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Release date

Do we have a release date or atleast a time for alphas?

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Warlordokeer wrote:
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Do we have a release date or atleast a time for alphas?

Unfortunately, we don't have any information that would hint towards a release date at the moment. The latest tech update would suggested that we are closer than we were before, but we don't know how many other processes still need to be updated/completed before Issue 0 can launch. Keep patient and keep an eye out on MWM's social platforms and the forums for the latest information.

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https://cityoftitans.com/forum/discuss-city-titans-primer Here's a good place to start for those kinds of questions


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Short and long answer - no.

Short and long answer - no. I wouldn't expect it this year.

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Fireheart wrote:
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No

Careful with that. I have had people jump down my throat for making a quick response like that where they read all kinds of angst or ill will into it. Don't let it happen to you.

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Fireheart wrote:
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No

Simple, direct and spot on.

Not flame worthy. It may not be sugar coated to make it palatable to those with weak constitutions, but it is certainly not incorrect in any way, shape or form

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To expand, Warlordokeer,

To expand, Warlordokeer, there was a time when we had release estimates for the game and/or a beta for people to start testing. Unexpected delays kept pushing those back and people were upset about the estimates being wrong, until it got to the point where MWM was better off not making promises anymore. So that’s where we’re at now... We probably won’t get another date for anything until they are absolutely certain and that’s probably only going to happen shortly before.

So instead of saying “we will have our beta available around Christmas”, you’ll see an announcement on December 15 saying that it’s being released the following Tuesday. Or something like that. That’s what I’m expecting at least.

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Dark Cleric wrote:
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Short and long answer - no. I wouldn't expect it this year.

When people ask me about my religion, I tell 'em I'd worship Cthulhu.

How bad could I possibly be? Let's see...

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For me, I am no longer

For me, I am no longer interested in reading any release dates from the developers. No offense to the volunteers putting in their time to get this game up and running but I've long since lost faith following delay after delay. I with them luck and will certainly try this game if it ever comes out, but with COH available again, COT doesn't really matter to me anymore.

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McGarnackle wrote:
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For me, I am no longer interested in reading any release dates from the developers. No offense to the volunteers putting in their time to get this game up and running but I've long since lost faith following delay after delay. I with them luck and will certainly try this game if it ever comes out, but with COH available again, COT doesn't really matter to me anymore.

I understand what you're saying, but the CoH situation isn't--and probably never will be--stable. And CoT is the only sucessor that is actually making what could be a good game.

So... we need to hope and pray they pull it off.

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McGarnackle wrote:
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For me, I am no longer interested in reading any release dates from the developers. No offense to the volunteers putting in their time to get this game up and running but I've long since lost faith following delay after delay. I with them luck and will certainly try this game if it ever comes out, but with COH available again, COT doesn't really matter to me anymore.

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I feel like I'm 8 again

I feel like I'm 8 again taking that rrrrrrrrreeeeeeeaaaaaaaly long trip: "Are we ...??"
(This particular trip was well before the invention of Gameboy, where my back seat entertainment options included elbowing my brother and sister for more space in the middle or seeing how long it would take to get my feet knocked off the top of the bench seat in front of me. Oh, those were the days!)

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crazemary wrote:
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I feel like I'm 8 again taking that rrrrrrrrreeeeeeeaaaaaaaly long trip: "Are we ...??"
(This particular trip was well before the invention of Gameboy, where my back seat entertainment options included elbowing my brother and sister for more space in the middle or seeing how long it would take to get my feet knocked off the top of the bench seat in front of me. Oh, those were the days!)

On that really long trip (up to Vancouver BC and back down to SoCal) I read LoTR for the first time.
Then I started reading my brother's copy of Dune....

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SoH has a date set for their

SoH has a date set for their CCT beta for late August. So there is that. Now, if they cancelled their slated date, ok.....I am jumping on the "lost hope train" lol.

I am more of a AAA kind of guy. Why? Because they are more transparent. They are obligated to put the work in and meet the goals (They are paid to). Volunteer projects get away with more because it is a volunteer project.

Game optimization? It is a volunteer project, we work on it in our free-time.

We passed our initial goal? It is a volunteer project, we work on it in our free-time.

Features we previously announced are not in game? It is a volunteer project, we work on it in our free-time.

Obviously I am not talking about CoT, because we have nothing tangible. Games like Phoenix Point can get away with broken promises. AAA companies cannot say this, or the uproar would be massive....

I like AAA due to the certainty. I know what I am getting, I know when. I want a piece of mind. "This is something we work on in our free-time" is not a piece of mind, but discouraging. It comes off as "This is not a priority, but something we will handle when we have some spare time."

SoH is a volunteer project, but you can tell they put their heart and soul into this. The progress they have made considering their failed KS and later appearance shows they have been working on this like it was a full-time job. They want something out there. They are working their A$$es off to do it, and it shows, because they can pin point estimated dates.

Now, SoH can make me eat all my words by going TBA after nailing a rough release date. It happens, I get it. This is probably why I am tolerate of CoT, I know things happen.

I truly feel like CoT is a 2022-2023 playable beta project. Which is fine, take your time. Don't be another VO.

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Phararri wrote:
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I truly feel like CoT is a 2022-2023 playable beta project. Which is fine, take your time. Don't be another VO.

I agree and i also think the community at large would be far more positive, in general, if MWM made an official announcement saying as much.

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Dark Cleric wrote:
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Phararri wrote:

I truly feel like CoT is a 2022-2023 playable beta project. Which is fine, take your time. Don't be another VO.

I agree and i also think the community at large would be far more positive, in general, if MWM made an official announcement saying as much.

There was a huge amount of interest and hype in fall 2018, now, not so much. We are in a wait see time, and it will take a lot more to get people back on the train now. I am hoping we will see something soon, but for now I will just keep on playing COH and waiting.

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Ah yes, the transparency and

Ah yes, the transparency and certainty of AAA games. Like when they say there'll be no micro-transactions, then there are. Or that the micro-transactions will be "just cosmetic" and then they're not. Or when they design problems into the game to sell you the solutions. Or when they release a broken buggy mess. Or when you need a spread sheet to figure out what version of a game comes with what things. Or when they try to sell you preorder bonuses before announcing the game. Or when the trailer for the game is barely representative of the final product. Or when they tell you they need to have micro-transactions in the game because games cost more these days all the while having record earnings and laying off staff.

Yeah, I'll take a group of volunteers working on a project they believe in over the bloated greedy lying AAA game industry these days.

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https://massivelyop.com/2019/08/12/into-the-super-verse-how-ship-of-heroes-is-winning-the-superhero-race/

I agree with this article. Their structure, this game is run by volunteers, but they are a dedicated well oiled machine. They are not treating this as a side project, nor using the excuse of "This is a volunteer project." Casey and company are dedicated, treated this as a full-time job.

If you are truly dedicated to something, be it sports, business, fitness, you must work at it as if it was your day-job. Those who don't, will never reach their desired goals, but always postpone them, or procrastinate.

SoH was dedicated to their fans, hence they worked their a$$es off. For that, they have my loyalty, because they displayed loyalty by giving the fans something tangible.

Once again, SoH can make me eat my words with a delay, or TBA. It happens.......It can very well happen....

On a side note, does anyone think VO should just shutdown shop and kindly inform their fans instead of dragging them along? It just feels like that project will never be serviceable for public use. We now have years worth of progress, and I have not been impressed nor seen major progress.

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I mean if it's the race to

I mean if it's the race to alpha VO won that like two years ago.


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Phararri wrote:
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SoH has a date set for their CCT beta for late August.

Why would anyone play Ship of Heroes when they can (now) play City of Heroes instead (for a more "authentic" experience of nostalgia)?

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Redlynne wrote:
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SoH has a date set for their CCT beta for late August.

Why would anyone play Ship of Heroes when they can (now) play City of Heroes instead (for a more "authentic" experience of nostalgia)?

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am more of a AAA kind of guy. Why? Because they are more transparent.

in terms of release dates? Yeah, I happen to know a little bit about that word.

Just a tad....

That gif was never funny btw, neither are TBA release dates after continuously slated dates. Those gifs are a cop out when someone has nothing of value to add. AAA games are transparent with their releases, this is nothing new.

You knew when Shadow-bringers was releasing before it released. They did not give the date of July, then say "Actually, we are TBA." There is this thing called publicity, and reputation. If SE took a volunteer project approach, their credibility would be severely damaged.

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just play CoH. now that the

just play CoH. now that the source code is open to the public, it will always be around.

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Just to be clear. The COH

Just to be clear. The COH source is not open to the public. Is it out in the public? Yes. These are not the same things. At the moment, as far as I know, NCsoft still holds the rights to that IP and the source code. Using that code is technically stealing. However, that may change soon. How it will change, or when it will change are still up in the air.

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Grimfox wrote:
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Just to be clear. The COH source is not open to the public. Is it out in the public? Yes. These are not the same things. At the moment, as far as I know, NCsoft still holds the rights to that IP and the source code. Using that code is technically stealing. However, that may change soon. How it will change, or when it will change are still up in the air.

Going to split a hair here, with the understanding that I'm no lawyer. My understanding is it's more that PROFITTING from the code is stealing, as NCSoft does indeed still own it. So I would recommend to those playing on private servers to ask if it's a non profit or an LLC. The latter can go up in a legal puff of prosecution at NCSoft's whim and many are not aware.

Speaking of aware, is everyone playing CoH aware there are at least 6 groups running public servers? Now MWM has asked that we not use their forums to instruct how to access CoH servers for legal concerns and I fully support respecting MWM. But if a curious person wants to PM their facebook contact info, I CAN use facebook's systems without issue or disrespect.

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AAA games are transparent with their releases, this is nothing new.

Except for the games that are pushed back indefinitely and then quietly cancelled.

Or do you mean when a AAA company sets an unrealistic release date then work their devs half to death to get it out on time then upon release it's a broken buggy mess that needs to be patched either day one or within a short span of time from release?

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Grimfox wrote:
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Just to be clear. The COH source is not open to the public. Is it out in the public? Yes. These are not the same things. At the moment, as far as I know, NCsoft still holds the rights to that IP and the source code. Using that code is technically stealing. However, that may change soon. How it will change, or when it will change are still up in the air.

The point is, its out. People have easy access to it. If for some reason one of them gets shut down, another will open. It honestly can't be stopped now, especially if these people running the servers aren't making money off it.

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Phararri wrote:

AAA games are transparent with their releases, this is nothing new.

Except for the games that are pushed back indefinitely and then quietly cancelled.

Or do you mean when a AAA company sets an unrealistic release date then work their devs half to death to get it out on time then upon release it's a broken buggy mess that needs to be patched either day one or within a short span of time from release?

When games are pushed back, they state they are pushed back to a later scheduled date.

When they are cancelled, they tell the fans that this game is no longer in development.

Speaking of mmo, Capcom did it with the Megaman MMO. Plain as day, as transparent as water, the game was cancelled. Did MM fans like it? No. Was it clarity, as it pertains to the game's release? Yes.

When I say transparent, I am referring to clarity, be it good or bad.

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Phararri wrote:
Phararri wrote:
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Phararri wrote:

AAA games are transparent with their releases, this is nothing new.

Except for the games that are pushed back indefinitely and then quietly cancelled.

Or do you mean when a AAA company sets an unrealistic release date then work their devs half to death to get it out on time then upon release it's a broken buggy mess that needs to be patched either day one or within a short span of time from release?

When games are pushed back, they state they are pushed back to a later scheduled date.

When they are cancelled, they tell the fans that this game is no longer in development.

Speaking of mmo, Capcom did it with the Megaman MMO. Plain as day, as transparent as water, the game was cancelled. Did MM fans like it? No. Was it clarity, as it pertains to the game's release? Yes.

When I say transparent, I am referring to clarity, be it good or bad.

Ohh, so like if a game has a tenative release date and the devs fail to meet that then tell their fans exactly why and that they'll give them another release date when they have a better idea of when it will release? Like, you know, transparency and clarity, good or bad.

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To me, regardless of anything

To me, regardless of anything else, SoH visually looks so bad and the lore is so offputting, I don't think I could play it even if it were the only option.

SoH may be winning, but what rough beast slouches towards the finish line to be born?

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Empyrean wrote:
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To me, regardless of anything else, SoH visually looks so bad and the lore is so offputting, I don't think I could play it even if it were the only option.

SoH may be winning, but what rough beast slouches towards the finish line to be born?

Im not really a fan of their lore so far but the videos they have put out look at least as good as what we've seen here. Better, imo. CoT's running animation is the worst I've seen in a game and their model's musculature is so unnatural looking i cant get past it. The video of the caped guy running around the island...his arms and shoulders look so unnatural and botched its cringe. But its so pre-alpha im not worried about it...same with SoH. Both teams have a long time before full-game release, plenty of time to fix and fine-tune those things.

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And i think i read in an

And i think i read in an other (outdated) post that they'll have a specific person who will take care of this part (body animation). I can't remember where i read that but i have this memory in mind, or something like that. Moreover, i remind they purchased a motion capture system or they wanted to buy one. I really think this part is not complete at all. As you said, i'm not not worry too and i think we'll have a good surprise for #1 :)