Episode 7 – Winter Event Update

This week we talk more about the Winter Event. We had intended to do Ouroboros coverage, but haven’t had much time to *ahem* research, and what little time we’ve had in game has been spent playing with features of the Winter event.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Candy cane salvage and pricing for various temp powers
  • Ski Slope tips
  • Ski Slope Bug
  • Quickie Father Time mission tips
  • 2007 Winter Event badges:
    Gifted – for logging in during the 2007 Winter event
    Frozen Fury – Defeat the Winter Lord GM
    Cold Warrior – Defeat 100 Frostlings
    Toy Collector – Receive 200 presents on the streets
    Trucker – Located on the floating truck outside of the Pocket D windows
    Received during the Father Time mission:
    Crystalized – Complete the mission
    Miraculous – Choosing the Renewal of light temp power reward
    Joyful – Choosing the Golden Rings temp power reward
    Frosty – Choosing the Furry Boots temp power reward
    Toothbreaker – Complete the mission 5 times
    Three badges for skiing:
    Qualified – Bronze Medal for completing course in under 45 seconds
    Accelerated – Silver Medal for completing in under 35 seconds
    Speed Demon – Gold Medal for completing in under 25 secodns
    Shortest time on Champion server as of the evening of December 22 is 15.75 seconds

Episode 6 – News

New news-laden episode for ya where we talk about:

Holy Bonus Prestige Batman!

Read post below from Lighthouse in the forums…

In the spirit of giving! More Prestige!
#9809474 – 12/11/07 12:23 PM

In the words of Oliver Twist, “Please, Sir, can I have some more?”

With this morning’s maintenance, we had intended to run the prestige grant and debt wipe on the Training Room Test Servers. However, it looks like some villains snuck in and crossed a few wires and it was applied to all the live servers.

Oh well! We hope you all enjoy the added bonus!

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Lighthouse
Community Relations Manager

Viv verified earlier today that one of our SGs indeed jumped from a 3 million influx to a 6 million influx. It will be interesting to hear how many SG leaders immediately did a purge of “filler” members right after the initial prestige grant, only to miss out on the metric ton of icing on the cake!

In addition to this flub, the devs actually released the defiance changes, animation changes, and delivered two new costume sets today! Yep, there’s your sneak peak on our next news cast 🙂

Oh, and in case you didn’t notice the bright red letters to the left, we now have a proper voicemail line. Feel free to give us a ring and leave comments, feedback, suggestions, or corrections:  206-338-2911

Episode 5 – Carnies and Hancies

Here is part two of episode 5 – the Main Topic. We went back and forth about including the faction section, but the main topic was only 20 minutes and this faction was already recorded, so enjoy the Carnies 🙂

In this main topic we discuss everything about Enhancements. The major types and differences between them, how you get the different types, how they all work, and tips for saving millions of influence as you level up.

This episode includes:

Episode 5 – News

… and just news. After editing we came to a couple of conclusions. 1) the podcast is too long – wait, we already knew that – but despite attempts, its even longer than the last one, lol.  2) there is too much news right now to keep the Factions discussion as well as news and a main topic.

In light of this, we are going to take a page out of The Command Line‘s playbook and split the podcast into two weekly episodes. At least for the foreseeable future. The first weekly episode (the one attached) will be all news – both about the game, and what’s going on with us. The second weekly episode will be a main topic.

The combined length will still be around an hour and all told will contain the same content, just in more digestible sizes. Also, people that only like one type of content or the other can ignore the files of the type they don’t like.

Let us know what you think!

This episode contains info about:

  • i11 launched
  • Ouroborus
  • Badge Overload
  • Referral program
  • Free 14 day trial – with no credit card required
  • Defiance changes coming
  • a little more about animation timing changes
  • Feedback on custom weapons
  • Remote contact store bug (get while the gettin’s good 🙂
  • New Statesman Taskforce/Lord Recluse Taskforce badge
  • You can find in depth information on the Official Forums
  • Another new CoH Podcast called Jerk Radio
  • Hiatus for the Faction highlight segment
  • Promo – Space Casey