This is a big week for Paragon Studios. Today marks the head start VIP launch for City of Heroes: Freedom (CoH) and the unveiling of MARTy and the latest edition of the Intrepid Informer.
Lets start with the new MARTy, which is short for Metric Activated Reward Throttle (Y? Because exploits are bad!). MARTy is a new CoH anti exploit detection system being added with Issue 21 that will automatically monitor player activity server side and if the program is tripped, that player will cease to gain rewards for a given amount of time.
If youre concerned that this may affect you put your mind at ease. The devs have stated that its not possible to trip MARTy through normal or even aggressive gameplay. Lets just hope MARTy doesnt get temperamental.
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style="font-style: italic;">Get the story behind the development of City of Heroes' Rocket Board travel power.
This week also saw the release of the Intrepid Informer: Issue 11, which offers some insight into the Rocket Board travel power and why it took so long to realize this awesome new power. It seems that a year worth of animation might have been asking a bit too much at the time. Check it out to get the full story on how this power became a reality from Senior Animator Colin Brown.
Lastly, today marks the VIP head start for City of Heroes: Freedom and Issue 21: Convergence. Subscribers can log on today to experience the games latest content along with the newly added Paragon Market and in-game events and giveaways. Theres even a new VIP only server available today, Exalted, where only subscribing members may transfer or play.
Check out the official patch notes to see whats new with Freedom and Issue 21.
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