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Posted: Jul 26th 2010 10:10AM PVinny said

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I cannot WAIT anymore! LOL

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 10:35AM Greyjoy said

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This doesn't really appeal to me I play MMO's to make my own story and make my own name, I can see why people would enjoy playing these characters but just thing it will lose its WOW factor if you see tons of Batman's or Jokers in PvP

I would have thought people would want to make their own legend, even out do the current legends such as superman etc

But I suppose any extra content can't be a bad thing

Definitely buying and definitely playing no matter what

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 10:41AM PVinny said

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I get what you are saying and yea it would be kinda dumb but I doubt they would you to play as Batman in EVERY pvp scenario they have.
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Posted: Jul 26th 2010 10:41AM AlluvianEstEndrati said

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While I suspect I will try this feature out to see if it is any fun, I am much more interested in playing my own character in a game like this. It may be cool to have a mixup match mode of some kind though where original characters can be used against the Iconics to see how they would fare.

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 11:09AM AlluvianEstEndrati said

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Oops, looks like I neglected to read that one bit: "You can jump in and play as an iconic or play as your own character against an iconic, you get that whole experience."

Very cool!
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Posted: Jul 26th 2010 12:12PM ZachDude said

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Sounds completely awesome.

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 11:05AM OldBoy said

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Please let one of the raids be on Apokolips.

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 11:50AM (Unverified) said

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I smell a whole batch of cash shop items in the making.

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 12:27PM (Unverified) said

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One question, do you play as just Batman, or The God Dammed Batman?

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 4:23PM (Unverified) said

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Maybe its just me, but this game seems really corny.

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 1:18PM Its Utakata stupid said

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I want one for the Wonder Twins!

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 1:52PM Natasha said

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I know who I want to be! heehee

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 3:49PM Regault said

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I read that interview and start to wonder if the developers are mentally ill or just have the weirdest sort of tunnel vision. What about the superhero genre would possibly suggest to people "And then Superman comes down and trades you the Tier 3 tanking gear for tokens"?

I could see it working if EVERY piece of gear was some sort of power modifier akin to the power replacers in CO, but really a gear based endgame for a superhero mmo just boggles the mind.(Part of the reason I quit playing CO.)

Posted: Aug 7th 2010 4:37AM (Unverified) said

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You do not need to display the gear to gain its benefits. You get the best of both worlds, I don't see how this plays out to anybody's disadvantage. Loot/Gearhounds from MMOs like EQ and WoW will get their loot, and people used to COH and Champions get their stat boosts that don't impact initial character design.
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Posted: Jul 26th 2010 4:15PM (Unverified) said

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wow this whole idea of playing on iconic character for pvp sounds
really dumb.
let me get this straight. so you get this loot card and now you can
pvp as batman? except that you arnt really batman you are still your
character that just looks like batman and there will be all these
other batmans running around that also arnt really batman that will have some other characters names, but just look like batman?? thats going to be so confusing having to target one batman in a group of batmans that are not named
batman. These are not the batmans you are looking for!!

I also agree with the previous reply, that the raid gear idea also
sounds bad.
ooh supermans blue boots of superwonderfulness dropped!! all i need now is Red Spandex shorts of the Superman to complete my set!!

Gear should not be a part of a superhero game. Superman does not get his
strength from "Krypton raid gear".
I agree that City of heroes does it much better with enhancements
which enhance powers without the character actually wearing any gear
unless its part of your character concept or origin.
Sounds like they are trying to make this game EQ in tights. with more cash
shop items then you can shake a sparkle pony at i bet! bleah

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 4:31PM Daemodand said

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It's true, the "play as Not-Batman" thing is pretty lame. You want to play Batman? Go play Arkham Asylum. That's what games like that are for. And you'll get a far superior experience.

And gearscore in a superhero MMO? That's just wrong.

Half the things I hear about this game sound great, but the other half sound terribad. I guess we'll see in November!
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Posted: Jul 26th 2010 7:12PM Kcirrot said

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I can't wait to play this.

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 9:11PM (Unverified) said

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Action based combat like Free Realms? 111111121111111111111211111112113?

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 10:20PM TheGreatMachine said

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Jor El really had a tonne of foresight to pack Supes' rocket full of Kryptonian raid gear. That said 'gear score' mechanics are better than having no carrot at all for end game (CO). Not the perfect solution by any means however. It should be played down in the lore though.

I'm pretty lukewarm on the idea of playing iconics. Tricky thing to balance and a bit of an immersion breaker. We'll see!

Posted: Jul 27th 2010 8:53AM (Unverified) said

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They are not allowing you to play as Iconic characters in every PVP instance. It is a possibility that they will do that. But as of right now it is only a simulation match...

Therefore.. you have the ability to choose wheather you want to play a normal PVP match, or if you want to play an iconic PVP match. if you dont like the idea of playing pvp with an ICONIC character then dont play that side of the games PVP... it's that simple.

I'm trying to shoot anyone down here, but everyone with bad comments about iconic pvp matches are looking at it like its the only thing you can do in the game... Its one side of an octagon guys.

In my opinion i think it would be pretty fun to play pvp as the Icons of DCU.

If your at all into DC Comics you can't tell me you've never wondered which heroes/villains would win in a fight...

well heres your chance to test that theory.


I'll be buying this game, for sure. Keep up the good work!! :)

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