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« on: June 12, 2007, 11:28:41 pm »
Does anyone play? My global chat handle is HighRoller.
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 12:18:26 pm »
Yes. I play rather a lot.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 04:20:01 pm »
No ... I fear it with a fear born out of past experiences with similar addictive time-consumers.  I like being able to sit on my deck and listen to the birds without constantly thinking "I should be levelling my Blaster right now."

I have nothing but respect for the folks who can make what looks like a rocking experience into a part of their lives, rather than letting it overgrow them like crazy mimetic kudzu.

Tell us some of the cool-ass shit you've done in CoH?  I love vicariously enjoying the addictions of others! :D
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 05:09:37 pm »
I can't play it anymore.

It was grindy before, but I came back after the Great Big Nerfing, and now it's just too fucking hard, which just makes it even more grindy.

I'm afraid their last free re-activation week backfired, because rather than making me want to return, it made me want to stay away from it forever.  I'm unlikely to even download it again next time they do a free weekend.

It used to be cool, because you felt like a real badass superhero with how much a person could take on solo, it just got dull after a while because you just fought through one randomly generated office block after another.

Now they've taken away that superhero feeling, and instead I feel like a pathetic wuss of a superhero, constantly get the shit kicked out of me, so it jsut feels like a struggle and a half to get anywhere at all, and it's no fun.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 11:27:11 pm »
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I can't play it anymore.

It was grindy before, but I came back after the Great Big Nerfing, and now it's just too fucking hard, which just makes it even more grindy.

I'm afraid their last free re-activation week backfired, because rather than making me want to return, it made me want to stay away from it forever.  I'm unlikely to even download it again next time they do a free weekend.

It used to be cool, because you felt like a real badass superhero with how much a person could take on solo, it just got dull after a while because you just fought through one randomly generated office block after another.

Now they've taken away that superhero feeling, and instead I feel like a pathetic wuss of a superhero, constantly get the shit kicked out of me, so it jsut feels like a struggle and a half to get anywhere at all, and it's no fun.


Do you ever say anything positive? Ever? And man I'm the depressed one.

I can understand if its not for you, but I still have plenty of fun myself, still feel its superheroic. Oh there are times when its a serious challenge in play to make it through and rescue someone/beat the bad guys, but then again I see that as a feature, its how Spider-man works--things aren't always super easy, over the top, win all the time. Sometimes its skin of your teeth, barely making it victories. Yeah there is "grinding" but there is grinding in all MMORPG's, so *shrugs*


Mind you I still have PC's that have a hard time /dying/ in the game unless I really dig myself an intentional whole (Like taking on a Giant Monster solo..)
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2007, 02:24:55 pm »
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I can't play it anymore.

It was grindy before, but I came back after the Great Big Nerfing, and now it's just too fucking hard, which just makes it even more grindy.

I'm afraid their last free re-activation week backfired, because rather than making me want to return, it made me want to stay away from it forever.  I'm unlikely to even download it again next time they do a free weekend.

It used to be cool, because you felt like a real badass superhero with how much a person could take on solo, it just got dull after a while because you just fought through one randomly generated office block after another.

Now they've taken away that superhero feeling, and instead I feel like a pathetic wuss of a superhero, constantly get the shit kicked out of me, so it jsut feels like a struggle and a half to get anywhere at all, and it's no fun.
..and here i am looking for a downloadable free trial instead of, perhaps, dipping back into WoW.

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2007, 05:01:18 pm »
I had a lot of fun with this game at first, and really wanted to like it. Unfortunately I found it insanely repetitive after a while. There were only two or three basic instance variants and a very limited number of adversaries to fight. I liked the superhero theme a lot better than the fantasy of WoW, but there was a complete lack of variety.
 

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2007, 03:58:14 am »
It's got great style and a no nonsense approach (although I'm actually a CoV player). All MMO's are grinds, this just doesn't dress it up with long treks to the grind spot.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2007, 11:58:24 am »
I just now got back into City of Heroes. My main guy is Velvet Rabbit over on Guardian.
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2007, 11:03:14 am »
Ok, wait! My new guy is a blaster called 'Le Goblin' over on Guardian. Look for me!

Purple top hat, tux, orange skin...and uhh. fire powers.
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2007, 12:40:24 pm »
I played the trial and enjoyed it for the most part. I don't have the patience to grind (I want to do cool shit now, not kill rats, wolves or mooks for hours on end) :raise: .I stopped playing Guild Wars for the same reason.

Hell I would pay just for the CoH/CoV character creator.
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2007, 03:53:50 pm »
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..and here i am looking for a downloadable free trial instead of, perhaps, dipping back into WoW.

Frack that then! What's the point of a superhero game where you aren't!
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2007, 11:39:32 am »
I've just started again with CoH and CoV - mainly cos my 360's died.
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2007, 01:01:11 am »
I play all the time... my global nick is Something Else or @SomethingElse or however you do that. It's a good time, although I wish I could find a good RP group (I'm current in the process of starting one villainside, we'll see how that goes.)