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Old 06-16-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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I've recently become hooked on the MMO City of Heroes. And I was wondering if there were other people on TopMud who play this game. I've got a Science Blaster ice guy on Triumph server, his name's Chilly Dog if anyone wants to add him to friends. If you do play, please post your hero or heroine's name here with the server. Maybe we could have a TopMudSites supergroup or something.
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:54 PM   #2
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I've recently become hooked on the MMO City of Heroes.  And I was wondering if there were other people on TopMud who play this game.  I've got a Science Blaster ice guy on Triumph server, his name's Chilly Dog if anyone wants to add him to friends.  If you do play, please post your hero or heroine's name here with the server.  Maybe we could have a TopMudSites supergroup or something.
I played for about 6 weeks last summer when it came out, and got a character in each archetype to level 14 (mainly so I could use the traveling power), but became bored soon after in each case. There's nothing to do but bash monsters, and it got old.

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Old 06-17-2005, 05:58 PM   #3
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I'd imagine most of the guys on here moved on to World of Warcraft.  I tried it, but the truth is, I'd grown tired of all those Medieval fantasy games.  I got tired of crafting armor, fighting goblins, and raiding dungeons for gold.  I really wanted something new, and that's when CoH came along.  It offered an alternative to the old Medieval thing from EVERY OTHER MMO IN EXISTENCE.  That's why I started City of Heroes.  Because, in my humble opinion, it is a welcome alternative to most MMO's. Plus I'm a real comic books nerd. I'm serious. I paid forty bucks for that DC comics encyclopaedia a few months ago, and I still read it!
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:17 PM   #4
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I'd imagine most of the guys on here moved on to World of Warcraft.  I tried it, but the truth is, I'd grown tired of all those Medieval fantasy games.  I got tired of crafting armor, fighting goblins, and raiding dungeons for gold.  I really wanted something new, and that's when CoH came along.  It offered an alternative to the old Medieval thing from EVERY OTHER MMO IN EXISTENCE.  That's why I started City of Heroes.  Because, in my humble opinion, it is a welcome alternative to most MMO's.  Plus I'm a real comic books nerd.  I'm serious.  I paid forty bucks for that DC comics encyclopaedia a few months ago, and I still read it!
Yep, that's why I played CoH too. I love the cheesy Marvel/DC-style superhero stuff. Plus, the combat in CoH felt 'solid' to me unlike virtually every other graphical MUD. The character creation is the best out there too (at least until Simutronic's Hero's Journey comes out). I tried WoW and lasted exactly 12 days before cancelling my account. The combat sucked (it feels sloppy and like you're rarely actually being hit or hitting someone) and it was just Yet Another Monster Bashing Fest. (YAMBF).

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Old 06-18-2005, 02:51 PM   #5
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Yeah, I think a lot of people like WoW now, but I get the feeling that after a while people will start to feel the same effects we felt, and that is the endless drag that comes with every MMO.  I know it will come with CoH eventually, hopefully not so soon, but I know it's going to. I have yet to get the travel power, so I don't know how the game will feel after I've accomplished that, mainly because that is one of my main goals and the sole drive for most of my levelling.  YAMBF is a good term for it, and like I've said before, MMO's will never have the same appeal to me as the old tabletop D&D or true role-playing MUD's.  Until they can develop a good role-playing system in an MMO, it just won't be the same.  Until then, I'm just going to enjoy CoH .
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Until they can develop a good role-playing system in an MMO, it just won't be the same.  Until then, I'm just going to enjoy CoH .
I doubt we'll ever see it happen. A decent percentage of the population in a game has to want to roleplay somewhat consistently for there to be any feeling of roleplaying, and the vast majority of people playing the big graphical games just aren't interested in it.

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I'll bet they're the same people who's first computer game (not in the arcade) was Quake or something, and that was generally ANYBODY who made their first foray into computer gaming in 1996, obviously someone who has been computer gaming since the eighties would have different reasons.  Mine was Zork.  Yep, I'm old school.  Check it, you can download Zorkizzle 1-3 right here.
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Until they can develop a good role-playing system in an MMO, it just won't be the same.  Until then, I'm just going to enjoy CoH .
I doubt we'll ever see it happen. A decent percentage of the population in a game has to want to roleplay somewhat consistently for there to be any feeling of roleplaying, and the vast majority of people playing the big graphical games just aren't interested in it.

--matt
Agreed, that's why I just play text-based games when it comes to RP, and RPI at that (as most well know). The only graphicals I play are single-player or strategy games.

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