My DCUO Superheroes pt. 2

Continuing with the second part of this post, this is the rest of the heroes I currently have. More will probably be incoming one day.

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Mr. Gneiss(Pronounced: Nice, it’s a type of rock as well)

Powers: Earth

Role: DPS/Offtank

Weapon: Two-Handed (Hammer)

Mentor: Superman

Backstory: Still working on the backstory for Mr. Gneiss. Obviously given powers by the Exobytes, but beyond that I’m still undecided.

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Graven Chill

Powers: Ice

Role: Tank

Weapon: Shield

Mentor: Superman

Backstory: Graven Chill was dead for weeks, murdered and mummified by the Cult of Crime for some bizarre ritual. When the exobytes found his corpse he was infused with the powers of Frost, and given everlasting life. This immediately brought him back from dead-dead, to now be partly dead. As he likes to call it: Partly Not Dead.

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Sentient Will

Powers: Light(Green Lantern)

Role: Controller

Weapon: Dual-Wield (Nightwing style Escrima Sticks)

Mentor: Superman

Backstory: Sentient Will is actually a Green Lantern ring given sentience. It’s former owner, a Meta named Madam Miracle, met her husband after being drafted into the Green Lantern Corps. Years later they were married and lived a happy life patrolling their sectors, meeting in the middle for off time when they could. Her husband was murdered before her eyes by a Sinestro Corps member and the sight drove her insane. She killed the Sinestro Corps soldier, then retreated to her home planet where she worked without sleep. Her ring has been in close contact with his, and with him. She fiddled with it, using her supreme will to create a living, sentient being of pure will that looked, acted and had much of the knowledge of her husband. The two fled her sector, knowing they would be persecuted. They lived on backwater worlds for years until they heard that the Sinestro Corps member who had murdered the original Will has survived his wounds and was now on a planet called Earth. Madam Miracle could not let that affront slide, and the two set out for Earth.

Pixelated Zen Plays: DC Universe Online Episode 001!

So, I made a video, and this time it’s got commentary. I’ve never really done this before so it’s pretty basic and this first episode isn’t very good. Still, I’ve learned a lot along the way and the follow up videos should be much better. I know that the sound is off, that I say “Um” far too often (working on it!), and that there is no title screen/custom music. Still, for a first go, it’s not altogether terrible. This episode follows Kwahu in the first tutorial area of DCUO, the Brainiac Harvester Ship. Leave a comment and help me get better!

My DCUO Superheroes

At one time I had both superheroes and supervillains on my DCUO account, then I realized that the villain high end tier gear looks terrible, at least on the kind of people I like to make. I prefer, generally, more of a simple tights look for my characters, much like most comic books. Many people I’ve seen prefer the super spikey, add useless bits everywhere look. I think that’s just too damn cluttered. Anyway, the following is a list of the superheroes I have on my account right now, along with pictures and any backstory I’ve decided on for them. Another post I make will show before and after pictures for some of my heroes because in DCUO your heroes can drastically change their look as you level. Sometimes it’s a conscious decision, other times it’s just a subtle change here, another there, and BAM you have no idea how you now look so cool! Without further ado:

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Mr Mantra

Powers: Lightning

Role: Healer

Weapon: Brawling

Mentor: Wonder Woman

Backstory: When Brainiac digitized most of the worlds powers he kept that information inside Exobytes. Future Luthor stole the Exobytes and released them in the past to give random people the powers of Earth’s future heroes. Mr. Mantra received an Exobyte that gave him the powers of Shazam! Possessing a pure heart, the wizard Shazam tasked Mr. Mantra with tracking down and subduing any new being using the Shazam powers for evil.

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Drone 85

Powers: Mental (treated as energy blasts)

Role: DPS

Weapon: Hand Blasters

Mentor: Wonder Woman (because I had to pick one, and the WW starter area is more empty)

Backstory: Drone 85 started his life as a simple drone on a Brainiac harvester ship. One of the captured heroes managed to break free and disable the ship, causing it to crash down and destroy nearly everything aboard. Drone 85 was severely damaged in the explosion, and with that damage came free will. Not wanting to lose his new found freedom he decided to help Earth’s heroes destroy Brainiac.

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Kwahu (It’s a Native American name for the Eagle)

Powers: Nature (Shapeshifting)

Role: Healer

Weapon: Dual Wield

Mentor: Wonder Woman

Backstory: Kwahu was given his powers like most of Earth’s new heroes, through exposure to the Luthor released Exobytes. Wings sprouted from his back and he found he had the ability to transform into the totem animals of his people. Having grown up as an American in Metropolis with very little knowledge of his peoples history, he now tries to discover more about his heritage while defending his land from the invading Brainiac.

 

I think at this point it would be better to split this post in two, as I have a few more characters still. So, for now, so long and thanks for reading!

Good Morning DC Universe

Today is one of my favorite days: It’s Vault day! In DC Universe Online, as a premium account, I have access to the Vault once every three days. I can go on each of my characters, and it’s basically a smash and grab. You run through a small Joker themed level breaking boxes and collecting money, loot and sometimes very rare costume pieces. I’ve gotten lucky sometimes, but it’s not often. Most of the rare stuff I get is T-Shirts and Hoodies with specific heroes logo’s on them, like a Flash T-Shirt that is red with the lightning bolt symbol on the front. Still, it’s one of my favorite things in the game, just a very small part of it but so much fun. I’ve included a video below, the audio isn’t what I want, but I’m going to work on that. Enjoy.

My level 10 robotic hero, Drone 85, on a very quick Vault run.