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    DC Universe Online Introduces Research and Development System

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    Earlier today Sony and DC unveiled their eighth update to DC Universe online. The update will introduce the "Research and Development System," an area of the game where players will be given the ability to modify or create their equipment which can be later used during battle.

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    The R&D system will also introduce "Equipment Mods," which are an all-new item that will fit and combine with items that players already own. When combined, the players will experience a stat and combat rating increase that has the ability to, for example; restore their health and power; among other things. The system will have four different "elements" which players will be able to access once they reach level 10.

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    The R&D system of elements include finding and researching, gathering, salvaging and collecting.

    • Finding and Researching: Plans to create Equipment Mods to upgrade gear and consumables can be collected throughout the world.
    • Gathering: Throughout the open world (including Gotham City, Metropolis and Central City), players (1-30) can find exobytes and other items.
    • Salvaging: Players can turn unused, uncommon or rare items into crafting materials, and they can recover a rare item and create a useful piece of new equipment.
    • Collecting: Bosses will drop useful ingredients such as Focusing Elements and Plans throughout the game.

    The best part about this update is that it will be made available to all players -- Legendary, Premium and Free. Sony has released several screen shots of the R&D system to give players a better idea of how the new update will work. What do you think of this idea? Do you think that this update has the potential to improve gameplay?

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    #1  Edited By HexThis

    Something they could modify is this only being available to PC users. I hardly know anyone who doesn't have a Mac these days, it's insane.

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    #2  Edited By Artificity

    I have been waiting for this for so very long! Once you start collecting marks for end-game gear, it gets really depressing when everyone has the exact same equipment set. Balancing might be an issue, but that's something I'm willing pay... for now.

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    #3  Edited By ReVamp

    I cry at the fact my PC can't handle this.

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    #4  Edited By Doctor!!!!!

    Yes! wait nooooo!!!! I can't go through 6 minute load time!

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    Gosh, so much stuff involved with this game now. I don't even know if my comp can take this now if I wanted. Blah!

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    #6  Edited By BatteredArmor

    YES FINALLY I SHALL RULE!!!! BEHOLD MY NEW POWERS BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA BOW BEFORE MY CUSTUM TEC!!!!

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    #7  Edited By CitizenJP

    I <3 DCUO

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    #8  Edited By EscGamer

    been out of it for a while but with this on now i might just jump back in the fray

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    #9  Edited By hrodvitnir

    Man now I wish I hadn't trashed my Tier 1 and Tier 2 gear to make inventory space after I started getting my T3.

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    #10  Edited By Utandi

    The PS3 load times are a frickin pain in the arse, man!

    That's the reason why i didn't play DCUO anymore...

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    #11  Edited By nightwing91

    I've not played since a few days before Christmas,but now it seems time to get back into the game .

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    #12  Edited By EDfromRED

    Seems like it should add more variety and depth to the types of equipment available, which can only be a good thing. I first started playing this game before Christmas, and I must say it's a lot of fun : )

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    #13  Edited By DarkShadows

    Now that sounds really interesting.

    DCUO is getting better.

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    #14  Edited By The Impersonator

    Where's Smallville? =P

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    #15  Edited By danhimself

    the only problem I have with this update is that there's no tutorial on the crafting...they just threw it in there and that was it..everything about this game the users have had to figure out on their own...thank god for the dcuniverseonline.com forums...without them I'd still be clueless about this game

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    #16  Edited By DanialCarroll

    Is this game still PC/PS3-only? And Marvel Heroes will be PC-only? They're really shooting themselves in the foot by not making 360 versions.

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    #17  Edited By danhimself

    @Danial79 said:

    Is this game still PC/PS3-only? And Marvel Heroes will be PC-only? They're really shooting themselves in the foot by not making 360 versions.

    it's a SOE game...it's never going to be on Xbox...also I hadn't seen any announcement for what Marvel Heroes will be on

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    #18  Edited By sueesidale

    @The Impersonator said:

    Where's Smallville? =P

    its in there its an alert ;p with doomsday as the boss

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    #19  Edited By GhostRider29

    I honestly don't even like this game anymore. Too annoying to play.

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    #20  Edited By Eyz

    Nice!

    And...I still have yet to play the game! But I really want to...

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    #21  Edited By Mahzian

    The need to make the world bigger and the ability to "travel" between the cities instead of tele-porting everywhere, while doing that they should make a day/night cycle for both Metropolis and Gotham, even Minecraft has that!

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    #22  Edited By TheMess1428

    I need to upgrade my processor really soon.

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    #23  Edited By The Impersonator

    @sueesidale: Oh. =P

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    #24  Edited By mattydeNero

    I don't mind the download time. I'm so very thankful this game exists. Any new elements are cool and always usable. And no more Christmas music....I hope. I'm downloading it as I type so I'm guess that came with the update too. That music was really annoying.

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    #25  Edited By danhimself

    @mattydee007 said:

    I don't mind the download time. I'm so very thankful this game exists. Any new elements are cool and always usable. And no more Christmas music....I hope. I'm downloading it as I type so I'm guess that came with the update too. That music was really annoying.

    yeah no more christmas music....which I really didn't mind all that much...sure the music was annoying but I stocked up on cookies....hopefully we'll get more for Valentines day

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    #26  Edited By SupremeHyperion

    I have been playing this game since launch and this definitely adds a bit to the day in day out grind. helps people get up to raid levels much quicker by being able to upgrade all their gear. Hope they fix the rest of the bugs though

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