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Champions Online Interview

Champions Online's Bill Roper talks retcons, powers and more on Massively is an interview about Champions Online, and Cryptic's plans to tweak their superhero MMORPG going forward. They discuss solo combat, the extensive changes to the economy they haven't yet pushed out to the live servers, blood moon and other content updates, retcons, and more.

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8. Re: Champions Online Interview Sep 21, 2009, 22:23 Fion
 
It's funny, because they did a lot of things that I wish they'd done for CoH/CoV...but seeing them in practice, they just didn't feel right.


That is exactly what my point has been when anyone asks me about my experience with the game. That Cryptic took a lot of the things that CoX players had been asking for and added them to CO but in their eagerness to one up CoX by adding all these things, they forgot what made CoX a good MMOG in the first place.

Oh and for the record, CoX Issue 16 is out with the ability to modify the colors of your powers and it is on the whole 100 times as complex and interesting as the color slide rgb tinting that subtly changes power colors in CO, so yet another reason to forget about CO and resub to CoX

Personally I'm not trying to discredit Cryptic and I honestly wish the developers the best of luck. But I really think that Roper and Emmert really screwed the pooch on the games design by obviously saying 'lets beat CoX at their game' and failing on ever single level and since they never really had a clear idea of what they wanted their game to be beyond that point, it has turned out to be half the MMOG it really should have been.

Instead of trying to outdo CoX by doing half-assed implementations of systems they knew CoX players wanted, they should have focused on making a worthy MMOG for the Champions System with a deep and engrossing world. In the end in my opinion the game is a miserable failure that is fun for about a week.

Hopefully the team working on STO has a core vision for the game and the drive and enthusiasm to make a unique game out of a great license. But we shall see.

This comment was edited on Sep 21, 2009, 22:35.
 
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