Ship of Heroes says it’s gonna have the ‘best UI in the galaxy’

    
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While the superhero MMO community is buzzing about City of Heroes, serious work on its legal and modern spiritual successors continues, including Ship of Heroes, which has just pushed out a big update all about its user interface with a chunk of screenshots showing it off.

“We thought we’d provide an update on some of the work we’ve done recently on UI features and capabilities,” Heroic Games writes. “The first set of pictures shows that a player can adjust the size of all of the UI elements at the same time, from 50% of normal to 200% of normal as desired, on a single slider. We’ve also added a font size adjustment to the interface settings.”

Players will be able to globally resize everything, including the chat and minimap widgets, plus the the infusion tray scales itself based on how many you’re toting around. There are also options and tweaks for local game sounds, click-through targeting, character portraits, minimizing UI elements, minimap visibility, and “branching dialog as conversation bubbles.” Yay for chat bubbles!

“We’re doing a major effort to improve our animations, particularly for superspeed, and we expect that to be something we can show in the next few weeks. We love the improvements we’ve added, and we’re convinced that our community wants us to stop and make sure each piece of the game is really good before we move on. Quality is hard to upgrade later – and sometimes ‘later’ never comes. After superspeed, we’d really like to focus on showing off how leveling works and how augmentations work, using an in-game character the same way you will. We’re working on several new powersets in parallel, but right now we are thinking that we will delay showing them until after we can organize a CCT Beta. The Beta will be our fourth system test that is open to the community, and we think it will be worth the wait. We just have to get a few more improvements installed and checked first.”

Check it all out in our gallery and on the official site.

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MrNastyButler

What does the line of this article come out in a Trump voice in my head?

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xpsync

Their site is having problems, i make an account, i got the email, try and login in, then it tells me the account does not exist, then i try to register again using the same email and tells me it’s in use. lol. Even try and reset pwd it tells me account does not exist?

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justin something

Sorry, sometimes that happens where you get kind of “half registered”. You can try using email and un or clearing your cookies but you can also just contact support and Chris will fix it: https://www.shipofheroes.com/heroic-games-corp/

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xpsync

Thanks!

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Randy Savage

Looks like Ship of Hero Engine

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xpsync

All coh buzz lately i ended up checking this link out, otherwise i’d probably never would have.

This looks pretty freaking good! I think i could get into this one.

Everything they state here literally sings to me.

Why Another City of Heroes Spiritual Successor Needs to Exist

I’m still beyond overjoyed getting into the SWG:L emu that CoH (another mmo i missed due to EQ2) is on my radar and lightly looking into getting into a CoH emu.

Now, i’ll most likely wait for this.

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Natalyia

I like a lot of what I see in Ship of Heroes. But I think the most impressive thing about it is that it appears to be an actual game at this point.

What I mean by that is there’s a client they can give to someone not on the dev team, they can install it, run it, create a character, and then play whatever’s working in the current build.

There’s a *lot* of relatively-thankless definitely not-sexy and entirely not-screenshot-worthy work that needs to happen before a game gets to that point – even a single-player game, much less an MMO where there’s the whole server-side infrastructure to build with things like account databases, and logins, and all the other mundane stuff that’s needed before it can actually be put in the hands of regular players.

So kudos. :)

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dixa

but is it going to have masterminds?

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Cyanpill

At first they said never, but last I heard they were considering it for a much later expansion.

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Golden Ace

They will be called Commanders. Commanders will not be available at launch, controllers are a possibility. Commanders will happen. but they will happen after controllers. so – after launch. Things will not be the exact same as CoH. but the team is trying to make the play style the same which we hope will bring back the all important community that we had.

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camren_rooke

I am still loving what they are doing.

Thanks for the updates.

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BalsBigBrother

Thank goodness UI customisation and resizing is something that is going to be in from the start also yay for font size adjustment (that is quiet important to me.) Its stuff like that which makes me pay attention to mmos these days.

I don’t care if you have 60 million raids and a bajillion person pvp just let me resize / move my chat box or hot bars and I am a happy mmo player for the most part.

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camren_rooke

Agreed!

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IronSalamander8 .

Yup! That was one thing I loved in CoX, the ability to change the size, shape, color, etc. of the action buttons in the UI layout.

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Yep, the little things I didn’t realize I was missing. While playing a bit this morning, I forgot you could set a flag on yourself for looking for team. So many unique QoL that other modern MMOs leave out.