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Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from (Recent Donor)nerfherder
Review:
A little plain, but on the whole, I liked it. Anymore out there?
Review By [(Recent Donor)nerfherder] • Date [20 Feb 14] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from AllenPitt
Review:
I half thought Faith would get a fine for littering (pieces of robot) but all is good in Hero City. Dang. This city is really good at rewarding hero-ness. A lot of them won't want to leave. With lucky they'll be several levels higher before word gets out and higher-level villains come after them. How is Willow doing?
Comments from author:
When have the Soobies ever been that lucky?

Thanks for the reveiw.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [15 Nov 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from war
Review:
nice to see Buffy and Faith staying busy. bet Kennedy tries to sneak off by herself.

good story looking forward to your next chapter.
Comments from author:
No bet.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [war] • Date [15 Nov 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from MistofRainbows
Review:
It's an interesting take on mixing a game with Buffy. I can sort of see the point of the security clearance and such things. Should be interesting to see how it develops from here.
Comments from author:
I hope I don't disapoint.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [MistofRainbows] • Date [15 Nov 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from QOShea
Review:
Nice story, but dang it you're making me want to reactivate my account! LOL
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review.

It's kind of doing the same thing for me.
Review By [QOShea] • Date [14 Nov 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)JanessaRavenwood
Review:
Argh. You've introduced too much gaming terminology into this story. Those are abstractions necessary for the players, they aren't supposed to be literally a part of the game world. There is no law about not being allowed to fly in Paragon City under Level 14, there are in fact no "levels" in the game world; again, those are mechanics to be shown to *players*. Try reading the two CoH novels that have been published and then try again. Chapter 1 was so painful I couldn't even finish it.

EDIT: Um, no. Just “No.” That’s 100% pure fanon that you have personally concocted, totally unsupported from any official NCSoft source. If you’re trying to be “true to the principle” of any travel powers being restricted to “Level 14” or above, why not go all the way and say that it’s “Level 6” if they’ve lived in Paragon City (or the Rogue Isles) for 5 years or more (from the Veteran’s Reward)?

For that matter, why not have people come up and ask the Scoobies how many slots they have allocated to their particular powers if that’s the way you’re going? Or how about people asking Willow how short she’s managed to get the recharge time of her energy blasts down to and what Enhancement Sets she’s using for bonuses? It makes about as much sense.

I just don’t think you’re grasping that a difference actually *exists* between gaming mechanics needed for *players* to interact with the client software platform of the game and the *campaign setting* of City of Heroes/Villains. Also, please employ a spell-checker, it will make your responses easier to read.
Comments from author:
I've read both CoH novels, of course the one I really want to read about the Rikkitti War was never published. I've picked and chosen exactly which gameing terminology very carefully. Paragon City has a bueracracy, I can see them having all kinds of rules and regs. Giving heroes security clearences based on how active they are and what they have defeated makes all kind of sense. Making sure that a hero takes their powers seriously and can be trusted not to do something stupid in the air makes all kinds of sense.

You will not be seeing insperations being dropped or handed out by people that the hereos save, nor will you be seeing training enhancments being dropped. Duel Orgin or Single Orgin will be, because these are ususally physcial things.

I'm sorry if you find that unrealistic.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Review By [(Recent Donor)JanessaRavenwood] • Date [9 Aug 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from AllenPitt
Review:
Nice to know they have some time to go out and garner experience points before word gets around about them. At a guess people will be underestimating Willow for quite a while. She can do....almost anything, given time to prepare. Even on the spur of the moment, she's got quite a lot.
Meanwhile Buffy & Faith are not just extra strong, they, all slayers, have ridiculously high skill levels, too... sometimes I think a slayer's strength level varies based on what she's fighting, too. That would 'explain a lot' (inconsistent treatment of slayer strength from episode to episode)...
Comments from author:
Yeah it would, actually pretty acurate too, considering everyone writing the script have a slightly diffrent take on what a Slayer can do.

Yeah, it was the biggest problem when I was ploting out this story, How powerful to make the Slayers and Willow. They obviously were not typical begining heroes, how should they compare to some of the high level people running around. I hope I got it right with the balance I finally decided on.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [21 May 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from deathgeonous
Review:
Humorous fic you have here. Thanks for writing this, bye for now.
Comments from author:
Thank you.
Review By [deathgeonous] • Date [14 May 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from TroyGuffey
Review:
One of the major problems I gave with "Game Fic" is when it sticks too close to the game mechanics. Games are supposed to be a playable *reality*. In real-life and pro-fic, and common fanfic you don't need freaking *security clearance* for personal flight! If you can fly without causing air-traffic problems you can fly! Especially if the sort of low-level flight most supers do.

When writing fic about a game, write about the *universe*, not the *game*!

OK, done ranting. You are writing decent stuff despite it being a gamefic.
Comments from author:
I understand, and even mostly agree with you rant Troy, however, without a lot of the mechanics I'm using it wouldn't feel like City of Heroes.

I'm not going to be using regenerating spawns, but that doesn't mean that there won't be street encounters. I'm going to use the lady getting her purse stolen using the line, "This is the third time this week my purse has been stolen!" But she won't be on that same corner ever time a hero goes by.

While Security Clearance makes sense, I have to admit 'Threat Levels' sound kinda lame, on the other hand, if they are classifying heroes they are going to classify villains somehow.

As far as limiting certain activity by Security Clearance? We are dealing with a bureaucracy.
Review By [TroyGuffey] • Date [14 May 10] • Rating [5 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from GiovanniBlasini
Review:
Interesting start. Not a bad way to handle the oddities of game mechanics in the CoH/CoV 'verse, since there are kind of in-game nods to that kind of thing.

OTOH, you realize you're making me want to start playing again, right?
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review.

Sorry about that.
Review By [GiovanniBlasini] • Date [14 May 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from MistofRainbows
Review:
Oh, this should be interesting. I was chuckling when Faith put on the mask, I figure it suits her just fine. :)
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review.

I can see Faith having fun in this situation.
Review By [MistofRainbows] • Date [14 May 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from war
Review:
interesting way to make a living.

good story looking forward to your next chapter.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review.
Review By [war] • Date [14 May 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from batzulger
Review:
It sure does work on Intel based Macs...and Supergroups are definitely part of the City of Heroes universe.

But for the non-rhyming review...

Great start! I assume the G in G.Angel stands for Guardian? I think the Slayers will feel right at home once they see the Circle of Thorns in King's Row, Steel Canyon, and Founder's Falls and the Banished Pantheon on Striga. Also what will Willow think when she makes it to Firebase Zero?
Comments from author:
You are correct what G. stands for. Given the number of heroes that run around with apostrophes either before or after their names, or slightly off spellings, I had to have one of the characters have an abbreviated name.

And rest assured, the Circle and the Slayers will have a meeting.
Review By [batzulger] • Date [15 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from AllenPitt
Review:
Neat idea. I always wanted to play this online game, but it doesn't handle Macs (I think?). Plus it'd be a huge time sucker. Unlike, uh... fanfic....Um....
Can you form teams in this game? Cause it'd be neat to have the "Slayers" as a registered super team. Good thing Willow is along with them, she'd got lots of interesting powers. Oh- maybe Dawn's key-ness will finally come into play? I bet she could be real powerful if she could tap into it somehow.
Andrew will be wild to acquire devices and become a tech based hero. Xander too, though he won't admit it.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review. You're right with most of your guesses, I have plans along those line. For their super group I'm thinking, 'Slayers Inc.' Like it?


The game is fun. I'm between jobs right now so I'm not playing, but as soon as I get back up I'm going to.
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [15 Mar 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)dogbertcarroll
Review:
Interesting setup.
Comments from author:
Thanks.
Review By [(Current Donor)dogbertcarroll] • Date [15 Mar 10] • Not Rated
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