Valiance Online confirms sidekicking, talks visual effects upgrades

One of City of Heroes’ best features is going to be making a reappearance in its spiritual successor. Valiance Online confirmed to Massively OP that a sidekicking system is in the works for the superhero MMO.

“We have sidekicking coded already,” the team tweeted. “Working on the UI. We’re adding the ability to right-click on someone and get a radial menu with options.”

Over on the visual side of the project, a recent Unity3d magic effects video by Kripto289 has both the development team and fans salivating over the idea of bringing this creator on board for good. It could happen in the future, says one of the game’s developers.

“He’s already provided us with these, and most are integrated into the game along with a few others he did to replace our lower level to mid-level power sets,” Developer IronSight writes. “The guy is quite amazing in regards to his visual effects talents. I always consider being able to pay him full-time with absolute exclusivity, and knowing that one day that will be possible truly excites me.”

Are you looking forward to Valiance or one of the other CoH spiritual successors? Make sure you vote in our poll!

Source: Twitter, official forums. Thanks MagmaFist!
SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Code of Conduct | Edit Your Profile | Commenting FAQ | Badge Reclamation | Badge Key

LEAVE A COMMENT

5 Comments on "Valiance Online confirms sidekicking, talks visual effects upgrades"

Subscribe to:
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most liked
Celestia
Reader
Celestia

That self force field effect made me very happy!

Reader
Grave Knight

I like the chain aura.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
NeoWolf

I’d be lying if I said the quality of these particle effects has me excited and my mind racing at possible character concepts already.. lol Nice work.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
NeoWolf

That is probably the worst constructed sentence I have ever posted, but I am glad you got the point I was trying to make Valiance Online heh

sometimes my fingers get ahead of my thought :)

MagmaFist
Reader
Kickstarter Donor
MagmaFist

“Salivating”

You got that right. If potential players see this quality in the alpha release sometime in the near future, then I could see donations taking off. When I saw these animations my imagination went crazy at the battles we could have. Unfortunately, there is a huge difference between the polish you see in kriptos videos and the current game. It’s a catch 22 to get this guy hired full time right now.

Who would of thought Unity could look this good?

And who doesn’t now want a Water Controller after looking at the video starting at https://youtu.be/2uQ3-mWm1fw?t=308

homer_drooling_by_dwcjester.jpg
wpDiscuz