Apparently, my phrasing in last week's poll was unclear, so let me make myself totally clear right now: Starting this week and with every subsequent week, A Mild-Mannered Reporter
will be focusing on the whole
genre of superheroic MMOs. Last week's poll was meant to be a place to start
, not a place to end up. With that in mind, it's time to jump into Champions Online
, a game that I haven't played since it was in beta... which was enough to convince me to cancel my pre-order after months of being excited.
Let me step back. It's not that the game was terribly bad back then; it's that I could tell the designers loved active combat, and as it turns out my computer at the time could run the game in only the most cursory sense of the word. Trying to take part in semi-active combat when every action has about a half-second of delay attached is not what I'd call fun or smart.
But that was ages ago, so it's time to give it the old college try once again. I loaded it up on Steam and got started anew, and after some frustration with login verifications and getting the subscription working, I filled in a month of subscription time and went to make my first character.