Champions Online subscribers receive an inflatable giraffe for August

Your friends might make fun of you for your subscription to Champions Online, pointing at the game’s incredibly slow update schedule and lack of extant content. But do any of the games they subscribe to offer an inflatable pool tube with a giraffe head as a costume reward? Seriously, let us know if this is a trend sweeping the game world or something; that would be equal parts fascinating and frightening. There might be a whole thing.

Subscribers of both the monthly and lifetime varieties can pick up this inflatable accessory from August 1st to August 31st, and like other subscriber bonus items, it cannot be claimed after the end of the month. It’s perfect for the hero with phenomenal power who cannot swim but can be supported by a child’s pool toy!

Source: Official Site; thanks to The Grand Nagus for the tip!
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LegendOfVinnyT
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LegendOfVinnyT

Remianen Midgetsnowman When you learn the difference between an MMO community and an old, disused Quake 3 dedicated server, you let me know.

Remianen
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Remianen

LegendOfVinnyT Midgetsnowman How about this? I’m a lifetime subscriber (and have been since open beta, before the launch day patch gave me buyer’s remorse) and I’d be okay with taking CO out back like Old Yeller. Do I play the game? Maybe a few times a year. But I’ve already paid for it. I paid for it when many people currently playing didn’t know the game existed (or weren’t willing to take a chance on it) so I have as much right as they do. More, even, since I put my money where my piehole is.

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

JayBezzOfficial ItsBrou Kinda hard to get really excited for a free costume part (not even a full costume).  CO’s positives have been around for years, freeform building and an amazing costume creator, so us CO players cant really repeat that praise.  What will get CO pumping again is content…REAL content that is the size of an expansion.

JayBezzOfficial
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JayBezzOfficial

I came here looking for one honest positive comment about this.. there was not one to be found (sans irony).  I appreciate ItsBrou for his confidence but it’s not really helped in times past.

They need to stop all their current lines of development and redeisn so many systems.. an undertaking never really worth it.  So i just kind of watch it dying.  Wishing its end would come quietly, peacefully and soon.

vulpisfoxfire
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vulpisfoxfire

Porculasalvania Midgetsnowman RicharddeLeonIII Yeah…going to the Archetype system for the non-subbers was perhaps the worst thing they did to the game, especially since the Archetype builds are rather specifically designed to be poor at soloing and require players to group up. I rather miss my old main there…a dual-pistol user with a splash of abilities from other trees (including an orbital cannon strike), but not enough to want to sub again. Archetypes…Marvel Heroes, of all places, has more flexibility and customization than CO’s archetypes too. Which is a pure shame, as, as you said, the free-form power picks are what make (or, should I say, made) it stand out. The rest of the game certainly didn’t, given Cryptic’s design style (there were many times when I was playing STO that my brother would be looking over my shoulder and not be sure whether it was that or CO I was playing…)
On top of that, of course, was how it only played lip-service to the Hero/Champions tabletop system to begin with…

codewar65
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codewar65

CastagereShaikura One that either didn’t have it’s hands tied or actually had some passion for the game.

codewar65
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codewar65

ItsBrou You’re like The Oracle from The Matrix. :)  Vague hints of possible futures.

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

“But do any of the games they subscribe to offer https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/champions-online/news/detail/9476133 as a costume reward?”
Hm, can’t say I’ve seen one of those in any of the games I play, yet. Seen large inflatable rubber duckies (Anarchy Online) I suppose, but those weren’t wearable. AO also has a floating rubber ducky torch.

Either way as a subscriber reward that’s pretty… poor. I’ve seen CO give away better stuff free to even free players before :S

Porculasalvania
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Porculasalvania

Midgetsnowman RicharddeLeonIII This is what frustrates me the most about the game.  

The game is so FUN with freeform characters.  Before the game went F2Poop I spent just as much if not MORE time in the Power room with my buddies trying out different builds than out in the open world questing.

And they take that all away if you’re not a subscriber.  Every new player is going to be a F2P player at first, and to me – they don’t realize how fun the game can be, because the idiot F2P designers decided to design FUN out of the game if you’re just a F2P player trying it out for the first time.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

NoYou 
They pop this crap on their cash shops all the time. I am mesmerized that each heel can balance so precisely on a single grain of sand as not to sink in. o.O
Bannex19 
Those are High Elves I think. They all sorta look that way.

Tamanous
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Tamanous

Finally! The game is saved!

Bannex19
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Bannex19

I would cut that girl off on the interstate.
Everquest 2 called they want their erudites back.
She needs a smaller head and bigger boobs.

NoYou
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NoYou

TERA’s were better.

Peregrine_Falcon
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Peregrine_Falcon

Whenever I hear anything about Champions Online it just makes me sad.

Celestia
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Celestia

I just can’t.

ItsBrou
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ItsBrou

Lots of outdated information. Let’s see what the attitude is in the coming days.

Vikaernes
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Vikaernes

CastagereShaikura LOL

CastagereShaikura
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CastagereShaikura

Midgetsnowman RicharddeLeonIII They do offer freeform slot sales once in awhile. I got one for 15 bucks a long time ago.

CastagereShaikura
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CastagereShaikura

I wish another game company owned this game.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

RicharddeLeonIII Midgetsnowman wolfyseyes 
It’s is clear they have no love for this game. And the sole and soul reason while I never will go back to it, even with the most robust character creator outside of City of Heroes-that-was.
And to even think they could of least attempted to capitalize on CoH’s untimely demise to revise this game; they didn’t even pull a finger out. It’s appalling in the least.

vulpisfoxfire
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vulpisfoxfire

Well…it’s still better than Rift’s new ‘Nightmare Saga’, with it’s mission to first create, then capture, flaming poop..

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

RicharddeLeonIII Midgetsnowman wolfyseyes agreed. I like STO despite my hatred of cryptic because its obvious they care about the game, and care about star trek in general.

CO its so screamingly obvious they abandoned giving a shit about superheroes that even news bits like this just piss me off. Its like watching them string along a corpse , waggling a half rotted finger and saying “see? content!”.

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

Midgetsnowman wolfyseyes For myself, Im not really complaining about a free item even as banal as an inflatable giraffe.  I’m more complaining about them abandoning the game entirely without at least giving a good college try of revitalizing it with a substantial investment at least to show they still care about the blasted IP.  I understand the money is in STO and NW, but I wouldnt hold it against them to use some of that war chest to help their first and wholly owned IP.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

RicharddeLeonIII Midgetsnowman I’m fine with trinity and role mechanics, myself. But CO, like CoH (and to a lesser degree DCUO) is designed around broad aerchetypes with loose builds you can customize to your liking. Locking you into specific builds with almost no room for variance is like asking you to play with a leg broken and an arm sawed off.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

RicharddeLeonIII It angers me because I remember in beta when this game actually looked like it might live up to its promises of blowing CoH out of the water. Then the first six months or so after launch crushed that into itty bitty pieces.

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

Midgetsnowman RicharddeLeonIII I agree, freeform is the only way to go in the game.  For giggles I tried to level up an archetype, reminded me how much i hate trinity and role mechanics.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

wolfyseyes and yet, as the comments show, the customer base is still angry if you so much as imply theyre not getting a great deal. perfect world certainly knows their playerbase,

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

Bannex19 No, Rift doesnt suck, TSW doesnt suck,  FF14 doesnt suck, Marvel heroes doesnty suck and quite a few others dont suck. CO on the other hand, holds nothing for me but broken promises and costant reminders of how much hatred I can have for Jack Emmert and Cryptic in general.

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

We have exceeded offensive to the consumer base with this one. It actually is so staggeingly past the point of the concept of loyalty rewards, it likely hit sub-light speeds.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

RicharddeLeonIII to be honest, if you actually somehow enjoy the game, Lifetime is probably the cheapest way to get permanent access to freeform characters, without which the game is a pain in the butt.

Kaiser Sosey
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Kaiser Sosey

RicharddeLeonIII  I meant like paying a sub each month. The Lifetime sub was a nice option back in the day, have one to STO myself.

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

There are quite a few lifers.

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

Prolly not buying em. I buy some lockbox keys with the monthly sto stipend. But for CO i save up for costume parts in the store, why risk on randoms. At least with sto boxes i can use the duty officers and dilithium claims.

Kaiser Sosey
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Kaiser Sosey

Wait a minute….hold the phone….there are people that sub to this game still?

Madda
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Madda

It goes well with the inflatable player characters in the game!

Bannex19
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Bannex19

Don’t bother with midgetsnowman it’s just goldengirl 2.0

Mansemat
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Mansemat

Just a clarification to the article, lifetime members can get this item, and any previous monthly reward from the Gold Bonus Vendor anytime they want. It doesn’t expire at the end of the month.

undeadtexan
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undeadtexan
LegendOfVinnyT
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LegendOfVinnyT

Midgetsnowman LegendOfVinnyT “Mercy kill”? HOW DARE YOU. If you’re not playing the game, then you have no right whatsoever to say whether it lives or dies.

Chuki792
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Chuki792

why not just send an email saying “fu@# you!”… It amounts to the same thing.

TommyTim4
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TommyTim4

Sad.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

LegendOfVinnyT Nothing. But we cant seemingly mercy kill the game either, sp all we cna do is lament that CoH is dead, DCUO sucksw unless you enjoy group content, and the only other superhero MMO on the market that lets you build your own hero is a lurching zombie.

Aglethe
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Aglethe

TBPlayer2112
Unfortunately, I doubt the real one will float, whether you’re playing a goat or not.
Though if it actually did work like a pool floatie in game that’d be almost cool enough to make up for the whole just getting an inflatable pool toy as a reward thing. ;)

LegendOfVinnyT
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LegendOfVinnyT

Dear God, there are still people who feel compelled to piss and moan about the launch day patch on every damn CO story in 2015. What do you jagoffs possibly think you can accomplish by beating the ground where that dead horse used to lay before you crushed its bones into dust?

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

I guess this where we can always complain that companies like Blizz give half assed expansions and a year plus of content drought…
…but other games that have been out for years that end up only getting a pool inflatable as an update for select patronage. I as a colleague once kept pointing out to me, “It can always be worse.” /bleah

Tandor Shadewalker
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Tandor Shadewalker

I started to type a comment, then realised I really didn’t have a clue what to say about this.

For once, Tandor is speechless…

Tizmah1
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Tizmah1

Now you can be stylish to your next pool party in Champions!  Too bad no one will show up because no one plays hardly :(

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

so, I poked their forum for a laugh. apparently they now get callouts whenever someone gets the goods from a lockbox like on sto. apparently it rarely hasppens. so either the lockboxes have worse rates than sto somehow, or there aint many people buying.

Yaaaay.

Ironwu
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Ironwu

Don’t really understand why this game is still even running.
It was basically destroyed with the launch-day patch that nerfed everyone into the ground.
Could have been a great game, but killed by the developers arrogance.
To bad.

Blinkenn
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Blinkenn
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