Titan Weapons powerset now available
Today I got a mail from Paragon Studios that the Titan Weapons powerset was available in the game.
Titan Weapons is a melee powerset with oversized weapons essentially – big swords, hammers, axes and a few other things one can swing. Oversized weapons are hardly anything new – most Asian MMOs have most of their weapons quite large. However, in these games these weapons are handled like their weight is no more than that of a pocket knife in many cases.
For Titan Weapons the game puts a bit more emphasis on that these are really heavy things, through the Momentum mechanic. When you start a fight you initially do not have any momentum and the attack starts off quite slow. But once the attack succeeds you have gained momentum and for the next few seconds the attacks go faster. After than one loses momentum aand have to get momentum back with a slow animation attack.
Thus for many of the powers that are part of the Titan Weapons powerset there are two different animations – one slow and one fast. Many of the attacks are also AoE (area of effect) attacks – thus one can hit a number of targets with each attack. Even one of the two first attacks available at level 1 is an AoE attack.
The powerset can be used with Brute, Scrapper and Tanker archetypes. I created a brute character and played for a couple of levels. It was pretty fun and I get another brute character to consider for leveling up. Below is a small snapshot I took from the gameplay to show the brute at level 5, where 3 Titan Weapon attacks had been picked up (at level 1, 2 and 4).
Titan Weapons is a paid for powerset and costs 800 Paragon Points. There is also an extra weapon set in the store that can be picked up that provides a few additional weapon set options, for 0 Paragon points (i.e. free).
Additionally, there was a post recently also on the City of Heroes website from Phil “Synapse” Zeleski, the lead powerset designer, talking a bit abut Titan Weapons. A worthwhile read if you would be interested in trying out the powerset.