ahhh, Pleasanton. What a cute little town known for its quaint shops, friendly old ladies feeding birdies, and… MASSIVE Time Sentinel robots?!?

time sentinels in pleasanton

Something is making things a lot less pleasant in Pleasanton! And it’s up to you and your super buddies to figure out who—or what—is behind the onslaught of invading Time Sentinels. A very frightened citizen is waiting for you in Overlook Towers who will guide you to the troubled town.

Pleasanton is the first chapter in a 5 part storyline that we’ve dubbed “Story Zero.” In the weeks to follow, a new chapter will unlock, allowing you to progress further throughout the storyline in a whole new zone full of new monsters, minibosses, and missions. We’re calling this “Story Zero” because it will be our first main story that will set the stage for the manymanyMANY new adventures to come!     

Get Your Power ON!

What’s better than earning Fame, Experience, and Reputation for the Missions you complete? …Earning equipable Powers for all your hard work! Pleasanton’s Heroic and Villainous PNPCs—Hydraon and Darcron—will be awarding you with your choice of Powers after completing select missions: Slam, Flame Blast, Mental Blast, and Shock. All of these Powers are set to low levels so that every player, new or veteran, will have a chance at earning some free power abilities. Now that’s what I call SUPER!

New Items

Sure, Pleasanton may be the new home for Time Sentinels…but it’s also home to a handful of new items!

pleasanton items


Throughout your travels in Pleasanton, you will have the chance at getting the Mortal Coil blade, Anti-Blaster gun, Chron Blade, Hole In Time gun, Sentinel Soldier Helm, Time Sight gun, Time Sniper Helm, and the Time Stopper sword! Some of these items are buyable in the PNPC shops, and others drop off the baddies in the zone. But it’s up to you (...or the HeroSmash wiki!) to find out which! =D  

New Feature: Dossier

When you travel to Pleasanton, you will notice a little window pop up that looks something like:


That, my friends, is called a Dossier. A Dossier is a file that contains a detailed record on the perilous zone in which you are about to embark. The Dossier will enlighten you on some important facts to each zone, ranging from zone bosses to monster strengths and weakness to a preview of a few obtainable items in that area. How helpful!

Dossiers have also been implemented in each zone throughout the game. Make sure to check them out!  

New Player Suggestion Armor

Let’s give a warm welcome to the newest player suggested item: the Heat Manipulator!

heat manipulator

The Heat Manipulator armor was inspired by our fellow player Benyice and is available in both the HeroSpire and SkullDeep Kiosks for 45 DTs. It looks like the Lava Temptation armor might have a heated rivalry against the Heat Manipulator! Which one is your favorite?   

WHEEEW! That sure is a lot! Now, enough PINK… onwards into battle!

Smash ON!

Tags: Release new Pleasanton Dossier Player Suggestion Beleen


September 23, 2011

A Tempting Suggestion

The Lava Temptation Armor and Helm set has been added to the DTU Kiosks!

Check out the latest player suggested items, inspired by your fellow player IRRESISTIBLE!

hot hot hot lava tempataion

The Lava Temptation Armor is as irresistible as it looks, available at the HeroSpire and SkullDeep Kiosks for 45 DTS. Top off your fiery new look with the Lava Temptation Helm for a mere 20 more. Only Heroes and Villains who have reached Level 8 or higher may equip this super hot item set!


The first “chapter” of Story Zero will be launching today! This is the first part of a 5 part zone that will see expansions every week (well, that’s what we’re hoping for. Crosses fingers!).  A bigger, better, and pinker design notes post will come later today that explains it all!   

Hang on and Smash ON!

Tags: Player Suggestion


September 21, 2011


Today’s player suggestion is overwhelming with power… and has overwhelming requirements!

Your fellow player Packmaster inspired today’s suggestion: the Overwhelming Power!


When you use the Overwhelming Power, your body begins to surge with an overwhelming flow of energy. For 6 seconds, you will have an almost unlimited supply of energy, leaving you with a full energy bar afterwards. This power is especially super when combined with high-cost nuking powers!  

But before you fly on over to the HeroSpire Kiosk or blast your way to the depths of SkullDeep, be forewarned: the Overwhelming Power costs an overwhelming 150 DTs, is learnable only by Heroes and Villains of level 15 or higher, and requires a Shadow Reputation of Rank 6.

Such great power can only be used by equally powerful players! If you don’t have enough (…or any) Shadow Rep, you better stop reading this now and help Super Death on his ridiculously difficult trials. Best of luck to you, super dudes and dudetes!  

Spoiler Alert!

Want a sneak peek at tomorrow’s release? Well DUH!

time sentinel

WOAAAAH! That’s soooo cool! Buuuuuut…what is it?

That, my friends, is your first look at the first minion of HeroSmash’s first main storyline! Starting tomorrow, you will begin your journey on the first chapter of somethin’ we’re calling “Story Zero.” This is going to be HS’s first main—and complete!—storyline that will further develop in the passing weeks.

Story Zero is comprised of 5 areas, each having new NPCs, new missions, new art, items, cutscenes, minions, minibosses—the whole works! And, if everything goes according to plan (which, as we all know, always does), we will be releasing one new area per week for the next 5 weeks. The final week is when you will fight the main antagonist…and tomorrow night, you will find out who the big bad boss is during the second fully animated and voice-acted cutscene!

Oooooooh! I am sooooo stoked! Your friendly HeroSmash team has been working really hard on making HeroSmash better and better with each passing day, and we cannot wait for you to see all that we have done during tomorrow night’s release.

On behalf of the team, we are super excited and super lucky to have you by our side! So thank you, boys and girls and heroes and villains; we could not have done any of this without your help and support, and for that, we want to thank you in the only way we know how: by transforming HeroSmash into the most super MMO out there! =D

Smash On!

Tags: new Player Suggestion Spoiler Beleen


September 20, 2011

New Player Suggested Armor

Ready to unleash some megahertz on your enemies?

A new player suggestion has been uploaded to the DTU Kiosks: the Tech Freak armor!

tech freak

With the seemingly endless evolution of technology, your fellow player Reki has discovered a way to harness the power of binary, transforming you into a Tech Freak. Upgrade your look with the Tech Freak armor for 45 DTs at both the Hero Spire and Skull Deep kiosks!

….speaking of Hero Spire and Skull Deep… what is the proper way of spelling these cities, anyway? Herospire and Skulldeep? HeroSpire and SkullDeep? Hero Spire and Skull Deep? H3R05P1R3 and 5KU77D33P? (that last one’s perfect for the Tech Freaks out there).

I dunno the “correct” spelling—if there is one—so what do you super guys and gals prefer? Lemmie hear your thoughts on my Twitter!

5M45H 0N!

Tags: Player Suggestion new Beleen

Stalwart Lass

September 19, 2011

It be me favorite time ‘o yearrrrr!

Swashbuckling shenanigans and a new player suggested item.

me be a pirateToday be Talk Like A Pirate Day, me hearties! ‘Nd me even decked meself in me real-life buccaneer outfit that be smartly matchin’ the Scurvy Buccaneer in-game armor!

Make sure ye say Ahoy to Capn' Skampy on Market Street to get ye own seasonal rare Talk Like A Pirate Day booty! Ye can find out more by feastin' yer eyepatches on me previous TLAPD Design Notes post!

New Player Suggested Item

Another player suggestion has been added to the DTU Kiosks!

data dagger

Ye don’t need to be tech-savvy to wield the Data Dagger, inspired by yer fellow shipmate The Wambo. Ye can get yer hands on the Data Dagger at the Hero Spire ‘nd Skull Deep Kiosks fer a mere 23 DTs! A motherload o’ player suggested items already be waiting for ye in the Kiosks, ‘nd more be arrivin’ daily as the 30 Days of Suggestions continue! Yaaaaaaar!

Shiver me timbers ‘nd Swashbuckle On!

Tags: Talk Like a Pirate Day new Player Suggestion Beleen


September 16, 2011

Vampire Bite!

Today’s Player Suggestion is a power you can really sink your teeth into.

Ahh—good ol’ vampire humor that I used back in the days of Lore. But now that I’ve traveled to HeroSmash, I’ve traded in my hot pink armor for an even hotter pinker super suit—but the puns and play-on-words will live on forever! ^___^

Today’s player suggestion comes from Lady Zafara, and it’s called the Vampire Bite power: “From the shadows you attack, draining your opponents life force and replenishing your own.” Since it kind of goes against the Heroic code of honor, only Villains are able to learn Vampire Bite. Villains at level 13, 16, and 20 can learn Vampire Bite from the Skull Deep Kiosk.

vampire bite!

I hope you are enjoying all these new player suggested weapons and armors and powers =D It’s so awesome hearing all of your super ideas—and even more awesome when we can put your ideas in game!

Remember, you can post your super suggestions right here on the forums!  

Smash On and Brainstorm On!

*also, for those who noticed: yes, I remembered to change my text color to pink! Happy day!

Tags: new Player Suggestion Vampire Beleen

Gettin' ready to plunder some booty

September 15, 2011

Avast me hearties!

Arrrrr ye ready to plunder some booty, me super scallywags?

Yo ho yo ho! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day all week long!

yohoyoho its talk like a pirate day!

That old sea dog Capn’ Skampy be waiting fer ye and yer crew on Market Street. Raise thee anchor and plunder his shop full of TLAPD Seasonal Rares! Yaaaaaaaar!

tlapd booty

What we’ve got there be thee Pirate Royalty armor, thee Royal Cutlass, thee color custom Pirate Bandanna, ‘n thee Jolly Roger Paint (and one be color custom, too).

more tlapd booty

‘nd up there, me be showin’ ye thee Octo Inker gun, Scurvy Buccaneer armor, thee Cursed Royal Cutlass, ‘nd thee fishy Rapscallion morph!

Some of these Seasonal Rares are fer every swashbuckler while others be suitable only fer Upgraded Hearties, and some require a handful of SmashDoubloons. So ye better make sure ye get ye hands (or hooks!) on this rare TLAPD booty ‘cuz ye never know if they ganna be offered ever again!

New Player Suggested Power!

Since today is Day… um….day…. hrm, how many days has it been since we started the 30 Days of Suggestions…? *thinking* AH YES! Day 16! …me hopes =p

Today’s player suggestion is the Selfless Gift power, inspired by your fellow player Novarian Prince.

selfless gift

Selfless Gift allows you to sacrifice your health to heal another player by a great amount over 6 seconds. Such a noble and selfless power can only be used by equally great Heroes. As such, Heroes at level 10, 15, and 20 can learn Selfless Gift from the Hero Spire kiosks.

On behalf o’ thee HeroSmash crew, we hope you enjoy thee release ‘n continue to Smash On!    

Tags: Talk Like a Pirate Day TLAPD Seasonal Rares Player Suggestion Power Beleen


September 14, 2011

Power to the Players…

…from the players!

Seventeen player suggestions have already been implemented in game: Mystic Blade, Supreme Commander armor, Attack Gloves, Wonderped Bread Helm, Wonderped Bread Armor, Riprap Hook, Cold Blooded, Bionic Cleaver, Shades of Vanquish, Electric Guitar, Bitter Cold, Fiery Wrath, Contra Blade, Aura of Power, Final Blade, Inverted Justice, and the Pulse Crossbow.

So we’ve done weapons and gloves and helms and armors… but what about Powers?! Hehe, well… considering the title of this post…and the screenshot pictured below…I am sure you can guess what player suggestion we are putting into the Kiosks today ^____^

reality rend power
The Reality Rend Power!

Reality Rend was inspired by our fellow player Lord Thursday. This power rends reality, shattering your opponent's mind into splinters, causing Insanity. Opponents suffer mental damage and reduced mental resistance for 15 seconds.

This power is available in both the Hero Spire and Skull Deep DTU Kiosks, and is learnable by Heroes and Villains at levels 13, 17, and 20.

Get your Smash On and start rending some reality!

Tags: Player Suggestion new Power Beleen


September 13, 2011

New Player Suggested Item

and a snapshot of the Talk Like A Pirate Day NPC!

The DTU Kiosks have received a new player suggested item: the Mystic Blade!

mystic blade

This awesome color custom sword was inspired by your fellow player War Ash and can be yours for the price of 28 DTs. So head to Hero Spire or Skull Deep and get your very own Mystic Blade today!

Ahoy Capn’ Skampy!

Meet Capn’ Skampy, a goofy old fisherman who knows a thing or two about pirates.


Skampy will be making landfall this Thursday for HeroSmash’s Talk Like A Pirate Day release!

Yaaar. We know that TLAPD is on Monday, September 19th, but since I’m soooo gung-ho for this holiday, we thought, “Well, why not release it on Thursday instead?”

And that’s what we be doin’, me hearties! During our Thursday release, you will be able to plunder Capn’ Skampy’s TLAPD shop and brush up on some pirate-savvy lingo.

Oh yeah, and make sure to thank Yergen for saving Skampy from Davy Jones' Locker!

Yo ho yo ho, it’s HeroSmash for me!

Tags: Player Suggestion TLAPD Beleen


September 12, 2011

Mondays are Super!

Let’s start the week off right with new Player Suggested items and a sneak-peek of my favorite upcoming event: Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Over the weekend, Yergen snuck online and released 3 new player suggested items!

wonderp and attack gloves
Me and Caffeinator loafing around. Bad guys are TOAST!  

Now, I know what you’re thinking—that derpy bread helm could ONLY be the work of Beleen. But it wasn’t! Seriously! Your fellow player Wonderp Bread inspired the transforming Wonderped Bread Helm that pairs up perfectly with the Wonderped Bread Armor. The Attack Gloves that I’m sporting is the fine work of Gead, and all of these items are obtainable in the Hero Spire and Skull Deep Kiosks.

WOAH! Is that a Chaos Lord?!

Naw—it’s just the Supreme Commander Armor!

supreme commander
Artix thinks PINK is chaotic...

Most people have a misconception of Chaos. Some think that Chaos is aligned with Evil, but if AQWorlds has taught us anything, it’s that Chaos is neither Good nor Evil. Chaos is, in fact, a commanding force that can be harnessed by Heroes and Villains alike. And today, you too can equip this wicked armor at the DTU Kiosks for 30 DTs.

Spoilers arrrrrr here!

One of my most favorite holidays is making landfall next Monday, September 19th. Some land lubbers think it’s kind of silly, but for all my fellow swashbucklers out there, this holiday is a treasure chest just waiting to be plundered. It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day, matey!

yo ho yo a pirates armor for me

Here’s a sneak-peak of some booty you can salvage during HeroSmash’s first ever Talk Like A Pirate Day. You gotta give mad props to Zheenx for making this armor set—and he actually based the design off my real-life pirate costume that I own! That artist be a genius, that he be!   

But as far as TLAPD spoilers go, that’s all I know. For now. But as soon as I find out more, I will be sure to post them here on the Design Notes or on my Twitter!

Smash On me hearties!      

Tags: Player Suggestion spoilers Sneak Peek TLAPD Pirate Beleen


September 09, 2011

Look at the new Overlook!

The Overlook Tower has a brand new view in today’s release, along with a new World Map layout, a new Player Suggested item, and the Beta NPC has become a bit more helpful.

Overlook Tower has gotten a complete makeover! w00t!

overlook's new look

Yergen even installed a new flat-screen TV that shows yah all the great new stuff happening in HeroSmash! Heh, get it, it’s a flat-screen TV ‘cuz everything in a 2D world is flat… =D

And speaking of new looks, the World Map has an upgraded layout. Just open your H.A.L. Droid and click the Map button to check out the new 'do. This should make navigating through Super City much easier and should help point you in the right direction of where you should go next.

new map is new!

The Beta NPC dude will also be helping you out after each zone you complete. After you complete all of the missions in any given zone, Beta will show up (somewhere!) to help guide you and your super buddies from map to map. Of course, you don’t have to follow his advice—you can choose to go anywhere you so please, but if you’re stuck or wondering what to do next, seeking Beta’s help can better assist you!

Player Suggested Item—Day 10

A new player suggested item has been added to the HeroSpire DTU Kiosk!

Riprap Hook

The Riprap Hook, inspired by your fellow player Coolboypai, is only usable by those who have sided with the good-hearted Heroes. If you are a Hero, we invite you to visit HeroSpire and use the Riprap Hook to battle the evil-doers of the world!  

And speakin’ of Player Suggestions…

let me see those accessories

A new Accessory Suggestion thread has been posted on the forums! This is the perfect place to post all your great accessory ideas for helm, hairstyle, cape, glove, and mask suggestions. Let’s see all the super ideas and suggestions you come up with!

Smash ON!

Tags: Player Suggestion Overlook BETA

Obrigado Brasil!

September 07, 2011

Sete de Setembro!

Happy Independence Day, Brazil!

One hundred and eighty nine years ago on this day, the country of Brazil declared their independence from Portugal. And today, we are celebrating their independence with some special Brazilian themed in-game items!

brazil independence day11

Our fellow Brazilian amigo Zheenx crafted these items just for this special day. And his friend, Ultimo Vaqueiro, is waiting for you in Market Street with a shop full of Seasonal Rare goodies. Show off your Brazilian independence day spirit with the Escudo shield, Mascara neckerchief, Espada blade, Tatuagem face paint, and the óculos glasses!

Day 8 of Player Suggestions

A new player suggested item has been added to the DTU Kiosks!

Antroids buggin’ you? Not any longer!

Feast your eyes on the Bionic Cleaver, inspired by your fellow player Mieteor. And for just 24 DTs, you too can own this part metal part machine bionic blade!

Tags: Brazil Independence Player Suggestion Beleen

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