The issue of new content for this game comes up frequently, but most players are probably aware by now that the Champions Online developers currently have limited resources, and aren't really in a position to create all-new zones or mobs of new characters. The new Qliphothic Warzone just announced is an example of the devs trying to add new content by adapting existing material. In looking forward to potential future projects along similar lines, I would like to bring up something that's already part of the official background of the setting, which could be expanded on in Champions Online with little to no original creations.
As described in their respective chapters in the PnP source book, Champions Beyond
, the Qularr and Gadroon are currently at war, although no human on Champions Earth is yet aware of it. The Terrestrial theater of this war is at the moment in a "cold" state, with both sides gathering intelligence and monitoring each other. What if that were suddenly to heat up?
The Gadroon could attack the Qularr base on Monster Island; the Qularr could retaliate against the Gadroon in northern Canada (or vice versa). Both alien civilizations ultimately plan to conquer Earth for their own purposes, so the attacks could spill into other areas of those zones as each side tries to seize territory. Any of the other factions in either zone could be drawn into the conflict, to defend themselves, to help defend Earth from the aliens, or allying themselves with one or another of the invaders.
The climax of the conflict could be the meeting of the Qularr and Gadroon armies and fleets... at Millennium City. (Convenient, I know, but comic books are full of such improbable "coincidences.")
PC heroes may be called in to help defend "good guy" forces at any of these locations. The action can be staged using existing zones and factions, but in combinations never seen in the game before. And as revealed in Champions Beyond
, there's an even bigger player behind this war with plans of its own, which could be hinted at or revealed as part of missions or in the aftermath, as desired.
How does the community feel about this? Is it something you'd be interested in? If so, how would you suggest it play out?