Friday, December 16, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 20: The Season of Giving

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 20: The Season of Giving

In this episode,we discuss DLC 2, Update 7, and our love for the Official Forums.



Daily Planet News
- PC/PS3 Forum News


Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- DLC 2 Review
- Update 7 Review

Role Talk
- Electricity

Daddy's Corner
-PVP Talk - The Watchtower 5v5


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Friday, December 2, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 19: The Rules and You

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 19:The Rules and You

In this episode, we discuss the release of DLC 2: Lighting Strikes and some general rules for new and current players



Daily Planet News
- PC/PS3 Forum posts that caught our eyes.

Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- DLC 2 Discussion
- Loot and General Rules

Daddy's Corner
-PVP Changes Discussion

Comic News and Information
- Sorry, none to report :(

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Monday, November 21, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 18: Lighting Strikes Soon!!!

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 18: Lighting Strikes Soon!!!

In this episode, DLC 2 information is released along with Game Update 6. Listen on folks, listen on.



Daily Planet News
- PC/PS3 Forum posts that caught our eyes.
- Free to Play Released

Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Update 6 Discussion

Daddy's Corner
- Coming back next week...I can't promise that lol

Comic News and Information
-Key of Z #2 out now
- Dark Knight Rises Filming Wraps

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Friday, November 4, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 17: Free to Wait

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 17: Free to Wait

In this episode, Free to Play has been released so how do we feel about it??



Daily Planet News
- PC/PS3 Forum posts that caught our eyes.
- Free to Play Released

Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Update 6 Expectations

Daddy's Corner
- Coming back next week...promise

Comic News and Information
- Plug!! Evil Ink Comics new comic book called "The Key of Z" created by Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez. PICK IT UP!

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 16: F2P-tacular

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 16: F2P-tacular

In this episode, we give our thoughts on Update 5.1, the not so tacular Spooktacular and all things Free to Play.



Daily Planet News
- PC/PS3 Forum posts that caught our eyes.
- New York Comic Con Recap
- Free to Play Webcast Thoughts

Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Update 5.1 Impressions

Daddy's Corner
- Coming back next week

Comic News and Information
- Plug!! Evil Ink Comics new comic book called "The Key of Z" created by Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez. PICK IT UP!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spooktacular - Halloween Event

Everyone has been wondering about the Halloween Event and it is finally here...in not so scary form. Spooktacular is a Scarecrow Event that you can queue in by selecting your On Duty tab and selecting Events.In this event, you will be fighting Scarecrow just like in his Gotham Sewer lair (I'm sure everyone has done it by now so you know the fight). There nothing new, he is revamped for this level 30 content but is still easy. The items he drops are not finalized yet, he seem to drop the Scarecrow's Hat with level 30 stats. He also drops 4 different Spooktacular Tricks or Treats that will be listed later. Besides getting the candies, he also gives 2 Spooky Tokens used to purchase items and styles from the vending machine. Now lets go over the good stuff, the Feats.

Eat, Drink and be Scary - 25 Feat Points
Complete all of the Spooktacular feats

Candy Candy Candy Candy - 10 Feat Points
Consume 25 Spooktacular Tricks or Treats

While you are doing the Spooktacular Event, Duos, Alerts and Challenges, these candies will drop and you just have to eat 25 of them to get the feat, easy.

Costume Party - 10 Feat Points
Collect all the styles from Skeets' Boo-tique

The Skeets' Boo-tique is a vending machine located in the Event's main room after defeating Scarecrow and located in GCPD 9th Precinct. There are only 3 styles to choose from, Head, Chest and Legs. Below are what they are:
Stitched-Together Jute Pants
Style: Jute

Costs 3x Spooky Token








Pumpkin Head
Style: Pumpkin Head

Costs 4x Spooky Tokens








Stitched-Together Jute Shirt
Style: Jute

Costs 3x Spooky Token









I Must Not Fear - 10 Feat Points
Complete the Scarecrow Spooktacular Event 5 times

So you are looking at doing this event for 5 days to get the feat. Doing so will also give you a total of 10 Spooky Tokens to be used to purchase all 3 styles.

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feat
Consume all of the different Spooktacular Tricks or Treats
[ ] Trick: Stink Bomb
[ ] Trick: Boo-Urns
[ ] Trick: Chill Out
[ ] Trick: Zzzap!
[ ] Trick: Psych!
[ ] Treat: Notafinger
[ ] Treat: Candy Corn
[ ] Treat: Power Patch Brats
[ ] Treat: Snackers Candy Bar
[ ] Treat: STAR Blast Chews

These are the candies that drop from the Event, Duos, Alerts and Challenges. I haven't found if there is an exact place for them to drop but if I find it out I will certainly post it. I hope you all enjoy the event and happy hunting.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Transformers Universe Preview

Transformers Universe is being made by Jagex and Hasbro. Jagex is known for its highly successful and very popular game, Runescape. They are now bringing the Browser Based MMO genre to the Transformers Universe. Here at the New York Comic Con, there booth gave access to the fans in attending to create their own Autobot or Decepticon, save it, and then take a picture and have it printed it out with your Bot  in the top left hand corner and you, in the bottom right. In the bottom left on the photo is a code in which you go to their website and you can download a picture of your Bot and show it off to the social media world. They practically reserved your character for you, when the game comes out sometime next year. The Classes have not been announced or even finalized for that matter. In partnership with MMORPG.com, they are holding a poll that you can Vote for the Class names or even suggest your own name. They give us a look at the 3 types of combat for your Bot, Close Combat, Mid-Range Combat, and Long-Range Combat.

The Panel, hosted by MMORPG.com, consisted of Garret Fuller, the Moderator, Samantha Hock, Senior Concept Artist, Aaron Archer, VP of IP and Brand Design at Hasbro, and Sean Charles, Senior Marketing Manager. I was able to do an interview with Sean and he was very nice to do it and you can check that out on my youtube channel once I post it later this week.  This MMO will not be set anywhere near the universe that the Movie franchise created, it is more closely involved with the Transformers Prime Universe. The game will start out on Earth but with it being an MMO, there may be plans to expand. The voice actors were not given at that time so we are not sure whether we will hear the voice actors from Prime or there will be new actors doing them. The combat system was not revealed due to it still being in early development. Gameplay also could not be revealed, but a nice example of what NOT to expect if Optimus Prime asking you to go pick flowers. Currency was not explained either. We were told that the game is no way the same as Runescape, it’s a new engine and new staff working on it. The appearances of the robots resemble that of the Transformers Prime animated show. They stayed away from the G1 characters a bit because they wanted to “modernize” the look of the robots, but it was mentioned by Samantha that she did just work on a Flamore design. You know, to make this easier, let’s list everything they couldn’t comment about or didn’t really explain:

Open world PVP? No comment
Vehicle Combat? Haven’t announced anything but the vehicles aren’t just a mount.
Flying Combat? Haven’t announced anything but it’s something they are looking at.
Auction house? It’s a system they are looking at.
Unicron? Can’t go into detail.
Pricing? Nothing has been finalized yet.

Basically, they came to New York Comic Con 2011 to tell you it’s being developed, come to our booth and reserve YOUR character and the name of your character and then take a picture to remember it always. In reality, I would have liked a bit more information about the game then what was given, but it’s still being developed. Jagex played it smart with their booth design and getting the word out as they did. The game has a target release date of sometime in 2012 and Beta will be starting possibly in Early 2012. A new trailer that was shown off at the New York Comic Con 2011 gave us a look at the concept art for the environment and the Bots themselves. Remember, I said it was concept. Expect more info to come closer to 2012.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New York Bound Tomorrow

Hello everyone,

As I'm now packing my clothes and my gear getting ready for my flight tomorrow. I have finalized my Event Planner for the New York Comic Con and I'm going to post it here so in case anyone is at NYCC, you can find me to hang out a bit if I'm not too busy doing any interviews or coverage. Visit New York Comic Con website for more information and guests that will be appearing.

Friday:

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Batman: Arkham Asylum

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
DC ALL ACCESS: BATMAN

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Main Panel

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DC Universe Animated Original Movies gives an early look at Batman: Year One, Catwoman & Justice League: Doom

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DC ALL ACCESS: Green Lantern

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Q&A Panel with MMORPG.com

7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Jagex - Transformers MMO

Saturday:

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Green Lantern: The Animated Series World Premiere Screening and Conversation with Bruce Timm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DC ALL ACCESS: Justice League

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
DC ALL ACCESS: Superman

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ghost Rider – Spirit of Vengeance

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
AMC's The Walking Dead

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
MARVEL STUDIOS: Marvel’s The Avengers

Sunday:

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Quidditch at NYCC (yeah, that sport from Harry Potter)


I'm also happy to announce I'll be hanging with Phil and RC from the DCUO Show throughout the events so please stop by and say hi to us. We are going to try and have a Meet and Greet and once we finalize a plan of action on that, I'll post it here and you can come chill with us and talk about the con or DCUO game.

Also, big thank you to the amazing Admin over at www.DCUOSource.com, ihatemundays for installing a huge Chat Room function to the website. If you aren't able to make it, I will be in the Chat Room typing updates LIVE during the panels I'll be attending. If you want to ask questions or just hangout in the Chat Room, just log in or register if you haven't, and join in on the fun. I'll start being in the Chat Room before 12:00pm on Friday before the first panel. I'm telling ya, I'm pretty excited :)

You can also check out videos I'll be posting over at my youtube channel www.youtube.com/trexlight

Saturday, October 8, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 15: New York, New York

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 15: New York, New York

In this episode, we go through some Update 5 impressions as well as discuss some things to expect at New York Comic Con, Oct 14-16. Enjoy the Show



Daily Planet News
- PC/PS3 Forum posts that caught our eyes.
- New York Comic Con Information

Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Update 5 Impressions

Daddy's Corner
- PVP Talk - HIVE moon Base Arena

Comic News and Information
- The New 52, continued Issue 2's

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 14: Daddy's Corner

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 14: Daddy's Corner

In this episode, we talk the enjoyments of a slow DCUO week along with a new segment called Daddy's Corner, where we go in depth about PVP strategies. Enjoy the Show



Daily Planet News
- PC/PS3 Forum posts that caught our eyes.
- DCUO Summit #1 Information

Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Update 5 on the Test Server

Daddy's Corner
- PVP Talk - STAR Labs Arena

Comic News and Information
- The New 52, continued

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Monday, September 26, 2011

The DCUO Summit #1



The DCUO Summit #1

This is a meeting with some of the DCUO podcasts from the community, DCUOUNLIMITED, The DCUO Show and DCUO SourceCast. We talk about the current state of DC Universe Online and just have a good time. We hope you all enjoy it.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 13: GU5F2PFTW

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 13: GU5F2PFTW

In this episode, we talk about the news about Game Update 5, the Free to Play announcement, the webcast about it all, and bunnies, lots and lots of bunnies. Enjoy the Show



Daily Planet News
- PC/PS3 Forum posts that caught our eyes.
- Free to Play Announcement
- SOE DCUO Webcast 9/20/11
- DLC 2 Information

Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Game Update 5

Comic News and Information
- The New 52, continued

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Friday, September 16, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 12: The New Guy

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 12: The New Guy

In this episode, we introduce the new co-host for the podcast, SuperPatriot. We thank everyone who applied and you never know, we may just have you on the show just to shoot the breeze. We cover the DLC content and take a look at some of the new 52. Enjoy the Show.



Daily Planet News
- PC/PS3 Forum posts that caught our eyes.

Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Fight for the Light Discussion

DCUO Source News
- New Features - New Design
- Upcoming Features - Calendar, Source Raiding Events


Comic News and Information
- The New 52
- Ultimate Spiderman #1
- Comic News

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Friday, September 2, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 11: We Shall See the Light This Day

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 11: We Shall See the Light This Day

In this episode. DCUO's First Expansion Fight for the Light is coming out and its FREE for all active subscribers.



Daily Planet News
- PC/PS3 Forum posts that caught our eyes.
- Fight for the Light Discussion - Release Date and Testing News


DCUO Source News
- New Features - Chat, new templates
- Meet and Greet on Sat Sept 3rd, 2011

Comic News and Information
- Justice League #1 - The New 52
- Comic News




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Thursday, September 1, 2011

DCUO Fight for the Light Release Date...released

Hello all,

Big news today, SOE has finally given light to the first expansion of DCUO, Fight for the Light drops this Tuesday on September 6th and its FREE for all active subscribers. So everyone, get ready to shine that green/yellow light next week. I'll be bringing videos as soon as I can.

Be sure to stay tune on the DCUOSource.com for any more news and experience the community all over again.

Monday, August 29, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 10: DCUO Source, Welcome Back

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 10: DCUO Source, Welcome Back

In this episode. we welcome back our home away from home, DCUOSource.com.



Daily Planet News
- PC/PS3 Forum posts that caught our eyes.
- DCUO Webcast 8/25/11 Discussion

DCUO Source News
- Upcoming Features
- Meet and Greet on Sat Sept 3rd, 2011

Comic News and Information
- Deadman TV Series in the works
- Comic News


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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Episode 10!!!!

Hey gang, man I really have to get back into updating this blog lol. Episode 10 is done, it was recorded (sadly with some technical difficulties) and I'm working on getting it uploaded to the DCUO Source server, sadly Joomla's Media manager isn't wanting to work with me so its still a work in progress. I don't have a time frame as of yet since I have work this weekend but when I'm off and awake, I'll be working on getting it uploaded for viewing pleasure.

Love you all and thanks for the support.

Monday, August 15, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 9: The PVP Objective

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 9: The PVP Objective

In this episode, we take an in depth look at Legends PVP and PVP Arena. We give you the tricks and tips needed to become a decent PVP player. We also take looks at the PS3 and PC sides of the Megaservers and we welcome back the DCUO Source website. Enjoy the Show.
 



Daily Planet News
- Forum posts from the Official Forums PC/PS3
- Megaservers

PVP Focus
- Legends PVP
- PVP Arena

Comic News and Information
- The Dark Knight Rises Videos
- The Avengers Movie News
- Random Comics





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Thursday, August 11, 2011

DCUO Source is back!

Our home away from home has returned. We are still working on a few things but our registration is open and the forums are ready and waiting for our great community to bring back the spark of conversation. Can't wait to see you there.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 8: Update 4 in a Single Bound

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 8: Update 4 in a Single Bound

In this episode, we discuss Update 4 in all its wonder. Love it, hate it, walk on the beach with it, its here. We also get the schedule for the launch of the Megaservers. Enjoy the show.
 


Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Update 4 Thoughts

Daily Planet News
- Forum posts from the Official Forums PC/PS3
- DLC Release Update
- Megaservers are being Released

PVP Focus
- New Segment focusing on all things PVP, Coming Soon

Comic News and Information
- The Dark Knight Rises Pic and Videos
- Superman Costume from "Man of Steel" Movie
- Transformers Universe MMO (Just because it sounds neat)






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The Megaservers have arrived

Well SOE are underway with Day 1 of the Megaserver deployment wrapping up I believe. Our faithful brothers and sisters on the EU PC side are getting their Megaservers. Next up is US PC on Wednesday the 10th, then the PS3 US on that Thursday and finally PS3 EU on the 15th. Sorry PS3 EU, someone had to be last but really I didn't expect you going that far last, you are in our hearts.


RadarX placed a well nice FAQ for the Megaservers here. Now with each upgrade to the Megaservers, they are releasing a small patch to fix some errors, most notable is the Lady Doombringer fight where she just pops out even without getting all five of the Large Doom Crazed Citizens. Also, in much rejoice, the Krypto Feat is getting fixed as well.

Now onto to other news, I am very busy getting a temp home for the podcasts. My good buddy Durraken is setting up a little side of his server just for the podcast until we get a final home up and running. Hopefully tomorrow we will see some results. Once I have all 8 (yes, we still recorded this past Friday) up on the server, I will update all the past files to the new place so they are able to be downloaded. I hope to have some good news tomorrow about it, pay close watch to our Facebook Page for more info.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Podcast Woes...

Hey gang,

Just wanting to give everyone an update on whats going on. The server that hosted the podcasts went down for whatever reason, it was free from a very nice person so I'm not really gonna gripe about it. I am in the process of looking for a new home for the podcast but sadly they aren't free and I'm wanting to make sure it's something affordable before I go all in. The time frame for when this happens is in the air right now but I'm working on at least getting episode 7 up so people can listen to it. This isn't going to stop TC and I from doing the show, it just means that maybe one day you'll have like a lot of episodes to listen to at one time.

I'll keep everyone more informed when we find the solution that suits us best.

Trex

Saturday, July 30, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 7: The TC89 Show

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 7: The TC89 Show

In this episode, TC89 did all of the research. I was moving stuff and didn't have time. But he brings us news about Update 4, the DLC release date and our last Role Focus for now is Nature.
 


Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Update 4 Release News
- "Fight for the Light" DLC Release date?

Daily Planet News
- Forum posts from the Official Forums PC/PS3
- Comic-Con News


Role Focus
- Power Set: Nature

Comic News and Information
- Comic News




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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Springtime Seasonal Event featuring Swamp Thing and Poison Ivy

Instead of me doing a video for this seasonal event, I will discuss it in detail for it to hopefully help those who need it. Also the Feats for this event aren't that difficult but hey I help out. In order to get the Trinket and the Styles sold by the seasonal vendor, you have to get 84 Seed Tokens, which will take 14 days (thats 2 weeks for lazy people, including me). I play mainly as a Hero, I will eventually learn to love the Villain in me but we just have to wait and see.

UPDATED: For the new 2012 Seasonal Event, nothing has been changed or added. I hope this helps all newcomers and be sure to follow me to stay up to date. Thanks everyone.

The Renewal of Spring - 50 Feat Points
Requirements:
  • Seeds of Success Feat Completed
  • Eco Friendly Feat Completed
  • That's No Ordinary Rabbit Feat Completed
  • Fruit Flavored Feat Completed
  • Seeds of Spring Collection Completed

Seeds of Success Feat - 25 Feat Points
Purchase any of the Spring Seasonal Trinkets

Pretty self explanatory. The trinkets cost 40 Seed Tokens that you receive from completing the "Protecting the Green" quest.

Fruit Flavored - 25 Feat points
Eat all varieties of Boost! Snacks

Eat all 3 of the Boost! Snacks, they each give a different buff which are:
Boost! Orange Snack - Gain increased health for 30 minutes (125 health increase)
Boost! Strawberry Snack - Gain increased healing for 30 minutes
Boost! Melon - Gain increased damage to all your attacks for 30 minutes

That's No Ordinary Rabbit - 25 Feat Points
Collect all styles in the Warrior of Spring set

6 of these pieces can be bought from the seasonal vendor. The Head Piece and the Back Piece can be found in alerts and duos from the end bosses. Their chance for dropping are rare. The pieces bought from the seasonal vendor are:

Shoulders of Spring Growth - Costs 7 Seed Tokens
Chestplate of the Spring Warrior - Costs 8 Seed Tokens
Warrior's Gauntlets of Renewed Life - Costs 6 Seed Tokens
The Green Belt - Costs 6 Seed Tokens
Leggings of the Spring Warrior - Costs 8 Seed Tokens
Treads of the Green - Costs 6 Seed Tokens
Visage of the Spring Rebirth - Random Drop in Alerts and Duos


Eco-Friendly - 25 Feat Points
Complete the Spring Seasonal daily quest ten times

The daily quest given by either Swamp Thing or Poison Ivy, the reward is 6 Seed Tokens.

Seeds of Spring Collection - Reward: HAZMAT Head Piece
Collect all the pieces for the collection

These collection pieces are rare and will randomly drop when you are doing the daily quest from the mobs. Below are the items you need to collect which you can also find in your local Auction House:

Dormant Seed
Germinated Seed
Heirloom Seed
Hybrid Seed
Open pollinated Seed


Thought this guide is very late I hope it at least helps though that may be struggling. I at least wanted this made to keep in my records. I will be sure to work harder to get guides like this out faster. I have pictures I'm working on but they will come later.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

DC Universe Online: PC Test Server, Day 2 Video



Day 2 video is now up and I edited the information at the bottom to show the times for when I talk about each Tier 3 gear.

Friday, July 22, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 6: I Got the Magic in Me!

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 6: I Got the Magic in Me!

In this episode,we discuss news from the San Diego Comic-Con, some things to mention from the PC Test Server, the new DLC game on Facebook. Our Role Focus for today will be Sorcery.
 


Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- PC Test Server impressions
- DLC Contest

Daily Planet News
- Forum posts from the Official Forums PC/PS3
- Comic-Con news and Information


Role Focus
- Power Set: Sorcery

Comic News and Information
- DC Retrospective



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Monday, July 18, 2011

DC Universe Online: PC Test Server, Day 1 Video




Here is my video of some small things from the PC Test Server, more videos are to come my friends, much much more!!! Enjoy.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Test Server LIVE!

Yes, I may be "late" announcing it but hey, better late than never. I'm loading it up right now and so far ran through some random menus and I can tell you, some stuff is just looking cool, like the new Journal UI. I'm recording a video tonight and will try and have it up on the youtube a little later. Stay Tuned!

Friday, July 15, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 5: Seeing the Light

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 5: Seeing the Light

In this episode,we discuss DC Universe Online's first Expansion, Fight for the Light featuring the Green Lantern Corp and the Sinestro Corps.
 

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Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Megaserver Thoughts
- Update 4 Information

Daily Planet News
- Forum posts from the Official Forums PC/PS3
- DCUO First Expansion

Role Focus
- Power Set: Hard Light

Comic News and Information
- Batman Arkham City: Riddler Trailer





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Monday, July 11, 2011

DCUO First Expansion, Fight for the Light

Over the past 2 hours, reading facebook posts, multiple links to websites talking about it, I think I even saw a green kitten. I am bringing you all the information you need in one handy written post. I hope I cover everything and if I miss something please post it in the comments and don't go through chainsaws at my head because of it.

DC Universe Online: Fight for the Light Expansion

This expansion will be giving us a lot of Green Lantern content. A trip to the Planet Oa, Guy Gardner showing up, possibility of Kyle Rayner somewhere, the Red Lanterns coming about, and of course a tease that the rest of the Emotion Spectrum Corps showing up later down the road. But let me talk about the stuff I do now about or at least what I've read. This is a DLC (Downloadable Content) but this is one we have to pay for for only $9.99 US, a very reasonable price that I have already stowed away ready to spend. Once you buy the DLC, you can either create OR respec your current lvl 30 character. Example, I have Trexstar who is a lvl 30 Sorcery, I get the DLC, I respec Trexstar to hard Light and put the Skill Points where I want and boom, I have myself a new Trexstar, Green Lantern Corp member 1,332,355,711.5 (We know that servers will be flooded)

New Power Set: Hard Light
Heroes get to be part of the Green Lantern Corps while the Villains join the Sinestro Corps. I've read that you will not have the lantern icons so thats a bit disappointing, but it may change, you never know. This Power Set will be under the Controller Role (and the waves of cheers and boos come from everywhere). The Power Set gets 24 abilities with 12 being the regular powers we see in trees while the other 12 gives us access to Constructs. Now you will still have to choose your normal weapon type (the Rings are not weapons) like Staff, Dual Pistol etc, but the constructs that you can click on your hot-bar like the Light Chainsaw adds onto the combo dealing more damage. This brings a new light (joke) to the fighting system we are growing to love.

New Alerts and Duo!:
STAR Labs 4-Person Alert
This continues the story of the Power Batteries being drained. Brainiac has been draining them in STAR Labs and so a shaky truce is made to bring the batteries back under the control of STAR Labs. Who the bosses are is not none yet.

Coast City 4-Person Alert
We travel to Hal Jordan's home town and head to Ferris Aircraft. The Red Lantern Corps, led by Atrocitus (which is lantern talk for AWESOME), are destroying stuff and we gotta talk them down.

Science Cells 4-Person Alert
We now travel to the home of the Green Lantern Corps, the Planet Oa. We have to hep Guy Gardner stop a prison break holding some of the most dangerous villains that have fought with the Green Lantern Corps. Thats for heroes, for you villains, you have to help Sinestro break them out including getting Lyssa Drak out.

Coast City 2-Person Duo
Just a Duo version of the Coast City Alert, just another way for players to see the content. I give them that, but most agree, re-hash content blos.

So lets talk a bit about the armors and such. Now I've read a couple of times to understand this so let me lay it out for you. You will not "be" in the Green/Yellow Lantern Corps. You will be a "reservist member" meaning no lantern icon (again may change, not sure). There will be though Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps suits and iconic armor sets along with other items as well. No "official word from SOE yet but I'm keeping my eyes open for it. I also want to point out the IGN.com's post about the expansion. It's not really towards the guys at IGN.com but to those who comment. Free Speech is surely in full swing when idiots want to comment saying the game needs to be free to play. IGN had it wrong, you will be able to make constructs, other sites have mentioned it so I think IGN missed that one or possibly miss-worded it. This is an EXPANSION, not an update so yes, you will need to pay for it which is understandable. You think Blizzard will give you a new Class for free? No, you bought the expansion to get the new class, same concept. This expansion is only 10 bucks, cheap for what we are getting.

This expansion is set for Late Summer 2011 release. Now this download pack does not replace the normal content updates, they will continue to come. But in order to get the Hard Light power, you must buy this download pack. Thanks for reading friends and I'll post more information when I find it, or when Deadpool finds it and I read it. Seriously, the guy is good at what he does.

Links I got the information from:
IGN.com
MMORPG.com
Comic Book Rescources
Newsrama

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Update 4 News, Straight from SOE Fan Faire

We have Deadpool on the show one time and already I find he does a better job then me lol. I found on his League's Facebook page about new information about Update 4 and of course some trolling on the forums helps as well. The link in the title will take you to their youtube channel where you can watch the video. But below you will find all the information they talked about. Thanks again to Deadpool and the people who watched the live stream earlier today to get all this information together.


Fortress Raid 1
...Brainiac attacked the Nexus of Tech in the Bat cave, now he's onto the Nexus of Meta in the Fortress
...First part takes place outside the fortress, trying to get in via underground tunnels and such
...Brainiac has had his minions fuze with the sun stones of the fortress (stones that can alter shape to form armor and weapons)
...Along the way, the collection theme will be lost expedition parties that Lex sent into the infiltrate the Fortress over the years (notes from them about waiting for Lex to come save them).
...This raid will introduce Krypto the Super Dog. Brainiac will control Krypto and it's our jobs to keep breaking that control to get him back on our side.

Fortress Raid 2
...The goal is to take back the Fortress from Brainiac
...To help, Lex releases General Zod, Ursala and Nonn from the Phantom Zone
......The agree to help to preserve Krytonian History and not let Brainiac get it
...You will have to battle Jor El's corrupt AI
...At the end, will fight the Avatar of Meta

Fortress Raid 3
...No Brainiac in this part. The battle will be with Zod and his party

Fortress Loot and Rewards
...4 New tier 3 Kyrptonian Sets (built to match the sun stone crystals of the fortress)
......Different look for each type of class (Controller, Tank, Healer)
...New "Brainiac" Suit
...New Weapons
...Apparently the rating on these will be 113

The guesstimate on how long it will take a well geared raid group to clear is between 30-40 minutes, with Raid 2 being the longest and Raid 3 possibly being the shortest.

Tokens will be "Marks of Krypton" and only can be obtained via a Raid

...Other questions/answers that came up...

Marketplace has had a recent update (like today) with new styles and Arkham Joker.

Dueling is being added to the game very soon

A New PvP Map will be coming in the Next Patch
...Will be Quake Style Death Match

They are exploring the idea of League Standings and Ladders

Working on different drops for the Vault

The are working on ideas for Solo content
...Want to create more "open area" content so that solo players don't disappear from the world as much (to keep things populated more)

Before they add new zones, they are looking at un-bottling areas and maybe adding more "contestable" areas

Lobo is not in the current plans to add, but when they add "Galatic" content, he will likely show up

There will be a Wonder Woman related raid coming (they've done Tech, going to do Meta...easy to guess what's next)

Test Server is pretty much ready to go, but the Devs want to wait until they are all back in town before launching it
...MegaServer is part of the first big test, but they plan on testing many things on there after that (on-going)

PS3 Screen shot ability will be coming with update 4

Monday will be some pretty huge announcements that they couldn't share today

Pre-set Outfits (being able to quick switch gear) is high on their list of things they want to add

They are currently working to add ingame to out of game options like "print on demand" posters of your character

Movement & Power respec info coming soon (maybe part of the big Monday announcements???)

They will be at the July Comic Con
...Watch the Facebook page for into on how to get VIP access to certain events

Side-kick/Level boosts are not being planned currently. Rather they are making it easier to level up.

Chat system/filters are being looked at, but currently the focus is on the Voice side of ingame communication.

Regarding expansions...besides doing updates, they will announce something about how they will do expansions with Monday's announcement.



So come Monday we will get another announcement that even I can't wait for. Update 4 seems to be a promising update that I am on the edge of my seat for but first thing first, we need to test out the Megaserver technology. I understand the Devs don't want to launch it during the weekend, for crying out loud, they need a day off too. When the PTC comes online and I can test out the Megaserver Tech, with the possibility of Update 4 content too, I wonder if they will institute "premade characters". I doubt it, but hey, a guy can dream. Now if you don't mind, I've spent a lot of time recording, working on my new videos (longer than I ever thought but almost done), I'm going to go try and raid and play some of this good game. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 4: Gadgets Galore!

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 4: Gadgets Galore

In this episode, our Role Focus will be the Gadgets Power Set with Special Guest, Deadpool. We will also talk about the Magical World of Megaservers, and the current build for the first DCUO Public Test Center. We also discuss the upcoming new Batman game, Batman: Arkham City and much, much more.
 

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Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Test Server Information and Discussion

Daily Planet News
- Forum posts from the Official Forums PC/PS3
- Batman: Arkham City Discussion
- Gotham City Imposters Discussion 

Role Focus
- Power Set: Gadgets presented by Special Guest Deadpool

Comic News and Information
- Flashpoint #3
- Misadventures of Adam West
- Dark Knight Rises Trailer!





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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Public Test Centers/Servers/Realms, whatever you all decide to call it

Alright my PC brethren, Deadmeat has posted on the Official Forums discussing the lovely news about the Public Test Centers. In house testing seemed to be pretty nice so now they are looking at possibly Next week, hopefully Tuesday, for the PTC to open up and we can begin testing the Megaserver technology. You can find the post here.

Now in order to participate in the PTC, you MUST have an active subscription and you can download the Patcher here. Once downloaded and saved, enter your Username and Password and begin the 13.4GB download..oh the joy. Download the thing when you are not using your PC to maximize your download time, little nugget of info for those that don't know. You can definitely expect a video possibly Wednesday of me getting the feel of the Megaserver and more thoughts when I talk about on next week's Podcast.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 3: We Went Mental

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 3: We Went Mental

In this episode, our Role Focus will be the Mental Power Set. A new Skill Planner has been found, though its in the works. The Marketplace is Live but does it give us actual goodies to buy? We also have a movie review, Transformers 3 and some comic news as well.
 

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- Free to Play Discussion
- Facebook Quiz

Daily Planet News
- Forum posts from the Official Forums PC/PS3
- Marketplace is LIVE
- Public Test Centers for PC&PS3
- New Skill Planner

Role Focus
- Power Set: Mental

Comic News and Information
- Transformers 3 Movie Review
- Comic Books




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Friday, July 1, 2011

Podcast Postponed

Due to some personal events that have occurred, we are unable to record the Podcast today. We are looking at recording it tomorrow but we will let you know when we get it uploaded. Thanks to everyone for your patience and sadly, life happens, but everything is ok and we will get the show done when we can.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Marketplace is Live!!

Today the servers went down to place in a hotfix, but more importantly, they brought online the in-game Marketplace. You know, the Grocery Cart icon we all hit by mistake and it NEVER GETS USED!!!!! Sorry, frustration kicks in sometimes. These items are bought with the Station Cash that everyone should have thanks to the rewards from the Sony Outage. To add more Station Cash, you need to use your credit card and do the old Micro-Transaction to get more Station Cash to buy things. I have my opinion on the micro-transactions and you'll hear that on the Podcast on Friday. But below are the items on sale right now:

Featured Item:
  • 5 Proto Repair Bots - 400 SC
Styles:
  • None
Supplies:
  • Proto Repair Bot - 100 SC
  • Vault Ticket - 100 SC
  • 5 Vault Tickets - 400 SC

I have 500 SC on Black Ember, I'll check everyone else later but wow, in increments of 100. Sony really doesn't wan us to stay on their money do they? I'm anxious to see what Styles they put on the Marketplace but everyone has been wanting a Repair Bot and well, we got it, but I can buy the Featured special for 400 SC and get 5 Bots but then I can only use them 5 times. Of course they will used in raids, especially in the next Raid coming up. So this deal is the best bang for your buck. Buy it, save them. But are you going to go back and use your real money just to buy SC and then come back to buy the Bots? The turn around is going to be dismal, some people can chunk out the money and for those, good to ya. Me personally, I'm buying them, then I'm done. I can't afford to spend my money on stuff like this.

The Marketplace is Live with what we wanted sine launch really. We can only wait and see if SOE brings us items and styles that are worth the money.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

This is a Test

Well my friends, just some amazing news coming from RadarX himself which you can find the link here.

Public Test Centers (Test servers) should be coming next week and how do we sign up? By downloading their patcher and you must have an active subscription. They copied all LIVE characters to the servers from last week, so if you got your Tier 2 gloves or something yesterday, do not expect to see it on the Test Servers.

Now he also stated that the only content on the test servers right now are Update 3 and the Megaserver Technology. Now how does this affect yours truly? We already know the content, the Megaserver technology... that's what I'm interested in, I wanna see the difference it brings to the gameplay, I wanna see how its going to hurt when I lose out on getting a collection cause 5 other people are after the same thing, I also want to see how this is going to affect our Auction Houses. Inflation, will not be our friend. Expect some talk about this on our next podcast show.

Friday, June 24, 2011

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 2: Is Fire hot?

DCUO Source Podcast Episode 2: Is Fire hot?

In this episode we go search for more information about Update 4 and anything new on the Megaservers. Our Role Focus (thanks to Richielo for the title) today will be the Power Set: FIRE. We also give our amazing review on the Green Lantern movie.

Recently, in the Halls of Justice
- Update 4 announcements
- Dueling, our thoughts

Daily Planet News
-Forum posts from the Official Forums PC/PS3

Role Focus
- Power Set: FIRE

Comic News and Information
- Green Lantern movie review
- Comic Books - Superman peeing on the Earth, funny





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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ye Be Not Forgotten..and neither am I

Oh its been what, almost a week since my last post? Well my friends, I do apologize, completely my fault and I'll blame tc89 as well because I can. What have I been doing while not posting stuff? Well, I work a full time job and a full time girlfriend, I've tried to change my availability with the girlfriend to part time but sadly that just got all sorts of stuff thrown at my head, so morale of the story? There isn't one, I've been told to commit and I won't.

But moving on, I've had some fun times helping out another youtube channel called youtube.com/betatracker. The channel admin has asked me to play some betas and do some commentary on them. So I get to record, talk about and play betas for free (yay) and I don't even have to do the hard part of putting them together, just endure to long upload times and die in the process. I'm happy to help him or her out, its fun to do things like this so stay tuned to that channel for some very cool and fun betas such as Dragon's Nest. The first video I did which I hope people like.

I keep mentioning it and you all don't see the outcome of it, Feat Hunter. Because the videos are going to be sooo freaking short, I had to go back through and record some extra footage just to make sure I had time to discuss the strategy of doing a quest. These videos seem not to be longer than 5 minutes so thats good. Again, it's in post-production and I'm trying to get a handful done so there's enough videos to last me a while while I work on more.

New duos, new alerts, no videos? Yeah, I know, its killing me too. I'm just not having luck much with running these suckers. When the Megaservers finally hit, I'll pray it fixes everything and I can run these things anytime. I'm also learning the best strats just to make sure I'm explaining it correctly. Now I'll also mention the Springtime walkthrough here, Feat Hunter will be doing it and you'll see it there, theres some math to doing this freaking thing so once I complete them, I'll share like I always do. This event doesn't have a race which I'm sad about, thanks SOE.

Ok so that should cover everything I believe. Oh yeah, I also have the Podcast to operate as well. Thankfully my awesome co-host came up with a great format for this week's episode which gave me more time to get my stuff ready to talk about the Power Set FIRE.

I thank all the visitors, subscribers, listeners, readers, heroes, villains, humans, Romulans, everyone. You guys keep coming here means a lot. Until next time folks.