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  • not sure what their intent is, but they are norse runes. from the top its ansuz, mannaz, fehu, ehwaz, perth and ansuz again.
  • trying to do a limited shield use run now, using spears till i can finally get some claws. blew my chance at manniken claws, since i finished the bosses before i could get to the catacombs., but looking for the claws in the dlc. also, finished bloodborne with the chalice dungeons, after that, the vanilla final boss was a…
  • that would seem to be an existential issue for you, given your screen name. I have no clue what this means. Solaris was really good though. i dont recall if you could actually "win" it or you eventually ran out of gas and died, but for the 2600 it was actually exceedingly deep. EDIT: it apparently could win if you reached…
  • yep, right now floating between dark souls 3, shantae 1/2 genie hero, nights of azure and monster hunter 4 ultimate(i got x on sale, but want to beat the crimson fatalis fight before moving forward). i have kind of fallen out of mmos since being really into coh. secret world kind of bored me, and gw2 is tainted, i still…
  • theme, i play martial arts in every game i play, monks in fantasy games(eq, wow, even had a daredevil in guild wars 2), martial arts scrapper and street justice brute, unarmed specialist in fallout 3,4, NV even my skylanders imaginator main is a brawler. shooting tends to have only one or 2 animations and they are…
  • we are just getting the first new zone in years, resources have been limited. the system could be a lot more, and hopefully now that we are seeing some life out of cryptic they might take a swing at it, but its best to consider the scale cryptic is at before setting expectations. we arent activision here.
  • if you mean coh, for me that was after the release of issue 1, so some time in july of 04 till the last minute. was telling a dumb joke when it went down. died as ya lived, ya know?
  • typo, thought i hit the 2 as well. and john, in the late 8o's/early 90s i apparently played champions for a little bit, the character was a blatant golgo 13 rip off ( normal human who was a highly skilled sniper/well-above average martial artist). actually had made up another but my dm joined the army and didn't get to use…
  • the end of open beta, the one you got in by buying the box. have been kind of in and out. but saw enough good stuff during open beta to get the lifetime. still playing my ob character even, amara kindwind, i dont remember, did they transfer or did i have to remake her at launch? EDIT: looks like i made amara and rian on…
  • i could assuredly live with that...now dream about a plant powerset :smiley: no need for huge zones, if anything the original zones were really big, smaller zones work fine so long as they have a thematic consistency and a intriguing storyline.
  • I am actually very happy for the new zone. it has been several years since i have been this excited for co. now if they want to make a plant powerset, then i will be super stoked :D, but seriously, its been a very long time, but i am very happy, i have been popping back on the forums every few months wondering if we were…
  • im in the similar mindset as wraith. lairs aren't really something interesting to me, so i'm hoping we start seeing some new pvp missions, small zones and powers soon, its been a long while. pvpers got something, people who like "raid" content got something, waiting for our turn now.
  • istaria actually has a small but active core i still get their newsletter since i played back at launch, so actually id say they are pretty comparableto co, a tiny but dedicated group, but regardless i supposed it helps to quantify what we mean by "in the news". I doubt you would see it in the kotaku/polygon/ign group of…
  • that part was his quote, i do not think ncsoft would ever allow it to come back on the principle that they cant admit that the decision to close it n the first place and not allow paragon to purchase the i.p was rash. im assuming he was going by the seemingly stalled efforts by the one player to get the rights from ncsoft…
  • i appreciate that they finally keep me logged in, but quoting really stinks now.
  • Err, sorry, didn't mean to say inaccurate..more like, well..kinda rude and snarky, and from what your saying then yeah, that CoHer..Kinda didn't make sense? I mean, superior at being online..what even..? Anyway, that aside. NCSoft actually -was- interested(and is) in selling CoH, and would have done so pre-shutdown had…
  • wow, that was a surprisingly aggressive response, i was just happy to see gw2 was not being published by nc, thats all, not sure where you are getting any accusations from, but ok, got it, light hearted digressions are a bad idea, sorry for bothering you.
  • i understand that, but for me it was exclusively about the company, i enjoyed the game and the robust continuing development, but ncsoft never gets another penny. so it was happy for me. hmm quotes are a bit funky here.
  • actually terra, i had some happy news that gw2 apparently got free from ncsoft and now is just arenanets game. it was always a nice game, and now i could finally go back without the stench. so now, until co gets some new zones or plant powers, the journey of talus frostdrake, the unusually friendly Charr ash legion…
  • i think "lack of trinity focus" is a bit of a false goal, because while the "trinity" has been explicit in some games, i think it also breaks down to very pragmatic elements. at any given time you can make a choice of an action, either your action harms an enemy, supports the team by applying a debuff, buff or healing to…
  • well you know, i haven't seen an mmo forum that i have played on where that doesn't happen to some degree, and yet most of the other dev houses are much more open. that's not actually a convincing reason. but again, they only can tell us what they know, and i think its more that they don't know how much they can stretch…
  • new zones would be the main thing, new power sets as well. I don't know, foundry just seems boring to me. i remember when the mission architect came out, and the fact that you were stuck using existing art assets made it a deckchair shuffler for terrible fan-fiction and a small number of good ones. i'd prefer…
  • i generally prefer co to dcou. customization is off the charts here compared to there. dcou has a limited amount of starting costumes, including that asinine idea of locking tails to your body type(something they changed after beta) so the first positive thing you will see is the superior customization, you can make a far…
  • think she is a vampire. thats the kind of unique-ish gimmick to that game, they have some races from gothic horror settings with werewolves and vamps, but even they have really different lore. that said, i tried swordsman, and cctually found it funny the semantic difference between western and eastern perceptions of the…
  • its actually not bad, kind of painless and so far havent had any problems opening anything, its funny to have this as a qualifier but its actually an improvement. now obviously aesthetics are subjective so i cant say its going to appeal to your aesthetic sensibilities. but for me, the functionality is marginally better.
  • thats good that you like this. each person is going to want something different, for me this is less than nothing. there is still nothing for new missions chains, no continuing story and no new power-sets, so its been a little less than a year since i logged in,i pop in every few months to see if anything promising has…
  • co is one of only 2 games of its type, , and its better than the other one, so kind of a captive audience, but really mmos an "replay" value in general seem to be a question of distraction. you keep progressing till you dont, and when you dont then you either alt, socialize or quit until they add more "progression", now co…
  • eh, define failure. none have shut down abruptly..but if we are talking realized potential...
  • you know, its funny that we say this, but that may not entirely need to be true. meridian 59 still is around, so is ultima online and eq1, and ashterons call is being transitioned into player run servers. final fantasy XI and guild wars 1 as well seems to be going into grandfathered perpetuity, so it seems like certain…
  • well, significant varies for people,what is significant for one player may be far too little for another. depends on what games set your expectations, for me actual new zones, even if smaller, and full power-sets, and new enemy groups and mechanics to consider something significant, others see individual powers, seasonal…
  • ingame, very little has changed, depending on when you left, we got a new set of missions where we get to fight mechanon, which is nice. out of game, co has been moved back from ncnorth to some of the original devs.
  • i keep getting tempted to cave and try them, not hugely trusting about patches from unofficial sources, but @#$%ing sega promising to have that game over here by mid 2013 oh, and for me currently a buttload of monster hunter 4 ultimate. so far entirely solo, and loving the self buffs of hunting horn.
  • ok, interesting question, i suppose plant could be added to earth and water could go with wind for thematic reasons, i haven't played the sets tot he point that i know a "synergy" that i could suggest. but i would like to see a energy builder, a ranged single target and a few active powers. one problem with some of the new…
  • are you also a botany nerd? because i have lifeboated most of my coh characters...but my main villain was a plants dom, and we have a distressing lack of a plants power. :biggrin:
  • generally it seems to be the case. Now i am not a min maxer so im sure some people have made crowd control work(plus pve difficulty here can be low) but it feels like in this game cc is far less useful than just getting an aoe and going to town, a more robust corwd controls system would feel a lot more superheroic and…
  • heh yeah, if you want to see me really rage out, ask me about all the cool stuff i had planned for issue 25. massive additions to the pool powers, magic pool power set, new martial arts based blaster and dominator set, massive meta change with the new enhancements that totally changed the push for softcapping defense over…
  • depending on what you play superhero mmos for, it already is by default. but that is damning them with faint praise. Potential is a surprisingly unpleasant thing to have. a good game is good by virtue of having achieved what i has, but a game with teh potential to be great will always be haunted by the specter of what it…
  • one thing i'd hope is that they perhaps go with the idea of smaller, more focused zones. reasonably new mill city sized zones are not a likelihood, but smaller ones that maybe work for a 5 or so level range. that might me more realistic. this game has some nice tilesets that dont seem to get a lot of use, particularly the…
  • given some of the themes of her original character, she would definitely give them a good spanking.
  • my fight was never with cn, they did what they could with their budget, and we did finally get costumes and perm content, if they had the resources, i have faith they could have done a lot more, and i appreciate what they were able to do and hope they enjoy a lot more support on sto or nw or wherever they go. thanks cn,…
  • ok well, arkayn, i vaguely remember that name, dont recall him being that active on the coh forums but seeing an old coher here is nice. that said, i dnno, i dont think we ever were angry at the devs for the lack of content, that is the budget that determines what they can do, and that still is pwi and crypic that are at…
  • i dont have much to say nice about aio..or any ncsoft product, but i remember when they had a gm running around as a giant bunny banning spambots with some kind of falutline attack. that was good times. apparently ffXi did a similar thing with black knights.
  • needs a months and years counter than.