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Shacknews Previews City of Villains

Posted Mon, Oct 10, 2005 by Ethec

More features than that bat-belt, at a boy wonder price.
It seems like anyone that has played "City of Heroes" - the superhero MMO from NCSoft - has good things to say about it, and the hype is growing in intensity over the CoH sequel: City of Villains. NCSoft recently promised that you'd be able to play CoH and CoV for the same monthly subscription price of $14.99, giving existing CoH players a good reason to get in touch with their dark side.
One of the sweetest features of the late-October supervillain stand-alone adjunct is the ability to build your own evil lair. That much I knew. What I didn't know is how raids on these lairs would be conducted, and it makes for some compelling gameplay.

" Your group picks a time when the base will be on the defensive, and during that time another group will sign up to raid it. During that timeslot, your item(s) of power will either stay under your control or pass to another group. It seems like a great gameplay idea, and the required raids are a great way to give any chance the opportunity to acquire an item. Plus, since you can choose when to be raided, you'll always be able to ensure that you've got enough players available to defend. "

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