Just caught this kind of depressing article on Massively Overpowered about Champions Online’s birthday yesterday. It was kind of sad to see the state of that game in such a place where they didn’t have an event for it on its own birthday and the mention of a possible event was a response to a thread.
Champions Online just had their 6th birthday on September 1st. Can you believe that? Six years going! That’s a great feat for a game that’s basically running on life-support for patches and content. CO was never been a strong contender to games like City of Heroes, from what I keep hearing, but it still holds a place on my gaming vacation lists.
Of all the games I’ve played, I don’t think I’ve ever took as many screenshots as I have in CO. Many times I have to stop and think, maybe I should take a screenshot of this view, or of a scene, but never had I thought twice in Champions. That game allowed for so many character ideas that my screenshot button would be wore out after every play session. I’ve taken hundreds of screenshots of people's awesome, unique, different, or bizarre characters. I even taken pictures of some of the well known characters people try and remake in this game, between all the Wolverines, Superman and Hulks (not to mention hundreds of other famous characters in other settings.)
So, to Champions Online, I wish you a late Happy Birthday, and here's to another 6 years of staying strong because there are those who actually do like you, myself included.