Tag Archives: XP

Problems with XP SP3

There have been a few reports of people having reboots after upgrading their XP systems to SP3.  Considering the frequency with which this occurrence seems to be observed, particularly amongst those with AMD processors it does beg the question whether Microsoft applied the proper rigor to their pre-release testing.

Vista – First impressions

It is clear that the new Microsoft OS is worth the asking price, Vista is best for:

a) those who don’t mind forking out hundreds while only getting Home Premium
b) those who buy with new systems.

Whether you choose 64-bit or 32-bit Vista will ultimately come down to how far ahead you want to push. Yes, 64-bit is more secure and is a ‘cleaner’ operating system, with less backwards compatibility and more headroom for the future – especially if you’re using more modern hardware. However, 32-bit is the smoother upgrade for most people, and is probably the one we would recommend to almost everyone.

When DirectX 10 games start arriving, the avid PC gamer isn’t going to have a choice about upgrading. But, until then, get a disc and start the installation – you’ll never go back to bland old XP again.

City of Villians/Heroes Double XP Weekend!!!

Heroes and Villains, prepare to experience our first ever Double XP weekend event! The rules are simple. Hero and Villain characters will receive double the XP for all of their accomplishments in the game. Take advantage of this opportunity to level up your favorite characters. Good luck and have fun!

Double XP Event Timing:

Start: Friday, July 21st at 9am PST / 12pm EST
Finish: Sunday, July 23rd, 8:59pm PST / 11:59pm EST

For those of you without currently active accounts, this is a great opportunity to reactivate your account and spend some quality time with your Hero or Villain. The following Knowledge Base articles may assist you with this.

How do I activate/reactivate my game account?

I’ve forgotten my PlayNC™ master account password. How do I retrieve it?

I’ve forgotten my game account password. How do I retrieve it?

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City of Heroes / City of Villains Double XP Weekend!

Heroes and Villains, prepare to experience our first ever Double XP weekend event! The rules are simple. Hero and Villain characters will receive double the XP for all of their accomplishments in the game. Take advantage of this opportunity to level up your favorite characters. Good luck and have fun!

When:

Start: Friday, July 21st at 9am PST / 12pm EST
Finish: Sunday, July 23rd, 8:59pm PST / 11:59pm EST

COV Test Server Event: Recluse’s Victory

This week the City of Villains Test Server will be holding an event in the new Issue 7 PvP zone, Recluse’s Victory! That’s the good news, the better news is that all characters created during the special two day event will be allowed to auto-level to 40 to experience this new dynamic zone.

The COV Recluse’s Victory Test Server event will start May 24th at around 11:00 am Central and end on May 26th around 8:00 am Central.

Before this playtest, all character information will be backed up, and then wiped off of the test server. Character transfer service will be disabled during this time. All players who log in to the Training Room during this test will need to create new characters. (How to install the Test Server) To get started, simply create a new character, and it will take you directly into Recluses’ Victory, instead of Atlas Park, Galaxy City, or Outbreak.

In order to play in this zone, you will need to level up and enhance your character. To do so, follow these simple steps, and you’ll be in combat in no time. Note that all contacts necessary for this test will be recognizable by an orange ring at their feet, and their name will explain their function.

For Heroes:
* Locate Ms. Liberty, who should be near the portal you started from. Walk up to her and click on her, and she will grant you the XP and Influence you will need to level up.
* Follow either the left or right hallways. If you go left, you’ll run across Minx. If you go right, you’ll run across Swan. These two will serve as trainers, where you can obtain your new powers.
* Go down into the main chamber, and you will see three “Field Corp Elite Agents”. These are stores for you to purchase enhancements.
* When you are finished enhancing your powers, simply go to the small portal on the opposite end of the main chamber to exit the hero base, and enter the combat zone.
* At the end of the event the test server will be wiped again and restored to its state before the playtest.

For Villains:
* Locate Wretch, who should be near the portal you started from. Walk up to him and click on him, and he will grant you the XP and Infamy you will need to level up.
* Go up the ramp, and either head to the left or right catwalk. If you go left, you’ll run across Ice Mistral. If you go right, you’ll run across Silver Mantis. These two will serve as trainers, where you can
obtain your new powers.
* Go up the next ramp, and you will see three “Elite Quartermasters”. These are stores for you to purchase enhancements.
* When you are finished enhancing your powers, simply go to the small portal on the opposite end of the main chamber to exit the villain base, and enter the combat zone.
* At the end of the event the test server will be wiped again and restored to its state before the playtest.