Champions Online: UNITY Basics

It’s been a long, hard fought struggle for your mighty superhero in Champions Online. You’ve fought minions of villainous groups like Viper an

It’s been a long, hard fought struggle for your mighty
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You’ve fought minions of villainous groups like
Viper and ARGENT, evil supervillains, ferocious beastmen, and even
alien invaders. Your hero has finally hit the big 4-0. No, not the age,
but the level! Now that you’ve hit the level cap, what do you
do from here? Well, the good news is that there’s still much
work to do and evil to battle. Since your hero is now level 40, they
are eligible to join UNITY, the superhero team of the United Nations,
which works to combat evil around the globe. Our purpose here today is
to go over the basics of UNITY and to get your hero smiting some bad
guys while earning rewards for doing so. Even though, as a hero, we
don’t fight evil for rewards. That being said, shiny new
upgrades and costume pieces are pretty nice.



Once your hero hits level 40, you’ll receive an email from
Dr. White stating:


Greetings <your
hero>,



I have been watching your progress with interest for some time now. You
have overcome many obstacles and triumphed over many foes, and this
struggle has only made you stronger. I believe you possess the
necessary strength and character to be a valuable member of the UNITY
team.



If you wish to learn more, please open the documents attached to this
email.

Sincerely,

Dr. White





With the email, there will be a keycard attached. To get the keycard,
you have to be standing next to a mailbox. This keycard will allow you
access to the UNITY headquarters. The headquarters is found in the
Renaissance Center in Millennium City. It is in the ACI building, which
is the building that the tailor is standing in front of. When you go to
the door, you’ll be able to enter either the ACI part or the
UNITY headquarters.


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Once inside the headquarters, you’ll find Dr. White, who will
inform you of the UNITY basics, of which there are a few, and inquire
if you wish to join UNITY. Since you’re not a knucklehead, I
assume that you’ll join. Once you join, you’ll have
the opportunity to undertake UNITY missions; the completion of such
missions will reward you with UNITY merits and UNITY intelligence.



Missions

You can access the UNITY database to take up to five daily missions.
These missions will span the globe, which means that you’ll
usually end up traveling to almost every
zone in the game to fulfill
them. They recommend a team of 1 to 5 heroes to complete a mission, but
they are completely able to be soloed. Each mission gives one UNITY
merit and one UNITY intelligence. Sometimes, you’ll be
rewarded with some additional points. Once you have completed these
five “hotspot” missions, you’ll be able
to take a special assignment. To get the special assignment, you have
to get the mission at the UNITY headquarters. The hotspot missions can
be accessed from your crime computer. Completing the special assignment
will net your hero an additional three UNITY merits and one UNITY
intelligence. On the average, you will be able to do all the missions
at around two hours. On an average day, you will get from eight to ten
UNITY merits and six UNITY intelligence. Each mission is their own
instance, so you don’t have to worry about somebody else
coming along and mucking up your mission.



To aid your travel time, there is a teleporter in the UNITY
headquarters that will take you to any of the other four zones
(Southwest Desert, Canadian Wilderness, Monster Island, and Lemuria).
You cannot teleport to Millennium City as that you’re already
there, and they tell you that it’s too draining to teleport
anyone locally.



On a side note, keep an eye out for Qliphothic energy during the
missions. You can trade it to Mentiac back at UNITY HQ. Also, Mentiac
is the person who gives you the Nemesis Confrontation mission.



Rewards

As stated above, you gain UNITY merits and UNITY intelligence from
completing the various missions. You can use the UNITY merits to buy
various things from Mentiac or El Picardo at UNITY HQ. You can buy
various upgrades from either person. Some of these upgrades are power
replacements and some unlock new costume pieces for your hero to wear.
There are also plenty of action figures that can be bought with UNITY
merits as well. Action figures range in price from 100 merits to 1000
merits. Upgrades range in cost from 250 merits to 1000 merits. As you
can see, it’ll take some time to save up for the big items
with an average of ten UNITY merits a day.


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UNITY intelligence can be used in two different ways. First, you can
trade them in to Doctor Black, Doctor White’s husband, for
UNITY merits on a one-to-one basis. The other option is that if you
have enough UNITY intelligence, he will offer you a mission,
UNITY’s Most Wanted. With this mission, you can choose to
defeat one of three villains, Shadow Destroyer (Nemesis Confrontation),
the Bronze King (Mandragalore), or Vilkorin the Blind (Andrith).
Completing this mission will give you forty UNITY merits. However, you
will need a full team of five heroes to do so.



As you can see, joining UNITY will keep your hero extremely busy. Being
able to take up to five daily quests, followed by a sixth upon the
completion of the others, will keep your hero occupied fighting bad
guys, and hopefully filling out some of those perks where you need to
defeat a billion of them. It’ll take your hero awhile to
accumulate enough UNITY merits to get the good gear, but the good news
is that it is constant. If you’ve got a good group, you can
blow through the hotspot missions, the special assignment, and then do
the UNITY’s Most Wanted to get a ton of UNITY merits. All in
all, since you’re busting the heads of bad guys anyway, you
might as well get some other perks out of it. Just make sure that you
don’t take any food or drink onto the teleporter. The tech
guys really hate that!


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