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  1. Ah! For a moment, I thought you had meant paperback books (for those interested, my favourites are primarily authors such as Robert A. Heinlein and Larry Niven with occasional readings of lesser-known authors such as Wilson Tucker and Murray Leinster, who wrote the short story "A Logic Named Joe" about networked personal computers and what people would do with them back in the 1940s), but, it seems you meant those which are focused on comic books. Hmm . . . Although it might be a trifle dated, some of the pulps might fit the bill, but, could be too obscure for most people. So, I'll say the Conan the Barbarian series a scant few decades back, which were in black and white. Others would be Kull and The Spider (think of a hybrid Batman and the Punisher but more violent).
  2. Put another way; it'd be like seeing a pop-up alerting you to an update to your operating system (one of the Linux distributions (their name is Legion!) or micro$haft winblow$) just after the POST, before the OS loaded. P.S. Nice profile picture, Faultline! Reminds me of one of my older pictures (https://cyberwolfman.com/grokwlk2.jpg)! LOL
  3. A great big THANK YOU from those of us who are . . . chronically out of synch. 😉
  4. Coldhearted badge: Perez Park, along the stream in about the middle of the map. Man in Black/Woman in Black: Marshal Brass' mission to retrieve Amanda Vines in Cap au Diable is GREAT to farm Shivans in! If you're the squishy type, wait until you get a few levels higher than when you got it and change your notoriety setting to x8 and just farm the first floor of the mission. Should have the badge in one-four times through it, depending on the map used. Spider Smasher: Fort Hades in Port Oakes is definitely a good spot to find Arachnos wolf spiders! LOL
  5. ELdRiTcH MaNzAzUu (a Necromancy/Time mastermind) with the character description: "For thousands of years before you humans even spoke in words, I walked upon your world. You have changed it to what you desire, paying no heed to the consequences of your actions as you sought to fill your insatiable greed and thirst for power. You destroy, ravage, desecrate, pillage, murder and exterminate all which stands in your way. You value trinkets, currency, toys and property as if they were all that mattered. What, then, will you do when you have finally acquired all that you could possibly desire? Is your ultimate goal to become bored, lazy and fat, sitting passively in front of a lighted screen which demands all of your attention, until your ephemeral lifespan rapidly dwindles away? This is life? Bah! Crypts are filled with those of a like mind, whose lives passed all too quickly away! Live each day, EACH MOMENT, as if it were your last, for it very well might be!" Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but, you get the idea . . . And, yes, he's a little on the short side. Less likely to bump into things in the smaller cave maps. But, still gets stuck on those ratzit-fratzit torches in the Circle of Thorns maps.
  6. Confirmed. Mechahamham has the right of it. It has to be updated as it had expired back on June 4th, 2020. Many Web sites use an automated process instead of the manual renewal way, where there's signing, validation, creation of the certificate and installation for 'secure' (some use low encryption, but, to be safer, 128 bit AES keys for TLS or higher are recommended for regular Web sites while others use much higher security). If you're un-familiar with the nomenclature or wish to know more, you can look it up on-line. Just keep in mind that by doing so in an area where privacy (or using things like TOR, VPNs, MAC-spoofing and the like) is a no-go, you might get red-flagged which might lead to other things . . . Back in the mid-1990s, I was using 4,096-bit encryption just for the e-mail address that I had made publicly known, and, back then, the majority of people thought that those who believed that governments, corporations or 'black hat' types were violating people's privacy were in the tinfoil hat league and merely conspiracy theorists. ;-)
  7. When checking the Merit ATM inside one of my bases, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it would sell me SOs (Single-Origin) enhancements at the cost of 1 merit each, down to level 20. First off, thank you for that, so that characters don’t have to wait until level 22 to purchase SOs. :-) But, could you maybe have it sell SOs at levels 15, 10 and 5, as well? One of the reason some players do the DfB so often is to get the SOs which they cannot get at those levels from anywhere else (except for via AH, if they’re available at all for the levels they’re looking for, as other players try to sell the ones they don’t need). Either that, or perhaps seed the SOs of those levels into the AH like other things you already do?
  8. Hello. Just a quick one, but, could someone make the ‘combat’ pets which you purchase at the P2W vendor survive combat? You know, so it’s not a TOTAL misnomer? LOL The last time I checked, they had a ‘resistance’ of -75% to everything and single digit health. It’s not as though they represent a really big boost or anything like that, considering the fact that you can buy enhancements which boost your resistance, defence, recovery and all that far beyond what the pets give you.
  9. Here's the post I had made a while ago in another topic about five bases I've created (or had someone else create in one case) for the use of the community. They are primarily set up for people to get around faster with zones sorted by side. Some community-accessible bases with macros (new people: select and copy (Ctrl+c) from the / to the last number, paste (Ctrl+v) into your chat window and hit the Enter/Return key) I have set up so far (yes, they're also included in my signature): Excelsior server TP hub with sorted zones and NPCs for your use: /macroimage archetypeicon_peacebringer SG_TP_RaDiCaL_(Tech_Theme) enter_base_from_passcode RADICAL-7910 As this is the busiest server, I figured the new players would likely start here, so, I have listed the level ranges by each beacon for them (or for returning players who can't remember the exact level ranges after so many years away from the game), as shown in the picture below. Torchbearer server TP hub with sorted zones and NPCs for your use: /macroimage originicon_magic SG_TP_AllOurBase_(Arcane_Theme) enter_base_from_passcode ALLOURBASE-7287 Reunion server TP hub with sorted zones and NPCs for your use: /macroimage originicon_magic SG_TP_Introverts_(Arcane_Theme) enter_base_from_passcode INTROVERTS-3357 What text there is in this base is runes, as it would be a closer match to an arcane themed base than the English alphabet. Everlasting (the unofficial RP server, and, yes, the base is MEANT to be a little 'over-the-top', BUT, those suffering from hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia should avoid it) TP hub with sorted zones and NPCs for your use: /macroimage originicon_magic SG_TP_SHADOWS_(Arcane_Theme) enter_base_from_passcode SHADOWS-10030 Indomitable server with NPCs right at the entrance and the teleports just down the hallway and to the left (follow the arrows): /macroimage archetypeicon_peacebringer SG_TP_ToTaLLY_RaD_(Tech_Theme) enter_base_from_passcode RAD-5896 This was one of the first things I've done in the game, as I've always thought it was important to help others in life and on-line (I've been warning people about threats to their privacy from corporations and governments and how to use encryption DECADES before Snowden did), but, I'm the weird guy with the .com domain which doesn't have a single ad on it or anything for sale and is practically littered with help and tip pages. ;-) Never got the whole greed thing. Is the end goal for most people to get everything they've ever wanted and then become bored? LOL The icons I've used, as you may've noticed, can't be confused with power icons (maybe it'll help relieve a little stress for players) with the magic origin icon for the arcane-themed bases and the peacebringer icon because, well, it looks kind of science-fictiony and the tooltips provide helpful descriptions on mouse-over (or mouseover to some of us . . .) in case others use similar icons. The zones in the bases are sorted (in most of them) by hero/blue/Paragon City, villain/red/Rogue Isles, hazard zones, Praetoria, co-op, and fast leveling zones (Atlas Park for DfB, DiB and Peregrine Island for the Tina Macintyre and Maria Jenkins story arcs that other players can invite you to). Almost all of the bases also include trainers/arbiters, quartermasters, fateweavers/field analysts and Icon/Facemaker NPCs all in the same room with vault and invention table access (except the arcane-themed one with the statues of Ghost Widow and Dominatrix facing each other, with the invention table and vault in the next room that you click on the glowing doorknobs to access and the base on Indomitable server). The NPCs are also used as visual hints for the zones, like putting an arbiter and fateweaver in front of the villain/red/Rogue Isles zone portal and a Vanguard trainer and field analyst in front of the hero/blue/Paragon City zones. The reason for doing this is because some people respond better to visual aids and some people are better with written ones. Most of the bases also include text and direction arrows by the portals and on the floor, helping to guide you to each. In the arcane-themed one with Ghost Widow and Dominatrix, however, I've written the text out in runes. ;-) Since Torchbearer server is the one I think many veteran players use, there is no text at all for the portals, just the NPCs. This should cut your travel time down some, getting to the zones or NPCs you need to interact with. Hint: If you just want to change your Notoriety (or whatever it's called for heroes and vigilantes), instead of using the fateweaver/field analyst, click the little Quick Chat button in the bottom right corner of your chat window, to the right of the CLI (where you type your chat or commands in, hence the acronym CLI (Command Line Interface)), choose the bottom link in the pop-up and pick what you want to change from there. :-) Next! LOL
  10. Absolutely LOVE the idea of being able to buy SOs from level five and up! Although, this might also mean some players might not be doing the DfB as often, as some use it as a way of getting low-level SOs early on. LOL The enhancement upgrade is DEFINITELY appreciated, but, maybe it would help those who aren't well-heeled in the game if it was free the first time each character did it, as they might not be able to afford it and hadn't budgeted for it. As for IOs, I generally don't purchase the generic ones until around level 32, based on the strength of them in comparison with the SOs of my characters' origins. Made a Web page years back when the game was live (which people can find here: https://cyberwolfman.com/cov_coh_enhancements_city_of_villains_city_of_heroes_enhancement_comparison_guide.htm and there's no ads or anything for sale on that entire site), but, not 'mobile friendly' (except that it has a black background, un-like 'mobile friendly' Web pages which all have white backgrounds, where the RGB is cranked up to 100% (in the code it would be bgcolor="#ffffff" or similar), which would drain a device's battery faster), but, not certain if the values have remained the same. Regardless, thank you, thank you, thank you! :-)
  11. *Facepalms at Rooster Gold's post* Re: the macro image, as I had said in my post (did you take the time to read it in its entirety before replying to it? If not, please take the time to do so in the future for other posts and a BIG thank you from me and from other forum posters you may've irked (or majorly ticked off, in the cases of some who might mistake what you have said for trolling) for missing something that they had taken the time to explain), "The icons I've used, as you may've noticed, can't be confused with power icons (maybe it'll help relieve a little stress for players) with the magic origin icon for the arcane-themed bases and the peacebringer icon because, well, it looks kind of science-fictiony and the tooltips provide helpful descriptions on mouse-over (or mouseover to some of us . . .) in case others use similar icons." Re: the 'pinned thread' was for basecode passes in general, hence the topic name, "Basecode Passes" (which was also included in what you had shared) and NOT specifically for TP Hubs, which I had taken the time to make the topic as well as the tag for. Please, let's try to work together and attempt to be patient and understanding with others for a better experience for all. It's preferred over the opposite and, when you think about it, if everyone does it on-line as well as in the real world, maybe it'll make life more pleasant for all. After all, we are not all the same, think the same way, look the same or even speak the same language. If we were, life would be EXTREMELY mind-numbingly dull! LOL
  12. Huzzah! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! :-) Team member location bug stating they were in their SG base or in the mission has finally been fixed! "Mastermind pets in Follow mode will now always stay within a 100' radius of their owner, regardless if they are in Defensive or Aggressive stance." "Pets now give a strong preference to selecting targets that are within 50' of the pet's owner." "A number of pets have been classified as "Ranged Only" pets. The AI for these pets will no longer change position in order to use melee powers such as Brawl. They still possess these powers and will use them opportunistically if a target is in range, but will not move in order to do so." *The mastermind minions running up to the enemy into melee range (instead of staying put and using range attacks), thus getting themselves killed off faster has been fixed! Brutes' fury 'love': "Brutes now get bonus fury generation in teams - the larger the team, the larger the bonus." "Fury now takes 10 seconds without attacking to start its accelerated decay, instead of 5 seconds." Thank you for ALL of your hard work, it is appreciated by me, and, I feel certain, is appreciated by others, even if they do not say so! :-) :-) :-)
  13. * Had posted this in Guides, but, it might be a better fit here in Base Construction and, I didn't see a way to move it over. Apologies for redundancy. Searched for "hubs" in the forum, first, but, didn't see a topic with a listing of hubs the community can use with names and passcodes, so, I started one. :-) Here are some community-accessible bases with macros (new people: select and copy (Ctrl+c) from the / to the last number, paste (Ctrl+v) into your chat window and hit the Enter/Return key) I have set up so far (yes, they're also included in my signature): Excelsior server TP hub with sorted zones and NPCs for your use: /macroimage archetypeicon_peacebringer SG_TP_RaDiCaL_(Tech_Theme) enter_base_from_passcode RADICAL-7910 Torchbearer server TP hub with sorted zones and NPCs for your use: /macroimage originicon_magic SG_TP_AllOurBase_(Arcane_Theme) enter_base_from_passcode ALLOURBASE-7287 Reunion server TP hub with sorted zones and NPCs for your use: /macroimage originicon_magic SG_TP_Introverts_(Arcane_Theme) enter_base_from_passcode INTROVERTS-3357 Everlasting (the unofficial RP server, and, yes, the base is MEANT to be a little 'over-the-top', BUT, those suffering from hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia should avoid it) TP hub with sorted zones and NPCs for your use: /macroimage originicon_magic SG_TP_SHADOWS_(Arcane_Theme) enter_base_from_passcode SHADOWS-10030 This was one of the first things I've done in the game, as I've always thought it was important to help others in life and on-line (I've been warning people about threats to their privacy from corporations and governments and how to use encryption DECADES before Snowden did), but, I'm the weird guy with the .com domain which doesn't have a single ad on it or anything for sale and is practically littered with help and tip pages. ;-) Never got the whole greed thing. Is the end goal for most people to get everything you've ever wanted and then become bored? LOL The icons I've used, as you may've noticed, can't be confused with power icons (maybe it'll help relieve a little stress for players) with the magic origin icon for the arcane-themed bases and the peacebringer icon because, well, it looks kind of science-fictiony and the tooltips provide helpful descriptions on mouse-over (or mouseover to some of us . . .) in case others use similar icons. The zones in the bases are sorted (in most of them) by hero/blue/Paragon City, villain/red/Rogue Isles, hazard zones, Praetoria, co-up, and fast leveling zones (Atlas Park for DfB, DiB and Peregrine Island for the Tina Macintyre and Maria Jenkins story arcs that other players can invite you to). The bases also include trainers/arbiters, quartermasters, fateweavers/field analysts and Icon/Facemaker NPCs all in the same room with vault and invention table access (except the arcane-themed one with the statues of Ghost Widow and Dominatrix facing each other, with the invention table and vault in the next room that you click on the glowing doorknobs to access). The NPCs are also used as visual hints for the zones, like putting an arbiter and fateweaver in front of the villain/red/Rogue Isles zone portal and a Vanguard trainer and field analyst in front of the hero/blue/Paragon City zones. Most of the bases also include text and direction arrows by the portals and on the floor, helping to guide you to each. In the arcane-themed one with Ghost Widow and Dominatrix, however, I've written the text out in runes. ;-) This should cut your travel time down some, getting to the zones or NPCs you need to interact with. Hint: If you just want to change your Notoriety (or whatever it's called for heroes and vigilantes), instead of using the fateweaver/field analyst, click the little Quick Chat button in the bottom right corner of your chat window, to the right of the CLI (where you type your chat or commands in), choose the bottom link in the pop-up and pick what you want to change from there. :-) Next! LOL
  14. Low priority, but, might be nice for some of us with less-than-perfect eyesight: Any chance of creating a keyword alert for the chat window, which might prove useful for some of us who're a bit on the ancient side and can't read as fast as others? This could prove useful if you could set it to alert you with a sound and with the word (or phrase) highlighted in the text. The character's name would be one good example and you can also set it to alert you when someone says something like the name of a TF/SF/Trial or enemies you need to defeat for a badge comes up in chat.
  15. While I realize that game stability if your first priority, just getting irked by the 'combat pets' which seem to get killed almost every single fight (making players re-summon them over and over and over and over again) which, considering the fact that they have a single digit Health and an inherent 'resistance' (more like anti-resistance, in actuality) of -75 percent to every damage type, isn't really surprising, so calling them a 'combat pet' is most definitely a misnomer . . . Since the buffs they offer isn't much (+2.25 percent defence and +5 percent recovery rate in the case of the Shield Drone Pet, for example), it shouldn't make a lot of difference in a fight (even a PvP one) if they were as invulnerable as the Phantom Army decoys or better yet, intangible with a -50000 threat on them so NPCs won't notice them. Pretty please? :-)
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