Even though I should have been working on my thesis proposal yesterday, I hit some writer's block and ended up logging into CoH. After dinging 50 with Aufheben, I've been piddling around with various alts, though I've technically decided that my new main is Chaianyi, an Earth/Storm Controller on Justice.
Why aren't I playing Kheldians, you ask? Because I want to wait for their full batch of missions released in I4.
Anyway, it's hard to level an Earth/Storm Controller. Getting him to 14 has taken a while, and most of the time, I find myself playing other alts. Once I dinged 14, the challenge was finding time to do the Positron TF, and a competent team to run it with - both equally difficult.
So Chaianyi popped up in Blyde Square, and the team actually came together pretty quickly. I lucked out and found two members of the Guardians of Asgard who were looking to do the Posi TF as well - being friends of my ol' buddy chaos_evolved
, I knew they were going to work well. We also lucked out and found an incredibly capable MA/SR scrapper (and that made me nostalgic for my old 50, Aufheben).
We had a few other team members that weren't pulling their weight, but they quickly dropped the TF during or soon after the first mission. After trimming the fat, the four of us (two controllers, a blaster, and a scrapper) annihilated
the TF. The blaster only died once after the disastrous first mission, and though I died a lot due to controllers being aggro whores, I still got two levels out of the TF.
Not bad at all.
Things I learned:
Hurdle adds a lot to your jump height. With it and CJ up all the time, I have to be careful not to overshoot when I try and maneuver around a fight.
It's freakin' hard to immobilize Vahzilok zombies. It's also impossible to immobilize the CoT ghosts, so far as I can tell.
The only really difficult mission in Posi is the first one. It gets easier from then on in.