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Shamus Plays: Champions Online, Part 10

Shamus Young | 22 Sep 2010 13:00
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Check out that quest reward. A flame "retardent" costume. Awesume!

Now we're getting somewhere! Let's face off against this guy at long last and punish him for all the really trivial bullshit he's nearly inflicted on the city.

A few minutes later I arrive at WCOC studios. It's just on the other side of the toppled building and fifty burning cars.

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Fine. We're at the station. Now... how do I get in? The main entrance? No. The other main entrance? Not that either. Not the garage doors in back. Not the roof. Not the side door.

People asking "How do I get into WCOC" in general chat has become the "Where is Mankrik's Wife?" of Champions Online. The actual door isn't hidden, but it seems to confound people anyway. It's actually beside several larger, more prominent doors.

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After wandering around outside, peering in windows and jiggling doorknobs, I manage to find one that's open. Good thing Foxbat didn't lock this door, because I'm way too polite to bust it down in the process of saving a TV station from... whatever it is that's happening here. I step inside the disused rusty fire door and...

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... find myself on the other side of a slick modern glass door in a swank lobby. Ubuhwhat? Did I do that wrong?

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Hello? Anyone home? I knocked and it was open so...

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