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  • From City of Heroes, Ms. Liberty and Desdemona from comics Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and Storm From general science fiction, Ripley, and Princess Leah  
  • The only MMOes I ever quit were CoH, twice (then had it killed while I was back in for the third time) and Atlantica.  Atlantica was basically a game I didn't want to play, but a friend told me to try it.  I did.  It didn't take.  I stopped fairly e…
  • I think the best thing to do is tweak, revamp, and revise the content often enough that the "old reliable" tactics either don't work anymore or aren't optimal.  CoH did this with the Hamidon raid and maybe a few other things over the course of it's …
  • The last stage in the first Freedom Force game was like this.  Timemaster had you trapped on these cog-shaped platforms that you had to traverse, like the inside of a watch.  It would have been nice if he had had more time-based powers (I forget wha…
  • City of Heroes was the only MMO I ever really played, much less paid a monthly fee for, so other people's mileage may vary.   I played CoH  so much when it first came out that I felt the monthly sub was worth it, and I went full bore for the yearly …
  • I definitely agree that people left in droves when WoW rolled out.  I personally blame WoW fully for that (I mean not everyone was a comic book fanboy who wanted to put on tights and fight crime like me, a lot of them were just DnDers that were more…
  • Originally posted by Torvaldr @Matt Miller(even though it's unlikely to be read by you):Why did you capitulate to the players demands for the more simplistic AI? Why didn't you stick to your original instinct and have the mobs move out of the fire…
  • Originally posted by hardicon The real question I always wanted to ask is why you guys let Jack Emmert push Enhancement Diversification through right after a huge nerf to all powers.  That nearly killed the game and in my personal opinion was the ki…
  • In CoH it wasn't a simple matter of "Dumb AI = fights are winnable, but too easy" versus "Smart AI = fights are nearly impossible, or actually impossible, depending on your team".  There were difficulty sliders you could set that would dictate the l…
  • I mainly played defenders, and only rarely ever farmed missions or participated in "cheaty" stuff like power leveling a lowbie or whatever.  As such, the "Burn nerf" never really affected me directly nor did it bother me.  In fact none of the game b…
  • I play Magic: The Gathering and the one thing I'll say in defense of Magic Online is that they will send you a full set of magic cards if you manage to collect a set of online ones and go through the process of cashing them in for the real thing.  A…
  • I've never tried a two-monitor setup, though friends have recommended it before.  I might be inclined to try it if it were fairly easy to do, as my graphics card has two GPUs on it.  Unfortunately, my computer desk is not in a spot where there's a c…
  • I want to point out that Subscription and F2P are not the only business models that have been attempted in games in the past.  In the early pre-historic era, when I was a teenager, we had videogame arcades where they had coin-operated machines that …
  • When I was playing City of Heroes, it was subscription based only (at first), because at the time F2P was unheard of.  I used to play for a year or 2, then get tired of it for a while, then come back for another go-round.  During the 8 years that Co…
  • I would, of course, welcome any type of CoX-esque reboot.  I worry that the same entrenched interests that threatened CoX with legal issues vis a vis copyright infringement do not do the same to the Phoenix Project, not to mention the doofuses at NC…
  • A lot of my friends were abuzz about SWTOR when it was nearing release.  As I had just learned that CoH was coming crashing down, they were trying to get me to play with them.  "Come join our guild, we're all going to be Jedi..."   That lasted like …
  • Seriously, the sidekick/exemplar system was awesome when CoH rolled it out and for me, it's a feature I would absolutely expect and demand in any MMO I would play.  Otherwise you just can't hang with your friends, because the odds of everyone you wa…
  • I liked the background music from City of Heroes so much I'm still using it as my cell phone ringtone (the classic Atlas Park theme).   I'm also using that game's "you just got a private message" alert notification sound as my "you just got a text m…
  • My Main:  Radiac (pictured by my name):  He was a rad/rad Defender and the second toon I ever made.  My first, Dr. Maelstrom, got deleted because he was an endo hog and totally unplayable (deleted before the Terra Volta respec trial was invented).  …
  • Hey Matt,  I have a request.  If you haven't written or thought of a topic for your next column yet, I'd love to hear your thoughts on trying to make a game which appeals to  the 2 seemingly disparate archetypal gamers, and by that I mean RPGers (li…