Monday, November 21, 2011

DCUO - Beginner's Guide to DC Universe Online

People ask these questions everyday since F2P went live. So I figured that I'd scrap something together to answer your very basic "Where Do I Go To Do This" questions.

Topics covered include:
- where to buy starter PVE/PVP gear
- where to buy PVP weapons
- map of areas of interest in the Watchtower (click on the thumbnails to see the larger image)
- location of Ring War PVP event
- location of Diamond heist PVP event
- how to get Influence and Marks of Triumph/Distinction/Krypton/Conquest/Legend

I recommend you to check out Things I wish I knew when I started playing DCUO if you haven't already done so.

If you need more information, you can check out the list of guides on the DCUO PC forums here:
http://forums.station.sony.com/dcuopc/posts/list.m?topic_id=14181

The lost puppy's very basic guide to getting around the watchtower and buying starter pvp/pve armor - Updated 21/05/13


1. Where do I go to buy starter PVE armor?


As a fresh level 30 you should almost be at co-operative standing (1000 points of reputation) with StarLabs/Lexcorp or whatever your mentor's faction is. (Press N to see your faction standing) Do a couple of challenge (solo) missions and get to co-operative status with StarLabs (or your respective mentor's faction). Completing each challenge will give you 1 mark of triumph and a reputation token which you can use to get 125 reputation points with the respective faction. Collect some marks of triumph. Then buy the blue pve gear in meta wing. The vendor is to the right corner when you head south into meta wing from the hub. You only need 8 Marks of Triumph to get a full blue pve suit.


2. Where do I go to buy PVP weapons and armor?

PvP Gear Vendors:


To help clarify some confusion over our gear changes, below is a list that will hopefully assist in guiding you to the right vendor!

Vendors will update as your PvP combat rating updates. When only the starter cash gear is available to you, this is what these vendors will offer you – when you progress to the next level, then they will offer you the next set of gear and so on. If you are just starting out, the first set will be a cash-only set.

Upon reaching PvP CR 77, a new set of gear will be available for you to purchase with Marks of Valor from the same vendors. After advancing to a PvP combat rating of 82 – the new PvP tier 2, 3 and 4 level gear will be available to you at the Combined Tier Gear vendor listed below.

Heroes – HQ: Watchtower

The vendors in each wing offer the same gear as you progress.

Magic Wing
  • After entering the Magic wing from the central hub, take the right hallway that leads upstairs to find the 2 PvP vendors.
  • Aquaman – PvP Gear vendor
  • Requisitions-T01-HWMC – PvP Weapon vendor
Meta Wing
  • After entering the Meta wing from the central hub, take the right hallway that leads upstairs to find the 2 PvP vendors.
  • Hawkgirl – PvP Gear vendor
  • Requisitions -T01-HWMA – PvP Weapon vendor
Tech Wing
  • After entering the Tech wing from the central hub, take the left hallway that leads upstairs to find the 2 PvP vendors.
  • Robin – PvP Gear vendor
  • Requisitions-T01-HWTH -T01-HWMA – PvP Weapon vendor

Combined Tier Gear (T2-T4) – Hall of Heroes
  • The vendors that carry tiers 2 through 4 can be found in between the Meta and Magic wings of the Watchtower. This is the Hall of Heroes.
  • Requisitions-T234-HW – PvP Weapons Vendor
  • Requisitions-T234-HA – PvP Gear Vendor

Villains – HQ: Hall of Doom

Magic Wing
  • After entering the Magic wing from the Main wing, the 2 PvP vendors can be found below you two levels and on the right side.
  • Felix Faust – PvP Gear vendor
  • Requisitions-T01-VWMC – PvP Weapons Vendor
Meta Wing
  • After entering the Meta wing from the Main wing, the 2 PvP vendors can be found below you two levels and on the right side.
  • Ursa – PvP Gear vendor
  • Requisitions-T01-VWMA– PvP Weapons Vendor
Tech Wing
  • After entering the Tech wing from the Main wing, the 2 PvP vendors can be found below you two levels and on the right side.
  • Two-Face – PvP Gear vendor
  • Requisitions-T01-VWTH – PvP Weapons Vendor

Combined Tier Gear (T2-T4) – Power Core
  • The vendors that carry tiers 2 through 4 can be found in the Power Core of the Hall of Doom. This is the southernmost room in the Hall of Doom and is connected to the Meta wing.
  • Requisitions-T234-VW – PvP Weapons Vendor
  • Requisitions-T234-VA – PvP Gear vendor


3. PVP Rewards

PvP Match Rewards

Many changes were made to the way PvP rewards are earned in Game Update 25. Here's a quick overview of how things work now.

Marks of Valor

Replacing Marks of Tactics and Marks of Strategy are Marks of Valor, which are now the only Marks used to purchase PvP gear. For more information on PvP Vendors, please see this post.

Tiered Arena Rewards

When you begin PvPing in Arenas, you begin earning humble rewards. As you advance in PvP CR, you will earn greater and greater rewards. Here are the details:
  • PvP CR 80 or lower
    • 2 Marks of Valor per Daily win
    • 5 Marks of Valor per Weekly win
    • Bonus 50 Marks of Valor per Weekly win
  • PvP CR 81
    • 4 Marks of Valor per Daily win
    • 10 Marks of Valor per Weekly win
    • Bonus 50 Marks of Valor per Weekly win
  • PvP CR 82
    • 10 Marks of Valor per Daily win
    • 25 Marks of Valor per Weekly win
    • Bonus 50 Marks of Valor per Weekly win
  • PvP CR 83
    • 20 Marks of Valor per Daily win
    • 50 Marks of Valor per Weekly win
    • Bonus Item (Gear, Consumable, Missive, etc.) per Weekly win

Legends Rewards
Legends rewards remain consistent regardless of your PvP CR.
  • All PvP CR Levels
    • 2 Marks of Valor and 2 Marks of Legend per Daily win
    • 5 Marks of Legend per Weekly win


4. Map of areas of interest in the Watchtower
Inlcudes:
- respec area
- pvp vendors
- broker (Auction House)
- style vendors




5. Where is the location of the Ring War PVP event?
The Ring War pvp event starts periodically (every 15-30 min?) at the LexCorp Tower in downtown Metropolis. The ring war faction-specific vendor spawns for the winning faction of the ring war event. PVP weapons can be purchased at the Ring war vendor.




6. Where is the location of the Diamond Heist PVP event?
The diamond heist event is located south east of the Diamond District GCPD station in Gotham, next to One Gotham Center.




7. How to get Marks of Triumph/Legend

Marks of Triumph (MoT)
- used to purchase blue quality starter PVE gear from the vendors in each wing. Costs 1 mark per piece of gear.
- used to purchase purple quality Tier 1 PVE gear from the vendors in each wing. Costs 45-60 marks per piece of gear.
- you get Marks of Triumph from doing challenges, duos, alerts and raids.


Marks of Legend (MoL)
- used to purchase hero/villain legends characters to play with. Purchased at npc at the Reactor Room/Power Core
- you get Marks of Legend from doing Legends PVP (See Point 3 above)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

great guide, very helpful with my new 30 : ]

blod09 said...

very helpful , thank you =]

Anonymous said...

what do we do if we just want to do pve? i am not interested in pvp at all. most games you have the option too, and aren't forced. I mean is playing this game wasting time, if one does not like pvp? It totally contradicts the storyline too but besides that, I just like pve.

Anonymous said...

just dropping by to say hello