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Not City of Titans, but somewhat related. Has anyone here looked into this product?

http://www.mmogames.com/gamenews/39489/valiance-online-coming-early-access/

 

 

Edited by: Orion Pax on Aug 4 2016 - 2:39pm
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I had not heard of this until I saw your post. And after looking at the Steam page... wow. It looks so much like City of Heroes! I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

 

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Ditto, NT! Smile

 

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The art style from Peregrin's screenshot looks like a blending of the art style between the best of City of Heroes and Champions Online.

Is this one of the handful of "Phoenix Projects" (that I somehow missed) attempting to revive the lost Super Hero MMO genre from City of Heroes demise, or a "new" project not directly related to those groups?

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Pax - Looking at the website and forums (pretty limited) it appears that this is definitely a COH 'Phoenix Project' and seems to be a little further along than most.

There is a pre-alpha access available, but the servers have been down for the past couple of days, so I have not been able to get in.

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The servers are up for pre-alpha access if anyone is interested.  Not a whole lot to do except fly around and fight 'thugs' but it still seems pretty far long for a pre alpha release.  You can try different power sets and level up (by killing the same mobs over and over). 

Obviously very early stages, but shows some promise

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Thanks, Blasty! Smile

 

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Thanks for the heads up Blasty.  I'll be back on Tuesday from my conference trip, and would like to look into checking it out Good

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For those looking to check out this open Alpha game test, checkout the page below for more information:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/updates/346891697/1418...

I'm running the install as I type this, and hope to check it out over the next few days Good

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Figured I'd post a screenshot from my brief time in the Pre-Alpha stage of the game.  Like Blasty said above, there's not much to do besides fly/walk/run and fight thugs.  The costume creator isn't bad for a pre-alpha, although there aren't very many options at this time for things like face, chest armor, and the all important helmet Wink

OrionPax in the Valiance Online Pre-Alpha

Definitely worth checking out, but don't expect a ton of things to do at this point.  It'd be fun to have some of the crew try it out (especially since it's FREE right now), and see if anyone can assemble a favorite character from the early costume creator and power sets Good

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I'll definitely be checking this out. Thanks for the updates.

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Looks like a few important updates have been applied to the Valiance Online game Alpha test.  From the Patch Notes posted May 31:

Please note due to the account/character wipe you will have to register again at the game login screen!

The client update is live! Here are the patch notes:

General

  • Female characters are disabled while their animations are being updated
  • Added the foundation for the new starting location
  • Scaled new world elements to their new size standard
  • Updated all shaders to the new Unity 5 physically-based standard
  • Updated character customization systems to use less processing overhead
  • Added the new animation system
  • Added the new sound system
  • Updated character generation musical theme
  • Updated character generation background
  • Added new animation based event triggers
  • Added new sound effects for movement, attacks, and impacts
  • Transitioned from the Unity 5 standard tree pipeline to the new SpeedTree pipeline for optimized foliage management
  • Started implementation of the new leveling systems interface
  • Started implementation of the new enhancement system interface
  • Fixed minor bugs

Server

  • Updated the NPC intelligence system for better server-side processing efficiency
  • Added new intelligence to NPCs including the ability to become mobile, the ability to observe their surroundings, and the ability to respond to their observations with dialogue
  • Added new intelligence to mobs including the ability to react to situations dependent upon conditions, the ability to become mobile, and many new combat abilities
  • Added the new account system to bind data from the game server to the website server
  • Added the ability to expose various details of the game server to the website, allowing us to share changes to game data on the site immediately
  • Started implementation of the new leveling system
  • Added NPC trainers for leveling
  • Added NPC vendors for enhancements
  • Optimized many features of the server and its tool sets

More details (including the updated Windows launcher if you need it) can be found here: https://valianceonline.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/its-alive-patch-notes/

I'm going to give the updated build a run-through soon - anyone interested in giving it a try with me?

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I have know about this for a while, but my play time has been very limited and also it seens Steam is not offering all its contents to Brazil Sad

 

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Females are disabled. That's a rather blanket and sexist statement..... Wink

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Apparently they are still working on the models for both Female and "huge" - not sure how long they'll be available.  Everytime I've tried to fire up the new version, I've had the poor timing of the server being down.  Hopefully I'll get in again soon Wink

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Well, I hope they're also working on a Huge Female model, as well. City of Heroes drove me up the wall with how limited the female model physique was. Actually, let me back up a little. EVERY GAME EVER has driven me up the wall with how limited the female model physique is.

Of all the things I've lost,
I think I miss my mind the most.

 

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I'm hoping there will be a lot of progress done by the time I graduate at the end of October.... Smile

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Just checking back, it's still in pre-alpha stage. Not sure how far they've progressed since Pax's last attempt, but they are still there.

 

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Servers should be online soon (today/tonight possibly July 28).  This should be a Alpha build that definitely could be a fun ride to run around in.

Be sure to get the updated launcher client from their "new" website: http://valiance.shogn.net/game/play

Anyone else interested in trying it out with me?

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Forgot to mention, you can now reserve your login name/handle by registering right now - this should reduce the steps needed for when the server does indeed go online:

http://valiance.shogn.net/component/users/?view=registration

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The most recent update via Twitter from the Valiance Online team is that they hope to be online today - fingers crossed that maybe a few of us can get online and check out this brand new Pre-Alpha build Ok

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Thanks PAX!

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As one might expect, things are buggy as hell with a Pre-Alpha build Wink  Still, they definitely have overhauled the game thus far, with far more powersets and options now available for testing than I can ever recall.

The server is going to be going under maintenance for the next week or so between 11am-8pm EST - but it seems to be up more than it's been down.

Anyone up to trying things out, and seeing if we can meet up in-game - even if there aren't missions/team-ups ready yet Yep/Nod