With Ship of Heroes Player Housing Beta in the Rearview Mirror, Heroic Games recaps the experience in its latest dev blog – and promises a second run.
“[I]It was a complete success!” says the studio. “Housing isn’t for everyone, but hundreds of people have signed up, jumped into Apotheosis City and playfully tested the housing system. […] Far more people than expected signed up for a small non-combat focused event where most of our missions and raids are not available.”
“91% of gamers enjoyed the freedom and creativity of the SoH case. Players praised the ability to place anything anywhere without being restricted by hooks. This also led to calls for better placement control. Players also praised the ability to edit many of the available objects. People had a roughly even distribution of requests for different types of new props and items. 56% of players said that just 1-2 times the current number of props would be enough for launch, and we could have more than that many at launch. The variety of layout and customization of furnishings was also praised, with requests for even more variety ranging from prefabricated houses with furniture, to more layouts in larger sizes, to creating new layouts by connecting or creating individual rooms. Obviously some of these ideas aren’t easy to implement, but you can expect many suggestions to be added to the game in the coming months.”
Heroic also discusses customer service outages, Steam patches, and plans for a second event in July when the studio gets the game “launch ready,” though the press release notes that the “launch date is still uncertain.”
If some of the screenshots look familiar, that’s because they were taken at MJ’s own test house from the event! You can get the full measure of her construction in her stream too.
https://massivelyop.com/2022/05/27/ship-of-heroes-recaps-housing-beta-plans-a-second-test-in-july/ Ship of Heroes wraps up case beta and plans a second test in July