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  1. I don’t know that the tanker damage buff will be all that good or not. Have to wait and see what’s final. But the Fury bar on my brutes, even my AE farming brutes, seldom stays at max. It’s even harder at high level PVE since stuff is dying or locked down and I’m not taking as much incoming fire. When teamed with a tank, even worse.
  2. Sir Myshkin and Bopper, thanks for this thread. I’ve not played Defenders since like issue 5 of Live so this has been my next alt. I’m very familiar with /Time on a MM and have builds that leverage it to the fullest there. On a MM, Times Juncture is a key component of “Tankerminding” for me as it allows me to pull aggro for a spawn, take the alpha and shrug it off while also debuffing the spawns TOHIT, which is effectively an additional layer of +DEF for me and anyone fighting the critters. I see Bopper has that power (slotted with Dark Watcher IO’s), but I see that Sir Myshkin doesn’t have that power at all, at least not in the Time/Rad builds. Just wondering why you felt TJ to not be of value? I usually 4 slot mine with 1 Dark Watcher To Hit Debuff, 1 Impeded Swiftness Chance for Smashing Proc and 2 Dampened Spirts IO’s which gives me an additional 2% global damage boost. I get damage boosts on a Defender don’t do a whole lot but every bit counts.
  3. Perhaps, but some of us define entertainment in different ways. I _do_ play the game. Content and all. I _do_ farm, often AFK farming. No reason to not do both if that's what floats your boat. One supports the other.
  4. Can’t remember the last time I was even near Boomtown, let alone inside the zone.
  5. I’d pay $50. Right now.
  6. AFK farming does equate to billions of inf. I can earn billionS actively farming for a day. But an AFK farmer, using the same maps and just background tasking while working on other things, doing chores or whatever, will easily be able to earn a billion a day. Why do you think there’s been so much interest in mobile app control of COH? I use my phone all the time to just move my toon in/out of the farm. Can’t really play the game, but all I need to be able to do is reset mission and move it back to center every half hour or so while I’m away at work, between flights, or whatever.
  7. The price for Frozen blast, and most of the LoW sets for that matter, are set by two things. First is that you can buy a WInter Pack for 25MM. They come in those (or a high chance to get one at any rate). So minimum price will be pretty much hardcapped at what people have to pay to get one. 25MM. Second is as you’ve stated. Merits truly are the “gold standard” for the market pricing since its the alternative to spending influence. You’ll see this across the marketplace. 50 merits for a purple @ 270K = 13,500,000 influence which is about the lower limit for purples. Since any purple can be converted to any other purple via Converters, and free upgrade to Attuned.....there’s your rationale for purple prices on the marketplace. Which is why I don’t really understand the whole conversation about a 200MM, no purple Rad/Fire AFK farmer. Yes, if its AFK oriented, you don’t need min/max to do that. You want top tier builds if you are manning it yourself because every smidge of benefit = less time running the map. For AFK, you are leaving the toon unattended for 10-15 minutes at a time. For me it’s usually closer to 15-20 mins as I don’t seem to luck out with the wandering spawns and always come back to more left than I thought should be there. But regardless, if you are doing this even just when you are playing your main account (like I do), you’ll be earning 200-250MM a night of doing basically nothing while you play normally elsewhere. The average mission time is under 20 mins normally, so when I exit mission main, I’m usually resetting my AFK farmer for another round as well. At that kind of “free influence gain” why bother with even 200MM on another Rad/Fire farmer? Just use your ubiquitous, everyone has one, Spines/Fire and let it accomplish the same goal. Spend the 200MM on an alt. I make about a new alt every few days, PL them to 32 in 25-30 mins, and then hand them 200MM to start their slotting. Better served there than on another farming toon that will likely be deleted once they update Tankers.
  8. Exactly this. You used to be able to stack Burn as well pre-ED I think. I remember being a Fire/Ice tanker, pulling the whole map to a dumpster and dropping several stacks of Burn and Ice Patch to kill the whole map.
  9. PDP was a “no fire zone” but the day Issue 3 released they had a server-wide event and thus Council vs 5th Column battles spawned inside there and everywhere else I can recall. This was pre-COV release so no villains to interact with on hero side. Pocket D came in with COV I think, or near it, and introduced co-op between Heroes and Vils along with RWZ and later Cim if I’m remembering release history.
  10. ....and Imperial City (Studio 55) for Praetorians. Like all four of you. Edit: Was anyone playing in Issue 3 when the Council took on the 5th Column (the old nazi looking dudes) and spawned everywhere to do battle, including inside of Paragon Dance Party? Good times.....
  11. Could have been worse and taken place in side one of those GOD AWFUL PURPLE LAYER CAKE CAVE MAPS. ANY mission in those cave maps is an auto-abandon for me if possible.
  12. So with all the tank changes coming real soon now, I’ve gotta ask you theory crafters a question. Whats the new FOTM Tank Farmer going to be now that Spine/FA and Rad/FA aren’t king of the AE hill any more?
  13. Lemme get out my gibberish-to-English dictionary and try. 1) Make a Rad/Fire farmer. Spines/Fire works just as well I've found, but he specified 200MM no purple Rad/Fire farmer. 2) Go look up fire farm 17748 (I think), it's a 49 exemp fire farm. Run in, trip up the group with the drummers and the EB, then jump to middle of map. Leave Burn on auto. Pop your Hybrid and your Lore Pet then alt-tab out of that screen and go do whatever you want. Your farmer will AFK burn the roving spawns away. 3) Come back in 10-15 mins. Most, if not all, the spawns are gone. I generally find at least one group immobile over on the rocks somewhere. Cleanup and finish mission. 4) Go out, rinse, repeat. 5) Earn billions. Dupe rares if you wanna. Spend your billions on hookers and blow. Or your alts. Same thing for me as I have an alt named "Hookers and Blow." That particular firefarm has some grudge against a few players, which will be obvious when you speak to AE contact and enter the map. Since you are AFK farming, you won't notice it after the first time.
  14. Run a second instance/account and AFK farm on that window while waiting on team members, game stuff etc on main account/window. I can easily make 30-40MM influence an hour doing absolutely nothing on farm account other than clicking iPowers every 3-5 minutes. 4X that much if I actively play that toon for farming of course but getting that much free money for doing almost nothing is a good use of spare cycles while I actively play my other alts.
  15. Crysis

    AE Farm

    Personally, I get the most XP exemp'ed to 49 vs 53 spawns, and yes its about 115K per boss then. But the fastest runs I've found are in the Shivan map with moving spawns. You position yourself in between as many as you can, you use your Lore pet to draw aggro beyond what you can, and you target passing mobs with a ranged AOE (like ball lightning) to pull them to you. So basically...you hardly move at all. You let them come to you. On the outdoor map, you have to move and that doesn't sound like much but in fact it can add significant non-XP earning time to your farming habits.
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