Originally Posted by emailthatguy
i hadnt tried city of heroes since they added city of villians and let me tell you something about that game. i havent seen a more balanced, content rich game in a long time and furthermore, i havent had this much fun since 2002. although a lot of people hated enhancement diversification that the last major publish rolled out, it did add a lot of depth to character skill planning i think. not in a more options way, but having had some of the more no brainer builds made worthless, people HAD to get creative to keep their characters viable and thats a good thing. with the addition of zeb cook (lord recluse) to the design team the game has gotten deeper and more balanced. rightly so, hes the guy that wrote advanced dungeons and dragons second edition for tsr as well as a ton of the more popular module systems in the various d and d universes. also did a lot of cool work on d20 system games. the engine is rich with shaders and is opengl, also uses the ageia novodex physics engine which also means, the game is ready for physx cards that are coming out hopefully soon. but the big thing is its ready TODAY.
neocron couldnt ever hope to have as much content, an engine as advanced, nor could even at its peak dream to have as many players as all its old servers used to have (4 i believe?) as 1 coh/cov server has on its slowest day.
IMO, CoV is full of a**holes. Everytime I get on and try to do anything, I can never find any help. I'll help others, but as soon as it's time to help me do a mission, everyone is like "oh, you're only level 10 - I'm out". Also, it seems that my Mutation/Corruptor can't take on any mobs by himself. I MUST have a tank with me in order to do anything.
On the other hand, I will say that CoV is visually attractive, but no more so than Guild Wars. Guild Wars is stunning IMO. Eve Online also has fantastic visuals. As nice as CoV is to look at, I will never suggest any friends play it, unless they know lots of people that play and will help them out. I'm so ticked at myself for wasting the money on the Collectors Edition of CoV.....