Millennium City, the sprawling and shining
metropolis of Champions Online, is under direct attack from the
Qulaar: an alien race whose motives remain unclear to even the Champions
themselves. The call goes out to all able-bodied heroes to lend
a hand in helping to repel the onslaught and clean up the mess the Qulaar
This is the Tutorial instance of Champions
Online. It’s where you’ll learn the basic structure of quests,
combat, items, Open Missions, and even private instances. But
before we dive into the quest details, here are a few helpful notes
to get you on your way in the alien-ravaged city:
- The Millennium City tutorial
is limited to just 25 players per instance of the map. This is
due to the relatively small size of the zone, and should not be taken
as indicative of the entire game’s scope. You’ll see many
more people and much larger areas once you’ve defeated the Tutorial
and first Crisis Zones (Desert and Canada).
- There are a couple of optional
quests in the tutorial that will give you some nice XP, and decent low
level rewards. Nothing in the tutorial is really enough to be
afraid of, so if you see an exclamation point on your map, you’re
probably better off checking it out.
- Objects all over the game
world can be picked up and used as weapons by your hero. Some
are too big except for those heroes who have super-strength, but every
hero can pick up and toss debris, boxes, and the like. Be sure
to use these to your advantage as some enemies will fly just out of
reach of melee attacks in the tutorial zone.
- Your first run-in with the
Open Missions system happens near the end of the tutorial. Grouping
is not required, but as you’ll see there’s no need. You’re
all after the same thing (helping a hero named Ironclad), and the quest
will complete for all of you in the area if you succeed.