City of Heroes

I'm in, and I think Xek is on his way. I'm either doing the global friend requests wrong or it's not working, because it's saying the names don't exist? Anyway, my player name is fogrob and my toon name is Sergeant Liberty.

The friend requests is wonky. I haven't gotten it to work when people are offline.

I've been meaning to ask, is there a way to invite my alts into a supergroup without another member online who can send invites? Can't find any info about it.

There's a command for SGI but offline. But I think /SGI works. It might just depend on if you have spaces in your toon name.

We had discussion about it a few pages back but next time I logged in my alt was in the sg so it apparently worked.

The command is /altinvite character name

Thanks, I couldn't find that anywhere.

Rainsmercy wrote:

my global is @ Rainsmercy, Javamancer is @ Javamancer. My time is kinda sporatic right now till after thursday.

Mna Grok here, looking for an invite.

What’s everyone’s favorite quest?

Terra Volta!

The alignment mission where you've been charged with terrorism and other stuff, and you end up fighting an evil version of yourself.

Spoiler:

And then an assassin who's been hired to kill you instead kills your double.

They don't really explain where the duplicate came from. I hope later alignment missions expand on that, since it's a fun idea.

Man, farming in this game has really occupied way too much of my in-game time. I've finally fully purpled out my spines/fire and he is beastly. Granted, he would die in any context that isn't a fire farm, but man does he destroy those maps at +4.

I've heard rumors that you can go from 1-50 in 90 minutes if you have two farmers running the mission at one time...this is my next goal. I've done one in maybe 4 hours, but 90 minutes just seems like sheer insanity in a really fun way.

Back in the day, a fire tank combined with an earth tank could farm some missions and you would get ungodly amounts of XP.

I leveled a fire/spines brute for AE farming. He gets destroyed everywhere else, but in a fire farm he gets it done.

But I really do not enjoy farming Especially with limited play time. I have found that once a toon hits 50, I disable XP and set for double influence. Running one 8-person radio mission nets a million and some change. Maybe not as lucrative as a pure farm, but it's more fun to me.

I purpled out my first three 50s the old fashioned way, just leveling, TFs and trials and some market play.

I am nearing the end of the honeymoon period though. I left the live game before Incarnates was a thing. Now that I am back I see that once you get to Incarnate, especially running in groups of the same, even at +4/8 most content in the game is trivialized. And since there is no active development on the horizon, that situation won't change.

I still enjoying leveling toons though, which is more than I can say for other MMOs (looking at you WOW) .

The true game in City of Heroes is making it through the character creation screens.

Created a second account and a spines/fire brute, I just kept hitting random till I found a decent looking character As far as the powerleveling them, while leveling has been pretty fast, I guess I suck at it as I have only been able to survive +1/4. Have not really been playing much so only got him to level 17 at this point.

Rainsmercy wrote:

Created a second account and a spines/fire brute, I just kept hitting random till I found a decent looking character As far as the powerleveling them, while leveling has been pretty fast, I guess I suck at it as I have only been able to survive +1/4. Have not really been playing much so only got him to level 17 at this point.

You wont be farming +4/8 until level 50. With a decent set of enhancements. At level 38 you will get Burn from fire. Its a game changer for farming.

mudbunny wrote:

Back in the day, a fire tank combined with an earth tank could farm some missions and you would get ungodly amounts of XP.

I had an ice fire tank back then. Round up a map, throw down ice patch and burn everything while the enemies just fell down over and over. Good times.

Then they limited how many I could agro at once and it was less fun.

Stele wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

Back in the day, a fire tank combined with an earth tank could farm some missions and you would get ungodly amounts of XP.

I had an ice fire tank back then. Round up a map, throw down ice patch and burn everything while the enemies just fell down over and over. Good times.

Then they limited how many I could agro at once and it was less fun.

During beta and for a couple issues of live, I had a fire/tech blaster. Drop caltrops on a group which immobilized them, drop fire rain on them then drop a fireball on the leftovers. Then they changed caltrops to slow rather than stop and it stopped being fun.

Heretk wrote:

You wont be farming +4/8 until level 50. With a decent set of enhancements. At level 38 you will get Burn from fire. Its a game changer for farming.

Guides I read/videos I watched said I should be doing +2/4, but even +1/4 took me a bit to work up to/get used to the play style. Also, make sure I had enhancement slots allocated correctly. I'm using the AE comic con mission, the short one, so you go in, get the mission achievement right away so then that way if I get in trouble, I can just click on the mission completed button.

Rainsmercy wrote:
Heretk wrote:

You wont be farming +4/8 until level 50. With a decent set of enhancements. At level 38 you will get Burn from fire. Its a game changer for farming.

Guides I read/videos I watched said I should be doing +2/4, but even +1/4 took me a bit to work up to/get used to the play style. Also, make sure I had enhancement slots allocated correctly. I'm using the AE comic con mission, the short one, so you go in, get the mission achievement right away so then that way if I get in trouble, I can just click on the mission completed button.

If you eat a steady stream of purple chiclets then yeah you can push it. Thats what most if the YouTube guides advise. I was just too disengaged to remember doing it every 60 seconds.

Only have room for so many at lower levels. Is there anywhere in the AE building to buy them? I haven't found one and its kind of a pain to keep running back to city hall in atlas park to get more between runs.

Rainsmercy wrote:

Only have room for so many at lower levels. Is there anywhere in the AE building to buy them? I haven't found one and its kind of a pain to keep running back to city hall in atlas park to get more between runs.

Yes there is a vendor in the mission room. Tucked away in the corner.

Heretk wrote:
Rainsmercy wrote:

Only have room for so many at lower levels. Is there anywhere in the AE building to buy them? I haven't found one and its kind of a pain to keep running back to city hall in atlas park to get more between runs.

Yes there is a vendor in the mission room. Tucked away in the corner.

I need to build a character and call him captain oblivious apparently... thanjs

Yea, the big idea behind farming before you're level 50 and want to IO your character is to hit the defense cap with purple inspirations. If you have 0 defense, you'll need 4 (defense cap is 45%, 4 will get you to 50%). From there, you'll just need to work to convert the inspiration drops you get into purples (you can convert anyone into another by right clicking, assuming you have three of the same) as you go. Drops should keep you going. Worst case scenario you just bail out if you don't get the inspirations you need.

Run the missions at 0x8, no bosses until you get comfortable. You can switch to bosses when you start figuring out how to manage your health.

Eventually, you'll hit level 50 and you can pretty quickly throw together a build that hits the defense soft cap, and then you can put all of your effort into doing as much damage as possible. Because of the way the auction house works, getting what would've been a stupidly expensive build when the game was live is pretty easy nowadays.

Also! If you're leveling yourself, make sure you hit up the P2W vendor and get the double XP bonus. It'll kill your influence gain but you can just sell drops on the AH or at the vendor to help you get where you need to go until you hit 50.

I'm now at the point where I can multi-box and just AFK PL a character that I want to play. The game takes so little load that I can run three instances without any sort of issue, or two instances and one other game in the background at the same time.