Monday, August 17, 2009

Played Lately: Champions Online

  • I'm so excited about finally getting to play Champions Online. I don't do this often, but I've decided to chronicle my play time with a few screenshots. Here's how day one went for me:

  • I came home to find that Fileplanet's Download Manager had finally unlocked the CO installer. I had clicked the button to check it dozens of times before I left for work in the hope I could start installing while I was away. Turns out it didn't matter too much because the damn thing wasn't running.

  • I ran to the CO forums to see what was the matter. It turns out the installer was completely borked. Hmm. I thought about trying to download the new installer while still working on the old. Eventually the old one stopped fighting me which is good since I was still two hours away from a new download from Fileplanet.

  • Here's where I sat and watch the game try to patch. This image is my latest attempt. I've run it a few times thinking it's lack of download speed was due to software failure. Turns out Cryptic's patch hardware wasn't ready for people to actually play the game. That screenshot was taken at 0.7% progress. In the half hour it has taken to write this I'm up to 0.9%. At this rate, I'll probably be able to play the actual game by 6 o'clock AM on August 28! Can't wait to see you all in game!

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  1. It was a frustrating day indeed, but I do believe the problems have been solved.

  2. @ Jayedub - As a matter of fact, I was able to log in completely this morning. Maybe, just maybe, I'll get to play tonight. Woo hoo?

  3. I'm not willing to pre-order the game or sub to file planet just to try it out. I guess I'll have to wait on the free trial. Be interested in your take on it.

  4. @ Yeebo - On your behalf, I will keep reporting about CO. This is a game that I really, really want to like. I'm hoping Cryptic doesn't let me down too bad.