You will have to forgive some of my WoW jargon, but it's the only way I can seem to put some of the things I have questions about.
When I picked my toon, I went Darkness spec, I've also messed around with Supernatural. But I think I like Darkness the best so far. I've even been perusing the Champion's Hero Creation Guide, and trying my very best to figure out how the stats work. I love the game, but having been an MMOer for a while, I have to say that CO's system is a might bit harder to figure out (for me, at least).
In WoW, as many of you probably know, you pick your character---your class---and eventually your spec. And that character is forever locked into that class. So...as a WoW player, being able to COMPLETELY customize your spec is both exciting and overwhelming! Where do you start? In WoW, there are good specs and bad specs, is this the same for Champions? Are there specs that are ineffective/really effective? This is somewhat of a major problem I've been having as far as getting my head around the entire game. I can't seem to find sources that tell me one way or another what's what and what's good for what.
Since I picked Darkness in the beginning, I've just been following the tree down, picking what looks cool. I know to pick items with Endurance and Constitution...at least I guess that's what I'm supposed to be picking. But I really am not sure how a "build" is supposed to work. I know that you can change constumes/passive slotted abilites/gear/and powers with them, but I still can't figure out how exactly that all works. At least as far as the powers are concerned. So I'm Darkness. Say I want to make my other spec or BUILD---I dunno...Sorcery or something like that. Are all of your "talent points" refunded for the new build? Or do you have to unlearn all of them and buy all of the other new powers? And if you switch between builds---do you have one that has sorcery abilities and one that has darkness abilities (in my case)?
What about gear? If you switch your powers, do you look for other gear that helps that power set? What about MIXING power sets? Are there pre-built builds for one such as myself to follow? And what about an "enchanting" element. Is there such a thing? For gear?
I know that if I took the time to stop and ready what every last npc had to say to me, I'd probably be more hip to how all of this works. But I'm sort of for jumping in head first, and asking questions later.
I know that this is an overwhelming number of questions, but if any of you other fine players could help the new girl out, I'd really appreciate it. :)
Thank you in advance!
I just recently started playing Champions Online...as in---maybe in the last week. I've been a hardcore WoW player for nearly 3 years now. Since picking up CO, I cannot seem to stop playing it. And when I'm not playing it, I'm THINKING about playing it. I've been playing on a friend's PC, because I have a Mac, but I JUST bought Windows 7 for Bootcamp, and should be up and running on my own by around the 23rd. Exciting!