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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:10PM Calen said

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Wooohoooo!

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:24PM JuliusSeizure said

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OMG THEY MISSED THEIR OWN DEADLINE BY ONE DAY

BOYCOTT AND BURN THEM ALL DOWN TO THE GROUND

Or something. Actually, good on them. ;)

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:25PM Verus said

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I love that they restrics trading items with friends and you can´t send the item to a friend either if you don´t pay.

Seriously wtf ?

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:29PM Ghostspeaker said

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It's probably to put a damper on RMT. Going F2P tends to open the floodgates to farmers, and restricting that kind of thing is a pretty effective way of fighting it. At the very least it requires the farmers to pay money, cutting into their profits while supporting the game.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:26PM Ghostspeaker said

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Clearing space on my HD now. :D

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:31PM Oyjord said

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For those who've played all three: how does DCUO compare to CoH and CO? Any of them have decent loot? I was disappointed how little loot I can hunt for in CoH.

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:34PM Oskiee said

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@Oyjord

Its free, why dont you just find out.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:58PM TaintedKane said

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@Oskiee

Because some people have limited bandwidth. I only have 40GB left for the next 2 weeks and have to cut back on some stuff. I just bought a few games off Steam and I'm not downloading them until my bandwidth refreshes.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 9:15PM Furdinand said

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@Oyjord It has armor, weapon, and trinket drops
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 10:01PM (Unverified) said

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@Oyjord All three are completely different games imo. I like them all for different reasons, and dislike them all for different reasons. So, I play them all randomly as I feel like it.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 10:56PM Space Cobra said

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@Oyjord

The action/combat is more fun and fast-paced. It sorta plays like Street Fighter/Dynasty Warriors-lite. The stories are great and so is the voice acting.

The loot-grind gets to be boring IMO. Also, you can play the same stories on any origin (Magic/Meta/Natural, otherwise known as "WonderWoman/Superman/Batman". The stories on the Villian-side are the same, but from the villian-perspective. I haven't tried the GL-content yet). Also, the game lacks depth/playability in that there is little else to do besides fight, grind-loot, and RP. It also has no playable Panda-race!

I like it in small doses.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 3:18AM JuliusSeizure said

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@Oyjord

DCUO is the clear best in terms of atmosphere, graphical polish, story, voice acting and providing highly active gameplay. It tends to be weak in the areas that the other two are strongest. To wit, Champions is still the best in terms of character creation possibilities, and CoH is still the best in terms of amount of content.

I've got all three installed on my computer. I only keep Champions around to use the character creator as a visual reference tool when I'm trying to draw a character from my imagination. By contrast I'm knee-deep in CoH and loving it, and eagerly looking forward to playing around with DCUO again. I just stepped away because I ran out of stuff to do.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 7:11AM mysecretid said

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@Oyjord

My biggest problem with DCU Online -- a game I wanted to love -- was that there never seemed to be enough playable content, unless you were willing to participate in PvP or random group missions.

The quest content always seemed very thin to me.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 9:46AM Malagarr said

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@Oyjord

As far as gameplay is concerned, I like it better than either CO or CoH. The same applies to the lore (for obvious reasons).

But regarding character customization? Not too good. Your options are VERY limited in DCUO. I'm hopeful that in influx of new players with this F2P model will result in an outcry for more suit options, at least. I can deal with the limited body shapes (9 male and 9 female) and facial options. It's the lack of costume pieces that gets under my skin.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 11:02AM Furdinand said

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@Malagarr I'm not sure that the options at character _creation_ will expand, except for more powersets and weapon styles. I do think it is safe bet to say that they will keep adding styles to level 30 content and the marketplace.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:34PM Oskiee said

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Looking forward to this actually. This and sto. I need an MMO to hold me over until TOR releases.

Posted: Nov 3rd 2011 3:29AM Autoimmune said

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@Oskiee Now that's a good question. Does that mean DCUO is nothing more than a holdover until TOR? Cause I doubt they want that.

Check out this article I wrote about this very topic:

http://padinga.com/2011/11/03/dc-universe-online-free-to-play-and-being-kind-of-slutty-about-it/
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:38PM rockman0 said

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lol, for some reason, i didn't get the announcement announcement (yes, i meant to type that twice) until today. I wasn't expecting this announcement until tomorrow!

Either way, I'm glad to finally be able to play this game. Can't wait.

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:41PM EndynOmni said

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Looks like I'll need to get that keyboard attachment for my ps3 controller.

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 9:35PM Naru now in 3D said

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Will it be free to download the client and create a new account?

Or does this just mean that the monthly fee is now optional and you still gotta pay a flat fee for the game itself?

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