Tuesday, February 9, 2010

News Filter: Champions Online Expands With Revelation

  • According to the Champions Online website, Cryptic has announced its first expansion/patch/update/thingy. Called Revelation, it will include the previously mentioned Vibora Bay zone. And most interesting of all? The price for the expansion is zero.

  • Bill Roper states in today's State of the Game post that winning the trust of the community is their number one priorty and I think releasing this content free of charge is a big step in the right direction. Cryptic has a lot of good will to make up. But now that Star Trek Online has shipped, they have a chance to avoid the distraction of that launch and realize they have a second game to support.

  • Their plans for improving the community are pretty deep. I'm no Tweety, so I can't say for sure if these are the best steps to take. But any steps at this point are a good start. If anything, though, this might have been enough to remind me why I wanted a lifetime subscription to the game in the first place.


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3 comments:

  1. They've been say all the right things for a change. Now though, I'm waiting to see how well they deliver.

    So far, I've noticed a marked increase in dev posts on the forums. I'm looking forward to seeing how many of these bullet points they've completed at the end of February.

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  2. To me, this is really making it look as if it's a good time to get back into CO. It's good to see a company that can learn from its mistakes and move on its feet. I think waiting a year for the game to settle down may have been the best decision for me long term.

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  3. @ Blue Kae - Delivering on their promises will be key. They have bought a little goodwill at the very least. Or more rope to hang themselves with.

    @ Yeebo - There is no right answer for when to get into a game. I think Van Hemlock is right with his three month rule. The excitement of launch is great, but waiting so you don't have to play a busted game can save a lot of heartache.

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