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Episode 61 – Enhancements

Chooch and Viv are joined by “Trauma Train” Rich to discuss all of the types of enhancements available in the game, and when to use each kind.

You can find Rich on his two Twitch channels:

TraumaTrainRich – for video game streams, and
XP Rich – for tabletop type game streams

Next episode streams April 30 at 6:pm eastern on Twitch. Topic TBD – have a suggestion?

Find us on Twitch, YouTube, and Discord:
https://twitch.tv/choochandviv (the live CoH Podcast)
CoH Podcast YouTube Archive
https://twitch.tv/vividmuse (CoH Gameplay)
https://twitch.tv/choochus (music composition, variety gameplay)
https://discord.gg/c2j9CMjj8E (Our Discord Server)

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Episode 60 – PVE Content Types

Chooch and Viv discuss the different types of PVE content available in the game as well as different levelling styles. We begin with the must-haves for a fresh Level 1 at the P2W vendor.

Next episode streams April 2 at 6:pm eastern on Twitch. Topic TBD – have a suggestion?

Find us on Twitch, YouTube, and Discord:
https://twitch.tv/choochandviv (the live CoH Podcast)
CoH Podcast YouTube Archive
https://twitch.tv/vividmuse (CoH Gameplay)
https://twitch.tv/choochus (music composition, variety gameplay)
https://discord.gg/c2j9CMjj8E (Our Discord Server)

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Episode 59 – Base Building, with Dacy Pt 2

This episode we continue to discuss base building with master builder, Dacy!

She takes it back to basics and shows us the editor and core services every base needs. You can find Dacy’s base building tutorials and tours on her YouTube channel.

Next episode streams March 26 at 6:pm eastern. Topic TBD – have a suggestion?

Find us on Twitch, YouTube, and Discord:
https://twitch.tv/choochandviv (the live CoH Podcast)
CoH Podcast YouTube Archive
https://twitch.tv/vividmuse (CoH Gameplay)
https://twitch.tv/choochus (music composition, variety gameplay)
https://discord.gg/c2j9CMjj8E (Our Discord Server)

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Episode 58 – Base Building, with Dacy Pt 1

This episode we discuss base building with master builder, Dacy!

We cover Homecoming patch notes from February 10, 2022, the current and upcoming Weekly Strike Targets, then jump straight into a base tour and discussion.

The bases we toured are The Spaceship on Excelsior (base code ONES-5030), and Vault Luxe (currently private). You can find Dacy’s base building tutorials and tours on her YouTube channel .

We’ll continue the discussion and tour more bases with Dacy on the next live stream on March 5th, starting at 6pm eastern.

Find us on Twitch, YouTube, and Discord:
https://twitch.tv/choochandviv (the live CoH Podcast)
CoH Podcast YouTube Archive
https://twitch.tv/vividmuse (CoH Gameplay)
https://twitch.tv/choochus (music composition, variety gameplay)
https://discord.gg/c2j9CMjj8E (Our Discord Server)

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Episode 57 – Farming Interview with Brigg

We are very happy to bring you this conversation about farming in City of Heroes with none other than Brigg!! Creator of the legendary Comic Con Fire Farms

You can find Brigg streaming on Twitch

And you can find tutorials on his fire farms on his YouTube page

Brigg’s farming maps mentioned in the episode can be accessed from the Architect Entertainment kiosks on Homecoming and some other private servers). On Homecoming the arc IDs are:

  • 125: Bloody Rainbow: Comic Con Fire Farm (the OG)
  • 2551: Comic Con Fire Farm Cave Edition
  • 2915: $Comic Con Fire Farm$ (same as 125, previously game more influence before the exemplar nerf)
  • 133: Comic Con Smashing & Lethal Farm
  • 9911: Comic Con Smash & Lethal Outdoor Edition

Here are the S&L maps mentioned by u/BlueIdoru on the Reddit thread

“On Homecoming, my S/L arcs are 44456, 44869, and 45166. I think 44456 has the maximum XP and INF possible, and the others are like 98% of the max or something close. Brigg’s farms are right up there too, and for the most part the popular fire farms are going to have a similar amount of rewards.”

Special thanks to our friend TraumaTrain Rich for his generous gift subs which unlocked new Twitch emote slots!! And as always, to the amazing CoH Twitch community who make the live streams so much fun!

Our next episode will live stream on Twitch on February 19th, starting at 6pm eastern.

Find us on Twitch and Discord:
https://twitch.tv/choochandviv (the live CoH Podcast)
https://twitch.tv/vividmuse (CoH Gameplay)
https://twitch.tv/choochus (music composition, variety gameplay)
https://discord.gg/c2j9CMjj8E (Our Discord Server)

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Episode 56 – Client Mods

This time Chooch and Viv talk about options to modify the game client including annotated maps, alternate sounds, alternate graphics, and the CoHModder tool that makes it all a breeze!

Our next episode will be live streamed on Twitch on February 5th, starting at 6pm eastern.

Find us on Twitch and Discord:
https://twitch.tv/choochandviv (the live CoH Podcast)
https://twitch.tv/vividmuse (CoH Gameplay)
https://twitch.tv/choochus (music composition, variety gameplay)
https://discord.gg/c2j9CMjj8E (Our Discord Server)

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Episode 55 – Quick Travel Options

We talk about all of the different options to quick travel in the game. From monorails to teleporters to cornucopia .. um .. wormholes?

We kick off with the Homecoming patch notes from January 4th, and share that Mid’s Reborn will have a new version soon that brings back “level up” mode!

Here are the lists of travel destinations based on travel method that we cover on the show:

LFG Queue
Brickstown (Manticore)
Cap au Diable (Dr. Aeon, Virgil Tarikos)
Cascade Archipelago (Sara Moore)
Cimerora (Imperious)
Croatoa (Katie Hannon)
Firebase Zulu (Dr. Quaterfield)
Founders’ Falls (Dr Kahn, Numina)
Grandville (Barracuda, Lord Recluse)
Independence Port (Admiral Sutter, Ms. Liberty, Penelopy Yin)
Rikti War Zone (Apex, Lady Grey, Tin Mage)
Sharkhead Isle (Silver Mantis, Mortimer Kal, Operative Renault)
Skyway City (Synapse)
St. Martial (Ice Mistral)
Steel Canyon (Positron)
Striga Isle (Ernesto Hess, Moonfire)
Talos Island (Citadel)
The Chantry (Faathim the Kind, Justin Augustine)

Ouroboros Destinations
Paragon City
Atlas Park
Founders’ Falls
Independence Port
Peregrine Island
Talos Island
Rogue Isles
Cap au Diable
Sharkhead Isle
Nerva Archipelago
St. Martial
Grandville

Tunnel System

  • Paragon Routes
    • Atlas Park
    • Imperial City
    • Underground Imperial
    • Talos Island
    • First Ward
    • Night Ward
    • Founders’ Falls
    • Peregrine Island
    • Firebase Zulu
    • Dark Astoria
  • Rogue Isles Routes
    • Mercy Island
    • Imperial City
    • Underground Imperial
    • Cap Au Diable
    • First Ward
    • Night Ward
    • Nerva Archipelago
    • Grandville
    • Dark Astoria

“Public” Transit

  • Paragon City Monorail
    • Atlas Park
    • Kings Row
    • Steel Canyon
    • Skyway City
    • Talos Island
    • Independence Port
    • Croatoa
    • Brickstown
    • Founders’ Falls
    • Paragon City Ferry
    • Talos Island
    • Peregrin Island
  • Black Helicopter
    • Mercy Island
    • Port Oakes
    • Cap au Diable
    • Sharkhead Isle
    • Nerva Archipelago
    • St. Martial
    • Grandville
  • Rogue Isles Ferry
    • Mercy Island
    • Port Oakes (East and West)
    • Cap au Diable (North and South)
    • Sharkhead Isle
    • Nerva Archipelago
    • St. Martial
    • Grandville

Our next episode will be live streamed on Twitch on January 24th, starting at 6pm eastern. We will most likely be discussing City of Hero mods.

Find us on Twitch and Discord:
https://twitch.tv/choochandviv (the live CoH Podcast)
https://twitch.tv/vividmuse (CoH Gameplay)
https://twitch.tv/choochus (music composition, variety gameplay)
https://discord.gg/c2j9CMjj8E (Our Discord Server)

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Episode 54 – Recent Travel Power Changes

We discuss the major travel power revamps that went live on Homecoming in April 2021. As well as discuss all of the travel power pools.

We announce the Winter Holiday Dev’s Choice Contest Winner for great Architect Entertainment stories.

These include:

  • The WINNER: Murder on 34th Street by @@Charlie
    • Arc ID: 45294
    • Created by: @@Charlie
    • Number of Missions: 3
    • Description: “Santa Claus has been framed for a crime he did not commit. If you don’t help prove his innocence, he’ll be spending Christmas behind bars.”
  • Honorable Mention: The Dance-Off That Saved Christmas
    • Arc ID: 44962
    • Created by: @Clave Dark 5
    • Number of Missions: 3
    • Description: “Lame Christmas schlock ruins TV every year, so why should the AE be any different? Help Santa save Christmas through a series of weak character motivations and underdeveloped plot holes that Harold Angel of the Paragon Times hearkened to as ‘an asinine affront to the holiday spirit!'”
  • Honorable Mention: The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year
    • Arc ID: 45220
    • Created by: @Defeat All Snakes
    • Number of Missions: 3
    • Description: “Grandville is in the middle of an anti-Christmas crackdown. Trees are torn down, gifts confiscated, carolers hit with riot hoses, and none dare resist. None, that is, but a rumor-shadowed figure who seeks those willing to defy Recluses edict — one the villains of the isles call only ‘The Sandman.'”
  • Honorable Mention: I Hate Christmas Music
    • Arc ID: 44913
    • Created by: @Police Woman
    • Number of Missions: 3
    • Description: “‘Tis the season for Christmas music – but that’s simply the worst when you’re a Troll Raver like the Boogie Man. Help the Boogie Man put an end to the scourge that is Christmas music and replace it with something with a more danceable beat.”

We will be streaming the next episode on January 8, 2022 starting at 6pm eastern! The main topic will be an overview of all of the fast travel options now available in the game. From teleports to Tunnels, and mods like Vidiotmaps.

Special thanks to everyone who joined us for the live show. Many of them also stream City of Heroes – check them out!

asharara
Dythok
evolve209
ferek_xorn
Greblaja
JademPrime
LobstarLive
mr_milliondollar
Tax_E
The_DawL_House
TimbrrWolfe
TraumaTrainRich
therealsmoof
ZeroOneZero101

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Episode 53 – Sunset to SCoRE

In this episode we discuss the changes that were made to the game from the time NCSoft shut down the servers (Sunset) to when the secret private servers were revealed to the masses (SCoRE)

You can catch the video archive of this episode on YouTube!

We also discuss:

  • A new Marvel MMORPG is in the works
  • How to transfer your Mid’s build into the beta server
  • Homecoming patch notes from November 30, 2021
  • The Homecoming monthly Dev’s choice awards for exceptional AE missions

Special announcement and call for players;

On Dec 18 Viv will be co-hosting an “Introduction to Incarnate Trials” session, Part 1 w/ drumroll plz our good friend and fellow streamer Dythok! Viv will be reading the text to give context and the full story, and Dythok will lead the trials, share the strategy and show how to successfully complete them.

There are 8 trials total, and Dythok has chosen three to start – Behavior Adjustment Facility, Lambda Sector, and Keyes Island Reactor Trial.

You have to be level 50 to join, be ready to start at 7pm eastern SHARP on December 18th on Homecoming Server, Excelsior shard. For these 3 trials, there is no other requirement. You can join us on Chooch and Viv’s Game Night Discord for more info as plans develop and to sign up in advance.

The goal of these runs is to remove some of the mystery involved and get more folks doing them. Cuz look, I know it’s intimidating. Ppl advertise spots for speedy trials, and there’s baaaaaarely any explanation. They speed on without you knowing WTF is going on and suddenly you’re standing there with (hopefully) a few new badges but no clue why you have them. And I’m not knocking the folks that do that, they should run it in a way that makes them feel sure they’ll be successful. But it can be massively disappointing to feel like end game content is out of your reach.

The main topic for our next episode will be an overview of all of the fast travel options now available in the game. From recent travel power changes, to teleports, Tunnels, and mods like Vidiotmaps.

Special thanks to everyone who joined us for the live show. Many of them also stream City of Heroes – check them out!

GameTimeWithKyle
Greblaja
Tax_E
The_DawL_House
Tiger_Beans
TimbrrWolfe
TraumaTrainRich
therealsmoof

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Episode 52 – Homecoming Patch Notes

In this episode we discuss Homecoming’s release of Issue 27, Page 3.

In Chooch and Viv news: all of our directory listings have been validated, so now in addition to subscribing directly from the website, or iTunes – all episodes are available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio.

Direct links have been added to our Subscribe page.

Giving a subscribe, thumbs up, star, or review on whichever service you use will go a long way to helping people fund us, and discover the game!

For feedback you can always email us at cohpodcast@gmail.com and now you can reach out on our Discord server!

If you haven’t used Discord, it is a service for text and audio/video group chats which is great for discussions, sharing tips/tricks, and teaming up in the game.

Patch topics covered include

  • Dr. Aeon Strike Force
  • New Difficulty/Challenge Options
  • Challenge Modes
  • New Powersets: Seismic Blast, and Earth Manipulation
  • Power proliferations for Scrappers and Stalkers
  • Revamps to Stone Armor, Electrical Blast, and Dual Blades
  • New IO Sets: Slow Movement and Travel
  • D-Sync Origin Enhancements
  • Taunt enhancement categories are being renamed “Threat Duration Enhancements”
  • New Emotes: Innertubes!!
  • Supergroup Base Changes
  • New Costume Parts
  • Architect Entertainment Incarnate Thread to Ticket conversion
  • …and much more!

Shout outs and mentions from the chat: