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Yergen

January 13, 2012

F13 Item Sneak Peek, and more Battle Polls info

Hey power people. I know, I can't just start off with a header like that, and not deliver, so I'll just jump to the good stuff. 

Pretty sick, huh? If things go the way i have labeled them, expect lots of rares! However - I tend to over-rare, and then things get medium well, and then you have a steak sandwich. So we'll see how things go.

There has been a lot of questions as to Battle Polls. Here is some more info on those. With all these wars between good and evil we have it lead me to realize one thing. EVIL WILL ALWAYS WIN. It's not a bad thing. And it certainly doesn't mean that the good guys don't try. They put up a crazy fight. But Super Death and I have noticed that when we oversee all these wars the villains always end up on top. So it got me thinking... How can we still pit player against player in epic wars that are still fun, and always find a way to make it fun, while giving everyone a chance? Zoinks! Thats a big question. Well I came up with one good idea. Battle Polls. Take any two things. Dogs vs Cats, Action vs Comedy, Sprinkles vs Chocolate Chipe, or maybe even the epic choice - Pirates vs Ninja. Which is the best? That's where you come in. You decide who wins by turning in PvP war tokens. The choice is yours when the lines are drawn. Win a winner emerges, an item will appear in the Battle Poll shop that is inspired by what you were fighting for. Now we can always have epic wars, and the outsome will always be unkoown! Man this is going to be fun. Expect the first Battle Poll in the next couple of weeks or so (sporatic release schedule, remember). If you have any ideasfor what the first Battle Poll should be let me know on Twitter with a #BattlePolls tag on it!

~Yergen Von Shmergenbergen


Tags: Yergen F13 Friday the 13th Sneak Peek Battle Polls Parasol


Yergen

December 06, 2011

Countdown to PvP Has Begun

Hey Power People - Who’s ready for PvP in HeroSmash? I know I sure am! Let me give you the run down, on what we are working on this week. Let’s see, on my list for this week are leader boards, powers, achievements, rewards, new maps, pnpc, PvP Founder badge, new game option, and new smash coin package featuring a guest artist.

HOW DO YOU RANK?

We are setting up leader boards for HeroSmash PvP as I type. The leader boards will keep track of your current PvP score, and also list the top 10 PvP players. You can sort the list by Daily, Monthly, and All Time. Do you have what it takes to be part of the elite? Battle your way to glory.

MEDAL ME THIS…

Another thing we are adding to PvP is Medal Achievements. We will track your game play and award you medals or trophies based on if you reach the achievement requirements. The Medal List will be found in your HALdroid as a new app. You can see what you have completed, and what is left to achieve. The medals and trophies can be upgraded as well. How cool is that?

WHAT A REWARDING EXPERIENCE

When playing HeroSmash PvP you will receive tokens. Those tokens can then, in turn be traded in to gain xp, fame, items, or even powers. Did I just say you could buy xp? You bet I did. Wow, why am I doing that? Beats me. This game just got interesting.

GOT A POCKET FULL OF POWER

This week we are doing a big balance overhaul on the current powers. Some that were too overpowered are getting adjusted, as well as those that are underpowered. Dumoose is working on those and will be posting a design note about that later today. As well as balancing the current powers we will be making 10-20 new powers. Some of these new powers will incorporate various elemental abilities into heals, allowing you to fine tune you powers to better suit you. There will also include some enhanced attacks, with new elemental animation. WOO HOO! I love animating effects!

NEW GAME – POWER DEFENSE

To top it all off, we are adding a NEW game to the PvP line up, Power Defense. This giant map has three power portals somewhere on it.

When a portal opens up your team will have to run around and find which one is open, and stand on it to absorb its power. Once you have drained its power it will turn off, and another one will open up somewhere on the map. Run, and repeat. The other team is doing the same thing, so you must beat them up, and defeat them to get them off the portal. The first team to 1000 uses all that power to summon a wicked attack on the other team, and wins the game. This is a new and unique game that requires players to remember where the portals are, and work as a team to win.

PVP FOUNDERS

Those that have helped us test HeroSmash PvP we thank you so much. I have made the PvP Founder Badge just for you all.

Remember those that want this badge must be a member and played HeroSmash PvP. If you were a member and your membership ran out before this Friday, but you were able to play PvP, then you are still eligible for the badge.

PvP STORE PNPC

The Smashdome will have its own PvP shop. And this shop needs a shop owner. We decided to make this shop owner a guest PNPC (Player NPC) that would be there, until, well, until we get around to changing it. As a special thanks to our members the first guest shop owner will be chosen from those who our PvP Founder list. Who will it be?

SPECIAL PACKAGE AVAILABLE

We will be adding a special SmashCoin package to the list. It’s a $25 package (6000 SmashCoins) that will also include a special pack of rare items. The set will only last for a while, and then it will get replaced with a brand new set. The first set features a special set created by Dage the Evil, of AQW fame.

It’s the SkyFrost set, and it includes and armor, helm, gun, and cape. Once you purchase the SmashCoin package the items will automatically be put in your inventory. While you can buy the SmashCoin package as many times as you like, you will only get ONE COPY of the item set. This is one good lookin set, and not to be missed.

 

Whew – That’s a lot of stuff to do this week. I better get to work!


Tags: Yergen PvP Sneak Peek Bluster Dage


Yergen

November 29, 2011

Birthday Items Sneak Peak

Things have been going great since I created those clones! Birthday preparations have increased 200%. The clones are working so great, I might need to make more. Speaking of clones- How do I know that this isn’t one of the clones writing this? How do I know if I am not currently one of the clones? Hmm, this is going to take some serious thought. Well, while I ponder my own existence I’ll leave you with a sneak peek of some birthday items.

 

You’ll notice a certain aviary weapon. Yup – for reals, it’s coming to the game. There is also a mutant yergen in a jar head morph, as well as the sword I would like to call the Yergen Sword of Yergen.


Tags: Yergen Birthday Sneak Peek Sludgiest


Yergen

November 02, 2011

What time is it? PVP Adventure Time!

With PumpCON winding down, I have time to do a HSPvP update.

Llusion has got 1v1 working – it’s pretty sweet – but lately we have been testing the Battle Royal mode. Hatchi matchi what fun! A group of players in a no hold barred brawl against each other. It’s wonderful. We had a fun Battle Session while testing. Here are some screen shots Dumoose took.

As you can see, HSPvP is going strong. I’ll fill you in when I have some more cool stuff for you!

Yergen Out!


Tags: Yergen PvP Sneak Peek Brawl Rumpus


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


Beleen
Everyone is Super!

August 22, 2011

If Evil is never supposed to win…

then why are the Villains winning?!?

Super Death’s war has reached Day 4. Heroes and Villains alike are dukin’ it out on the battlefield against a flurry of shadow beasts from Death’s previous trials. Here’s the score so far:

hero side

Hero side vs the Villain side

evil side

It looks like the Villains are in the lead! But…but….but… I thought evil never prevails?

Or was that only true in AQWorlds? *pulls out hair* I have sooo much to learn about HeroSmash!

I guess there is only one way to find out which side Super Death will choose—and that’s to keep on kicking shadow monster butt! You and your super pals have until Thursday to show Death whether or not he should side with the Heroes or the Villains… so get your double click finger ready and head to the Fortress of Deathitude to settle the score!

What’s with the Ultra Rare Mega Movie stuff?bbarbarian

Any HeroSmash newbies here? Like me? Hehehe! Well, last week was my first official week on the HeroSmash team. And it was my first time seeing how HeroSmash releases play out. Needless to say, I was quite surprised and confused (well, more confused than usual) when I came across the Ultra Rare Big Bad Barbarian loot.

I was all like, “Heeeey Yergen… wats all dis Barbarian stuff, and why are dey Ultra Rares?”

Now here’s where it gets REALLY awesome, as if Ultra Rare items weren’t awesome enough: Yergen explained to me that every time a new blockbuster movie hits the big screen in real life, your creative HeroSmash team whips together a handful of movie-parody collectibles that are only available for a limited time!

lol not that kind of trailer
The trailer for Big Bad Barbarians.

Sadly, I missed out on the Pirate related stuff and the Harriet Popper swag =( But I didn’t know!

And now I do. And I’m all loaded up on Big Bad Barbarian gear! Aaaaand I’m going to make sure that I get my hands on the next batch of Ultra Rares when a new movie hits the big screen!

Prepare the popcorn for total domination! Omnomnom >:D

A Quick Glimpse into the Future

I know what you guys and gals love more than Ultra Rares and movie parodies: sneak peeks!

And do I have a treat for you. Next week is the start of a little something we’re calling

30days of suggestions
30 Days of Player Suggestions!

Yup. You guessed it. Just like the name suggests, HeroSmash is going to take your super ideas and suggestions and try our best to implement them into the game for 30 days straight! We are looking to release at least one new player suggested item every day for the entire month!

WOW. Can it be done? Well… we are ganna try our best to make sure of it! We’re stocking up on our coffee bean hoards as I type this.

Wanna get a head start at submitting your ideas and suggestions? Head to the forums and let your ideas be heard, seen, and admired!     

Seeing all of your wonderful ideas on the forums makes me soo happy—and seeing your wonderful ideas in game makes me even happier!  With double the smiley faces and triple the exclamation points!!! =D See!

Because you know what? This game was made FOR YOU, so YOU should be a part of making this game! It is because of Members like you that we are able to keep HeroSmash up and running for everyone to enjoy, and as the game grows stronger with each passing day, we want to hear your ideas and suggestions on how we can make it even better!

And what better way than with the upcoming 30 Days of Suggestions challenge! Heck yeah!

Although we are open to all kinds of suggestions, we do want to keep with the whole HeroSmash theme. Think modernfuturisticmilitarysomething that you would want your Hero or Villain to bring along with them during their super adventures. Or a special ability that you want to harness and master.

We wanna hear it all! So start thinking and get submitting!

Click this link when you are ready to submit your HeroSmash idea or suggestion!  

The entire team is super excited to see what super ideas you come up with. Don’t worry—you’ve got 30+ days to submit your ideas, so there really is no rush. Take your time, think your ideas out thoroughly, and we will all see sooner or later if your idea makes it into game.

Good luck to everyone, and in the meantime… the Shadow War still rages on. C’mon Heroes, we can win this battle (and get our hands on that sweet Shadow rep gear too).

Battle Smash ON!


Tags: Sneak Peek Shadow War Barbarian player suggestion Rare Beleen


Yergen

August 11, 2011

Sneak Peek of the Fourth Trial of Super Death

This Friday is the release of Super Death Fourth Trial. For the fourth trial I thought I would do something completely insane! Show you stuff ahead of time! Whaaaaaa? Yup. You have wanted this release for so long that I thought I would show you what to expect. Let’s not wait any more – ON WITH THE SNEAK PEEK!

Super Death has arranged a trip to the top of an icy mountain, and then deep into its heart to find ancient treasure! Inside you will find

Cave Bandits, 

 Archeologists, 

Cave Yeti’s.

And the giant stone Kahli May!

Get lost in the cave labyrinth – just watch out for giant rolling spike balls!

What items are in store? Well, you have to tune in tomorrow to find out.


Tags: Yergen Super Death Trials Sneak Peek Adulate


Yergen

June 29, 2011

Robo Morphers are coming to the Movie Plex

Hey power people!

There is a certain robot movie in theaters now, and the Market City Mega Plex is getting it's own robot movie this Thursday. I present to you... Robo Morphers!!

The current Lime Flashlight items will be going away for good this Thursday when the Robo Morphers take over.


Tags: Yergen Movie Release Market Sreet Sneak Peek Adsorbent


Yergen

June 22, 2011

What does Super Death have in store?

Hey power peaople! You have been wondering what all that Super Death stuff was about, well it’s finally arrived. I give you...

That’s right, the great grim one himself, has decided to join the ranks of the power people. He donned a cape, logo, and the new name of Super Death.

There is just one problem. Super Death doesn’t know which side to join. Should he be a hero or a villain? He has challenged you to run through his four trials. Theses trails will test your courage, and strength. If you prove that evil is truly the strongest faction, then Super Death will join Team Villain. However if you fight for good, and prove yourself then Team Hero is for Super Death.

The first trial begins this Thursday and will involve a massive catastrophe in Super City. Will you have what it takes? Better not upset Super Death. You don’t want him on your bad side.


Tags: Yergen Super Death Sneak Peek Playground


Yergen

June 14, 2011

Another Super Release in the Mega-Plex

In brightest rooms, in blackest streams,
No evil shall get away from my team
Let those who kinda like evil’s scheme,
Beware my abilities… Lime Flashlights' beam!

This week the Market Street Movie Mega Plex is going green. Well, almost. The Mega Plex will be featuring the Lime Flashlight. All the emerald goodies will be available this Thrusday, and the Team 10 items will be gone forever. - Also look to Dean for a speacial Lime Flashlight mission. See you this Thursday!

Randor and Zheenx made some wicked weapons for this release. All very Lime-tastic. Jemini and Thyton rocked the armors.


Tags: Yergen Sneak Peek Movie Release Spelunking


Yergen

June 13, 2011

I give you Super Death

Thyton just handed me this new drawing that I knew had to be shown. I give to you SUPER DEATH. Enjoy, but beware.


Tags: Yergen Thyton Super Death Sneak Peek Placebo


Yergen

June 09, 2011

Awww - Look what followed me home

Isn't this guy just the cutest thing? He's so adorable i think he should be a drop or reward or shop item, or sumthin. I just have to share him with the world. Oh, and it's also a sneak peek to this Friday's release. See you then!


Tags: Yergen Sneak Peek Cape Potato Salad


Yergen

June 08, 2011

The threat just got bigger

This Thursday a giant threat comes to Super City. First it's bugs - then it's this creature? This does not look good for everyone in Super City. As I see it you have two choices. Pack up your belongings, and run away like a sissy, or stand a take on this threat. I for one am going to fight! Will you have what it takes? This Thursday you will find out.

This particular shot comes from my cutscene I am currently working on.


Tags: Yergen Sneak Peek Pasta


Yergen

June 06, 2011

HeroSmash gets bugged - but you won't guess what kind

Hey power people! Here is a sneak peek at our upcoming release for HeroSmash.

Super City gets infested with a major bug problem. You'll never guess where these bugs come from but they will have a link to a MAJOR story plot that will affect everyone in Super City. Think you've got what it takes to squash these bugs into oblivion? You better, because I HATE bugs! Count me out of this one.


Tags: Yergen Sneak Peek Bugs Pajamas


Yergen

May 12, 2011

A Shriek Peek at what's in store for Friday the 13th

Hey power people! Yergen here. It’s Thursday the 12th. That means the spooky fog is rolling in around the celebration fair. What will be in store for those who are brave enough to visit Zazul’s Cirque du Muerte?  

Zazul has brought some particularly nasty beasts to play. The Alligaor Man of Alldinguo, and the Carnivorous Clowns of Killdarro are ready to show you why they are the most feared creatures around. Thyton really did a good job on these.

 

Zazul has brings his finest Armors, Weapons, and Items to all those daring enough to wield his wicked wares. Jemini made more items than you could fit in a creepy clown car. Randor, Ichidori, and Polistar all kicked up the item/armor machine to a level 13! This release is going to be INSANE! All of the items will be Holiday rares, and a couple will even be Perma-rare! Yea, that’s how we roll.


Tags: Yergen Sneak Peek Jemini Pita

   
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