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I'm sure some of you already know this, or suspected it with the rash of MMOs switching from subscription to free-play, but Champions Online the successor to City of Heroes/Villains is going to be free (to play not to buy ) as of 1st Quarter 2011. Woo


That settles it for me, my characters will be taking to the skies once more to blast villains to kingdom come with my snazzily designed heroes.

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The same happened with the "Lord of the Rings" MMO some time ago... But if we are to be honest, I dont care about that game, and I have never heard of this one...

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Then you're missing out my friend, I'm not a fan of paying subscriptions- I'll play an MMO for a couple of months and then cancel my subscription because I don't fancy paying a tenner for a game I don't play for at least an hr or 2 a day....but now it's free!

And there aren't American/European/Asian servers- it's all one game so the entire of Heresy can all play together (well it's a bit more complex than that, but not much)!
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does that mean we could see super jez wearing purple tights?????????
i have to have a look at this, and see if its my cup of tea or not.
any links going?

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Might have to search up some information upon this game... Sounds interesting...

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http://www.champions-online.com/frontpage

I made an Ironman-esque Character as my main and a Warrior Angel as my alt- you can choose one of the 'Archetypes' (and there are loads of them) or just completely make a character from the ground up, any combination of power types. Want a magic character who also hard as nails and swings a giant mace? You can do that.

Want a midget who can throw a truck and shoot lasers from his eyes? Make 20 of 'em!

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This is my character's standard suit- you can create a number of costumes for each of your characters to switch into at any time, I've also made a civilian look (cargo shorts and shirt with jet boots and repulsor gloves to explain how he can still fire lasers and fly) and a big ass dark coloured version, warmachine like.

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So it's basically becoming Superhero Guild Wars?

I support this product and/or service!

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This has certainly piqued my interest. I've never been a fan of subscription based MMO's; but a free one? Count me in .

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Oh I forgot to mention, you can play arena PvP matches as per usual but you can also play zombie matches- basically one person starts off as a zombie hero with a load of NPCs as back up, each hero who is killed comes back as a zombie until every hero dies. Very fun, nothing like a handful of heroes left stood back to back blasting away at a huge zombie horde
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Oh I forgot to mention, you can play arena PvP matches as per usual but you can also play zombie matches- basically one person starts off as a zombie hero with a load of NPCs as back up, each hero who is killed comes back as a zombie until every hero dies. Very fun, nothing like a handful of heroes left stood back to back blasting away at a huge zombie horde
You've won me over with that post .

Anything to do with zombies as a game mode is fucking epic in my books.

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