History YMMV / CityOfHeroes

13th Jan '16 5:47:32 AM Aribter-Nelson
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One trope was seperated from another and orginally meant to be side by side.
** Historically, players have given the role to the Rikti (when they first started invading and everyone panicked because they were showing up everywhere, only to calm down once they realized they weren't so bad once you became powerful enough), the Malta ([[ManaDrain Sappers]] used to be much more plentiful than they are now, and their spawn rates were decreased as a result of player [[strike:complaints]] feedback), and the Rularuu (which have ridiculously powerful and accurate powers and are extremely hard to kill, but thankfully only show up in
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** Historically, players have given the role to the Rikti (when they first started invading and everyone panicked because they were showing up everywhere, only to calm down once they realized they weren't so bad once you became powerful enough), the Malta ([[ManaDrain Sappers]] used to be much more plentiful than they are now, and their spawn rates were decreased as a result of player [[strike:complaints]] feedback), and the Rularuu (which have ridiculously powerful and accurate powers and are extremely hard to kill, but thankfully only show up in [[ThatOneLevel Those Four Zones]] that are entirely optional).

[[ThatOneLevel Those Four Zones]] that are entirely optional).

* MagnificentBastard: You will be hard pressed not to come this conclusion once you see just how complete Lord Recluse can plan out an entire society of super-villains and exploit the crap out of it. This is to say nothing of how many evil geniuses he simply puts to shame with his XanatosSpeedChess.
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* MagnificentBastard: You will be hard pressed not to come to this conclusion once you see just how complete Lord Recluse can plan out an entire society of super-villains and exploit the crap out of it. This is to say nothing of how many evil geniuses he simply puts to shame with his XanatosSpeedChess.
8th Jan '16 10:23:49 PM Aribter-Nelson
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Magnificient Bastard
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* MagnificentBastard: You will be hard pressed not to come this conclusion once you see just how complete Lord Recluse can plan out an entire society of super-villains and exploit the crap out of it. This is to say nothing of how many evil geniuses he simply puts to shame with his XanatosSpeedChess.
8th Jan '16 3:19:46 PM ThallianGold
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* FridgeBrilliance: the CosmicRetcon above also explains where every new character has to do similar missions: Time gets rewound. Making the ever repeating missions your alts have to do perfectly Justified!

* FridgeBrilliance: the CosmicRetcon above also explains where every new character has to do similar missions: Time gets rewound. Making the ever repeating missions your alts have to do perfectly Justified!
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* FridgeBrilliance: ** A late mission reveals that Nemesis had drone copies of Rikti, which itself isn't a big deal until recalling that the CosmicRetcon above also explains where every new character has to do similar missions: Time gets rewound. Making drone predates the ever repeating missions your alts have Rikti invasion, suggesting Nemesis intentionally provoked an interdimensional war to do perfectly Justified!cover his escape. ** Most players found this on their own the first run through of the game, when they find out the exact cause of the Lost's mutations: they're turning into Rikti.
24th Dec '15 4:25:30 AM Aribter-Nelson
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Moved Arachnos tropes on difficulty to the YMMV page.
** Historically, players have given the role to the Rikti (when they first started invading and everyone panicked because they were showing up everywhere, only to calm down once they realized they weren't so bad once you became powerful enough), the Malta ([[ManaDrain Sappers]] used to be much more plentiful than they are now, and their spawn rates were decreased as a result of player [[strike:complaints]] feedback), and the Rularuu (which have ridiculously powerful and accurate powers and are extremely hard to kill, but thankfully only show up in [[ThatOneLevel Those Four Zones]] that are entirely optional).
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** Historically, players have given the role to the Rikti (when they first started invading and everyone panicked because they were showing up everywhere, only to calm down once they realized they weren't so bad once you became powerful enough), the Malta ([[ManaDrain Sappers]] used to be much more plentiful than they are now, and their spawn rates were decreased as a result of player [[strike:complaints]] feedback), and the Rularuu (which have ridiculously powerful and accurate powers and are extremely hard to kill, but thankfully only show up in in * GoddamnedBats: [[ManaDrain Mu Mystics]]. Against Arachnos as a whole, many characters have to prioritize Mu enemies or lose their endurance quickly. [[ThatOneLevel A few missions pit you against nothing but Mu Mystics]]. * ThatOneBoss: Night Widows have high damage output and the very annoying ability to blind players (now reduced, thankfully), as well as very strong recharge debuffs. Mu Guardians heal their allies and heavily drain a player's endurance. Tarantula Mistresses and Queens combine blinding, strong recharge debuffs and very high damage output of the rarely resisted Psychic type. [[ThatOneLevel Those Four Zones]] that are entirely optional).
12th Oct '15 2:31:11 PM Berrenta
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** A much, ''much'' earlier example would be the Headmen Swordsmen in ''The Lost'' enemy group. They have [[{{BFS}} giant swords]] they pull out of [[{{Hammerspace}} nowhere]], possibly [[AssPull their asses]], that [[ForMassiveDamage deal insane damage.]] Needless to say, Headman Swordsmen can be a pain for [[TheBerserker Scrappers]], who are melee-based and not that good in defense, as well as [[{{Ninja}} Stalkers]].
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** A much, ''much'' earlier example would be the Headmen Swordsmen in ''The Lost'' enemy group. They have [[{{BFS}} giant swords]] they pull out of [[{{Hammerspace}} nowhere]], possibly [[AssPull their asses]], that [[ForMassiveDamage deal insane damage.]] damage. Needless to say, Headman Swordsmen can be a pain for [[TheBerserker Scrappers]], who are melee-based and not that good in defense, as well as [[{{Ninja}} Stalkers]].
5th Aug '15 11:49:41 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* {{Wangst}}: Scirocco is downright maudlin over his curse.
5th Aug '15 11:43:47 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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** Unlike the other Patrons who may speak in hushed tones or instruct villains from the mission via radio contact, Black Scorpion will shout at the top of his lungs about his "brilliant" plans to go behind Lord Recluse's back, even with a couple of Arachnos'-payroll scientists right next to him, in the heart of the lair of his boss and with said boss less than ten feet away from him!
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** Unlike the other Patrons who may speak in hushed tones or instruct villains from the mission via radio contact, Black Scorpion will shout at the top of his lungs about his "brilliant" plans to go behind Lord Recluse's back, even with a couple of Arachnos'-payroll scientists right next to him, in the heart of the lair of his boss and with said boss less than ten feet away from him!him! ** This was the collective player reaction villain-side when [[spoiler: Darrin Wade killed Statesman.]] Have fun dealing with a super pissed-off Lord Recluse, moron.
6th Jun '15 5:56:09 AM Aribter-Nelson
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** NC Soft's stocks and reputation plummeted after closing City of Heroes/Villains. This may have been due to taking away something that people loved and were paying well for, or firing the production studio so there could be no final farewell, or timing the cancellation to come out less than two weeks after a new issue and power-sets, or it may be more to do with giving no explanation, take your pick. Whatever the reason, the company suffered big time for thumbing their nose at their own customers.

* WhatAnIdiot: Some of the plot points in arcs are fairly contrived. An example, a warrant is put out for the arrest of [[spoiler: the second Ajax after he revealed in his time capsule letter he killed the original Ajax]] even though at that point the character in question had redeemed himself beyond a shadow of a doubt. Although there is still the fact that he ''murdered a superhero''. Regardless of redemption, [[LawfulNeutral the law still has to figure in.]]
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* WhatAnIdiot: Some of the plot points in arcs are fairly contrived. An example, a warrant is put out for the arrest of [[spoiler: the second Ajax after he revealed in his time capsule letter he killed the original Ajax]] even though at that point the character in question had redeemed himself beyond a shadow of a doubt. Although there is still the fact that he ''murdered a superhero''. Regardless of redemption, [[LawfulNeutral the law still has to figure in.]]]] ** Unlike the other Patrons who may speak in hushed tones or instruct villains from the mission via radio contact, Black Scorpion will shout at the top of his lungs about his "brilliant" plans to go behind Lord Recluse's back, even with a couple of Arachnos'-payroll scientists right next to him, in the heart of the lair of his boss and with said boss less than ten feet away from him!
7th May '15 8:19:38 PM nombretomado
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** Blue Steel is responsible for so many DeusExMachina rescues in ''CityOfVillains'' that fans hail him as a Super Super Hero. He has a fact list similar to "Chuck Norris" facts. Until recently, his shield-based power set was impossible to show in game, making him even more awesome.
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** Blue Steel is responsible for so many DeusExMachina rescues in ''CityOfVillains'' ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'' that fans hail him as a Super Super Hero. He has a fact list similar to "Chuck Norris" facts. Until recently, his shield-based power set was impossible to show in game, making him even more awesome.
1st Feb '15 1:07:26 AM Carnildo
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* ScrappyMechanic: Seems to be mandatory that each endgame raid have one: ** Behavioral Adjustment Facility trial: In the second phase of the trial, [[UnexpectedGameplayChange gameplay changes]] from traditional MMORPG to TowerDefense, with the players acting as the towers. ** Original Keyes Island Reactor trial: Every 30 seconds, an unresistable damage pulse takes off half your hitpoints. It was toned down in the later version of the trial. ** Underground trial: The final room of the map contains a strong confuse effect, which, if not protected against, causes players to see enemies as allies and vice-versa. Particularly bad because for most players, it's the only time they've ever been on the receiving end of a confuse effect, so it's a good bet that ''someone'' will [[TotalPartyKill let off a nuke while confused]]. ** TPN Campus trial: During one phase of the trial, any time you're moving around outdoors you've got a chance to be one-shotted by the trial boss -- a boss that, in all his appearances in other content, is a C-list villain at best. As a bonus, if you're the only one outside (say, because you're running back from the hospital after being one-shotted), guess who said villain will target? ** Minds of Mayhem trial: An NPC ally will offer to revive any defeated players, at the cost of shortening the time limit to complete the trial by 30 seconds. Virtually every raid leader opens their instructions with "If Desdemonia offers to rez you, refuse".
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