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Posted: Dec 7th 2010 10:25PM Drakynn said

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I am fine with less character customization at character creation if it means the devs have spent more time on actual gameplay mechanics and content instead of making a virtual doll dress up simulator with a shallow,content lite game attached.

Posted: Dec 7th 2010 11:24PM Utakata said

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Yeah, I have a good friend who is really enjoying beta too. She is very fussy about her games...so I take this as a very promising sign.

As for the lack of costume creator...I think Jim Lee's style plus limitation of set pieces would prevent players having more slider options. That is, having nightmare creations not in the DC style with serious clipping issues is something the devs I believe want to avoid like the plague. As my friend pointed out...there's still plenty of costume options to distinguish toons from each other in creative and intersting ways.

I guess, perhaps they'll release more body types along with more powers in the future. As long as they stay away from doing it threw any micro transaction scheme a la Cryptic.

Posted: Dec 8th 2010 3:14AM Furdinand said

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My experience in the beta is has been a good one. Even if it is a little shallow right now (level 20 cap) it is clear they have the structure for a deeper game in once it is released.

Combo based fighting is a new challenge for me. It is unusual to go from the fairly static rotations of WoW to trying to think in terms of skill combos, powers, supercharge, and objects in the middle of fighting.

My biggest complaint right now is that they don't really spell out how a lot of mechanic works (or maybe they aren't implemented).

If nothing else, it's the only game where I get to fight alongside/against iconic DC characters. CoH was fun an all for awhile, but Paragon city is no Gotham.

Posted: Dec 8th 2010 3:20AM Monitor2112 said

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I've been in beta a couple weeks. And I have to agree with what most people are saying..the game is FUN to play.

I was in the beta for CoH way back when, and really in that game I never got up past the 20's for the most part. I found the game to be dull to play...but I enjoyed making characters so I did that for the most part and did the early stuff a lot until I got bored, then rolled a new character.

Champions was more fun to play, but I again got bored of the game and the grind so I would make new characters.

DCUO is not getting boring and I am really enjoying just exploring the heck out of the massive areas.

There has only been ONE bug I have found that is game breaking. IN the mental power set you can choose illusion as a power set. One of the powers allows you to disguise yourself as either a civilian or a scientist. These new forms give you access to 2 new powers that can only be used in these forms (Sleep and a Stun basically)

The bug is that when you go into them you lose the ability to use your attack buttons while in these forms...unfortunately after you do an attack or hit the change forms back to your super heroic self the buttons STILL do not work. You can use your powers, but the way to earn back energy to run those powers is via attacking with either melee or ranged attacks...so you quickly run out of juice and can not do any attacks.

The only way to get your melee and ranged buttons to work again is to log out and then back in. Majorly game breaking bug. Of course you do not have to use the disguise powers and avoid the bug completely, but since you buy different powers in trees, you may have to waste a power point on the dusguise to get a power below it if you want it.

I think they have fixed part of this bug, because it used to happen in ALL form changing powers. Weather you did the change yourself, or were transformed as part of an attack from an opponent.

This bug made me stop using a Shape changer, ala Beast Boy, since after I changed back from being a gorilla I could no longer attack. There were posts about there being a mission that transformed you into some animal and then you could not attack when the transformation wore off...this was an instanced mission and whenever you log out of one of those you start back at the beginning...so they could not proceed into the mission at all as the transformation was mandatory in the first few seconds of the mission.

Again, I think they fixed that portion of it, but they have not gotten it fixed in the illusion powers yet. I made a new shape-changer and have been able to go back and forth from gorilla to human without losing powers, so they got it working there.

Posted: Dec 8th 2010 8:20AM Larry Everett said

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@Monitor2112

That bug has definitely been fixed. It does not happen to my Illusion character.
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Posted: Dec 8th 2010 1:11PM Monitor2112 said

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@Larry Everett Hmm. It was still happening to my illusion character yesterday. And it happened today to my shape changer. Although not as bad..while the human form couldnot attack, both animal forms he can use still could attack.

Weird.
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Posted: Dec 10th 2010 2:27PM Avernus said

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I've enjoyed the beta. However, the social aspect, (there are other bugs and limitations aside from what he mentioned) the poor character customization both visually and in terms of powers is a drag.

Not sure yet what will make me play this over CoH. Certainly not the content. The combat feels fast, but with characters at 15 and 12, I don't really perceive a playstyle difference from level 6 or so.

Posted: Dec 11th 2010 3:30PM Rhoe said

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Good summary, but the only thing that occupied my mind for the second half was "obviously not a BIG batman fan".

I mean, come on, surely you'd know Batman would never ever under any circumstances be okay with someone using guns. And he sure as hell wouldn't be okay with a hero using them in his city. He's used a gun himself once, and that was as his last act on earth to kill (essentially) the Devil. And if he could, he would go back and stop himself.

Posted: Dec 11th 2010 4:20PM Larry Everett said

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@(Unverified)

HAHA! I know. But just because i'm a fan, it doesn't mean i have to do everything he does. Plus I did say, "I stepped totally outside the box..."
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Posted: Dec 17th 2010 2:52AM esarphie said

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The game is initially fun and engaging, but there's a definite issue with it as it stands. Although pre-orders are capped at level 20, invited beta testers continue on to 30, which is the end of levelling. Frankly, you'll get there in 2-3 weeks of play, without even trying.

Once at cap, you get a slow grind of a few raids, and the chance to redo 5 earlier missions as a duo... over and over again. Let me emphasize that, you get 1 point to spend from each duo mission, and it takes anywhere from 40 to 60 points to buy a piece of special armor. So after buying your helmet, gloves, boots, chest, belt, shoulders, back item and pants, you've run a heck of a lot of these. Sure, there's pvp, but a lot of us are finding it rather dull over time, too.

For all the promise this game holds as you first start out on a new character, it seems to fizzle out rather quickly. I would not be surprised to see subscriptions dropping after a month, and I'd be amazed to see people sticking around after 3.

Posted: Dec 30th 2010 2:51PM lukifier said

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