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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  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.

  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.

  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.