We are the Champions

James Fudge: I'm on the fence about Champions Online, but given the limited scope of the beta test, that's to be expected. I cannot talk about a lot of stuff in the game, but I can focus on one thing that the game does right: travel powers. In City of Heroes, you have to wait until level ten to get a travel power. Now this makes things difficult if you have a particular theme in mind; if you want to create a character like The Flash or The Hulk or Superman, then you have to wait to give them what most folks would be considered a trademark, defining, and basic power. After all, what is a quickster without super speed, or a powerful monster without a super jump or a birdman without flight? A bad experience.

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