Tonight I got Chaotic Shadow, my Kinetics/Dark Blast Natural Defender (on the Virtue Server), up to Security Level 10, thanks to a lot of Hallows missions and going through the Frostfire mission twice. Here are her current specs:
Natural Defender - Security Level 10
Kinetics: Tranfusion, Siphon Power, Siphon Speed, Increase Density
Dark Blast: Dark Blast, Gloom
For those of you who are curious, here is a picture (full shot) of her:
Ok, so I did the Synapse TF tonight, and well, was rather disappointed (as was the rest of my team) that Babbage decided not to show up. Now, I have heard rumors that babbage doesn't spawn, but I didn't think that was true, as I have done the tf many times before, and everytime, like clockwork (no pun intended :P) Babbage was there waiting for us, right after the Clockwork Lord. But this time, nope. Has this happened to anyone else before? Does he not spawn under certain circumastances? I dunno.. it's just odd I guess.
I was having some major issues with zoning last night on Guardian, and I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced any of these strange occurences:
Enter Talos Island via a gate and suddenly find yourself floating way the heck off in the ocean somewhere. Start to move and snap back to where you were supposed to be.
Enter a mission and be unable to see your teammates. Exit and reenter and everything is fine again.
Enter a mission and find it strangely empty. Wander around a bit. See red numbers appear as you start taking mystery damage. Wonder what the heck is going on as your toon makes dodging gestures when nothing is there. Exit and reenter to discover the apparently invisible enemies are now visable (and able to be targeted).
Enter a zone to find yourself over the rainbow in some strange cloud-like landscape. Start to move and the correct scenery appears.
All of this happened to me during last night's two hours of gaming. I was also getting tons of lag and a lot of rubber-banding while traveling. I hope these are all server issues and not issues with my PC.
My fire/fire tanker is now level 27 and I have both Fire Shield and Tough. I think Fire shield is 5 slotted (1 end red and 4 dam res) and Tough is 2 slotted (1 end red and 1 dam res). My understanding is that the damage cap for tankers is 95%. So assuming that Fire Sgield and Tough are both a base 30% (I don't know if this is true), am I already well over the cap for smathing and lethal(I calculate around 118%)? Even if I am, do people go over the cap by a certain amount so that you have some extra to be debuffed? Any input would be helpful.
I had an excellent night on CoH last night. At 37 my main Revenent ran all of her contacts out of missions. So... my Super Group The Dark Brotherhood (Infinity) PLed me to 39. Then they found out that I already had Recieved the Atlas Medallion, and was missing only the Unveiler Badge (Fake Nemesis) for my Freedom Phalanx Accolaide and only the Infiltrator (Paragon Protectors) for the Conspiracy Theorist ( Crey Gun) Accolaide (Had some of the PP done but had not finished yet.) So they got me those. In one night I got 2 levels and now my main is lvl 39 with 3 accolaides! I am ungodly happy =)
Somebody over the broadcast channel said that they were looking for people for the Manticore TF. Since I had several hours to spare, I offered.
Dumbass:What AT are you? Me: Scrapper. Lvl 32. Dumbass:No thanks. We need a blaster.
Dot. Dot. Dot.
Me: What, do you already have seven other people? Are ALL of them scrappers? Dumbass: We're gonna just do it with seven.
Dot. Dot. Dot.
So what do i do? I haul my ass over to where Manticore is and see where the team is, and apparently HAS been waiting for nearly thirty minutes. A warshade, two tankers, a defender, a controller, and a scrapper. ONE scrapper. Because really, why would anybody even consider bringing along two scrappers on a TF. And here's what worse. There's some guy named Pluto Mars standing around who ALSO got rejected by the same team. And HE'S a empthy defender!
"Sorry, healer! We don't need your 'keeping us alive' powers!"
So yeah. Every single time i've joined a TF about to start, they've all always been extremely happy to find somebody wlling to go. But not tonight.
I mean like if you tried to go there or logged on as a toon who had logged off there, you were stuck.
You could log out (I think... not sure I never tried) or shut down CoH but when you logged back in you were still Logged In as that toon and they were still in Talos. So like there were people who had like 6 toons all logged in at the same time!
Issue 4 was released on the European test Server last night, and I was obviously one of the first to play ;) Thing is.. I created a Defender to try the new costume options, so she's only level 2 and now NOONE will fight with me. I logged on as my level 14 and still noone will fight with me.
The only people who seem to be on are high-levels (35+) who are too elitist (member of Defiants 'Elite' supergroup, the contingency, who seem to think their better than everyone) to exemplar down and play lower levels.
This is a real shame because I really wanted to play the arena, and because of them - I can't.
I don't feel like testing this one, so I thought I'd ask here. When your alt takes a dirt nap while in Dark Astoria, do you go to the hospital there, or back to Talos? I'm curious since DA's population is a bit on the thin side...
After the PCC event a friend graciously offered to let me test some things on him.
He's a level 50 BS/Regen versus my level 50 rad/rad def.
Did a test on EF, 3 slotted with end red SOs: Without EF he hit B/U and hit me for 702. Applied EF hit hit B/U and hit me for 652.
To those who know the numbers, does a 50 point reduction sound as though EF is debuffing properly?
Test RI, 6 slotted with Enzyme HOs, versus Focused Accuracy, 2 slotted with end red no to-hit enhancements of any kind.
He was totally unable to hit me. So the base on FA is not enough to overcome a HO'd RI.
Lingering radiation is still speeding recharge time on foe powers. It does however effectively negate Instant healing.
Got into a battle with an ill/storm controller. Decided that the status resistance from AM is either not applying, or needs boosted for PvP. When a controller lands a hold/diso/stun etc you are effectively immune to all status for 15 seconds (save for confusion which has it's own timer). Holds last longer than 15 seconds, so all the controller has to do is apply another hold after the 15 seconds expire and you're still chain held until you're defeated. With AM on I was never able to break free of the holds. I think that AM should drop the status after 5-10 seconds, so that it doesn't lose it's status resistance effect. Without that, AM is nothing but a fairly crumby end recovery that makes you run and recharge faster and do slightly more damage. Yes that's all fine and good but the status resistance should still be a factor.
If you are not on the final mission map of a TF long enough to recieve the mission reward (because the team is too impatient to wait five minutes for you to level up), you get screwed out of the badge and SO enhancement.
I just wanted to post this now that we've finished Manticore tonight. I very rarely get into pick up groups and after my horrendous time with Positron, I definitely hadn't done it for a Task Force. I opted tonight while playing my L33 BS/DA Scrapper (Uriel's Chosen), when I saw a broadcast looking for team members, to give Manticore a try given that it was, at most, a four hour TF and my girlfriend was out for the evening.
I have to say this was one of the best teams I've been on while playing City of Heroes. It worked well together, flew through the TF (2.5 hours total, I believe), and the only deaths were mine from making stupid mistakes due to not being used to teaming.
So a definite thank you to the follow heroes on Victory: Darke Meat (34 Dark/Inv Scrapper) Nether Child (32 Dark/Inv Scrapper) Mr Beard (L34 Elec/Elect Blaster) neado (L33 Ice/Ice Blaster) Mynd Gamer (L33 Mind/FF Controller) Zedd (L36 Emp/Elec Defender [ex])
I've added them all to my friends list and definitely wouldn't say no to another group with them.