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Posted: Nov 25th 2010 7:48AM patman23 said

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I also have a group of characters without fitness, so they'll benefit from the fitness grant when issue 19 hits.

I'll be doing a lot of respecs on the old chars, some will just be taking utility powers like aid others, recall friend, but some will undergo an enhancement slot redistribution. Luckily IO set frankenslotting and hopefully the alpha slot will help.

Hell yes on the 5th Column. Much better to beat on than Council.

Posted: Nov 26th 2010 8:29AM Valdamar said

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I haven't played CoH much in ages - feeling that I'll have to respec all 30 of my characters (eventually) post-I19 won't make me hurry back (in fact I'm hoping Paragon Studios will revamp the respec system to make it less of a chore before I go back - maybe also make sure our hotkey bar isn't totally jumbled up afterwards) - plus I just started playing Guild Wars again so that doesn't help.

Re: extra powers - having a quick browse of my character builds in Mids I know I'll be taking Combat Jumping on every character that doesn't currently have it (not many tbh), passives I didn't take (even if only so that I can slot a unique IO in the base slot), situational self-buffs like Power Boost, Leadership powers here and there, Recall Friend is always handy. I haven't always taken resurrect powers (self-rez or otherwise) or nukes either if my build was tight.

Several of my builds don't have any ancillary/patron powers either, so that's always an option if I can find anything worth taking that won't need slotting - even something like Web Envelope from Mace Mastery would sometimes be situationally useful for bringing down flying enemies (or immobilising grounded enemies) with just an Acc IO/SO in the base slot.

Lots of choices really.
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Posted: Nov 26th 2010 8:26AM Valdamar said

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Eliot, there are some Spetsnaz in Dmitri Krylov's arc on villainside (L10-15 in Cap au Diable) - ok they're Russian spec-ops, but you could pretend they were from the Soviet era ;) Though yeah we could do with some major Soviet supervillains to fight (one of my heroes is an ex-Soviet supersoldier - he'd like some revenge for what they did to him) - and maybe some more American supervillains to fight as well :p

I quite like the backstory of the infighting between the archvillains in The Council - admittedly half their AVs were co-opted from The 5th Column in the first place, but I do like the intrigues between The Centre, Arakhn and Requiem that you can read about in mission text/clues - it feels very supervillain-ish. Striga is just awesome too - volcano bases ftw!

But yeah The 5th Column are way cooler to fight re: theme - they look like Nazis (even though Requiem was/is an Italian fascist, like The Center), and punching fascists of any kind is always fun, but especially Nazis (Hellboy and Indiana Jones can't be wrong!). I don't mind The Council though - the way their backstory goes back to WW2 and meshes with the roots of the 5th Column and Arachnos is very cool - they just need better uniforms.

I think the main reason most players dislike The Council is just that The 5th Column were there first (and looked cooler) - plus The Council's introduction came with some retcons that made little sense and almost wiped The 5th Column from lore (though thankfully that has mostly been undone since). Everyone loves an underdog and thankfully The 5th Column managed to fight their way back into the spotlight.

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