DC Universe Online Megathread V1 - "Featuring superheroes such as 'Batguy' since 2011!"
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[b]The next legend is YOU![/b]
-Experience the power of visceral combat where you control every blow your character strikes, delivering a level of action that is unparalleled in the MMO segment.
-Choose your side -- superhero or villain -- as you battle to save or conquer the universe.
-Fight alongside or against your favorite DC heroes and villains including Batman, The Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman and others.
-Experience the intensity of a world created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee.
-Take advantage of the state-of-the-art physics engine and use objects in the world around you as weapons, including even your enemies!
-Players will create their own custom DC-style hero or villain, each with a unique look and combination of superpowers.
-Embark on heroic or villainous story-driven adventures penned by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
-Gameplay is optimized for both the PS3 computer entertainment system and PC.
-Explore the DC Universe; walk the darkened streets of Gotham City, investigate the mysteries of the futuristic cityscape of Metropolis and travel to legendary locations including Arkham Asylum and the Justice League of America Watchtower.
Young Bruce Wayne was started on his path to justice when his parents were gunned down in Gotham City's infamous Crime Alley. Now known and feared by criminals everywhere, Batman is a strategic mentor for the new generation of tech heroes. Batman's trust is not earned easily, but you will become his valued partner as he calls on you to battle the chaos in Gotham City.
As his deadly nemesis, The Joker, spreads his evil, the Dark Knight will soon learn that you are a hero he can trust with his secrets.
Sent to Earth from the dying planet Krypton, Superman's Kryptonian physiology grants him tremendous powers under Earth's yellow sun. Now Earth's mightiest protector is the mentor for all new meta heroes and he will be your guide from the start as a fellow defender of truth and justice. He will guide you as you join his battle against archrival Lex Luthor, who seeks to control all superhuman powers.
And in the final battle, Superman's greatest ally will be you.
Created by the magic of the Olympian Gods on the enchanted isle of Themyscira, Princess Diana leads the fearless Amazons into battle. As an ambassador for peace and freedom, she gladly mentors the new magic heroes. She will rely on you to fight at her side against the lies and tyranny of the evil goddess Circe, who seeks to rule the world with magic.
And when Wonder Woman must contemplate sacrificing all to save the realms of magic, she will need you as her champion to stand against evil.
Rumor has it that the Clown Prince of Crime was once an ordinary man, caught in a vat of deadly chemicals that altered his body and mind. Now certifiably psychopathic, The Joker is a chaotic, maniacal mentor to all new tech villains.
His insane obsession with creating the ultimate weapon against Batman drives The Joker to new levels of destruction - with you along for the ride. But when it looks like The Joker is administering his final bow, he will need you to ensure he can deliver the ultimate punch line.
Ruthless megalomaniac Lex Luthor heads the massively powerful conglomerate LexCorp, using his riches for one goal: to defeat Superman and take his place. This criminal genius now mentors all of the new meta villains in their quest for power.
Under his lead, you will learn how to exploit all superpowers, with the goal of controlling and ruling the world. You will join his crusade against the "so-called heroes." And when push comes to shove, you will have your chance to show Luthor exactly how you eliminate anyone standing in your way.
One of the Olympian Gods, Circe is a creature of lies and deceit who believes magic will rule all of reality. She leads her army of vicious Bestiamorphs against any who defy her might. Now she eagerly mentors all new magic villains, seeking to build their power and her own.
Circe will rally you at her side against Wonder Woman and the heroes who would share magic with mortal humans. And when Circe herself is caught up in her own quest for power, she will learn that you too are a master of deceit.
Players who choose to wield the wild and unpredictable forces of fire have to be tough. Fire characters like to get up front and blast away at enemies, and therefore they tend to draw a lot of attention. They also want to spread their flames so they can do as much damage to groups as possible. Fire powers have two distinct specializations:
Immolation powers cause flames to well up around your character, causing damage to anyone in the vicinity. Immolation abilities also bolster your will to win, adding an extra element to help in combat.
Flames burst forth, searing your opponents and their nearby allies. The damage from ignition powers become multiplied when used in tandem with other fire powers.
Characters that choose to master subzero temperatures make for challenging foes. During combat, ice wielders have the ability to lock down opponents who come within their chilling reach. These characters want to armor up and keep their enemies on ice through two unique paths:
Ice forms around you and enemy attacks don't seem to land. By using your powers to create defenses for yourself, you are a master of mitigating damage. When the occasional attack does strike true, the cold is passed on to your attacker, often freezing them in their tracks.
Icy winds dance at your command, allowing you to push and pull enemies around the battlefield. No one can escape your arctic blasts, which allows you to control the direction of the fight.
Characters with the mental superpower are masters of mind over matter. Using their unique abilities, they can move objects with a thought to defend themselves or damage an enemy. They can also use the force of their will in more subtle ways, such as creating illusions to disorient and confuse. Mental characters love to be where the action is and control the battlefield with their minds. Mental powered characters can travel two mind-bending paths:
With the brute force of your will, you can create force fields that encase enemies or send them flying down the street. Lift that car beside you and slam it down on an enemy without moving a muscle.
By using your mental powers it is easy to make an enemy think you are someone else, creating opportunities for surprise attacks. Such power can even make an opponent think they see something that isn't there.
Characters that choose the nature power will find themselves masters over primal forces. Nature characters draw upon these forces to keep their allies alive or wither their enemies away. When the battle gets really tough, they can also let the call of the wild surge through them and actually become a beast full of rage, cunning and animal instincts. Nature powers grow along two distinct branches:
Nature powers allow you to shift into beast forms. You will experience the rage of a gorilla, the cunning and savagery of a wolf, or the hive mind of an insect. Abilities and movement powers change with each form, allowing you to adapt to each situation and terrain.
Using your powers over plants, you will be able to heal your allies or poison your foes with thorny vines and pollinating flowers. Your enemies might feel a small sting at first, but as time goes on your unleashed toxins eat away your opponents.
Characters who wield the unseen forces of the universe hold the power of life and death in their hands. Sorcerers can doom enemies to failure or ensure their allies have the power to carry on the fight. They are ideal for combat support, often tipping the balance of a fight with their spells. Arcane powers often fall into two categories:
Drawn to your power, arcane creatures never leave your side. Choose wisely which pet you summon, for each will behave according to the mystic forces that created it. Whether attacking, defending, or performing some other fantastic feat, they are completely at your service.
The fate of many rests in your hands as you change the course of battle. Generate good or bad karma for you, your allies, or foes. Gathering these positive and negative energies allows you to elevate or enfeeble those around you.
Characters with the gadget power will find themselves pulling out all manner of devices from their pockets and pouches. On the front lines, a well-placed gadget will help you control not only the enemy but the battlefield itself. Gadget characters are crafty and use their heads to place their devices strategically to achieve victory. The gadgeteer has two unique paths to follow:
Tricks are devices that you place in plain sight to deceive the enemy. By placing tricks, you cause the enemy to waste time and create openings for you and your team to seize victory.
Traps are devious devices that remain hidden until sprung. Traps are stealthy devices that appear out of seemingly nowhere and cause devastating damage.
Masters of one-handed combat wield their weapons with a mix of precision and strength. They execute quick, strong swings to create openings, before unleashing powerful assaults. Masters of one-handed weapons include Hawkman, Deathstroke, and Ra's Al Ghu l.
Wielders of amazing abilities, hand blasters hurl their power at their foes with a thrust of their arms or a wave of their hands. Their ranged attacks are chained together with grace and power to keep their enemies at bay, and they excel at charging up their attacks to put even more strength into each blast. Powerful hand blasters in the DC Universe include Doctor Fate, Starfire, and Killer Frost.
Archers wield their bow with shocking speed, precision, and power. Combat with a bow is an improvised flurry of ranged attacks with arrows or bludgeoning attacks with the bow itself when the fighting gets in close. Archers are very unpredictable and can use their trick shots to take most enemies by surprise from any distance. Masters of the bow include Green Arrow, Speedy, and Merlyn.
Brawlers are powerful fighters that sacrifice technique for brute strength. Brawlers hold nothing back as they batter their opponents with punches that could knock a normal person down the block. Titanic brawlers include Superman, Wonder Woman, Doomsday, and Bane.
Master sharpshooters wield two pistols as if they were a natural part of themselves. Using their shooting skills to chain together deadly attacks at range, wielders can also use the pistols as melee weapons in close combat. Dual-pistol wielders can lay down fire in many directions to keep multiple enemies jumping for cover. Deadeye marksmen include the likes of Arsenal, Captain Cold, Two-Face, and Mirror Master.
Characters that dual wield melee weapons make every movement a potential attack. Dual-wielding characters spin, flip, and unleash a flurry of blinding strikes in a series of timed attacks that keep opponents reeling. They are excellent at fighting multiple opponents and can easily keep a group of enemies at bay. Nightwing is the ultimate example of a master dual wielder.
Martial arts fighters strike with speed and fury. They dart in close, strike from all angles, and string together combinations of punches and kicks. Martial artists are the most defensive fighting style, as they can dodge and block while executing various counterattacks. Martial arts masters in the DC Universe include Batman, Black Canary, Catwoman, and Lady Shiva.
Precision attacks from rifle users can come in many forms and at many distances. Rifle users can attack from a safe position at range or use their weapon to bludgeon opponents that manage to get close. They have an array of ammunition and weapon types, from grenades and sniper shots even up to flamethrowers. Masters of the rifle include Arsenal and Mister Freeze.
Wielders of the staff whirl their weapons with blinding speed and force. They strike at their foes with combinations of sweeping arcs, spins, and twirling motions. They are masters of keeping the battlefield under control with stunning efficiency. Expert staff fighters include Robin and The Huntress.
Colossal attacks are the usual fare for two-handed weapon masters. Two-handed weapon fighters use mass and reach to their advantage as they swing, slam, and smash their weapons in a series of slow but powerful attacks. Legendary wielders of two-handed weapons include Steel and Harley Quinn.
Speedsters travel through the streets of Gotham City and Metropolis at an incredible velocity. Those with Superspeed movement reach such tremendous acceleration that they can even run up the sides of buildings, up walls or across ceilings. Traveling long city blocks to get to the action becomes a cinch with this movement mode. In combat, speedsters become deadly whirlwinds using their quickness to move in and out of range with ease and special attacks to stun and disorient enemies. If you're a fan of The Flash, or any of the other speedsters in the DC Universe, then tap into the Speedforce and choose Superspeed for your movement power.
Acrobats are master aerialists and climbers who use their skills to vault across the rooftops of Gotham City and Metropolis with seemingly effortless grace. Acrobats are able to climb and cling to any surface, giving them a unique way to approach both movement and combat. Using a Grapple Line, Acrobats can quickly ascend tall buildings and traverse the gap between skyscrapers. And for movement across the massive cityscapes, Acrobats can even glide across the sky after leaping from vast heights. In combat, the Acrobat's agility is unmatched, with special combat moves designed to draw enemies in close to deliver precision attacks. If you like Batman, choose Acrobatics as your movement mode and start leaping your way to justice or chaos.
Fliers soar over the skyscrapers of Metropolis and Gotham City, swooping down to engage their enemies with devastating attacks. There is no place out of reach for fliers, who are able to traverse any environment with ease. Those with Flight movement have their own special combat moves designed to stun enemies or knock them senseless. Using the environment around them, fliers can turn almost anything into aerial projectiles to defend the innocent or destroy the city. If you want to feel the freedom and exhilaration of hovering over the entire city like Superman, waiting for your opportunity to strike your foes, then Flight is the movement power for you.
[b]Q:[/b][u]WHAT LOCATIONS CAN PLAYERS SEE IN DC UNIVERSE ONLINE?[/u]
[i]A:[/i]The massive cityscapes of Metropolis and Gotham City serve as the primary locations in which players will embark on their heroic or villainous adventures. As you step into the DC Universe Online you can explore these famous cities by flying up to the tops of the tallest skyscrapers, like Wayne Tech, or investigating what lurks in the darkest depths of the Gotham City sewers and everything in between. Within these cities, many well-known areas are available to explore, such as Arkham Asylum, Ace Chemicals and Amusement Mile (hideout and home to The Joker) in Gotham City, as well as S.T.A.R. Labs, Suicide Slums and LexCorp headquarters in Metropolis. Other familiar areas from across the DC Universe are also the setting for some of the games most challenging adventures. Group combat encounters are set in many of the most diverse and interesting locations within the DC Universe, such as the contaminated city of Blüdhaven, tropical Oolong Island, volcanic Gorilla Island, mysterious Area 51, the Hive’s massive Moon base and the devastated wreckage of Clark Kent’s home of Smallville. And, once you prove yourself worthy to your mentor you will gain access to the Justice League of America Watchtower if you’re a hero, or the Hall of Doom if you’re a villain, and all of the knowledge and resources contained within each.
[b]Q:[/b][u]ON WHAT PLATFORMS IS DC UNIVERSE ONLINE AVAILABLE?[/u]
[i]A:[/i]DC Universe Online is available for the PC and the PLAYSTATION 3 Computer Entertainment System only.
[b]Q:[/b][u]IS THE GAME PLAYABLE ACROSS BOTH PLATFORMS?[/u]
[i]A:[/i]We want DC Universe Online to be an experience that's fun, rewarding and balanced for both console and PC gamers, so we've decided to keep the platforms separate.
[b]Q:[/b][u]WHAT ARE PC SPECS FOR RUNNING DC UNIVERSE ONLINE?[/u]
[i]A:[/i]MINIMUM SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS:
Windows XP 32 bit
P4 3.0 GHz or AMD equivalent
NVIDIA 7800+ or ATI 1950+ Video Card
1 GB of RAM
30 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
Broadband internet connection
RECOMMENDED SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS:
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
3.0 GHZ CPU Dual Core Processor
2 GB RAM
NVIDIA 8800GTX+ or ATI 3800 series+ Video Card
30 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
Broadband internet connection
System requirements may change over time and you may be required to upgrade your current system (or obtain a new system) to continue to play the game.
[quote][u][b]CLAIMING THE "PLAY AS BATMAN" PREORDER PROMOTIONAL ITEM - 01/18/2011[/b][/u]
Claiming the Play As Batman preorder promotional item is easy, just follow the steps below and get ready to take part in our exciting, Legends PvP Arena combat!
[b]On the PC:[/b]
-To claim the item you must navigate to the Marketplace Claim window by choosing the shopping cart icon at the bottom of the game window (far right on your PDA).
-The shopping cart icon opens the Marketplace, which is where you claim items through the Claim Window.
-Enter the pre-order code you received on the left side of the Claim window into the “Enter A Code” box.
-Once you have entered the code, you should see the item listing as “Exobyte Data: Batman” appear on the right side of the window under the “Claim Items” list; you must click on it to Claim it.
-Claiming the item drops it into your inventory, so be sure that you have room in your inventory before you claim it.
-Next, you need to go into your Inventory and right click the Exobyte Data item (it appears with a purple border) to equip it, click “ACCEPT” and then you can use it.
-To use the Play As Batman exobyte data, you will need to click on the FIST icon in your PDA which opens the “On Duty” menu.
-Once you enter the “On Duty” interface, if your character is level 5 or above, you will see Arenas listed that you can enter; they are the Legends PvP arenas that are available to you at that time.
-To claim this item please be aware, if you are on a PC, you need to enter the pre-order key into the “ENTER A CODE” UI on the Claim window as directed above.
[b]On the PS3:[/b]
After - The Marketplace is where you claim in-game items after redeeming promotional codes through the XMB on your PSN Account.
-To redeem a promotional code, enter it through your PlayStation Network Account by choosing the Account Management heading on the XMB (outside of the DC Universe Online game) and then entering the code in the Redeem Codes section.
-After the code has been redeemed, return to the Marketplace in DC Universe Online to claim your item(s).
-Access the Marketplace by choosing the Shopping Cart icon on your PDA; it is on the far right.
-Your promotional items will then appear under the “Claim Items” column on the right side of the screen in the Claim Window.
-Highlight the item that you would like by using the directional buttons and then press the X key to choose it. Please note that you must have room in your inventory to claim an item.
-Once claimed, exit the Marketplace by pressing Circle, and enter your Inventory to access the item. Hit X again to equip it before using.
-To play in the Legends PvP arena, you must click on the Fist icon on your PDA to access the “On Duty” menu.
-If your character is level 5 or above, you will see Arenas listed that you can enter; these are the Legends PvP arenas that are available to you at that time.
EU customers: there may be some variation by territory in the EU, If you are not sure if this came with your preorder, please check with the retail store you purchased from.[/quote]
[quote][u][b]DCUO LEGENDS REWARDS ON DCUO FACEBOOK! - 01/14/2011[/b][/u]
DCUO Legends Rewards starts today on Facebook at facebook.com/DCUniverseOnline and with just a few simple clicks you can earn awesome in game weapons for your characters in DCUO! Change your profile pic to one of ours once a week for the next 3 weeks and win amazing in-game weapons for a limited time only. Do this for all three consecutive weeks and get a surprise mystery reward! Fight with your friends alongside or against the legendary DC Super Heroes and villians with some of the coolest in-game weapons ever![/quote]
[url= http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/news/][b]-----NEWS ARCHIVE-----[/b][/url]
[url=http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/gameguide/pc/][b]-PC GAME GUIDE[/b][/url]
[url=http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/manuals/DCUO_Manual_PC.pdf][b]-PC ONLINE MANUAL[/b][/url]
[url=http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/gameguide/ps3/][b]-PS3 GAME GUIDE[/b][/url]
[url=http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/manuals/DCUO_Manual_PS3.pdf][b]-PS3 ONLINE MANUAL[/b][/url]
[url=http://forums.station.sony.com/dcuopc/posts/list.m?topic_id=6604][b]-PVP GUIDE FOR NOOBS[/b][/url]
[url=http://forums.station.sony.com/dcuopc/posts/list.m?topic_id=4988][b]-THINGS I WISH I KNEW WHEN I STARTED PLAYING DCUO[/b][/url]
[url=http://forums.station.sony.com/dcuopc/posts/list.m?topic_id=9784][b]-WEAPONIZATION, WHAT WEAPON IS BEST FOR YOU[/b][/url]
[i]Want your character(s) added? Post the info in the thread in the following order: [u]Ingame Name - Hero/Villain - EU/NA - Server Name[/u][/i]
Reptillia - Hero - EU - Reality Lost
Lamplight - Villian - US - Virtue and Vice
Jinks - Villain - EU - Reality Lost
Lord British - Hero - EU - Bloodstorm
Bojangler - Hero - US - Death & Glory
The Bojangler - Villain - US - Public Enemy
Voera - Villain - EU - Bloodstorm
Kenjiru - Villain - EU - Bloodstorm
Life - Hero - EU - Bloodstorm
The Jackal - Hero - EU - Reality Lost.
White Mage - Villian- EU - Reality Lost
The Jackal - Villain - EU - In Brightest Day
Vazzana - Villain - EU - Bloodstorm
Tayzojin - Hero - EU - Reality Lost
Admiral Akainu - Villain - EU - Looking for Trouble
Jack Thompson - Villain - US - Zero Hour
Le Prechaun - Villain - US -Zero Hour
Agent 0range - Villain - US -Zero Hour
Two Step - Hero - US - Zero Hour
John Taylor - Hero- US - Zero Hour
Muttan - Villian - US - Zero Hour
Maragol - Villain - EU - Bloodstorm
That's about it, if anyone has any suggestions for the OP feel free to post or PM me.
What's the maximum level?
Posting this in both threads. I saw people talking about a trial, does that exist? If so how do I go about it?
btw nice thread goodjob making it.
merge broke. Shanto I think you can get a key from someone with the collectors edition, you can use it on this site [url]http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/buddykey/[/url] I may be wrong idk.
[QUOTE=lunarwalrus;27452583]What's the maximum level?[/QUOTE]
There are currently 30 levels in the game, meaning that they might and probably will increase the maximum level later on.
[QUOTE=Shanto;27452712]Posting this in both threads. I saw people talking about a trial, does that exist? If so how do I go about it?[/QUOTE]
I'm not sure, but I think the retail version of the game comes with buddy codes which can be given to someone for a trial. Can anyone confirm this?
[QUOTE=lunarwalrus;27452719]btw nice thread goodjob making it.
merge broke. Shanto I think you can get a key from someone with the collectors edition, you can use it on this site [url]http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/buddykey/[/url] I may be wrong idk.[/QUOTE]
Yeah saw in the other thread mate. Cheers.
I wonder how having gadgets accounts as a super power. Maybe it gives the user Super Intelligence or something, just like that guy in Static Shock.
On that note, are the non-superpowers weaker? Like guns and bows?
Powers are separate from weapons, you pick both a power and a weapon and that will determine how you fight.
For example you can have fire powers combined with a bow, and then when you shoot an arrow you will get a fire-y effect (not sure if it actually effects anything, but it looks neat).
30 GB of space holy shit !
My toons are
Jinks - Villain - Reality Lost
Lord British - Hero -Bloodstorm
I can't wait to encounter Mr. Freeze :v:
Finished the media section, moving on to 'other' now and then I'll work on the player list.
I'd like to give this a shot, but after the mediocrity of Champions Online and the absolute fail of APB I'm not willing to shell out $50 just to see what it's like.
If trials work through buddy codes, is anyone willing to pass one my way?
I met Mr. Freeze.. He's just a gear vendor and he doesn't make any Ice puns :saddowns:
So this thread is allowed to exist because it's better and the OP doesn't have a biebatar?
Voera Villain EU Bloodstorm
Kenjiru Villain EU Bloodstorm :v:
Been playing this the past few days, its pretty good.
I have a nature 2-handed at 30 and I'm currently working on an ice bowman which is at 15.
I'm not a grindy person, and I love the levelling speeds on this, although a lot of the quests are sort of standard kill this collect that, it doesnt take a lot of them per level and each quest chain is a nicely crafted storyline that ends with you beating down a classic DC villain or hero and being presented with a nice cinematic. I really like the styles and gear system as well, so you arent stuck with what you choose in the character creator but you can be if you want to.
The combat is also quite fun and different, which is partly why I dont get so bored levelling up, and it takes a bit of skill to be good at PVP instead of just being 1111113111421111111511111 like it is on other MMOs. A good level 15 can take out a level 25 or so.
I very much disliked Champions and Heroes past the character creation - They felt like too much of a grind and I hated the fact that on CoH you had to spend ages grinding to 15 just to get the flying, whereas on here you choose your travelling power at character creation then improve on it from there with skill points.
[QUOTE=The DooD;27453909]So this thread is allowed to exist because it's better and the OP doesn't have a biebatar?[/QUOTE]
I made this thread so people who are interested in the game can have a good look at it and people who are already playing the game will stay updated with news and who else on FP is playing it.
This is a better thread anyway.
I just did an instance for the first time, it was good fun but an absolute mess, the people who I was with didn't seem to have a clue what they were doing v:v:v
Just hit level 11 from my first instance. So far, really enjoying it.
Updated the OP with the player list, I'll keep things updated as much as I can as well as being in this thread to help out. :smile:
My region is EU, by the way.
Another note, you can change between the US and EU servers with your char without additional cost.
Anybody on bloodstorm got a league I can join? I'm level 23 and playing alone is getting a little boring :p
It's fucking impossible to do the Raven Quests on the US Death and Glory server. Villains outnumber heroes 20-1 on that server.
Game is still great though. Loving it.
Gorilla Island is fucking impossible, they come in far too many numbers and hit for WAY too much damage, I've been through 3 groups trying to do it and every time we get wiped out in a few seconds.
[QUOTE=Dashiel;27457185]Gorilla Island is fucking impossible, they come in far too many numbers and hit for WAY too much damage, I've been through 3 groups trying to do it and every time we get wiped out in a few seconds.[/QUOTE]
Yeah there are always far too many spec ops gorillas at the last boss to deal with at the same time to win
My toon is
Bojangler - Hero - US - Death & Glory
[editline]16th January 2011[/editline]
Great job on the OP by the way, looks great.
Added, and thanks. :keke:
So I assume this game is released, can I just buy a license online and download it?
[editline]16th January 2011[/editline]
Anything except D2D, that shit doesn't work for me
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