WOOHOO! Wish I coulda been part of it. :(
February 14th, 2005
WOOHOO! Wish I coulda been part of it. :(
Sorry I don't have a shot of him going down or his spores, but my PC was barely breathing by the time he was defeated. It took forever to defeat all the Mito, but once we slapped mass holds on Hamidon it took 19 minutes to take him down.
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That is all.
And now back to your regular scheduled posts.
At the risk of sounding naive, I don't see a whole lot of difference between the four servers I've played on, so what's the appeal of the various servers for you?
Who wants to send a poor, orphaned, hero to CoV for V-Day? Or, at least a chance of being in beta. ;) I have a free 14 days for my valentine! ;)
Is fire/ice just a nasty combo, or what? Is the DoT from blazing aura with the slowing effect of ice attacks that formidable?
Brought one of my alts up to 14 and got my travel power (flight, the only one i havent tried). I'll be expermenting with it later.
But the real thrill of the weekend was the globalchat. First, the ability to talk across, and ask for help, across servers from reliable and fun players (aka, you guys). Secondly, the witty banter rocks. It's nice to have personalities to go with some of the comments from here. I'm so glad I'm not the only smartass on there.
It appears that a concrete strategy for defeating Hamidon has been discovered and disseminated on the forums, thus why he's suddenly falling on all of them.
My SG wants to make one for our 3 branches and we want to make sure it can hold us.
Will other players be treated as Minions (5%), Lieutenants (10%), or Bosses (15%)?
As another note..
It will be interesting to see how they do AoE attacks in general PvP, I haven't played any of the other MMORPGs to see how they do it, but I'd find it interesting if they just opened up all attacks are able to damage anyone in the area. Bring you right back to the old D&D physics.. "You Fireballed the room?"
And on an interesting note, they made me change the character name, but they let mee keep the global chat handle of Asswhoopticus.
How many of you have been temped to radically rearrange your powers when you respec? Switching power pools, even dropping and adding different primary and secondary powers. I thinking about finally spending my Issue 3 free respec. I currently have two respec waiting to be used, and they are burning a hole in my pocket.
I'm tempted to change my travel powers from flight to teleport/concealment or leaping/super speed/concealment. My biggest problem is that I'm limited to 4 power pools.Of course... maybe I'd be really messing up my character by focusing to much on power pools instead of Primary/Secondary powers.
I stayed on WAY to late last night hanging out on the test server trying out two respec ideas. Currently I'm a Storm/Energy Defender, with most of the Storm and Energy powers selected. I also have Flight (Hover/Flight), Fitness (Swift/Health/Stamina), and Leadership (Maneuvers/Assault/Tactics). I'm finding the Leadership pool power to be fairly useless, and I'm ready to get rid of them.
I built two version of my character through respec on the Test Server to see how I liked the powers.
Surger2 dropped Flight and Leadership and picked up Teleport (Recall Friend/Teleport/Team Teleport) and Concealment (Grant Invisibility/Invisibility/Phase Shift). Since I still had Fitness (Hurdle/Health/Stamina), and a bunch of endurance reduction enhancements, I wasn't having any problem with endurance drain from teleport. In this build I also had Hover from the Flight pool, so falling while teleporting wasn't a problem.
Surger3 dropped Flight and Leadership and picked up Leaping (Combat Jumping/Super Jump), Super Speed (Hasten/Super Speed) and Concealment (Grant Invisibility/Invisibility/Phase Shift), and again kept Fitness. It was SO cool to be running through maps at super speed. Such a difference from Flying. Sure, its more work... but its sure faster! And including Super Jump really helped for those vertical challenges. But, with this version, I loose the ability to teleport my teammate (Recall Friend) to the goal. Doh, I can't add the teleport pool now because I've used up my four Power Pool choices.
Another option that I haven't tested yet would be to do use Teleportation(Recall Friend/Teleport), Super Speed (Hasten/Super Speed), Concealment (Grant Invisibility/Invisibility/Phase Shift), and Fitness (Hurdle/Health/Stamina). This would give me the speed, safety (phase shift), endurance recovery (stamina) and teleporting abilities that I want. Teleport takes care of the vertical challenge issues that super speed has, I'd just have to make sure to do it quickly so I don't fall (no Hover power). I really like the thought of using super speed to run through an in-door mission with Phase Shift turned on and locate the goal and teleport the team (Recall Friend) to the goal.
I haven't even gone into the rearranging of my Primary and Secondary Powers!
Of course... I still have a second respec sitting in my pocket. So, if I really end of hating my new powers, I can always respec again!
I'd forgotten how much XP one gets from TFs. I got through lvls 16-22 (or thereabouts) on the Synapse TF, and that's the only TF I ever did. I did it more than a dozen times, and knew it like the back of my hand, and boy was that good XP. Duno why I stopped doing TFs after that. At some point I'd like to go through and hit all the TFs I missed. After I'm lvl 50 and don't need the XP anymore, that is :P
Also special thanks to Wild Diamond who inspired yet another costume change for White Sapphire, because heaven forbid I keep the same costume for more than a week. ( Collapse )
Horus Guard finally hit 42! Been stuck in the land of crappy SOs for around a month (mostly been playing my alts)!
Just spent over 3.5 million influence upgrading all of my enhancements to shiny new 45s. Also added 3 slots, all endurance reduction, to the accuracy epic power which was an even bigger power hog than instant healing. Between my increased stamina recovery and decreased endurance usage on other powers I can use it more often now. Sweeeet.
Oh, and I finally got the +10% health accolade a little earlier today, too. With perma-dull pain, that's an extra 54% hit points.