MMORPG.com City of Heroes Correspondent Dana O'Shea writes this look at starting life as a Villain in the City of Heroes companion game City of Villains.
As soon as you begin playing City of Villains it is easy to enjoy and not overly difficult to understand. Still, there are a few things that can make the learning curve a little bit smoother and a few others that will have you saying later on, "I wish I knew that when I started". So, here's a beginner's guide to creating your first villain:
City of Villains and City of Heroes are before you. Though they were released one after the other (with City of Heroes being the original game), having a copy of one now gives you access to both games. Essentially, they are just two versions of the one game in different city settings, with different character selections and power-sets for each.