Stolen Pixels #129: Champions In Line

Stolen Pixels #129: Champions In Line

Is a club still exclusive if it lets everyone in?

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Ah MMOs and Heroes, does it count if I defeated Black Talon with just ONE punch? I really want to get into the exclusive 'exclusive' club!

HA! Where's that club? I have to go mock 'em :)

Of *course* it's a meat-market. What else do you think hyper-sexualized adolescent fantasy characters do in their free time but trade tips on how to lubricate spandex.

Bouncer: NAME?
SuperHero: Red Rocket and I'm holding the city for ransom with a nuclear bomb that I stole from Black Talon after I killed him.
Bouncer: Ok, you can go in.

0_o I mean Christ, what the hell? This guy should be fired.

I agree, as they say your powers aren't super if everyone has them. I don't think Champions does such a great job of making you seem like a hero. As far as I was concerned I was just another faceless agent, a step above the police, with superpowers but I would be replaced within 10 seconds. It was the same as when I first played Age of Conan. You're supposed to be the saviour of the kingdom or something, yet you can see 20 other dudes in banana hammocks doing the exact same thing. It completely killed any sense of achievement I felt in the game because any "special" path I tread already had 4000 different boot prints.

Great job on this weeks comic

That's why I liked CoX better. They give random passersby lines to yell as you go past saying whether they love(Heroes) or fear(Villains) you.

Some of the missions just beg you to land near a group of people just to hear the "thanks".

"Killed Black Talon?" Only superheroes seem to be able to get away with this shit...

Owner: "Look, times are tough. Let superheroes in , but don't let it look like anyone can get in, OK?"
Bouncer: " Who do I keep out? You said to let in anyone who said 'Black Talon' or kissed Poison Ivy."
Owner: " Well, keep out Ribbon the boy hostage..."
Bouncer: "Because he's lame?"
Owner:" No, because he's underage!"

Scarlet Knight:
Owner: "Look, times are tough. Let superheroes in , but don't let it look like anyone can get in, OK?"
Bouncer: " Who do I keep out? You said to let in anyone who said 'Black Talon' or kissed Poison Ivy."
Owner: " Well, keep out Ribbon the boy hostage..."
Bouncer: "Because he's lame?"
Owner:" No, because he's underage!"

lol good joke

nice, simple and funny.
great job.

I only looked at this because I want a badge. Tee hee hee.

Just joking by the way. Please Shamus, don't cry.

If you look really carefully, you can see Concealed Carrie in line.

In the early days of City of Heroes, after the dances and boomboxes were added, players would do impromptu light-switch raves in front of City Hall: set up the boombox, set their biggest, showiest powers on autofire, and dance, creating huge lagstorms right near the center of the more popular newbie zone.

It wasn't long after that that the first iteration of the hero dance club was created and added to the game.

pfloriani:
In the early days of City of Heroes, after the dances and boomboxes were added, players would do impromptu light-switch raves in front of City Hall: set up the boombox, set their biggest, showiest powers on autofire, and dance, creating huge lagstorms right near the center of the more popular newbie zone.

It wasn't long after that that the first iteration of the hero dance club was created and added to the game.

*wipes tear from eye*
Good times, good times.

Chipperz:
HA! Where's that club? I have to go mock 'em :)

The club is in the center of the capital city (or empire city? I don't remember how was it named xD). To the west if I remember properly (I only played the beta and unfortunately don't have the cash to play the game now :(.
You will surely recognise it by a huuuuge line in front of it.

I loved rp-ing (yeah nerdness +2) inside that club ^^ DARN! Everyone was RP-ing in that club. Although I still have werid feeling that half of those people were GM-s :P.

"Red Rubber..." Yep, I am so gonna remember that if and when I get on Champions.

samsonguy920:
"Red Rubber..." Yep, I am so gonna remember that if and when I get on Champions.

I don't think I'm ever going to get on Champions online - I've heard nothing but complaints about it and gripes of it's general feel making it seem like every other MMO ever made in one.

One of my favourite MMO's and my favourite comic.. thing.. Mixed together :D What could be better?

Aurora219:

samsonguy920:
"Red Rubber..." Yep, I am so gonna remember that if and when I get on Champions.

I don't think I'm ever going to get on Champions online - I've heard nothing but complaints about it and gripes of it's general feel making it seem like every other MMO ever made in one.

Bah, don't listen to them whinning b*tards (not you).

Why do all the good games cost extra to play?
OT: Ya, it does get a little old when you're the chosen one, along with everyone else in the outpost.

I want to know why there was never a hero dance club in the comics. I for one would love to see the Justice League strut their funky stuff.

The Great JT:
"Killed Black Talon?" Only superheroes seem to be able to get away with this shit...

I know right. He just HAD to be Black right!

Racist super heroes I swear...

Funny comic, though the explanation given isn't how the game actually works. Only you see the npcs run up and thank you for your various exploits. Tested this several times last night.

RudeMorgue:
Funny comic, though the explanation given isn't how the game actually works. Only you see the npcs run up and thank you for your various exploits. Tested this several times last night.

So does that make the super "Heroes" all insane who only do what the invisible people tell them to do ?

I killed black talon! And all the important people applauded me afterward and gave me a key to the City! Defender thinks I'm leet too.

Meat market, nice. their power is being super sluts... and saving the city from black talon.

 

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