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Saedor (Applicant) 12/7/2010 9:25 PM EST : The DCU Online NDA has been lifted
Saedor
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That being the case, I can tell you I've been in the closed beta. Here are a few screenshots.

Adventure Joe and Batwoman arrest the Scarecrow



Morty Dread and Catwoman celebrate after beating up Huntress
 

The staff-wielding Night Demon poses with Superman in a Braniac ship
  

Adventure Joe chats with Hawkman and Cyborg
 
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Justice Omega (Applicant) 12/12/2010 1:17 AM EST : RE: The DCU Online NDA has been lifted
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I been shuffling around closed beta for about a week now. The game looks fine but I have major issues with how it plays. First and foremost, attacking propels your toon forward. This is just ridiculous as all it does is guarantee that you'll end up fighting more than you want to. Another idiotic thing is having to stop and bring up a menu just to use chat, hell there isn't even a cursor on the screen when you're moving around, because your toon IS the cursor. Thankfully I got my beta key from fileplanet and not from pre-ordering, as this looks like a game i'm gonna pass on.
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Saedor (Applicant) 12/12/2010 6:32 AM EST : RE: The DCU Online NDA has been lifted
Saedor
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The game was definately designed with console gamers in mind, not PC gamers, and I agree completely about the chat system. It's about as clunky as one might expect, being designed for those using the PS3.

THe combat system is also very 'console game-ish' and that will determine wether you like it or not. As you level and earn more powers you activate these powers by various mouse/keyboard combinations. For someone used to the traditional PC MMO where you click your powers in a tray, this will be somewhat disorienting. I know, because I'm one of those people. The last console system I owned was a Nintendo 64.

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Saedor (Applicant) 1/11/2011 6:47 PM EST : For those interested....
Saedor
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Now that DCU Online is live, the community has chosen the 'Virtue and Vice' server as the unofficial RP server. Partly as a nod to CoX, as Virtue is the RP server here.
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Saedor (Applicant) 1/15/2011 2:03 AM EST : RE: For those interested....
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Healing Breeze (Applicant) 1/15/2011 2:43 AM EST : RE: For those interested....
Healing Breeze
Posts: 232

That's what he sees, this is what I see:

 
Can you tell the difference? Silly game with silly bugs crawling all over the place. It's fun though.
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Saedor (Applicant) 1/15/2011 4:00 AM EST : RE: For those interested....
Saedor
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It's not a bug, she just doesn't know how to fix her costume. And whats with that costume anyway? A copy of Justice Shield? Maybe I should sue.....
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Healing Breeze (Applicant) 1/15/2011 12:59 PM EST : RE: For those interested....
Healing Breeze
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It is a bug, you bum. And she's Justice Shield's sidekick, lol. Even though she's 5 levels higher than him last time I checked.
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The Emerald Sentinel (Applicant) 1/15/2011 5:11 PM EST : RE: For those interested....

The Emerald Sentinel
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Nice to know they STILL haven't fixed that bug which I've been on about for the last few months.  Still not buying this game.  Pretty game but lacking in the powers and costume departments.
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Liberty Rose (Member) 1/15/2011 7:25 PM EST : RE: For those interested....
Liberty Rose
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I avoided the Beta like I avoid all Betas.
Guess that was a Real Mistake.  I pre-ordered the game and now, finding out that it is controlled like a console game, I may never even install it.
I have never been a console gamer... <grin> even when I was designing console games.  (Who has time to play when games are your actual work? <grin>)

Kinda sad.  I wanted to see how they avoided the trap Lord of the Rings Online fell into:  the Player KNOWING that his character is and never will be the hero of the story.  (Of course, comics have it easier: the stories are short and episodic.  There's always some story the non-Superman/Wonder Woman/Tony Stark can star in. <smile> And no "world-changing" massive storyline lasts for long.)  <grin> WoW avoids the problem by killing off their most admirable (in my opinion, of course) NPCs.  CoH avoids it by making their "top dog" - Statesman - pompous and arrogant and difficult to like at all ... and giving few of the other "signature heroes" enough of the spotlight to even have the ghost of personalities.  That last goes double or more for Champions Online.  Dr. Silverback is the only even partially approachable personality there.  But, of course, both CoX and CO have the advantage that - no matter what comics or rp their developers worked out for them - their NPC heroes have seen so little real exposure that most of us can pretend, by and large, that they aren't even a major part of the scenery.  DCU (and Marvel - if it could have managed an mmorpg) do not have that "advantage" ... and wouldn't want to have it.

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