Well. THIS was unexpected — but in a good way. Some of Bio Break’s readers encouraged me to write to Cryptic to ask for permission to discuss the game, so I did so last night. Lo and behold, they wrote back promptly:
I’m writing you to let you know that we’d be happy to give you permission to talk about certain aspects of Champions Online on your blog, as long as you only talk about the areas and information that the “press” were allowed access too. They had a limited press account that only had access to character creation, the tutorial zone and the Desert and Canada crisis zones. So if you can contain your discussions on your blog to those areas and information contained within those levels and regions, we’d love to see you write about Champions Online.
Score one for the little guy, I guess — and big props to Cryptic for being open to requests by bloggers!
So here’s the plan — I have a first impressions article in the making, but I’m sure a lot of you have questions, etc., that you’d like answered (as long as it’s within the content outlined above, which is all I’ve played anyway). Fire away in the comments section and I’ll address what I can tomorrow. Just a disclaimer: I won’t be able to answer everything, since I haven’t played it for a super long time or at any great length.
By the way, this guy (Steve) added in his e-mail:
Just FYI, I used to follow the WAAAGH! blog when I played Warhammer. Loved it
Small world, eh?