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[CoH/CoV] Chat: Issue 12 info arrives!

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited February 2008
    So I got a random urge to try CoX again. I did a two-week trial years ago, and that's pretty much all I've played.

    So what are the options? I can't get a new trial to my old account, right?

    Echo on
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    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    No, otherwise people would just play on free trials all the time. You'd have to start a new one.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited February 2008
    I don't really care about my old character (level 15-ish mind/gravity controller), but I hate having to add numbers to my account name. :P

    Eh, guess I'll go for a trial for now.

    Echo on
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    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Scooter wrote: »
    No, otherwise people would just play on free trials all the time. You'd have to start a new one.

    For what it's worth, someone sent me a 10-day trial and I slapped it onto the account I've had since like Issue 2.

    It was the first trial code that account's used, though.

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Dyscord wrote: »
    The problem with all the blaster secondaries is that the force you into melee, which seems to me like it would hurt archery a lot more than other sets, because of redraw time.
    There is no such thing. If your attack requires a weapon redraw the attack animation will be sped up to compensate, the total time will be exactly the same as if you already had the weapon ready.

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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 February 2008
    Is that really how it works? I guess I haven't done any testing, but it doesn't seem like any of my AR/ characters work that way.

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  • PbPb Registered User
    edited February 2008
    Glal wrote: »
    Dyscord wrote: »
    The problem with all the blaster secondaries is that the force you into melee, which seems to me like it would hurt archery a lot more than other sets, because of redraw time.
    There is no such thing. If your attack requires a weapon redraw the attack animation will be sped up to compensate, the total time will be exactly the same as if you already had the weapon ready.

    That might be true of Archery, but I don't believe it's true of every set. For example, I don't believe Dual Blades was normalized. I'm pretty sure BAB has a post about it on the official forums somewhere.

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Pb wrote: »
    Glal wrote: »
    Dyscord wrote: »
    The problem with all the blaster secondaries is that the force you into melee, which seems to me like it would hurt archery a lot more than other sets, because of redraw time.
    There is no such thing. If your attack requires a weapon redraw the attack animation will be sped up to compensate, the total time will be exactly the same as if you already had the weapon ready.

    That might be true of Archery, but I don't believe it's true of every set. For example, I don't believe Dual Blades was normalized. I'm pretty sure BAB has a post about it on the official forums somewhere.

    All the blaster sets are normalized like that. AR is wicked fast too on account of the redraw times.

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  • übergeekübergeek Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Gear Girl wrote: »
    Hmm well thanks to ubergeek I got my card running at about 63 idle and 82 playing a game. That is a bit better I guess.

    Yeah I am pretty awesome, also, blue dot.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    fucking

    i bought an IO set

    i did not know they had to be slotted to the same power

    D:

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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 February 2008
    You can always respec.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    yeah I'm going to later today

    what a pain though

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    So I've just started up my COV/COH account again, never took a char past 13 because of other games I was playing.

    Unfortunately I'm on the eu servers so can't hang with the PA crew but thought I'd ask some questions in here.

    Are there extra customisation options that you unlock through playing?

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited February 2008
    So, I think I'll try it again for a month.

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    There are a few unlocks you can get by grabbing certain badges, though most of those are from holiday events. There are also some you get from Veteran Rewards, cumulative number of months you've been subscribed. There are also some costume parts you "craft" now. Oh and there is a full set of items you can get from collecting tokens in the Rikti War Zone.

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  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Thanks you kind sirs

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited February 2008
    Where did I download the client? The site ain't exactly helpful with that.

    edit: oh, found it.

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Log into your Account from their webpage and there is a button somewhere in there that says Download Client.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited February 2008
    Looks like I suckered a friend into trying the trial. It's both CoH/CoV in the same client, rite?

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • EnigEnig a.k.a. Ansatz Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Echo wrote: »
    Looks like I suckered a friend into trying the trial. It's both CoH/CoV in the same client, rite?
    Yeah, one client for both games.

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  • UltrachristUltrachrist Registered User
    edited February 2008
    Thinking of killing some time and subscribing after not playing for a year or two.

    quick question that will decide if I will play villain or hero though--

    did they ever add something for heroes that are as fun as mayhem missions for villains?

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Safeguard missions. Same maps as the mayhems, same sidemissions, but from the other side. Less blowing stuff up.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    safeguards are, in fact, not even in close to as fun as mayhems and are frustrating wastes of time you just do to get a new contact

    i really dislike them

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Yeah mayhems are way more fun. Unless you are like a dominator.

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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 February 2008
    I dunno, I thought safeguard missions were pretty fun. You do basically all the same things villains do, but instead of just running straight to the bank, you zoom around the map looking for bad guys to off.

    Not blowing stuff up was a disappointment, though.

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    The one problem with mayhems is they get really frustrating in large groups, as the number of objects you have to blow up increases past the point that you can really hit it, and you pretty much have to skip all the side missions. Since SGs put the majority of the bonus time in the sides you can take an 8-man team and not really worry about time. Plus they get to hosp without needing to break out.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Hi guys, is there a website somewhere that has an up to date list of power sets and powers?

    Thanks.

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  • NAND NORNAND NOR Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    safeguards are, in fact, not even in close to as fun as mayhems and are frustrating wastes of time you just do to get a new contact

    i really dislike them

    Did they change something? Because I don't recall ever having to run a Safeguard to get a new contact. I always got my contacts by just doing normal missions.

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I guess it's an alternative, if you're stuck with a DE contact or something and don't want to do their missions.

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  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I <3 Safeguards!

    If you play them the way they are designed they really make you feel like a super hero.

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  • HarshLanguageHarshLanguage Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I've always enjoyed Safeguards a lot more than Mayhems. Call me crazy. I've seen too many Mayhems end in tears. Safes usually only go bad when the team can't handle the AV, which is pretty rare

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Well crap. 15-day timecard purchased and only 38 more hours to go on the download/update.

    I wonder if the spandex still fits?

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  • JackanapesJackanapes Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    So, I was at the Black Market the other day, and I saw a toon running around with one of the pre-order CoV helmets, like so: http://www.cityofvillains.com/store/helmets.html

    Anyway, they look great - is there any way to actually get these helmets now? Ebay? NCSoft? Cryptic? Im pretty much assuming that there is no chance of getting these, unless they are added as vet rewards (ala the Sprint animations) way down the line.

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  • Gear GirlGear Girl Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Jasconius wrote: »
    Hi guys, is there a website somewhere that has an up to date list of power sets and powers?

    Thanks.

    http://cityofheroes.wikia.com/wiki/Powersets
    Jackanapes wrote: »
    So, I was at the Black Market the other day, and I saw a toon running around with one of the pre-order CoV helmets, like so: http://www.cityofvillains.com/store/helmets.html

    Anyway, they look great - is there any way to actually get these helmets now? Ebay? NCSoft? Cryptic? Im pretty much assuming that there is no chance of getting these, unless they are added as vet rewards (ala the Sprint animations) way down the line.

    I believe only ebay if you can actually find a preorder code on there.

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    They make 15 day time cards?

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  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Scooter wrote: »
    They make 15 day time cards?

    They've made 15, 30, and 60 day ones for a long time now. Most places only have the 60s or the 60s and 30s though.

    Also, to Jacknapes, note that you can only apply one of those pre-order helmet codes, they're mutually exclusive of each other.

    Some day I might actually use my Mu Helmet. I wish they'd made the darn things colour customizable.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Yeah, I was at Fry's picking up a couple other things and they only had 15-day NCsoft cards. $10 each so that's not TOO bad.

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  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Nocren wrote: »
    Yeah, I was at Fry's picking up a couple other things and they only had 15-day NCsoft cards. $10 each so that's not TOO bad.

    No credit card Noc? I mean, for $15 bucks you could buy 30 days of play online from PlayNC.

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  • PbPb Registered User
    edited February 2008
    Well, 4.5 levels on the PA farm team tonight. Not too shabby!

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