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Episode 62 – Mids Reborn Dev Interview

This episode we are excited to be joined by Metalios, the lead developer of Mids Reborn to discuss IO enhancement sets, builds, and what’s coming in the next release of Mids Reborn!

You can get more information and download Mids Reborn at the official website: https://midsreborn.com/
You can get support, find or share builds, and chat with Metalios on the Mids Discord: https://discord.gg/eAUuNQ3nxk

You can find Chooch and Viv 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 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 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!

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Episode 51 – We’re Back

You asked, and we (finally) listened! Chooch and Viv have re-launched the podcast! And updated a bit for the times. We will now be streaming the show live on Twitch!

We have expanded where you can hear/view the show with direct links on our Subscribe page for YouTube, Twitch, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, and Stitcher.

This episode we:

  • Re-introduce ourselves
  • Tell you what we’ve been up to the last couple years
  • Discuss our plans for the future of the podcast
    • Current schedule is to stream fortnightly / bi-weekly / every two weeks, Saturdays starting at 4:00pm eastern on Twitch
    • You can watch after broadcast on our Twitch or YouTube channels
  • Read the latest patch notes for Homecoming
  • Show you how to download and play the game on Homecoming
  • Read very belated feedback…
  • …and gush about how excited we are to be back and really want you to start playing again too!

During the episode we mention these awesome City of Heroes streamers and communities:

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