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Anonymous
March 9, 2005 10:39:46 PM

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I have on occasion thought about how it's possible that other names would
work better with some of my toons. Hey, they do this all the time in comic
books right?

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Anonymous
March 9, 2005 10:39:47 PM

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"Hawaii_SE-R" <WhyUGottaSpam@Me.com> looked up from reading the entrails
of the porn spammer to utter "The Augury is good, the signs say:

>I have on occasion thought about how it's possible that other names would
>work better with some of my toons. Hey, they do this all the time in comic
>books right?

Unfortunately, no. Unless you have a name that contravenes game policy
and the GMs see it.

Xocyll
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Anonymous
March 10, 2005 3:57:54 PM

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In article <6iIXd.23875$VD5.8432@twister.socal.rr.com>,
Hawaii_SE-R wrote:
> I have on occasion thought about how it's possible that other
> names would work better with some of my toons. Hey, they do
> this all the time in comic books right?

They won't let you change it unless the name violates the EULA.

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Anonymous
March 10, 2005 7:44:53 PM

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Xocyll wrote:
> Hawaii_SE-R wrote:
>> Xocyll wrote:
>>> Unfortunately, no. Unless you have a name that contravenes game
policy
>>> and the GMs see it.
>>
>> That is a pity. I guess in a way it is rare that a 1st string comic
>> characters changes his/her name. I can only think of a few:
>>
>> Weapon X / Wolverine / Patch / Wolverine
>> Marvel Girl / Phoenix / Jean Grey
>> Angel / Archangel / Angel
>> Captain America / USAgent / Captain America
>> Iron Man / War Machine
>> Ant Man / Giant Man / Goliath / Yellow Jacket
>> Hawkeye / Goliath II / Golden Archer
>> Weapon Alpha / Vindicator / Guardian
>> Invisible Girl / Invisible Woman
>> Green Lantern / Sentinel
>> Green Lantern / Parallax / Spectre / Green Lantern
>> Green Lantern / Warrior / Green Lantern
>> Robin / Nightwing
>
> The issue of course is that none of these guys worked in a city with
> tens of thousands of registered heroes.
>
> Just the fact of the registry/license would be enough to stop you
> renaming yourself - bureaucratic inertia if nothing else.
>
>> Of course a Rename along with the Respec would be kinda neat. You
could
>> even switch between names like you would costumes.
>
> Switching between names like costumes would just make the name
problem
> 4x worse since there would be even fewer "good names" left for new
> players/heroes.

What I would find interesting is if they implemented an Alias system,
where you could change your character's name, and even allow people to
have the same aliases. They seem dead-set against even making Secret
IDs part of the game, and I can see how it could cause logistical
problems. I still think it would be interesting.
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 10:39:27 PM

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"Xocyll" <Xocyll@kingston.net> wrote:
>
> Unfortunately, no. Unless you have a name that contravenes game policy
> and the GMs see it.

That is a pity. I guess in a way it is rare that a 1st string comic
characters changes his/her name. I can only think of a few:

Weapon X / Wolverine / Patch / Wolverine
Marvel Girl / Phoenix / Jean Grey
Angel / Archangel / Angel
Captain America / USAgent / Captain America
Iron Man / War Machine
Ant Man / Giant Man / Goliath / Yellow Jacket
Hawkeye / Goliath II / Golden Archer
Weapon Alpha / Vindicator / Guardian
Invisible Girl / Invisible Woman
Green Lantern / Sentinel
Green Lantern / Parallax / Spectre / Green Lantern
Green Lantern / Warrior / Green Lantern
Robin / Nightwing

Of course a Rename along with the Respec would be kinda neat. You could
even switch between names like you would costumes.

DC
--
8 Infinity Server 8
Purple Kid - Lvl 26 - M - Magic Blaster - Energy/Energy
SE-R - Lvl 21 - M - Science Blaster- Fire/Fire
Smart Hulkster - Lvl 7 - Science Tanker - Invulnerability/War Mace
Ursa Mjr - Lvl 9 - Mutant Controller - Mind Control/Storm Summoning
7 of 8 - lvl 5 - Technology Defender - Force Field/ Radiation
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 10:39:28 PM

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"Hawaii_SE-R" <WhyUGottaSpam@Me.com> looked up from reading the entrails
of the porn spammer to utter "The Augury is good, the signs say:

>"Xocyll" <Xocyll@kingston.net> wrote:
>>
>> Unfortunately, no. Unless you have a name that contravenes game policy
>> and the GMs see it.
>
>That is a pity. I guess in a way it is rare that a 1st string comic
>characters changes his/her name. I can only think of a few:
>
>Weapon X / Wolverine / Patch / Wolverine
>Marvel Girl / Phoenix / Jean Grey
>Angel / Archangel / Angel
>Captain America / USAgent / Captain America
>Iron Man / War Machine
>Ant Man / Giant Man / Goliath / Yellow Jacket
>Hawkeye / Goliath II / Golden Archer
>Weapon Alpha / Vindicator / Guardian
>Invisible Girl / Invisible Woman
>Green Lantern / Sentinel
>Green Lantern / Parallax / Spectre / Green Lantern
>Green Lantern / Warrior / Green Lantern
>Robin / Nightwing

The issue of course is that none of these guys worked in a city with
tens of thousands of registered heroes.

Just the fact of the registry/license would be enough to stop you
renaming yourself - bureaucratic inertia if nothing else.

>Of course a Rename along with the Respec would be kinda neat. You could
>even switch between names like you would costumes.

Switching between names like costumes would just make the name problem
4x worse since there would be even fewer "good names" left for new
players/heroes.

Xocyll
--
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a cautionary example if you'll FO And Get Chronically, Incurably,
Painfully, Progressively, Expensively, Debilitatingly Ill. So
FOAGCIPPEDI. -- Mike Andrews responding to an idiot in asr
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 10:39:28 PM

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On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 19:39:27 GMT, "Hawaii_SE-R" <WhyUGottaSpam@Me.com>
wrote:

>Iron Man / War Machine

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure these two aren't the same guy. I
guess they may have been at one point, but I'm almost certain they're
not now.

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Anonymous
March 11, 2005 2:27:08 AM

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"Dark Tyger" <darktiger@somewhere.net> wrote:
> >Iron Man / War Machine
>
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure these two aren't the same guy. I
> guess they may have been at one point, but I'm almost certain they're
> not now.

You are correct. At one time a new suit was created for a new wearer and
was called Iron Man. The original came back and then the new guy was then
called War Machine.
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 8:36:25 PM

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"Xocyll" <Xocyll@kingston.net> wrote in message
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> "The Black Guardian" <blakgard@aol.com> looked up from reading the
> entrails of the porn spammer to utter "The Augury is good, the signs
> say:
>
> In paragon city terms, everyone who isn't a hero or a villain is just a
> normal civilian - including the police and military who don't do any
> better against the villains than the local paperboy.

Assuming OOP is in effect, you can't convert the characters class so you
have several choices:

Write exception code to artificially force opponets to treat the character
as if it were a NPC. The potentially-simplest way would be to make the
character's level either too low or too high to trigger attacks. Say a
pseudo-level of -10 or 60.

Create a NPC-class object that players can control and when the player goes
to secret ID, you remove the hero-avatar and replace with a NPC-avatar.

Create a from-scratch NPC-class.


The Devil is in the details with any of these options. The third would
likely be the worst to code.


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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 7:59:26 PM

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Xocyll wrote:
> The Black Guardian wrote:
>> Xocyll wrote:
>>> The Black Guardian wrote:
>>>> Xocyll wrote:
>>>>> Making it so a player can be a civilian (with all that entails in
>>>>> Paragon City would require very extensive changes.
>>>>>
>>>>> Now consider one more thing.
>>>>> Is it the costume that sets off the baddies?
>>>>
>>>> Considering the baddies attack average citizens, no.
>>>
>>> That's just it - the baddies don't attempt to kill the average
>>> civilian, just rob them, haul them off for ceremonies etc.
>>> A costume wearing hero on the other hand is attacked on sight, with
>>> intent to kill.
>>
>> Where did I say "kill?" The baddies do, in fact, attack average
>> citizens.
>
> Not random civilians though, only staged set pieces that are spawned
> with both baddies and victim.
>
> The baddies completely ignore the random civilians that walk by.

Indeed. But what would happen if the random citizens didn't run in
terror?

The subroutines are all there. The baddies would either start fighting
or try to steal your purse, etc. The subroutines would just need to be
called, which wouldn't take much coding at all.
Anonymous
March 23, 2005 5:53:36 PM

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In article <d3t14116q01eb8tu7vnbi3fqd202muqv9i@4ax.com>, Xocyll wrote:
> A fast hack job that results in the hero not being attacked
> while incognito (guaranteed to be abused), or a massive rewrite
> of the baddie code (guaranteed to have massive problems.)
>
> In short, it's far more bother than it's worth to Cryptic,
> since people are happy to play without having a secret
> identity.

A Secret Identity Power Pool would be OK for this, with the pool
culminating in a toggle that makes you look like any citizen and
functions like 100% Stealth.

But due to constraints, they'd need to come up with three other
useful powers to make a complete secret identity pool, and that
might be tricky. Perhaps there are four different disguises, good
for different things?

I agree the game doesn't currently support anything but Secret
Identity as a stealth power.

--
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Anonymous
March 23, 2005 7:46:01 PM

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Neil Cerutti <neil.cerutti@tds.net> wrote:
> A Secret Identity Power Pool would be OK for this, with the pool
> culminating in a toggle that makes you look like any citizen and
> functions like 100% Stealth.
>
> But due to constraints, they'd need to come up with three other
> useful powers to make a complete secret identity pool, and that
> might be tricky. Perhaps there are four different disguises, good
> for different things?
>
> I agree the game doesn't currently support anything but Secret
> Identity as a stealth power.

Civilian. Tree. Rock. Blowing newspaper. There you go.

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Anonymous
March 24, 2005 3:29:04 AM

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"Shenanigunner" <shenanigunner@NOdgathSPAM.kom> wrote in message
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> Neil Cerutti <neil.cerutti@tds.net> wrote:
>> A Secret Identity Power Pool would be OK for this, with the pool
>> culminating in a toggle that makes you look like any citizen and
>> functions like 100% Stealth.
>>
>> But due to constraints, they'd need to come up with three other
>> useful powers to make a complete secret identity pool, and that
>> might be tricky. Perhaps there are four different disguises, good
>> for different things?
>>
>> I agree the game doesn't currently support anything but Secret
>> Identity as a stealth power.
>
> Civilian. Tree. Rock. Blowing newspaper. There you go.
>

A "Shapeshifter Pool", then?

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Vorlonagent


"Methane martini.
Shaken, not stirred."


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RolIing Thunder (F), Level 17 Defender (Storm/Electric), Infinity
NightfalI (M), Level 17 Defender (Dark/Dark), Pinnacle
Steel Night (M), Level 16 Tanker (Invulnerable/Super-Strength), Virtue
MC-2 (F), Level 16 Blaster (Force/Fire), Protector
lmpact (F), Level 14 Blaster (Gun,Energy), Virtue
Girl at the Bar (F), Level 10 Controller: Mind/Empathy, Triumph
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