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Champions Online - Zero trans fat hero spread

GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
edited September 2009 in MMO Extravaganza
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From Cryptic Studios, the creators of City of Heroes, comes a new super-hero MMORPG for the PC and Xbox 360. Champions is now out and available for purchase from your local game retailer, as well as Steam.



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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Honestly all the min-maxing stuff is still enormously confusing to me. Just peering through the last 5 pages of the other thread, I had no idea what the hell people were talking about half the time.

    Is there a straightforward FAQ somewhere that contains actual usable information that isn't several months out of date?

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Dr. Face wrote: »
    Yoshua wrote: »
    Dr. Face wrote: »
    PLEASE put in the PA chat channel and guild. I'd like to join it someday.

    It is right at the bottom. Does need SG info though.

    is it "/join Penny Arcade" then?

    I think that might work, but I did it through the UI. I think if you right click on your Chat tab, there should be somewhere in there where you can join channels. I'll go look tonight when I get home and get a detailed walk through in the OP.

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • NevaNeva Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Because it can't be said enough:

    To Cryptic: Stop breaking your servers and forums, especially at the same time. Thanks!

    If the official forums weren't so awful I could see that as being a negative thing.

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  • precisionkprecisionk Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So how is the pvp fighting in this game? Or whatever the cage fighting is.

  • SonelanSonelan Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Horribly unbalanced at the moment precisionk.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • LawndartLawndart Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Oh, hello new thread.

    Do you really need to re-join the PA chat channel with each new character? I know the fucking profanity fucking filter fucking resets with each new fucking character, but I vaguely recall that joining the PA chat channel on one character carries over.

  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Yah, we got to listen to Sone complain for three hours last night about the pvp....hehe. If I wasn't playing the game because of his benevolence, I would have cared more.

    Seriously though, it sounds very unbalanced from what he was saying. Frustratingly unbalanced.

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    Neva wrote: »
    Because it can't be said enough:

    To Cryptic: Stop breaking your servers and forums, especially at the same time. Thanks!

    If the official forums weren't so awful I could see that as being a negative thing.

    Well the part that is broken most is the dev tracker. You can skip everything else and not miss much.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Lawndart wrote: »
    Oh, hello new thread.

    Do you really need to re-join the PA chat channel with each new character? I know the fucking profanity fucking filter fucking resets with each new fucking character, but I vaguely recall that joining the PA chat channel on one character carries over.

    Nope, you don't. I was still joined in the channel on my release characters despite not playing since beta (same account, patched client). When I created Cepheid Variable and Dapper Defender, they were both automatically in channel.

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    Yah, we got to listen to Sone complain for three hours last night about the pvp....hehe. If I wasn't playing the game because of his benevolence, I would have cared more.

    Seriously though, it sounds very unbalanced from what he was saying. Frustratingly unbalanced.

    It is pretty bad, yes.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • YoshuaYoshua Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    precisionk wrote: »
    So how is the pvp fighting in this game? Or whatever the cage fighting is.

    It's a fun diversion, well depending on your power selections. I won't say there are any must have powers for PvP, but non-standard builds may require some non-standard strategies to be viable.

    However there is very little pvp content, so eventually you will tire of running the same UTC cage match over and over.

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  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Honestly all the min-maxing stuff is still enormously confusing to me. Just peering through the last 5 pages of the other thread, I had no idea what the hell people were talking about half the time.

    Is there a straightforward FAQ somewhere that contains actual usable information that isn't several months out of date?

    The debate/discussion/yelling of the last thread boiled down to really a disagreement about how difficult the game should be.

    As far as an FAQ, I've been meaning to try and start one, but I keep putting it off. I might get to it this weekend. However, the thing is that the game is still going through its launch spurts, and as such things have been changing and as such, people only have a very narrow experience of their character or 2 (and even then not very high) so basically, if you're worried about some particular idea, just kinda throw it out here and see if anyone has any experience with something similar.

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  • SonelanSonelan Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    Yah, we got to listen to Sone complain for three hours last night about the pvp....hehe. If I wasn't playing the game because of his benevolence, I would have cared more.

    Seriously though, it sounds very unbalanced from what he was saying. Frustratingly unbalanced.

    It is pretty bad, yes.

    Man I only complain when something seriously horrible happens. Like when I first found out about TP being broken in PvP or last night when someone could healing through our entire team beating on them or their teammates.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • SelectaSelecta Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Oh hey new Champions Online thread. So I can't launch the game currently as the loader is trying to update or something and is timing out, and can't connect to the Champions site either for the same reason. Is there something going on right now or what?

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Sonelan wrote: »
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    Yah, we got to listen to Sone complain for three hours last night about the pvp....hehe. If I wasn't playing the game because of his benevolence, I would have cared more.

    Seriously though, it sounds very unbalanced from what he was saying. Frustratingly unbalanced.

    It is pretty bad, yes.

    Man I only complain when something seriously horrible happens. Like when I first found out about TP being broken in PvP or last night when someone could healing through our entire team beating on them or their teammates.

    I was kidding bro, your complaints were completely valid. Actually gave me something interesting to read while I was (trying to) complete quests.

    Though I do think we bombarded poor Akinos last night :(

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Selecta wrote: »
    Oh hey new Champions Online thread. So I can't launch the game currently as the loader is trying to update or something and is timing out, and can't connect to the Champions site either for the same reason. Is there something going on right now or what?

    Yes, everything blew up. Bill Roper in his EU gamer interview was saying they are working on it, no ETA.

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • TagTag Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Poor, poor Akinos.

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  • AngryAngry Slang Pope Breakbeat MinisterRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    is the goddamn server still down?

    also, i don't think i ever mentioned it, but my account is Doomunit.

    sonelan bitches about everything all the time. i've had a good amount of fun in my experiences in the hero games.

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  • SonelanSonelan Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    Sonelan wrote: »
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    Yah, we got to listen to Sone complain for three hours last night about the pvp....hehe. If I wasn't playing the game because of his benevolence, I would have cared more.

    Seriously though, it sounds very unbalanced from what he was saying. Frustratingly unbalanced.

    It is pretty bad, yes.

    Man I only complain when something seriously horrible happens. Like when I first found out about TP being broken in PvP or last night when someone could healing through our entire team beating on them or their teammates.

    I was kidding bro, your complaints were completely valid. Actually gave me something interesting to read while I was (trying to) complete quests.

    Though I do think we bombarded poor Akinos last night :(

    Yeah I feel bad about that sometimes. I don't think he likes me much he took me off his friend's list :(

    EDIT: Thats not true angry. I had a couple days before the launch nerf where I wasn't complaining!

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  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Selecta wrote: »
    Oh hey new Champions Online thread. So I can't launch the game currently as the loader is trying to update or something and is timing out, and can't connect to the Champions site either for the same reason. Is there something going on right now or what?

    Someone cast flashfire on the Cryptic Servers. :P

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  • SelectaSelecta Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    Selecta wrote: »
    Oh hey new Champions Online thread. So I can't launch the game currently as the loader is trying to update or something and is timing out, and can't connect to the Champions site either for the same reason. Is there something going on right now or what?

    Yes, everything blew up. Bill Roper in his EU gamer interview was saying they are working on it, no ETA.

    Ok good to know, was hoping it was legit and not on my end. Porn it is then. :winky:

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    Sonelan wrote: »
    Man I only complain when something seriously horrible happens. Like when I first found out about TP being broken in PvP or last night when someone could healing through our entire team beating on them or their teammates.

    When I complain, it is frequent but very mild. A lot of little things irritate me, and I thus spout of a lot of little inconsequential complaints.

    When Sonelan complains, he gives it everything he's got.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • AngryAngry Slang Pope Breakbeat MinisterRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    oh and i can assure that akinos hates every single one of you.

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  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Angry wrote: »
    oh and i can assure that akinos hates every single one of you.

    D:

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  • AkinosAkinos Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Angry wrote: »
    oh and i can assure that akinos hates every single one of you.

    No, just Sonelan.
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  • SonelanSonelan Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Sonelan wrote: »
    Man I only complain when something seriously horrible happens. Like when I first found out about TP being broken in PvP or last night when someone could healing through our entire team beating on them or their teammates.

    When I complain, it is frequent but very mild. A lot of little things irritate me, and I thus spout of a lot of little inconsequential complaints.

    When Sonelan complains, he gives it everything he's got.

    Thats because I belive if you are gonna do something you might as well do it right.

    That hurts akinos :(

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  • TheScrupleTheScruple Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Well, the server was rolling along just fine until the last patch, which increased user bandwidth by 25% while reducing the server's ability to handle incoming bandwidth from 15-50% depending on what monitoring software was running. Cryptic will look to buy a new server to compensate, but costs to start a server over again are out of whack at the moment.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    Sonelan wrote: »
    Sonelan wrote: »
    Man I only complain when something seriously horrible happens. Like when I first found out about TP being broken in PvP or last night when someone could healing through our entire team beating on them or their teammates.

    When I complain, it is frequent but very mild. A lot of little things irritate me, and I thus spout of a lot of little inconsequential complaints.

    When Sonelan complains, he gives it everything he's got.

    Thats because I belive if you are gonna do something you might as well do it right.

    That hurts akinos :(

    ^5

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • Dr. FaceDr. Face Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Yoshua wrote: »
    precisionk wrote: »
    So how is the pvp fighting in this game? Or whatever the cage fighting is.

    It's a fun diversion, well depending on your power selections. I won't say there are any must have powers for PvP, but non-standard builds may require some non-standard strategies to be viable.

    However there is very little pvp content, so eventually you will tire of running the same UTC cage match over and over.

    When I pvped most of my teams that played well focus fired anyone with an offensive passive, which is very easy to see in game. Teleport and Regen (which one of my guys has) is king of survival from what I've seen and if that doesn't change the hardcore pvpers will all have it. Crowd control and knockback is annoyingly useful against runners/anyone. Melee energy builders SUCK.

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    precisionk wrote: »
    So how is the pvp fighting in this game? Or whatever the cage fighting is.

    There are balance issues, but it is still incredibly fun so long as you have the unbalanced people on both sides.

    I bought the game almost entirely for the PVP.

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  • AngryAngry Slang Pope Breakbeat MinisterRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    melee energy builders are super useless in pvp. melee users should really just have a passive energy recharge equal to their eb which stops on charge abilities.

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  • Ash-HousewaresAsh-Housewares TARDIS Hunter Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Sonelan wrote: »
    Yeah I feel bad about that sometimes. I don't think he likes me much he took me off his friend's list :(

    Wait, someone willingly friended you? Now that's just weird.

    I've been having a good time with the game so far. The game still has some issues. I have to wait for them to fix vicious vigor before I can go back to my single blade guy. Also the pvp is really off putting, but can be fun if you play with a PA team.

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Angry wrote: »
    melee energy builders are super useless in pvp. melee users should really just have a passive energy recharge equal to their eb which stops on charge abilities.

    Yeah, something like this.

    Or just give them energy whenever they're in 50 ft. of the target, but save the damage for when they close.

    I do not like melee having the shaft.

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  • DacDac Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    TheScruple wrote: »
    Well, the server was rolling along just fine until the last patch, which increased user bandwidth by 25% while reducing the server's ability to handle incoming bandwidth from 15-50% depending on what monitoring software was running. Cryptic will look to buy a new server to compensate, but costs to start a server over again are out of whack at the moment.

    This here just made my day.

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  • YoshuaYoshua Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Dr. Face wrote: »
    Yoshua wrote: »
    precisionk wrote: »
    So how is the pvp fighting in this game? Or whatever the cage fighting is.

    It's a fun diversion, well depending on your power selections. I won't say there are any must have powers for PvP, but non-standard builds may require some non-standard strategies to be viable.

    However there is very little pvp content, so eventually you will tire of running the same UTC cage match over and over.

    When I pvped most of my teams that played well focus fired anyone with an offensive passive, which is very easy to see in game. Teleport and Regen (which one of my guys has) is king of survival from what I've seen and if that doesn't change the hardcore pvpers will all have it. Crowd control and knockback is annoyingly useful against runners/anyone. Melee energy builders SUCK.

    The counters to teleport are not common knowledge, but that should change soon. Chain knockbacks and abilities that disable travel powers are both viable counters to teleport. And yeah, if you don't have defensive passives, you will be picked on since you will be the easiest person to kill. You need to be with a good team who can keep you alive to use other passives, and even then I am not sure it's worth it (offensive passives were pretty gimp to start with, and they just got nerfed).

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  • XaboraXabora Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Going through Champions Online withdraws.

    :ohgod:

  • CorriganXCorriganX Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So, i'm considering picking this up to play when i'm pissed at crashing yet again in WAR. Two important questions for you fine folks.

    Besides this obvious downtime, how are the servers and client? Lots of crashing or super smooth gameplay like the original CoX was at launch?

    Also is it knee deep in furry scum like cox was at release?


    The 2nd question is the more important of the two.

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  • CabezoneCabezone Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    CorriganX wrote: »
    So, i'm considering picking this up to play when i'm pissed at crashing yet again in WAR. Two important questions for you fine folks.

    Besides this obvious downtime, how are the servers and client? Lots of crashing or super smooth gameplay like the original CoX was at launch?

    Also is it knee deep in furry scum like cox was at release?


    The 2nd question is the more important of the two.

    Up until this crash everything was smooth for me.

    Yes

  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    CorriganX wrote: »
    So, i'm considering picking this up to play when i'm pissed at crashing yet again in WAR. Two important questions for you fine folks.

    Besides this obvious downtime, how are the servers and client? Lots of crashing or super smooth gameplay like the original CoX was at launch?

    Also is it knee deep in furry scum like cox was at release?


    The 2nd question is the more important of the two.

    1) It varies. Sometimes it is smooth as butter, then later it turns into rubber band land. They're still figuring out the servers, from what I've seen. There are also some glitches with NVIDIA that, if you turn off a setting, clears up really nicely. It's a work in progress.

    2) Furries are everywhere, and always will be, there is no escape. That said, furries are usually hard-core RPers, and so spend much of their time in Club Caprice.

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  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User
    edited September 2009
    CorriganX wrote: »
    So, i'm considering picking this up to play when i'm pissed at crashing yet again in WAR. Two important questions for you fine folks.

    Besides this obvious downtime, how are the servers and client? Lots of crashing or super smooth gameplay like the original CoX was at launch?

    I haven't had that bad of an experience, though others have said that they've had it pretty bad.

    Also is it knee deep in furry scum like cox was at release?

    They certainly are present, but I've been soloing mostly and I've found it tolerable. :)

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