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@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)


@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)


@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)


@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)


@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)


@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)


@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.


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#1 Kalidor



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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:41 AM

Well, its official -- in 2009, the team that brought you City of Heroes will bringing a new super hero MMO to the table for the XBox360 and PC, but it isn't the anticipated Marvel MMO that was in production.

According to the latest issue of Game Informer magazine, Microsoft and Marvel had a bit of a falling out, and the Marvel MMO is no longer being produced. You may remember the lawsuit that was filed against Cryptic by Marvel in 2005 that cited copyright and trademark infringement due to the CoH character generator's ability to create characters that looked similar to Marvel characters. The suit was settled and part of that settlement was that Cryptic was going to produce Marvel's MMO. Cryptic has since sold City of Heroes to its publisher, NCSoft, and has taken on to publishing themselves.

Essentially, what we have now is a brand new game, using the assets from the Marvel game, only now its set in the Hero System gameworld of Champions. I've never played that game myself, but its been around since the 80s and has gone through many revisions. This will give Cryptic the freedom to indulge a lot more than they could have with the Marvel title.

Some of their plans include a more fluid combat system that's mapped to the controller rather than the traditional MMO HuD layout that you find in PC games. A costumer generator that takes what we got in City of Heroes "To the next level" and the option for any character class to buy any super power they want, but some powers cost more for certain classes. The graphics are going to be vividly colored cel shaded style 3D and the game will include loot and equipment that you can find and use with your character. Each weapon you use can be toggled on and off graphically (The way World of Warcraft lets you toggle capes and helmets) so that if you do find a nice drop and it doesn't go with your costume you don't have to display it.

2009 can't get here soon enough.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:14 AM

Can't wait. I loved CoH until it got too repetitive for me and it should be fun to re-create Ezenek the Claksrakoran asteroid prospector with the new system.

You forgot the link, btw... http://www.champions-online.com/

Apparently in addition to creating your hero, you also create his arch-nemesis, so Ezenek can be pursued by the Claksrakoran bounty hunter hired to kill him by the mining cartels.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:17 AM

Sweet, I didn't even know that site was there -- looks like it went live today.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:19 AM

heh, I wonder if allying themselves with Champions was also intended as a direct snipe against Marvel after the whole Champio... Order debacle

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:45 AM

Judging by the small sample of screenshots on the site, I can probably get ol' Ezenek closer to my original vision for him... Looks like there might be a larger variety of robot-style pieces to choose from.

Now only if they'll allow different sizes for an out-of-costume mode(Ezenek piloting his mech is around 9' tall, outside of his mech, he's only about 1.5' tall). In CoH I had to compromise by using a 'holographic overlay' of what Eze looked like out of the armor.

Heh, I'll have to modify his backstory in order to explain how he ended up on Earth, since there will be no strange energy signatures caused by the Rikti invasion that he mistakes for rare ZPE tapping crystals.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:47 AM

Wow, this looks really good. I'm really liking the cell shading. I'll definitely have to give this a try when it comes out.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:51 PM

It's like City of Heroes without the suck.

Consider me very interested.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:24 PM

QUOTE(Exit Wound @ Feb 21 2008, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's like City of Heroes without the suck.

Consider me very interested.

Little to early to say that, but it does seem promising at this point. I do look forward to trying it out, that's for sure.

I DO hope they KEEP the any player can get any power aspect. City of Heroes was ORIGINALLY supposed to work that way but they changed it before the final stages of Beta. I'm also not seeing anything yet that makes me think they've increased the variety of gameplay options over CoH. One of my major complaints with CoH was that it was TOO combat heavy and didn't have much to do outside of taking on hordes of enemies(actually, that's a common complaint I have with MOST MMO's , comes from the fact that my first MMO was Ultima Online, I think)

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 03:13 PM

ooo, nice.

I'll be picking this up for sure.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 04:41 PM

I'll try the Open Beta, if possible and maybe a free trial if one comes my way. I'll probably give it the "el paso" if it's to similar to CoH/V.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 08:28 AM

Did I hear Cryptic and new game in the same sentence?
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 08:47 AM

On a related note, here is an article where Jack Emmert talks about City of Heroes and what he felt its failings were.

Also, this new game won't be coming from the same team that made CoH, for the most part, since a lot of the current developers came over to NCSoft following the acquisition. But it will have Emmert.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:49 PM

Seems from that article that he has learned that content variety is good for business. Hopefully that means more social zones and missions that DON'T require you to kill 50 Tsu or run through a sewer killing off various types of reanimated corpses.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 10:52 PM

Looks like the first trailer has been released icon-hotrod.gif

Quite the variety of environments there. Looks like it has some decent facial animation as well. Both appear to be major improvements over what they did with CoX.

Edited by Zedoben, 23 February 2008 - 10:52 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:13 AM

This will be worth watching. I love City of Heroes and I'll have to see how this game measures up to it. It certainly has the potential to be better but only time will tell if that actually happens.
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 03:59 PM

I'm guardedly optimistic.

Though Cryptic is remaining, well, cryptic about the details of character creation, a few details have been revealed. Champions Online's motto is "total customization." Along with fully customizable costumes, you'll also be able to put your own creative stamp on your characters' powers. This includes selecting the appearance of your powers. Want the Crimson Commando to have a red force field and an energy blast that's a jet of hot flames? You can do so with Champions Online. If the character creation system is anything like the tabletop game, you will also be able to select specific advantages and limitations for your powers to turn a set of common base powers into something unique to your character.

Champions Online takes the character creation a step farther by having you also design your hero's arch nemesis. You choose your adversary's name, powers and costume. Remember, a foil is often the reflection of his or her darker half. Whoever you create will torment you throughout your superhero career.

Cryptic promises thousands of heroes will be online at one time, each with their own arch nemesis (along with many other enemies and threats). Those thousands of PCs and NPCs won't be crowded into a single city. Instead, Cryptic is tapping into the vast Champions universe for its MMO. You may live in futuristic Millennium City, but you'll travel to Canada, the moon, the underwater city of Lemuria, and the mystical dimension Qliphotic. Make sure your passport is up to date.

The Champions universe aged and evolved over its 27-year history. Cities have been destroyed. Organizations have come and gone. Villains and heroes have died (and stayed dead). That's certainly an element Cryptic Studios plans to exploit in Champions Online. While classic villains such as Doctor Destroyer, Mechanon and the evil organization VIPER will likely remain constants in the universe, major events will occur that will have a lasting effect on the online community. The game world you enter in 2009 won't be the same one you're playing in come 2012.

That sounds like pretty cool stuff. I played City of Heroes for several months and had fun but found it too repetetive. I'll play a free trial period of this for sure, but whether I stick around depends on how they address that. Personally I'd rather have seen Crpytic make a CoH 2 or some such instead adapting an RPG I don't care about, but oh well.

In 2005, City of Heroes saw its European launch, soon followed by City of Villains. But, Emmert said, "What I really delivered was a City of Heroes experience with a slightly evil twist." He neglected to connect to what players might want from being a villain. "If they didn't like City of Heroes, there was nothing here for them... I can't even tell you the disappointment I have. It hurts."

*glares at his dust-gathering copy of City of Villains*

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:41 PM

i'll give it a go

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:19 AM

Also, continueing to speak as a City of Heroes fan, this game can not be a bad thing. Worst case scenario, it's a bad game and I just ignore and keep on CoHing. Best case scenario, it's a good game and I either switch to it from CoH or it at least provides competition to CoH that could drive it to be a better game. Either way, I can't lose.
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:45 AM

main thing for me: no restricted character stuff. i hated the fact that i couldent have skyknight, who has a jetpack, have the jetpack until a certain level.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:58 AM

Dibs on the name "GenericChampion001"