Thursday, May 30, 2013

DCUO - Stalwart Defender set

Woot, just completed the Stalwart Defender set. The set has 4 style pieces: chest, legs, waist, and feet. You can superimpose your emblem on the chest. The Stalwart Defender style is inspired by the New-52 Superman costume, and the style pieces can be gotten from Promethium Lockboxes with the start of Game Update 26 introduced on 28-05-13. The style pieces are tradeable, so you might want to keep an eye on the broker for them.

Stalwart Defender style - Front, Back, and Side views

Stalwart Defender - With my own emblem & cape

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

DCUO - Mammoth Display base item

Woot, managed to get my grubby little hands on the Mammoth Display (also known as the Wooly Mammoth) today with the release of Game Update 26. Looks very cool.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

DCUO - Green Sunstone Bulwark

Thought I'd make a Green Lantern themed style. Here it is!!


Monday, May 20, 2013

DCUO - My Lair - The Tech Pad

I've spent some time spiffing up my second base, a tech-themed lair, and here it is! The Tech Pad. Its another hotel located in Gotham, right across the street from North Burnley Nightclub. It features furniture from the recent Spring event and new base items released with DLC 7 such as the Green Luxury Chaiselounge (my favorite) and the Giant Quarter.

A couple of luxury chaiselounges to rest your weary legs.

A worn locker by the door keeps personal belongings secure.

Have a cuppa at our tiny coffee table.

Pot's O Gold bring good luck to guests.

Dine in luxury.

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Grand piano to keep guests entertained.

Spacious area for socializing.

View of the first living room.

View of the second living room from the corridor.

View of the second living room.

East side of 2nd living room.

Private quarters for the well-to-do.

2nd living room.

More chaiselounges! They look great!

The Mainframe. High-tech coolness in a compact package.

The sparring area.

Listen in luxury to classical music.

King sized, comfy goodness.

The lounge. The perfect place for chilling out.

A flatscreen TV provides entertainment.

View of the basement. Plenty of greenery around.

More chaiselounges!

The Giant Quarter. You wouldn't want to know how much it weighs.

The dining area.

Enjoy tea drinking in an eastern setting.

Cook up a storm for guests on the culinary stove!
Bon Appetit!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

DCUO - Jor-El in House-of-El power armor

This is a screencap of Jor-El in the T5 alert, Brothers-in-arms. He looks pretty awe-inspiring wearing his House of El power armor!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DCUO - DLC 7: Origin Crisis launches today!

DLC 7: Origin Crisis releases today for all members. A new Penthouse lair theme will also be included for purchase in the marketplace!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

DCUO - Items from Promethium lockboxes to become tradable in next Game Update

Some interesting info on changes to lockbox items in the next Game Update, obtained from this link on the DCUO forums.

- Everything from lockboxes will be tradable.

- Base items (mammoth) and some New 52 styles will be added.

- There will be NO new rings/necks in the lockboxes

- New rings/necks are dropping from T5 content instead

- Current rings/necks will move to the vault

Essentially this means that lockbox rings and necks will no longer be account tradable, since all vault items are non-tradable. This means no more turbo-boosting your alts to high CRs using orange necks and rings obtained from your main's lockboxes. Also, only styles, auras, base items, and soders will be dropping from lockboxes. Time to hoard the new-52 styles and trade/sell them when the next Game Update hits!

Update (21-05-13)
Quoted from Mepps:
  • Everything in lockboxes after GU 26 will be tradeable, including auras, styles, and base items
  • The existing rings/necklaces currently in lockboxes will move into the Vault after GU 26, will not be tradeable, and no new rings or necklaces are being added at this time.
  • If you're considering saving any unopened lockboxes you get between now and GU26, you should know that...
    • The items inside lockboxes dropped before GU 26 will not change - you will still get rings/necks/sodas/etc. - no matter when you open them
    • However, the Marks will change - so you could get Marks of Reality if you wait to open until after GU 26 and have a high enough Combat Rating
  • Rings and necks will not be tradeable.
  • The shared-banking ability of rings and necks will not change.

Friday, May 10, 2013

DCUO - Controller CR 87 Utility Belt from T5 Alert

Just got a CR 87 controller utility belt from the new DLC 7: Origin Crisis T5 alert, Family Reunion. Dropped from the 2nd/3rd boss, can't remember. Its called Assailant's Utility Strap and is head and shoulders better than the best-in-slot CR 75 controller utility belt, Regulator's Mechanized Holster, from DLC 5: Hand of Fate. Show below is a side-by-side comparison of the 2 utility belts.

Controller Utility Belts available respectively from DLC 7: Origin Crisis, and from DLC 5: Hand of Fate