City of Heroes Dev Diary: Reworking Hollows Zone
Melissa “War Witch” Bianco, Level Designer on its NCsoft’s City of Heroes MMO, has posted a dev diary on the reworking of the Hollows zone. Players have registered numerous legitimate complaints about Hollows. Poor framerate and repetitive, boring content are part of the problem. Enemies are reported as too hard, and players can’t solo it although they have missions there.
Bianco has wiped the slate clean and started over fresh creating a more streamlined area with both city spawns and hazards. Spawn changes include clearing roads, rescaling encounters and adding more variety of MOBs. Missions have also been revamped with a new contact giving out repeatable missions.
The full details of changes in Spawns and Missions by neighborhood are listed in the dev diary on City of Heroes.