Ship of Heroes is an upcoming MMO that resembles City of Heroes, except it takes place on a ship. You ride the ship to various locales, beat up the bad guys in every city, and then travel to the next one. Ship of Heroes has been conducting alpha and beta tests since 2017, and their most important test to date has been taking place over the last few days: the Character Creator Beta. This Beta is accessible to anybody who donated at least $50 to the project before October 15.

The Beta is now five days old, and winding down. Testing will wrap up by the end of the week, but the crew still has a few events planned. Here are their most recent notes:

We had a mini-event last night which was a scavenger hunt, or first run
at capturing presents. It was a lot of fun, but timing is always a
challenge. Some of our supporters from Europe had to get to bed after
the first run — some of our supporters from the US west coast were just
arriving. But we had over 50 people come, and we all had a lot of fun.

Isha won the first round, and Calypse won the second round, from memory.
Presents worked, awards were given and pictures taken, like this one
just before the end:

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Tonight Ship of Heroes conducts one of its most crucial tests yet, the “Crush The Server Event.” All users are encouraged to log onto one instance, just to see what it does to performance. “[We will] see what FPS we get,” remarks the crew, adding that the graphics quality may be reduced. “Crush the Server event will really focus on the FPS Testing — soo much optimization has gone into the past year and as you can see users can use the display FPS command when streaming.”

The event occurs very soon, from 7 to 8 PM Eastern.

Tomorrow, a “Closing Questions” session will be held, from 10 AM to noon, at the Arch. You will get the chance to ask the devs anything you want, assuming you’ve been playing the beta.

Following the character creation beta test will be the combat beta test, and if all goes smoothly, the official launch for Ship of Heroes will happen in 2020.