Yesterday my wife kindly got me a copy of City of Heroes, a new
MMORPG where players take on the roles of superheroes in a troubled
futuristic city. This is, in fact, the very first MMORPG I've played
since the Ultima Online beta test, and it will be the first one I've
ever paid for.
Character creation in this game is quickly become famous for its
degree of customization. Since it's an online game, it's understandable
to see why you can't upload your own graphics and such. Even so, the
number of choices are astounding. Last night I created my account,
logged in, and created my first character: Dark Affliction, a
magic-based blaster (ranged attack archetype).
So far the game has been good fun, but I don't want to start really
getting into dissecting it because I've only played it for one day.
Tonight I hope to get into some real team action, since I've been going
solo so far (except for when passing heroes generously jump in and help
out). Criminals... eat my justice!