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Paragon Studios
MMORPG | Setting:Super-Hero | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 04/27/04)  | Pub:NCSoft
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Issue #5 Report

Posted by Dana Massey on Sep 16, 2005  | Comments

Issue #5 Report -

Laura Genender of had a chance to sit down and have a conversation with Matthew Miller, a Systems Designer at Cryptic Studios. The subject of the interview was the recently released "Issue #5". As a note, this interview was conducted just before the add-on was released.

Three different archetypes have access to some of the new powers; Defenders can access all of the new sets (Archery, Trick Arrow, Sonic Attack, and Sonic Resonance), Blasters have access to the damage dealing sets (Archery, Sonic Attack) and Controllers have access to the buff/debuff sets (Trick Arrow, Sonic Resonance). All of the attacks, buffs, and debuffs have new graphics; archers will use bows and arrows and sonic skills appear as circular soundwaves.

The Archery damage dealing set does what it was meant to do — it does damage, and a lot of it. Archers can open with Ranged Shot, a sniper type attack with high accuracy but a similarly high chance of being interrupted if hit. Once engaged the Archer can use Snap Shot, a skill that is quick to execute but does little damage; Aimed Shot, a skill that takes longer to perform but does more damage than Snap Shot; or many other Archery damage dealing skills. Archers also have access to a few AoE skills: Fistful of Arrows, Exploding Arrow, and Rain of Arrows. The set’s inherent secondary effect is an accuracy boost, making it easier for Archers to target stronger enemies.

You can read Laura's full report here.