City of Titans talks about how Momentum and Reserves mechanics change the face of combat

    
7

There are two systems being developed for City of Titans that kind of work hand-in-hand with one another, at least in a sense that they modify the upcoming MMO’s combat as a fight drags out. These systems are the Momentum system and the Reserves system, and both were outlined in a couple of dev blogs.

Momentum is described as the answer to making City of Titans combat feel like it’s accelerating. While Momentum is a resource, it is build-agnostic, meaning everything a character does in a fight builds up Momentum. Use of Momentum is handled by your powers and masteries, with effects ranging from the simple (like using it for improved damage or reduced endurance cost) to the more diverse (such as burning Momentum to completely change how a power operates). Momentum is also something that enemy NPCs will have access to, meaning the supervillain you’re fighting could try to turn the tide themselves.

As for Reserves, these are an extra little boost to various aspects of your powers that players can tap into in order to take on challenging fights much like the Inspirations system in City of Heroes. At level one, all players will have access to two Reserve sockets at base level. As you level up, more Reserve sockets will be earned to a total of four, each with increased thresholds of power up to a maximum threshold of five

Reserves come in seven different types that buff up things like accuracy, evasion, and resistance to damage or control effects. These effects do suffer from a sort of diminishing return, meaning damage-boosting Reserves will stack their effect (known as output) with other powers that have damage-boosting output for a diminished overall effect. That said, Reserves can still provide an edge, particularly since some can have additional attributes that trigger extra boons when a specific Reserve is engaged.

Source: Official site (1, 2)

7
LEAVE A COMMENT

Please Login to comment
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Reader
Aluminum Man

Momentum sounds like everyone has a Brute’s Fury bar that does different things for different types. OK. That could be interesting as a built-in mechanic. I’d like to see some examples of it actually happening in a video of gameplay with powers being used against enemies. It would both demonstrate the mechanics and show some progress towards a release.

As for Reserves … I like inspirations as an expendable resource. This idea of having them as permanent items with a recharge might be interesting though. Again, have to see it in an example to really get a feel for it.

Reader
MrSaxon

I’m really looking forward to one of these superhero games releasing because it’s REALY tough being a superhero fan AND an MMO player at the moment. I used to play CHAMPIONS ONLINE religiously but that’s pretty much dead now, and I was never a fan of DC ONLINE’s gameplay (and that game’s also pretty dead on the PC now from what I’ve seen). What other options are there? I guess CITY OF HEROES which is a no-go for me, as I’m certainly not getting involved with a bunch of amateurs running a private server. I can’t think of anything shadier.

Woe is me!

camren_rooke
Reader
camren_rooke

I’m quite enjoying City of Heroes.

It runs exactly like it ran during live servers but the Homecoming team seem to have things down.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Richard de Leon III

Personally im a little leery of private servers, as much as i love COH. I really wish ncsoft opened an official server or there were more garantees that the homecoming team wasnt going to experience something bad, like a cease and desist or lack of funds or database hack attempt. I’d be more comfortable with a company with actual money that can recover from such negative events.

camren_rooke
Reader
camren_rooke

I understand that I could go home tomorrow and the homecoming server is gone, permanently.

I am enjoying it while I can.

As for asking for money, they have opened up donations and there are some whales playing who pretty much cover it in a few minutes. I’m pleased they are there but when they decide to stop donating I will do so.

Reader
The City

What We Can Do: Not release a game

camren_rooke
Reader
camren_rooke

This sounds interesting as hell!

Sounds like it can make combat more dynamic and exciting.

A thing COH misses to a certain degree.