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CoX Issue 11 has been out for a few weeks & all the new changes have taken place. I have upgraded our Hero and Villain base with the new prestige and am working on a good way to show all of you out of game what it looks like. The Villain base is complete for now, with nothing needing Prestige to add. It has 2/4 teleporters installed with 4/8 possible locations available. I need to level a villain to higher level to unlock the other zones. I even used the Debt wipe to my advantage in getting the 4th beacon from a zone too high a level for me. The Hero base has 4/20 locations and we need more Prestige to add more teleporter rooms for the other teleporter locations.

I also got the chance to tryout some of the new Weapon customizations and Powersets, most notably the Dual Blades. This powerset is unique in that the different powers have added effects based off combos, depending on the order you use the powers. Raoul and I made a Duo team (Destined Hero & Destined Heroine) to level together with him an Earth/Storm controller and I’m a Dual Blades/Willpower scrapper. Our first costume is Pirate based, with ideas for future costumes including Ninjas, Robots, Classic Superheroes, Signature Superheroes, etc. Here is our first costume:

We are pleased to announce that Issue 11: A Stitch In Time will be made available on the Live City of Heroes servers on Wednesday, November 28th. All servers will be coming down for extended maintenance starting at 7 AM Eastern (4 AM Pacific) and we estimate they will be back up by 1 PM Eastern (10 AM Pacific).

  • Free Costume Token
    Given the debut of Weapon Customization in Issue 11, a free costume token will be granted to all characters on Wednesday, November 28th with the launch of the Issue.
  • Free Respec
    Additionally, with the many changes to powers included in Issue 11, we will be making a Free Respec available to all characters on Friday, December 7th.
  • Prestige Grant
    Supergroups will receive an additional 20,000 Prestige per Supergroup member on Dec. 10th! This means SGs could acquire up to 3 million Prestige based upon their Supergroup membership roster! This is a one time grant, based strictly on the number of people in the Supergroup at the time the grant is done. Implemented on Monday, December 10th to celebrate the acquisition of the City of Heroes franchise from Cryptic Studios by NCsoft.
  • Debt Wipe
    It’s time to get crazy! We will be clearing out any accrued debt on Dec. 10th! So, get out and find some spectacular ways to take a faceplant! Organize some chaos events and generally have some fun! Implemented on Monday, December 10th to celebrate the acquisition of the City of Heroes franchise from Cryptic Studios by NCsoft.
  • This info was compiled from several news updates. Issue 11 adds new Inventions (including a Respec Recipe), Weapons Customization, 2 new Powersets (Dual Blades & Willpower), & time travel using the new Ouroboros System, which opens the gates to both new and existing content for players. Details found here, along with press releases for Weapon Customization, Respecs, and Acquisition Celebrations.

    Dear Tabula Rasa Beta Tester,

    We’ve got some exciting beta news – There’s been a big content patch! Tons of new
    content has been unlocked, including:

  • Tier 4 Classes
  • New Continent: LIGO
  • Brand new high-level content, never before seen in beta
  • Major crafting system updates
  • Much more!
  • To top that off, we’ve also got a brand new batch of keys for all your friends who
    missed out on the last batch. These are open to all free registered users, here:
    http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/tabularasa/open/

    This is your last chance at a sneak peek into Tabula Rasa, so fire up the client,
    grab your buddies and get to blasting the Bane!

    -The FilePlanet Team

    So here it is, the new site. For old times sake the old site is still accessible, but all new posts will be here.

    I decided against the MySpace move as I wouldn’t have enough control over it, or at least not the flexibility I want in my projects. Instead, I chose to use a different web blog formula that is more secure. I have been using WordPress for the World of Warcraft guild site I host – The Citadel. It will allow the form and function that I need for this site.

    I also decided that the research project I mentioned before would be best organized through a wiki site. For now the JS Wiki Project will be limited in access, but linked from my homepage. A brief summary of this project can be found here. The wiki will allow me to control access to the information , both public and private. At some point I may decide to publish some/all of my findings and that will also be posted here in my blog. The wiki will also allow me to grant access to others for viewing and/or contributing to the research. This organizational step will take time to get started, but make a world of difference once it’s setup completely.

    Additional Pages are tumbling around in my head and may eventually show up on the homepage, so keep an eye out for new content. I’m sure there will be posts regarding the more significant additions to come, including picture galleries and such.