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  • OMG1 Hell must have frozen over...actual NEW content for Champions Online (supposedly at a faster pace then once per calendar year? What happened did someone put the proposal on Neverwinter or Star Trek Online letterhead; and the suits with the purse strings didn't realize what game they approved expenditures for until it…
  • It'll never happen to CO as they'd actually have to assign programmers to work on the engine version the CO is running on, and I don't think they've done that in the last 5 or so years. ;) They reserve programming time for the games they care about that make them money; not a game they have to keep running because taht's…
  • Holy crap! Did H*ll freeze over?! Or naybe it's just been about a year. <-- I say this because it looks like a new zone and new actually playable mission content (that's more then just another one off repeatable Alert) is actually being added to Champions Online. Whomever snuck in the 'approval for dev time' form (and…
  • I think you can see for yourself (based on the frequency and type of updates CO receives) just how 'committed' Cryptic/PWE are to CO many people on this thread have provided concrete post from Cryptic personnel as to why CO is getting what it gets; but you either don't want to believe it - or think that they should just…
  • So, he's now looking more like The Punisher (from Marvel)? Ugh. Batman NEEDS his cape.
  • It's probably because the two Devs remaining on CO are overworked as it is. (I'm assuming at least two because Cryptic keeps referring to the 'CO Dev Team'; but I wouldn't be surprised if they cut it to a 'team' of one.
  • Wait! It's a Bollywood film, the robot was in the Mercedes with a beautiful woman and the scene DIDN'T go into a song and dance number??!! I feel gipped:eek::tongue::wink::biggrin:
  • IMO - The issue with that is - for anyone looking at the 'progress' of CO from the outside - it looks (when compared to ALL the other PWE MMOs on the ARC pages) like Champions Online hasn't been updated in a LOOONG time - and the result: many might say: "Why bother with such a dead game..." Yes, it does take time, but it…
  • I think it's nice to be doing interviews and publicizing CO, but come on: Seriously? How could anyone involved with CO state the bolded portion with a straight face? The last real mission addition prior to Steel Crusade was in July of 2013 with the 'Fatal Error/Cybermind" missions; and in the space of the last year some…
  • Did you try right clicking on the CO icon and selecting "Run as Administrator"? Also, do you have any virus or firewall programs that you might need to re-enable access for the CO launcher to run? Whenever it updates, its digital signature changes, and Firewalls and/or Virus software may re-block the updated file as a…
  • Gotta love powers inspired by older Giant Robot anime, eh (link)
  • The recent remake of the 'Space Battleship Yamato' (the original was done in 1973; the recent remake - with a very well done retelling and updating, done in HD and completed in 2013): Space Battleship Yamato 2199
  • At least it's something new that isn't a re-hashed/re-skinned Alert. It's something new content wise; and it's better then the 'nothing' CO has received for the past year or so. ^^^^ I'll take that over a "We plan to sunset Champions Online on <insert date here>..." announcement any day. If it's something you don't see any…
  • Um, WTF?! Actual new mission/story content that ISN'T a re-skinned Alert? :eek: Someone at Cryptic must have mistakenly signed the wrong authorization request and thought he was approving new content for STO or NeverWinter or something. I mean it's been what, over A YEAR since CO saw an actual new mission line. :eek:…
  • So, instead of adding their Foundry to CO o players could make their own adventures for others to experience IN GAME; Cryptic would rather promote a KS of a separate company wanting to add the CO milieu to their storytelling software? Classic. So, if the KS stretch goal is reached and Cryptic/PWE receive the licensing…
  • If you're running under Windows 7 or Windows 8; try right-clicking the icon and select 'run as administrator'. ^^^ If that doesn't work, you might have a RAM issue (IE a bad RAM module - especially since you stated that it was working a few days ago, you've tried a complete re-install.)
  • Trust me, the old site used the same cookies (as do most sites) - why are they telling you about this when you first visit the new site? It's now a law that web sites have to inform you that they use cookies when you first visit. (I don't want to be forced to use ARC either; but as for the site, iit uses the same cookies…
  • Well, there you have it: Cryptic North is now working on CO. Looks like they weren't at all brought in to create new content - but to help with a major bug pass and 'polish' (much like was reported by many gaming sites.) I do think bug focus is good (and always needed); but when you combine this with this one from…
  • If y9ou look at Zone chat or official forums to gauge ANY existing MMO - I have suggestion: The MMO game type just isn't for you. ^^^ that's not meant as a swipe, per se; just a fact. ANY MMO forums (even the 800 lbs. - more successful then any other MMO to date subscription player number wise - WoW forums and zone chat…
  • The following seems appropriate here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1Nd6LU4ImQ
  • ^^^ Yep CoH's following was SO LARGE and profitable that NCSoft has kept CoX running to this day...oh, wait. In all seriousness it doesn't seem anu superhero MMO has really hit the 'big time' as it were - CoX bled enough subs that NCSoft (who doesn't have a lot of F2P games even in Korea, their main source of income…
  • Well, they do pretty much state what they're doing (back when the article posted at least on 6/6/13): So it does seem at least at one point CO was at the top of their 'to do' list. How long that will be the case is anyone's guess.
  • I guess it depends on your build, or AT if you're Silver - but I was able to solo Cyberlord (and his summoned adds) on my Lvl 40 freeform on Elite no less. Had one faceplant, but got him on the second go. YMMV.
  • Um, jack bought out Cryptic from NCSoft, and took the Devs that he wanted with him. If anyone was 'fired' it was Positron' (when he was removed and replaced by Melissa Blanco as CoX EP back in the day.) He was IN CHARGE of making Going Rogue - and if you recall, not only was it released MONTHS behind schedule (which I'm…
  • I'd rather they support, fix, and expand the one they've got. Thanks.
  • Considering that, of all 3 Cryptic MMOs, CO sees the LEAST amount of updates; sure (although again, I don't think they can scale back on any updates further then they have with CO to date - other than just sunsetting CO itself.) And yes, I know about 'Cryptic North' -- but honestly, I've yet to see what influence they've…
  • ^^^ That has to be one of the best, most apt analogies of the situation regarding Cryptic and CO I've seen to date. (Wish that wasn't the case.)
  • What theory? Yes WoW is loosing subs, but it still has the largest subscription playerbase (by orders of magnitude) over any other MMO. Yet, if you read player comments on its official forums, it's the same old stuff: "New content taking forever is killing the game." "10 years and all these <insert bug list here> still…
  • Actually, if I'm not mistaken; while Cryptic studios HQ is in CA; the actual game servers for all Cryptic MMOs are in a datacenter in Boston, MA. (One time they were having their own IP connectivity issues, and could push a build to the servers as a result.)
  • Got a source for this claim (not judging one way or the other as to it's validity; but would love to see the basis of this info.)
  • It does if you only have a small team of Devs at your disposal. They're doing the best they can withn the resources PWE/Cryptic have alloted them for CO continuing development.
  • 1) I do think the CO Dev team is a bunch of hard working folks, doing their best to keep CO going with the Dev and financial resources budgeted to them by PWE/Cryptic. 2) I still think this MMO has a lot of untapped potential that may or may not be able to be somewhat realized based on PWE and Cryptic resource allocation -…
  • 1) Dstahl would probably not answer such a question as it doesn't relate to STO (and look at any STO "Ask Cryptic" Thread when they ask for questions. They get a ton of them and pick and chose the ones that get answers.) 2) Even if he did answer it, I have a feelingt the answer would be: "I'm the Executive Producer for…
  • I liked the new mission, and also that a new map and enviroment layout was actually made for it. It was fun; and (IMO) we need MORE stuff like this on a regular basis that will also STAY available and not disappear once this event ends. (And yes, I've read that they want to rotate events, but they said that's a goal - and…
  • Well, if you read the article the U.S. based portion of Atari is doing this to seperate itself from its failing French-based parent company. The U.S. branch was actually still making a small profit of $4 million a year. Gotta love corporate maneuvering, eh?
  • Sounds interesting - it really, honestly does. I just wish you guys had thought of a way of keeping a permanent version of this stuff on the main server after the 'event' dates are over. Thanks, to the Dev team in doing what they can though, it's always nice to have some brand new mission content in the game.
  • Umm - that wasn't from the CO EP of Cryptic - that was from the second part of the article where they where talking a guy from Missing Worlds Media and the CoX "Phoenix Project"
  • My thoughts on the Q&A in the Massively article: http://co-forum.perfectworld.com/showpost.php?p=2842291&postcount=26
  • Unfortunately, the Champions Executive Producer has to work with the resources (Dev team, budget, etc.) he's given by PWE/Cryptic upper management. For whatever reason, it appears that upper management doesmn't seem to be giving the EP a lot of these resources; and HASN'T for some time. Yes, I sure there's A LOT he'd like…
  • As happy as I am to see new mission content introduced; I HAVE to wonder why most of the new stuff (like the Nighthawk missions lat year) is temporary/transitory. Why can't the CO Devs make a 'permanent' version of something that ADDS to the variety of mission content to the game instead of always designing 'limited time'…
  • OMG! Possible new mission content incoming. About time. (Guess CO's two Devs are back from vacation. ;))
  • Now, if only he had some actual Champions Dev team info regarding future development and/or content plans for Champions Online...
  • Um, you do realize you can earn Questionite in game, and buy Zen off the Questionite exchange with it - and in that way, earn enough Zen to purchase a vehicle you want from the C-Store, right? I'd say that equals one wau tp earn a vihicle using 'in game' means.
  • Except, the full game is now free to play. It's not like some other F2P game (going F2P next week) that charges you for UI elements like action bars; or to sprint; or so you can even wear/use the high end drops you got. CO blocks nothing mission content wise at all; doesn't block leveling progress behind a pay gate, etc.…
  • Funny thing though - When Tabula Rasa got shut down by NCSoft, and the fdormer palyers subscriptions were transferred to CoX; I remember CoX players stating uit was probably a good thing for their game in the long run. The point: I think some CoX players are a little over sensetive (and BTW, I was one of the group of the…
  • As someone who completely missed this as - the weekend day I was finally able to make some time for it, was the day it 'broke' - I think it's a TERRIBLE decision to in effect abandon it and bring back the old and tired 'Bloodmoon' event in it's place. IMO - it's development decisions like these that will lead to the…
  • To be fair though - With regard to SWToR; EA/BioWare hasn't really kept up with any of their announced post launch content timeline announcements beyond the first content patch (which was ready at SWToR launch, but held back); which is one of the many reasons SWToR has been bleeding subs massively from day one (and I too…