Top Ten changes I want…but will never get (1 of 3)

Posted on April 2, 2013

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We-Are-Never-Ever-Getting-Back-Together-Lyric-Video-YouTube….getting these changes in HeroClix.

number 9:

THE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES OF 2012 WILL NEVER BE WIDELY AVAILABLE BEFORE THEY’RE RETIRED

This wish is lower on the list not because I don’t really really want it but because it’s not really THAT far outside the realms of possibility. But if nothing’s been announced by now, I don’t think it’s happening.

A sub-wish of mine is that the Con Exclusives from 2011-12 are NEVER retired. They’re so difficult to acquire that it’d be a shame to ever not be able to play them. And they’re not game-breaking at all, either. But I’m not expecting it.

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number 8:

AUTOPILOT VEHICLES WILL NEVER BE DISALLOWED FROM USING FEATS, RESOURCES, RELICS AND THE LIKE

Vehicles already get a HUGE discount in the point formula, able to have long, long dials for very low cost. They can move freely, immune to tie-up. They can keep a key figure on your team safe as its pilot. They can carry multiple figures that usually can’t be carried, with no speed penalty.

And I know HeroClix doesn’t always make real-world or even comic-book world sense. But VEHICLES ARE NOT PEOPLE. They can’t pick up and wear a Nova Helmet. They can’t wield the Infinity Gems. They aren’t capable of superheroic feats.

They’re just dumb machines — with NO HANDS. Which leads to my sub-wish under this heading: That the Autopilot mechanic for Vehicles just goes away (except as a specific trait for certain “smart” vehicles like the Batmobile).

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number 7:

NO NEW MECHANICS/SALES SCHEMES IN HEROCLIX FOR AT LEAST A FULL TWELVE MONTHS

Since January 2012, we’ve gotten:

Ships

Resource Dials

Relics on the dial (on the Infinity Gauntlet figures)

Replacement Figures

Team Packs

Mass Market Exclusive blind boosters

Characters only found in Fast Forces/Starter/Con Exclusive/Strategy Game form

Tab-Apps

Vehicles

Wild Dials

And now, the imminent introduction of Team Bases and the sealed-only Fear Itself set, all on top of expanded use of Alter Ego, Morph and Battlefield Promotion mechanics.

There are more than enough mechanics in the game. And there’s no need to do any more.

But I know I’m spitting in the wind, here.

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NEXT: The “never ever ever ever” wish list continues.

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