As many of you many know, I was at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 25th. This just happened to be the day of the City of Heroes panel and this gave me some insight into a few of the upcoming goodies the Devs will be subjecting us to.
First off, the AE issue. As we all know, the system has been brutally abused. All in all, that’s going to continue pretty much as it has been. But they are looking for ways to improve things a bit for the rest of the game to make it more appealing. There are a host of new Task Forces in the works, as well as new zones and ton of new challenges that good ‘ol Positron promises will make the current stuff look like child’s play.
Of course if things are going to get that much more difficult, the 50’s will need to step up their game. That’s right, a new level of play is also in development to bring us big bad 50s to the level of gods. I can’t wait. But there’s more!
As the power sets are getting a little tired these days, it’s time to really go town with new powersets and more mix and match options among the existing powers. This, along with a very description of some new low level activities promises to re-invent the game more than a little bit. Among the new abilities is talk of new weapon types, and wider diversification among other existing powers.
Not enough you say? You ungrateful swine. So be it. There was little the Dev team was permitted to say about the Rogue expansion, but they did explain a little of the upcoming features. Rogue plans to delve deep into the workings of Pretoria and rip that fine line between good an evil to shreds. This will allow players to move from the Rogue Isles to Paragon and back fairly easily. Which of course will make the Controllers froth at the mouth as they watch Masterminds actually control their charges.
Finally, there is the big issue, when will the existing systems see some love. It looks like the emote list is on it’s way to effectively doubling and the bases will finally see some love for the first time since Villains went live. And this is as of yet a very unconfirmed and murky rumor, but with the Rogue expansion, and the hero villain line taking the beating that it is, the base’s may soon allow you to move through to worlds with the greatest of ease. One can only hope and we will soon see.