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  • If that number is correct (20k) then that means that NW has made at least $1,200,220 (because I know for a fact I bought all 3 packs) before open beta even started. Assuming that number is inflated x10 that's still over $120,000 before open beta even started.
  • Judge by how many Drow, panthers, Spider mounts, black armored horses and Dire Wolves you see running around. Judge by how often you see the "So-And-So has just unlocked a Nightmare" popups in your chat window.
  • Based on the number of people in the closed beta weekends and more importantly, the head-start days for which access was only for Founders, NWO has already made more money than Champions. Personally, I dislike High-Fantasy and the crowd that goes with it. I've already spent over $300 on Neverwinter, and I'm very happy…
  • Because Foundry with Champions Combat.
  • I think Brad Stokan is a pseudonym, like Alan Smithee for Champs.
  • I thought that said Champions Online: Enema for a second. I'm very sleepy... Hasbro?
  • Slacker!! :tongue: Have fun trailin, Turtle!
  • Yes, but it'll be in "Rough" form and you'll only be able to refine a small amount daily, which you can then exchange for a more useful currency at inflated prices. :biggrin:
  • It's not that, it's that now Crit and Dodge are Almighty. Anything that isn't a spike or an unstoppable wave of crit laden DPS is useless, because everybody is stacking ridiculous amounts of Dodge on top of a million other defenses with absolutely no drawbacks to it. Losing snares sucks, but not nearly as bad as everybody…
  • I wish there was a tracker cuz I stopped paying attention to the stipend a looooooong time ago....
    in Zen Stipend Comment by pion01 April 2013
  • Now I'm getting worried.... Dinah, we miss you.... :frown:
  • You can contact me at Pion or [email protected] in any game ever especially the Cryptic ones, but I would prefer if you didn't because I probably dislike you intensely.
  • I know :tongue: and I kept staring at it and I was all "I could clarify about how warped steel, corrugated, battle damaged, imperfect I-beams something something" but then I was all, "**** it, he prolly won't even read this" and I'm really lazy. Like really, really.
  • lawlz. Theres no support here. Go to the neverwinter forums and plead your case, you'll have a better shot.
    in Zen Stipend Comment by pion01 April 2013
  • I love that in the article the screenshot for Marvel whatever-its-called-now looks like its straight out of diablo lol snake people archers, a robed something with a sword, lightning striking, in a bland generic grassed fantasy land setting.
  • Swinging and Super Jump are Fun. They are interactive. TP is more conceptual because it doesn't actually work like TP, it works like spirit/phased flight. Except you fall out of it. It's like a cooldown power - you can't leave it on and go pee, but you're also not doing anything proactive. You kinda just feel like this.…
  • And it sucks as a travel power.
  • No. www.youtube.com/watch?v=e31OSVZF77w Plus, customization is why I play.
  • You could also work on the heirloom gear by doing the nemesis missions. Since these are aco**** bound you could run several characters daily each saving up for a piece of gear then send it off to your alt. This is especially helpful since it levels with you, works your 3 stats, and gives you an xp buff, that you could also…
  • I don't think its about the gimmick. Its more along the lines of making water look good is usually a ridiculously difficult process, and getting the animation would require a lot of dev attention and resources and all that other stuff. Most sets are, as of right now, too difficult for our dev team size, and water is…
  • Heh, you beat me to my reply. That's a good concept by the way, I know someone with something similar who was pretty awesome. I sent him a PM to see if he's available.
  • More than likely, however, is just having a completely OP build regardless of role. Most of the "very powerful" freeforms have the ability to do damage, tank and heal (and whatever else) by themselves without having to bother with multiple builds. Basically, just think of a concept you would like to make - Superman, Human…
  • I'm scared and confused... it's been a week since my last dose...
  • RSD looks amazing, man, and Razira's pose is fantastic. On Iris - I think it actually looks better without using a ruler, it makes the stone look weathered and used rather than weirdly crisp and sharp. It makes it look more alive
  • There's a suuuuuuuuuubtle difference tho - Hi Pan is a parody character of Lo Pan from Big Trouble in Little China so its actually a parody of a racial stereotype, and Red Winter are mercenaries left over from the Cold War - there's nothing stereotypical about them aside from being members of the former Soviet Union who…
  • Why is everyone acting like smack issued some kind of decree? Had it been any other player who said the exact same thing nobody would say ****. Smack has always been absolutely clear when he's acting in the role of moderator vs. when he's acting in the role of forumite since it usually includes something like the word…
  • Heh, hey Zed, you're actually the reason I'm asking about Forumites rights, seems you should be in thar, and I noticed you were having some troubles.
  • Any chance we could get a YouTube version of it too? edit: also, does anybody have rights to the Forumites channel? Seems a lot of folks are out of the loop.
  • Wow, that was actually a pretty good article. A little more positive than it should be, but overall, pretty solid.
  • I'm going to chime in and be as respectful in my tone and words as possible, but I'd like to ask everyone to keep in mind that its hard to read tone over the internet, and if I say something that is offensive to anyone, rather than continue the downward spiral of offense let me know how or why and I'll reword it or remove…
  • The PvP forum should be a lawless zone - the only things banned are bans and reporting others. It's the only kind of PvP we have left.... Nepht - you smell like cheese!!
  • Short version is an animal named wolverine and a legendary bird named thunderbird are not protected and not unique, however a superhero in a comics-related product named Thunderbird or Wolverine are relatively unique and more importantly, iconic in such a way that creating anohter, competing superhero in a comics-related…
  • 1) The character is Crimson Bolt, AoC was the user. Crimson Bolt, as far as I know, is an original creation by Caine. 2) I think there are several Crimson Bolts in media, but that one specifically is newer than Caine's Crimson Bolt, which was created in 2009 (in CO, CoX no longer matters, being defunct). Plus, there is no…
  • Agreed, and I particularly love the idea of the charater being used for a tutorial or social purpose like the action figure Sekimen mentioned, since Caine was always helping with guides/teaching or getting groups together.
  • Your post implies that we 1) Have devs 2) they are moving at all. This is a false premise. Non-bitter answer - no. They are moving at good speed, just in the opposite direction they should be. I'm going to ignore the obvious stuff, like ignoring the player wishes and all that jazz and stick to what they're attempting to…
  • I think just the two times - Amazing and this (not counting Bendis' bastardization in Ultimate). I liked both, preferred a lot of the stuff from Amazing, particularly dealing with May's dying, and actually developing a friendship between the two, plus Ben going out on his own and figuring himself out, but thats probably…
  • Dude, wow, that's amazing....
  • There's no ambiguity, it's not going to happen, and they've never given any sort of indication otherwise except for another of Jack's off the cuff remarks about kickstarter or forum threads or some other nonsense.
  • Spiffy. How about all the other emails and questions? I know, I know, the only reason this was even addressed is because CoX was actually successful and people actually care about it, and the other emails and questions are irrelevent.
  • I wanna play too...
  • And then throw your suggestion away because we don't have, will not have, and haven't had, the resources for a new set in like a year.
  • That's story, that's not gameplay. I think that's a huuuuuuuge confusion between CoX lovers and CO lovers. When CoX players say "CoX was better" they mean it took itself seriously, the stories were well done, there was polish and thought to the environment and world being created, it was a fully realized world, and they…
  • I can almost guarantee that there was no hacking involved. What you experienced is actually common in PvP and can be done in an endless combination of ways from using devices that simply heal you, heal over time devices, pets, etc. There's also powers like Enrage which have an advantage that heals you depending on stacks…
  • I loved the Clone Saga, hated the way it ended, prefer the modern retooling where Ben lives and rides off into the sunset (found here, really well done, and really funny, shows the great potential in Peter having a sort of brother-figure who isn't Kaine). Thought the first the Spidey movies were not great, but good fun,…
  • I've said it before, but I have to say it again, you have an amazing eye for design. Regarding the Korean Dragon, I'd personally go with the white mask as the red is too reminiscent of Sunfire.
  • I'm not good at this stuff either. Caine, best wishes in whatever comes next, and thank you for what you've given us. You were a huge part in making us a community, and not just in game. Putting aside all the internet nonsense, regardless of what happens going forward, several people here have found like-minded others, and…
  • Good luck man.
    in I'm out. Comment by pion01 April 2013
  • Somehow you guys are missing a critical point. The lore means ****, its the devs that matter. Unless whatever superhero MMO gets Paragon quality devs, it doesn't matter what you call the game. The really ****ty part would be that all us CO lifers would lose out if CoX came back unless our subs got transfered, which I can…
  • LTSers didn't get everything free, and even taking your 2010 cutoff, that's at most 1 year 3 months of "free"ness out of 3.5 - about 1/3rd the time the game's been active. Most of the travel powers added since launch were not free (and those that were were free to both). Most of the costume pieces added since launch were…