It appears that Champions Online is revamping its event system. From the looks of it, there is going to be at least one monthly event each month. Following that, the hourly events will be more likely weekend style events, lasting several days, so that you don't specifically have to plan around an event that has a very short window of running. This is a good thing for Champion's Online and is a nice quality of life improvement for the game.
We’re recently made some revisions to our events system to get you events on more regular basis. For one thing, we’ve done a pass to ensure we’ve got a featured event happening nearly every month. Some events are minor like the Crisis events, while others are the major events like Blood Moon and the Winter Event. We’ll continue to make tweaks to the major events as they come up, adding new rewards and the like.
The second thing we’ve done is change the old hourly event systems. The old hourly events were small and hard to plan for within an hour window. We’ve converted many of these into Special Events that run much longer, with improved rewards on some of them. The first Special Event we’ll be running is the Bonus Resources event running from August 13th to August 20th, with more special events to follow.
I don't have anything else to say as far as Champions is concerned. Here's a link to the news. I can comment though on how this is a great move for events and more games need to respect the fun that events bring with them. I have this strong sense of feeling of remembering the Midsummer Fire Festival around this time each year, logging in and listening to the fires burn while a fan blown. Likewise, waking up on Christmas Day and getting my WoW presents. These things actually become more valuable as you grow older, because in-game holidays and events provide a really fun thing to look forward to that you don't neccessarily have to buy anyone anything for, which is great.
Anyway, this change is now live,
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