When using orbital strike kill you..

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by kallader, May 23, 2023.

  1. kallader Well-Known Player

    I know some boss will kill you if you use orbital strike on them so ..why this exist....or why we have msg about when blocking and not one about not using the orbital..often most peoples in the group do not believe when you tell them no orbital why they would.At this point you have to know in advance but nothing in the game prepare you for it kinda a really random experience.You have to die to learn and still how you know it was the orbital fault or not and peoples in the group will go mad because half the team got owned not knowing about it making raid a worst experience.
  2. OneWhoLaughed Committed Player

    Tell me you don't want to learn mechanics without telling me
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  3. Dev72 Committed Player

    It's part of learning mechanics. Normally, there are players who have experience either in VC or type in group chat not to use them on specific bosses....they do that for a reason. Listen to them.
  4. Reinheld Devil's Advocate

    Someone just ran TSD for the first time.

    Here's the big question. The NEXT time you run it, will you use the orbital? Will you type/say in chat, "Don't use orbitals here, it wipes the group"?
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  5. Raven Nocturnal Loyal Player

    It doesn't "wipe" the group unless players aren't paying attention. When someone uses an orbital, the boss clearly comments on it before dropping his own orbitals. Plenty of time to move out of the way. Pay attention.
  6. Reinheld Devil's Advocate

    Better said it 'can' wipe the group. Yes, while it was active and everyone knew to drop early, or drop slightly before the safe zones switched so everyone would be moving, and everyone knew the tell as he dropped is 'reply' orbital, you'd only lose 1 or 2 bodies. However, now that it's in EEG, every time I've been in that run, 5 or 6 go down on an orbital...which generally does make it a wipe.

    My favorite are the vets who've forgotten the timing of dropping that 'right at the end' orbital everyone likes to squeeze in (gotta pad those numbers) and end up wiping 5 seconds before he dies.

    But yes....wouldn't it be great if everyone could just 'pay attention'? It would be like a whole new game.
  7. Hraesvelg Always Right

    Think of it like touching a hot stove. Either you listen to the people telling you not to do it, or you do it and is gives you a hard, object lesson right in the face and you don't do it again.
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  8. Raven Nocturnal Loyal Player

    Not in this case, I'm dropping that orbital regardless and everyone who can't take the heat needs to get out of the kitchen XD

    Edit: (I forced everyone's hand onto the stove, wether they pull away or not is not my problem)
  9. KidKretz Well-Known Player

    i remember going into this raid and seeing the chats "dont use orbital" when it came out.

    but what can i say....im curious :p
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  10. Essential Exobyte Committed Player

    For this game you have to live and learn. What can kill you could be but not limited to: aoe’s, skulls, reflect, orbitals, lack of oxygen (ss), not blocking, Cerberus snot that is on you and kills ppl around you, not enough burn, and etc as there is a lot.

    You can’t be blind to this game as you have to pay attention. This is how you get feats done and thus improve your character. If you have 2 players who have played for 10 years and one has 100sp while the other has 700sp, guess who pays attention and learns. If you mess up and die, that’s a good way to learn! (Not in real life though), and can use that to not die the next time.
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  11. MsTickle Fate Devoted Player

    This point applies to literally every single mechanic in the game.

    What you're saying is "why do I have to learn the game? Why can't I just burn everything with my eyes closed and one hand behind my back?"

    Yes, you have to learn mechanics to succeed, or in most cases you will die over and over.

    Is this painful? Yes. It's what makes it a game and not a sleepwalk.

    "You have to die to learn"

    Or you could listen to your teammates. Or look up a walkthrough or video before queuing.

    Or even ask when a raid starts: "I'm new at this instance: what do I need to know to not die?"

    But "I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO LEARN ANYTHING!" isn't much of an argument for anything in life, game or not.
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  12. kallader Well-Known Player

    I have 518 sp i know what to do and when the problem i talk about is other peoples that rush everything and do end content without knowing anything about game mechanic at all.They have under 100 sp and still can queue end game stuff.
  13. LowFlyingMoon Loyal Player

    Yes, they can. That's one of the joys of PUG life, you never know what sort of obstacles you'll have to overcome, potentially including your teammates. "You pays your money and you takes your chances". That's why I like it. It's more fun, exciting and challenging than routine "tank and spank" DPS comps with a bunch of OP "bots"... :p
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  14. Leonite Well-Known Player

    Haha! Lots of funny comments/reactions here. But I just want to add that I enjoy having these different types of mechs.

    There are announced mechs (like when Calculator tells you what to do), surprise mechs (like the orb strike/supply drop counters), observed mechs (like when boss points or make hand signals), and the hidden mechs (like being able to lunge a skull attack or how to dodge Hawkman's AoE in the Dark Multiverse or staying frozen to avoid damage from Superman's heat vision).

    Sometimes I even wonder how some players discover some of the difficult hidden mechs especially in elite and elite-plus runs - how many times have they died or if it was accidental. I salute these folks that share/teach these to others in the game!
  15. Skille Well-Known Player

    Good luck next time champ
  16. Quantum Edge Devoted Player

    I wish they would introduce more interesting mechanics like this. First it's a great "what the sam hill just happened" moment. Second, it gets the group talking. Far too many raids pass by without any conversation taking place, especially if you have a large disparity in the CR levels, the lower level players are clearing the raid and have no idea what mechanics took place. I use the PS typing function, and the predictive text fills in the phrase "For the love of Ra, no orbitals" as soon as I hit F
  17. Plowed In Loyal Player



    You’re free to start your own group :)
  18. kallader Well-Known Player

  19. myandria Item Storage

    Hmm.. ok. I"m gonna bite; what raid is TSD? Sounds like I have not run it yet.
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  20. Jacob345 New Player

    Just start to play Dcuo last night :D game seem great but complex so i have lot to learn :)
    i do not know what is an orbital but since i read that can kill you not sure i want one XD
    can someone explain to me what they are