CoH Meet ‘n’ Greet in AZ

Posted 8:49 pm

DeAnna and I had the opportunity to get together with a few dozen City of Heros players at Howie’s Game Shack yesterday for an official Arizona Meet ‘n’ Greet. The day was a blast! I had never been to a place like Howie’s before and actually didn’t even realize they existed. Apparently having public places where you can get and play console or PC video games is big business. There were some complications as not all the PCs were updated with the current version of the Test Servers, which is where we all wanted to play (to make it easier to play together rather than spread across several servers on the live game). This took some time to sort out but Howie’s gave those affected (maybe everybody) a free pass to return and free Monster drinks, and we took some time to get to know each other face to face before diving into the game.

The game intself had its own complications… which should have come as no surprose as we were on the test server, beta testing Issue 15. Many of us attempted the new Dr. Kahn Task Force but found we couldn’t get past the first mission. Some of us later found we could if we didn’t have a full team but I never had the chance to find out personally. I did set a new keybind for many of my characters using the “curseyou” emote (character shakes his fist in the air in frustration/anger) and the speach “KAAAAAAHHHNNN!!!” It got several laughs so I’m keeping it, especially for when Issue 15 goes live.

For the remainder of the afternoon I ended up running the Lady Gray Task Force for the first time, though also on the test servers. I had heard so much about it but never actually taken the time to get in on one. We broke for food, most of us not returning but DeAnna and I decided that since we were just going to get on the game upon returning home anyway we might as well stay and take advantage of the better graphics on Howie’s computers. We switched to the live servers and ran around with a few of our alts until we ran into some friends from the meet ‘n’ greet and ran Mission Architect arcs until we got to tired to continue.

I hope we get to do this again sometime. I don’t know if it’ll be an anual thing like HeroCon might be but I’m looking forward to it.

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