Champions Online : Crisis on Monster Island Guide
Monster Island. You’ve been teased with the prospect of going
to this fantastical-sounding zone for a few levels. Luckily, once you
hit level 27 on up, you’ll finally be allowed to venture to
this new, and forbidding, tropical isle of danger and intrigue. Just
keep checking your character’s email; eventually,
you’ll get a notice asking you to go to Monster Island to
help the forces of righteousness. Whenever you’re ready, haul
your spandex-clad butt over to the jet in Millennium City and
you’ll get the option to go to the Crisis on Monster Island.
Choosing that option will open up the instance queue, just like
you’re entering a pvp match. Click on ‘join
queue’ and wait (usually only a minute or two) and then
you’ll be whisked off to Fantasy….I mean, Monster
To gain access to Monster Island, you’ll have to complete the Crisis on Monster Island quest chain. Luckily, you should not be alone as that other heroes will have entered the instance with you. This quest chain is composed of eight parts.
- Secure the Beachhead
- Stop the Viper counter-attack
- Reactivate Mega-Terak
- Destroy the Viper base
- Confront Teleios
- Defeat Teleios’ Raptors
- Defeat Teleiosaurus
- Use the serum to defeat Teleios
Now, your mission turns to reactivating Mega-Terak, a giant robotic dinosaur, who was left on Monster Island by the Qularr. Bureau 17 has reprogrammed him, but the program is unstable. Your job is to gather parts to repower this behemoth. Once you have him powered up, his mighty roar will rend the night air! Then, off he goes towards the Viper base. The Viper base is full of Viper goons and two legendary villains, Viper-X and Ripper. Keep an eye out for normal troops as they respawn extremely quickly. The two villains are incredibly tough and can one-shot you if you’re not careful. When I ran through Crisis on Monster Island, Mega-Terak lived long enough to bring down Viper-X and wound Ripper to about half. Then, the other players and I took turns pounding on Ripper until he was finally defeated, which results in a cut scene showing him running away and vowing revenge.
Now, you enter the last phase of the mission chain, defeating Teleios. You’ll be treated to another cut scene showing the leader of the peaceful manimals and his friend talking to Dr. Moreau and his bodyguard. Dr. Moreau has created a serum for the manimals to use against Teleios, but the manimals don’t trust him. (Moreau wishes to make an alliance with Viper once Teleios is out of the way.) At the end of the scene, a peaceful ape-man takes the serum, which results in him growing to many times his size and having his ferocity increased. You should follow the ape-man to Teleios’ lab, which is guarded by a force shield. Along the way, and at the lab itself, you’ll fight hordes of raptors created by Teleios. After you defeat 50 of them, then Teleios summons his greatest creation, the Teleiosaurus. This giant dinosaur is bad-ass. Use your longest range attacks on him as that, when he roars, he’ll do over 4000 points of damage, which will probably drop you instantly. At the end of the fight, you’ll be treated to another cut scene where the Teleiosaurus runs off into the jungle, and the ape-man tells you to stay and not to follow. He’ll finish off the dinosaur himself, and then he rumbles off into the jungle. Now, you use the serum that the ape-man took to make yourself gigantic and defeat Teleios, thus ending the Crisis on Monster Island.
Overall, Crisis on Monster Island serves as a nice introduction to the Monster Island zone. The mission chain is very tough if there’s only a couple of you, but not impossible. In the process, you get to see some amazing things, such as Mega-Terak kicking butt on the Viper base and a giant man-ape going toe-to-toe with a giant dinosaur! (It’s obvious the developers are monster movie fans. Mega-Terak reminds me of Mecha-Godzilla, created by aliens, and the ape-man fighting the dinosaur is straight out of the original King Kong.) Now, get going to Monster Island!