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Marvel Heroes patch restores retracted 1.11 patch content

Monday, 5th August 2013 23:52 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Gazillion has issued a new version of Marvel Heroes 1.11 after the first version of the patch had to be rolled back this weekend.

The latest update brings the MMO back to version 1.11 and restores its content.

Full patch notes are available on the game’s forums, but the main addition is the Human Torch as a playable character, and a new unlevelled zone, Midtown Patrol, which has players protecting civilians from waves of villains.

Gazillion has also added a new in-game currency, Eternity Splinters, which replaces hero token drops. It should allow players to unlock their preferred characters without having to spend real money, and you can stat-stack to up the drop rate.

Version 1.11 initially released on Friday but was pulled over the weekend when a significant proportion of users found themselves unable to connect.

Gazillion rolled the first release on version 1.11 via a new 5GB update, which was required even by those who hadn’t yet installed the first patch, which caused some unhappiness amongst users. Happily, gazillion’s estimate of at least a few days to get a new patch out seems to have been on the cautious side, as the new update turned up quite rapidly.

Thanks, That VideoGame Blog.

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7 Comments

  1. YoungZer0

    Hulk Ugly.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DSB

    It’s been pretty hilarious to read about how badly Gazillion have been screwing this up.

    I’m sure QA for MMOs is an absolute nightmare, but it’s really no less essential.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. TheWulf

    @1

    The Hulk has always been ugly. Frankly I’d like to see less plastic supermodel heroes, myself.

    @2

    Hm? You mean things like… keeping on top of bugs with frequent micropatches; listening to input and letting their userbase decide for them what is and isn’t fair about a F2P system; balancing the characters by buffing the other characters up to meet the standards of an overpowered character, rather than the Blizzard-esque hamfisted nerfing of yore? Stuff like that?

    Um.

    Okay!

    Edit: Hell, these patch notes are an endless list of buffs, too. I love it. It’s nice to see patches not ruin characters for a change. Marvel Heroes has been a refreshing change from the hamfisted nerfing that most developers amateurishly engage in.

    Really, other MMO devs should really pay attention in regards to this. This is how you make customers happy. Don’t do hamfisted nerfs, maintain well, and actually listen to what people have to say.

    I’ve actually been really impressed by them thus far.

    But yeah, if you don’t buy what I’m saying, just actually READ the patch notes. :I

    #3 1 year ago
  4. DSB

    @3 If you can’t do it without breaking your game, bugs should probably be higher on your list of priorities.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. TheWulf

    @4

    Name one MMO which hasn’t had a game breaking bug.

    Tailoring in WoW was broken for eight months at one point. Oh, and remember the thing that lead to mountains of corpses in cities?

    I’m sorry, but… what point are you making, here?

    Some bugs will ALWAYS slip through. So long as the amount of bugs is kept at a minimum and patched quickly, it’s not a problem. And frankly, the amount of bugs has been kept to a minimum and patched quickly.

    They’re just easy to vilify because they’re a small dev and they don’t have an army of slaves to be apologists for them. But the patch notes speak for themselves.

    Anyone is free to read ‘em.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. DSB

    @5 Wow, someone has a problem with WoW. That’s cute, but I don’t see how it makes the support of Marvel Heroes any less bumbling.

    The point of my original post was pretty clear: It’s been amusing to watch people bitch about this game ever since it came out.

    Notice how I didn’t have to write the equivalent of 5 sheets of A4 just to get it across though?

    #6 1 year ago
  7. YoungZer0

    @3: I know that Hulk is ugly, but there is boring ugly and cool ugly.

    This is cool ugly:

    http://www.firsthdwallpapers.com/uploads/2013/07/hulk_general_desktop_1440x900_wallpaper-83992.jpg
    http://themovieblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/wolverine-hulk-ripoff.jpg

    #7 1 year ago

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