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Title: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on May 22, 2012, 11:46:30 PM
http://youtu.be/IeeXO63M4GA

It's almost here, gang. What do yo do you think?
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on May 23, 2012, 07:48:59 AM
Looks good but I was hoping it would be like DC Online, where we can create our own heros/villains. Are we going to see multiple Thors, Hulks, etc running around?
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: detourne_me on May 23, 2012, 11:15:05 AM
f2p+diablo+marvel=hell yeah!
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on May 23, 2012, 07:12:03 PM
Yep, its what I feared. According to this source http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/05/22/marvel-heroes-is-a-diablo-style-mmo all players can be any hero and even change up characters during fights. So this means we will see 10 Hulks and 5 Ironmans and 7 Thors and you can't fight each other, only villian npcs. It's still pretty earlier but I don't have high hopes for this one.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: lugaru on May 23, 2012, 10:53:47 PM
Yep, its what I feared. According to this source http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/05/22/marvel-heroes-is-a-diablo-style-mmo all players can be any hero and even change up characters during fights. So this means we will see 10 Hulks and 5 Ironmans and 7 Thors and you can't fight each other, only villian npcs. It's still pretty earlier but I don't have high hopes for this one.

Unless they do it like every MOBA (League of Legends, Super Monday Night Combat) where in a team there is one of each character only.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: BentonGrey on May 24, 2012, 04:06:25 AM
This looks XML-ish.  If the execution is alright, and we can avoid the clone problem, I'd be interested.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Talavar on May 24, 2012, 04:45:14 AM
I'd be interested if this wasn't an MMO.  Sadly it is, so I'm not.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: laughing paradox on May 25, 2012, 12:51:12 AM
Looks interesting, but as Talavar said, it would be better if it wasn't an MMO. It was nice to see Scarlet Witch in a video game, though. I don't think XMLII counts.. she didn't even have her real costume. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on May 25, 2012, 05:30:34 PM
Yep, its what I feared. According to this source http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/05/22/marvel-heroes-is-a-diablo-style-mmo all players can be any hero and even change up characters during fights. So this means we will see 10 Hulks and 5 Ironmans and 7 Thors and you can't fight each other, only villian npcs. It's still pretty earlier but I don't have high hopes for this one.

Unless they do it like every MOBA (League of Legends, Super Monday Night Combat) where in a team there is one of each character only.

"You and a full group could attack Magneto with a well-rounded selection of heroes, some serving as tanks, others as long-range damage dealers, or everyone could pick Iron Man and blast unibeams until, ideally, everything dies." From the article I linked.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: lugaru on May 25, 2012, 06:14:24 PM
Yep, its what I feared. According to this source http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/05/22/marvel-heroes-is-a-diablo-style-mmo all players can be any hero and even change up characters during fights. So this means we will see 10 Hulks and 5 Ironmans and 7 Thors and you can't fight each other, only villian npcs. It's still pretty earlier but I don't have high hopes for this one.

Unless they do it like every MOBA (League of Legends, Super Monday Night Combat) where in a team there is one of each character only.

"You and a full group could attack Magneto with a well-rounded selection of heroes, some serving as tanks, others as long-range damage dealers, or everyone could pick Iron Man and blast unibeams until, ideally, everything dies." From the article I linked.

That is a shame... not because "everyone will want to be Wolverine because he is cool" but instead because they will accidentally make one character very powerful and everyone will have that one. For example if Vision has a killer "phase" attack you will see 400 visions running around.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on May 25, 2012, 07:00:38 PM
Exactly lugaru. That is what you will undoubtedly see when the game is released. There will be several characters that will become favorites and everyone will be playing as them.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: murs47 on May 29, 2012, 01:53:10 PM
I like what I see so far. There still seems to be some stiffness with the characters but I'm sure that'll be taken care of.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on June 19, 2012, 05:23:22 AM
Movie costumes, because you know they were going to include them. What do you guys think? Personally, I only like movie version Iron Man. http://www.marvelheroes.com/news/news-articles/movie-costumes-avengers
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: detourne_me on June 19, 2012, 12:38:00 PM
I really like them,  they're quite cartoony.. kind of like the Star Wars : Clone Wars character models
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on July 06, 2012, 04:36:54 PM
First developers diary and some new footage. I think it looks pretty good. https://www.marvelheroes.com/media
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captainawesome on July 06, 2012, 06:11:58 PM
I'm not too sure about this one. Looks kinda simple. Maybe it'll surprise me, though.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: JeyNyce on July 10, 2012, 05:22:07 PM
More news from PC Gamer

http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/marvel-heroes-hands-on-preview/

Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Midnite on July 10, 2012, 05:56:11 PM
Marvel Heroes 15 min gameplay (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/171611-games-watch-15-minutes-of-gameplay-for-marvel-heroes)
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: gengoro on July 10, 2012, 06:37:08 PM
Did this even need to be an MMO?
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: GogglesPizanno on July 10, 2012, 07:57:18 PM
Do half the games released really need to be MMO?
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on July 10, 2012, 08:38:07 PM
Why does this have to me a MMO? I just know there will be some characters that will be discovered to have a uber power and everyone will be running around as them.  It would be totally fine as a single player game. I laughed every time the guy said "this character will be hard to fight alone" and the player easily solos it. Even the Sentinel was a piece of cake to solo. Mags went down super easy, so this tells me either the player was using the easiest difficulty level or the game will have no challenge. Nitpicking, but why does the Hulk grow with rage? Is this Ang Lee's Hulk? I know it is still way to early to criticize, but I'm not liking what I am seeing. 
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: JeyNyce on July 10, 2012, 11:19:09 PM
Do half the games released really need to be MMO?

If it wasn't an MMO the it would have been MUA 3
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Talavar on July 11, 2012, 02:05:15 AM
Do half the games released really need to be MMO?

If it wasn't an MMO the it would have been MUA 3

An eminently preferable alternative.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on July 11, 2012, 03:49:55 AM
Do half the games released really need to be MMO?

If it wasn't an MMO the it would have been MUA 3

An eminently preferable alternative.

I absolutely agree.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: laughing paradox on July 11, 2012, 04:08:31 AM
While I, too, would prefer MUA 3, I do recognize the awful online capabilities those games had.

I think with an MMO, the ability to play with others will be the selling point for me. (That and it's totally free!)

I just hope there is a very expansive selection of characters to choose from the start.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on July 11, 2012, 04:21:22 PM
Its true playing with others will be fun, but we all know we will see dozens of the same characters running around. This is the part that bothers me.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: JeyNyce on July 11, 2012, 04:43:21 PM
Would it be better if you created your own hero and then have the Marvel heroes team up with you like in Diablo.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: detourne_me on July 11, 2012, 05:26:58 PM
I'm sure we won't be playing with clones of characters... There will probably be shards, or a kind of lobby system where only one version of a character can exist at a time...  Didn't they already fix that issue in super hero squad online?

Which,  and I know they aren't mentioning since it'll turn off the 'core' gamers, did pretty well for Marvel.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on July 11, 2012, 08:21:54 PM
 "Upon loading the game, I noticed that our party of press demo superheroes consisted of one Iron Man and two Wolverines." This was quoted from  http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/07/10/hands-on-with-marvel-heroes/

There will be multiple clones of characters running around without doubt. You can swap out characters right in the middle of a fight. This was already talked about by the designers. The only saving grace is that you can customize them so two Wolverines for example, will not play the same. That, and there will be multiple costumes. I guess we have to role-play a bit, and pretend that the cloned characters are from different dimensions. I guess I can live with that.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: laughing paradox on July 12, 2012, 06:18:03 PM
Sure, there will be clones, but if you're playing with a group of people, it really shouldn't be a problem.

That is, of course, unless you all want to play as a team of Wolverines, like from that issue from the Exiles. I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of multiple costumes for the characters.

Also, I saw Cloak in this game already! I hope he'll be playable and not just a NPC.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captainawesome on July 13, 2012, 02:37:11 AM
I wonder how they'll handle social stuff like leagues or even friends. If you had 12 iron men on your friend list, things would get really confusing.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on July 21, 2012, 05:49:12 PM
https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/rocket-raccoon
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: JeyNyce on July 21, 2012, 07:01:36 PM
https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/rocket-raccoon

That's cool, but this is better:
"Squirrel Girl will be a playable character in the upcoming MMORPG Marvel Heroes."
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: laughing paradox on July 22, 2012, 06:44:22 PM
With the addition of someone like Squirrel Girl, it gives me hope that they really are going to really include a very vast amount of characters.

I see a "Marvel Villains" game down the line if this does well.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: laughing paradox on September 01, 2012, 03:09:12 PM
New video from the PAX con, showing Daredevil, Punisher and.. Squirrel Girl!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TihhyhVEMAc

Closed Beta is also in October, so this game is going to be released a lot sooner than I expected. I have to admit.. I don't really have a history of playing MMO (except DCUO now), but I'm super excited to try out this game. It reminds me of a strictly online Freedom Force, in a way. It seems to appeal to my collecting nature as a digital hoarder. :)


Anywhere, here are their character sheets:

(https://marvelheroes.com/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_image_850x478/public/media/modelsheets/image/ModelSheet_SquirrelGirl_Classic-qr99.jpg)

(https://marvelheroes.com/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_image_850x478/public/media/modelsheets/image/ModelSheet_Daredevil_Modern-es28_0.jpg)

(https://marvelheroes.com/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_image_850x478/public/media/modelsheets/image/ModelSheet_Punisher_Modern-bv54.jpg)
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Podmark on September 02, 2012, 02:16:06 AM
The character models look pretty good.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: laughing paradox on October 12, 2012, 07:12:00 PM
I got into the closed Beta and I just have to say (and all I can say) is: it was fun.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: BlueBard on November 29, 2012, 02:48:00 PM
Yeah, I think I agree that it would be more fun to play this in a group of friends where everybody's staked out their own heroes and there aren't a bunch of clones running around.

Although some characters would be easier to do in multiples than others, where different costumes could represent different people. 

For example, an Iron Man could theoretically be Tony or Rhodey, or remote-controlled suits of armor, so that's not quite as big a stretch.

Multiple Spideys could be (groan!) clones.  Giant Man or Ant Man could be Pym or one of his many stand-ins.  Maddrox, if he's in this of course, is a no-brainer.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on November 29, 2012, 05:08:52 PM
Y'know, many free MMOs go the same model/clone/avatar route, and I noticed that it's not much of a problem unless you're in really congested areas because you get accustomed to it really quickly. And because many MMOs have instanced missions, it becomes less of a problem, especially if you're part of a group who agrees to take on different roles. Depending on how many characters Gazillion puts out and how well those characters operate, I'm sure you'll see a large variety of characters roaming about at any given time.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on November 30, 2012, 09:55:51 PM
I just got invited to the beta myself and will be trying it out tonight.  Can't actually say anything more than that though, but I do have hopes that it will be at least decent.  The info on the game page looks quite promising anyway.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on December 16, 2012, 01:57:49 AM
I have signed up for over a dozen betas over the years and have never been chosen. I signed up for the Marvel beta as soon as there site offered it.  I have terrible luck with getting in betas.  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on January 12, 2013, 10:34:52 PM
They just announced the Founders Program allowing folks to buys some goodies ahead of the release and get access to the game early.

https://www.marvelheroes.com/news/news-articles/founders-program-launched-assemble-your-team-today
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Tomato on January 16, 2013, 04:03:25 AM
So um... apparently I got into the Beta? I've never really been in a closed beta before, so I don't really know what I can and can't say about the game due to the NDA.

I just dled the client, and am starting the process of getting things downloaded. It's a bit on the lighter side (5-10gb), but that's perfectly fine with me since my connection isn't fantastic.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on January 16, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
So um... apparently I got into the Beta? I've never really been in a closed beta before, so I don't really know what I can and can't say about the game due to the NDA.

I just dled the client, and am starting the process of getting things downloaded. It's a bit on the lighter side (5-10gb), but that's perfectly fine with me since my connection isn't fantastic.
Ok, I'm officially jealous. When did you sign up for the beta? I signed up the first day they announced it.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Tomato on January 16, 2013, 10:45:24 PM
Er... I actually never signed up for it. I did, however, get the $200 sponsor pack, so that likely had something to do with it.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on January 16, 2013, 11:02:30 PM
Er... I actually never signed up for it. I did, however, get the $200 sponsor pack, so that likely had something to do with it.
Yep, that's why.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on January 17, 2013, 03:07:05 AM
Yeah, that pack has automatic beta access as part of the deal.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on January 17, 2013, 06:14:27 AM
I hope everyone who gets into the beta and experiences the game enjoys him/herself. Captain Morgan, if you use any social site such as G-plus, twitter, or facebook, you should keep up with the Marvel Heroes fanpage. They give out beta codes every day on the various sites, and they're multi-use codes, meaning several people can use the codes they give out to get into the beta. IGN and other comic/gaming related sites are also giving away codes. It's really not an exclusive club these days, lol.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on January 17, 2013, 06:27:42 PM
I hope everyone who gets into the beta and experiences the game enjoys him/herself. Captain Morgan, if you use any social site such as G-plus, twitter, or facebook, you should keep up with the Marvel Heroes fanpage. They give out beta codes every day on the various sites, and they're multi-use codes, meaning several people can use the codes they give out to get into the beta. IGN and other comic/gaming related sites are also giving away codes. It's really not an exclusive club these days, lol.

Thanks for the heads up, I didn't know this. Going to keep an eye on them now.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on January 22, 2013, 06:16:04 AM
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/12/17/marvel-heroes-beta-preview-all-click-no-reward/ Ouch! Do you beta testers agree with this?
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on January 22, 2013, 12:07:27 PM
beta testers can't actually discuss the game outside of the game world itself and the developers' forums unless they plan on voiding the NDA and putting themselves at risk.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: BentonGrey on January 22, 2013, 07:32:11 PM
Ouch indeed.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on January 26, 2013, 05:17:26 PM
One thing I can point out is that the game is not finished yet, but this review seems to be acting as if it is instead of looking at the potential and what it's shaping up to be.  I won't be specific, but many of the things he complains about are the kind of things that betas are meant to help find and fix.

You might want to instead check out this link (https://www.marvelheroes.com/news/news-articles/marvel-heroes-athene-livestream-preview), which has two other game journalist actually playing the thing live, so you can yourself what it's like and decide for yourself whether you agree with the other article or not.

Oh and one thing the video confirms is that the playable Deadpool knows he's in an MMO and comments on how much xp he's getting and such.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on January 26, 2013, 07:40:23 PM
Going along with what Cat said, this game should be judged as a beta, not a full game. The team is still actively working on it and are making steady updates to the system and game itself on a day by day basis, which can be gathered from their own words.

The beta probably wouldn't be as harshly judged if it had come out before DC Heroes, Champions, etc, but even CoH's beta was nowhere near as good as the initial public product was and what it later developed into. That's not even me defending the game; it's me being a logical, rational person using common sense, heh.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Midnite on January 28, 2013, 09:36:28 PM
From what I heard, the Devs will not use directional keys (WASD) for the game. That's a deal breaker for me.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on January 28, 2013, 09:52:38 PM
As far as I know Diablo doesn't use WASD either.  Neither does Torchlight, or Sacred, or any other major Diablo clone I've ever played on the PC.  I don't see how this would be a problem.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Midnite on January 29, 2013, 02:59:06 AM
As far as I know Diablo doesn't use WASD either.  Neither does Torchlight, or Sacred, or any other major Diablo clone I've ever played on the PC.  I don't see how this would be a problem.

Sadly I never played those games you mention. I'll give it a try once its been release. Since its F2P, there's no harm in trying.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on January 29, 2013, 03:30:44 AM
In the video I linked to, it's actually mentioned by the guy in charge that it was based in part off some idea his team had in making one of three Diablo 3 prototypes.  The game's website also compares it to Diablo, so yeah, same kind of game, and those games are designed in such a way I would actually find it extremely difficult and frustrating to try using wasd with any of them.  As in impossible to play.  So yeah, at least give it a try, and I'd definitely recommend trying Torchlight 2 or Sacred 2 (or the first games for both) as they are excellent games in their own right and would give you an idea of the genre in which Marvel Heroes belongs.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on January 29, 2013, 07:37:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9gLYukyDMw&feature=youtu.be Pretty decent behind the scenes video and a great breakdown how they make the characters.  When I watched this video, I kept thinking "god what a dream job."
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on January 29, 2013, 09:59:17 PM
I dunno, Cat, I think a game like this could benefit from keyboard controls... heck, gamepad support would be awesome as well, but that's just me.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on April 20, 2013, 02:23:04 AM
For anyone still interested in this game:

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This code is valid for this weekend only, but you can still be invited into the ongoing Closed Beta - and of course you can get invited whenever you purchase a Premium Pack or Ultimate Pack!

Enjoy Marvel Heroes and share with your friends to get them into game alongside you!

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Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Ares_God_of_War on April 20, 2013, 04:02:34 AM
I an downloading this now. I hope eventually it adds some villians if it succeeds.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on June 06, 2013, 04:39:49 PM
So now that it has been released, who is playing it? I played the beta for months but my comp is pretty puny and can't run it very well. I got tired of the low fps so I stopped playing. How about the rest of you?
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on June 08, 2013, 02:01:40 PM
I don't really play it anymore, but my account is still active. I don't have much of an incentive to mess around with the game now because post beta, it erased my entire friends list and made the characters I naturally gravitate towards "pay"/"special loot" characters, and I don't care strongly for any of the starting heroes, which includes Storm, who some of you may know I adore as a character. Also, the main storyline and even the side missions are short and you can get through much of it in 2 days if you're hustling and have a good enough team (though not required), especially once you get the general location of things down and gain a travel power.

Basically, if you played through and completed the beta in its various iterations and changes, you can hold off on the launched game, and you can wait until they get around to adding more content outside of just the "tougher" end game stuff, which is basically solo/grouped mission replays with better drops/added objectives.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on June 08, 2013, 04:20:07 PM
I personally enjoyed the game itself in Beta, but it's very inneficient.  My system can handle plenty of other MMO and some pretty high graphics games like Arkham City with no lagging whatsoever, yet get more than five players on the screen and it starts lagging like crazy.  Go to Avengers Tower and the game sometimes comes to a complete halt. 

As for the gameplay itself, it's basically Torchlight 2 with superheroes and forced multiplayer.  That's not a bad thing, but I can't help but wonder if this game would have not been a better singleplayer game.

So yeah, if you have a really nice computer system,  try it out.  If you don't, don't bother.  Also ignore the recommended specs.  They lie.  My computer is beyond them and still can't handle the game with more than a few players.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: BentonGrey on June 09, 2013, 04:37:49 AM
I'd be more interested in this game if: A) I could just buy it and get all the content for it instead of being nickle and dimed, B) I wasn't forced to play with other people.  I don't like people, especially Prev. :P
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on June 09, 2013, 05:56:17 AM
I honestly don't know why it's MMO.  It could basically be repackaged with an optional server for multiplayer with no changes needed.  My dad would love this game, but he refuses to play MMOs.  I'm sure he's not the only one.

It does have a ton of characters though, each one of which is basically a fully fledged class.  That is a lot of content right there.  I don't know that I'd ever be willing to play their asking price for the extra toons though.

To be fair, assuming it hasn't changed from beta, all the actual mission content is completely free, you're just restricted to a very small selection of characters, none of whom are the very popular ones.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: BentonGrey on June 20, 2013, 05:06:35 PM
Well, this is certainly unflattering:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HROG32lYq2s&feature=em-subs_digest

Also, from my brief experience with it, very true.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: captmorgan72 on June 20, 2013, 09:07:18 PM
Well, this is certainly unflattering:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HROG32lYq2s&feature=em-subs_digest

Also, from my brief experience with it, very true.
That guy was spot on. I agree with everything he said. MUA is probably the best Marvel experience in a video game even today. So far nothing has beaten it. Marvel Heroes gets really really old very fast. I laughed when I saw the framerates on his computer, mine was about a half of a half of that, lol.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: detourne_me on June 20, 2013, 09:16:43 PM
100%. Spot on.  But then again, he usually is.

In the beta I was given a buttload of g's to try out the characters.  I was hoping I'd be able to hold on to them when the game launched, but no.

Such a disappointment
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on June 20, 2013, 09:34:28 PM
I've watched half of it so far and mostly he's ranting about the pricing--which he's totally right about.  It's ridiculous.

I honestly wished this had just been a single player game with multiplayer capabilities.  There's nothing about the game system whatsoever that's really multiplayer specific, so there seem no reason for them to go this way.

He totally missed the home button that teleports you straight to the Avengers Tower at any time.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Podmark on October 06, 2013, 10:52:56 PM
So I've started playing Marvel Heroes. Now this is the first MMO I've ever played but I got to say I'm enjoying it so far. The game looks pretty good, and it nice and simple to play with a easy to understand interface. I've been playing as Daredevil and he's got some pretty good moves. I'm anxious to get some other heroes though.

The negatives for me is that the hub worlds are too chaotic with large swaths of random villains all over the place. Less annoying is the number of heroes running around, that would be worse if it wasn't for the decent sized roster and all kinds of alternate skins - it's always neat to see some of the unusual costumes running around. I also find there's too much loot and not enough space. I hate being full half way through a mission.

Thankfully missions are only for you and your party, so those parts play like a non-MMO.
Game play is pretty repetitive so I'll probably get bored of it before long, but all the MUA games were like that.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Tomato on October 09, 2013, 03:21:16 AM
Getting back into it now that the servers aren't garbage and I have a computer that can run it... it's not bad. Would anyone be interested in starting up a group or anything?
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Podmark on October 09, 2013, 05:02:30 AM
I got a random hero today and it was Rocket Racoon! Rocket was actually the character I was most interested in playing as. Pretty lucky.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: detourne_me on October 09, 2013, 05:44:09 AM
Woah, you mean there are actual character drops now?
I put in over ten hours with no character drops so I just gave up. 
Maybe I'll go back to it
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Podmark on October 09, 2013, 06:01:59 AM
Woah, you mean there are actual character drops now?
I put in over ten hours with no character drops so I just gave up. 
Maybe I'll go back to it

No, not character drops. What drops is a form of currency called Eternity Splinters. For 175 of these you can buy a random hero. You can also buy specific Heroes for higher prices. My one big disappointment is that you don't get these Eternity Splinters nearly often enough.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on October 09, 2013, 10:01:29 AM
That's still far better than what they were doing.

Anyhow, I too now have a new computer, as of three days ago, which can now handle the game, so I'll probably get back into it too.  Would be happy to play with some of you all.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Tomato on October 09, 2013, 11:00:24 PM
Well, I have sufficient level and money to start up a supergroup if everyone wants. I've been power-leveling cyclops since Monday, so I'm at level 12 despite only finishing the first chapter.

Edit: I went ahead and made one (Called it "Freedom Reborn"... so original, right?) and I went ahead and invited Podmark to it. If anyone wants to join or whatever, my nickname is "TomatoisJP"
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on October 10, 2013, 09:43:50 PM
Feel free to add me, 'mato, and anyone else is free to friend me.  I'm catwhowalksbyhimself.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Podmark on October 12, 2013, 05:34:45 AM
Well I beat the main game today with my starter Daredevil character. It was a decent game, really just felt like the MUA games just with a limited character options (unless you pay).
Not sure how much more I'll play the game. I'd still like to play with Rocket a bit more, and I'd like to try out the challenge rooms. I've joined the FR group so if I see you guys online then we'll team-up.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Tomato on October 12, 2013, 06:53:43 AM
I'll be on as soon as the update finishes.

Edit: I should probably point out that, because I paid for the super special awesome mega pack, I have access to all costumes and characters already. except maybe the halloween one, but I also got enough in-game money to buy it, so.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on October 12, 2013, 09:05:30 PM
Woah, you mean there are actual character drops now?
I put in over ten hours with no character drops so I just gave up. 
Maybe I'll go back to it

This is my random pop up post of the month (though I've been gone for, what, 3?):

Before the more recent updates, the game actually did drop character tokens and it rewards you with 2 random starter characters at two specific points in the game (tutorial/Doom Castle). I believe the dropped character tokens are just to empower your "extreme"/level 30+ moves now, or that's what it was when I last played a few months back.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Tomato on October 13, 2013, 05:56:17 AM
Speaking of the Eternity Splinters/ character drops, I noticed something interesting when I put in my game time tonight... When enemies drop energy splinters, the game now points them out to you with a mission marker so you don't miss them.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Podmark on October 13, 2013, 06:05:29 AM
Speaking of the Eternity Splinters/ character drops, I noticed something interesting when I put in my game time tonight... When enemies drop energy splinters, the game now points them out to you with a mission marker so you don't miss them.

Yeah that's a great feature! I really wouldn't want to miss those.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on October 13, 2013, 04:54:37 PM
So query: Is there an FR supergroup yet or no? I don't actually play the game much (or at all currently), but if I were to drop in, it'd be nice to know if I could easily find some of you mookers.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on October 13, 2013, 11:35:00 PM
Tomato just started one, so just let him know your in game name.  Feel free to friend me as well.  Same name as here.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Tomato on October 14, 2013, 03:28:54 AM
Yeah, I've promoted Cat and Pod as well, so I think any one of us can invite you into the group.

That being said, I'll be on in about 30m or so, I've gotta set something up in my apt and then I'll log in.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Alaric on October 14, 2013, 04:28:51 PM
I've been playing, too- maybe I'll see about hooking up with you guys. In-game name is Alaric.

Note that I've mostly been playing solo, and often forget to glance at the social screen, so if someone tries to say "Hi" to me and I don't respond, I probably missed it. I apologize in advance.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: laughing paradox on October 14, 2013, 07:14:04 PM
I played the game with Prem months ago.. I'm trying to update it, to try it this week, but it's not letting me.

I may simply 'repair' all the files, but if I get it going, I'm interested in seeing how the game has improved.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on October 16, 2013, 11:34:26 PM
I added Alaric and Prem, with the later's help.  Nice to see you all in game some times.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Raptor on December 17, 2013, 08:32:54 PM
Anyone still playing this? I just found it and downloaded it this weekend. 
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on December 18, 2013, 03:30:05 AM
Anyone still playing this? I just found it and downloaded it this weekend. 

I pop up rarely. Emphasis on rarely.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Podmark on December 18, 2013, 04:51:02 AM
I haven't really played since I beat the story. I see they're adding a bunch of new heroes in the future.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Silver Shocker on December 18, 2013, 07:37:03 AM
I played through the story a while back too. I played the Asgard expansion but would have liked it to be longer. Supposedly there's more content coming, so if and when it does I'll go back and play that. 

My starter character is Hawkeye; he's fun to play due to his emphasis on ranged attacks. I did unlock Spidey through the random character unlock method and am close to unlocking another character that way, so I wouldn't be opposed to a group game in the future since it'll give me a chance to level him up and try out the different attacks.  I really wanted to play as Deadpool. Hopefully I'll get my chance. There have been a number of new characters since I started so there's a few others I'd enjoy getting.

Game's alright. Very much Ultimate Alliance 3.0 on the cheap. Cutscenes are all C-D level comic art (one of the artists I instantly recognized as Ron Lim, who I like), voice acting's a mixed bag (if I recall there's a number of villains used as bosses whose voices I thought were all wrong, such as Shocker), and the action's a little too chaotic and repetitive to be truly addicting. But not a bad way to spend a few hours for free.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Ares_God_of_War on April 27, 2014, 12:46:00 AM
Well I started playing the game a bit. Lots of freebies this week. I am xbahamutx on it if anyone still plays.

04/03/14 INSTITUTE - Taskmaster's Mystery Box 1 x Credit Drop Boost 2 hours, 1 x Rarity Drop Boost 2 hours, 1 x Special Item Find Boost 2 hours. 
04/04/14 RECRUIT - S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Preparedness Kit 1x Iridium Triple Boost, 1x Retcon, 1x Iridium Triple Rush 
04/11/14 2XFUN - Triple Iridium Bars (x2) Awards 2 triple iridium bars to inventory 
04/18/14 SPRCNDY - Spring Candy Boost Awards spring candy boost to inventory 
04/25/14 SPRCNDY2 - Spring Candy Boost Awards spring candy boost to inventory 
04/25/14 InfiniteRetconWeek - Retcon Device Awards Retcon Device to inventory 
04/25/14 RNDMCSTM - FREE Random Costume Awards FREE Random Costume to inventory 
04/25/14 RNDMHRO - FREE Random Hero Awards FREE Random Hero to inventory 
04/25/14 PEWPEWPEW - Triple Iridium Bar Awards triple iridium bar to inventory 
04/25/14 VENGEANCE - Triple Iridium Bar Awards triple iridium bar to inventory 
04/25/14 REDWHITEBLUE - Triple Iridium Bar Awards triple iridium bar to inventory 
04/25/14 NOTASKRULL - Triple Iridium Bar Awards triple iridium bar to inventory 
04/25/14 FASTBALL - Triple Iridium Bar Awards triple iridium bar to inventory
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Silver Shocker on April 27, 2014, 01:54:32 AM
Hey thanks for the codes, Ares. There were a bunch I hadn't punched in yet. Yeah, the game's been giving away a lot of stuff lately.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on April 27, 2014, 12:15:42 PM
They're doing some kind of 10 month anniversary thing, so lots of giveways, in game events, and such.

Anyhow, I just reinstalled and am playing again, so feel free to look for me.  I think I even have sg invite powers, so let me know if you want in.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Ares_God_of_War on June 01, 2014, 11:16:09 PM
I think on the 4th the new anniversary event starts and they are giving away a bunch of stuff including a free Stash space (inventory) So make sure to log in for that.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on June 02, 2014, 12:19:12 AM
I could definitely use more stash space, that is for sure.  I'm too cheap to buy it and manage my inventory well enough to make it worth (plus you can use the team up inventory to store things even if you have no team ups) but would welcome a free stash slot.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Silver Shocker on June 02, 2014, 09:14:07 AM
There's also a new teaser out promoting "Marvel Heroes 2015" coming out in "June" featuring Surtur (who was set to appear in the next major story update). There's also recently been updates that new mini-missions you can play. I haven't played them yet though. Looking forward to the Surtur update when that comes out.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on June 02, 2014, 08:51:24 PM
The one shot is quite good and is a good way to provide content without relying solely on going against ever more cosmic powered super entities.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Silver Shocker on June 06, 2014, 08:52:40 PM
So Marvel Heroes just did a significant update (now called "Marvel Heroes 2015", as mentioned above). Theo ther day there was MASSIVE giveaway of items as part of the game's anniversary (some of which were given away by SHIELD Agent Stan Lee!) including almost certainly the most valuable giveaway, a new item storage (or "S.T.A.S.H.") unit (which by this point, after the MANY items I've gotten through giveaways, I desperately needed). You need to be level 30 + to get the items from Stan though IIRC. You should try logging in, you might still be able to get them.

Which brings me to the next thing I have to been up: trying to log in. Since the new update the game's had a LOT of glitches and/or problems and the servers have been done a few times, presumably while they work out the kinks. Today I had THREE different problems in a half-hour span alone (difficulty downloading the newest update, the screen turning completely black anytime I clicked the mouse, and the servers being down). Hopefully things will smooth out in time.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on June 06, 2014, 09:28:27 PM
I have experienced none of these problems, fortunately.

Also, I'm pretty sure Stan will still be around a few more days.  You should have known he'd get a cameo in there somewhere.

As for that stash tab, you're going to need to it hold all the free loot you get.  Seriously, I have less storage space now than I did before.

There's supposed to be more suprises coming out.

The account wide xp/skill system is interesting. Omega system, I think. Don't have many points yet, but you get some free from the giveaways.

If you've been away a while, check it out.  The game's been getting better as it goes along.  Also give me a should if you want me to add you to the SG.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: detourne_me on August 19, 2014, 09:42:34 AM
Bump,
Started checking out the game again. Should I join the supergroup?

I was getting bored with storm and scarlet witch (had those two since the beta) plus I had no idea how to play the game anymore!
So I put down ten bucks so I could play as star lord with a Groot sidekick.  It's pretty fun now.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Johnny Patches on August 19, 2014, 04:01:38 PM
hi guys .long time no see. ibeen getting more into this game with the new updates.. whats your game name detourne_me?
im johnnypatches loook me up and ill do the same
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: detourne_me on August 19, 2014, 06:14:43 PM
I'm detourne in the game. Hope to see you on there Johnnypatches!
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Previsionary on August 19, 2014, 08:01:38 PM
I still play occassionally, so I'll add you both whenever. JP, I believe I saw you once, but I don't think we actually interacted.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Johnny Patches on August 20, 2014, 01:27:51 PM
im going to add your name tonight detourne,  :thumbup:
thanks previsionary and is this your game name too :unsure: .. hope to see you guys soon ;) ..
sometimes i play after 3pm weekdays.. and most of the weekend :)
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Stopman on June 14, 2017, 01:30:35 PM
I finally went berserk and installed Windows 7, mainly so I can play Marvel Heroes 2016. I'm Umbrallia in-game.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on June 14, 2017, 08:26:22 PM
I haven't played it in quite some time, but it is a seriously cool game.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Glitch Girl on November 15, 2017, 06:29:01 PM
Bad news guys: Disney has officially axed the title
https://kotaku.com/disney-shuts-down-marvel-heroes-1820475273
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Silver Shocker on November 16, 2017, 02:14:13 AM
Yep, I just saw that. Disappointing news, but not the most surprisingly thing. That's the sad reality of online-only games. You can go back and X-Men Legends or Marvel Ultimate Alliance forever, but if they go online-only for a game like this, it can't be preserved.

To my knowledge, they haven't announced when the game will be shutting down yet. We'll have to stay tuned.

I haven't really done much in the game in a while, so I have to see about playing some more of it in the future.

UPDATE: According to the official Twitter account and the front page of the official site, the servers will stay up until Dec. 31, and apparently sometime soon the game will be "completely free" until then. I'm not sure what that means but we might be able to get more heroes we had been saving up on in-game currency for.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: Silver Shocker on November 23, 2017, 06:12:01 AM
Heads up everyone, according to several sources, the shutdown date has been moved to Nov. 24, aka tomorrow.

That was a shock, when I read that I was watching a show I recorded, and immediately shut it off to go try out some new Heroes. If you want to go in to do that or anything else, then this is your last chance to do so.
Title: Re: Marvel Heroes Footage
Post by: catwhowalksbyhimself on November 23, 2017, 06:35:54 PM
Yea, that was a jerk move.  Apparently it came down from Marvel.  Not only is the game being shut down with almost no notice, but all Gazillion employees have been laid off, with no notice or severance.  If they had gone ahead with the December shutdown I would have considered it one of those things that happens, but this kind of move is just bad behavior.