"Every once and a while a game comes along that fills a niche so unbelievably well. DC Universe Online is that game. Finally an MMO for the people."
Couldn't agree more. They did a great job with this game. I can't stop playing.
The game is a quality game for what it is. If you're used to and want a typical fantasy MMO, this may not be for you.
Now if you'll excuse me, the servers are back up after a restart! Peace!
i love playing it but im such a noob to mmo's that i dont really know the lingo and stuff lol :(. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FUN though !!! :)
lol same here. Hit lvl 30 last Thursday and now working on pvp gear.
what mentor did you pick? They all have some different missions.
Nice game... but you have to pay money each month to play? Lame.
Then most quality MMOs just aren't for you. It's a given that it will have some sort of cost or some hefty limitations if you don't pay with MMOs. Most disappointing about the PS3 version is that it's not covered by the Station Pass, only the PC version seems to be covered as such.
Although quality MMO's require a subscription like Eve Online, EverQuest II, and WoW, I still wonder why DCUO did not follow in the footsteps of Guild Wars. The game sells for normal retail price, while incorporating micro-transactions and semi-full retail price for any expansions. At the moment, the community is still going strong with 6+ Million copies sold. It is something that has really puzzled me, but I suppose there are certain costs and restrictions that cannot be covered by GW's model.
@Chaos Striker: I think development costs got away from them (it's been 4 years of strong development) and they are pushing forward initially with the typical subscription model. It's likely they might do a F2P model once monthly subs fall below a certain number. I wouldn't be surprised if they haven't already began development on a F2P model and code logic for handling microtransactions for accessing certain parts of the game.
Indeed. We shall certainly see!
complaining about month sub. in a MMORPG article lulz
do pc players play with ps3 players or is it separate
Separate, I believe.
I love this game, if you are even remotely intrested in a MMO check this out it's a blast, I play it on the PS3.
Anyone on the UK/EU server 'for all seasons' ? I'm lvl 26 hero looking for a good League to join, pm me on here or in game 'Mechamorte' psn id: Chaostar
Are there still these bugs of people complaining about the subscription fee? Its like they come to DCUO article to do just that! For gods sakes the game is an MMO! It is expected to have subscription fees since the budget for the game was over 50 million dollars, so Sony needs to cover their costs.
thats not the main reason for the subscription fee, maintaining servers(not cheap), creating new content, constant updating and paying these people salaries, plus they actually want to make a profit, thats what the cost goes into.
How is the PVP to PVE on this game? is there a PVP zone or is the whole game PVP like Aion?
If I was to go back and redo my WoW experience, I would probably have joined a pvp server instead of a pve one. After watching some vids on the beta someone said that they recommend the pvp server for hardcore players since leveling in a pvp-world is more exciting. This is my first time doing so, and there have been times that I've gotten frustrated being killed by high-level players camping in *some* lowbie areas. Mainly around the 6-10 areas. What will happen is that when you get above 15 you have some left over missions in other cities that you forgot to do. So, you go back to do them (hero or villain) and you'll find other 6-8 there too. So, GANK! In wow, it's more progression (linear). So, there's less back tracking pve or pvp server. In DC, they want you to pvp! :D This is the case for both factions. DCUO does this intentionality since they want the players to experience more action early on. Plus, we're super-toons from the start and I would say that the difference between levels is not as high as that of Wow. For example, a level 10 getting hit by a level 17 wont half or quarter shot you. Sure, they hit harder. But not as much as you would think, if you use Wow as a measurement. there was a few mission I was trying to figure out (some are not obvious; no quest helper addons, lol) and when you arrive in the areas you find that there will be 5-7 opposing pvp players doing the same quest. Some of the 5 levels higher than you! RUN AWAY!!! lol It definitely made completing the missions take longer. But then again, if I was on a PvE server, I would have been playing along side heros (I'm a villain) and, IMO, would have been less exciting. Note: In Wow, once you leave a city you aren't flagged. You have to go into non-faction areas. For example, you can walk to Goldshire and still be non-flagged even on a pvp server. But in DCUO, pvp is always on. So, once you step one foot outside a safehouse, you are flagged. :D FUN! lol
Couldnt agree more! PvP server is where its at! So much fun. Cant stop playing. I hope they get the mic issues sorted soon though.
the game seems good but i am going to wait and see how they deal with future content. Cause from what i heard it only takes 30 hours to get to lvl 30.
People forget that there's 6 mentors though with different stories/missions, plus seperate storylines for good guys and bad guys like inFamous but more detailed. That's at least 60 levels. 30 for one good guy (Batman), 30 for one bad (Joker). More if you want to go deeper (Superman, LexLuthor etc).
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