Ship of Heroes has finished up its first character creator alpha – here’s what you built

Quietly zipping along this fall is City of Heroes spiritual successor Ship of Heroes, which has been running a small external alpha test with backers focused on its character creator tool, the first such alpha wave for the game. Heroic Games now says that test has drawn to a close as a “resounding success.”

Ship of Heroes has three current character models โ€“ a female, a male and a really big male. Each can be outfitted with civilian clothing or with hero costumes, and the items can be mixed and matched. Each article of clothing has primary and secondary colors that can be set using RGB values, giving enormous freedom to each player to design a unique character. In addition, over 300 morphs can currently be applied to each character, allowing even greater levels of customization. Every character in the game can be distinct and unique from other characters.”

Notably, the team says its feedback revolved around wanting more hero costumes, a wider variety of costumes, more skin tones and colors, and body morphs including height, all of which is still in progress.

CEO Casey McGeever reiterates that more alpha phases are on the way, including more customization tests. “The next big focus of the Alphas is a set of escorted Alpha runs to test the combat system, which will take place following Christmas this year,” he says, followed by raid testing in Q2 of 2018 (by June as previously reported), with an eye toward the launch by the end of next year. How do you get in? Donate and contribute on the forums, says the team, and check out the new images down below!

Source: Press release, official site
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hurbster
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hurbster

Makes the character creator in DCUO look like a piece of trash.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

To all the COH successors I hope they do well but do not make me gamble for stuff in your games.

Just don’t do it.

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Aaron Biegalski

Especially for a F2P or B2P game, I will accept a ‘cash shop’ — depending on the implementation. (Which is to say, I need to know for certain that the five bucks I spend will get me a specific set of character creation parts that I desire.)

However, loot-boxes absolutely unacceptable.

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Crowe

I’ll happily pay a monthly sub in order to avoid loot boxes. A cash shop that gives extra character slots and maybe cosmetics is ok with me.

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justin something

yes, i know Casey is pretty against a cash shop. maybe for certain specialized costume pieces or something… never say never, but we are going with subs to fund further development and expansion

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Ken from Chicago

Looks great. Altho, it doesn’t have to be perfect at launch, much less beta or alpha. Gameplay is far more important. There were clipping issues back in the day with CoH. Baby steps.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Keep at it folks. This looks really good.

And not all supes have to adhere to the expected fashion model design.

Ben Grimm, NIGHTCRAWLER, Spawn, V, Faith, Cyrus Thompson.

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Melissa McDonald

My fast-scanning eye read “miley cyrus” on your list. I had to read a second time. And then laugh. ;-)

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Cyrus Oliver Thompson “Breakneck”

Heroes May Die,
But Heroism Never Shall

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Utakata

“Notably, the team says its feedback revolved around wanting more hero costumes, a wider variety of costumes, more skin tones and colors, and body morphs including height, all of which is still in progress.”

I think they’re trying to say that pink and pigtailed options are on the way? o.O

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

One can only hope.

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justin something

yes, i think that is probably true

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Melissa McDonald

Very cool, but NO, don’t put in throttles to keep people from creating the John Merrick of their dreams…

After all, a lot of ‘super heroes’ are mutants, right?

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justin something

I’m on the SoH team and I agree with you. Go to the site forums and make that point! Not all Supers need be pretty. Goblin-faced heroes unite. If you tell them, they will listen and keep the weirdly proportioned face options.

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Crowe

I freaking loved the morph balance screen shot. It is both hideous and just the sort of thing that would keep my old SG in game and attempting to out-do each other for a random group of horrid looking characters in wildly-different costumes.

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agemyth ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Nooo, don’t “balance” the more “extreme” results of putting painstaking love and care into creating a precious little boy like the one you showed.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Utakata

In compassion to the fruits Aion, ArcheAge and BDO CC’s I’ve seen, this seems rather tame. In where one can actually morph human face into that of the aliens from the Predator IP. >.<

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silverlock

I remember when Aion first came out and the wailing on the forums about people being able to make ugly characters was truly disturbing.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

That’s Specism Ahnuld, besides…

Hurglaten Bignose the Mighty Hobbit is here to save the DAAAAAAY!

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