So, as the ability to upgrade our heroes to Plat 5 approaches, a lot of people are wondering what will come thereafter?
I know the most common idea is probably Diamond, but I’d like to suggest an idea a little deeper and more involved than that.
Whether or not this takes off, maybe it will spark somebody else’s imagination to birth an idea or to evolve this one, so here goes:
The Mines will be a completely separate wave-type game mode that will be unlocked at Player Level 100, and may only be entered by using 10-starred, Platinum-5 heroes (or greater).
The Mines serve two main purposes:
- It will be used as a means to obtain items and materials needed to upgrade heroes past Platinum-5.
- It will be an alternative method of gameplay when advanced, late-game players have exhausted all other means of play.
The Mines are deadly and treacherous underground regions, home to a faction known as The Nightcrawlers; bloodthirsty creatures, beasts, and brutes that dwell in the absence of light, willing to kill anyone and anything that comes into their territory. Only the most robust heroes will be able to venture into this area and face the dangers that lurk in the darkness of The Mines, to explore it’s undiscovered expanse and potentially life-changing treasures.
The Mines are flooded with members of The Nightcrawlers, and therefore, heroes will be faced with endless waves of battle when venturing into them in search of new discoveries and valuable material.
The deeper into The Mines you go, the more difficult it gets… But you know what they say:
The greater the risk, the greater the reward
Gems [Rare] (used for further upgrading):
Ores [Uncommon] (can be sold or exchanged for items by The Blacksmith):
- Bronze Ore
- Silver Ore
- Gold Ore
- Platinum Ore
The deeper you journey into The Mines and the more waves your team is able to defeat, the greater your chances of bringing back loot will be.
Means of Play
Unlike regular campaign mode, which requires stamina in order to complete missions, and unlike PvP mode, which requires hero lives, this game mode will be more geared toward Alliance Patrols which gives heroes a cooldown after use before they can be used again.
A hero will need 3 hours of recovery time after exploring The Mines before they are able to go back in.
The Blacksmith is stationed on the outskirts of The Mines and is used as an exchange depot
- Exchange ores obtained in The Mines for items needed to upgrade heroes.
- Have you gathered some Platinum Ore while venturing into The Mines? The Blacksmith would love to use those! Exchange for some Platinum Throwing Stars.
- Exchange unwanted items for cash
- Do you have hundreds upon hundreds of Bronze Shoulder Pad Fragments? The Blacksmith would love to take those off your hands in exchange for some Bucks!
This is the final and most prestigious/difficult rank to obtain for any hero.
Only heroes that are 10-starred, Platinum-5, and Level 100 can become Exalted.
To Exalt any one of your heroes, requires large amounts of gemstones that can only be acquired through The Mines, and are quite difficult to come across.
Once Exalted, your hero is maxed and is at their fullest potential.
Each hero requires 6 items in order to be eligible for upgrading to the next rank.
At Platinum 5, heroes will need 6 Exalted items which require 20 of each gemstone, along with their respective platinum item, and 5 million bucks to craft.
For example: An Exalted Pistol would require a Platinum Pistol, 20 rubies, 20 diamonds, 20 ambers, 20 emeralds, 20 sapphires, 20 topaz and 5 million bucks to craft.
Keep in mind, this is the finalization of a hero, so it should not be easy, nor inexpensive
The Border of an Exalted hero will appear to have a glowing aura of subtle colors from across the visible light spectrum surrounding it.
Each hero will have an exclusive “Exalted Portrait” that players will unlock once they’ve Exalted a hero to show off that they have maxed them out.
And that is my idea
I know its a bit to take in, but hopefully you can find the time to read and understand it.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated, especially the negative.