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So! one of the lesser explored mechanics in the game was a little thing called Day Jobs, something that provided a nice narrative element for how your characters spend time off-screen, and provided a small reward for spending time logged off in that job location. However, there wasn't really any further exploration of the concept besides adding in a new day job here and there, most of which didn't even have an associated accolade to progress towards to. 

 

I figured since the concept hasn't been tinkered with since CoH's final days, I would take a stab at thinking up some new Day Job Accolade badges that a player can work towards, which I think helps with the following problems with Day Jobs, and badges on general;

 

  • There are day jobs with no accolades.
  • Some day jobs count towards far more accolades that others.
  • Day Jobs are a means of implementing new accolades without the need of new mission arcs or zones to explore.
  • There would be more badges for those who enjoy badge-hunting or looking for that ideal title.
  • There would be more rewards you can earn for logging off in a single location.
  • More temporary powers
  • More character themes to play with!

 

With all this in mind, here's a list of Day Job Accolades I came up with that I think would better distribute rewards and explore more themes!

 

Neutral:

Medium Badge dayjob darkastoria.png - Cold Hand of Death Badge DayJob Gravedigger.png - Mortician Reaper's Touch (Melee, Moderate Cold DoT, Self Heal)
Warlock Badge dayjob darkastoria.png - Cold Hand of Death Badge DayJob Midnighter.png - Midnighter Magestaff (Ranged, Moderate Negative DMG, Knockback)
Commando Badge dayjob dustranger.png - D.U.S.T Ranger Badge DayJob VanguardRecruit.png - Vanguard Recruit Plasma Rifle (Ranged, Moderate Energy DMG, -RES)
Therapist Badge dayjob psychologist.png - Psychologist Badge DayJob CareGiver.png/Badge DayJob PainSpecialist.png - Caregiver/Pain Specialist Clear Thoughts (Ranged, Ally Mez Protection)
Socialite* Badge dayjob psychologist.png - Psychologist Badge DayJob Clubber.png - Clubber Attract (Ranged, Foe Taunt, -ACC, -ToHit)
Vagrant Badge dayjob scavenger.png - Scavenger Badge dayjob survivalist.png - Survivalist Molotov Cocktail (Ranged AoE, Fire DoT)
Raider Badge dayjob survivalist.png - Survivalist Badge DayJob Griefer.png - Predator Survival Axe (Melee, Lethal DMG, -DEF)
Gladiator** Badge DayJob Duelist.png - Duelist Badge DayJob Cimeroran.png - Cimeroran Javelin (Ranged Lethal DMG, -DEF)
Engineer Badge DayJob MonitorDuty.png - Monitor Duty Badge DayJob Architect.png - Architect Gun Turret (Place Turret, Moderate Lethal DoT)
Entertainer Badge DayJob ClothesHorse.png - Fashion Designer Badge DayJob Architect.png - Architect Disguise (Self Stealth, +DEF All)


Hero:

Provost (Authoritarian) Badge dayjob dustranger.png - D.U.S.T Ranger Badge DayJob LawEnforcement.png - Law Enforcer Shockwave Grenade (Ranged AoE Stun)
Salvager (Scrounger) Badge dayjob scavenger.png - Scavenger Badge DayJob Auctioneer.png - Day Trader Jackhammer (Melee Moderate Lethal DoT, -DEF)
Ambassador (Plant)

Badge DayJob Clubber.png - Clubber

Badge DayJob CityOfficial.png - City Official Inspire (Ranged Ally +DMG, +Recovery)
Stockbroker (Swindler) Badge DayJob ShopKeeper.png - Shop Keeper Badge DayJob Banker.png - Banker Store Discount (Coupon: Discount at Stores)
Courier (Mail Fraud) Badge DayJob ShopKeeper.png - Shop Keeper Badge DayJob Commuter.png - Commuter Rush (Self Teleport (Short Range))
Pathfinder (Cosmic Corsair) Badge DayJob Intern.png - Intern Badge DayJob DimensionalExplorer.png - Dimensional Explorer Scout (Self +Perception, +Range, +Accuracy)
Pilgrim (Lost Soul) Badge DayJob Mender.png - Chronologist Badge DayJob DimensionalExplorer.png - Dimensional Explorer Quantum Flux (Self Intangible)

 

Villain:

Insurgent (Double Agent) Badge dayjob dustranger.png - D.U.S.T Ranger Badge DayJob ArachnosAgent.png - Arachnos Agent Chemical Grenade (Ranged AoE Toxic DoT, -Res, -Heal)
Junker (Recycler) Badge dayjob scavenger.png - Scavenger Badge DayJob Auctioneer.png - Marketeer Throw Scrap (Ranged Lethal DMG)
Envoy (Defector) Badge DayJob Clubber.png - Clubber Badge DayJob Demagogue.png - Demagogue Manipulate (Ranged, Foe Confuse)
Fence (Repo Man) Badge DayJob Smuggler.png - Smuggler Badge DayJob Banker.png - Thief Store Discount (Coupon: Discount at Stores)
Fugitive (Tracker) Badge DayJob Smuggler.png - Smuggler Badge DayJob Pilot.png - Pilot Rush (Self Teleport (Short Range))
Conspirator (Inside Man) Badge DayJob CreyEmployee.png - Crey Employee Badge DayJob ArachnosOfficial.png - Arachnos Official Reconnaissance  (Ranged, Foe -DEF, -RES)
Fateweaver (Unravelled) Badge DayJob Mender.png - Chronologist Badge DayJob ArachnosOfficial.png - Arachnos Official Divination (Self +DEF, +Absorb)

 

*Socialite (Fashion Designer/Clubber) changed to "Supermodel".

**Gladiator (Predator/Duelist) changed to "Champion".

 

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More easily achievable badges are always good, more shinies!

 

Good thematical combinations for existing badges to make new accolades too. Some good use of existing NPC powers like Molotov Cocktail, the teleports or a fitting gun turret for everyone.

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9 hours ago, CursedSorcerer said:

I thought of another potential Day Job badge: Sewer Inspector

How to get: Log off in the Sewer Network.

I actually had some ideas for 'new' day job badges, in addition to the new accolades mentioned above. But Sewer Inspector is a real good one!
 

Hero:

Sewer Inspector - Log out in the sewers

Construction Crew - Log out in any construction site
Sea Captain - Log out in any docks

Park Ranger - Log out in any park

Prison Guard - Log out in the Zig

Lifeguard - Log out in any beach


Accolades:

Sewer Inspector + Construction Crew = City Planner

Sea Captain + Lifeguard = Coastguard

Prison Guard + Law Enforcer = Warden
Park Ranger + Patroller = Reconnaissance Officer

 

Villain:

Arsonist - Log out near an arson spot

Wrecking Crew - Log out in any construction site

Pirate Captain - Log out in any docks

Gambler - Log out near casinos
Consortium Guard - Log out in the Hellforge
Aviator* - Log out in any airfield

(*The current version of Pilot would be renamed to Arachnos Pilot to avoid confusion)

 

Accolades:

Arsonist + Wrecking Crew = Demolitionist
Pirate Captain + Aviator = Sky Raider

Consortium Guard + Arachnos Agent = Oppressor

Gambler + Criminal = Grifter

 

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21 hours ago, Darkneblade said:

So these accolades, do you need to log out at 2 places at once? that doesn't sound very healthy.

No; you need to accumulate both badges that make up the accolade, the way the other ones do now.

 

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