CoH: The Weekend in Tights

I know, you guys want some Actual Play reports from my face to face games…
Well, we’ve got a three-week old, and one of the players in our regular Friday night game has Friday night classes til, like… Thanksgiving or some damn thing — CoH is pretty much all the roleplay gaming that we can manage right now.
Aside from Hype and Syn Task Force Ownage, what else was going on?
– Strat got to 30 last week, and he and Partner X have been running Croatoa. Love the zone — definitely ranks up there with Striga (though Striga suits Strat a bit better :). The place makes good use of the new powersets and mission types, also — sonic witch bosses are TeH Suck, and escorting an Archery Defender out of a mission yesterday got Strat a 75-shot bow and arrow Temp Power, which is just PERFECT for him, and for pulling mobs.
((Ironically, I’d already been joking about how I should drop a building on Strat, hospitalize him for awhile and break him really badly so I’d have to reroll him as an Trick Arrow/Archery Defender. So… tempting. If Strat wasn’t working a lot with another character I’d then have to catch up to, I think I’d have already done it — as it stands, between that and the fact I already have Centreshot to play with, I probably won’t.))
Still, he looks pretty cool with the bow.
Also, had a pretty good scene with Strat this weekend — he’ll be visiting the opera soon — catch one of the showings of Elena. Should be fun to write.
– Didn’t get any Shade Dancer time this weekend. Maybe Tuesday. Tri-form is a bit of a slog to deal with, but it’s worth it for The Funny, alone.
Epitaph joined the Phoenix Guard this weekend (finally, we’ve played merry hell trying to set up the interview), and between that and Sunday (teamed up with Geo and Spark to ding 10 and Midnite Tempest to ding 11) I got a lot of good playtime on him and (most importantly) got a lot better sense of his character. Gameplay-wise I really like the human-form-only Peacebringer build, especially when there’s a defender or two around to push my Resistances up and let me play at mini-tanking — the mix of ranged blasts, melee smackdown, and decent defense means I’ve got something to do regardless of what mood I’m in. There aren’t many level-ups in the foreseeable future that I’m *not* looking forward to for one reason or another.
Notable moment: actually had a moment of regret not being able to keep playing Epitaph later into last evening when we first switched over to Hype and Syn.
– No time on Centershot and his pair-up with Timbre — maybe soon.
– Played around with Gilly a bit, just testing the new build. Soloing with her is dog-slow at the level she’s at and won’t change until the mid-20’s — and there’s isn’t anything going on with the lowbie alts that I wouldn’t rather be playing someone else most of the time — I’d probably delete her if it she weren’t such a hoot to roleplay.
– … and Hangtime is still 50. 🙂

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