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September 27, 2011

Time Travel this Thursday!

Be the first to witness the future of Pleasanton and score some Ultra Rare time traveling swag.

After meeting the panicked Pleasanton citizen in Overlook Towers, you fled to the city’s cries for help—whether it was to assist those in need, or to cash in on some golden Fame. You effortlessly took out Time Sentinel after Time Sentinel, and in the process, built your own bot and learned the Sentinel’s prime directive: to collect enough Antimatter to power Clock Blocker’s destructive Time Reaper!

time reaper omg

Despite your best efforts, Clock Blocker succeeded in the first phase of his Antimatter collection, and you battled the Antimatter Essence that the Mechanism formed. Upon its defeat, the Antimatter Essence told you that it can take you far into the future of Pleasanton.

And come Thursday, the bravest of Members will have the chance to travel 500 years into Pleasanton’s future and witness the demise in which the Clock Blocker hails from…

Spoiler Alert!

Seeing into the future has its advantages. And some pretty nice sneak-peeks, too. I am going to share with you some things you can expect to see when your take your adventures to future Pleasanton.

future pleasanton

This is a snapshot of what Pleasanton looks like 500 years from now. What has happened to this once quaint town? Where is that old lady feeding blue jays? And what’s up with that brown blocker rectangle coded into the map that Yergen forgot to take out!?!? OH THE HORROR!

But it gets worse. Much worse. The Oblivion have taken over future Pleasanton. They have enslaved the Human race. Oblivion Scouts ruthlessly patrol the streets. And your only hope of getting back to present day existence is by building your own Antimatter Mechanism and defeating the Antimatter being that it forms!oblivion scout

There is some good on the horizon, though. A unique Shop will be available that allows you to merge present-day items with Oblivion Technology, resulting in bigger, badder, and awesomer versions. In order to forge these new weapons, helms, and armors, you will have to collect enough Oblivion Technology—and they aren’t going to hand it over without a fight. Oblivion Powers can also be learned from this Shop… but they too will come at a hefty price.

As I mentioned earlier on, this special area is for Members Only. It’s our way of saying “Thank You for supporting the game!” With the help and support from our Members, HeroSmash remains free-to-play for everyone to enjoy, and we could not have done it without our super friends!  So thank you to everyone who helps support HeroSmash by being a Member, stocking up on SmashCoins, equiping the HeroSmash T-Shirt IRL, and by continuing to explore and grow with us =D!

The exclusive Future Pleasanton area is the least we can do to show our thanks! …although, sending you headstrong into a future overrun with Oblivion isn’t the most conventional way of saying “thank you”…

And since we’re on the subject of Time Travel…

Is there a Doctor in the house?

Your favorite time traveling science fiction British TV program will be hitting the big screen at the Mega Movie Plex on Thursday! This popular show features an alien doctor who has the ability to travel through space and time. This doctor has traveled so much that he’s forgotten his name—along with the show’s title! Was it Doctor What? Doctor When? Doctor Huh? Doctor Whom? Who knows!

Doctor whatchamacallit

For those of you who know what I’m talking about—FANTASTIC! You’ll love this parody release full of your favorite Doctor Whateverhisnameis loot! And for those of you who don’t have a clue… you can still enjoy the shop full of time traveler Ultra Rares that will only be offered for a limited time.

Well, would you look at that. A time traveler having limited time. Now that’s ironic!      

Today’s Player Suggestion!

There are only 3 days left of the 30 Days of Suggestions! And today we are releasing the Shield of the Avenged, inspired by our fellow player Shadowlord9k!


Arm yourself for your heroic triumphs or villainous conquests with this shield, available at both the HeroSpire and SkullDeep kiosks for 23 DTs. Good luck on those minigames, sharp shooter!

Tags: Spoiler Ultra Rare future Time Travel Beleen


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 08, 2011

Cold Blooded

for Hot Blooded Villains!

WOAH! Just look at this killer battle axe inspired by your fellow player Omega!

cold blooded axe
"A super villain's eyeshadow should always match her weapon." --Beleen

That thing is far too evil lookin’ to be used by good-hearted Heroes. A weapon of that caliber is only suitable in the hands of a super villain. So you know what that means: the Cold Blooded axe can only be obtained by Villains in the Skulldeep DTU Kiosk!

Where in the world…?

Where…where did Dark Vengeance pose for this snapshot?

Wish you were here!

I know where—but you don’t. Nope. Not yet! But tomorrow—ohhh yess, tomorrow you will find out!

Hooray for super vague spoilers! ^____^    

Tags: player suggested Spoiler Beleen


September 06, 2011

Day Five...Six...Seven of Suggestions

Time flies when you’re having CON!

Can you believe it’s already Tuesday?! Since this past weekend was DragonCon, and yesterday was a federal holiday in the States (meaning no work for us!), we haven’t had a chance to post some Design Notes ‘til right now.

So let me fill you in on what’s been released and what’s to come!

This past Friday, two new Player Suggested items were released in the DTU Kiosks: Fiery Wrath and Bitter Cold, inspired by your fellow player SuperB Soldier.

superb soldier

Today, the rockin’ color custom Electric Guitar, inspired by Skalybur, and the color custom Shades of Vanguish created by Black Hood are available in both the Herospire and Shadowfall* Kiosks.

skalybur and blackhood

Get yer mits on these player suggested items—and more!—by completing the Kiosks’ missions! Make sure you accept the missions before playing the minigames or else you won’t get awarded DTs…and thus, you won’t be able to buy the items in the Kiosk shop!

Dia da Independência

Tomorrow is the Independence Day of Brazil! And in order to celebrate, Zheenx has created some super awesome Brazilian gear for this special event. Log in tomorrow to score Brazilian themed items that will only be offered during this special time of year! Obrigado Brazil!

The Future of HeroSmash

There’s A LOT in store for HeroSmash’s future. And I mean A LOT—trust me, ‘cuz I’m in charge of writing EVERYTHING down that Yergen, Dumoose, Thyton, Llussion, and Jemini throw my way! O___O Quickly! Someone give my hands a +20 Agility buff!

I am not sure of what I’m allowed to reveal, and what I’m supposed to keep a secret, but as you all know, I LOVE giving out spoilers, and that’s exactly what I intend on doing =D

Right now, me and your friendly HeroSmash team are working on:

  • new map structure (should be released this week!)
  • a linear storyline to link together all of the current missions
  • start of a brand-new storyline dubbed “Story Zero”
  • new map functionality
  • renovating major areas in the world
  • system updates to the HALdriod
  • new zones with some exclusive Member Only areas

Have I  said too much? Probably. I’m sure I’ll get a frantic IM from Dumoose within a few minutes saying that I’ve said waaay too much and that nothing is set in stone…blah blah blah. Yes, yes, none of this is FOR SURE going to happen, but we ARE working on all of the above, and as such, I think you have a right to know what the future of HeroSmash looks like!

And it’s looking pretty super awesome if you ask me!

Alrighty folks—I gatta get back to work. As you can see, there’s a lot for me to be working on, and the quicker I finish them (erm…or start them, rather), the sooner you and your friends can play through it!

In the meantime, Smash On my friends!

*And by Shadowfall, I really mean Skulldeep. Skulldeep is in HeroSmash, Shadowfall is in AQW. Heheehe, whoopsies! See what happens when you spend 2 years in Lore? ^____^

Tags: player suggestions Spoiler future Beleen

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