I get the 'jist' that a number of people will revisit CoH/CoV when I7 so I thought I'd give an update.
** When is I7?
In short '3-4 weeks'. The long version - it will always be 4weeks ish until the pre download arrives on the test server. The typical chain of events for an issue release is:
- pre download available on test (day 0)
- activate on test (day 3-7)
- pre download available on live (day 10-14)
- active on live (day 14-21)
I stress these time frames are an opinion and not set in stone. It may go quicker from test to live if no major issues, or it may take longer once ppl hammer it and find some issues the devs need to fix.
On the day an issue goes live, the servers go down at around 9pm (+10 GMT) and don't come back till after midnight. Each issue seems to take longer. I expect this issue to take longer.
I typically check if pre download is available on test ever 2-3days. I also check the CoH dev threads. Don't worry I'll make an announcement in this forum if the pre download becomes available.
** What's the status of the various Aussies SGs on CoH/CoV?
In CoH there are three main SGs:
- Defenders of the Southern Cross (i.e 'us')
- Trashgallery (TG)
and a couple of others to note:
- Southern All Stars (don't see them much)
- Rainbow Force (haven't seen RF in a long time)
TG has the better base
It has teleporters to all the various CoH hazard zones. We can use these. It is quite handy to use when going from PI to CF etc... Don't forget when using a teleporter to get real close and "look down" before you can activate them.
In CoV there are two main SGs:
- Southern Cross Syndicate
The goal here is to make SINISTER to have the best raid capable base. SINISTER at one stage was the third highest SG on justice. We've since slipped a bit. Don't forget to be in SG mode to earn prestige for the base.
When in SG mode you earn full influency/infamy till about lvl20ish, and from lvl32ish you earn no influence when in SG mode. So lvl <20 please be in SG mode, but above that use your discretion (i.e if you are running low on infamy/influence run with sg mode off)
** Anything else to note:
All the Australians are primarily on the Justice server for both CoV and CoH.
I suggest joining the following channels (use the commands from the tab window)
- Justice Badge
I suggest putting the Justice channels in their own tab. Channel Australia is the central meeting point for everyone. It's easier to find the people logged on in our time zone on this channel.
If you need to find a team a good command to recall is '/search'. This command it's easy to find possible team mates. Grey'd out names are in teams, bright names are running solo.
I can be reached by "/t @nucleon oz, " in game if you need to know anything.