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« on: October 14, 2004, 06:47:27 PM »

The following comes from the December Issue of CGW and has been confirmed by Jack "Statesman" Emmert as being 100% accurate. He also indicated that the system has grown in complexity, which is why it will not be in the next Issue.

"Skills are City of Heroes' answer to the ubiquitous MMO crafting system - except they're totally different. Characters will be able to specialize in one of four different skill trees: Detective, Science, Communication, and Scholarship. They can further specialize in various areas of expertise, such as Forensics or Security for the Detective tree. Skills are level-independent and wholly optional; your character will be able to interact with myriad objects during the game, at which point he, (Ed. note: or she ), can attempt a series of skill checks. Success brings new objectives or perhaps some extra experiance. For example, succeeding at a Security check in a bomb infested building might reveal the explosives on the mission map.

Skills are learned and improved by studying at universities throughout Paragon City. You'll earn temporary, expendable skill boosts during missions; these are somewhat similar to inspirations but can also be converted into wisdom, which is used to add permanent skill boosts at the aformentioned universities. As with enhancements, you'll find generic skill improvements as well as stronger, more focused upgrades alon the lines of dual- and single- origin enhancements. The only skill you'll need now, though, is the patience to hold out for all this good stuff. "
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2004, 06:53:17 PM »

Very sweet.

It's really exciting to see a MMORPG really trying to break some new ground and try something new.

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2004, 06:59:05 PM »

Should be great fun. With a name like "Inspectre" and a background that includes working for Natal's Occult Crimes Unit and Scotland Yard, forensics would make a lot of sense for my controller.

I could see people with skills in Science manipulating the labs in some of the maps. What do you think communication and scholarship might be used for?
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2004, 08:04:11 PM »

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Raising your education to a level where you're able to get the heck out of Paragon City and its ESCALATING crime rate.... :wink:
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2004, 08:11:05 PM »

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What do you think communication and scholarship might be used for?


Raising your education to a level where you're able to get the heck out of Paragon City and its ESCALATING crime rate.... :wink:


Tell that to all the folks in Metropolis, Gotham, Townsville, Sunnydale, and Angel Grove.
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