A Tough Lesson


Talk to Professor Hoffman, then Lt. MacReady

Officer Parks

Things are getting out of control, and I can tell you need to learn all about combat, Red Tomax. first, I want you to learn about how tough things can be by talking to Professor Hoffman in front of the deactivated robots right in front of me. Then talk to Lt. MacReady for your combat lesson, then I want you to come back and talk to me.

Professor Hoffman is standing right over there.

Part 1: Talk to Professor Hoffman
Delivery @ Outbreak
Professor Hoffman

Here we have some deactivated robots. If you left click on them you can target them. This is how you determine wheich enemy you are attacking.

You can also Consider (or 'con') your target and note the level difference to your character by the colour of the name. White names mean they are the same level as yourself, Yellow names mean they are one level stronger than you. Blue names mean they are one level weaker than you. There are other colour for even stronger or weaker enemies.

There are also three different types of enemies at each level, these are Minions, Lieutenants, and Bosses. Minions are the weakest and you should be able to defeat these easily. Lieutenants are stronger, and have more attacks and can take more damage. Finally Bosses are the strongest, and even if a Boss 'cons' green to you, you are in for a tough fight.

Now go see Lt. MacReady and learn about how to deal with your foes.

Part 2: Talk to Lt. MacReady
Delivery @ Outbreak
Lt. MacReady

So, you're Red Tomax, eh? I've been told you need to learn a thing or two about combat. First off, you need to target the enemy you want to attack by clicking on them with your left mouse button, or use the Tab key to cycle targeted enemies.

Once you have your enemy targeted you can attack them by simply clicking the power in your power tray, or hit the appropriate Number Key.

After you use a power it takes time to recharge. The icon will go small, and grow larger until it returns to its original size. Once the icon is normal sized, the power can be used again.

You can take some practice shots at any of these deactivated drones, to get used to your powers. When you are done, go see Officer Parks for an assignment.

Part 3: Talk to Officer Parks
Delivery @ Outbreak
Officer Parks

Ok, so Professor Hoffman told you how to 'consider' targets by the colours, and Lt. MacReady showed you how to use your powers in combat by targeting something and clicking the power. Sounds to me like you are reay for a task. There's a riot going on and we need all the heroes who can help to lend a hand. I want you to take down 2 contaminated thugs in the Hot Zone to the Southeast, behind the fences.

Part 4: Defeat two thugs in the Southwest (Defeat 2 Contaminated)
Defeat X @ Outbreak Contaminated

Mission Complete: Return to Officer Parks for further instructions.

Officer Parks

Great job, Red Tomax, you did pretty well back there. Let me explain more about combat. Most attacks deal damage, and the damage you can take is represented by Hit Points. You can see how many Hit Points you have left by looking at your Hit Points Bar.

If you end up with 0 Hit Points, you will have the option of teleporting to the Hospital.

Below the HP Bar is your Endurance Bar. Powers use up endurance when they are activated. When the Endurance Bar is empty, you'll need to wait before you can attack again.

You should go see Sergeant Hicks now, Red Tomax. There's nothing more you can do for me.

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