I have been playing DCUO off and on for a while now and just recently it occurred to me that Wow terms are very different from DCUO terms. While leveling to level 30 most of DCUO consist of running solo quests and doing some instances.  Just the other night I actually received help from Shout chat not Trade chat.  We did a few quests and ran a few instances.  I actually had fun.

I am going to note a the differences here on this blog post.  Even a Veteran Wow player needs to be shown the ropes especially while playing a different game.

One Major Difference is Player Housing or in DCUO it’s called a Base.  You can actually decorate your Base with all kinds of furniture called Base Items.  My toon has a very kinky set up at the moment.

Character names can have Capital Letters and x1 Space.

Sometimes this game feels like a play to win.  There is a Marketplace where you can use real money to get cool vanity items and some benefit added to your character.  Eg. Make it easier to find stuff eg R&D Scanner.

Your Character starts by selecting a power then a weapon.  Your weapon you can change later on.  You customize your character from the head down (Skin, Hair, Costume, Aura, etc).  There is no race and no racial bonuses.

Styles. DCUO had a way to change your look before Wow had Transmog.  You actually collect looks much like how you can collect appearances in the Transmog Tab in Wow.

Here is a list of terms:

Wow Term = DCUO Term

AH = Broker – I actually told someone last night that I was in the Meta Wing’s AH.  He said, “What? I don’t understand.”

Mail = Mail

Quest Log = Journal

Enchantments = Mods

Enchanting Mats = Exobits and R&D Components (which by the way sell for a lot of Money in the Broker or you can trade them for Auras)

Gold = Money

Transmog = Style

Inventory = Bags

Bank = Bank

Guild = League

Potions = Soder Colas

Talent Trees = Traits

Spellbook = Loadouts

Achievements = Deeds – Unlike Wow, DCUO rewards you for experiencing the game.  The Feat points do matter and every 100 Feat points gives you x1 Skill point.  Skill points allow you to increase your abilities and equip a greater variety of weapons.  Further down their respective tress you can get stat bonuses or add them to your Movement Tree.

Mounts = Movement – There are no Mounts in DCUO.  You can pick between Flying, Super-Speed, Skimming, and Acrobatics.

Map = Map

Stormwind or any other major city = HQ eg. for Heroes it is the Watchtower.  Remember the Justice League cartoons?

Mage Portal = Teleporter – You don’t need a Mage to port.  Just need to go the specific Teleporter.

Raid Finder = On Duty

PvP = PvP

Well that should be a good start.  I hope some of you check it out.  It is a good break from the Fantasy Genre and a good escape to the Super Hero DC Universe.  I really enjoy the comic book style cut scenes after completed each group activity.  It’s bed time for me.  Good Night. /sleep

‘Til next time…