Have you always wanted to be like this dude?
Or maybe this guy?
Or this Amazon?
Well you can, in DC Universe Online! Kind of, it's complicated. And here's me swiping the beginning of another forums thread!
Okay WTF is this?
Official Site: http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/
Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
Platforms: PC and PS3
Release Dates: January 11, 2011 (US), January 12, 2011 (Europe/Asia/Africa), January 14, 2011 (UK)
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Fractured Future Trailer
What is it?
DC Universe Online is the only next-generation massively multiplayer online action game that delivers unparalleled physics-powered combat set in the DC Universe. This genre-defining game puts the power of the DC Super Heroes and Villains into the palm of your hands…The next legend is YOU!
•Experience the power of visceral combat where you control every blow your character strikes, delivering a level of action that is unparalleled in the MMO segment.
•Choose your side, superhero or villain, as you battle to save or conquer the universe.
•Fight alongside or against your favorite DC heroes and villains including Batman, The Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman and others…The next legend is YOU!
•Experience the intensity of a world created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee.
•Take advantage of the state-of-the-art physics engine and use objects in the world around you as weapons, including even your enemies!
•Players will create their own DC-style hero or villain, each with a unique look and combination of superpowers.
•Embark on heroic or villainous story-driven adventures penned by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
•Gameplay is optimized for both the PS3 computer entertainment system and PC.
•Explore the DC Universe; walk the darkened streets of Gotham City, investigate the mysteries of the futuristic cityscape of Metropolis and travel to legendary locations including Arkham Asylum and the Justice League of America Watchtower.
Go here to read up on the rest of it, the post was too good to not use but also too good to outright copy paste!
I've read all that, sounds cool, where do I hang out with equally cool PA Dudes?
First things first, go and join our Steam Group for simple inviting into the PC Leagues! http://steamcommunity.com/groups/DCArcadians
Contact anyone not on the red bottom list to try and get an invite, and also mention it in this thread!
League Name: The Arcadians
PAers Currently Not In League as far as I know:
The Cow King - Dr Payback
TexiKen - USAgent
Arcath - Hesperos
MikeMcSomething - Quicks
JimJimBinks - Observer
jdarksun - Ballista
Bad Karma - Red Rooster (rerolled, thanks)(Rerolled to what?) Still Red Rooster, just deleted the original and made a new one, won't be a habit.
Hypertime - Hypertime I'm a nooooooooooooooooob
PikaPuff - Wincest
tallgeeze - Blizzarine
PA Villain League on the PvE Server Darkness Falls
I don't currently have a list of everyone in the League that also includes their forum names, so if you have a Villain on this server with us PLEASE send me a PM with your characters!
Arthil - Volcanonic/Violent Rose
Maguano - Sarcastro
Megamaniaco - Atesh
Going to need people to PM me about this one too, but so far this is what I've got.
Forum name: Samurai6966
PSN Name: Samurai6966
Server: No Man's Land (PS3)
Char name: Cybernexus
League: Manly Tears
Raiek - Villain, Redemption Server, League: Sanity Optional
Mostlyjoe13 - PSN Mostlyjoe
No Mans Land - PVP - Psychopomp (Manly Tears)
No Mans Land - PVP - Urban Arcanist (Black October)
gvandale (assumed, not sure) - Hero, Birthright Server, League: OPRA
Kemal86 - Hero, Crisis Server
MasterOfPupets (You mentioned you'd be picking up the PS3 version, not sure if you did)
Alright I'm in the game, WTF is up with the UI/Chat system?
Yeah we wont deny, it sucks big time and hopefully SOE gets around to fixing some things. But here's some information to help you figure it out.
Help! NPCs and Villains alike are kicking my ass in melee!
The game is about as like an old school fighting game as you can get with an MMO of this caliber, here's some info on the various things that defend against attacks, and the counters to those defenses.
I HAVE A FEVER AND THE ONLY PRESCRIPTION IS MORE GLOWY
I see you've come to be addicted to finding all those shiny looking blue and green (!) and the occasional collection (?). Well have no fear, we're here to help.
A couple more blue clue maps, for the two of the Alert instances, HIVE Moon Base and Oolong Island. The more I look around, the more resources I find which have this sort of info, but I figure some folks might find this format more handy.
HIVE Moon Base blue clue Collection :
In order from top to bottom:
It's right on top of the southwestern, er, whatever those support structures are, around the platform.
To the east and a bit south of the first clue, this one is on the northeastern side of the ramp. After you get this clue, be sure to look behind the ramp, as you might find a loot box nestled in a space underneath it.
Located on top of a building, next to its antenna.
Just hanging out by some rocks.
The last two at the bottom are, in order of left to right, Lois Lane and Amanda Waller (again). Lois Lane's clue is at ground level, at the base of a tower. The Amanda token is tricky to spot, because it is on the _inside_ of the southern leg of that big structure on the southeastern part of the map.
Oolong Island blue clue collection:
I ballparked this one more than usual, but hopefully it's clear enough. Roughly from south to north.
Lois Lane: On the top level of a docked yacht
Wonder Woman: Just past the bridge heading north out of the initial area, to the left as you head north off the bridge
Will Magnus: On a hill next to a rocky outcropping, with a tree next to it. The clue is on the west or northwest side of the rock, I think.
Joker: On top of some pipes enter into / emerge from the cliffs.
Batman: On top of the building
Circe: On top of the structure over here
TO Morrow: On top of the building, close to the southern edge
Lex Luthor: Bartender, I'll take a blue clue, on the rocks, floating not stirred.
Lois and Superman: On the roof, by the pipes that come out of the roof.
Chang Tzu: Deep inside (literally with the first part), around the area you fight all those little monitor bots or whatever they were called. It's against a south or southwestern wall, I think up on an uprised spot.
I NEED MOAR
Been trying to keep track of where I find clues, and after receiving some help finishing Area 51's blue collection in the steam group chat (thanks, Corrigan) , I figured I'd try to put together some maps / guides to some of the collections.
So, here's Area 51's blue collection.
Directions, in clockwise order starting with the west most one.
Area 51: Lois Lane
Just off side of the road.
Area 51: Amanda Waller
Kinda on the edge of the broken up part of the road.
Area 51: Amanda Waller
In the broken up part of the road.
Area 51: Jack Ryder
Just outside the southeast wall of the northeast-most compound (third next-to-last compound you fight in, where you mess with all those security consoles while flipping the neural cores of the robots).
Area 51: Lex Luthor
In a busted up satellite dish kinda northwest-ish of the northern end of the southeastern long road.
Area 51: Superman
In the broken up part of this long stretch of road.
And because it was fairly quick, the Watchtower green clues.
Watchtower Holographic Tokens
The tokens for the tech, magic, and meta wings are near vendors. The hub token is on the top level of where that northern dot is.
I'll be making more as I sort through my screenshot folder and find completed sets.
This should help you find all those glowing things, especially in the damned Alerts!