January 25th, 2005

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The Adventures of CAPTAIN TOO-LATE!!!

So, for the past two nights I have been joining groups and beating WinterLords... and sometimes, I was even present to attack'm, too. NMothing feels worse then hear one is spotted, and 30 sec.s later getting the "temp. power" notice and seeing the XP increase. I'm still trying to cross town!!!. At least it has removed alot 'o debt and boosted my main and two alts to where I can't afford to upgrade my deficient enhancements. Still, it was great to lob a forklift at 'ole frosty! I'm getting psyched on the idea of having and designing a HQ. Can't wait. I was on virtue last night but kept losing the server connection; switched over to Pinnacle.

I COULD use one more night of Winter.

Task Forces and Accolades?

I've heard rumors that Task Forces are required for certain Accolade badges that give you special powers. (Of course, they give you an achievement badge for the task force itself, but that's just for show.) But, I don't see any evidence of this on the online lists I've seen. Is it true?

I'm really not sure I want to do Positron again. (Why is it that the first Task Force is the most greuling? I guess the SO as reward is a lot bigger deal at those levels.) I don't want to miss out on something useful later, but I'm not ending up with the right chunk of time, and don't like having the character stagnate while I try and find an 8 hour chunk of time.

Anyone know for sure?

UPDATE: Yes, my research was superior to the rumor mill. There's no reason to do Positron other than the badge, the SO, and a lot of XP. Thanks!
Bob Signal

Sweet Expectations

I started a character on Pinnacle yesterday for the Ghostbear supergroup. Dark/Dark Defender named Murk Operator. At level 2 I entered a costume contest and I tied for first with Emerald Blayze. I won 25k influence. It's not much at later levels but it's a lot at early levels. Also since my main character is on Liberty I can't transfer influence to this new character. Anyways, I got to level 6 doing missions and such when I got one to kill CoT in Perez Park. I couldn't do that mission, too low level. The other mission was Hollows junk, so instead I went back to Atlas Park and hunted the Winterlord for about 2.5 hours. In that time I gained...7 levels. I'm now level 13. A beautiful thing if you ask me.
heat lightning 2

Paragon City History

Is there anywhere that lists history/information for all the sections of Paragon City? The official website (coh.com) has information about the starting places like Atlas and Kings Row and the like, but nothing on sectors like Brickstown, DA, Founder's Falls, etc. It'd be nice to know something about these places and I can't find anything in-game or on websites.

Specifically, how the damaged parts came to be that way, or what the background is for non-damaged places.
On Target

On Target - nearly 25

So here for this honorable communities perusal is the loadout (as best as I can remember) of our dear On Target - Energy Blaster on Champion. I'm currently in the middle of the Sister Psyche TF (why are taskforce's all so DANG LONG! - another post for another day) and will make 25 easily and be well on my way to 26 when it ends.

I haven't done my respec yet, as I'm still considering what changes (if any) I want.

The order I took everything in is close here, but probably not exact. I honestly don't remember.

One more note - OT's character concept is that she "doesn't miss". This changed pretty dramatically after Issue 3, as her hit ratio went noticeably south after the update. I've maxed the DO's on targeting drone and my main attack powers, and I seem to be back to normal "not missing much" range.

Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powers - Ranged : Energy Blast
Secondary Powers - Support : Devices
Slot[01] Level 1 (Starting Primary) : Power Bolt /Acc,Dmg,Dmg,Dmg
Slot[02] Level 1 (Starting Secondary) : Web Grenade /Acc,Immob,Rng
Slot[03] Level 2 : Power Blast /Acc,Dmg,Dmg,Dmg
Slot[04] Level 4 : Energy Torrent /Acc,KBck,Dmg
Slot[05] Level 6 : Hover /Fly,DefBuf
Slot[06] Level 8 : Power Burst /Acc,Dmg
Slot[07] Level 10 : Targeting Drone /EndRdx,HitBuf,HitBuf,HitBuf
Slot[08] Level 12 : Sniper Blast /Acc,EndRdx,Dmg,Dmg
Slot[09] Level 14 : Fly /Fly
Slot[10] Level 16 : Smoke Grenade /HitDeb,Acc
Slot[11] Level 18 : Aim /Rchg,HitBuf
Slot[12] Level 20 : Cloaking Device /EndRdx,DefBuf
Slot[13] Level 22 : Hasten /Rchg,Rchg
Slot[14] Level 24 : Power Push /Acc

I'm sure there are things that should be rearranged in there.

Oh - one other note - part of my regular group is an Endurance Defender who has RA maxxed with recharge, so I've cut out most of the endurance enhancements because I rarely need them.

Any comments welcome!
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keywest

About to hit 32

So, my DM/DA Scrapper is about to hit 32.

Any 32+ DM/DA Scrappers have advice on the buy?
Should I pick up the Midnight Grasp ultimate DM power?

Or should I actually go back and finally buy Murky Cloud so the stupid Behemoths and Fire Thorn Mages will stop burning me?

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Blep

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Am I right?

Defense = you are just as likely to get hit, but when you're hit, you take less damage.

Resistance = you are less likely to get hit, but when you're hit, you take full damage.

Edit- okay, I have it backwards. Thanks guys!
Cowthulhu by muskrat_john

Kin/Rad defender advice?

OK, so I just finally got around to rolling one of these babies, and I can see myself enjoying the heck out of these powers.

Are there any good guides for Kin/Rad? And is Radiation even the best secondary for Kinetics? I thought about making her Kin/Dark, but the jury is still out.

Any advice out there? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? ;)
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Infinity Supergroups

Hello. I'm kathb, a level 43 Electric/Energy blaster on Infinity. My current super group is dying a slow death. So I'm looking for an active super group on Infinity and was hoping for recommendations. If possible I'm looking for a European super group as I'm in England, but any will do.

So if anyone on Infinity wants to team up, don't hesitate to look me up.

Am I Odd?

SO there is this little lvl 5 that I've been teaming with the last couple days, even though she sucks at playing the game and can't keep up with me, but I like having her around because it is like having my own little helpless sidekick. Am I weird?
unicorn-dancer

Dev Locates Pesky Memory Leak

Supermartin announces having caught a pestiferous memory leak bug in City of Heroes, at long last:
The fix will be in an upcoming patch. For now, here's how to prevent the leak as far as I can tell:

1. Turn off displaying other players' names.
2. Don't open your badge window.
This leak has caused many people to have to reset their clients after a couple of hours of play as the executable slowly but surely outgrows system memory. Supermartin adds that he doesn't know when the patch will make it to live, but will try to find out.
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