An adventurer’s journey can be a lonely one. Many a hero finds that the most demanding quest is best overcome when allied with a group of loyal and equally-powerful fellow combatants.
The quest to cure Lord Ataraxis from his mysterious curse and rescue the city of Nexus from peril is no easy task. With enemies coming of all shapes and sizes needing to be slain and with multiple lands to traverse in order to safeguard the world of Veil, it’s little wonder that so many of you have chosen to party-up and tackle these challenges together.
Heroes of Ruin is, at its core, an experience to be enjoyed with friends. These friends don’t need to be in the same room, city or even country as you – in fact, you may very well have never met them before.
One of the experiences I most enjoyed with the game recently was dropping into a game with my Level 28 Paladin Leonidas and listening to the voice chat between a young man in the USA and another in the France. These two didn’t just talk about the quest at hand or on how best to divide loot, but also about how the young Frenchman would have to go to sleep soon due to the time difference (“Aw man, that sucks” was the American reply). They agreed that they should swap 3DS friend codes and continue their quest at a later date, demonstrating that there’s more to the game than just slashing and spell-casting.
This got me thinking… with whom do you most often play Heroes of Ruin? Do you have a set party with whom you like to go questing, or do you just start a new multiplayer game and join in with anyone?
Do you like to talk with your companions, or – like me – do you prefer to stay silent? Equally, do you prefer to join others’ games or host your own and if you are the host, do you let just anybody join?
In my multiplayer experiences, I’ve found that most people share loot pretty equally, even if gold and health potions are more instantly snatched up. What has your experience been – do you tend to find that people play fair, or have you ever uncovered a special weapon or piece of armor only for it to have been quick-sold from right under your feet by some less-than-chivalrous teammate?
Above all, have you made any new real-life friends through heroes of Ruin, and have you successfully beaten the game together?
We at Square Enix London Studios are eager to hear your experiences, so please share your multiplayer stories in the comments below.