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Walter Greer
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Right now Wizkids has a "paid-beta" online version of heroclix for a one time fee of $1.95. I was wondering if anyone had played the online version and what their thoughts were on the experience?
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Jeremiah
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Here's the link: http://hco.heroclix.com/

Haven't played it, but curious... would love to see a review.
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The all-seeing, all-knowing, all-trollin' Mike Hutton
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I would avoid this.......this is a cheap way for WizKids to try and squeeze more money out of a dying/dead game.......only the last few hanger-oners will pay for this

 
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Brenda Thorpe
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mhutton wrote:
I would avoid this.......this is a cheap way for WizKids to try and squeeze more money out of a dying/dead game.......only the last few hanger-oners will pay for this



as the second best selling collectible game in the hobby market, Heroclix is a LONG way from dying.

however until they change pricing structure, Online is not a great deal
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Troy Westblade
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Yeah Heroclix is certainly not dying. Almost every set for the last year has sold out before it's release date, and they have been increasing their production run with each set to try and keep up with demand.

But I agree that online is a bad deal. I helped Beta test it, and it's a neat concept, but it costs about the same as the actual figures do so it's only worth it if you'd prefer virtual figures to real ones.
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Robert Creasman
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WakandaMan wrote:
Yeah Heroclix is certainly not dying. Almost every set for the last year has sold out before it's release date, and they have been increasing their production run with each set to try and keep up with demand.

But I agree that online is a bad deal. I helped Beta test it, and it's a neat concept, but it costs about the same as the actual figures do so it's only worth it if you'd prefer virtual figures to real ones.


Absolutely agreed, on both points. The game seems very alive and well, and the pace of set releases (as well as actual sales) both seem to be increasing, not decreasing. I would predict that Heroclix has a long, healthy life left ahead of it.

As to the online game, it's just not worth it. Having an online version is a good idea, for those that just can't find another player, but until they adjust pricing, it is exceptionally hard to justify paying full retail for a second digital copy of the figures I already have physical versions of.
 
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