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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 7:14AM gandales said

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This is a dual blader with force powers. While there is many themes(magic eastern warrior, esp warrior, etc) that its powers could fit, by the picture is kind of compelling the homage attempt.

Unleashed is the first free Archetype since f2p was released, so I would say it is more like free player attractor than immediate money maker technique. This week it is expected 2 new power frameworks wind and earth with its corresponding ATs the Squall and the Mountain, which I guess are not free ATs.

For subscribers, it is pretty much meaningless since there is no real new powers in the AT. I'm looking forward wind and earth powers more.

Posted: Dec 24th 2011 2:54AM Manjimaru said

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Indeed, archetypes are for those who are not subscribing(free-to-play). Subscribers can do freeform characters and could have done something like this long time ago if they wanted.

I find this funny, and Im currently a subscriber in both the MMOs.
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 8:12AM Ehra said

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I thought this was hilarious when I saw it. It's a little pathetic I guess, but in a cute way.

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 8:49AM real65rcncom said

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@Ehra
It's kind of sad to do it THIS early during the SWTOR release and maybe a bit desperate, but having another type of player for their base isn't too bad I guess.


But the market here is now more crowded than any other time so you gotta copy the popular thing to survive, or that's Perfect World's thinking.
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 8:33AM Hammerbeard said

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awesome, im gonna go make one

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 8:34AM Yellowdancer said

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How is this game doing now? Still got a solid crowd?

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 3:46PM MrAlex said

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@Yellowdancer

Very much so, grab bags have started being introduced to the C-store though; it's causing some friction in the community.
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 8:48AM (Unverified) said

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When Champions went live the 2nd toon I made was an all black wearing, lightning based, evil looking bleach white skinned chick. Acouple abilities from the "Force" powerset. "Choke" from the Psi abilities set, and the melee attack from the Power Armor set (which could have it's color changed to anything) set to red for a makeshift lightsaber.

Champions had potential but I haven't played in over a year. I tried to go back but many problems still existed, though I miss Darth Lucious :(

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 8:53AM Meagen said

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Between this, and that "alternate dimension where heroes are evil tyrants and there's an underground resistance movement" expansion pack that they just *happened* to release at the same time as CoH:Going Rogue... yeah, I'm starting to have some suspicions.

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 9:52AM gandales said

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@Meagen

CO stories are based on Champions PnP, which in some way was used to inspire CoH storyline. While choosing the resistance topic at that time might have been intentional, it is not like they were ripping off other franchaise.

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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 1:02PM (Unverified) said

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@gandales WHat? Have you played the game?If you took out all the rip-off there'd be next to nmo content. Whiteout rips off The Thing, Chinatown missions and contacts rip off Big Trouble In Little China!
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 10:00AM Cyroselle said

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@(Unverified) Hmm..

When ActiBlizz does that it's called 'pop culture references' or 'parody'.

I don't really see how it's much different. IMO they could use a little Return of the Living Dead in their retinue!
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 9:07AM hami83 said

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While the clothing reminds me of Star Wars, the actual blades remind me of No more Heroes.

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 9:27AM (Unverified) said

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I know Star Wars doesn't have a patent on general words...

...but "Unleashed"? Come on. Why didn't they just call these guys "Starkillers"?

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 10:58AM gandales said

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Sorry, I haven't played SW games much, what is the relation of unleashed to SW? I thought it was just another name, but again I don't know much about SW beyond the movies.
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 9:30AM aurickle said

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I wonder how they'll work in panda monks?

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 11:49AM Space Cobra said

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@aurickle

See, I would LOVE to be a Superheroic-prepubescent-Powerful-Panda-Monk hero in that game!
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 1:32PM DevilSei said

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@Space Cobra
The Powerpanda Girls?
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 10:42AM MrAlex said

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@Space Cobra

Somebody on the CO forums already made a decent one.
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