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Design Notes:

  • LEVELS AND TESTING: Lvl range is 10-20. Tested with a L16 Sword/Shield Tank and L25 DP/Dev blaster (Exemplared to 20). Haven't tried with a lower level yet (namely 10), but the test toons are both DO's/SO's (with the latter having the most SO's of the two). Only issues occurred were when I got careless about drawing too many bad guys at once (which was rare), or got hit with the occasional stun power.
    • Speaking of powersets: to reflect the character gaining knowledge of the enemy, the bad guy labels of the custom group change from generic for all of them (i.e., "Robber") to specific names for each (ex: "Gunner"). This reflects character knowledge and experience growing as they become more familiar. It was a bit of extra work, but I kinda liked doing that. No promises for future arcs, though.:-)
  • Did many runs of Mishes 1-3. MANY. Only a few of 4 and 5, so I expect there may be some typos (lemme know). Tried to keep it relatively simple as far as maps and spawns.
  • Be sure to check out your Clues screen at conclusion of Finale. It's key to the ending. I normally don't use these type of clues at the end of the arc, but didn't have any other way to wedge everything in, since the final screen features a conversation with the contact.


  • INSPIRATION AND BACKGROUND: Piggybacking on this nugget in the lore: Martins occasionally moonlights as the Shadow Commando, a hero unlicensed by the FBSARan into this while completing Twinshot with my trad-play tanker. When I looked into this, found there was just nothing there besides this reference and the one in Twinshot mish Investigate the Gadget Receipts.
  • Basic Framework is liberally stolen from Lethal Weapon BG (made sense, since Rogers and Martins are homages to characters in the series). NPC names are all scrambled versions of chars from the series. Gave Rogers and Martins first names to expand upon that (Murphy for Murtaugh; Rigsby for Riggs).
  • Created skins for Rogers/Martins, aging both of them a bit (gray hair). Couldn't access their specific holsters and such, so had to get creative. Changed up Martins's hairstyle and dress, to reflect him maturing over time.
  • Mish titles homage inspired by the name of historical drug ring introduced in this arc. Anyone who knows 70s singer-songwriters will figure these out fast.:-)


Thanks in advance,


Edited by cranebump

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