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The second final ding

March 29, 2008 Comments off

Today my ice/fire dominator Ice Fugeo reached the max level in City of Villains, level 50. It is a special occasion; not because I reached the max level, that has happened before in a couple of MMORPGs. But this is the first time ever that I have reached the upper limit more than once in any MMORPG.

Ice Fuego is my second villain and second dominator to reach the max level, with Sarek being the first one to reach this limit.

Usually I use the built-in video capture in the game when capturing various moments – the few times I remember to do that, i.e. almost never. This time I actually forgot that the built-in functionality existed, so Fraps was used instead…

Categories: MMO Games

City of Heroes/Villains powerset proliferation

March 29, 2008 Comments off

The web site Total Video Games have two articles related to the new powersets that is going to be introduced in Issue 12 for City of Heroes/Villains.

Article 1

Article 2

As a big fan of the Dominator archetype, I will of course create a new dominator to try out the new powersets earth control and electricity manipulation. Together with the new villain epic archetypes, this means at least 3 slots need to be made available.

Both corruptor and blaster options looks a bit interesting to try out also. The masterminds only get a new secondary, which makes sense since this is not about creating entirely new powersets. Their primary powersets are quite unique. Except for perhaps the zombie primary there, I don’t see the storm summoning fit in that well from a character background perspective, but that is just me.

I would like tro try the fiery scrapper option and see how that compares to my fiery brute. While I like the fury game mechanic I am looking for other character options that might work for me to play more on hero side and this could perhaps be an option for that.

While entirely new powersets would also be interesting to play around with (please please, clowns as mastermind primary…) I am glad that they also expand the options through the existing power mechanisms.

Categories: City of Heroes