Dr. Insano’s flying boots have a few glitches.

The Spoony One | Nov 6 2011 | more notation(s) | 

Dr. Insano’s supervillain career in DC Universe Online begins.

(It’s all based on the Adams Principle of Flight, that states the best way to achieve flight is to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Unfortunately, there is the potential for negative flight in this scenario.)

  • Genevieve Bruneau

    Doctor Insano: Discovering new horizons in SCIENCE!

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelCWells Michael Wells

    How did you do that? I have played the game and never had that glitch. Well I have fallen below the ground but it was like right below it and I just jumped and got right.

    Doctor Insano is mucking with Hypertime in DCUO!

  • http://twitter.com/david_ribeiro David Ribeiro

    That’s the kind of thing I do when testing half-asses maps and collisions on Unity, not something I would like to see on a full developed game.

  • Jeff Faklis

    I hope you review it because I like it a lot!

  • Darkscar

    ooh dr.insano, always inventing new ways to travel

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, Insano was like: “Going through a door is so pedestrian. I, Dr. Insano, shall phase through the universe and then land outside the door. Why? FOR SCIENCE!”

  • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

    As a QA tester myself, I am disappoint.

    • CoHScrapper

      -ed… fixed it for you…

      • jake

        Son, I am dissapoint

        • CoHScrapper

          lol damn it, I missed it. I should have put “ed” in caps: “ED” …botched joke! bad me! bad me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/franman781 Kevin Franzen

    Well i guess this is what you get with F2P. I wouldn’t expect it, but not complain when it happens since it is free…

    • http://twitter.com/MichaelCWells Michael Wells

      DCUO is 14.99 a month

      • Renaissance_nerd

        not anymore its not

        • http://twitter.com/MichaelCWells Michael Wells

          well wtf I just did a 14.99 two weeks ago… this is bullshit *kills something* I am finding Spoony I want to watch the next epic fall (or Fail)

          • http://twitter.com/Chaosdirge William Kripas

            You still get benefits for your subscription, you can go into the vault every day, premium once every 3 days free once a week.  you can trade items and money, you can get items and money in emails… the premium players can only get items , and the free to play players can’t get either. You also have 16 character slots,  Premium only has 6, free only has 2.

            As well subscribers will always get the DLC packs free, anyone else has to buy them.  So you do get benefits well worth the 15 dollar price tag. 

          • Anonymous

            You think YOU’RE pissed, I bought a Lifetime subscription when it first came out.

      • Anonymous

        It went free-to-play recently. As of this post, its on Steam’s front page as a free download. Thought about trying it myself, but didn’t; now I’m all the gladder I avoided it.

      • Lance LeDuc

        only if you pay for it.

  • Jeff Faklis

    And just so you know; you can use “super flight” when you become level 10.

  • Anonymous

    I just started and got glitched in the starting zone, I picked up a vending machine and couldn’t drop/throw it! I couldn’t continue on (couldn’t hit switch to open a door) and couldn’t kill myself either, luckily logging out and back in worked although I had to start from the very beginning again. So yeah this game has some very bad glitches…

    • Randi Parker

      You sure it was a glitch and not you failing to RIGHT click to throw the item at a range?  Left clicking when you got an item lifted just makes you bash with it.

      • Anonymous

        Dude I pressed every key, clicked every mouse button, checked the key bindings, everything! I could not drop that damn vending machine for love or money…

  • Renaissance_nerd

    Welcome to an SOE MMO Spoon

  • http://twitter.com/Wannabecritic Zach Gacula

    You should do a lets play on DC universe.

  • Randi Parker

    So apparently SOE has learned nothing since EQ2, where this fall through
    the world problem still exists on occasion.  They also haven’t fixed
    the game bugging out whenever something forces it to auto minimize
    (instant messengers usually cause such a thing) since beta.  If there is one thing SOE is good at, it’s never fixing anything, or causing 15 problems for each problem fixed.

    Still…this game is oddly fun as you level.  Damn you, SOE.

  • http://twitter.com/Maleficious Richard Von Hendy

    Oh god yes.

    I watched this on blip when you made the twitter post about it.  I could not stop laughing when you fell through the world.  I am reminded a lot of the “Buggy Saints Row Musical” video on YouTube where they showcase several glitches, one where the main character fell through the ground.

    Also, does the PS3 version share servers with the PC version?  If so, I may have to reactivate my account so I can bring back my supervillains: Burnoff, an obvious fire villain, and my tribute to the 90s, GUNSPLOSION!

    • http://twitter.com/MichaelCWells Michael Wells

      I believe they do.

      • Lance LeDuc

        no; they are seperate servers. PS3 and PC.

  • http://twitter.com/MissMiaBrit Mia

    I’m glad I watched this all the way through! Nice how it just decided to fix itself …. I wouldn’t have had the patience to fly all the way back up haha. :P

  • Anonymous

    LMAO, Insano really does understand the Multiverse,
    he just plummeted through Tartarus for 9 days

  • Anonymous

    A FEW glitches? I’ve seen offset, dust filled NES carts that didn’t fuck up that hard.

  • Anonymous

    OH NOES!!! The Glitch Gremlin has moved from AVGN’s consoles to yours. Now he’s going to glitch up all your PS3 and Xbox 360 games without mercy. Hurry Spoony, clean out all your discs before it strikes again!

  • http://twitter.com/Chaosdirge William Kripas

    Hey, if you just let him fall all the way eventually he will just reset if you are lucky. You will fall back onto the city… you will encounter another loading screen before hand but  it will fix itself if you just let him fall all the way… however if you are unlucky like I was You will encounter the Black void of nothingness… My Green Lantern was trapped in the Black void of nothingness… apparently the darkest Night can actually stop a Green Lantern.  

    • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

      He actually does his at the very end of the video, and he seemed pretty surprised as to how the problem ‘resolved’ itself.  It was still a funny glitch, though, one that the QA testers should have caught. 

      • http://twitter.com/Chaosdirge William Kripas

        Yeah I saw that later… for some reason my video stopped after he fell through the second time without showing that and just went to play again. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AW3VX7HGVPJFFLYOQGRTPWDVFQ Joseph

    No; you guys have it all wrong! It’s not a glitch! It’s the world of DC IMPLODING on itself from the sheer, epic, awesomeness that is SCIENCE!!!, whenever Dr. Insano tries to enter its realm!

  • Anonymous

    It’s a shame they didn’t include Burrowing as a method of getting around in DCUO.

  • ORCACommander

    in the cnc renegade days we called this Blue Hell

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3OMZFMANFYPPNKXAHIEGUTYYY Mariofan

    This happend to me in jak II onlt half the hub world was back and an endless black hole untill I died trying to get on your hover board and you scrunch up and then boom glitch was gone….. games are filled with weird Sh!t…

  • Jacob Land

    So Dr Insano is Tom Baker?

    And only Dr Insano could drill through the earth and end up RIGHT back where he started.

  • http://twitter.com/kyriakitriti Alexandria White

    ya know, I didn’t see the sewers where scarecrow is supposed to be.

  • http://twitter.com/Deltalord Timothy Mulvey

    Oh my god Hypertime is still messed up

  • Anonymous

    I’m curious, Spoony… why did you choose the PS3 version rather than the PC? As a roleplaying guy, I would have thought the added ability of a keyboard would be well worth it, so you can inform those around you about SCIENCE!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m curious, Spoony… why did you choose the PS3 version rather than the PC? As a roleplaying guy, I would have thought the added ability of a keyboard would be well worth it, so you can inform those around you about SCIENCE!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m curious, Spoony… why did you choose the PS3 version rather than the PC? As a roleplaying guy, I would have thought the added ability of a keyboard would be well worth it, so you can inform those around you about SCIENCE!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m curious, Spoony… why did you choose the PS3 version rather than the PC? As a roleplaying guy, I would have thought the added ability of a keyboard would be well worth it, so you can inform those around you about SCIENCE!!

  • http://twitter.com/JonSleeper Jon Sleeper

    Well, clearly DUCO’s universe is shaped like a torus.  Fall far enough and eventually you end up in the same place again. :)  I played the PC version for a few months.  I hit max level very, very fast. Even with my chronic altaholism meant I had to try every possible powerset up to level 15 or so.

  • Anonymous

    Your videos have been entertaining lately! Love the Counter Monkies and the branching off of different subjects and games. Please do give us a lets play of you and your friends just playing through an DCOU instance sometime. Some of them are outright hilarious :)

  • Anonymous

    Yeah that game gave me some troubles too glitch-wise. Its a shame because I was enjoying it fairly well compared to other MMO’s I’ve played. At least its F2P now.

    So, with that said… what server are you on, Spoony?

    • Anonymous

      From what I can tell, he’s on PS3PVP

  • Anonymous

    So, why are you a bad guy apparently tasked to go after the Scarecrow?

    • Anonymous

      To steal his Hidden Lair Technology. 

      Insano went clean-through the EARTH, far beyond the suggested sewers, and Scarecrow was nowhere in sight.  Nor were the sewers. 

      Now that’s some good villainous hiding you got there, Dr. Crane! 

  • Anonymous

    Well, Dr. Insano is the first person to travel all the way around the world by going through it at a straight line. 

    My MIND! 

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelCWells Michael Wells

    Ok I am gonna make a Counterpart to Doctor Insano based on Spoony his name.. Spoonyman of course. But what weapon.. One hand weapons, Brawling, Hand Blasts, or Guns…

  • CoHScrapper

    LOL You spawned off the map? That just happened to me while playing CoH (City of Heroes). While I was waiting to for the count down to log out, so I could re-log to fix the issue, I switched over to watch this video… too funny

  • http://twitter.com/TheAwesomeBacon Alex Jordan

    I think you descended past the sewers Doctor.

  • Anonymous

    This… happened to me on Everquest a few times.

  • Anonymous

    Dude, you guys won’t believe where I’ve been!  I feel into the 5th demention and suddenly I was here!

  • http://twitter.com/Belisknar Darren Reid

    Damn glitch gremlin’s. causing all the problems. at least you got a funny video out of it. And Dr. Insano has yet another claim to fame. Accidentally creating phase technology.

  • Daniel Griffin

    So, you’re playing as Doctor Insano. That CANNOT be an original villain concept in that game. I wonder how many people assume that you’re just a cheap copycat!?

  • Tom Badguy

    To go where no insane doctor has gone before…

  • Anonymous

    dr. insano and his portable tardis

  • http://www.youtube.com/thefaustianman Faust

     IT’LL TAKE MOAR THAN THE Pauli exclusion principle TO KEEP DOCTOR INSANO DOWN! (literally)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Ellis/100002419726549 Nathan Ellis

    gentlemen, we’ve reached the singularity, the only way for human consciousness to comprehend extra dimensions is to get DC Universe Online. Only $49.99.

  • http://twitter.com/xMaeRx Ryan Beckmann

    Except, it’s free on the PC. F2000 on the pvp server!

  • Anonymous

    What the…

    “It’s DC Online, it’s got a few glitches.” :D

    I just want to applaud that deadpan delivery.

    • doresh

      Should’ve said “it STILL got a few glitches”.

      Seriously, the game came out almost half a year ago. You’d think they would’ve fixed stuff like this by now.

      • Anonymous

        You can say that again. The approach today seems to be to rush the game out and then fix it with patches afterwards. Some developers even seem to let the fanbase do all the work. I almost never buy a game instantly when it comes out anymore, especially if I want the PC version (or if it’s only a PC game). I just wait the mod community to fix the game.

        I’m still waiting to buy Fallout: New Vegas. That game’s PS3 version had huge, game-crashing bugs at release, and I still don’t know if they are fixed. And now there are awesome mods for the PC version. I still think PC is the best gaming platform, but I opt for the easiness of consoles from time to time, so I don’t know what to do with that game. Oblivion was a great experience when fully modded for example.

        Think something like Gothic 3 for example. That game was almost unplayable at first. You need the latest community patch to enjoy it. The publishers just want their games into shops quickly, so they can start getting the sales.

        The problem is, many times the publishers actually fire the entire developer team as soon as the game is finished. Who then can upgrade and fix it? The fans. Unfair, but that’s how it seems to go these days. We just have to be real careful with our money.

        • doresh

          People who buy a game on day one should really know it better XD

          And it’s not only the PC versions that have these problems. Consoles have become more and more like PCs, especially when it comes to downloadable patches. Now even console developers can artificially increase developement time and get help from some stupid beta testers who actually PAY for the beta test XD

  • http://twitter.com/LazarheaD Lazar Gruev

    5:50 Queen – Bohemian rapsody…

  • Henrik Olsson

    how can a game that has been out for this long still have such a basic glitch on a repeatbal level, what a crap game

    • Anonymous

      Part of the problem is just the fact that adding a metric buttload of folks to the DCUO servers seems to make weird things happen. Like making Dr. Insano show up. I, for one, was totally expecting Dark Lantern Spoony to show up.

  • Anonymous

    I have to ask, during raids do you use the doc insano voice at all?

  • Anonymous

    “I’m drilling through the earth – FOR SCIENCE!” Oh Spoony, you really got me with that line

    I like how you call that a minor glitch. Makes me wonder what you would consider to be a
    major glitch – maybe your console catching fire, or the disk being ejected violently with enough force to embed itself in you skull ^^

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Insano Secret Villain Log #4: Determined Gotham City’s landmass isn’t quite stable. Invent Earthquake Machine with Ex-Flying Boots. Conquer Gotham.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P5SZXC7KUSM4BSWOOMMZ364ZUU Tim

    Isano always wins in the end, but I can’t wait to read about this endeavor in his diary 

  • http://twitter.com/yamina_chan yamina-chan

    With Insano things never go the way they should. This aparently applies as well if you play him as a character in a game *laughs*
    I hope it’ll work from now on tough =)

  • Anonymous

    I had a few problems like this myself on pc version. I’ve been playing for months. Trust me: this is new.

    Oh yeah, I would like to see the videos of Insano doing Bounties =p

  • http://twitter.com/CasWegkamp Cas Wegkamp

    Love the Hitcherhiker’s reference!

  • Humberto Bonilla

    Whenever that happens you can open your map screen and warp to your rally point.. unfortunately that’s a pretty common glitch atm :(

  • http://twitter.com/TommyWishow Adolf Hitler

    I love how it says “Descend to Gotham’s Sewer to Face Scarecrow”. Guess you were following the instructions. 

    • doresh

      Maybe this is all just the result of Scarecrow’s fear gas XD ?

  • jdreyfuss05

    Here’s the real question: Are you interfaced?

  • Anonymous

    So, did you get sent to the Terrain of Testament?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

    I was about to buy the game. For free. NOT ANYMORE!

  • ApatheticOne (the original)

    Still looks more interesting than anything WoW has to offer…

  • http://twitter.com/AlKusanagi Al Kusanagi

    Terminal velocity is a harsh mistress.

  • http://www.vgboxart.com/author/alldreamsfalldown/ Anonymous

    I gots the same TV :D

  • Anonymous

    From online play, to roleplay Skype
    No bug shall escape my sight.
    Let those who play online tonight,
    Let them beware…Insano’s flight!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

      I will remove hearts with science for my Insano Corps Goggles.

  • Maxwell Bruder

    you think thats bad dc universe gave my the ps3’s red screen

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jimmy-TheFish/100000139595167 Jimmy TheFish

    Talk about a piece of shit game

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SDVMMOBIBLU23YAZUNH7LYRJFE Chris F

    Considering they just announced that in the last week their player base has gone up 1000%, the glitches were inevitable. Still a lot of fun to play; better than Age of Conan at least.

  • http://twitter.com/Ghost_Hack Brian jesse

    damn, of course you get it for the ps3. I was all pumped to see the good Doctor romping around. Just started myself… no temporal displacement here, so I’m inclined to believe your theory. SCIENCE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M7X33HG5VCWD2I67PXQO55Y47I Reza

    Could we PLEASE get some more of the FFX-2 review? Or even some other reviews?

    • http://spoonyexperiment.com The Spoony One

      I’m working on it.

    • Anonymous

      Remember, Buddy; aside from the occasional video ad or banner advertisement, we essentially get this entertainment FOR FREE. Now, Doug may be rich enough from his work to faff about all day, but I doubt that’s the case with Spoony. The man probably has a day job just like all the rest of us.

      While I equate Doug Walker on about the same level as a popular, funny comedian you see on TV, I equate Spoony with that funny, wacky friend you enjoy going out and spending the afternoon with. He’s much more personable than Doug, and that’s why I just like him better, both as his work and as a person overall.

  • Anonymous

    DC Universe Online is so much fun.  Yeah it has it’s glitches but still a ton of fun and it is easy to get into. Everyone should give it a try considering it’s free right now.
    I still remember playing the early PS+ Beta and the glitches would cause your PS3 to freeze.  Not sure what changes were made from that period of time.  

  • Anonymous

    So how far down until you reach the sewer? Who buries their sewers beneath time and space anyway?

  • George Ragen

    HA, Dr. Insano is too much science for the server to handle.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

    Brainiac, Metallo, Insano. He’ll fit right into the DC Universe.

    How many geek penises just went erect at the thought of the Dark Knight duking it out with the world’s maddest scientist, the man so insane they put it in his name?

    • Anonymous

      I dunno, I already kind of blew my geek wad watching an elderly batman beat the crap out of Superman in The Dark Knight Returns (NOT a fan of Superman!).  After seeing that, it’s kind of hard for anything else to turn my geek on so verily…I just realized how creepy all this is. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

        Too bad the rest of TDKR was such tripe.

        The thing is I’m tired of Batman being depicted as a barely functional sociopath. To me this reeks of cynical writers who – deep down – hate superheroes, and would rather be writing gruesome noir “Men’s Action” stories from the 40’s, where the men all drink hard liquor without ill effect and the women are all autassassinophiliacs.

        I like the Animated Series Batman, where he’s determined and strong-willed but still very much molded by the tragic events of his childhood, that the pain is still there and he uses that to drive him, instead of those other writers who think its some blind, barely controlled rage that has him teetering over the edge of turning into a serial killer himself.

        Hell, even the Arkham Asylum/City games do it that way. Paul Dini “gets it” in my opinion.

        The recent movies – Batman Begins and The Darkn Knight – completely miss the point. It starts out strong, but by The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne has lost sight of why he does what he does and seems to want to just get on with his life, all of the motivation he had just vanishes and it’s like he’s dragging his heels until his retirement hits.

        • Anonymous

          I kept forgetting that batman was even IN The Dark Knight…or maybe I did that on purpose just to get his stupid, stupid voice out of my head.  It’s crap like that that makes me appreciate The Animated Series.  Batman, Two-Face, Joker, god, even Alfred.  Everything and everyone in that movie made me think “I have to accept it.  I’m getting old.  Time to stick with the stuff I already love and leave the new stuff to the kids.”

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

            I’ll drink to that, man.

            There was very little “good” about Batman in The Dark Knight. The costume was wrong, the voice was wrong, the lighting was wrong, the dialogue was wrong. The movie spent so much time making the Joker look good that Batman is just kind of there, waiting for a bus.

          • Anonymous

            Dear gods…you know how very few people actually understand that?

            Good job.

          • Anonymous

            Depressing (and disturbing) how these new movies are the new “standard” for today’s youth, isn’t it? 

            THIS is the Batman they’re going to have to grow up with?  That’s…this is…I…you know, even growing up with reruns of the campy Adam West series at least built character for me (a good “POW!” will do that!).  And the Tim Burton films added to that character, and of course, The Animated Series solidified that character and sticks with me to this day. But these new Batman movies?

            Ugh.  UGH!  If the film has no character, then it has no character to spread to the audience. It makes them as bland as the product.  These kids are going to go on thinking THIS is Batman.  Mr. Smokes 20-a-day and is as intimidating as the goth kid in an art class.  Just because the movie has some “cool action scenes”, doesn’t mean it’s a good Batman movie…simple fun, sure, whatever floats your boat, but in 2009, someone in one of my college classes said “The Dark Knight is a better action movie than Die Hard”. 

            …my brain still hurts.  Opinions are one thing, opinions are fine, but when you say a statement like that as a *fact* with *nothing* to support it, it just makes you look like a damn fool.  In fact, my immediate reaction was “You’re fresh out of High School, aren’t you?”.  And I was right. 

            See, better Batman gave me character, and the ability to read character…god, went on bit of a rant there, but I have a saying: STUPID HURTS!  And today’s Batman hurts very much indeed!  Ooooh, if anyone needs me, I’ll be in the Angry Dome!  Watching The Animated Series!  I think a little Two-Face will help cheer me up.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

            Oh wow, they preferred The Dark Knight over Die Hard? That guy has got to see a movie.

            Here’s the conclusion I’ve come up with about the Batman. When Frank Miller released The Dark Knight Returns, it did indeed reinvent Batman as a “darker, grittier” character. But that wasn’t the whole story. The truth was he became a jock, an aggressive football kind of jock.

            And that made it “okay” to like him, because he wasn’t a nerd in a costume, he was a beefed up bully in a sports uniform, cheered and encouraged to be as mean as he could be to win one for the team. A generation of nerds who grew up loving Batman (and other heroes) used this opportunity to “come out” about their hobby.

            But we don’t need that Batman. These days it’s not only okay to be proud of our geekiness, we’re almost admired for having the balls to love something so campy, cheesey, and corny as costumed superheroes. Batman can exist in a gothic setting and not have to “jock himself up” to be a good read. He doesn’t need an excuse anymore. He can feel guilty, torn, tragic, and yet still be heroic. He can believe in doing the right thing, and still fight from the shadows. He can face serial killers and maniacs without being one himself.

            And we want those kinds of heroes again.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it’s a glitch- I think you just had to wait for him to get interfaced.

  • http://twitter.com/ichigodarken Stephen McCarley

    if you ever need a group to do things in DCUO on the villain side I know quite a few good leagues that run stuff all the time and even good players you can run with (besides me of course XD)

  • Randy Figueroa

    Wow that’s the craziest glitch I have seen on that game! I play DC Universe all the time and I never experienced anything like that. The worst glitch I had was only being able to fly in one direction and being stuck. Only way to get outta the glitch was to use a power,it was weird,and annoying. Hey Spoony if u ever wanna team up my villain name is Psi Master! Add me! If that ever happens,would be sweet lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alycia-Shedd/100000532232854 Alycia Shedd

      Are you sure that wasn’t just server lag? I used to have that issue in Second Life from time to time–I would start walking in a certain direction and just keep walking because the server didn’t yet recognize that I’d stopped pressing the “walk” button.

      • Randy Figueroa

        Def not server lag lol It used to happen frequently till they fixed it recently,now I can fly any which way i want lol

  • http://twitter.com/Enerccio Peter Vanusanik

    This looks like a crappy placed spawnpoint. At least they do check if you had fallen past some arbitrary point and warp you back to the surface.

  • Anonymous


  • http://cassave.deviantart.com/ Anonymous

    Dr. Insano’s mind-boggling escape from the DC Underverse!

  • http://twitter.com/misturcheef George Vosper

    at least Dr. Insano can fly! Imagine what happened to me when I fell!

  • Anonymous

    Wonder Woman on the too long load screen, but you don’t hear me complaining! 

  • http://twitter.com/iEatWoofers Chris Lested

    The game just repaired itself!!! THEY CAN LEARN!! O_____O

  • Rockmonix

    The exact same thing happened to me, thankfully I had fraps loaded lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PEVNGWMMO7EWER7XJXR57OABKA Adam

    the way i got out of it was i warp to the nearest rally point from the map screen

  • Anonymous

    Apparently Superman was one step ahead and immediately banished Dr. Insano to the Phantom Zone.

  • Anonymous

    That’s happened to me in just about every MMO I’ve played. Warcraft has had occasional problems with it after major patches, especially early on.

    Personally, I like occasional glitches like that. It must shatter the sanity of the character it happens to… one minute everything is normal, and the next he’s falling through the world and realizes that ALL OF REALITY IS A LIE!!! Luckily, Insano doesn’t have any sanity to shatter.

  • Anonymous

    I need to thank you Spoony.
    My character was also trapped like that, since he can fly I stopped falling, thought I had just to report it and switched character asking mods for help. Today I watched this video, it turned out that mods didn’t move my character from below but thanks to you I knew that I just had to wait.

  • http://twitter.com/Lord_Pils Mitchell Pils

    I had this same issue, a fix I found was recalling to the base through the map. Not the least glichey game I’ve ever played I’ll say that.

  • That_Danish_Guy

    “In drilling through the earth, FOR SCIENCE!” -simply awesome

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X67TCVAQ7UP3STL5QGVQAGLHII Brian

    Heh heh…

  • http://twitter.com/misturcheef George Vosper

    Spoony, make a league and invite us to it. It would be a great idea! For reference, i’m Mr Fizzy. darth-fizzy2009 on PSN

  • CoHScrapper

    BEHOLD my new avatar of Reb Brown as…Captain America!
    [CoH (City of Heroes) Street Justice/Shield Scrapper]

  • wiliamsn

    “With my intangibility serum, I will be able to phase through any and all matter! Nothing will be able to stop me! ahahahahaha!”

    *falls through the earth*

    “Damn you, Gravity!!!”

    • Anonymous

      But what if you made yourself intangible to Gravity itself!

      How you may ask? With SCIENCE!

      • Anonymous

        My god, that’s just Insane enough to work! 

        to the SCIENCE-Mobile!  There’s work to be done!  

  • http://UnholyFireDragon.com Unholy Fire Dragon

    This reminds me of the time that I was playing WoW and attempted to hearth into town at one point. I ended-up in the middle of a vast and empty ocean. There was no land anywhere and I was undetectable on the map, so I could only let myself die from fatigue. By then, I was better-off just ghosting to town. :-P

  • http://twitter.com/JertheSmartAlek Alek Ondusko

    Reminds me of the trail effects from Ok Go’s WTF video. I half expected Spoony to start making the stuttery sound from the beginning, FOR SCIENCE!!

  • frogenshtein99

    Be honest people, does anyone actually PLAY the superhero side? No? I guess villain is the new anti-hero.

    • Anonymous

       People who play hero side play City of Heroes, people who play villains play DCUO.  People who play … no, no one plays Champions Online.

      • Anonymous

        “People who play … no, no one plays Champions Online.”

        ..Except for all of the people who play Champions Online.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6V2JL7RMZ7EYWDDWRYC7BPG6KU david r

          Yeah but who counts them?

  • Anonymous

    Same glitch kept happening to me and about 500 other people in WoW once, we kept falling over and over again… at least until Blizzard fixed it XD.

  • http://dragonacesg7.livejournal.com/profile Dragons_Dusk

    wow, that’s one hell of a villain learning curve…
    drop to your death then we’ll talk promotion

  • Anonymous

    I hate to say it Spoony, but that’s what you get for playing one of the WORST MMOs on the current market right now. DCUO is PURE SHIT, at the very bottom of superhero MMOs and near it for ANY MMO.

    Honestly, you should play Champions Online if you want a decent game.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6V2JL7RMZ7EYWDDWRYC7BPG6KU david r

      I like it myself. At least it’s different from WoW clone x and legitimately tries to do something new.

      I’ve been watching all the gameplay videos of ToR and it really just looks like WoW with new bells and whistles and more story emphasis.

      • http://twitter.com/0CoffeeBlack0 Sean Closson

        I have been enjoying it, despite their massive server problems for their free 2 play launch it’s been pretty good. Of course I play it on the PC not the PS3 so there may be some glitches in the console version that aren’t in the PC one. For the most part I like it, I played Champions Online for a while and it was fun, but I didn’t find it nearly as enjoyable as DCUO. The Graphics are better in DCUO, the environments are way bigger and more intricate, and the combat system is much more that of an action game, which is what I really wanted out of a superhero MMO anyway, and considering that it is more action based, it feels less repetitive when you are doing missions that are more grindy missions, CO just feels grindy when you are playing those missions.

        The only thing I can say for sure that Champions Online and City of Heroes have over DCUO is the depth of their character customization options.

    • Anonymous

      I played the game during its P2P run, and I liked it. Good setting, interesting mechanics, almost more of a MMO sandbox game with character progression than a true MMORPG. Haven’t been able to get online since it went F2P, but then I’ve only tried once; I’ve been pretty busy with Uncharted 3 and planning my wedding, so I’ve been a little preoccupied for DCUO. I plan to get into it again soon, though.

  • Nagneto Lives

    WOW. That game is such epic suck! lol. Thanks for the warning Spoonyman!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kim-Smith/100000682553835 Kim Smith

    FOR SIENCE!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Spoony, just started that game myself a couple days ago.  That glitch tends to happen when the server is overpopulated.  The game actually realizes it’s happening when you fall low enough and it will teleport you back to the top, so when it happens just let yourself fall.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Spoony, that glitch tends to happen when the game is overpopulated, which is 24/7 since it just went free.  As you saw at the end there if you just let yourself fall far enough you’ll always pop back up to the top.

  • Anonymous

    i just took a wicked dump.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

      Did it phase through the ground and collapse into singularity at the center of the Earth? No? Then SHUT UP!

  • http://twitter.com/insanitor37 insanitor

    That happened to me in GTA San Andreas once.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ZQU55LVJGIITPS4VZ4IA7XRY6U Moggy

    Well you definitely nailed the “Descend” part of your quest there.

  • http://twitter.com/SpiderByte0 SpiderByte


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y3P2K7ILSPLGMHIT3YRC2IPAFI Matthew

    Perhaps Dr. Insano has entered…THE TERRAIN OF TESTAMENT!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

      You mean like a bottomless pit of nihilism that only appears interesting and detailed on the surface, but immediately falls apart when your try to engage it? Sort of like the actual Warrior comics?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

    Thank ya. I’m glad to know I’m not alone in this view.

  • Aquila

    You gotta open the map screen and select “Warp Rally”. It puts you in the nearest rally point, which usually fixes that glitch.

    But yeah, the game is buggy as hell sometimes. Especially since user numbers have increased by about 1000% after going free to play. So…. yeah.

  • Raziel Raven

    Geez, Spoony, Insano totally Buckaroo Banzai’ed on that thing. Seriously, must have been a nice trip through the Ninth Dimension!

  • ThexDevanxJacobi

    Dude!! what server are you on?

  • ThexDevanxJacobi

    omg i can fight alongside Dr. Insano? THANK YOU SCIENCE!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M7X33HG5VCWD2I67PXQO55Y47I Reza

    Downloaded it off of Steam for my laptop. Would’ve played already, but for some reason it’s taking forever to install and update. Anyway, it’ll be done soon by the look of it; can’t wait to seek out Dr. Insano!

    • Anonymous

      Unless he is also playing on the PC version, I don’t think you will be able to find him since both platforms have different servers. :(

  • http://templeofthehut.blogspot.com The_Hut

    Dr. Insano must be Shadowcat’s cousin.

  • http://twitter.com/Valhawke Kevin Olivier

    Just made a character myself yesterday.  Would love to join you sometime to battle for the forces of evil with you Spoony.  FOR SCIENCE, of course.  :P

    • http://twitter.com/Enerccio Peter Vanusanik

      Me as well, with my villainess.

  • http://twitter.com/FailedSlurpe Mike bonacker

    lol that has never happened to me. 

  • Anonymous

    Ok so, i finally installed the updates after numerous “connection lost” screens. I made my characters (one of which i have to re-make) and when trying to log in, it either stays on a wonder woman screen for like seven hours or it says “log in list 3580″ and it counts down. As a student for game design, this is a big fail. They should account for massive traffic. Battlefield bad COmpany 2 did this too.  UGH get it right people!

    ps: If i have to re-make my guy, can i use the same name or will be be “in use” forever?

    • Anonymous

      Deleting the character will free the name for anyone to use.. but you’ll be fine in most cases.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DUX4VZ34MKRP63ZUCQBCVGR4JM Jason

    The same thing happen to me and my hero American Ace use to be a fighter pilot what happen was that I was entering the safe house and loading screen would not end so I reboot my computer log back in then wham stuck in a big gray place then I go tell my brother I’m in the spaces between spaces, but unlike what happen to you my guy just kept falling until he landed in the safe house.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

    Oh great, now on top of everything else, I have to fight Insano LAND SHARKS!

    I can practically hear the ‘Jaws’ music as he skirts just under the nonexistent ground to shove death lasers up my ass.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

      We’re going to need a bigger science.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

    This just looks like the result of incompetent management. It happens way too often: some producer gets a ‘great idea’ in his head, and will try to push his ill informed idea into the game.

    I can see the conversation now…

    Producer: “Strange, this game isn’t selling well. What if we made it free to play? Yeah, it worked for Valve, so it will work for us.”

    Developer: “Uhhh, this game isn’t nearly as stable or robust as TF2. If we make it free to play, the traffic rate will skyrocket past anything this game was designed to handle. It might even break the skybox.”


    Developer: “No, we did everything we could with the time frame we were given. TF2 took 9 years to develop, and we didn’t have nearly that kind o-(gets cut off)”


    Developer: “Please calm down and listen, what your asking for is much harder than you think.”


    And that’s how the industry works!

  • http://twitter.com/matsugawa Roland M J Ziemke

    I think you may well have given Mike’s Game Glitches a run for its money. 

    Also, you’ve outdorked me: The ripple effect initially made me thin of the Predator, but you one-upped me with the Doctor Who theme. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/JSlayez JSlayes

    I remember one time playing GTA San Andreas where something very similar to that happened to me only when the game teleported me back to the surface i was way out in the middle of the ocean and it took me at least a half hour to swim back to the city

  • http://twitter.com/TheNikus Omnikus Schlotter

    I didn’t know Dr. Insano could fly. Is that canon?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Meyer/100000062682757 Cody Meyer

    Can’t imagine what the controls are like on the PS3. I kind of like the more direct, action-oriented play style, if nothing else.

    Not sure if “side-kick” point of view works, though.

    I wish Champions Online hadn’t gone down-hill like it has.

  • Anonymous

    Obviously, the game is too afraid of Dr Insano to let him stand on solid ground

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X67TCVAQ7UP3STL5QGVQAGLHII Brian

    Oh, yes.  I’m on DC Universe Online now as well.  I have two characters, one male and one female, Blue Magician and Sgt Sparks, both in the PVP world if that makes a difference.  I go by WhiteRoseBrian on the PlayStation Network. 

  • http://twitter.com/jonsquall1 Josh Post

    I heard game has had issues. that’s pretty big though, lol.

  • http://zeldababetriforce.deviantart.com zeldababetriforce

    This same glitch happened to me twice XD There was also one time where I was stuck on a Lex Luthor loading screen for at least twenty minutes. Other than those, I haven’t really had any problems with the game. 

  • Marcus Lundgren

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m unable to play this (or any other) of Spoony’s clips
    since Sunday. When I try to start one up, the screen goes black and a text message says:
    “advertisement playing”.
    Well, it keeps on playing FOREVER!
    What’s wrong? Is it me? I mean my computer? I noticed that others have left comments here
    AFTER it went tits up for me, so I would guess that this problem has only affected me…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y3P2K7ILSPLGMHIT3YRC2IPAFI Matthew


  • http://twitter.com/iolitewraith Leet Shark

    That… is one heck of a glitch. Good thing it warped you back to the street, though. Eventually.

  • http://profiles.google.com/netherwynd netherwynd

    I think Spoony should speak as Doctor Insano any time he plays.

  • http://twitter.com/PhiaMoth PhiaMoth

    Put on Flying boots, not Trans-Dimensional Warp boots next time. I’ve put red laces in the flying boots to help. ~Nurse

  • http://twitter.com/MorleyDev Jason Morley

    Funnily enough this video convinced me to give this game a try, just so I could see if this happened to me xD Kinda sad it didn’t :P

    Only other Superhero MMORPG I’ve played is Champion’s Online, and as far as ftp mmorpgs go for hat I’ve done up to about lv 15 it isn’t that bad xD More fun than certain other games to say the least, but I’m not much a fan of those WoW-style hotkey games anyway…

  • victor terrero

    The way i fixed that problem when it happened to me was by warping to the main villain hq and leaving and then warping back to gotham city

  • http://twitter.com/Racecarlock Racecarlock

    At least in GTA you only fall for like 3 seconds before you spawn back up on the surface. And you really have to work before finding any fall through floor glitches.

  • Anonymous

    oh god that reminds me of the teleporting sleazoid from the mst3k epsiode girl in the gold boots:


  • Tiogshi Laj

    Why has no-one mentioned the Oscillation Overthruster!?! Noah tosses Buck Rogers and Doctor Who at you, and no-one mentions Buckaroo Banzai?

  • http://twitter.com/jesternario Dustin Cochran

    Well I think it’s safe to say that he definitely threw himself at the ground and missed :p

  • Donoven Simpson-Elie

    He was so happy to be back XD
    “I know, but now I’M BACK! Back from the FUTURE!”
    Doc brown would be proud…
    BTW, Dr.Brown vs DR.Insano… cool idea? I think so X)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Benjamin-Colecliffe/100002323677756 Benjamin Colecliffe

    Insano has invented the antiflight equation!

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