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Discuss: Tales from the TCPD: Tea and Sorcery

Orbit Room and Opal Room, hm?

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Waaaah now to wait for

Waaaah now to wait for another month and hope for non-lore update! I love lore and all but I rather anything else till I play the game unless it shows villains and hero group enemies stuff.. Just my opinion :o

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dell56v wrote:
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Waaaah now to wait for another month and hope for non-lore update! I love lore and all but I rather anything else till I play the game unless it shows villains and hero group enemies stuff.. Just my opinion :o

Oh? So certain are we?

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No, cause like most things I

No, cause like most things I forget how things update. Me <-- horrid memory.

Edit: besides I love you guys too much to care.

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Interesting with a thread on

Interesting with a thread on Lore vs Story going on right now.

I think both are roughly equally important. No story exists in a vacuum. Whenever I make up a Superhero in my head, it's always in context to Marvel or DC universe, or the real world, or a "Universe" I've made up.

But as much as the Tech updates get me excited about the game, these windows into the thinking behind the "universe" that Titan City will be in lets me know that when I play, I will step into a lush world of history and meaning. And even before you learn all the "lore" of a game, you can FEEL if there is anything below the surface.

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Psst. Look at the banner. We

Psst. Look at the banner. We snuck a few things in for you non-lore loving people.
Double Psst: You really, really want to think about the denizens of the Opal Room.

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Its not that I DONT love lore

Its not that I DONT love lore but I just wanna save most of it for when the game is out. And I shall go back and look.

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So NYPD has their cars back?

So NYPD has their cars back? Great, they really need their cars.

That building off to the left looks like it's in a lot better shape than the ones the car is in front of. Newer construction? Someone's Mogul Stucture?

And speaking of Mogul Structures, Daybreak Ridge next time! Tales from the Underworld! Wiigii!

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Foradain wrote:
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That building off to the left looks like it's in a lot better shape than the ones the car is in front of. Newer construction? Someone's Mogul Stucture?

You mean City Hall?

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Doctor Tyche wrote:
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That building off to the left looks like it's in a lot better shape than the ones the car is in front of. Newer construction? Someone's Mogul Stucture?

You mean City Hall?

?!? From the postscript:

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Thanks to: GeeksGoneBad, Dr. Tyche, and the entire City Structure team for the view of Lotus Hills and the TCPD car.

I though that was Lotus Hills. What's City Hall doing in Lotus Hills?

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Man, a bit gorey, eh? I dig

Man, a bit gorey, eh? I dig it ;)


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Foradain wrote:
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Doctor Tyche wrote:
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That building off to the left looks like it's in a lot better shape than the ones the car is in front of. Newer construction? Someone's Mogul Stucture?

You mean City Hall?
?!? From the postscript:
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Thanks to: GeeksGoneBad, Dr. Tyche, and the entire City Structure team for the view of Lotus Hills and the TCPD car.
I though that was Lotus Hills. What's City Hall doing in Lotus Hills?

I have no idea, because it's not Lotus Hills, it's the generic city zone we've been using for internal testing. The buildings in the foreground are built using the Lotus Hills builder, mind you, so they will appear in that district when it is time. Here's another angle of an earlier iteration of the testing map:

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*edited original to not

*edited original to not specify zone, then wanders off grumbling*

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The series of events that

The series of events that resulted in two deaths could not have gone in a better worst way possible. I love it.

As foolish as this seems,

Gotem.

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Yeah hmmm Orbit Room and Opal

Yeah hmmm Orbit Room and Opal Room... separate hangout locations depending on your char's alignment? Nice touch. Wonder if the concept of a location for making teams and role play possibilities are being built in for those who want it.

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Landmark on the dancefloor?

Landmark on the dancefloor? = Badge opportunity?

I love her curse power. That would be impossible to game but would certainly be a good lore reason for the place's neutrality. I also like the imagery of all the various gangs. I'm curious about the half-horned woman with the deer-like face.


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You all got quite a glimpse

You all got quite a glimpse of the range of factions and how unique they are in the Opal room in this story.

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Huckleberry wrote:
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I'm curious about the half-horned woman with the deer-like face.

That could be one of the Unicorns, IIRC they are like a mixture of Lost and Trolls... and powered by pixie dust or something.

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Good update. I matched up

Good update. I matched up some but not all of the villain groups. Will be interesting to see where that goes.

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Doctor Tyche wrote:
Doctor Tyche wrote:

Foradain wrote:
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That building off to the left looks like it's in a lot better shape than the ones the car is in front of. Newer construction? Someone's Mogul Stucture?
You mean City Hall?
?!? From the postscript:
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Thanks to: GeeksGoneBad, Dr. Tyche, and the entire City Structure team for the view of Lotus Hills and the TCPD car.
I though that was Lotus Hills. What's City Hall doing in Lotus Hills?
I have no idea, because it's not Lotus Hills, it's the generic city zone we've been using for internal testing. The buildings in the foreground are built using the Lotus Hills builder, mind you, so they will appear in that district when it is time. Here's another angle of an earlier iteration of the testing map:

The City is looking pretty good, even from an internal testing perspective (I'm not involved, I just mean the shot is from there, as stated above). Good stuff.

Edit: The 'cursing power' reminded me a lot of the Entropy sphere and Coincidence magic in Mage: the Awakening from White Wolf's World of Darkness.

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The Unicorns are now called

The Unicorns are now called the Slumbering.

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Shadow Elusive wrote:
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The Unicorns are now called the Slumbering.

Hmmm, that brings to mind those fey in Mercedes Lackey's urban fantasies who'd been hitting the caffeine too much. ^_^

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The Slumbering... hmm, doesn

The Slumbering... hmm, doesn't that kinda ruin the pancaking joke?

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Nice lore update. Very well

Nice lore update. Very well paced action. And very tidy rooftops! :)

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Liking the lore for these

Liking the lore for these characters and their respective villain groups more with each update. One thing should be obvious by now - no danger of bland lore in CoT. If all in-game stories can approach this level of storytelling while still providing alts with variety - through quantity and some freedom to skip/unlock most contacts/missions - then I think it's safe to say the average player will give CoT lore a "match or exceed" grade compared to the rest of the MMO market.

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The Slumbering is a MUCH

The Slumbering is a MUCH better name :)


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Agreed, but it still ruins

Agreed, but it still ruins the joke.