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Halloween In City Of Heroes
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

NCSoft and Paragon Studios have posted a new Intrepid Informer article detailing features available in its super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. This time the Informer focuses on the challenges designers faced when creating this year's Halloween events for the MMO.

A big issue that arose in creating and tuning the Halloween event was the challenge of the encounters contained within. Freedom is bringing a fresh batch of players into our game and because the event is available to players at level 15 we needed to provide an experience that is accessible to new players but isn't a cake-walk to experienced players. The Abomination at the end of the event has been especially emblematic of this issue. Balancing him around the various skill levels present here in the studio has been difficult and required multiple adjustments in his mobility and attack strength. We didn't set out to create an Incarnate level challenge so, ultimately, we decided to err on the side of accessibility. To address these concerns though, we have included a bonus objective for the Abomination and, as well, there is an elite boss hidden in the event as an Easter egg. We included these extras in hopes that people who are looking for that extra challenge will feel incentivized to do so, but those that just want a fun, casual experience will get just that.
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Intrepid Informer Issue 14
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