Thats City of Heroes/Villains (CoX) lol.
And I'm sorry that you feel that way Half Elf, though I am boggled you are trying to doom a company to failure simply because I4 made it easy(er) to farm/power level. The game cannot have a 'very short lifespan' as it hit the 5th anniversary last week.
That and it's not like farming or powerleveling is anything NEW. It is easier with I14 to be sure, but the previous system (of using newspaper/radio band missions to get 'kill named' missions and rushing to the end, avoiding all the mobs, to kill the name boss, rinse repeat. Worked pretty damn well as well. Before that it was teaming with high level players without SKing. Before that it was farm AVs (Arch-Villains for those of you who don't play COX. Remember the Christmas snowmen? I gained several levels every time they came around, and you ALWAYS kept your eyes open for special AV's to appear in various zones. Not only where they a blast, but great.. great xp. Unfortunately they nerfed giant AV's so now nobody goes after the Kraken, or the Clockwork King, or Lusca in IP. Hell since Inventions hardly nobody even does Hami anymore (IO's are simply better for the most part.) And before even THAT, the power-leveling system was getting your Fire/Fire Tanker buddy to team and mass pull mobs in various zones. 40+ enemies at a time = huge xp.
So farming/power leveling in CoX is a long tradition that the devs have stopped or nerfed (I miss giant AV fights so much,) over and over and over. I14 and MEOW missions are no different.
Besides, I14 is a blast, a few sour apples (MEOW missions,) shouldn't spoil the whole bunch. There are some astoundingly well made and fun player-made story-arcs made since I14. With new tools coming in with I15 (which should be on the test server by the end of the month,) it will be easier to report and have these farming missions removed.
ChO (Champions Online, some use simply CO,) is a solid game, but in ways very similar from CoX, in other ways vastly different. I find it very fun but it certainly doesn't replace CoX for me. In fact I'm playing more of CoH/V now then ever before.
You are lucky though, the testing hours have expanded greatly, the previous few hours twice a week was killing me. :p That and the city is being tested for the first time today!
This comment was edited on May 6, 2009, 10:37.