Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DCUO - One of my favorite styles

One of my favorite combination of styles:

Face - Crested Visor
Head - Defiant Crusader
Hands, Waist, Shoulders - Hijacked Servitor
Legs - Mercenary's Malice
Feet, Chest - LexCorp salvation

Monday, July 30, 2012

DCUO - Captain Cold's Furred Hood

Got this baby several days ago. Here're some screenshots =)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Starcraft 2!!!

Starcraft 2 turns 2! Happy Birthday Starcraft 2!! Head over to the SC2 website to check out the birthday messages.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SC2 - Bonus SC2 portraits with Mists of Pandaria Digital Deluxe edition

SC2 portraits - Infested Orc and Night Elf Templar come with the Digital Deluxe edition of Mists of Pandaria. Click here to see more details on the WoW website. USD$59.99. Releases on 25th Sept 2012.

SC2 Portraits - Infested Orc and Night Elf Templar

Monday, July 23, 2012

DCUO - Bored and waiting for new content

I'm wondering what to do nowadays when I log on to DCUO. Besides the summer event, there's not much else to do. I'm not a PVP fan and I've already completed my PVE T4 dps set. Goddamnit. Just play the broker I guess. Already amassed a fair bit of cash. Just waiting on Capt Cold's Hood to appear on the broker so that I can buy it, finally call it a day and quit the game. HAHAHA. Meanwhile, I'm back to playing Starcraft 2 to try and get my Diamondback portrait.

Edit (27-07-12): Finally got hold of Capt Cold's Hood =)

SC2 - 888 league wins


Saturday, July 21, 2012

SC2 - Portraits from the Diablo 3 Collector's Edition

These are the Starcraft 2 portraits that come with the the Diablo 3 Collector's Edition: the Wizard Templar, the Tyrael Marine, and the Witch Doctor Zergling. For the record, these portraits were the only reason I purchased the Collector's Edition of Diablo 3 =)

DCUO - Dark Blue Aura

Got my Dark Blue aura today!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

DCUO - Mechanized shield style

Someone on the forums said that this beauty drops from Booster Gold in the Hive duo as a healer shield.. Its my favorite shield style. Have yet to see it drop. Otherwise, its only available as a level 15 quest reward. Good hunting!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

DCUO - Prime Bow!

Woot, got my Prime bow on my 16th PBG run!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

DCUO - 110 SP

Got my 110th SP today. Hehehe =)

Monday, July 9, 2012

DCUO - Helm of Omnipotence

A leaguemate of mine, Uxix, got the Helm of Omnipotence today. Its a legendary drop off Brainiac in the Prime Battleground. Well deserved. He's has been resetting PBG and running it almost every day since it came out. This gives you a clue to the drop rate. I'd say its 1% or less.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

DCUO - Basic chat commands

Some basic chat commands in DCUO are:

/tell (or /t)
/reply (or /r)
/party (or /p)
/league (or /l)
/raid (or /r)

eg. /tell John Hi how are you doing today?

eg. /reply I'm fine thank you

eg. /shout LFM for T3 alert

eg. /party Is he AFK?

eg. /league Whats up pple?

eg. /raid Sorry, phone call, brb.

DCUO - What are the different Marks I can obtain, how to get them, and what they are used for

There are a variety of Marks in DCUO which you can earn and use to purchase gear for your character. To see what Marks your character currently has, click on "I" to access your Inventory and then click on the "Currency" tab at the top right of your screen.

To buy PVE gear, you use the following Marks:

1. Mark of Triumph (or MoT)
2. Mark of Distinction (or MoD)
3. Mark of Momentum (or MoM)
4. Mark of Krypton (or MoK)
5. Mark of War (or MoW)

To buy PVP gear, you use the following Marks:

6. Mark of Legend (or MoL)
7. Mark of Tactics (or MoTa)
8. Mark of Strategy (or MoS)
9. Mark of Lore (or MoLo)

How to obtain the Marks and what they are used for

1. Mark of Triumph
Obtained by doing T1 duos, alerts, and raids.
Used to purchase T1 PVE armor in the respective wings.

2. Mark of Distinction
Obtained by doing T2 duos, alerts, and raids.

Used to purchase T2 PVE armor in the respective wings.

3. Mark of Momentum
Obtained by doing Central City bounties and quests in Central City.
Used to purchase T2.5 PVE armor in Central City.
Only available if you have purchased the DLC pack "Lightning Strikes".

4. Mark of Krypton
Obtained by doing T3 duos, alerts, and raids.
Used to purchase T3 PVE armor in Meta Wing.

5. Mark of War
Obtained by doing T4 raids.
Used to purchase T4 PVE armor in Magic Wing.

 6. Mark of Legend
Obtained by doing (ie. either winning or losing a match in) PVP Legends

Used to purchase new Legends characters for playing.

7. Mark of Tactics
Obtained by doing (ie. either winning or losing a match in) PVP Arenas
Used to purchase T2/T3 PVP armor and weapons.

8. Mark of Strategy
Obtained only by winning PVP Arenas
Used to purchase T4 PVP armor and weapons.

9. Mark of Lore
Obtained only by winning PVP Legends.
Used to purchase new Legends characters in the DLC pack "The Last Laugh"

DCUO - How to join a custom channel

Many new players in DCUO are unaware that they can join popular custom channels for forming groups. The custom channel for heroes is "LFG" and the custom channel for villains is "VLFG". LFG stands for Looking For Group. If you are trying to form a party for an alert or a raid, you will have more success advertising in these respective channels than just shouting in general chat in the Watchtower / Hall of Doom.

(A) How to join a custom channel (the "LFG" channel in this case)

1. Press "ESC"
2. Scroll horizontally to the right until you access "Chat Options"
3. Find the line that reads "Join/Create Custom Channel".
4. Enter "LFG" in the field
5. Click on the Join button beside it.
6. You should see the LFG channel appear at the bottom of the screen under the heading "Custom Channels"

Below is a screenshot showing the details.

(B) How to chat in a custom channel (the "VLFG" channel in this case)

1. Press Enter
2. Hold down the CTRL key and press either the UP or DOWN arrow key till you have selected the VLFG channel
3. Type in a message and hit enter to submit the message.
4. Below is a picture guide (click on the image to view the larger version).

DCUO - Map of the Hall of Doom

Since many new villains are confused with the layout of the Hall of Doom, I decided to come up with a couple of maps for your navigating pleasure =)

The Respec Area
Most people are confused when they want to go to the respec area and instead they see the phase shifter where the respec area is supposed to be on the map. This is because they (and the phase shifter) are on the upper level and the respec area is on the lower level. You can reach the lower level by going to any of the wings (meta/magic/tech) and going down the lower ramp to a large circular ring (the Pit). The respec area is located north of the Pit.

The Bank
There are 2 locations in the Hall of Doom where you can access the bank. The easiest way to find them is to start in the Meta Wing. Starting at the vendor named Chugon, face north and look for a small corridor located (to your north east or north west) that leads upwards. Follow this and it should take you to the bank.

DCUO - What do you need help with?

So, I'm trying to think of some stuff to put up which would help players new to DC Universe Online. What would you like to see? Please include them in the comments section!

Over the top of my head, I'm thinking of coming up with the following:
- map of the Hall of Doom, including vendor/teleporter locations and respec area
- pics of the different marks and how to get them
- user interface guide eg. Style tab, On Duty tab, Marketplace tab
- tank/controller/healer role guide eg. switching roles and role interactions in combat
- how to join the LFG/VLFG custom channels to enable you to hook up with other players and aid the forming of groups
- basic chat command guide eg. /tell /shout /league /party /raid

Thursday, July 5, 2012

DCUO - Blue White Black theme

Played about with some color swapping and came up with this look =)

Head - Cosmic Angelic (from Marketplace)
Shoulders and Chest - Sunstone Bulwark (T3 tank armor in meta-wing)
Hands, Waist and Legs - Hijacked Servitor (villain meta-wing blue quality starter PVE armor)
Feet - LexCorp Salvation (villain T2 meta-wing PVE armor)
Back - Classic (Classic cape from vendor/character creation)

Character Selection - Last Laugh DLC Background
In-game - Hall of Doom

DCUO - Blue Aura

Finally got my blue aura today! =)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

DCUO - Prime Rifle!

Woot, got my Prime Rifle today on my 13th PBG run!