In all my time playing Champions Online, never in a million years would I have expected the game to go F2P. Considering just two years ago, Jack Emmert said "microtransactions make me want to go die," I don't think anyone could reasonably anticipate this bold of a financial move.
On top of this, Cryptic is adding Archetypes -- essentially premade toonclasses -- to streamline tooncreation for new gamers. For gamers used to the classless gameplay of Champions Gold, this is going to be more than a little weird.
There's so much ground to cover on this news. I'm sure you all have a lot of blind speculation, and I do too. A lot of citizens will be doomsaying about the future of CO, but I think this is the biggest set of positive things for the game we've seen since... ever.
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