When it was first announced that Champions Online
would incorporate micro-transactions, a red flag was thrown up for many
gamers that believe MTs and subscription MMOGs should never mix. Even
after our exclusive
on the subject many of
the game’s fans remained skeptical, noting that until we
could see exactly what the online store had to offer there really would
be no way of knowing just how strong a presence the items purchased
through MTs might ultimately have.
It seems that many of those fears can finally be put to rest, as the
Champions Store has gone live and can be accessed on the official site.
The currently crop of items consists of 2 series of collectible action
figures which can be picked up for 80 Cryptic Points each. The first
series features wee versions of game’s namesake supergroup,
the Champions, while the second includes some real gems such as pirates
and army soldiers.
While it remains to be seen how often the Champions Store will be
updated with a wider variety of options, at least for now it looks as
though you need not worry about a gimped costume selection or
game-breaking item enhancements within the live game due to MTs.
To take a look at the shiny new Champions Store, click
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