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wanna know if i have this concept right??

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wanna know if i have this concept right??

So the way the "powersets" are going to work mainly. Say I choose a aoe set that's gonna have my basic powers, then I'm gonna choose a theme (electrical, fire, toxic, etc.) and that's gonna set my perk for the set be it dot, end drain, -acc, etc. Then I'm gonna choose my mastery which is further gonna decide how I use the powers selected in the primary set, and on top of all that I get to choose the animations and effects for said "powerset". Effectively making countless variations of the same primary sets? I'm also assuming the same would go with you're secondary set?

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I've been trying to piece

http://cityoftitans.com/forum/what-powers-are-going-be-please-sticky
http://cityoftitans.com/forum/updated-classification-and-specification-chart
http://cityoftitans.com/content/mastering-your-character-primer-masteries

I've been trying to piece this together myself, but from what I've read, I believe you choose:

1. Classification

2. Primary Power Set - Classification filters what primary power set you have access to.
I'm not sure if you design your entire power set now or as you gain levels:
a. Ability delivery (recharge/amount/speed/cone/aoe/single)--might have level restrictions
b. Ability Type (burning,healing,energy,smashing,etc)--not sure what official types there will be yet.
c. Theme (Fire, Wind, Electric)--I think some might be filtered based on ability type
d. Animation (the way you look when you deliver your ability)--filtered by ability delivery.
e. Color
f. I think somewhere in here you'll be able to weild a weapon, but I'm not sure where it goes in this process.

3. Specification - Classification filters what specification you have access to.

4. Secondary Power Set - Specification filters what secondary power sets you have access to.
a. Same as primary

5. Mastery - Classification filters which Masteries you have access to.

6.Tertiary - Filtered by which Primary/Secondary powersets you choose. Available at a later level? Not sure.
a. Same as primary

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Extremely customizable,

Extremely customizable, either way, which is great. I love the concept.

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Well, I'm sure I'm off a

Well, I'm sure I'm off a little bit, and there's more to be announced. But yeah, it's pretty exciting.

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Oh, and I forgot Travel

Oh, and I forgot Travel Powers, but those apparently will be further customizable. And I'm unsure how pool powers such as stealth will be chosen.

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kamikaze wrote:
kamikaze wrote:

So the way the "powersets" are going to work mainly. Say I choose a aoe set that's gonna have my basic powers, then I'm gonna choose a theme (electrical, fire, toxic, etc.) and that's gonna set my perk for the set be it dot, end drain, -acc, etc. Then I'm gonna choose my mastery which is further gonna decide how I use the powers selected in the primary set, and on top of all that I get to choose the animations and effects for said "powerset". Effectively making countless variations of the same primary sets? I'm also assuming the same would go with you're secondary set?

Not quite, but close. You pick a base power set available to your classification/specifcation. It will have the damage type, secondary effect, number of ST/AoE powers, etc. You then pick a theme this could be a fiery effect, an electrical effect, or what have you, but it does not effect any of the mechanics of the set. Then you pick the the animation your powers use. Each animation set will be balanced so the animations all take the same amount of time for a given power. There will be some limitations on this (for instance you probably can't use a rifle animation on a melee set), but other wise you can go to town. Want to launch a fireball from you mouth, ok; want to launch a fireball from a wand, go for it, Want to launch a fireball from your flame thrower, you got it. You can also expect to customize the colors / choose the model of the prop you are using for your powers.

This gives the ability for the devs to balance a smaller set of powers but gives us near infinite ways to make the powers look in game. The system is also open to alow new animations to be added with ease to the game after launch (a perfect thing to sell in the store, btw). Then you can pick the mastery which will have various effects on how your character plays.

Travel power is selected during character generation. You will no longer have to burn a power selection just so you can fly, and you will have it from level one. Expect some level of customization with the travel sets. Tertiary sets should also be customizable just like your primary and secondary.

Here's the KS update where they first talked about it:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/missingworldsmedia/the-phoenix-project-city-of-titans/posts/625583

And this is a clarification from the "What power sets would you like to see?" thread:
http://cityoftitans.com/comment/16908#comment-16908

Here is a bit of a preview on tertiary sets from the "State of the Game, June 2014" thread:
http://cityoftitans.com/comment/58618#comment-58618
http://cityoftitans.com/comment/58633#comment-58633

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Syntax, I feel bad asking

Syntax, I feel bad asking after all that great reference linking you did, but do you remember where you heard what you related above about the travel powers? That's the only part I don't remember ever hearing before.

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I will have to look for it,

I will have to look for it, But I know I heard mentioned somewhere (and that may not have been the forums or KS updates) that travel powers were with you from level one. The customizing of them is just a safe assumption at this point based on what's happening with the rest of the powers. It is possible that had been abandoned I don't have any inside information on the development.

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Ok, searching through all I was able to confirm that the travel powers fall under non-combat powers. Whether or not non-combat powers count against our combat power selections or the two are separate I have no idea.

Travel as a non-combat power:
http://cityoftitans.com/comment/18185#comment-18185
http://cityoftitans.com/comment/38138#comment-38138

coment relating too travel power animations:
http://cityoftitans.com/comment/49777#comment-49777

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So you get you're travel at 1

So you get you're travel at 1, so I'm assuming that's a free pick and dont have to burn a power selection for it. Thanks for posting the links extremely helpful!

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According to the KS update

According to the KS update posted earlier today:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/missingworldsmedia/the-phoenix-project-city-of-titans/posts/889419

Quote:

Travel Power: “Oh, and I can fly, too.” You get that one at level 1 - but it won't be at full power till level 15 or so. Don't worry, in case you like the utility of the slower version, there'll be a handy pocket version available to pick up. And no, we're not limiting you to just one - you just get one, for free. If you want it

So yes, you do get a basic travel power at level one.

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Thanks for looking -- wish I

Thanks for looking -- wish I had waited to ask you till after today's KS update to save you the trouble!

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Wonder what the difference

Wonder what the difference will be with fly at level 1 and the one you get with kickstarter

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It's no problem. The forums

It's no problem. The forums have pretty much hit critical mass at this point. If you weren't here from the beginning at this point it's very easy to miss stuff mentioned in passing months ago and buried several pages back. Add to that it seems like every day another lost soul finds their way to our community and they need to catch up on what had already been said. Hopefully, the links I pasted will help a few of these people, at least until it gets buried three pages back ;)

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syntaxerror37 wrote:
syntaxerror37 wrote:

It's no problem. The forums have pretty much hit critical mass at this point. If you weren't here from the beginning at this point it's very easy to miss stuff mentioned in passing months ago and buried several pages back. Add to that it seems like every day another lost soul finds their way to our community and they need to catch up on what had already been said. Hopefully, the links I pasted will help a few of these people, at least until it gets buried three pages back ;)

So what's the excuse for someone like me who has been here from the beginning? Can I play the old age card now? :-)

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There's three things you lose

There's three things you lose as you get older.

The first is your memory.

I can't remember the other two...

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Cinnder wrote:
Cinnder wrote:

So what's the excuse for someone like me who has been here from the beginning? Can I play the old age card now? :-)

That was meat as a general statement and not aimed specifically at you Cinnder, I know you've been on here as long as I have. You can still used the buried 3-6 pages back excuse, it's all age appropriate.

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