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History: This blog is the third incarnation, and started as a paper RPG & desktop gaming blog.  After starting the MMO City of Heroes days after its launch in 2004,  It developed into one dedicated to that MMO, as it remained for nearly eight years. On November 30, 2012 that MMO was shut down by the company NCSoft despite an outpouring of fan support and community outrage.  Starting In December 2012, I'm going to be opening up the focus of the blog to cover ANYTHING gaming I'm playing, be it PC, XBox 360, iPad, Dragon*Con, etc.

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Cover of the Day - March 8, 2012


Issue 22 - First thoughts.

Okay it was a bit of a wild ride last night.   The only new power set currently available is the Dark Control powers and its corresponding secondaries.  I did try it out briefly, but it didn't thrill me so much at the low levels I saw. Of course I wasn't the only one trying it out.   Getting on a Death from Below team with ALL Controllers and Dominators was needless to say ...unusual to say the least.

I also got on one of my 50s. I've never gotten into the post 50 incarnate stuff yet so I'm finding it a tad confusing as yet. Getting to the revamped Dark Astoria is fairly easy , although I took Flagborn -- a jumper.  Getting to DA you have to go through an apartment complex, a "forest", until you find yourself in an odd corridor and eventually a vertical pit.  I was in that pit a while, found my way back to the corridor, then the pit before FINALLY finding the "entrance" to Dark Astoria.   I felt that could have been done cleaner.

Dark Astoria itself is weird -- the Warwalls glow red.  The mist is gone.  This gives the zone a weird tone.   Villains abound, but there are also contacts to be found here as well. Missions give you incarnate threads and various incarnate XP.    In the zone and missions are a lot of new villains -- some with bizarre new powers.  I ran into one weilding dual elemental swords.   Another WAS a staff weilder.  A couple weere half woman/ half snake types.  This could get so interesting so fast.

Already Virtue hit RED last night.  And Atlas Park and Dark Astoria went to  a third zone each.  Zwillinger was on shortly before I got online, and apparently had been doing something, but I must have just missed it.

It will be interesting to see when the Beast Mastery and Staff fighting powers are added.  The CoH world is changing --  and for a while it will be interesting to ride out these changes .  Why do I feel like a surfer on a tidal wave???


Cover of the Day - March 7, 2012


Issue 22 is LIVE!

I've got my computer downloading now, but it will be hours before I get in game.  But everything is looking SO good.



Cover of the Day - March 6, 2012


Cover of the Day - March 5, 2012


Golden Age Festival 2012

Put on every year, this was the Seventh annual festival by the Gods of the Golden Age group, and covered by THE CAPE Radio with Swing / Big Band music.  Plenty of creative costumes , concepts, were on display throughout the evening.  Having to hold it in Talos caused a second Talos Island zone to spawn.  There was a lot of trouble for late comers to get into the appropriate zone.  I ended up attending solely as Lord Infinitum.   I had attended as several characters in previous years -- but given the zone change, it was not going to be risked.

I tried the first Golden Age Costume contest and lost.  I did take first in the Silver Age contest.  I ended up making a last minute bind for my battlecry that took third.   I tried in the Bio and Trivia contests both without placing.

The crowds were fairly big with lots of people dropping in.  Including NCSOFT Hit Streak, who I believe took the role of a judge for one of the last contests.   The Leader of Lord's group, Original Justice is seen here conversing with Gold Falcon, leader of the Gods of the Golden Age.

There were plenty of strange fateful encounters....

Seen below, Proud Citizen dances with Pinup Girl...

There was time to get in some supergroup team shots... since everyone was together -- Card Master, Sensational Woman, and Kid Uppercut seen below...

One striking toon -- Hero 2 , was there late in the evening...

And some group shots were taken toward the end -- I would expect them to be seen on the Forums, if not the COH Web page...


It was an eventful FUN event.  If you missed it, there is always next year...