☆☆SCHEDULED EVENT INFO☆☆
February 26th will be ARMOR Incursion (no patch on this day). There will also be a special event to celebrate leap year. From 12:01 AM Friday, February 26th through 11:59 PM Monday, February 29th, we will be setting server side XP boost to a whopping 229% and it will run until the following Thursday. There will also be a Throg pet reward on Monday the 29th.
☆☆ 2016 ANNOUNCED PLAYABLES AND GENERAL INFO ☆☆
☯ GREEN GOBLIN ☯
Ryolnir said on 02/14/16 that Green Goblin is currently scheduled to go live in early March. This is video from the TC, it is subject to change.https://www.youtube.com/v/tBTfR4wfayw
☯ BEAST ☯ On 02/25/16 it was publicly announced that Beast would be in the AP3. His default with be the current one from the comics, shown in the pic. On 02/22/16 TheDink revealed that she is the one who is working on this character.
03/07/15 Cat Beast is currently our official Beast, similar to the NPC, yes. In the future, we may update him. I can't speak to the costumes for a playable Beast as there's no official plans for one right now, but I'd guess they'd be Cat Beast + Classic Beast, with NuBeast or All New X-Men as the third alt. Side note: After Asros revealed that the last spot was decided, some members of the community ranted on the forums because they believed Gaz stated that there was going to be a poll and community vote. For the record that is NOT what was stated. Below is exactly what was stated concerning undetermined hero in the AP3 "Making a six character pack was really hard since we usually do twelve, so we hemmed and hawwed until we decided that we could squeeze in a seventh hero, but an undetermined one. If you know anything about undetermined heroes in our game, you know it can mean one of a few things: 1) We weren't ready to announce them, 2) We're not sure if we can pull a hero off, 3) We want to do a fan vote 4) We couldn't decide. It's probably all of the above in this case. If you want a particular character in that seventh slot, start campaigning now."Iron Fist Changes
MichaelMayhem posted more upcoming changes to Iron Fist on 02/20/16: We already have a batch of changes done and some more cooking for next week's patch. The cliffnotes: Passive healing added. We're still sticking to the design of Immortal Weapon's active being a "block" button, but we'll be reducing its cost to make it a bit less time sensitive, and divvying out more passive healing in addition to the active. As we said before, the active should not be assumed to exist when calculating general survivability, and adding some healing will help.** http://forums.marvelheroes.com/discussion/265089/test-center-iron-fist-changes Emma Frost Design Update Preview Ryolnir said on 02/24/16 that they hope to launch TC today, but unfortunately Emma Frost's changes will not be available as they need more art time. It's unclear when she will be testable/released, but we'll keep you in the loop. Ryolnir said on 02/26/16 She won't be on TC this week, and maybe not next week.
Due to limited amount of space I had to link this. https://forums.marvelheroes.com/discussion/262671/emma-frost-design-update-preview Ghostrider Quality of Life Ryolnir said on 02/22/16 that this is currently scheduled to go live in early March. http://forums.marvelheroes.com/discussion/265053/test-center-ghost-rider-qol-feedback-notes Daredevil Changes
A community member made a thread about Daredevil changed and Ryolnir said on 02/16/16 "Daredevil changes, huh? A nice idea." Colossus Quality Of Life On 02/22/16 Chufmoney is collecting feedback for a QoL for Colossus. "I'm reading feedback at this point and gathering the best/most useful parts of it to add into a QoL update. Unfortunately, I have no exact dates when we'd be putting this out. All I can say is it is planned and we are working on it."☆☆☆☆☆ TEAM UPS ☆☆☆☆☆☯ ARCHANGEL (X-FORCE) ☯ Ryolnir said on 02/22/16 that he is currently scheduled to go live in early March.https://www.youtube.com/v/XTnzoYL71isshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XTnzoYL71is☆☆☆☆☆ UPCOMING COSTUMES ☆☆☆☆☆☯ BEAST ☯ Ryolnir said on 02/25 that they will do the cat look and classic look as well☯ GREEN GOBLIN ☯ Marvel Knights - This will be his second costume. ☆☆ LEADERBOARDS, LADDERS, AND SEASONS ☆☆
The first tournament has been posted in TC - The criteria for this tournament will be time to complete, so try to find different ways for you to reduce your time!
Danger Room Tournament Rewards - Asros said on 02/20/16 that all the rewards for this tournament will be Danger Room/X-Men based.
Tournaments - On 02/20/16 The rewards for tournaments will be all cosmetic with some currency mixed in. The tournament visuals are going to be visuals you can only obtain through tournaments. Eventually they will be adding titles. Will the Danger Room tournament there will be new items added that you can purchase will merits.
More on tournaments - On the January 29th 2016 stream Asros talked about tournaments which are timed leaderboards. They will be creating a static Danger Room scenario(same affixes for everyone), that you will either be reusable or be able to be bought multiple times. They are currently working on tournaments for Age of Ultron and PVP. They can use different metrics to determine ranking such as time to complete etc. etc. Rewards would be given depending on rank during the tournament which almost always will be kool visual rewards, one of them being a visual for your character to look like Holo Wolverine. Titles were also mentioned as one of the possible rewards. Everyone who at least participates in the tournaments will get a base reward. Then there will be another tier of top players(no number specified), and then one awesome one for first place.
David Wegbreit and Jeff Lind talked more about PVP and Danger Room tournaments on the stream.
Producer David Wegbreit mentioned on the stream that the PVP tournaments will happen somewhere around once a week and be based on most kills or most matches won. Jeff Lind mentioned on the stream that for the Danger Room it's fair to say that there will be a scoring system that governs your status in the tournaments and will new ones will happen pretty frequently.☆☆☆☆☆ OMEGA SYSTEM ☆☆☆☆☆
On 02/22/16 Ryolnir stated the Omega system changes are scheduled to go live early March
Side note: Interstellar Exploration is the next node. Omega System plan has been posted, and there's tons of new info including rebalancing.☆☆☆☆☆ HIGHTOWN PATROL ZONE ☆☆☆☆☆
Ryolnir said on 02/22/16 that Cosmic Hightown is currently scheduled to go live in early March. On 02/17/16 Asros saidOn TC) In today's build, we are showing off the first iteration of Cosmic Hightown patrol. It is very early on in the development stage but we want to get it on to TC to start working on difficulty tuning. We are looking for a good amount of time for this to be on TC before releasing it so we can get the difficulty and rewards up to par. Cosmic Hightown requires the same criteria to unlock as normal Hightown Patrol but also requires the player to have completed the Cosmic Trial on the avatar they are currently playing. Mechanics ChangesWe have added 2 "always out" bosses to the zone, like Man-Ape, Mole Man and Black Cat in Midtown. These two bosses are Gorgon and Kirigi. The time between waves has been changed from 1 min to 3:30, the same as Midtown Patrol. This will allow more players time to combat the two "always out" bosses, Gorgon(He will be getting a new item) and Kirigi as well as the different minibosses in the zone. This is something we are looking for testing feedback on to see how it feels. Rewards Are Not Yet ImplementedWe are working on creating brand new loot tables for these bosses with better/higher quality loot based off feedback about CMM and CICP. We want the Cosmic Patrol experience to feel rewarding for those playing, so we are starting from scratch to make this the best it can be. I'm sure some have noticed the difference in drops in Hightown vs other patrols, this is what we are building on. That being said, we will be sharing more info on rewards changes in the upcoming future. We originally talked about Red Skull, but he doesn't make a lot of sense thematically with the zone and story. Kirigi and Gorgon both fit with the Hand theme. We still wanted to add a boss that wasnt patrol farmable, which is why we thought Mandarin would be a good fit for ICP. Elektra in Hightown has the Communication Device artifact, which will be getting several different variations based on damage type.
☆☆☆☆☆ THE DANGER ROOM ☆☆☆☆☆
Cosmic Doop/Doop Space Nine DR Scenario - On 02/20/16 Asros mentioned that they would like to make those Danger Room scenarios and maybe have them be a tournament, so say during the Cosmic Chaos event there could be a tournament running in Doop Space Nine for example.
PSA: Celebrate Leap Day in Marvel Heroes with a free pet and bonus XP February 29, 2016 MJ Guthrie 8 Comments
Leap Day comes only once ever four years, and Marvel Heroes
is celebrating by giving out free frogs and gratuitous amounts of XP. And by gratuitous,
we mean 229% more throughout the rest of the day! Add that on top of the regular Monday Midtown Madness bonus and you might be able to level up a few of your favorite heroes. If you don’t have much time to play, you still may want to log in long enough to nab your very own Throg pet, a miniature version of the Thor himself — if Thor were an amphibian, that is.
The Stream Team: Having a hoppy Leap Day in Marvel Heroes
February 29, 2016 1 Comment
Leaping lizards! It’s Leap Day, and things are really hopping in Marvel Heroes
. Between getting a free toad pet and drowning in XP, how could MassivelyOP’s MJ resist spending a Monday night in game? It is the perfect chance to get a few of her favorite heroes higher up the leveling ladder. The big question is, whom will she play: Jean Grey, Psylocke, Black Cat, X-23, Scarlet Witch or… well, there are just too many to choose from. Jump in and join us live at 9:00 p.m. to get your very own fabulous froggy and level like there’s no tomorrow. Because when it comes to the bonus, there isn’t! What: Marvel Heroes Who:
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