Welcome back ladies and gentlemen to this week's edition of the Quiz! Last week, we took a look at all of the big articles flying out of E3 for that first week of coverage. While this week won't see me putting in another JPEG of the Picard Face-Palm (though God knows I always want to), prepare your number 2 pencils and get ready for another whirlwind of questioning. With Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising launching yesterday, we want to test your knowledge about the Heatwave Interactive effort, so sit back, kick up your feet and prepare yourself for the Quiz, Toga-style!
Q: I'll start us off easy, what developer originally worked on the game before Heatwave Interactive took over in February of 2010?
Perpetual Entertainment, who were also originally working on the Star Trek MMO before Cryptic took over, was originally making Gods and Heroes. At the time of the purchase, Heatwave Interactive CEO claimed the development window would last a year to 18 months. It took 16.
Q: Heatwave revived the game with four playable classes, why don't you go ahead and let me know what those are, but do it alphabetically, please!
Gladiator, Mystic, Priest and Soldier.
Q: Follow up question: Which of the classes, as per the game's official website, “can draw a lot of aggro by carelessly using their high damage abilities which can lead to their death. In some situations (they) must throw caution to the wind and let loose massive damage”?
Q: Name the eight Roman Gods that have a presence in the game.
Jupiter, Minerva, Pluto, Trevia, Mars, Juno, Bacchus and Fortuna
Q: – Each class can pledge their lives to either of two gods, receiving class abilities specific to that particular god. Now that you know the four classes and the eight gods, match each class up to its two gods.
Gladiator: Fortuna & Jupiter Mystic: Trevia & Bacchus Priest: Juno & Pluto Soldiers: Minerva & Mars
Q: What are the four methods through which you can accumulate “Minions” through the game's minion system?
Per the official website, you can: Earn minions as quest rewards (1), Purchase minions to join your force (2), Collect minion contracts as loot (3), or, Earn their respect by besting them in battle (4)
Q: What are the four types of minions you can accrue?
Per the official website, they are: Warriors (1), Ranged Attackers (2), Casters (3), or Mythological Creatures (4)
Q: According to Garrett Fuller's interview with Heatwave Interactive CEO Anthony Castoro (published yesterday, here), how many classes are Heatwave already talking about bringing into the game?
“They have so much to add starting with two character classes that were not ready for launch”
So that concludes our special Roman edition of the Quiz here at MMORPG.com. Stay tuned for more to come about Gods and Heroes, of course more about E3 still on the horizon, and all of your favorite news and features from the world of the MMO. Don't forget, you can follow us on Twitter at @MMORPGcom, or head over to our Facebook page and check us out. Until next week!