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  1. It's not, and here's why. Tankers are still of great use in AV fights, and were never invited to teams for the purpose of bringing Bruising. What they were invited for was their high personal defense and aggro management which they are now even better at. It is in the REST of the game, when there ISN'T a big dangerous baddy, but instead large groups of smaller enemies, that tanks are not performing well enough. With these buffs (with the exceptions of a couple sets that can get looked at later) Tankers will now be much more useful in those parts of the game. Your test is flawed beca
    6 points
  2. Hey all. Just to reiterate what Miss said: The official Homecoming Discord is one of our primary avenues of communication, and is actually as (if not more) popular than the forums are. It's generally a lot easier for us to discuss things on Discord, which is why a lot of conversations happen there. Please do remember this is an entirely volunteer operation, so we will of course gravitate to the platforms that allows us to quickly and easily communicate with the most players possible in the very limited time that we have available to us between our day jobs and personal lives.
    4 points
  3. This was the last costume of my namesake and main on live, Mystic Cross. I used to refer to this as her "Black Mage" outfit, fairly plain but it was one of my favorites, so thought I'd share it. Here are a few "in combat" shots I took, for flavor 🙂 Fighting Malta Soloing the Nightstar AV Another fighting Nightstar (love the particle effects!) I'll try to post some of my newer ones later, apparently Photobucket wants me to pay to upload now (haven't used it since 2012 LOL) so I need to set up a new photo h
    4 points
  4. Farsight with Power Boost is definitely very powerful, and if we were all to agree that something should be done about it, I agree that flagging it to ignore outside buffs like Power Boost is the simplest way to fix that. Second best option would be to make Power Boost's buff values follow enhancement scheduling, so Schedule B effects (like Defense) would be 60% of Schedule A effects, though you might upset way more people that way. But... I'm not sure I agree that something needs to be done about it. Easily 80-90% of powersets in any given category (melee, ranged, supp
    3 points
  5. Rod O'Dendron (Bio/Street Justice Tanker)
    3 points
  6. Just waiting for farmers to switch over to Tanks. RIP Brutes. I guess someone really wanted Tanks to be the new farming meta.
    3 points
  7. Another factor is level shifts. The damage boost is intended to offset the damage of Bruising vs even-level enemies (where you would gain the full benefit of the 20% resist debuff).* Against higher level enemies (like most of the game, where you're fighting +3/+4), the damage buffs on Pineapple will outperform Bruising, since your fists aren't subject to the purple patch. However, when you're above your enemy's level (such as a level 50 AV when you're 50+2), Bruising is actually more effective. But suffice to say, this use case (single target vs lower-level enemy) isn't the targ
    3 points
  8. I don't think Ouro is obsolete and I do think that enterfrompasscode is an exploit and should have the same animation as the Base Transport power from P2W. Enterfrompasscode is supposed to be a GM-only tool to help folks having issues in their base. It was never intended for players. All other TPs have an animation associated with it. This one doesn't and that's why people love it, but it's also why it's an exploit.
    3 points
  9. I'm trying to get back in to the practice of doing photo-manipulation stuff again, as CoH was always a good source of inspiration. I'll update the post as and when I add stuff, and occasionally bump if there's any interest. Most recent: My dimension hopping, cyborg-fungus lady, Eve Ash (Advanced Synthetic Human Mk5, unit 14). (I hate using game assets as it's cheap, and it can take some work tyring to remove jaggies and pixels, but rebuilding that chest piece from scratch just wasn't going to happen) Base images for face and body in spoiler, but not the 6 sources needed to do
    2 points
  10. Issue 26, Page 4 (Release Candidate 4) This is a Release Candidate. This means that this patch contains files as they would go to the Live servers; because of this, several Pineapple features like all the Merit recipes being free and a bunch of badges being awarded at character creation are disabled. Those features will come back once the Release Candidate set of patches is done and we go back to regular Experimental or Beta patches. Commands such as levelupxp, influence and boostset should still be available. The Pineapple database has been reset. Use the Beta Account Center
    2 points
  11. I know this is probably low on the priority list, but is there any chance the base editor could be redone? If not, is there any possibility that it could be at least reorganized? The problems it has are too many to list, but I know that at the bottom of it all is rotten original programming. Slapping little fixes on it is more likely to break it than help anything. Currently, it's using text fields for numerical values. This results in rounding errors which shift objects out of place/alignment. In fact, the math is so wonky on this editor that setting the grid to 1/4, which should
    2 points
  12. My brother and I played the PnP version of Champions (and D&D and Gamma World) way back in the day. One day he calls up to tell me about this incredible video game that was like Champions but it's an MMO and yes you have to pay a month subscription and it's online 100% and ... no, bro, I'm not doing any of that it sounds awful. Have fun, kthxbye. Very little time passed before he came over one day and forced me to install it so that I could run around in this pay to play weird online garbage as some freaky short dwarf wearing green and has stone chunks all over him and he's got
    2 points
  13. It wasn't 04 for me. It was I8. I was a veteran of MUD-style text dungeon games and SWG. I read about CoH, and that I would need to get off dial-up to make it work well. While I waited, I read the manuals, read the forums, and devoured everything I could about it. I was a MA/SR Scrapper because I read "On the care and feeding of your scrapper (which I reposted elsewhere)" and a MA guide that said: "So you may be asking yourself, "What is Martial Arts good for?" Well, a few facts are in order to answer this question... 1. MA Scrappers are mammals. 2. MA Scrappers fight A
    2 points
  14. My test for this is simple. "If this was an Armor set and not a Buff set, would this interaction be permitted?" I think the answer to that is obviously "No." The reason to correct it isn't to interfere with people's fun. It's to recognize that part of the fun is making choices. That's the reason none of the Armor sets combine with a pool power to provide permanently capped Defense to all positions and damage types. And IMO if Armor sets can't do that, Buff sets shouldn't either, at least on powers that affect the caster.
    2 points
  15. Nothing. I'm not in the corner of radical changes to the existing game, even less so from reading this thread. But there are underplayed, outdated or even obsolete parts of the game that could have a lot more value. Grind ≠ difficulty Grind ≠ challenge I've seen very few people, if any, back the corner of more grinding. I think that's a very narrow idea of what is meant by challenges.
    2 points
  16. Cry.... me a river? "RIP Brutes" and lamenting about your farm toon is really grasping at things to be unhappy about. Brutes will be fine. They'll be more than fine. They will still be over 6 times as popular as Stalkers.
    2 points
  17. I had no idea this level of discussion was taking place anywhere. I am shocked to hear it was happening on some third-party discord rather than the official forums. Thank you for posting this all here. I look forward to the discussion sensibly moving to this venue, where the players have access to it in the same place that they make their game accounts.
    2 points
  18. Doing any of these things would CAUSE problems. Don't nerf me, bro. Add harder content or create ways for players to choose harder content if they like. But don't force it on everyone.
    2 points
  19. I'm going to footstomp and mighty radial the kaka out of hellions in AP with my fully incarnated lvl 50+ tank bulldozer.
    2 points
  20. I mean that's the thread right there. /jranger
    2 points
  21. I'm just waiting to see what build rises to the top and I'm gonna make one.
    2 points
  22. This post of mine isn't going to be in depth as other people found on this thread, but I have experience with extremely difficult games that aren't normal titles everyone knows about and I participate in e-sports for high mechanical skill titles. I feel like the nature of gaming in general and the game itself is going to at least force the harder difficulty stuff to be put aside into optional content. In my opinion, I feel like a lot players just want a relaxed environment where they don't have to sweat. My additional controversial opinion is that I think that a majority of players
    2 points
  23. @Display Name no bueno Yep +1 The Pocket D, Black Market and other transport powers are a bit long animation wise.
    2 points
  24. Fifty levels and 14 veteran levels later, I finally came up with a backstory for my main, Flaminatrix, a fire/fire/flame mastery blaster. It probably could use some expanding, but for now I'm keeping what fits in the bio window. "My name is Taryn McKinley. I had a pretty normal childhood, except for my overachiever, taskmaster mother always on me about how if I keep doing this thing, or keep not doing this other thing, I'm never going to accomplish anything. And then I had the misfortune of hitting puberty. I discovered I was a mutant when my powers suddenly manifested and I set th
    2 points
  25. A lot of this is Paragon Wiki to make sure I got this right: So the big starting point for all this is Tina MacIntyre and Maria Jenkins; these versions of the arcs are updated from Issue 18 and reflect to some degree the earlier version of the arc (Statesman was held prisoner in the past verison of the arc, and it's referenced in the current version where Positron gets the honor) as having taken place in the past. At this point in history, Praetorian Earth is something Portal Corps AND the Vanguard are aware of but dealing with the occasional raid - Anti-Matter's first attack and
    2 points
  26. The Pizza is essentially Pineapple without any of the cheat slash commands enabled; basically exactly what the release will look like when on the live shards.
    2 points
  27. I actually ended up going Dual Pistols/ Super Reflexes for a few reasons. One of them being I know I'll be dealing with the Awakened later on in First Ward. And SR has resistance to both blind and confuse. Got from 1-13 doing resistance arcs. SR feels a little weaker at low levels than Ninjitsu did, but a few inspirations help out a lot. I'm pretty satisfied with my choice... and thanks for the help.
    2 points
  28. Part of the reasoning for removing Bruising and adjusting the damage modifier was that all of your powers were going to benefit (including AoEs, while Bruising would only affect the target hit by your t1), plus you could adjust your attack chain to not use what is often the worst DPA attack in the set. If you continue to use the same attack chain your times should be fairly close to each other, however. You had a fairly wide variance in your times. That's unusual and most of the testing in previous threads (barring the nerfed +damage modifier patch) has indicated similar or increas
    2 points
  29. 2 points
  30. Hell, I'd be happy if the current base tport was as fast as the passcode port and that was that. Edit: With a drastically reduced recharge time as well.
    2 points
  31. Um...here's what I did. I finished in 4:04. Yes, use team teleport to skip the cave/tunnels. Use your sg buff station to invis you - even if you do have a celerity in super speed like I did. This way, when you click, you will still have 25 feet stealth radius. You should also set your diff to 0/1 so you're not wasting time killing more than you need to. There are a number of obelisks to click, each down a path with some mobs you can ignore. You might need to kill some, depending on your defense stats. If they're low, take a luck before you click. Usually, they miss, even if they d
    2 points
  32. The lack of animation is only part of it. The lack of Recharge time is bigger.
    2 points
  33. No, from a dev perspective. One posted a few months ago that it was an exploit and was never intended for players to use.
    2 points
  34. Who could have guessed that letting people design their own missions would lead to low risk, high reward xp/loot farms. ... Lol
    2 points
  35. My wife and I just today found out that there are City of Heroes servers running again. After all these years, we created some characters and are able to run around Atlas Park again, after a long time! I don't care that I have to start over at level 1. I don't care if you add anything to the game. The one and only thing I want is for the servers to stay up and for the game to not get killed again. I'm an alcoholic. I've been sober for over six years now. Believe it or not, playing computer games is one of the things that helped me stay sober, especially
    2 points
  36. Given all the various threads that have popped up to discuss difficulty options in CoH as of late, I figure it is time to put together a thread to talk about all the various options and discuss the topic in general along with a poll with (iirc) most of the options presented as of late to see what we are in favor of going forward. In my own opinion, I feel that the game gives a ton of options for you to become badass and it is awesome! However, over time it does feel like the economy of awesome has shifted and some things get left behind given the way the game works. One example bei
    1 point
  37. That sounds really fun! But then I'm curious, why come in and shout down discussion about adding difficulty if you are a thrill seeker?
    1 point
  38. Hey guys, I understand your concerns but just a note that the discord (The official HC Discord) is an official outlet for us as well. It is ran by us - all gm, devs, and admins are present there and a lot of in game discussion goes on there real time. Some people just prefer that to the forums (Just as some people prefer the forums to discord). The weekly discussions were a thing I started to get people active and talking about things, I apologize if you feel left out. From now on I will post our weekly topic on the forums as well (most likely on general - as its not a
    1 point
  39. This is why some trials and TFs are rarely ran when I am on, such as Khan, Eden Trial, and some of the arcs in hazard areas like fault line. Great content but under rewarding.
    1 point
  40. I bought 1900 during the sale. I plan to open 400 of them and have been selling the rest back at $25 mil. Over halfway done with that.
    1 point
  41. Hey everyone! Thank you so much to everyone that came out for our first of the origin themed costume contests. This month was Science and you guys delivered - the creativity was awesome. Here are our winners! 🏆Overall winner: Gravinity!🏆 4d488aa3b3fbdcfa0020a0f91561479b.mp4 4d488aa3b3fbdcfa0020a0f91561479b.mp4 Excelsior: Finalists: Soul-Harvester, Dr. Revolting, Kosmic Kid, and Synthweaver. Winner: Gravinity Torchbearer: Finalists: Klaatue, Ryoko Atombender, Mr. Plasma, and Proto-. Winner: Ice Flo Everlasting:
    1 point
  42. Actually I spent the entire of my time on Liberty when CoH was live. It actually surprises me to hear it was a dead server!
    1 point
  43. I am not sure if this is out there anywhere, at least I couldn't find anything, but I wanted to share some helpful macros I had pieced together for switching Forms and Trays. I personally have all 3 placed in every 3rd tray (Tray 3, 6, and 9). Each Macro will change your form and switch all three trays to new ones. Human This one will untoggle the forms, switch you to 'human' form and change the trays to 1,2, and 3. /macro_image "archetypeicon_warshade" "Human" "powexec_toggleoff dark nova$$powexec_toggleoff black dwarf$$gototray 1$$goto_tray_alt 2$$goto_tray_alt2
    1 point
  44. We could team up to take flowers to Marauder's girlfriend.
    1 point
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