Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Stings, a Tough Kid, and Bailey the Ripper

It's been a while since I wrote about DC Universe Online, and to be honest, my interests in DCUO outside of my regularly scheduled Sunday night game with Team Spode has been minimal lately. I did think the other day to myself, "I miss playing DCUO with Bailey." (Except, well, I thought Bailey's real name not her online persona name, but you get the gist.) Bailey and I have played tons more of DCUO than we should have, and it's been an absolute blast. Bailey loves the game more than I do to be honest, which is rare to see happen. When she grabs on to a game, she REALLY grabs on to a game and plays it to the ground. :)

Anyway, I chimed in on a discussion happening over Twitter yesterday about a group of fun people turning their attention toward DCUO (and specifically John Lifeglen), and I couldn't help myself from speaking up. If there's a group of people I love playing MMOs with, it's people that have or are currently playing Wizard101, and the crew from Spiral Radio love their games.

So, here's a breakdown on my characters in DCUO

First up is Stingheal. I've talked about him plenty in the past, so I don't think I'll rehash much about his background or whatnot . . . needless to say, he's Team Spode's main healer. I'm a Sorcery hero sporting lizard skin because that's how I roll.

As you can see from the pictures above his CR is 97 with a Restoration score of 2800+ and is sitting on 28,000+ marks . . . I need to spend a few of those toward style feats!

Next is Tough Kid, my Nature DPS villian. Tough Kid was birthed from a funny set of exchanges where I was to play a character named Tough Kid, Bailey was to play a character named Super Tough Chick, and another of our friends was to play another character named Super Tough Kid. Don't ask . . . it was funny at the time. Anyway, Tough Kid made it the farthest out of anyone in that group as Bailey was too into her other characters (but now that I think about it, Super Tough Chick did make it to 30. I'd have to double check that.)

Again, as you can see from the pics, TK's CR is 95 with a Might Score in the 2000's . . . and is sitting on 3000 marks or so. I think my favorite way to play TK is as a healer in DPS gear. ;)

But enough about me . . . let's take a peek at Bailey's characters! (Shh, she doesn't know I'm sharing!)

This is the infamous Ripper Bailey!

Whew a CR 101 mentalist villain controller with a vit solidly in the 2000's and just rocking in every way. She's the best character in our arsenal and has well over 100 skill points. Bailey has put the time and effort into this character, and it really shows.

And this beauty here is Stingharm--definitely the love interest of Stingheal.*eyebrows*

A CR 87 Quantum hero DPS build, with a fun story! Stingharm came about initially as a joke because the name Stingheal was so lame and Spode made a random joke one night that I should make a DPS named Stingharm. This played to our advantage in Team Spode as Kaptain KY, our DPS, had some personal matters to attend to and had to take a break from the Sunday Night game. Bailey and I tag team played Stingharm up to CR 70+ in the matter of two weeks,and it was probably the most awesome accomplishment I think we had ever pulled off in that short of time in DCUO. It really showed how important hitting those raids are to get marks. They really help.

And that's a quick look at our DCUO characters. We've had countless hours of fun with this game, and it's pretty great.

Happy Dueling!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Minecraft . . . HARDCORE! ;p

Part of my "new thing" is kindly asking my wife (and family) to watch and comment while I play a video game that's loaded up on our computer . . . and it could even be one that I haven't touched in a long long time. It's like dusting off an old Record in your collection and rediscovering the awesomeness. A few weeks ago the video was Legend of Grimrock. I decided last week that it was going to be Minecraft! I finally got it all put together and uploaded to YouTube the other day, and here's the end result:

It's kind of my own spin on a let's play. Hope someone enjoys these someday. :)

Happy Dueling

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Game Informer Collage July 2013

I'm a Powerup Gamestop member and because of this I get their Game Informer magazine, which I really do like going through. It's a pretty good publication to help keep me up to date on what's going on in the Video Game world (and especially in the console scene). Surprisingly enough, I would probably never buy or even try most of the games they have in the mag, but I will say that it has turned me on to a few really cool games that I probably wouldn't have gravitated to otherwise (unless I was bored and actively browsing the Xbox Live, PS Store, or WiiU Shop and just stumbled upon the games).

Journey is a good example of a game I've purchased that I first read about in Game Informer.

Most of the time though, Game Informer just ends up in the trash and I move on with my life. So in order to help keep these games in my mind and simultaneously toss away the extra clutter . . . behold my short list of interesting games that caught my eye from this month's Game Informer.

Surprise! 3 out of 4 of those are iPhone/iPad apps. Weird, right? I'm not even a big app purchaser. I'll have to see how much they're going for.

If you read the mag and you think I've missed something great, please let me know! Something looks missing in the top right hand corner . . . I'd love to put another game there. :)

Happy dueling!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Rediscovering the Legend of Grimrock!

I had fun recording my last two videos for DCUO for Spode, so I wanted to record another video with the Uber Wife watching and commenting (in fact the whole family joins in).

I wasn't sure what to record, but THERE . . . on my desktop is a game I haven't played for a long time *click* . . . here's what happens when we rediscover THE LEGEND OF GRIMROCK!

Happy Dueling

Friday, July 5, 2013

Tier 5 Challenge -- Test Subject #1 (Bizarro Instance) . . . for SPODE!

And now for your enjoyment . . . Part 2 of the DCUO challenge instances again recorded for Lord Spode of Team Spode. This time I brought along Uber Wife to add some commentary. If you stay to the very end, I even added some 4th of July fun for you ala DCUO style.

Happy Dueling!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DCUO Tier 5 The Hunt . . . for SPODE!

I made a YouTube Video for my friend, Lord Spode of Team Spode, since he wanted me to show him the way I do the DCUO Tier 5 instances . . . but I tell you that in the video. :) WATCH! ENJOY THE HAWTNESS!

Part 2 with Bizarro coming soon.

Happy Dueling

Friday, June 28, 2013

Clownvanity vs . . . Clownvanity!

Pulled this awesome cosmetic prize out of the vault today. :)

Imagine my surprise when the very same day, my Ace Chemical's Daily quest was this one. :)

So, to catch up, I'm sitting at CR86 now with a whole set of green gear. I've been steering away from the four player missions, but I've been debating giving them a spin. I'm really in no hurry to increase my CR at this point.

The single player Tier 5 missions are a bit of a bear to deal with, mainly because it takes you completely out of your comfort zone and gives you a whole new look, a whole new set of powers, and the bosses are heavy on the hitpoints. Of course, timing your blocks, rolling around, and using soder colas and heal barrels at the right time works wonders for helping make this a little easier.

On the Huntress mission you face off against three bosses and have a bit of rudimentary sneaking around to do. I failed against Cassamento the first time around, so I've been opting to let him live and cross my fingers while hoping Hush or Killer Croc show up as the alternate boss. If the alternate boss is Bane or Scarecrow, well . . . good luck. Definitely knowing how to use dual pistol combos is a blessing in this instance.

On the Bizarro mission you again face three bosses and just smash the heck out of stuff. As always, the rule is that you take out the easy adds before you move on to the boss. I really don't have too much trouble with this instance except for the final robot. Oh my . . . he's frustrating. I've never been able to just straight up fight him without running away for a bit to heal up and come back for more. Even more frustrating I've had the boss reset on me while I was hiding. You just can't let him get too far away from you and drop agro for a long time.

Annnnnnd . . . that's what I've been doing on DCUO for the most part! Our Sunday night group keeps plugging away but the universe keeps trying to stop us in our tracks with afk's, vacations, and real life. NO FAIR UNIVERSE!

OH! And one final thing . . . Fisherman Gear!

Happy Dueling