Great Moments in Specialization

A favorite little moment in City of Heroes was when my friend Adam maxed out his Sniper Shot. This was back before Enhancement Diversification, back when Hamidon-Origin Enhancements gave +50%. One of them was +50% to range and +50% to damage. Slot six of those in a power: quadruple range and damage. Put them all in a snipe, which already has a lot of range and damage.

The range of the attack was beyond the game’s draw distance. He had to assist off a spotter to test how far it went. We were testing on grays, which was good because it was also well beyond the distance at which you would be rewarded for the kill.

: Zubon

This is, of course, less impressive than the Canadian sniper who holds the record for a kill at over 1.5 miles.