Momma always told me, “If you don’t have anything good to say, then you’ll make a great newscaster!” And I like to think she knew what she was talking about. So for this post, I don’t have anything good to say. I have a few snarky remarks to expunge, and then I’ll be back to the normal, raging lunatic that I am.
Happy 5th Anniversary, City of Heroes players! For this momentous half-decade mark, we’re giving you a brand-new issue that’s full of… nothing! Seriously, a couple missions, faces and outfit options do not a content update make. This is so sadly pathetic that you can see them digging to announce something cool, and the best they can do is pretend to be giddy over — wait for it — emotes.
Let me ask Cryptic this: do you honestly think that friends of Champions players will be sitting on Twitter, anxiously awaiting a status update of what imaginary creature their pal is battling right then? What purpose does in-game tweeting have, other than to hold up your group while you’re letting the world at large know that you are really, really low on health?
Speaking of a big ado over nothing, how about the “news” that Blizzard filed patents for something called “Cataclysm”? I mean, just one word, and the entire community is ranting and raving and drooling and speculating and generally making a big mess out of their shorts. It’s one word, people. For those of you who complain about how companies over-hype their products, I fully expect you to be giving the playerbase the evil eye right now for over-hyping, well, absolutely nothing of any substance.
Okay, that felt good. Back to Mr. Sunshine and Giggles!