So, a couple of months ago, my son started cutting our grass for me and in return, he gets $10. Being the inveterate gamer that he is, he decided to put his money toward a subscription to City of Heroes. The poor kid has been DYING to get back on CoH ever since I pulled the plug some months ago. A bunch of my friends still play and hang out on TeamSpeak and he enjoys teaming with them, making goofy characters and generally partaking of the fast-paced, but relatively easy play of CoH. Ok great... my kid wants to re-up the CoH account. That's fine, I thought. I have no interest in that old game anyways.
Then my dad learned that my son had activated the CoH account. You see, for something like 6 months, before my dad got hi-speed internet access, he would come over the house every Saturday, visit for a while, and then sneak into the computer room to sully my pristine CoH account with crappily named superheroes and grind his crappily named Illusion/Rad controller. Of course, when he heard my son was going to be playing regularly, he decided it was time to get his own CoH account.
Do you understant the pressure from both sides here? How could I resist the inexorable pull of the multi-generational superteam? How possibly could I turn down both the man who raised me and my eldest child? How could I resist the best possible excuse I am going to have to open yet another CoH account, put my kid to bed and ruthlessly multibox??
So yeah, I am back on CoH, again, for like the 20th time since beta... and I have to say I am enjoying it quite a bit. Hope to see some of you there -- look for Unluminous Man, Monochrome Girl, or Prime Mercurial on Pinnacle and DeltaV on Protector.