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  1. 2 hours ago, Onlyasandwich said:

    I recommend any flavor of gravity with enflame! You've probably seen the threads lately.


    My personal flavor is grav/energy, but other secondaries would work great. 


    Teleporting a flaming singularity that Hoovers everything up into a tight ball is the most powerful I have felt on a character in a while.


    I do love the idea of stacking passive confuses too! I may tangle with my own iteration of this build


    My only other Dom is this, and I built her before Enflame became good, and she still feels like one of the more powerful characters I've ever tooled around with, so that has my vote as well.  I really need to dig out a good Enflame build for her and give that a spin I guess.

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  2. On 5/18/2021 at 7:23 AM, Bionic_Flea said:

    The only bind I use is for translocation - /bind MBUTTON, "powexec_location target Translocation$$powexec_location camera:max Translocation"  That TPs you to a selected target or, if non selected, as far as you can go in the direction of the camera.


    Not a bind, but my favorite thing is to wormhole groups into a corner, AoE immobile, Enflame on boss, Propel to take a chunk of HP and knock a bunch down, then keep them there and whittle them down with Singy's help.

    I don't care to mess about with binds, so I tried to make this into a macro but can't seem to make it work:


    /macro TP, "powexec_location target Translocation$$powexec_location camera:max Translocation"


    Anyone know what I messed up?  I can still TP across the sky in the proper direction, but it doesn't take me to my target.

  3. I play to go pew pew pew.  I PUG because my play time is limited and sporadic so I haven't been able to make any long time friends (not for trying, sigh).  I do the /ah stuff or respecs or whatever with gritted teeth because one has to, but otherwise anything not involved with the pew pew pew is boring to me, just homework. 


    Oh and the costume creator, love messing about with that.

  4. Maybe your server is a low population one.  I play on the most populated one and during prime time hours and the day, I don't ever really see this happening.  But a low pop server, at 3 am?  Oh god yes.  Not much to be done about that.


    Sometimes you run into jerks and problems.  Let it slide best you can, come back later and try again and often, in my experience, the bad times will fade and you will have better times in the future.

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  5. Mark me down as another PUGger, because that's all I can get, I don't have a chance to play often enough to make friends in the game (not that I haven't tried, but...).  I think the only really bad experience I had with a TF was the one where you fight Recluse at the end with the colored towers and you really need a tank to kite him around while the rest of you take out the towers first?  Generally things still go just fine for me.


    Next time people complain about the game being too easy, tell them to PUG for one of the tougher TFs, it's a gamble and can really push you out of your comfort zone.

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  6. 11 hours ago, Naraka said:

    Isn't that the same as shifting from Devouring Earth to Arachnos or Malta? Some stuff will just be harder to do.

    Not when it applies across an entire zone, not just which mission I pick from a list.

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  7. I am familiar with the loud cry of "the challenge has been lost!" here and elsewhere.  Maybe so?  I feel that's a subjective call.  And if anyone's feeling tedium with the game, that's really more about them than the game; maybe they've played it too much (I know I have and the second I feel that tedium I log off).


    I could be wrong, but I think the original devs took out some of the End-drain nuke effects, and people do very much so still carefully consider the builds, at least as much if not morseso than they once did (I'm guessing we're a concentrated group of hardcore players more likely to do so).  I mean, why do speed runs if you're not looking to grab the merits faster to trying to buy extra-big things for your build?  I don't think speed runs aret a sign of tedium, just over exposure (and new content is never going to come out fast enough to suit everyone).


    Ultimately it still comes down to if you're bored or don't like HC's changes, you don't have to play here; I know that's not a great option, since people obviously do want to play here, but sometimes things just go that way, it's like thinking "I wanted to like the last movie I saw but..."



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  8. 15 hours ago, Leogunner said:

    You can still stealth a few missions to suppress those high crime areas solo.


    That one is the least offensive example considering it's counterable by just decreasing the team multiplier to have fewer enemies to fight.

    But you're still putting the onus on me.  I mean, sure, I'll not die mad over it, but still.

  9. I haven't been on many runs of that one, I think only twice?  One we whiffed it big time.  So the game is not all 100% "way OP" or anything, goign by my anecdotal evidence.  TYou can always recruit people telling them to not use their Incarnate powers if they have them.  Play the way you want!  Just don't ask that everyone else be forced into playing that way too.  (I do agree that I fond everything below 50 much more fun)

  10. 59 minutes ago, Paradox Fate said:


    I don't think they are required, but they can harass your backline easily. And the bosses also can summon additional cogs before they go down, so you got half a handful of smaller things you have to deal with. With each boss.

    Generally, if your team is having any real problem with those adorable little tykes, your team is probably doomed, ha ha. 

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  11. I'd kind of thought those little guys didn't count?  I mean, that's the feeling I've gotten from my runs through, but maybe that means my teammates were carrying me by taking the time to wipe them up when I wasn't looking.

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  12. 11 hours ago, Leogunner said:

    High Crime: Occurs in a zone where villain activity has not been suppressed (no one doing stuff in that zone).

    So like every zone after midnight or so?


    Not my idea of a good time as I'm a shift worker and spend over half my CoH hours in the middle of the night.

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  13. 52 minutes ago, Techwright said:

    I would add a sub point to that "pulling everything" line:  charging in all macho-like  to deal with the shadow copies with no game plan, and completely forgetting they have everything in their powers that your team has. 

    That describes about half of my runs.  I just laugh, it's sort of like watching a cat jump for a window sill and biff it.

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  14. 9 hours ago, Lunchmoney said:

    I guess I'm just not a fan of reducing everything to be as quick as possible. 

    Don't have an hour to 90 minutes to play? Don't do a TF that takes 90  minutes to play 🤷

    I never said "kill the story!" I said replace the fluff with more, better story.  I hate speed running too, mainly because it tends to be a few people ignoring the rest of the team to rush ahead.

  15. I'm all for revamping them all, mainly to get rid of the fluff, but to hopefully replace that with actually more engaging content.  I don't want them to be shorter, just more exciting than "go hunt kil 20 ____" and "now go zone to click on a contact then have to zone back" silliness.  Drop in another AV or a different enemy group/map, make it more interactive somehow, just not more "oh hey we found another cave of Council who need to get a beating!"

  16. On 4/28/2021 at 1:06 PM, MTeague said:

    I support anything that could help dilute the ridiculous amount of Longbow on the Isles.

    They're super cops sent to fight the ridiculous amount of super villains, it kind of tracks.  But oh lord does it get old too, I feel ya.

  17. On 4/28/2021 at 10:41 AM, srmalloy said:

    There is already a trigger for a Rikti invasion -- completing an LGTF

    Which isn't something you see happen much outside of "prime time" hours.  Hell, I just spent about five hours logged on over the past two days (during my hours, which are not prime time thanks to my work schedule) and still haven't gotten the badges from Rikti invasions with my favored toon right now (a Defender was just not made to punch out enough bombs on their own without some help I guess!). 


    I can see the viewpoint against it so too though, sure, yet...

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