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You CoHers will understand

Some lvl 38 with nothing better to do just gave 300,000 influence to PastyPaleWhtBoy, a lowly lvl 5. I love cooperative games. :) (And thanks to urban_bohemianBrian for doing the same thing the other night - it helped a LOT. :D


Mar. 22nd, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
I learned last night that there are special contacts scattered about whom you can go to at level 30. These contacts can sell you SOs for those esoteric/powerful enhancements that weren't available before.

I was thrilled my friend got those 8 SOs for me, because I am only level 27. Which means I could use them (they are 30s, so I'm within 3 levels and can use them), but I can't buy them myself yet, because I can't get the quest to earn the ability to buy them until I hit level 30.

Sometimes it's a really good thing to have a friend who was in the beta and likes analyzing every detail of a game...!

He also advises considering not buying DOs (or only buying a few) and just saving up your influence for that massive "replace all enhancements with SOs" shopping trip you will want to take at level 22...

He also recommends waiting until you are one level past the minimum requirements to upgrade DOs or SOs (don't wait to upgrade from trainers to DOs, if you chose to, or from DOs to SOs). F'rinstance, if I wait till I'm level 28 to go to the store and blow my wad on power 30 SOs to upgrade the power 25 SOs I have now, I will be able to try to combine the new 30s with the old 25s, for a potential 30+. If I were to buy those 30s now, at level 27, I couldn't combine any of them, because 30+ = 31 = 4 levels higher than me, so I would have to replace them all instead. You get more bang for you buck if you wait a level and combine them to get 30+.

ALSO, if you get DOs or SOs you can't use (from villains dropping them, or random people giving them to you as charity), you should try to sell them in the shop matching the origin. For example, I would go to the Technology origin shop to sell some Tech origin SOs, which I can't use, and some Tech or Science DOs, which I also can't use. Then I would hop on over to the Magic origin shop (my toon's origin) and use the money I had must made to buy an SO or DO that I can use. If I was really feeling greedy, I would also go to the Freedom Corps shop to sell off Trainers I had found and didn't want. Freedom Corps only sells trainers (of all levels), so origin doesn't matter there.

I suggest Googling on "vidiot map" and finding their in-game downloadable maps. These will show you where all the shops of each type are (there aren't any in the lower level areas). They will also show you where all the exploration badge and history badge plaques are, and the paths in Perez Park! The greatest part being you can download them so they show up live in the game exactly like the original (and not so informative) maps.

And gee I hope this made some sort of sense! Sorry to run on...
Mar. 22nd, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
Very informative, thank you. And I already have a spreadsheet adapted from a list of badges and plaques that I got here. Whenever I get bored I go badge hunting. :)

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