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Let’s Meet Our Heroes! 03/01/2012

by Joe

Thank you all for your continued input and ideas for TPD2! :D

Now, let’s talk about our Hero units :D Hero units are placed into the battlefield just like regular units. They are stronger, have different special skills, and gain levels by accumulating experience from killing enemies and winning battles. You can only bring one Hero into a battle, so you have to choose the Hero whose skills will best counter the enemies in the stage. Here are our Heroes and some ideas for their abilities!

Joe/Powerfist
– Mind-crafter: Able to place Mind Blocks to block incoming enemy waves.
– SUPER FANTASTIC TORNADO ATTACK! – Deals heavy damage to surrounding units.

Jess/Sentinel
– Heavy Armour: Higher HP, but, if she is removed from the battlefield, you must wait 20 seconds to re-place her.
– Multi-rocket: Shoots a multiple warhead rocket that deals heavy area damage.

Bernie/Arbiter
– Improve Tech: Bernie can improve the power of his weapon.
– Bulls-eye!: Instantly kills an enemy unit.

Jake
– Respected Veteran: Infantry units cost less Scrap Parts to place.
– Hold Your Ground!: Once placed, Jake cannot be removed from the battlefield.

Doc
– Yes, That Should Work: Increases the amount of Scrap Parts (SP) found per salvage.
– Where Am I?: Doc randomly forgets where he is and stops firing his weapon for 5 seconds.

Again, these are just a few ideas and I’d love to hear yours! Of course, when we are balancing the game, things will have to be tweaked :D

Many of you have mentioned that the Heroes should start in “base” form and “transform” as they gain levels (ex. Bernie -> Stinger -> Arbiter). That is something I’ll have to think about! :D I like the idea of having a small skill tree for each character’s abilities and maybe the different forms can be incorporated into something like that. Also, I know that many of you want Scrufflebeck to be a hero! :D I’ll think about that too!

What do you think so far? Any abilities that you’d like our Heroes to have? Feel free to speak up in this forum thread, where we’ll continue the discussion! Sorry if I don’t respond to everyone! Don’t worry, I read everything you send me! :D

Thank you so much for weighing in and if you have any questions, ask away! Stay tuned for more!

Enjoy Scene 20 – “Bad Timing”!

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Awesomeness! I bet it’s a mind transphering device :D

TwoG on March 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Possibly first! AAHHHHHH Too short of a scene!

Qozux on March 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Screw these FIRST-y kids. Holy fuckin’ shit, I wanna know I wanna know, I wanna know what happened with that machine.

KingBreaker on March 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Looks like Sam is back in the game (?). Great scene btw, I was missing some action.

Vitor on March 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

holy crap what just happened?!

btw loooong time reader first time poster ^_^

Nenix on March 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

last second had a “oh god dam it all” before it all went to hell…..

Resone on March 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm

its probably an emp to disable arbiter… but it hit joe too so darkjoe may be permanantly put in joes body or maybe even become a new body.

mouseman on March 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm

GAH! I just discovered this AMAZING piece of work yesterday and have spent many hours reading it all. This is one of the best things I’ve seen in a long time.
Now I’m just frustrated to have caught up to a cliffhanger, hahaha.

Nivella on March 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Doc should have some active skill. Some cool gizmo perhaps. EMP gun? Anti-Zombie antivirus? Sun gun against vampires. And it should have a side effect if it hits something else. Like the sun gun should heal and/or supercharge plants.

Alekzander on March 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Also, you forgot Scrufflebeck! He should be selectable too. Harry the robot too. Rusty, maybe? Nick? Mayor Ludo? Greybane? Rosa (Vampire powers!)? Samuel (secret unlockable hero)? Bernard (secret secret unlockable hero)?

Alekzander on March 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I second that Scruffelbeck needs to be a Hero! One of his powers could be to skip a turn to transform into his wolf form. Or perhaps transform into something based on the (organic) enemies around, after all that’s kind of his thing. But maybe that’s a bit too complex. Another skill could be “stake”, great against Zombies and Vampires. Not so hot against machienes and maybe plants?

@Nivella:
The chances of you catching up to a cliffhanger were pretty much 100%, because with Joe every update is a cliffhanger. :B

Limepire on March 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

WTF JUST HAPPENED?!

earl pineda on March 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm

earl pineda-> It seems Dark Joe got hit by an electromagnetic shock wave that was generated from the small machine the doctor brought believing it to be proof of him saving Greybane. Considering that Greybane was being controlled, the machine must have something to do with Joe’s multiple personalities. Perhaps we might find that the should will do more than just KO him…

Neowarrior on March 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm

looks to Earl Pineda- I DON’T KNOW EITHER!

sykes on March 2, 2012 at 1:05 am

wooooahhhh…..O.O

jttrp on March 2, 2012 at 1:16 am

Terrible cliffhanger, Joe…terrible >..<

Nick on March 2, 2012 at 2:26 am

@Nivella
If Joe ( Real one ) is good at one thing,it’s cliffhanging..

Joe,I hate your cliffhangers,but I love your episodes ^^

Happy Vampire on March 2, 2012 at 2:45 am

@Alekzander and @Limepire i third your motion
@earl pineda and sykes me 3
@joe damn i hate/love your cliffhangers

red ja on March 2, 2012 at 3:34 am

normal Joe (comic) is kind of a weirdo when it comes to Rosa and really needs to realize that he shouldn’t just have her live with him.
Inner Joe is just an jerk lol and i hope that after that thing goes off regular joe may be a little more normal.

Spencett on March 2, 2012 at 5:59 am

i think that the little box/machine sent out a electrow magnectic signal (kind of like a emp blast) which will probally mess with the suit and reconect sam with joe or take iner joe to his max power and if not it might send iner joe outer joe and barny to the dream world and trap them there for a while. it looked like it hit rosa though so it might do a simaler thing to the one with the exploding plant-bugs or ive joe vampier abilitys or swith there minds. btw great comic joe but you need to make them longer!!! (or more often if you can)

the slayer on March 2, 2012 at 8:13 am

I think that you should add scrufflebeck but I think that he should be some kind of power Greybane or Joe could use to summon him to attack enemies

Dalno on March 2, 2012 at 8:37 am

(around) 22nd!!! hehehe…anywho…darn you for having another cliffhanger Joe…D: My thoughts with the machine’s device. 1) It stunned/knocked out 2-3 of them. 2) It disabled Bernie’s suit(like others have said before me) 3) I don’t know. I just wanted to have a 3. :D …but i don’t think that it disabled Bernie’s suit. If that’s what it was programmed to do, it would have activated sooner. 10/10 on your idea for TPD2 joe. I’ll give my feedback when I have some

Mathwizz98 on March 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

FFFFFFFF- CLIFFHANGER!!

Also poor Annika, I hope she stops feeling scared at some point.

Yinello on March 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

This maybe early to mention this but can graybain be a hero in the game?

Trynt on March 2, 2012 at 10:05 am

YES!! Scrufflebeck as a hero! He should be able to have like an imitation ability like where he copies an enemy form and gets their appearance and abilities temporarily. And for a ultimate attack, he does that thing like he did at the robot city and all those huge tree-like things come out of the ground.

Sk8terdude254 on March 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

OOh shit. That’s it. It finally reacted, that scrap part did. Now Joe, Bernie, and Rosa are so going down.

Anon on March 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Great scene like always :)
Talking about TPD2 I would add Scrufflebeck he deserves it; this is my idea to his powers:
Rebirth or autoheal: When he dies, he throws seeds which grow automatically or He heal his damage automaticaly (its a plant XD)
Mutation: Winning a certain number or type of enemies (you choose Joe ;))he transforms into big Scrufflebeck (machine city) and incease his Strength.

Kuru on March 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Gosh… Always leaving us in suspense huh Joe. Ahah… Can’t wait for it.

Alex Apocalypse on March 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I honestly think that doc should have that gun when he first ventured out into the world… the one where it looks like it didnt do anything but then it completely obliterated that zombie… his weapon should have a chances instead like

70% normal attac 15% no damage and 15% Critical hit causing a large amount of damage to an enemy and anyone next to them.

I think that scrufflebeck should actually instead be a part of Joe. Joe doesnt shoot a gun just punches things but scrufflebeck is his ranged attack throwing wooden stakes.

Jake should have a special where all infantry become stronger for ashort while with an increased chance of critical hits for all infantry.

i agree that the units should have leveling options… such as joe/ joe when he was in training/ powerfist.. so yeah my 2 cents =) every hero has a special and 2 or 3 leveling options.

Archie Carreon on March 3, 2012 at 2:49 am

Oh look… Super Joe has EMP grenades… I hope that suit has some kind of EMF protection.

MSB on March 3, 2012 at 3:27 am

What will they do about Joe?! *dramatic trombone plays*

Brenkie on March 3, 2012 at 6:58 am

@Archie Carreon it was the LFB (little fucking basterd)

red ja on March 3, 2012 at 11:44 am

wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the pocolypse is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALONZO on March 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Gaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! I have to wait to find out?!? Too much awesome! Must know now!! Why Joe, WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Isis on March 3, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Hmm.. Arbiter is just going to be empowered,Inner Joe finally gets killed ( If it really happens,I swear I’ll manage to enter New Hammerston and shout “YES!”. ) and Rosa returns human.

Or,knowing Joe,I don’t know.

( If you wanna click a drama button,click my name. )

Happy Vampire on March 4, 2012 at 12:52 am

Joe, you sly bastard. Opening with Joe and Annika mere seconds from crossing paths after all the possible-siblings rumors floating around. I’m not sure whether to hate or love you.

The same feeling goes for that cliffhanger. Inner Joe is back, he’s ready to fight Bernie, and the odd device that Greybane found has reacted. Once again, you leave my single-lettered head full of more questions than I had before watching this scene.

@Nivella: Welcome to the Pocalypse. Now that you’ve been lured in, you will now spend the rest of your fan days watching each scene pass by and leave you with horrifically terrifying cliffhangers, despairing at how they end at just the moment to make you NEED more like a druggie on crack! (cue evil laughter and thunder here)

X on March 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Rosa should be a hero too!
These are just some ideas:

Vampire instincts: Lifesteal, along with increased damage and speed.
Bloodlust: Rosa needs to attack a nonmechanical unit every X amount of seconds. If she doesn’t, she gets either a major debuff or attacks an ally.
Vampire Blood: Cannot attack or be attacked by fellow vampires.

MGMX on March 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm

you know a lot of these ‘hero’ idea’s sound like they could be add-on content. Block hopper has a level maker, so why not a ‘hero maker’?

sh4d0wfl4re on March 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm