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post Jan 17 2011, 05:29 PM
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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.
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post Jan 19 2011, 11:47 AM
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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: http://www.youtube.com/user/katak67
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:
  • Light attacks- Any tap click (left mouse button or right mouse button) is a light attack, these moves deal chip damage(very small amounts of damage) to blocking opponents and have no special properties.
  • Heavy attacks- Any hold attack (left mouse button or right mouse button) is a heavy attack, these moves DON'T deal chip damage and have special properties explained below. (Note: very few heavy attacks require a tap, read skill description)
  • Interrupt: Interrupts are attacks that stun opponents doing a block breaker, if an interrupt is blocked you will be knocked down and take extra damage. (Lunge attack is one of the most popular interrupts by holding down left mouse)(combos with heavy attacks also interrupt) 95% of all interrupts are melee based minus a couple like rifles lunge.
  • Block breaker: Block breakers are attacks that stun opponents holding down guard, if interrupted while doing a block breaker you will be stunned. 95% of all block breakers are ranged based minus a couple like handblasters tap right mouse tap, left mouse.

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.
  • If your opponent is rolling >> interrupt them with a lunge interrupt (hold down first click) this will stun them and deal damage
  • If your opponent is blocking>>> Block breaker them and they will become stunned and take damage
  • If your opponent is interrupting (combo,lunging)>>> hold block and they will get knocked down and take additional damage
  • If your opponent is using a block breaker >>> interrupt with a combo or lunge attack and they will get stunned or you can dodge it by rolling
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.
  • Interrupt heavy weapons -> 2hander, 1hander, martial arts, dual wield, staff, brawling.
  • To counter heavy interrupt weapons its best to use block on them because their block breaker is usually slow or does little damage.
  • Block breaker heavy weapons -> handblaster, duel pistol, rifle, bow.
  • To counter heavy block breaker weapons its best to lunge/interrupt them because their interrupts are usually slow/ineffective or have too many light attacks before their heavy.
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.
  • Controller does extra damage to healers.
  • Healers does extra damage to tanks.
  • Tanks does extra damage to controllers.
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HC82   DC Universe Online   Jan 17 2011, 05:29 PM
Vitamin D   Yeah, fun stuff. My brother and I had been playing...   Jan 17 2011, 06:28 PM
Dive   I picked it up on a whim as well, although I had b...   Jan 17 2011, 06:56 PM
Crushinator   Welp, it sounds like I gotta join in too. I'll be...   Jan 17 2011, 07:43 PM
AC9breaker   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Jan 17 2011, 08:43 PM...   Jan 18 2011, 06:28 AM
HC82   My character is Dyne. Currently level 16 w/ Nature...   Jan 17 2011, 09:51 PM
Crushinator   Picked it up at lunch, I'll be on later tonight.   Jan 18 2011, 01:57 PM
Dive   In as Divewire. Morality: Hero Powerset: Mental...   Jan 18 2011, 02:57 PM
Adiamas   Someone should make a League tonight and invite ev...   Jan 18 2011, 02:59 PM
Dive   Created ATHQ league. I'll invite when I see peopl...   Jan 19 2011, 02:12 AM
Kazicht   Sweet! I'll be sure to try and play more this week...   Jan 19 2011, 08:24 AM
Oddies da Nerfed   Willing to trade Naba for a buddy key!   Jan 19 2011, 11:38 AM
Dive   Some helpful info shamelessy ripped from other loc...   Jan 19 2011, 11:47 AM
Vitamin D   NOICE. I'll try and find you and join up, Dive. ...   Jan 19 2011, 06:08 PM
Dive   Nice informational topic from the main forum. htt...   Jan 20 2011, 10:37 AM
donkeybeatz   Managed to pick up the game yesterday. I gotta say...   Jan 20 2011, 04:20 PM
Crushinator   So after a disastrous first character, I finally m...   Jan 22 2011, 04:16 AM
Kazicht   Kazicht-Man, hanging out with Supes and the Bats.   Jan 23 2011, 08:30 PM
Crushinator   QUOTE(Kazicht @ Jan 23 2011, 07:30 PM) Ka...   Jan 24 2011, 07:03 PM
Kazicht   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Jan 24 2011, 08:03 PM...   Jan 25 2011, 04:04 PM
Crushinator   QUOTE(Kazicht @ Jan 25 2011, 03:04 PM) An...   Jan 25 2011, 08:34 PM
Mute   *topic resurrection* I was poking around the P...   Nov 30 2011, 08:18 PM
Crushinator   Did they ever make it so PS3 and PC could play tog...   Dec 3 2011, 12:39 PM

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