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  1. On Feb. 27th 2021 The Inglorious-hami 8 of Inherent Chaos of Torchbearer Took down hamidon in the Abyss. We cleared 1 set of mitos and then took hami down the rest of the way. 1.DM/Bio tanker "10 ply" @battering-ram(Ram) 2.Fire/Mental blaster "Never say Never." @gristlebone(gris) 3.Dark/martial Blapper"tolchak" @Reddy(Red) 4.fire/Nin blaster "ballroom blietzkrieg" @erik the Viking 5.Grav/Dark Troller "Fraynk" @action Figure (Fraaaaynk!) 6.fire/fire Blaster "Chiara" @ pixXxi Fire 7.Psi/Nrgy Stalker "No U" @ jakil 8.Ice/atomic Blapper "pla
    7 points
  2. I am bored, so I decided to interview a few Praetorian citizens. I found several things: Citizens have about 10 - 11 lines of response. Citizens change their replies every minute, which eventually loops to their initial line after 10 minutes. Each citizen may have a different set of answers. So far, I have found 18 arrays of replies. Let's say you speak with a Praetorian, and the answer is, "There's a tunnel running under the whole city to keep everything running smoothly.". If you keep pestering him, these are his answers: There's a tunnel running unde
    6 points
  3. The issue with "Don't use it" doesn't actually address the issue, though. The complaint that "the game is to easy." ends there. It does NOT necessarily have an implicit "for me" at the end. If it did, then yes, removing your level shifts and reducing your character's power would be an effective way of regaining some sense of challenge.... EXCEPT if you get on a team and suddenly everyone ELSE is judgmenting spawns before you can get an attack off. And they're all taking hits that would kill you, and avoiding attacks that you can't; or maybe someone ELSE hit you with their barrier and you're
    5 points
  4. Literally the third line of code in each of these powers is a check to make sure the player paid cash for it, so I would be careful what lessons you extract from the files.
    5 points
  5. What burns me more than anything is spending the game fighting +4s only to reach the end game and find out it caps out at +3 or even +1. That said, I hope what's still coming in clear is how much I respect differing opinions on the issue. Threads don't go on for 40 pages unless people care, and clearly in this case they do. I respect the passion people have, I hope they respect the passion I and others have about Level Shifts and how I wish end game still meant fighting enemies that were scaled for me. I don't feel that with the current state of the end game.
    5 points
  6. Overkill - Invulnerability/Fiery Melee
    5 points
  7. Yes, one of those examples is to restrict Level Shifts to iTrials. 😄 There are a lot of forum disagreements I "get," but I'm surprised by the Level Shift one. Being able to run around Dark Astoria and get +4 rewards versus +1 enemies while the rest of the team fights +5s strikes me as misperforming both in theory and when actually playing it. I understand we all have our points of view so I won't call anyone who disagrees absolutely wrong, it just surprises me it's a topic of conversation. More than anything what I do not want to see is +6 +7 and whatnot enemies added just to try to of
    5 points
  8. Have been playing like a madman the last week, haven't gotten around to posting. Geez, so many characters I enjoy playing atm. When you want to bring down one of the most powerful beings in existence, you better bring an OP combination. God-Breaker (WM/Shield Scrapper) Not using a cape because it clips badly with the shoulder pads. Going to switch out the hammer for Rularuu's Fury after I complete the TF.
    4 points
  9. So Miss T has finally dinged 20 after finishing Helix's and Aaron Walker's arcs, and they were great! Why? GHOULS! Fat Bottomed Ghouls, the Ghoul from Ipanema, Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls! Every arc needs more Ghouls! I'm very much enjoying running all these arcs for the first time slowly, but I can't imagine running them more than once each. Nowadays, I like redside missions, and I vastly prefer the other content (like TFs or radios) either redside or blueside. And I'd really like to see more elite bosses. I still have some missions from Calvin Scott, and I can run the Penelope
    4 points
  10. No, your point is off - this isnt about being easier or harder - but just enjoyment of a game feature - there is no manipulation here. Like I said its 6 clicks to make it harder if you want it that way.
    3 points
  11. It strikes me that there might be a fundamental 'how we see the world differently' thing at play in these discussions. I find myself just as confused by the arguments given against trying to alter game balance when the desire is only to improve the teaming experience in what is still an mmo.
    3 points
  12. What you are suggesting can be averted by you unclicking 3 options if you dont like them - rather than changing it for -probably what I would guess the majority enjoys it the way it currently is.
    3 points
  13. A few things, some of which have been touched on - 1. If someone told you you have to play on high settings, they're wrong. You don't have to be fighting EBs/AVs all the time or at jacked up levels. Do what Sailboat said. Play at the level you're *comfortable* at. When it starts feeling too easy, then turn it up. 2. You don't have to delete and reroll if you make a mistake. If you're level 30, you have at least three respecs just waiting for you. You cannot change your archetype, origin or power sets, but you *can* change the powers you picked within them as well as yo
    3 points
  14. As I've said before, what the original devs designed or intended is of little importance now. The current devs have to work with the game as it currently is where a snowball effect of lots of changes over time have resulted in the gameplay balance issues we see at the high end. Incarnate content is clearly limited and by all accounts adding new content is time consuming and difficult. Therefore it seems to make sense to me to look at the content that already exists to try to make that as playable as possible and I think removing level shifts would be a big step in that direction. T
    3 points
  15. I interviewed a few citizens. Some point me to an interesting or important place. Others give me funny and sometimes weird retort. Usually, each citizen has a set of 10-11 answers. Some sets are similar, so I group them to save space. I think I'll post their answer here. There's a useful IPC location just down the street in Imperial City. I store all my valuables there! I report all suspicious activity to my local Precinct. I love Studio 55. It's a great place to rest and enjoy some music. Those Resistance posting their filth all over the town! Disgusting! I wonder what tho
    3 points
  16. We've had this argument before. I don't know if it was earlier in this thread or elsewhere, but hardcapping defense to 35% or 40% is a no go. It can't happen, nor will it ever happen. If it should ever come to pass, expect a mass exodus of players to other servers.
    3 points
  17. Love it! ... I'm so, so sorry, but the first pic... with the lighting... it's like he's going "Behold my glowing red crotch of DOOOOOOOM!!!1!" ... please tell me I'm not the only one that sees that?
    3 points
  18. I PUG a great deal, Tex, and I assure you that most of the playerbase that I have encountered isn’t fighting +4s as their standard challenge. This past morning, I joined a full Citadel where I was the only one with any Set bonuses of any kind and those teams are quite common on Excelsior. This. We all need to keep in mind that Paragon Studios never had the chance to give us the years of content to go with all of the Incarnate-level power that we currently possess. Lucky us that we have someone devoted to continuing content into the future and I’m sure that @Piecemealwill be h
    3 points
  19. You're a fickle beast, Strider.
    3 points
  20. Dark Astoria is Incarnate content, and was intended as a *solo* Incarnate path. It was never meant for teams, or at best small teams. As Incarnate content, the level shifts absolutely should apply.
    3 points
  21. Eureka, the magic works! I summoned a +3 Dacy! WB. * waves at Dacy and goes to buy a lottery ticket * Caemgen will say he is too lazy to finish writing his own heroes to help someone else and Darth Delicious will say she doesn't play enough Gold Side to be much help (I just threw them in because they are good at writing and I am being a pain in the tucas) but perhaps the others can give you some good suggestions for why your character exists?
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. *poof* a Dacy appears.
    3 points
  24. I did, these last few weeks of quarantine are stretching out to an eternity and I need to feel like I am accomplishing something. Also, update:
    3 points
  25. I thought I heard coughing. I'd say this is done but I know better, more tinkering on the way.
    3 points
  26. Let's talk about mistakes. I make mistakes ALL THE TIME. I already documented converting by rarity instead of by category. Happens all the time. Or accidentally converting in set because you had the wrong button pushed. It's no big deal -- there's lots of inf out there and losing a little on user error is not a bid deal. Another thing I do all the time is not leave myself enough inf for posting fees, which are 5% of your offer price. Sure, you *can* offer at 5 inf, but then you take the risk you *do* sell it at 5 inf. Or pricing something too high -- if it doesn't sell in your time fra
    3 points
  27. I'm not going to have time to play Miss T today, but I did have 93 seconds to log in, collect all my loot, log out, and start typing. I think it's time for a reality check for everyone. I've been posting for six days now, and hopefully passing on some good information. Truth be told, it's killing me to go so slowly, but I want to go back to my guiding principle which is "make this accessible to everyone". Well, everyone who reads this forum. So over six days, I've run missions solo for, um, five hours? That feels high but I'm just guessing. I'd ask an NPC with the right lette
    3 points
  28. So, I finished up Seer 1381's arc, had some laughs, and have finally made it to the big leagues in Neutropolis! Good story arc, nice Elite Boss at the end. Now that I've gotten some IO slotting under my belt, things are getting a little too easy. I really don't want to rush xp, or to turn xp off, so instead of increasing number of mobs, I'm going to move up to +2 missions. I just picked up Proton Volley at lvl 16, so I now have four single target attacks (the mandatory Neutrino Bolt, X-Ray Beam, Toxic Dart, and Proton Volley) and two kind of crappy targeted AoE (Irradiate and Electron Haze
    3 points
  29. Just hit lvl 14 on Miss T, and I've been doing some work for this doctor guy, didn't quite get his name. Dr. Hfuhruhurr? Something like that. So I get jumped by a bunch of ghouls! Remember those guys? I love those guys! And then I had to fight some Seers and I did not like that very much, no, not at all. Hoverblasting doesn't work as well when your enemy is doing the same thing to you. Speaking of hoverblasting, I've started to come around to it. Irradiate will hit people 20 feet below me, so I can start using that power again. And it is absolutely hysterical using a targeted AoE wit
    3 points
  30. So, today Miss T is 12 and change. She's currently working for Luke Larson, who lives in Imperial City (he works in the lumber mills there). I can see that my offense is going to be sparse for the intermediate future. I'm getting a little tired of fighting the Destroyers, what with all the Tank Girls and Master Blasters. Remember back in the good old days when we fought ghouls in the Underground? This morning, I hovered up to the top of a building next to a billboard overlooking the park and spent a few minutes doing some cracking. Wait, you are all petrochemical engineers, ri
    3 points
  31. At level 10, some observations about Praetoria: I like it! It's different and I'm not sure I'm really getting the "choose your own adventure" part just yet. I mean, some missions tell me I can rat out my people to Marchand, but I've never met him yet. I guess I am supposed to just find him on the map and introduce myself, but I can do that with Miss T 1.2. I'm fighting groups that look like Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, I just finished a mission that seemed to be full of characters from 90s tv shows and video games, and ghouls, lots of ghouls. The last are the most interesting, and I secretl
    3 points
  32. I'm going to cheat just a little bit in doing once-a-day posts, because I had literally two minutes to log on this afternoon. I had bought about 60 converters so I crafted and converted my remaining 20 Quickfoot recipes into Celerities. Five of them were +Stealth so I posted them at prices that would move quickly. I'm still buying cheap yellow, blue, and orange large inspirations, converting them at 3:1 to purples and selling them. I've moved past common salvage for the time being. When I logged on this evening, they had all sold, so I'm sitting on over 10mm inf that I immedia
    3 points
  33. So in today's episode, Miss Terrigen 1.1 meets BV and realizes that +2 ghouls are no fun at all. I start all my characters at +1/x1 with bosses on, and it's not that I regret it, but I'm going to have to do something in order to stop missing so much. Anyway, I've now run two story arcs for 10 merits in total, and am just short of lvl 8. The first thing I did when logging on was hit Inner Inspiration and sell the large yellow inspiration for 3,000. Then I asked myself, hey, why are large yellows so cheap compared to reds and purples? Demand! So let's put in some bids for the
    3 points
  34. To be honest I was always curious why they allowed sub 50s in the zone. If it's incarnate content then keep it as incarnate content.
    2 points
  35. Some issues with the proposal (apologies that the thread went off the rails on PPM instead of staying on topic, but I promise to just speak to the proposal). If you do this change, you have to be consistent. Recharge shouldn't get special rules just because of the PPM formulas, afterall, Alpha has always been a global enhancement. But,, enhancements can come with set bonuses,, so let's explore that avenue. What you'd be looking at doing is making the ignore-ED portion a set bonus (or some other generic global buff). This will have negative repercussions to powers that ignore stren
    2 points
  36. There have been a ton of design choices that were changed over the years because of folks realizing just how silly those choices were.
    2 points
  37. Glad there is only one, I'd hate to see what a whole "group" of them could do.
    2 points
  38. FF proc in Kick is on. And in Arcane Bolt. You have too much accuracy to need the Kismet. If you lower your ToHit in options to 48 it will simulate +3 enemies which is where you are once your Alpha is at least T3. Most attacks without the Kismet already are over 95%. I would personally take Focused Accuracy to avoid whiffing like mad against the enemies who do -ToHit and just drop a +5 endurance reduction in there. I would also go tanker tbh. Get more out of your slotting and reach the hardcaps without faffing with Rune of Protection. But this is personal taste, Brute w
    2 points
  39. There is no healer class and I stopped reading there 🙂
    2 points
  40. Because Dark Astoria was designed with the level shifts in mind. It is supposed to get easier. People were not meant to run full lackeyed teams in it. You were supposed to get through it solo or on small teams, and then graduate to Incarnate trials. That was the stated intent and purpose.
    2 points
  41. Yes but again, you haven't answered the question about non-incarnate content. Only 1 of the level shifts can be used in non-incarnate content. We'll have to disagree on removing them from Dark Astoria. Dark Astoria is incarnate content.
    2 points
  42. I love writing my toons bio's, usually have them in my head before I'm done with their costume. Here is one for you to ponder. The Seer's and D.E. have a strong connection in First Ward. The name is just a place-holder since you didn't mention one. Committed to the Mother of Mercy Psychiatric Hospital "Alice" was subjected to unspeakable tests to determine which Seers Group she would be best suited for. The tests were never completed. The attack came without warning, the sonic fence had failed to keep the Devouring Earth out of First Ward. -- The foot stomp of a Greater
    2 points
  43. Played this game religiously back in the day. Loaded the disk a few times since to 'reminisce'... Don't know what prompted me, but today, I googled CoH and to my surprise...the community is alive and kicking. I downloaded the game and now I am destined to grind on it for hours at a clip. Thank you to the team who has brought this highlight of my gaming career back online!
    2 points
  44. True, but there's one gotcha. The global proc will not turn on until you use the power its slotted in atleast once on a map. Personally I put it in ET (I want all the recharge slotted amd typically won't add damage procs to ET), but something like EP or BS is fine too if you use them in your rotation.
    2 points
  45. I'll see if I can cast a dark ritual of my own and summon some of our more writerly fellows. Otherwise known as @'ing them and see if they respond to the on-screen tell. Abraca- @Dacy @EyeLuvBooks @QueenBethari @Darth Delicious @Caemgen @Flashtoo -pocus!
    2 points
  46. I love these threads. They always take me back to the first time I rediscovered the game. I downloaded and installed it, created my account and then logged in, full of trepidation. Surely it was too good to be true? It wasn't. In fact, it was everything I remembered and more.
    2 points
  47. Welcome back! The Homecoming Team of Devs are really quality too. The community just rocks. And the game....welll,,,,,it is THE game!
    2 points
  48. Compelling characters come from moral choices that those characters simply cannot walk away from. Epic characters--that is to say, characters who's actions tend to determine the fate of the world--are usually built on an interesting character flaw or moral obligation. Since you mentioned that your character is a former Seer, a recurring character trope is "Kali the Destroyer," or the mythically-powered woman who has the power to bring armageddon (like Dark Phoenix from X-Men or Kerrigan from StarCraft). "Kali the Destroyer" characters are usually sympathetic to the audience when th
    2 points
  49. Introducing the Battle Bee, the insect-themed superspy using an electric power suit, along with his signature "electro-stingers"! (Claws/Elec Scrapper)
    2 points
  50. The chest piece on Blowhole looked like a mouth to me, so I present... Francis. Devourer of Innocence.
    2 points
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