All servers will be taken offline Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 2:45PM Pacific, to launch Game Update 31 and finalize preparations to launch DCUO on the PlayStation 4. Downtime is expected to last about 4 hours. We apologize for the midday downtime, but we simply cannot wait to share this Game Update with all of our players. Players may notice the following changes: Art Update! ·In preparation for DC Universe Online’s release on PS4, we did a considerable amount of work polishing and adding additional detail to all environments raising the visual fidelity for PC and PS3. ·Pillars of Hades in the Robinson Park area of Gotham City have been altered to better fit the landscape and fiction of the area.·Centennial Park has been updated to show the destruction caused by S.T.A.R. Labs ships crashing into the park. This change was made to better reflect the fiction of the area.·Little Bohemia Queensland Boardwalk floating platforms in Metropolis have been lowered to make them more accessible to Superspeed and Acrobat characters. ·Added additional environment effects in Gotham City and Metropolis.·Fixed environment art bugs throughout the game. Leveling Content Update! ·Players should no longer find themselves without a mission when completing leveling content.·We now guide players to level 30 better, by giving them the most important missions first and then granting missions that are relevant to their Combat Rating.·Missions granted at level 30 are now chained to prevent players from receiving an unreasonable amount of missions at once when they reach level 30.·Reduced the amount of experience required to reach levels 8 through 29. Players within this range may log in and find their level increased. The experience required to reach level 30 remains unchanged.·We did a pass on leveling content NPCs, removing abilities that seemed unfair and updating abilities and visual effects where needed. Weaker enemies in leveling content may now use attacks that are vulnerable to block or interrupt and can be countered. However, weak enemies still cannot inflict counters on you and only have vulnerability to counter mechanics.·The level of enemies in the three final episodes has been reduced.·Updated leveling content with new icons and made an icon consistency pass to improve messaging.·Fixed leveling content bugs. Mainframe Update! ·Henchmen/Back-Up and Sidekicks/Accomplices are now available as soon as you gain access to your Base and Mainframe. ·Cost ReductionoThe cost of gaining access to a Sidekick/Accomplice has been reduced to 5 Marks of Triumph for the initial rank and 20 Marks of Triumph for the final rank. The cost of boosting remains unchanged.oThe cost of gaining access to Henchman/Back-Up has been reduced to 10 Marks of Triumph for the initial rank and 40 Marks of Triumph for the final rank. The cost of boosting remains unchanged. Player Rewards Update! ·Players that defeat a boss or sub-boss will get their own loot that is separate from other players’ loot, meaning players will instantly receive their loot and will no longer roll against other players. This includes items that are not guaranteed to always drop such as Research and Development plans or Utility Belts. Some players may receive these items from a boss, while others might not. It is important to note that items dropped from regular non-boss NPCs are not included in these changes, and will be rolled on by the group as they did previously.·Races now only award experience for Platinum awards.·Research and Development introduction plan items are now level 8.·Marks of Triumph are now awarded for completing the following content:oAlert completion missions for:oALERT: Area 51oALERT: BludhavenoALERT: Gorilla IslandoALERT: HIVEoALERT: Oolong IslandoNo Laughing MatteroThings That Go BOOM oCompleting level 30 Bounty and Wanted missions the first time (from the posters) in Gotham City and Metropolis still award the original item. All subsequent completions -and the mission granted when engaging the bounty- rewards 1 Mark of Triumph and Cash. oBounty and Wanted mission equipment reward level and stats were increased to 30.oCompleting level 3 -30 leveling content Side Missions, including single and multi-stage versions, in Gotham City and Metropolis now award 1 Mark of Triumph. oMain Story leveling content MissionsoCompleting the last mission of an episode now awards a Mark of Triumph and a sample marketplace consumable item in addition to its regular rewards. Exceptions to this are:§Watchtower and Hall of Doom Tours now award a case of 5 Marks of Triumph.§Completing the first mentor mission featuring Superman vs. Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman vs. Circe or Batman vs. the Joker, now awards a case of 5 Marks of Triumph and a sample marketplace consumable item in addition to its regular rewards.§"Religion of Crime" mission line now awards a case of 5 Marks of Triumph and a sample marketplace consumable item in addition to any other rewards.§Completing the final mentor mission awards a case of 10 Mark of Triumph and a sample marketplace consumable item.