History VideoGame / DCUniverseOnline

17th May '16 2:36:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''DC Universe Online'' is a SuperHero {{MMORPG}}, following on the heels of ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' and ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. The game is set in the [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]] and allows the players to [[AnAdventurerIsYou create any character they want]] without the usual class system of [=MMOs=], as they can mix and match using any combination of powers (e.g. mind attacks), weapons (e.g. dual wielding pistols) and abilities (e.g. super speed), and align themselves with either the famous [[BlackAndWhiteMorality heroes or villains]] of the universe, whereupon they are mentored by one of the big three of either side (e.g. Franchise/{{Batman}} for technological heroes, or SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for technological villains). The player can explore the fully realized cities of both [[CityOfAdventure Gotham and Metropolis]] (as well as the surrounding areas during certain missions) at will as they complete quests and battle against/with other players and iconic characters from the Universe. Compared to other {{MMORPG}}s it has a bigger focus on fast-paced combat, storytelling and player customization, as it is optimised for the Playstation3 as well as [=PCs=]. The game was released on January 11, 2011 and became [[{{Freemium}} free to play]] November 1, 2011.

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''DC Universe Online'' is a SuperHero {{MMORPG}}, following on the heels of ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' and ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. The game is set in the [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]] and allows the players to [[AnAdventurerIsYou create any character they want]] without the usual class system of [=MMOs=], as they can mix and match using any combination of powers (e.g. mind attacks), weapons (e.g. dual wielding pistols) and abilities (e.g. super speed), and align themselves with either the famous [[BlackAndWhiteMorality heroes or villains]] of the universe, whereupon they are mentored by one of the big three of either side (e.g. Franchise/{{Batman}} for technological heroes, or SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for technological villains). The player can explore the fully realized cities of both [[CityOfAdventure Gotham and Metropolis]] (as well as the surrounding areas during certain missions) at will as they complete quests and battle against/with other players and iconic characters from the Universe. Compared to other {{MMORPG}}s it has a bigger focus on fast-paced combat, storytelling and player customization, as it is optimised for the Playstation3 UsefulNotes/Playstation3 as well as [=PCs=]. The game was released on January 11, 2011 and became [[{{Freemium}} free to play]] November 1, 2011.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: After starting the game for the first time, the Playstation3 version requires an initial download that can take ''over six hours'', even on broadband!

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: After starting the game for the first time, the Playstation3 UsefulNotes/Playstation3 version requires an initial download that can take ''over six hours'', even on broadband!
29th Apr '16 11:11:59 AM Misterian
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* PhlebotinumRebel: Brainiac accuses the player Heroes and Villians of going by this trope as he knows their powers technically came from him.
--> '''Brainiac:''' "My sensors indicate you have strong exobyte gifted powers. Why do you fight against me? Your gifts are gifts from me. They came from my future technology. You are a child of Brainiac. Do not fight. Join your master. Give me your powers. Become one with Brainiac.
17th Feb '16 10:53:21 AM ztyran
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** A district of Gotham City is named [[Film/SupermanTheMovie Otisburg]].
31st Dec '15 2:31:12 AM Anddrix
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** In addition, running 'The Vault' gives you the chance to get some costume pieces which are purely fanboy loot, such as hoodies with Franchise/GreenLantern or SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} logos and baseball caps emblazoned with [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Bizarro's]] or Comicbook/{{Robin}}'s logos.

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** In addition, running 'The Vault' gives you the chance to get some costume pieces which are purely fanboy loot, such as hoodies with Franchise/GreenLantern or SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} Lobo logos and baseball caps emblazoned with [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Bizarro's]] or Comicbook/{{Robin}}'s logos.
30th Dec '15 1:45:32 PM Anddrix
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** At the end of [[spoiler:the Fortress of Solitude raids, after defeating Brainiac and General Zod, SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor turns against Superman and attempts to send him to the PhantomZone. [[NoSell It doesn't work because the crystals are programmed that way.]]]]

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** At the end of [[spoiler:the Fortress of Solitude raids, after defeating Brainiac and General Zod, SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor turns against Superman and attempts to send him to the PhantomZone. [[NoSell It doesn't work because the crystals are programmed that way.]]]]
20th Dec '15 8:02:52 PM nombretomado
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* TheAgesOfSuperHeroComics: The game plays around with this in interesting ways. Metropolis is ''very'' SilverAge; the first enemies you encounter as magic (Franchise/WonderWoman) or meta (Franchise/{{Superman}}) heroes are dudes running around in stereotypical Egyptian costumes and ''sentient gorillas with rayguns'', respectively. While the level of "serious" fluctuates as you level across the story, it generally remains fairly silly. Gotham, meanwhile, features pretty much only Batman's rogues gallery, meaning you're fighting street toughs pushing steroids, madmen with fear gas and whatnot as a hero, and as a villain you're just straight-up roughing up cops and paying them off for the mob, and participating in a gang war; the feel is much more "[[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Nolan]]"/ModernAge. Even the alerts vary; the HIVE moon base is very {{Camp}}, while Bludhaven is [[DarkerAndEdgier quite a bit more serious]].

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* TheAgesOfSuperHeroComics: The game plays around with this in interesting ways. Metropolis is ''very'' SilverAge; [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]; the first enemies you encounter as magic (Franchise/WonderWoman) or meta (Franchise/{{Superman}}) heroes are dudes running around in stereotypical Egyptian costumes and ''sentient gorillas with rayguns'', respectively. While the level of "serious" fluctuates as you level across the story, it generally remains fairly silly. Gotham, meanwhile, features pretty much only Batman's rogues gallery, meaning you're fighting street toughs pushing steroids, madmen with fear gas and whatnot as a hero, and as a villain you're just straight-up roughing up cops and paying them off for the mob, and participating in a gang war; the feel is much more "[[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Nolan]]"/ModernAge. Even the alerts vary; the HIVE moon base is very {{Camp}}, while Bludhaven is [[DarkerAndEdgier quite a bit more serious]].



** As an example, Queen Bee Zazzala was nothing more than a C-list villain, at best, for the Justice League comics in the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Ages]]. Now she's in control of the remnants of the old HIVE organization from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', having turned it into a ''real'' hive, [[spoiler:and she's thrown the HIVE's lot in with Brainiac]]. Even ''Superman'' [[OhCrap seems a bit perturbed by this one]].

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** As an example, Queen Bee Zazzala was nothing more than a C-list villain, at best, for the Justice League comics in the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Ages]]. Now she's in control of the remnants of the old HIVE organization from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', having turned it into a ''real'' hive, [[spoiler:and she's thrown the HIVE's lot in with Brainiac]]. Even ''Superman'' [[OhCrap seems a bit perturbed by this one]].
15th Dec '15 2:08:49 AM Morgenthaler
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-> ''"[[{{Tagline}} The next legend is you.]]"''

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-> ''"[[{{Tagline}} The ''"The next legend is you.]]"''
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2nd Dec '15 5:33:52 PM LLSmoothJ
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-> "'Tis the holiday season! Full of Charity and Mistletoe and Karma and...all the other girls at Club L'Excellence."

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-> --> "'Tis the holiday season! Full of Charity and Mistletoe and Karma and...all the other girls at Club L'Excellence."
2nd Dec '15 5:33:14 PM LLSmoothJ
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* BaitAndSwitchComment: Calculator in regards to Christmas:
-> "'Tis the holiday season! Full of Charity and Mistletoe and Karma and...all the other girls at Club L'Excellence."
11th Nov '15 1:54:19 PM ShadowWingLG
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** Thankfully recent updates have merged the currency, so all gear costs the same number of marks across all Tiers (about 400 marks), however you can't buy the next tier till you get your Combat Rating/Gear Score to the minimum level for that Tier.
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