Episode 11 – Mobs and the con system

This week we talk about the “conning” system and what all of those colors mean.

  • Trouble downloading?
  • Double XP weekend dates announced
  • A couple news bits
  • Mobs and the conning system
  • Giant Monster spawn rates
  • How the whole “giant monster” damage thing works (level scaling)
  • Rikti Spawns
  • Dwimble’s Guide to mission difficulty settings
  • Voicemails
  • Promo: Geek Survival Guide

Episode 10 – News in Double Digits

This week we bring a Newscast with lots of forumy goodness. Then we get caught up with comments and voicemails!

  • The 2008 State of the Game
  • The “City Vault”
  • The next double XP weekend and server hardware improvements
  • Valentine’s Day event
  • Smoothing the XP curve
  • “Real Numbers”
  • City of Heroes Fanzine
  • Fanzine Submission Webpage
  • Changes to Moment of Glory coming
  • In-game mail spam
  • feedback
  • Promo: Playing for Keeps

Episode 9 – 3rd Party Add-Ons

This episode is all about 3rd party add-ons. As discussed in the episode, these are not sanctioned by NCSoft and are against the terms of use, so they are definitely “use at your own risk”. They could get your account suspended or banned from the game.

One note from last episode: We mention that the Winter event is ending on January 6 (today!) and that they will likely close it out during Monday morning’s maintenance. Well a couple days ago Lighthouse posted on the forums that they will end it TONIGHT! So, you have a few less hours to spend those candy canes.

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Be sure to write, comment, or call us and tell us about your Super Group (or Villain Group). We’ll highlight a different SG whenever we have time. Tell us what your play style is (hardcore, laid back, raid focused), tell us about your base, any rules you have, oh – and of course what server you’re on.

Episode 8 – The Winter Horde

We have more news about us, than the game this time around. The devs have been very quiet through the holidays. Since there was so little news, we went ahead and recorded a faction spotlight for this episode.

We discuss:

  • A new intro
  • New equipment in the “studio”
  • A new domain name
  • i12 and i13 speculation
  • Villian Epic Archetype (un)News
  • Planning for the end of the Winter Event
  • A tip to figure out what all of those wrapped inspirations actually are
  • The Winter horde faction spotlight