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SmileyBat:

Teleportation was the worst travel mode in CoH. Why would you be so upset that it doesn't see use in DCUO?

I loved Teleportation. :( I miss it badly, and I really hope they'll introduce a fourth travelpower.

I know we're going on a tangent here, but CoH's teleporting was awful. It's true that you can get amazing speed with it, but you'll require full slotting it to do so whereas other travels required none to be good. I was partial to jump myself, but it really depends on your setup. One or two exception maps aren't a reason to disregard an entire travel style either.

I don't think it's anything to do with 'gangsta'-ness at all. Hush uses double pistol, and he's fucking awesome. Devs said they tried other styles and cut out the ones that weren't as great. Based on the quality of work they've done everywhere else, I believe em! If they decided to leave something on the cutting room floor then I'm not going to miss it. Besides, even though Joker pulls a dirty harry sometimes, he'd never slog through entire crouds with it. Not his style by a long shot. Speaking of fun, the dual's multi-targetting is pretty damn awesome, like something out of Underworld or Boondock Saints.

Bow seems fine to me; what exactly are you saying? Just that people don't tend to use it? I know my wife in particular is set on using bow just for the aesthetic style, numbers be damned. At any rate, weapon styles will be seeing patches, and my guess is either brawling or ma won't look much like it does right now anymore.

The_root_of_all_evil:
no customisation over look

lol. But I digress.

You've got one single example of a darkforce user, and not a very important one at that. Whoopee. And as far as power suits, which are still btw available in game, it's not exactly something that fits in with the plot of civilians getting traits transferred to them.

It's WAY better than the existing games CoH or CO. CoH was boring and poorly imagined and CO was underdeveloped and it's story was a joke.

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SmileyBat:
I know we're going on a tangent here, but CoH's teleporting was awful. It's true that you can get amazing speed with it, but you'll require full slotting it to do so whereas other travels required none to be good. I was partial to jump myself, but it really depends on your setup. One or two exception maps aren't a reason to disregard an entire travel style either.

How about any map that uses vertical motion? Like the entirety of the Shadow Shards, or the Warzones, or say..half the maps.

Besides, even though Joker pulls a dirty harry sometimes, he'd never slog through entire crouds with it. Not his style by a long shot.

So, what Spam power does the Joker use? Martial Arts? Brawling? or...did they forget that there are Masterminds as well as Sluggers?

Speaking of fun, the dual's multi-targetting is pretty damn awesome, like something out of Underworld or Boondock Saints.

But completely unrealistic to anything other than an anti-hero.

Bow seems fine to me; what exactly are you saying? Just that people don't tend to use it? I know my wife in particular is set on using bow just for the aesthetic style, numbers be damned.

Bow users - Not an awful lot of them in the Universe, are there?
And as far as super-powers go, there is only really one power you can get with a bow, super aim.

It's not a SUPER weapon. It's a focus at best. Irregardless of style.

At any rate, weapon styles will be seeing patches, and my guess is either brawling or ma won't look much like it does right now anymore.

Which means what, precisely?

The_root_of_all_evil:
no customisation over look

lol. But I digress.

Let's not digress. Let's look at this in particular. I'm so sorry you felt this was just an invalid point, but given that the powers aren't changeable, their abilities aren't changeable, their exit-point isn't changeable, there are huge swathes of possible clothing missing and replaced with 10 different sorts of face-masks and costume patterns - yet leaving out such basics as body size, body mass, height, clothing, wing-types, animal features without animal skins, skulls, Batman's own suit, something for the ladies that doesn't look like they've stepped out of a Victoria's Secret parade...you know...basic things like that that CoH and CO had in droves.

I mean, customising the primary weapon? Thought of that?

You've got one single example of a darkforce user, and not a very important one at that.

You haven't played the game then. Raven is the entire lynchpin of a third of the game.
Along with Cyborg, who I also mentioned. Who is also a high-tech.

And as far as power suits, which are still btw available in game,

At level 20/30.

it's not exactly something that fits in with the plot of civilians getting traits transferred to them.

Uh-uh. Want that barrel scraper now? I seem to believe that there are a VAST number of high-tech heroes that specifically wear powered armour. I can name them if you want, but small time heroes like Steel, Booster Gold, Batman and Lex Luthor probably used them sometime in the past. Or Nite Owl. Or anyone that gets "Heightened Intellect" usually.

It's WAY better than the existing games CoH or CO. CoH was boring and poorly imagined

Given you can't provide any examples, I'll take this as hyperbole.

and CO was underdeveloped and it's story was a joke.

On that we can agree.

Try playing CoH & DCUO again. Look for how important Raven is in DCUO and how much more fun "Frostfire" is than taking out Huntress.

There's still a way to go on making DCUO a CoH beater. But they still have time.

IF the combat lives up to the show standards, hell yeah iŽll buy it, current "point and forguet" mechanics are kind of dull and boring, but this may keep me interested.

I don't play MMOs typically, but this game looks good enough to try. I'm really looking forward to it coming out--do they have a set release date yet?

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