As many of you know, Artillery will be coming to Newerth on Friday! We're all very excited about his introduction and have been reading what you've had to say as well. As a result of your feedback, we've decided to make a small change.
When Artillery is released, the "manly" avatar will be his primary look. This change was made as a direct result of your feedback. The mechanical avatar for Artillery is extremely cool but we understand that, for the aesthetic of the game, the human avatar should be the more prevalent of the two. Thus, the mech will be available as the Early Access Alt Avatar for Artillery starting on Friday.
To help cement this change in the story of Newerth, here's some new lore for the introduction of the hero. Keep in mind that HoN takes place in the distant future of an Earth-like planet and thus, technology can be rediscovered from the past, which is the case here.
He looked down at the gear that the Engineer had salvaged from the dig. It was amazing how much destructive power the Ancients could pack into something so small. He oiled the barrels of the gun, loaded the rockets in their launchers and strapped them down to his back. He lit his cigar and strode towards the battlefield. Let those demons have their electricians - they don't stand a chance against this new breed of soldiers raining death from above - Artillery!
Thank you for being so passionate about HoN and we hope that you're as excited for Artillery as we are!
sick, manly one looks better anyway
Amazing changes. This is great use of your forums and community. Love the new lore. Keep the lore coming!
I am the beast, the defiler, the source of all pain.
The darkness will cover the lands once again.
So make peace with whatever it is the gods worship, the end has come.
Didn't mind it before, but I like it this way a lot more. Good lore! :3
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Awesome job guys!
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Two thumbs way up guys. Seriously.
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Nice move. Now I hope someone will write a better lore for the robot or whatever they wanna call that thing is.
Two things here.
First, I realy really LOVED seing S2 is now trusting their community, listening to us, to our ideas, our complaints about what you bring us in updates.
Thumbs up for that. Good Job xanderk.
Second, I just don`t like this idea of gundam robots fighting kung fu pandas, pollywogs, and leggionaires... sounds so... disconnected.
But, the changes at least made it acceptable. Not that I like it. Just accepted it.
Thumbs down for that kinda lack of environment attachment.
Anyways, positive update after all.
This is really awesome. Thank you so much S2 for doing this.
Good job S2! Glad to see youre listening to us more! Thanks a ton for this! Look forward to owning with him!
Hmph, I'm up against all of you guys? Hahah, well then, sounds like I have nothing to worry about. This war's already been won.
Bad idea. If the sole reason was for the lore, then need we remind you that there are a ridiculous amount of heroes as Artillery is...
yes i didnt like the robot so the man and the lore made me hate him less good job s2
I kinda like the mech version idea but if they made it more like the HoN style like chipper or what ever.
didnt get it ? or its me ? what the point of changes ?