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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    you learn it I think at the end of underground/from prometheus, right?
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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    sigh double post

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Since we're spoilering this now:
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  • WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    Oh no, The Well *definitely* knows. I forgot off hand if it's HIS well or THE well or whatever, but essentially in the great Betting Pool of "Best Incarnate To Survive Battalion" it's got *major* money behind Tyrant.
    Of course what all of that incarnate content boils down to telling you so far, is that WAYYYYY down at the bottom of the list, with odds of like 1000000000000000000:1....is You/The New Incarnates.

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  • NarbusNarbus Registered User regular
    The Well has a sentience of it's own; that much is made clear in the Alpha slot arc. It knows the Battalion is coming, and it's actively seeking out a champion to defend itself. Right now it's looking to Cole. Prometheus claims he is helping us out because he sees what he considers a better way. A group of incarnates, individually not as strong as Cole, but considerably more powerful when aligned. However it goes, what the Well really values is displays of power. So Cole killing Praetcluse, then ruling Praetoria, trying to take over Primal earth, beating back the Hamidon, in every case displaying his willingness to seize and make use of great power, all of these things impress the Well. If a group of incarnates took down Cole, that also would impress the Well, even more.

    What's interesting is that, according to one of the devs pre-GR launch, Hamidon touched the well, and is a form of an incarnate. So, why doesn't the Well seek out his help? Hamidon did ransack an entire world, after all, including beating the tar out of Cole, who also had incarnate powers. Sorta plays more into the notion that Hamidon has ascended past the Well, and become, like Rularuu, a Well of his own, with the 'race' of the Devouring Earth as his special folk.

  • WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    So hey, some stuff got released if you care about that sort of thing.

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  • CyberJackalCyberJackal Registered User regular
    I'm gonna make a staff fighting guy. I was thinking I'd go invulnerable with him... Anyone have an opinion on scrapper vs brute with that combo?

  • Fartacus_the_MightyFartacus_the_Mighty Registered User regular
    I'm gonna make a staff fighting guy. I was thinking I'd go invulnerable with him... Anyone have an opinion on scrapper vs brute with that combo?

    Scrappers will do better damage*, but Brutes will be more durable due to higher caps and higher base HP.

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  • WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    Is it bad the first idea I had was to make a Staff Fighter dressed in slacks and a stripe shirt and never slot him with accuracy buffs? Call him something like...GyroSlain

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  • WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    UPDATE!
    I am pleased to inform you that the population of our game has already produced
    Staff Infection
    Pole Position
    Pole Cat
    Pole Dancer
    Hot Rod
    Not-So-Hot Rod
    BUT
    They didn't take
    Rodimus Majors
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  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    I was pretty sad when I rushed into the game last night to try and reserve the name Little John for when I eventually unlock staff fighting.

    Only to find it was already taken.

    :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

  • grouch993grouch993 Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Fyndir wrote: »
    I was pretty sad when I rushed into the game last night to try and reserve the name Little John for when I eventually unlock staff fighting.

    Only to find it was already taken.

    :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

    It was probably taken when staff fighting was first hinted. Try Wee, Big, or Nearly Little John?

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  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    Bigger Than Little John But Not Quite As Big As Big John John.

    If only the game would allow me to go full feegle on the name, glory would be forever mine.

  • grouch993grouch993 Registered User regular
    Heh, thank you Sir Pratchett for making our lives much better...

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    Littlest John

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  • SpongeCakeSpongeCake Registered User regular
    Richard LittleJohn

    (note: don't do this)

  • WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    So overall my feelings on Staff are extremely positive. The entire beginning of the set is based around your AOE and making it do More Damage. You get options on what kind of damage that is (it was so rad to be in a lowbie group of all staff, and suddenly realize we were going against Clockwork.), the powers all recharge just quick enough that if you're in a big group you can just constantly press 1234 until the groups are down, and in case you botch the AOE, you're third power is a Super Long Range Cone.
    Also, just from a purely asesthetic standpoint, since you're just whacking people with a stick, I don't feel as weird as when I'm slicing at human beings with a sword.
    The downside of course, is you're still a BreakDancing Fool. So this is really only a set for Small Fast Character , if you're into that Roleplaying nonsense.

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  • NarbusNarbus Registered User regular
    So they're putzin' around with the hybrid slot on test. Actual mechanical changes are coming, but for now they are no longer basic toggles. Now they cost no endurance, wear off after two minutes, and have a two minute recharge that is (currently) unaffected by any sort of +recharge.

    Don't start planning builds just yet.

  • Fartacus_the_MightyFartacus_the_Mighty Registered User regular
    Narbus wrote: »
    So they're putzin' around with the hybrid slot on test. Actual mechanical changes are coming, but for now they are no longer basic toggles. Now they cost no endurance, wear off after two minutes, and have a two minute recharge that is (currently) unaffected by any sort of +recharge.

    Don't start planning builds just yet.

    Isn't that just the same as having a no-endurance toggle, except you have to push the button every 2 minutes? Or does the cooldown not start until after it wears off?

  • NarbusNarbus Registered User regular
    There are no cooldowns in this game that start when the power is still going. So yeah, with currentHybrid you've got 50% uptime at best.

  • kafzielkafziel Registered User regular
    Narbus wrote: »
    There are no cooldowns in this game that start when the power is still going. So yeah, with currentHybrid you've got 50% uptime at best.

    That's assuming they remain toggles, though, instead of clicks.

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Narbus wrote: »
    There are no cooldowns in this game that start when the power is still going. So yeah, with currentHybrid you've got 50% uptime at best.

    I thought that Hasten started recharging while it was active, as does Domination, also the assorted buffs/debuffs. That's what allows you to make them permanent. It's just that there are very few powers that have an extended duration effect that aren't toggles.
    I could be wrong, it's been a while since I strapped on the cape...

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    there are no toggles whose cooldowns start while they're running

    on the other hand there are no toggles that have a hard limit on their duration

    it doesn't sound like people are really clear yet on whether it's a click or a toggle or something different that works differently

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  • Fartacus_the_MightyFartacus_the_Mighty Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    there are no toggles whose cooldowns start while they're running

    on the other hand there are no toggles that have a hard limit on their duration

    it doesn't sound like people are really clear yet on whether it's a click or a toggle or something different that works differently

    I get it. I think it works like Phase Shift (or whatever it's called now), which iirc is a toggle with a duration.

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  • NarbusNarbus Registered User regular
    The actual patch note:
    Hybrid powers no longer cost any Endurance to use.
    Instead, Hybrid powers can now be active for up to 120 seconds. After 120 seconds, they will shut off automatically. Hybrid powers have a 120 second recharge phase after they are de-toggled.

    So currently they are toggles with a duration, much like phase shift.

  • A steak!A steak! Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited April 2012
    Does Phase Shift actually detoggle itself, or does it just unphase after 30 seconds?

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  • NarbusNarbus Registered User regular
    It actually detoggles itself, yeah. All the phase powers do, including hibernate, that phase shift temp power and the kheld phase shifts.

  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    oh, I guess I did forget about phase shift

    whoops

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  • WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    Man, I've been chomping at the bit all weekend to finally get a chance to go see if the name is taken, and good news! It's not! For those of you still wanting to try Staff, but don't feel like being entirely creative, presenting, the Mob Boss of the entire Italian Sewer System:
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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Speicher, GermanyRegistered User regular
    Really clever name. :^:

    XBL: Mega Spooky // 3DS: 3797-6276-7138
    Wii U NNID: MegaSpooky
  • grouch993grouch993 Registered User regular
    Thank you for the laugh this morning. I needed it.

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  • Liquid GhostLiquid Ghost oh shit son Registered User regular
    I'm really glad that just happened.

    this is your brain on seven yottabytes of suicidegirls and sixty pounds of pot
  • NarbusNarbus Registered User regular
    More changes to Hybrid!
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    I have no idea why it's not just a click now, but whatever. Let's play a game. It's called "guess why the forums are bitching about this." Answer below.
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    I know. Oh God I know.

  • Fartacus_the_MightyFartacus_the_Mighty Registered User regular
    They have four more Incarnate slot types to develop, and they've pretty much played out all of the possible buff mechanics. I wonder what the other slots will be used for. Clickie AoE debuffs (Vitae)? A self-targeting rez/uberbuff (Genesis)? A fully appearance-customizable toggle pet/muse to push the Mastermind forum into nuclear meltdown (Mind)? Got nothing for the Omega slot; maybe just a second Alpha or Judgement.

  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    So Hybrid gonna be aVIP thing like Incarnate, purchasable for general use or (least likely) free?

    Also, keep giving us enough stuff and eventually someone's gonna be able to solo a GM.

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  • WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    Which seems to ultimately be their plan in a weird way. The lore behind the Incarnate slots is essentially stating you'll become as powerful as States was by the time you have all the slots. The weird part behind that is that it almost seems to also be setting up the possibility for Semi-Retirement of a character. After all, once you can whomp on Kronos all you want, what else is there to do? Exploration Badges?

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  • kafzielkafziel Registered User regular
    Nocren wrote: »
    So Hybrid gonna be aVIP thing like Incarnate, purchasable for general use or (least likely) free?

    Also, keep giving us enough stuff and eventually someone's gonna be able to solo a GM.

    Uh, it's part of the Incarnate system. It's the next Incarnate slot.

  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    Damn... Is my face red...

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  • Fartacus_the_MightyFartacus_the_Mighty Registered User regular
    People can already solo GMs. I think it's been possible ever since Invention sets came out.

  • A steak!A steak! Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    I wonder if an Ill/Rad was able to do it before, even.

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