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Gear GirlGear Girl More class than a state universityRegistered User regular
edited June 2009 in MMO Extravaganza
OP shamelessly stolen from so many people.
Breaking News!

  • June 12, 2009- The Architect Edition is 15.99 on Steam this weekend.
  • May 27, 2009- Issue 15 is now in open beta.
  • May 12, 2009- A new paid expansion City of Heroes: Going Rogue has been announced.
  • April 22, 2009- The Architect Edition is now available on Steam.
  • April 14, 2009- The Architect Edition of the game is now on sale. It includes discs containing all content up to issue 14 as well as a free month and your choice of two booster packs. The booster packs are the previously released Cyborg Booster Pack and the new Magic Booster Pack.


Issue 14 - Architect

The Great PA Mission Architect List
KurnDerak
Title: The meow heard 'round the world
ID : 19479
Synopsis: N/A

Fallout
Title: From the Dust Returned
ID : 7581
Synopsis:Five glorious missions full of satanic nazi technozombies from space! The story is mostly conveyed through the mission contact, but there's plenty of action to keep groups happy too! Tough bosses, full custom everything, polished to a mirror sheen. No annoying "collect all" or "kill all" missions.

Title: Project Purity
ID : 169223
Synopsis: N/A

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Trailer
Preview of 5th Arc

Title: The Legacy of Joe, the Longbow Eagle
ID : 1009
Synopsis: The heroic adventure of a lifetime, the beginning of our story! Go back through time with the help of a homeless bum and his garbage can to ensure time flows properly so that a young man named Joe will become a Longbow Eagle! Find out how exactly this seemingly random event is directly tied in with your hero!

Title: The Mind of a Villain
ID : 8774
Synopsis: The beginning of your villain's journey to power and much more! Your villain has decided to begin their grand plan and to do that, they'll need some funds. Find out how a simple bank robbery can lead your villain to strike fear into the very hearts of heroes in Paragon City!

Title: Business of a Hero
ID : 8787
Synopsis: Hero Corps has been looking for new talent as of late. What will happen if your hero signs a contract to join their organization? Decide for yourself if your hero is a "company man" who will further the goals of Hero Corps, or a hero who will save the people for the people!

Title: Faith in the Family
ID : 8795
Synopsis: A young woman named Naomi Murphy contacts your hero, begging for your help on a situation on small island in South America. She claims you're her last hope! Beware though, this small, unknown island holds a terrifying secret for your hero, and the world at large!

Scooter
Title: Cutting the Web
ID : 37935
Synopsis: It's about chicks who are demons.

Mimas
Title: The Sole Success of Project Saturn
ID : 38383
Synopsis: Help a failed scientist redeem himself.

Title: Good News For People Who Like Bad News
ID : 93199
Synopsis: With the economy in the gutter, make a few extra bucks in one of the few booming job markets: hired gun.

Sk
Title: The Bad Seed
ID : 43432
Synopsis: It has Devouring Earth, Longbow, and more Devouring Earth!

Robziel
Title: Rescue the President
ID : 49020
Synopsis: N/A

spookymuffin
Title: Heaven or Hell
ID : 25046
Synopsis: You kill God.

Title: The Classiest Chap in Town
ID : 85970
Synopsis: Mr. Monocle needs help to defeat The Evil Dr. Badman and reclaim his seat as the classiest gentlemen in the land.

Narbus
Title: Fighting Destiny
ID : 62491
Synopsis: You find a new Destined One who may be strong enough to upset your place in the Rogue Isles. So you gank the fuck out of him.

Kazhiim
Title: Hide and Hide Some More
ID : 90360
Synopsis: The ACME detective agency sells itself as an organization which can find those who don't want to be found. For a particularly elusive individual, however, they need some outside help.

poshniallo
Title: Blue
ID : 157431
Synopsis: Fight alongside Paragon's finest against the Skulls and their newest boss, Cerulean!

Henroid
Title: Origins: Daddy's Little Girl
ID : 180349
Synopsis: It's a (bad) story about a lawyer putting her dad behind bars.

Recommended by PA
Title: The Footsteps Initiative
ID : 2291

Title: Saul Rubenstein's Discount Task Force
ID : 1012

Title: Speeding Through Time
ID : 51728


The Mission Architect
Issue 14 brings with it a new feature that has the potential to be both riveting and alarmingly horrible, player created content! With the introduction of the new mission architect system players can create, test, publish, rate, or just play custom missions and story arcs.

Creation and Customization
Players can tweak nearly everything including environments, difficulty, enemies, enemy placement, mission objectives, mission events, ambushes, contact dialogue and character dialogue. They can even create entire custom enemy groups from the ground up drawing on City of Heroes already robust character creation system and power selection interface. Each story arc can have up to five missions and each mission can have up to 25 objectives. Here is a nice guide to the mission architect.

Hall of Fame
With high enough ratings and enough views your arc can be upgraded to the hall of fame giving players even easier access to your work.

Developer's Choice
Arcs that are hand-picked by the developers can be listed here for much the same result as the hall of fame.

Tickets
Each enemy group in an architect mission has a chance to drop tickets. Harder enemies will grant more tickets than weaker enemies. Tickets can be used to unlock mission architect content or buy recipe rolls.


Other Additions
  • One global chat handle rename token granted to everyone.
  • Some arena changes.
  • A bunch of new badges related to the mission architect.
  • Faster flight and hover yay!
  • Some pvp changes.
  • New pvp origin enhancements earned by defeating others in pvp zones.


Issue 13 Information
Issue 13 - Power and Responsibility!

Day Jobs (Offline Character Progression)
Scholar? Caregiver? City Official? Now when players log out of City of Heroes / Villains they’re just getting started! A character’s day job is determined by the actual in-game location from which he or she logs out. If players log out from a University their day job is considered to be a Scholar. If they log out from City Hall they're a City Official. The benefits are thematically appropriate to the location. For example, a City Official earns extra Influence, a Scholar is granted Salvage, a Caregiver is granted Health Regeneration Buffs, etc.

Once characters have accumulated the required amount of time for each Day Job, they are rewarded with the appropriate Day Job Badge and Title, increasing their “earnings” for that job. Multiple Badges can be combined to unlock Accolades and the ability to accumulate additional new rewards. Almost every location within Paragon City and the Rogue Isles has an associated Day Job, resulting in a wide selection of jobs and rewards!

New Powersets
    Shields – Heft a Shield for Heroic or Villainous Ends! This new powerset brings a classic power to City of Heroes: Shields! Now, you can arm Tankers, Scrappers, Brutes and Stalkers with a powerful shield to protect themselves and their allies.
  • Pain Domination – Villains can now bend the power of pain to serve their own ends! Those playing a Corruptor or Mastermind have access to this new powerset. The antithesis of the Hero healing powerset “Empathy,” Pain Domination brings parity between Heroes and Villains with a distinctively evil flair.

Leveling Pacts
A new innovation to MMOs, this system allows you and a friend to create new characters and have your XP be permanently in sync, whether both characters are online or not. You will always be the same level, even if your friend plays ten times more often than you do!

New Cimerora Missions
New Hero and Villain story arcs expand upon the history and lore, and delve into the players and politics of Cimerora.

The Merit Rewards System
A new game system that allows players to earn tokens by completing Trials, Task Forces, Strike Forces, Raids, etc. The most challenging and time consuming tasks grant the most reward tokens, which can be redeemed throughout Hero and Villain zones for recipes, enhancements, salvage, costume pieces, badges, inspirations and other game items.

Multiple Builds
Ever want a build solely for PvE or for PvP? Now you can have both at the same time with Dual Builds. Second build acts like a respec where you can re-choose all your powers, but keep in mind enhancements do not copy over to the second build, you will have to recycle or re-buy enhancements.

Other features
New Invention Origin Sets, new Costume Sets, a Patron Power Respec, Zone Refinements, and more!
Issue 12 Information
Issue 12 - The Midnight Hour!

What's new in Issue 12?

The Midnight Squad
An organization of mystics, the Midnight Squad has a secret to end the Rikti Invasion, but without your help, it will remain 'Lost' forever...

Cimerora
"The Midnighters hold many secrets within their walls, including a highly coveted Ouroboros crystal, enabling them to travel to the far reaches of time. There is a familiar threat in an ancient land and the Midnighters need the help of both Heroes and Villains to stop it. Players step foot upon the ancient land of the Roman Cimeroran Peninsula, where they battle deadly creatures, defend an ancient city and ultimately come face to face with the enemy of time itself. Throughout this journey players uncover the mysteries of power and the origins that guide them today."

Roman Style Costumes
Unlocked through achievements ingame, make your Hero or Villain look like a true gladiator.

Epic Archetypes...for Villains!
When a villain hits level 50, they now have two epic archetypes available: Arachnos Soldiers and Arachnos Widows. Each of these can branch off into their own different powersets - Arachnos Soldiers can work as either a Bane Spider or a Crab Spider and Arachnos Widows as a Fortunata or a Night Widow. All of this comes with a unique story, costume set, missions, and more.

Powerset Proliferation
With Issue 12 comes a brand new opportunity - almost every Hero and Villain archetype will gain access to powers that they didn't have access to before!

Hollows Zone "Gameplay Makeover"
"Significant changes have been made to the Hollows zone to make it more fun! NPC encounters have been rebalanced, including new spawns, new villain groups, mission door improvements, and a mobile hospital has been added to the entrance of the zone. Additionally, Meg Mason, a new contact, has been added to give out repeatable missions."

What else?
Configurable new power trays - customize your UI by placing them anywhere you want.
Contact display redesign - display your contacts as active and inactive, sorting them by a number of criteria.
Inspiration conversion - change three of one kind of inspiration into one of another.
Level-up boost - gain a massive (if temporary) boost to your stats on a level up, as well as full HP and Endurance.
Chat improvements - right click on character names in chat window to ignore, add to friends list, invite to team, etc. Drag any item (enhancement, inspiration, salvage, etc.) into the chat window so that you and others can click a hotlink to view the complete info box.
More real numbers - players can now display stats on powers before they choose them enabling more informed power selection and new temporary powers allow players to display enemy stats.
Just the FAQs

How good is CoX?
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Soooo good.

In this thread we discuss all things City of Heroes and City of Villains. For those new to our world here is a brief FAQ.

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Get ready to put the tights on because Cryptic is serving up a 10 Day Free Trial. What does that mean? It means you get a the chance to play the Best Super Hero based MMO of All Time*for FREE!
*By best we mean only, though it is very good.

10 Day Free Trials, EXCELSIOR!

Any active (or inactive) subscriber can send out a few Friend Invites which have a 10 Day Free Trial. We simply need your e-mail to do so. If you decide you like the game and subscribe for two months the person who sent out the invite gets a free month of game time. Very niiiice.

PA plays on the Virtue server.

If you want in, make with the post asking for someone to PM you, then respond with your e-mail. We don't want to accidentally send one person multiple invites since there are only a limited number available. If you end up liking the game we recommend you buy the City of Heroes Architect Edition which for 20 dollars nets you both City of Heroes and City of Villains with discs that contain all content up to issue 13 as well as a free month and your choice of the cyborg booster pack or the magic booster pack.

The 411 on City of Heroes/Villains, yo.

Character Creation is likened onto a game of its own.
At launch CoH had something like 3 trillion potentially different costume configurations. Since then they have easily doubled the number of costume pieces, not to mention added face scalers, particle effects, wings, capes, trench coats, etc. So the current number of potential costumes numbers somewhere in the range of awholefuckinglot.
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If you've ever wanted to be a robotic undead pirate with a leather fetish and fondness of 80's colorful fashion who can shoot electricity from his hands THIS is the game for you.
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Download Mid's Hero Designer for a list of all powers and Archetypes in the game.

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    Gear GirlGear Girl More class than a state university Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Gameplay and Power to shoot lasers from your eyes!

    CoH/V has your standard MMO ability bar where you click it and perform your special attacks but it isn't really your standard MMO combat.

    * Regular mobs die faster and you fight a hell of a lot more than one at a time. The bigger stuff, like Bosses or Giant Monsters, obviously take longer to kill.
    * You can strategically use Line of Sight and Knockback to your advantage.
    * Combat in large teams can quickly turn into chaos because of the number of enemies being fought at once. You'll see ten guys get blown off the balcony you are fighting on by an Energy Blaster while the Mind Controller forces the Boss to beat up his minions as the Tanker hordes another 15 enemies on him after the Defender just buffed the Scrapper to godhood who proceeds to run off and kill the next spawn over.
    * A small army of Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, etc under your control.
    * Ragdoll physics make you feel like a man. Mobs crumple when they die or get knocked around instead of playing the same animation every time.
    * Lasers...from your eyes. And various other places.
    * Mount? You don't need no mount! Flight, Super Speed, Teleportation, or Super Jump are obtainable at lvl 14 and allow you to haul ass around Paragon and the Rogue Isles instead of just walking. As early as lvl 5 you can obtain a temporary Jetpack to fly around with, just ask how in game.
    * PvP so fast it'll make you feel like a twitch gamer. Various PvP zones with different goals and rewards, like Battlefield style capture points or obtaining your own nuclear missile. No joke, you can get your own orbital nuke (store up to three) to use at anytime.
    * Badges which are like Xbox 360 Achievements for your character. You get EXP for finding exploration ones, you get others for killing X number of mobs or doing certian missions or finishing Task Forces, etc. If you get the right combination of badges it will unlock special powers or permanent Health and Endurance boosts.
    * Special "GTA" style missions. Stop a bank from being robbed, defeat some vandals, prevent an arson, stop a jail brake, etc. Alternatively as villain rob a bank, vandalize everything, start an arson, break a fellow villain out of jail, etc.
    * Physics engine that leaves shell casings, blown up robotic parts, ect on the ground that you AND your powers can interact with. Knock an enemy into a tree and a shower of leaves fall. Use Tornado in an alley and garbage gets thrown up from the dumpsters. Kick a guy of a balcony only to see his neck get caught between the railings so he dangles there in a gruesome, gruesome way.

    Here are some videos!
    Everything is in flash format now so here is a link.

    Great CoX Resources
    ParagonWiki is all kinds of useful and ever growing.

    Red Tomax's Guide is really clean and efficient, very nice.

    What server are the PA super groups on?
    Virtue, the unofficial RP server. Not that we really RP.

    How do I join the PA Chat Channel?
    To join simply type /chanjoin "Penny Arcade" and hit enter. Then right click a chat tab, click edit, and add Penny Arcade to the tab.

    A useful bind is /bind l beginchat /send "Penny Arcade" This way every time you hit l (or any key you choose) it lets you talk to every member of the PAcrew who is on, no matter what character they are playing as. Alternatively, you can just right click on the chat window and select the Penny Arcade channel and type away. Also, you could simply set the Penny Arcade channel to the default in your chat tab and hit the little A button to type.

    Another possible but poor choice is this terrible bind Ringo suggests, what a loser.
    Ringo wrote:
    Here's how I have done my Global Chat since its inception (because I also dislike Accualt's bind)

    Set Penny Arcade to default in my main Chat window.

    /bind v, chat_ cycle

    This lets me cycle through the various chat groups without click on the little letters or always having to remember to type /g Hay guys! etc etc

    /bind lshift+v, chat_set a

    Because the chat_cycle command makes me press 'v' eight times to get from Team back to Chat, and as far as I know /a still doesn't work. So if I was on the Team channel and want to go back to chatting on PA? just lshift+v and voila.

    Yeah but how do I get in the Super Group?
    The best way to go about this is to ask if anyone in the global chat can invite you. All PA supergroup members have invite powers(though you may need an officer to kick). The command is /sgi name.

    What PA SGs are there?

    Hero
    Power's Allegory - Virtue - Main Hero SG
    Power's Allegory - Victory - Secondary Server SG
    Power's Academy - Virtue - Alt Hero SG
    Power's Apex - Virtue - 50s Retirement SG

    Villain
    Power's Affliction - Virtue - Main Villain SG
    Power's Affliction - Victory - Secondary Server SG
    Social Entropy - Virtue - Alt Villain SG

    Are there any rules for the SGs?
    Don't be a giant ass, we don't like asses. Well we do but only when they are p.h.a.t.
    The SG activity fluctuates so sometimes we have to boot inactive members. We do so based on last time they logged in.
    The SG humbly requests everyone play in SG mode as much as possible as that is how we earn Prestige(rent/building money) to keep our base (and the teleporters) open.

    I'm in! Now how does this SG costume work?
    Click Super on the text window, Settings in the section that pops up, click accept on this new page, now toy around with the colors. You can opt to turn the SG emblem on or hide it. To turn on SG mode click the Enter/Exit Supergroup Mode in the Super window.

    Tell me about the Archetypes and Power Sets.
    Just download Mid's Hero Designer. It will be much easier for all of us.

    Is there an easy way to find badges/plagues? I'm lost in Perez Park! Why can't I find any Circle of Thorns?
    Whine, whine, whine. Back in my day we didn't know where anything was and we liked it. Now we have an easier way...you cheater. Here is a link to a webpage with a download that replaces all in-game maps with ones that have badges, plaques, mobs, and even Perez Park trails in them. Enjoy. You can also just view the maps right on the website.

    The game runs slowly for me: is there anything I can do to improve that?
    Buy a new computer.

    Alternatively, add this to the Target bar in the shortcut to the game:

    -useTexEnvCombine


    After turning all the settings down, you should be able to get a decent framerate. Though meant for laptops, this could also give you a better experience if you're using an ATI graphics card.

    You can also try a /sync from time to time if you are experiencing a lot of rubberbanding.

    How do mobs spawn in missions?
    All TFs/Trials always spawn at a set rate above the highest member of the team (usually +2 to the highest member). Also, the amount of enemies in a spawn in any mission is determined by the number of people in your group, changing on the ODD Numbers. So the same amount of enemies will be in a door for a 3 man group as for a 4 man group. Pick up a 5th member and the spawns will go up.

    Basically for determining the amount and level of enemies in a mission or TF, it goes through these steps:

    For TFs/Trials:
    1) Highest level party member
    2) Number of people in party
    3) Mission Difficulty setting of the Leader

    For Missions:
    1) Level at which the mission was received
    2) Number of people in party
    3) Mission difficulty of the owner of the mission
    4) Level Cap for Villian group/Story arc

    Where can I download the client, if I need to?
    Click this Linky. The CoH and CoV client are one in the same.

    Any questions? Ask away.

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    Gear GirlGear Girl More class than a state university Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'll look over the op later, too tired right now.

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    MatsuhitoMatsuhito Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Bout to get on to do some MA missions I guess. Anyone can join if they want.

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    ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    see317 wrote: »
    The Magic pack is a booster pack that adds new costume pieces and a new power to the people willing to pay for it. Costume options, as you can see, are awesome-sauce for the men, and bat-themed lingerie for women. The power in this one is a 20 minute buff, based around tarot cards. Some are good, some aren't. Kind of like blowing up the science equipment in the labs.

    The other booster pack was a cyborg themed set with a power that blew you up and dealt substantial damage to enemies around you.

    As for doing the custom missions, hit up the Mission Architect places that are now in the game, they should walk you through the process pretty thoroughly.

    Aha, you see you aren't right about that. Females can use those awesome coats and cloaks and probably hat/skull mask too.

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So who wants to toss me a 90-day code? I'm thinking I might resub this weekend and just get the MA box for a later month.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Arthil wrote: »
    see317 wrote: »
    The Magic pack is a booster pack that adds new costume pieces and a new power to the people willing to pay for it. Costume options, as you can see, are awesome-sauce for the men, and bat-themed lingerie for women. The power in this one is a 20 minute buff, based around tarot cards. Some are good, some aren't. Kind of like blowing up the science equipment in the labs.

    The other booster pack was a cyborg themed set with a power that blew you up and dealt substantial damage to enemies around you.

    As for doing the custom missions, hit up the Mission Architect places that are now in the game, they should walk you through the process pretty thoroughly.

    Aha, you see you aren't right about that. Females can use those awesome coats and cloaks and probably hat/skull mask too.
    When was the last time you saw a female magician dressed like a badass in a comic book?

    If chicks can use the male costume pieces, will the men be able to use the bat themed lingerie?
    God... that could make for some exceptionally disturbing arcs.

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    ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Scooter wrote: »
    So who wants to toss me a 90-day code? I'm thinking I might resub this weekend and just get the MA box for a later month.

    We have similar ideas, you and I.

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    INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    arthil, scooters, give me your email addies!

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    ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    No no you see, It's almost the same. I'm planning to get the Architect Box later, so I'm more than happy to help -him- get it later.

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    A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    edited April 2009
    see317 wrote: »
    Arthil wrote: »
    see317 wrote: »
    The Magic pack is a booster pack that adds new costume pieces and a new power to the people willing to pay for it. Costume options, as you can see, are awesome-sauce for the men, and bat-themed lingerie for women. The power in this one is a 20 minute buff, based around tarot cards. Some are good, some aren't. Kind of like blowing up the science equipment in the labs.

    The other booster pack was a cyborg themed set with a power that blew you up and dealt substantial damage to enemies around you.

    As for doing the custom missions, hit up the Mission Architect places that are now in the game, they should walk you through the process pretty thoroughly.

    Aha, you see you aren't right about that. Females can use those awesome coats and cloaks and probably hat/skull mask too.
    When was the last time you saw a female magician dressed like a badass in a comic book?

    If chicks can use the male costume pieces, will the men be able to use the bat themed lingerie?
    God... that could make for some exceptionally disturbing arcs.

    I'll be in my bunk.

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    Kay2Kay2 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Request: Can we get an updated list of the PA - Architect missions/arcs in the OP? And possibly another section or sections whereby we get to nominate awesome/awful architect missions like 'The Thrill of the Heist' for people to try out?

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    ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    There you go Scoot, welcome back man.

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    KurnDerakKurnDerak Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Ooo, catboy missions, with the AV at the end being Cougar! I'm on it!

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    AsiinaAsiina ... WaterlooRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So a friend got me the trial for this, and I'll probably buy it, if only so I can actually join the chat. :/

    I was trying to follow what people were saying last thread, but are there any things I should watch out for? Any must-have powers or stuff that is useless? Is there a certain good way to start out if I have no idea what I'm doing and, by some miracle, have never played an MMO before?

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Almost all builds need stamina from fitness at 20, which means taking 2 fitness powers pre-20. Also, from 5-10 do 3 newspaper/police radio missions then the mayhem/safeguard to get a jetpack.

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    GhostalkerGhostalker Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Asiina wrote: »
    So a friend got me the trial for this, and I'll probably buy it, if only so I can actually join the chat. :/

    I was trying to follow what people were saying last thread, but are there any things I should watch out for? Any must-have powers or stuff that is useless? Is there a certain good way to start out if I have no idea what I'm doing and, by some miracle, have never played an MMO before?

    I'm not sure trials let you get in the global chat any more.

    As for good powers well what Scoot suggets is good but if you have any burning questions or concerns you can ask them here in the thread. Might help us if you told us what your character's primary and secondary is.

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Trials don't let you use the MA either.

    I have no idea why they hate trials so much now. It's way beyond cutting down on spammers.

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    WallhitterWallhitter Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Ffffffff.

    I14 goes live and my good comp is still in for repairs. D:

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    AsiinaAsiina ... WaterlooRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Well I'm definitely going to buy the game. Should I get it now? someone was saying something about Tuesday. If I buy now will I get all the current features?

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    LepLep Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    People were just planning on buying the latest boxed version for a free month and some extra stuff Tuesday. Also an up to date disc.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    i am probably going to just buy the architect boxed set

    i want the magic booster anyway, which it comes with (i already got the cyborg booster)

    and when you factor in the free month all in all i'm paying like $5 extra?

    sounds like a good deal

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    jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Asiina wrote: »
    Well I'm definitely going to buy the game. Should I get it now? someone was saying something about Tuesday. If I buy now will I get all the current features?

    The various boxed copies have different rewards as part of purchasing them, but they all also include one month of play. The new box (architect edition) has a token to download either the magic pack or the cyborg pack (which add costume pieces and a few other niceties). No matter which version you buy (good and evil, architect edition, mac edition) you'll still get the full game.

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    EWomEWom Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Scooter wrote: »
    Trials don't let you use the MA either.

    I have no idea why they hate trials so much now. It's way beyond cutting down on spammers.

    Could it possibly be because so many people don't give half of two shits (meaning one shit) about reaching level cap, or doing the awesome things, they just want to roll new characters and fuck around with them for awhile, so just chaining trials together remaking new characters for free all the time let them do this. And now if they want to do it, then they can't even chat with people?

    That's just always been my guess on why CoX trials are so harsh, because there isn't the "drive" to reach level cap, so people can just play eternally for free off trials.

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    FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Asiina wrote: »
    Well I'm definitely going to buy the game. Should I get it now? someone was saying something about Tuesday. If I buy now will I get all the current features?

    yeah you get everything

    you don't have to pay for expansion packs to get new content like other MMOs

    also if you're gonna buy the game you should get a referral code from someone so that that person and you both get a free 15 days

    someone like me :3

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    Gear GirlGear Girl More class than a state university Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Kay wrote: »
    Request: Can we get an updated list of the PA - Architect missions/arcs in the OP? And possibly another section or sections whereby we get to nominate awesome/awful architect missions like 'The Thrill of the Heist' for people to try out?

    If people want something like this they are going to have to pm me the information(or just post in here I guess but I don't guarantee I will see it) about their arcs or the arcs they think people should try.

    So if you want your arc or some other arc in the op pm me(preferably) the number, the name and whether it's your arc or some other persons. Also maybe a small synopsis on what it is or why people should try it.

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    spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Puyallup WA Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I need to work on a serious arc, and stop wasting time on my steroid-injected children arc.

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    KurnDerakKurnDerak Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    As per gear girl's orders in the thread title, my catboy mission is up and running!

    "The meow heard 'round the world"

    ID: 19479

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    WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I know this is last thread's fad and everything, but this just dawned on me, and I can't help myself.
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    ??

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    ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    EWom wrote: »
    Scooter wrote: »
    Trials don't let you use the MA either.

    I have no idea why they hate trials so much now. It's way beyond cutting down on spammers.

    Could it possibly be because so many people don't give half of two shits (meaning one shit) about reaching level cap, or doing the awesome things, they just want to roll new characters and fuck around with them for awhile, so just chaining trials together remaking new characters for free all the time let them do this. And now if they want to do it, then they can't even chat with people?

    That's just always been my guess on why CoX trials are so harsh, because there isn't the "drive" to reach level cap, so people can just play eternally for free off trials.

    Well the trial does cap at level 14 (or maybe 16). So that adds to it being worthless. It is decent to use for the 14 free days, but otherwise, it is so limiting it almost makes the game unfun. You can't even group with your friend(s) if you both pick up the trial.

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    GhostManOnThirdGhostManOnThird Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Anyone running this on the mac client yet?

    Just got a macbook for the first time, but the updater is freakin' slow. It was this slow on my old laptop until I just changed the desktop short cut to do something with the ports. Can't find anything related to that for the macintosh so I'm stuck downloading at 7 kb.sec instead of a decent 40kb/sec. So..only 100 hours to go.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how I could speed up the patcher? The only half-fix I found for slow updaters for macs was to edit a file in the CoH folder. They poster said that it'll either help or just not load your updater..for me it was the latter so I'm back to square one.

    CoH forums tells me that my account status at the moment will not let me register a forum account either. Nice.

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    KurnDerak wrote: »
    Ooo, catboy missions, with the AV at the end being Cougar! I'm on it!
    "Rob that mewseum!"
    While playing my catboy controller is boring as hell, making the entire group yell at me for making constant lame cat puns is so worth it. So worth it.

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    KurnDerakKurnDerak Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Glal wrote: »
    KurnDerak wrote: »
    Ooo, catboy missions, with the AV at the end being Cougar! I'm on it!
    "Rob that mewseum!"
    While playing my catboy controller is boring as hell, making the entire group yell at me for making constant lame cat puns is so worth it. So worth it.

    I knew I was missing something!!

    I wish I had more room for different types of catboys. I have 10 or so right now, from minion to boss. There are just so many more I could do.

    I think I might also need to stretch mine out over several missions instead of just having it be one mission.

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    FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Anyone running this on the mac client yet?

    Just got a macbook for the first time, but the updater is freakin' slow. It was this slow on my old laptop until I just changed the desktop short cut to do something with the ports. Can't find anything related to that for the macintosh so I'm stuck downloading at 7 kb.sec instead of a decent 40kb/sec. So..only 100 hours to go.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how I could speed up the patcher? The only half-fix I found for slow updaters for macs was to edit a file in the CoH folder. They poster said that it'll either help or just not load your updater..for me it was the latter so I'm back to square one.

    CoH forums tells me that my account status at the moment will not let me register a forum account either. Nice.

    Runs fine for me... Downloaded in just a couple of hours, iirc.

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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 2009
    are you dudes unable to connect to the updater? mine just sits at "connecting" until it times out.

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    kaz67kaz67 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Dyscord wrote: »
    are you dudes unable to connect to the updater? mine just sits at "connecting" until it times out.

    Had that happen to me last night, but after closing and relaunching a couple times it started working.

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    MimasMimas Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Dyscord wrote: »
    are you dudes unable to connect to the updater? mine just sits at "connecting" until it times out.

    Yeah, its doing the same thing to me.

    Mimas on
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    MimasMimas Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Nevermind, looks like all the servers are down. Maybe its maintenance? Im usually at work at this time so I cant remember when maintenance is usually.

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    RobzielRobziel Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Glal wrote: »
    KurnDerak wrote: »
    Ooo, catboy missions, with the AV at the end being Cougar! I'm on it!
    "Rob that mewseum!"
    While playing my catboy controller is boring as hell, making the entire group yell at me for making constant lame cat puns is so worth it. So worth it.

    Oh god that's horrible.

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    -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Did ncsoft put some kind of kgb sleeper agent hypnosis into the game or something? Because without knowing about i14 or anything yesterday I found myself reach into a drawer, get out the discs and reinstall then begin updating before I really realized what was going on.

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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 2009
    this game has the strangest maintenance schedule

    assuming this is maintenance, I mean

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