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Dec 18 2012
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Heavy Water's Hexalon Village announced

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Aloha,

 

For everyone who's enjoyed Heavy Water's Avalon Keep, the long-awaited public tie-in to it has arrived: Hexalon Village!

 

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This public space boasts the following features:

  • Multiple NPCs with text and audio dialog
  • Floating islands, houses and structures
    • Users can fall off the edges, but will respawn at dedicated locations
  • Crystal Hunter
    • The Crystal Hunter game from Avalon Keep will be available in this space
    • The shopkeeper is “Farlow”
    • All users can collect Crystals to buy 4 Crystal Ornaments
    • Those who own both the Keep Private apartment and Keep Clubhouse can earn a companion
    • Owning either the Keep apartment or Clubhouse plus the two expansions earn a companion
  • Dragonfly Automaton
    • Users can fly around the entire village in the Dragonfly Automaton
  • A VIP area
    • The VIP Lounge gates people from entry
      • Must own $25 worth of Heavy Water merchandise to enter
      • Bundle objects are counted first and objects under that bundle are ignored
  • Tame Dragons
    • Players must also have VIP access to ride the dragons
      • Must own $25 worth of Heavy Water merchandise to ride
      • Owners of the Golden Dragon Bundle will have their dragon turn Gold
      • Players can fly and shoot fireballs
        • Fireballs will burst into flames on anything they hit
  • The Game of Hexx

 

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Preview write-up from HSM team writer Burbie52 now online here. Information courtesy of Stephen Grose, Heavy Water producer.

 

I've read through the details on Hexx, and it looks like a lot of fun. A very addictive game. And the requirements for the VIP access seem very reasonable in return for flying around as a dragon and shooting fireballs! The village might need a high-Smaug advisory by the time I'm done. Smiley Very Happy

 

 

NorseGamer

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Re: Heavy Water's Hexalon Village announced

Dec 18, 2012

The update is getting bigger than ever this final week!

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Re: Heavy Water's Hexalon Village announced

Dec 18, 2012

al2009man wrote:

The update is getting bigger than ever this final week!


Quite a massive full-court press for the holiday season, isn't it? We managed to sneak into SCEA's QA offices and snap a quick spy photo before we were escorted off the property:

 

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Row. Row. Row.

 

 

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Re: Heavy Water's Hexalon Village announced

Dec 18, 2012

Hex ! ///// I mean Heck !

that's a lot of content, and it sounds very interesting and fun.

thnx for the announcement.

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Re: Heavy Water's Hexalon Village announced

Dec 18, 2012

This looks like a very nice update, thankyou for posting.

 

I did notice this part:

 

  • A VIP area (releases in 2013)
  • The VIP Lounge gates people from entry
    • Must own $25 worth of Heavy Water merchandise to enter
    • Bundle objects are counted first and objects under that bundle are ignored

 

I doubt I will qualify for the VIP area, but credit to Heavy Water for how they've set how you can qualify for it. Making it as they have as total money spent is how I think a loyalty lounge should be run, and not forcing people down the 'Mansion style' route to qualify.

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Re: Heavy Water's Hexalon Village announced

Dec 19, 2012

Update: according to Stephen at Heavy Water, the VIP area and dragon-riding will go live tomorrow, instead of in 2013. Woot!

 

 

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Re: Heavy Water's Hexalon Village announced

Dec 19, 2012
Wow, this literally just made my day. The complete version of this place with VIP and dragon riding is the saving grace of this week's update IMO.

What exactly is the deal with Avalon clubhouse? Is it the same thing as the apt and can you still get crystals at any time?

Also will there ever be a crystal bonus for owning the newer sets of armor?
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Re: Heavy Water's Hexalon Village announced

Dec 19, 2012
Theres gonna be an Avalon clubhouse? O_O


A very (very) basic LBP level... by me. http://lbp.me/v/pj9eqq
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Re: Heavy Water's Hexalon Village announced

Dec 19, 2012

wow so much to see tommorow! VIP area is interesting. Not sure how much Heavy water stuff I own.

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Re: Heavy Water's Hexalon Village announced

Dec 19, 2012

OMG!! Finally! Woohoo!!! This space reminds me of Bowerstone village in Fable 2, but thats a good thing. And I know I've spent more than $25 on Heavy Water merchandise too. Man Very Happy

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