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Isungr
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April 16, 2019 - 2:34 pm

A1fighter post_id=21517 time=1554914911 user_id=1042 said:

Oh, and game mechanics can also influence a toxic community imo. Gear checks, elite raids tend to enforce an elitist mentality. Ideally, human nature will make players want to utilize the best, most seasoned players which leaves the newer folk in the dark.

I wonder how CoX managed to minimize toxicity?

About as elite as the Nites on Pinn got was, "Have you run the ITF before? This is a speed-run; don't stop and start roleplaying!"

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Consultant
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April 11, 2019 - 7:50 am

Yes, and it looks like we're going to be offering those same circumstances with SoH.

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A1fighter
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April 10, 2019 - 12:48 pm

Oh, and game mechanics can also influence a toxic community imo. Gear checks, elite raids tend to enforce an elitist mentality. Ideally, human nature will make players want to utilize the best, most seasoned players which leaves the newer folk in the dark.

I wonder how CoX managed to minimize toxicity?

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January 24, 2019 - 1:00 pm

SoH in my opinion embraces the CoH community.

As for game content and the community assisting in shaping things.

I have heard of rp server events being added to content. And I know of at least one player in Wow that their character made it into the game.

I am a role-player, and I see lot's of potential for some good rp, and I believe that there will be a pretty good rp community with SoH.

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A1fighter
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January 23, 2019 - 5:32 pm

Devs & mods can build the community, for the most part. Of course players are the majority, but monkey see, monkey do. If the authority figures are snarky, sarcastic (In a bad way), passive aggressive, it rubs off on the community.

This community works so well imo, due to the leadership up top. Randoms & forum members alike see the positivity, & fall in line. Also, Ship of Heroes have some good people on the forums. A pod-caster is called Positive Gamer, does not get anymore positive than that Laugh

i was reading some older threads here, & toxic communities in DCUO were a hot topic. If your mods are snarky, passive aggressive, don't be shocked if your community starts to take on those traits 😉 .

I didn't really bothered to talk much on those forums let alone ask the devs anything because I felt like a snarky comment will ensue Laugh . I never bothered to ask for help because I thought players would go full rage mode. I just played solo.

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Consultant
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January 19, 2019 - 5:58 am

Exactly. When we first planned Ship of Heroes, the first and main thing we decided was that we wanted to build a community like we had in City of Heroes. A positive, helpful community. That's the first goal.

And of course, in this game the point is for the players to create their characters and tell their stories, not to play our characters and our stories. Our stuff is backstory to what you yourself create.

One thing I'll say about the closure of COH -- when it happened I had a lot of top-level incarnate characters, and lots of influence (billions), and stored stuff in my bases. I gave it all away, so that players who were returning, or who just didn't have a lot of stuff, or purples, or whatever, could play for the last three months with abandon.

That decision made me feel good back then, and it still does today. We had a positive community back then, so it was good to give. That's part of what we need to re-create.

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January 16, 2019 - 4:49 pm

I'm just hoping I can feel the community like I did back in my Champions Online days. While yes, there were issues here and there, but I've noticed due to my coming in at a later point how tight knit the RP community was, and I've been missing that a whole bunch for years. Not to say I was the best at getting involved, but I at least have what I got and want to have those moments again of exploring the game world, seeing what's what and making a setting from there. Plus some of those same people dabbled in City of Heroes to some extent or another, which in a sense, I do have some jealousy of.

Every video that shows a constant improvement of Ship of Heroes makes me more excited, and it's become difficult knowing that a true release is not until the future, whether that be near or far. From what I've seen this community seems to be on the more stable end, and I hope to see that going forward so I can say "Yeah, I've been there with those guys, and they were amazing". Not sure why I spewed out a whole wall of words here, but I suppose letting this out might be a step forward for me so I know where I'm going with potentially a whole new slew of a friends list.

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January 15, 2019 - 3:51 pm

kaatshima post_id=19793 time=1546969305 user_id=9804 said:

I just cannot wait to try this game out i have been missing city of heroes since the day it closed its doors and i am super hyped to open a new door to this game really cannot wait.

I feel you, kaatshima. It is something of a hope and a dream to see a game like our beloved City of Heroes return. It's why I feel community matters. Because yes, it takes a development team with passion and innovation to create something to share, but it takes the community of people to build that game and make it last.

Even if all we have now is each other, I am very much looking forward to flying high in Apotheosis, beating up bad guys (and good guys, shout out to my villains!) and being a part of the community that makes it all possible. I know I sound like an advertisement for Ship of Heroes, but I feel it is the community that will bring us all together.

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January 8, 2019 - 12:41 pm

I just cannot wait to try this game out i have been missing city of heroes since the day it closed its doors and i am super hyped to open a new door to this game really cannot wait.

I played city of heroes from day one till it closed over 7 years had over 30 lvl 50's both heroes and villian's billions of influence/infamy only to be shafted.

I really hope ship of heroes is just as special as city of heroes is and tons of people including me support the game to make it even better.

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December 18, 2018 - 4:51 pm

Consultant post_id=19332 time=1545128581 user_id=53 said:

Yes, we are discussing how to enable player-created missions in SoH. In fact, we were discussing it again this morning. Definitely not done yet and definitely much desired.

[size=150]For myself, and I'm sure a lot of others, are willing to wait for Issue 2, or 3 before Player Created Missions comes around. IMHO, that would give us all a bit of time to learn the ropes of the game, before diving in to create our additions and lore to SoH.

Thanks again, for all your efforts. [/size]

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December 18, 2018 - 7:45 am

Consultant post_id=19332 time=1545128581 user_id=53 said:

Yes, we are discussing how to enable player-created missions in SoH. In fact, we were discussing it again this morning. Definitely not done yet and definitely much desired.

[size=150]This worries me a bit "Power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolute".
If you don't mind player-created missions that can level to max level in one day. Then ok else I would not have them.
Just my 2 cents[/size]
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December 18, 2018 - 5:23 am

Yes, we are discussing how to enable player-created missions in SoH. In fact, we were discussing it again this morning. Definitely not done yet and definitely much desired.

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December 17, 2018 - 8:29 pm

GladDog post_id=8126 time=1515149459 user_id=235 said:

... What we, as players, need are games tailored to our playstyles, that are fun for us. And that is every niche in the MMORPG universe...

[size=150]Sounds like something similar to the Architect Entertainment building id in order. Where player made content/missions for subscribers to make for those wanting a little more, or different than the regular offerings?[/size]

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December 15, 2018 - 9:25 am

I couldnt agree more with the OP.

I also couldn't agree more with the negative experiences that many have had in other games, especially WoW, which has been a toxic community since it launched.

OUR City of Heroes was more than that. Even on the villian side, people where nice, helpful, and had no problems taking a new player under their wing and getting them started. SG's where formed that LASTED, and even have friends from many countries, some of whom I've had the distinct honor of meeting in person. That sense of community has even been noted numerous times in helping those with disadvantages to overcome issues in their real lives, all by playing a game.

So.. OUR community does matter. Reality is.. it's not up to the Developers of SoH to provide that.. they give us the framework.. they give us the playground.. how we share our cookies with the other kids is up to us. I sincerely hope that us refugee's remember that when the game goes live, and we show the gaming community as a whole what a Real Community of Gamers is capable of doing by just being us. 🙂

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September 3, 2018 - 2:42 am

zombiegod420 post_id=17079 time=1535751349 user_id=8200 said:

Thank you, thank you very much to everyone involved in this project! Sense the demise of COH, there has been a huge hole in my heart. A empty void in my life. I have been extremely disappointed with every mmo I've played sense COH and haven't been able to play them long because.....well they just didn't fill that void. One of many things I consider "my favorite thing" lol, was the possitive community. I still have rl friends I made on that game! So to hear how important this is to the developers is very comforting. I have many other possitive things to say and only one concern, but I willl save them for another post. For now and again, thank you guys for this and I can not WAIT to play!!!

welcome in the family 🙂

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August 31, 2018 - 5:35 pm

Thank you, thank you very much to everyone involved in this project! Sense the demise of COH, there has been a huge hole in my heart. A empty void in my life. I have been extremely disappointed with every mmo I've played sense COH and haven't been able to play them long because.....well they just didn't fill that void. One of many things I consider "my favorite thing" lol, was the possitive community. I still have rl friends I made on that game! So to hear how important this is to the developers is very comforting. I have many other possitive things to say and only one concern, but I willl save them for another post. For now and again, thank you guys for this and I can not WAIT to play!!!

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August 21, 2018 - 5:14 am

"Golden Ace" post_id=16454 time=1532467036 user_id=4430 said:



welcome Pooterific. in my signature is a link to all the videos made. a good place to start learning more.

Wow that combat alpha highlights video.. is there a server test anytime soon? I see the schedule but unless I read it wrong it only goes up to june.

The server test has been delayed. I'm still hoping to see it before the end of august. there will also be a paid beta at the end of the year. probably after Christmas.

after christmas? That is pretty much the end of the year literally 😀

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July 24, 2018 - 5:17 pm

Pooterific post_id=16453 time=1532464791 user_id=7808 said:


welcome Pooterific. in my signature is a link to all the videos made. a good place to start learning more.

Wow that combat alpha highlights video.. is there a server test anytime soon? I see the schedule but unless I read it wrong it only goes up to june.

The server test has been delayed. I'm still hoping to see it before the end of august. there will also be a paid beta at the end of the year. probably after Christmas.

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July 24, 2018 - 4:39 pm

"Golden Ace" post_id=16451 time=1532463851 user_id=4430 said:

welcome Pooterific. in my signature is a link to all the videos made. a good place to start learning more.

Wow that combat alpha highlights video.. is there a server test anytime soon? I see the schedule but unless I read it wrong it only goes up to june.

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July 24, 2018 - 4:31 pm

Thanks

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