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October 4th, 2006


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01:05 am - Postcards from the Rogue Isles: HALFWAY TO FIFTY
Greetings from the Rogue Isles, where our nefarious villain The Spammer has reached level 25 and, with it, the chance to change his custom title once more. At level 15 he picked up one adjective out of a list of 26 and chose "Dastardly", and at level 25 he was able to pick two adjectives -- one from the first list of 26, and the second from a list themed around his special origin type (he's a villain of Technological origin, so the choices included 'Robotic', 'Quantum' and, amusingly enough, 'L33t'.)

However, taking a page from the Stan Lee Alliterative Academy's textbook, he threw two H adjectives together and BEHOLD!


THE HEINOUS HIGH-TECH SPAMMER REIGNS SUPREME!


And what dirty deeds he's done!


He fought a Freakshow boss named T3h R0xx0R, who had an appropriate catchphrase (somewhat obscured by the UI, sorry.)

I thought that was probably the funniest goddamn Freakshow boss I would see, until I ran into this guy:


Bob Fuse-y?! Okay, someone in Cryptic is a fan of musicals. You magnificent bastards.


L-R: Spambot V1A.GR4, Protector.POP3, Spambot.C1A.L15, The Spammer (pre-level 25), Spambot ROL.3X, and Protector.SMTP

And here's a big-ass family portrait. There's also a big-ass version of this picture for no apparent reason. It was hard to get all the bots to stand and face forward, as the Protector bots kept turning to regenerate force fields around their compadres. I finally hollered "THIS IS NOT A MOVING CAMERA, EVERYBODY STAND STILL, THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS, WHY CAN'T WE SIT DOWN AND HAVE A NICE DINNER LIKE A NORMAL FAMILY FOR ONCE?" and they all complied.

I'll get one more bot at level 26 -- a giant assault bot. This dude will have firepower like you wouldn't believe. He will probably get the name Bulk Emailer (now that the Protector Bots have new names) or perhaps Nigerian Prince. Or, as grumqa helpfully noted, he could be called simply IIS, for as we all know, it doesn't take much for IIS to royally destroy things in big vats of flame.

We'll see.

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From:crankyliberal
Date:October 4th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
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I finally hollered "THIS IS NOT A MOVING CAMERA, EVERYBODY STAND STILL, THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS, WHY CAN'T WE SIT DOWN AND HAVE A NICE DINNER LIKE A NORMAL FAMILY FOR ONCE?" and they all complied.

bwhahahahahaha, I love your CoV posts. Where's your brawler guy been at?
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From:derspatchel
Date:October 4th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
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He's taking a breather for the time being, waiting for Cryptic to implement server transfers. I stopped playing on Virtue mostly because it's the most crowded server, and also because a bunch of SA forums goons are playing villains on the Protector server, and I love hangin with the goons. If I could move Bowery Bill over to Protector, I would. I'd also have to respec him because I messed up a bit in his build, and would like for him to not keep dying when he takes on difficult missions.

I'm also holding off on playing heroes until Issue 8 is released, because it will implement on the hero side a lot of the mission revamps that make playing villains so much fun. And hopefully will give newbie heroes more things to do than "go to Perez Park or The Hollows and beg for a group."
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From:neddiheht
Date:October 4th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
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I find it's easiest to quickly run through low levels doing sewer teams on heroes. Then, if you have a decent sg, you can team until you hit taskforce level and choose doing task forces or storyarc missions (once you get to the low 20s, task forces don't let you skip storyarcs, since they don't earn you enough xp, but positron is usually good for 11-15 or 12-16, or pretty close to it).
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From:samethreechords
Date:October 4th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
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I wonder if Bob Fuse-y runs on...



...no. I'm not saying it.
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From:muffyjo
Date:October 4th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
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I am amused. :)
From:archangelsk
Date:October 4th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
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>N 1 kev6aje@earthlink.ne Wed Oct 4 04:30 257/8011 "quality and refinement f"
 N 2 ogr@jackmorton.co.uk Wed Oct 4 06:26 340/18732 "cohabit"


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