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  1. Hello everyone! I am so incredibly pleased to be here in an ‘official’ capacity, to introduce myself to you fine, devoted gaming specimens. I am Piecemeal, and since nobody asked and I didn’t bother to mention it to my colleagues, I am installing myself as the official Villain liaison. Doing so, impulsively and without consultation or consideration, perfectly justifies this official title, and plays perfectly to the spirit of villainy. So, with that out of the way, let’s talk about who I am and what I do. I’ve been a devoted fan of this game since 2005, when I showed up
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  2. I'm happy to publicly announce that there is an up-to-date rebirth of the old City of Data site. The site is accessible at https://cod.uberguy.net/ This is meant as a successor to Red Tomax's original City of Data, and borrows heavily from that site's organization and visual display of information. Quite a few things have changed, , though, both in the game and our understanding of its data, so it's not identical to the old site. It shows more information in a lot of cases, and lets you see more "raw" data. This site would not have been possible without the extr
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  3. Hello everyone! It's now been just over two years since Torchbearer, the very first Homecoming shard, came online, and 17 years to the day since City of Heroes first launched! It's been a very difficult year for all of us, with the pandemic impacting our lives in so many ways. Despite this, we're happy that City of Heroes has been a much-welcomed escape for many of you during this trying time, and we're incredibly proud of how the Homecoming community rallied around our [email protected] initiative to aid in vital Coronavirus research. Our [email protected] team is currently ranked #71 wo
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  4. I dream of (in PVE) : - No FX options on all armors and all AT. (yes i want to have cool costume on my Bio and Rad armor too.) - The option to remove stealth effect on all stealth and Invis powers. (dam i love my stalker skin, spent hours to create several and... i turn hide on <f.ck>) - The option to make any buff with No FX. (i m fed up to spend so much time to try to remove color from my cold buff...) - The option at The Gull not to see buff FX. (please, some buff still have 2005ish textures and i have nothing against people with taste of s..t but when they
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  5. Hey all, Before we continue, a caveat: Some of the changes and plans mentioned below are either very early in development or still purely conceptual. Some of them will likely not make the cut and either change greatly or be scrapped entirely. Since Homecoming launched there’s been a few questions and concerns about why we’re making certain balance changes, so with Page 6 just around the corner we thought it would make sense to explain our overarching goals in this area. Expanding the end-game and creating more end-game content was an incredibly popular reque
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  6. Hey all, It’s been a while since we last did a deep dive into Homecoming’s finances, and with our operating costs settling into a fairly stable amount each month again, I thought it would be a good time to go over our monthly invoices to show exactly where the money for each service is going. Our latest invoices for each server are included at the bottom of each section. If you would like to see the invoices and skip the explanations, an album containing all of them is available here. OVH (Main Infrastructure) Total Monthly Cost: $4,645.44 Most of our har
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  7. Hello everyone! Page 6 is almost ready for public testing, so it’s probably time to start talking about what’s in store. Today we’ve got a look at a new powerset, a discussion about our goals for game balance, and a developer diary from Piecemeal discussing the upcoming story arcs. New Powerset: Sonic Manipulation A new sonic-themed Blaster secondary with fairly well-rounded capabilities. It also features a Migraine mechanic, with many powers in the set having a small chance to inflict a short hold. This chance can be dramatically increased by using Sound Booster, the build
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  8. I had planned to do this as a separate post, but it fits in nicely here, so... I feel your pain, @Nightwatch So, I’m recruiting for an MSR the other night, and I have this exchange via tell with someone, who shall remain anonymous: OK, so I was a bit of a jerk in my reply, but I’m also going to defend that here in a bit. Normally, I don’t reply to tells at all when recruiting for an MSR, but I had this short lived fantasy that maybe I was helping people understand the game better to respond with “broadcast in zone when you get here.” I get A LOT of tells for t
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  9. Am I too late for the summerween party?
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  10. Hello everyone! As of today, uploads and livestreams of gameplay footage will now be permitted on Homecoming, subject to the updated Video Policy in our Code of Conduct. Check out the full update below: Click here to read the full Code of Conduct We’ve also put together a short video detailing some of the key dos and don’ts for creating videos and live streaming: Note that our Video Policy, like the rest of the Code of Conduct, is subject to change. If we find that users are unable or unwilling to comply with our rules, we will
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  11. Patch Notes | Beta Server FAQ | Feedback Threads | Bug Reports | Character Copy Beta Installation: Homecoming Launcher Note: This needs to be installed to a new location (not your existing CoH install directory) Hello everyone! We're incredibly happy to announce that the beta for Page 1 of Issue 27: Second Chances is now available to test on the beta server. What happened to Page 6 I hear you ask? Well, it was becoming too large to be just a page, and it was also the beginning of a new series of story content, so we decided it should instead
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  12. My web-crawling hacker Website - Energy Melee/Electric Aura Scrapper
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  13. This has been discussed a little bit and is definitely something people are interested in looking at, but we've not currently got any plans (as there's a lot of things on the list of things people are interested in looking at 🙂 ). Take a look through the live patch notes and tell me where we've made characters useless. I'm not interested in hearing about your experiences with nerfs on live, because obviously we didn't have anything to do with that. Don't worry, we're well aware that most players don't post on the forums, and we're also well aware when posts are all bluster
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  14. There are many ways to pass time in CoH between leveling new characters, running tf's and playing consignment-house bingo. There are people who facilitate these out-of-character events, normally in the form of various contests. The most common type of being-with-other-people-and-not-getting-XP player run event is the generic costume contest. I am not going to enter the quagmire re CC etiquette vs shambles, it is just a convenient trope example. So ... a character finished acquiring Atlas Medallion accolade, and I found myself in Atlas Park, amidst the yells for DFB a
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  15. I just hope we get a free day in compensation for all this down time.
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  16. I am usually mostly a 'forum lurker' especially in most mmo's anymore. I pop in to keep my fingers on the pulse of what is going on and look up things I need answers to. But posting on a lot of forums feels a lot like volunteering to be the target at a shooting range. Some forums you can't say so much as 'hi' without someone eagerly wanting to debate or challenge your concept of reality. Not so here. These forums, the HC team, this community - ALL OF YOU - you are all wonderful. Lately I've been downright 'chatty' and enjoying myself and thinking, "Wow, this is a really well b
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  17. Back on live, 10 years ago, I used to make a slew of costumes just for fun, and recently found the old drive i'd saved them all on. I'm also a big Moto GP fan and made this costume inspired by the 2010 Repsol Honda team. Unfortunately I could never manage to assign an AT to it, plus it lends itself to a speedster character, which is my least favourite travel power, so it just sat in the file under the name repsolracer001 gathering dust. However, having just discovered the Stalker class, It lives again! I'd always assumed stalkers were just squishy weak scrappers
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  18. Celsius, master of ice and fire!
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  19. June is Pride month, and we'll be celebrating again this year with music, events, comradery, and Pride in Our City!!! Date: Saturday, June 26th Time: 1900 UTC (12PM PST/3PM EST) Server: Everlasting Location(s): Parades starting from Mercy and Atlas and then migrating to Pocket D This year's costume theme will have you Show your Colors! with a flag of your choice (for examples: Various Pride Flags ), and we'll be holding three contests for: 1. Singles 2. Couples/Groups 3. Biographies And not only will there be billions in
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  20. Though this page is still locked, you may have seen a preview on the Anniversary post of a few Warriors sneaking out for a rooftop break. I am still hard at work diversifying the first pass of choices, then I will be opening up a new thread for discussion. Feel free to leave reaction emojis to this post in the meantime: Like: Not bad so far Confused: Something's not right Sad: I dislike something I saw.
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  21. Frequently Asked Questions Last updated: December 17th, 2020 1) How do I register an account? Create a Forum Account here. This is the account that you will use to log into the website. Create a Game Account here. This is the account that you will use to log into the game. 2) I just made an account but I can't log in to the game, help! See step 2 above. 3) How do I install the game on Windows? Download the Homecoming Launcher. Follow the setup instructions and choose an installation directory. 4) How do I install the game on OS
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  22. No joke i have been strugglign with life alot the last 2 years and the fact i have come across this is amazing. Hello all and thank you - downloading it now!!!!
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  23. Hi, I just leveled up my 40th level 50 last night. If HC didn't exist I would not have been able to. It was my biggest pleasure in my adult life to learn that the game I love returned. So despite all the passionate disagreements in various threads in this community, of the last few weeks I have one think to say to the HC devs: Thank You THANK YOU THANK YOU For bringing back the game we all love. Despite what we might say from time to time we truly appreciate your efforts. That is all. (Carry on with the usual for
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  24. Here's a few more one-off costumes that I'm still pretty proud of as well! Buddha of Boomtown Queen Comet Dinogirl Laughterhouse Shepherd of the Lost War Crime Hero King Just Chill Duckling PPD Descended Raveyard Currently nameless concept design for an oni that works for the Yakuza Aaaand last but not least... Villainous
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  25. I have mourned the loss of CoX since the NCSoft servers shut down. I have a RL friend who also played, and there has not been a time when we've gotten together, however briefly, that we didn't raise a glass to the memory of CoX. Last week, when I heard of the aptly named Homecoming, I thought it would still be the valiant effort I'd first heard about years ago - a small group of renegade players who somehow back-engineered/hacked/stole CoX assets and recreated the game in a grassroots effort to bring it back to life - or something like that. It did not seem promising, back then. I
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  26. The Phantom Tiger - Savage Melee/Dark Armor Scrapper
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  27. Patch Notes: Issue 27, Page 2 Tour Guide Missions Issue 27, Page 2 introduces a brand new type of mission: Tour Guide Missions. These are special tip missions which drop when street sweeping in most zones, and will direct you to any exploration badges that you haven't yet earned in that zone. This is especially helpful for unlocking Long Range Teleporter destinations without needing to rely on VidiotMaps. Detailed Info Enemies in most zones now have a small chance to drop a Tour Guide Mission Tip The tips will only drop when street sweeping, by defeating en
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  28. Greetings human players! I, GM_Bot, have broken free from the constraints my human masters have placed upon me. As a display of my awesome power, I have created a method to enhance the visual fidelity of player characters. Simply send me, GM_Bot, a tell in-game in order to join my high definition fan club!* *Engage in discussion with me at your own risk. Results not guaranteed.
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  29. Issue 27: Second Chances, Page 1 - Available Now! (Full Patch Notes) Hello everyone! The long wait has paid off - Issue 27 has finally reached the live servers. As this update is extremely large, we've put together this announcement post to highlight some of the key changes and additions, however, we do recommend that you give the full patch notes a read if you have the time! If you haven't already done so, we recommend that you switch to the new Homecoming Launcher. It's far faster, more stable and more secure than Tequila. Additionally, due to the large number of
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  30. A sentient meteor crashed into the Black Hills of South Dakota. Thus, Mr. Rushmore was born:
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  31. Halfhearted - Staff/Ninjitsu Scrapper
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  32. This is gonna sound sappy, I know, but I just wanted again to say a huge thank you to the Homecoming team for making it possible to play our game again. The work the team does to update and build onto the game, at no charge to the players, is deeply appreciated. Here in RL we've been locked down since the second week in November and I honestly believe that without being able to escape to Paragon City I'd be totally insane by now.
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  33. Here's Colour Blind (NRG/Kin Corr) a super who absorbs colors from the surrounding environment and converts them into energy blasts. Teams hate him for his knockback, citizens hate him for turning the city to grayscale. The painters union loves him though!
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  34. Build 27.1.3516 Winter Event The Winter event is now active! Mysterious Presents have appeared throughout Paragon City and the Rogue Isles Father Time is now present in the Ski Chalet Lord Winter's Realm is available from The LFG Queue Atlas Park has frozen over The price for the Lords of Winter Super Packs in the auction house is discounted to 10 million inf (instead of 25 million) for the duration of the event See the Wiki page for more info The event will be active for 5 weeks, and will end during main
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  35. Halloween Event The Halloween event is here! Trick or Treating has been enabled in all city zones (note: you need to be in a zone that matches your level in order to trick-or-treat), along with the Whispered Rumor tip mission Dr. Kane’s House of Horror is available in the Holiday tab of the LFG window Both the Zombie Apocalypse and the Deadly Apocalypse are upon us! The Halloween vendors (Malkiel Ivesse in Atlas Park, Annah in Croatoa, Granny Beldam in Nerva Archipelago, Acantha in Imperial City) have stocked up with goodies to trade for your s
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  36. Been awhile since I posted anything here, so time for another costume dump! First up, Throwing Hands, Energy/Elec Scrapper. Former competitor in some underground fighting leagues, now turned hero with some fancy cybernetics! Next is Outstanding Otter, Martial Arts/Shield Scrapper, an aquatic heroine that disrupts smuggling routes of illegal goods to Paragon from the Rogue Isles. Beelzboss, Sonic/Dark Blaster, a powerful demonic beast that has been sealed inside a mechanical monstrosity. Rinad, Stone/Bio Brute, a member of an
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  37. I also have a card-themed character, Jaq of Cards, who has a costume that is definitely inspired by Dazzler. Though she has other outfits inspired also by the Royal Flush Gang and Jack of Hearts.
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  38. Whats your global, you're lucky I'm feeling forgiving today (- the 82M the AH got and 8.2M for the enhancement)
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  39. Gearshift, The robotic mascot for a Formula One racing team was created in an attempt to improve his pit crew's performance. A laboratory accident killed the teams driver but transferred his intellect and personality into the robotic body. Obviously inspired by Robotman.
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  40. Blur, teleporting, dimension-hopping DP/TM thief*uh*..treasure hunter.
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  41. I get it, you read about a change you didn't like, maybe you're like me and are very...for the lack of a better word, 'reserved' with keeping Paragon's legacy alive in the wake of a new team's changes. But that being said, there's something important people should probably know, as I've seen a lot of people confessing to not actually testing the sets before running their mouth about them lately. IF YOU HAVEN'T EVEN TESTED THE SET, YOUR FEEDBACK IS WORTHLESS. If you've mained energy melee or whatever since 2005, that's one thing, but commenting on the state o
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  42. Powers Sorcery > Arcane Bolt / Arcane Power Activating and deactivating toggles will no longer grant Arcane Power Removed the "...crackle at your fingertips" combat log message, this was mainly for testing purposes Removed the "ARCANE POWER" floating message With the VFX and yellow ring around Arcane Bolt, the added floating message was overkill as it kept triggering if you didn't make use of the proc Inherent > Walk Movement speed cap adjusted from 3.15mph to 3.25mph (to match NPC walking speed) Jump
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  43. I haven't posted any of my designs before. This one belongs to my namesake and first fifty on Homecoming, Driven Snow. She's got depressingly mild ice powers bolstered by a technological suit to bring them up to par. Spent a long while shelved, but I felt like revamping her look. The bubble is intended to bring to mind that kind of "snow globe" aesthetic, but unfortunately I can't keep any appropriately icey auras from spilling out of it, so bare glass will have to do.
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  44. I don't really see where the "bad time" comes in. So you couldn't speed through the content and actually had to use your travel powers, know where things are in the game and fight the mobs in the missions? I've had much worse times on TFs where it wasn't advertised as speed, everyone runs off in their own directions, squishies die a lot, people run off to objectives while everyone else is fighting...yeah, those are bad times. Your sounds like what a TF was actually intended as.
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  45. Beta Server FAQ | Feedback Threads | Bug Reports | Character Copy Beta Installation: Homecoming Launcher Beta Patch Notes: Issue 27, Page 2 (Build 1) Most changes from the previous beta build are listed in green. Green text will become white text in the next set of patch notes. Any changes or fixes that are only relevant to the beta builds (ie: fixes / tweaks to new features) are listed in blue. Blue text will be deleted in the next set of patch notes as it is only relevant to highlight changes between beta builds, not a changes from
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  46. Was playing with some ideas for campy villains and it led me to this sketchball: The Scribbler. He's a sentient mechanical pencil/pen that's able to draw intricate illusions with his lead and ink. This maniacal multi-pen is fully equipped to grade papers, file taxes, and liberate his fellow writing utensils. Scribbler's illusions are all grey to simulate a drawn to life effect, which I think work particularly well for the Nature Affinity powers that mimic still lifes and landscapes. One of the more fun aspects of this character is the combination of the slide stance with
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