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  1. These are the people who successfully kept a secret code server running for years. There are spy organizations that cannot guard a secret that well. I am not going to second guess their backup plans. I am not going to try to get them to divulge more than they want to when they want to. If the game implodes due to internet attacks or legal attacks I am sure this will all go poof. But somewhere....
    6 points
  2. Just for you, so you're not left in the dark (and to help you out), I'm going to reply to this bait to inform you that creating some arbitrary "if people don't agree then they obviously are lacking X or doing Y thing" doesn't really mean anything. I posted something in another "market price" thread that will be similar to what I'm about to post here now. My extent of using the market is to quick-sell just about everything. That includes in-demand recipes/enhancements I don't have a use for on a character, merits, salvage I don't need, etc. I buy what I need from the AH, craft the t
    5 points
  3. New addition to the character family... Last Gladiator 7dee14e1c8aa2094a36fa7e8fa43392a.mp4
    5 points
  4. Another of my Victorian era villains. This costume inspired by @First Player's The Duke, from back on page 146 of this thread. Mordrogar. (A possible ancestor of Duke Mordrogar, one of the heads of the Hellions. Or maybe it's just a cheap claim to help the "Duke" in Hellion circles.) A European aristocrat and somewhat of a megalomaniac, he is the leader of Novus Ordo Mundi, a confederation of villains. Mordrogar has allied with another NOM member, Snake Oil, to give him super powers. Super Strength/Bio Armor (minimal effects) Brute.
    4 points
  5. For my latest character, I wanted to attempt a minimalistic look with a strong contrast, in this case white against black / light against dark. Dr. Nightlight is the result, an energy/energy sentinel. I've set his powers all to nearly pure white (I found the palest gold as a secondary color gave a richer light feeling). He's good in lower lighting, but he really shines (pun intended) in those dark Arachnos base missions. I'm really hoping to see him in Praetorian underground missions in the near future.
    4 points
  6. Can people stop being horny long enough to realize kids play this game? cool As someone already said, there's mods to accomplish this in a strictly clientside fashion, where nobody else has to compromise just to indulge this.
    4 points
  7. The latest iteration of Heartbeat of America:
    4 points
  8. Hi, I played on live for many years and was heartbroken by the shutdown. I'm grateful for Homecoming, now. While I've recreated some of my original characters, it's a little hard to be as attached to them or Homecoming because of the risk that they'll go away. My understanding is that Homecoming's source with all its changes is closed compared to other servers, and I'm not sure anyone has a great solution for backing up character data due to the other account information it's associated with. Is there any kind of plan to release Homecoming's source?
    3 points
  9. The game will not disappear, the issue 24 client and data files have been released into the wild. Grab them while you can. https://wiki.ourodev.com/view/Volume_2_Server_Setup Granted they are not Homecoming, and any characters and progress you have made on Homecoming would be lost. But we will always have the game, somewhere... They may take our server, but they'll never take our FREEM-dom!
    3 points
  10. I love that he has a cow-catcher on his face. 😂 Perfect!
    3 points
  11. When one too many of her performances were ruined by local gangs, something changed within this woman, who decided to take her newfound powers and dancing prowess to the streets, as "The Blue Brawlerina": blue brawlerina2.costume
    3 points
  12. You're asking for new technology. putting a mosaic over naughty bits would require the game to be reprogrammed to know where the naughty bits are, whether or not they are showing to the player, and how to blur them out. That's a lot of technology that doesn't currently exist in the game. The game doesn't currently do ANY of those things, so hacking those in to the existing code of a 20 year old game without breaking anything is a huge ask for the devs. Similarly, having a bare chest option that is only available when the character has angel wings would similarly require extra work on the
    3 points
  13. Thought I'd make a forum post about this for people to discuss. Not entirely sure if it's been mentioned before, but the cast times for Thunder Strike in Electric Melee and Incandescent Strike for Peacebringers is still ridiculously slow and a bit depressing when it either misses or the target dies before you hit. Total Focus for Energy was sped up for every archetype and it's the sole reason I made an Energy Melee Stalker! I'd love to see Thunder/Incandescent Strike sped up as well. What do you all think? 🙂
    2 points
  14. Meh. I wouldn't have wanted my Live toons back if I could have them. I enjoy playing the game, not getting to the end of it. My characters are in my head and I rather enjoy re-creating and playing them from Level 1 again. I have their builds saved in Mid's and their costume files. That's not absolutely necessary, but it helps. If I ever have to start over somewhere else, I won't be too broken up at having to start over. I'll just be glad I can.
    2 points
  15. I can't take the guilt anymore . . . I confess . . . It was @Jimmy!!!
    2 points
  16. Planning to show up again with Le Savant. Those badges will make nice decorations!
    2 points
  17. @sovera I like your choice of Intuition in the alpha, very creative. I've used Synapse Shock in both DNA and Parasitic before, and I do love the +rchg and rchg resist. I don't think the +end is overkill, depending on whether you want to skip ageless. Barrier adds some much needed survivability on a /bio scrapper. Rotating dna/parasitic I can keep my end where it needs to be without slotting for it, but if you miss one or get distracted, Synapse Shock is a nice buffer. My ice/bio scrapper is only 42, as I gave up on him last year, but I geared him up and ran a couple missions
    2 points
  18. Today I learned the limits of the forums profanity filter through context clues.
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  19. HC can feel impermanent for those reasons, and yet it's also been up and running since what 2019? That's pretty long to feel like there's a sword of Damocles hanging over it, at least for me. I kind of think if it was going to fall, it would have by now. (Add in how much I've played by now and if HC disappeared tomorrow, I'd still be happy I got the time I had which I didn't have previously. This is not to say everybody would or should react the same way)
    2 points
  20. Best way to keep a secret? Don't tell anyone.
    2 points
  21. Mind you, I only 'know' what I read about the other servers as I've never felt the need to investigate them, but from what I 'know', HC is the only group that has taken their approach to the preservation of the game and looked at if from just about every angle. While, admittedly, they likely should never legally been able to obtain 'the code', neither should the other servers for that matter. What they've done with it since I think is where they differ. More specifically, the fact that they actively sought out the parent company and said "Hey, we got this thing of yours and even though you rea
    2 points
  22. I guess I'm especially concerned with Homecoming's code being lost. I can recreate costumes. I agree it'll be problematic as different servers diverge in costume pieces to do something automated. Similarly for the powers, accolades, badges, items, etc. But that's certainly all part of what I lost. I'd hope that Homecoming could commit to an open code repository or some other strategy to ensure it won't just go away.
    2 points
  23. That's what she said.
    2 points
  24. To verify hit chances. You can show the Last Hit Chance attribute on your combat attributes window.
    2 points
  25. Its the positioning I believe. the skiff and rocket board make you take a specific body position which is interrupted by power activations which require different body postures flight and hover or super leap and Combat jump or super speed dont require special positions to function so theyre not interrupted by combat activation or power use but the above two think of the position as part of the powers activation so it is interrupted by the activation of another power which requires the character to move in a way that interrupts the boards mechanics
    2 points
  26. Part of the problem with character backup options for other servers is that, depending on where they branched off and what they've done, the characters could be pretty incompatible. Anything from costume options to powerset changes might make a transfer like that difficult if not impossible (what would, say, Thunderspy do with Fold Space? - assuming they haven't made the same change the same way.) For that matter, what would it do with a Sentinel if that AT doesn't exist? There's a range of what has been changed, too - to my understanding, some wanted nothing to do with the change
    2 points
  27. Running around on my Nec/Poison melee, I'm at a level where I'm considering sets. She does have gloom and life drain, because I want to do more than just watch my pets. :) Its a ranged attack and self heal - and I use it for both (not that it's the strongest at either.) Now, I can go all in on one thing - healing, ranged damage (which for me is usually thunderstrike if I have multiples,) to hit debuff. I can frankenslot, sure. Looking at the Accurate Healing sets, though... while there's a damage proc in Touch of the Nictus, it's still primarily focused on the healing side, ignorin
    2 points
  28. Finally! 163 pages is a lot to look through! But I can finally post a few pics. Some original, some inspired by a few of the really great costumes you all have shown us. First up is Rail Baron. He's inspired by the Living Locomotive I saw 30 or 40 pages ago. (Sorry, I forget whose design that was.) Rail Baron is a Victorian era villain who finds himself in the modern world. He's a train themed power armor guy and inventor. Invulnerability/Dark Melee Tanker.
    2 points
  29. I really am biased towards claws, so I'd say it would pair with them well. Anything well, really. As for pairing with ENA? That depends on if you think you will IO the set and soft cap all the damage types. If not, any primary you enjoy that has an attack that does +def to melee/smashing (kat/broadsword/tw). Dark Melee pairs with, well, anything really. But it also applies -TOHIT which adds to your defense 1:1. Dark Melee also has an attack (siphon life) which heals you for a little. Dark Melee is definitely not the king of single target DPS, and has reputably bad AOE, but it has a pretty diff
    1 point
  30. Then let me help you by saying that Axe goes like a house on fire (see what I did there?) with Fire Armor. Thanks to the first AoE having a FF it does the same job of Dragon Tail in accelerating all the build's cooldowns. You'll find it in page 6. The WM I tried as well, it is in page 3.
    1 point
  31. That was incredibly fun today! A nice assortment of low level missions that we cut our teeth on back in the day. Very nostalgic. 🙂 And besides the new shinies today, a decent amount of merits too, worth several million. Thanks for running this. I'll miss the Triple-Kal next week. Have fun!
    1 point
  32. I think Controllers and Dominators on average probably want more efficacy vs EB’s / AV’s than vs the scraps these effects are relevant against. I hear gripes about how effective control is, but I just don’t see how it makes sense to say control isn’t in a good spot vs minions/lieuts. Safe to say everyone is shredding through those just fine IMO.
    1 point
  33. I didn't mind the set but the Auto armor wasn't really feeling that effective. The grenade was great. I loved the Long Range Missile but the thing could be interrupted if you looked at an NPC wrong, and it was extremely difficult to use it effectively in a team situation, particularly those where the mob is dead before the animation is finished. I am swapping it out for Mace Mastery, but only taking the Scorpion Shield, and then I think I added Assault and Maneuvers.
    1 point
  34. I would love to recolor them or as the Brits say recolour them.
    1 point
  35. IMO Thermal is rarely given the credit it deserves. It's a monster set that only comes together late, but it can deliver. It's probably not strictly the better soloist, but it's still really impressive. The main thing about Thermal is it's a healing set that still gets a Benumb-like power (Heat Exhaustion). Thermal can self heal, but more importantly Thermal can support a Lore pet and potentially a bonus Patron pet probably better than any other Buff set can while still retaining a strong source of -Regen. This is partly why Thermal is a popular set for Masterminds.
    1 point
  36. "Burnination Squad" - title compliments of @FrauleinMental All Fire - Silver Mantis SF Saturday, 8/21/2021 Rich aka @TraumaTrain, trying to toss his balls as if this is a 90s-style DOS adventure game where you have to guess which commands to type!
    1 point
  37. I'd wager its due to not having animations associated with using those powers. So either all powers would need their own unique animations while riding them or they make it only affect self.
    1 point
  38. I submit two arcs for Dev Choice: I Sing of Arms and the Man #42617 by @Darmian All that Glitters 1.1: Missing in Mercy #35842 by @Ankylosaur I like Darmian's AE because it shows a bit of ancient Roman culture and society. Here, as Imperious is dealing with a gladiator revolt, we see a connection between gladiators, their ruler, and the ritual they have to partake. I also love how the story portrays Imperious. Last but not least, placing a bunch of patrols in a long narrow corridor is genius. On the other hand, Ankylosaur AE has less fighting, thus allowing players to
    1 point
  39. I was just hoping the OP (and anyone else concerned about high prices) had come away from this with the tools to earn. I find it incredibly easy to earn a few hundred million. In fact it is sort of automatic at this point. With a couple days effort (not hard effort, just focused on farming and crafting instead of badging and TFs) I can earn a billion+ Real smooth. people who are struggling to understand enhancers selling for 1-4 million for average enhancers and 5-20 million for special enhancers have probably not experienced this earning potential there are guides in
    1 point
  40. The Croatoa War is a really fun and interesting event. It has all the enemy groups of Croatoa in one place fighting it out, which is an interesting enough concept on its own. It ends with two giant monsters fighting each other, genuinely unique in this game. It's a spectacle on its own to watch, and of course there's the obvious fact that it's two badges/merits in one encounter. I like the Croatoa war. I also *hate* everything else about it. The Croatoa War cannot go on while any of its spawns are alive on the map. This isn't broadcast to anyone. Most players either don
    1 point
  41. I believe Cytoskeletons are expensive because the folks that want them think like I do: On certain builds, I find that I don't want to invest many slots in a toggle (usually) or click (sometimes) power that could benefit from Endurance reduction and the other boost (or both!), and so a Cyto HO (or two) is a better use of the limited number of slots. If I'm investing in HOs, I want MOAR boosts (up to level 53) and so I need more of them to combine them up to this point. We can argue the merits of certain slots for specific powers, but as an example of a commonly-suggested power
    1 point
  42. Oooh. If there is some private server out there that has the Sybil robe unlocked, let me know in a PM please. As much as I'm having fun on Homecoming, I would jump ship immediately for that amazing flowy dress!
    1 point
  43. Qualifications: 50 Fire/Dev Blaster (Vet 100-something) Style of Play: Hover Blasting Notes: I do not use mines, bombs, or pets. Took Devices for the defense/stealth/targeting drone. Caltrops - Yes. Positional defense. Drop in front of you and open fire! Drop it in melee range to reduce the attack rate of enemies. Or combine with Web Grenade (immobilize) on AV to stack DPS. Taser - Maybe. Basically a ranged melee attack. Toebombers may like it. I spend the slots elsewhere. Smoke Bomb - YES. Autohit 5% -ToHit. Also reduces
    1 point
  44. This brings me onto another patriot character of mine that I'm having trouble loving, Albion Hawk DP/MC Blaster. I like the name, I like the AT, but i'm just struggling with the costume. For me, the costume makes the character, it gives it a personality. Without it, or with a wrong costume the character just will not work for me and i'll lose interest. So Albion Hawk is a remake of one of my main Live characters, British Hero, a Rad/DP Speedster Defender, but the costume has just never worked for me: I've had a couple of attempts to redesign him and find the
    1 point
  45. Next stop... Tobias Ullr (blaster arch/devices) 083a646cd1c54771e3bf5a45136f575c.mp4
    1 point
  46. I don't tend to create many magical, mystical type looking characters, so i've gone a bit off piste here. She just kind of grew into this though, Savage/Dark Stalker, 'The Unquietness'. Bio to come, but something along the lines of a shy but recalcitrant gal who says a magical word and becomes this hot mess! Cheers for looking, have a good evening 🙂
    1 point
  47. With the exception of a few posts by @oedipus_tex and @ThrillMill, I didn't see much in the way of exploring my choices in a Mind/Poison/Primal Force Controller. This started out as a pure-concept character ('flavor' over 'crunch'), but I soon got frustrated with the pitiful damage so I opted to dive into proc-monstering to try to smooth out the offensive performance. I'd played controllers before, but I had been on a run of playing DPS toons and I simply couldn't readjust my attitude completely! A few comments on this build: I'll show the level 50 build. While l
    1 point
  48. Any bit of sense that that particular bit of lore ever made flew right out the window the day they introduced Wentworths and the Black Market , BB.
    1 point
  49. I really wanted to catch that 'ambitious, cold and ruthless admiral' vibe, so here it is - The Cunning Havelock ;)
    1 point
  50. A bun with a gun! I love it! I would have named him Hare Trigger
    1 point
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