Events are the real thing to do at this point in Champions Online; there’s not a whole lot of new updates in the pipe for the game, sadly. So it’s a good thing that the game has overhauled the way that events work as a whole with an eye toward making sure every single month has some events running in the game. There’s also an overhaul to the previous hourly events, as those setups were frequently too short for players to take advantage of the bonuses; the game will now host longer special events that allow more time for players to cash in on special things happening.
If that inspires you to spend more time in the game, you could take advantage of the 20% off hideout sale currently running. Or you could just skip the leveling process by directly buying the limited-time Power-Up Pack, which boosts a character above level 5 straight to level 30 and offers a set of starter equipment for the top level. That should provide you with enough to get you moving at the top end, at least.