CoH Play Review

Let’s see whats been going on in the last week eleven days…
(You’re going to see a lot of “No play or RP,” cuz I haven’t been on that much. C’esh luu vin.)

Hang Time
(Level: 50)
No play or RP.

(Level: 48)
No play or RP.

(Level: 33)
No play or RP.
Someone made up the MA/Ninja Stalker “The Tactician” as one of Strategist’s “students gone BAD”. Much fun.

(level: 30, 31, 32 ((NEW!)))
No RP, exactly. There’s stuff going on, but it’s all having sort of prep stuff for Working Girl or things of that nature. I have (obviously) been playing him a lot — but even that was more last week than this week.
Gameplay notes: Dinged 30 through 32. Picked up Conserve Power at level 30 and I LOVE IT LIKE LYLE, OMG. Baaaarely dinged 32 and picked up this power that keeps these little glowballs around me that fly out and blow up when I get near an enemy. They’re a lot more subtle than they sound. I haven’t actually had a chance to check them out in a mission, because I logged right after picking the power up and getting the level 35 enhancements and haven’t had him on since. Nigh on a week, really. Looking forward to that.

(level: 19)
No play or RP.

(Level: 22 ((New)))
No RP. Dinged 22 on him last night and got Conserve as my second “Endurance Healing” power — which had the predicted positive effects on his playability.
Now if I could just get him out of fricking Training SO’s đŸ˜›

(Level: 16)
Had a really REALLY cool deal with Lukacs and one of Jackie’s characters last weekend. Haven’t had a chance to go back and get into that more, but I was really pleased about how that went — very political and kind of conniving, but honest and refreshing, too.

Shade Dancer
(Level: 14)
No play or RP.

(Level: 12)
No play or RP.

(Level 13)
No play or RP.

Thadeus Shiver (Ice/Ice Dominator)
(Level 6)
No play or RP.

On deck… New:
Markov Chain
(Level 10: ((New)))
My new Corruptor. Technology-based Assault Rifle/Kinetics. This is the guy who will get the much coveted ‘other evil guy I play’ slot, alongside Kethos. LOVE the play of this archetype when I’m in a blastery/supporty mood, which is weird because I’ve tried out Assault Rifle before and hated it. A good character concept works wonders for an otherwise annoying Archetype, I guess.
Picking up pool powers to make him work as close to a Stalker as I can, so I can work as closely WITH a stalker as I can. đŸ™‚
REALLY looking forward to playing this guy more.
Lucian Strange
(Level 12: ((New)))
Broadsword/Regen scrapper. Lucian coming in as the long-missing husband of another player’s character — not sure exactly what happened to him or how, just yet — I’m focusing on RPing his actual personality right now (Lucian is a Chick. Magnet. I mean, daaaamn — never seen anything like it.), and getting him leveled up to his past-future was-wife.
Gameplay Notes:
Only my second scrapper, and I went back to Super Reflexes again?!? Am I nuts? Well…
1. I know Super Reflexes: the good, the bad, and the (damn) ugly. There’s that.
2. Stan showed me how Katana Set’s “Divine Avalanche” has a nice defensive synergy with SR’s toggles, and Broadsword has the same ability in “Parry”, so I wanted to explore that.
3. Lucian kicks ass.
Only my second scrapper evah, and I am loving this toon.


  1. Puck ? Grav/ff cont ? 43) Some Game play and RP. Moved two bubbles forward.
    Zazi ? (Katana/SR scrp ? 36) Still slogging through old 30-35 story arc?s.
    Ciunas – (Dark/Dark scrp ? 22) None.
    Zot ? (Claw/Ninja ? 24) ((New))Lot?s of game play, some RP. Running her though the Lt. Chlamers Story arcs. Great fun! I do love the upper Contacts like Seer fortuna, Major Brass and Lt. Chalmers. Great missions and all new maps. Got the Sky Raider Jet Pack Temp Power?Yay! It is good for 60 minutes of flight.
    Gasta ? (Dark/Therm Corr ? 15) ((new)) Lots of game play but no RP.
    19 ? (Merc/Traps MM ? 16) ((New)) I am still loving this build. Other then drawing lots of aggro at times last night 19 is a joy to play.
    Bane of Asgard ? (Dark/Fire Brute ? 7) ((New)) So far I am really enjoying this combo. This has been odd since I dislike playing Tanks But thankfully Brutes tend to be a lot like Dark Scrappers so I just play him like Ciunas or Zazi and go to town. He has about the same squishy level as Ciunas?and the ring o? fire thing is a lot like the Dark?s bite me defense. As I go up in levels, both Dark and Fire have several HP boosts, so this should be very helpful Vs the squishiness of Brutes. Still working on my ?Swordy? voice, and I have found a How-to-speak-at-a-ren-faire website to aid me a bit.
    Venenata ? (Plant/thorn Dom ? 11) ((new)) I really came close to deleting her because of the general inability to solo Dom?s. Basically through the first 9 levels she was the worst of all the bad bits of Controllers all rolled into one green package. But then she picked up Seeds of Confusion?and all my mass combat troubles went away. One thing I joked about was that the ?Domination? meter was really the ?How close you are to Dying? meter since I never got to use it until after I picked up Seeds of Confusion. Teaming wise, she works great with MM?s (Sathariel), Corruptors (Bosco and Incendrix), and Brutes (Rex). But the best evening was with Sathariel since we just mowed through everything in our path. RP wise I am stil working on her voice. One thing RP wise is that she can only communicate via the Comm and nothing local since her eyes and mouth are sewn shut.

  2. Resisting…temptation…to…talk…about…my…characters…

  3. Lori…
    You took the sample and made made some toons?
    Do tell….how is that monkey on your back? ;P

  4. My temp account will be running out soon, so it will be much easier to resist the evil then. đŸ˜›
    After that happens, THEN I’ll talk about my toons.

  5. One of these days I guess I’ll get organized enough to talk about all my little characters, and what’s been going on in their lives. Although, to be fair, I guess I do have, ya know, my own site to post that. What a concept.

  6. Lori…
    I am sure that I have one of two temp things somewhere, I shall have to remember to bring them tonight. ;P

  7. If need be, I should have a 14 day trial thing I could contribute to the spreading of the ‘evil’ as well.

  8. I should be whipped. I caved into the evil…
    I own the damn thing now…
    And I’ve paid for 6 months…
    I blame Doyce and Jackie completely

  9. Mwuhahahahahaha!
    Now give us your global and we will see about hooking you up. đŸ™‚

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