“Millennium City Blues” or “Blood Moon Benefits”
MMORPG has a nice article up about the 5 additions Champions Online needs right now to be a great game.
Top of the list is zone-wide events. Now I have been quite critical of the Blood Moon event and how underwhelming it was. However, I have to agree with this article in that Blood Moon brought together the Millennium City zone community like nothing else. Prior to Blood Moon, the zone chat was filled with the infrequent announcements about a public mission getting underway or someone asking for help with a mission/instance.
Blood Moon kicked the chat in Millennium City into high gear. Players would call out gate openings and boss spawns over zone, several heroes would converge on the location to defeat the forces of evil.
I still stand by my assessment of Blood Moon. But I have to admit, the event did bring together the community like never before. Amidst all the criticism and rage over the lack of content and variety, at least Cryptic managed to