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Posted by: HC82 Jan 17 2011, 05:29 PM

So, does anyone on AT have the new release or is currently playing it? I picked it up recently on the whim of a few friends who also got it. I'll consider taking it more seriously if some ATers are into as well. Currently on "Brave New World" servers.

For those who don't know, it's an action MMORPG that takes place in the DC universe. Questing system is like WoW, as well as the skill progression system. Combat is combo based, so a handcontrol is needed. The combat is about as deep as PSU (ie. button-mashy) making it casual friendly, but with more skill sets and combos available.

It's definitely on a casual basis only, type of gaming, thus making it hassle free. End game content has smaller group requirements, so its a lot more doable.

Between this and the new WoW expansion, WoW is better. But this is something new and its action based.

Posted by: Vitamin D Jan 17 2011, 06:28 PM

Yeah, fun stuff. My brother and I had been playing the beta and afterward we decided to pick it up. The best case scenario was that it would be cross-platform so I could play on the Tr3y, but alas this is not the case. Extremely disappointing. Anyway though, I chose Brave New World because my brother started his character there, and then I let Kaz know.

All I've done so far is create my character and the opening tutorial, haven't had a whole lot of time on my hands haha. When I do start to play more, I'll get a hold of you dodes and we'll go all beast mode. at-emote1.gif

Posted by: Dive Jan 17 2011, 06:56 PM

I picked it up on a whim as well, although I had been anticipating it. I'll roll on Brave New World and update with my info.

Posted by: Crushinator Jan 17 2011, 07:43 PM

Welp, it sounds like I gotta join in too.

I'll be a yellow glowing Dr. Manhattan rip off called "Dr. Jersey Shore".

Posted by: HC82 Jan 17 2011, 09:51 PM

My character is Dyne. Currently level 16 w/ Nature powers (mad healz yo). I choose dual wielding swords w/ flight based powers. You can pretty much make your character look like and name him/her whatever you want.

FYI: On the PC version

Posted by: AC9breaker Jan 18 2011, 06:28 AM

QUOTE(Crushinator @ Jan 17 2011, 08:43 PM) *
"Dr. Jersey Shore".

I totally just lost it when I read this.

Posted by: Crushinator Jan 18 2011, 01:57 PM

Picked it up at lunch, I'll be on later tonight.

Posted by: Dive Jan 18 2011, 02:57 PM

In as Divewire.

Morality: Hero
Powerset: Mental
Movement: Flight
Weapon: Hand Blast

PC Version.

Apart from ranged DPS, my role seems to be enemy debuffing.

Game feels like a blend of Crackdown, PSO, and Matrix Online. Very easy to pick up, and very casual. The UI is tailored for the PS3 so it's lacking a bit, as is chat.

Posted by: Adiamas Jan 18 2011, 02:59 PM

Someone should make a League tonight and invite everyone. I am Lvl 22, Ice/Bow Hero.

Posted by: Dive Jan 19 2011, 02:12 AM

Created ATHQ league. I'll invite when I see people online. /tell Divewire when you are on, for an invite.

Posted by: Kazicht Jan 19 2011, 08:24 AM

Sweet! I'll be sure to try and play more this week.


Morality: Hero
Powerset: Fire
Movement: Flight
Weapon: Hand Blast

Posted by: Oddies da Nerfed Jan 19 2011, 11:38 AM

Willing to trade Naba for a buddy key!

Posted by: Dive Jan 19 2011, 11:47 AM

Some helpful info shamelessy ripped from other locations.

Weapon Style Demo Videos & Combo Breakdown
This guy has youtube vids of each weapon style with listed combo breakdowns linked to when they actually happen in each video.
His vids here:
An example video (if you go to the vids page, you'll see a seconds breakdown w/ links to combos):

Weaponization - What Weapon is Best for You
This guide has every weapon and what attacks you can do with them broken down in text form. It also lists innate stats, bonuses and other crap.

A Guide to Weapon/Role Synergy
"One of the most common questions I see on chat channels and in the forums both here and at SOE is this: "Is (weapon A) good with (power B)?" This guide is designed to answer that question." -- Article author.

Weapon System
How to hit buttons effectively so you don't suck at pvp:

Rock, Paper, Scissors and Knowing your Opponent's Weakness
This is the most important section because it explains what counters what, and when to use a different attack and when not to.That is every counter in the game, by utilizing this information you can avoid EVERY stun in the game or keep your opponent stunned. This is not information you should ignore during a fight, it is extremely important to use these counters at ALL times.

Weapon Strategies
Certain weapons rely heavily on interrupting while others rely heavily on block breaking heres a list and their counters..
Power/Role Sets
Each power in their utility role (controller, tank, healer) does extra damage and takes extra damage against other roles. Here is the counter list so you know which class to attack in pvp.

Posted by: Vitamin D Jan 19 2011, 06:08 PM

NOICE. I'll try and find you and join up, Dive. buttrock.gif

Disaster D

Morality: Hero
Powerset: Mental
Movement: Super Speed
Weapon: Dual Pistol

It's time to dance with the devil in the pale moon light!

Posted by: Dive Jan 20 2011, 10:37 AM

Nice informational topic from the main forum.

Next time there are at least 4 people online, we should try an alert. This is a 4 player instanced zone with multiple waves of enemies and a boss.


Posted by: donkeybeatz Jan 20 2011, 04:20 PM

Managed to pick up the game yesterday. I gotta say, this game is pretty damn enjoyable. Teamed up with Tanshin and did a bunch of quests including defeating Scarecrow. Didn't think I would enjoy the game this much but I'm having fun with it. It's also a nice change from playing Starcraft all the time.

I saw some really cool dudes in the server alongside with some horrid ones:

Oh yeah, as for my info:


Morality: Hero
Powerset: Ice
Movement: Super Speed
Weapon: Bow

Posted by: Crushinator Jan 22 2011, 04:16 AM

So after a disastrous first character, I finally made some characters I actually like.

Morality: Hero
Powerset: Mental
Movement: Acrobatic
Weapon: One Handed

Morality: Villain
Powerset: Fire
Movement: Flight
Weapon: Polearm

Posted by: Kazicht Jan 23 2011, 08:30 PM

Kazicht-Man, hanging out with Supes and the Bats.

Posted by: Crushinator Jan 24 2011, 07:03 PM

QUOTE(Kazicht @ Jan 23 2011, 07:30 PM) *
Kazicht-Man, hanging out with Supes and the Bats.

Its just like my fanfic...

In the next scene they all start making out.

Posted by: Kazicht Jan 25 2011, 04:04 PM

QUOTE(Crushinator @ Jan 24 2011, 08:03 PM) *
Its just like my fanfic...

In the next scene they all start making out.

And then the trees join the rape?

Posted by: Crushinator Jan 25 2011, 08:34 PM

QUOTE(Kazicht @ Jan 25 2011, 03:04 PM) *
And then the trees join the rape?

What else could trees possibly do?

Posted by: Mute Nov 30 2011, 08:18 PM

*topic resurrection*

I was poking around the PSN Store tonight and noticed the game client was free to download and the game itself is free-to-play. Does anyone still play this game? Is it worth the download?

I went ahead and downloaded the game last night. I haven't had the chance to play it yet but I'll be giving it a whirl soon enough.

For those that are curious (PS3 version):
The initial download is about 120 MB followed by another 120 MB update. At that point the game will load and then you have to download another 14 GB from within the main game's menu (no option to shut down PS3 after download completes unfortunately).

Posted by: Crushinator Dec 3 2011, 12:39 PM

Did they ever make it so PS3 and PC could play together?

And is there some bonus for people that actually paid 50 bones for this back when it first came out?

It was a fun distraction, since its free now I wouldn't mind having it as a nice diversion once in a while.

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