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Yeah it is easy to find a group, not easy, but like regular i guess. I never had a problem.
Played: CoH, PSTested: CoH
I may look non-threatening. But ill have you know I once punched a magician.
Personally, it was easy for me to find groups easily up until 36, after that they seemed rare.
With lvling up, I got two characters, one to 36 and the other to 40 in a month and a half; so lvling is easy if you know your way around.
City of Hero's is a well made game, and the combat is very fun, for a while. While it's great at the one thing it does (combat), it does lack the Depth that others have. As for leveling up to the good parts of the game IMO it's fun from the beginning, but as you get used to the combat it get less and less fun. Their is no crafting in the game (which i for one don't see as a prob, but i can understand others wanting it), and no real exploration. While going and seeing the different zones is great and each is diffent, once you walk in the door you've pretty much seen the whole zone. This isn't helped by the fact that once you get a travel power, you can be more or less anywhere in the zone in a matter of seconds/minutes. While there are indoor mission to take, they are also very simalar. Go in, kill every one, save the hostage, look for clues. City of heros get VERY repetitive, HOWEVER, while the game is more or less just killing the bad guys over and over again this is fun to do. The combat is probably the best of any game i've played. If your one of the people who like to play all day every day ( like i was with eq) then this game isn't for you. City of Heros is the ultimate casual game, and i don't think alot of people who hate the game understand this. This game isn't really ment to be played all day every day. That said, I can say that if people who like to play their game all day can make the swich to 1 or 2 hours a day they will have fun with the game. I say this from my own Experience. I tried to play the game like eq, for large amounts of time, and i got sick of the game and quit for about a week. Now when i log on i play for only a hour or 2. In that time the game is fun, but if you go for a marathon session, you will most likely get sick of it.
All in all the game is great, and they add new content for free, which is almost always great. From what i have read update 2 is going to try to adress some of the repetitiveness, which is good even from a casual standpoint. The first expansion, City of Villans, from what i hear (although i may be wrong on this), will add crafting, as well as player bases and PvP. So they are trying to adress the repetitive aspects of the game.
As for grouping, i find it very easy to find a group (although i prefer to solo most of the time). You can usually find a group in about 5 to 15 mins of going lfg, as long as your not on a really strange hours, like 4 A.M. on a monday.
Originally posted by Tintagil What I want to know is there anything more to the game than treadmilling? From what i've heard the only cool feature is the character creation process. I really don't know. I've never played it or betad it, but if there is only the gind to look forward too why so many people play?
At this point in time thats all there is to do... While it is fun as all get out at first it will get very repetative and boring in time to you...Its a very well made game and could have been the best ever, but the devs forgot one major aspect that us old timers over on there forums were trying to make sure they put in... And that was depth, when I mean depth I mean like AO depth where there are a variety of shops, Static dungeons, quest, missions, items, crafting, raids, GM events, GM roleplayers, PVP, Lots of Dynamic Bosses, ect...
Some here will try to convince you that this game has that.. But trust me if you ever played AO, SWG. EVE, EQ, Hell EnB you would know what I mean by depth... A game should have more to do in it besides go outdoor and hunt or go indoor (misisons) and hunt..
Maybe when the Expansion comes out and some new features are implemented this game will be worth the 50 bucks.. But for now its just Eye Candy and a month diversion that quickly wears on you if your used to more out of your MMO...
But hell dont take my word for it.. Try it for yourself :P
------------------------------You see, every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with their surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You spread to an area, and you multiply, and you multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet.-Mr.Smith
Originally posted by Tintagil Thanks fellas for your imput. A lot of what you said is what I was thinking. I'll wait until CoV comes out and check up on it then. Maybe that will add the depth I seek for in games.
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It is very easy to find a group in this game. I have never sat around for more than 5 minutes when I wanted in on a team.
Generally I get tells from my SG for teams as soon as I get on.