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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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

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

ZenDadaist
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“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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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.

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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.