With the exception of the UI, Champs Online far surpasses anything CoH did in it's 5 year run.
I completely disagree. I enjoy ChO a lot, but it certainly doesn't come close to CoX in many respects (the UI being only one of them.)
I'm sorry but 'fetch the mayor's briefcase' and 'go defeat 10 of mob x' are simply not heroic in nature.
Don't get me wrong, I've been enjoying the beta quite a lot, but they have a LOT of work ahead of them if they want to catch up to CoX in anything but button mashing and more travel power choices.
Yes, CoX is dated. But it's better then 'WoW with superpowers instead of magic and even worse character advancement' ala ChO. Again, I think ChO is going to be a solid MMOG, but I wouldn't throw away your CoX account just yet.
I won't speak for Half_Elf, though I'm sure he'll disagree with me. He's an old CoX hater who makes an appearance to bash and scream about the game every time it's a topic here.
Though I will agree with him that CoX PvP is pretty bad. The game's advancement systems are simply to customizable and flexible to balance easily at all. The devs have all but given up trying to do so as the majority of the games player base just end up bitching when something gets nerfed for the sake of PvP. Something Statesman did all the time. (He got some kind of backwards idea that the game should play as he saw fit, not as the players did. Long live Dev Lead Posi!)This comment was edited on May 12, 2009, 17:30.