Out of the Blue

Today will feature an early update this evening, as we have plans to attend a retirement party for my step-father PapaBlue. With the return to standard time, the update may still barely qualify as Into the Black, and I plan on bringing my spiffy smart phone to keep up with any late developments, so I guess I'll be that obnoxious guy in the corner doing the crack-berry thing.

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Nov 16, 2006, 10:18
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Nov 16, 2006, 10:18
 
Another benefit of linking accounts is that you have access to all the skills from all the campaigns for all your chars. I have a few builds that are dependent on skills from multiple campaigns.

Good points. Thanks everyone. Waiting for gogamer's shipment to hit my door. Need to find a nice price for Factions now so I can use my A/E.
Current Purchases:
1. Prophecies SE: 32.00 (new in sealed box)
2. Nightfall: 29.90 (gogamer)

I love the interneterwebs.

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Re: No subject
Nov 16, 2006, 01:01
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Nov 16, 2006, 01:01
 
This is true in Nightfall as well, however, in NF they do give you access to the newb island with your lvl 20. You can play through the early content if you want, or you can skip it.

My point about taking your chars from other campaigns over is for when you've already beaten the game once and want to bring your other characters over to get a particular item / try a particular farm build / or just have a lvl 20 of a particular class available to the guild in the new missions too. I really enjoy the ranger class, but I don't want to start a ranger from scratch each time an expansion comes out. I like my current ranger and my current ranger items already.

Another benefit of linking accounts is that you have access to all the skills from all the campaigns for all your chars. I have a few builds that are dependent on skills from multiple campaigns.

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Nov 15, 2006, 19:02
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Nov 15, 2006, 19:02
 
not sure how I ended up here to post, but this was the wrong place for what I wanted to say...

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Re: No subject
Nov 15, 2006, 18:13
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Nov 15, 2006, 18:13
 
There is fun in slaughtering lower level peeps? hmmmm....I was enjoying the challenge.

If you move a character between campaigns you start at the higher level point. For instance if you take a character from Prophecies to Factions you'll skip what is essentially newb-ville so that you'll be fighting full level enemies from the start. The downside to this is that you'll miss a small part of the story that's explained in the newb area unless you create a character specifically for that chapter.

At least, that's how it worked with Prophecies>Factions. No idea if it's like that in Nightfall.

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Re: No subject
Nov 15, 2006, 17:28
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Re: No subject Nov 15, 2006, 17:28
Nov 15, 2006, 17:28
 
Because the game doesn't really get rolling until you hit 20?

My ele has gone through chapters 1 and 2 and I think I'm about a 3rd of the way through 3...

There is fun in slaughtering lower level peeps? hmmmm....I was enjoying the challenge.

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Re: No subject
Nov 15, 2006, 17:21
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Nov 15, 2006, 17:21
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So if I playd through Nightfall (or Factions first) then I could start the other chapter at level 20? What fun would that be?

Because the game doesn't really get rolling until you hit 20?

My ele has gone through chapters 1 and 2 and I think I'm about a 3rd of the way through 3...





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Re: No subject
Nov 15, 2006, 17:04
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Nov 15, 2006, 17:04
 
There is also the ability to take chars between continents if you link Nightfall and Prophecies together. IMO it's much better to have the accounts linked.

D'oh...yeah, there's that.

So if I playd through Nightfall (or Factions first) then I could start the other chapter at level 20? What fun would that be?

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Re: No subject
Nov 15, 2006, 16:51
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Nov 15, 2006, 16:51
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There is also the ability to take chars between continents if you link Nightfall and Prophecies together. IMO it's much better to have the accounts linked.

D'oh...yeah, there's that.



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Nov 15, 2006, 16:31
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Nov 15, 2006, 16:31
 
There is also the ability to take chars between continents if you link Nightfall and Prophecies together. IMO it's much better to have the accounts linked.

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Nov 15, 2006, 16:18
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Nov 15, 2006, 16:18
 
wow - a better VotD.
largest non nuclear explosion - a TLC special. (a link to a link cause I am lazy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJVOUgCm5Jk

eh, a lower quality link at youtube - someone else can find the good stuff.

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Re: No subject
Nov 15, 2006, 16:02
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Nov 15, 2006, 16:02
 
FYI Company of Heroes 1.3 patch is out.

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Re: No subject
Nov 15, 2006, 15:57
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Nov 15, 2006, 15:57
 
nm

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Re: No subject
Nov 15, 2006, 15:54
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Nov 15, 2006, 15:54
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Question for GW guys - I have Nightfall coming from gogamer, so wouldn't it be a better idea to create a new account so I coudl have 4 characters in there also? 4 in Nightfall and 4 in Prophecies?

Is there REALLY a benefit by having my account connected with all Chapters when they only give 2 additional chars per title?


Other than easily swap items between chars, no.






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http://www.richardcheese.com/ http://www.myspace.com/richardcheese
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Nov 15, 2006, 15:25
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Nov 15, 2006, 15:25
 
Question for GW guys - I have Nightfall coming from gogamer, so wouldn't it be a better idea to create a new account so I coudl have 4 characters in there also? 4 in Nightfall and 4 in Prophecies?

Is there REALLY a benefit by having my account connected with all Chapters when they only give 2 additional chars per title?

Just like my Steam account (don't tell Valve) - I created a new account when I bought HL2 so when people came over or at a LAN party when we connect to the internet for games, we could use my other account for DoD regular flavor.

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Re: Man In 31-Wheel Roller Suit
Nov 15, 2006, 14:49
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Nov 15, 2006, 14:49
 
>>Don't visit this link on Firefox. The ActionScript is broken!

Worked fine for me in FF 2.0

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Re: So when Blue retires....
Nov 15, 2006, 14:46
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Re: So when Blue retires.... Nov 15, 2006, 14:46
Nov 15, 2006, 14:46
 
wow, vulgarity from blue.

you almost knocked yourself off the pedestal.

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Nov 15, 2006, 14:45
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Nov 15, 2006, 14:45
 
Both of you left out the best part (which is funny - because I just heard it on Fungus 53 today) -

Gotta launch long way
Fight a long time
Get to travel over mountains
Got to travel over seas
We gonna fight your brother
We gonna fight til you loose
We gonna raise trouble
We gonna raise hell
We gonna fight your brother
We gonna raise hell

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Re: So when Blue retires....
Nov 15, 2006, 14:39
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Re: So when Blue retires.... Nov 15, 2006, 14:39
Nov 15, 2006, 14:39
 
Death or glory, becomes just another story.
Death or glory, just another story?

And every gimmick hungry yob digging gold from rock-n-roll
Grabs the mike to tell us, he'll die before he's sold
But I believe in this, and it's been tested by research
That he who fucks nuns will later join the church...
Stephen "Blue" Heaslip
Blue's News Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, El Presidente for Life
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Man In 31-Wheel Roller Suit
Nov 15, 2006, 14:34
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Nov 15, 2006, 14:34
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Don't visit this link on Firefox. The ActionScript is broken!

Speaking of PapaBlue... you mean like Papa Smurf?

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Re: So when Blue retires....
Nov 15, 2006, 14:22
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Re: So when Blue retires.... Nov 15, 2006, 14:22
Nov 15, 2006, 14:22
 
Fear in the gun-sights,
They say lie low,
You say ok,
Don't wanna play the show,
Now all you're thinking
"Was it death or glory now?"
Playing the blues of kings,
Sure looks better now.

Death or glory, just another story?
Death or glory, just another story?

From every dingy basement, on every dingy street,
Every dragging handclap over every dragging beat,
It's just the beat of time, the beat that must go on
If you've been trying for years, we 'ready heard your song

Death or glory, becomes just another story.
Death or glory, just another story?


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