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  • You're welcome. I'm glad you're having fun. I believe Bladed Fury's damage scales with Focus stacks. But it will give you that extra little bit of debuff with shredded and can proc Enrage + Pulverizer. If you like it for theme/fun, might as well keep it. You could put it as the last power after you pick everything else and…
  • Minor Update. Still not a leveling build. Forgot how expensive Impressive Physique is. You could still use it if you want to, but a Str/End/Rec stat build would probably be much better for that. If you want Str/End/Rec or Str/Dex/Rec instead of using Con, you can simply stat dump into Str. You can actually do that taking…
  • Not a leveling build. Didn't log in to test this. It probably works. Tanky DPS, but you could go all in on Strength and damage stuff if you want to with some minor changes. I'd shoot for around 400 Str on tanky dps with the rest in Con. Flaming Fists Remaster - Freeform (Any / Multiple) v3.44:36 Super Stats Level 6:…
  • Hoarding is a disorder and maybe it's not something that should be monetized. Cash shop ethics are nothing new from me. I thought this was a discussion. Clearly, I was mistaken to voice any opinion that was not in full support what most people want.​​
  • "Does it matter?" There is a difference between having a bunch of characters and hoarding all the things. We aren't talking about super stingy limits, we're talking about 60 characters and 40 costume slots. To me, players being upset about hoarding restrictions is potentially a mental health issue. Not that I believe…
  • "But ARC! *gasp*!" Terraria is still kicking Cryptic's **** on everything and is also available from far more places than any of Cryptic's games. Pretty much every MMO can make a similar claim. Those numbers and ARC's relative popularity are as good as it gets and it only took me a whole two minutes to look all that up. CO…
  • "If the fat kid has the money and is willing to pay for even a dozen cakes, what kind of business responds to that with "no more for you, sorry" and turns him away?" Companies do this all the time. Hell, there was a court case just in the news about a cake maker refusing to sell cakes to a homosexual couple because it was…
  • I'm confused. Wasn't crafting removed from CO a long time ago and replaced with what is now a shoddy version of NWO's mod system? ... Can we have NWO's mod system?​​
  • CO has less than 300 concurrent players on Steam. NWO has ~1800 concurrent players on Steam. STO has ~2400 concurrent players. Terraria has over 17000 concurrent players. Compared to Terraria, all of Cryptic's games have low population. According to ARC's game page, CO is their 5th most popular game this week. All I can…
  • Everyone presses a button to skip and then the cutscene is skipped. That's how it works in Dark Souls. Skip Tokens won't work very well. What if I have a token to skip but no one else does? Seems like I just flushed money down the drain. How would it even be programmed? If I have a skip token and no one else does, do I…
  • LTS is neither a sub nor DLC, it is a supporter pack. The Premium Pack is also, basically, a supporter pack. I don't see a problem with the price of LTS considering it is largely cosmetic items and a FF slot bundle. You don't need LTS to purchase FF slots or the conversion tokens. Plus, the Premium Pack will give players a…
  • No... You can't renew the gold sub. That makes it a phasing out of monthly subs with no replacement. Cryptic / PW isn't so dumb they don't realize people flip their sub on and off. They're probably counting on it so they can dwindle the numbers down until they can remove subs completely without much complaint. Why go to…
  • In what stupid world does a company shut down one of their top five games? I know the thing with the garbage way gold subs were going to be handled was dumb, but wow, shutting down one of their most popular games? Really? The games PW has shut down this year were dead. I mean I played some of those games years ago and saw…
  • "It is a horrible punishment for subscribers while a pat-pat for silver players." Uh, no, we noticed. That's why there are a bunch of threads unhappy with the garbage way gold subs were going to be treated and why I made a suggestion thread to grandfather in gold subs. BUT that has nothing to do with the Premium Pack.…
  • Charging more money for the Premium Pack is stupid. Getting people over the initial hurdle of spending money is hard. This pack is clearly for silver players and probably specifically to ones that have not spent money. To them, they are getting a bunch of neat costumes and powers as well as some more character slots for…
  • You're supposed to get the pack in the bonus tab if you've ever been a gold sub. So, for free.​​
  • Pissing off customers does effect the bottom line. I watched a GDC talk about how much cheaper it was to bring back a former player than it was to acquire new players. (Well, it's actually about player retention.) Taking a giant dump on your existing players is going to make it incredibly difficult to accomplish either.…
  • "Should I make a bunch of generic heroes to hold those 6 extra slots and then pay to rename them when I get around to uing them? Just don't want to lose the benefits paid for." You can just delete and stick a new toon in that slot. I do that all the time as I'm pretty sure I still have more slots from my gold sub days than…
  • CO has lockboxes and I have zero doubts the money made from them grossly eclipses the money made form anything else. The Premium Pack being what you consider "hilariously cheap" might be a way to give people some neat stuff for cheap, keeping them around for the lockbox feeding frenzy. Let's be real, digital items costs…
  • Most people don't buy LTS because it's f--king expensive. I bet the overwhelming majority of the people with gold subs would jump on a payment plan for LTS. However, Cryptic has never offered one. It's Rent-To-Own not a Rent-To-Buy-Again-At-Full-Price. The former is accepted as OK, the latter is a stupid business decision…
  • It's not the Premium Pack people are angry over, it's the way gold subscribers are being treated with the phase out of gold subscriptions.​​
  • I suspect CO wanted to remove the monthly sub, but had no intention of grandfathering people in. Removing the sub over time and trying to spin it as "nothing will change" was probably done in an attempt to avoid player backlash. However, Cryptic knows how often players flip between gold and silver. It will be a slow drain…
  • "So it's now the afternoon and I still can't log into CO. When I log into my account the progress bar says 'patching' and nothing happens. I did the "force verify" and that didn't fix the problem." Is this the problem people were having a month or two ago with the patcher? The one that people fixed by changing the proxy to…
  • There is no such thing as a non-FF slot FF character. There are two different types of FF slots: Sub FF slots and $50 FF slots. Context of subject matters for terms of conversation. This conversation is not about $50 FF slots. It is about the gold sub FF slots which will be locked and unplayable for gold subscribers that…
  • Any gold sub that has their sub lapse for any reason after June 7th will lose access to their FFs. The ONLY option that will exist is to pay $200/$300 to reclaim those characters as FFs. That is losing access. It's exactly what happens now when someone drops from gold except without being able to re-sub ever again. The…
  • Another problem with the gold sub is that it's a janky mess. Anyone who's flipped between silver and gold can tell you. Even though I've been a silver player for years now, there are things I can't buy because sometimes I'm magically considered a current subscriber. Of course it's never for anything good like getting a…
  • If you have a sub before June 7th, you keep your sub. However, if your sub ever lapses, you cannot re-sub.​​
  • Subscriber / former subscribers cannot purchase the Premium Pack. They claim it on the bonus tab as of June 7th... Supposedly.​​
  • The gold sub is still crap. Former gold subs should be grandfathered in and the Premium Pack should have gold slots with those silver ones. LTS can stay. It's still a great deal and you can still spend your stipend for more character slots.​​
  • Former subs can't buy the Premium Pack. They get it automatically in the Bonus tab... supposedly.​​
  • It's sad that Cryptic won't even support the people who supported them.​​
  • The option to maintain access is going away. If someone's sub lapses, they lose access to gold character they may have already paid $100s for until they drop $200-$300 dollars more on the game. There will be no option to re-sub. None. At all. Cryptic / PW clearly wants to dump the gold subs, which is fine, but this is a…
  • Actually, I have no problem with LTS losing the free FF slot for every level 40. At $300, you get $400/$800 worth in just FF slots AND you still get a $5 stipend meaning you can still get a free FF slot every 5 month (@50% off) or 10 months (full price). Maybe current LTS should be grandfathered in better. Gold / former…
  • So... you're removing the account wide option? Which, maybe, you should say on the page? And isn't actually cheaper than buying a bunch for single toons only? Which makes your post misleading. Stop that. Just be transparent instead of obscuring important information.​​
  • TL:DR: Grandfather people into the new system better and stop being pig-headed. No, it really doesn't. If someone needs to lapse their gold sub, you're basically just f--king them over since the sub option is going away. All of the gold slots they've paid for go down the toilet with no way to re-claim them outside of a…
  • Suggestions: 1) Current Gold Subs when dropping their sub keep all of their gold toons as gold toon as well as all of their slots. 2) Make those 6 slots gold slots, if they aren't already. Or at least a 50/50 blend of gold and silver slots. If other gold slots are still going to be $50, at least allow players to get a nice…
  • How so? This thread is about lootboxes. And not just any lootboxes, but the ones you pay real currency for and have random item outcomes. I even went out of my way to say how things like CCGs, loot tables, and other things people are sitting around trying to make doomsday scenarios about are not gambling. Even things like…
  • The casino gaming industry is expected to follow the law and so should the video game industry when they want to use things that fall under legal definitions of gambling. That is the detailed, lengthy definitions used in actual legal documents not the anemic dictionary.com definition. Trying to claim the stock exchange or…
  • Legal documents generally define everything in detail well beyond a five second definition search. But, sure, let's pretend that everything that exists can somehow be interpreted as gambling because who wants to let 100s of pages in law documents get in the way of whatever crazy doomsday scenario we want to fantasize…
  • Save The Earth Tips and walk-through.​​
  • Electric Current + Bad Wiring with Ball Lightening + triplicity Skarn's Bane + Tranced with Pillar of Poz + Dilemma Frost Breath, Flamethrower, Gas Arrow, Wind Barrier, all have various effects that can work too, but maybe not as well. Cones can hit a lot of crap though.​​
  • Depends on if you go pug or premade. In a pug, AoE click stuns as Flow said will probably be best. In a Premade, you can tell your team not to blow up the world and make whatever CC build you want. Repels might be an interesting choice to shove enemies around. There is no resistance as far as I know. Stuff like Howl or…
  • Is the console path a synchronized shutdown? Or rather a close-ish to synchronized.​​
  • +1 Everyone should have this cape. I don't see a compelling reason not to bring it back. It was a free item, why not make it always available? Or at least have more opportunities to pick it up. And I have to agree that Cryptic is horrid when it comes to getting the word out for things CO.​​
  • Mostly the Tailor is the best content. Theory crafting builds is a mixed bag and has been grossly overshadowed by other games with far more interesting creative options. Combat in CO is kinda... boring. It pretends to be action but is really streamlined, hotbar combat that you can find in plenty of MMOs. Cooldowns,…
  • I'm pretty confused about these claims of "it's so complex" as well. As far as how the alert works, it's brain-dead easy. Figuring out what to do isn't the problem, it's living long enough to do anything. As far as "learning" anything, this alert makes up new rules that you don't see in any other content. Mob groups tend…
  • "Of course game companies need to make money. They're making games for us." Nooooooo... They're making games to make money. Anyone can make a game for someone else and not charge anything for it. We are talking about running a business. No one excuses other industries like the video game industry for being garbage at…
  • ... You don't have to run around with your head cut off. The first hallway has NOTHING in it when you first enter. You open the door and see NOTHING inside. Walking inside dumps a ton of mobs onto your face. You cannot pause the game. The next room had a door to open. You cannot run around like crazy if you are stopping to…
  • Maybe if game companies tried regulating and controlling themselves, this wouldn't have happened. Anyone can read laws defining what is considered gambling and foresee where lootboxes stand. Considering I don't have a problem with casinos existing, I don't see why lootboxes shouldn't exist. However, I absolutely think they…
  • I played the alert four times and my opinion didn't improve. Even though in the very first alert, we won, it was still just... disappointing. Even if the alert is going OK, the high mob density and respawn seems like padding to extend the alert duration in addition to being a slog to get things done. What is the point in…