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  1. Ok, ok, I looked around, searched through threads, found a couple here and there. BUT, not too much info. So who's got that golden ticket, who's gonna be my Willy Wonka to my Charlie, Virgil to my Dante on this little trip? Leveling a WS is a different kind of beast to be sure, I'm going tri to benefit from everything this AT can offer. I'm at a whopping lvl 9 now heading into the Hollows, and following Dechs MF Warshade as a guide of sorts. So any help, advice, etc is of course appreciated. Yeah macros, I won't remember anything else, getting old, foggy brained, yada yada yada.
  2. Hello, I made a build with energy blast and mental manipulation /w the sorcery pool power and I'm having trouble with getting a good defense on it I attached the build below if anyone wants to take a look at it thanks in advance. Nexous - Blaster (Energy Blast).mxd Scarlet CHA0S - Blaster (Energy Blast).mxd
  3. Been messing with mine and it is just hard to figure out slotting for me, I have respec'd so many times and seem to fail either in end, or soft capping. INF isn't an issue just tired of waiting it on this toon.
  4. Sooooooo....I have a spine/fire planned out, but I tweaked my plan a little and I have 9 slots leftover for Superior Conditioning and Physical Perfection. How would you recommend I slot them? If there's one left over after your help, I could slot in fly and be faster, which of course would be fun lol 🙂 Everything else is done. Please! Post a Mids link to your build. It's just easier for me. Thanks!
  5. I am working on a Dark/Shield Brute and I saw two builds on here and wondered what people thought of em'. I was thinkin' of using one of em.
  6. First of all sorry for the wall of text. But I want to make the attempt to get across how I play and what I like about Nature and that I want to see the SCOURGE! I really enjoy playing Nature/ and /Nature. I have a Beast/Nature and Demons/Nature Mastermind (mmm. the resists on demons/nature). I also have a Nature/Ice Defender. I never have leveled a Corruptor past around level 25ish. So I decided to take the Defender and see if I could do a straight swap over to Corruptor. Of course I've found out that the Defenses that were softcapped on the Defender are not soft capped on the Corruptor. Unless I've made a drastic overlook the builds are a true 1 to 1 swap except for Superspeed changing to Fly and Combat Jumping to Hover. I also swapped the Superior Winters Strike, and Thunder Strike IO to each others attacks. It seems to make sense, but it may not even matter damage wise. I also don't really build for Incarnate skills in the builds. This will probably be the first 50 toon that I'm going to actually incarnate. I generally base my builds on how they do in the PI Portal Mission set at +4x8 solo. Right or wrong, I don't know 🙂 Anyways I digress... Lets get to the guts... Defender Stats Corruptor Stats To give some context here is how I generally play Nature when solo. - Entangling Aura one of my loves about the set and I use it as CC and just jump into the fray. I like to have it slotted with at least a few Hold durations to make sure the LT's stay locked down longer since it just a "high" chance to hold mobs. It seems to help the duration bleed over until the next hold pulse lands. I've tried builds with it just 1 slotted with the lockdown +2 mag proc but mobs breaking free still seem to happen a lot due to just the "high" chance not ticking enough and the hold dropping. However, when it comes to slotting, I'm open to any slotting in it as long as it has some hold duration. (unless I'm completely misunderstanding how Entangling Aura's chance to hold and its hold duration actually operates) 1. I use LIfegiving Spores for topping off End and as a Heal patch, I will lay it down from range before I jump into the mob group. 2. Pop Overgrowth > Wilde Bastion > Wild Growth 3. Jump in and slap on Spore Cloud onto a boss for the -to hit 4. Generally, mobs are cc'd at this point. then I cast aoe's and start cycling attacks on the bosses. In groups I will still jump in, but I kind of go with the flow based on team composition and what needs to be done. You know basic adaptability. I don't want to be burden or disrupt flow for everyone. Any ways. I attempted to focus the builds on Recharge to and also Proc'ing attacks as I could. I am posting both builds to see if someone can just give me some input to see I have over looked any Corruptor specific things like the Corruptor ATO' usage. I also want to know if I've made any drastic slotting mistakes that can be cleaned up. The defender version works really really really well 🙂 For corruptors am I using the correct attacks? Should I unproc some? I'm open to anything. Corruptor Build: Defender Build:
  7. This is and it may be obvious to all of you, my first fully done build from scratch. The goal for this build was to constantly maintain 400% recharge at all times or at least the massive majority of that time I chose energy for the force feedback proc and rad emission for the -regen when fighting AV's My hope from posting this here is to figure out what the hell happened to my endurance and why it is in the negatives Looking into the future I see myself having lots of endurance issues so I will be taking cardiac and ageless I'll take the -defense for interface and assault for hybrid (not a big fan of lore) The reason why I put this info here is because I couldn't get it to show up on mids I believe the endurance regen bug comes when your recharge passes 400%. To expert builders this thing may look like a shit show so feel free to tear it apart and call me an idiot lol. Best of luck - Reningrendir https://www.midsreborn.com/builds/download.php?uc=1379&c=676&a=1352&f=HEX&dc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
  8. There are a lot of nice guides in this forum, but I still get a little lost in knowing what to do with which enhancements I should sell, and which ones I should convert and then sell. So I'm going to start this thread and list what enhancements I've crafted and then ask you, the experts, whether I should straight sell, or convert to something else and then sell. All of these IO's are Level 50 (unless stated different) that I crafted today. Should I straight sell them, or is there something I should convert them to and then sell? (level 10) Unspeakable Terror: Acc/End Jaunt: End/Range Extreme Measure: Acc/Range/Rech (weird one - last purchases range are 200,000. 8,000,000. 8,500,000. 21,000,000. 4,000,000) Artillery: Acc/Dam/Rech Lethargic Repose: Acc/Sleep/Rech Enfeebled Operation: Acc/Immobilize Lockdown: Acc/Rech Gladiators Strike: Damage/Rech Experience Marksman: Dam/End/Interrupt Red Fortune: Def/End Red Fortune: Def/End/Rech Blood Mandate: Damage/End Perfect Zinger: Taunt Mocking Beratement: Taunt/Range I will post more probably in a few days as I play and farm. Post here if you have similiar questions. I think we need to make sure that it contains IO Name and effect, IO Level. If the thread develops maybe we can find a good format or develop a master list of common recommendations.
  9. If you had these, how would you slot them? (Didn't know where to post this. Not a certain archetype..) Combat Jumping (For Defense) Rune Of Protection (For Damage Resistance) Arcane Bolt (Offense Attack)
  10. Does anyone have any advice or recommendations for a tri-form PB trying to hit the softcap in defense in any one damage type? Or, as close as possible? I just don't know how to get there and perhaps I am missing something... Is it possible? (Note, I am unable to post builds due to being on Mac). Thanks for any help!
  11. Couple things first...this is not a "can't you post a Mids build for me" thread, secondly, I have yet to make a Sent. That being said, my question is advice or better yet let me explain my thoughts, I intend to make this toon as a ranged blitz attack style, the secondary will be purely for ranged def and probably S/L because caves, council bases, the claustrophobic areas..you get it. So can a Sent be effective for this play style? With the primary acting as a control damage set because of the KB to force them away if they get too close plus damage obviously, couple this with the "speedster" aspect of SS, and the def and high rech. I've read some of the threads on Sent's and I get the gist of their functionality and how it can be beneficial to team dynamics (seriously what AT isn't in some way), I have a VG mate who loves his Sent's and after watching him enough I know there is a definite viability to them. So now I want to try them. So before I go the route of spending an hour on Mids, min/max a possible build to be proofread, what advice would you give?
  12. I'm having a problem with the Mission Architect system - namely, the game stops responding when I try to make profiles for my custom NPCs. Every time I finish such a profile - in the same format as the hero I.D. cards - the game stops responding, and I get the "program has stopped responding" prompt that means I have to close or wait for the program to respond. And no matter how long I wait, I always have to close the game in the end. When I log back in, I find that my work was saved. But I shouldn't have to go through this EVERY SINGLE TIME I make a new AE NPC. I need some help, here. I want to know how this is happening, and how to fix it. It's making me very upset, because I used to be a very prolific AE writer, and it's hard to get back into the groove when things like this prevent me from putting in the details I would like!
  13. hey all so I played yesterday and today the window doesn't open when I launch the game. I get this error now. I have not moved the files i was using tequila and i did validate the files just fine. I installed the homecoming launcher thinking it might have been tequila but i get the same message.
  14. Hello All, Im fairly new to Homecoming, but was an original player. I was fairly young at that time when the game first launched and didnt really get to know how to properly build a tank and such. I have now beeing playing a Street Justice and Willpower Brute. But, I need help making sure Im enhancing my Willpower buff properly. I feel like Im dealing decent damage, and absorbing decent damage, but it feels off. Have I missed something? I feel like for my level (32) I should be ble to take more damage. Thanks!
  15. Maj

    Help wanted

    looking to make an alternative/ fun farmer that is good for solo farms and also following another farmer looking at making a dark melee/fire aura brute, any and all help is appreciated and yes i understand it won't be as fast as a spines or rad fire, but already have a rad fire want something different. want to try. i want to try and make it as efficient and good for solo fire farming Version 1: http://www.cohplanner.com/mids/download.php?uc=1512&c=685&a=1370&f=HEX&dc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ersion 2: http://www.cohplanner.com/mids/download.php?uc=1512&c=696&a=1392&f=HEX&dc=78DA65945B4F13511485CFB4538142E98D526E2DA55C5A8A9416D044C510156B149A9098F85AAB8C30520BE9C5C8A37F425FBC8097C4279FE4A6FE23158CFC80BA3B6B41493A69F39D59E7ACD9FBEC7D66B22F163ABEDE7939AFB4F65B857CB99CBB59AA568CD66CB592AF981B45BB92AB45FEDD969ECB1A05C3482EE44BEB18F6405E309E18C5B291CC9846692B77A35ACA2BE7F2C64621797FD33056DCD670C9C8AF18A5F29AB9E9B2EE33E6EA5AC52CAE7AADBBBBC5E766D97C6416CCCA56E0F6A6F938C980D55C365FAEC8637B248B09F9FF56A757CDA11236A5D2BABA1003BBE360DF38181E03D3696571B76ED32CAFAE529AA5D9D2E434A8CF90B3E05EDD028F4373E988D709B6BA490FE8F482531DE0BEB8ECC855B747EC96D631007686C830181E048F64B583FB7314907FEC19985803274DF229F7B70E1EB35B756F0BE3F5315E98F1228C1761BCC89C2CD7ED2A2AC636EC536B9B40BD3CE481A09D73ED411984641FD3F07BC5E7C29CCD1540CD0616313770026AB2C68DBC94BB2697B28BE26527BCEC848F9DF0B1135DEC44173BA18BC70F8FDDCF48DD3EB0C74F7AC0435915605601FA138C33C538DF6536681D879A0ABE4205FFC95D6F3D5DA960EF1B7471E82DF98E7C0F8E6C83633BA04F6CFD88A9FA8750399768216A21E67C2277833C51839F51A1B14FE44730B6437E00A7B6C11FE28AD21B9D87367C1DB90FCF9157C0916BE455F0A7B84699CB283BFB501E11E7098D5FC6BAF16972869CE5E9BB04E6ED7813EB394C1C62EF170FC87D720F9CDC05D3DFC04EA947922721C97AB8454B514B9D9E20FDEC2D975FFDC4249A945493926E52669A94D92625A39F7D156A4B8DB15293A8D1B24E4934CD72B479E4BDA6E38FF3ECFBA0343A8E1B9A4D1B42979CF74488C93BF5003B3C3AEF8BC3F7F7BC66455AF4CB0423F57535C6996063FC6BA4317E5D5F8F5C6B5FA20DFD3F7CE2E2DC
  16. hi all, i'm gonna to try to make a build for pvp, but i have 3 small problem. 1) new to pvp 2) new into build 3) almost new in english. Could you tell me if this is wrong? and what i can do for optimize this build please? thx a lot edit: i'll make it again, not good for pvp the new one Hero Plan by Mids' Reborn : Hero Designer https://github.com/Crytilis/mids-reborn-hero-designer Click this DataLink to open the build! Level 50 Magic Scrapper Primary Power Set: Broad Sword Secondary Power Set: Regeneration Power Pool: Leaping Power Pool: Speed Power Pool: Fighting Power Pool: Presence Ancillary Pool: Soul Mastery Hero Profile: Level 1: Hack -- HO:Nucle(A), HO:Nucle(3), GldStr-%Dam(3), Mk'Bit-Dam%(5), AchHee-ResDeb%(5), TchofLadG-%Dam(7) Level 1: Fast Healing -- Pnc-Heal/EndRedux(A), Pnc-EndRdx/Rchg(13), Pnc-Heal/Rchg(13), Pnc-Heal/EndRedux/Rchg(15), Pnc-Heal(15), Pnc-Heal/+End(37) Level 2: Reconstruction -- Pnc-Heal/EndRedux(A), Pnc-EndRdx/Rchg(17), Pnc-Heal/Rchg(17), Pnc-Heal/EndRedux/Rchg(19), Pnc-Heal(19) Level 4: Slash -- HO:Nucle(A), HO:Nucle(7), GldStr-%Dam(9), Mk'Bit-Dam%(9), TchofLadG-%Dam(11), AchHee-ResDeb%(11) Level 6: Quick Recovery -- PrfShf-End%(A), PrfShf-EndMod(21), PrfShf-EndMod/Rchg(21) Level 8: Build Up -- GssSynFr--Build%(A), GssSynFr--ToHit(43), GssSynFr--ToHit/Rchg(43), GssSynFr--ToHit/Rchg/EndRdx(45), GssSynFr--Rchg/EndRdx(45), GssSynFr--ToHit/EndRdx(45) Level 10: Dull Pain -- Pnc-Heal/EndRedux(A), Pnc-EndRdx/Rchg(23), Pnc-Heal/Rchg(23), Pnc-Heal/EndRedux/Rchg(25), Pnc-Heal(25) Level 12: Combat Jumping -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A) Level 14: Parry -- CrsImp-Acc/Dmg(A), CrsImp-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(42) Level 16: Integration -- Pnc-Heal/EndRedux(A), Pnc-EndRdx/Rchg(27), Pnc-Heal/Rchg(27), Pnc-Heal/EndRedux/Rchg(29), Pnc-Heal(29) Level 18: Hasten -- RechRdx-I(A) Level 20: Resilience -- StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(A), UnbGrd-Max HP%(31), Ags-Psi/Status(31), ImpSki-Status(43), GldArm-3defTpProc(46) Level 22: Boxing -- Empty(A) Level 24: Tough -- ResDam-I(A) Level 26: Disembowel -- HO:Nucle(A), HO:Nucle(31), GldStr-%Dam(33), Hct-Dam%(33), SprBlsCol-Rchg/HoldProc(33), Mk'Bit-Dam%(34) Level 28: Instant Healing -- Pnc-Heal/EndRedux(A), Pnc-EndRdx/Rchg(37), Pnc-Heal/Rchg(37), Pnc-Heal/EndRedux/Rchg(39), Pnc-Heal(39) Level 30: Weave -- ShlWal-ResDam/Re TP(A), Rct-ResDam%(42), Ksm-ToHit+(42) Level 32: Head Splitter -- SprScrStr-Rchg/+Crit(A), SprScrStr-Acc/Dmg(34), SprScrStr-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(34), SprScrStr-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(36), Arm-Dam%(36), TchofLadG-%Dam(36) Level 35: Pacify -- Acc-I(A) Level 38: Moment of Glory -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A) Level 41: Moonbeam -- SphIns-%ToHit(A) Level 44: Shadow Meld -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(46), LucoftheG-Def(46) Level 47: Intimidate -- HO:Nucle(A), HO:Nucle(48), UnsTrr-EndRdx/Fear(48), UnsTrr-Stun%(48) Level 49: Unrelenting -- Prv-Heal(A), Prv-Heal/EndRdx(50), Prv-Absorb%(50), Prv-Heal/Rchg/EndRdx(50) Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A) Level 1: Critical Hit Level 1: Quick Form Level 1: Prestige Power Dash -- Empty(A) Level 1: Prestige Power Slide -- Empty(A) Level 1: Prestige Power Quick -- Empty(A) Level 1: Prestige Power Rush -- Empty(A) Level 1: Prestige Power Surge -- Empty(A) Level 1: Sprint -- EndRdx-I(A) Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A) Level 4: Ninja Run Level 2: Swift -- Run-I(A) Level 2: Health -- NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+(A), Mrc-Rcvry+(39), RgnTss-Regen+(40) Level 2: Hurdle -- Jump-I(A) Level 2: Stamina -- PrfShf-End%(A), PrfShf-EndMod(40), PrfShf-EndMod/Rchg(40) ------------ | Copy & Paste this data into Mids' Reborn : Hero Designer to view the build | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| |MxDz;1464;688;1376;HEX;| |78DA6554DB6E1251143DC30CA550686929E5566EBD008542C1CB9B97447BD1B6248| |D24BED2114E919400011AF5D12F30D1187FC0EB8BFFE0ABF1F6E047D4C4AA892FFA| |60C6CDEC056DC284C99A5967AFBDD73E7B0EC5FBEBCEB75B0FAF0A65F27A43EF76C| |BA54A476FB765C75AD46BF58AE85F36BA8303BE5C940D2973D73A2DBD5A2EDD6B75| |AAE1E1D2BA3C90CDAECCDD9235D9941DBD576F358573AFD56AE476A5DEAE376B0EF| |3A5D496B2EA321F37EBB5BB3D5A9836DF8A7AB3DE3E6A98C2C046BB5EC9957A7AE3| |9052975A478D7251EFF664E7819FFC24E82EF78D297D8786555C22D0546119604A1| |5A2A009ED5030BEB308E1D1C4D8478BF9BE7E563BCFB1CE3030C2381905C61897E2| |8C1BA45558AB29D0BAA175433B03ED0CB4FBA451514F85C731E038BC8EC3AB031E1| |DF0BC495A2B6B2DD667BC36FB18F884F10EC5D890DFF686B9F473E00BC6D597C057| |C0D78C5BA4B5A31F3BFA99433F73E8C78F7EFCE8678E3413AC11135EC5E42AC4B9C| |C8D3114D73EF7B25265BC416B53A831851A41D408A2C63C6ACCA3C60269A651633A| |C3796E12E7411E8F8F1EC29A88FCE5F8C845F6910E339F3DC7BC421AAFE03C5E832| |EA112E34366DF2A673E202EC051D600261301C630A15886772CF65433318E896D93| |3604572174B784EE96D05D02DD25D09D469A30A61ADE616EE537F09F303BA8514C1| |49EA29F792DFE1EF88171F113F0327B5BC4D71320ED02BA5E08B2CF5DE296C12D63| |6AC7244F612F524ECEF5C7294406DE3288CBBA81B38C21CA95E35C6A0EFBB436C02| |F3C81B5AF8C8FA8689EF3A9F963AE51F8063C017EC7F43581CBA05F7F5A516D7856| |8D9DF470D5488F44E64798C208737E84B930C2EC9E561422CE7BB7A781224E31A3E| |C6E3AD3F072E218FE270825CB8A9FA79C45B9CDBB96D8264C6A22798577E6C7595D| |8A75BFCEEA70DE9338EF499CF7FFC7E2D6FC| |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
  17. Currently, I have one level 50+ and it's a brute. Now I want to work towards a blaster, him being level 32 fire/fire. After doing a quick search, I wasn't able to find what I was looking for. Are there any good builds already that someone could share, or is it to soon to start worrying about builds? Mainly I wanted to focus on massive AoE Damage while having the Mystical Flight for my theme of Fireball wizard.
  18. I have this character, Mackintosh, who's a sentient cloak--think MCU Dr. Strange's cape or Carpet from Aladdin. The body/mannequin is there only because the character creator forced me to have one. To keep this short, I'll put Mack's bio in a reply. One of the RP hurdles is that Mack can't speak. Mack is weakly telepathic and can "hear" that way, but it can't really have a conversation. I've mostly been talking OOC, or using thoughts to describe physical actions. 1) Anyone have a non-speaking toon and have tips to share? 2) How would I craft some macros/keybinds for common actions? "Mackintosh flies up to $target and swirls around them in greeting" 3) Would the example in #2 violate the no-touching rule of RP etiquette?
  19. So my volcano-shaman Earth/Fire dominator has been creeping through the mid-forties, which is traditionally when I start thinking about an endgame build for them. And I've reached the point where I've been staring at Mids for so long that I'm not sure anything even makes sense anymore, so I figured it was about time to throw it up on the forums to get some more eyes on it. Some of my thoughts: Despite having quicksand on my live build, I probably don't actually need it: Stone Cages does almost as much -def and will also stick a group to the floor. It's gone. I've gone back and forth on Incinerate: On one hand, it hits like a truck, on the other hand it's got weirdly little impact (not satisfying to use) and the rest of the set really is encouraging me to stand back and blast instead of closing to melee. Gone, replaced by Kick to get into Tough and Weave later. I was mostly building for recharge and ranged defense. I went with Teleport because Stone Golem is *blind* and I can use TP Ally to yeet him into enemy spawns to take the alpha. I have no idea how to slot Quicksand, Earthquake, or Volcanic Gasses. Quicksand I've gotten rid of, Earthquake I've seen slotted for -tohit, I've been told 'only slot for recharge', and I've been told it makes a great Force Feedback mule, and Volcanic Gasses I've been told only to use recharge and hold/damage procs (NOT AoE damage procs) in. I have no idea if the Unbreakable Constraint is any good in there. Fiery Orb I've also heard is bad, but I think it's super thematic for my character so It's staying. I don't know if it'll have a single chance to proc on Volcanic activation, or if the geysers that appear all have their own chance to pop out a fiery orb. I hope it's the latter and I hope they appear IN the gas zone; but I'll have to go to the test server and check (if nobody can answer for me). Also, Unbreakable Constraint is totally a 'You can't break these cuffs!' meme reference. Too many purples? Maybe. Softcapped ranged defense is something, yeah? There was probably a more intelligent way to use those teleport power slots than just getting BotZ ranged defense over and over again. It's not permadom, but the patch powers don't actually benefit from domination, so. Not sure if it's as mission critical here. I did spec out of Rune of Protection, so maybe I'm underestimating how badly mez will screw me up in play without that panic button. I have an irrational dislike of Hasten, that's why it's not in this build. I kinnd of wanted to swap the Essence of Curare in Fossilize for Devastation: Chance for Hold but I am unsure how good of an idea that is. I could probably squeeze in more recharge (at 92.5% now) with more purple sets: 23.75% more at the cost of 7.5% ranged defense. I am unconvinced this is a good trade. Anyway, I welcome thoughts and opinions from more veteran dominators! Villain Plan by Mids' Reborn : Hero Designer https://github.com/Crytilis/mids-reborn-hero-designer Click this DataLink to open the build! Kiluaea: Level 50 Magic Dominator Primary Power Set: Earth Control Secondary Power Set: Fiery Assault Power Pool: Fighting Power Pool: Teleportation Power Pool: Concealment Ancillary Pool: Fire Mastery Villain Profile: Level 1: Fossilize -- BslGaz-Acc/Hold(A), BslGaz-Acc/Rchg(7), BslGaz-Rchg/Hold(9), BslGaz-EndRdx/Rchg/Hold(21), EssofCrr-Acc/Hold(29) Level 1: Flares -- Thn-Acc/Dmg(A), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx(3), Thn-Dmg/Rchg(3), Thn-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(40), Thn-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(40), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(43) Level 2: Stone Cages -- SprAscoft-Acc/Conf/Hold/Immob/Sleep/Stun/Fear(A), SprAscoft-Conf/Hold/Immob/Sleep/Stun/Fear/Rchg(7), SprAscoft-EndRdx/Rchg(9), SprAscoft-Acc/Conf/Hold/Immob/Sleep/Stun/Fear/EndRdx(17), SprAscoft-Acc/Conf/Hold/Immob/Sleep/Stun/Fear/EndRdx/Rchg(31), SprAscoft-Rchg/+Dmg%(46) Level 4: Kick -- Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg(A), Mk'Bit-Dmg/EndRdx(5), Mk'Bit-Dmg/Rchg(5), Mk'Bit-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg(19), Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(46), Mk'Bit-Dam%(48) Level 6: Fire Breath -- PstBls-Acc/Dmg(A), PstBls-Dmg/EndRdx(15), PstBls-Dmg/Rchg(17), PstBls-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(37), PstBls-Dam%(37) Level 8: Teleport -- BlsoftheZ-ResKB(A), BlsoftheZ-Travel(15) Level 10: Fire Blast -- Thn-Acc/Dmg(A), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx(11), Thn-Dmg/Rchg(11), Thn-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(25), Thn-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(48), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(48) Level 12: Stalagmites -- AbsAmz-Stun(A), AbsAmz-Stun/Rchg(13), AbsAmz-Acc/Stun/Rchg(13), AbsAmz-Acc/Rchg(31), AbsAmz-EndRdx/Stun(50) Level 14: Stealth -- LucoftheG-Def(A), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(23) Level 16: Embrace of Fire -- RechRdx-I(A) Level 18: Earthquake -- RechRdx-I(A), FrcFdb-Rechg%(19) Level 20: Teleport Foe -- BlsoftheZ-Travel(A), BlsoftheZ-ResKB(21) Level 22: Tough -- StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(A), GldArm-3defTpProc(23) Level 24: Weave -- LucoftheG-Def(A), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(25) Level 26: Volcanic Gasses -- UnbCns-Hold/Rchg(A), UnbCns-Acc/Hold/Rchg(27), UnbCns-Acc/Rchg(27), UnbCns-EndRdx/Hold(34), UnbCns-Dam%(50), SprDmnGrs-Rchg/Fiery Orb(50) Level 28: Consume -- EffAdp-EndMod/Rchg(A), EffAdp-Acc/Rchg(29) Level 30: Recall Friend -- BlsoftheZ-Travel(A), BlsoftheZ-ResKB(31) Level 32: Animate Stone -- ExpRnf-Acc/Rchg(A), ExpRnf-Acc/Dmg(33), ExpRnf-Dmg/EndRdx(33), ExpRnf-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(33), ExpRnf-EndRdx/Dmg/Rchg(34), ExpRnf-+Res(Pets)(34) Level 35: Fire Ball -- PstBls-Acc/Dmg(A), PstBls-Dmg/EndRdx(36), PstBls-Dmg/Rchg(36), PstBls-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(36), PstBls-Dam%(37) Level 38: Blaze -- Thn-Acc/Dmg(A), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx(39), Thn-Dmg/Rchg(39), Thn-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(39), Thn-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(40), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(43) Level 41: Rain of Fire -- PstBls-Acc/Dmg(A), PstBls-Dmg/EndRdx(42), PstBls-Dmg/Rchg(42), PstBls-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(42), PstBls-Dam%(43) Level 44: Blazing Bolt -- StnoftheM-Acc/Dmg(A), StnoftheM-Dmg/EndRdx(45), StnoftheM-Acc/ActRdx/Rng(45), StnoftheM-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(45), StnoftheM-Dam%(46) Level 47: Invisibility -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A) Level 49: Rise of the Phoenix -- OvrFrc-Dam/KB(A) ------------ | Copy & Paste this data into Mids' Reborn : Hero Designer to view the build | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| |MxDz;1479;670;1340;HEX;| |78DA7594DB4E13511486F7B4534A0BA5145A0A94B6406DA5ADB4A0DE1BC249841A1| |2BD27230EEDD6DA69DAC1C8A5175E1A9FC0E30378A3463C3D831A5113E38D0F20E0| |296AD4D4C5AC9F429CD8B4F966FF6BAFFDAFBDF69E162E4DB5DF9DBD7C4C28FEC9B| |256AF2F4D19176445338D9AABA015E5B25308E19E97E5554DD7DCF41C6FC697268D| |8A5933CAB969AD66967647FBE213F5BAB65A36733352AFADED8E846FD1A09C19592| |C99B252ECB246A7F5B25E356AA6664AA312B0A4B9CA4559976764599A6B5E4B3955| |D5F5B391E9AA5CA6EC9ABE54D0EAE6CEC24DC35E2A2F45BFFE9D9AAD4F43151B0E2| |1A2AA6879CD6C7DC30CBE650EAC28428CABE29BA399E312D785A5396E803799076F| |81B799993BCC08F929C855D69D96D6F288D9FA98D9F984197BCA1C7DC674504F9DC| |875AEF07A6A112C31BB2473F41C337F9EF99D6A76619FAE7BAC75DC67763E601E78| |08AEA376F273738EE27EEFE09C77CC1F040F6AF1A0075EF4C08B1EF4A20779F4208| |F1EC468136DA8A5ED04AFD73E0F2E306305E6F849A68F0AF1A1165F90CFA127C4FC| |4953FC1C13FE2C7BC4C92380F901685D5778AD14ADD58D5837F613C4FE9C140B211| |60A2BD6B9F71CE6FEAB140B2B1C0BA3865ED4304853FAD08FBE695EAB7F069C650E| |1DC79EE6C009D5E22F1A46AC5BD15022573936708D9924CF28EA89A2D6186A1D22C| |F383CE35BAC0D6E839FC0CF98FB05FCCAF45373867106C3B80F09DC8704EE43E29F| |FBF0875293F04BE2CC5338F314CE3CF59F7BDF417E23F01B815F1A7E69F8A5E1978| |1DF6FF2CB2227FB9CB5432FC097E02BDCF70DA69FFA95C35DC8E16C02E43D066DEC| |039FE580DA7C87E94B1F31BCA734E6337BCF19DBCC319B326E538ED894A33665C1A| |62CAACD7F07A1588AA7B3F9CE373E7A29AAEC8F6ED9944D9BB26D53FE020E2805C1| |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
  20. So, I am about to get my first 50 since over a decade ago, and that terrifies me! I was never very good at making builds, and things like Mids sort of confuse me. However, I want to learn how to understand building a character instead of just asking for somebody to hand me a build and me still not really understanding what it all means and not being able to build future characters. I think all this is why I have so many alts and no 50's... getting to the end game and trying to figure everything out is scary! That said, I still don't have a patron power thing-a-majig because... well, I don't really know anything about them; i.e. how to get them, which one to pick, etc. I don't know anything about alphas or what to do there when my MM hits 50. I went chill mastery for theme; not sure if it's good or not. I have every power in the cold powerset as I was not familiar with it, so not sure if anything there is skippable. I find the only power I don't much use out of is Frostwork. And I only have 2 pool powers - Leadership and Speed. I know I probably should go Fighting and get Tough/Weave, but I'm already so toggle and end heavy as-is, I didn't want to add more to it yet. So, with Sara Falin at level 47, I hope some of you friendly and helpful folks that are far more knowledged than myself at this stuff can help me learn how to build this character so that I may no longer feel scared about getting my toons to the level 40+ range out of fear that people will figure out I don't really know what I'm doing. 😅 And thank you in advance for any/all help provided.
  21. This is by no means official, but it DOES answer some of the most frequently asked questions I’ve seen in the game so far. Making It Work How Do I Install / Setup / Run The Game? Have you followed all the steps here: https://forums.homecomingservers.com/index.php/topic,950.0.html Top to bottom. Read and do all of them. Seriously. You’ll save yourself a lot of trouble. What is Tequila? Aside from the obvious answer, a delicious adult beverage, Tequila is what the Launcher for City of Heroes is called. A Launcher is just a program used to make sure files are up to date and then start the game for you. If you are following instructions, you’ll need to let it run and download all the files for City of Heroes the first time you run it. Grab a sandwich and an age appropriate drink, this may take a while. Fortunately, it will only need to download the whole game once. Assuming you are following the instructions. If you aren’t following instructions, I’m not sure we can be friends. Why Is Tequila Telling Me Something Is Wrong? Because something is wrong. First and foremost, if Tequila is throwing errors, begin by revalidating your installation. In Tequila click Options and then Revalidate. One of the things that is usually wrongest when using Tequila is that you’ve chosen to install the game in a folder that has special properties attached to it. Properties that restrict Tequilas ability to actually install or run the game. To correct this, make sure you’ve installed the game where you were instructed to in… yup… this guide: https://forums.homecomingservers.com/index.php/topic,950.0.html See how useful that’s turning out to be? Another very common problem is that the files you installed were somehow set to ‘read-only’. We’re not saying it’s your fault, but… Anyway, read-only means that the game can’t write new information when and where it needs to in order to actually let you play the game. Things like character names and costume data, among others, need to be written and updated as you get into the game, so having things read-only means the game can’t actually work and Tequila will throw an error at you. Make sure your files aren’t set to read-only. Why can't I log into The Game? Remember where we told you to follow all the steps here: https://forums.homecomingservers.com/index.php/topic,950.0.html ? We can already tell you exactly which ones you didn’t follow. Forum accounts and game accounts are not the same, even though you need a forum account to set up a game account. How Do I Reset/Change My Game Password? Finally, an easy one. Sign into the forums with your forum account here: https://forums.homecomingservers.com/ and find “Sign Up” in the right hand corner. Then just go to https://forums.homecomingservers.com/gameaccount/ put in your game account name and adjust your password as needed. Help, Something Is Technically Wrong Why Does Everything Look Weird and What Happened to All the Buttons and Things? Look, we know 4k screens are almost yesterday’s news already, but you have to realize, when City of Heroes came out they didn’t exist. So, when you try to run the game on a 4k screen it sometimes (depending on graphics card, monitor, and in-game graphics options settings) doesn’t respond well to whatever it is you’re trying to make it do. In fact, sometimes it doesn’t even know what to do with your weird widescreen settings whether they’re 4k or not. The first step is to kick the game out of full screen mode because your UI is technically still there, it’s just in a place you can’t see it. Probably offscreen eating all the craft services donuts. Press Alt+Enter. That should restore you to something you can then use to make further adjustments via the options menu in game. Hint: The game can usually handle 1080 resolutions just fine. If that gives you no joy and the game still wants to pretend it doesn’t know what’s going on, try the following from user Nilt (who knows about these sorts of things, apparently.): Go to your installation folder. Right click Homecoming.exe and choose Properties. (If you only see Homecoming without the exe part, that's OK. Pick the one that does NOT have a folder icon.) Click the Compatibility tab and click the "Change high DPI settings" button. Make the settings look like this: Why Does the Game Lose Focus When I Click On The Bottom Row of My Powers? Because Windows 10 hates you? Okay, probably it’s just indifferent to your presence, but still, it’s a Windows 10 problem. We’re not sure exactly what causes it, maybe it’s tabbing in and out of game a lot, but what’s happening is the Windows Taskbar is invisibly covering the bottom bit of your game screen. If you watch carefully you can see where the cursor changes from your game cursor to your Windows cursor. Fun, yes? Fun, no! Sadly, the only known solution for this is to entirely restart your computer. If you know of a better one, please tell us. Characters / Toons / Avatars I Can’t Wait To Get My Character From Live Up and Running Again… Uhhhh… Got some bad news for you there. See, your character on Live is… Well, it’s gone to a happier place. A place where superheroes and supervillains are allowed to roam free and enjoy all the things they like best. A place where they are happy and content and don’t ever have to worry about things ever again. There is no database containing all your old heroes that you can just log into and access again. Partly because such a thing was never part of the data released into the wild, and partly because, even if that data was out there, Homecoming would have got rid of it anyway. There was a lot of personal information attached to those characters and accounts. That sort of stuff. It’s better this way, really. Feel free to rebuild them though. JimmyTwoToes 2.0 can be even better than before. There is A Character Missing From My List of Characters. Have you looked everywhere? Under the couch? Out in the garage? On one of the several different tabs of your character list? If so, and they are still missing, try logging completely out of the game and then back in. No? Log out again and this time go find the file called playerslot.txt in your main City of Heroes folder under the account name you used to sign into the game. So, for example, C:\City of Heroes\CaptainAmazotron\playerslot.txt. Now, delete it. That’s right delete that bad boy. Then log back into the game. No, don’t replace it with anything, just delete it and log back in. You’ll have forced the game to recreate the file from scratch and actually look at all the characters attached to your account instead of rebuilding based on a broken file. You should see your character back in the list. I’ve Decided That 2 a.m. On A DRUNKEN Saturday Night Is No Time To Be Naming Characters And Would Like To Change The Name of JimmyTwoToes to something Reasonable, Like… I dunno, Susan. How Am Do? Back out on the Character Select Screen there is a pencil icon at the top of the screen. Select JimmyTwoToes then click the pencil. Then just type in the name you want in the box offered. And, because there will be more drunken Saturday nights, you can do this as many times as you like to as many characters as you like. Speaking Of Drunken Saturday Nights, I Accidently Deleted My Account / Character And I’d Like It Back Please. Oof. Maybe you should cut back a little, you know? This is a bit trickier, depending on how long ago you did this we might be able to get your character back for you. There are regular database maintenances that occur and, if you happen to realize the mistake between one maintenance and another, we might be able to help. But if you miss the window, your character has probably moved to a farm in upstate New York, as it were. As for your account? We cannot encourage you enough to not accidently delete it under any circumstances. Once that baby is gone, it is effectively gone for good. And before you come in with ‘but my little brother…’ There’s a reason we recommend not letting anyone else use your account. Practice good account security and this won’t happen to you. What Gives? I Can’t Name My Character CRxxx/GMxxx/Sister Psyche? How Can I Build the Exciting New Character CringleFingers If I Can’t Name Them That? Sorry, some names, and even elements of names, are reserved for special use. In particular CR is reserved for Homecoming’s Community Reps so that you can easily identify them in game. Usually you’ll see it like CR Mugsy, or possibly CR_Guido. Same thing with GM. That’s for the game masters to use. Like GM_OhWattaHat or GM SnarkBritches. That said, we’re happy to help you get your requested character name as long as it doesn’t bump up against those particular reservations. We’re happy to help rename your character to CringleFingers if that’s what you really want. Just file a ticket and let us know what you need. Names already in use in the game as NPCs (Non-Player Characters) like Statesman and Lord Recluse are off limits and always will be. The game needs those names reserved exclusively for its own use. For reasons. We will be unable to help you get those names. Look, I just Really Need The Name Chipper Squeakington But Another Character Has It and I Heard You Had a Name Release Policy So I’d Like That Name Now, Please. There has been a proposed name release policy, but it hasn’t been implemented yet. For the time being, the best you can do is mail the character with the name you want and ask if they will turn it loose for you. So, It Was Saturday Night… And Uh, Long Story Short, My Character Is On The Wrong Server / Shard. Can You Help? The first step is to admit you have a problem…. Oh, you meant help get your character to the right shard. Actually, you have to help yourself here, too. Go back to character select, pick the character you want to move and click that double-headed arrow at the top of the screen. Then you’ll be asked to select the shard/server you want to send it to. Easy. Do be aware that you can only transfer 5 characters at a time, but the transfers refresh every three days. So, you can do up to 5 today, then 5 more in three days’ time, and so on. A Rose By Any Other Name I Still Need To Rename A Character Do see above in the Characters / Toons / Avatars section. What’s a Global Handle? Why Do I Have One? And How Can I Change It? All right, slow down…. A Global Handle is assigned to you when you log into the game for the first time with a character. By Default, it is the same as the name of your first character. It lets people find you and send you mail and do various other things regardless of what character you might be on at any given time. Basically, it’s like a master ID within the game. All your characters on the account are associated with that Global Handle. You get one free Global Rename, because some people will log in Doctor Snorkledanker as their first character and then realize that that isn’t so handy to type in. Or maybe it doesn’t reflect the way they’d like to be perceived. Or maybe they spelled it wrong. Or possibly it’s very rude. It sounds rude, doesn’t it? Anyway, you get one free rename. That’s it. No more. Nada. Zip. One and done. Except if you file a ticket and ask politely someone will probably let you off the hook and grant you another one. But try to keep this to a minimum. If you find yourself asking for a rename every week or better, maybe don’t. Pick one and stick with it. Help! I named my Super Group The Cheese Express: Stilton Division and now we’re not as into cheese as I thought we were. How do I rename it? Well, sadly, you don’t. At present there is no means for you to rename a Super Group in game. This is for, I am assured, very technical reasons having to do with databases and trained monkeys. At least, I think that’s what they said. What you can do, however, is file a support ticket explaining you would like a less cheese-centric name and what that name might be. A GM will get in touch with you, probably ask a few questions to verify you are allowed to rename your Super Group and then set to work renaming it. Trouble and How To Deal With It Wait! You Never Said We Could Get In Trouble For Stuff Here. Ahh. But we did. In fact, at present, you have to agree to abide by our Code of Conduct in addition to a few other things each time you log into the game to play. It’s part of our User Agreement and looks a lot like this: And, you should read the whole Code of Conduct (CoC) even if you are the sort of person who would never, ever do anything wrong. Knowing what we prohibit and restrict will help us help you when and if the time comes. You can do that here: https://forums.homecomingservers.com/code-of-conduct/ . Honestly, it’s required reading and even if you don’t do the reading you are still held to it. So do the reading. While you’re there, don’t miss the thrilling read which is the User Agreement at https://forums.homecomingservers.com/user-agreement/ and the even more thrilling and twice as nice at half the price Privacy Policy https://forums.homecomingservers.com/privacy-policy/. Seriously, all very important stuff you should know. Don’t say we didn’t tell you. Okay. I read the CoC and I think I saw someone doing something that was prohibited. What do I do next? You have two main courses of action you can take whenever a violation occurs. You can either go to Homecoming’s Discord Server, or you can go to the Homecoming Forums. On the Discord server ( https://discordapp.com/invite/cityofheroes ) you can go to the #in-game-help channel and make a general request for help and let someone with a ‘GM’ or ‘CR’ know that there’s a problem that needs their attention. On the forums the Support link at the top will take you to the Ticket System ( https://forums.homecomingservers.com/support/ ) where you can start a New Request, fill in a few details and submit a report. Okay. But Which Do I Do For What? Fair question. By and large, which one you use will depend on the urgency and the seriousness of the problem. Serious, immediate threats should be filed in the ticket system because this guarantees it is seen by someone who can do something about it as soon as possible. Then, look at Discord and see if a GM is on. (Hint: Tagging your message @On-Duty will find any GM or CR who is present and active.) Let them know, if you can, what the issue is and that you filed a ticket on it. Less immediate problems can be taken straight to Discord and mentioned to the GMs. Bear in mind that Discord scrolls text away in a busy channel and can make it difficult to keep track of. The advantage here though is that many people provide assistance who are not directly GMs and can help you decide how serious the problem is and whether to file a ticket on it. Note: It is ALWAYS okay to use the system you are most comfortable with. The above is only to help you decide how urgently your issue needs to be addressed. For very serious problems, get any help you can as quickly as you can, even if that means pinging a GM directly on Discord. Just be aware that there is not always a GM watching Discord. We may be there, but in another channel helping someone else, in-game helping someone, or simply signed off for the night and asleep. A ticket filed ALWAYS alerts whomever may be available. Also Note: It’s okay to contact a GM, by ticket or Discord, even if you aren’t sure something is a violation. We like to head off trouble before it really gets rolling, so if it makes you feel yucky, weird, uncomfortable, threatened, or anything else you don’t want to be feeling, do not be afraid to get in touch. What Do You Need From Me To Address A Problem? Generally speaking, the more information you can provide, the better. Especially when filing a ticket: 1. Start by telling us who your character is in-game and what Server/Shard you are on. For example: I’m Captain Leg-Day on Everlasting. 2. Next, tell us who or what the problem is. Be as complete and specific as you can. “King JerkFace is yelling at people about his Hot Dog franchise in Help Channel and won’t stop despite numerous requests,” is better than “Some guy keeps yelling.” 3. If you have screenshots, please attach them. We prefer screenshots over cutting and pasting the relevant text, but if that’s all you’ve got, we’ll take that, too. 4. Please do not immediately report something and then abandon ship. Sometimes we have follow-up questions or need clarification in order to understand the situation. If you can, give it at least 30 minutes before you sign-off to allow us to look into things and get back to you if need be. We don’t always need to, but when we do it’s usually for a good reason. If you are letting us know on Discord, many of the same things will apply. Particularly, if you contact us on Discord, at least check back every few minutes to see if we’ve responded or had a question. Can I Find Out What Action You Took Regarding Captain Monkeyknuckles? Sorry, but no. Generally speaking, except in cases where we do need some clarification or have a question, you probably won’t hear back from us on what we did or how the situation was corrected. It’s possible to infer what action was taken, of course, but we can neither confirm nor deny that any particular course was taken. This Game Has Issues Something is Broken/Wrong With The Game, Fix It. We’re trying. Honestly. And frankly, the game is currently in a much better state now than when it first relaunched back in April. A number of fixes and optimizations have been made that mean the experience is better for everyone overall. And even more are coming. That said… I keep getting lag, stalling on zone/door entry, taking forever to load characters, etc. These are network issues. As such, there are a number of things you can try to fix things from your end. And yes, we know of one issue that seems to affect more than just a few of you. There’s a bottleneck that our service provider is looking into. What you can do though is try a few of these potential solutions to alleviate any problems from your end of things that may be affecting your connection: Turn it off and on again: The game. Your computer. Your router. Your modem. Make sure none of these are hanging things up just by cycling them. Occasionally, setting up a VPN has proven useful. If you are comfortable doing that, it may be worth a try. There has been an unverified suggestion that turning off IPv6 can correct some connectivity issues. There has been no thorough testing of this, but, again, if it is something you are comfortable doing, it may be worth a try. Other than that, we can but wait and hope the provider sorts things out on their end. I’m In My Super Group Base. No, I Mean Really In. Like, Stuck In The Floor as soon As I Enter. Your Secret Entrance is a smidge too low. Probably you accidently bumped it while editing your base at some point. Remain calm. Enter Base Edit Mode. Gently lift your Secret Entrance up to floor level. Leave your base and come back in. Viola! Violin! Cello! I Tried To Go From One Zone/Instance To Another And Now My Character Is Stuck In The Negative Zone And I Can’t Log It In! Restart the game to see if this fixes it. If not, remain calm. Contact a GM, either by Ticket or Discord, and let them know your particulars. One will be along shortly and, as a prize, send you to Pocket D for a nice dance session. I Tried To Respec My Character But It Failed And Now All My Enhancements Are Gone! Oh dear. As always, try restarting the game to see if it fixes itself. But honestly, if this happens to you and they are genuinely gone gone, there isn’t much we can do about it. There’s no way for us to return to you what you once had. Do file a ticket though and let us know it happened and what appeared to have gone wrong with your respec. This is a potential bug that we’d like to know more about. I Successfully Respec’d My Character, But Now All My Enhancements Are Gone! Mm-hmm. See, what’s happened here is that sometimes people overlook very important pieces of text displayed on their screen. For example, in this instance there is a bit of text warning you, at the end of your respect as you are being asked to place your enhancements in the various slots you just assigned to your various powers, that any enhancements not slotted in or placed back in your inventory will be deleted. Gone. Not around anymore. And then, when you go to advance the screen and complete the respect, it warns you again with another pop-up box. It wants to be really sure you really understand. Really. Sorry. Not a thing we can do about that. I Mailed A Thing To The Wrong ACCOUNT; Can I Get It Back? Well, No. And Maybe. So, possibly, Yes. We can’t get it back for you. So gone is gone. But… We strongly recommend that you mail the person you sent it to and politely ask for them to send it back to you. Most people in the game are pretty nice and recognize the mistake. Heck, a good percentage of them have probably made it themselves. The only problem is, if they don’t, we still can’t do anything about it. I Mailed A Thing To The Right Account But It Hasn’t Shown Up; Can You Help? Are you sure you mailed it to the right account? Really, really sure? You didn’t leave an @ off a global name? Or slightly misspell the correct name? Or forget to include the thing you were mailing? Naturally this only happens with huge amounts of influence and extremely precious, irreplaceable enhancements. It pays to be exceptionally careful and double-check everything before clicking ‘send’. But assuming you’ve done everything correctly, it still might take time to receive even mail you’ve sent to yourself, let alone anyone else. Why? Well, for extremely complicated, technical reasons (we presume) the mail and chat system are tied together inextricably, and this seems to cause no small amount of problems with timely receipt of mail. Sometimes you only have to wait a few extra minutes. Other times you have to wait literal days. As with other mail problems, it’s not something we can correct for you. We can’t reimburse influence or enhancements. Fortunately, in all the cases we’ve had follow-up on, the missing items seems to have arrived belatedly, but intact. Take heart! So, it was Saturday Night Again and uh… I Accidently Spent/Lost/Used/Etc. A Thing I Would Rather Not Have. Can You Recover It For Me? Is this a frat party thing? Is that why it keeps happening? Generally speaking, no. There are some very small, specific instances where, while we can’t recover the item in question for you, we can assist you in successfully completing the mission which requires said item. For instance, the Cure Stick for the Cure The Lost mission frequently does a runner on people. We can help you complete that mission and advance the storyline. But that really is the extent of item recovery. I Bought/Sold Super Dingus X On The Auction House. Super Dingus X/The Influence is not in My Inventory. Why Am I Being Singled Out In These Questions? It’s tradition. You are the surrogate. Are you really certain you did what you thought you did? Here’s a collection of reasons we’ve accumulated as to why things ‘disappear’ from and around the Auction House: I bought a recipe when I meant to buy an enhancement. I bought an enhancement when I meant to buy a recipe. I forgot to actually press the button telling the Auction House to Sell my Super Dingus and it’s just sitting there in storage. I forgot to actually press the button telling the Auction House to Collect my Super Dingus, etc. etc. Ditto, ditto, ditto, collect the influence, ditto, ditto, ditto. I’m looking at the wrong tab in my inventory. I’m on the wrong character. Math bad. Now, if all of that doesn’t apply to you, and you’re really sure that something has gone wrong with the Auction House and your Super Dingus and/or its profits have gone missing, the next step is…. Yup. Log out and back in again, then double check. Sadly, as ever, we cannot reimburse or replace the items or influence you may have lost. I Tried To Do Mission X But It Won’t Complete. What The Heck, Game? This happens sometimes. There are a number of very complex hamsters involved in powering this game and occasionally one of them falls out of its little wheel and becomes tangled in the machinery. It’s okay, there is a farm in upstate New York… Look around very thoroughly. Check all the nooks and crannies in your mission maps. Generally, it’s right about the time, or very shortly thereafter, that you contact a GM when you suddenly find the thing preventing your mission from completing successfully. Glowing Boxes, Hidden Minions we call it. Sometimes bad guys get stuck in walls or ceilings (AoE at them if you can), humming boxes fail to hum or just didn’t get put in the shipment, Big Bads deliver their speeches and then run away in fear. If you have the time and don’t mind the additional XP, try leaving the mission and resetting it by selecting a different mission and then reselecting the current one. This generally helps. If it definitely isn’t working right and you’re stuck, file a ticket or hit the discord and someone should be along shortly to assist. We Tried To Do The Synapse Task Force But It Keeps Sending Us Back To Do The Same Mission Over and Over. Why Does Synapse Hate Us? He doesn’t. He doesn’t even really know you. How can he possibly hate you? Have Everyone log out and then back in again. You’ll still be in the Task Force, but the missions should now advance properly. Honestly, it’s not personal. Help! We’re stuck in a Task Force / Team / League / Etc.! We can’t get out! You sure yell help a lot. Try typing in /leaveteam and see if that helps. A Task Force turns out to be the tricky one to leave if you’ve never done it before. Usually bringing up your team window and quitting the team will get you out of it. Try that. But for your industrial strength team leaving, /leaveteam is definitely the go to. Hel—I mean uh… Pardon Me Good Sir, Might You Have An Explanation Regarding Missing Badge X? Indeed, I do. It is quite likely, my fine fellow, that said badge is, in fact, in a new location. An Echo of its former designated locale. To whit and most especially Echo: Faultline, which one may find by entering the portal located behind the large building in the location described most accurately as Ouroboros. Other such Echoes exist as well and may be found in the same manner, allowing one to access badges not otherwise available in the rest of the game. Look, I’ve Been All Over This Place Looking For A Key To Open This Door And— It’s the USNF Base, isn’t it? Yeah. Lots of people sort of miss the hint. Look on the floor for the spoilerspoilerspoiler. Right in front of the computer, usually. Yup. Click it and there’s your key. Hey, Do You Guys Know About All These Trucks And Cars in Kallisti Wharf That Are— — just circling around? Oh yeah. Where do you think we keep all the influence and enhancement we’ve been slowly siphoning off the Auction House? You should see what's in the tram.
  22. Hello, I just bought the Alienware AW2720HF... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YQHGC9L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 And have been both blown away and disappointed. Blown away with the incredible rendering, but disappointed at how text and icons get pixelated because they're so detailed. I've also ordered a Dell S-Series... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N2L5CXO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Which has a 2560x1440 resolution. This resolution is what I'm used to playing on and have no issues with resizing windows and displaying text. I'm not a moneybags and will return the one that doesn't perform as well. I looked on the forums and saw one or two posts about playing CoH across multiple monitor setups and using bigger screens, but there were no images provided. Could those of you using multiple monitors (vertical and horizontal) be so kind as to post some images of your setup and include your specs so as to give a clearer idea of what kind of visual experience we can strive for with this old workhorse of a game? I've included images of my different screens below. They're in the replies so I can upload them full size. One of the game on a 27" imac cinema screen and another on the above Alienware as a nice by side. I was playing on a 2011 suped up (for the time) video editing imac with 32gb ddr3 ram and a 500gb ssd drive. After getting frustrated with slow loading times, I bought the Alienware Aurora R10. I'm pushing the graphics capabilities to max so it's not quiet by any means and I REALLY do not like windows 10 or any other version of Windows, but I'm prepared to give it a go to see if I can get a better gaming experience. TL/DR Plz show some pictures of you have a multiple monitor/32inch screen setup. Thx! Aurora R10 - you can just make out blurred text and icons.
  23. I am on a Mac running Catalina, and I had been playing fine for months with Island Rum 020920203. I took a couple months off from playing, and when I came back, Island Rum hangs at: I am used to that, so I click the palm tree and select "Re-scan". But now it hangs with about 90% progress bar at: The manifest it is referencing is Homecoming https://path.savecoh.com/manifest.xml I thought i'd start fresh, so I downloaded the latest version of Island Rum, but now, OSX gives me this error message: I searched the forums, but couldn't find anything relevant.
  24. I heard Kinetic Melee was good so I want to try it. I need help picking a Secondary. The options are:Bio,Dark,Energy (Maybe),Invulnerability,Regeneration,Super Reflexes,Willpower. And the only reason why those are the only options because I'm trying to stay with my character's look. (Plant/Nature creature sort of) Anyway..HELP PLEASE! THANKS 🙂
  25. I saw someone wearing this (possibly a GM) and was wondering how can I obtain this outfit? 🤔
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