Having convinced some friends to play from our impressions of the game, today’s activities in DCUO are worthy of report. We made the switch to Super Heroes yesterday. Keenzarro (a little Leprechaun with pistols and a love of Plants) and Graevzarro (a mostly naked manchild in pink underoos and cape) the dynamic duo of the Power Pals League were joined by Blackyce and Bartlebe to form one mighty unstoppable force. We spent the day questing around Metropolis stopping evil monkeys and insect cults from taking over the world. It sounds funny, but that’s Superman’s universe. We had nothing short of a blast completing missions and taking down known Super Villains.
The best part of it all was how fun the game was with four people. We found an awesome synergy with our heals, tanking, control, and dps spread. Taking down bosses and missions was a breeze, yet challenging and long enough that it felt like we accomplished something after clearing them. The cutscenes and stories of the missions serve as a little incentive for me.
Even better than the missions was the PvP. I haven’t had this much fun PvPing in a loooong time. PvP is absolutely everywhere and it’s all fair game. We spent the greater portion of our evening fighting outside of the Metropolis hospital. The place was a hot spot for PvP and we had Super Villains swarming from every direction. With our teamwork we decimated just about everything thrown at us including level 28 players. We would have groups of level 12’s try to take us out and we would root them down or stun them and use our abilities to try and immobilize them so that they couldn’t run when they discovered we were a coordinated group. They would fly up and Graevzarro would turn them into an animal and they would fall out of the sky where I would be waiting to entangle them in vines. Meanwhile Lex Luthor’s forces would be attacking us and we would be fighting a battle on multiple fronts. It was really hectic since the action was non-stop but we all agreed as we logged off for the night that it played into the memorability.
I’m really, really glad that I gave the game a chance. I judged it really unfairly early on based upon being burned by previous Super Hero games and regret that now. I almost missed out on a great game. It’s been a different kind of enjoyment… one that doesn’t normally come with MMO’s. Whatever it is, it’s a good feeling.